space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* State Wrestling at Kohl Center Thur. Feb. 22-24
* Wolverines Win Conference Title; First Since ඤ
* Freezing Rain Ices Area Games; M&O Race to be Decided Saturday
* Thunder on a Roll; Claim Four More Wins
* Coleman Wins D3 Regional; Advance 12 to Sectional

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

Find Those Pokemon!...

This beautiful summer continues. Days have been somewhat hot, but not unbearable, and nights are comfortably cool. Not too many mosquitoes. Other parts of the state have had problems with flooding, but we have been spared. Maybe God really does spend His vacations in beautiful TIMESland!

IS THERE A PROBLEM?

It's wonderful to not be plagued by swarms of mosquitoes despite the adequate rainfall this year, but have noticed there also is a lack of butterflies, and there were few fireflies this year. Add that to concerns over the demise of honey bees, and we could come up with a shortage of pollinators.

That would be a serious problem.

On the other hand, there are still plenty of flies, moths, wasps and hornets, so all is not lost!

THAT POKEMON HUNT!

Realize my housekeeping isn't always what it should be, and our cats don't always do their jobs. But was a little surprised the other day when a grandson found two of those Pokemon hiding in my kitchen! Captured them too. Good thing. Wouldn't have known how to deal with them myself.

That said, the new video game that's all the craze is good in some ways. It gets gaming kids off the couch and on their feet.

But it's also bad, because sometimes they venture into dangerous territory while seeking the elusive little Pokémon. They need to be warned, and warned again, not to go into bad neighborhoods after dark, not to go into electric power distribution stations, graveyards after dark, active construction sites and the like, and to look both ways before crossing the street, Pokémon or not.

Sadly learned that a young lady so interested in her Pokémon that she forgot herself recently fell off the edge of the Grand Canyon and got killed. That was not supposed to be part of the game, but things do happen in real life.

CONGRATULATIONS!

In this day and age, when some marriages don't even last until the honeymoon ends, it's heartwarming to find couples who stay together for a long, long time.

Understand that congratulations are in order for Joe and Dorothy Zylkowski of Crivitz, who have achieved an incredible 75 years together.

Joe has had some health problems and is in New Care now, but Dorothy still gets out and does yard work around their home and sees to it that their place is suitably decorated for every holiday, decorations that give a great deal of enjoyment to their neighbors who get to view it from the outside every time they go in and out of their driveway without having to do any of the work.

Thanks, Dorothy!

ON THE SOAP BOX

Things get curioser and curioser as we head for this fall's Presidential election. The investigation of Hillary Clinton revealed enough evidence to put any other mortal human in prison, but no charges are being brought against her.

Many in the national news media are so upset with the Republican Party for following the wishes of the electorate - as expressed at the polls (the ones where you vote, not the ones where interviewers go around asking selected people leading questions) that they are more and more resorting to headlines that in no way reflect what actually happened.

Socialism is the goal of left wing Democrats, and Hillary is their darling, now that Bernie is out of the race. They'll do pretty much anything to keep people from thinking too much about who she really is, what she has done, and some of the absolutely heartless things she has said.

For example, in the wake of the totally unnecessary deaths at Benghazi: "What difference does it make now?"

The difference, Mrs. Clinton, is that you and you alone are responsible for that tragedy. You could have stopped it, and you did not, and you have never yet showed one iota of regret or remorse.

It may be old history now, but the families of those who died are still grieving.

Do we really want someone that heartless for president?

And mishandling the e-mails. We either must believe that she was too dumb to know better, or that her personal motives for using her private server were strong enough to justify endangering our national security.

If we believe she was too stupid to know better, do we want her for president?

And if we believe she is very smart, but thought she could get away with breaking the rules of national security, do we want her for president?

As it turns out, she will not only get off scott free, she might be "punished" by being elected president.

Any ordinary government employee would be on his or her way to jail for what Hillary has done. If we're not careful, she may be on her way to the White House instead.

How's that for justice?

PLACING BLAME

Our society seems to get more and more violent. Blacks are shooting whites. Whites are shooting blacks. Everybody seems to be shooting police officers, black and white. Kids are shooting each other. Or their parents. Or their siblings. Or their teachers.

Even without terrorists, which are a whole other issue, violence seems to be more and more the order - or disorder - of the day.

Guns keep getting blamed, but they don't do the shooting. The Boston Bomber used a pressure cooker. Others have made bombs out of fertilizer.

Perhaps we need to look at the root of the evil that is becoming increasingly prevalent.

Our kids are too sheltered. Too many have no assigned chores. We protect them from teasing. We protect them from getting poor grades. We protect the younger ones from losing at games. If nobody keeps score, they can't lose, right?

Wrong!

We forget that by protecting them from being losers, we're also "protecting" them from being winners.

We deny that there's a right and a wrong.

If kids are too fat, it can't be their fault for eating too much. It's somebody else's fault for offering them the wrong foods.

Sad fact is, most of them are given an opportunity to make the right choices. They simply make the bad ones. Don't eat the carrot sticks. Candy bars are lots better.

Drive too fast. Get a ticket. It's the officer's fault. He's picking on you.

Cheat at a game on the playground. Buddy punches you in the nose. Not your fault. He's a bully!

Bad grades? Couldn't be that you weren't paying attention, or didn't do your homework. Teacher did a bad job. Couldn't teach at your level.

Kid robs a liquor store. Not his fault. Bad parents.

Then they meet a situation they can't manipulate. Got to be somebody else's fault. So they find a gun, a pressure cooker, a knife, or a brick. And they kill someone. Or a lot of someones.

Never mind. Wasn't their fault. This is a bad society. Somebody picked on them. They had bad parents. Bad teachers. Bad friends. Bad luck.

Maybe if we went back to teaching kids to deal with disappointment, scolding them for getting bad grades, making them practice harder if they lose a game, restrict sweets if they gain pounds, it would be better for everyone. Perhaps if they learned to take some teasing and give it back, to live by the good old playground rules, and confess and own up to it if they commit a serious sin, they would be better equipped to deal with life.

Growing up should provide kids with experience with minor failures so they know how to deal with the big ones when they come along, as they almost surely will. They need to accept responsibility for doing chores, and accept punishment if they fail to do them. They need to know how to try and fail, and then, when they fail, learn how to pick themselves up to try again.

In real life, it usually isn't luck, it's pluck, that determines if you succeed or fail.

LUCK?

Speaking of luck, found a quarter heads up in a filling station parking lot the other day.

Time was, finding a penny heads up meant good luck. Found a few in recent months, but never did get the luck that was supposed to follow.

Got to thinking. With inflation, maybe pennies aren't enough to buy luck any more. Hope that quarter will do the trick.

COOKIN' TIME

Gardens are yielding their bounty. Those with successful gardens can eat some, can some, freeze some, give some away. This has been a great year for gardens. We're forced to choose between feasting on sweet corn, green beans, summer squash, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, baby beets, kohlrabi, cucumbers, or fresh tomatoes, and some veggies we haven't even thought of here. Raspberries and blueberries still can be picked in some spots, and blackberries aren't far behind. Apples, cherries and plums are coming right long, and the fresh peach truck was in the area once already this year.

CUCUMBER CREAM SALAD

This great old salad comes from a vintage "Joys of Jell-O" cookbook put out by General Foods Corporation when Grandma was a girl.

1 package lemon-lime Jell-O

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup boiling water

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 teaspoon grated onion

Dash pepper

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 cups drained shredded cucumbers

Shred cucumbers and stir a small pinch of the salt into them. Put into a strainer to drain while you prepare the rest of the salad. In the fridge is fine. Dissolve the Jell-O and salt in the boiling water. Add the vinegar, onion and pepper. Chill until very thick. Stir in the sour cream and mayo, and then fold in the cucumbers. Spoon into individual molds or the serving dish and chill until firm. Makes about four cups, or eight side salads.

PERFECTION SALAD

The original Perfection Salad recipe came out in 1905, and was made with Knox gelatin instead of Jell-O, which makes life a lot easier. We tend to forget about this, but it really is good. Very pretty if you make the salad in a ring mold and put the sauce in a small dish in the center.

2 packages (6 ounces each) lime or lemon Jell-O

4 cups boiling water

3 cups cold water

2 cups finely shredded cabbage

1 cup finely shredded carrot

1/4 cup thinly sliced celery

1 cup crushed pineapple, well drained

OPTIONAL DRESSING:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 to 2 tablespoons milk, (more or less to your preference)

1 to 2 tablespoons sugar, (more or less to taste)

Combine the 2 packages of lime Jell-O with 4 cups of hot water in a large bowl, stirring until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Immediately add vegetables and well drained pineapple. Pour mixture into a mold or serving dish. Refrigerate until mixture has set (about 2 or 3 hours). Refrigerate the salad for several hours more or overnight. Unmold by dipping into hot water for 10 seconds. If you like, serve with the optional sauce made by thinning a cup of Mayo with a tablespoon or two of milk, sweetened with a tablespoon or two of sugar.

ROASTED VEGGIE PLATTER

Put a collection of garden or farmer's market goodies to good use in this easy dish that can be cooked either in the oven or on top of a covered grill. This is such a treat that the family might even pass up the steak! Cut back on the oil in the pan and use fat free dressing if you're avoiding fats.

3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil

1 medium sweet red pepper, seeded, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces

1 medium red onion, cut into wedges

1 medium yellow summer squash, cut into half inch slices

1/2 pound whole fresh mushrooms

1/4 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed

6 medium new potatoes, scrubbed and quartered, optional

1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1/8 teaspoon coarse black pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, or covered grill to fairly hot. Put oil in pan. Prepare veggies and put them into the pan. Pour on the dressing and sprinkle on the herbs and the pepper. Bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender and the other veggies are done enough for you. Give a stir about half way through the baking time if you think of it.

GRILLED BANANA BOATS

Marvelous remake of S'mores. Sounds weird, but you need to try these to understand just how good they really are. Want to guild the lilly? Add small scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream atop the packet contents just before eating,or serve with a little dish of ice cream on the side.

4 bananas, unpeeled

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

4 graham crackers, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup Miniature Marshmallows

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Make deep lengthwise cut along inside curve of each banana, being careful to not cut through to opposite side of banana. Place bananas on centers of 4 large sheets heavy-duty foil. Open bananas gently; spread with peanut butter. Top with remaining ingredients. Fold foil to make 4 packets. Grill, filled sides up, 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Cut slits in foil to release steam before carefully opening packets. Serves four.

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI PRALINE BUNDT CAKE

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup oil

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups zucchini, grated

1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped

Bread crumbs, enough to coat pan

TOPPING

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup almonds or walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter, oil and sugar. Beat in eggs and set aside. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with sour milk to creamed mixture. Add zucchini and vanilla. Slowly mix in apple. Grease a bundt cake pan and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Pour cake batter into prepared bundt cake pan. Mix topping ingredients and spread evenly on the cake batter. Bake for 55 minutes.

Thought for the week: With all the shootings of recent weeks, the liberals are once again calling for more stringent gun laws. Like the bad guys are going to say, "Oh, gee, I'm a felon. For me to have a gun is against the law, so I guess I'd better not steal this one." If you buy that, better think again. As Florida Gov. Rick Scott said after shootings at a teen gathering in Orlando, "Gun laws are not to blame. The Second Amendment has never shot anybody. The evil did this."

Please, when we say The Lord's Prayer, let us put special emphasis on the line, "Deliver us from evil." If we ever needed deliverance, we need it now!

(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.)

Country Cousin


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
02-21-2018Obituaries
Jon R. Delany

02-21-2018Obituaries
Elmer Germait Jr.

02-21-2018Obituaries
Maria Heger

02-21-2018Obituaries
Sherry Kamps

02-21-2018Obituaries
Jeffrey L. LaCombe

02-21-2018Obituaries
Mary S. Myers

02-21-2018Obituaries
Diane Stelflug

02-21-2018Obituaries
Lorraine P. Teske

02-21-2018Obituaries
Lucille M. Bell

02-21-2018Obituaries
Doris M. Boucher

02-21-2018Obituaries
Patricia A. Burman

02-21-2018Obituaries
Karen Dumas

02-21-2018Obituaries
Audrey G. Elsner

02-21-2018Obituaries
Richard Gordon

02-21-2018Obituaries
Jerry Kirt

02-21-2018Obituaries
Jeffrey L. LaCombe

02-21-2018Obituaries
Emory S. LaRue

02-21-2018Obituaries
Kenneth Marquardt

02-21-2018Obituaries
Joseph R. Rebman

02-21-2018Obituaries
Florence Tanguay

02-21-2018Obituaries
Ervin J. Wery

02-21-2018Obituaries
Kenneth L. Zempel 

02-21-2018Obituaries
Helen R. Zimmerman

02-21-2018Sports
State Wrestling at Kohl Center Thur. Feb. 22-24

02-21-2018Sports
Wolverines Win Conference Title; First Since ඤ

02-21-2018Sports
Freezing Rain Ices Area Games; M&O Race to be Decided Saturday

02-21-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-21-2018Perspectives
From our readers

02-21-2018Perspectives
From My Window

02-21-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Lion's Club 9-Pin Bowling Tournament

02-21-2018Community - Wausaukee
St. Augustine Fish Fries Fridays During Lent

02-21-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Ice Fishing Team to Host Tournament

02-21-2018Community - Wausaukee
Athelstane Clean-Up Days are May 5-6

02-21-2018Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Cards List Winners

02-21-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Area Woman's Club Offers Scholarships

02-21-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Public Works & Utilities Discuss Recycling

02-21-2018Community - Crivitz
High Falls Radar Run Saturday

02-21-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Elementary, WPTO To Sponsor Family Night

02-21-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board Meets Feb. 27

02-21-2018Community - Coleman
Referendum Open House at Coleman Schools Mar. 7

02-21-2018Community - Coleman
Meat Raffle For Little League

02-21-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman School District Board Meeting Rescheduled

02-21-2018Front Page
Crivitz to Host all-New Larger The Wall That Heals

02-21-2018Front Page
County Board To Air Coroner Post Feb. 27

02-21-2018Front Page
Town of Peshtigo Residents Question Chairperson On Contaminated Water

02-21-2018Front Page
Marinette Marine To Lay Keel of LCS 21

02-21-2018Front Page
Marinette School Board Adopts New Set Of Value Statements

02-14-2018Sports
Thunder on a Roll; Claim Four More Wins

02-14-2018Sports
Coleman Wins D3 Regional; Advance 12 to Sectional

02-14-2018Sports
Crivitz Takes Half Game Lead Into Final Week

02-14-2018Obituaries
Helen M. Yunke

02-14-2018Obituaries
Steven C. Wirtz

02-14-2018Obituaries
Robert Stevens

02-14-2018Obituaries
Kent W. Smith

02-14-2018Obituaries
Leo Schmidt

02-14-2018Obituaries
Lorraine T. Saltz

02-14-2018Obituaries
Edward Saltz

02-14-2018Obituaries
Sonja R. Ruechel

02-14-2018Obituaries
Elsward L. Guseck

02-14-2018Obituaries
Magdalen A. Giese

02-14-2018Obituaries
Jon Comeaux

02-14-2018Obituaries
Frances L. Bieber

02-14-2018Obituaries
Arlene J. Borchardt

02-14-2018Obituaries
Jean F. Angus

02-14-2018Obituaries
Henry J.Welsch

02-14-2018Obituaries
Helen M. Lynch

02-14-2018Sports
Bulldog Defense Upsets Clippers

02-14-2018Obituaries
Wayne R. Bender

02-14-2018Obituaries
Dorothy A. Sopkowicz-Tackes

02-14-2018Obituaries
June M. Prefontaine

02-14-2018Obituaries
Joanne Makowiecki

02-14-2018Obituaries
Elizabeth J. Kinsella

02-14-2018Obituaries
Michael J. Homa, Jr.

02-14-2018Obituaries
Douglas G. Elsner

02-14-2018Front Page
Arbor Village, Community Based Facility Now Open In Peshtigo

02-14-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-14-2018Perspectives
From our readers

02-14-2018Perspectives
From My Window

02-14-2018Front Page
County Looks At Abolishing Position of Elected Coroner

02-14-2018Front Page
Neumann Retiring After 32 Years As Track Coach

02-14-2018Front Page
Dept. Of Public Works Lists Equipment Needs

02-14-2018Community - Wausaukee
Lions Club Flower Sale Coming Soon

02-14-2018Community - Wausaukee
St. Augustine Lenten Fish Fries

02-14-2018Front Page
Voters To Choose Candidates For Supreme Court On Feb. 20

02-14-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Lion's Club to Host 9-Pin Bowling Tourney

02-14-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive Set For February 19th

02-14-2018Community - Crivitz
Lake Noquebay Fish O Rama Feb. 24

02-14-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz To Host 3 on 3 Tournament

02-14-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Area Woman's Club Offers Scholarships

02-14-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Lions Host Wausaukee Lions

02-14-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Student Elected Region 3 FBLA Vice President

02-14-2018Community - Coleman
Foreigner Tribute Band at Equity Hall Feb. 16-17

02-14-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman K.C. Fish Fry Feb. 16

02-14-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman School District Child Development Days

02-07-2018Sports
Bay Area Youth Rugby Expanding

02-07-2018Sports
Frederickson's 3 Pointer Pushes Peshtigo Past Algoma

02-07-2018Sports
Crivitz Keeps One Game Lead; Marinette Upset by Lux-Casco

02-07-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-07-2018Perspectives
From our readers

02-07-2018Perspectives
From My Window

02-07-2018Obituaries
James H. Albrecht

02-07-2018Obituaries
Spencer Bichel

02-07-2018Obituaries
Merle D. Bishop

02-07-2018Obituaries
Helen M. Borths

02-07-2018Obituaries
Richard B. Burns

02-07-2018Obituaries
Thomas R. Dasko

02-07-2018Obituaries
Janet E. Dubey

02-07-2018Obituaries
Jody L. Enderby

02-07-2018Obituaries
Betty J. Engler

02-07-2018Obituaries
Dr. Gregory L. Evensen

02-07-2018Obituaries
Alvina B. Foley

02-07-2018Obituaries
Helen M. Lynch

02-07-2018Obituaries
Marie J. Motiff,

02-07-2018Obituaries
Judith A. Ondik

02-07-2018Obituaries
Sue A. Paro

02-07-2018Obituaries
Elmer H. Polzin

02-07-2018Obituaries
Ransom Rhode

02-07-2018Obituaries
Sarah A. Rust

02-07-2018Obituaries
Jeanette M. Snyder

02-07-2018Obituaries
Emmi L. Stratton

02-07-2018Obituaries
Donald Van Pay

02-07-2018Obituaries
Karen E. Bechtold

02-07-2018Obituaries
Floyd B. DeBauch

02-07-2018Obituaries
Dorothy L. Ferguson

02-07-2018Obituaries
Roger G. Gretzon

02-07-2018Obituaries
Sheila K. LaFortune

02-07-2018Obituaries
John E. Lemire

02-07-2018Obituaries
Michael J. Nelson

02-07-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Library Holds Fruit Sale

02-07-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Lions To Sell Flowers

02-07-2018Community - Wausaukee
St. Jude Bowl-A-Thon at Wausaukee Feb. 11

02-07-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Jr/Sr High List 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

02-07-2018Community - Crivitz
Craft-O-Rama at Crivitz Feb. 10

02-07-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion To Meet Feb. 21

02-07-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Ares Woman's Club Offers Scholarships

02-07-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Board Feb. 12

02-07-2018
Cougar Business Assoc. Annual Dinner Feb. 26th

02-07-2018Community - Coleman
Craft Show at Pound Feb. 10

02-07-2018Community - Coleman
Kickers Have Valentine Dance at Equity Hall

02-07-2018Front Page
Best of Cities

02-07-2018Front Page
Gov. Walker Joins Marinette Officials for WMCOE Opening

02-07-2018Front Page
Pound Village Board Hears School Referendum Report

02-07-2018Front Page
Village of Coleman President Praises Public Work Employees

02-07-2018Front Page
Peshtigo School Board Meets Monday, Feb. 12

01-31-2018Sports
UW-Marinette Finishes Busy Week With 2-1 Readout

01-31-2018Sports
Cougars Lead Area Teams at Pulaski Invite

01-31-2018Sports
Crivitz Falls to Oneida; M&O Lead Reduced to one half Game

01-31-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

01-31-2018Sports
Wolverines Cage Cougars; Take Sole Possession of First

01-31-2018Perspectives
From our readers


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Should President Trump cut back on the amount of tweets he makes?
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
© 2000-2018
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites