100 YEARS AGO: Thomas Deau, formerly keeper of the Eleventh street saloon, was arrested this morning by United States marshals and taken to Milwaukee. Deau was apprehended for selling liquor on his premises during the prohibition period last fall. He was indicted by the grand jury in session at Milwaukee last week. It is surmised that the defendant will be out on bonds, as soon as the same can be obtained. The arrest was made by Deputy U.S. Marshal Hayes. The law firm of Miller & Miller will leave for Milwaukee as soon as possible to take care of his client’s interests. This is the first alleged bootlegging case that has been brought to light in this vicinity for some time although it did not come as a surprise to some local people. 

50 YEARS AGO: At a meeting Monday night, Marinette Board of Education authorized its site selection committee to negotiate a purchase price for a 37-acre tract at the southwest corner of Pierce and Cleveland avenues as a site for the new proposed high school. At the same session, the committee reported it is negotiating for acquisition of a 10-acre parcel in the southeast portion of the city as a location for the new grade school planned as a replacement for Menekaunee Elementary School. The board also authorized renewal of its option on property at Pierce Ave. and University Drive previously selected as the high school location. It would thus remain available in case the negotiations for the Pierce-Cleveland property fail and also be considered for purchase as a possible grade school site to meet future community growth. 

25 YEARS AGO: Wisconsin Public Service Resources, Green Bay, will conduct a four-month feasibility study into the possible construction of a high-efficiency cogeneration energy plant along the Menominee River. The announcement was made Thursday at a news conference at the Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce that was attended by representatives of WPS, Menominee Paper Co. Inc. and Great Lakes Pulp and Fibre Inc. According to Eric Corroy, WPS director of industrial sales and business development, the study is expected to be completed July. A cogeneration plant burns fuel or fuels to produce both electricity and steam at the same time, and the cogeneration of steam and electricity both lowers overall energy cost and raises the efficiency of the plant. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: Bay Area Medical Center’s board gave the unanimous go-ahead in late February to begin steps to explore construction of a new hospital in a new location. Ed Harding, BAMC president and chief executive officer, said Thursday the administrative staff will immediately begin a process to hire an architect/construction manager to analyze the plans and determine preliminary cost estimates. “This board decision has as its key consideration a long-rage perspective of several decades as opposed to a short-term solution to meeting our communities’ healthcare needs,” BAMC Board Chairman Tony Furton said. After the board reached its decision, senior management was advised and then Harding held a series of town meetings Thursday with BAMC employees.