100 YEARS AGO: All assembly places close because of the flu. Twenty new flu cases were reported to the health department today, but as 22 patients have been discharged, it leaves the situation about the same as reported yesterday. The health officers of the two cities have agreed on a measure to tighten the flu regulations. They consider the situation such that every possible measure of precaution is to be taken. Capt. McComb of Menominee appeared before the council last night and after a brief address the council sanctioned the regulations decided upon. Marinette health authorities have also approved then and they will be formally promulgated tomorrow. 

50 YEARS AGO: Marinette Board of Education voted Monday (Dec. 7) night to initiate steps which are expected to lead eventually to selection of an architect for the boards anticipated building program. The school building needs committee was authorized to gather information about qualified architectural firms. The committee will nominate at least three firms that will be interviewed by the entire board before a selection is made. “It seems to me that the time has arrived in our school planning when we need to consider the services of an architectural firm,” Supt. William C. Godson declared. “We are reasonably sure that we will need to construct a school building and remodel the present high school building and possibly add on to some of the elementary buildings.”

25 YEARS AGO: With the dawn of the 21st century just over the horizon, the Marinette School District is actively preparing for the new world with the installation of advanced technology at the middle and high school. The two libraries are about to face a vast transformation as they await the addition of computer networking. The schools are in the second year of a three-year plan to replace card catalogs with computer screens. The schools plan to have both libraries fully automated and operating after Jan. 5 (1994). The new additions include six computer stations at the middle school and nine at the high school. There will also be one administrative station for the librarians to check out and renew books and one file server in the back of each room to operate systems. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: Marinette County is still awaiting word on the status of its application for a $285,349 grant to fund two programs to attack the area’s escalating heroin and opiate problems. Circuit Court Branch 2 Judge Jim Morrison told fellow members of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee on Friday morning he remains confident the county will be awarded the grant. The county submitted an application on Oct. 17 for funds to finance Treatment Alternative and Diversion (TAD) and Drug Court programs. Morrison told the committee the grant application still needs to be approved by the attorney general.