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 — All six of Frei Chevrolet’s sales representatives recently were certified by General Motors to sell GEO products. The sales people are: Damon Howell, Jack Desarmo, Stanley Anderson, Jon Christenson, Sherry Genaw and John Kyle. General Motors has demanded that each of its franchised dealerships certify at least one sales representative by the end of the year, in order for GM to ship GEO vehicles to the dealership. GEO is the name GM is using for its foreign-made vehicles. The five-month certification process includes a six-part test at the individual dealership and then a final exam, which was completed by Frei’s crew in Appleton, Wis.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Eleven Northern Michigan College students are building a house this summer as part of an industrial education course in general woods and carpentry. They get their theory in the classroom from assistant professor Gene Dahlin. To give them some practical experience, Dahlin takes them to the 500 block of West Magnetic Street in Marquette where they work on “the house,” a four-bedroom, ranch-style dwelling of frame construction with redwood siding. Working on the project are David W. Dompierre, Negaunee; Ralph W. Keto, National Mine; Edward J. Brinkman, Lake Linden; Wayne W. Maki, Sault Ste. Marie; Elmer M. Aho, Trenary; Miller H. Schuck, Dale V. Cudull and Bernard Fine, Marquette; Bernard J. DeRubeis, Hurley, Wis.; Melvin G. Kivela, Negaunee; and Tony Bucan, Kingsford.