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

From our readers

Dear Editor:

Whatever happened to lawmakers like William Proxmire, Democrat, Senator from Wisconsin who voters elected term after term? As I remember, he was known for two major ideas. Every year he would do research and announce the Golden Fleece Award to Washington’s most wasteful spending project. He was also known to be pro life, placing great value on the life of an unborn child. He would never have accepted the liberal notion that as a baby develops in the womb, it is only a fetus and not a person unless it happens to be wanted. It can be terminated at any time at the wishes of the mother.

Liberals have basically taken over the Democratic Party. They have control of the main news sources. Entitlements have grown exponentially. Millions would not think of voting for any conservative who believes that if we can’t afford a program or project, we shouldn’t do it. Millions do not see the danger of sinking into trillions upon trillions of dollars of debt. Unions across the country have bound themselves to liberal candidates to ensure that their agenda is promoted. One only has to look at Detroit to see the outcome that awaits the whole country if there is no return to responsible government and journalism.

There is a political party that still embraces the ideals of William Proxmire. It is the Republican Party. We need people who share these concerns and ideals to get involved and be a part of the solution. We welcome new membership in the Marinette County Republican Party. Our next meeting is Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. in Wausaukee, downstairs at Newingham’s Restaurant. Join us as we try to do our part to save our country.

Clifford Teachout,

Amberg



Letter to Editor:

In May I purchased a 1929 Ford Model A pickup truck in Memphis, Tennessee. It had been a sales display in a lumber yard for the past 18 years. Just a few weeks ago the seller sent me some photos and a letter he found from the restorer of the truck in Escanaba, Mich. The letter states that the truck was a mail delivery truck in the Peshtigo area from 1920 to 1950. This was totally unknown to us at the time of the purchase, so we decided to do a little research. After speaking to some Peshtigo area historians, it seems a man by the name of Art Millan was a mail delivery person as well as a car dealer in the Peshtigo area during this time and he used the pickup truck. I would appreciate any information anyone could share with me about this man or the truck so I can share the story with everyone at the Historical Days Celebration, where the truck will be in the parade.

Contact me at: d.tacky@gmail.com

Dennis Tackmier

N2693 Townline Rd.

Coleman, WI 54112

920-883-9463



To The Editor:

On October 1, The Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare ) takes effect. As most of us know, this law will do nothing to make healthcare affordable and in fact has already increased premiums for most Americans. There are a number of Republican lawmakers in Washington who believe they can slow down or even stop the implementation of this horrible law by passing legislation that will defund the program. They need our help!! Some legislators are on the fence about defunding and it is up to us to get them on the right side. Go to your computer right now and sign the petition to defund Obamacare. The web site is: www.dontfundobamacare.com. Tell everyone you know to do the same. If this monstrosity is not stopped, we will all suffer its debilitating effects on our health and the health of the American economy.

Ken Rozmiarek,

Silver Cliff



Editor:

Marinette American Legion Baseball had the privilege of hosting the 8 team AAA State baseball tourney at Pedersen Park last week. It was a huge success! Many factors go into being able to have such an event.

First and foremost, all the volunteers, namely the grounds crew, ticket booth workers, concession and beverage workers, and shirt sellers. Additionally, the announcers, statisticians, people who sold ads for the program, local newspapers, major sponsors, athletic trainer from BAMC and all the fans who turned out.

All the umpires were proficient and the weather was perfect, which helped make for an enjoyable five days of baseball.

Congratulations to Coach Brian Lesandrini, his staff and the local team for a great season.

Thank you, one and all.

Dale Minzlaff,

Marinette Legion

Business Manager

Letter to Editor:

Marinette County Taxpayers:

I would like to bring a matter to your attention. In these austere times of budget cuts and state funding cuts, our county officials persist in accruing legal costs, by failing to pay some of its employees, who, by contract, are owed payments to their retiree fund for 2012.

On August 10, 2012, an arbitration hearing was held regarding this matter. The arbitrator, whose findings are “final and binding,” ruled that the employees’ contract was valid for the year 2012. Therefore, the County owed the employees for their portion of the retirement benefit for 2012.

After incurring the cost of the arbitration hearing, the county, not wishing to accept the “final and binding” decision of the arbitrator, refused to make the payments and filed a motion to vacate the ruling of the arbitrator in the Circuit Court in Marinette, WI.

On May 24, 2013, Circuit Court Judge Miron confirmed the arbitrators’ decision; finding the contract valid, thereby requiring the county to refund the payments made to the retirement fund.

After incurring the costs for a private attorney and court costs, in addition to the cost for the arbitration hearing, and still not wishing to make the required payments to employees, the county filed an appeal to the Circuit Court ruling.

On June 6, 2013, the Marinette County Executive Committee met in a closed session to discuss “litigation.” They returned to open session with a motion to obtain another attorney to research the filing of another appeal at a cost of up to $15,000!

After incurring the costs for an arbitration hearing, a private attorney and court costs, additional cost for legal advice and services “up to $15,000,” county officials, still not wishing to make the required payments to the employees, have filed an appeal to the Circuit Court ruling.

As a citizen and taxpayer, I prefer that our dwindling tax revenue be used to provide services for our needy children, the elderly and disabled individuals in our community, as well as maintaining and improving buildings, parks and roads.

I would also hope that we can maintain and attract quality employees to provide these essential services. The expense of court appeals and lawyers contributes to neither the maintenance of, nor the improvement of, the services and conditions in Marinette County.

Bonnie Sweningson,

Peshtigo


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