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THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
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From our readers

Issue Date: September 30, 2020

Dear Editor,

I just read the front page article of the PT "Rep. Nygren helps seek Peshtigo PFAS solution".

I have personally been in multiple, lengthy meetings with Representative Nygren where he made similar empty promises and shifted responsibility onto the DNR instead of Tyco/Johnson Controls, the industry responsible for poisoning its community.

Let's start with the truth, I had previously voted for Representative Nygren 100% of the time, up until NOW. After three years of facing and fighting the PFAS poisoning in the Town of Peshtigo, City of Marinette and City of Peshtigo, I know all too well the truth within the PFAS crisis. You may not want to hear it, you may choose to close your ears to it, you may wish to God it weren't true but it's high time someone had the courage to tell you what you may not want to hear"the God's honest TRUTH! The DNR is NOT responsible for the City of Peshtigo having to dispose of their PFAS contaminated biosolids, to the contrary they should be thanked for preventing the further spread of this poison onto our local farm fields. The DNR has the unfortunate responsibility of identifying dangerous and deadly contaminates and then minimizing their ability to further harm the public. That entire article went on and on about possibly creating a toxic disposal site in Wisconsin in order to avoid costly shipping expense, about possibly using the Environmental Clean Up fund to cover existing costs.

I ask, do any of you think adding a toxic disposal site in WI (what if it's in your community) or using tax payer dollars for clean-up is in any way a good idea? NO! Quoting the article, "Nygren said there are two main issues, one being to identify where the problems are, and the second to get clean water once they have that knowledge'. This is like some insane illness where we just keep treating the symptom instead of the cause. The need for disposal and money to pay for it, will NEVER GO AWAY until the actual poison is no longer legal to be used in manufacturing.

Representative Nygren's continued efforts to deflect from the root of the problem reflect nothing more than his commitment to industry. It requires political will to establish State PFAS standards, without which little can be done. I don't make this statement lightly, I don't want to believe the truth that I have been forced to swallow. I, like you, want desperately to believe that logic prevails in politics and that our safety and best interests are at heart; but I am telling you it does not and it is not. Money drives this machine, the same way the money that gets contributed into Representative Nygren's campaign from the likes of Herman Potratz (Town of Peshtigo Chairman) and Steve Wolfe (Tyco/Johnson Controls Attorney/local representative) guide his decision making.

Sound overwhelming, unbelievable, insurmountable".yes, I agree, it is. But I beg of you, ask yourself, if not for your sake then for the sake of your children, what is the right thing to do, what can I do to repair the damage, what can I do to stop the lies, the manipulation, the poisoning of YOUR town. You can learn, you can use logic, you CAN do better and for the love of God you can VOTE.

Cindy Boyle

Proud member of SOH2O (Facebook)

and the Town of Peshtigo Citizens

Advisory Committee



Dear Editor,

Democrats claim they want to save democracy; Democrats don't want a democracy, Democrats want a far-left-wing one-party dictatorship. Democrats don't want to elect a President; Democrats want to appoint a President. Americans Wake Up!

Dennis C. Youdelis

Marinette, WI



Editor,

With a big upcoming election, I am amazed at folks failing to do their homework in order to make an informed choice. We live in a great, although not perfect, country that was set up by very wise founding fathers and written down in our constitution. Last century, correct history was taught and we learned the dangers of socialism and communism. The Bible was widely read and folks understood that floods, famines, droughts, earthquakes, etc. were caused by God in response to wickedness i.e. sin. The distortion of facts has many folks duped. The "children in cages" photos were taken during the Obama years. The false report of the President calling military heroes "losers" has been disproven. If folks don't do their homework, they believe the lies and make harmful choices. Read the Democratic (Regressive) platform and find out what are their actual goals. The Blue Emperor has no clothes!

Pamela Malicoat

N1380 Cty. Rd. BB

Marinette, WI 54143

715-735-6843



"Blue is the Color of Water"

Election! Just weeks away. So much to consider. What is the most important to you? I'm torn between healthcare and water. Good health is necessary to survive but our water will determine whether we can. Marinette County, Wisconsin and Menominee County, Michigan are now at that point. Our water has been poisoned with PFAs and being threatened with acid mine drainage (A.M.D.) by a foreign mining company. We should ask, isn't one poison enough?

We have wonderful candidates running in our area. I call them "Water Protectors". I ask each of you to give them your vote. In Michigan, we have Renee Richer, an extremely qualified and honest person running against the extremely unqualified and dishonest Beau LaFave. He quite happily supports Aquila Mining Co. and they support him. Renee Richer supports clean water.

In Wisconsin, we have Karl Jaeger running against career politician John Nygren. Nygren voted against "the CLEAR ACT" in PFAs poisonous and to repeal "the-Prove-it-First law" to protect Wisconsin from A.M.D. poisoining. Does he really deserve another chance? Karl Jaeger will attack this clean water fight and he will win. Karl is backed by environmental groups and should be by us.

Ed Vocke is running for Senate District 12. That seat is held by a senator known as "Toxic Tom Tiffany" another friend of Aquila Mining who supported him. He was directly responsible for the repeal of Wisconsin's "Prove-it-First law". Another politician to choose wallet over water.

Ed Vocke is listening to District 12 people and is choosing to protect their water that is being threatened by a sulfide mine on the Wolf River. Ed has already visited the site where test wells have been drilled. The potential for poisoning the Menominee and the Wolf River is too big to ignore. That we would eventually poison Lake Michigan is unacceptable.

Another candidate for clean water is Jonathon Hansen, Wisconsin State Senate 30. Jonathon vows to hold polluters responsible for dumping dangerous chemicals into our water. He knows about the PFAs poisoning in our area. This will be just one of his fights.

We are blessed with candidates that will actually stand to protect our wayater where the others remained seated. Renee Richer, 108th State Representative-MI. Ed Vocke, District 12 Senate-WI, Jonathon Hansen District 30 Senate-WI. These few will trump the previous four all day but don't get me started on Trump.

Mary Hansen

Peshtigo, WI

715-801-0099


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