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 – The Marquette school board will consider installing a security system when it meets for a regular session at 7 tonight in the high school library. Due to several recent break-ins at the Marquette Senior High School, board members will discuss the possibility of installing an alarm system in the building, officials said. The board’s agenda also includes: a cost increase in the price of hot lunches; awarding of milk bids for the 1989-90 school year; approval of a pre-primary speech program; review of district renovation projects; space use requests from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Marquette-Alger Intermediate School District; appointment of a curriculum coordinator, finance director and director of operations; and other personnel business.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Many tons of earth are being moved and the stands and fences are being razed to make way for the new buildings on the Northern Michigan College campus. Construction work began last week on the student union building and a women’s residence hall on the site which formerly served as a football field (in more recent years as a practice field, since Northern now plays its games on Memorial Field). The construction site has equipment and crews of the general contractors, MacDonald Construction Co. of Marquette and Miller, Davis & Co. of Kalamazoo, who are working under a joint contract on the buildings. The fence which separated the field from N. Seventh St. (at W. Kaye Ave.) is being torn down. Stands and posts surrounding the stands area are also being removed. Earth is being moved from the hilly area to across N. Seventh St., north of W. Kaye, where the college is creating a new parking lot, near the new fieldhouse.