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 — Ruth Achatz became one of a small number of female Licensed Master Plumbers in Michigan when the state approved her application late last month. Achatz, the daughter of Master Plumber Fred Achatz, owner of Achatz Plumbery Home Center, 306 W. Division St., has been involved in the family plumbing business most of her life and has worked there full time for eight years. Her two brothers also hold Master Plumber licenses. “She has the experience, talent, and brains. I knew she could do it,” Fred said. Despite the small number of females who have earned the license, he said, “Ruth never lets those kinds of obstacles stand in her way.”

60 years ago

TRENARY — The Sunday school children of the Trenary Evangelical Lutheran Church will present a Mother’s Day program at 7:30 Sunday evening in the church. There will be recitations and songs by the following: Bobby Kaukola, Linda Rukkila, Dianne Rukkila, Beverly Kaukola, Mike Niemi, Kathy Iho, Emily Savola, Allan Rukkila and Dale Brill. There will be group exercises by the elementary classes, second grade boys, intermediate class and junior classes. While a song, “A Flower For Mother,” is being sung, the children will present their mothers with flowers. The Rev. Herbert Franz, pastor, will give a sermon. Pianist will be Mrs. Leonard Kaukola. Sunday school instructors are Mrs. William Hytinen, Mrs. Elmer Iho, Mrs. James Vrooman, Mrs. Henry Tuuri and Mrs. Kaukola.