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–The Marquette Area Chamber of Commerce has pledged $500 a year for the next three years to support the National Ski Hall of Fame fund raising efforts. The hall is seeking to raise more than $2 million throughout the country, $300,000 of that from the Upper Peninsula. “Our support for this project is very consistent with our current 1990 goals, specifically with one of our working councils, the Commercial and Tourism council, in efforts to support local attractions,” said Mike Roche, executive vice president. “The National Ski Hall of Fame needs all the financial help we can give throughout the Upper Peninsula in order to keep it here and help build the new building in the more proper setting of the highway location in Ishpeming.” He added that the yearly $500 commitment would not affect membership dues.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE–Nancy Elizabeth Grayes and Rosalee Jean Maki have been named the 1960 “Betty Crocker Homemakers of Tomorrow” at Negaunee and St. Paul High Schools, respectively. Each of the winners received the highest score in a 50-minute written examination on homemaking knowledge and attitudes taken by graduation senior girls in her school. Examination papers written by the two local girls will be entered in competition with other high school winners to name the state title. Each state “Homemaker of Tomorrow” will receive a $1,500 scholarship and an educational trip with her school advisor. The tour will include New York City and colonial Williamsburg, culminating with the American Table Banquet in Washington, D.C. As a result of winning local contests, Miss Grayes and Miss Maki will receive award pins containing the slogan, “Home is where the heart is.” Examinations were prepared and judged by the Science Research Associates of Chicago.