100 YEARS AGO: At one of the most enthusiastic gatherings held in this city in months Circuit Judge W. B. Quinlan addressed a large assemblage of applicants for citizenship, and others, on the question of good citizenship, at the Marinette Courthouse last night. Although the weather was somewhat unfavorable and with the fear of contracting influenza in the minds of many persons, the courtroom was filled to capacity. After 8 o’clock there was not a seat to be found in the hall. It is evident that the plan to establish a school to make good citizens of the applicants is a success. The idea which was proposed by the judge several weeks ago, has worked out and Marinette applicants for citizenship have shown themselves to be truly desirous of becoming one hundred percent American.

50 YEARS AGO: Photo at right is from the archives of the Eagle-Star. Marinette Marine Corporation personnel had to tow a YRBM (repair berthing and messing barge) out of its “barn” Monday afternoon in order to add another deck to the 600 ton, 146-foot-long and 46-foot-wide craft. The barge, in its uncompleted stage, cleared the doorway by just two feet. This is the first of eight of a $10.5 million Navy contract. All eight are scheduled for delivery this year to the east coast. The barges, which can accommodate 257 men, will be stationed at atomic sub bases for crews to live on. They will have complete repair facilities for submarines.

25 YEARS AGO: Due to projected reductions in enrollment within the Menominee Area Public Schools, the administration is proposing a major restructuring of the district’s elementary schools. Superintendent Randy Neelis said at a school board meeting Thursday that the proposal being developed by the elementary school principals would place all developmental kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades in the Central Elementary School building. All third, fourth and fifth graders will be housed in Roosevelt and Lincoln schools.

FIVE YEARS AGO: Marinette County is going to explore the possibility of getting another employer in the area to become a partner in its Employees Health Care Clinic, Human Resources Director Jennifer Holtger told the county board’s Finance Committee on Monday. She said if a partner is found the clinic’s availability could be doubled to 40 hours a week and become a “more routine part of county employees’ lives.” The clinic opened on Shore Drive in July of 2013 as a partnership between the county and NorthReach Health Care and its two owners at that time, Bellin Health and Bay Area Medical Center.