EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Although ice has formed on many inland lakes across the area, conditions on most bodies of water are still unsafe for walking. Ice fishermen have been out in limited numbers on some lakes, including Teal Lake in Negaunee, but extreme caution should be used, warns the state Department of Natural Resources. Solid ice should be 2 inches thick before people venture out on foot, and at least 3 inches are required to hold a snowmobile, the DNR advises. Ice thickness also varies on different areas of a lake. It’s thinner near inlets and outlets, and can be particularly dangerous on streams. Ice anglers also should be aware that fishing shanties must have the owners name and address printed on all sides in waterproof letters at least 2 inches high.
60 years ago
NEGAUNEE — Although authorized by a resolution approved in November, which received approval of necessary state agencies, the Negaunee School District may not have to borrow funds to complete the current calendar year, according to Business Manager T. George Williamson. Williamson in his monthly financial report advised school board members at their December meeting that the school district has sufficient funds on hand to meet the Jan. 1, 1960, payroll.