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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

SENEY–The state Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $59,510 grant to control erosion along the Fox River. The grant will be administered by the Schoolcraft Soil Conservation District, the state Department of Natural Resources, Seney Township and the Fox River Association. The DNR administers the federal Clean Water Act grants, which are designed to control nonpoint pollution sources. Riverbanks along the Fox river, which flows between Grass Lake in Alger County and Lake Michigan, will be planted with vegetation and erosion-control devices will be installed to stabilize the banks, according to U.S. Rep. Pat Gagliardi, D-Drummond Island, who announced the grant. Trout spawning beds can be destroyed when deposits of sand and silt accumulate on the riverbed.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE–The Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Ray McKinley will play for dancing from 9 to 1 tonight at the Michigan National Guard Armory in Marquette. William Besson, Iron Mountain, promoter of the “Band of the Month” appearances here this summer of four “big name” bands, said he expects the largest attendance to date at tonight’s dance. Tickets will be available at the door. The Miller orchestra led by McKinley features both the leader and another band member, Ernie Bernhardt, on vocals. Also starred is the Lenno Hambro Quintet, a “combo” said to be one of the outstanding features of the band’s performances. Famous the world over, the Miller orchestra features the original Miller book and plays in the popular traditional Miller style of the 1940s.

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