space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Chenier Leads Marines At Home Invitational
* Area Teams Take Part in Early Season Invites
* Marines Sink in Fourth Quarter
* Three Teams Start Season with Non-Conference Wins
* Estimated Duck Pop. Down to 48.4 Million

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

Healthy...

Hi Folks!

If all the rain and slush that’s fallen here in the last month or so had been snow, we’d be buried up to our eyeballs. Wisconsin Weather Service says TIMESland has had 5 to 6 inches of precipitation since mid-November. Each inch of rain translates to 4 to 20 inches of snow, depending on the moisture content. So if all the rain, slush and sleet that’s fallen this winter was light snow, and if it had stayed, we could be buried in about 12 feet of the stuff. Even with high moisture snow, at a four to one ratio, there would be about two feet on the ground right now.

Anyway, National Weather Service charts say Marinette County precipitation from Jan. 11 through Feb. 11 was 300 times higher than the 30-year average for the same time period, so anyone who feels we’ve been getting dumped on lately is right.

And that’s all good, except for the ice. Keep the snow coming, and maybe in spring the lake and stream levels will go back up to where we’d like them to be.

But it sure would be nice if there wasn’t so much horribly slippery sleet and slush. School cancellations are sensible when conditions are hazardous, as they have been too often lately, but if the bad driving conditions keep up our kids will be celebrating the Fourth of July and the first day of summer vacation at the same time! They love it now, though. But some Moms are starting to complain. When it’s rain instead of snow that keeps them home they can’t even go outside and play.

Right now it seems like we’ve got at least six inches of ice in our driveway. Walking is hazardous. Driving is impossible. Not quite smooth enough to skate on, but pretty close. Main roads are in good driving condition, though. Hats off to the hard working guys on our county, town, city and village highway departments! It’s amazing how quickly the slippery mess is gone, especially on county and state roads! Thanks, fellas. You’re saving a lot of lives, or at least a lot of fenders!

EASTER SEASON

Mardi Gras is over and Lent is here. We Christians, should use the coming six weeks as a preparation time for Easter, spiritually and materially. If we do that, we will truly have a Happy Easter, even if there’s still snow on the ground here in northern Wisconsin, and it looks like that might be the case.

A Lenten wreath makes nice family observance for the season. Make a floral wreath with space for six purple candles around the wreath, and a pink one in the center. Each Sunday of Lent, light one more candle, starting with one this week, two next week, and so on, and say a brief prayer each time

GOTTA WONDER

Apparently some women will go to any lengths to look a bit younger. or at least, to think they look a bit younger. A web-based plastic surgeon/beauty expert type offered a couple of suggestions for women who don’t want to risk corrective surgery or injections for creepy, droopy eyelids and fallen brows.

Believe it or not, one suggestion is to lift up those brows with a high bun or pony tail, tight enough to pull out some hair if you wear the style too often or leave it in too long! The beauty expert says this sleek, classic look never goes out of style, and lifts everything up and back. Guess the chronic surprise look must be in style!

If buns and ponytails aren’t your thing, she suggests taking a small section of hair (about a quarter inch wide) from each temple and pulling the pieces up and back. If your hair is long enough, tie the pieces together in the back, high on the crown, and hide the tie under the rest of your hair. Or, if the pieces are too short, pin them securely above and behind your ears.

Recall a product that came out a few years ago. It was like heavy-duty Scotch tape that you could use to pull up sagging cheeks and then style hair so it hid the reinforcements. Sort of did work, but can you imagine the embarrassment if one of the tapes let loose while you were talking with someone?

Simply not worth the risk, except maybe if posing briefly for a photograph.

STAYING HEALTHY

NAPSA, a national news clipping service, says there’s good news for those at risk of catching the flu. They pass along some simple steps you can take to help to keep yourself and your family healthier.

Experts are reporting a more active flu assault than last year. The potentially deadly illness is responsible for approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 25,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, yet only 46 percent of Americans get flu shots.

Dr. Alfred Damus, medical advisor for PrescribeWellness’ A Million More Flu Shot Initiative, recommends six important tips to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy this flu season:

• Get a flu shot. This simple and effective yearly practice dramatically decreases your chances of getting the flu.

• Cover mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze. Teaching young children to cover their mouths and noses with their elbows instead of their hands can help prevent spreading cold or flu.

• Wash your hands frequently while traveling, carrying moist towelettes or hand sanitizer. The easiest way to catch the flu is by touching your eyes, nose or mouth after coming into contact with the virus.

• Disinfect your kitchen and bathroom sinks, trash cans, doorknobs and bathtub and shower faucets regularly. These are some of the germiest places in your house.

• Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water. Carry a water bottle and try to avoid caffeine when possible.

• Stay rested and avoid stress. Get at least eight hours of sleep each night and avoid stressful situations that can lower your immune system.

NAPS says A Million More is working with pharmacies across the country in a national health initiative aimed at improving awareness and education in the areas of preventive health. Each quarter A Million More focuses on core personal practice areas such as immunizations, heart health, and other screenings to prevent the onset of disease.

For example, its campaign in the fall of 2012 helped pharmacists educate and motivate their patients to get a flu shot.

The initiative is also giving away a chance to win a million dollars, KHS Bicycles and other prizes to flu shot recipients who check in at participating pharmacies around the country.

For more information on the A Million More Flu Shot Initiative or to find a pharmacy near you, visit www.amillionmore.com.

ON THE SOAP BOX

LINCOLN/OBAMA PARALLELS


It is no secret to anyone who reads this column that Yours Truly has less than high regard for the intentions, opinions and character of President Barrack Obama. His State of the Union address did nothing to change that.

If you agree, you may enjoy these comparisons between the President in office today and the late, great Civil War President, Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday some of us observed on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Incidentally, Abe Lincoln was the first Republican president in America. Thanks, Maggie, for passing these comparisons along.

1. Lincoln placed his hand on the Bible for his inauguration. Obama used the same Bible.

2. Lincoln came from Illinois . Obama comes from Illinois .

3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the Illinois Legislature.

4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama had very little experience before becoming President.

5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration. Obama rode a train too.

6. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

7. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

8. Lincoln was in the United States military. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

9. Lincoln believed in everyone carrying their own weight. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

10. Lincoln did not waste taxpayers’ money on personal enjoyments. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

11. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

12. Lincoln was born in the United States . Obama is a skinny lawyer.

13. Lincoln was honest, so honest he was called Honest Abe. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

14. Lincoln saved the United States . Obama is a skinny lawyer.

COOKIN’ TIME

Some of us still observe meatless Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent, so it’s time to come up with some new recipes featuring fish, seafoods, cheese and eggs. Found a few.

Since Monday, Feb. 18 is President’s Day, this seems like a good week to pass along at least one recipe enjoyed by one of the former White House tenants. sounds like typical New England fare, but it may have been prepared in the White House kitchens as well, since the Kennedys were Roman Catholic and surely had to observe the required meatless days.

KENNEDY’S SEAFOOD CHOWDER

This hearty chowder fills the bill on both counts - it’s meatless and supposedly comes from a collection of recipes used by former President John F. Kennedy and his family. It may or may not be an authentic release from the National Archives as the friend who passed it along claims, but is certainly is a delicious variant of clam chowder. Recipe makes only six servings, but it’s easy to double. Calls for haddock, but it’s also good and a lot easier with boneless cod, or even the inexpensive pollack. (Cook the smaller pieces of fish maybe five to eight minutes instead of 15.) If there’s an ice fisherman in the family, try it with some of our local game fish as well. It’s basically a meatless meal, even though it does have a smidgeon of salt pork.

2 pounds Haddock (the whole fish)

2 ounces salt pork (diced)

2 onions (diced)

4 potatoes (diced)

1 cup celery (chopped)

1 Bay leaf (whole)

1 quart milk

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Simmer haddock in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes, drain and reserve broth. Remove skin and bones from fish. Saut diced pork until crisp, remove and set aside. Saut onions in pork fat until golden brown. Add potatoes, celery, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Pour in fish broth plus enough boiling water to make 3 cups of liquid. Simmer for 30 minutes. Fish out the bay leaf and discard it. Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper and simmer for five minutes. Add the cooked fish to the kettle and bring back to a boil. Sprinkle with chopped parsley if you wish. Sprinkle some of the diced pork in each bowl and put the chowder over it to serve. (It adds to the carb content, but I like to shake up about three tablespoons flour with some of the cold milk and add it along with the remainder of the milk, butter, salt and pepper to the soup pot. Stir until the chowder boils and thickens a bit, then simmer about five minutes or more, add the fish and serve sprinkled with parsley. Add a splash of half and half or whipping cream at the end to make it even better.)

OLIVE GARDEN PASTA E FAGIOLI

According to NAPS, Basil throughout history has been thought to incite romantic passions. In Italy, it symbolizes love. Remember Lady and the Tramp? It had to be basil in the spaghetti sauce, right? Anyway, this copycat version of the famous Olive Garden soup includes a savory amount of basil, and can handle a bit more if you prefer. So brew up a pot of this hearty Italian soup as a love potion and serve it to your Valentine. Because of the garlic content, be sure you both partake. Otherwise, keep some breath mints on hand or have a few sprigs of fresh parsley to nibble on. By the way, fresh curly parsley makes charming greenery for dainty floral bouquets.

1 lb ground beef

1 cup diced onion

1 cup julienned carrot

3 stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans (with liquid)

1 (15 ounce) can great northern beans (with liquid)

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (12 ounce) can V-8 vegetable juice

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1/2 pound Ditali pasta (or broken spaghetti)

Brown beef in a large stock pot over medium heat. Drain off fat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saut for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and simmer for 1 hour. After 50 minutes boil pasta to al dente. Drain well. Add pasta to the large pot of soup and simmer for 10 minutes.

LOVE THAT FONDUE

You won’t believe this recipe. Fill your sweet tooth without guilt. Just 20 calories, 8 grams of carbs and 1 gram of fat per serving, not counting whatever you dip into it! Recipe comes from the makers of the sugarless sweetener Truvia, so let’s give them credit!

2⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

1 cup skim milk

4 tablespoons Truva natural sweetener spoonable* (14

packets)

1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Additional optional flavorings:

1 tablespoon strong brewed coffee

1 teaspoon almond or fruit-flavored extract

2 Tablespoons cherry or other fruit-flavored liqueur

2 Tablespoons Irish cream or coffee-flavored liqueur

DIPPERS: Strawberries, Granny Smith apple slices, pineapple chunks, banana chunks, grapes, kiwi chunks, clementine sections, angel food cake cubes, pretzels, cheesecake cubes or graham cracker sticks.

Place cocoa powder, salt, milk and Truva natural sweetener in heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Cool slightly, whisk in vanilla and any of the optional flavorings you want to use. Transfer to a fondue pot and serve warm with a variety of dippers.

Thought for the Week: Lord, help us to overcome the darkness within us and around us. Especially during these days of Lent, let us open our hearts, shine Your Light into our darkness. May we acknowledge to You our sins and acknowledge to ourselves our everlasting need for Your loving forgiveness and grace. May this Lenten season make us more aware how much we all need Your healing grace in our lives. May we realize how much our sins added to Your pain when you died on the cross so many centuries ago, and how much our sins still grieve You today. We can never achieve it, but may we strive to be worthy of the love You have showered on us, and may we cling fast to the redemption Your pain and suffering and death earned for us. Amen.

(This column is written by Shirley Prudhomme of Crivitz. Views expressed are her own and are in no way intended to be an official statement of the opinions of Peshtigo Times editors and publishers. She may be contacted by phone at 715-927-5034 or by e-mail at shirleyprudhommechickadee@yahoo. com.)

COUNTRY COUSIN


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
08-24-2016Obituaries
Kenneth J. Birr

08-24-2016Obituaries
Carol F. Spice

08-24-2016Obituaries
Sandra Mattia

08-24-2016Obituaries
Cynthia Schroeder

08-24-2016Obituaries
Joel M. Walther 

08-24-2016Obituaries
William Todzy

08-24-2016Obituaries
Marian L. Ruatti

08-24-2016Obituaries
Carol J. Rhode

08-24-2016Obituaries
Susan R. Maus

08-24-2016Obituaries
Martha Erickson

08-24-2016Obituaries
Dorothy A. Dickerson

08-24-2016Obituaries
Clayton A. Carlson

08-24-2016Obituaries
June A. Stello

08-24-2016Obituaries
Kenneth D. Parthie

08-24-2016Obituaries
Dorothy Osten

08-24-2016Obituaries
Elizabeth J. Marineau

08-24-2016Obituaries
Diane S. Long

08-24-2016Obituaries
Charles D. De Camp

08-24-2016Obituaries
Donald Brunn

08-24-2016Obituaries
Peggy D. Bowden

08-24-2016Front Page
Town Pound Residents Approve Tax Hike for Bridge Project

08-24-2016Front Page
Buddy Bench Fosters Friendship at Schools

08-24-2016Community - Coleman
Klondike Days Wrestling, Kickball Tourney Benefit

08-24-2016Community - Coleman
CHS Classes Gather for Joint Reunion

08-24-2016Community - Coleman
Kuchtas To Host Beef Open House

08-24-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Fully Staffed For Sept. 1 Start Of Classes

08-24-2016Community - Crivitz
Twin Bridge Rescue Squad Buys New Ford Ambulance

08-24-2016Community - Crivitz
Open House at Crivitz Schools

08-24-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School District Annual Meeting Aug. 30

08-24-2016Front Page
Peshtigo Joins Call For More State Road Aids

08-24-2016Community - Wausaukee
Auxiliary Unit 66 Chili Fest Sept. 24

08-24-2016Front Page
New $12 Million Marinette Rec Center Gets Approval

08-24-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-24-2016Perspectives
From our readers

08-24-2016Perspectives
From My Window

08-24-2016Sports
Chenier Leads Marines At Home Invitational

08-24-2016Sports
Area Teams Take Part in Early Season Invites

08-24-2016Sports
Marines Sink in Fourth Quarter

08-24-2016Sports
Three Teams Start Season with Non-Conference Wins

08-17-2016Front Page
Name Marinette County Fair Horse Arena for Late Fay Bintz

08-17-2016Obituaries
Lorraine Zaidel

08-17-2016Obituaries
William C. Yudes

08-17-2016Obituaries
Irene Wojciehowski

08-17-2016Obituaries
Dean J. Westcott

08-17-2016Front Page
Town To Decide Pond Road Gate, Mercury Issues Aug. 23

08-17-2016Obituaries
Joel M. Walther

08-17-2016Front Page
Brief Filed In Crivitz School Cell Phone Suit

08-17-2016Front Page
Marinette Committees Discuss Wage Study

08-17-2016Front Page
Dettmering Does Not Get Public Defender

08-17-2016Obituaries
Franklin J. Trepanier

08-17-2016Obituaries
June A. Stello

08-17-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin - End of Summer

08-17-2016Obituaries
Leita A. Sinclair  

08-17-2016Obituaries
Michael L. Sherman

08-17-2016Obituaries
Elmer O. Salzsieder

08-17-2016Obituaries
Mitchell A. Otradovec

08-17-2016Obituaries
Dick Maloney

08-17-2016Obituaries
Larry J. Lischka

08-17-2016Perspectives
From My Window - Local Business - Thank You!

08-17-2016Obituaries
Raymond J. Lentz

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Obituaries
Kenneth A. Krause

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Obituaries
James Koester

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Obituaries
Hildred Johnson

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Obituaries
John J. Hummel

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Obituaries
John Hanson

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-17-2016Obituaries
Ardene H. Ganter

08-17-2016Obituaries
Anthony Charapata

08-17-2016Sports
Estimated Duck Pop. Down to 48.4 Million

08-17-2016Obituaries
Violet E. Buss

08-17-2016Sports
2016 WIAA Sports Medical Advisory Commitee Update

08-17-2016Obituaries
Nathaniel T. Borah

08-17-2016Sports
Marinette Ready to Be The Team Everyone Hates to Play

08-17-2016Obituaries
Faith J. Berg

08-17-2016Sports
Area Football Teams Prepare for Season Openers

08-17-2016Community - Coleman
Story Time at Library Sept. 12

08-17-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Elementary Ribbon Cutting for New Playground

08-17-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Regular Meeting Sept. 19

08-17-2016Community - Coleman
Change CCBA Meeting to Sept. 15

08-17-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee School Packet Pick Up, Open House Aug. 24

08-17-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Centennial Books Again Available

08-17-2016Community - Wausaukee
Request Traffic Change in Town During County Fair

08-17-2016Community - Wausaukee
Lions Raffle Tickets Sold

08-17-2016Community - Crivitz
Weekly Bible School at Crivitz

08-17-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Village Hires New Police Officers

08-17-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Pig Roast is Sept. 11

08-17-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School District Annual Meeting Aug. 30

08-10-2016Community - Coleman
Open House at Suring Aug. 31

08-10-2016Community - Coleman
Lena Residents Scan Tickets

08-10-2016Community - Coleman
Cougar Booster Club Benefit Banquet Aug. 15

08-10-2016Community - Coleman
Coleman Youth Football Signup Aug. 15, Practice Starts Aug. 16

08-10-2016Perspectives
From our readers

08-10-2016Community - Wausaukee
Area ATV Trails, Benefit Golf Outings

08-10-2016Community - Wausaukee
Big Silver Cliff Fire, Rescue Parade, Picnic Set for Aug. 13

08-10-2016Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Am. Legion Family Picnic is Aug. 13

08-10-2016Obituaries
Lloyd Rakowski

08-10-2016Community - Wausaukee
Stephenson Board Airs Public Works Position

08-10-2016Obituaries
Jim A. McInness

08-10-2016Obituaries
Alex R. Malawka 

08-10-2016Obituaries
Melvin Luetkens, Sr.

08-10-2016Obituaries
Michael B. Lipovac

08-10-2016Community - Crivitz
Art in Shaffer Park Aug. 13

08-10-2016Obituaries
Kim P. Kuran

08-10-2016Obituaries
William Kiepert  

08-10-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Blood Drive Aug. 22

08-10-2016Obituaries
James Ferfecki

08-10-2016Community - Crivitz
Town Stephenson Taxpayers Say Only Maintain Airport

08-10-2016Obituaries
Gloria G. DeGrand

08-10-2016Obituaries
Susan J. Cross

08-10-2016Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Board Okays New Graduation Rules

08-10-2016Obituaries
Francis Courchaine

08-10-2016Obituaries
Duane H. Beffa

08-10-2016Obituaries
Herbert Becker

08-10-2016Obituaries
Nancy M. Wittkopf

08-10-2016Front Page
NEW CHIEF

08-10-2016Obituaries
Margaret D. Truckey

08-10-2016Obituaries
Sarah E. Strommen

08-10-2016Obituaries
Joan Schlutter

08-10-2016Obituaries
Lois Johnson

08-10-2016Front Page
$1 Million Cash Bond Set In Murder-For-Hire Case

08-10-2016Obituaries
John Huebner, Sr.

08-10-2016Obituaries
Lou Ann Greenwood

08-10-2016Obituaries
Lloyd R. Gannegan

08-10-2016Front Page
Body Cameras for Officers Not a Priority, Says Sheriff

08-10-2016Obituaries
Roy Fritz

08-10-2016Front Page
Parks Administrator Hopes to Eliminate Day-Use Fees in ൚

08-10-2016Obituaries
David A. Bradford

08-10-2016Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-10-2016Front Page
New Shoreland Zoning Rules Heading For County Approval

08-10-2016Perspectives
From My Window

08-10-2016Sports
Coleman Looks To Build On Their Success

08-10-2016Sports
Storm Derails Railroaders to Advance to Championship

08-10-2016Sports
Redbirds Avenge Last Year's Playoff Defeat

08-10-2016Sports
Marinette Captures Wishigan League Crown

08-03-2016Front Page
Night Out

08-03-2016Front Page
Pound Okays Plans For First Building In Its Business Park

08-03-2016Front Page
Peshtigo Mayor Yet to Accept Walkway Grant

08-03-2016Front Page
Inmates Earn GEDs, High School Diplomas

08-03-2016Front Page
No Objections At County Shoreland Zoning Hearings

08-03-2016Obituaries
Ellen M. Hesselink

08-03-2016Obituaries
Kenneth E. Gille

08-03-2016Obituaries
Shirley A. Boye


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you think a photo ID should be required to vote?
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