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From our readers

To the Editor:

An open letter to the thieves who stole from us:

We saved throughout our married years to buy property on a lake. After looking and praying for years, last year we came across our little slice of heaven...a thickly wooded piece of land nestled between two houses on a small lake in Wausaukee. We met the sweet elderly man who owned it and who also had a lifelong dream of building on it. He made our dreams come true when he priced his beloved property so reasonably. He said his time had come and gone. It’s our hope he’ll still spend time on the property he loved by visiting us often.

My husband is in his 60’s. He served in the military and worked most of his life as a butcher, until the grocery store he worked for went out of business. He has worked in a warehouse for the past eight years...where he sweats in the summer and is chilled to the bone in the winter, but he’s proud of a hard day’s labor and doesn’t complain...well, doesn’t complain often! He toils away daily in hopes of someday retiring to our tiny piece of paradise in Wausaukee.

We’ve had our share of trials. A car accident nearly taking my life and leaving me with many broken bones and significant head injuries. My husband having both arms broken in an industrial accident. This hasn’t dampened our spirits. We share a zest for life...and a passion for the tranquility and beauty of the north woods. We’ve found this in Wausaukee.

Here in Wausaukee, we’re that couple who buys our groceries from Sal’s rather than bringing them from home. We buy our lumber from the local hardware store. We love breakfasts at the Ranger Station. We’re trying to keep our hard-earned dollars local to help the business owners. Additionally, these wonderful establishments have helpful, friendly staff.

We’re the couple who picks up litter during our walks, whether along our winding road or on afternoon jaunts to beautiful area treasures such as Dave’s Falls. We’re one of many donating boxes of items to the We Store, hoping what we can no longer use can be a blessing to someone else. We’re planting scores of daffodils in the woods and trees in areas where nature has left some holes. Basically, we are thrilled to be part of this incredible Marinette County - God’s country - with its plentiful rivers and lakes, big skies, amazing wildlife and big-hearted people.

We spent $260 for two nice trail cameras as we couldn’t wait to see what critters may share our land with us. Through these cameras we watched twin fawns grow into yearlings. This year, we’ve been watching another fawn on the camera and even named it after our precious newborn nephew. My husband had to work many hours to buy those cameras. We bought them to watch wildlife. We weren’t bothered when we saw images on them of people we didn’t know walking up and down our driveway...we figured they were curious neighbors we hadn’t yet had the pleasure if meeting. We didn’t even think much of a photo of a random car driving in from time to time. Our cameras captured the excavating of our driveway by a local gravel company...what an incredible thing to watch them transform a raw piece of land so masterfully. Our cameras showed deer grazing on newly planted grass where a local plumber put our new septic in. All of these cherished photos are part of scrapbook about our dream slowly, slowly coming true.

This weekend when we arrived, I rushed to get the SD photo cards out of the cameras to see what story they would tell this week...had our fawn grown? Was the bear back? Would those 18 geese again be parading down our driveway? Did the coyotes cross our path? Oh how my heart sank as I saw the first camera had been ripped from the tree. Disbelief that a thief could’ve done this caused me to frantically look to the ground. Certainly it must’ve fallen somehow. No. No. It wasn’t on the ground. Grief sent me walking down the drive to check for the second camera. Seeing that tree also standing empty, devoid of our trail camera, left me saddened. Shocked. Angry. Hurt.

It’s my hope that the thief or thieves know how their actions have impacted us. Financially, yes. Disheartening, yes. Am I looking at people with a suspicious eye? Yes, a little. But, we love Wausaukee. We love Marinette County. We love the people we’ve met.

To the thief: You’re a lazy coward who doesn’t mind stealing from someone’s mom and dad. From someone’s grandparents. From someone who has worked hard for everything they have. I won’t harbor anger or unforgiveness in my heart. But actions such as this will follow you...it’s a root of shame and guilt that’s all yours.

May God continue to bless the many hardworking, wonderful people of Marinette County. We’re glad to be here...

Beth Jasiak



Editor:

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Doll and the City of Menominee for stepping up to provide a Fourth of July fireworks in 2013. It was very enjoyable and appreciated.

Marinette’s Judy Alwin states, This (logging festival) is not a substitution for the Fourth of July. Was it just coincidence then that when Marinette’s logging festival came in, the Fourth of July celebration went out?

My two compromise suggestions:

1. Let’s give up the grant money and celebrate Red, White, and You. Celebrate BOTH the birth of our country AND Marinette’s logging heritage the first weekend in July. By doing this, Judy Alwin can be known as the person who put Marinette on the map with the City’s logging festival, and Denise Ruleau will not be known as the Mayor who took away Marinette’s Independence Day celebration. Or,

2. The cities of Menominee and Marinette could again work together to alternate the hosting of our Nation’s birthday party with a fireworks display on the Fourth of July. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Then they can still do their separate celebrations of their cities.

Either 1 or 2 are compromises that might help some of us disgruntled Menominee and Marinette folks who miss our Fourth of July fireworks in honor of our Nation and its Veterans. Let’s bring tradition and patriotism back to the Twin Cities!

Sharon Brix Powilaites,

Marinette

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Letter to the Editor:

Re: Peshtigo River Park

It seems as though some of the citizens of Peshtigo and surrounding communities are a bit confused about who did what at the Peshtigo River Park. We are proud to say that the brick surrounding the sidewalk was done by us. We did, however, place bids on the entire project but were only awarded the brick work. So, we cannot and will not take credit for anything else other than the brick. We always stand behind the work we perform and we hope the good people of Peshtigo enjoy our workmanship. If anyone wants to know who else was involved in the River Project, we suggest you contact the City of Peshtigo.

Thank you,

Tom Parthie,

Parthie Landscape & Stone



Dear Editor:

I would like to warn the dog owners in Marinette County about a recent episode with the mail carrier that affected both my dog and me. I went to get the mail and my dog got loose. I heard him barking for a while and then he stopped. I told my mom that he got loose and when she found him at the door step, he was sprawled out on his side. I believe he had a seizure. I later found out that the mail carrier trainee, a young man, sprayed my dog with Mace. In doing so, he caused my dog to have that seizure. It also caused him to be very scared. He was trailing around Mom and me the whole time after this episode. I went to pet my dog after the incident and I got Mace not only on my hands but in my eyes. Not once, not twice, but six times. I cannot even pet my dog without having to wash my hands repeatedly for fear of getting Mace in my eyes. I believe that the young man in question is afraid of dogs. I have heard reports in the area that he has done this before. I also believe that he should not be in the business of delivering mail after what he has done.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Strnad,

Peshtigo


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