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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

POWELL TOWNSHIP — The Powell Township School District has earned honors for an outstanding school bus safety maintenance program, according to AAA Michigan. The school district earned a “Golden Wrench” award, which is given to school districts whose bus fleet is judged free of all safety-related defects for at least three consecutive years. The award was presented Jan. 24 during an Upper Peninsula Traffic Safety Committee meeting in Marquette. The awards are based on mandatory mechanical and structural inspections conducted by state police.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — A bronze medallion, symbolic of the highest accomplishments in his field of selling, was presented recently to Oscar W. Johnson, Granite Street, sales representative for Wittock Supply Co., Iron Mountain. The award was presented by the Plumbing-Heating-Air Conditioning Wholesaler, a national business publication serving supply houses in the plumbing and heating field, which sponsors a national contest for wholesaler salesmen. In order to qualify for the award, Johnson was selected as his company’s outstanding salesman for 25 months. Less than 40 salesmen, out of an industry total of 28,000, have been so honored.

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