EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
MARQUETTE — The city still plans to place old-fashioned light poles along Third Street between Washington and Arch, but isn’t sure how to finance the $108,499 project. A Monday morning meeting between members of the Board of Light and Power, the Downtown Development Authority, the Village Development Coordinating Committee, the city engineer, the Economic Development Commission and City Manager Dale Iman resulted in an agreement to plan to continue the old fashioned look of the 10-block village shopping district. However, the participants decided on a cheaper program using a combination of steel and cast iron instead of 100 percent cast iron for the poles. The 17 poles still will cost $108,499 and Iman said paying the bill hasn’t been worked out. Plans call for new lights to be raised next spring, Iman said. No new meeting date has been set. Part of the money came from a special assessment on property owners and the rest of the city’s pocket.
90 years ago
MARQUETTE — The sophomore prom to be held this evening in the gymnasium of the Northern State Teachers College is the first big formal of the year. It is anticipated that there will be an exceptionally large attendance. The committees have been hard at work and nothing has been left undone to make it a success. Music for the dance program will be provided by WBEO’s 14-piece orchestra under the direction of “Eddie” Hickey. As usual the sophomore prom is an invitational affair. Attendance is limited and one member of each couple must be either an alumnus or student of the Teacher college. Cards must be presented at the door this evening.