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30 years ago
ISHPEMING — Ishpeming Middle School students have started the ball rolling on what could be a city-wide recycling program in Ishpeming. Teacher Paul Steinke and librarian Mary Milton, from C.L. Phelps Intermediate School, presented to the Ishpeming City Council Wednesday a report on the recycling program implemented last December at the middle school. “Since we started the project, many students and parents are wanting to know how to recycle at home,” said Steinke. Milton added, “Each classroom generates about 500 pounds of paper waste per year. We have a district with 66 classrooms which amounts to 33,000 pounds of waste per year that we’re adding to the landfill.” That amounts to $375 in tipping fees, she said. The council voted to provide the school with $500 funding for 100 more recycling bins and provide a trailer for recycling, along with transportation to a recycling transfer station.
60 years ago
MARQUETTE — Eight students were presented with top Junior Achievement awards this week at the annual Future Unlimited dinner. Recipients of the special awards were given stock in two companies. Judy Summers, Anita Klink, Lynn Erickson and Paul Dionne, all junior students at Graveraet High School, were given stock in Detroit Steel. Richard Froling, John Korhonen and James Nicholas, Graveraet seniors, and Mary Lou Kinville, Bishop Baraga Central High School senior, were given stock in Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Co.