space
space
Peshtigo Times
space
space
space
Perspectives
* From My Window
space
space
Sports Shorts
* Cougars & Patriots Bow Out in Sectional Semis
* Maroon Girls Have Strong Defensive Showing
* Peshtigo Varsity Bowlers Headed to State Tourney
* State Boys Basketball Tournament in LaCrosse & Oshkosh This Week 
* Coleman Tops Crivitz for Third Time to Take Regional Title

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

Country Cousin

Issue Date: August 5, 2020

Don't Blink!...

Summer is flying by. Blueberries have come and gone. Raspberries are nearly done. Blackberries are ripening. Ever hear the country song, "Don't Blink"? That's what this summer feels like. Lie down for a nap when you're six, wake up and you're 16. Hard to believe, but by this time next week it will be half past August! The County Fair is just three weeks off. Before then, school will be starting again for the kids lucky enough to get to go in person this fall.

In my heart I'm still hoping to finish getting the garden in, even though my head knows the time for that is long gone. By the time I figure it out the potato crop may be frozen in the ground!

The hot, muggy weather has gone, at least for now, and the past few days have been absolutely gorgeous - with just a little rain thrown in. Mosquitoes continue to be extremely hungry though, and horseflies are busy too.

We'd better enjoy this weather while we can, because winter is coming on. Have already seen a few trees changing color!

Meanwhile, forecasters predict mostly sunny skies, with days at about 80 degrees and nights around 60 for the next week or so in TIMESland. For those lucky enough to get away, this would be a great time for a camping trip.

FULL MOONS

Enjoyed a beautiful full moon that seemed to last from Saturday night through Tuesday night this week. Despite the bouts of rain, the moon managed to be visible most of the time. Official time of that full moon - called the Sturgeon Moon or Green Corn moon - was noon on Monday, Aug. 3. The next full moon, the Harvest Moon, will come on Sept. 2. Just like we need to stop and smell the daisies, we also need to spend some time on balmy summer nights soaking up the light of the moon and stars.

Speaking of the skies, the first splash-down return of astronauts after two months in outer space on On Sunday, Aug. 2, reportedly went on without a hitch. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley returned to Earth aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft. They splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 2:48 p.m. eastern time. The last splash-down space capsule return happened 45 years ago!

GO NORTH

With the high water levels, Marinette County's famed waterfalls are roaring. Perfect time to visit them.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, enjoy the annual community picnic at Silver Cliff Memorial Picnic Grounds at the intersection of County C and County I (formerly Parkway Road). Runs from noon to 5 p.m., and includes their famous booyah, brats and burgers to eat on site or take out. Would be a great tie-in with a visit to the beautiful McClintock and Goodman Marinette County parks a little farther north off County I, or better yet, a weekend in their campgrounds. McClintock is the only campground that allows direct access for ATVs and UTVs and the hundreds of miles of connecting trails, and of course Goodman Park is a big attraction on the Waterfalls Tour. Be aware that cell phones don't always work in northern parts of the county, so do have print maps and travel directions with you.

CRIVITZ CELEBRATES

Crivitz is celebrating Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 8 with Art in the Park, craft show, and a community wide rummage sale all weekend.

SYMPATHY

We in TIMESland were fortunate to get through this year's tornado season with no serious storms. The southeast coastal areas of our nation, hit hard by Tropical Storm Isias over the past weekend, were not so fortunate. That storm, in some parts a hurricane, caused at least five deaths, major power outages, and millions of dollars in property damage before heading off to Canada.

SAD ANNIVERSARY

Thursday, Aug. 6, marks the 75th anniversary of the world's first-ever use of an atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945 the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the deadly bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion immediately killed an estimated 80,000 people and tens of thousands more died later of radiation exposure.

Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people.

Those bombs were cruel and deadly, but experts say using them hastened the end of World War II, thereby saving more lives than the bombs took.

Before authorizing use of the bombs, President Harry S. Truman had reportedly been advised that an invasion of Japan to end the long and deadly war would cost a million lives. The war had begun worldwide in 1939, and America had been involved since December of 1941.

Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced his country's unconditional surrender in a radio address on August 15, 1945, citing the devastating power of "a new and most cruel bomb."

ON THE SOAP BOX MASKS REQUIRED

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has issued an emergency order requiring everyone over age 5 to wear a face covering when in an indoor public place where non-family members are present, but it appears that enforcing the order will be a problem.

Like many other law enforcement officials in the state, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve has talked about the enforcement difficulties and indicated enforcement will be done only in response to business complaints. Oconto County Sheriff Todd Skarban issued a statement saying while his office supports individual actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, deputies will not be dispatched to respond to complaints if the only problem is that someone is not wearing a mask.

Personally despise the masks and cannot breathe when wearing one. They impede breathing, and when combined with social distancing very effectively limit communication. Hard to shout conversations with people six feet away when you're wearing a mask. Plus, people cannot even encourage one another with smiles. That is sad!

Also believe, despite what the "experts" tell us, that the masks may be unhealthy. We keep re-inhaling our own germs, which our lungs have attempted to get rid of. Also believe they are ineffective. Fellow I know demonstrated by donning a fabric mask, and proceeding to smoke a cigarette through it. Said enough of the smoke came through to satisfy his nicotine craving, and the smoke visibly escaped through the sides and rear of the mask. Are the coronaviruses more easily trapped than cigarette smoke?

Remember when it was illegal to enter a business establishment wearing a mask? When did that change? Wonder if potential robbers are taking advantage of the mask mandates? Am surprised there has not been an epidemic of robberies.

On the other hand, most of the potential robbers are probably busy taking part in the looting going on at the riots that keep happening all around the country. Government leaders in those areas seem to worry more about protecting people from being attacked by a virus than about protecting them from being attacked by rioters! Apparently they think rioters are immune to the virus, or at least incapable of spreading it.

Worry that all this masking and social distancing will put an end to many of the things that make life pleasant - exchanging smiles and greetings, meeting new people and talking with the, having doors opened for you, helping someone short (like me) reach items on too-high grocery shelves, admiring someone's new baby, good night kisses, dancing together, sharing confidences, watching kids play and laugh together, and giving someone a comforting hug, a celebratory high five or a shoulder to cry on.

If life in "the new normal" is doing without those things, guess I'd rather just die now and get it over with. Won't be worth hanging around anyway.

That said, did recently see a mask I could live with, at least a little bit. The fellow had either purchased - or made - a mask with a wide, happy grin that somehow managed to perfectly match the parts of his face that showed. Wasn't a genuine smile, but lots better than the surgical-looking face coverings we're forced to look at most of the time.

STOP THE SPIN

Just read in a Facebook posting on babylonbee that Dr. Fauci is recommending that everyone wrap their entire body in plastic wrap to prevent the spread of corona virus.

Also read that in view of all the recent events aimed at ending police protection and the great American freedoms they helped create, the bodies of our Founding Fathers are being dug up so their remains can be strapped down to prevent them from spinning in their graves.

MAKE LEMONADE

Lets forget all the bad things for a while. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If it doesn't give you any, buy them at the store.

Anyway, recently found an easy way to juice lemons.

JUICE LEMONS

To easily create your own freshly squeezed lemon juice, wash lemons thoroughly Then cut off both ends and discard them. Cut each lemon into quarters, toss into the food processor and turn it on. Process for a minute or less. You should find that the rinds are empty or nearly empty. Pour through a mesh strainer. Use the juice for lemonade or as an ingredient for whatever recipe you want.

Freeze whatever juice you don't need right away in ice cube trays for future use.

Save the drained rinds in a covered container in the fridge. Use them as needed for cleaning things like wooden cutting boards, freshening the garbage disposal, removing stains, cleaning the microwave, polishing furniture and more.

To clean cutting boards, rub with some of the rinds, sprinkle with salt and scrub more with a rag to hold the rinds together. Rinse under running water and dry.

To make your own natural furniture polish, combine two parts olive oil with one part lemon juice. Apply with a cloth to wood tables and chairs. Before using this mixture on a whole piece, try it on a small hidden section to be sure it doesn't harm the finish by staining or bleaching.

To remove stains from plastic containers, rub the lemon peel mixture on stains, let sit at least 15 minutes and then rinse and dry.

Mix lemon juice with a bit of water and use as a rinse for your hair if you want blonde highlights.

Put a handful of the leftover lemon peels in a dishwasher-safe container and set it on the top rack of the dishwasher. Then run the load as normal for perfectly clean, shiny plates and a fresh clean dishwasher.

To deter insects from sneaking in, rub some of the lemon rinds along windowsills and doors.

To clean a baking dish or pan encrusted with hopelessly burned-on or browned-on gunk, and the oven at the same time, put in a bunch of the rind mixture in the baking dish, fill it with water, and bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees. After the oven has cooled, remove the dish, sponge any remaining grime from the oven's interior, and wash the baking dish. Both the oven and the baking dish should be good as new.

COOKIN' TIME

FRESH LEMONADE


1 3/4 cups sugar

8 cups water

1 1/2 cups lemon juice

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and one cup of the water. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled. Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining seven cups water. Serve over ice cubes if you wish.

SLO COOKER BARBEQUE RIBS

Give your grill a break, but keep the kitchen cool anyway. Move your slow cooker to the patio or porch and cook a batch of these ribs.

1/2 cup catsup

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon mustard powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

4 pounds country-style pork ribs

Barbecue sauce for serving, optional

Cut ribs into single rib portions. In slow cooker mix everything except the meat. Add the ribs and toss with the sauce, then arrange them in a single row, bone side up. Cover and cook on high for six hours or on low for 10 hours. Serve ribs with pan juices and barbecue sauce if desired. Great with corn on the cob and potato salad. If you prefer making the ribs in the oven, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a 5-quart Dutch oven or other ovenproof pot or roasting pan with a tight-fitting lid. Add 1 cup of water to the first six ingredients and mix in the Dutch oven. As above, toss the ribs with this mixture, then arrange bone-side up and bake two and a half to three hours, or until ribs are tender. If you do it this way, put some potatoes or sweet potatoes on to bake for the last hour or so. Add a salad and supper is done.

LEMON BLUEBERRY BREAD

This quick bread is wonderfully versatile when it comes to varying the flavors and ingredients because of its lemon base. For a delicious lemon raspberry bread, swap out raspberries for the blueberries. Turn this into an orange cranberry bread by using orange juice and cranberries. Cherries and almonds also pair beautifully with either lemon or orange flavors, so substitute if you like.

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1/2 cup chopped nuts

2 tablespoons grated lemon zest

GLAZE:

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup sugar

In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, lemon juice and eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in the blueberries, nuts and lemon zest. Transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely.

Tips: To keep this lemon blueberry bread moist, avoid using low-fat milk; stick to 2% or whole milk and bring the eggs to room temperature before using. The glaze applied after baking will absorb into the warm bread, providing even more moisture. When cool, store the bread in an airtight container to keep prevent it from drying out.

Bake in a glass or light-colored metal pan as opposed to a dark metal pan, which absorbs more heat. If you notice during baking that the edges are browning too quickly, tent with a piece of aluminum foil.

The Country Cousin

Thought for the week:
Lord, help this nation not throw away all the blessings You have given us. Help us to stand up for You and your commandments, and kneel only for You. Help us to insist that our national heroes do the same, if they want to continue being national heroes. Amen.

(This column is written by Shirley Prudhomme of Crivitz. Views expressed are her own and are in no way intended to be an official statement of the opinions of Peshtigo Times editors and publishers. She may be contacted by phone at 715-291-9002 or by e-mail to shirleyprudhommechickadee@yahoo.com.)


Recent stories, opinions and photos

Issue Date Department Headline
03-03-2021Sports
Cougars & Patriots Bow Out in Sectional Semis

03-03-2021Sports
Maroon Girls Have Strong Defensive Showing

03-03-2021Sports
Peshtigo Varsity Bowlers Headed to State Tourney

03-03-2021Sports
State Boys Basketball Tournament in LaCrosse & Oshkosh This Week 

03-03-2021Front Page
Takes Down Light Pole

03-03-2021Front Page
Crivitz Starting Over In Quest for Police Chief

03-03-2021Front Page
Peshtigo School Superintendent Seeks To Partner More With City

03-03-2021Front Page
Comprehensive Plan Deadline Topic at Marinette City Council

03-03-2021Front Page
Peshtigo School Board To Meet On March 10

03-03-2021Front Page
Barbara Johnston Celebrated 106th Birthday On March 3

03-03-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman May Close Rosemont Street Alley

03-03-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman School Board To Meet March 8th

03-03-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Utility Meet Monday, March 8

03-03-2021Community - Coleman
7th Annual Equity Craft, Vendor Fair

03-03-2021Community - Crivitz
Lady Leprechaun Shopping Day, Gun Show March 13

03-03-2021Community - Wausaukee
$1000 Scholarship for Athelstane, Silver Cliff Graduating Seniors

03-03-2021Community - Wausaukee
Legion Post 66 To Meet March 6

03-03-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Lions Annual Flower Sale

03-03-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive Nets 51 Pints

03-03-2021Perspectives
From My Window

03-03-2021Perspectives
From our readers

03-03-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

03-03-2021Obituaries
Roland C. Abel

03-03-2021Obituaries
Barton C. Adrian

03-03-2021Obituaries
Robert J. Barker

03-03-2021Obituaries
Genevieve T. Cichon

03-03-2021Obituaries
William W. Fernstrum

03-03-2021Obituaries
Phyllis G. Fischer

03-03-2021Obituaries
Noreen L. Garon

03-03-2021Obituaries
Terry R. Granger

03-03-2021Obituaries
Esther Jenquine

03-03-2021Obituaries
Pieterdina G. Keller

03-03-2021Obituaries
Thomas R. Kollross

03-03-2021Obituaries
Mark R. Krzewina

03-03-2021Obituaries
Lucille M. Lesperance

03-03-2021Obituaries
Carol L. Philbrick

03-03-2021Obituaries
Jeanette F. Schahczinski

03-03-2021Obituaries
Ila R. Sparpana

03-03-2021Obituaries
Maria M. Waldmeier

03-03-2021Obituaries
Gale R. Wogsland

03-03-2021Obituaries
Margaret M. Zona

02-24-2021Front Page
Woman's Club To Donate "Story Time" Sculpture

02-24-2021Front Page
County Board Applauds Selection Of Glenn Sartorelli To Head DHHS

02-24-2021Front Page
Peshtigo Council To Meet March 2

02-24-2021Front Page
Water Treatment Program Discussed At Town Meeting

02-24-2021Front Page
Pound Village Board To Air Well Issues Feb. 26

02-24-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman Board May Restore 5-Day In-Person Classes For Upper Grades

02-24-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee To Hold Zoning Change Hearing March 10

02-24-2021Community - Crivitz
By 4 to 3 Vote Crivitz Board Keeps Masks For This Year

02-24-2021Community - Coleman
Country Line Dancing Resumes at Equity

02-24-2021Community - Coleman
Lena School Staff Spaghetti Supper

02-24-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman School District Pre-K Screening, Jr. K Registration

02-24-2021Community - Crivitz
January Students of the Month at Crivitz Elem., Middle Schools

02-24-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz Church Has Food and Fellowship to Go

02-24-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Lions Flower Sale, Bowling Tournament

02-24-2021Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff Celebrates Centennial Aug. 12-14

02-24-2021Sports
Coleman Tops Crivitz for Third Time to Take Regional Title

02-24-2021Sports
Suring Falls to Athens in Sectional Semifinal

02-24-2021Sports
State Runner-up Cougars Fall in Final 33-32

02-24-2021Sports
Ice Shanty Removal Dates Approaching 

02-24-2021Sports
Peshtigo Girls Softball In Need of Players

02-24-2021Perspectives
From our readers

02-24-2021Perspectives
From My Window

02-24-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-24-2021Obituaries
Marie R. Apple

02-24-2021Obituaries
Tony F. Camp

02-24-2021Obituaries
Jason S. Chaltry

02-24-2021Obituaries
Dr. Richard R. Chaltry

02-24-2021Obituaries
Judie Gowaski

02-24-2021Obituaries
William H. Howell

02-24-2021Obituaries
Pauline R. Ireland

02-24-2021Obituaries
Kenneth J. Kalafut

02-24-2021Obituaries
Mitchell A. Keyport

02-24-2021Obituaries
Carol J. Kobus

02-24-2021Obituaries
Robert E. Kons

02-24-2021Obituaries
Darlene M. Kostuch

02-24-2021Obituaries
Mark R. Krzewina

02-24-2021Obituaries
Ann L. Lemke

02-24-2021Obituaries
Grace L. Meyers

02-24-2021Obituaries
Sandra J. Michaud

02-24-2021Obituaries
Evelyn Nelson

02-24-2021Obituaries
Norma Parker

02-24-2021Obituaries
Alfred G. Polzin

02-24-2021Obituaries
William Sweeting

02-17-2021Front Page
Marinette Marine Breaks Ground For Largest Building Ever On Site

02-17-2021Front Page
Peshtigo School Board Hears PSI, Administration Reports

02-17-2021Front Page
Tyco/JCI Provides New Updates on PFAS Issue

02-17-2021Front Page
Marinette School Classes Going In-Person March 1

02-17-2021Front Page
Report To Chamber On The Fire Sesquicentennial, Kayak Dock

02-17-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman School District Pre-K Screening, Jr. K Registration

02-17-2021Community - Coleman
Suring School Distant Learner Numbers Drop From 58 To 31

02-17-2021Community - Coleman
County Line Dancing Resumes at Equity

02-17-2021Community - Crivitz
School Board To Consider Facilities, Masks, Prom

02-17-2021Community - Crivitz
Middle Inlet Board OKs Purchase Of Fire Truck

02-17-2021Community - Crivitz
Crivitz American Legion Gun Show March 13th

02-17-2021Community - Wausaukee
Town of Wausaukee Sets Road Weight Limit Rules, Exceptions

02-17-2021Community - Wausaukee
Parking On Boat Launch Road Remains Problem For Wagner

02-17-2021Community - Wausaukee
Silver Cliff To Celebrate Centennial Aug. 12-14

02-17-2021Sports
Area Teams Advance to Regional Second Round

02-17-2021Sports
Regional Heart Breakers Leave Suring as Sole Survivor

02-17-2021Sports
Boys & Girls Hockey Teams to Play for State Titles

02-17-2021Sports
Whiting Wins Third Title; Casper Claims Silver

02-17-2021Sports
Task Force Conducts Modified Marinette Realignment Review

02-17-2021Sports
Marinette Youth Baseball Online Registration Starts March 1st

02-17-2021Sports
PHS Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing July 16th

02-17-2021Perspectives
From My Window

02-17-2021Perspectives
From Our Readers...

02-17-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-17-2021Obituaries
Delores M. Cline

02-17-2021Obituaries
Robert J. Collard

02-17-2021Obituaries
Ruth A. Davey

02-17-2021Obituaries
James R. Derusha

02-17-2021Obituaries
Gerald Elsner

02-17-2021Obituaries
Melva Hetcher

02-17-2021Obituaries
Susan K Meicht

02-17-2021Obituaries
Darlene L. Szymusiak

02-17-2021Obituaries
Darlean J. Webb

02-10-2021Front Page


02-10-2021


02-10-2021Front Page
DNR Listening Session Provides PFAS Updates

02-10-2021Front Page
Tyco Announces Updates Of Recent Water Testing

02-10-2021Front Page
City of Peshtigo Partners With Historical Committee

02-10-2021Front Page
Mayor Genisot Gives State of City Address

02-10-2021Community - Coleman
Ash Wednesday Service at Pound

02-10-2021Community - Coleman
Annual Equity Craft, Vendor Fair June 19

02-10-2021Community - Coleman
Coleman School District Pre-K Screening, Jr. K Registration

02-10-2021Community - Crivitz
Community Ed Offers Farmhouse Spring Wreath

02-10-2021Community - Crivitz
High Falls Fish-O-Rama, Radar Run, Winterfest

02-10-2021Community - Crivitz
CBA Persons of Year Nominations Accepted

02-10-2021Community - Wausaukee
Wausaukee Blood Drive is Feb. 15th

02-10-2021Community - Wausaukee
Friends of Wausaukee Library Annual Fruit Sale

02-10-2021Community - Wausaukee
Religious Ed Students Bowl for St. Jude Hospital

02-10-2021Sports
Coleman Beats Crivitz, Stays Undefeated in M&O

02-10-2021Sports
WIAA Tournament Play Begins; Gillett Advances Over Crivitz

02-10-2021Sports
Coleman Wins Sectional; Advances to Team State

02-10-2021Sports
Individuals Compete for State Wrestling Titles This Weekend

02-10-2021Sports
DNR Publishes Sturgeon Spearing Season Forecast

02-10-2021Perspectives
From My Window

02-10-2021Perspectives
Country Cousin

02-10-2021Obituaries
Marjorie A. Barley

02-10-2021Obituaries
William J. Bohan

02-10-2021Obituaries
Mary M. Coddington

02-10-2021Obituaries
Sue Flanner

02-10-2021Obituaries
Mary Ann Gardon

02-10-2021Obituaries
Donald E. Hayes Jr. 

02-10-2021Obituaries
Sandy R. Hendrickson

02-10-2021Obituaries
Charlotte A. Hoffman

02-10-2021Obituaries
Sue M. Jones

02-10-2021Obituaries
Karen A. Konop

02-10-2021Obituaries
Joseph Krzewina Jr.


space
Peshtigo Times
WEB Poll!
Will you be getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
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
© 2000-2021
All right reserved
space
Powered by
WEB Media
Interactive
COMMUNITY
WEB sites