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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — A number of Region I employees of the Department of Natural Resources recently joined the ranks of the “Quarter Century Club,” which honors employees who have been with the DNR for 25 years or more. They were honored for their years of service at a recent luncheon by Roland Harmes, DNR director and Frank Opolka, Deputy Director for Region 1. Honorees were Roger Hack, Land and Water Management Division, Marquette; Mavis Larson, Administration, Gwinn; John Johnson, Forest Management Division, Marquette; Norman Kasmauskis, Forest Management Division, Norway; David Holli of Ishpeming, Natural Resources commissioner; Bruce Veneberg, Forest Management Division, Shingleton; Michael Zuidema, Forest Management Division, Escanaba; William Nash, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Paradise; and James Bellone, Recreation Division, Norway.
60 years ago
ISHPEMING — Ten thousand “Santa buttons” are being distributed to county school children this week, as the children’s part in the Marquette County Tuberculosis Association’s Christmas seal campaign. Last year, county children donated $425.43 to augment the Christmas seal sale, John Lehtinen, Negaunee, treasurer of the Association, said. Part of the money donated by school children last year was used to purchase posters urging “Clean hands, good food and plenty of sleep,” which were displayed in schools throughout the county. In addition, 21 tuberculin clinics were held in county schools and 6,809 tuberculin tests were given. Field nurse Jane Minas, Marquette, was pictured explaining good health habits to Ishpeming Central School kindergarteners Karen Maki, John Wiliams, and Sherry Cevigney, as part of the campaign.