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30 years ago
ISHPEMING — The retail committee of the Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce presented gift certificates to 12 area fourth graders at a luncheon hosted by the Ishpeming Burger King. The certificates were for a citizenship essay contest entitled, “What it means to be a citizen.” Fourth graders from Birchview, Central, Ely and Lakeview elementary schools participated. Essay winners were Jim Washburn, Billy Rice, Matt Kennedy, Winter Cain, Heather Maki, Kristine Harvala, Sara Mantila, Amy Durocher, Jennifer Kellow, Kara Spiroff, Amanda Jordan, and Jessica Kirkland. Mark Spengler, president of the retail committee; and Carolyn Coleman, community marketing director for Burger King presided over the award ceremony.
90 years ago
NEGAUNEE — A class of eight candidates was initiated into the Hi-Y club at a special ceremony in the high school building Wednesday evening. The Hi-Y club, an organization affiliated with the Young Men’s Christian association, is one of the most active student groups in the school, and plans are being made for an interesting series of programs for the current year. The club meets every Monday evening in the high school building and a feature of practically every program is a talk, either by one of the students or an outside speaker. The following students were admitted to membership Wednesday evening: Marshall Phillips, Sheldon Collins, Clarence Goldsworthy, Joseph Holman, Claire Heinonen, William Hakkarainen, John Van Brocklyn and Vito Bertucci.