space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* Country Cousin
space
space
Sports Shorts
* M&M Thunder Extend Win Streak to 14 Games
* Peshtigo & Kewaunee Clash Thursday for Packerland Lead
* Crivitz Maintains One Game Lead In M&O
* Marines Stay In NEC Hunt, Top Tigers 64-62
* Bald Eagle Watching Events in January

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

To the editor,

As Veteran's day approaches I believe it is important to recognize that our country has changed from the time when almost all citizens honored and respected those who have served in defense of our freedom. Unlike the overpaid athletes and organizations such as "Black Lives Matter" and "Antifa" who disrespect the National Anthem and condemn our men in blue, it is time for those of us who disagree with their rantings to stand up and be counted. Rather than being "oppressed" those people should be thankful daily that they live in a country where they have the freedom to act like spoiled children who label anyone who disagrees as "racist".

The following is a poem I wrote on October 8, 2001 as we began the fight in Afghanistan subsequent to September 11, 2001. As it was then, is now and always will be, freedom is never without cost. Thank you veterans, police and firefighters for your service.

Dave Kipp



Dear Editor

On Veterans Day we celebrate the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of over 21 million living Americans who served our Nation in uniform so that we may enjoy the freedoms we cherish so much. On Nov. 1st President Trump proclaimed November as Veterans and Military Families Month honoring our Veterans all month long, not just on Veterans Day. However, for the men and women of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and its community based outpatient clinics, every day is Veterans Day as we are privileged to serve and care for over twenty thousand men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Today, we are confronted with the sad reality that twenty Veterans on average commit suicide each day. Fourteen of those twenty Veterans do not receive VA health care, and of the six that do, only three use VA's mental health services and programs.

Suicide prevention is the VA's top clinical priority. It is one of the reasons VA recently lifted restrictions on providing urgent mental health care for those Veterans discharged under than honorable conditions, estimated at a little more than five hundred thousand Veterans. A discharge for other than honorable conditions typically prevents Veterans from receiving VA healthcare.

The VA, however, cannot tackle this problem alone. Suicide prevention is everyone's business. We believe it is important for us to partner with our Veterans, their families, community organizations, and the public to reach those Veterans who need help and do not realize the services they need are close by.

One resource is VA's 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line, which Veterans can call at 800-273-8255 (press 1). Since its launch in 2007 through September 2017, the Veterans Crisis Line has answered over 3.1 million calls and initiated the dispatch of emergency services to callers in imminent crisis over 82,000 times.   Since launching chat in 2009 and text services in November 2011, the VCL has answered nearly 365,000 and over 82,000 requests for chat and text services respectively. Crisis Line staff have forwarded nearly 525,000 referrals to local VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators on behalf of Veterans to ensure continuity of care with Veterans local VA providers.

For more information on how you can help a Veteran in need use #BeThere (www.VeteransCrisisLine.net/BeThere). This November is an opportunity to thank Veterans in our communities for their service and sacrifice. Helping a Veteran in crisis provides them the ultimate honor.



James W. Rice,

Medical Center Director



The Freedom Fairy



Once upon a time, you've often heard

To begin some tale, sublime, absurd

But listen friend and please recall,

Not long ago the vanquished wall



The world rejoiced, freedom returned

Sweet taste of liberty finally discerned

Millions in Europe for decades repressed

Infant democracy finally expressed



Was this victory won, acknowledge the truth

Like a young child who lost a first tooth?

In bed dreaming of candy and honey,

Expecting a fairy will leave them some money!



Or by some magic from beyond?

Pumpkin to coach by wave of a wand

Mice into steeds, maid to a ball,

Or dash away, dash away, dash away all?



No, freedom is real, sweet and hard won,

Sometimes using the point of a gun.

Blood often spilling into the earth

Invested in liberty, testing our worth



Pacifists marching as is their right

Accuse our country of causing each plight

Claiming our losses are not on a par,

With innocent victims in countries afar



According to them, we're rarely right

They just want peace, shunning the fight

Live and let live is their hue and cry,

Accusing, abusing, enthusing the lie



One can't help but notice, no fairy around,

Defending their freedom, just men who astound!

May God bless our country, guide us aright,

With courage and wisdom, throughout this night.



Dear Editor:

The members of Menominee American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 146, would like to extend a sincere appreciation to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and encourage everyone to extend a thank you to a veteran on Nov. 11, Veteran's Day for protecting this great country " The United States of America. The American Legion Auxiliary recognizes veterans for having a sense of duty, and courage when they answered the call to serve, and protect their country's freedom, and security.

American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to their organization's mission: In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support the American Legion, and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security. In addition, our commitment is to the four founding principles: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, and Loyalty.

Since there will be various veteran commemorative ceremonies taking place in our area, the public is encouraged to attend the following upcoming memorial services: Nov. 11, 11:00 a.m., Riverside Cemetery, Menominee; City of Menominee will dedicate the development of a new Veterans' Lot southeast of the chapel to accommodate an additional 250 plus veterans who served in the military. Also, December 2, 10:00 a.m., Riverside Cemetery, Menominee; ALA Unit 146 will place approximately 250 Christmas wreaths in the Veteran's Memorial Section similar to the national Wreaths across America placement held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia to remember the fallen heroes who served, and sacrificed as veterans to preserve America's freedom.

Remember our veterans on Nov. 11, and extend a "thank you".



Connie Kewley,

Public Relations chairman

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 146,

Menominee, Mich. 49858



To the Editor:



"Windy Autumn Mornings"

On windy autumn mornings,

When the breath has been taken out of me,

And leaves scatter and dance on the ground,

Like Fairies in some ritual rite.

I am consumed by all the beauty,

Of this autumn paradise,

It drowns me in dreams,

Of ancient castles and purple dragons,

And journeys into faraway lands,

Where mountains touch the stars of the night.

And raindrops cleanse the unharvested fields,

Oh, to be a child again,

To dream once more of racing through the rain,

Chasing dragons flying in the sky.

Alongside butterflies int he scarlet clouds,

And run I shall these tired legs,

Down secret paths made by unicorns,

Through all the colors of the spectrum,

On windy autumn mornings.

Roger Lanich,

Wausaukee

Letter to Editor:

Menominee County Sheriff thanks the public for voting on the Emergency Response/24-Hour Road Patrol Millage and continuing it for another sixyears. Unofficial results reported were 2,118 "YES" Votes and 652 "NO" Votes. Marks said the affirmation and support is for what is done in Menominee County to serve and protect the public.

He and the deputies have spoken with many people. "We went door to door and to meetings, talked with the people of Menominee County and humbly asked you for your support and for your vote. The significance of this, each time the millage goes before the voters, can't be understated. It humbles us and it reminds us who we are accountable to; YOU! We are always accountable to you! We live in your communities. We have a personal stake in preserving public safety. You can vote us in and you can vote us out! That is truly what is special about being a Road Patrol Deputy or a Sheriff.

"We are not measured by the number of arrests and citations we generate, we are measured by how well we have solved problems in our communities and how well you believe that we have served and protected you. You measure our value each time you vote on a millage. We will continue to work hard to improve our services so we can be of even greater value to our great County!

Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
01-10-2018Obituaries
Arletta K. Babl

01-10-2018Obituaries
Eugene A. Bohm

01-10-2018Obituaries
Kathleen A. Conklin

01-10-2018Obituaries
Mona J. Cournoyer

01-10-2018Obituaries
Ronald Delaruelle

01-10-2018Obituaries
Robert J. Deau Sr.

01-10-2018Obituaries
Robert De Rousha

01-10-2018Obituaries
Marla Devroy

01-10-2018Obituaries
Louis E. Giese

01-10-2018Obituaries
Rosalyn Gilles

01-10-2018Obituaries
Gertrude Gonwa

01-10-2018Obituaries
William R. Kohrt

01-10-2018Obituaries
Kenneth E. Lund

01-10-2018Obituaries
Gerald R. Peterson

01-10-2018Obituaries
Janet M. Piaro

01-10-2018Obituaries
Gerald E. Richardson

01-10-2018Obituaries
Miles J. Rudolph

01-10-2018Obituaries
Glenn C. Schrank

01-10-2018Obituaries
LeRoy M. Staidl

01-10-2018Obituaries
Leslie A. Suring

01-10-2018Obituaries
Paul H. Stibbe

01-10-2018Obituaries
Wallace E. Utter

01-10-2018Obituaries
Etheljean Valitchka

01-10-2018Obituaries
Jeffrey C. Valley 

01-10-2018Obituaries
Frank Waller

01-10-2018Obituaries
Dorothy V. Wells-Boye

01-10-2018Obituaries
Rev. Kenneth W. West

01-10-2018Obituaries
Sharon M. Zima

01-10-2018Sports
M&M Thunder Extend Win Streak to 14 Games

01-10-2018Sports
Peshtigo & Kewaunee Clash Thursday for Packerland Lead

01-10-2018Sports
Crivitz Maintains One Game Lead In M&O

01-10-2018Sports
Marines Stay In NEC Hunt, Top Tigers 64-62

01-10-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

01-10-2018Perspectives
From our readers

01-10-2018Perspectives
From My Window

01-10-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Business Assn. To Hold Winterfest Feb. 3

01-10-2018Community - Wausaukee
Town of Beecher To Meet Feb. 13

01-10-2018Community - Wausaukee
Lions Brat Fry, Meat Raffle Jan. 20

01-10-2018Community - Wausaukee
Legion Auxiliary, Silver Cliff to Offer $1,000 Scholarships

01-10-2018Community - Crivitz
Valentine Dance at Crivitz Feb. 10

01-10-2018Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Legion Meets Jan. 17

01-10-2018Community - Crivitz
CAWC To Meet At Woody's Jan. 18

01-10-2018Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Town Board Meets Jan. 11

01-10-2018Community - Coleman
North Kickers Dance Jan. 27

01-10-2018Community - Coleman
White Potato Lake Fishing Derby Jan. 20

01-10-2018Community - Coleman
Lego Club To Meet at Library

01-10-2018Front Page
Gov. Walker Visits Coleman To Support School Aid Increases

01-10-2018Front Page
Town of Stephenson Votes To Withdraw From Recycling

01-10-2018Front Page
DA Clears Officers In Dec. 7 Shooting Death

01-10-2018Front Page
Niagara Firefighters Find Missing Man Dead in Woods

01-10-2018Front Page
Coleman School Board Gives Nod To April 3 Referendum

01-03-2018Obituaries
Violet Barrette

01-03-2018Obituaries
Colonel Gerald R. Beekman

01-03-2018Obituaries
Rodney G. Benson

01-03-2018Obituaries
Maryon L. Boren

01-03-2018Obituaries
Robert A. Brooks

01-03-2018Obituaries
Robert F. Brown, Jr.

01-03-2018Obituaries
Kenneth W. Engebretsen

01-03-2018Obituaries
Mildred H. Hruska

01-03-2018Obituaries
Yvonne M. Johnson

01-03-2018Obituaries
Marion Kama

01-03-2018Obituaries
Richard R. Kaminski

01-03-2018Obituaries
Clyde Larson

01-03-2018Obituaries
Joette M. Mathey

01-03-2018Obituaries
Richard H. Mazur

01-03-2018Obituaries
Richard E. Miller

01-03-2018Obituaries
Jordan Olson

01-03-2018Obituaries
Joseph R. Pairon

01-03-2018Obituaries
Milton G. Parins

01-03-2018Obituaries
Gloria M. Peetz

01-03-2018Obituaries
Frederick W. Pelon

01-03-2018Obituaries
Janet Piaro

01-03-2018Obituaries
Emmy D. Quirt

01-03-2018Obituaries
Kenneth R. Reichardt

01-03-2018Obituaries
Betty A. Rice

01-03-2018Obituaries
Joseph H. "Joe" Scheidt Jr.

01-03-2018Obituaries
Sally L. Schmidt

01-03-2018Obituaries
Mick Strandt

01-03-2018Obituaries
Deloris F. VanLaarhoven

01-03-2018Obituaries
John G. Van Boxtel, Sr.

01-03-2018Obituaries
Herman W. Wasmund, Jr.

01-03-2018Obituaries
Richard W. Wentz

01-03-2018Perspectives
Country Cousin

01-03-2018Perspectives
From My Window

01-03-2018Sports
Bald Eagle Watching Events in January

01-03-2018Sports
Coleman Wrestlers Claim Runner-Up Spot in Oshkosh

01-03-2018Sports
Bulldogs Hold Off Mustangs

01-03-2018Sports
Area Teams See Full Slate of Non-Conference Action

01-03-2018Community - Crivitz
15 at Even Monday Cards

01-03-2018Community - Crivitz
Podiatry Class at Northwoods Lodge

01-03-2018Community - Coleman
Lion's Host 11th Annual Baenen Ice Fishing Banquet

01-03-2018Community - Coleman
Windows 10 Class at Coleman Library

01-03-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Meeting Jan. 8

01-03-2018Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board to Consider Resolutions

01-03-2018Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Packer Fan Nominee for Hall Fame

01-03-2018Community - Wausaukee
Busick To Be Honored For 20 Years On Board

01-03-2018Community - Wausaukee
Legion Post 66 To Meet Jan. 6

01-03-2018Community - Wausaukee
Red Matriarchs at Wausaukee Bowl

01-03-2018Front Page
Little Competition On Ballot For Offices In April Elections

01-03-2018Front Page
Koronkiewicz Will Retire As City Clerk/Treasurer May 18

01-03-2018Front Page
Wausaukee Has Problems With Sewage, Not Water

01-03-2018Front Page
Peshtigo Citizens Building Committee Favors New School

01-03-2018Front Page
Public Hearing Jan. 23 On Back 40 Mine Permit

12-27-2017Sports
UW Wisconsin Alumnus Makes Football Great

12-27-2017Sports
Area Matmen See Limited Action Heading Into Break

12-27-2017Sports
Bulldogs Fall to Gibraltar; Wolverines Cage Tigers To Hold Lead

12-27-2017Sports
Marines Win M&M Matchup; Bulldogs Blast Algoma

12-27-2017Obituaries
Donald C. Reiter

12-27-2017Obituaries
Dorothy M. Phillippo

12-27-2017Obituaries
James F. Moreau

12-27-2017Obituaries
Daniel J. Carter

12-27-2017Obituaries
Thomas H. Bergstrom

12-27-2017Obituaries
Yvonne Beauchamp

12-27-2017Obituaries
Lorraine C. Wangerin

12-27-2017Obituaries
James R. Truitt

12-27-2017Obituaries
Mary Stark

12-27-2017Obituaries
Richard F. Spitzer

12-27-2017Obituaries
Dawn M. Reif

12-27-2017Obituaries
Elinor Arlene Perket,

12-27-2017Obituaries
Robert L. Monnette

12-27-2017Obituaries
Kenneth E. Lund

12-27-2017Obituaries
Lorraine C. Luebke

12-27-2017Obituaries
Alfred Kostreva

12-27-2017Obituaries
Guy R. Karry

12-27-2017Obituaries
Mildred H. Hruska

12-27-2017Obituaries
Karen L. Herzog

12-27-2017Obituaries
Harold B. Garner

12-27-2017Obituaries
Dawn L. Edwin

12-27-2017Obituaries
Geraldine M. Dupuis

12-27-2017Obituaries
Donald Dufresne

12-27-2017Obituaries
Donald R. Boehmke

12-27-2017Obituaries
Elaine Berglin

12-27-2017Perspectives
Country Cousin

12-27-2017Perspectives
From My Window

12-27-2017Community - Wausaukee
ALA Offers $1000 Scholarship for Senior

12-27-2017Community - Wausaukee
Ranger Booster Club Fundraiser is Feb. 10

12-27-2017Community - Coleman
New Year's Eve Show at Equity

12-27-2017Community - Coleman
Alumni Night for Wrestling Club

12-27-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Youth Wrestling Tourney

12-27-2017Community - Coleman
Coleman Village Board January 2

12-27-2017Front Page
Triple C Riders Donate Toys to Oconto Falls Hospital

12-27-2017Front Page
Coleman School Board To Vote Jan. 8 On Facility Referendum

12-27-2017Front Page
Town of Stephenson Board Okays SnoMo/ATV Routes, Speed Limits

12-27-2017Front Page
Peshtigo Citizens School Study Continues Jan. 2

12-27-2017Front Page
Board Thanks Camps Busing For Good Service Since 1949

12-20-2017Sports
Thunder Score 34 Goals In Four Victory Weekend

12-20-2017Sports
Cougars Claim Third at West Allis Tourney

12-20-2017Sports
Peshtigo Nips Crivitz 36-35 in Late Game Push

12-20-2017Sports
Mahoney's 61 points Keeps Suring Atop M&O

12-20-2017Obituaries
Jane E. Vollmer


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