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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

MARQUETTE — For more than 25 years, Marquette Community Theater has been entertaining audiences with its productions, and is about to do it again with its latest show, “The Button” by Ben Starr. Members of the theater group produce plays mainly for the satisfaction of being in the limelight, said director Marty Martello. They receive no pay. The play, which has been in production two months, is a comedy that explores some of the basic tenets of human nature. The plot revolves around an overly nervous man named Frank, portrayed by Don Nelson of Sawyer Air Force Base, who plots to kill his ex-wife’s lawyer.

The play will be presented Thursday through Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Marquette A baked lake trout dinner, which is included in the ticket price, will be served each night at 6:30. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Three department heads at Francis A. Bell Memorial Hospital, whose combined service with the institution total 118 years, are being given special recognition during National Hospital Week. The three are Edmund Holmgren, business manager; Matthew Heikkinen, plant superintendent; and Edgar Holmgren, hospital pharmacist and cousin of the business manager.

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