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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 Women’s Center and resident Betty Radcliffe have received a grant for a computer to train victims, volunteers and homemakers for re-entry into the job market. The $500 donation from employees of Michigan Blue Cross/Blue Shield was presented by Karl Krepps, Betty Radcliffe, and Marilyn Webb to Marquette Women’s Center’s director, Sonia Utterbeck, Darlene McElhaney, and Suzanne Bowers, president of the center. Radcliffe, a department secretary in BCBSM’s Marquette office, is a volunteer at the center. She provides clerical services and training to the center and its victims.

“The Women’s Center is a very important part of Marquette,” said Radcliffe. “It gives me an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.”

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Any person who knows the whereabouts of an old-time skier’s “rig” is requested to contact either Walter Elson or James Flaa of the Ishpeming Ski Club. A “rig,” in case you are curious, is a sort of uniform skiers wore around the turn of the century and before. The club would like to get a “rig” for a display to be used in connection with its 60th anniversary dinner scheduled Feb. 24.

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