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30 years ago
MUNISING — No records were set Sunday at the 14th annual Blue Cross-Blue Shield of the Michigan Pictured Rocks Road Race, but the winner was happy anyway. “The weather was great. It couldn’t be better,” said Tom Moris, 25, of Dresser, Wis., a student at the University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point. In college competition, he was the indoor 5,000-meter national champion and 10,000-meter outdoor champion in 1988. Though he has competed in two marathons, this 11-mile Pictured Rocks course is the longest road race he has attempted. In this first effort on the course, he logged a winning time of 58:25, about a minute shy of record holder Andy Jones’ 57:22, set in 1987. This year, both top women traveled north from Ann Arbor. Ann Boyd, 25, finished in 1:09:30, followed by Lynne Robins, 34, in 1:12:59. Corey Oas of Munising was the youngest racer, finishing top in the the 10 and under age group at 2:07:29.
60 years ago
TRENARY — Mrs. Alice Brown and Mrs. Fred Desotelle are visiting relatives in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rodgers have gone to Rochester, Minn., where Mrs. Rodgers will undergo surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Mr. and Mrs. George Sawaya, Wayne, and Joe Zarek, Detroit, have returned to their home after spending the weekend with Mrs. Sawaya’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Webber, and daughter, Cynthia, who had been visiting there the past week. Potluck supper and reception for the new minister and his wife, the Rev. and Mrs. Everett Erickson, at the Trenary Methodist Church Sunday at 6 p.m. Anyone wanting further information may call Mrs. William Bucholtz. The public is invited. The regular worship services will follow the reception.