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 — Marquette Lions formally installed new officers recently. Sharon Olsen succeeded Sara Doubledee as president. Doubledee presented Lion patches to board members and a special award banner to the club. President-elect is Dr. Douglas Shearer; 2nd vice president, Bill Zerbel; 3rd vice president, Art Anderson; secretary, Joe Baczkowski; treasurer, Sandra A. Yohe; Lion Tamer, Charles Gabel; and Tail Twister, Clark Parker. Board members also include Len Parker, Elmer Moisio, Gordon Peterson, Jerry Staffeld, the immediate past president, and Mel Sweeney, past district Gov. Bonita Peterson and Marv Shimp served the board this past year. Founded in 1919, the club is the oldest in Michigan.

90 years ago

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee city council, holding a special weekend session, passed a resolution condoning the “deplorable” condition of Highway U.S. 41 and M-28 between Negaunee and Ishpeming and urging the early completion of a concrete road between the two cities. The council voted to send Mayor James A. Thomas to Lansing as a representative of the city of Negaunee when a committee representing the Negaunee and Marquette Chambers of Commerce and the Ishpeming Town club, goes to the state capitol with petitions requesting immediate action on the highway project. The mayor, members of the council and Negaunee supervisors affixed their names to one of the petitions which will be presented to Murray D. Van Wagoner, state highway commissioner, and the state administrative board.


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