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 — First-day enrollment Monday at Northern Michigan University was up 4.9 percent, according to NMU Registrar Gerald J. Williams. First-day headcount was 7,536 up 358 from 7,178 at the same time last year. The 1987 first-day increase was 180 students, or 2.6 percent. Williams said the figures are tentative and could change substantially when late enrollments and withdrawals are tallied. “Last fall’s final enrollment was 8,000, and officials expect this fall’s total will exceed that mark. The largest increase this fall has been in freshman at 2,503, up 120. Increases were also notted in all other classes. Sophomores posted a gain of 99, to a total of 1,318; juniors were up 18 to 1,327; and seniors were up 49 to 1,445. There are 51 more graduate students, pushing that total to 687, Williams said.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Arthur Treatain, chairman of the retail division of the Greater Ishpeming Chamber of Commerce, announced today that George Ben Johnson, 1117 Keewaydin St., Negaunee, obtained the “top dollar,” worth a $50 government bond in the Hematite City’s August sales promotion. Johnson turned the “Lucky Buck” in Friday. Still in circulation are some of the other “Luck Bucks” issued during the sale. They are worth $5 gift certificates at various stores, Trestain said. He urged everyone to check their dollars for serial numbers similar to those on downtown store windows. Johnson said his wife had found the bill. Phil Stein, manager of the Reliable Clothing Store, was chairman of the luck buck promotion. He received a word of thanks Friday from Trestain for his work in conducting the event.