Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

GWINN — Athletes in the Gwinn school district will be paying to play, and fans will be coughing up more to watch following action by the school board Thursday night. The school board cut $30,000 from the athletic budget at Thursday’s meeting, including nearly $5,000 earmarked for athletic transportation. It also rejected a request for an additional $13,700 in transportation beyond the $5,000 figure that was in the budget. The decision to not fund athletic transportation came on a 5-2 vote of the board with Treasurer John Nordeen and Trustee Chris Sudinsky voting against the measure. Another motion made by Trustee Walter Patterson to charge athletes $15 per sport played, raise admission prices to athletic events and eliminate athletic insurance passed unanimously. Parents will now be asked to sign a waiver allowing their student athletes to be covered under their parents’ insurance.

90 years ago

MENOMINEE — A bounty of $5 on foxes was fixed by the county board, the item having been omitted from the bounty resolution previously passed. There was some discussion as to the harm or damage done by foxes. It was declared that the animals do comparatively little damage to farm animals or poultry, but that they are persistent hunters of partridges and other game birds. The bounty is to be paid only during the months of April to October, when the fox hide is of no value. The rest of the year, the fox pelt is worth in excess of $5 and “worth shooting” regardless of the bounty.