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 — The Marquette Police Department was among 27 law enforcement agencies honored during the recent Leadership Awards Luncheon of the Michigan Coalition for Safety Belt Use.

Marquette was recognized for its series of programs designed to increase public awareness of the importance of safety belt use, said Connie A. Soma, coalition executive director.

Marquette’s programs included enforcement of safety belt laws which included issuing tickets for violations, educational programs in area schools, morning traffic reports to local news, media, and posting of “Buckle Up” signs throughout the city. This is the third year Marquette police have received the award.

Leadership awards were presented this month to 11 other local police departments, six county sheriff’s departments and nine state police posts.

60 years ago

ESCANABA — Nurses of the Upper Peninsula will be brought up-to-date in latest hospital techniques at an in-service training conference next Tuesday and Wednesday, at the State Office Building in Escanaba. The University of Michigan School of Nursing, through its Extension Service, is presenting the two-day training sessions at the request of the Northern Michigan League for Nursing and the Northern Michigan Council of the Michigan Hospital Association. Four members of the faculty of the School of Nursing of the University of Michigan will act as speakers and resource people; Misses Loretta S. Bermosk, Jeanne Hallburg, Theresa Phelps, assistant professors, and Miss Esther Griffiths, instructor. The conference on nursing service administration will open with registration at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. Lectures, discussions, and panels will continue through Wednesday with adjournment at 4:30 p.m. Nurses planning to attend are asked to contact the University of Michigan Extension Service, State Office Building, Escanaba.