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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

MUNISING– The Munising City Commission adopted new cemetery regulations Monday. The regulations clarify the previous policy on payment for lots and burials and set up standards for vaults to protect city liability. The rules also list the amount of notice required for burial-generally eight hours. After 3 p.m. on Fridays, burials must wait until Monday. The new rules include no major changes from the old policy, City Manager David Ellinwood said. “But they should clarify procedures and assure that everyone is aware of the rules,” he added. The new rules were drafted after Ellinwood delayed a May burial when no record was found of payment on the lot. Commissioner Russell Hemingway said several citizens had ask that action be postponed on the new rules until they could attend a meeting to comment. He did not identify the citizens or give any reasons for their concern, and the commissioner adopted the rules unanimously.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — The season of navigation on Lake Superior is drawing to a close, with but a few more weeks remaining. Compared with other falls mariners of the Great Lakes have been fortunate in encountering but few storms, heavy seas and the blinding snow and sleet storms for which Lake Superior is noted. All of the lighthouses on Lake Superior will be closed by December 16. The light stations at the Portage Lake canal on Kewanee Point will be closed for the winter on December 15, as will those west of Keweenaw Point, while shore stations on Lake Superior will remain open to December 16.

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