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Issue Date: March 31, 2021

Editor:

I saw a hero today, he was wearing waders and a lime green sweatshirt, and I don't know who you are. I watched another fisherman just up-stream from you, slip and fall into the Peshtigo River in the City of Peshtigo. He struggled for a few seconds, then starting floating downstream. I watched from the opposite side of the river where you were.

I watched as you told him to swim towards shore, he didn't. I watched you as you waded into deeper water and you implored him to grab your hand, he couldn't. I watched you step deeper and grab him and eventually help him to shore, where you helped him to his feet, and to continue living his life.

Yes, I watched a hero today on the Peshtigo River, and you Sir, need to be recognized. Thank you for your brave efforts to help this man.

To all fishermen, please be careful at this time of the year on the Peshtigo River. While the water level is down a bit, the currents still run strong.

Dale Gusick,

Pound







The final nail was driven home

A job they said well done.

They never knew the Father

And they killed His only Son.



Sacred blood ran down the Cross

As the women of faith wept.

Men's sins were now forgiven

An Ancient Promise Kept.



They laid Him on a slab of stone

Within a rich man's tomb.

A darkness fell upon the earth

As He slept in death's dark womb.



The third day morning sun arose

The world was made anew.

The resurrection of the Savior

Was the resurrection for me and you.

Robert Davis

Town of Peshtigo





Letter to Editor:

The United States has enough natural resources to be energy-independent so why are gas prices rising and expected to continue to rise? It is because our president has mandated that no new oil wells can be started. He wants fracking ended and has shut down a major pipeline. Think about the pipeline next time you are stuck at a rail crossing a wait while a 1000 tank cars go past. U.S. oil stays in the ground while we import it from overseas. The left wants to phase out gas-powered cars and go to electric cars. Where will the electric power come from to recharge perhaps 2000 million cars? New power plants can be built. However, they can't be nuclear or coalfired. Those are the cheapest but politically incorrect. Will we have millions of acres of solar arrays? Perhaps we could fill Washington DC with windmills. There is certainly enough hot air there to power them.

Dave Johnson,

Menominee





Dear Editor:

The fruit sale sponsored by the Friends of Wausaukee Library was a great success! We SO appreciate the involvement of so many in the community supporting our branch library. A Hearty thank you to all.

We look forward with hope to the return of several library programs soon and the regular operational hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning Monday, April 5.

Patricia Brien







Poems by

Joyce Bedora, Krakow



It Was Love

It was love that sent Our Savior,

To this earth for you and me,

It was love that healed the leper,

And that made the blind man see.



It was love that sent Our Savior

To the cross of Calvary.

It was love, the love of Jesus,

Oh, what price He paid for you and me.



It was love that fed five thousand,

t was love that calmed the sea.

It was love that healed the lame man,

It was love that set us free.



It was love that sent Our Savior

To the cross of calvary.

With His precious blood, He showed us,

What great love, He had for you and me.



Three Crosses

We see three crosses

On Calvary's Hill, 'The Savior's, the Saint's

And the Sinner by will.

The Savior was spotless,

No sin had He.

The Saint was a sinner,

Who asked God's mercy.

But the Sinner rejected

Christ's salvation free,

Now he's doomed forever

Through eternity.

So Saint or Sinner,

Which will you be?

Jesus waits with arms open,

Saying come into Me.



Mission Accomplished

As we marvel at the victories of Easter,

Yet the humble way Christ came,

We cannot help but be grateful,

For, He bore all our sin and shame.



But let's just pause a moment,

Would you die for someone like you?

Remember Christ left Heaven's glory

With that exact mission to do.



So let's resolve this Easter,

To daily live for Him,

For, remember the cruelty Christ Suffered,

It was all because of our sin!


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