Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — the Hematite Business and Professional Women have awarded scholarships to three people. Steven Evans, a 1989 graduate of Westwood High School, is the son of Dale and Beverly Evans, Ishpeming. He plans to attend Michigan Technological University this fall; he will major in electrical engineering. He won the Hematite BPW’s annual scholarship for a high school senior. The award is given, on a rotating basis, to a student from Westwood, Republic, Ishpeming or Negaunee high school. The group’s other annual scholarship, designed to help women who are working to return for additional schooling, was split between two recipients this year. Deborah Lequia-Skytta, an administrative assistant the Miner’s Bank in Ishpeming, is pursuing a degree in business. Mary Jane Lorenz, office manager at Tri City Collision/Tri City Motors in Ishpeming, is a sophomore at Northern Michigan University majoring in business.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Starting today, no U-turns will be permitted on Front street, from Baraga avenue to Washington street and on Washington, from Front street to Lincoln avenue, it was announced by T. T. Hurley, police chief. Signs to this effect were erected Saturday, but the new ruling was not enforced over the weekend because no warning had been given. The signs are octagonal shaped, painted in black and yellow. A few were erected on posts and the remainder were put on telephone poles. “The No U-turn signs were necessary because of the numerous complaints filed at the police station of narrow escapes from accidents,” Mr. Hurley said. “A number of minor collisions have occurred because of motorists swinging their cars around in a U-turn at those busy corners and it is the belief of the police department that the number of accidents will be diminished by prohibiting this practice.”