100 YEARS AGO: Two lives are thought to have been lost and property damage of $12,000 resulted from a fire which threatened to wipe out the village of Powers, Mich., last night. The men who it is feared died in the flames are two tramps whose fire started in an abandoned hotel was the cause of the conflagration.
50 YEARS AGO (HL): Menominee City Council Monday evening received a report from the public safety committee on street lighting improvements throughout the city and approved the committee’s request to increase the lighting of 247 lights from 2,500 lumens to 4,000 lumens
25 YEARS AGO(HL): Dave Bloch, president of the Village of Coleman that will lose a Chrysler Corp. factory, called it heartening to see civic leaders and public officials rally to help more than 400 people who will be thrown out of work. “We are not out here by ourselves; there are other people with us,” Bloch said.
FIVE YEARS AGO: Water rates for city residents will rise 50 percent over the next two years, with the first, smaller increase due to hit bills early in 2010. “It’s depending on (the Wisconsin Public Service Commission),” said Tim Peterson, administrator of the water utility, during a joint water/wastewater utilities commissions meeting Monday. “It could be 60 or 90 days for the increase to take effect. We don’t know how it will affect (residential bill increases) to owners because it may be more for residential rates and less for business or vice versa. PSC will be setting that (variable).”