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Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — The NICE school board ended more than 14 months of negotiations when it approved a three-year contract with teachers Monday. NICE Superintendent William Hyry said economic issues were the sole sticking points in negotiations. The contract also establishes committees of teachers and school board members to tackle issues facing the district. The base teacher salary increased from $17,275 in 1989 to $18,500 this year, and is scheduled to go to $19,500 in 1991-92. Board President Steve Swanson praised the teachers for their positive attitude during the year they worked without a contract. The board also approved settlements with support personnel and administrators Monday. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will receive a 4.75 percent pay increase this year and 4.5 percent in 1991 and 1992 in return for less insurance coverage. Hyry received a 6 percent increase Monday, bringing his annual salary to $57,570.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Bob’s 41 Shell service station on U.S. 41 at Hickory Street has been sold by Robert Purdom to James Tasson of Palms Ave. It will be known as Jim’s 41 Shell Service. Tasson, who formerly was employed by the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co., has worked part-time at the station for a number of years. He is a lifelong resident of the Ishpeming area and is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Tasson of North Lake.

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