space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From Our Readers
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Marinette Hoops Club Nov. 1 4th, 5th Grade Boys Scores
* Hunters Hats Must Be 50% Orange
* Safe Deer Hunting Tips, ATVs, UTVs Great Tools
* Over 550,000 Orange Coats To Take To The Woods Saturday
* Nine Maroons Bring Home All-U.P. Honors

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

Village of Pound Plans Christmas Parade Dec. 8

Plans for their 5th annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 8 and cutbacks in the hours retail services will be available at the Pound Post Office occupied much of the discussion at the monthly meeting of Pound Village Board on Monday, Nov. 5.

Clerk Trish Schutte said anyone wishing to participate in the Christmas Parade may contact her at 906-897-4307 to obtain entry forms and instructions and reserve a spot. Lineup will be at 4:30 p.m. The parade itself starts at 5 p.m., and will follow the usual route across the overpass, down County Q to Larsen and then to the Community Center.

There is no charge for any part of the festivities, including parade entries. “We try to keep everything free,” Clerk Schutte said, “The parade, the party, everything.”

As usual, the parade will be followed by a gathering at the Community Center for a “chili dump” party, with chili and other treats contributed by area residents. Anyone who wants to assist with the celebration may bring a kettle of chili to add to batches of chili made by others in the waiting Nesco roasters. Generally there are also contributions of bars, cookies, cheese, crackers or other treats. Milk, coffee, apple cider and hot chocolate will be available. “This is a family function,” Clerk Schutte said, explaining that refreshments will not include alcohol. Those who do not bring chili or treats are also very welcome, board members indicated.

Schutte said donations of non perishable items for the food pantry are not required for admission, but would be greatly appreciated. Barrels for donations have been set up at local business places and the Village Hall on County Q. Contributions can be dropped off any time from now until the celebration. On parade day there will be donation barrels at the Community Center as well.

Community Christmas trees, one large and one small, are again being donated by John Leslie and Randy & Joanne Dodd. They will be decorated in time for the parade and the community social that follows.

Public Works Director Kevin Schutte reported he has been working on Community Center improvements and expects to have the new counter installed before Christmas Parade day. The counter they had ordered originally was sent back because it cost twice as much as another choice.

In response to a question from Village President Jay Martens, Schutte said the tornado siren isn’t working yet, but Schutte said he has been assembling it in preparation for installation.

Mike Rogodzinski warned board members they may be seeing strangers in the community “digging around in weird places,” and said they shouldn’t worry about it. He said they may be searching in the village due to a “Walk the Streets of Pound” geocache project set up by his son.

Rogodzinski explained geocaching is a hobby that’s been growing in popularity all across the nation. Someone, somewhere, hides “caches” of whatever small items they want, perhaps trinkets, perhaps notes, whatever. They identify the hiding places by posting hints and GPS coordinates on the geocache website. Other geocache enthusiasts then may spend an afternoon or a weekend seeking out the hidden items. It’s not a contest and there are no prizes, unless there are trinkets found. But it is fun. So far Rogodzinski knows there were 1,300 “hits” on his son’s site, and groups have come from Appleton and several areas of Michigan and elsewhere to find the “hidden treasures” in Pound.

Rogodzinski said his son has hidden items from the speed limit signs to Starzers and perhaps beyond. Visitors have posted comments complimenting the beauty of the village, Rogodzinski said.

He said his son did the project because he loves geo caching, and attracting visitors is good for the village.

Some time ago he planted a “travel bug” geo cache in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., with a sign, “I want to go home to the Village of Pound, Wisconsin,” and it was returned 14 months later. Now there has been one dropped in Branson, MO.

Schutte said he has been busy replacing missing and damaged signs in the village, replacing lights at the welcome sign and in general getting the village prepared for winter. The year’s supply of salt is again being purchased through Marinette County and is expected to arrive within the next week, Schutte said.

Mud jacking of new sections of sidewalks is complete, and all sections are up where they should be, Schutte said.

Martens reported he, Kevin Schutte and Trustee Wayne Gross attended a meeting with postal officials on Friday, Oct. 26 to learn about pending changes.

Hours for Post Office box customers will not be changed at this time, and everyone will keep their current box number unless they want to change to a different size box or get curbside delivery, Martens said, but postal retail services are being cut back in the village, “basically because it’s not earning its keep.” “We didn’t have much to say,” he added. New retail hours, for buying stamps, mailing packages, etc., will be 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

According to a sign posted at the Post Office, local businesses may also begin selling postal supplies.

Since October of 2011 carriers have done all their sorting at the Post Office in Coleman.

Martens predicted the new schedule will continue for a few years, and then the Pound Post Office will probably close.

Kevin and Trish Schutte both suggested the village should begin planning now to close their post office box, post the required address changes, get new letter heads and envelopes, and begin having mail delivered to the village hall. Clerk Schutte said it costs the village $100 a year to have her walk across the street to the post office for their mail rather than collecting it free from the mail box at the curb.

Others present said they too will probably be closing their post office boxes and opt for curbside delivery. A small post office box costs $75 a year.

Martens reported on an informative meeting of the Coleman Area Rescue Squad that mainly involved discussion of their 2013 budget, which has been set at $153,600. It was kept down by reducing the vehicle replacement fund contribution to $19,000. The Village of Pound pays the smallest percentage of the total budget, and their share will be $2,205.90 for next year. He said the squad responded to nine calls in the Village of Pound in 2011, and they expected the 2012 total to be about the same. Rogodzinski felt there were more calls, and the conclusion was that nine calls resulted in a patient being transported to the hospital. The full report is available on the rescue squad web site.

Rogodzinski presented the Pound Fire Department report prepared by Chief Turner Gross. He thanked the Pound Womans Club for a $100 donation and reported the department has been approved for a 50/50 DNR grant for a $3,000 slide-in brush unit for the UTV. The village paid the local $1,500 share, and will be reimbursed from the department’s fund raiser checkbook.

All fire department equipment is in good working order, including hydrants and cisterns. The pump truck was tested in September. The department had 16 members present for the only call in October, which was for a grass fire.

There were 17 members present for the department’s business meeting and two members attended the Marinette County MABAS meeting. All new members now have been trained on the truck, and the department had MABAS training for Oconto County.

Bills were approved for payment and the financial report was approved as presented.

The balance in all acounts is $128,232.85.

The village debt service report shows a balloon payment of $478,435.34 will be due on the loan for Business 141 improvements on Feb. 15, 2013. The WWC loan balance of $90,000 is due on May 3, 2015, and the WS-BAN loan balance of $759,841.88 is due on April 1, 2015.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
11-20-2014Sports
Marinette Hoops Club Nov. 1 4th, 5th Grade Boys Scores

11-20-2014Sports
Hunters Hats Must Be 50% Orange

11-20-2014Sports
Safe Deer Hunting Tips, ATVs, UTVs Great Tools

11-20-2014Sports
Over 550,000 Orange Coats To Take To The Woods Saturday

11-20-2014Perspectives
From Our Readers

11-20-2014Perspectives
From our readers

11-20-2014Perspectives
COUNTRY COUSIN

11-20-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

11-20-2014Obituaries
Antone A. Schmidt

11-20-2014Obituaries
Thomas A. Petri

11-20-2014Obituaries
Warren C. Peterson

11-20-2014Obituaries
Clarice M. LaCount

11-20-2014Obituaries
Rob Jahnke

11-20-2014Obituaries
Patricia J. Groth

11-20-2014Obituaries
Francis P. Dupuis

11-20-2014Obituaries
Irene M. Demmith

11-20-2014Obituaries
Thomas R. Wozniak

11-20-2014Obituaries
Leonard A. Wahlstrom

11-20-2014Obituaries
Janet D. Sleeter

11-20-2014Obituaries
William A. Rose, Jr.

11-20-2014Obituaries
Genevieve R. Raboin

11-20-2014Obituaries
Dean P. Powers

11-20-2014Obituaries
Jerrod Lemke 

11-20-2014Obituaries
Edna Lang

11-20-2014Obituaries
Esther J. Klukas

11-20-2014Obituaries
Carl Hansen

11-20-2014Obituaries
Hayden D. Gagnon

11-20-2014Obituaries
Eugene F. Fristad

11-20-2014Obituaries
John Fiedorowicz

11-20-2014Obituaries
Marie L. Ebbole

11-20-2014Obituaries
Shirley L. Beyer

11-20-2014Obituaries
Karen J. Becker

11-20-2014Obituaries
Bernard R. Becker

11-20-2014Obituaries
Cleon G. Allard

11-20-2014Obituaries
Palma G. Adams

11-20-2014Obituaries
Loraine E. Stepien

11-20-2014News
Unit 66 Bake Sale is Nov. 20

11-20-2014News
Free Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Mary’s

11-20-2014News
Church Hunter’s Supper Nov. 22

11-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Travel Club Ireland Trip

11-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Craft Fair Nov. 22

11-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Elementary School Holds Family Literacy Night

11-20-2014Community - Wausaukee
Legion Auxiliary Unit 66 Bake Sale at Nimrod Nov. 20

11-20-2014Community - Crivitz
NEWCAP Vendor Craft Sale Nov. 22

11-20-2014Community - Crivitz
Loomis Historical Christmas Potluck

11-20-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Blood Drive Dec. 1

11-20-2014Community - Crivitz
LCMC Thanksgiving Service, Dinner

11-20-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman Elementary Students Earn Perfect Attendance

11-20-2014Community - Coleman
Sadie Duckert is Kohl Award Nominee

11-20-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman 5th Grade Honor Roll Listed

11-20-2014Community - Coleman
Village of Pound Approves Budget

11-20-2014Front Page
Town of Peshtigo Tax Is Again 78 Cents Per $1,000

11-20-2014Front Page
Voters To Decide Offices For State, Local, Schools

11-20-2014Front Page
Suit Filed Against District, Damas, Over Cell Phone Use

11-20-2014Front Page
Marinette School Board Approves Salary System

11-20-2014Front Page
EMTs, Staff Trained for Ebola

11-13-2014Sports
Nine Maroons Bring Home All-U.P. Honors

11-13-2014Sports
Bucs Bounce Back From Sluggish Start To Take Care Of Cougars By 19 At Home

11-13-2014Sports
Plenty Of Local Hoops Talent For 2014 Buccaneers

11-13-2014Sports
Maroons Cruise Past Calumet

11-13-2014Obituaries
Harold Zimmerman Jr.

11-13-2014Obituaries
Jeanne M. Vandenbush

11-13-2014Obituaries
William L. “Tap” Tappen

11-13-2014Obituaries
Elenore T. Sladky

11-13-2014Obituaries
Leo L. Skowronek, Sr.

11-13-2014Obituaries
Anna N. Rotter

11-13-2014Obituaries
William F. Nerat

11-13-2014Obituaries
Catherine “Kate” Morois

11-13-2014Obituaries
Lilith J. Lubinski

11-13-2014Obituaries
Sylvia M. Lesperance

11-13-2014Obituaries
Helen Kostrewa

11-13-2014Obituaries
Matthew J. DeLaet

11-13-2014Obituaries
Gary W. Bardin

11-13-2014Obituaries
Bernice M. Anderson

11-13-2014Obituaries
James P. Zimmerman

11-13-2014Obituaries
Davis G. Whittier, Sr.

11-13-2014Obituaries
Roger A. Wendt

11-13-2014Obituaries
Richard M. Schultz

11-13-2014Obituaries
Margaret M. Powalka

11-13-2014Obituaries
Rebecca Ruth List

11-13-2014Obituaries
Sophie Kudelka

11-13-2014Obituaries
Ronald J. Klatt

11-13-2014Obituaries
Emma Jashinsky

11-13-2014Obituaries
Myron D. Janik

11-13-2014
Helen S. Gomske

11-13-2014Obituaries
Stephen Elson

11-13-2014Obituaries
Giles Donlevy

11-13-2014Obituaries
Larry Dausey

11-13-2014Obituaries
Ronald Brazeau

11-13-2014Obituaries
Francis M. Bernardy

11-13-2014Obituaries
Constance M. Adamek

11-13-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

11-13-2014Perspectives
From our readers

11-13-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

11-12-2014Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Craft Fair Is Nov. 22

11-12-2014Community - Wausaukee
First Quarter Honor Roll for Wausaukee Junior/Senior High

11-12-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Performing Arts Class Play is Nov. 17, 18

11-12-2014Community - Wausaukee
Benefit Fundraiser For Lori Clow Nov. 15

11-12-2014Community - Crivitz
CAWC Auction at St. Mary Hall

11-12-2014Community - Crivitz
BAMC Welcomes Gauthier to Crivitz Rehab Clinic

11-12-2014Community - Crivitz
T/ Stephenson Tax Rate Down

11-12-2014Community - Crivitz
Anglers Partnership Releases 2,100 Walleye

11-12-2014Community - Coleman
Fire Destroys Home, Business Of Veteran

11-12-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Monthly Meet Nov. 17

11-12-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman Middle School Lists Students of Month

11-12-2014Community - Coleman
Village of Pound Considers Earley, Lepinski Land Deals

11-12-2014Front Page
Benefit Holiday Tour Of Homes Dec. 5, 6

11-12-2014Front Page
Council Says “No” To School In Industrial Park

11-12-2014Front Page
Grover Approves $15 Per $100,000 Tax Hike

11-12-2014Front Page
Anderson Resigns, Pazynski Chairs Twin County Airport

11-12-2014Front Page
DHHS Joins United Way Prescription Drug Summit

11-06-2014Obituaries
Darlene A. (Luffoff) Richards

11-06-2014Obituaries
Warren Peterson

11-06-2014Obituaries
Mary L. LaPlant

11-06-2014Obituaries
Shirley Ruth Olsen

11-06-2014Obituaries
James J. Milligan

11-06-2014Obituaries
Richard B. Losse

11-06-2014Obituaries
Barbara J. Lauterbach

11-06-2014Obituaries
Arlys E. Kassner

11-06-2014Obituaries
Jeffrey A. Garvaglia

11-06-2014Obituaries
Margaret G. Cain

11-06-2014Obituaries
Rose M. Bray

11-06-2014Obituaries
Diane L. Bolander

11-06-2014Obituaries
John M. Bjorkman

11-06-2014Obituaries
Burt A. Whitlow

11-06-2014Obituaries
Sandra L. Sequin

11-06-2014Obituaries
Hazel M. Rhode

11-06-2014Obituaries
Brian R. Pusich

11-06-2014Obituaries
Elaine M. Peterson

11-06-2014Obituaries
Merrill J. Peters

11-06-2014Obituaries
Michael J. Perrigoue

11-06-2014Obituaries
Jerome Meyer

11-06-2014Obituaries
Jeffrey M. MacDonald

11-06-2014Obituaries
Kathleen J. Lerret

11-06-2014Obituaries
JoAnn M. Lauterborn

11-06-2014Obituaries
Frank Kveton, Jr.

11-06-2014Obituaries
Kenneth J. Kozak

11-06-2014Obituaries
Francis Froze

11-06-2014Obituaries
Tug Flynn

11-06-2014Obituaries
Janice Emerson

11-06-2014Obituaries
Donald G. Bice

11-06-2014Sports
Niagara Girls Advance Against Suring, Eliminated By Newmann

11-06-2014Sports
Peshtigo’s Nault & Gillett’s Herzog Pace Area Runners

11-06-2014Sports
Gillett Falls To Almond-Bancroft

11-06-2014Sports
T’Jacks Fall To Rebels In Plautz’s Final Game As Head Coach

11-06-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

11-06-2014Perspectives
From our readers

11-06-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

11-06-2014News
Vets Day Program at Crivitz School Nov. 11

11-06-2014News
“Pink” Hatters Group Formed


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Should President Obama be issuing an executive order to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants?
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
© 2000-2014
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites