THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
From our readers
Marinette County Elderly Services thanks all who participated in Spring CHAIN Reaction Day. Nearly 200 area volunteers donated over 440 hours of their time to provide outdoor chore services, including raking and window washing, to homebound older adults. Thanks to their dedication 29 homes were completed throughout Marinette County!
The service they provide is priceless to those they help as shown by the abundance of wonderful cards and letters received. A Marinette area woman wrote "I wanted to thank you for sending all those people to rack and pick up my yard. Stand back and keep looking how nice it looks and saying WOW! What a great performance you hand out.
Thanks so very much." Thank you to our CHAIN Volunteers! Just a few hours of your time has a profound impact on the lives of those in your community! We could not provide this service without YOU!
Kimberly Gould, RD
Nutrition Coordinator & CHAIN Organizer
Letter to Editor:
We would like to extend a special thank you to our Coleman Track coaches, Keith Long and Ron Szwet, for the years of working with our youth in track and other sports. Every coach wants a state title, and they finally got theirs. This year wasn't a total surprise, but an outside chance. "Next year it's expected".
Also, a thank you to the fans, fire department and Rescue Squad who came to welcome the team home as it meant a lot to the boys.
The team and coaches faced foul weather and injury this year but didn't give up. The positive attitude and stick to task attitude of the coaches is reflective in the attitude of the athletes. These qualities gave Coleman their first state title along with good skills and training.
We also want to thank the fans and athletes from the neighboring school districts in showing good sportsmanship to our athletes.
Roger and Irene Pillath
The Mountain Fire Tower reopening ceremony is an important part of our younger life. My brother-in-law, Edward Palmer, worked in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest all his life.
When first married, he and wife, Hilda, lived in the "tower house" at the base of the tower and raised two babies while living there. It was great to visit there when Ed was on duty.
How proud he would be to see his tower back in business and all checked out! I am not able to attend the ceremony but so proud and happy to read about it.
Thanks to all who were instrumental in repairs and hard work to make it "new" again.
Ed's family will be looking down to see the love and care the old tower is receiving.
Yours truly, Wanda Clarister Palmer Wiedemeier
P.S. My niece Susan Sorenson is writing this for me in my words. At age 93 my writing isn't very good anymore.
Thank you from the Ed Palmer family, Ed, Hilda, Ed Jr. and Esther, who all are now deceased.