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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 — A new group named Friends of Lee Hall Gallery has formed to raise money for and increase Upper Peninsula awareness of the gallery, located on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Over the years, Lee Hall has featured exhibits ranging from the works of Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol to collections of hand-stitched quilts.

“We would like to make the gallery into something for the entire community and area, and to recognize what the university has been doing here,” said the group’s president, Jo Bennett of Big Bay.

Other members of the group are: Mary Kizer, Claire Bennett, Lynn Hammerstrom, Ruth Roebke-Berens, Bob Brebner, Nita Engle, Bruce Anderson, Wayne Francis, Michael Cinelli, John Maitland, and James Appleberry, NMU President.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Purchase of property for a future Newman Center adjacent to the Northern Michigan College campus was announced by the chancery office of the Catholic Diocese of Marquette. The Most Rev. Thomas L. Noa, D.D. bishop of the diocese, said the newly acquired land borders Norwood Street and the uncompleted Neidhart Avenue. This purchase brings a step closer the ultimate aim of Bishop Noa, which is to provide adequate spiritual care for about 900 Catholic students who are currently attending NMC, along with the wives and children approximately 100 of these students who are married.

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