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30 years ago
MUNISING — More than 400 participants are expected at this year’s 15th running of the Pictured Rocks Road Race in Munising. The race beings at 8 a.m. Sunday at Nebel Field near the Alger County Courthouse. Spectators wanting to see the first finishers of the 11-mile race should be at Mustang Stadium before 9 a.m. A memorial dedication ceremony in honor of runner David Lori, who died of heart failure after completing last year’s race, will be at 7:45 a.m., immediately preceding the race. Late applicants can still register at the Munising Community Center from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday for a fee of $15. Runner packets will also be distributed during those hours. No applications will be accepted the day of the race. All entrants receive a free pass for Eagle Falls Adventure Golf in Wetmore and a ticket to the spaghetti supper to be served 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the community center. All finishers receive long-sleeve T-shirts and refreshments at Nebel Field. Awards for the various age divisions in the men’s and women’s categories will be presented at 11 a.m., as well as a variety of impromptu awards. Plaques will be given to the top three finishers and medals to fourth and fifth place in each age bracket. Fun Runs to benefit Bay Cliff Health Camp are also planned Sunday for runners preferring to shorter distances.
60 years ago
MARQUETTE — Baton twirling lessons and arts and crafts instructions will begin on scheduled days at all city playgrounds next week, City Recreation Director James R. Engle announced today. The instructions will be given at 1 p.m. each day. Sue and Nan Gustafson have been hired by the city recreation department to conduct the baton classes. Vonda Ranguette and Darlene Prakos have been engaged to teach arts and crafts. The Gustafson girls are the daughters of Ruth P. Gustafson, W. Prospect St. They have attended the Upper Peninsula Band Camp and Camp All-American and also have received special instructions in baton twirling at the Chicago National Assn. of Dance Masters School. They are both members of the association. Nan Gustafson is head majorette at Carroll College, Waukesha, Wis., and Sue is head majorette at Graveraet High School here. Ranguette and Prakos are well experience in the field of arts and crafts work, Engle said.