Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MUNISING — Two Munising banks have been honored by the American Cancer Society for hiring employees with a history of cancer or supporting those undergoing treatment for the disease. Receiving honorable mentions in the ACS Spirit Award competition were People’s State Bank and First of America — Alger County. Employees receiving awards were: Rosemarie “Cooie” Sayen, teller at First of America; Carol Verbunker, assistant vice president at First of America; Richard Nebel, president of People’s State; and Marilyn Hillier of People’s State’s mortgage department. ACS staffers praised the winner, saying, “They encouraged a nurturing work environment, they allowed the employees a flexible work schedule, and above all, they had faith in their workers that they would continue to contribute to the productivity of the company.”

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Director Lawrence T. Nylander will feature the two youngest members of the Negaunee City Band in a cornet duet when the band presents the first in its series of weekly summer concerts at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal band shell. Robert Nylander and Warren Munson will play “Call of the Sea” by Smith and Holmes. Three marches are listed on the program, including “Hall of Fame” by Otivadoti; the Spanish march, “Amparita Roca” by Texidor; and John Phillip Sousa’s ever popular “Stars and Stripes Forever.” As the overture, which is part of the weekly program, Director Nylander has selected “Zampa” by Herold. Popular selections will include “Kiss Me Kate” by Yoder. Rounding out the program will be the “Liechtensteiner Polka” by Lindt and “LaVestale” by Laurendeau.