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– Little Caesars of Ishpeming edged J.T.’s Shaft of Marquette by a 1-0 count Sunday to capture the Vango’s Lounge International Open Class Fast Pitch Softball Tournament at Hurley Field in Marquette. Mike Dellangelo hit a solo run in the fourth to give hurler Ron Bergman the win. Darryl Jacques, despite pitching a two-hitter, took the loss. Little Caesars advanced to the finals by defeating Vango’s Lounge of Marquette, 4-0. Roger Bergman helped his own mound cause with a homer off Dave Bess. J.T.’s Shaft eliminated Vango’s, 5-1, to move into the title game. Jacques pocketed the win with help from homers by Brian Schmeltzer and Wayne Krieg. Greg Buzzo rapped out three hits — including a home run — for the losers, but Bess was still tagged with the loss. Dave Parolini of J.T.’s Shaft was named the tourney’s most valuable player. The top pitcher was Jacques; the No. 1 outfielder was Dellangelo; while the top infielder was Roger Bergman.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Five more fawns were born at Presque Isle Park this week, increasing the deer herd to 11. Leonard G. McKie, superintendent of the parks department, said those are the first fawns born there this year. McKie said it was not determined how many does were involved in the births. One doe has given birth to twin fawns twice. There is no feeing problem at Presque Isle, either, McKie said, with William Fowler, a parks employee, handling this job. The Michigan Conservation Department’s recommended ratio of bucks to does is one to 12, McKie, said. Presque Isle’s deer herd is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area, with hundreds of motorists and their families driving to the “island” daily for this purpose.