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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 — The Marquette County Commission on Aging will use an $11,550 state grant to help renovate office space. The commission applied to the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging for partial funding of renovation at the new Spring Street Annex. The commission office in Negaunee has been working out of a basement for 10 years and is only accessible to senior clients by an elevator. “We are pleased we will be located in offices at the street level, near the bus stop and senior high-rises,” said commission Director Lynn Emerick.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Five new members of the board of directors of the Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce were announced today by Walter Scanlon, manager. Scanlon said that in recently-completed balloting, two members were re-elected and two new members were elected to the board. Three members were appointed and another will be named later. Re-elected were Joel Caspersen, manager of the Mather Inn, and Louis Pinard of Lou’s Sinclair Service. Newly-elected directors were Walter Hanson Jr., attorney, and William Pierce, district manager of the Upper Peninsula Power Co. Conlin C. Jones of the Ishpeming Service Bureau was named to fill a two-year unexpired term. Two others appointed to the board were Edmund Thomas, attorney, and Bernard Dubinsky, chairman of the Retail Division of the Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce. One member yet to be named will be appointed by the city council to represent the municipal government.

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