Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

SKANDIA — Daniel Martell, a fifth grader at Skandia School, has qualified to participate in the state level of the National Geography Bee. The competition will be held in Mt. Pleasant on April 2. Martell was the finalist in his school’s competition, then took a written test to qualify for the state finals. His score was one of the top 100 in the state. Martell’s teacher, Carol Lamirand, said Martell is interested in all academic areas. “I also try to provide opportunities for my students to learn outside of the textbook. One of the enrichment areas our class is involved in is the Newspaper In Education program sponsored by our local newspaper,” Lamirand said. “We try to keep abreast of many current events in the Mining Journal. As events are discussed, we locate the setting on maps and globes.” Martell’s parents encourage him to read and watch educational programs on television and bring him to educational outings and activities. The competition in Mt. Pleasant will consist of oral rounds. The winner of the state competition will receive $100 and a trip to Washington D.C. to compete in national finals in late May.

90 years ago

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO — A buck deer which escaped from the wild animal enclosure at Bellevue Park two weeks ago may be the cause of international negotiations between Canada and the United States before it can be returned to this side of the river. When the deer escaped, by mounting a snowdrift and leaping over the top of the wire it made tracks for the American side, and has been located near Neebish. It is reported to be quite tame. When Chairman A.R. Wood, of the parks board, endeavored to have the animal returned to the Canadian Sault he ran into difficulty. He discovered that a formal process, in which Washington was involved, would have to be gone through to assure the return of the deer. This is now being done.


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