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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 — Much of this week’s meeting of the Marquette school board was spent hearing a report on the district’s scores on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests. The verdict “We have shown a steady progression since 1987,” Superintendent Thomas Gill said. “Every year we’ve shown an increase at every grade level.” Although the state scores have not yet been released, Gill predicted based on past performance that Marquette would score 5 or 6% higher than the state average. The school board also adopted vision and mission statements for the district. The vision statement reads, “We believe that our purpose is to educate all students to high levels of academic performance while fostering positive growth in social/emotional behavior and attitudes.” The mission statement reads, “The staff believes that all students can learn and achieve mastery of basic skills. We accept responsibility in collaboration with the home and community to teach all students so they can attain their maximum educational potential.”

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — The first federal prohibition department raid in Marquette in nearly a year resulted, Saturday night, in the arrest of a Marquette man, corner of Seventh Street and Baraga Avenue. He is charged with sale and possession of booze. A raiding party composed of Ray Harring, prohibition chief in the Upper Peninsula, another federal officer, and two state troopers visited the man’s residence about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. According to their report, two gallons of moonshine and five gallons of wine were seized. A quantity of home brew and about 20 gallons of wine were destroyed. The man was taken to the county jail to await arraignment this morning before Charles F. Button, U.S. court commissioner.