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Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — A grant of $11,250 was recently awarded to the Peninsula Waters Girl Scout Council by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek Mich. The council will use the grant to begin a three-year project to hire young adults, train them in contemporary issues, and implement a new program to develop role models for girls. The grant is a continuation of the Kellogg Youth Initiatives Program, a long-term commitment by the foundation to help communities establish environments for young people that promote positive growth and development.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Forty tables of cards were in play Wednesday evening at the benefit party St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary gave to raise funds for the purchase of laboratory equipment for the hospital. Proceeds, not yet completely tabulated, are expected to exceed $150. The card party, which was held at St. John’s Church Hall, was in charge of Mrs. Carl Freis, chairman; Mrs. Victor Holliday Sr., co-chairman, and a number of committees. Prizes in contract bridge were awarded to Mrs. Robert Moss, first, and Mrs. Lloyd Price, second; in auction bridge to Mrs. James Dupras; in “500” to Mrs. Arthur Belmore and Mrs. Louis Moran; in canasta to Mrs. William P. Farrell and Mrs. William F. Frazier; in pinochle to Mrs. Jerry Beauchamp and Mrs. Marjorie Morton, and in cribbage to Mrs. Richard Bartlett. Special prizes were won by Mrs. Dean Johnson, Mrs. Catherine Sonaglia, Mrs. J.A. Cleary and Mrs. Joseph Montcalm.