Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper
space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From My Window
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Area Gridders Eager For Action
* WIAA Task Force Meets on Realignment Process
* WIAA Board Elects Officers; Votes on Action Items
* Bonus Turkey Harvest Authorizations On-Sale
* Championship Men's League at LRCC Set for Aug. 20th

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

From our readers

Issue Date: November 1, 2017

Letter to Editor:

Aquila Resources, Inc. represented by their newly hired Public Relations Director and State of Wisconsin Lobbyist, Chantae Lessard, to represent them in the repeal of the Wisconsin's mining moratorium, HB395 presented a viewpoint of their on Channel 5 Sunday morning, Aug. 27, at 7:30 a.m. in an interview intended to inform the public on the value of having a mine less than 150 feet from the Menominee River that will produce 240 new jobs (150 discussed previously).

She did not refer to the fact the mine intending to be 2,100 feet in diameter, encompassing 575 acres, less than 2.500 feet from Shaky Lakes up to 1,250 feet deep will displace the Shaky Lakes Recreational Area in Menominee County for as long as the mine is in operation and minerals are processed on site, estimated to be at least the next 15-20 years, eliminate thousands of years of archaeological history of the Menominee Indian Tribe forever, including garden mounds, burial sites, dance rings and other historical sites left behind when you Government moved them to a reservation 65 miles southwest.

Also, she did not mention an extremely toxic and dangerous "tailings pond' will be left behind with lots of problems mankind will never solve! Imagine a 100-250 acre hole in the ground from 100 to 125 feet deep that will be filled with rocks, slurry of mud, sulfuric acid layered between crushed rock unwanted minerals of lead, arsenic, cyanide and other deadly chemicals too dangerous for contact with humans, animals and any other form of vegetable life to exist. There will never be enough money to ever correct this kind of toxic waste and will remain there forever as has been done throughout man's history by previous mining generations throughout the world for the last several thousands of years. This is a problem modern day engineering has never or will ever be able to solve. So, when you're told "trust me' modern technology will make you safer - don't fall for that line - ask for proof!

This historical area was referred to by Ms. Lessard as "a couple of garden mounds". A little research would have told her a lot more than she was willing to talk about! She did, however, give the public some "brand new' information; by advising her viewers the river would have to rise nearly 30 feet over its present level to become a threat to Marinette and Menominee. This means water must run up a 125-foot hill since the elevation at the mine site if 689 feet above sea level and Menominee is at an elevation of 594 feet above sea level. All of the water north of Menominee flows thru rivers, streams, wet lands and aquifers eventually into the Great Lakes to the oceans. Maybe modern mining technology has solved the problem of water running downhill?

Edward Draze

Porterfield



Editor:

What does the flag represent?

That I believe this is a personal and very individual decision. If it represents the American ideals of justice, liberty, and respect for all Americans, we don't seem to have fully accomplished that. If it represents the rights and privileges embodied in the Constitution, we as a nation have not achieved that goal either. If it only represents our fallen warriors then we should stand in honor of them. It is clear that white Caucasians are much closer to having obtained the values and privileges of the Constitution and the American ideals than other minority groups. If it represents good uncorrupted governance, the present administration clearly has a long way to go.

Our country was based on resistance to the injustice of British rule. I believe the right and responsibility to object in non-violent means is inherent in our country's values and important for this country's movement forward. It seems to me that the American ideals and Constitutional rights should be realized by all racial and ethnic groups in all areas of this country. Dissent always requires some measure of courage and risk. In this case the dissent involves the militarization and fear that many people in urban and rural black and Hispanic communities live under.

In my opinion, name calling, disrespecting gold star families, and mocking legitimate respectful dissent over or shortcomings is disrespectful to the flag and all those who died for this country.

Gilbert Engel,

1249 Garfield St.,

Niagara



Editor:

Here's to the five Menominee alderpersons sitting on the Menominee City Council misrepresenting those that elected them to the office they hold by supporting War 2 Alderman Bill Plemel's motion to not allow discussion on the Back Forty Mine at the recent Menominee City Council meeting.

This is also a thank you to the three council members who favored allowing the discussion.

In my opinion, it's clear a conspiracy does exist at Menominee's City Hall in Menominee City government. The influence of a "paid' informant/lobbyist for the mining industry invaded the Menominee City and County governments years ago when the City and County voted to support one person and then later, additional financial support was added on behalf of the mining industry from Aquila Resources, Inc.

The Menominee Business Development Corporation, called MEDC or Menominee Development Corporation incorrectly by Mr. Plemel was licensed by the State of Michigan on April 1, 2004 to further the interests of "existing local' business and thereafter received designation as a 501(c3) Corporation to permit tax deductible contributions to be made by donors that provided financial support.

No place in its charter is included as you state, "to help with the economic development of the mine". I don't believe, at that time, much was known about mining and minerals processing or Aquila Resources, Inc. Only later were we exposed and made award of high risks of destroying "tourism at the Shaky Lakes Recreational Area, providing an extremely risky exposure of polluting the Menominee River, our drinking water, destroying our sport fishing industry "definitely' leaving behind an extremely toxic waste hazardous tailings pond and a "filled in' 85 acre, 1250 feet deep hole that will continue to seep sulfuric acid drainage forever. These are just some of the problems modern engineering technology and the rest of mankind will never solve. Look it up " copper mines abandoned 2000 years ago are still actively seeping acid rock drainage. Also, please look up past costly pollution problems in the local Menominee/Marinette area during your lifetime.

When the Menominee Business Development Corporation (MBDC) was established, it became an excellent method of providing a handsome secret non accountable salary and expense accounts for its only employee, a former Chamber of Commerce Director, to oversee business development for the County and City of Menominee. Average income for 2015, 2014 and 2013 of the Menominee Business Development Company was $57,244 of which the County and City of Menominee paid $40,000 annually and the balance of $17,244 was received from other area businesses or "want to be' businesses of which Aquila Resources, Inc. was the largest contributor.

Your comment about being given "half-truths' is absolutely correct Mr. Plemel. We can't wait for problems to happen, especially if the risks are so great. Your job and the rest of the Menominee City Council is to represent others; not favor 40 year old friendships to the determent of your entire community.

Richard Hruska,

Menominee, Mich.



Letter to Editor:

Tax Reform

We have been keeping up with the proposed tax reform bill about to be presented to congress. Unbelievable that the democrats continue to block this bill for fear that our country might move forward. But it's okay for Hilary Clinton to see our Uranium down the road tot he Russians.

We tossed this subject around in our sunroom and came up with a solution that wouldn't divide our country and everyone would be happy. The plan would involve the following:

If you're a Republican, you'll go forward with the new tax plan with getting a raise, businesses can prosper and more jobs can be created. And, at tax time, you'll fill out the Republican tax form. And, you'll identify this with your employer so you'll receive a proper tax deductions.

If you're a Democrat, you'll "keep your same plan and your same tax accountant" to quote Obama and identify this with your employer so you can maintain the same benefits and tax deductions along with the length tax form.

This would be something similar to the sanctuary cities which are controlled by the democrats that house the high crime rates and the cities that are controlled by the Republicans with the low crime rates.

Under this plan, everybody would get their wishes.

Sincerely,

Roger and Irene Pillath

Editor:

The Haunted Farmhouse

(Inspired by my brother, Roger, and an old farmhouse along Hwy. 180)



We passed by an old abandoned farmhouse one day,

My brother and I

He said, "It is haunted."

I long to know the reason why

What story do the old walls hide?



Did the children whisper in the dark, did they dream -

Did they play hide-and-seek in the moonlight?

Did Ma and Pa work hard, caring for their family with a quiet love

Perhaps pondering an old dream?

Did the old folk gather "round the table and reminisce of days gone by?



Did they celebrate life's joys, mourn it's sorrows?

Did they quarrel and make up?

Did they laugh, did they cry?

Did they live...and did they die?



Now every time I pass by that old farmhouse

I say to myself - my brother is right

It IS haunted

By the ghost of memories of a time long ago.



Mary (Lanich) Unger

Wausaukee


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
08-16-2018Front Page
Sauve, Dudka Win Marinette Co. Races

08-16-2018Front Page
Winsert Breaks Ground For Another Major Expansion

08-16-2018Front Page
BPM, Inc. Is Considering Wastewater Plant Options

08-16-2018Front Page
Plan Honor Caravan To Escort Wall That Heals

08-16-2018Front Page
New Floor In Peshtigo School May Be Aacer Training Project

08-16-2018Community - Wausaukee
Hundreds at Silver Cliff Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Parade and Picnic

08-16-2018Community - Wausaukee
Michael Schroeder Benefit Set at Wausaukee Sept. 8th

08-16-2018Community - Wausaukee
10th Annual Village of Wausaukee Fall Festival

08-16-2018Community - Wausaukee
Work Day for Marinette Co Fair

08-16-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Continues Plans For Wall That Heals Visit

08-16-2018Community - Crivitz
Wolverine PTO Donates $10,000 for Playground

08-16-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz School Open House is Aug. 30

08-16-2018Community - Crivitz
Monthly CPR Class at Bellin, Crivitz

08-16-2018Community - Coleman
Pickup Items at Pound Cemetery

08-16-2018Community - Coleman
Pound Fire Department Picnic Profit Was $7,563

08-16-2018Community - Coleman
Dogleg Open Golf Fundraiser at Pound

08-16-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman 1952-58 Classes Reunion

08-16-2018Sports
Area Gridders Eager For Action

08-16-2018Sports
WIAA Task Force Meets on Realignment Process

08-16-2018Sports
WIAA Board Elects Officers; Votes on Action Items

08-16-2018Sports
Bonus Turkey Harvest Authorizations On-Sale

08-16-2018Sports
Championship Men's League at LRCC Set for Aug. 20th

08-16-2018Perspectives
From My Window

08-16-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-16-2018Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-16-2018Obituaries
Jeffrey W. Baumler

08-16-2018Obituaries
LaVonne Brazeau

08-16-2018Obituaries
Cindy S. Cole

08-16-2018Obituaries
Brett J. Dessart

08-16-2018Obituaries
Wally Faltynski

08-16-2018Obituaries
Rodney L. Grom

08-16-2018Obituaries
Rich Hanson

08-16-2018Obituaries
Richard L. Holmes

08-16-2018Obituaries
Kristy L. Korth

08-16-2018Obituaries
Genevieve M. Kovnesky

08-16-2018Obituaries
Eleanor L. Lavalley

08-16-2018Obituaries
Arletta R. Laundre

08-16-2018Obituaries
Betty LeTendre

08-16-2018Obituaries
Leocadia M. Metzner

08-16-2018Obituaries
John E. Phillips

08-16-2018Obituaries
Sherry (Wilber) Vorpahl

08-16-2018Obituaries
Lorraine M. Washuleski

08-09-2018Front Page
Marinette National Night Out Enjoyed By Many

08-09-2018Front Page
Court Battles Continue Over Back Forty Mine

08-09-2018Front Page
Peshtigo Council Okays 3% Water Rate Increase

08-09-2018Front Page
OK Plans For Added Officer, Full Time Medical Examiner

08-09-2018Front Page
City Considers Format For Filing Complaints

08-09-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Meeting Aug. 13

08-09-2018Community - Coleman
Joint Municipal Court Lists Recent Court Activity

08-09-2018Community - Coleman
Judge Clifford Patz Attends Trial Seminar

08-09-2018Community - Coleman
James Kobus Memorial Ride Set for Sept. 29

08-09-2018Community - Crivitz
Seek Vietnam Veterans Names for Hall Exhibit

08-09-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Church Salad Luncheon

08-09-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz-Stephenson Historical Society Recipients of Grant

08-09-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Ski Cats Corn Roast Show Aug. 11

08-09-2018Community - Wausaukee
41st Annual Silver Cliff Fire Rescue Parade, Picnic Aug. 11

08-09-2018Community - Wausaukee
Concert Aug. 12 at Athelstane Church

08-09-2018Community - Wausaukee
Under the Lights Entertainment For Wausaukee Enterprises Fundraiser

08-09-2018Sports
Red Wave Battles To 2nd Place In State Tourney

08-09-2018Sports
Son Follows in Father's Footsteps, Wins DNR Trout Stamp Design Contest

08-09-2018Sports
Bonus Antlerless Deer Harvest Authorizations Available Aug 13

08-09-2018Sports
Youth Trap League Benefit Raffle Results

08-09-2018Sports
Enter Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Photo Contest

08-09-2018Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-09-2018Perspectives
From My Window

08-09-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-09-2018Obituaries
Gloria J. Behling

08-09-2018Obituaries
William Bertrand

08-09-2018Obituaries
William L. Bristol, Jr.

08-09-2018Obituaries
Mary J. Brown

08-09-2018Obituaries
Daniel J. Eggers

08-09-2018Obituaries
Mary E. Fritz

08-09-2018Obituaries
Wesley L. Henry  

08-09-2018Obituaries
Michael Allen Hirsch

08-09-2018Obituaries
James C. Kobus

08-09-2018Obituaries
Nathaniel LaPlant

08-09-2018Obituaries
Lois Mazur Lemerand

08-09-2018Obituaries
David Grant McDowell

08-09-2018Obituaries
Doris M. Mileski-Engel

08-09-2018Obituaries
Dolores E. Monnette

08-09-2018Obituaries
Ralph E. Peterson

08-09-2018Obituaries
Joseph P. Redmann

08-09-2018Obituaries
Marvin R. Rusch

08-09-2018Obituaries
Gary J. Semrau

08-09-2018Obituaries
Martin "Punk" Techmeier

08-09-2018Obituaries
Linda J. Tessmer

08-09-2018Obituaries
Debra Tickler

08-09-2018Obituaries
Marsha Vara

08-09-2018Obituaries
Audrey M. Yetter

08-02-2018Front Page
Gov. Scott Walker Speaks At Marinette Republican Dinner

08-02-2018Front Page
District Attorney Office Is Finally Fully Staffed

08-02-2018Front Page
Marinette Council Awards REC Center Bid of $989,950

08-02-2018Front Page
Back 40 Mine Arguments In Federal Court Aug. 1

08-02-2018Front Page
National Night Out Set for Aug. 7th

08-02-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee School District Receives Safety Grant

08-02-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wagner Historical Lists Raffle Winners

08-02-2018Community - Wausaukee
Legion To Hold Flag Retirement

08-02-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Back To School Program Receives $3,000

08-02-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Church Member on Mission Trip to Antigua

08-02-2018Community - Crivitz
Names Wanted for The Wall That Heals

08-02-2018Community - Crivitz
20 at Even Monday Cards

08-02-2018Community - Crivitz
Settler's Day Picnic Saturday

08-02-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Board To Meet Aug. 6

08-02-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman 1950 Reunion Aug. 12 at Tradewinds

08-02-2018Community - Coleman
Pound Church Plans Dedication Aug. 12

08-02-2018Sports
Plover Ends Good Marinette Post 39 Season

08-02-2018Sports
Red Wave Play in Tough UP Tourney

08-02-2018Sports
Peshtigo River Bowhunters Summer League Winners

08-02-2018Sports
Koehn Hits Ace at Little River CC

08-02-2018Sports
Little River CC Crowns Junior Club Champions

08-02-2018Perspectives
From Our Readers

08-02-2018Perspectives
From My Window

08-02-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

08-02-2018Obituaries
Stella M. Alexandrowicz

08-02-2018Obituaries
Jeanette F. Baeder

08-02-2018Obituaries
Vernon T. Benning

08-02-2018Obituaries
John D. Compton

08-02-2018Obituaries
Viola E. Fedler

08-02-2018Obituaries
Elizabeth L. Roenfanz Geist

08-02-2018Obituaries
Wesley L. Henry

08-02-2018Obituaries
Claude W. Knuth

08-02-2018Obituaries
David N. Koenig

08-02-2018Obituaries
Ethel M. Larson

08-02-2018Obituaries
Peggy Madden

08-02-2018Obituaries
Neil D. McNulty

08-02-2018Obituaries
David J. McTrusty

08-02-2018Obituaries
John A. Radoll

08-02-2018Obituaries
Ardith J. Rost

08-02-2018Obituaries
Gene W. Staffeldt

08-02-2018Obituaries
William T. Scheller

08-02-2018Obituaries
Juliann M. Martin-Schroedle

08-02-2018Obituaries
Daniel J. Secor

08-02-2018Obituaries
John V. Szymanski

08-02-2018Obituaries
Martin W. Techmeier

08-02-2018Obituaries
Alice R. Warnecke

08-02-2018Obituaries
Nancy A. Welton

07-26-2018Front Page
Bay Area Medical Center Scheduled to Open Aug. 16

07-26-2018Front Page
County Board To Have Busy Session Aug. 31

07-26-2018Front Page
Alwin Resigns Job As Welcome Center Head

07-26-2018Front Page
Wagner Needs New Public Works Director

07-26-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Fire Department Lists Raffle Winners

07-26-2018Community - Coleman
R-Angels Program For School Supplies

07-26-2018Community - Coleman
Trinity Lutheran, Coleman Picnic, Service July 29

07-26-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman 1950 Reunion Aug. 12 at Tradewinds

07-26-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Ski Cats 5th at State

07-26-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Rescue Squad 9th Annual Ride July 28

07-26-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Church Salad Luncheon

07-26-2018Community - Crivitz
Loomis Historical Talk on Beekeeping

07-26-2018Community - Wausaukee
DOT Has Highway Landscapers To Replant, Mow In Wausaukee

07-26-2018Community - Wausaukee
DOT Has Highway Landscapers To Replant, Mow In Wausaukee


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
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