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THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
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Hold Service - A large crowd attended closing ceremonies honoring victims of the Peshtigo Fire Friday, Oct. 8. Once back at the museum, members of the Peshtigo Historical Society read accounts of the Peshtigo Fire and told stories about life 150 years ago. Pastor Nate Reed of Peshtigo Methodist Church said a prayer in remembrance of those lost in the fire. Top Photo; Sally Kahl, far right reads an account of the Peshtigo Fire to start the service at the Fire Museum, Friday. Pictured left to right; Paige Frappier Potkay, Jasmine Clement, Pietra Biundo Barahkshani, Allen Brey, Wendy Kahl and Sally Kahl. Bottom Left Photo Pastor Nate Reed says a prayer for those lost in the fire while Mary Lock and Wendy Kahl look on. Bottom Right Photo; Mary Jo Seidl lights a candle during the candlelight service at the museum.

Over 200 Attend Historical Commemoration Service

Issue Date: October 14, 2021

Approximately 200 people turned out for the Peshtigo Historical Society service honoring victims of the Peshtigo Fire, Friday Oct. 8. People lined up early at River Front Park to recognize the victims of the Peshtigo Fire. Peshtigo Mayor Cathi Malke welcomed everyone to start the program. She started her welcome by saying honored guests, neighbors and friends, welcome to the 150th Anniversary of the Peshtigo Fire. I am grateful for the presence of so many of you here today and I want to thank you for joining us on the most solemn day of remembr...
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Warns About New Gift Card Scheme

Issue Date: October 14, 2021

A Peshtigo Times reader who last week lost $500 to a text-message scam artist shared his story in hopes that others will not lose their money while thinking they are doing a good deed.

He got a message that appeared to be from his pastor, telling him the pastor wanted to surprise five hard working church helpers with $100 gift cards. Message from the "pastor" said he couldn't buy them with church funds because the workers take care of finances and would know in advance, so the "pastor" asked him to buy the cards and promised...
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Peshtigo Town Board Working To Balance Budget For 2022

Issue Date: October 14, 2021

At a budget workshop session on Tuesday, Oct. 12, Peshtigo Town Board worked long and hard on finding ways to bring estimated expenses of $1,030,835 for 2022 into balance with estimated income of $1,005,833. Based on discussion at the meeting, Treasurer Marsha Rettke will prepare a balanced budget to be presented for preliminary approval at the Town Board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19 for publication prior to the annual meeting and budget hearing in November.

At the start of the workshop session, with many board members new to the task of...
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Filing Deadline For $17 Million PFAS Settlement Is Oct. 22

Issue Date: October 14, 2021

The Peshtigo Times has learned that according to a recent ruling in the U.S. District Court in the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division, current and former residents of the northeast corner of the Town of Peshtigo adjoining the City of Marinette may be eligible for substantial damage payments from settlement of a $17.5 million Class Action lawsuit brought against Tyco Fire Products Chemguard Inc., and ChemDesign Inc. for contaminating private wells with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through firefighting foams that were m...
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New Historical Marker at Peshtigo Fire Museum

Peshtigo Historical Society To Dedicate New Memorial Fri.

Issue Date: October 6, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 8 the Peshtigo Historical Society will hold a Sesquicentennial Remembrance Event commemorating the Great Peshtigo Fire. The event will begin with a Memorial Dedication at the Fire Museum in Peshtigo, at 9:30 a.m. and tours will be available at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At noon, there will be a Peshtigo Fire PowerPoint presentation at Peshtigo City Hall council chambers. Also starting at noon, anyone can obtain a commemorative postmark on stamped envelopes at the Drees Center till 5 p.m. A representative from the ...
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