space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Marinette Win Second M&M Showdown of the Season
* Marinette Claims M&M Legends Game Victory
* Redbirds Power Past Plover 2-0
* STAA Announces New Girl's Basketball Coach
* Softball Rule Changes Address Risk Minimization

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

Issue Date: March 16, 2018

Dear Editor:

Thanks to all the Lena area businesses that donated prizes, the annual FFA Alumni fundraiser bowling tournament was a great success.

The funds that are raised go to scholarships, help fund FFA students go to the National FFA Convention which is a great experience and send FFA members to the Washington FFA Leadership conference. In the past this also helped to fund the Lena Ag Dept. Greenhouse.

Those individuals and companies making donations to make the bowling tournament a success were Romy's Holiday Inn, the Bavarian Inn, Ray's Boneyard, Oconto Electric Cooperative, Peshtigo National Bank, Papa Bears, Green Stone Farm Credit Service, Vanderloop Farm Equipment, Jason Long, Vintage Insurance and Timber Rattlers.

In addition, Lena Lanes, Steel Moose, Huberty's State Farm Insurance, Green Bay Packers, The Store, Seneca, Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Jagiello Dairy Farm LLC, Graef Transport, Inc., Ron and Bobbie Windus, Beaver Machine, Dair-Ray Veterinary Service, Mike and Wendy Klaus, Kwik Trip, Peshtigo Veterinary, Troy and Brittany Klaus, Jo Hipke Family, Milwaukee Brewers, Pelkin's Smokey Meat Market, Lena Village Lanes, Peterson Dairy, Lena Fire Department, Cory's Crank and Nail, Nadler's Automotive, Kelby Cook Constrution, Green Bay Gamblers, Tim and Laurie Graef, and Associated Bank.

A big THANK  YOU TO ALL  from Wendy and Mike Klaus of the Lena FFA Alumni



Letter to Editor:

To the people of the Town of Lake in Marinette County:

On Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, the Planning Commission and the Road Committee met to discuss 2018 road projects. One of these road projects is the Oak Lane project. The tentative budget for this is $37,000 to $50,000.

When it was brought up to restore Oak Lane as a recreational boat launch, our chairman, Dan Banauck stated, " only ten or twelve people would have any use for this road."

Oak Lane, as it is known today, was established as a deeded road to the shoreline of Lake Noquebay on Feb. 26, 1925. This road was used as a boat launching site before it was deeded. It was also used for commerce and for recreation. These uses did not stop after it became a deeded road.

As time went on, private property owners infringed on the roads' width and its natural grade to the lake; this is in violation of Wisconsin State Law.

The present assessed value of Oak Lane and its frontage on Lake Noquebay, according to RR Assessing is $84,000. The width of Oak Lane today is sixty (60) feet. The price per foot is $1,400.

If you a a Town of Lake resident, please show up and vote on this project at our annual meeting on April 17. If you own property and lane but are not a resident, please show up and vote your support for this project.

The eight (8) people that worked to obtain the original deed on Oak Lane in 1925 had a vision for it's use that we hope to carry on.

Respectfully,

Kenneth Marcusen,

Planning Commission and

Road Committee Member



Letter to Editor:

Where's The Beef?

I just finished reading the Referendum Information pamphlet mailed to me on March 9 concerning the upcoming referendum vote set for April 3 for the proposed new Peshtigo School and additional gym space. The most interesting page in the pamphlet and the part that I have The BEEF with is page 5 that has "Survey Says" at the top. It lists percentages that were supposedly drawn from the Peshtigo School District survey taken in November and December of 2017. Respondents could either vote online or by returning the survey by mail.

According to the pamphlet "Survey Says", 77% of all residents are satisfied or very satisfied with the Peshtigo School District. What? This is not only a lie, but it is a gross misrepresentation of the survey results. According to the "Peshtigo School District Community Survey Results" published on the Peshtigo School web site: https://www.peshtigo.k12.wi.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_155283/File/Referendum/Peshtigo%202017%20Community%20Survey%20Report%20.pdf page 2 of the pdf says the total participation rate for the district survey was only 17%! As is stated in the pdf there were only a grand total of 755 respondents to the survey so there were 4,441 total available respondents to the survey, 3,686 of which did not respond to the survey at all. How can the phrase "of all residents" be used anywhere in this pamphlet? The pamphlet "Survey Says" SHOULD read ඕ% of all RESPONDENTS NOT "of all residents" or a grand total of 581 respondents being satisfied of the 4,441 total available respondents or only 13% of all available respondents are satisfied. We don't know how the other 87% would respond. Now I'm not saying that people are dissatisfied with school district. I am merely arguing the distorted pamphlet propaganda.

Also according to the pamphlet "Survey Says", 56% of all residents said they would support a referendum to build a new Middle/High School. What? Again, this is not only a lie, but is a gross misrepresentation of the survey results. According to the same school web site pdf listed above on page 26 of the pdf, using the same 17% survey participation rate stated in the pdf the pamphlet SHOULD read 56% of all RESPONDENTS NOT "of all residents" support a new referendum or a grand total of 422 respondents out of a total 4,441 available respondents or only 9% of available respondents would support a new school. You will also see on page 26 of the pdf that only 40% of the total RESPONDENTS said they would definitely vote Yes for a new school and 16% of the RESPONDENTS said they would Probably vote Yes. These two categories were lumped together to reach the 56% "Survey Says" number. If we de-lump the two categories only 40% of respondents or 7% of all available respondents would definitely vote Yes for a new school. We don't know how the other 93% would respond.

Also according to the pamphlet "Survey Says", 69% of all residents, when asked how to proceed with the Middle/High School, recommended the District refine the referendum plan based on survey feedback and ask for support through another referendum. What? Once again, this is not only a lie, but is a gross misrepresentation of the survey results. Are you seeing a pattern here? According to the same school web site listed above using the same 17% survey participation rate the pamphlet SHOULD read 69% of all RESPONDENTS want to refine the referendum based on survey results for a grand total of 520 respondents out of a total 4,441 available respondents or only 12% of available respondents want to refine the referendum. We don't know how the other 88% would respond.

This isn't a case of Where's the Beef - but Here's the Bull. It is this kind of surveying that had Hillary in the White House weeks before the election.

As the survey says, Please Vote. If you don't vote, don't complain. But vote based on facts, not what people will tell you to get you to vote their way. And remember, when taxes go up for businesses, they are passed on to you and I. Everything from rent, to gasoline, to what it costs to stay in nursing homes will increase.

Thank you,

Richard A. Spreeman,

Peshtigo

"Life's Love Loaf"



I wrote a little recipe

I hope you think its nice,

It doesn't call for sugar,

It doesn't call for spice.

But it does call for a lot of loving,

And the whole family should chip in.

The number one ingredient is

"Christ" without, and "Christ" within.

As each member adds their love,

And learns to care and share,

And folds their hands together,

And look to God in prayer.

God multiplies this loaf of love,

And it begins to grow,

It doesn't only feed your then,

But everyone you know.

Joyce Bedora,

Krakow, formerly of Peshtigo



Dear Editor:

I cannot believe that the new Marinette County Administrator wants to increase our taxes and maybe those of the State of Wisconsin.  Can you?  His idea to help one employer at the expense of all the other employers and the tax payers is the craziest idea he has had yet and he has had many crazy ideas.  $50 million divided up could help many businesses in our county. LOWER sales taxes would help everyone and tourism!

 The county board has in their minds solved the crisis in the District Attorney's office by having the state fund the additional assistant district attorney we have needed for years.  Trouble is the state's funding does not kick in until 2019.  Yes you read that correctly. 2019!  While the case back log grows I suspect.

 They gave $90,000 to Marinette to help fund their yet to be hired tourism director for this year. It is middle of March and tourism should have been worked on for this year last summer and into the fall.  As the owner of vacation property we rent out weekly I can tell you promotion of tourism is done a long time before the tourist season and middle of March.  People decide on their vacations usually well before the first of the year and again this is March.  It is a one year commitment so that is $10,000 per month.  

 The inexperienced county administrator is the former manager of the dump (land fill) and he is wanting to eliminate the part time elected coroner position.  No idea if this will cost more or less and if services will improve or decline. We don't even know if it works for other counties.  The administrator assumes lots of things and the county board follows him like new born puppies follow their momma.

What about the old county jail?  Still sucking tax payer funds every day.

I normally suggest that you contact your representatives but I'm not sure how to do that.  They don't return emails, letters, phone calls or text messages.  If this was a business most of them would be let go.  Replacement however isn't possible as few people have the time available during the week day to attend the meeting and committee meetings.  If the county board wants to do something good start by changing the meetings to the evenings.  OK, maybe start with the committee meetings first?  

Pete Pfankuch,

Crivitz





Dear Editor:

Attention Town of Brazeau Voters

On April 3rd electors will have the choice to change to an appointed Clerk-Treasurer. Our current Clerk-Treasurer has given the Town Board notice that she will not be seeking re-election in the spring of 2019, leaving the position she has held for many years vacant. Many attempts have been made to recruit a replacement, however, no one has been willing to take on this very important role.

If the position remains elected a write-in candidate with only a few votes could be elected whether they are qualified and willing to learn or not. This has happened in other towns and it can create a lot of problems. The only action that can be taken to remedy a problem is through an election.

If the position is changed to an appointed clerk-treasurer the Town Board would have the ability to hire a candidate best qualified for the position, and could also remove someone who is not fulfilling their job requirements. The search could also be widened to include individuals from outside our Township.

Many other towns across the state have changed to an appointed Clerk-Treasurer in large part because of the complexity and importance of this position. The Clerk-Treasurer position is absolutely key in running a town and there is a fairly large investment required to adequately train someone to fulfill these duties. Please take the time to consider this change as the continued success of our town depends heavily on this position.

Ryan Wendt



Editor:

The Coleman School Board is faced with an aging dilemma, school buildings that are in excess of a half a century old or older. Infrastructure needs include the repairing of leaking roofs, restrooms that don't meet the necessary standards for the handicapped child, and a desperately needed security system for the entire structure.

In touring both buildings I see the need for updated technology within the classrooms, a larger commons area in both school buildings and an elementary-middle school gymnasium that is in need of a major make-over.

Twenty-five local citizens spent nearly a year reviewing options and developing the most beneficial long range remodeling plan that both benefits our children for years to come and is also the most economical and affordable for our citizenry. Our school is the hub of our community, and the value of a good education is priceless.

I will be voting YES on both questions April 3 for the youth in our community.

Gene Chapman,

Coleman resident for 45 years



Dear Editor:

On April 3, 2018, there will be two referendum questions on the ballots of municipalities that support the Coleman School District. The first question will ask voters to support improving the school's infrastructure, enhancing security for students, upgrading energy efficiency, restructuring inefficient cafeteria and elementary gymnasium facilities, and, in general, replacing outdated elements of such things as electricity, plumbing, and heating. The second question will ask voters to support STEAM (an acronym for expanded classroom facilities and programming for science, technology, engineering, agriculture, art and math) to provide opportunities for Coleman students to be prepared to compete in secondary education and careers in our rapidly-changing economy and culture.

We urge you to vote "yes" on both questions. Our school system has been recognized by the Department of Public Instruction for "exceeding academic expectations". We need to build upon the successes of the present and past to continue this trend into the future. Moreover, renovating an old structure that is still basically sound is more economical than having to consider a much more expensive alternative of building a new school. Perhaps most importantly in today's culture, we need to do whatever is necessary to insure the safety of our children by controlling and monitoring access to the buildings.

This spring out last referendum will be paid for. By maintaining the tax base that was used to pay for that 20-year referendum as it is and adding forty seven cents for question one and fifty cents for question two, we will be able to satisfy these needs, the result being a yearly increase of eight dollars and nine cents per month (ninety-seven dollars yearly) on one hundred thousand dollars of valuation.

The School Board, the Administration, and the community members of the Coleman Facilities Committee have been active for over a year in planning for the questions. They have reached out to the public with surveys, the result of which revealed a willingness to support these needs at approximately the economic impact outlined herein.

We recall the last referendum question. Our children had completed their education at Coleman and had used their preparation here to become successful in college and later in their career fields of engineering and computer science. I was teaching; Kathie, in business. It was an easy decision for us to support and vote for education. It was also at a time when Kathie's parents, Laverne and Melvin Tackmier, had retired from the small dairy farm next to our home, living on social security income, and land rental. Sometimes it was hard for them to go out for lunch more than a few times between checks; nevertheless, both supported and voted for the referendum believing firmly in the value of education and in the valuable part of that learning that took place in Coleman schools, learning that for so many in their generation had begun in a one-room school.

We firmly believe that education is the best value for our tax dollar and that it is the key to enhancing the future of our society here in Coleman, in other area districts with similar academic success, in our state, and in our nation. Therefore, we endorse these referendum questions as private citizens (not in my case as an elected official) of a community wherein we have enjoyed living with family and friends for many years. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Katie and Jerry Heroux


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
07-12-2018Front Page
Coleman American Legion Dedicates New Memorial

07-12-2018Front Page
New Technology May Identify McClintock Park Murderer

07-12-2018Front Page
Local Officers Honored For Capturing Bank Robber

07-12-2018Front Page
Celebrate NWTC Improvements With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

07-12-2018Sports
Marinette Win Second M&M Showdown of the Season

07-12-2018Sports
Marinette Claims M&M Legends Game Victory

07-12-2018Sports
Redbirds Power Past Plover 2-0

07-12-2018Sports
STAA Announces New Girl's Basketball Coach

07-12-2018Sports
Softball Rule Changes Address Risk Minimization

07-12-2018Community - Coleman
Handbook Approvals On Coleman School Agenda

07-12-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman 1950 Reunion Aug. 12 at Tradewind

07-12-2018Community - Coleman
Motivational Speaker At Coleman Schools

07-12-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Needs Supervisors To Help

07-12-2018Community - Crivitz
CPR Offered at Bellin, Crivitz

07-12-2018Community - Crivitz
LNRB To Meet July 12

07-12-2018Community - Wausaukee
Plans Discussed For Silver Cliff Picnic

07-12-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Celebrates 4th of July

07-12-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Housing To Receive State Award

07-12-2018Community - Wausaukee
New Hours at Wausaukee Farm and Flea Market

07-12-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

07-12-2018Perspectives
From My Window

07-12-2018Perspectives
From My Window

07-12-2018Perspectives
From My Window

07-12-2018Perspectives
From Our Readers

07-12-2018Obituaries
"JR" Sherman T. Baker, Jr.

07-12-2018Obituaries
Josette E. Block

07-12-2018Obituaries
Lorraine M. Bulgrin

07-12-2018Obituaries
Harry E. Clark Sr.

07-12-2018Obituaries
Leo T. Fields

07-12-2018Obituaries
Roger Firgens 

07-12-2018Obituaries
Alice E. Flamm

07-12-2018Obituaries
Judge Richard G. Greenwood

07-12-2018Obituaries
Florence M. Klawitter

07-12-2018Obituaries
Carol A. Klumb 

07-12-2018Obituaries
Paul M. Krueger Jr.

07-12-2018Obituaries
Sandra L. Longley

07-12-2018Obituaries
Roberta Morton

07-12-2018Obituaries
Cory Christopher Palmcook

07-12-2018Obituaries
Peter J. Meyer

07-12-2018Obituaries
Charles T. May

07-12-2018Obituaries
Loren A. Olson

07-12-2018Obituaries
Doris V. Rennes

07-12-2018Obituaries
Richard K. Rhodes, Jr.

07-12-2018Obituaries
Jane E. Sconzert

07-12-2018Obituaries
Lois G. Seehawer 

07-12-2018Obituaries
Peggy K. Thompson

07-12-2018Obituaries
Tod Vertz

07-12-2018Obituaries
Lois Wartick

07-12-2018Obituaries
Mark L. Weins

07-12-2018Obituaries
Norman J. Wesolowski

07-05-2018Front Page
Navy Secretary Spencer Visits Marinette Marine

07-05-2018Front Page
Sunday Storms Bring High Winds, Hail, Heavy Rains, But No Tornado

07-05-2018Front Page
Coroner Smith Reports To Law Enforcement July 10

07-05-2018Front Page
Coleman Sets Plans For Some Special Meetings

07-05-2018Front Page
Peshtigo School Board To Meet Wednesday, July 11

07-05-2018Sports
Marinette Post 39 Hoists Firecracker Tournament Trophy

07-05-2018Community - Coleman
CHS 1943-65 Class Reunion is July 15th

07-05-2018Community - Coleman
Youth Tractor, Machinery Safety Course in Coleman

07-05-2018Community - Coleman
Village Pharmacy In Coleman Has New Owners As Of July 1

07-05-2018Community - Coleman
Village Pound Car Show Successful

07-05-2018Community - Crivitz
Twin Bridge Ski Show Saturday, July 7

07-05-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Unit 413 Meets

07-05-2018Community - Crivitz
New ATV/UTV Road Access

07-05-2018Community - Crivitz
Town of Lake Recycling and New Compost Site

07-05-2018Community - Wausaukee
Trustee Ray Gordan is Wausaukee Parade Marshal

07-05-2018Community - Wausaukee
Fireman's Picnic at Athelstane July 14

07-05-2018Community - Wausaukee
New Hours at Wausaukee Farm and Flea Market

07-05-2018Community - Wausaukee


07-05-2018Obituaries
Erek L. Belongia

07-05-2018Obituaries
William E. Corrie Jr.

07-05-2018Obituaries
Doris E. Costello

07-05-2018Obituaries
Donna M. Foster

07-05-2018Obituaries
Peter J. Guerino

07-05-2018Obituaries
Frances M. Howarth

07-05-2018Obituaries
Gust F. Johnson

07-05-2018Obituaries
Bruce W. Krull

07-05-2018Obituaries
Erma Kushman

07-05-2018Obituaries
Shirley J. Michaelis

07-05-2018Obituaries
Gerald G. Pellon

07-05-2018Obituaries
Paige F. Raspor

07-05-2018Obituaries
Lurleen M. Roberts

07-05-2018Obituaries
Stephanie E. Schramm

07-05-2018Obituaries
Richard A. Strohm

07-05-2018Obituaries
Richard M. Turtenwald

07-05-2018Obituaries
Evelyn E. Wagner

07-05-2018Obituaries
Wilma M. Wellhoefer

07-05-2018Perspectives
From My Window

07-05-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

07-05-2018Perspectives
From Our Readers

07-05-2018Sports
Lade Hits 24 For 4th Straight Week

07-05-2018Sports
VHS Confirmed as Cause of Fishkill in Lake Winnebago

07-05-2018Sports
Woods and Stream Week 9 Trap Results

06-28-2018Front Page
County Board Okays HHS Meetings In HHS Building

06-28-2018Front Page
Rick Badgley Is Tapped As Interim Peshtigo Police Chief

06-28-2018Front Page
Police Will Enforce Yard Cleanup Rules

06-28-2018Front Page
Over 4500 People Attend Breakfast on the Farm

06-28-2018Front Page
Former Area Fireman is State Fire Chief of Year

06-28-2018Sports
Woods & Stream Annual Picnic Weekly Trap League Results

06-28-2018Sports
Kotecki/Marquardt Earn M&O MVP Honors for Cougars

06-28-2018Sports
Casper Is M&O's Most Oustanding Golfer

06-28-2018Sports
Legion Baseball: Marinette Splits a Pair in Escanaba

06-28-2018Perspectives
From My Window

06-28-2018Perspectives
From Our Readers

06-28-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-28-2018Community - Coleman
Big Village Pound Car Show June 30

06-28-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Board To Meet July 2

06-28-2018Community - Coleman
Pound Fire Department Fundraiser a Success

06-28-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman 1950 Reunion Aug. 12 at Tradewinds

06-28-2018Community - Coleman
Senior Club to Meet July 2

06-28-2018Community - Crivitz
Camp Daniel Gets Scholarship Fund

06-28-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Ski Cats Back for 56th Year

06-28-2018Community - Crivitz
Holtger Wins Prize Golf Clubs

06-28-2018Community - Crivitz
Loomis Historical To Meet July 5

06-28-2018Community - Wausaukee
New Hours at Wausaukee Farm and Flea Market

06-28-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee's Failed Streetscape Plantings Are To Be Replaced

06-28-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Needs to Pass New ATV Law, Post Proper Signs

06-28-2018Community - Wausaukee
Fireman's Picnic at Athelstane July 14

06-28-2018Obituaries
Isabella M. Burrows

06-28-2018Obituaries
John E. Christophersen, Sr.

06-28-2018Obituaries
Marjorie F. Haines

06-28-2018Obituaries
Martin Kadubek

06-28-2018Obituaries
Raymond L. Kaminski

06-28-2018Obituaries
Donna Kopish

06-28-2018Obituaries
Joan M. Larson

06-28-2018Obituaries
Terrance L. LeBreck

06-28-2018Obituaries
Corliss A. Lightner

06-28-2018Obituaries
Margaret K. Madsen

06-28-2018Obituaries
Kathleen E. Maves

06-28-2018Obituaries
Wayne Murach

06-28-2018Obituaries
Lisa M. Robillard

06-28-2018Obituaries
Donald C. Schwartz

06-28-2018Obituaries
Frances A. Sikora

06-28-2018Obituaries
Mary Unger

06-28-2018Obituaries
Audrey R. Wehner

06-22-2018Sports
WIAA Crowns Four State Spring Baseball Champions

06-22-2018
Peshtigo High School softball team members, Madi Martin and Shae Tonn were chosen to play in the Division 2/3 game held on June 12

06-21-2018Front Page
Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm is June 24th

06-21-2018Front Page
Kass Resigns County Finance Director Post

06-21-2018Front Page
Peshtigo Police Chief Resigns, Moving Back To Michigan

06-21-2018Front Page
Infrastructure Committee Wants To Move Back To Peshtigo Shop

06-21-2018Front Page
Kiosk At Riverside Cemetery To Help Identify Grave Sites

06-21-2018Community - Coleman
CHS 1943-65 Class Reunion is July 15th

06-21-2018Community - Coleman
Car Show Vendor Deadline June 25

06-21-2018Community - Coleman
Library To Host Ice Cream Social

06-21-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Youth Basketball Camp

06-21-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Post 2063 Meets

06-21-2018Community - Crivitz
Ice Cream Social at Crivitz June 28

06-21-2018Community - Crivitz
Camp Bird Event is June 20-22

06-21-2018Community - Crivitz
M&M Area Foundation Helps Fund School Supplies

06-21-2018Community - Wausaukee
Jose Honored as Legionnaire of Year


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you think putting tarrifs on foreign products is a good idea.
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
© 2000-2018
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites