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From our readers

Dear Editor:

I have the great pleasure of extending gratitude to the citizens of Marinette-Menominee-Peshtigo and surrounding communities, for the excitement of showcasing our community during the fourth Marinette Logging & Heritage Festival.

Your belief and support was incredible. It takes a huge amount of volunteers to make a festival happen, and the timeless efforts from all those involved deserve applause. To the City of Marinette for their sponsorships, approval and support, the DPS/Forestry workers who groomed and kept the Island beautiful and staffed, the Marinette Police and Auxiliary Officers, and Emergency Rescue Squad who assisted and kept everything safe and secure.

A special thank you to the volunteer musicians who kept us entertained Saturday afternoon, the Stephenson Public Librarians, Ann Bartels with the T.O.A.D natural history items, the Marinette Recreation Department, the Marinette Historical Museum, the Wisconsin Trappers Association, the “Rolling Thunder” for the “Missing Man & Flag Ceremonies, and the “River Cities Charity Riders,” who inspired the crowd with presentations.

A festival of this magnitude could not take place without the corporate sponsorships from businesses and individuals who made all of the Main Events possible. The Ice Cream giveaways and the Shuttle Bus rides were included in this list. Costs involved are extremely high to fund special acts and activities. Thank you to the 40 sponsors who contributed to the success of these events. Not only did we have local persons contribute, but we had sponsors from out of state participate.

To Channel 5 (WFRV) for selecting Marinette to showcase the entire week, leading up to the Festival, on their OUR TOWN program. It was a great experience to work with these professionals.

Last, but not least, we wish to thank Wisconsin Department of Tourism for supporting this event and awarding us a JEM Grant (joint effort marketing) to provide us with funds for radio, print, outdoor, TV and online advertising. Also, having “OTTO” Auto Pilot to take part in the activities provided smiles and entertainment to all!

To all who participated as food vendors, car show participants, crafters, exhibitors, non-profit groups/volunteer, and attendees, YOU made a difference. Showcasing our area’s deep history in logging was very exciting. Sunday afternoon, a group of students from the Volunteer Center in Marinette arrived to surprise and help with take-down/clean up chores wherever needed. They were unbelievable and so appreciated.

The small festival committee members are a strong core of hard working volunteers who give up endless time and hours to make this all happen. Their help in planning and organizing continues year around and continues to amaze me with their never ending dedication. Thank you .

Once again, I am extremely proud of the place I call home Marinette. The wonderful people who live and work here are the THE BEST.

Judy Alwin,

Marinette Logging &

Heritage Chairman



July 30

To the Editor:

Over the last week, we have witnessed a dust-up over national forest management between two federal legislators, Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Tammy Baldwin.

Senator Baldwin is advocating for increased federal funding to achieve greater timber harvest on our national forests. Representative Ryan is concerned Senator Baldwin’s proposal buries our country deeper in debt.

Two years ago we recommended a different approach-turn forest management over to the states and counties. In Wisconsin, county forest managers have an exemplary record of achieving multiple-use with proper environmental stewardship. A prominent forest certifier described Wisconsin’s county forests as the best managed public forests in the country.

While we agree with Senator Baldwin that more has to be done to increase harvest on our national forests to ensure healthy forests, we also agree with Representative Ryan that there is a better way than continuing to load even more debt on the backs of Americans.

The solution is as simple as turning management over to those closest to the problem-counties and/or states like Michigan and Wisconsin. Healthier forests, economic growth and less federal spending will be the result.

Tom Tiffany Tom Casperson

Wisconsin State Senator Michigan State Senator

12th Senate District 38th Senate District

608-266-2509 517-373-7840



Times Editor:

It was with great sadness I read the open letter that discredited and maligned our Sheriff’s Department of Marinette County. While it seemed, on the surface, to be about an armored vehicle for the county, I believe it was much more than that.

First, let me make it clear, I also believe in the Constitution and the rally of patriotism in this country at a critical and pivotal time. Our nation, our republic, hangs in the balance. The fruits of the radical 1960’s have taken root everywhere. Lawlessness from the highest echelon of government right down to the very streets where we live is rampant. God has been disposed of and replaced by relativism, “Do whatever your want, regardless of how it affects others!”

The country and, yes, the town we live in is not the safe place it once was. I believe it is misguided to blame the very officers who lay their lives on the line for us every day as being the enemy. The threat to our safety is very real, as we recently witnessed with the latest shooting rampage in our county. Maybe Mr. Lee thinks it’s a small thing for deputies to face down an irrational shooter with only their body armor to protect them. I do not. We, as residents of this community, should give our full support and respect to our local law enforcement. For without our first line of defense, who will protect us. By the way, where is this militia Mr. Lee spoke of headquartered? To believe that “high magnitude threats” could never happen here is short sighted at best. We live in a violent and dangerous time and without local law enforcement, YOU are the only line of defense.

I believe that sometimes the frustration of turbulent times causes people to make unwise statements. But promoting patriotic organizations in an emotionally charged article, in the way Mr. Lee did, can bring irrelevance to them. May we be reminded we are all in this together as a county, state and nation. I would like to end this letter with the statement “May God Bless America,” but since we have also made Him irrelevant, all I can say is “May God Have Mercy on America.”

Sincerely,

Jerry Parker,

Marinette



Letter to Editor:

Judy Alwin, Manager of Marinette Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center, received this letter regarding the recent 15-year-old baseball tournament in Marinette:

Hello,

I spent the last few days in Marinette as a first time visitor from Zanesville, Ohio. I came for the regional baseball tournament in which my son was participating. As part of the tournament, each team was assigned a local player to serve as batboy during the games.

Our batboy, Wesley Knutson, went way beyond the expected. Our team bonded so well with Wesley that he moved into our motel during the tournament. Everywhere the team went, Wesley went. In fact Wesley took them everywhere. He made sure that we were aware of all of the local shops and restaurants so we could fully experience the local atmosphere. Wesley was truly an ambassador of your community who made our adventure much more memorable. Marinette should be very proud of Wesley Knutson.

Eric Lambes


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