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 – A citizens group which endorses proposed construction of a $5.5 million nursing facility to replace Acocks Medical Facility will meet tonight to consider ways to boost community-wide support for the plan. County board members voted approval last month to place a millage issue before county voters to finance the project.

ISHPEMING – Customers at Rosemarie’s Beauty Salon in Ishpeming turned to solar and wind power to dry their hair during Friday’s power outage in the city. Trying the new method were Theresa Matson, Vi Snell, and Addie Wesa, while salon employee Clara Kutchie checked to see how things were progressing among the rollers. Power in Ishpeming was out for most of Friday afternoon, while other areas in Superiorland had to wait as long as until Saturday afternoon for power to be restored.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Figures obtained today from the city clerk’s office show that the stork had its busiest May in Marquette’s history last month. There were 81 babies born here, and the total increased the year’s births to 395. That’s well above the comparable five-month figure of 31 for the first five months of 1953.

MUNISING – The Munising-Alger Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Munising will join in a royal welcome as hosts to members of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, who will arrive at the Municipal Pier aboard the S.S. South American. The Ohio visitors, 400 in number, include 150 members of the Ohio state legislature, as well as the lieutenant governor, the attorney general and state treasurer.