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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

MARQUETTE –Michael B. Twohey of Marquette has won Albert S. Hazzard Award of Excellence by the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. The award is given annually to a Michigan student who has done significant fisheries research. Hazzard was a pioneer in fisheries research and the first full-time director of the Institute for Fisheries Research. Twohey won the award for this master’s thesis, entitled “Differential Vulnerability of Length Classes of Larval Sea Lamprey to the Larvicide 3-Trifluoromerthyl-4-Nitrophenol.” Twohey is an employee of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Marquette. His research involved collecting lamprey larvae, which ended up taking two summers because the first batch of larvae died in the lab. After the second summer of collection, Twohey spent a month at the downstate Hammond Bay Research Laboratory testing different aged larvae’s susceptibility to larvicide. “I wanted to find out if the big ones die as easy as the small ones and I found that the little ones are harder to kill,” Twohey said, adding that the gills of the young aren’t developed as much as older larvae, making them less susceptible to the larvicide. The award was presented by Bernie Ylkanen, regional fisheries biologist for the state Department of Natural Resources in the Upper Peninsula and a member of the society. The award was presented at the Fish and Wildlife Service’s lamprey control station in Marquette at ceremonies attended by about 35 employees of the station. Twohey has worked at the Marquette station for 11 years and is a lead physical science technician.

.60 years ago

MARQUETTE — About 50 children from the Holy Family Orphans Home in Marquette were guests of the Skerbeck Amusement Co. at that firm’s carnival here yesterday afternoon. They were assisted by the Marquette Council of the Knights of Columbus, sisters from the orphans home, and members of the carnival crew. Carnival rides were all opened for the pleasure of the children. They also saw all of the shows at no cost and were treated at the concessions. An act featuring a high-diving dog was staged for the benefit of the children.

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