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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Local people in the communication field recently served as a jury for regional Gabriel Awards competition in Marquette. The regional jury consisted of William Buccalo, professor of Northern Michigan University’s speech department; Frida Waara, owner and producer of On-Cue-Productions in Marquette; Brett Nyman, assignment editor of WLUC-TV in Marquette; B.J. Seipel, account executive of Bresnan Communications in Escanaba; and Loreeen Zeno Koskey, director of communications for the Catholic Diocese of Marquette. They judged television programs submitted by TV stations, organizations and individuals from around the country. The Gabriel Awards are designed to honor works of excellence in broadcasting programs that serve viewers and listeners through positive and creative treatment of issues of concern to humankind. The Gabriel Awards are sponsored by Unda-USA, a national association of Catholic communicators. One of the programs selected by the Marquette Gabriel Awards Jury will receive a Gabriel award at Unda-USA’s annual general assembly banquet on October 31, in Austin, Texas.
60 years ago
ISHPEMING — Forget-Me-Not Day, sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans, will be observed in Ishpeming and Negaunee tomorrow. Volunteers will be on the streets offering the little blue flowers of remembrance, Philip H. Stein, chairman of the event for the Ishpeming-Negaunee DAV Chapter said. All funds contributed on Forget-Me-Not Day will be utilized entirely in the area to help disabled veterans. Funds are needed, Stein said, because the same type of emergencies hit disabled veterans and their families as hit other families. However, in the case of the disabled veteran, these emergencies are intensified because of the physical handicap of the family breadwinner. The DAV has maintained its free services for war disabled persons since 1920. Theme of this year’s Forget-Me-Not is “Give a little for those who gave a lot.