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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 man convicted five years ago of manslaughter in the shooting death of an Ishpeming man is asking for resentencing. He was convicted in November 1985 of voluntary manslaughter. An eight woman, four man jury in Marquette County Circuit Court found him guilty of shooting the Ishpeming man in his home. Circuit Judge Raymond Jayson, who sentenced him five years ago, has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 17. The man is serving an 8 to 15 -year prison term at the minimum security Camp Pellston near Pellston.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Board member concurred with Mrs. Clayton Dahlke’s comment that classrooms are of the utmost importance and any factor that would prove a vote-getter (i.e., building a two-story rather than one-story high school) should be given all consideration, even though a one-floor building is believed better, education-wise, and no more costly to build. The board also emphasized the fact that, in selecting fair-grounds site, it was paying heed to the factor of economy, in light of the independent school committee’s poll that showed overall cost to be the No. 1 reason most persons voted “no” in past election proposing construction of high school and elementary facilities. The issue next Tuesday represents a $1,000,000 cost from the bond issues of the past two years.

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