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30 years ago
MUNISING — Alger County’s cuddliest cats and most darling dogs are invited to compete in the most prestigious animal event of the year — the Cutest Critter Contest. The photo competition is open to all Alger County animals, though generally dogs and cats are most heavily represented. Proceeds benefit the Alger County Humane Society. “I’d like to get some oddball critters entered,” organizer Marsha Shubert said. “There’s got to be some cute horses and goats out there.” Nominees’ photos will be displayed at Peoples State Bank April 19-20, when passersby can vote for their favorites by contributing $1 or more. The animal garnering the most votes is named the official Cutest Critter, and receives $10 and a plaque. Second- and third-place winners receive $5 each.
90 years ago
SAULT STE. MARIE — According to the annual report of the Sault fire department, fires caused a total damage of $92,331.51 to building and their contents in 1929. Of this amount, $33,731.24 was damage to buildings, and $58,600.27 damage to contents. The department answered 116 fire alarms during the year. The total damage, as well as the damage to contents of buildings, is an increase over 1928; in that year there being a total damage of $65,292.67 and a damage to contents of buildings of $20,460.75. The damage to buildings in 1928 was higher than in ’29, the figure being $44,831.92.