space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Marinette Golfers Winners at Menominee/Oconto Falls Invites
* Peshtigo Boys Dominate Running Events
* M&O Softball - Peshtigo Claims Conference, Earns Fourth Straight Title
* M&O Baseball - Casper's Crew Adds Another Conference Crown
* Area Golf - Marines Finish Second at the NEC Mega Meet

space
Peshtigo Fire
space
e-Edition
Now Available
For more information
click here
dot
THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
space
dot
space

Country Cousin

Chickens...





Hi Folks!

According to the almanac, Summer arrived promptly at 1:16 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, right on schedule. Sadly, Summer apparently sneaked in under the radar of the weatherman. Unseasonably cold weather continues. Sunday night our furnace kicked in!

Anyway, at 1:16 p.m. on Tuesday the sun was as far north as it will get this year or any other year. Its rays were the most direct, and your shadow was shortest. In honor of the Summer Solstice, Old Sol rose at 5:03 a.m. up here, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, and settled behind the western horizon at 8:41 p.m., putting in his longest day of the year. We would have had nearly 16 hours of sunshine, if there had been any sunshine. Turns out we might get a little bit of sun starting on Friday. Sure do hope so!

At noon on Tuesday, the sun was shining straight down on the heads of everyone who happened to be standing on the Tropic of Cancer, the invisible line that circles the globe at the latitude of the northern Mexican border.

Temperatures here in the northern hemisphere will hopefully continue to climb during July and August, but days are already getting shorter.

Incidentally, the word solstice comes from the Latin words for sun and to stop, due to the fact that the Sun appears to stop in the sky right at the time of the solstice.

CITY CHICKENS

When Marinette City Council next meets, one of the suggestions they will consider is a change in zoning laws to once again allow chickens to live in the city. The proposal is a change in the zoning ordinance to allow families in single family homes to have up to four hens (no roosters), provided they keep them properly licensed and penned up.

Sounds like a plan to me, although four hens isn’t really enough to provide a reliable supply of good, organic eggs for a hungry family. Ten would be more like it, and not a problem if the yard is large enough. Something for the City Fathers to think about.

With the price of groceries today, every little bit helps, and home grown eggs are disease free and even are said to have higher nutritive values and lower cholesterol than eggs that come from force fed chickens in massive egg factories. Not to mention that the meat from gently raised chickens is vastly superior to anything the store has to offer.

The benefits don’t stop there! Feeding table scraps to the chickens would cut down on the amount of garbage hauled to the landfill, and then properly composted chicken waste could eventually be returned to vegetable and flower gardens as fertilizer.

Now why didn’t anybody think of that before?

When I was a kid growing up in Marinette, our neighbors raised chickens and certainly they never were a bother. The chicken house was a small lean-to attached to their garage, surrounded by a chicken wire fence.

DAIRY MONTH

Every year in honor of June Dairy Month, the agricultural folks of Marinette County get together to host the annual Breakfast on the Farm. It’s a fun way to enjoy some super fun and food, greet old friends and make new ones, and introduce the kiddies to a taste of life on the farm, usually complete with a chance to pet a calf, perhaps watch cows being milked or enjoy their dinner, and view the massive farm machinery up front and cozy.

This year’s Breakfast on the Farm event is being held on Sunday, June 26, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, on the Carlson Farm, N3615 Carlson Lane, Peshtigo. (To get there, take Co. W south of Hwy. 64 and watch for signs.

This year’s all-you-can-eat menu features pancakes, eggs, sausages, cheese curds, maple syrup, applesauce, milk, juice, coffee, and ice cream. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, balloons, a bouncy play area for kids, and ample opportunities for everyone to view barns and cattle. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids aged six through 10. No charge for children aged five and under.

Once you’ve had your fill of food and fun on the farm, take in some art at Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park on the waterfront in Menominee from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 artists from the Midwest region will have their art on display and for sale. 1st Street Academy of Dance will perform, Dynamic Duo will entertain, and there will be art activities for all ages. Food and refreshments will be provided by local non-profit organizations.

Then complete the day by enjoying A Legacy of Song starting at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 350 Stephenson Avenue, Peshtigo. An old-fashioned hymn sing and an ice cream social will follow at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public, all ages invited and free of charge.

UN IN THE SUN

There’s so much to do during our brief months of summer here in the Northland. Summer is one third over, and it hasn’t really started yet. This coming weekend is the last one in June. The rain should be over by the weekend, so get out and enjoy. There are loads of choices.

Drop in at Nestegg Marine, 300 Wells Street in Marinette to enjoy the waterfront and view some wonderful old boats at the Thompson Antique and Classic Boat Rally from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26. Boat show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The show is free and open to the public.

If you’re feeling energetic, join the Menominee River Century Bike Ride on Sunday, June 26. Registration is at Marinette High School on Pierce Avenue, Marinette from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and from 7 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 26. Routes are 15km, 40 km, 80 km, 120 km and 160 km (special 30th anniversary century mile route) All leave from the grounds of Marinette High School. The ride is sponsored by Bay Area Medical Center of Marinette. More information or registration forms can be obtained from Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-735-6681.

ON THE SOAP BOX

FREUDIAN SLIP?


Have long been critical of the major national networks for their ultra liberal slant on what gets passed off as straight news. (If they admit what they’re doing is an opinion piece, that’s their privilege, just as this is an opinion piece.)

The political preferences of mainline media are often all too obvious. In recent years they have openly backed ongoing attempts to remove God from our national history and our moral and political values.

In a Sunday, June 19 NBC broadcast of opening ceremonies for the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Washington, D.C., three very important words were edited out of a patriotic montage of school children reciting what was supposed to be the Pledge of Allegiance to our nation’s flag, with a backdrop of national monuments and other scenes intended to impress patriotic Americans.

The words omitted? Under God and indivisible!

If that wasn’t bad enough, later the pledge, NBC-style, was repeated, this time with the words one nation left out as well, leaving only, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, with liberty and justice for all.

Could have been considered a simple error except for the Liberal campaign of recent years to get the words, under God, removed from the pledge, or failing that, to prohibit the pledge from being recited in schools because of the reference to God. (Guess it’s okay, though, to accept salaries and/or campaign donations of cash bearing the slogan, In God we trust. More on that another time!)

Anyway, after the flawed broadcast, listeners all over the country began expressing shock and outrage, via telephone and e-mail. NBC was quick to react. Before the broadcast ended, announcer Dan Hicks told viewers, Regrettably, a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone, and we’d like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it.

Note that Hicks didn’t say it was not done intentionally. Said it was not done to offend anyone. Big difference. Guess you could call that an error in judgment!

Lots of viewers were still not satisfied. On Monday, NBC issued another statement: We are aware of the distress this has caused many of our viewers and are taking the issue very seriously. Unfortunately, when producing the piece - which was intended to capitalize on the patriotism of having the championship played in our nation’s capital - a decision was made by a small group of people to edit portions of the Pledge of Allegiance. This was a bad decision.

The network also said if disciplinary action is taken, it will be handled internally and not be made public.

Bad decision?

It’s terrifying that individuals in a position to so strongly influence public opinion would deliberately choose to alter our national Pledge!

A suitable punishment for this nearly treasonous error might be to order NBC to begin and end every newscast henceforth, for maybe the next month or two, with a suitable prayer. Dear God, Thank You for giving us the Bible, on which our nation’s Constitution and Bill of Rights are based, and particularly thank You for the Ten Commandments, which forms the foundation for all of the just and justifiable laws of the Western world. Amen.

IMPROVEMENTS

There’s so much to do in summer, both work and play, that it seems nothing ever gets accomplished as I’d like it to be. Perfection is so hard to come by!

Came across a fine solution to at least some of life’s frustrations, a bit of doggrel that fits my lifestyle perfectly:

The face in the mirror

Isn’t wrinkled or drawn.

My house isn’t dirty.

The cobwebs are gone.

My garden looks lovely,

And so does my lawn.

I think I may never

Put my glasses back on....

As Grandma used to say, There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Never could understand why she or anyone else wanted to skin a cat anyway. Normally she liked them.

And speaking of that saying, do kids on monkey bars still do the move that we called skinning a cat, which meant sort of doing a flip through our own arms while hanging from a bar?

COOKIN TIME

June is all about the best foods Wisconsin has to offer - dandelion greens, rhubarb, fresh asparagus, garden spinach, strawberries, blueberries, beer brats, and then of course the June Dairy Month treats! Wisconsin in June makes a land of plain old milk and honey sound like a starvation diet!

POP’S PUFFS CASSEROLE

Is there a gathering of the clan in your family’s future? This breakfast/brunch casserole serves 12. Takes about 20 minutes to put together, and then needs to bake for three quarters of an hour, but while it’s baking you and yours can be doing other things, even go to church if your oven has an automatic timer. Haven’t tried it, but think you could nicely substitute sliced cooked asparagus for the spinach in this recipe.

1 package (17.3 oz.) frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed

6 eggs, beaten

1 cup Ricotta Cheese

Dash hot pepper sauce

2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed,

well drained, or equivalent lightly cooked fresh spinach (or

asparagus??)

1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 cup chopped red or green bell peppers

Unfold pastry sheets. Roll out 1 sheet to an 11-inch square. Roll out remaining sheet to a 12-inch square; use to line bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan sprayed with cooking spray. Reserve one tablespoon of the eggs, and mix the rest with ricotta, pepper sauce and spinach. Layer half each of the bacon, Cheddar, ricotta mixture and peppers in crust. Repeat layers. Cover with remaining pastry sheet; fold under edges of pastry, then tuck inside pan. Brush pastry with the reserved egg. Cut slits in top crust. Bake 45 to 55 min. or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Run a small knife around edge of pan to loosen crust before removing rim.

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SALAD

3 cups rhubarb, diced

3 small packages strawberry Jell-O

1 cup sugar

3 cups boiling water

2 (10-oz.) packages thawed strawberries, or equivalent

sliced fresh strawberries

1 (3 -oz.) package cream cheese

1 container frozen whipped topping or real whipped cream

Cook rhubarb and sugar until it becomes sauce. Fix gelatin according to package directions, using a total of 3 c. water. Add rhubarb mixture and strawberries to gelatin mixture and put in a 9x13 pan (glass is best). Chill until firm. Beat the whipped topping into the softened cream cheese and spread mixture over the gelatin. Cut into slices to serve.

MOLDED RHUBARB SALAD

1 1/2 cups diced rhubarb

1/4 cup sugar

Small pinch of salt

1 (3 Oz.) package strawberry gelatin

1 cup cold water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 cup diced celery

Combine rhubarb, sugar and salt. Place over very low heat. Cover and let come to a boil. Don’t stir or add any water. When rhubarb has simmered until tender, remove from heat and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Add cold water and lemon juice. Cool. Chill until it starts to thicken, then fold in celery. Pour into individual molds (or one large one) and chill until firm. Un-mold on lettuce and garnish with mayonnaise.

ELSIE DASSOW’S CHEESECAKE

Elsie Dassow, mother of Peshtigo Mayor Al Krizenesky, passed on to her eternal reward on Friday, June 10. She raised a large family, and must have been a wonderful woman to merit the praises offered by her son. Mayor Krizenesky said his mother was a marvelous cook. He was kind enough to share a booklet of her most popular sweet treats, and said he hopes we all enjoy them. The cheesecake recipe offered here is perfect for June Dairy Month, full of pure Wisconsin goodness. Easy to prepare, and even easier to eat. You’ll be seeing more of Elsie’s recipes as the weeks go by.

Crust:

2 packages graham crackers

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup butter

Mix all the ingredients in a pan. Keep one cup aside for later,

and press the rest into a crust.

Filling:

2 pounds cottage cheese

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 cup evaporated milk

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon flour

Pinch of salt

Beat all together. Pour into the crust-lined pan and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

Elsie’s cookbooklet didn’t mention it, but this cheesecake can nicely be served with a topping of canned cherry or blueberry pie filling, or lightly sweetened fresh strawberries.

Thought for the week: Have said this before, and will say it again from time to time. This thought by Edward Everett Hale is worth repeating, and is worth becoming the creed for a useful and successful life: I am the only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do and what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.



COUNTRY COUSIN


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
05-18-2016Sports
Marinette Golfers Winners at Menominee/Oconto Falls Invites

05-18-2016Sports
Peshtigo Boys Dominate Running Events

05-18-2016Sports
M&O Softball - Peshtigo Claims Conference, Earns Fourth Straight Title

05-18-2016Sports
M&O Baseball - Casper's Crew Adds Another Conference Crown

05-18-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

05-18-2016Perspectives
From our readers

05-18-2016Perspectives
From My Window

05-18-2016Obituaries
Morris Whiting

05-18-2016Obituaries
David L. Teteak

05-18-2016Obituaries
Ivan Ryan

05-18-2016Obituaries
Thomas W. Robison

05-18-2016Obituaries
Tony Rabas, Jr.

05-18-2016Obituaries
Harriet M. Pearson

05-18-2016Obituaries
Richard J. Netzer

05-18-2016Obituaries
Elizabeth H. Myers

05-18-2016Obituaries
Rev. Frederick Mueller 

05-18-2016Obituaries
Verna F. Minzlaff

05-18-2016Obituaries
Arlyn C. LaFortune

05-18-2016Obituaries
Virginia E. Harner

05-18-2016Obituaries
Scott G. Grady

05-18-2016Obituaries
James A. Durocher

05-18-2016Obituaries
Deacon Jim Dennison

05-18-2016Obituaries
Alexander J. Brisko

05-18-2016Obituaries
Harriet l. Bergfelt

05-18-2016Obituaries
Dorothy A. Anderson

05-18-2016Obituaries
Virginia M. Adams

05-18-2016Obituaries
Jed C. Barley

05-18-2016Obituaries
Leigh E. Konop

05-18-2016Obituaries
Karlene and Henry Keller

05-18-2016Obituaries
David D. Kasten

05-18-2016Obituaries
Ruby E. Ivens

05-18-2016Obituaries
James J. Hanna Sr.

05-18-2016Obituaries
Babe Doney

05-18-2016Obituaries
Gladys M. Davis

05-18-2016Obituaries
Elsie V. Bair

05-18-2016Community - Wausaukee
Residents Can Join Flea Market

05-18-2016Community - Wausaukee
Grand Opening of Goodman Historical

05-18-2016Community - Wausaukee
Legion Memorial Service May 30

05-18-2016Community - Wausaukee
Red Hots Dine at Red Brick

05-18-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Sponsors Summer Food Service Program

05-18-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Rescue Squad Lists Annual Presentations

05-18-2016Community - Crivitz
Country Gospel Jam May 20th

05-18-2016Community - Crivitz
Seek Volunteers to Clean Up Park

05-18-2016Community - Coleman
Pound Car Show Seeks Venders

05-18-2016Community - Coleman
Recognition Night for Coleman Seniors

05-18-2016Community - Coleman
LCMC In Area Rummage Sale

05-18-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Choirs Get Good Rating at Fest

05-18-2016Front Page
Officers Remembered at Law Enforcement Memorial Service

05-18-2016Front Page
Jail Only Current Option For Marinette County Mentally Ill

05-18-2016Front Page
Rededicate Town Brazeau Memorial Field May 28

05-18-2016Front Page
Miron Will Have Two Separate Jury Trials

05-18-2016Front Page
Jail Crews Help Clean Up County Roadsides

05-11-2016Obituaries
Jodyn Walters

05-11-2016Obituaries
Patricia M. Wilcox

05-11-2016Obituaries
Alan W. Vollmer III

05-11-2016Obituaries
Dorothy B. Usiak

05-11-2016Obituaries
Jacob A. Thorne

05-11-2016Obituaries
Ernest R. Schroder

05-11-2016Obituaries
Janina Sabon

05-11-2016Obituaries
Barbara E. Paulson

05-11-2016Obituaries
Francis H. Nowakowski

05-11-2016Obituaries
Sylvia Markusen

05-11-2016Obituaries
Richard T. Lowery  

05-11-2016Obituaries
Loretta L. Hanson

05-11-2016Obituaries
John D. Elliot

05-11-2016Obituaries
Marcia G. Booker

05-11-2016Obituaries
Irene M. Plewka

05-11-2016Obituaries
Ann M. Klescewski

05-11-2016Obituaries
William J. Block

05-11-2016Sports
Area Golf - Marines Finish Second at the NEC Mega Meet

05-11-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

05-11-2016Sports
Area Track & Field - Marinette Boys Top Peshtigo Invite; Marine Girls Second

05-11-2016Perspectives
From our readers

05-11-2016Perspectives
From My Window

05-11-2016Sports
M&O Softball - Peshtigo One Step Closer to Title

05-11-2016Front Page
BAMC Breaks Ground For New $135 Million Hospital

05-11-2016Sports
M&O Baseball - Coleman Extends Conference Lead; Takes Down Wausaukee

05-11-2016Front Page
Closing Fieldhouse Pool More Expensive Than Other Options

05-11-2016Perspectives
9th Annual Ride for Homeless Vets May 21

05-11-2016Front Page
Parkinson Support Meeting May 19th

05-11-2016Front Page
Creative Flea Market Town of Peshtigo Style

05-11-2016Community - Wausaukee
Bailey Miller is Scholarship Recipient

05-11-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Town Board To Meet May 11th

05-11-2016Community - Wausaukee
MI Board Meet May 12

05-11-2016Community - Crivitz
NWTC Provides Small Business Workshops

05-11-2016Community - Crivitz
Fishing Derby at Timberline June 25

05-11-2016Community - Crivitz
VFW Brat Fry May 15

05-11-2016Community - Crivitz
Stephenson Board Looks At Road Work, Building Project

05-11-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Pound Annual Rummage Sales May 20-21

05-11-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman High School Commencement May 28

05-11-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Monthly Meet May 16

05-11-2016Community - Coleman
2 Classes at Coleman Library

05-04-2016Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Fire, Rescue May 9

05-04-2016Community - Wausaukee
Change Pembine School Board Meet

05-04-2016Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Post 66 Plans Memorial Rites

05-04-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Greenhouse 5th Annual Plant Sale

05-04-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Gun Show May 7

05-04-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz American Legion Names New Officers

05-04-2016Obituaries
Lori A. Wilson

05-04-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Auxiliary Current Officers Remain

05-04-2016Obituaries
Morris W. Lange, Sr. 

05-04-2016Obituaries
Roger A. Kittson, Sr.

05-04-2016Community - Crivitz
Loomis Historical Meeting is May 5

05-04-2016Obituaries
Arlene E. Jaeger

05-04-2016Obituaries
Michael L. Gilligan

05-04-2016Obituaries
Jean A. Kanzenbach

05-04-2016Obituaries
Carmen M. (Shallow) Danks

05-04-2016Obituaries
Alberta L. Risner-Clute

05-04-2016Community - Coleman
Pastor David Navis Seated With Pound Village Board

05-04-2016Obituaries
Michael C. Cloutier

05-04-2016Obituaries
Gerald H. Chenard

05-04-2016Community - Coleman
Equity Park Craft Fair, Flea Market on June 18

05-04-2016Obituaries
Earl E. Bramschreiber, Jr.

05-04-2016Obituaries
William F. Baumler, Jr.

05-04-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Pound Annual Rummage Sales May 20-21

05-04-2016Obituaries
Dorothy A. Anderson

05-04-2016Obituaries
Delbert G. Zahn

05-04-2016Obituaries
Donald A. Witt

05-04-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Legion Memorial Day Program May 30th

05-04-2016Obituaries
Gerald J. Williamsen

05-04-2016Obituaries
Virginia Wardecke

05-04-2016Obituaries
Suzanne M. Timock

05-04-2016Obituaries
Robert J. Taylor

05-04-2016Obituaries
Everett D. Stinehart

05-04-2016Front Page
Crivitz Fire Department Chosen For CBA/CRA Annual Awards

05-04-2016Obituaries
Earl Shallow

05-04-2016Obituaries
David L. Schingeck

05-04-2016Obituaries
John S. Ries,

05-04-2016Obituaries
James E. Reed Jr.

05-04-2016Obituaries
Ellsworth Luebeck

05-04-2016Obituaries
Hollis Lance

05-04-2016Obituaries
Margaret Kloida

05-04-2016Obituaries
Dorothy A. Holmquist

05-04-2016Obituaries
Frank J. Bretl, Jr.

05-04-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

05-04-2016Front Page
Council Approves Design, Survey for Civic Center

05-04-2016Perspectives
From our readers

05-04-2016Front Page
Lena School Considers Europe Educational Trip for High Schoolers

05-04-2016Perspectives
From My Window

05-04-2016Front Page
Peshtigo School Ad Hoc Looks To Next Referendum Attempt

05-04-2016Front Page
Coleman Considers ATV Trails in Village

05-04-2016Sports
M&O Golf - Crivitz Wins Conference Nine Hole Match; Peshtigo Claims Annual Ryder Cup Event

05-04-2016Sports
Local Track Squads Compete At 66th Annual Oconto Falls Invite

05-04-2016Sports
Area Softball - M&O Heats Up as Second Round Begins

05-04-2016Sports
M&O Baseball - State Ranked Coleman Continues Conference Run

04-28-2016Sports
Marines Suffer First Set Back

04-28-2016Sports
Marines Win Mega Meet; Oconto Tops Crivitz Invite

04-28-2016Sports
Area Athletes Standout at Rosholt/Suring Invites

04-28-2016Sports
Peshtigo Stays Perfect to Pace Conference

04-28-2016Obituaries
Marian E. Smiltneck


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
The Obama administration is telling all U.S. public school districts to allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms "consistent with their gender identity". Do you agree?
space Yes
No
Undecided
space
TO VOTE CLICK
YES, NO or UNDECIDED

Suggest a Question
space .
space
FRONT
space
.
space
CLASSIFIEDS
space
.
space
COMMUNITY
space
.
space
GUEST BOOK
space
.
space
NEWS
space
.
space
OBITS
space
.
space
PERSPECTIVES
space
.
space
SPORTS
space
.
space
SUBSCRIBE
space
.
space
.
space
PESHTIGO FIRE
space
.
space
CUSTOM PRINTING
space
.
space
TIMES' SAVER
space
.
space
Click for Peshtigo, Wisconsin Forecast
FORECAST
space
Quick...
News or Ad Search
Enter News key words.
Enter Ad key words.



Peshtigo Times
841 Maple St
PO Box 187
Peshtigo, WI 54157
Phone: 715-582-4541
Email:
News@
PeshtigoTimes.com

space
Fax: 715-582-4662
© 2000-2016
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites