From our readersIssue Date: March 18, 2020
Letter to Editor:
In response to last week's letter relative to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act, it is horrible that our congress has to have debates on such activity. Senator Johnson will protect our unborn but Senator Baldwin will leave that decision to the mother, no matter what you say to her.
These bills passed in the house last year or so but has failed in the Senate and thus they're being revisited. Kevin McCarthy state, "the bill was necessary to protect babies who are born alive after botched abortions. This bill states simply that if a baby is born after a failed abortion attempt, he or she should be given the same medical care as a baby born any other way." Some Democrats voted for this bill but the 183 who voted no got to explain to their constituents why, in their hearts, they perceive these babies as medical waste!
I'm trying to picture all of this in my mind. God initiated the pregnancy through conception of this little life. Now, Congress and judges will determine what constitutes a baby. And, the mother can decide what to do with the baby throughout the entire pregnancy. So, this eventually becomes a political matter. When they operate on a baby within the womb around 4 weeks, they have to give anesthesia to the baby for pain and now Congress has to determine pain control for the infants! What I can't figure out is the Born Alive issue that a full term baby can be left to die if the mother so wishes! So if this act fails to pass allowing that infant to die, being a separate person, then the baby isn't entitled to an advocate for such a decision. If that mother took the baby home and the infant developed colic or kept her up all night with crying, a week later and she abused the child, the mother would go to jail but to allow a newborn to just die on the table is ok? Go figure! And, if this stuff upsets you or sounds crazy, then you need to b e aware as to who's running for office as abortion is part of the democratic platform and some independents. Then, they're crying about President Trump snatching babies out of the arms of the illegal alien mothers and who knows if it's their kid but abortion of our babies is ok. Yes, you need to voice your concern to the ones in office. It's so unfortunate and shameful that our lives are dictated by debates and decisions in Congress. These issues should be included on an election ballot for the people to decide as there's too much chatter from donors, etc. to have Congress debate these issues. The democrats have to vote against this or Nancy Pelosi will not allow them their campaign funding.
Contact to vote YES on the above bills:
Senator Johnson 202-224-5323,
Senator Baldwin 202-224-5653.
Dear Citizens of Marinette County,
I am running for Marinette County Circuit Court Judge in the election that will take place on April 7, 2020. You, the voters, will have the responsibility of deciding who will be the next Judge in Marinette County. I am writing this letter to share why my record makes me the best candidate and to address some false statements that have recently been made in this race.
I am the only candidate in this race with experience presiding over a courtroom. I have 22 years of experience presiding over hearings and trials, listening to testimony and evidence, ruling on objections and rendering tough and fair decisions in thousands of criminal, civil and family cases. Current Marinette County Judge, Dave Miron, is endorsing me in my campaign for Judge to fill the position when he retires.
My opponent has stated that he is the better candidate because he has resided in Marinette County for his entire legal career. However, in a letter to the editor dated March 21, 2013, for a prior judicial election, my opponent stated: "I do not believe this election should be decided on who has lived here longer. The job qualifications should be based on the candidate's legal experience and knowledge and the integrity they bring to the office."
I agree. I am the only candidate that has shown the ability to maintain control over a courtroom and dispose of cases efficiently and effectively. I bring experience, respect and integrity to the courtroom. This is how I have run my courtroom for 22 years as a Circuit Court Commissioner and this is how I would continue to run my courtroom as a Judge.
My opponent has stated that I moved back to Marinette for the purpose of running for Judge. This is simply not true. In December 2018, I was hired by the Judges in Marinette County to be the Marinette County Circuit Court Commissioner and Register in Probate. This gave me the opportunity to be able to move back to my hometown. It has been great to be back living and working in Marinette. However, it was not until months after I started this new position in Marinette, and after the encouragement by many people during that time, including Judge Dave Miron, that I decided to enter this race.
I have dedicated my legal career to public service as a Circuit Court Commissioner. I am hoping to be able to use my experience to serve the citizens of Marinette County as Circuit Court Judge. I am asking for your vote on April 7.
Jane Kopish Sequin
Candidate for Marinette County Circuit Court Judge
I am writing this letter to inform the citizens of Peshtigo about Tony O'Neill who is running for Mayor of the City of Peshtigo. The information in this letter is not hearsay, it is from personal experience.
I cannot sit quietly by as Tony portrays an image of who he is, when I know the truth. He is pushing the New School agenda by preaching that children are the most precious assets we have. I agree with his words, not his actions. He has two young children with my ex-wife. They are ages 7 and 4. They call me Dad. I have basically co-parented them with their mother for the majority of their lives. They lived with me for more than half of their lives. They currently reside with their mom. I drive them to school every day, take them to doctor appointments, go with them to school functions, do fun outings for birthdays...basically what any father would do. Tony takes them every other weekend. It took years before he would commit to that. I have been raising my handicapped son as well during all of this. I am proud they call me dad!
I will openly admit I have had a past that landed me in jail. While I was in jail I worked, I financially supported all 3 kids and their mom. When I got released I immediately did what I could to help them in any way I could. When their mother got sick and the kids were removed from her care for a short time, Tony was asked by Judge Morrison if he wanted the two younger children and he said "No", he couldn't, due to his disability. How can a man who can't take care of his own children take care of a city? In seeing his promotional business cards, one of the words he uses to describe himself is "transparent". Maybe he should be more transparent about his disability and how he doesn't have to financially support his own children. If you look at his Facebook page you wouldn't even know he has 7 children.
I graduated from Peshtigo in1989. I haven't lived there in a long time but I do understand the difficult choices you citizens make to insure the city remains prosperous and a very close community. If I were living there I would want to vote in someone who has been a resident for many many years and pays taxes on the property they own. The reason for this is because I would want someone who has a financial stake in my community, one who would not recklessly push new items thru that cost taxpayers more money when they themselves don't pay city taxes.
In this world of negative media and slander, I have great discomfort in writing this and making it public. It takes a lot of energy and soul searching to put this much negative out for public consumption. I am not proud of my past, I live with regret everyday. I don't sugarcoat my past. I fully take responsibility and try my best to be a better person, a better father to all three of these kids who love me. I am transparent to a fault. I hope for the best for all of you as you go into this voting season. God bless!
Dear Peshtigo Voters:
We are writing to express our genuine feelings about Cathi Malke running for her re-election vote on April 7th. Cathi has been a good personal friend of ours for many years and even though we no longer live in the Peshtigo area, we still work in Peshtigo. As a business owner, we occasionally have to address a problem and have asked for Cathi's Mayoral attention. Cathi makes the time and truly dedicates her day to the needs of others. Indeed her track record speaks well as a previously re-elected mayor with all sorts of experience. We appreciate her friendliness and no non-sense get it done approach to her position, as Cathi is not a person who will just tell you what she thinks you want to hear, she does the research and follows up in a timely manner. We wish Cathi many more years as she pursues yet another season of service to the fine people of Peshtigo.
Smart Choice Yard Care & Property Maintenance LLC
Craig and Lou Bates
I am writing today to express my support for Jane Sequin as a candidate for Marinette County Circuit Court Judge. Jane Sequin has the experience, legal acumen, judgement and demeanor to effectively serve the citizens of Marinette County.
Jane Sequin currently works as the court commissioner for Marinette County, appointed by the current circuit court judges, entrusted to assist with the efficient administration of judicial business. Prior to her appointment in Marinette County, Commissioner Sequin served as a court commissioner in Brown County for more than 20 years, appointed by the circuit court judges in that county to facilitate the administration of justice in criminal, family and civil court proceedings.
Through my work as the elected District Attorney for Brown County, and as an assistant district attorney prior to that, for many years I observed, first-hand, the character traits that make Jane Sequin an outstanding candidate for Circuit Court Judge. I routinely watched Commissioner Sequin tackle both the complex legal matters and mundane administrative functions of her role in a highly competent and greatly efficient manner. Despite handling a very high volume workload, she was able to manage the court's calendar expeditiously, while treating all litigants, and crime victims with fairness, dignity and respect.
I greatly admire Commissioner Sequin's intelligence, experience and judicial temperament, and I wholeheartedly endorse Jane Sequin for Marinette County Circuit Court Judge.
David L. Lasee
I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Mayor Malke since I have become an Alderman for the City. I strongly believe that there are few, if any people, who care more about the City of Peshtigo than Mayor Malke. Mayor Malke and I might not always agree on every issue, but she always encourages the council to make decisions that are best for the citizens of Peshtigo. I would strongly recommend our fellow citizens to re-elect Mayor Malke on April 7th for another two year term as Mayor.
Alderman District 2
City of Peshtigo
Letter to Editor:
On Wednesday, March 11, I was unable to attend the Peshtigo School Board meeting because of a family emergency.
When I realized I would not be able to attend, my son brought my answers to school.
I'd like to thank Social Studies teacher, Mr. Luka Zischka, for reading my answers. People commented that he did a very nice job. I sincerely appreciate it.
I want to give a special thanks you to Kay Waddingham and Phyllis Lorenz for all your support. Angels sent from above. Thank you to those who have sent cards and prayers for her recovery.
I was sad and perplexed after reading the letter from Ms. Gould in the March 11 edition of the Peshtigo Times.
I too, sometimes get upset over what I feel is over zealousness by the media as much as anyone else. When that happens, I take my remote and turn off the TV and go enjoy something I like to do. But I am also comforted by the fact that if I want constant information, I have it at my finger tips. In some countries, the only news you get is what the government wants you to hear. I wold like to believe that we have freedom of the press here in America, which gives every citizen a chance to make up their own mind.
As far as Ms. Gould's assertion that there are "substantial and justifiable reasons for people deciding to socialize with only non-democrats", I find that very narrow minded. As a youngster growing up in the 1970s, I was taught that America is a melting pot of diversity with those races and cultures blending together as one and even though I consider myself a democrat, I realize that not everyone thinks the way I do. I have many people with whom I socialize, but I certainly do not ask their political affiliations before I engage in activities with them. Whatever happened to the American way of agreeing to disagree?
This is not to say there won't be problems on the way, but limiting ourselves and only affiliating with like minded individuals can be dangerous. I have had my point of view changed a few times from someone that has a different perspective then me. So according to Ms. Gould this is somebody I shouldn't have even been talking to?
In closing, I always thought our intercultural nation is what makes us unique, not something that divides us and tears us apart.
I would like to thank our Mayor Cathi Malke who was very instrumental and helpful with assisting Charapata Seed Sales of Peshtigo with our newest building expansion. It was evident from the first day I met with her regarding the possibility of an expansion that this project was important to her and to the City of Peshtigo. She attended all meetings from rezoning of the property all the way to getting the final plans approved by the zoning committee. Cathi put me in touch with the right people to make this project a reality. During the construction she stopped by a few times to check on progress and to offer any further support if needed.
Thank you for your support.
Charapata Seed Sales Owner
The Suring Area Historical Society (SAHS) wants to thank everyone who helped to make our February 1-Room School Breakfast a success. In spite of the weather trying to ruin our breakfast attendance, we did have 160 faithful supporters at our breakfast fundraiser. The SAHS thanks everyone that helped to make our 1-room School Breakfast a fun time. Our guests enjoyed a delicious-nutritious breakfast with a good selection of displays of our area 1-room schools. A special thank you goes out to the St. John Ladies who prepared and served our meal " the Northern Riders 4-H group who put in their Community Service hours to bus the tables. Your help was greatly appreciated and you did a good job. Dan Miller was the winner of the 50/50 raffle that was held and we thank Dan for his generosity in gifting his winnings back to the Suring Area Historical Society. Thank you, Dan.
Stop in at the Suring Museum May " October and view our new displays.
Helen Heimerl, Secretary
Suring Area Historical Society
Mayor Cathi Malke,
I am writing you to thank you for your continued support and work you do on behalf of CRM Corporation and all businesses in our city. Every time I have called you with any issue or question, you have always taken the time to help me personally or direct me to the correct person to address whatever the issue would be.
I have owned businesses in two other cities and the attention we as small business owners get here in Peshtigo from the Mayor is outstanding. Having worked with other Mayors over the last 40 years has made me value your service even more, and as the owner of CRM Corporation I really appreciate that.
Also, I have not experienced such ease of contacting a Mayor of a small community. I simply call you direct on your cell phone, you make yourself available anytime, many times on the weekends as many of us small business owners are working during the weekends. We as small business owners rely on the leaders in our communities to help us be successful, and you have certainly filled that role.
Well... Wow! Four years of serving as a "politician" certainly wasn't my plan. With the help of my God and Saviour Jesus Christ the author of liberty I have given it my best shot. It certainly has been learning experience. I have not sought a third term and my time as a trustee for the Village of Pound will end after the April elections.
It is said that Edmund Burke once stated, "the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." I would add that you cannot stand for something if at the same time you do not stand against its opposite. I challenge and more than mildly rebuke those of the Village of Pound who have done nothing in the governing of their village. Granted, doing something requires at times great effort and sacrifice. Nevertheless our life, liberty, religious freedom, and the pursuit of happiness depends upon it. By the way, we are not given the right of happiness, just the right to pursue happiness!
Personal perfection is desired but not necessary to do something. Ask God for His help, and then stand up and be the one! Part of the definition of Citizen is "...the qualifications which enables him to vote for rulers..." (N. Webster). If you will not exercise your responsibilities as a "citizen" you certainly are the one to blame if evil prospers.
I would like to recommend a good man that will appear on the ballot for the April 7th election for Village of Pound trustee, Wayne Gross. He has done a good job before and I believe he will do so again. Also having worked with Mary Meyer I would recommend re-electing her as well.
"Long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light; Protect us by Thy might, Great God, our King!" (Samuel Francis Smith).
To the Editor:
As a candidate for Alderman in Marinette's Third Ward, I believe I have an obligation to campaign in a responsible manner in this time of national emergency over the coronavirus. Therefore, things that I had planned to do like holding a listening session and knocking on doors to talk to voters, I will not be doing. I will miss not talking to you in person.
I have been placing "door hangers" on doors, but I won't intrude with a knock and a conversation. If I can find a phone number, I may call and ask if I can put a yard sign in your yard. And please, feel free to call me on my home phone 715-735-6805 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss an issue, or would like a sign for your yard.
Social distancing is a key to stopping the spread of this virus. Everyone should practice frequent hand washing, avoid large crowds, and stay at home if they feel even a little bit like they are coming down with something. Consult with your family doctor if you do become ill.
As far as we know, the election will still occur on April 7th and voting will be at the REC Center. We all need to be smart about this. We will get through it.
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