space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Letter To The Editor
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Cougar Students Teach Faculty a Tough Lesson
* Dunlap Sets Tone at State Powerlifting Competition
* Lake Noquebay Sportsman's Begin Youth Trap League
* Big 3 on 3 Crivitz Classic on April 1, 2
* M&O ALL CONFERENCE WRESTLING

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

Town Asks County To Allow ATV Trail on Bit of County X

At a fast paced series of meetings Wednesday evening, Aug. 6, Town of Stephenson Committees gave tentative blessings plans for a Military Memorial at Boat Landing Three Town Park, okayed a Certified Survey Map for division of a property south of County A at Orlando Road, agreed the entire board should consider approving a call-in virtual time clock system for town employees, and reinforced their request that Marinette County cooperate with efforts of Iron Snow Shoe by allowing a section of ATV trail along County X from Parkway Road to Wildwood Lane.

Several of the items are expected to come up at the monthly meeting of the full board at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Another item that may come up for action is accepting state and federal aviation (FAA) grant money to finance some improvements and maintenance work at the airport. The Plan Commission has been studying this issue in depth, and on Tuesday, Aug. 5, agreed to recommend to the full board that they accept the funding. They had learned that some of the projects may be required in any case, and if the grants are accepted town taxpayers will foot only five percent of the bill, compared with 100 percent if the town does not take the grants. Money for the airport grants comes from taxes on aviation fuel, plane tickets, etc.

One issue that will not be on the Aug. 13 agenda is a 25 mile per hour speed limit on Senator Lake Lane. That had been requested by a resident, but Mike Kudick, Rick Kikulski and Kevin Solway had checked it out and felt there was no need for a speed limit lower than the current 35 miles per hour.

Kikulski said he had spoken with four of the neighbors and found that none of them want it. Kudick said he found only two who did.

This is a dispute between neighbors. I would not support lowering that speed limit down to 25, Solway declared.

Kudick said someone had stolen the 35 mph speed limit sign. Town Crew Foreman Don Weinhart suggested putting back a Pedestrian Crossing sign that also had been taken down, and everyone felt that too would be a good idea.

Leon Popp, on behalf of Iron Snowshoe, brought the good news to the committees on Aug. 6 that the DNR is now cooperating with efforts to get as many miles of recreational trails off-road as possible, and to make the long-awaited Peshtigo River Connection a reality.

Popp explained once completed as planned recreational vehicles in the Twin Bridge area will be able to ride trails that reach into other trail systems that serve northern and southern parts of Marinette County, and connect with trails into Oconto, Florence and Forest Counties in Wisconsin and Michigan’s UP.

Right now, the only barricade to achieving these connections are the lowlands at the bridge on County X just before it gets to Parkway Road. Popp said the bridge itself includes a lane for recreational vehicles, but the connection stops on the east end of the bridge.

Popp said the DNR will not allow putting fill along the County X right of way to add a recreational lane because they consider it lake bottom, on which they impose more stringent rules than the rules that govern wetlands. The DNR would allow a suspended plank bridge across the lowland area but at 400 feet long, that would be cost prohibitive and hard to maintain, Popp said.

He reminded the board a year ago they had supported the partial use of County X for the trail. Everyone remembered doing that, but were not sure a letter had finally been sent to the county.

Popp said the County Highway Committee refused the request last year, but asked them to check out several other possibilities. Popp said they have done that, and it remains a fact that use of the one small portion of County X is needed to connect hundreds of miles of trails.

Popp reported that Marinette County is working with Iron Snowshoe to develop some other off-road trails through the County Forest, and he was to meet with Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Dave Marquardt on Monday, Aug. 11, to discuss locations.

The committee agreed Popp and the club have done all they were asked to do. They mentioned several other ideas, but none of them appeared to be feasible due to the DNR’s determination that the shoulders of X in that area are lakebed. Finally Supervisor Solway moved to reaffirm the town’s support of Iron Snow Shoe’s proposed recreational trail, and again request that they be allowed to utilize as much of County X as needed to complete the route, specifically from Parkway Road to Wildwood Lane. All voted in favor.

After a description by Barb Kikulski (wife of Supervisor Rick Kikulski), the Building and Grounds Committee gave a tentative nod to plans for a Military Memorial at Boat Landing Three Park, which the town leases from the DNR.

Kikulski said design architect Rick Fischer of Fischer & Associates, Green Bay, is waiting for topographic maps, which are being prepared by Supervisor Jeff Lieuwen. The DNR likes their proposed plan so far, she said. They are happy with the idea of concrete, stone monuments, flagpoles, walkways, fencing, etc., they just don’t want anything that looks too unnatural...no tanks, airplanes, etc.

After the meeting, Barb Kikulski said the Military Memorial Committee includes Scott Schumell, Air Force; Tom Wissing, Navy Reserve; George Rouse, Air Force; David Vantall, Marines; Rick Kikulski, Army; Barb, a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Rick Fischer. Barb Kikulski said they are looking for volunteers who may want to get involved, and will meet next at the town hall at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.

She said plans for the memorial are being designed to fit in nicely with the overall park improvements. That plan includes a pavilion, bleachers for viewing water ski shows, restrooms and paths along the water. The Military Memorial is to be in an area near the ski beach that has already been clear cut. It will have benches in a semicircle arrangement, flagpoles in a circle, and overlook the water, possibly as a meditation pool.

She said the DNR has already approved the town’s portion of the overall park plan, and the Military Memorial would be an addition to it. They are hoping to obtain grants and raise funds from donations to finance the Military Memorial, Kikulski said.

First item on the Personnel Committee agenda was discussion with employee concerning release of duties.

Town Chair Kudick explained the town had some issues with an employee and she had to be let go. He said she wanted an opportunity to talk to the board, so she had been put on the agenda, but she was not at the meeting.

Tiffany Upson, coordinator for the Crivitz and Twin Bridge recycling facilities of the Northwoods Coalition, asked from the audience if the former employee would be heard if she comes to the full board meeting, and Kudick said the board can listen, but they cannot talk back and forth unless she gets on the agenda.

Next for the Personnel Committee was a suggestion from Upson that they consider a call in time clock system, at least for recycling employees. She said some of the sites do not have electricity, and employees often work one site one day, another site the next. People at the Twin Bridge site have been unplugging their clock so the times are not accurate.. You just can’t trust anybody! she declared.

Cost would be $10 per month for 10 or fewer employees, $20 monthly for 10 to 20 employees. She explained that system was used at her former job and it worked well. She has been working with Town Clerk Elaine Olson on the idea. Location of the employee when they call in can be verified by GPS if they’re using a cell phone and by caller ID if they’re on the landline at their work site. Records are maintained in the cloud, so there is always backup. She or Elaine would be able to make corrections if an employee forgot to punch in or out. The call in system would prevent anyone from having to punch in where there is a clock and then drive, on company time, to the site where they would actually work. Doing that also puts the town at risk on vehicle liability issues.

Computers are Solway’s field of expertise, and he was recently was named Information Services Administrator for Marinette County. He agreed to check out the suggestion and report to the full board for possible action at the Aug. 13 meeting.


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
03-22-2017Sports
Cougar Students Teach Faculty a Tough Lesson

03-22-2017Sports
Dunlap Sets Tone at State Powerlifting Competition

03-22-2017Sports
Lake Noquebay Sportsman's Begin Youth Trap League

03-22-2017Sports
Big 3 on 3 Crivitz Classic on April 1, 2

03-22-2017Perspectives
Letter To The Editor

03-22-2017Perspectives
Letter To The Editor

03-22-2017Perspectives
Letter To The Editor

03-22-2017Obituaries
Vernon L. Anderle

03-22-2017Perspectives
Letter To The Editor

03-22-2017Obituaries
Leonard A. Boknevitz, Jr.

03-22-2017Obituaries
Steven J. Byng

03-22-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin - Welcome Spring!...

03-22-2017Obituaries
Phyllis D. Ermis

03-22-2017Obituaries
Elaine Gaertig

03-22-2017Obituaries
Cletus O. Horack

03-22-2017Obituaries
Dege K. Hurzeler

03-22-2017Perspectives
From My Window - Welcome Spring

03-22-2017Community - Wausaukee
Town of Wausaukee Takes Truck, Road Bids

03-22-2017Obituaries
Yvonne M. Johnson

03-22-2017Community - Wausaukee
Town Wagner Needs Outside Burn Permits

03-22-2017Obituaries
Charles V. Johnston

03-22-2017Community - Wausaukee
Town of Athelstane to Purchase 2006 Chassis

03-22-2017Obituaries
Martin W. Keller

03-22-2017Community - Wausaukee
SC Fire, Rescue to Offer Scholarship

03-22-2017Obituaries
James F. Johnston

03-22-2017Obituaries
Bonnie J. Reinke-Kelsey

03-22-2017Community - Crivitz
Benefit for Special Needs Children at Crivitz Apr. 1

03-22-2017Obituaries
Beverly E. Kempke

03-22-2017Obituaries
Rebecca M. Kuehnel

03-22-2017Community - Crivitz
Free Car Seat Safety Inspections at Crivitz Rescue

03-22-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Kids Running Club

03-22-2017Obituaries
Robert L. Ledger Sr.

03-22-2017Community - Crivitz
CRA/CBA Annual Banquet at Gateway

03-22-2017Obituaries
Charles M. LeMay

03-22-2017Obituaries
Gary Lemery

03-22-2017Community - Coleman
Lions Club Annual Pancake Brunch Apr. 9

03-22-2017Obituaries
Jorden M. Lycan

03-22-2017Community - Coleman
Karl Zeitler Memorial Fundraiser for K-9 Dogs

03-22-2017Obituaries
Donald N. Maas

03-22-2017Obituaries
Edith B. Mueller

03-22-2017Community - Coleman
GreenStone Returns $33 Million to Members

03-22-2017Obituaries
Therese Y. Nelson 

03-22-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Youth Wrestling Recognition Night Mar. 28

03-22-2017Obituaries
Glenn J. Paul

03-22-2017Obituaries
Louis Piszor

03-22-2017Obituaries
Jacqueline S. Polzin

03-22-2017Front Page
Town of Goodman Awarded M&M Grant

03-22-2017Obituaries
Cheryl A. Shampo

03-22-2017Obituaries
Albertus South, Jr.

03-22-2017Obituaries
Dorothy M. Sprangers

03-22-2017Obituaries
Jeremy C. Sutrick

03-22-2017Front Page
County Considers Loan For Marinette Project

03-22-2017Front Page
Peshtigo Okays Raises, Awards Town Audit Bid

03-22-2017Front Page
Only One Water Main Freeze-Up This Winter

03-22-2017Front Page
County Board To Air Options For Civic Center Financing

03-15-2017Sports
M&O ALL CONFERENCE WRESTLING

03-15-2017Sports
WIAA Post-Season

03-15-2017Sports
Freshman Standout Tops"M&O Voting

03-15-2017Sports
M&O All-Conference Basketball

03-15-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

03-15-2017Perspectives
From our readers

03-15-2017Perspectives
From My Window

03-15-2017Obituaries
Jennie Beyersdorf

03-15-2017Obituaries
Clarence R. Bjorkman

03-15-2017Obituaries
Nancy Bloom

03-15-2017Obituaries
Michael J. Brooks

03-15-2017Obituaries
Joan M. Bruce

03-15-2017Obituaries
Dr. Wayne A. Covioux

03-15-2017Obituaries
Arnold M. DeClark

03-15-2017Obituaries
Norman J. DeCremer

03-15-2017Obituaries
Lillian J. Diamond

03-15-2017Obituaries
Jane C. Ebert

03-15-2017Obituaries
Anton Gnand

03-15-2017Obituaries
Janet A. Hansen

03-15-2017Obituaries
Joan E. Johnson 

03-15-2017Obituaries
Raymond G. Kelley

03-15-2017Obituaries
Elsie M. Koller

03-15-2017Obituaries
Brenda S. LaGassie

03-15-2017Obituaries
Joseph "Joe" Lopez

03-15-2017Obituaries
Tom Matel

03-15-2017Obituaries
Lillian M. Miller

03-15-2017Obituaries
Sister Virginia Neja

03-15-2017Obituaries
Mari A. Osten

03-15-2017Obituaries
June Pauls

03-15-2017Obituaries
Elaine A. Pfaff

03-15-2017Obituaries
Donald J. Rabideau

03-15-2017Obituaries
Evelyn R. Schreiner

03-15-2017Obituaries
Helen F. Smith

03-15-2017Obituaries
Gerald W. Theuerkauf

03-15-2017Community - Wausaukee
Worship Leaders at Presbyterian Churches

03-15-2017Community - Wausaukee
Students Forum for Board Candidates

03-15-2017Community - Wausaukee
SC Fire, Rescue to Offer Scholarship

03-15-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Students At Global Youth Summit

03-15-2017Community - Crivitz
Unit 66 To Host ALA Conference

03-15-2017Community - Crivitz
State KC Big Raffle Drawing April 29

03-15-2017Community - Crivitz
CRA/CBA Annual Awards Banquet Apr. 10

03-15-2017Community - Crivitz
Town of Stephenson Okay Well Testing Contract Hike

03-15-2017Community - Coleman
Suring School Board Hears "Our Family" Report

03-15-2017Community - Coleman
Village of Coleman Sets T-Ball Signup Times

03-15-2017Community - Coleman
Pound Church Meals, Worship

03-15-2017Community - Coleman
Equity Park Craft Fair, Flea Market on June 17

03-15-2017Front Page
Extensive Damage to Porterfield Home

03-15-2017Front Page
Pound Has Slight Hope Sex Offenders Won't Move In

03-15-2017Front Page
Citizens Committee Addresses Peshtigo School Board Meeting

03-15-2017Front Page
Parks and Forestry Discusses Possible New ATV Campground

03-15-2017Front Page
Riverside Cemetery Board To Propose Changes In By-Laws

03-08-2017Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Needs Plan Commission Members

03-08-2017Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane/Silver Cliff ALA Offers $1000 Scholarship

03-08-2017Community - Wausaukee
Card Series Benefit at Wagner Hall

03-08-2017Community - Wausaukee
State KC Big Raffle Drawing April 29

03-08-2017Community - Crivitz
Woman's Club Meeting Mar. 16

03-08-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Gun Show Mar. 11

03-08-2017Community - Crivitz
Blood Drive at Crivitz Mar. 16

03-08-2017Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Youth Baseball, Softball Registration

03-08-2017Community - Coleman
Child Development Day at Lena Mar. 31

03-08-2017Community - Coleman
Lena KC Council Names Family, Persons of Month

03-08-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Board Mar. 13

03-08-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Adopts 2017-18 Calendar

03-08-2017Sports
Board Approves New Carcass Tag Procedure

03-08-2017Sports
STATE BOWLING

03-08-2017Sports
Division 3 WIAA Playoffs

03-08-2017Sports
Division 4 & 5 WIAA Playoffs

03-08-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

03-08-2017Perspectives
From our readers

03-08-2017Perspectives
From our readers

03-08-2017Perspectives
From My Window

03-08-2017Obituaries
Thomas W. Bashford

03-08-2017Obituaries
Alice V. Bauer

03-08-2017Obituaries
Jessica M. Baumann

03-08-2017Obituaries
Judith A. Beyer

03-08-2017Obituaries
Romayne N. Brundage

03-08-2017Obituaries
Donald Falash

03-08-2017Obituaries
Mary J. Fleischman

03-08-2017Obituaries
Dolores H. Klussendorf

03-08-2017Obituaries
Jim A. Nesberg

03-08-2017Obituaries
Alton P. Peterson

03-08-2017Obituaries
Lorin Philipps

03-08-2017Obituaries
Karen A. Pillsbury

03-08-2017Obituaries
Ruth E. Pleshek

03-08-2017Obituaries
Gloria J. Putzkie

03-08-2017Obituaries
Frances M. Reed

03-08-2017Obituaries
Betty J. Sadowsky

03-08-2017Obituaries
Jeannine T. Smith

03-08-2017Obituaries
Glenn Stansfield

03-08-2017Obituaries
Bradley Teasdale

03-08-2017Obituaries
Raymond Valley

03-08-2017Obituaries
Martha Walk

03-08-2017Obituaries
Michael A. Wesolowski

03-08-2017Front Page
Winds Cause Widespread Power Outages In Area

03-08-2017Front Page
Sheriff: Drug Deaths Down, Jail Overcrowding Is Issue


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Now that Donald Trump is in office, should he stop tweeting as President?
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