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Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

GWINN — The Gwinn Area Business Association was recognized recently by the Michigan Education Association. The MEA presented a Friend of Education plaque to the association for its contributions to the High School Student of the Month program. Students who are honored receive gifts from area businesses. This is the first time an Upper Peninsula organization has received the statewide honor. There have been only three Michigan awards given statewide this year. Plaques were awarded to Jeannette Maki, treasurer of GABA; Susi Dahlke, chairwoman of the Gwinn Education Association/Public Relations; Dale Weingartner, president of GABA; and Sally Weingartner, secretary of GABA.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Two piano recitals will be given by pupils of Mrs. A.L. Swinton, E. Arch St., Sunday afternoon in the Federated Women’s Clubhouse. Children in the same family performing together are a program feature for each of the recitals. In this group are Joan and Katie Reynolds, Karen and Cary Bjork, Susan and Karen Chubb, Dwight and Marietta Johnson, Christine and Robert Berryman, Jeanette and Katherine Winslow and Mary and Jean Thoren. One number will introduce 8 year-old Paul Marin of Ishpeming, playing Brett’s “Waltz,” with his mother, Mrs. Martin Marin.

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