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30 years ago
MUNISING — A young eagle that fell from its Round Lake nest has found its way home, none the worse for the wear. Wildlife biologist Don Elsing of the Hiawatha National Forest office in Escanaba was notified July 21 that a bird had been seen on a logging road. Despite its already impressive size, the grounded eagles would be a poor match for predators in the wild. Elsing began a search. “we looked the area over, but we couldn’t find it,” Elsing said. “It’s very thick woods. He left a message with Nina Johnson. “The Eagle Lady,” who owns a camp near the nest. “She looked on Tuesday morning and both eaglets were in the nest tree,” Elsing said. After falling, the young eagle apparently was able to become airborne and, like using a ladder, fly from smaller trees into larger ones until it reached its nest. He said; “When this happened before, there hasn’t been a happy ending.”
90 years ago
MARQUETTE — “No matter how ill I feel, and I may say that I’m pretty miserable about this time each year, the air of Marquette always gives me complete relief from chronic asthma.” Which is a mighty good advertisement for Marquette as an asthma and hay fever resort, since it comes from E. H. Little, Fund du Lac, Wisconsin, who has, in the course of his work for the Kiel Furniture Co., visited Marquette for many years.