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THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
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BUSY DAY-Firefighters were kept busy Sunday, Oct. 7 at the scene of a house fire on Hwy. 64, near Marinette. Six area departments responded to the alarm which was received at 12:29 p.m., according to Town of Peshtigo Fire Chief Mike Folgert. Top Left Photo-Firefighters attack flames in second story. Bottom Left Photo-Town of Peshtigo firefighter Bob Eggener is pictured with the accountability board, as Fire Chief Mike Folgert and Grover-Porterfield Assistant Chief Bob Chaltry look on. Right Photo-Firefighters cut a ventilation hole in the second level of the home.

Six Fire Departments Battle Fire Sunday

Issue Date: October 11, 2018

Approximately 55 firefighters from six area fire departments responded to a structure fire at W1920 Highway 64 on Sunday, Oct. 7. The Town of Peshtigo Fire Dept. received the alarm at 12:29 p.m. according to Town of Peshtigo Fire Chief Mike Folgert.

The first fire truck was on scene only 10 minutes after the alarm was called. When firefighters arrived, they found the entire two-story home heavily involved in fire and thick smoke. The first floor exterior was showing fire out the dining room with extension to the roof and into the attic...
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Anniversary Ceremony"A large crowd was present at Peshtigo City Hall Monday, Oct 8 to mark the 147th anniversary of the Great Peshtigo Fire. Peshtigo Mayor Cathi Malke, accepted proclamations and citations from state and federal officials in honor of the fire. Bev Doucette, co-chair of the program talked about the impact the Menominee Indians had at the time of the fire in 1871. Over time, history has forgotten what the Menominee's did to help out during the fire and through the efforts of Doucette that will not happen. Left Photo-left to right holding citations are Rick Sense, Jennifer Garner, Mayor Cathi Malke, Rep. John Nygren, Senator Dave Hansen and Rep. Jeff Mursau as they stand in front of the Peshtigo Fire Museum. Right Photo-Members of the Peshtigo American Legion Post 312 are shown preparing to raise the flag that was flown over the capitol in Washington, DC. Pictured left to right are Legion members Randy Ehlers, Bill Warren, Bob Ellison and Tony Matecki.

Large Crowd Attends Ceremony On Anniversary of Peshtigo Fire

Issue Date: October 11, 2018

A capacity crowd packed the City of Peshtigo council chambers Monday, Oct. 8 in honor of the 147th anniversary of the Great Peshtigo Fire of Oct. 8, 1871. The fire to this day is the most disastrous fire in terms of deaths and devastation in American history.

The program started with the presentation of colors by Peshtigo American Legion Post 312. A US flag that was flown over the capitol in Washington was presented to the city by Rick Sense, Chief of Staff for Congressman Mike Gallagher. The flag was then raised by legion members whil...
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Town Of Peshtigo Okays 2019 Budget

Issue Date: October 11, 2018

The Town of Peshtigo Board held a Special Meeting/Budget Workshop on Monday, Oct. 8 for the main purpose of amending the 2018 budget shortfalls and to adjust the 2019 proposed budget.

Vilas Schroeder, Town Treasurer presented to the board a projected shortfall for the year of $17,821.50. Schroeder commented that there is $292,000 in roads and suggested to move money from road maintenance to cover this years excess expenses.

After brief discussion, the Board of Supervisors agreed to move the money from the roads fund to address...
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Coleman Board Views School Renovation Plans, Budget

Issue Date: October 11, 2018

At a special meeting on Monday, Oct 8, Coleman School Board got its first official look at plans for building upgrades to be carried out with funding approved in the referendum that was approved by district electors in April. The project is scheduled to be bid out in February of 2019 and constructed over two summers starting in spring of 2019, and be complete for the 2020-2021 school year.

The board also got is first official look at the district operating budget proposed for the 2018-2019 school year by Superintendent Doug Polomis. The...
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Firefighter Nicole Kempka, is pictured holding a student as she prepares to crawl to safety in the event of a real fire while Chief Anderson explains the importance of not being afraid of a firefighter in full turnout gear.

Look, Listen, Learn, Fire Prevention Week Theme

Issue Date: October 11, 2018

Fire Prevention Week 2018, runs October 7-13. The theme for this year is Look, Listen, Learn. Be Aware-Fire Can Happen Anywhere. Fire departments all over the area have been busy teaching youngsters about fire safety. The theme identifies three simple but basic people can reduce their risk of fire and to be prepared in the event of one.

Look for places fire can start, Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm and Learn two ways out of each room. Every year, the majority of fire deaths happen at home. Today's fires burn faster than e...
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