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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

MARQUETTE– Area merchants are sponsoring special holiday shopping days next week for seniors and handicapped citizens. Store employees and volunteers will be available to help participants, and many merchants will offer specials for seniors and handicappers during the three-day shopping spree. On Monday, the Marquette Mall, Westwood Mall, Kmart, and ShopKo will be involved from 9 a.m. to noon. On Tuesday, the downtown district will participate between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., followed by Third Street merchants from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Transportation to the participating locations can be arranged by calling Marq-Tran at 225-1112. Cost is 50 cents.

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — Oyez, Oyez. The hunting prowess of local nimrods has been vindicated. It was thought Saturday that a Lower Michigan man had shot the first deer to be killed on the opening day of deer season. He killed his buck up in the Big Bay region. However, Saturday morning, after the paper had appeared along came the notices of at least two other men who had beaten him by a big margin. Carl Oien shot his game at 6:30 a.m. Friday in the wild woods up near the Yellow Dog. Don’t know whether he deserved a leather medal for it because we have a suspicion that it dashed wildly across his path. He didn’t get temporary paralysis, thought, or buck fever and miss it, so he should receive a big credit mark for that. And he kept the honor of bagging the first, right here in the county. “Carl” must be a name that is something of a woodsman’s talisman, for Carl Wittler, Jr., hunting in the same territory, filled his license at 6:50 a.m. Friday. Lawrence Beaudin, of Cherry Creek, hunting down around Sand River, shot his 250-pound buck at 10 a.m.