space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From Our Readers
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Bulldogs Get On Winning Track With Victory Over Northern Elite
* Gillett Leads Area Teams at Irish Invitational
* Peshtigo Stands Tall Over Marinette/Menominee in Tri-City Triangular
* Marinette Girls Capture Oconto Falls Invitational
* Stegeman Leads Rest of The Area Field in Voting

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

Issue Date: August 15, 2019

Dear Editor:

I have taken the time to read both papers and articles pertaining to the City of Peshtigo's Mayor firing of the Park & Rec Director. I want to applaud the Peshtigo Times for their in-depth coverage on his lack of job performance and what led to his firing, I was disappointed in the Eagle-Herald for their lack of information and one sided view. I have also read a lot of comments on Facebook and have to say I would be embarrassed to make comments without knowing what led up to his firing. People need to start thinking for themselves and get informed. Some of the issues I read about have been going on for 3 years and I wonder why I haven't read about this in the past. In the future I think the City of Peshtigo Park & Rec Committee needs to do a better job at meetings on issues concerning Parks & Rec to keep the community informed on issues. In closing I encourage people to take the time and get informed.

Irene Mayou,

Marinette



Dear Editor:

I would like to inform the public that our 49th annual auto and cycle show held Aug. 10 at the Menominee Marina Park was an outstanding show. We had over 175 vehicles at the show. Truly a museum of vehicles.

As the chairman of the show, I can inform the public that it is getting increasingly difficult to find sponsors that commit to the show, this year we had lost five. I would like to take the time if able to thank the following sponsors for supporting our show. Without them it would never happen with trophies.

The Motor Company, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25, Automotive Supply Company, GPS Heating and Cooling, North Country Classics, First Street Classics, Prestige Auto Body, Lafortune Auto Body Twin City Trucking, Evergreen Fire Systems, Inc, Apple Jacks, Hoffman Law, Johnson Land Surveying and Engineering, Menominee Lodge #269, Mickey Lu's BBQ, Northern Coatings and Chemicals the Peterson Family, Shake-A-Burger, State Farm-Brent Nerat, Fournier Auto Body, Michaels Hardwood Flooring and Cabinets Plus.

We were lucky enough to have a very rare 1964 Amphicar at the show that gave rides to lucky spectators. The owner was Steve Behnke from Kaukauna.

William Chartrand,

Show Chairman,

Peshtigo



Letter to the Editor and Dave Zahn:

I am writing this letter to Dave Zahn and the people that think you did your job. If you have nothing to hide, authorize the City of Peshtigo to display your personnel file. I read the Peshtigo Times religiously every week. I stay informed on what has happened, is happening and what to look forward to in the future. I have followed the donation of the handicap swing for 3 years. I personally think that is ridiculous and I wonder what was wrong with the Parks & Rec Department for letting this go on this long. I am sure you weren't going to put it up but hire someone and you were to busy to make a phone call. If I was a member of the Peshtigo Woman's Club, I would have asked for it back and gave it to another community that I am sure would have put it up and would have appreciated their generous gift.

I can also remember last year it was your choice to have an opening meeting about being written up for lack of job performance and this was also in the Peshtigo Times. You were written up because you advertised for swimming lessons at Badger Beach, but you forgot the most important thing, an instructor as you stated you couldn't get one. Every instructor was called, and all said you never contacted them. The morning the swim lessons were supposed to start you chose to go to a Marinette County Board meeting. Your full-time job was the City of Peshtigo. You called the secretary and dumped it on her and told her to call all the families and cancel the swim lessons an hour before they were to start. Those were not the acceptable actions of a Department Head.

That same meeting you were also written up for failure to put barricades up to warn swimmers there was glass by the dock. When the Mayor found you sitting at a campsite you responded, "I have more important things to do." The Mayor said back to you there is nothing more important than children's safety. She should have fired you then!!! When I think about it, the Mayor waiting too long to fire you and it's her fault she let you go on with a poor job performance. Obviously, Peshtigo doesn't have a strong Personnel Committee.

I will be contacting city hall and see if you, Mr. Zahn, will authorize the public to look in your personnel file. If you are blameless, you will and if you also have nothing to hide, you will. Time will tell.After I hear what your answer is (yes or no), I will submit another letter to the editors of the newspapers.

To the City of Peshtigo, you give people too many opportunities to perform their jobs and some people will never change. Look where this got you

The truth always comes out.

Melissa Barber

Letter to the Editor:

I would like people to know some background about the 2 individuals who spoke up at the Peshtigo Council meeting and put a letter to the editor.

The lady who spoke at the City of Peshtigo Council meeting was Dave's girlfriend, Jennifer Fox-Gerrits. The lady who put the letter to the Editor was Dave's girlfriend, Jennifer Techmeier. Wonder why she felt the need to write different last names? The other person is John Breault. He obviously is a friend of Dave's.

I would like to mention a few things about Mr. Breault, or as he refers to himself as the "Harbor Master" for the City of Peshtigo. When Mr. Breault WAS NOT an employee of the City of Peshtigo, one night Mr. Zahn and Mr. Breault took the weed harvester out to clean the frontage on a neighbor's property on the water. That night cost the city taxpayers thousands of dollars to fix the harvester, replacing several parts. People who knew what had happened wanted the Mayor to fire Dave then, but she didn't and I can't figure out why she didn't.

Mr. Breault, I also read your facebook remark Harbor Master. Now that you have quit the only job you had, hopefully you will set your sights for a new job higher than pulling weeds out of the river.

When I read about you, Mr. Breault, bringing up the security camera you obviously had gotten that information from Mr. Zahn. Maybe if Mr. Zahn spent more time getting his job done, he would still have one. Did you not believe Mr. Gardon when he told you what it was for?

The sad part for city taxpayers is the city has been paying someone to do a job and he wasn't. Why don't the two of you ask yourselves that question!!!!!

I did something to get more informed. I read the Peshtigo Times article on what took place with Mr. Zahn's termination. I'm not sure you can read or not but I would encourage you to take the time and see this was direction by the council and it was long overdue!!!!!

Sincerely,

Vicki Eick



Dear Editor:

Peshtigo is proposing a change in garbage pickup to a automated garbage truck. I am writing to oppose this plan.

It necessitates having a large (90 gal) rolling cart. Go to City Hall to see them. Where to store them is a problem because of their size.

1. Will we have to perch them on our snow banks in the winter?

2. Will we fall down on the ice trying to move them in position?

3. Will they then fall in the street?

I know as a senior citizen all aspects of this situation would be impossible.

Most seniors or singles usually only put out in 13 gallon bags of garbage because we recycle.

Go to the City Council meeting on Aug. 29 or at least call Council members to voice your concerns.

Sharon Schounard,

Peshtigo



Editor:

Another tragic loss of life by another warped mental case and the left wing talking heads and democrats blame the President. Who was responsible for prior shootings when Trump wasn't President?

If the shooter in El Paso was a Trump supporter and Trump is to blame, then the Elizabeth Warren supporter in Dayton would make her guilty of murder as well.

Every day in democrat administered cities the slaughter of young black men involved with gangs and drugs rarely gets attention with numbers far surpassing any of the mass shootings. Inner City killing doesn't get 24 hour news coverage or flags flown at half staff for its victims. Is that because most mass killing victims are white?

And once again you won't find any democrats going to an inner city to see what can be done about the plight of those trapped in its violence. Where is the black caucus? Where is their concern for their brothers and sisters?

Respectfully,

Robert Davis


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
09-12-2019Front Page
Good Shepherd Church and Volunteers Help Cleanup Peshtigo Riverfront Park

09-12-2019Front Page
Pound Board Refers Sikich Audit Results To Authorities

09-12-2019Front Page
County Board To Hear Economic Study Results At Sept. 17 Meeting

09-12-2019Front Page
Marinette Parks Continue To Have Dog, Goose Issues

09-12-2019Front Page
Sheriff Sauve: Deputies Will Work At The Milwaukee DNC Convention

09-12-2019Front Page
$176,750 Donation to M&M Area Foundation Future Fund

09-12-2019Community - Wausaukee
Large Crowd in Attendence Lena Lions 34th Dairy Fest

09-12-2019Community - Wausaukee
Menominee Animal Shelter Annual Dinner/Auction

09-12-2019Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Fall Fest Plan Meeting Sept. 12

09-12-2019Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Back to School Program Brat Fry Fundraiser

09-12-2019Community - Crivitz
Canine Partners Hold Bag Tournament Sept. 14

09-12-2019Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Fire Association Oktoberfest is Sept. 14

09-12-2019Community - Crivitz
Church Has Service at Amberg Sept. 15

09-12-2019Community - Crivitz
CPR Class at Crivitz Bellin

09-12-2019Community - Coleman
Kust Family Presented Century Farm Award

09-12-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Slates Meet And Greet For Sept. 16

09-12-2019Community - Coleman
Suring School District Welcomes New Staff

09-12-2019Community - Coleman
New Members of the Coleman School Staff

09-12-2019Sports
Bulldogs Get On Winning Track With Victory Over Northern Elite

09-12-2019Sports
Gillett Leads Area Teams at Irish Invitational

09-12-2019Sports
Peshtigo Stands Tall Over Marinette/Menominee in Tri-City Triangular

09-12-2019Sports
Marinette Girls Capture Oconto Falls Invitational

09-12-2019Perspectives
From Our Readers

09-12-2019Perspectives
From My Window

09-12-2019Perspectives
Country Cousin

09-12-2019Obituaries
Alphonse J. Basak

09-12-2019Obituaries
Elsie Mae A. Bauer

09-12-2019Obituaries
Alby P. Beach

09-12-2019Obituaries
Barbara Bergstrom

09-12-2019Obituaries
Henry A. Burkel

09-12-2019Obituaries
Lynnette Deneys

09-12-2019Obituaries
Robert E. Dreier 

09-12-2019Obituaries
Michael P. Englund

09-12-2019Obituaries
Charles W. Everson

09-12-2019Obituaries
Sharon A. Gignac

09-12-2019Obituaries
Ralph C. Kinzel

09-12-2019Obituaries
Bonnie Kaye Korpi

09-12-2019Obituaries
Sharon J. Larschied

09-12-2019Obituaries
Virginia E. Luisier

09-12-2019Obituaries
Mary S. Pecanas

09-12-2019Obituaries
Dale F. Peterson, Sr. 

09-12-2019Obituaries
Alma M. Rowell

09-12-2019Obituaries
Larry R. Smiley

09-12-2019Obituaries
Fred J. Strojny, Sr.

09-12-2019Obituaries
Mary K. Taylor

09-05-2019Front Page
Town of Peshtigo Home Is Destroyed By Fire Tuesday

09-05-2019Front Page
State Task Force Gathers PFAS Info In Marinette

09-05-2019Front Page
Change Reservation Rules for Historical Days Park Campsites

09-05-2019Front Page
Town Of Peshtigo And DOT Discuss Country Meadows Rd.

09-05-2019Front Page
Armed Robberies Have Been Solved

09-05-2019Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Church Fall Dinner Oct. 19

09-05-2019Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Town Meeting Dates

09-05-2019Community - Wausaukee


09-05-2019Community - Crivitz
Amberg Firemen's Picnic Was A Huge Success

09-05-2019Community - Crivitz
Northwoods Apostolic Starts Town Hall Tour

09-05-2019Community - Coleman
North Country Kickers Start Dances on Sept. 4

09-05-2019Community - Coleman
Corn Silage Moisture Monitoring Available

09-05-2019Community - Coleman
Wabeno Area Players To Host Community Theatre Conference

09-05-2019Community - Coleman
Donates $50,000 to First Responders

09-05-2019Sports
Stegeman Leads Rest of The Area Field in Voting

09-05-2019Sports
Elite Group Battles for Top Spot in TIMESLand

09-05-2019Sports
Crivitz/Suring/Coleman Post Wins

09-05-2019Sports
Area Teams Battle it Out in Invites and Triangulars

09-05-2019Perspectives
From Our Readers

09-05-2019Perspectives
Country Cousin

09-05-2019Perspectives
From My Window

09-05-2019Obituaries
Douglas J. Brunette

09-05-2019Obituaries
Henry A. Burkel

09-05-2019Obituaries
Gerald R. Farley

09-05-2019Obituaries
Anthony V. Guarisco

09-05-2019Obituaries
Ed. E. Guseck

09-05-2019Obituaries
Herbert Handt

09-05-2019Obituaries
Mary A. Herlache

09-05-2019Obituaries
Earl A. Huebner

09-05-2019Obituaries
Clint Johnson

09-05-2019Obituaries
Shane J.T. Lee

09-05-2019Obituaries
David R. Lesandrini

09-05-2019Obituaries
Milton E. Mitchell

09-05-2019Obituaries
Amber Newbury

09-05-2019Obituaries
Bruce G. Rodeghier

09-05-2019Obituaries
Kenneth M. Sparr

09-05-2019Obituaries
Clarence W. Spencer

09-05-2019Obituaries
Dennis J. Strojny

09-05-2019Obituaries
E. James Walter

08-30-2019Front Page
Good Weather Helps Marinette County Fair Draw Big Crowds

08-30-2019Front Page
Hundreds Visit Remember The Fallen Memorial in Menominee

08-30-2019Front Page
County Board Assigns Parks Duties To Facilities Maintenance Department

08-30-2019Front Page
Major Renovations Planned For Courthouse Complex

08-30-2019Front Page
Wausaukee Okays 2019 Christmas In The Park

08-30-2019Front Page
Audit Finds County Is In Good Financial Condition

08-30-2019Community - Wausaukee
Berge Memorial 189 Mile Bike Ride

08-30-2019Community - Wausaukee
Town Board of Athelstane Rescinds Eye Sore Ordinance

08-30-2019Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Meal Site Closed, Continue Home Deliveries

08-30-2019Community - Wausaukee
Winners in Chinookie Slam Tournament

08-30-2019Community - Crivitz
Beecher Lake Annual Meeting, Potluck Picnic Sat., Aug. 31

08-30-2019Community - Crivitz
Lisa Rowe Named To Replace Robert Mraz As Assistant DA

08-30-2019Community - Crivitz
Brat Fry To Support Homecoming Festivities

08-30-2019Community - Crivitz
West Shore Fishing Museum Social Sept. 1

08-30-2019Community - Coleman
North Country Kickers Start Dances on Sept. 4

08-30-2019Community - Coleman
Chute Pond Bar Benefit Golf Events

08-30-2019Community - Coleman
Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day at NEW Zoo

08-30-2019Community - Coleman
Suring Library Has Book Sale

08-30-2019Sports
Tough Opening Week For Area Gridiron Squads

08-30-2019Sports
Biggest Challenge Facing High School Sports Today

08-30-2019Sports
Marines Defeat Bulldogs In Soccer Season Opener

08-30-2019Sports
Wisconsin Ranks 14th in H.S. Sports Participation

08-30-2019Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-30-2019Perspectives
From My Window

08-30-2019Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-30-2019Obituaries
Robert P. Brockman

08-30-2019Obituaries
Rose M. Christenson

08-30-2019Obituaries
Thomas G. Cooper

08-30-2019Obituaries
Richard A. Fredrick

08-30-2019Obituaries
Robert J. Hornick

08-30-2019Obituaries
Carole F. Johnson

08-30-2019Obituaries
Robert L. Jenny

08-30-2019Obituaries
James H. Krueger

08-30-2019Obituaries
Margaret Mellinger

08-30-2019Obituaries
Henry C. Porras III

08-30-2019Obituaries
Frank P. Rivard

08-27-2019Front Page


08-22-2019


08-22-2019Front Page
Martin J. Pesmark Family Receives Purple Heart

08-22-2019Front Page
Village of Wausaukee Poised For Some Major Developments

08-22-2019Front Page
Marinette County Fair Starts Thursday, Aug. 22

08-22-2019Front Page
Fair Coronation To Take Place Aug. 22

08-22-2019Front Page
Peshtigo Is Formally Seeking Parks And Recreation Director

08-22-2019Community - Wausaukee
Town Wagner Considers New Gravel Quarry

08-22-2019Community - Wausaukee
Town Of Wausaukee Deeds Evergreen Park To Village

08-22-2019Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive is Sept. 9th

08-22-2019Community - Wausaukee
Lego Makerspace at Niagara Library

08-22-2019Community - Crivitz
Town of Stephenson Accepts Solway Resignation

08-22-2019Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Board Ok's Scott's Bid

08-22-2019Community - Crivitz
Ducane, Smerchek Win in National Ski Contest

08-22-2019Community - Crivitz
To Hold Crivitz School Annual Meeting Aug. 28

08-22-2019Community - Coleman
Coleman School Spotlights Costa Rica Trip On Aug. 26

08-22-2019Community - Coleman
CCBA Sell-A-Bration in Coleman Sept. 21

08-22-2019Sports
Area Teams Prepare for Friday Night Openers

08-22-2019Sports
Anderson Takes Over as Marinette Football Coach

08-22-2019Sports
Bayerl Looks at Rebuilding Season for Young Bulldogs

08-22-2019Sports
Bear Management Zones Stay Unchanged for the 2019 season

08-22-2019Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-22-2019Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-22-2019Perspectives
From My Window

08-22-2019Obituaries
Brother George R. Armstrong

08-22-2019Obituaries
Marsha J. Corsten

08-22-2019Obituaries
Debra J. Deldin

08-22-2019Obituaries
Thomas A. Dufek

08-22-2019Obituaries
Francis L. Green

08-22-2019Obituaries
Brian W. Harris


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Should our communities do more to remember and teach about the significants of 9/11 and other pivotal moments in American history?
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
© 2000-2019
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites