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County Board Keeps Sales Tax, Cuts Sunset Clause

After some long hard discussion at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and at several committee and board meetings in the past three months, Marinette County Board voted 17 to 11 to remove the sunset clause included when the half a percent sales tax ordinance was adopted in 2001. The sales tax has been generating about $3.5 million a year in recent years.

Voting in favor of the motion that removes the sunset clause and in effect keeps the sales tax in place indefinitely as recommended by the Finance Committee were supervisors Joe Banaszak...
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USS Wichita Christened, USS Marinette Announced

The crowd attending launching ceremonies for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 13, the future USS Wichita, at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard on Saturday, Sept. 17, was treated to a preview public announcement by Sen. Tammy Baldwin that LCS 25, currently in the initial material procurement phase, will become the first ship in the United States Navy to be named after Marinette, the city in which it will be built.

The Witchita is the 7th LCS to be christened at the Marinette shipyard, largest ship building facility in the midwest. The ...
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Cemetery Board Delays Action on Burial Rates

The Riverside Cemetery Association Board of Trustees at a meeting on Monday, Sept. 19 took no action on a potentially controversial item of Unfinished Business regarding burial fees, namely changing the longstanding practice of charging a higher fee for grave opening and closing for non City of Peshtigo residents than for city residents.

At present, the Cemetery charges city residents $650 for a grave opening and closing. The rate for non residents is set at $750, one hundred dollars more.

The discussion item was presented at th...
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Peshtigo Town Board Changes Plans Where to Gate Road

The Town of Peshtigo has decided not to gate off Pond Road at the bird watching station as originally planned, but they do intend to put a gate at the end of the road to prevent vehicles from driving into the Bay, and restore a turnaround there.

The gate issue, as well as setting up a system for installment payments for a special assessment for cleanup of an arsenic spill on a privately owned property in the town were discussed in closed session for over an hour at a special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, and both were on the agenda for a...
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Westlund Bus Lines Receives Award

Westlund Bus Lines of Marinette received a Safety Award from Lancer Insurance of Long Beach, NY for accident free performance on an annual basis for 2015. The award was presented on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Lancer Insurance specializes in motor coach and school bus insurance. Tom Westlund, owner of Westlund Bus, accepted the award and thanked all his drivers for the care they put in daily. This is the 7th time Westlund Bus received the coveted award. Pictured from left are Dan Anderson, Safety Manager for Westlund Bus, Jeff Westrick, Regional Manager...
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