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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Destination Station Travel is now open for business and offering a full range of services for business and vacation travelers. The business is located at 2600 Highway U.S. 41 West in Marquette, and is operated by Brian Pesola, who also owns and operates Pesola Contracting Inc. “I do travel a lot in my business,” he said. “When I decided to start a travel agency, I addressed everything I was unhappy with in all my previous travel experiences.” From discounted car rental and hotel rates to instant reservations and free ticket delivery, “Our goal is 100 percent satisfaction,” said Pesola. A new program at the travel agency allows business and vacation travelers to join the “U.P. Travel Club.” Club members who travel 3,000 miles — 2,500 miles for vacationing families — can receive free tickets for travel on Northwest Airlines. Pesola said Destination Station offers guaranteed lowest fares, along with perks and travel bonuses to customers. “Our business is a low-overhead, non-franchised business offering the best of both,” he said.
90 years ago
NATIONAL MINE — Professor C.C. Wiggins, a member of the faculty of the Northern State Teachers college, will deliver the commencement address to graduates in the National Mine high school this evening at 7:30, when the commencement exercises will be held. The exercises will be opened with the invocation by the Rev. Henry Rogers, pastor of the National Mine and Salisbury Methodist Episcopal churches, after which the Girls’ Glee Club will sing “Merry June.” Following the commencement address by Professor Wiggins, the girls’ sextet will sing “Honey Town,” after which a member of the board of education of Tilden Township will present the diplomas.