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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 — Donna E. Berryman of Marquette has been reelected national trustee of the North American Benefit Association, a fraternal benefit society based in Port Huron, Mich. Berryman, a graduate of Northern Michigan University and Marquette Senior High School, has been an active member of the organization for 40 years. She is also a past state president. She and her husband Howard, a retired Marquette public schools educator and administrator, are the parents of four grown children and grandparents of five. The North American Benefit Association is a membership organization founded in 1892 to provide life insurance to women and orphans.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — A bear reported last week in Frenchtown Location has not been back since. At least, if it has, he has kept out of sight. The animal was seen by Mrs. Arthur Nault, Saginaw St., standing near the doghouse in her yard. A few minutes later, two girls walking toward National Mine came running to the Nault home and reported they met a bear–probably the same animal–on the highway. This was not the first time the Naults have had a bear in their backyard. One day last year, early in the morning, a motorist spotted a bear standing near the children’s playhouse. Hunters report there are a lot of bear signs south of Salisbury Location, to the southeast, between there and National Mine, where the animals have been feeding around old apple trees.

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