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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Cigarette smokers who venture onto the Northern Michigan University campus after June 30 better not run out of cigarettes. That’s the date NMU officials have set for the removal of all cigarette vending machines on the campus, said Michael J. Connelly, associate director of food services. “The law now requires that we monitor cigarette vending machines so that they are not being used by minors, and we can’t do that so we’re taking them out,” Connelly said. The law referred to was approved recently by the Marquette County board and prohibits tobacco vending machines in unmonitored areas. There are 13 cigarette machines on campus in various public places, such as residence hall lobbies, academic buildings, and food lounges.
60 years ago
MARQUETTE — The Stroh Brewery Co., today announces the promotion of John H. (Jack) Warmington of Marquette to western district sales manager with headquarters at Grand Rapids. Warmington has been Upper Peninsula sales supervisor and a resident of Marquette for the past five years. He has been an assistant to K.J. MacFarlane of Bessemer who is district sales manager for the Upper Peninsula. Warmington’s new territory will include the markets of Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Ionia, and north of Manistee and Ludington. The appointment is effective April 4. He is a graduate of Iron River High School, spent three years in the U.S. Navy and was graduated from Ferris Institute in 1949. His wife, Roman, and their children Stephen, 9, and Patti, 7, will join him in Grand Rapids in June.