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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

HANCOCK — Suomi College will soon begin a study to determine whether to expand into a four year college. The college will use part of a 15,000 grant from Aid Association for Lutherans to fund the study. The purpose of the study is to determine the financial and other costs and implications of becoming a four-year college as well as the benefits and opportunities related to this move,” said Suomi President Sidney Rand. The study is expected to be completed in time for the annual meeting of the Suomi Board of Trustees in May. The college will also use part of the grant to fund a project designed to provide Suomi students and faculty with an understanding and commitment to volunteerism, service and vocation. This is the second year AAL has funded the project. By May, the college plans to develop a tracking system to record student service and volunteer efforts, develop ways to incorporate the service and volunteerism into the curriculum, and develop a recognition program for those providing service. The remaining portion of the AAL grant will help Suomi recruit students form the east coast.

60 years ago

Sault Ste. Marie — A 46-year-old Great Lakes freighter closed the shipping season at the Sault yesterday for the second time in her life. The 536-foot Hagerty, owned by Canada Steamship Lines, passed through the locks at 10:39 a.m. The locks kept open for the Hagerty will be drained and pumped out for the season’s winter repairs by the end of the week. The Hagerty was carrying 370,000 bushels of wheat from the lakehead to its home berth in Collingwood, Ont., also closed the locks on Dec. 16, 1951.

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