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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

WEST ISHPEMING — Westwood held off a strong challenge from Negaunee to capture the boys prep WIN track meet in west Ishpeming Tuesday. The host Patriots finished with 80.5 points, followed by Negaunee, 71.5; and Ishpeming, 26. Brian Honkala was a double-event winner for the Patriots taking the shot put with a throw of 47-feet, 1-inch, and the discus (131.5). Other individual winners for Westwood included Bob Nelson in the 10-meter dash (12:02); Rich Conrad in the 800 dash (2:15:19); Clay Koski in the 1600 run (4:59:96); and Mike Gelmi in the long jump (17′-10″).

“I thought we performed well despite the conditions,” said Westwood Coach Lyle Zablocki, noting it was windy and rainy.

The Miners had a pair of double-event winners in Scott Hendrickson and Keith Collins. Hendrickson captured the 110 high hurdles in 17.87 and the 300 low hurdles in 45:49. Collins took victories in the 200 (24:03) and 400 (52:61).

90 years ago

ISHPEMING — The first arrests in an effort to stop the stealing of coal from railway cars and from the Consolidated Fuel & Lumber company’s yards were made yesterday by Marshal W. H. Trevarrow. Warrants charging the theft of coal from the Chicago & Northwestern railway were served on William Thomas, Onnie Perttula and Donald Windsand, who were caught moving 13 sacks filled with coal Tuesday night by Rudy Swanson, police officer.

“We have been trying to round up some of these coal and wood thieves who have taken hundreds of dollars worth of fuel from railroad cars and yards,” Marshal Trevarrow said yesterday. “We have been informed that there are a number of residents in Nebraska location who have taken fuel and lumber from the Consolidated yards. While we have not been able to catch them, we have knowledge of who they are.”

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