100 YEARS AGO: Marinette saloons can reopen for business Sept. 20 according to the information from Washington that the army declared demobilized at the time. This will permit them to run until Jan. 16. Thirty-five saloon men have made applications here. They will pay a licensing fee of $500 licensing fee and under a state law everything except the portion necessary to pay for the licence during the period of operating will be refunded by the city council. 

50 YEARS AGO: A public hearing on the application of Marinette County for permission to maintain and operate the Lake Noquebay dam opened today at the courthouse in Marinette. The hearing is being conducted by Gerald Wallin of the Division of Environmental protection. Th purpose of the hearing is to determine whether the county can adequately operate the dam and also to establish water levels in the lake. Marinette County is being represented at the hearing by James Murphy, corporation counsel. More than 75 persons attended today’s hearing which is scheduled to be concluded this afternoon. The majority of person’s in attendance are property owners on the Lake. The balance is made up of county board members and representatives from the town boards of Middle Inlet and Lake. 

25 YEARS AGO: Even with an increase of expenditures throughout the Marinette School District during 1994-95, taxpayers should see a 2.26 mill decrease on their next tax bill thanks to a $1.2 million increase in state equalization aid. The 1994-95 budget adopted by the school board at the annual budget hearing Thursday shows a projected millage rate of 15.22 mills on a $5, 631, 350 tax levy. The millage rate for 1993-94 was 17.48 mills on a $6,470,278 tax levy. A mill equals $1 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation. If the mileage rate stays at 15.22, it will save a taxpayer $113 on a $50,000 home. The exact property valuation will be determined in September. “I guess that’s what the Legislature had in mind,” said business administrator Ned Towle. “It made some taxpayers pretty happy, but we had to struggle a bit (to make the budget).”

FIVE YEARS AGO: Three days of activities are planned to celebrate the 100-year-old birthday of a town named by Native Americans and first known for it’s logging industry. The ceremony will close with a time capsule dedication. Established by Indians, known for logging and farming, Pembine was named by the Menominee Native Americans in 1847 for the river that runs through the area that they called the Pemene Bon Won. According to an article written by James Goettler in 2012, Niagara and Pembine were part of Amberg until 1914. Pembine grew and its people decided they wanted to be separate body and petitioned the Marinette Circuit Court for separation. George Willis petitioned the court on Feb. 18 to create a new township. Mike Churchill, volunteer for the Amberg Museum, said the area north of Wausaukee broke off, but was a part of Amberg, where the central government was located. Pembine officially became a separate entity on April 14, 1914. Today, the former logging town continues to be remembered and enjoyed by all the people who live there and those who love spending time in the northern portion of the county.