Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING –Ishpeming council No. 1541 of the Knights of Columbus hosted a spelling bee on October 16 for students from western Marquette County, with four named winners from Grades 4-6 – Melanie Tonge and James Minard of National Mine Middle School; Mindy Chilman of Birchview School in Ishpeming; and Natalie Richards of Republic-Michigamme School. Two National Mine students competed in grades 7-9 – Debbie Lowes and Amber Tonge. These students challenged spellers from around the Upper Peninsula in a bee on Nov. 13, again in Ishpeming. Melanie Tonge placed first among grades 4-6, while Amber Tonge won in grades 7-9. Those winners will compete in state competition on Feb. 4-5 in Flint and metro Detroit. Funds generated by the Ishpeming K of C community calendars help pay for expenses related to the bees.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE –Two basketball games and five boxing bouts will be dished out to Negaunee sports fans Tuesday night in the gymnasium of St. Paul’s school. The preliminary cage tilt will start at 7:15 with the St. Paul’s Aces and Lloyd’s Texacos opposed. The second game will start at 8:15, with the C.C.C. Camp 690 quintet opposing the American Legion. The first bout on the boxing card will be between Clifford LaForest, 57, and Frank Pateno, 55. This will be followed by a match between Alfred Denefrio, 129, and Joe Kiernen, 133. Two scrappy brothers, Clarence Huot, 127, and Milton Huot, 130, will mix in the third bout. The next fistic encounter will be between George Malvasio, 139, and Kenneth Gleason, 143. The wind-up will be tween Albert Ruel, 141, and Joe Hakenjos, 144.


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