100 YEARS AGO: The following letter was received by Mrs. Delia La Londe, 147 Hattie St., from her son, Louis La Londe, with the Forestry Engineers in France. The letter, marked France, Sept. 7, 1918 reads: Dear Mother, I received no letter for three weeks and I am worrying about what the matter is. I am feeling good after thirty-six hours of fighting fire. We had some time for we had a fire about four miles long and I suppose you know how a forest fire is. It was some job and I believe that if it were not for us, a good many French people would have lost their homes. Some of the boys like to fight fire, for the French people treat them with red wine as they collect; and I hope nothing like this comes up again. The fire is not quite out yet for I got just got off. I think the fire will go out for there is a storm coming up and that will put it out. I think I will close and go to bed for I am quite tired. Hoping to hear from you soon. Your Son, Louis La Londe.

50 YEARS AGO: Winners of the trout fishing contest sponsored by the Niagara Sportsmens Club were announced today. Gene Chartier won with a two-pound brook trout followed by Dr. Albert Lesh with 1 1/2 pounder and Walter Johnson with a one-pound catch. The contest on all other game fish will end Nov. 1. The club plans to hold its first fall meeting Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

25 YEARS AGO: For a few years now the families of Drs. Jagdev Bhatoya and Gian Daroach have followed similar paths. Bhatoya and Daroach, both natives of India, married sisters in a double-wedding ceremony. They studied at the same university in India. They lived in Cleveland in the mid-80s. And they had three-year internships at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. Las Friday, Bhatoya and Daroach, both United States citizens, began their practices at the M&M Clinic. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: If a WIAA plan is implemented, Marinette will be taken out of the Bay Conference and placed in a realigned 10-team Eastern Valley Conference. The proposed realignment would occur for the 2015-’16 season. If approved, Marinette would be in a 10-team conference and there would be no M&M Game after the 2014 season. Deb Hauser, WIAA associate director, presented the plan at a regional meeting Wednesday at Fox Valley Lutheran High School. Hauser is aware of the tradition affiliated with the M&M Game, the third oldest interstate rivalry in the nation dating back to 1894. “You try to consider as many things as you can,” Hauser said. “I would say that was down on the list of priorities.”