space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* WIAA Boys Regionals to Begin Tuesday
* Niagara/Wausaukee Advance With Regional Wins
* Coleman Leads the State With Ten D-III Qualifiers
* Individuals Compete for State Wrestling Titles This Weekend
* Wolverines Sit Atop M&O Standings

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: January 2, 2020

Dear Editor:

Prophecy 2020

What economic damage has already been done by Canadian Aquila Resources?

With approximately 44 miles of Menominee River frontage from Stephenson to Marinette, what used to be premium priced real estate has suffered declining value due to the threat of the proposed Back Forty mine.

A Chicago woman called me to inquire about the status of the mine because her father gave her $130,000 to build a cabin on their river lot just south of the proposed mine site. After our conversation, she decided to keep her money and not invest it in a cabin. So, how many people lost income from the threat of the mine? Contractors, builders, electricians, plumbers, building supply companies, plus the township and county"from a lost tax base.

Just the threat of the Back Forty proposed mine for the past 18 years has cost our local economy a fortune, by impeding progress.

We tell ourselves we are a civilized nation with man-made laws to establish peace and tranquility. In many years as Safety Coordinator in a 1,500- team-member facility, I discovered and studied traits of human behavior. When policies, procedures and laws fail, man will sometimes step across the line into "Righteous Anger," much like Jesus did when he threw the money changers out of the Temple. There is no law that will curtail this type of action, which is similar to "animal instinct"" when man feels his water, home, or even his children are threatened. I have witnessed results up to and including murder.

We are faced with PFAS contamination in Marinette and Peshtigo. Tyco was aware of it since 2013, but decided not to report their findings"..WHY NOT?? Is this gross negligence, or worse"manslaughter? Who's going to prison? Where are the laws?

This is a classic example of corporate protection for the violators. Was it your mother, son, or grandson who was just diagnosed with cancer? Where's the justice? Or is there justice anymore?

This PFAS issue is Re-Active. The damage is done; now, how can we mitigate the problem? This particular chemical chain is a "forever" chemical, and we may never see a total cleanup of this region. BUT"we still have a chance to be Pro-Active and maintain the water quality that is threatened by the Back Forty.

It is a proven fact that you can't change the law of Physics. Acid mine drainage coupled with cyanide will definitely contaminate the Menominee River. There has never been a sulfide mine that has NOT polluted the water and environment. NEVER !

It's better to want something you've never had, than to have something you've never wanted!!! STOP THE BACK FORTY MINE.

Dale Burie, President

Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc.





Editor:

We are continually hearing and reading about pollution/contamination problems such as PFAS, Flint/Lead, Mega Farms. Mining Aftermaths, Mill sludge, Meno. River Pollution, "Garbage" buried in Bay, etc.

These are all "after the fact" pollution/contamination problems. What we folks here in our community should concentrate on is understanding the great possibility of our environment being damaged by a group that thinks a mine in our area would be an asset to us even though they neither live here...nor have a real stake in our community. The proposed mine will surely at some point in time cause major damage costing us millions of dollars to TRY to clean up. Isn't taking a stand BEFORE rather than after the SMART way to deal with a problem...think about it!

Carole J. Boerner

Coalition to Save the Menominee River





Editor:

Mine Puts Profit Above Community

We all know there has never been a metallic sulfide mine that hasn't poisoned the environment and there is no reason to think it will be any different with the proposed Back 40 mine, less than 50 yards from the Menominee River. Their permit applications already show they intend to pollute.

Use of an upstream tailings dam could be fatal. It is the cheapest method and also has the highest failure rate.  Such a failure would be fatal. It would cause death, destruction, misfortune and would ruin or fail businesses, tourism and take away our clean air and water. The tailings dam would be 145 acres and 10 stories high.  Failure of the dam would hurl millions of gallons of mine waste down the river into the Bay of Green Bay and beyond. This type of dam is prohibited in other countries so why would it be allowed here. Aquila says they need the CHEAP upstream method to enhance their profit.

This same upstream method was used in Brazil, modern mining techniques used, and on January 25, 2019 there was a catastrophic failure of the Brumadinho Dam where 154 people were buried alive. 

The proposed mine has NO Financial Assurance for such a catastrophic event. Where are the billions of dollars to come from to help after such an environmental disaster?  NOT AQUILA. No, not Aquila, as they have not even one cent set aside for such an event. The burden is up to us.  Why no financial assurance from Aquila? They are protecting their bottom line, not our lives, water, communities. When a disaster strikes Aquila can go back to Canada leaving us behind.

Aquila could process and construct their tailings dam further inland as there is rail service nearby but once again it would cut into their profit so our water and lives are traded for a foreign company and their corporate greed.

Our lives, homes, property values, businesses, tourism, water, air and all the living creatures should be number one, NOT Aquila's concern for their bottom line.

We can see what is happening in Peshtigo with the PFAS in their water supply. We have a chance to save our water supply from the Menominee River. Once the river is polluted with sulfuric acid (battery acid) we have no water source. You CANNOT FILTER SULFURIC ACID FROM THE WATER. The river is our only source of water so please, let's all work together to STOP THE MINE before it is too late " OUR LIVES MATTER!

Please go on-line to jointherivercoalition.org a non-profit working to protect our water, air, soils, aquatic life, wildlife and people. And please donate today.

A Piontek

Wallace, MI


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
02-27-2020Community - Coleman
Coleman 5th Graders Overnight Field Trip

02-27-2020Front Page
Successful Event

02-27-2020Front Page
County Board Okays Three New Jobs For Development, Tourism

02-27-2020Front Page
County May Consider Cutting Number of Supervisors

02-27-2020Front Page
State Officials Answer Questions On New Sex Offender At Pound Home

02-27-2020Front Page
Save Pop Tabs To Benefit Ronald McDonald House

02-27-2020Community - Coleman
Lena High/Middle School Lists 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

02-27-2020Community - Coleman
Child Development Days, Jr. Kindergarten Registration

02-27-2020Community - Coleman
Smear Tourney Raises Money

02-27-2020Community - Crivitz
Rabuck Wildland Fire Safety Specialist for Park Service

02-27-2020Community - Crivitz
Legion Birthday Party at Crivitz

02-27-2020Community - Crivitz
CAWC Girls Night Out April 27th

02-27-2020Community - Crivitz
WWOA Annual Meeting March 14

02-27-2020Community - Wausaukee
List Winners at Silver Cliff Cards

02-27-2020Community - Wausaukee
Badger Girls From Wabeno, Laona

02-27-2020Community - Wausaukee
Pembine Seniors Craft Sale April 4

02-27-2020Sports
WIAA Boys Regionals to Begin Tuesday

02-27-2020Sports
Niagara/Wausaukee Advance With Regional Wins

02-27-2020Sports
Coleman Leads the State With Ten D-III Qualifiers

02-27-2020Sports
Individuals Compete for State Wrestling Titles This Weekend

02-27-2020Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-27-2020Perspectives
From My Window

02-27-2020Perspectives
From Our Readers

02-27-2020Obituaries
Leonard F. Albrecht Jr.

02-27-2020Obituaries
Donna T. Bohan

02-27-2020Obituaries
Joann M. Brosig

02-27-2020Obituaries
John M. Bruette

02-27-2020Obituaries
Yvonne M. Busse

02-27-2020Obituaries
Donald G. Chinnery

02-27-2020Obituaries
Ellen J. Combs

02-27-2020Obituaries
Lila Crawford

02-27-2020Obituaries
Frank Grinsteiner

02-27-2020Obituaries
David S. Harper

02-27-2020Obituaries
Janice M. Knutson

02-27-2020Obituaries
Katherine M. Konop

02-27-2020Obituaries
Joyce C. Kramer

02-27-2020Obituaries
Douglas D. Krienke

02-27-2020Obituaries
Erwin R. Krukowski

02-27-2020Obituaries
Robert E. LaComb

02-27-2020Obituaries
Louis R. Linsmeyer

02-27-2020Obituaries
John R. Marx, Sr.

02-27-2020Obituaries
Ronald Milbrath

02-27-2020Obituaries
Anna Mae Nesbitt

02-27-2020Obituaries
Clare J. Pawlowski

02-27-2020Obituaries
Irene D. Peterson

02-27-2020Obituaries
Daniel J. Roland

02-27-2020Obituaries
Darla J. Seefeldt

02-27-2020Obituaries
Joseph E. Simanson

02-27-2020Obituaries
Fredrick A. Steppke

02-27-2020Obituaries
Clifford H. Tebo

02-27-2020Obituaries
Byron "Ben" A. Webster

02-20-2020Front Page


02-20-2020Front Page
Marinette County Board To Air Possible Size Referendum

02-20-2020
Marinette "Right Size" School Surveys Are Being Mailed

02-20-2020Front Page
Middle Inlet Fire Department To Sell Three Out-Of-Service Trucks

02-20-2020Front Page
Peshtigo School To Partner With Performance Services

02-20-2020Front Page
Jaeger, Wortner, Furton, Joy, Edgar, Van Beek Win Peshtigo Ballot Slots

02-20-2020Community - Coleman
Gunner Patz to Lead Greenway Deer Research

02-20-2020Community - Coleman
Child Development Days, Jr. Kindergarten Registration

02-20-2020Community - Coleman
Lena KC 2019 Christmas Poster Contest

02-20-2020Community - Coleman
S.T.E.F. Donation

02-20-2020Community - Crivitz
Stephenson Ups Supplemental Wage

02-20-2020Community - Crivitz
Lake Noquebay Big Fish O Rama Feb. 29

02-20-2020Community - Crivitz
Benefit March 1 For Chassie Olson Family

02-20-2020Community - Crivitz
Prevea: Skipping Breakfast Never Good

02-20-2020Community - Wausaukee
Pembine Residents New Garbage Cans

02-20-2020Community - Wausaukee
Residents to Receive Census Questionnaires

02-20-2020Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Gives Stipend for Students

02-20-2020Community - Wausaukee
Annual Seed Swap at Wausaukee Library

02-20-2020Sports
Wolverines Sit Atop M&O Standings

02-20-2020Sports
Kitzinger Breaks School Record With 51 pt Game

02-20-2020Sports
Coleman Advances to Team State in Madison

02-20-2020Sports
Peshtigo Girls Bowling Team Headed to State Tournament

02-20-2020Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-20-2020Perspectives
From My Window

02-20-2020Perspectives
From Our Readers

02-20-2020Obituaries
Patricia L. Alloy

02-20-2020Obituaries
Allen P. Bernhardt

02-20-2020Obituaries
Michael L. Coshenet

02-20-2020Obituaries
Jane Dreyer

02-20-2020Obituaries
Ruth A. Crozier

02-20-2020Obituaries
Shelvia J. Fleury

02-20-2020Obituaries
Betty Harley

02-20-2020Obituaries
Dolores A. Heckel

02-20-2020Obituaries
John D. Heiden

02-20-2020Obituaries
Wesley R. LaFever

02-20-2020Obituaries
Yvonne J. LaValliere

02-20-2020Obituaries
Richard L. McDougal

02-20-2020Obituaries
Clarence Nason, Jr.

02-20-2020Obituaries
Daniel R. Rosen

02-20-2020Obituaries
Terry Jo Schomaker

02-20-2020Obituaries
Darla Seefeldt

02-20-2020Obituaries
John Sylvester

02-20-2020Obituaries
Jason R. Thomson

02-20-2020Obituaries
Virginia M. Wachal

02-20-2020Obituaries
Arianna E. Wagner

02-20-2020Obituaries
Henry Wenzel

02-20-2020Obituaries
Leonhard T. Zorn

02-13-2020Front Page
Marinette County Drug Court Holds Graduation on Jan. 27

02-13-2020Front Page
County Considers Creating Tourism, Development Posts

02-13-2020Front Page
Peshtigo Board Considers Firms For Building Project

02-13-2020Front Page
Marinette Parks Committee Votes To Close Duer Gym

02-13-2020Front Page
Emergency Management Updates Hazardous Mitigation Planning

02-13-2020Community - Coleman
Child Development Days, Jr. Kindergarten Registration

02-13-2020Community - Coleman
Coleman FBLA State Bound

02-13-2020Community - Coleman
Bus Driver Appreciation Week

02-13-2020Community - Coleman
Patz Celebrated Over 170 Years of Employee Retirements

02-13-2020Community - Crivitz
Life Line Screening in Crivitz March 3

02-13-2020Community - Crivitz
Area Special Olympics BB

02-13-2020Community - Crivitz
Meyers Receives State VFW Middle School Teacher Award

02-13-2020Community - Crivitz
Extra in New Feature Film

02-13-2020Community - Wausaukee
Join Arbor Day, Get Free Trees

02-13-2020Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Sets Priority Policy For Snow Plowing

02-13-2020Community - Wausaukee
Announce Winners in Wausaukee Geography Bee

02-13-2020Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive is Feb. 17th

02-13-2020Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-13-2020Perspectives
From Our Readers

02-13-2020Perspectives
From My Window

02-13-2020Sports
Crivitz Defeats Coleman in OT; Peshtigo Stuns Sturgeon Bay

02-13-2020Sports
Crivitz's Gruszynski Breaks 30 Year Record

02-13-2020Sports
Mat action is Light in Prep for Saturday Regionals

02-13-2020Sports
WIAA Board Approves Fall Sports Season Regulations

02-13-2020Obituaries
Dawn M. Anderson

02-13-2020Obituaries
Wallace A. Buhrandt

02-13-2020Obituaries
Charles Dunn

02-13-2020Obituaries
Jean Fuchs

02-13-2020Obituaries
Gwendolyn J. Hancock

02-13-2020Obituaries
Helen J. Harper

02-13-2020Obituaries
Kellie Haselow

02-13-2020Obituaries
Stanley "Stan" A. Jankowski,

02-13-2020Obituaries
Evelyn R. Klitzke

02-13-2020Obituaries
Stephen R. Leslie

02-13-2020Obituaries
Phillip J. Martell

02-13-2020Obituaries
Norman A. "Norm" Mountjoy

02-13-2020Obituaries
Morris G. Mundt

02-13-2020Obituaries
Janet I. Reinicke

02-13-2020Obituaries
Timothy Sellen 

02-13-2020Obituaries
Mary L. Smet

02-13-2020Obituaries
Kenneth A. Stych

02-13-2020Obituaries
Gervase E. Thompson

02-06-2020Front Page
Philip and Laura Finger Named State Outstanding Young Farmers For 2020

02-06-2020
Philip and Laura Finger Named State Outstanding Young Farmers For 2020

02-06-2020Front Page
Peshtigo Council Supports Legislation On PFAS Rules

02-06-2020Front Page
Reservations are Filling Up For Coleman Park

02-06-2020Front Page
Wrong Way Crash At Lena Takes Two Lives

02-06-2020Front Page
Files Two New Petitions Against Back Forty Mine

02-06-2020Community - Coleman
Coleman School District 2020-21 Open Enrollment

02-06-2020Community - Coleman
Area Students Learn About VA Careers

02-06-2020Community - Coleman
16 Oconto Falls FBLA Members Event Winners

02-06-2020Community - Coleman
Eagles Tribute at Equity Hall


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Did you know there have been 17 fatal snowmobile accidents, in Wisconsin this year, and only 4 were Safety Certified?
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
© 2000-2020
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites