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Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years

ISHPEMING — Ishpeming High School sustained severe flood damage when a water pipe broke over the weekend and roof drains flooded during Tuesday’s storm. “It’s been a bad week for water damage here,” said Superintendent Stephen Pierson, who discovered the flooding Sunday. “The water was over your shoes on the second floor,” he said. He traced the water to a broken water pipe feeding a second-floor water fountain. “The flooding essentially destroyed the business office–the desks, furniture and documents,” he said. Rain flooded the high school’s roof drains and gutters Tuesday, damaging a third-floor classroom. The rain also flooded the cafeteria at Phelps School. The district is seeking repair estimates from contractors and expects the costs to be covered by insurance.

90 years

MARQUETTE — The Marquette NRA compliance board will cease to exist today and its work will be taken over by Edmund C. Shields, state NRA compliance director at Detroit, it was announced yesterday by George C. Quinnell, chairman of the local board. Notification of the dissolution of the board came from Hugh S. Johnson, NRA administrator, and was followed by a letter from Mr. Shields. However, the Marquette board will remain active in an advisory capacity. After today all complains of noncompliance with NRA and petitions for exemption from codes must be filed with Shields at Detroit, Quinnell said yesterday. The files of the local board, as well as all complaints and petitions for exemption now under consideration, will be sent to the Detroit office today. Mr. Quinnell said that the Marquette board handled a large number of complaints since its organization and that most of them had been settled without difficulty. Only a few complaints and petitions remain..

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