EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
MARQUETTE — A copper etching by artist Verna Depro of Marquette has been purchased by the annual Marshfield, Wis., Art Fair. “Cruising Angels” will be part of the permanent display in the Marshfield Clinic’s Nu Visions Gallery. The limited edition print is another in a long line of Depro’s hand-painted creations. Among other honors, Depro’s 1986 print called “Chickadee” was exhibited throughout the Lower Peninsula as part of the Michigan Sesquicentennial celebration. Her work is displayed at the Upper Peninsula Home Nursing Office on Fair Avenue in Marquette, which is open to the public.
60 years ago
MARQUETTE — Three senior industrial arts majors at Northern Michigan College have been honored by the industrial arts department and the NMC Industrial Arts Club. Awarded plaques for outstanding achievements were David Dompierre, Negaunee, for craftsmanship; Joseph Jurasin, Bessemer, for scholarship, and Henry Varda, Vulcan, for leadership. The seniors, all club members, also received membership in the American Industrial Arts Association. The plaques, fashioned from Rosewood and properly inscribed, were made by Gene Dahlin and Marvin Krueger of Northern’s industrial arts staff.