Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Blues American Legion baseball team came out with full guns blazing Tuesday night, sporting a 12-hit attack en route to a 12-2 Mid Peninsula League victory over the Marquette Reds. Calvin Dellies swatted three singles, drove in two runs and scored three runs for the Blues. Paul Fassbender picked up the mound win, striking out seven in seven innings of duty. Shane Cromell took the loss, giving up six runs before relievers Lee Nadeau and Glenn Bertagnoli took over. Manager Scott Gipp’s Blues raised their league record to 10-0. Manager Dave Turenne’s Reds fell to 1-7 in league play, even though Mark Maholic stroked an RBI-single. The Blues scored three more runs in both the sixth and seventh frames for a win.

90 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Marked progress toward the establishment here of an airport which will meet government requirements was made yesterday when this airport committee of the common council was authorized to obtain leases in a tract of land lying north of Eagle Mills station about four miles east of Negaunee. The area known as the Reade farm is located on a plateau. James Thomas and Albin Bellstrom, owners of the Stimson Detroiter plane, and Ernest Berg, pilot, visited the site and found it to be ideal. The chief factor which recommends the Reade farm tract, is the total absence of hazards, nearby building, trees, transmission time, towers, etc. The ground is firm and level. The site is easily accessible, being on state trunk line highway M-28. It is about eight miles west of Marquette and the same distance east of Ishpeming.