Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE – For the second year in a row, Frei Chevrolet of Marquette has been the driving force behind the Driving for Education program. The program, sponsored by Chevrolet dealers across the country, provides schools with free educational items. The program is funded by local dealers, represented by Marty Warner, sales manager, and salesman Mike Quinn. Schools compete to win free equipment by having parents, family members, teachers, and other test drive vehicles in a designated week. This year, Father Marquette School was the first school in the upper Midwest to log over 200 test drives. The school was awarded a world atlas and world map, several footballs, and a complete apple computer system with printer. Bothwell School won a TV-VCR combination, 30 hand-held calculators and several basketballs. Prizes were accepted by teachers Joan Gray, Robert Lara, Karl Rehmann, Chris Thomas, Brandon Petry, Caryl Yoder, and Kate Crotty.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE – The board of trustees of the Peter White Public Library at its meeting Wednesday night voted to continue “No Fines” until July 1, Miss Margaret Smith, librarian, announced yesterday. She gave the following resume of the library situation: To date 489 missing books have been returned and it is expected that many more will be brought in during June when it is known that there will be no fines. People are getting into their attics, bringing back the books they find there, and returning books for friends. Anyone wishing to have books sent for may call 408 and the library will provide a messenger. Beginning the first of July there will be instead of fines a small service change for overdue notices. It is hoped that this service charge will be a satisfactory substitute for fines. This will be a method on trial, but it is hoped will not have to return to the fine system.


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