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Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

BIG BAY — Dave Niven of Big Bay came up the big winner during the third annual Muzzleloading Shoot sponsored by the Powell Township Muzzleloading Club Sept. 16. Niven copped first place in both the 50-yard competition and the “blanket shoot,” and won both turkey shoots. The results were: 50-yard competition – Niven, 46 out of a possible 50; second, Ray Bedore, 42; and third, Tim Leahy, 36. In the blanket shoot – Niven, 45; second, Steffan Childers, 42; and third, Bedore, 41. Niven won one of the turkey shoots outright and the other in a shoot-off against Steve Nason. A dozen shooters participated. The shoot was at the Halfway gravel pit.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING — Charles Pryor was elected president of the Greater Ishpeming and Surrounding Townships United Fund at an organizational meeting in the Mather Inn. Pryor, who is president of Local 286 of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union at the H.W. Gossard Co., succeeds Stanley Sundeen. J. Michael Archibald, director of purchases for North Range Mining Co., was named vice president, succeeding Kay Engelhard. John R. Kivisto, principal of Ishpeming High School, was re-elected treasurer, and Waino Mantyla, assistant cashier at the Miner’s First National Bank, was re-elected secretary. Irving B. Moss, executive vice president of the Miner’s First National Bank, was named a director to fill a vacancy. John Schmeltz, president of Local 2656, Cliffs Shaft, and R.L. Sundblad, assistant cashier at Peninsula Bank, both were reappointed to head the budget and admissions committee, with 14 other United Fund directors serving as members.

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