THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Village of Wausaukee Celebrates 130 Years
Wausaukee-The Village of Wausaukee held a Ribbon Cutting and plaque presentation during their 4th of July celebration on Saturday, July 1. The parade was stopped at the downtown intersection for a speech by Board President Slug Radtke and presentation of a Commendation plaque from the State of Wisconsin from the Governor's Office by Mary Ann Lippert.
The Commendation so states:
"WHEREAS; the citizens of the Village of Wausaukee, in Marinette County, is celebrating a rebirth of their community on the 4th of July, our nation's birthday; and
WHEREAS; the original Wausaukee Village was founded in 1887 by John S. Monroe to support the logging industry; and
WHEREAS; the name Wausaukee comes from the Menominee Indians, the naïve settlers of the area, and means " among the rolling hills," and
WHEREAS; US Highway 141, which runs right through the village, has recently reconstructed and the people of the village decided to do a streetscape re-design project simultaneously to further enhance the community and to spark economic growth; and
WHEREAS; the new highway is being dedicated during he Village of Wausaukee's annual 4th of July event;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, hereby congratulate he residents of the Village of Wausaukee on the 130th Anniversary and on the dedication of their new path to a brighter future.
The Wausaukee American Legion Post color guard gave a 21 gun salute to kick off the event following the ribbon cutting.
Over a thousand plus spectators attended the parade and celebration at Steve Stumbris Sr. Memorial Park.
Pictured at the ribbon cutting are Board President, Slug Radtke, cutting the ribbon with his granddaughter, Peyton Radkte and Mary Ann Lippert looking on.