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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

NEGAUNEE — Three candidates for the open city council position in Negaunee will square off in a candidate’s forum at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The open seat on the seven member council was left behind by the Jan. 12 resignation of Mayor Wayne Moilanen. Ernie Grasso, Wilfred Dompierre, and Stephen L. Ellis will address questions about themselves and city issues put together by the Negaunee Irontown Association and current council members in the Irontown-sponsored event. The audience also will be allowed to ask questions of candidates. The forum will be aired live on Bresnan Communications and Negaunee City Cable’s public access television channels. The special election to fill the empty council seat will be April 9. The term expires Dec. 31, 1993.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — George E. Bishop, secretary-manager of the Upper Peninsula Development bureau, Marquette, has returned from the second annual Grand Rapids Outdoor Life show held there March 3-7. “The attendance was about 20 percent below last years,” said Mr. Bishop, “But there was keen interest in the Upper Peninsula and its summering possibilities. I met many Grand Rapids people who have been up here in recent years and who brought their friends to the show to obtain northern Michigan books and maps. It was apparent that the Upper Peninsula will have liberal summer patronage from downstate this year.” Upper Peninsula communities and organizations sending literature for distribution at Grand Rapids included the Ontonagon Civic League, Blaney Park, Munising Development Club, Newberry Lions Club, and Escanaba Chamber of Commerce. The Upper Peninsula Development Bureau distributed several thousand illustrated booklets and other literature representative of the district.

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