Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — It’s not often the guest of honor does all the cooking. But then, most honorees don’t prepare meals as magnificently as Don Durley. Durley won Chef of the Year honors from the Upper Michigan Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, one of 226 chapters from throughout the United States. The new Chef of the Year prepared an exquisite meal for federation members, including Mussels with Pesto, Seafood Ravioli Alfredo and Phyllo Wrapped Smoked Pork, followed by a scrumptious dessert. Durley said, “I didn’t go to culinary school. I learned as I went along. This is my 19th year as a culinarian and my 9th year at the Northwoods Supper Club in Marquette. Durley said he uses hundreds of cookbooks to develop base recipes. “I enjoy searching for new recipes. There’s nothing set in gold with recipes. They’re just guidelines you can interchange to suit what you like. I get to create all day long. I have the greatest job in the world.”

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Girls in this year’s graduating class at Ishpeming High School were recent guests at the Ishpeming branch of the American Association of University Women at a tea held in the Mather Inn. Those in attendance included Marion Johnson; Elizabeth Ruessing; Marjorie Gleason; Randi Flaa; Marion Mitchell, teacher; Marjorie Carlson, AAUW president; Luella Nault, teacher; and Lila Ikola, AAUW vice president who served as master of ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by members of a senior girls’ vocal trio, Judith Marietti, Barbara Rens


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