100 YEARS AGO: According to a mayor proclamation: The president and the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States and the Governor of Wisconsin having issued proclamations designating Friday, June 28, 1918, as National War Savings Day and; The city of Marinette, having in all previous war activities fully met or exceeded the demands or quotas assigned to it, and; Recent events having emphasized more directly and forcefully than ever that the World War is at the very threshold of our country, yes, even entering the homes and families of our own city, and; The War Savings Securities now offered by our government, furnishing a splendid opportunity for all persons in our city to place themselves on record as to their loyalty; Now therefore, I, Joseph Fisher, Mayor of Marinette, do hereby proclaim that the efforts of our local organization in promoting and pledging here to our full quota of War Savings Stamps subscriptions are entitled to and should receive the most earnest support and co-operation of all of our people, men, women and children, and that our utmost endeavors should be exerted during the progress of the campaign between now and Friday night to the end that only shall the full sum required of our city be completely pledged, but, further, in compliance with the President's appeal, that "There be none unenlisted on that day!"

50 YEARS AGO: President Johnson has called for the federal registration of every privately owned gun in the nation and set off a controversy in Congress. Johnson asked for the stricter gun control laws Monday in a strongly worded message to both the House and Senate. The White House said specific legislative proposals would follow.

"Homes and city streets across the nation which might have rung with gun fire will be spared the tragedy of senseless slaughter," the President said. Johnson's proposals were attacked by Rep. Robert L. F. Sikes, D-Fla., who said "the principal deduction to be drawn from the message is that there is a deplorable lack of law enforcement in this country." Sikes is a former director of the National Rifle Association, the principal opponent of stringent gun controls, particularly the registration of weapons. Sen. Joseph D. Tydings, D-Md., sponsor of a pending bill along the lines of Johnson's recommendations, said the President, "has answered the demand of the American people to heed the menace of the gun traffic." Congress already has passed legislation barring mail-order sale of pistols and Johnson called again for quick action on pending legislation that would prohibit such sale of rifles and shotguns. 

25 YEARS AGO: Throughout the years, it was common practice to remove children from homes if abuse or neglect was suspected; however, thanks to the efforts of the state-funded program, children may be able to remain safely in their homes.

Families first, a program coordinated through the Michigan Department of Social Services, was developed for children who were in imminent danger of being removed from their families due to abuse, neglect or delinquency. Steve Schmitt, a social worker with the Department of Social Services, explained that most children are upset when they are removed from families even though a crisis, like abuse or neglect, is occuring. With the help of the program, many are able to stay at home. In order to do this, a social worker will go into the child's home for approximately four to six weeks and work with the family, Jim Phillippo, another social worker, explained. 

Phillippo said that during this time he teaches alternatives to abuse and neglect, and works with school officials if the children or family members are having problems there. "We need to be an advocate for the family," he said.

FIVE YEARS AGO: A protester is facing charges of trespassing and obstructing police after spending 10 hours inside an oil pipeline under construction in southern Michigan. WOOD-TV says that the 35-year-old was booked at the Calhoun County jail after ending the protest Monday at the site near Marshall in Fredonia Township. He was arraigned Tuesday on the charges that carry a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison. Protesters seek to halt Enbridge Inc.'s building of a new line, saying it endangers public health. The Calgary, Alberta-based company's pipeline ruptured nearby in 2010, spilling 800,000 gallons of oil into a river.

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada to Texas should only be approved if it doesn't worsen carbon pollution. The $7 billion pipeline has become a contentious issue, with Republicans touting the jobs it would create and demanding its approval and environmentalists urging the Obama administration to reject it, because it would carry carbon-intensive oil from Canadian tar sands to the Texas Gulf Coast. "Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation's interests," Obama said in a speech on climate change at Georgetown University. "Our national interest would be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution."

While his remarks appeared designed to reassure environmentalist fearful that the pipeline will be approved, they could also indicate an easing of the way for the pipeline, if the carbon standard is met. The White House has insisted the State Department is making the decision about whether the pipeline is in the national interest, but Obama made it clear Tuesday he was instructing the department to approve it only if the project won't increase overall, net emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. A State Department report on the pipeline earlier this year acknowledged that development of tar sands in Alberta would create greenhouse gases, but also made clear that other methods to transport the oil — including rail, trucks and barges — also pose a risk to the environment. For instance, a scenario that would move the oil on trains to mostly existing pipelines would release 8 percent more greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide than Keystone XL, the State report said.

"The standard the president set today should lead to speedy approval of the Keystone pipeline," Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said. "Based on the lengthy review by the State Department, construction of the pipeline would not have a significant environmental impact. It's time to sign off on Keystone and put Americans to work."