From our readersIssue Date: October 7, 2020
Letter to the Editor,
Friday I had the opportunity to travel through the City of Peshtigo and see the decorated Fall planters. It was heartwarming to see that community members came together to accomplish decorating the planters for the Fall decor.
We are fortunate to have a group of caring, dedicated individuals that have a lot of pride, donating their time to make the city look festive. I want to thank Debbie Sievert, who spear-headed the project and purchased the scarecrows in the planters. Her efforts were greatly appreciated.
I would also like to thank the following volunteers, who I also call friends, that helped decorate. They include Debbie Felker, Loretta Brabant, Gale Bantes, Rhea Monnette and Debbie Sievert's grandson, Kayden Klatt.
I want to thank Trandin Glover, Reice Baker, Mike Behnke and Kayden Klatt who helped gather the pumpkins and cornstalks.
I would also like to thank the Peshtigo Feed Mill and Jim Denowski for donating hay bales for Fall decorating. Congratulations to the Peshtigo Lion's Club for the handicapped fishing dock project.
Thank you again everyone!
Gerrymandering: The Tool of Tyrants
The essence of democracy is the idea that the citizens have the right to choose, according to their best judgment, what political philosophies and public policies will govern them. In order to evaluate their choices the citizens need to be aware of and understand all of their policy options, have the relevant facts and confidence that their choices will be implemented.
In a healthy democracy those wishing to represent the citizens must have the courage of their convictions. They must candidly present their ideas and arguments to the scrutiny of the citizens in the open marketplace of ideas where they will compete freely with alternative policies and philosophies. Those without such courage or convictions become afraid their ideas cannot compete. So they strive to secure political power through other means, such as gerrymandering.
Gerrymandering strives to create a condition where only a single political party has power. One party rule is a common vehicle used by oligarchs, communists and other tyrants to seize power. By redrawing voting district lines that exclude dissenting voters gerrymandering lets the party in power determine what policies will win. The vote of the people then becomes meaningless because there is no competition. The open marketplace of ideas is shut down so that only the ideas and policies of those in power are heard.
In Wisconsin we need to insist on outlawing gerrymandering. I urge you to vote against the gerrymandering politicians. Choose liberty and democracy over one party rule.
Prof. James Carnes (Ret.)
122 Cross St.
Oconto, WI 54153
When I was a boilermaker I had to work in some nasty environments, which at times required various types of protective mask for respiratory safety.
OSHA has a set protocol that determines the type of mask to be used in a particular situation.
Before anyone uses a mask, a fit test is given. One goes into a small enclosure with the mask on and then an artificial smoke is introduced. If you smell the smoke, the mask needs to be adjusted so no smoke is detected.
All masks restrict breathing, cannister masks require a pulmonary function test, because of its severe air restriction.
The masks that people are using for the pandemic virus are used only for particulates, not pathogens, and that requires a totally different series of masks.
Go to the OSHA website or 3M for more information.
People are being arrested for not wearing masks that have no affect on biohazard pathogens.
Be informed, and inform your leaders.
Dear Editor -
On behalf of Equity Club, I would like to give a sincere thank you to all of those who were involved in the recent Truck and Tractor Pull. Landing on a beautiful early fall weekend, spectators were greeted
with multiple runs from tractors and trucks owned by participants from around the area. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped out at the event. Your hard work and dedication to the Club and event was very much appreciated! A big thank you to the generous sponsors of the event: Pelkins Smokey Meats, Ron & Adele Patz, Kuchta Farms, Cozzy's Polaris, NKS, Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, North Tech Pumps, Graese Electric, AC Sawdust, Senn Hometown Insurance, Dan Risner & Son Excavating, Holtger Brothers, Riesterer & Schnell, Beaver Machine, Noll Farms, Ken Van Drisse, Wagner Sugar Hill, Frank's Energy Savers, Wagner Farms, and Rob Kabby Custom Homes. We could not have done it without the support!!
A special thank you goes to Ken Van Drisse and Rosie Nowak for their leadership in organizing the all day event. Additionally, a sincere thanks to Hubert Wiedemeier and Cheyenne Suennen for their work and expertise in making the event a success. The Club looks forward to hosting the annual event on September 18, 2021. Thanks again to all who sponsored, volunteered, or worked at the event!!
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