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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 — Jeffry Larson of Marquette received two scholarships at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Larson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Larson, received the James G. and Ethel M. Barber Scholarship and the Hamilton Memorial Foundation Scholarship. The James and Ethel Barber Scholarship was established in 1961 at Milwaukee-Downer College, which merged with Lawrence in 1964, by a bequest of Dr. James Barber and gifts from Dr. Ethel Barber. It is awarded to juniors or seniors with good academic standing who intend to earn a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University. The Hamilton Memorial Foundation Scholarship, established in 1972 by former Lawrence trustee Edward Hamilton, is awarded to worthy and needy students attending Lawrence. Larson, a graduate of Marquette Senior High School, is a junior at Lawrence.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Salvation Army “kettles” made their appearance on streets in the downtown section of the city this morning for the first time this holiday season. Permission for the Marquette Salvation Army Corps to conduct its annual Christmas fundraising drive program will be formally granted by the Marquette City Commission at its meeting Monday night. However, the “Army” was interested in placing the kettles on the street today, so City Clerk Everett H. Kent informally polled the commissioners and they agreed to the request. Traditionally, the kettles go on the street shortly after Thanksgiving. “As in previous years,” said Capt. C.V. Jewett, corps commander here, “we hope to be able to provide a Christmas dinner and toys for children wherever needed through this program.” In granting the request, the corps was asked by the commission to handle the kettle posts in the same manner as last year — toning down the volume of the music.