100 YEARS AGO: An Associated Press dispatch regarding the price of sugar with the note that sugar was selling at fifteen cents per pound in this city (Marinette) was an injustice to the local retailers and grocers. The latter have not been profiteering as their sugar bills show. Sugar has been costing them $13.75. This means that the local retailers who sold at fifteen cents had only a cent and a quarter to cover the cost of selling, delivery, paper pages, etc., a very small margin, leaving no profit at all. The prices quoted by a Carpenter Cook company this morning are $13.70 in sacks and $13.50 in barrels. Someone has been making huge amounts in dealing with the saccharine product but it has not been the retailer or the wholesaler. 

50 YEARS AGO: Gov. Warren P. Knowles will head a list of dignitaries who will participate Aug. 25 in ceremonies for the opening of Stephenson National Bank’s expansion into new quarters. Bank President Louis W. Staudenmaier has scheduled a press preview breakfast at 8:15 a.m. on that date at Olsen’s restaurant. He will present architects, interior decorators, contractors and suppliers and introduce Roger Heironimus, Wisconsin bank commissioner, as well as other dignitaries. It is expected that Gov. Knowles will address the group briefly before moving across the street at 9:15 to officiate at a ribbon cutting ceremony to symbolize the opening of the new facility. At the time, Knowles, Heironimus and Mayor Edward Parsek are scheduled to address the crowd observing the ceremony. The grand opening will be combined with the 95th anniversary of the bank’s founding by the late Isaac Stephenson. 

25 YEARS AGO: After nearly five decades, Judy Moya and Marlene Bergstrand have finally found the missing pieces of the puzzle that is their lives. The sisters, who lived in Marinette about 50 years ago (1944) until they were placed in a Sparta orphanage, were reunited with their long-lost cousins at a Manake Family reunion at Menominee Henes Park in July. About 70 relatives from all parts of the country gathered to meet the women they remembered only as children, or didn’t remember at all. “It’s not the first time I met them, but the first time in 50 years,” Moya said. “I didn’t remember a lot of them.” Moya, who was about six years old when she went to the orphanage, had vague memories of swinging on a tire swing. The girls went to the orphanage in 1946. Moya was adopted but Bergstrand was never adopted. The sisters lost contact with each other after adoption. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: Leaders from Bay Area Medical Center and Aurora Health Care came together Wednesday to sign the documents which seal the deal on their new joint venture. Both Ed Harding, BAMC president and chief executive officer, and Dr. Nick Turkal, Aurora president and CEO, had nothing but positive comments to make about the new partnership the two nonprofit companies have entered into. It is new territory for both. While Aurora has built hospitals, clinics and outpatient surgery centers throughout Wisconsin and partnered in the Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay, it has never entered into a minority partnership. BAMC has had partnerships with many other health care organizations, but not to the extent they are joining with Aurora. In the arrangement with BAMC, Aurora will have a 49 percent investment, and BAMC will retain 51 percent and local control on the board of directors.