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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

GWINN — A budget amendment reflecting $550,000 in additional revenue is to be considered by the Gwinn school board tonight. An increase of about 100 more students than expected-from 2,640 last year to 2,971 this year-resulted in the additional state and federal aid. School Business Manager Tim Yeadon has recommended that the board approve $503,00 in additional expenditures related to the additional students and put $50,000 into the districts fund balance. The board is also scheduled to go into closed session to discuss pending litigation when it meets at 7 tonight in the high school library.

60 years ago

MUNISING — Direct relief costs climbed, while public assistance expenditures decreased in November, according to Moss Alice Tucker, social welfare director for Alger County. The direct relief cost was $2,823.72 an increase of $456.33, and $14,296, a decrease of $920. Townships received direct relief as follows: AuTrain, $110.75; Burt, $132; Munising City, $1.610/81; Limestone, none; Mathals, none, Munising, $644.44; Onota, $25.50; and Rock River, $235.77. A breakdown of the total spent on public assistance follows: Aid to disabled, $721, an increase of $60; old age assistance $4,592, an increase of $147.

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