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

30 years ago

GWINN – Gwinn High School defeated Painesdale Jeffers High School 305-220 in WNMU-TV’s Upper Peninsula High School Bowl on Saturday. Andrew Wiesmann, Andrew Olson, Michael Petrillo and David Simpson represented Gwinn, with backups Lani Weingartner and Jason Burton and coach Cerona Stevens. On the Jeffers team were Jim Gondek, Emily Yandl, Eric Felhusen and Mark Burns, with backups Rich Verbeck and Darren Niemi and coach Ray Carlson. The show’s host, Dr. David Goldsmith, was also present. The high school bowl “double headers” are broadcast on Saturdays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and rebroadcast on Mondays at 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. High School Bowl is produced by Jackie Calcaterra at NMU Studios and is underwritten by Escanaba’s Mead Paper.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE – Carol Hendrickson, E. Ridge St., Marquette, the second week winner in Radio Station WDMJ’s “The radio goes everywhere” contest, was presented with a transistor radio by William F. Jackson, president of Northwest Radio of Michigan, co-sponsor of the contest along with The Mining Journal radio station and area Channel Master dealers. Miss Hendrickson’s entry recounted how she, as a lift operator in a Marquette building, entertained herself with two little boys for over half an hour when the lift stalled between floors during of a recent building power outage. Elden W. Wallace, program director of WDMJ, reminded listeners that they had until midnight, March 8, to submit entries for the final week’s competition. Details are broadcast daily on WDMJ.

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