Superiorland Yesterdays

The Peter White Public Library in Marquette is pictured. (Journal file photo)

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — It was a wild finish to a “typical” Ishpeming-Marquette boys’ prep basketball game here Tuesday night. Brandon Lawson poured in 29 points, as the visiting Hematites rallied from a 12-point third quarter deficit to edge the Redmen, 67-63, in a non-conference contest. “Traditionally, the Marquette and Ishpeming games are two or three-point games one way of the other,” said MSHS Coach Bill Laurich. In the first quarter, Ishpeming raced to a 19-12 advantage as Lawson scored eight to lead the Hematites. The second quarter was all Marquette, with a 13-0 run behind seven points from Joe Snyder and six from Ben Smith. Marquette went into the break holding a 35-33 lead. “You got to give Marquette all the credit,” HIS coach Jerry Racine said. “They’re a young team, and they play their tails off.” The Redmen showed no sign of letdown during the third quarter as they closed the period with a commanding 54-42 lead Smith and Seth Markantony each scored 15 points for the Redmen.The fourth quarter belonged to Ishpeming, with a 16-3 run and clutch free throw shooting to win the game.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Children of the West Ishpeming School will present an operetta entitled “When Christmas Comes” by Otis M. Carrington at 7 this Thursday night. In the cast are Jon Anderson, Julie Koski, William Jalonen, Julie Nelson, Lois Solka, Steven Pearson, Stephen Villberg, Jeffrey Beinlich, Darryll Larson, Jeffrey Carlson, David Laksonen, Paul Kari, David Vial, William Maki, Kenneth Carlson, Peggy Korpi and Mark Lakanen. Soloists in the program include Julie Nelson, Kathy LaForest, Ida Lakanen, Steven Vickstrom, Dale Wentela, Vikki Marcotte, Laurie Nelson, Kathie Kipling, Kirk Loeher, Martha Laksonen, Carol Korpi and Susan Oja.


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