space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From Our Readers
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Marinette Hoops Club Nov. 1 4th, 5th Grade Boys Scores
* Hunters Hats Must Be 50% Orange
* Safe Deer Hunting Tips, ATVs, UTVs Great Tools
* Over 550,000 Orange Coats To Take To The Woods Saturday
* Nine Maroons Bring Home All-U.P. Honors

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

From our readers

Editor:

Over the years we have witnessed first hand our greatest natural resource, the Peshtigo River, losing the battle to the sedimentation process. The longer this process continues to thrive, the greater the battle to get it back. I feel very strongly we have a responsibility for present and future generations to preserve this waterway.

These last couple of months have been quite stressful. As we waited anxiously to hear if we would receive funding through a grant, the clock was ticking as Aug. 15 was fast approaching and Wisconsin Public Service would start refilling the river.

I can’t express how disappointed I was when we received word we weren’t selected to receive Federal funding for the dredging project.

With the replacement of the bridge and the drawdown of the water, we had an opportunity to maximize our funding for a dredging project. The decision was made to support two dredging projects with the total amount of $195,000. I wish we had the resources to do the entire area, but unfortunately at this time we couldn’t.

To give you an idea how important it was to dredge without water, I spoke with the contractor and asked him with the water out how much it would cost if we would have dredged the entire area. He stated between $900,000 and $1 million with the water out as opposed to tripling that amount with the water in.

The dredging area starts by the small pavilion to the beach and continues to proximity of the 20 yard line on the football field. At that point a channel will be made to go back out in the main channel of the river, increasing water flow. It will be an asset for residents, campers and visitors to our city having a beach for summer enjoyment.

I hope this is just the beginning of improvements to our waterway, taking back our natural resource for future generations to enjoy.

I would like to thank Wisconsin DNR, WPS for helping the city secure an extension for the drawdown, and our city engineer, George Cowell, for the incredible amount of time he has put into making this project a reality.

Cathi Malke,

Parks & Recreation

Committee Chairman,

City of Peshtigo



To the Editor:

I want to thank your paper and your reporters for exposing the Zoning Ordinance in the Town of Stephenson. It is unbelievable. It’s un-American! I think the Town Board is missing the point when it comes to “Progress.” I am relatively a newcomer in town and live in the Twin Bridge area. I come from the congested Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area and I’ve seen “Progress” and it is not pretty.

Since, I’ve been here I’ve seen Highway 141 by-pass the quaint little towns of Coleman and Lena and how they have all but dried up, family business closed, jobs lost for the sake of “Progress”. Now, it seems this zoning ordinance “Progress” is about to consume the Town of Stephenson.

The Town of Stephenson is irreplaceable; it is not a cookie cutter town like rest of America is becoming - no fast food restaurants on every corner, no traffic lights, strip malls, no Wal-Mart’s or other big box stores. Instead of a strip malls or business districts people work out of their homes and garages. A lot of folks have been living this way for generations, and some like me who came here to retire and earn extra income through home businesses, greenhouses, arts/crafts, yard sales, mechanics, salvage yards, excavators, stump diggers, construction companies and rental cabins. My point is, people are making a living and they are at home. That is the ideal American dream for most people. It is like America used to be. Why should we and our children have to pay the town a fee to make a living on our own property? This is un-American. Our forefathers are rolling over in their graves.

The Town Board should be looking at our lifestyle as a positive step backwards in time, where the people from the big progressive cities come to see by star light and not street lights; hunt; fish; drive their snowmobile/ATVs, and enjoy uncongested rustic roads, parks and clean lakes, native vegetation/wildlife, our picture postcard agricultural vistas, and our 100-year-old resorts. Places like this, these days, are very rare. This is our niche. We want to preserve our way of life.

The Town Board and the Planning Commission should be looking at ways to preserve our Town and not bring “Progress” from large urban communities to us. They should support our Tavern League and small business owners, and to promote tourism not stamp it out — with ordinance fees, water patrols, tickets to tourist and now this zoning ordinance. The majority of citizens of Town of Stephenson will not accept this Zoning Ordinance that robs us of our individual freedom, property rights and our pursuit of happiness. It’s unbelievable!

Thank you,

Barbara Dale Kikulski

Crivitz



To the Editor:

To those who wonder why I haven’t been on the sidelines of Wausaukee Ranger football games doing stats, or at any Ranger volleyball games, here are my reasons.

For over 40 years I’ve done things for the school (stats, scorebook, clock, chain gang, P.T. report, etc.). I did them because I loved being around the kids and my loyalty to the Wausaukee school. I’ve given my heart to the school. It was like home to me.

But in the past two years some current and past school board members have slandered and made accusations against me, because I’ve disagreed with some of their actions and spoke my mind. Their campaign against me was to show their power and control, and that arrogance really turned me off.

The final straw was when a school board member approached me a month ago and told me I was no longer needed at school. I never even got a thank you for all I’ve done. It showed me their ingratitude and lack of respect for others.

I had to make the difficult decision to end my involvement at school. I love all the kids but the politics, arrogance, accusations and slander I’ve been subjected to by some on the school board has become too much to take, and I’m tired of it all. You might as well talk to a wall than to some of them, but that would be putting the wall down for walls may have a conscience. Some people do not.

I’ve made many acquaintances over the years doing stats and the scorebook for the Rangers. I especially liked doing the scorebook for both the boys and girls basketball teams when the Rangers visited Coleman. Libby and Jean, the scorekeeper and clock operator for Coleman, always had cookies for me. It seems I was respected more in other schools than in my own hometown.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Ranger coaches over the years, but most of all I’d like to thank all the student athletes who treated me like a friend. I wish all the Ranger teams the best of luck. I will miss you but I’ll always be a Wausaukee Ranger.

I would also like to thank the kids I read to in kindergarten and third grade two years ago, which the school board also took away from me. To see your smiles when I walked into your room, and to get hugs, what could be better? Reading to these kids was the most rewarding thing I ever did. Remember the Purple Dragon, kids, and something I always said when I was done reading, “be nice to each other.”

It was difficult missing that first Ranger football game Aug. 24 at Crandon and the second game Aug. 30 at Florence, but the hardest was the first home game last Friday night against Gillett. I hadn’t missed a Ranger home football game in 45 years.

The following day I drove to Amberg and walked to the Aberdeen Quarry to reflect. I sat on the rocks reminiscing about the hundreds of memories and stories I have stored inside my heart. The beauty of my surroundings at the quarry engrossed me as the sun reflected off the water, and I realized all things must pass. I am at peace.

Roger Lanich,

Wausaukee



Editor:

The Democrats have denied opportunity to the poor and underprivileged. Democrats refused to give the poor and underprivileged a voice. The Democrats created undue hardship and denied the poor and underprivileged access to the political system.

Democrats use comparable slurs to denigrate those who support voter ID but see a necessity in requiring an ID for those attending the Democratic Convention.

What hypocrites!

Kathleen Roux,

Rice Lake



To the Editor:

Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan took time out of his busy schedule to visit Barron County and to support Congressman Duffy and State Representative Rivard. All three of these men have served the citizens of northern Wisconsin well.

When I attended the county fair, Congressman Duffy and Representative Rivard were walking among the crowd, answering questions and defining their political goals for their next term in office. Those goals include continuing to improve the business environment and to lower the unemployment rate below its current 6.7 percent. Fiscal responsibility for both the state and federal government while assuring each child has access to a quality education are just a few of the promises made to their constituents.

My questions, my concerns and my opinions have always been accepted graciously. If I call their offices, either they answer the phone or they return my call promptly.

Never have I heard Congressman Duffy or Representative Rivard say a disparaging word about another citizen, their talents or their personal goals. These two legislators always convey a respect for the ability of every able-bodied citizen to become a contributing member of society.

Diane Bartschenfeld,

Rural Rice Lake


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
11-20-2014Sports
Marinette Hoops Club Nov. 1 4th, 5th Grade Boys Scores

11-20-2014Sports
Hunters Hats Must Be 50% Orange

11-20-2014Sports
Safe Deer Hunting Tips, ATVs, UTVs Great Tools

11-20-2014Sports
Over 550,000 Orange Coats To Take To The Woods Saturday

11-20-2014Perspectives
From Our Readers

11-20-2014Perspectives
From our readers

11-20-2014Perspectives
COUNTRY COUSIN

11-20-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

11-20-2014Obituaries
Antone A. Schmidt

11-20-2014Obituaries
Thomas A. Petri

11-20-2014Obituaries
Warren C. Peterson

11-20-2014Obituaries
Clarice M. LaCount

11-20-2014Obituaries
Rob Jahnke

11-20-2014Obituaries
Patricia J. Groth

11-20-2014Obituaries
Francis P. Dupuis

11-20-2014Obituaries
Irene M. Demmith

11-20-2014Obituaries
Thomas R. Wozniak

11-20-2014Obituaries
Leonard A. Wahlstrom

11-20-2014Obituaries
Janet D. Sleeter

11-20-2014Obituaries
William A. Rose, Jr.

11-20-2014Obituaries
Genevieve R. Raboin

11-20-2014Obituaries
Dean P. Powers

11-20-2014Obituaries
Jerrod Lemke 

11-20-2014Obituaries
Edna Lang

11-20-2014Obituaries
Esther J. Klukas

11-20-2014Obituaries
Carl Hansen

11-20-2014Obituaries
Hayden D. Gagnon

11-20-2014Obituaries
Eugene F. Fristad

11-20-2014Obituaries
John Fiedorowicz

11-20-2014Obituaries
Marie L. Ebbole

11-20-2014Obituaries
Shirley L. Beyer

11-20-2014Obituaries
Karen J. Becker

11-20-2014Obituaries
Bernard R. Becker

11-20-2014Obituaries
Cleon G. Allard

11-20-2014Obituaries
Palma G. Adams

11-20-2014Obituaries
Loraine E. Stepien

11-20-2014News
Unit 66 Bake Sale is Nov. 20

11-20-2014News
Free Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Mary’s

11-20-2014News
Church Hunter’s Supper Nov. 22

11-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Travel Club Ireland Trip

11-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Craft Fair Nov. 22

11-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Elementary School Holds Family Literacy Night

11-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Legion Auxiliary Unit 66 Bake Sale at Nimrod Nov. 20

11-20-2014Community - Crivitz
NEWCAP Vendor Craft Sale Nov. 22

11-20-2014Community - Crivitz
Loomis Historical Christmas Potluck

11-20-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Blood Drive Dec. 1

11-20-2014Community - Crivitz
LCMC Thanksgiving Service, Dinner

11-20-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman Elementary Students Earn Perfect Attendance

11-20-2014Community - Coleman
Sadie Duckert is Kohl Award Nominee

11-20-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman 5th Grade Honor Roll Listed

11-20-2014Community - Coleman
Village of Pound Approves Budget

11-20-2014Front Page
Town of Peshtigo Tax Is Again 78 Cents Per $1,000

11-20-2014Front Page
Voters To Decide Offices For State, Local, Schools

11-20-2014Front Page
Suit Filed Against District, Damas, Over Cell Phone Use

11-20-2014Front Page
Marinette School Board Approves Salary System

11-20-2014Front Page
EMTs, Staff Trained for Ebola

11-13-2014Sports
Nine Maroons Bring Home All-U.P. Honors

11-13-2014Sports
Bucs Bounce Back From Sluggish Start To Take Care Of Cougars By 19 At Home

11-13-2014Sports
Plenty Of Local Hoops Talent For 2014 Buccaneers

11-13-2014Sports
Maroons Cruise Past Calumet

11-13-2014Obituaries
Harold Zimmerman Jr.

11-13-2014Obituaries
Jeanne M. Vandenbush

11-13-2014Obituaries
William L. “Tap” Tappen

11-13-2014Obituaries
Elenore T. Sladky

11-13-2014Obituaries
Leo L. Skowronek, Sr.

11-13-2014Obituaries
Anna N. Rotter

11-13-2014Obituaries
William F. Nerat

11-13-2014Obituaries
Catherine “Kate” Morois

11-13-2014Obituaries
Lilith J. Lubinski

11-13-2014Obituaries
Sylvia M. Lesperance

11-13-2014Obituaries
Helen Kostrewa

11-13-2014Obituaries
Matthew J. DeLaet

11-13-2014Obituaries
Gary W. Bardin

11-13-2014Obituaries
Bernice M. Anderson

11-13-2014Obituaries
James P. Zimmerman

11-13-2014Obituaries
Davis G. Whittier, Sr.

11-13-2014Obituaries
Roger A. Wendt

11-13-2014Obituaries
Richard M. Schultz

11-13-2014Obituaries
Margaret M. Powalka

11-13-2014Obituaries
Rebecca Ruth List

11-13-2014Obituaries
Sophie Kudelka

11-13-2014Obituaries
Ronald J. Klatt

11-13-2014Obituaries
Emma Jashinsky

11-13-2014Obituaries
Myron D. Janik

11-13-2014
Helen S. Gomske

11-13-2014Obituaries
Stephen Elson

11-13-2014Obituaries
Giles Donlevy

11-13-2014Obituaries
Larry Dausey

11-13-2014Obituaries
Ronald Brazeau

11-13-2014Obituaries
Francis M. Bernardy

11-13-2014Obituaries
Constance M. Adamek

11-13-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

11-13-2014Perspectives
From our readers

11-13-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

11-12-2014Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Craft Fair Is Nov. 22

11-12-2014Community - Wausaukee
First Quarter Honor Roll for Wausaukee Junior/Senior High

11-12-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Performing Arts Class Play is Nov. 17, 18

11-12-2014Community - Wausaukee
Benefit Fundraiser For Lori Clow Nov. 15

11-12-2014Community - Crivitz
CAWC Auction at St. Mary Hall

11-12-2014Community - Crivitz
BAMC Welcomes Gauthier to Crivitz Rehab Clinic

11-12-2014Community - Crivitz
T/ Stephenson Tax Rate Down

11-12-2014Community - Crivitz
Anglers Partnership Releases 2,100 Walleye

11-12-2014Community - Coleman
Fire Destroys Home, Business Of Veteran

11-12-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Monthly Meet Nov. 17

11-12-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman Middle School Lists Students of Month

11-12-2014Community - Coleman
Village of Pound Considers Earley, Lepinski Land Deals

11-12-2014Front Page
Benefit Holiday Tour Of Homes Dec. 5, 6

11-12-2014Front Page
Council Says “No” To School In Industrial Park

11-12-2014Front Page
Grover Approves $15 Per $100,000 Tax Hike

11-12-2014Front Page
Anderson Resigns, Pazynski Chairs Twin County Airport

11-12-2014Front Page
DHHS Joins United Way Prescription Drug Summit

11-06-2014Obituaries
Darlene A. (Luffoff) Richards

11-06-2014Obituaries
Warren Peterson

11-06-2014Obituaries
Mary L. LaPlant

11-06-2014Obituaries
Shirley Ruth Olsen

11-06-2014Obituaries
James J. Milligan

11-06-2014Obituaries
Richard B. Losse

11-06-2014Obituaries
Barbara J. Lauterbach

11-06-2014Obituaries
Arlys E. Kassner

11-06-2014Obituaries
Jeffrey A. Garvaglia

11-06-2014Obituaries
Margaret G. Cain

11-06-2014Obituaries
Rose M. Bray

11-06-2014Obituaries
Diane L. Bolander

11-06-2014Obituaries
John M. Bjorkman

11-06-2014Obituaries
Burt A. Whitlow

11-06-2014Obituaries
Sandra L. Sequin

11-06-2014Obituaries
Hazel M. Rhode

11-06-2014Obituaries
Brian R. Pusich

11-06-2014Obituaries
Elaine M. Peterson

11-06-2014Obituaries
Merrill J. Peters

11-06-2014Obituaries
Michael J. Perrigoue

11-06-2014Obituaries
Jerome Meyer

11-06-2014Obituaries
Jeffrey M. MacDonald

11-06-2014Obituaries
Kathleen J. Lerret

11-06-2014Obituaries
JoAnn M. Lauterborn

11-06-2014Obituaries
Frank Kveton, Jr.

11-06-2014Obituaries
Kenneth J. Kozak

11-06-2014Obituaries
Francis Froze

11-06-2014Obituaries
Tug Flynn

11-06-2014Obituaries
Janice Emerson

11-06-2014Obituaries
Donald G. Bice

11-06-2014Sports
Niagara Girls Advance Against Suring, Eliminated By Newmann

11-06-2014Sports
Peshtigo’s Nault & Gillett’s Herzog Pace Area Runners

11-06-2014Sports
Gillett Falls To Almond-Bancroft

11-06-2014Sports
T’Jacks Fall To Rebels In Plautz’s Final Game As Head Coach

11-06-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

11-06-2014Perspectives
From our readers

11-06-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

11-06-2014News
Vets Day Program at Crivitz School Nov. 11

11-06-2014News
“Pink” Hatters Group Formed


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Should President Obama be issuing an executive order to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants?
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
© 2000-2014
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites