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 — Enrollment is now in progress for the fall session of St. Christopher’s Education Center, which offers both a day-school for children ages 2 and up and a pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds. St. Christopher’s, at 2353 Badger St., had functioned as an elementary school for 20 years, but closed its doors two years ago. The new education center will hold an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 31. The day-school is open five days a week the year around; during the public school year, public school transportation is available to and from the center. A certified teacher plans a 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. day of learning activities that includes a rest period and hot lunch. The pre-school is split into separate sessions for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. The classes for 4-year-olds are intended to prepare the kids for kindergarten, while the 3-year-olds are introduced to structured learning activities. Classes for 3-year-olds will be held from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. two days a week. Classes for 4-year-olds will be held three days a week, and parents have a choice between sessions that last from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Elva Reau, Mather Street, Marquette, won first prize in the school children’s coloring contest for the week ending August 17, the sixth week of the contest. Second prize was awarded to Raymond Nadeau, East Michigan Street, Marquette. Fourteen children, 13 from Marquette and one from Negaunee, won prizes, four winning cash awards and 10 receiving theater tickets. The list of winners follows: Cash prizes — first, Elva Reau; second Raymond Nadeau; third, Stanley W. Waltz, Harrison Street, Marquette; fourth, Florence Hokanson, Alger Street, Marquette. Theater tickets — Jean Drake, of Negaunee, and the following Marquette children: Clara Todd, West Bluff Street; Dagney Johnson, Fitch Avenue; Viola Stone, Center Street; Lillian Mae Smith, McMillan Street; Alice Ann Desjardins, Presque Isle Avenue; Elsie Stronstrang, Center Street; Helen Ozomkave, McMillan Street; Bubbles Cline, Rock Street; Billy LaMora, Blemhuber Avenue.