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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Auditions for “The Night the War Came Home,” this year’s Panowski Award-winning play will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the McClintock Room 102 at Northern Michigan University. Callbacks will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The play, by Hindi Brooks, calls for a multi-cultural cast of three women and four men. Three of the characters African American. “The Night the War Came Home” is the second production of the NMU theater season.
60 years ago
ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School gymnasium, decorated in a fall motif, was the scene of the annual freshman girls’ tea. Over 400 girls and their guests enjoyed a pleasant afternoon, which included a varied program of singing, violin duets, vocal solos and remarks. Senior girls, acting as “big sisters” to the freshmen, prepared identification cards in the form of colorful autumn leaves and escorted one or more girls to the tea, where they were introduced to the faculty and other students.