Marinette Eagle-Star file photo
The logo pictured above was the heading for the new combined Saturday papers of the Marinette Eagle-Star and the Menominee Herald-Leader.
Marinette Eagle-Star file photo

The logo pictured above was the heading for the new combined Saturday papers of the Marinette Eagle-Star and the Menominee Herald-Leader.

100 YEARS AGO: Although it has not been declared a legal holiday by proclamation and mills and other places of businesses will continue to work, Marinette will partly observe the first anniversary of the day on which the German envoys signed the armistice, bringing to a close hostilities between the Central powers and the allied nations. Nov. 11, a day which will stand forever in the minds of the people of the world will see Marinette gayly decorated. At the meeting of the city council last night District Attorney A. F. Murphy appeared before the aldermen and requested that the city decorations which are used only on special occasions be given out to the East End and Central Athletic clubs, two organizations of young men in the first and second wards of the city. 

50 YEARS AGO: A resolution relating to the commemoration of the Peshtigo Fire passed unanimously in the Senate Friday, it was reported by Sen. Reuben LaFave of Oconto. The legislature urged the governor to set aside the week of Oct. 8, 1970, and every year thereafter in commemoration of this tragedy. The resolution read as follows: It was 98 years ago on Oct. 8 that a fire devastated the Village of Peshtigo, causing an estimated loss of life in the area of over 800 persons, seriously injuring 1,500 and making 3,000 destitute. The financial loss was estimated at about $5,000,000, not counting the value of the estimated 2,000,000 trees, largely pine, which were destroyed by the fire. Since neither rails nor wire had reached Peshtigo when the fire broke out in 1871, the news of this tragedy was not known to the nation until five weeks afterward. 

25 YEARS AGO: The big day is finally here. Almost. In less than 24 hours, the first edition of the combined Eagle-Star/Herald-Leader Saturday newspaper will be out on the streets. The new paper, a product of Eagle Printing Co., will provide readers with more pages, more news, more sports, more features, more columns, more comics — more of everything they’ve been getting in the two daily newspapers. It has been the goal of Eagle Printing Co. for some time to combine the news staffs and the features of the Marinette Eagle-Star and the Menominee Herald-Leader to provide readers with a more comprehensive news package, said Dennis J. Colling, general manager of the company. Many of the features familiar to readers of the two dailies will be included in the Saturday edition, along with some new things. 

FIVE YEARS AGO: A resolution supporting the concept of creating a dog park was approved by a 5-4 margin Wednesday night by the Marinette City Council. The main topics disputed were having a dog park in the city and the funding for it being directed toward different investments. “I personally don’t think it belongs in the city of Marinette,” said Ken Keller, alderperson for Ward 1. “Right now we’re having a hard enough time maintaining our playgrounds and parks for the public to use, let alone taking on the addition of the dog park.” Alderperson John Marx, who represents Ward 3, believes that Marinette has many other things that the city needs to put its time and investments into. Passing the resolution on the dog park means that a dog park committee can be established and begin looking for sites and raising funds. It is important to have an area that benefits the Tri-City area, Mayor Denise Ruleau said.