Superiorland Yesterdays

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30 years ago

MUNISING — The Alger ice arena ended a successful first season with artificial ice April 2. “We did five times more business in the first season than we did with natural ice,” said Manager J.B. Kolbus. The arena, which opened in 1985 with natural ice, had a $230,000 artificial ice surface installed last October. The Newberry youth hockey league rented ice time for their home games, and adult leagues from Manistique and Munising rented time also. The arena will be open nearly twice as long next season. “The inaugural season got a late start due to the installation,” Kolbus said. “Next year we’ll be opening Oct. 15. We’re looking at a five or six month season.” Open skating last season cost $2 for a two-hour session; leagues rented the ice for $50 an hour. A four-team Munising youth hockey league will be formed next year, Kolbus said.

60 years ago

MUNISING – Plans for an all-sports dinner, honoring athletes of Munising High School, are nearing completion, according to Robert Radcliffe, president of the Mather Booster Club. The affair will be held Saturday, April 18, with the following committees appointed to handle arrangements: Dinner – Maxine Stuht, chairman; Francis Robert, Dorothy Feldhusen, Virginia Seglund, Mary Alice Tromater, and Gladys Radcliffe. Dining room and decorations –Martha Draze, chairman; Ruth Ellis, and Barbara Sickler. Program –Coaches Bob Ellis and Wayne Sickler. Greeters — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Radcliffe and Mr. and Mrs. William Roberts. Clean-up –Bob Oas and Jim Ward. The public is invited to attend. Tickets can be obtained by calling EV7-3162. Those attending are asked to bring their own table service.


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