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

From our readers

Issue Date: September 16, 2020

Dear Editor,

Once again, I am driven off my comfortable lawn chair in an obligation to address the crimes against logic and distortions of the truth by our Country Cousin. I'm referring to the "On the Soapbox" comments in last week's PT (Sept. 9, 2020) about gun control. Dear Cousin, do you actually believe Joe Biden and company are, if elected, going to come after our guns? Just exactly how is that going to work on the streets and in our homes? First of all, why didn't Joe and Barack take back our guns while in power for 8 years? The reason I use the terms "crimes against logic" (which is the title of a book) should be obvious. How will Joe take away our guns? Using the local sheriffs department? I don't think so. They likely all own guns, and more importantly, they all live in our communities and are our neighbors. Think about it for a second, if you think the current protests around the country are out of control, just imagine what protests against taking guns would look like. Remember the images form Lower Michigan where protestors brought guns to the state capital in protest of Covid restrictions. I can assure you with a great deal of certainty that protests would suddenly become rampant and immensely patriotic. Don't you agree? Is there anyone in the tri-county area that doesn't have a place to stash their guns?

Like most local residents, I recently receive in the mail postcards touting Joe has been over by the "radical left." Just a minute, if that were anywhere near true wouldn't Bernie Sanders be the democratic candidate? Included on the postcard was a picture of AOC, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Am I to understand that Trump supporters are afraid of a 30 year old bartender from New York City?

My point is this, there is so much lying and misinformation going on that it is hard to get at the facts and the truth. In fact, I fear if people can go to hell for lying, that place will soon be crowded with Americans of all stripes, to include corporate execs, politicians, political parties, racists, anti-union supporters, gun control nuts, etc.

Please be aware that I am all in on changing things for the better form working class people. On that I believe we agree. I just don't think Trump, the rich people, and conservatives are going to take us there. Here's why. By definition conservative means "to maintain what currently exists." Do you really think millionaire Trump understands your condition and desires? He has never worried about being out of money as most of us have.

So while most of us disagree on many things, we agree on many more. For example, don't we all agree that everyone should have access to basic medical care? The only ones who aren't guaranteed it are the middle class workers. The poor have it through Medicaid. The rich have it by definition of what it means to be rich. Every other country has been able to do it successfully and so can we.

That's all form me for now. Stay safe, and please seek the truth, for you know what the truth will do for you.

Sincerely,

Sidney A Konnell



Dear Editor,

It's been over a week since Atlantic Magazine published confirmed reporting that documented President Trump calling our military/veterans "suckers" and "losers."  We have yet to hear from Mike Gallagher, whose devotion to Trump has been fervent and unwavering. No, not a word; and yes, silence is assent.

My uncle, Lester Marsh, was KIA (New Guinea; December 12, 1942). In one of those unbelievable coincidences, I found out some years ago that my wife's Uncle Clarence Schmidt was the medic who attended him as he died. With tears in his eyes, Clarence told me, "I am so sorry, Jon. I'll never forget Lester. He knew he wouldn't make it; all I could do was hold his hand. I have never met a braver man with a deeper faith in God."

Uncle Lester and Uncle Clarence were not Losers. They were not Suckers. They were loyal Americans who did their duty. Like Trump, to whom Gallagher pledges his unwavering fealty, he seems not to understand that. Surprising, because Mike served and should know better. Is this the way Presidents and 8th District legislators should behave? NO, and neither Trump nor Gallagher deserve reelection.

I am proud of my uncles' and my own military service. I respectfully ask voters of the 8th District to choose Joe Biden and Amanda Stuck on November 3. Our national security depends upon it.

Jon Marsh

Townsend



Dear Editor:

I am speaking to and describing the individual who stole the Trump sign that was in front of my driveway on Highway 141, Amberg. You, or someone like you, has taken my signs for many years and I need to let you know what your actions show you to be.

You are a coward who operates in the dark to deny freedom to those who have political positions differing from you even though these are posted on private property.

You are a fascist who feels that hatred for a duly elected president gives you the right to destroy and deface private property. You are acting against democracy and the values of decency that have characterized our nation.

If you had the courage to come to my house and have a dialogue with me on why I should hate Trump like you do, I would answer that it would be good if you were against murdering unborn babies, defunding police, anarchism, attacking people with a  MAGA hat, burning, looting, rioting, and no consequences for those who do those things.

Your actions are despicable. Our country offers legal ways for you  to express yourself. Why not avail yourself of these? It seems that your political positions do not bear the light of day.

Clifford Teachout

Amberg, WI



Letter To The Editor

Fake News

I now know what Trump means by by the term "Fake News" After being in Green Bay on a tight schedule, I was watching the clock quite closely, so my timing is accurate. I also thought our local TV news was accurate and fair. I watched all these local stations report on the Trump Floatilla on the Fox River this past Sunday. They all reported that the bridges were up on Main and Walnut streets due to a parade. Fox 11, at first didn't even acknowledge what was happening - just that the bridges were up. Later, they updated their report recognizing a parade. One station said there were dozens of boats out on a nice day. None of them spent more than 15 seconds on the subject and they did show a couple pictures.

Here's what I saw from our spot just upstream from the Main street bridge by the museum. First, the news said nothing about dozens of trucks driving around and over the bridges before the parade all decorated with flags and banners. Second, they failed to report the banks of the Fox were lined with people wearing Trump gear, singing to music, cheering, 3-4 deep as far as I could see. Third, they failed to report that the parade lasted 45-50 minutes one way prior to returning back frorm Voyageur Park. How many boats can go under a bridge 3-4 deep in 50 minutes? It was dozens, but they didn't say how many. The word hundreds would have been more accurate. A thousand boats would have been a good ball park number. During the 50 minutes, there were always 20-50 boats depending on the size between the bridges. The cheering that went on was loud with chants of "four more years," etc. From my my view point, I could see a couple thousand Trump supporters and no Biden protestors. The whole thing was very peaceful with no store windows being broken, fires, looters, or police being attacked as Republicans don't do stuff like that. Oh, something I thought was newsworthy is that all of this took place during a Packer-Viking football game. All these people were more interested in a Trump parade than football in Green Bay. Maybe the NFL should get out of politics and go back to football.

This is what I saw and a little different than what the news reported. Is there anything that we can accept as accurate on the news and in the polls? I don't trust the national news and now I don't trust local news.

P.S. There were 2 ducks swimming by us in the weeds and I heard comments that "there goes Biden's Floatilla."

Roger Pillath




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