Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

NATIONAL MINE — For years, the National Mine School has turned out numerous outstanding boys’ basketball teams, first at the high school level, and now at the middle school level. This past season was no exception. Both the National Mine seventh and eighth grade squads posted banner campaigns. The Cougars’ seventh grade team went 7-0 in Marquette County league action and 7-2 overall. Members of the team were: Kevin Letson, John Nault, Bobby Carlson, Cory Goldsworthy, Frankie Sundberg, Andy Johnson, Steve McCoy, Heath Eliason, Chris Berkel, Brad Nelson, Dustin Vietzke, Brad Harvala, Nathan Simonson, Steve Bertucci and Brandon Evans. Their coach is Pete Johnson. Not to be outdone, the National Mine eighth grade squad captured both the league and tournament trophies en route to a 13-1 overall season record with Brandon Turino, Michael Wallace, Andrew Hill, Tim Palomaki, Brad Christian, Brad Crimmins, Shane Nault, Boone Bell, Brandon Dodge, Louis Ostola, Justin LaMere, Eric Marcotte and coach Dominic “Dukey” Jacobetti.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Marquette County students dominated the tenth annual Northern Michigan Science Fair held Saturday at Northern Michigan University. More than 2,000 people viewed the 140 exhibits, which included projects from rocketry to radiation. Robert Quayle, Negaunee St. Paul High School sophomore, won the first place award in the boys’ division for grades 10-12, and JoAnn Napoleon, Sault Ste. Marie Loretto junior, won first place in the girls’ division. Quayle won first place for his exhibit titled, “Study Factors Controlling Species Variations in Producer and Consumer Plankton,” and was awarded a set of World Book Encyclopedias. Miss Napoleon’s entry was titled, “The Crippling Effects of Caffeine Alkaloid.” Both are eligible to participate in the National Science Fair to be held in May. David S. Stobbelaar, Marquette Graveraet senior, placed third in 10-12 grade classification and was awarded the one-week U.S. Navy cruise for his entry, “A Study of Coherent Light Using Liquid Medium Laser.” The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association presented three awards to Ray MacDonald, Soo Loretto; Greg Hill, Marquette Graveraet; and Mike Tasson, Ishpeming.


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