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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– Sleigh bells will be ringing again this year in downtown Ishpeming. A chamber of Commerce program offering free sleigh rides with Santa and Miss Ishpeming Sarah Carlson will make the rounds downtown Dec. 1 and 15 from 1 and 3 p.m. The city Council agreed Wednesday to temporarily close Hematite Drive between Main and Lake streets for the rides. But chamber director Darlene Inch said she doesn’t know who to talk to about the lack of snow. “Yeah, we may have to put wheels on it this year, she said. Both children and adults can take free rides with Santa. “The kids can sit with Santa and talk to him and the adults can get an old-fashioned sleigh ride,” Inch said. It’s a way to bring that old-fashioned feeling back to Christmas.”

60 years ago

MARQUETTE –Seven Upper Peninsula 4-H Achievement Booth winners at the Upper Peninsula State Fair, two of them from Marquette County, will leave Friday for a three-day trip to Chicago. The Upper Peninsula State Fair Board is sponsoring their trip. Going on the jaunt from the area are Diane Linjala of Rockland and Norbert DeGroot of Northland. The seven achievement booth winners will visit the International Livestock chow, will see the hit play “Flower Drum Song” and will go on various tours of Chicago. Miss Linjala is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Linjala of Rock. A 4-H club member for eight years, she has completed more than 50 projects in the program. Young DeGroot, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeGroot, Northland, is completing his eight year in 4-H activities. His major projects have been dairy, beef, and potatoes, and he has completed a total of 45 projects. Both the Marquette County winners are high school students.

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