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From Our Readers

Issue Date: August 15, 2019

Dear Editor:

I have taken the time to read both papers and articles pertaining to the City of Peshtigo's Mayor firing of the Park & Rec Director. I want to applaud the Peshtigo Times for their in-depth coverage on his lack of job performance and what led to his firing, I was disappointed in the Eagle-Herald for their lack of information and one sided view. I have also read a lot of comments on Facebook and have to say I would be embarrassed to make comments without knowing what led up to his firing. People need to start thinking for themselves and get informed. Some of the issues I read about have been going on for 3 years and I wonder why I haven't read about this in the past. In the future I think the City of Peshtigo Park & Rec Committee needs to do a better job at meetings on issues concerning Parks & Rec to keep the community informed on issues. In closing I encourage people to take the time and get informed.

Irene Mayou,

Marinette



Dear Editor:

I would like to inform the public that our 49th annual auto and cycle show held Aug. 10 at the Menominee Marina Park was an outstanding show. We had over 175 vehicles at the show. Truly a museum of vehicles.

As the chairman of the show, I can inform the public that it is getting increasingly difficult to find sponsors that commit to the show, this year we had lost five. I would like to take the time if able to thank the following sponsors for supporting our show. Without them it would never happen with trophies.

The Motor Company, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25, Automotive Supply Company, GPS Heating and Cooling, North Country Classics, First Street Classics, Prestige Auto Body, Lafortune Auto Body Twin City Trucking, Evergreen Fire Systems, Inc, Apple Jacks, Hoffman Law, Johnson Land Surveying and Engineering, Menominee Lodge #269, Mickey Lu's BBQ, Northern Coatings and Chemicals the Peterson Family, Shake-A-Burger, State Farm-Brent Nerat, Fournier Auto Body, Michaels Hardwood Flooring and Cabinets Plus.

We were lucky enough to have a very rare 1964 Amphicar at the show that gave rides to lucky spectators. The owner was Steve Behnke from Kaukauna.

William Chartrand,

Show Chairman,

Peshtigo



Letter to the Editor and Dave Zahn:

I am writing this letter to Dave Zahn and the people that think you did your job. If you have nothing to hide, authorize the City of Peshtigo to display your personnel file. I read the Peshtigo Times religiously every week. I stay informed on what has happened, is happening and what to look forward to in the future. I have followed the donation of the handicap swing for 3 years. I personally think that is ridiculous and I wonder what was wrong with the Parks & Rec Department for letting this go on this long. I am sure you weren't going to put it up but hire someone and you were to busy to make a phone call. If I was a member of the Peshtigo Woman's Club, I would have asked for it back and gave it to another community that I am sure would have put it up and would have appreciated their generous gift.

I can also remember last year it was your choice to have an opening meeting about being written up for lack of job performance and this was also in the Peshtigo Times. You were written up because you advertised for swimming lessons at Badger Beach, but you forgot the most important thing, an instructor as you stated you couldn't get one. Every instructor was called, and all said you never contacted them. The morning the swim lessons were supposed to start you chose to go to a Marinette County Board meeting. Your full-time job was the City of Peshtigo. You called the secretary and dumped it on her and told her to call all the families and cancel the swim lessons an hour before they were to start. Those were not the acceptable actions of a Department Head.

That same meeting you were also written up for failure to put barricades up to warn swimmers there was glass by the dock. When the Mayor found you sitting at a campsite you responded, "I have more important things to do." The Mayor said back to you there is nothing more important than children's safety. She should have fired you then!!! When I think about it, the Mayor waiting too long to fire you and it's her fault she let you go on with a poor job performance. Obviously, Peshtigo doesn't have a strong Personnel Committee.

I will be contacting city hall and see if you, Mr. Zahn, will authorize the public to look in your personnel file. If you are blameless, you will and if you also have nothing to hide, you will. Time will tell.After I hear what your answer is (yes or no), I will submit another letter to the editors of the newspapers.

To the City of Peshtigo, you give people too many opportunities to perform their jobs and some people will never change. Look where this got you

The truth always comes out.

Melissa Barber

Letter to the Editor:

I would like people to know some background about the 2 individuals who spoke up at the Peshtigo Council meeting and put a letter to the editor.

The lady who spoke at the City of Peshtigo Council meeting was Dave's girlfriend, Jennifer Fox-Gerrits. The lady who put the letter to the Editor was Dave's girlfriend, Jennifer Techmeier. Wonder why she felt the need to write different last names? The other person is John Breault. He obviously is a friend of Dave's.

I would like to mention a few things about Mr. Breault, or as he refers to himself as the "Harbor Master" for the City of Peshtigo. When Mr. Breault WAS NOT an employee of the City of Peshtigo, one night Mr. Zahn and Mr. Breault took the weed harvester out to clean the frontage on a neighbor's property on the water. That night cost the city taxpayers thousands of dollars to fix the harvester, replacing several parts. People who knew what had happened wanted the Mayor to fire Dave then, but she didn't and I can't figure out why she didn't.

Mr. Breault, I also read your facebook remark Harbor Master. Now that you have quit the only job you had, hopefully you will set your sights for a new job higher than pulling weeds out of the river.

When I read about you, Mr. Breault, bringing up the security camera you obviously had gotten that information from Mr. Zahn. Maybe if Mr. Zahn spent more time getting his job done, he would still have one. Did you not believe Mr. Gardon when he told you what it was for?

The sad part for city taxpayers is the city has been paying someone to do a job and he wasn't. Why don't the two of you ask yourselves that question!!!!!

I did something to get more informed. I read the Peshtigo Times article on what took place with Mr. Zahn's termination. I'm not sure you can read or not but I would encourage you to take the time and see this was direction by the council and it was long overdue!!!!!

Sincerely,

Vicki Eick



Dear Editor:

Peshtigo is proposing a change in garbage pickup to a automated garbage truck. I am writing to oppose this plan.

It necessitates having a large (90 gal) rolling cart. Go to City Hall to see them. Where to store them is a problem because of their size.

1. Will we have to perch them on our snow banks in the winter?

2. Will we fall down on the ice trying to move them in position?

3. Will they then fall in the street?

I know as a senior citizen all aspects of this situation would be impossible.

Most seniors or singles usually only put out in 13 gallon bags of garbage because we recycle.

Go to the City Council meeting on Aug. 29 or at least call Council members to voice your concerns.

Sharon Schounard,

Peshtigo



Editor:

Another tragic loss of life by another warped mental case and the left wing talking heads and democrats blame the President. Who was responsible for prior shootings when Trump wasn't President?

If the shooter in El Paso was a Trump supporter and Trump is to blame, then the Elizabeth Warren supporter in Dayton would make her guilty of murder as well.

Every day in democrat administered cities the slaughter of young black men involved with gangs and drugs rarely gets attention with numbers far surpassing any of the mass shootings. Inner City killing doesn't get 24 hour news coverage or flags flown at half staff for its victims. Is that because most mass killing victims are white?

And once again you won't find any democrats going to an inner city to see what can be done about the plight of those trapped in its violence. Where is the black caucus? Where is their concern for their brothers and sisters?

Respectfully,

Robert Davis


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