100 YEARS AGO: With a heavy wind prevailing and the weather cold, both Marinette and Menominee football teams are ready for the battle of honors of the two cities this afternoon at the new athletic field. The last appearance of the teams before the game was made on the field yesterday afternoon. The boys did not put on full uniform but just ran lightly back and forth around the field throwing passes and doing some kicking. After a half an hour of light practices, the coaches and men talked over the best way of starting the game today and what to do in tight places of which there will be many. The team winning the toss this afternoon will have a great advantage unless the wind goes down before 2 o’clock. It was expected that Menominee will resort more to a kicking game than anything else and should get the advantage of the gale the ball will be booted far into opposing territory. 

50 YEARS AGO: The Marinette County Board of Education announced Monday night that it has taken an option on a site for the proposed new high school. The area being selected for the new school building is a 39-acre tract at the south city limits. The site is just south of the new 1.5 million gallon water tower on Pierce Avenue. It is bounded on the south by County Trunk B, on the east by Pierce Avenue, and on the north by the Old Our Lady of Lourdes congregation cemetery. A one-acre parcel at the intersection of B and Pierce is not included. If plans for construction of the new high school at the site materialize, it will become part of a large complex of school construction in the area. Property located at the southeast corner of the intersection of B, Pierce and University Drive will be the location of the new proposed vocational school.

25 YEARS AGO: The day of reckoning is at hand. Members of the Marinette County Board of Supervisors meet Tuesday to finalize the county’s 1995 budget. And again, the question resounding through the board room will be: Where’s the money coming from? Supervisors rejected an across-the-board cut of 5 percent by a small margin, 16-12, at the board’s last meeting. What needs to be done now is for the supervisors to look long and hard at the level of services the county is providing and decide what can be cut, said county administrator Steve Fredericks. At this point, the budget rests at a bottom line of $33,195,691. Of that, $6,635,072 is slated to come from tax levy or reserves. The rest of the $33 million comes from generated revenue and state or federal funding. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: The animosity seen of late at Twin County Airport Commission meetings spilled into the Menominee County Board meeting Monday. County Board Chairman Charlie Meintz, who sits on both, lost his temper twice with Commissioner Bernie Lang’s questions about advertisements that have appeared for a secretarial job with the commission. But the Menominee County Board had bigger issues to discuss, and sometimes, argue, Monday evening. While the board voted 7-1 to terminate the existing agreement with Marinette County to jointly operate and fund the airport, it still has to define what changes it wants to see made to the new agreement that has to be forged in the next 12 months. The commissioners discussed the issues that some members believe need to be clarified in a new agreement, as well as what needed to be done to replace airport manager Anthony Krysiak, whose last day on the job will be Nov. 28; and what steps to follow to replace appointee Garry Anderson, who resigned from his position on the airport commission Wednesday.