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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

L’ANSE — Four L’Anse High School students knew the answers to dozens of obscure, bizarre questions Jan. 8, scoring 210 points in a win over Superior Central at the U.P. Mind Bowl competition in Marquette. L’Anse seniors Susie Delene, John Supanich, John Taisto, and junior Steve Smith, with alternates Dale Minter, a senior, and Lori Juntunen, a sophomore, matched wits with four seniors on the Superior Central team, who earned 70 points during the half hour game show recorded at WNMU-TV 13 Studios. The match is scheduled to be aired at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, and 1:30 p.m. Feb 5 on WNMU’s Channel 13. Forty-five U.P. schools vie for the bowl championship in the single elimination competition, which will run through March 1990. L’Anse beat Bessemer 210-40 in the first game, aired Dec. 9, Gladstone and L’Anse will meet Feb. 2 at NMU in a game to be aired March 24 and March 26.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Hungry spectators at the Olympic tryouts this weekend will find an ample supply of hot coffee and hot dogs available. As in past years, the Ishpeming Junior Chamber of Commerce will handle the concession stand at the two-day tournament. The entire membership will turn out to keep the supply well ahead of the demand. Plans for the concessions have been completed by co-chairman J. Lloyd Nault and Jack Boase. Profits will be split with the Ski Club. The Jaycee’s share will be used to support their programs for promotion of public safety, public health, and community relations, as well as the National Safe Driving Rodeo, conducted annually by the Jaycees for high school driver training students in the area. Jaycees throughout Michigan also are promoting aid to mentally retarded children and are actively supporting a revision of the state constitution.