100 YEARS AGO: The school board in regular session last night granted an increase of 10% to all teachers employed in the public schools of Marinette. The increase is to date from Jan. 1, 1920, for the remaining six months of the school period, and is to be in the form of a bonus for those who finish the school year. At the opening of the school year, the teachers were granted an increase of about 25% making 35 in all, dating from the first of the year. Notwithstanding these increases, it is said that Marinette is not paying as high a wage as some other cities. 

50 YEARS AGO: Although no official action was taken Tuesday night, the Marinette City Council gave definite indications about the route that probably will be taken in financing the proposed school construction program. The formal request by the school board for $4.5 million to finance the first phase of the school construction program was referred to committee by council action Tuesday night. At the suggestion of Mayor Edward Parsek, the communication was placed in the hands of the finance committee and chairman of the Town of Porterfield, Woodrow Vaughn, as representative of the four rural areas attached to the city school district. 

25 YEARS AGO: The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin today laid claim to rights to a large portion of Wisconsin, including Marinette and Oconto counties, in a suit against the state. The suit seeks to a declaration of its rights and an injunction to prevent the state and its agents from interfering with the right to hunt, fish and gather in a section of Wisconsin that stretches north of Milwaukee to the mouth of the Menominee River including Lake Winnebago, and from about the middle of Lake Michigan west to the Wisconsin River, including the waters of Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: When driving along area county roads people may notice that there is still corn standing in fields — something not typical for the middle of January. “The two biggest reasons that we have as much corn standing in fields in Marinette, Menominee and Oconto counties is because of weather and economics,” said Scott Reuss, agriculture and horticulture agent for Marinette County. From the standpoint of managing crops, last growing season was about as poor as it gets, he said. “We were wet in spring, so our planting windows were short and late,” Reuss said.