space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From Our Readers...
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Lena/STAA Claims Shut Out Win Over Gillett/Suring
* Coleman Shuts Out Crivitz to Lead M&O Conference
* Bulldogs Edge Marines For Crown at Crivitz Invite
* Bulldog Boys Win Quads; Lena/STAA Boys Win Oconto Co. Meet
* Peshtigo River Bowhunters Spring League Starts May 19

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

Country Cousin

Issue Date: September 23, 2020

Autumn is here!

Autumn officially arrived on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and as it does each year, TIMESLand is getting more breathtakingly beautiful with every passing day. The frosts that dropped in last week weren't of the killing variety, and the weather has been every bit as beautiful as the trees. Snow will be coming all too soon, but in the meantime, aren't we lucky to live here???

COLOR TOURS

Marinette County's new personnel who were hired just a few months ago to promote county parks, economic development and tourism have really hit the ground running. Talking here about Parks Program Assistant Allyson Bickel, Economic Development and Tourism Director Jennifer Short and her Program Assistant Autumn Rockhill.

Working together they have developed a printed Fall Color Tour Guide that directs visitors and residents on some of the most scenic routes in Marinette County for viewing fall colors. The Tour includes the breathtaking area our family calls the "golden cathedral" area on County I (formerly Parkway Road north of County C) that leads eventually to Goodman and McClintock Parks. In this area, golden trees arch over the Rustic Road for a mile or two of beauty that does feel like you're driving through a golden cathedral.

Bickel has put together a Tricks & Treats at Twin Bridge event for campers at Twin Bridge Park over the Oct. 2 through Oct. 4 weekend. She said when the event was announced a few weeks ago only four or five of the 62 campsites at Twin Bridge Park were reserved. Now there are 53 sites reserved, with another 10 days to go.

Events planned for Saturday, Oct. 3 include a campsite decorating contest with judging at noon on Saturday, a pumpkin carving event, with pumpkins donated by Jandt Farms, and Trick or Treating from 3 to 4 p.m. Bickel said campers are encouraged to dress in costume, with masks encouraged. They also are asked to bring their own pumpkin carving tools, and have treats individually packaged. She said procedures will be in place to sanitize areas where campers may gather and the practice of physical distancing from others not in the family group will be encouraged.

MASK ORDER EXTENDED

See where Gov. tony Evers has extended his coronavirus mask order until Nov. 21. Guess he wants everyone to continue anti-social distancing until then too. Wonder, since masks are required in public places at other times,will folks scare everyone on Halloween by going without masks?

At numerous recent meetings have seen charts from the Wisconsin Department of Health showing the chances of coronaviruses exposure broken down into numbers, staring with no masks, going on to the person who feels good wearing the mask, the person with the illness wearing the mask, and then both parties wearing the mask.

Wonder who did the calculations that led to the numbers on the charts? How many people did they interview? Did they consider all the people who reportedly have had the virus with few or no symptoms?

Have seen some pretty silly rules in practice. For example, a student was sent into home quarantine because one person in her immediate class contact area had covid in the family. Her brother, who lives in the same house, was allowed to continue going to school.

DON'T FEED THE BEARS

Reminder: Keep those bird feeders put away until after winter arrives and the bears go to sleep, or you're likely to find that you've invited some big furry guests for dinner. They do love sunflower seeds, but they generally wreck the feeders they get them from.

NO CHANGE

Some things about human nature never change. Found the following comments in a 60-year-old book:

Even when he's alone he's in bad company.

Cash: the poor man's credit card.

Sentimentality: a sentiment we don't share.

Narrow minded: he can look through a keyhole with both eyes.

Sympathy: your pain in my heart.

Description: He walks with a southern drawl.

GROWIN' THINGS

It's time to be cleaning up the garden, not planting it, but if you mulch them well right after the first hard frost, there are a few things you might want to try leaving in the garden for early spring greens. Try planting spinach now, and if it gets big enough before it freezes, eat what you want, then cover the rest. Beets, Swiss Chard, arugula and kale sometimes produce very early greens in spring if the winter isn't too cold and if they're well covered. Parsnips can be kept in the ground over winter and harvested in spring, again if they're well mulched so they don't repeatedly freeze and thaw.

Brussels Sprouts turn sweeter after early frosts, and will keep producing until there is a really hard freeze.

Rhubarb can still be harvested, but it isn't quite as good as in the spring. It won't hurt the plant if you pull off all the stalks now and then chop and freeze them to enjoy a taste of spring when the winter winds blow.

COOKIN' TIME

Garden time is quickly coming to an end, so let's make use of the good stuff while we can, and put away as much as we can for the lean months.

CANNED HOT PEPPERS

Haven't tried these yet, but they sound like the recipe I've been seeking for the pickled peppers grandma used to make. They had a slight sweetness and a bit of oil on top, so when you pulled out the pickled pepper it had a slight coating of oil. She also made them with sliced green peppers and long, thin wedges of banana peppers.

2 c. white vinegar

4 c. water

1 c. sugar

Hot peppers, ripe and freshly picked from garden

Garlic cloves

Salt

Salad oil

Wash peppers and remove tops and seeds. Halve peppers lengthwise. Combine vinegar, water and sugar; bring to a boil and keep boiling. Pack peppers into clean, hot quart jars. To each quart add 1 clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon salad oil. Pour boiling syrup over peppers, leave 1/4 head space. Seal immediately; process for 10 minutes in boiling water bath. Increase the amount of syrup depending on quantity of peppers using the above ratio.

ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE

Still lots of zucchini, and still many good things to do with it. Bake a meat loaf at the same time and serve with thick slices of red, ripe tomatoes for a dinner that's as good to look at as it is good to eat. Ham is also very good with this meatless casserole.

3 large zucchini (cubed with peel on)

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

16 oz. shredded cheese

1 can cream of celery soup

2 eggs (beaten)

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons sugar

3 cups bread crumbs

1 stick butter, melted

Cook zucchini and onion in enough salted water to cover, just until slightly tender. Drain and add next 5 ingredients and mix well. Pour half into a 15 X 11 X 2 casserole. Stir butter into the bread crumbs and sprinkle half on the first layer of the zucchini mixture. Repeat the layers.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes.

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI CAKE

This recipe may sound very familiar, and it should. Ran it two weeks ago, but there was an error in the amount of butter. Said 1 1/2 cups, when it should have said 1/2 cup. A Crivitz friend was kind enough to point out the error. So here is the complete, correct recipe. Hope no one was too inconvenienced!

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 3/4 cups white sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup sour milk (or sour cream )

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (optional, I like allspice)

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 1/2 cups grated zucchini

1/4 cup ground walnuts

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. To make sour milk, pour a scant half cup of milk, add a tablespoon or so of vinegar, and let sit a few minutes. It will curdle. Cream together butter or margarine, vegetable oil and sugar. Add eggs, sour milk, and vanilla. Blend well. Into a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients. Add half of the combined dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well. Add the grated zucchini and mix well. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well again. Spread in a greased floured 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle walnuts and chocolate chips evenly on top. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. To really dress this up, add Rum Glaze, then serve with ice cream or whipped topping. Forget supper. Just eat cake. Got vegetables in it anyway.

ZUCCHINI CARROT MUFFINS

Very healthy muffins, great for on the go breakfast or after school snack.

3/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 eggs

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup shredded carrots

1 cup) shredded zucchini, shredded

Heat oven to 400F. Combine orange juice, butter and egg in large bowl; mix well. Add all remaining ingredients except carrots and zucchini. Stir just enough to moisten. Gently stir in carrots and zucchini. Spoon evenly into greased 12-cup muffin pan. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.

Thought for the week: Dear God, We know America has turned from You and too often we've ignored Your laws, but please, let it be Thy will to please save this land from those who seek to destroy it, and help the rest of us find the best way to react to those people. Amen.

(This column is written by Shirley Prudhomme of Crivitz. Views expressed are her own and are in no way intended to be an official statement of the opinions of Peshtigo Times editors and publishers. She may be contacted by phone at 715-291-9002 or by e-mail to shirleyprudhommechickadee@yahoo.com.)


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
05-12-2021Front Page
Judge Jane Sequin Addresses Law Enforcement Memorial

05-12-2021Front Page
Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm is June 13th

05-12-2021Front Page
Aquila Withdraws From Wetland Fight; Studies New Mine Permit

05-12-2021Front Page
May 15 Is Coleman Spring Clean-Up Day

05-12-2021Front Page
Geocaching Topic At Cemetery Meeting

05-12-2021Community - Coleman
Lena Lions Club Fish Fry May 15th

05-12-2021Community - Coleman
Lena High School Lists Top Students

05-12-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Tables Sewer Rate Increase

05-12-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausuakee/Amberg Blood Drive is Monday, June 7th

05-12-2021Community - Coleman
1st Responders To Receive $12 Discount on Meals

05-12-2021Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Board To Meet May 13

05-12-2021Community - Crivitz
The Hub Fundraiser at Faith Church May 15

05-12-2021Community - Crivitz
Northwood's Apostolic To Meet May 23 for Pentecost Sunday

05-12-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Rescue, Community Ed Garden Fundraiser Party Event

05-12-2021Community - Wausaukee
Summer Food Service Program at Wausaukee

05-12-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee High School Commencement May 23

05-12-2021Sports
Lena/STAA Claims Shut Out Win Over Gillett/Suring

05-12-2021Sports
Coleman Shuts Out Crivitz to Lead M&O Conference

05-12-2021Sports
Bulldogs Edge Marines For Crown at Crivitz Invite

05-12-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

05-12-2021Sports
Bulldog Boys Win Quads; Lena/STAA Boys Win Oconto Co. Meet

05-12-2021Sports
Peshtigo River Bowhunters Spring League Starts May 19

05-12-2021Perspectives
From My Window

05-12-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

05-12-2021Obituaries
Marlyce G. Anderson

05-12-2021Obituaries
Ricky R. Anderson

05-12-2021Obituaries
Judith A. Brown

05-12-2021Obituaries
James W. Case

05-12-2021Obituaries
Ann E. Daniels

05-12-2021Obituaries
Colleen A. Dempski

05-12-2021Obituaries
Wayne B. Eland

05-12-2021Obituaries
Viola M Frisch

05-12-2021Obituaries
Genevieve V. Gogat

05-12-2021Obituaries
Lorraine E. Golueke

05-12-2021Obituaries
Michael J. Hanrahan

05-12-2021Obituaries
Gary J. Hanson

05-12-2021Obituaries
Marilyn J. Hartert

05-12-2021Obituaries
Matthew M. Harvey

05-12-2021Obituaries
Christopher D. Kane

05-12-2021Obituaries
Jack V. Konkle

05-12-2021Obituaries
Marion E. Krueger

05-12-2021Obituaries
Paul J. Nicholson

05-12-2021Obituaries
Mary A. Pasek

05-12-2021Obituaries
Diane Perkins

05-12-2021Obituaries
Walter E. Scanlon, Jr.

05-12-2021Obituaries
Carol A. Sutek

05-12-2021Obituaries
Robert White

05-05-2021Front Page
City Firefighters Respond To Blaze at Luigi's Pizza

05-05-2021Front Page
Grandaw Seated As Crivitz Village President, Behrendt Elected Trustee

05-05-2021Front Page
John LaCombe Selected As New Marinette Police Chief

05-05-2021Front Page
Coleman School Board Will Set Wages, Meal Prices On May 10

05-05-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Town To Establish Key Log

05-05-2021Community - Coleman
Pound Woman's Club 101 Years Celebration

05-05-2021Community - Coleman
Suring Area Rummage Sales at Town Garage, St. John's Hall

05-05-2021Community - Coleman
Municipal Court, Mobile Home Ordinance On Pound Agenda

05-05-2021Community - Coleman
Sewer Rate Increase on Coleman Utility Agenda

05-05-2021Community - Crivitz
Town of Stephenson Board Meet May 12

05-05-2021Community - Crivitz
LNRB Meets May 12th

05-05-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Gun Show May 8th

05-05-2021Community - Wausaukee
Jaworski Makes UW-W History with Enactus Nat'l Championship

05-05-2021Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Awards Firelane, Eagle River Road Contract

05-05-2021Sports
Marine/Bulldog Golfers Continue Winning Ways

05-05-2021Sports
Area Teams Open Season With Full Slate of Games

05-05-2021Sports
Peshtigo Piles Up Early Season Wins; Stays Undefeated

05-05-2021Sports
Area Track Teams Claim Early Season Victories

05-05-2021Sports
More Officials, Better Fan Behavior Needed in High School Sports

05-05-2021Sports
"Migration Miracle" And Help Birds In Wisconsin

05-05-2021Perspectives
From My Window

05-05-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

05-05-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

05-05-2021Obituaries
William C. Anderson

05-05-2021Obituaries
Jacob Todd Bartel

05-05-2021Obituaries
Milferd L. Behnke

05-05-2021Obituaries
John A. Berzsenyi

05-05-2021Obituaries
Gary M. DeCamp

05-05-2021Obituaries
Thomas J. Gucwa

05-05-2021Obituaries
Christine A. Havelka

05-05-2021Obituaries
Carrie S. Hescher

05-05-2021Obituaries
Eileen M. Hoehne

05-05-2021Obituaries
Susan Jahns

05-05-2021Obituaries
Richard J. Lahaie

05-05-2021Obituaries
Robert J. Mischker

05-05-2021Obituaries
Joseph J. Paitl

05-05-2021Obituaries
Frederick G. Polomis

05-05-2021Obituaries
Glenn E. Robinson

05-05-2021Obituaries
Michael W. Story

05-05-2021Obituaries
Craig Sulk

05-05-2021Obituaries
Sheila A. Sulk

05-05-2021Obituaries
Timothy Thomas

04-28-2021Front Page
BPM Breaks Ground on Their New Water Resource Recovery Facility

04-28-2021Front Page
County Is Still Seeking Home For Supervised Sex Offender

04-28-2021Front Page
Herman Pottratz Retires As Peshtigo Town Chair

04-28-2021
Herman Pottratz Retires As Peshtigo Town Chair

04-28-2021Front Page
County Is Still Seeking Home For Supervised Sex Offender

04-28-2021Front Page
Good Officers, Bad Drugs Cause Jail Overcrowding

04-28-2021Front Page
Deputy Haws Honored For Life Saving Actions

04-28-2021Community - Coleman
Patz Sworn in as NE Wisconsin Joint Municipal Court Judge

04-28-2021Community - Coleman
Pound Woman's Club 101 Years Celebration

04-28-2021Community - Coleman
Suring School District Lifts Mask Mandates, With Rules 3-32-2

04-28-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Veterans' Memorial Recipient of Crivitz Fund Grant

04-28-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Village Hall Now Open for Card Groups

04-28-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz VFW Gun Show May 8th

04-28-2021Community - Crivitz
Name Freitag, Stradl, Lemmer To Stephenson Plan Commission

04-28-2021Community - Crivitz
Kremsreiter Presents Art Exhibits, Discusses Impacts of Studies

04-28-2021Community - Wausaukee
Cornerstone to Join National Day of Prayer

04-28-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive Collected 64 Pints of Blood

04-28-2021Sports
Bulldogs/Marines Claim Early Season Victories

04-28-2021Sports
Undefeated Cougars Top M&O Boys All-Conference Hoops Roster

04-28-2021Sports
Coleman Grapplers Dominate M&O Post-Season Honors List

04-28-2021Sports
Separate Weight Classes for Girls and Boys Wrestling Established

04-28-2021Sports
STAA/Lena Open Season With Win Over Niagara

04-28-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

04-28-2021Perspectives
From My Window

04-28-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

04-28-2021Obituaries
Sarah O. Ackerman

04-28-2021Obituaries
Mabel H. Bice

04-28-2021Obituaries
Bernadine V. Bohlman

04-28-2021Obituaries
Patricia A. Braley

04-28-2021Obituaries
Richard Giese

04-28-2021Obituaries
Beverly M. Goltz

04-28-2021Obituaries
Michelle L. Fugate

04-28-2021Obituaries
Alger R. Heise

04-28-2021Obituaries
Rose M. Johnson

04-28-2021Obituaries
Richard A. Johnson

04-28-2021Obituaries
Jon D. Kytta

04-28-2021Obituaries
George O. Kopczynski

04-28-2021Obituaries
Enola C. Lepianka

04-28-2021Obituaries
Beverly J. Lindquist

04-28-2021Obituaries
Randy Meno

04-28-2021Obituaries
Catherine E. Morois

04-28-2021Obituaries
Dawn M. Plude

04-28-2021Obituaries
Katherine S. Thomson

04-28-2021Obituaries
David D. Treptow

04-28-2021Obituaries
Victoria A. Verette

04-28-2021Obituaries
Daniel W. Versland

04-28-2021Obituaries
Randy R. Vollmer

04-28-2021Obituaries
Debra L. Walk

04-28-2021Obituaries
JoAnn Zelm

04-21-2021Front Page
Mayor George Bousley Retirement Marks End Of An Era For Niagara

04-21-2021Front Page
Peshtigo School Board Honors Girls Bowling Team

04-21-2021Front Page
Brigitte Schmidt Elected New City Council President

04-21-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Mayor Asks For Ok On Grant Applications

04-21-2021Front Page
Mask Mandate Ends April 26 For Coleman School District

04-21-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Legion Flags For Sale, Meet May 4

04-21-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman School Cancels Reunion for Classes 1943-65

04-21-2021Community - Coleman
Zeitler Wins United Coop Scholarship

04-21-2021Community - Coleman
Lena Lions Club Annual Fish Fry

04-21-2021Community - Coleman
Lena School Board Officers Reelected

04-21-2021Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Recount Shows No Change In Supervisor Race

04-21-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Library Book Sale Until May 13th


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Have you taken the time to go and enjoy the view from the Fish Viewing Platform by the Peshtigo River Dam?
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
© 2000-2021
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites