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Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

HANCOCK — the Suomi Seminar, an annual program on Finnish culture, history and language, created by Suomi College in Hancock, will offer an opportunity to learn more about what it means to be Finnish. This year’s seminar runs from July 23 to 28 on the Suomi campus. The program is designed to provide something for everyone, no matter how much or how little one knows about the Finnish people, according to seminar director Marsha Penti. The seminar cots $190 per person. A special family rate for two people is $355. On-campus housing is available. Seminar tuition with room and board is $275; the family rate is $525 for two people.

60 years ago

MUNISING — Miss Marjorie Smith, Chatham, will be one of 40 “cream of the crop” girls who will vie for the title of “Michigan Dairy Princess” at Kellogg Center, East Lansing, May 18-19. Miss Smith, Alger County’s dairy princess, will leave for the East Lansing Sunday, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Robert Smith. The only dairy princess selected north of the Straits of Mackinac, she will represent the Alger dairy industry at the state even, where judging will be based upon poise, intelligence, personality and natural attractiveness. The winner of the state contest will be eligible to compete later for the title of “National Dairy Princess.” Miss Smith will remain at East Lansing until after the coronation dinner Tuesday night.