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30 years ago
NEGAUNEE — Negaunee High School was recently named a regional winner in the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s “Good Sports are Winners!” program for the sportsmanship it exhibited during the state prep football playoffs this past fall. Paul Symons of Symon’s True Value Hardware presented the award. True Value is the corporate sponsor of the award program. The award was accepted by football tri-captains, Cory Richards, Kevin Jacobson and Kevin Anderson. Negaunee’s football squad advanced to the regional football finals and sported a 9-2 record overall. John Johnson, communications director for the association, said the awards are made to “call attention to the value of sportsmanship at the high school level.
90 years ago
ISHPEMING — Roy Roberts, oldest bus driver in point of service in the employ of the Twin Cities Motor Coach company, is the possessor of a silver medal which has been presented him by the Michigan Mutual Liability company and W.J. Billings, manager of the company, for distinguished service in the performance of his duty.
Mr. Roberts has a record of 36 consecutive months between Jan. 1, 1927 and Dec. 31, 1929, with “not at fault-no accident” performance. The medal was presented to Mr. Roberts by W.J. Billings, who is proud of the record made by his employee as a part of the company’s safety program.
Mr. Billings said, “We sincerely hope the same care exercised in the actual driving of your bus, as well as thoughtful consideration for your passengers, which has made your record possible, will continue and that we may have the pleasure of adding additional service bars to your medal.
Mr. Roberts drives 155 miles daily on the run between Ishpeming and Negaunee.