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 — Most fans couldn’t help but wonder: What if the games had been played outside? “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t inside,” said Sandra Bogetto of Ishpeming as she watched a high school football playoff game Saturday at Northern Michigan University’s domed Sports Training Complex. “Not in this weather, no way.” Outside, a snowstorm had already dumped about a foot of snow on Marquette, but the warmth of the dome kept playoff fever high for thousands of fans throughout that day. Fans from downstate Coopersville, Parchment and McBain, joined their U.P counterparts from Lake Linden, Kingsford, and Negaunee Saturday for three state semifinal games at the dome. They were the first semifinal games ever played in the Upper Peninsula.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s Community Chest thermometer on the Savings Bank building has climbed to $30,000 — just past the halfway mark to the goal of $57,800. Estimates by Chest spokesmen indicate that about 60 percent of all solicitations have been turned in to date, so they feel prospects of reaching the goal are good. Drive Chairman Robert C. McCarthy urged everyone who has not yet made his “fair share” Community chest pledge to do so before the end of November, so that the current campaign “can rapidly be brought to a successful conclusion.”


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