100 YEARS AGO: The epidemic ban will be raised on Monday, Nov. 4, in Marinette according to the general order issued by the State Health Department at Madison. Dr. S. Berglund received the order this afternoon and the most essential clause for the present is, “Under no conditions must the ban be raised to take effect before Monday, Nov. 4.” The schools and theaters may be opened Monday, but must cooperate with authorities and be subject to restrictions of the order. There will be no services, therefore in the Marinette churches on Sunday. There seems to be no decided change in the influenza today as the report of the Health Department gives a total of 21 in the city.

50 YEARS AGO: To help area voters in their final decisions on the candidate to vote for in the presidential election Nov. 5, the Eagle-Star presents on Page 20 a review of major candidates’ views. Democrat Hubert Humphrey, Republican Richard Nixon and Independent George Wallace were interviewed by veteran Associated Press writers for statements of their positions on the chief issues with which the electorate is concerned. Their answers are presented as an aid to voters in the choosing whom they will support. 

25 YEARS AGO: History was made when the youngest person ever elected to a seat on the Menominee City Council stormed to a convincing triumph in Ward 2. Scott Ecker, an 18-year old freshman at UW-Marinette, outpolled two incumbents in the ward, Ernest Pintarelli and Doris Forsberg, plus a fourth candidate, by grabbing 31 percent of the votes cast in the ward. Pintarelli, a retired school teacher, managed to hold on, however, to claim the second seat. Besides Pintarelli, three other incumbents, Sara Lambrecht, Laurie Stupak and Michael Vargo, won election bids. All three finished first in each of their respective wards.

FIVE YEARS AGO: It took a quick five minutes for the Menominee City Council to act on the three agenda items at Monday’s special meeting, but the decision to place $10,000 in an account for the lighthouse repair project may pay dividends to the community long into the future. The council voted unanimously to transfer funds from the city manager wages account into a new account it established Monday for lighthouse repair (the second agenda item), which will ensure the city has the needed matching funds to apply for a Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program Grant. Nancy Douglas, executive director of the Menominee Economic Development Corp., said Monday that the Lighthouse Assistance Program Grant, which could be awarded from the State Historic Preservation Office (part of MSHDA), would cover the majority of costs to hire a historic architect to assess the state of Menominee’s North Pier Light and establish costs and a plan for renovation.