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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Sentinels hockey team folded in 1960, but the icers who attended the Sentinels reunion at Clarks Landing in Marquette Friday night still remember their playing days at the Palestra fondly. Approximately 40 former players were on hand at the informal get-together to reminisce about the good old days. Many of them have moved from the area, but Cud VanOverloop organized the event and got them back to Marquette to talk about their glory years. Among those returning players was Eddie Olson, who played with the Sentinels from 1939-1942. After leaving the Sentinels, played with the St. Louis Flyers and Cleveland Barons. He is still very active with hockey in the NHL, serving as the St. Louis Blues official scorer for the past years. Another former professional who played with the Sentinels was Julian Klymku, who came down from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to attend the reunion. Klymku was with the Sentinels in the 1955-56 season when they became the first and only Marquette team to win the Gibson Cup. He was also with the Red Wing organization as a back-up goalie to Terry Sawchuk.
60 years ago
NEGAUNEE — Aaron Lowenstein, Negaunee, is in Jerusalem during a tour of Israel’s historical and Biblical landmarks. He recently took part in the international B’nai B’rith convention in that country. He and more than 1,300 other delegates participated in the event, for which American delegates were flown to Israel in what was one of the greatest “convention air lifts” in history.