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 — Northern Michigan Arby’s restaurants, including the one in Marquette, are offering fund-raising coupon books for the benefit of Big Brothers-Big Sisters. The books, which sell for $1 each, contain eight coupons valued at a total of $7. The books will be available through Sept. 2. For each coupon book sold, 15 cents will go to Arby’s National Hank Aaron Scholarship Fund, which awards college scholarships to Little Brothers and Little Sisters in the U.S. and Canada. The remaining 85 cents from each book will go to the local BB-BS chapter. The eight northern Michigan Arby’s, including the restaurants in Marquette, Traverse City, Petoskey, Gaylord, and Clare, expect to sell more than 10,000 books this year. Last year, they raised nearly $8,000 for BB-BS through the fundraiser.

60 years ago

MUNISING — The fishing derby, one of the features of the summer recreation program, was held at the Anna River bridge yesterday under the supervision of Gildo Canale, assistant recreation director. Boys and girls of all ages entered the derby. Canale said it was a success even though the fish were not very cooperative. Eight-year-old Phillip La Combe was awarded a prize for catching the first fish, a seven-and-a-half-inch trout, and for being the youngest to catch a fish. Paul and Tom Beaudry were tied for catching the most fish, having caught two trout each. Paul also received the prize for catching the biggest fish.