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THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
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BATTLE FIRE—Firefighters from five area fire departments battled a fire that destroyed Shaffer’s Supper Club in the Town of Stephenson. Town of Stephenson firefighters were called at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 after an alert Marinette County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt Kostuch saw smoke coming out of the south side of the supper club. Firefighters from Athelstane, Lake Silver Cliff and Crivitz assisted. Top Photo: A ladder truck from the Town of Stephenson Fire Department continued to pour water on the structure after the roof caved in. Bottom Photo: Huge plumes of smoke could be seen for miles as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Famous Shaffer Park Supper Club Destroyed By Fire

Fire of undetermined origin severely damaged the Shaffer Park Supper Club on Friday morning, Sept. 5, located five miles west of Crivitz on the Sandstone Flowage of the Peshtigo River in the Town of Stephenson.

Five fire departments responded and were at the scene for several hours. They were able to draw water from the flowage to keep the fire from spreading.

Several portions of the roof collapsed but no injuries were reported.

The separate park resort on the grounds, containing 27 kitchenette rooms and motel was no...
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“Diggers” Film Artifacts of Early Peshtigo Oct. 5 Week

Crews filming a future episode of the National Geographic series “Diggers” will be in Peshtigo the week of Oct. 5 searching for artifacts from the 1871 Peshtigo Fire.

The popular TV series, featuring high energy hosts, Tim “Ringy” Saylor and “King” George Wyant, will be filmed in areas of historical interest in the City of Peshtigo.

Near the conclusion of their week-long visit, a community celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 starting at 3:30 p.m. at Badger Park.

This is an opportunity to showcase the many great...
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Equity Co-Op To Mark 100th Anniversary Sept. 13

Equity Co-Op Club, Inc., better known today as Equity Hall or Equity Park, will celebrate its 100th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 13 with a huge celebration at its hall and park on Hwy. 64 in the Town of Pound. The Centennial Celebration will include “Hauser’s Hotshots” polka band in the afternoon, 1 to 5 p.m. “The Renegades,” a 5-piece country rock band, will play from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10 per group.

During the day there will be a truck/tractor pull at the ball park. Admission is $6. Food and concessions will be available...
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Marinette Courthouse Sustains Extensive Water Damage from Rain

The early morning rainstorm on Friday, Sept. 5 caused much water damage to several spaces in the Marinette County Courthouse and other county facilities. James Swanson, the County’s new Facilities Director and head of the Maintenance Department, showed several slides of water-damaged areas to the County’s Building and Property Committee at a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The faade on the south side of the courthouse has several pieces of exterior breaking away. The windows on the Courthouse Annex’s south side have no flashing, which cause...
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Law Enforcement Committee To Air DA Request For Help

At the County Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26, District Attorney Allen Brey made a strong plea for additional help for his office. He has repeatedly asked over the past year or two, to no avail. Limited additional services from an assistant district attorney were added through the TAD/Drug Court program, which also brought extra work, but a legal secretary position eliminated a decade ago for that office has not been restored.

Brey said he and other attorneys in his office are forced to do work that a legal secretary should be doing, ...
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