100 YEARS AGO: Marinette is to have a hydroplane or a tank for service in the Victory Loan drive which begins in this county on April 21. This county may have them both. Chairman Ralph Skidmore of the county Liberty Loan committee who returned Saturday (March 22), obtained the foregoing concessions from the headquarters in Chicago. Preparations are being made for the big campaign which will be made in the county at the beginning of the week. The city of Sturgeon Bay has already been given assurance that a hydroplane will visit that city and it is expected to come to Marinette from the Canal city, flying across Green Bay, and stopping on this shore for a day to give exhibition flights. Opportunity will perhaps be offered local residents to fly with the aviator. The tank will be of the PhipPet variety and one which was used on the western front. It will make trips through the county with the Liberty Loan boosters. 

50 YEARS AGO: Mayor Edward J. Parsek announced today (March 27) that a new site for Marinette’s housing for the elderly project has been accepted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A building providing 110 dwelling units will be erected on Ludington Street. It will be located on a 2.13-acre tract which now is occupied by an inoperative milk processing plant and a municipal parking lot. Mayor Parsek said the change of location became necessary when soil tests at the Madison Street property initially selected for the project revealed that the area was not suited to the type of structure involved in the project. The mayor said soil testing at the Ludington Street site already has been completed with satisfactory results. He revealed that the Rev. Ivan Miller, Chairman of Marinette Housing Authority, L. T. Plouff, executive secretary; and representatives of Public Facilities Associates Inc., of Madison, developer for the project, had met with HUD officials Tuesday (March 25) at Chicago.

25 YEARS AGO: Edgewood Manor does more than provide shelter for area developmentally disabled individuals. The resident manger of the Housing and Urban Development group home for eight developmentally disabled adults also has begun teaching them about sex education and sexual abuse prevention as a part of an effort to move them to independent living in the future. James Jones, resident manager of Edgewood Manor, said the six-week curriculum was implemented in Marinette in 1992 to help prevent sexual abuse. “About 99.9 percent of the developmentally disabled are sexually abused in their life.” Jones said. “We’re trying to stop that.” There are currently about eight or nine people ranging in age from 20 to 60, from Edgewood Manor and throughout the community who are participating in this weekly class. This is the second time the curriculum has been offered to new people at Edgewood Manor and those on the waiting list for Edgewood Manor.  

FIVE YEARS AGO: The UW Colleges has made $1.186 million in budget cuts, some of which will have a major impact on the local two-year campus. UW-Marinette Dean Paula Langteau detailed the reductions Tuesday in her quarterly report to the Marinette County Board of Supervisors. “In December, I reported on the budget reduction process being utilized in UW Colleges to cut $2.33 million from the institutional budget, the share allocated to the UW Colleges from the $63 million cut imposed on the UW System,” she said. “The process included the securing of an outside agency, Huron Consulting (funded by the UW System), and the appointing of an internal Repositioning Task Force to evaluate proposed cuts and make recommendations to the chancellor, who made the final budget reduction decisions.”