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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

ISHPEMING – Ishpeming Salvation Army will have a new commanding officer at the end of the month. Auxilliary Captain Rosemary Matson will become the commanding officer Wednesday. She previously served as the assisting officer at the Ishpeming Corps. Matson was born in Superior, Wis., and orphaned at age eight. But she was given love and attention by a Salvation Army officer and her dream was to someday be just like that officer, she said. Twenty-five years later, after serving in the nursing field, her dream has come true. “It’s just like heaven,” she said about becoming an officer and serving in Ishpeming. She previously served in Milwaukee, Independence, Mo., and Madison, Wis. Coming to the Ishpeming Salvation Army to assist is Lt. Jeanne Bryant, who has commissioned from the Salvation Army training college in Chicago last June. She has been serving in the Madison Salvation Army. Bryant is the daughter of Salvation Army officers and is originally from Merril, Ind. A public and Corps welcome will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army Corps building. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — Sherrill Yelland, ninth grade domestic science student at Negaunee High School, was among the contestants who participated yesterday in the annual state cherry pie-baking contest at Grand Rapids. To qualify for state competition, Yelland won elimination contests at the local and county levels. The program is sponsored by the Michigan Cherry Growers Assn. in cooperation with the National Cherry Growers Assn. Winners of state contests will compete in a national contest later this spring in Chicago. According to Mrs. Marcella Houseman, home economics instructor, this is the first time that Negaunee High has been represented in the state contest. Yelland, 14, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yelland, Snow St., Negaunee.