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 — Dr. Marilyn M. Robbert of Negaunee has been named assistant registrar at Northern Michigan University, where she has been director of the Office of School Services since 1966. She will be responsible for evaluating the transcripts of students transferring to NMU, and will develop a system for admitting students to the Walker Cisler School of Business, and tracking them once they receive degrees. Robbert is a Marquette native and graduate of Bishop Baraga Central High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from NMU, a master’s degree from Ohio University, and earned her doctorate at the University of New Hampshire. She is the president and chairman of the United Autoworkers Local 2178 bargaining committee at NMU.

90 years ago

HUMBOLDT — The P.J. Nickel company, of Ironwood, which has the contract for the reconstruction and paving of U.S. 41 between Clarksburg and Humboldt, has resumed grading work for the season and a crew of about 20 men is employed. More men will be employed as the work progresses. Most of the crew is at work in the cut which is being made through a hill west of the Escanaba river at Clarksburg which, when finished, will eliminate a series of curves. A steam shovel is being used in the cut and tractors are hauling out the dirt, which is being used for filling other parts of the road. It is the expectation of the contractor to be able to start paving early in July. A crew was put to work yesterday on culverts. When the contractor halted work for the winter, 30 culverts had been completed, leaving 10 to be put in this year.


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