This week in history

100 years ago – The Munising News – Speed Regulations of Heavy Vehicles

City officials served notice this week that an ordinance regulating the collection and handling of garbage will be enforced, ‘and no fooling’.

As a follow-through on a drive to cleanup alleys and garbage areas to reduce the danger of the spread of disease (and also to take care of a situation which has not been ‘pretty’ business people are being contacted to enlist their cooperation in the program, and the general public is urged to ‘kick- in’ by clearing yards and open lots of all debris.

50 Years ago – Grand Marais Pilot & Pictured Rocks Review – Fisherman rescued: in lake five hours

Four lake trout fishermen, thrown into Lake Superior, when their boat sank five miles offshore, were saved when one managed to swim to shore to obtain help from the Coast Guard. Immediate alert action by the latter resulted in the rescue of the other three men, Pete Tellier, 36, and Dave Dunlap, 56, from Seney, and Cleve Raymond, 52, and Denny Burger, 53, from Lake Orion had a narrow escape from drowning when Pete Tellier’s 21-foot inboard-outboard cabin cruiser sprang a leak.

The accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, after the trollers had pulled in their lines to move to another fishing spot. The leak became apparent in the transom area soon after the 100 h.p. motor had been given full throttle and vibrated abnormally.

25 Years Ago – Munising News – Escapees captured

Douglas Allen Burger, age 34, and Ty Joseph Beilby, age 38, walked away from the Marquette Branch Prison on Sunday, August 30, 1998. Both men were serving sentences for sex offenses. Burger was up for release in July 1999, while Beilby was due early release in November 1999.

The two prisoners eluded the police until Monday afternoon when officers from the Alger County Sheriff’s Department stopped them near the airport in AuTrain. When spotted, the escapees had changed clothes and were wearing shorts, tank tops, and carrying backpacks.

10 years ago – Munising News – Torch Run

On Saturday September 7, Munising’s first first local Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting Special Olympics, took place. 22 people pre-registered for Saturday’s fundraiser in which participants could walk, run or ride a bicycle to the finish line. The Munising Torch Run route began at the Industrial Park and ended at Shooters via M-28.

This year’s inaugural Torch Run was organized by Carl and Carla White. The local Torch Run has raised about $900 so far for the Special Olympics.