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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

KENOSHA, Wis. – A Truck driver who forged a vision test and later killed a Salem man when his rig plowed through an intersection was “a time-bomb waiting to explode,” a prosecutor said. Now, a month after the man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for homicide by negligent use of a motor vehicle, authorities are asking how the forgery slipped through the system. The man failed to stop his semi-trailer truck at an intersection June 25 and stuck a car. He dolt deputies after the crash that he didn’t see the stop sign. Investigators discovered he had falsified his doctor’s signature and the results of a vision test so he could produce a medical certificate. The certificate showed that he had eyesight that was correctable t 20/40, the federal minimum to drive in interstate commerce.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — With two matches remaining in the first round of the Negaunee Social Cribbage League, the pace-setting American Legion team had its first place margin trimmed to 208 holes this week, when the Legionnaires lost by 62 holes to the runner-up Elks. In other matches, the Knights of Columbus defeated the Eagles by 95 holes, and the Veterans downed the Moose by 68. High score honors and complimentary theater tickets were won by Gordon Ellis and Vic Palomaki of the Elks, with a 1,206 match. Next week the Eagles visit the Veterans, the Elks play host to the Moose, and the Knights entertain the legion.

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