Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Well tests for the joint water project between the cities of Ishpeming and Negaunee are looking good so far. Results from two of three test production wells are being analyzed by Williams & Works, the engineering firm for the project. “One of the test production wells in the North Carp River pumped at 600 gallons a minutes and they’re now in the process of drilling the second well there,” said Negaunee City Manager John Korhonen. “The well near Teal Lake was pumped at 500 gallons a minute so the preliminary results are looking pretty good. It looks like there’s a good quantity of water there.” Williams & Works will use test data to get an idea of how many wells will be needed and their locations. “Once that’s determined they will get into the final design of the wellfield,” Korhonen said. “Hopefully that will begin in March.”

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Adult education classes will begin next Wednesday at the C.L. Phelps School. The art class under John Pontti will take up painting. The art class, larger than before, worked on sketching during its last session. Student work was exhibited at Gately’s Store following completion of the course. Classes in German, typing, sewing, literature, blueprint reading, and mechanical drawing have been delayed because of lack of students. Those interested in attending these classes should call M.A. Haney, director of the adult education program, either HU 6-4976 or HU 6-6621. If 12 students register in any of the classes, they will get underway later in the semester.