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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

TRIPOLI, Wis. — Despite concerns that mining could hurt tourism and the environment of Northern Wisconsin, some hotel, bar and restaurant owners view it as a boost to sluggish business in the north. Jerry and Sally Hammond, owners of the Sportsland Bar and Motel in Tripoli, said they have been scraping by financially over the past five years until Noranda Minerals came to town. The Toronto-based company sent drilling crews into the wood north of the motel, up near the Willow River in Southern Oneida County. Their 20-man crew stayed at the Sportsland. The Hammonds and other who make a living in northern Wisconsin said mining is a possible solution to northern Wisconsin’s economic blues.

60 years ago

EBEN — A series of five 20-minute periods of meditation will be conducted between noon and 2 p.m. on Good Friday in the Eben Evangelical Lutheran Church. The meditations, beginning at noon, 12:25, 12:50, 1:15, and 1:40, will include congregational singing, special music and short messages by the pastor, the Rev. Tauno Jarvinen. Worshippers will be seated during five-minute intervals between the services. Besides the pastor, several laymen of the congregation will participate in leading the meditation services.

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