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Issue Date: July 8, 2021

Dear Editor:

The internet is a great thing sometimes. I have always wondered if we really need as many things connected and available to the world thru the internet. The latest cases of cyber-attacks on businesses and ransomware makes me wonder.  What do you think?  Being able to do lots of things on line and even from your cell phone may be convenient but it also means others can access the your information, accounts and anything else that you make available on the world wide web. Nothing is completely safe anymore. It may be nice to check your security cameras from your phone, computer or tablet but that also means almost anyone can access them too. For everyone that can write a program or app with passwords and safe guards there are 20 people that can hack into it and some are willing to do it for fun and some for profit.  Why companies connect their computer systems to the internet I will never understand. Yes without a public access connection people might not be able to work from home but do they really need to?  Email can be done without connecting the operating systems to the world wide web. The world somehow managed to operate well before the internet came along.  Was going to the bank and paying bills using the mail with checks that difficult?  There was way less risk and fraud.  Speed limits were lower and crashes less severe. Not nearly as much road rage as drivers paid more attention to driving and maybe listened to the radio instead of talking on the cell phone or texting while driving.  People did not pull out a gun and start shooting when someone made them mad or they got fired. Is knowing everything good and bad going on in the world often with video almost instantly a good thing?  People did not get fired or worse for posting their opinions on social media because they could not do it as it did not exist.  Silly me as I still prefer to read my local news and sports in the printed paper not online.  I can afford it as I don't buy expensive coffee at the drive thru places which means I do not waste time sitting in line there either.  Maybe we should we return to simpler times for many things?

Sincerely,

Pete Pfankuch

Crivitz



Dear Editor:

It has been a long time coming since people have gotten together due to Covid virus. We are feeling a little safer because of the vaccines and rates have dropped. Many are ready to resume a more social life. Many non profit groups have struggled without their fundraiser events including our â€Coalition to Save the Menominee River†group.

We have decided to have a great water celebration on July 16th from noon to 7 p.m. on Stephenson Island in Marinette. This is where the beautiful Menominee River flows between Wisconsin and Michigan. Both states are still in the fight to save and protect that river from Aquila Mining Co. and their water killing back forty project. Yes, it's still a project and not a mine because Water Protectors have fought and stood in their way for many years, We remain strong even though they are relentless We can never let our guard down as they try a new tactic or scheme to obtain the permits they desperately need to mine.

We have wonderful speakers planned for the afternoon, including the Menominee Nation, the Western Mining Action Network and the well renowned Dr Al Gedicks who has vast knowledge of metallic sulfide mines and upstream tailings dams, and Coalition President Dale Burie

At 3:30 p.m. we will be picking a lucky winner of the 3 custom guitars appraised at $4,500. Tickets will be available the day of the event. There will be musical entertainment, and The Non Profit Dorothy's Haven of Hope will be providing lunch and beverages. At 4 p.m. we will take to the Interstate Bridge crossing our Menominee River into MI. Bring your signs and wave to the drivers to let them know we are still protecting our river, We will walk to the protest site where we will peacefully gather and sing. At 6 p.m. we re-cross the Interstate Bridge back to Wisconsin and back to Stephenson Island.

Bring your neighbors, friends, kids and for me...dogs! We walk to save our water and until Aquila is gone.

It's been a long time coming but this change is gonna come.

Mary Hansen,

Peshtigo



Dear Editor-Sports:

I would like to thank the parents, students and community for all of your support throughout the 2021 baseball season. It was a fantastic year.

The community and student body support for the state tournament, held in Appleton, was unbelievable.

I would like to mention a very special heartfelt thank you to this amazing baseball team. We had an unreal ride this year, one that I will never forget. I am extremely honored to be working with this group of young men. They are outstanding athletes and even more importantly, they possess such wonderful character. It's evident they will carry this trait through the rest of their lives and be very successful.

I would like to say thank you to administrator/principal Mr. Doug Polomis and athletic director Mr. Jeff Bronson for all of their help and support throughout our season

I would also like to express a special thank you to Seth Seefeldt, a previous player, who came back home from college to work with the boys. He spent many hours pitching and working on their hitting.

Lastly, I would like to thank my assistant coaches; Michael Pellman, Lance Meyer and Kyle Markiewicz. These coaches are very knowledgeable about baseball and share the same vision of being the best we can be. They all have a unique way of working with the boys and I consider myself very fortunate to have coached all three of them and now we are working side-by-side with our talented baseball team.

With much appreciation,

Kent Casper

Coleman Baseball Head Coach



Dear Editor:

Patriotism at the 4th of July Parade

On behalf of the members of the combined VFW-American Legion honor guard who lead the Crivitz 4th of July parade and the veterans on the float that followed, I would like to thank those of you in the audience for the respect you showed to our national colors as the honor guard passed by. On a day when the high temperatures could have easily been a source of trouble for the guard, the display of patriotism by young and old gave these proud veterans the lift they needed to march on.

The grand marshal of the parade, who is also a veteran, commented on the expressions of thanks he received as he rode along the route. These displays clearly show that patriotism in our fine community is alive and well.

Sincerely,

Carl Gumz

Commander

VFW Memorial Post #2063




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