THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From our readers
Issue Date: May 29, 2013
Letter to Editor:
The Marinette County administrator is proposing that the county should take over the Marinette County Elderly Services that has been serving the county about 30 years. This organization is a nonprofit that depends on donations, volunteer and low paid devoted workers.
Elderly Services has operated efficiently throughout the county all this time. The elderly of Marinette County are fortunate to have them in the community. Not only does Elderly Services provide nutritional meals at the various mealsites, transportation, home delivered meals on a volunteer payment, but they also provide information on benefits available, such as Medicare, help with Homestead Taxes, Alzheimer, family and caregiver support, and other programs available to the elderly of Marinette County. These programs are supported under the Federal Older American Act and funds from the State of Wisconsin.
I feel that if Marinette County took over the administration of Elderly Services, it could not be managed as efficiently as it is now and the elderly citizens would be deprived of services now available to them.
Volunteer and Taxpayer
of Marinette County,
The Pembine Post Office would like to thank all the customers in Beecher, Dunbar and Pembine who donated food for the annual Mail Carrier food drive. Some of you brought the food in to the Post Office to help the carriers out, which was a big help.
Since we no longer have a food pantry in Pembine, the food was given to the Niagara and Amberg food pantries. These two pantries serve all the surrounding communities in the area. There are a lot of families in our towns who benefit from the generous donations of this food drive.
The total collected this year was 2,385 pounds of food.