space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Langlois/Wagner Head Marine All-Conference Selections
* Jacobson Tops M&O Golf Squad
* Osterberg Earns Back-to-Back Player of the Year Awards
* Kotecki/Debriyn Share Most Valuable Player
* "FORE Their Future" Schedule Announced

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

Country Cousin

Living...

Hi Folks!

Amazing how quickly Spring and Summer go once they finally get here. Mother’s Day and Memorial Day have come and gone. Graduations have already been held or will be in a week or so. Father’s Day is just two weeks off. Gardens should be going in this week. Blink your eyes and it will be the Fourth of July.

A famed east coast travel writer once said of Wisconsin’s northwoods in general, and Marinette County in particular, with summer so short and sweet, folks start celebrating on Memorial Day and don’t stop until Deer Season. Check the Calendars of Events on community websites and Marinette County’s own tourist site, therealnorth.com. You’ll see that he was absolutely right, but he doesn’t know the half of it, because he’s not even thinking of all the graduations, church picnics, family reunions, weddings, class reunions and such that we generally schedule in summer, when the weather is fine, at least most of the time.

LIVING, LOVING, LOSING

Last week my sisters, brothers and I bid goodbye to our mother. We girls were lucky enough to be at her bedside. The boys were far away, in Arizona. Not a chance they could get home in time.

Our parish priest was kind enough to administer last rites at the nursing home, which seemed to comfort her. We girls prayed with her too.

Mom always loved to travel, and she was ready to go, but the truth be told, she was a bit frightened of the trip. All of us have secret guilt...not necessarily for large sins, but about small things...opportunities for kindness that we let pass by...a thoughtless word that shattered the confidence of a timid soul...

It surprised us that Mom, who always so meticulous about her behavior, would worry about what lay beyond the curtain she was about to pass through. Surely nothing she had ever done could have been bad enough to bar her from Heaven.

She knew Jesus died for her sins and ours. She knew God promises forgiveness if we repent. She had to know she was destined for Heaven, but maybe she was worried there would be detours along the way.

Whatever the problem, she was in pain, and she seemed frightened, afraid to let go.

Until we started encouraging her, saying our goodbyes, and telling her we would see her again in Heaven, where Daddy was waiting for her, and her parents, and her favorite relatives and friends, so many of whom have already gone to the place she would be going. It would be a grand reunion, we told her.

And she relaxed. She slept peacefully away.

But before she lapsed into that final sleep she asked, almost incoherently, Will they remember me?

At the time, we thought she meant those she was leaving behind. Now I’m not so sure. Maybe she was worried that the people she loved so much would not recognize her when she met them again. After all, when they went she was young and beautiful. When she went she was still beautiful, but old.

Whichever you meant, Mom, we’re sure it will be all right. We will remember you. Your children and grandchildren will remember you. Your values will be passed along through the generations, as will the stories of the human foibles we all commit - stories that made us laugh at the time, and will make us laugh again as we remember them and pass them along to our grandchildren.

COMFORT

Hard as it was for us to say goodbye, cannot imagine what it must be like for those who have no belief in God, no belief in life in a world to come, those who are convinced that we simply lapse into nothing. Where is the comfort for them?

Harder still it must be for those who do believe in eternal life, but led evil lives anyway, maybe thinking they could get away with it, thinking they could repent in time and be forgiven. And then, would there be an awful last minute, a realization that it’s too late? What a frightening thought!

ON THE SOAP BOX

ARE WE LOSING OURSELVES?


Cannot recall, in all my decades of life, a time when there were so many horrendous issues for Americans to contend with all at one time.

In the past, threats came mostly from forces outside our nation. We may have disagreed with national leaders on ways to achieve our national goals, but we generally shared the goals - preserve freedom, promote prosperity, work toward peace, protect the weak, and remain a good nation of God fearing people.

Today, it seems to be the goals that separate us, not the means of getting there.

There seems to be a goal of getting around the Constitution rather than abiding by it, of putting the might of the IRS behind efforts to squelch political opposition, a willingness to sacrifice the lives of American Embassy personnel to further a myth that a mob was angered enough by an independent video to attack what in effect was a bit of American soil in a foreign land.

Sic the IRS on non-profit organizations with the words patriot or Constitution in their names. Use illegal means to secretly obtain telephone records of people who have spoken with reputable national news reporters. Refuse a cry for help from an embattled embassy, and then lie about it. All that seems to be okay with the current administration.

For an American president or political party to openly flaunt a disregard for the Constitution, national protection, freedom of the press, and the right of like-minded people to join forces to work toward mutual goals is unthinkable. For us to tolerate it is doubly unthinkable!

Those sorts of things happened elsewhere, in Third World countries, not here in America.

For a president to repeatedly claim ignorance of things that were going on in the top levels of his administration is itself ignorance in the first degree, if true, and an impeachable lie to Congress if not true.

Have been hearing people say this is not Watergate. They are absolutely correct. This is far, far worse than Watergate ever dreamed of being, and Richard Nixon resigned!

The deeper Congress digs, the more putrid the odors become! What else will they discover? How much more stench can we stand?

Will this be the generation that let the American dream die, and then stood quietly by while the enemies of freedom buried it?

DO SOMETHING!

Wake up, Americans! We must let our voices be heard. Never mind threats of IRS investigations and telephone taps. We must defend our freedoms before we lose them forever!

We cannot abandon our Constitutional liberties in the pursuit of physical safety, for if we do that we will have already lost the war and will inflict far more harm on this nation than any terrorist ever could, Wisconsin Congressman Reid Ribble urged recently in thanking a constituent for contacting him. I am thankful you made your voice heard, and I hope that you continue to do so. Our nation and its government are stronger when citizens are willing to engage with one another on the important issues.

OFF THE SOAP BOX

GROWIN’ THINGS


No matter how much stench there is in the nation’s capital, gardens, lawns and weeds keep growing, and to some folks keeping the weeds out of a garden is more important than keeping oppressors out of government.

That said, there is much to be said for having a beautiful lawn and a lovely garden. And spending time on that garden and lawn does wonders for human health and happiness.

According to NAPSA, a national news clipping service, recent research by United Minds reveals some fascinating facts about Americans’ relationship with green spaces.

For example, the Global Green Space Report, produced by the Husqvarna Group, found:

• 74 percent of people would like their children to spend more time in gardens and yards;

• Two-thirds of respondents believe that visiting and interacting with green contributes to their quality of life;

• When asked what impresses them about other people’s gardens, the top three things were:

1. Flowers,52 percent

2. Fruit trees,52 percent

3. A well-trimmed lawn, 46 percent.

To get the grass greener on your side of the fence, consider these suggestions:

• Water, water, every day-at least at first. From when the lawn is first planted until the shoots start to show, keep the top half inch of soil moist.

• Stay sharp. Make sure the blades on your lawn mower are sharp so as not to injure the blades of grass.

• Mow less. Don’t remove more than a third of the top growth in a single cutting.

• Mow more easily. To help homeowners make the most of their mowing, the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products has come up with two new machines, one of them a walk-behind mower with four wheel drive!

Further facts are at www.husqvarna.com, www.facebook. com/HusqvarnaUSA and Twitter. Learn more about green spaces and people’s feeling toward green spaces at http:// greenspacereport.com/.

ENVY

They say if you give your lawn the care it craves your neighbors may become green with envy.

COOKIN’ TIME

Rhubarb is ready, asparagus is popping up, and strawberries won’t be far behind. Eat and enjoy!

TUSCAN TURKEY BREAST

With the price of beef as it is, and pork rapidly shooting the moon as well, we need to find other meats to enjoy on the grill. Try this turkey breast and you’ll probably try it again...many times.

1 bone-in turkey breast (4 to 5 pounds)

Marinade:

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup zesty Italian dressing

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

6 whole cloves

Under Skin:

4 ounces Romano cheese, cubed

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

4 lemon slices

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon pepper (about)

Marinade: Mix together the garlic, basil, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the mixture onto the turkey. Place one clove into each end of the turkey, as well as one in the center. Blend brown sugar, olive oil, lemon juice and salad dressing in a large, shallow dish or a very large zipper type plastic bag. Put the turkey inside, and turn to coat it with the mixture. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably over night. Light the coals about two hours before eating time, and lightly oil the grate. Take out the turkey breast, and with fingers, loosen the skin from the breast. Combine the cheese, basil, lemon slices and garlic. Dispose of the left over marinade. Slipping hands between the skin and breast meat, spread the cheese, basil, lemon and garlic mixture, patting it around as evenly as possible. Place the turkey on the grill. Prepare grill for indirect heat, with a drip pan under the turkey. Grill for an hour to an hour and a half, with the lid closed, or to an internal temperature of 170 degrees and the juices run clear. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes so the juices settle.

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

You can make this cake with frozen strawberries and frozen rhubarb if necessary. Just thaw the berries and thaw and drain the frozen rhubarb first.

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb

1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow or French

vanilla cake mix

1 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

Whipped cream, if desired

Heat oven to 350 degrees, 325 if you’re using a dark or nonstick pan. In 13x9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange strawberries on brown sugar; sprinkle evenly with rhubarb. Press strawberries and rhubarb gently into brown sugar. In large bowl, beat the cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over strawberries and rhubarb. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool no more than five to 10 minutes, then run a knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down on pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 1 minute so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool with whipped cream or ice cream. Store covered in refrigerator

STRAWBERRY AMARETTO CAKE

1 cup slivered almonds

1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist white cake mix

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup Amaretto liqueur

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 egg whites

AMARETTO CREAM

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Pinch salt

1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur

2 cups thinly sliced fresh strawberries

6 large fresh strawberries, cut in half

1 Heat oven to 350 degrees. (325 degrees for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and lightly flour two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. Place almonds in food processor or blender. Cover; process until almonds are finely ground. In large bowl, beat almonds and remaining cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans. Bake and cool as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. In chilled large bowl, beat Amaretto cream ingredients with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread with 1/2 cup Amaretto cream; arrange sliced strawberries evenly on top. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up. Frost side and top of cake with remaining Amaretto cream. Just before serving, garnish with strawberry halves. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Thought for the Week: Fine advice for graduates: The test of success is not what you do when you’re on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - General George S. Patton, Jr.

COUNTRY COUSIN


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
06-21-2017Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane/Silver Cliff Host co. Council ACA

06-21-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Town Board To Attend Sex Offender Meet

06-21-2017Community - Wausaukee
Prayer Conference at Athelstane Church

06-21-2017Community - Wausaukee
Part of Pike River, Freele Closed for Run

06-21-2017Community - Crivitz
Northeast Asphalt Gets Wagner Cold Mix Bid

06-21-2017Community - Crivitz
Train Derailment in Village Crivitz

06-21-2017Community - Crivitz
Ladies of Faith Charity Luncheon

06-21-2017Community - Crivitz
Village Brush Disposal Taken Through June 26

06-21-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-21-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire

06-21-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Lions To Sponsor Movie June 29

06-21-2017Community - Coleman
Church Has Booth During Car Show

06-21-2017Community - Coleman
10th Annual Pound Car Show June 24th

06-21-2017Perspectives
From our readers

06-21-2017Front Page
Coleman Founder, Joseph Brault Day Big Success

06-21-2017Perspectives
From My Window

06-21-2017Front Page
Expect County Pay Plan To Cost $313,385 In 2017

06-21-2017Front Page
Town of Peshtigo Names Staudenmaier Vice Chair

06-21-2017Obituaries
Kenneth B. Prestine

06-21-2017Obituaries
William Pairon

06-21-2017Front Page
Marinette County Breakfast on the Farm is June 25th

06-21-2017Obituaries
Walter T. Multerer

06-21-2017Obituaries
Richard P. Kordes

06-21-2017Front Page
Big Day Of Activities at Crivitz Tuesday, July 4th

06-21-2017Obituaries
Raymond J. Kopish

06-21-2017Obituaries
Diana Gutmann

06-21-2017Obituaries
Arthur Godin

06-21-2017Obituaries
Kenneth J. Dinse

06-21-2017Obituaries
Faye L. (Harbick) Archambault

06-21-2017Obituaries
William M. Aman

06-21-2017Sports
Langlois/Wagner Head Marine All-Conference Selections

06-21-2017Sports
Jacobson Tops M&O Golf Squad

06-21-2017Sports
Osterberg Earns Back-to-Back Player of the Year Awards

06-21-2017Sports
Kotecki/Debriyn Share Most Valuable Player

06-14-2017Sports
"FORE Their Future" Schedule Announced

06-14-2017Sports
Peshtigo Youth Fishing Tourney Is Big Success

06-14-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee 5K Run/Walk July 1

06-14-2017Sports
Area Legion Teams Take to the Diamond

06-14-2017Community - Wausaukee
SC Auxiliary Discusses Aug. 12 Picnic, Parade

06-14-2017Community - Wausaukee
Building with Plants at Library June 28

06-14-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Legion, Aux. Holds Meeting

06-14-2017Community - Coleman
Discussion on GMO Realities at Library

06-14-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Hosts Wrestling Clinic

06-14-2017Community - Coleman
Honor Students for Coleman High School

06-14-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Lists Hirings, Resignations

06-14-2017Sports
Rangers' Playoff Run Ends in State Semifinal

06-14-2017Community - Crivitz
PTSD Run for Recovery June 24

06-14-2017Community - Crivitz
County W Work In Crivitz To Be Finished By July 4

06-14-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-14-2017Community - Crivitz
Country Gospel Jam is June 16

06-14-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz May Qualify For State Emergency Aid

06-14-2017Perspectives
From our readers

06-14-2017Perspectives
From My Window

06-14-2017Obituaries
Lorraine A. Woulf

06-14-2017Obituaries
Shirley A. Redmann

06-14-2017Obituaries
Margarete B. Pichler

06-14-2017Obituaries
Keith H. Miller

06-14-2017Obituaries
Francis Kordish

06-14-2017Obituaries
Charlene V. Heimke

06-14-2017Obituaries
William V. Handle

06-14-2017Obituaries
H. David Elmer

06-14-2017Obituaries
June D. Ziech,

06-14-2017Obituaries
Virginia R. Wehrman

06-14-2017Obituaries
Charles J. Stodola

06-14-2017Obituaries
Lowell D. Rice

06-14-2017Obituaries
Genevieve E. Mahoney

06-14-2017Obituaries
Kurt E. Lundgren

06-14-2017Obituaries
Kay L. Johnson

06-14-2017Obituaries
Doreen L. Hermsen

06-14-2017Obituaries
Ruth A. Harmer

06-14-2017Obituaries
Faye Iva (Parker) Larsen and Curtis Raymond Larsen

06-14-2017Obituaries
Ralph A. Eastland

06-14-2017Obituaries
Leonard Dudkiewicz

06-14-2017Obituaries
Kathryn A. Chevalier

06-14-2017Obituaries
Kenneth "Pete" Burbey

06-14-2017Obituaries
Jeanette A. Babik

06-14-2017Front Page
STORM CLEANUP

06-14-2017Front Page
Three Towns Could Qualify for Disaster Aid After Storms Cause Power Outages, Damage

06-14-2017Front Page
Business Owners Interested in Former Porterfield School

06-14-2017Front Page
Marinette Council Tables Resolution Regarding Proposed Back Forty Mine

06-14-2017Front Page
Pound To Settle Village Paving Issues In July

06-14-2017Front Page
Marinette County Forestry Approves $1,353,612 Sale

06-07-2017Obituaries
Sandra L. Weir

06-07-2017Obituaries
Crestamari L. Walters

06-07-2017Obituaries
Rowland P. Trepanier

06-07-2017Obituaries
Virginia Surk

06-07-2017Obituaries
Peter Staal

06-07-2017Obituaries
Lawrence L. Siebers

06-07-2017Obituaries
Juanita Picard

06-07-2017Obituaries
John G. Paitl

06-07-2017Obituaries
Richard W. Netzel

06-07-2017Obituaries
Roberta F. McKenney

06-07-2017Obituaries
Tara M. Dennis

06-07-2017Obituaries
Sandy Berth

06-07-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive is June 19

06-07-2017Community - Wausaukee
Real Communication at Wausaukee Library

06-07-2017Community - Wausaukee
SC Fire Auxiliary To Make Picnic Plans

06-07-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Library Reading Program June 14

06-07-2017Community - Crivitz
2 Crivitz Teams in State YES! Contest

06-07-2017Obituaries
Eldean I. E. (Sjoquist) Wilch

06-07-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Gun Show on June 17

06-07-2017Obituaries
Harold R. Wettanen

06-07-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Summer Hours

06-07-2017Obituaries
Nancy L. Polzin

06-07-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Unit Raffle Calendar Sale

06-07-2017Obituaries
Brenda L. Oleson

06-07-2017Community - Coleman
Benefit Yard Sale at Beaver June 8, 9

06-07-2017Obituaries
Vallarie Krzych

06-07-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Board June 12

06-07-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Elementary Students Read 100 Million Words During the 2016-17 School Year

06-07-2017Obituaries
Donald H. Klumb 

06-07-2017Community - Coleman
Live Music at CHS Classes Reunion

06-07-2017Obituaries
Agnes A. Johnson

06-07-2017Obituaries
Elorine C. Hubbard

06-07-2017Front Page
Lemery Brothers Bond Through Storm Chasing

06-07-2017Obituaries
Harriet E. Beffa

06-07-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

06-07-2017Front Page
Peshtigo Accepts Grants, Plans Old Hammes' Building Demolition

06-07-2017Front Page
Village Coleman Approves Sex Offender Ordinance

06-07-2017Front Page
Marinette Council Awards Sale of Notes for New Rec Center

06-07-2017Front Page
Sex Offender Ordinance Passes Pound Town Board

06-07-2017Perspectives
From My Window

06-07-2017Sports
WIAA STATE GOLF

06-07-2017Sports
Cougars Repeat As Division 3 Boys State Champions

06-07-2017Sports
Wausaukee Makes Fourth State Appearance

06-07-2017Sports
Coleman & Niagara Bow Out in Sectional Finals

05-31-2017Sports
WIAA State Track & Field in LaCrosse This Weekend

05-31-2017Sports
24 Area Athletes Head to State Meet in LaCrosse

05-31-2017Sports
Wausaukee Last Area Team Left Standing

05-31-2017Sports
Four Area Teams Advance To Regional Final

05-31-2017Obituaries
Mary Lou Sommerfeldt

05-31-2017Obituaries
Mavis L. Patterson

05-31-2017Obituaries
Dolores K. Morstad

05-31-2017Obituaries
Faye L. Melka

05-31-2017Obituaries
Debbie Delfosse

05-31-2017Obituaries
Susan L. Bunting

05-31-2017Obituaries
Kevin C. Anderson

05-31-2017Obituaries
Julie L. Vinson

05-31-2017Obituaries
Earl J. Skenandore

05-31-2017Obituaries
Shirley M. Ness

05-31-2017Obituaries
Victor P. Stankevich Jr.

05-31-2017Community - Wausaukee
Seek Volunteers for Goodman Music in Park

05-31-2017Obituaries
Linda Stimac

05-31-2017Obituaries
Rose M. Senn

05-31-2017Obituaries
Yvonne Rhude

05-31-2017Obituaries
Michelle M. Lentz

05-31-2017Obituaries
Robert Race

05-31-2017Community - Wausaukee
GMO Realities Talk at Library

05-31-2017Obituaries
Rita M. LaPlant

05-31-2017Obituaries
Peter V. DeRossi


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you think President Trump being tough with North Korea is the thing to do?
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
© 2000-2017
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites