space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From our readers
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Menominee Scores Big in 6th Grade Hoops
* Niagara, Suring Advance To Set Up Thursday Showdown
* Tyler Nault & Oconto Falls Boys Head To State
* 3 M&O Teams Fall; Gillett Left Standing
* Coleman Finishes Undefeated, On Top Of M-O

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

“Diggers” TV Show Is Coming To Peshtigo

Mayor Cathi Malke had a happy announcement for Peshtigo City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, May 6. The city, with its Peshtigo Fire history, will be the site for an episode or episodes of the “Diggers “ TV show to be aired nationwide on the National Geographic television channel.

“This is going to make the City of Peshtigo a destination!” she declared.

Malke said the show’s producers had called her on Monday, April 28 to ask her to help make arrangements and identify local people who can identify spots the searchers with metal detectors can seek treasures from the past.

She said there are many good possible sites on public and private property in the city. Because of the difficulties in getting DNR permission for digging on county or state property she feels they will focus on city and privately owned land. Council, by unanimous vote, approved a motion stating the “Digger” searchers are welcome on city property.

Malke said the TV crew of 10 to 12 people, including an archaeologist, will stay in the city for seven to eight days, searching, digging and filming. She asked if they would be willing to participate in some sort of community event, perhaps a picnic, and they are. Plans will be made when dates are known.

The Diggers show airs on the National Geographic Channel on Friday nights, generally at 9 p.m., but occasionally with several episodes on a single evening.

Malke appointed a local committee to help, and they will hold their first meeting on Friday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

Members are local historians Robert “Cubby” Couvillion and Ron Strojny, Historical Society representative Mary Hahn , Chamber of Commerce President Pat Roland, former DNR Warden Stanley Nogalski, and Council President Mike Behnke.

Alderman Mary Lock asked if Malke needed Council approval for the committee, but Malke felt she did not, since they are all volunteers “and nobody is being paid for anything.”

Retirement of Assistant Fire Chief Mike Madden after 50 years on the department was announced by Fire Chief Steve Anderson. Council unanimously accepted Anderson’s recommendation to change the rank of Charles Gardon to 1st Assistant Chief and Fire Prevention Inspector, which leaves the 2nd Assistant Chief post vacant for now. Captains are Mark Brabant and Jim Pariso, and lieutenants are Steve Rohde, Michael Tipler, James Felker and Christopher Rohde.

Madden is to be feted at a gathering of firefighters, family, friends and city officials at Fire Station No. 2 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 21.

Behnke expressed thanks to Madden for his half century of service. “I don’t think there are too many people in the country that can do that,” Behnke declared.

“I don’t think we’ll see that again,” Malke agreed.

Anderson said during his years on the department, Madden served under four different chiefs, “and one of them was himself.” He explained that for a month in 1988, Madden was interim chief. Madden then talked Anderson into accepting the chief position that he has held since. Madden didn’t want it, Anderson said, adding that Madden was his mentor and his “Iron Fist.” With Madden as second in command Madden said he didn’t have to do any enforcing.

Malke extended congratulations and wished a Happy Birthday to city resident Claryce Finger, who celebrated her 106th birthday on Monday, May 5. She is the mother of prominent Peshtigo resident Jim Finger and Faye Hinnricks of Texas.

The Council had met in closed session from 7:04 to 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 . According to the minutes of that meeting, purpose was: ”Conferring with legal counsel for the government body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved for the purpose of: Discussing Dredging Project,” and (in line with another statute) “Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercise responsibility for the purpose of: Discussing the position of Clerk-Treasurer and support staff.

Present for that meeting were Malke, Aldermen Brigitte Schmidt, David Marquardt, Behnke, Tom Gryzwa, Debbie Sievert and Lock; Attorney David Spangenberg, and Interim Clerk/Treasurer Vicki L. Koronkiewicz.

Minutes of that meeting were approved at Tuesday night’s meeting. They indicate Council returned to open session and adjourned without taking action.

They do not indicate the type of action the Council is considering on the 2012 dredging project of the Peshtigo River done at an estimated cost of $195,000 .

The Department of Workfoce Development (DWD) has already denied the city’s appeal and is seeking $30,000 to $50,000 from the city for alleged violation of the prevailing wage statutes. The city had advertised the project and awarded it to the lowest bidder.

The DWD has admitted it first issued an initial determination that the city had not violated the prevailing wage statutes which resulted in the city proceeding with the project. Then Construction Business Group of Madison appealed and the DWD then reversed the approval given to the city previously and now seeks to fine the city.

The Council was to decide if the issue should be pursued through the courts.

Behnke reported at Tuesday’s regular Council meeting that the Personnel Committee has interviewed some candidates for the part-time secretary’s position in the clerk’s office and will interview more on Thursday. Council approved his request that the committee be authorized to offer the job to the candidate they select.

The city was informed by Marinette County that a property in the city that was sold at a Sheriff’s sale did not bring in enough to cover the back taxes due and the special assessments. Council agreed to write off the $50 owed for grass mowing, and referred the outstanding $3,239.74 water and sewer bill to the Water and Sewer Committee, which will probably also recommend writing off the amount as uncollectable.

Council agreed with a Streets and Drainage Committee recommendation to honor the request of Joseph Mans and post “Autistic Child” warning signs in the area of 260 S. Noquebay Ave.

After a discussion with Chamber of Commerce President Pat Roland, Council agreed to again rent them the tourist owned information booth by the water tower for $1 a year. The agreement will be changed to state that the city will be responsible for grounds maintenance such as mowing and pulling weeds. What other work on the grounds that the city may do will be discussed at a future Fire, Lighting and Building Committee meeting.

As requested by BPM, Inc., Council agreed that Parks and Recreation Director David Zahn should draft a letter to Integrys and the DNR in regard to the proposed fish viewing platform on the old paper mill walkway. The project involves properties owned by the mill and WPS. The letter, which is to be signed by the mayor after approval by Spangenberg, is to state that the city agrees to three conditions: there will be no changes to the current recreational facilities or parking lots, the elevaton of the structure will be as high or higher than the previous pipe tunnel, and there is to be no fishing from the walkway.

Zahn read letters of apology from the two boys who vandalized Badger Park and destroyed two Parks Department trucks last December. Writing the letters had been ordered by the court as part of their punishment. They are also banned from city property except when under direct supervision of their parents or Health and Human Services people to carry out some of the community service work that is part of their punishment.

Both boys said in their letters that they wish they could turn back the clocks so they would not have done what they did. Both said they are ashamed, and one said he is sorry for the extra work he created for Zahn, and for causing the people of Peshtigo to lose their sense of security when using their park. Both also expressed the hope that someday the community will forgive them.

Council approved a permit for the Peshtigo Historical Day Parade on Saturday, Sept. 27. The parade is to follow the same route as last year.

After some discussions with Tracy Berken, Council approved a license for Dustin L. Downs to operate the King of Clubs at 341 Oconto Ave. Berken had to surrender his license for the premises so that it could be issued to Downs, but sought assurance that should Downs not continue to operate the establishment, he will be able to get his license. Spangenberg was not present to provide legal answer to the question. Koronkiewicz said Spangenberg had called her at home to tell her the Council should approve the motion as it appeared on the agenda. She explained the license exchange procedure to Berken. At one point Berken had spent $10,000 to buy an available license so he could reopen the business that had been closed for some time.

Police Chief Kent Kline advised that Berken and Downs need to have a separate agreement stating he will not transfer the license to any other building, and will notify Berken if he plans to surrender it. Berken said they are friends, and Kline suggested the best thing for the license issue would be for them to stay friends.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
10-29-2014Obituaries
David A. Varklick Sr.

10-29-2014Obituaries
Joan Y. Timm

10-29-2014Obituaries
Edna C. Rusch

10-29-2014Obituaries
David J. Rosenfeldt, Sr.

10-29-2014Obituaries
Bruce D. Robinson

10-29-2014Obituaries
Audrey Rietz

10-29-2014Obituaries
Margaret Pelkey

10-29-2014Obituaries
Mabel Konell

10-29-2014Obituaries
Doris R. Hardrath

10-29-2014Obituaries
Francis D. Froze

10-29-2014Obituaries
Bernice L. Darne

10-29-2014Obituaries
Harold A. Techmeier

10-29-2014Obituaries
Neil H. Shively

10-29-2014Obituaries
Elizabeth J. Polzin

10-29-2014Obituaries
Elden J. Outcalt

10-29-2014Obituaries
Maryann E. Longrie

10-29-2014Obituaries
Geraldine L. Lambrecht

10-29-2014Obituaries
Rusty Holman

10-29-2014Obituaries
Christian Deckert

10-29-2014Obituaries
Jacqueline M. Dashut

10-29-2014Obituaries
Ronald J. Cubalchini

10-29-2014Obituaries
Sherry S. Carviou

10-29-2014Obituaries
Helen C. Buyarski

10-29-2014Obituaries
Donald G. Bice

10-29-2014Obituaries
Ellen M. Beyer

10-29-2014Sports
Menominee Scores Big in 6th Grade Hoops

10-29-2014Sports
Niagara, Suring Advance To Set Up Thursday Showdown

10-29-2014Sports
Tyler Nault & Oconto Falls Boys Head To State

10-29-2014Sports
3 M&O Teams Fall; Gillett Left Standing

10-29-2014Perspectives
From our readers

10-29-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

10-29-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

10-29-2014News
Legion To Host Trick or Treaters

10-29-2014News
Lake Fire Hosts Trick, Treaters

10-29-2014News
Blood Drive at STAA on Nov. 7

10-29-2014News
Zion Trunk or Treat Oct. 31

10-29-2014Community - Wausaukee
Post 66 To Meet Nov. 1

10-29-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Library E Books Class Nov. 5

10-29-2014Community - Wausaukee
Change Date of Wausaukee Blood Drive

10-29-2014Community - Wausaukee
WEA Trick or Treat for Canned Goods

10-29-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Board Approves School $8.62 Mill Rate

10-29-2014Community - Crivitz
Retired Judge To Speak at Loomis

10-29-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Women’s Club Holiday Auction Nov. 13

10-29-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Gun, Knife Show Nov. 1

10-29-2014Community - Coleman
Senior Club To Meet at Pound

10-29-2014Community - Coleman
Village Pound Trick or Treat Oct. 31

10-29-2014Community - Coleman
CCBA at 141 Ribbon Cutting

10-29-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman Village Board Nov. 3

10-29-2014Front Page
Coleman Elementary World Series Reading Night Scores “Home Run”

10-29-2014Front Page
Judiciary Denies Request for School in Industrial Park

10-29-2014Front Page
Voters To Decide Nov. 4 State, Local Referendums

10-29-2014Front Page
Town of Peshtigo To Buy Tractor/Mower, Not Truck

10-29-2014Front Page
Seven Apply For Cemetery Board

10-23-2014Obituaries
Joyce A. Zorn

10-23-2014Obituaries
Genevieve Van Iten

10-23-2014Obituaries
Susan J. Tetzlaff

10-23-2014Obituaries
Ralph J. Schoch

10-23-2014Obituaries
Francis D. Menacher

10-23-2014Obituaries
Paul R. Madary

10-23-2014Obituaries
Kyle Adam Kobrow

10-23-2014Obituaries
Frances L. Hammersley

10-23-2014Obituaries
William Fumelle

10-23-2014Obituaries
Lucille M. (Opper) Dietzen

10-23-2014Obituaries
Betty E. Bourassa

10-23-2014Obituaries
Ruth J. Bolander

10-23-2014Obituaries
Kenneth Behnke

10-23-2014Obituaries
Lenore M. Teige

10-23-2014Obituaries
Arlene Smolander

10-23-2014Obituaries
Richard R. Moore

10-23-2014Obituaries
Cecil E. Kuhnle

10-23-2014Obituaries
Mabel Konell

10-23-2014Obituaries
Rev. Ralph J. Gillis

10-23-2014Obituaries
Lorraine Fritz

10-23-2014Obituaries
George E. Belaire

10-23-2014Obituaries
Mary F. Baron

10-23-2014Sports
Coleman Finishes Undefeated, On Top Of M-O

10-23-2014Sports
Maroons Make It Six Straight Over Marines

10-23-2014Sports
Free Basketball Clinic For Boys Grades 3-6

10-23-2014Sports
Michigan Muskies Fit To Fight In Wisconsin

10-23-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

10-23-2014Perspectives
From our readers

10-23-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

10-23-2014News
Lake Fire Hosts Trick, Treaters

10-23-2014News
4 Area Students Graduate UW-L

10-23-2014News
Lioness Raffles at Equity Nov. 7

10-23-2014News
Karla Blohm Benefit Oct. 25

10-23-2014Community - Wausaukee
Pembine Senior Class Craft Fair

10-23-2014Community - Wausaukee
Remove Decorations Wausaukee Cemetery

10-23-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Acts On Budget, Pumper Truck, Old Tires

10-23-2014Community - Wausaukee
Acts On Mobile Home Variance, ATV Route

10-23-2014Community - Crivitz
Loomis Historical Thanksgiving Meal

10-23-2014Community - Crivitz
FAB Event & Planning Business Opens in Crivitz

10-23-2014Community - Crivitz
Dr. Nichols To Speak At Cornerstone Nov. 2

10-23-2014Community - Crivitz
CBA Lists Events, Seek New Director, Secretary

10-23-2014Community - Coleman
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club Booyah Party

10-23-2014Community - Coleman
Lena Fall Craft, Bake Sale Oct. 26

10-23-2014Community - Coleman
Lena School Hires Worker, Names Delegate

10-23-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman-Pound Library Open House, Renovated

10-23-2014Front Page
LCS Detroit Launch Makes Big Splash

10-23-2014Front Page
Bill Reynolds Gets Tentative Nod As County Administrator

10-23-2014Front Page
Hwy. 141 Expressway To Give DOT Access Control

10-23-2014Front Page
Town of Peshtigo Works Out “No Increase” Budget

10-23-2014Front Page
Anderson, Pazynski Chair, Vice Chair At Twin County

10-15-2014Sports
Marinette County Deer Advisory Council Second Meeting Oct. 28

10-15-2014Sports
Another Big Invite, Another Strong Bulldogs Showing

10-15-2014Sports
Season Coming To Close, Badgers Still On Top Of M-O With Perfect 14-0 Mark

10-15-2014Sports
Playoff Picture Taking Shape

10-15-2014Perspectives
From our readers

10-15-2014Perspectives
Tales from the old-timer

10-15-2014Perspectives
Country Cousin

10-15-2014Obituaries
Nancy L. Trepanier

10-15-2014Obituaries
Donna L. Rowley

10-15-2014Obituaries
Clarence W. Retlick

10-15-2014Obituaries
Douglas J. Payette

10-15-2014Obituaries
Beverly A. Johnson

10-15-2014Obituaries
Marie P. Holquist

10-15-2014Obituaries
John (Jack) E. Voyle

10-15-2014Obituaries
Roger C. Utke

10-15-2014Obituaries
Betty L. and Lloyd Tuma

10-15-2014Obituaries
Jackie Teteak

10-15-2014Obituaries
Anne C. Smith

10-15-2014Obituaries
Eunice C. School

10-15-2014Obituaries
Phyllis M. Rothlesberger

10-15-2014Obituaries
Gladys K. Rhoades

10-15-2014Obituaries
Emily M. O’Connor

10-15-2014Obituaries
Robert L. Ness

10-15-2014Obituaries
Eunice F. Meinert

10-15-2014Obituaries
Joseph F. McAuliffe

10-15-2014Obituaries
Betty Ann Kress

10-15-2014Obituaries
Norbert J. Jaworski

10-15-2014Obituaries
Agnes M. Hoffman

10-15-2014Obituaries
Marie A. Harris

10-15-2014Obituaries
Marilyn P. Graham

10-15-2014Obituaries
Marjorie E. Chaney

10-15-2014Obituaries
John P. Butts

10-15-2014Obituaries
Irene M. Brekke

10-15-2014Obituaries
Penny L. Berger

10-15-2014Obituaries
Wesley W. Anderson

10-15-2014Obituaries
Gene H. Albers

10-15-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Library Digital on e Books

10-15-2014Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Clerk is Institute Grad

10-15-2014Community - Wausaukee
SC Fire, Rescue Plans Bake Sale

10-15-2014Community - Wausaukee
Big Crowd Attends Fall Fest at Wausaukee Oct. 4

10-15-2014Community - Crivitz
Halloween at Assisted Living

10-15-2014Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Kindergartners Take Part in “Flat Stanley” Project

10-15-2014Community - Crivitz
Haunted Hallways, Bingo at School Oct. 30

10-15-2014Community - Crivitz
MI Special Meet To Finalize Budget

10-15-2014Community - Coleman
Coleman-Pound Lions List Coming Events

10-15-2014Community - Coleman
T/Pound Board Asks Plan Unit To View Lot Coverage

10-15-2014Community - Coleman
Kickers Halloween Party at Equity


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Do you think the Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate in the November 4 election?
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