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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 — Efforts to aid persons 55 and older with securing employment were bolstered recently by an agreement between two area agencies. The boost came via an agreement to coordinate efforts for the Older Workers Program in Marquette County between the Marquette County Commission on Aging and the Six County Consortium for Employment and Training. The program provides training and job placement referrals to eligible workers 55 and older. It is funded by state and federal grants. “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Six County Consortium in spreading the word to those older persons interested in seeking employment,” said Lynn Emerick, director of the commission on aging. The commission will recruit persons interested in the program, while the consortium will determine eligibility, provide counseling, and make referrals for training and job placement. The consortium will also recruit employers for the program.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Recreation Director Lowell Johnson announced today that he is calling a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for boys between the ages of 10 and 17 who are interested in organizing a hockey league in Negaunee. Adults and college students interested in either managing a team or supervising games are invited. During the past two weeks the new recreation director has conducted a survey to determine the interest in hockey and has received a favorable response. Questionnaires to determine how many students would participate in the program and what other winter activities pupils preferred, were distributed to youngsters enrolled in public and parochial schools.