100 YEARS AGO: Postmaster L.J. Evans received a hurried call to Green Bay last Saturday to meet special agent of the Department of Justice to consider the disposition of the various disloyalty complaints now on hand with special reference to those who have "slacked" on previous bond issues and the War Savings stamp drive. A list of these persons have already been prepared, embracing those who have cashed in their War Savings stamps, and an investigation board will be established to consider the charges made against these individuals. The board will have the power and authority to summon those persons against whom complaints have been lodged, to appear before it and any person refusing to appear will be brought in by an officer, and if after a thorough investigation the board finds anyone guilty of "slacking" and they still refuse to perform their duty, a warrant will be issued against them and they will be turned over to the Department of Justice. Ninety-nine percent of the people are doing their very best and the other one percent are not going to be allowed to shirk or slack on the job. 

50 YEARS AGO: Republicans nominated Eugene Lingo for Lyon County treasurer, but no one seems to know him or where he is. Lingo paid a fee of $69.94 and gave his address as 428 Market St., when he filed as a Republican candidate. Mr. and Mrs. George S. Snider operate a rooming house at that address, and Mrs. Snider said, "He didn't bring any clothes." She remarked that he said he was going on vacation and would buy a house when he came back. Lacy Hayes, Republican county chairman said, "I've never, to my knowledge, met Mr. Lingo. "I don't know anything about him." Eugene Lingo's name will be on the ballot Nov. 5 and Democratic candidate is Lula Hunt.

25 YEARS AGO: It looks like the city of Menominee has lost the second round in its fight against a $15,834 fine assessed by the Michigan Employment Security commission. Gwen Jackson, a liability examiner with the Detroit MESC, said today that through redetermination she is upholding the MESC's determination that the city allegedly conspired with a former employee "in her effort to collect unemployment benefits to which she was not lawfully entitled." "I looked at all the facts," she said. "I affirmed the findings." City officials can either accept the decision or file an appeal with a referee. The MESC ruled that the employee was not entitled to $15,834 in unemployment benefits and ordered her to make restitution, plus pay an additional $2,819 in penalties for allegedly falsifying information to the state agency. The employee, who began work for the city in 1979, gave notice that she would be leaving her full-time job Oct. 25, 1990. However, a replacement for her was not found by the time she was ready to leave, so she and city officials agreed that she would be paid for the period from Oct. 26 through Nov. 9 but not from Nov. 10 to 21. She listed her last day of employment as Nov. 9 on her unemployment card and the city contends that she quit her original position and returned to work in a temporary position unrelated to her original job. The city may also be fines for making this agreement with the employee.

FIVE YEARS AGO: The plans for turning Green Island into an upscale retreat and recreation area are moving along with the Marinette Board of Public Works' recent approval of an archaeological permit to John Asher, president of Roen Salvage Co. in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Green Island has been the property of Asher's family for more than 50 years and he is in charge of the island's transformation. The archaeological permit he applied for covers the area in Red Arrow Park where an electrical line would go through in order to supply the island with electricity. "They are still moving ahead with their project," said Brian Miller, city engineer, at the Board of Public Works meeting Monday afternoon. "They said it has been a slow process for them. They've had to jump through hoops and one of those hoops they have to jump through is conducting an archaeological study along the path that the electrical service will take." The study is required by the Department of Natural Resources and is fairly simple to complete. The archaeologists will be taking shovels full of dirt and examining them to see if they can find any items of significance. They then record and process the information and forward their results to the Historical Society and the DNR. "This is just another step that John Asher has to take to reach the point where he reaches finality with his project on Green Island," Miller said. Board member John Marx brought up that Green Island is part of the Town of Peshtigo, not the City of Marinette. "Why are they bringing their electrical lines through the City of Marinette?" he asked. Miller replied that it was simply the shortest distance from the island to a power supply. He added that there would be no cost to the city if they approved this permit. Board members Carol Kempka, Shirley Kaufman, Bradley Behrendt and Martha Karban approved the permit. Marx voted against it.