Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

GWINN — Wayne Hanmer summed up the feeling of members of the Gwinn High School Choir. “Visiting Paris is something everyone hopes they can do sometime in their life. When you think of Europe, you think of Paris,” said the choir’s director. The choir will take part in Michigan Day festivities at the celebration of the bicentennial of the French revolution. The 18 members and six chaperones will go through an orientation with U.S. Embassy staff, since the group will be considered ambassadors. As departure approached, choir members were excited and nervous. “I’m going to sing a solo on Sunday,” said Michelle Johnson, 18, who will enter NMU in the fall as a music major. Performances were also on the minds of Deron Smith, 16, who had a small solo in the “Schubert Mass in G” number. Jeff Wenstrand and Nyree Curtis helped load their baggage into a pickup before leaving for the Paris trip. Most of what was on everyone’s mind was the chance to see France.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — City police have “checked” up many local automobile owners for parking their cars more than one hour in the business section and in all areas where yellow tags were issued. The violators reported to Judge William St. John in municipal court. Judge St. John has not been fining violators since the ordinance became effective on July 1, but announced Saturday that commencing today all violators will be assessed fines. “We allowed almost a full month for the motoring public to become acquainted with the rules relative to the restricted parking on the downtown streets and they ought to be familiar with the regulations by now,” Marshal W.H. Trevarrow declared Saturday.