100 YEARS AGO: Celebration lasts from early morning until nearly midnight on surrender day. The greatest celebration in the history of Marinette, as it should have been, was the unanimous verdict regarding the citywide demonstration over the victory of Liberty and democracy, Monday, Nov. 11. All day long the cheering crowds marched up and down the streets with bands playing, colors flying and people singing. There seemed to be no limit to the endurance of bands and crowds and the hilarious fun continued until nearly midnight. 

50 YEARS AGO: The Peshtigo City Council held a special meeting Monday (Nov. 11) at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the school’s proposed budget for 1969. Attending the meeting were the town chairmen, Lawrence Gould of the Town of Grover and Herman Krause of the Town of Peshtigo. The council together with the town chairmen compromise the fiscal body which governs the Board of Education of the Joint School District Number One. In unprecedented action, the fiscal body approved a motion to cut the proposed school budget of $742,675 by $66,800 to a total of $675,875. The motion included a request that the board submit a detailed breakdown of the performance of the 1968 budget and of the new revised budget to the council on or before Nov. 20 so that a review could be made before the public hearing on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. 

25 YEARS AGO: The recent construction of a 7,200-square-foot boat storage building at Nestegg Marine will provide a service which had been missing at the facility. The metal building, which was constructed by Construction Services of Menominee, is 60- by 120-feet and has a 24-foot eave height. It is insulated and will be heated (to about 45 degrees) during the winter months. Jon Kukuk and his wife Sue own the marina. He said the new building can accommodate the company’s 35-ton boat mover through a 28- by 24-foot overhead door. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: The Stephenson volleyball team has already claimed a share of the Great Northern Conference title and the district championship and is heading to Negaunee tonight to added more sparkle to its dazzling season. The Eagles play Munising tonight (Nov. 12) at 6:30 in the Class D regional semifinals. Coach Sara Johnson feels her team will be confident and calm for tonight’s match-up with the Mustangs. “Last week (at the district tournament), they were nervous,” Johnson explained. “Now it’s fun. Let’s see what they can do. We’ve worked for this all season. We’re excited to be here.” Stephenson features strong hitters and quick back row players who set the tone for aggressive play whether attacking or defending.