space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Junior Golfers Compete in FORE Their Future Golf Tournaments
* Wildlife Stamp Sales Restores Habitat Areas
* Peshtigo 10u Battles For Second Place Finish in War on the Shore Tournament
* Shockers Are Regional Champions; Marinette Comes Up One Game Shy
* Niagara Comes Up Short Against West DePere in Tournament Championship

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

Town Peshtigo Okays Purchase Of Fire Truck

The Town of Peshtigo Fire Department will soon be getting a new fire truck. At their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 18 the town board unanimously accepted the recommendation of Supervisor Pat Ravet, based on information collected by Fire Chief Mike Folgert, and approved purchase of a Red Power Diesel foam pumper truck from Fremont, Wisc. for $85,478.

The Wisconsin firm was second lowest bidder, but Ravet explained Fremont is a Wisconsin company that they have worked with before and received good service, and the vehicle selected comes equipped with everything the fire department wants.

Chief Folgert explained one big difference is the model they are buying includes a foam pump that is compatible with the type of foam the department already uses, and is a $4,000 pump compared with a $400 version.

At its May meeting the board had approved sale of the old Dodge Tanker truck and agreed to proceed with getting prices on replacement equipment. Bids are now being accepted for the old truck and they will be opened at the next board meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Several individuals have expressed interest in buying it, Folgert said, adding it’s old, but it runs good and has no rust. Town Chair Herman Pottratz commented that somebody is going to get a bargain.

Folgert reported during the past month the department had seven calls. Four were for vehicle accidents, of which two were on Hwy. 41 and two were on Rader Road.

Pottratz asked how payments were coming in on the new policy of charging for Fire Department calls to vehicle accidents. Town Treasurer Vilas Schroeder checked the records and said so far $4,800 has been received in response to those billings, “but there are lots of bills out there that people just aren’t paying.”

Ravet noted this is a bad year for wood ticks, and urged pet owners who bring their animals to the vet for tick treatments to get their shots at the same time so they can get the animals properly licensed “and make things a lot easier for (Constable) Oren Ninnemann.”

The Plan Commission has been working for about two years on some changes needed to the Zoning map and the Zoning ordinance, and it is now ready to be adopted. However, it first must go to a public hearing, which the board scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.

Town Clerk Clarence Coble said the earliest possible date in accord with legal notice requirements would be Thursday, July 11. Pottratz wanted to avoid having the hearing too soon, as he felt people should have time to review the ordinance and check over the zoning maps before the hearing. The documents will be available for viewing at the Town Hall during Coble’s open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Anyone can speak at the hearing, but Coble said anyone unhappy with the way their property is designated on the zoning map should fill out a zoning change request form in advance of the public hearing. The forms are available at Coble’s office. Coble noted he will be gone the last week in July and the first two weeks of August.

By unanimous vote the board agreed to sell a 15-foot wide strip of town owned property off Hale Road to Rob Burke for $250 to provide access to his otherwise landlocked property. Burke is to pay any back taxes as well as all legal expenses connected with the sale. The board had agreed at its meeting on May 21 to place an add stating request for the purchase and location of the property. Burke submitted the only purchase offer.

In other action at the May 21 meeting the board appointed Coble, Wayne Gerondale and Jim Devcich as alternate members of the Board of Review.

They reappointed Alex Dudka and Grace Pennings to three year terms on the Fire Commission, and appointed Joe Wilke to fill the remainder of the term of Bill Johnson when he retires. Wilke’s term will end on April 30, 2015.

Road bids were opened on May 21 from Biehl Construction and Northeast Asphalt, Inc. After review, the board voted unanimously to award the Oakridge Road project for $22,725 and two Krause Road projects, one for $114,261.50 and the TRIP portion for $50,519.50 to Northeast Asphalt, Inc. They awarded the $15,895 Bonnie Lane Project to Biehl Construction. Low bids awarded totaled $203,407.

At the June 18 meeting, Supervisor Mark Monnette reported all the preparation work on Oakridge Road, including the new turnaround, is completed. The turnaround area fits within the right of way that the town already owned, so no property had to be purchased. He said everything is ready now for Northeast Asphalt to come in and pave it, probably in July.

The town road crews has been doing alot of brushing work, and has picked up alot of garbage from roadsides, Monnette said. They found mostly tires and furniture, but also found some boxes with names on them, and there will be some follow-up action.

Supervisor Denise Wiedemeier reported the recycling center has been very busy. She said the fork lift was broken, but has been repaired. The company contracted to come in and haul tires away had been informed the site is not open every day and that they should call ahead when they were coming. They called recently about 10 minutes before they were due to arrive. She was at work, but called on an obliging member of the town crew who promptly went to the site and unlocked the gate.

Pottratz mentioned that the Century Bike Ride will again have a stop on the grounds of the Peshtigo Town Hall. He said the bike riders are good people who always clean up the grounds when their event is over.

The board unanimously approved all existing beer and liquor licenses for renewal. They also approved Vern Cramer as agent for REMARC, LLC, to operate in the building that was formerly Bayer’s Bar. Ravet asked if Cramer planned to have entertainment, and no one knew for sure, but Monnette assured him Cramer runs his existing golf course business in the Town of Grover very well, and said he has never heard a complaint about it.

Pottratz said the fence around the old town landfill is in badly deteriorating condition, with fence posts falling down, and suggested simply removing it. He was told the fence was put up because ATVs were tearing up the clay cap on the landfill, but it was informally decided they should take the fence down before it falls down, and if there is again a problem they might need to put up a new fence, which they would have had to do in any event.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
07-29-2015Sports
Junior Golfers Compete in FORE Their Future Golf Tournaments

07-29-2015Sports
Wildlife Stamp Sales Restores Habitat Areas

07-29-2015Sports
Peshtigo 10u Battles For Second Place Finish in War on the Shore Tournament

07-29-2015Sports
Shockers Are Regional Champions; Marinette Comes Up One Game Shy

07-29-2015Perspectives
Country Cousin

07-29-2015Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

07-29-2015Perspectives
From our readers

07-29-2015Obituaries
Thomas F. Yoke

07-29-2015Obituaries
Judi M. Wilson

07-29-2015Obituaries
Beverly J. Waters

07-29-2015Obituaries
Andrea Stevenson

07-29-2015Obituaries
Lucille Smith

07-29-2015Obituaries
Florence M. Root

07-29-2015Obituaries
Ethelyn Parafiniuk

07-29-2015Obituaries
Lois M. Nicholas

07-29-2015Obituaries
Jeffrey Kruhmin

07-29-2015Obituaries
Leonard E. Jashinsky

07-29-2015Obituaries
Ruth M. Gillette

07-29-2015Obituaries
Rylie R. Eckes

07-29-2015Obituaries
Jeanette Clark

07-29-2015Obituaries
John J. Chucka

07-29-2015Obituaries
Myril A. Brix, Jr.

07-29-2015Obituaries
Shirley M. Young

07-29-2015Obituaries
Wayne A. Walla

07-29-2015Obituaries
Alvin Pearson

07-29-2015Obituaries
David R. Nienhaus

07-29-2015Obituaries
Wallace R. Gunderson

07-29-2015Obituaries
Helen J. Baumann 

07-29-2015Obituaries
Doris M. Anderson

07-29-2015Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Legion Held Picnic July 25

07-29-2015Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Acts On Gravel Bids, Two Garage Variances

07-29-2015Community - Wausaukee
Plan Wausaukee 1970’s Reunion

07-29-2015Community - Wausaukee
Announce MCS Scholarship Awards

07-29-2015Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Free Movies in Park

07-29-2015Community - Crivitz
Stephenson Has Special Meeting

07-29-2015Community - Crivitz
Late Al Zielinski Legacy Continues

07-29-2015Community - Crivitz
Police, Dogs Give Picnic Demonstration

07-29-2015Community - Coleman
White Potato Outfitters Handles Golden Hawk Canoes

07-29-2015Community - Coleman
Coleman Principal Reports On Student Survey Results

07-29-2015Community - Coleman
Village Board Meeting Aug. 3

07-29-2015News
Senior Club To Meet at Pound

07-29-2015News
John Deschane To Speak at Loomis Meet

07-29-2015News
Caregiver Support Meeting Dates

07-29-2015News
6 Area Students Given Scholarships

07-29-2015Front Page
Korean War Memorial Dedication at Cemetery

07-29-2015Front Page
$30 Million Is Estimated Cost of New Peshtigo High School

07-29-2015Front Page
Oconto Jail Project On Schedule, Over Budget

07-29-2015Front Page
Peshtigo Historical Cemetery Walk Into the Past Aug. 22

07-29-2015Front Page
Architect, Contractor, Probable Site Chosen For New Marinette Hospital

07-22-2015Sports
Niagara Comes Up Short Against West DePere in Tournament Championship

07-22-2015Sports
Hunt, Trap, Spear Deadline Is Aug.1

07-22-2015Sports
Predators Fall to Redbirds, Take Two from Tri-Cities

07-22-2015Sports
Marinette Struggles, Holds Off Oconto

07-22-2015Perspectives
Country Cousin

07-22-2015Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

07-22-2015Obituaries
Josephine E. Wood

07-22-2015Obituaries
Ronald Thome

07-22-2015Obituaries
Howard R. Stillman

07-22-2015Obituaries
Raymond J. Smith

07-22-2015Obituaries
Dorothy A. Revall

07-22-2015Obituaries
James P. Powell

07-22-2015Obituaries
Jerome Engebos

07-22-2015Obituaries
Clara M. Gibson

07-22-2015Obituaries
Mary J. Delfosse

07-22-2015Obituaries
Kathryn M. Gauthier

07-22-2015Obituaries
Lyla Perkins

07-22-2015Obituaries
Julie A. Bayerl

07-22-2015Obituaries
Raeburn Williams

07-22-2015Obituaries
Carolyn G. Wiandt

07-22-2015Obituaries
Jon Joseph Nielson

07-22-2015Obituaries
Alvin C. Krueger

07-22-2015Obituaries
Laurine Klaver

07-22-2015Obituaries
Stefanie Kanack

07-22-2015Obituaries
Helen L. Johnson

07-22-2015Obituaries
Raymond F. Clements

07-22-2015Obituaries
John H. Bertoldi

07-22-2015Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Fire Department Fundraiser Picnic July 25

07-22-2015Community - Wausaukee
Dessert Walk at Wagner Picnic

07-22-2015Community - Wausaukee
Benefit Bake Sale at Wausaukee

07-22-2015Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Activities Code Meeting, Talk on Nutrition

07-22-2015Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Weekly Movies in Park

07-22-2015Community - Crivitz
Ride for Rescue at Crivitz July 25

07-22-2015Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Parish Picnic Aug. 9

07-22-2015Community - Crivitz
Big Loomis Legion Fun Day July 25

07-22-2015Community - Coleman
Coleman 1970 Reunion Aug. 22

07-22-2015Community - Coleman
List Winners in Coleman Fireman’s Picnic Activities

07-22-2015Community - Coleman
Library Program Picnic July 28

07-22-2015Community - Coleman
275 Students Attend Coleman Summer Classes

07-22-2015News
St. Mary Festival at Badger Park Aug. 2

07-22-2015News
Seek Volunteers To Take Donations

07-22-2015News
Polar Plunge at Badger Park July 25

07-22-2015News
Lake Noquebay Topic of Meeting

07-22-2015Front Page
Wausaukee School District Receives New Outdoor Sign

07-22-2015Front Page
Dedicate Korean War Memorial At Peshtigo Cemetery July 27

07-22-2015Front Page
Marinette School Board to Negotiate Land with City

07-22-2015Front Page
Peshtigo Board Okays Referendum for New School

07-22-2015Front Page
Hundreds Watch Launch Of LCS Little Rock At Marinette

07-15-2015Sports
Predators Win Double Header Over Crivitz

07-15-2015Sports
UPIR Blast From the Past July 18

07-15-2015Sports
Marinette Boys Win Two; Eliminated by Dodgeville

07-15-2015Sports
Peshtigo Girls Fight Their Way to Championship Game in Allouez

07-15-2015Perspectives
Country Cousin

07-15-2015Perspectives
From our readers

07-15-2015Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

07-15-2015Obituaries
Caroline Zahn-Henningsen

07-15-2015Obituaries
Jeanine C. Wojakowski

07-15-2015Obituaries
Davis G. Whittier

07-15-2015Obituaries
Andrea Stevenson

07-15-2015Obituaries
Darryl C. St. John

07-15-2015Obituaries
G. Ross Popkey

07-15-2015Obituaries
Henry P. Paque

07-15-2015Obituaries
Raymond L. Outcelt

07-15-2015Obituaries
Marlene R. McGowan

07-15-2015Obituaries
Robert Johnson

07-15-2015Obituaries
Helen L. Johnson

07-15-2015Obituaries
Marlene E. Hansen

07-15-2015Obituaries
Kathryn M. Gauthier

07-15-2015Obituaries
Jennifer M. Brabant

07-15-2015Obituaries
Dale R. Witak

07-15-2015Obituaries
Karin C. Wanholm

07-15-2015Obituaries
Joyce H. Timm-Witthuhn

07-15-2015Obituaries
Robert D. Spencer

07-15-2015Obituaries
Ann R. Ruus

07-15-2015Obituaries
Joseph V. Ruatti

07-15-2015Obituaries
LaVonne C. Pagel

07-15-2015Obituaries
Jon J. Nielson

07-15-2015Obituaries
Nevaeh M. Moore

07-15-2015Obituaries
Marie E. Miller

07-15-2015Obituaries
Judith A. Mason 

07-15-2015Obituaries
Louis C. Hellermann

07-15-2015Obituaries
Dardanella A. Gremban

07-15-2015Obituaries
Dominic C. Godfrey

07-15-2015Obituaries
Myron L. Erickson

07-15-2015Obituaries
John G. Ellison

07-15-2015Obituaries
Roger Devroy

07-15-2015Obituaries
Lucille Carroll-Skarban

07-15-2015Obituaries
Audrey D. Busch

07-15-2015Community - Wausaukee
10 Wausaukee Students, 2 Teachers Help Build School in Ecuador

07-15-2015Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Fire Dept. Big Fundraiser Picnic July 25

07-15-2015Community - Wausaukee
Dessert Walk at Wagner Picnic

07-15-2015Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Fire Rescue Picnic, Parade is Aug. 8

07-15-2015Community - Crivitz
Lake Noquebay Topic of Historical Society Meeting

07-15-2015Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Gun, Knife Show Aug. 1

07-15-2015Community - Crivitz
Stephenson Acts On Bids, Driveway Plowing, Parking

07-15-2015Community - Crivitz
Big Loomis Legion Fun Day July 25

07-15-2015Community - Coleman
Coleman Area Firemen’s Parade, Picnic July 17

07-15-2015Community - Coleman
Over 200 Entries In Village of Pound Car Show

07-15-2015Community - Coleman
Children, Adult VBS at Coleman

07-15-2015Community - Coleman
Brazeau Emergency Services Fundraiser/Picnic July 25th

07-15-2015Front Page
Navy Secretary To Attend Launch Of USS Little Rock


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Have you been driving more now that gas prices are coming down?
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
© 2000-2015
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites