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THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
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City of Peshtigo fighters responded to a fully engulfed house at 555 Oconto Ave. on Monday, Dec. 2 at 2:33 a.m. Four people escaped the fire and were treated at Aurora Medical Center Bay Area for injuries. Town of Peshtigo and Grover-Porterfield Fire Departments were called in for assistance. Top photo: Shows the home engulfed in flames. Bottom photo: Firefighters are preparing to do mop up after suppressing the fire. Other agencies responding to the fire included Emergency Rescue Squad, Aurora Bay Area Paramedics, Peshtigo Police Department and Wisconsin Public Service.

Occupants of Burning Home In Peshtigo Escape Safely

Issue Date: December 5, 2019

Fire in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 2 at 555 Oconto Ave. in Peshtigo completely destroyed the structure and all contents and sent its four occupants, including a 101-year-old woman, to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. Heat from the blaze melted siding and cracked windows on a home next door but there was no structural damage.

City of Peshtigo Fire Department was dispatched to the scene by Marinette County's 911 Emergency Dispatch after a call was received at 2:32 a.m. Firefighters ...
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Peshtigo Council Names Gardon New Fire Chief

Issue Date: December 5, 2019

"It's tough to fill the shoes of a legend, and Chief Anderson has been a legend for 31 years," Chuck Gardon told Peshtigo City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 3, shortly after being unanimously approved to take over the position of Fire Chief after Anderson's retirement becomes official on Sunday Dec. 22.

Gardon said he started with the city's volunteer fire department in November of 1980 and has been a member ever since, moving up through the ranks from firefighter to Lieutenant, Junior Captain, Senior Captain, 2nd Assistant C...
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Middle Inlet Holds Special Meet To Increase Tax Levy

Issue Date: December 5, 2019

Town of Middle Inlet electors are being asked to attend a special town meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 to approve a tax levy of $464,430, which is $50,000 more than they would otherwise be allowed by Wisconsin state law. Last year's general property tax levy was $413,431.

According to Town Chair Richard Wade, if electors do not approve the increase, the town will not qualify for some available grants, and would be able to afford reconstruction of only about a mile of town road during 2020 without borrowing. The town currentl...
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Pound Village Tax Rate Drops $1 Per $1,000

Issue Date: December 5, 2019

After receiving some good news from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in regard to its levy limits, the Pound Village Board held a special meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 to finalize its budget for 2020 and the tax levy to support it.

With no dissenting votes, the board revised totals approved at a special board meeting following the annual budget hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The only members of the public present for the budget heating were Public Works Director Kevin Schutte and a reporter for the Peshtigo Times.

The final...
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Menominee Co. Deputy Is Under Investigation for Sexual Conduct

Issue Date: December 5, 2019

The Menominee Police Department received information from Michigan Child Protective Services regarding allegations of Criminal Sexual Conduct by a Menominee County Sheriff's Deputy against a 16-year old Menominee High School student.

The Menominee Police Department conducted an investigation and has submitted a warrant request to Menominee County Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey T. Rogg for review and the authorization of potential criminal charges.

The investigation remains ongoing, and the Menominee Police Department requests ...
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