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30 years ago
NEGAUNEE – The Negaunee Iron Rangers took advantage of home ice on Saturday during the Iron Range Hockey Invitational which was held at the Negaunee Ice Arena. Rangers split a pair of games as they qualified for today’s semi-finals. Negaunee edged the junior college DePere (Wis.) Cavaliers, 6-3, to advance to a semifinal at 10 a.m. Jim Gustitis, Toby Rivord, Mark Bekkala, Rich Karki, Geoff Kruger and Andy Ryan scored for the winners. Negaunee keeper Jeff Billings made 22 saves. Assistant coach Dan Gannon, who coached Iron Rangers 15-27-1 for Dennis LaValley, saw Negaunee play openly with a 6-5 loss to Calumet Rowe Moving Midget B. Kruger scored twice, while Shay Korpi, Mark Perry and Joe Stanaway also hit the lamp. Mark Heltunen scored the hat trick for Calumet. Goaltender Al Beauchamp spurned 25 shots for Negaunee; Chris Gipp made 26 saves for Calumet.
60 years ago
ISHPEMING — A survey of buildings in the Ishpeming area that could be used as fallout shelters is being conducted by Edwin E. Brabetz, representative of the J.& B. Davermain Co., Grand Rapids engineering firm. It is being conducted as part of the Civil Defense Bureau’s National Fallout Shelter Survey. The first objective of the investigation, according to Brabetz, “is to assess all buildings, except individual residences, to determine the degree of protection each can provide against radioactive fallout. The fallout protection engineering assessment requires the engineer to enter the building to examine certain construction details. These include exterior wall thickness, floor thickness, ceiling or story heights, roof type and number of window openings. The type of basement is important. However, adequate shelter protection can be found in areas above basement level.