April 22, 1947
The men of the Legion Corps of Drums meet for a reunion banquet and organize a club
Although the pre-war Drum and Bugle Corps of Upper Post No. 65, American Legion, had been inactive since before 1940, strictly as a marching and performing unit, those members who are still at Superior, most of them are determined. may the memories and glory of the old days not be forgotten.
Twenty-nine men who were among the mainstays of the group during its active existence gathered in the halls of the American Legion club on Saturday for a reunion banquet and get-together. Here they recalled the days before the war when the unit was one of the most colorful marching bands in this part of the country.
April 22, 1965
The merger of the Pilgrim and Trinity Lutheran churches becomes official on Sunday
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will end its 60-year history on Sunday when its congregation joins the Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Dr. Theodore E. Matson, Milwuakee, president of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, will officiate at the union ceremony, which will be formalized during the 11 a.m. worship service at Pilgrim Lutheran Church.
Holy Trinity Congregation was organized in 1905 for the purpose of establishing a Lutheran church to serve the English-speaking community. The church building was erected in 1909. Its members, in the early years, resided in widely dispersed areas of Superior, such as Billings Park, the East End, Allouez and South Superior, but like other foreign-language Lutheran churches have switched to English, the requirement for an English-speaking central church has diminished.
Reverend Lemoyne Boleman of Poplar has served Holy Trinity as vice pastor since November and in coordination with Reverends Chester Johnson and Ronnie Peterson of Pilgrim, and the councils of both churches, has administered transitional affairs. The Holy Trinity congregation has been attending worship services at Pilgrim for a month.
April 23, 1947
New Nemadji span planned for Superior
Reconstruction of the Nemadji River Bridge on East Second Street is being considered by the City of Superior, and plans for the proposed work have been filed with the District Engineer’s Office, War Department Corps of Engineers, Duluth .
The proposed reconstruction involves removing the bent pile and girder structure and replacing it with a 192 foot truss span.
Athletes from the Nemadji school will be mentioned at the banquet
The Nemadji School Sports Banquet will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium, according to Principal Merrill Thompson. The guest speaker will be Charles A. Erickson, head basketball coach at East High School, who will be next year’s basketball coach for the new high school.
The players of the Nemadji basketball and football teams will be honored as well as their parents. The school cheerleaders will also be honored.
Players include Garry Brill, Larry Brill, Jerry Edwards, Jim Schmid, Neil Hagen, Charles Frazier, Gary Hunter, Roger Stalvig, Wayne Nelson, Douglas Nelson, Mike Breitzmann, Jerry Hagen, Jon Allen, Jim Gustafson, Terry Pendant, Bob Plenkner , Billy Tomczak, Roger Rice, Richard Williams, Don Williams, Dennis Moen, Rodney Van Horenweder, John Herubin and Gerhart Perdue.
The cheerleaders are Sharon Hagen, Cathi Mansky, Paula Johnson, Mary Reid, Ginger Rehl and Jeanette Persons. The managers are Bruce Germond and Dave Martin.
April 25, 1947
Key anglers for trout opening
Area trout anglers are on a high note as they eagerly await the opening of trout season on Saturday at dawn in streams and tributaries in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron counties flowing into Lake Superior.
Manager McNaughton reported Friday morning that the Brule was a bit high but not high enough to fish seriously.
Reports came in that fishermen had started flocking to the Brule on Thursday evening and Friday morning in order to be all settled and ready by dawn on Saturday. Tourist huts and other accommodation in the Brule area have been booked over the past two weeks, which has forced many nimrods to camp in tents along the banks of the river.
Articles and images courtesy of retired librarian Judy Aunet of the Superior Public Library.