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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Creighton C. Hill was honored recently at a dinner on being named “Mason of the Year.” The award is granted to those who “keep the measure” in their activities with the Masonic Bodies. One Mason per year is selected for this high honor. Hill, a native of Marquette, attended the Marquette Public Schools, spent four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and worked as an electrician for the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad for 32 years. He is a member of Marquette Lodge 101, F&AM; Marquette Chapter 43, RAM; Francis M. Consistory, Valley of Marquette, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; Ahmed Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine; and Fellowship Chapter Order of DeMolay. He is a Past Master Councilor of Fellowship Chapter, a Past High Priest of Marquette Chapter, an active member of Ahmed Temple Clown, and very active in all degree work. Hill lives on Lakewood Lane with his wife, Marjorie. He has a daughter, Nancy, and a son Ross.
90 years ago
ISHPEMING — William Trebilcock, who has the contract to haul building material from railway cars to the high school site, has adopted a new plan for transporting the heavy steel beams, of which there are a large number. Instead of loading them from cars to sleighs, wagons or trucks, he drops these from the car onto sled runners four to six inches high and they are drawn down Third Street over the snow and ice-covered pavement. Wednesday a girder weighing 15 tons and nearly 100 feet in length was taken to the site easily, a tractor being used to haul it. Work at the school is progressing favorably. The contractors have taken advantage of the mild weather to push outside operations and within the old portion of the building painters and carpenters are at work. The Ishpeming Decorating company, which has the decorating contract for the building, is employing a small crew there.