100 YEARS AGO: The city council will meet this evening at 8 o’clock in the council chambers. The meeting is a regular one and under the law it is required that the salaries for all city officials and employees for the ensuing year be fixed at this meeting. Mayor Fisher is ill in Chicago and unable to be present at the meeting. An informal gathering of the aldermen was held Saturday and some important discussions were held regarding the advisability of increasing the salaries of the city men. From all that can be learned at this meeting, as published last night in the Eagle-Star, it is apparent that favorable action was taken. Several of the aldermen declared this morning in speaking of that matter that a motion will be made to have the salary questions go over until a meeting at which the mayor can be present. 

50 YEARS AGO: The Mid-County Rescue Squad of Menominee is going to give women a chance to help in rescue work. Three women have been accepted as members of the Mid-County Rescue Squad which serves the Stephenson-Daggett areas. They are Mrs. Frank Borksi and Mrs. Gerald Bushonville of Stephenson and Mrs. Milton Heiden of Daggett. Mrs. Borski’s husband is also a member of the volunteer organization and they are believed to be the first husband-wife team working in the Menominee County field. In fact, the enlistment of three women is believed to be a “first” in the area where rescue squads are involved. The need for adding women to the rescue unit became evident when some county volunteers had to be away from home most of the day and scheduling shifts for the rescue squad became more difficult.  

25 YEARS AGO: Menominee residents will don their winter coats, hats, boots and mittens and head for the polls Tuesday to decide if they should increase their property taxes for the next 20 years. Pools will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. The bind referendum question deals with a proposal to borrow $1.6 million to remodel, renovate and expand Spies Public Library, a community cultural structure that was erected in 1905. If the bonding proposition is approved, residents can expect to pay 1.4 mills, or $1.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. based on this rate, a resident with a home valued at $30,000 will be paying $21 per year, or $1.75 per month. A resident with a home valued at $50,000 will be paying $35 per year, or $2.92 per month. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: When Gov. Scott Walker delivered his budget proposal Tuesday at the state Capitol in Madison it certainly had a Marinette County flavor. A veteran employee of the Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Shelter in Marinette, a hard-working family from Pound and this area’s state representative received recognition. Jessica Honish, the lead advocate at the Rainbow House, said she learned the Friday before that she was invited to attend the governor’s speech. It wasn’t until she arrived in Madison, that she was told she and other domestic violence advocates and survivors would be singled out by Walker. “Everything was pretty top secret,” said Honish, who has been with the local shelter for 14 years. “There was a reception beforehand in Gov. Walker’s chambers for everyone who was invited. He made sure to talk to every group.”