Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — At Ishpeming Thursday, the visiting Westwood boys’ tennis team of coach Wayne Olivier topped Ishpeming 4-3 in a dual meet that wasn’t decided until the final match. Both teams had won three flights, while Westwood’s Brad Mason and Chris Magnuson were dueling it out. Magnuson won the first set 6-4, but Mason won the second two, 6-2, 6-4 to give Westwood the victory. “Everyone else was done, and that match was see-sawing back and forth,” Ishpeming mentor Erl Langness said. “There were quite a few close matches.” Westwood improved its record to 2-3, while Ishpeming dipped to 0-3. In Marquette, Coach Mickey Johnson’s M.S.H.S. boy’s team started its season off with a bang by defeating the Gwinn Model Towners, 6-1 on Thursday. Johnson’s singles players swept their matches, while the Redmen’s only loss came in doubles when Gwinn’s Chad McCraner and Mark Minelli downed Marquette’s Tom Howell and Kevin Jarvis, 6-4.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Here is a girl of the nationality that has given some of the best students at the Northern State Teachers college. Her parents, who live in Champion, are both Finnish. Miss Saari was graduated from the Diorite high school and received her life certificate from Northern in 1924. The following three years she taught in the Gladstone schools and spent a term at the University of Chicago, returning to Northern to complete work for her bachelor of arts degree. By taking an extra study every term, the work was completed and Miss Saari received her degree in March, having majored in English and minored in Latin and education. Though enjoying dancing and other recreation, she is really an outdoor girl who finds hikes and the woods the best of fun. Running a close second as a hobby is her liking for books. Since receiving her degree Miss Saari has been in Newberry teaching history and geography in junior high.