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 — Kelly Specker and Anna Mendelin, with respective victories over Jan Hrsuska and Darlene Meyers, advanced Sunday to play in the championship flight title match of the annual Marquette Golf and Country Club Women’s Championship. Specker, the defending champion of the event, downed Hruska with a 4 and 3 matchplay victory. Mendelin, meanwhile, defeated Meyers, 8 and 7. Specker and Mendelin were scheduled to face each other at 2 p.m. today for the championship. Also scheduled to compete for championships today were Kay Anderson and Mary Lou Luke in the first flight; Donna Laurich and Rosalie Weiss, second flight; Chris Pesola, whod had to go one extra hole Sunday to defeat Wendy Pesola, and Mary Bourdeau, third flight.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Forty inmates of the Marquette State Prison were granted paroles by the Michigan Parole Board in hearings which were concluded yesterday afternoon. In all, 75 cases were disposed of by the board in the hearings, which lasted three days. This included four public hearings held in lifer cases, and conducted at the courthouse here. The other sessions took place in the prison. Cases of eight inmates were referred to an executive session of the board, which means a meeting of the entire board. Fourteen other applicants for paroles were granted interviews and applications of nine inmates were passed, or rejected, for various reasons, and they will serve more time in prison. John H. Trudell and Fred Sanborn, board members, conducted the sessions. Miss Marion Nichols served as the reporter. John Spencer, assistant director of the Michigan Department of Corrections in charge of prisons, and Donald Thurston, parole eligibility examiner, also were here for the meetings. All are from Lansing.