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Issue Date: March 3, 2021

Dear Editor,  

The Marinette County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program that provides a voice for abused and neglected children under the legal protection of the court system is recruiting individuals aged 21 and over to become CASA volunteers. A virtual training class is coming up in April. 

A CASA volunteer connects with a child under court protection regularly and submits a monthly written report to the judge on the child's safety and wellbeing. These reports help the judge make informed decisions about the child's future. 

You do not need any specialized skills to become a CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life, and many are employed full-time. You can expect to volunteer 6 to 8 hours per month as a CASA volunteer. Most of this time can be spent during weekday evenings. 

Many of the children we serve are in foster care and their CASA volunteer is the only consistent adult in their life. A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to receive services, spend less time in foster care, find a safe, permanent home, and do better in school. 

"I have gained so much personally. I am so proud to be part of this life-changing program," said one of our CASA volunteers. 

There is a child in Marinette County waiting for a CASA volunteer. To learn more and apply, visit www.casabc.org/volunteer or call (715) 741-2272. Please note that interviews, training sessions, and visits are taking place VIRTUALLY due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Marinette County CASA Program is operated by CASA of Brown County. Last year alone, 33 CASA volunteers in Marinette County advocated for 55 children, making their lives safer and their futures brighter. You can help change a child's story. 

Taylor Connell 

Senior Advocate Supervisor,

CASA of Brown County/

Marinette County CASA Program 





Dear Editor,

I am a resident in the Peshtigo School District. On April 6, I am voting "Yes" on the referendum questions to fix the facility needs of an aging Middle/High School and meet the programmatic needs of students.

Before casting your vote, I encourage you to get the facts and make an informed decision. The school's website has information about the current needs of the Middle/High School building, details about the proposed projects, and a calculator to help you find out how this will impact you financially.

Get answers to your questions at www.peshtigo.k12.wi.us and click on "Referendum".

In addition, the School District is hosting virtual informational meetings to explain the proposed projects and answer your questions. The next two sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 9 at 6 PM and Thursday, April 1 at 6 PM. Links to attend each of these meetings are on the District's website.

This is also a good time to make a plan to vote. Visit myvote.wi.gov to register to vote, request your absentee ballot, and find your polling location.

Big decisions like this need to be made by the people in our School District. Your vote matters. On April 6, 2021, please make an informed vote.

Respectfully submitted,

Mariel Carter





Dear Editor:

Our ability to vote is a freedom we all must safeguard whether it be local or state or federal.

Tuesday, April 6th is the date the voters from Aldermanic District 3 will have the chance to vote for Zach Lossett.

I have known Zack and his family for many years. I find Zack not only a very hard working honest man but a great family man who is very concerned for the future of our City of Peshtigo. I know Zach Lossett to be a person of great interests in the safety and well being of our Peshtigo residents with all the potential rate increases that are projected.

A vote for Zach Lossett will be a vote of confidence.

Sincerely,

Mary E. Lock





Dear Editor:

If you missed reading Jerry Parkers open forum in the Feb. 24 edition of the Times, you may have missed out on the best forum to ever read.

The truth being spoken doesn't even come close. Go back, find it and read it. Please.

There's so much truth there it's hard to beat.

Thank you, Mr. Parker, for the heart warming open forum.

God bless you and your family. God bless all of us, because we severely need it.

God bless the Parkers, God bless us all, and pity those he doesn't.

God bless America and all of us.

Sincerely,

Gene and Sandy Miller





Dear Editor,

In 2015 I moved from central Wisconsin to the Town of Peshtigo only to discover a few years later that our home is located in a PFAS contaminated area. I trust Karl Jaeger to represent me and what is vitally important to my family and neighbors as he has a clear cut position on what he would do in the legislature to regulate PFAS; he would reintroduce the CLEAR ACT and work to get the strongest possible law in place to protect the residents of our area.

What has his opponent said? If you know, please do share as I have yet to hear/read one word about the CLEAR ACT and sadly he "declined to comment" on his stance on PFAS regulations for an article that was published in several newspapers statewide. Maybe he is not up to speed on the issue? Maybe he would like to remain neutral so as to try to please everyone including those contributing to the contamination? Whatever his reason, his silence on this matter of vital importance is enough for me to take my vote elsewhere.

I have seen Karl Jaeger at the Town of Peshtigo board meetings and DNR listening sessions in Marinette long before he decided to run for office. With COVID forcing the DNR to institute virtual meetings I have seen him log on to remain educated and informed. His opponent has been missing in action. He has not shown up for a single meeting even virtually that I can recall.

Clean water issues are very important to me and my family and I support Karl Jaeger for Wisconsin State Assembly District 89.

Respectfully,

Jennifer Friday


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