EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Dennis Hruska of Marquette has qualified for the 17th annual Michigan State Junior Amateur Golf Championship scheduled later this month in Gaylord. The 17-year-old fired a 36-hole total of 150 Monday at the Upper Peninsula Golf Association Junior Championships in Escanaba to make the state tourney Aug. 23-24 at the downstate Michaywe Golf Club. Hruska carded a 3-over-par 74 at the Highland Golf Club Monday to place third in the U.P. championships behind winner Jim Margetta of Ironwood (69) and Joel Mendelin of Marquette (73). Hruska followed that with a 76 in a separate state qualifying round Monday to again place third behind Margetta (141) and defending state junior champion Brian Robinette of Escanaba (143). Dan Hawn of Manistique (153), Scott Lancour of Escanaba (154) and Dean Anderson of Norway (157) also qualified for state play. Anderson beat Mendelin, 16, in a sudden-death playoff for the final qualifying spot with a par to Mendelin’s bogey. Mendelin carded an 84 in the final round.
90 years ago
NEGAUNEE — Negotiations have been practically completed for the engagement here during the week of Aug. 19 of the Dobson World Fair Shows, a carnival attraction, under auspices of the entertainment committee of the Odd Fellows, it was announced yesterday. The Dobson shows, said to be one of the larger carnival attractions, are making their initial visit to this region. Some idea of the size of the carnival may be gained from the fact that none of the former locations used were found large enough to accommodate the many shows and rides. After a survey of the available locations, the advance representatives decided upon a plot of land lying north of Collins addition between the concrete highway M-35 and the Baldwin Kiln road.