100 YEARS AGO: The sad news has just been received here of the death of Louis Bowman, Marinette young man, private with the U.S. infantry in France. His death is due to Bronchial Pneumonia. He was twenty-three years old and enlisted when the war first broke out. He enlisted at Escanaba and was assigned to Co. E. Sixteenth U.S. infantry. This unit was one of the first detachments to reach France and he participated in the great Fourth of July parade in Paris in 1917. He had lived in Marinette about four years and was a cigar maker for A. B. Henniger. He was well known here and well liked by all who knew him.

50 YEARS AGO: Soccer is the new sport in this area. It is in its second season at the Marinette County University Campus and in the first as a varsity sport in a four-member conference. The rival teams are all members of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Soccer league. The other teams are Fox Valley, Green Bay and Manitowoc. Although there are some games still to be played, Marinette has nailed down conference championship with an undefeated 5-0 season. Its closet rival is Fox Valley with a 3 and 2 record and it was this team which Marinette defeated Saturday (Nov. 2), 2-0, to clinch a clear claim to the title. 

25 YEARS AGO: Another chapter in the former city landfill saga was completed Thursday (Nov. 4) with the dismissal of a lawsuit in the Menominee Circuit Court. The suit claimed that the Twin County Airport commission, Marinette County, Menominee County, City of Menominee, Emerson Electric of Missouri and Vernco Corp. of Tennessee are responsible for contaminating the groundwater of a well owned by Jerome A. Hagen, 2611 14th Ave. Judge John D. Payant granted a motion for summary disposition made by the defendants for the dismissal of the suit, which was filed by Hagen Oct. 23 1992.

FIVE YEARS AGO: North Dickinson nearly derailed Stephenson in the Class D District 126 volleyball tournament Monday at Carl F. Lemin Gymnasium. The Eagles breezed through the first two sets but struggled from there in surviving for a 3-1 (25-12, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22) decision. “In the first two games we were flowing and very smooth,” Stephenson Coach Sara Johnson said. “I was getting the passes which leads to solid hitting. You did not see that in the third and fourth games. That was hurting us.” Eagles senior Lexi Johnson, who drilled a team-high 25 kills, stood out in the first two sets. A Johnson kill wrapped up the first set while the senior continued to make big plays including an ace serve in the second set.