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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

MARQUETTE — The police school of instruction conducted here for the last two weeks for city, state, and county officers by Captain William Cross, of Highland Park, was concluded yesterday afternoon and today Captain Cross will go to Escanaba to open a similar school. From Escanaba he will go to Sault Ste. Marie, he said yesterday. “I am well satisfied with the results of our school here in Marquette,” Captain Cross declared. “I am certain that officers who attended the daily sessions were keenly interested in the undertaking and earnestly tried to learn as much as possible. The attendance was regular and the nature of questions asked by the officers and comments they made to me during the two weeks convince me that they were really interested.

90 years ago

ISHPEMING — The city’s third annual Christmas lighting contest will take place this holidat season. Sponsored by the Greater Ishpeming Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee. The cash prizes include a $50 first prize, $30 second prize and $10 for the third prize and honorable mention. The Hematite Business and Professional Women’s Club will judge the home lighting. Judging will take place the evening of Dec. 20. Applications may be picked up at the chamber office Dec. 15-19.

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