100 YEARS AGO: Miss Ella Davis today received a letter from Miss Mary Bullock, a former member of the Marinette High School faculty. She is at Williston, North Dakota, and has had a siege with the flu. There were over 500 cases in the town, which is one of 6,000 inhabitants. In Grand Forks and Fargo the siege has been very severe. Townspeople have been called upon to assist in caring for the sick.

50 YEARS AGO: Chief James Krei of the Marinette Police Department today issued a reminder to parents to have their youngsters off the street by 6 p.m. Halloween night. “We ask that the children conduct their ‘trick-or-treat’ around 6 p.m. so that they can be finished by 8,” Krei said. “At times in the past we’ve had reports of older youth taking the treats away from the younger children — we’ll have patrols out to put a stop to this.” He also issued a warning to parents to dress their children in light-colored costumes.

25 YEARS AGO: Bagpiper Patrick DeGaynor (in the picture at left) leads a band of bridge walkers across the Ogden Street Bridge Saturday afternoon. Bridge walk organizer Helen Parrette, owner of the Edgewater tavern on Hosmer Street, said she hoped to make the walk into an annual event similar to the Mackinac Bridge and Cedar River bridge walks. “We have to have a bridge walk,” Parrette said of the newly opened Ogden Street Bridge, “It almost put us out of business (when it closed), we need to celebrate its opening.” Judy Uecke, a native of Menekaunee, said the bridge walk celebrates the “Pride of Menekaunee,” and that she plans to attend the event every year.

FIVE YEARS AGO: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has hired a new dean for the Marinette campus — Jan Scoville. Scoville was hired after a nationwide search. She currently serves as the coordinator for Student Assistance through the Dean of Students office at Iowa State University. “Her experience in working with students, along with her experiences on several campus teams, is an exciting addition for our Marinette campus,” Lori Suddick, NWTC vice president for learning, said. “Jan has great depth of experience in working with nonprofit organizations, giving her an appreciation for the underserved in our communities.” Scoville is expected to start her new position at NWTC-Marinette before Dec. 31.