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Bay Area Medical Center building in Marinette, WI (Photo by BAMC)
New Hospital to Be Built in Marinette County
May 16, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Online

Dignitaries from Bay Area Medical Center Board of Directors gathered with about 150 well-wishers on a cold, windy Tuesday, May 10 to participate in ground breaking ceremonies for the new $135 million hospital to be built on a 90-acre site off University Drive (County T). The new hospital is the culmination of months and years of planning by a team that included medical professionals and directors of BAMC and Auroral Health Care Center, partners with BAMC in the building project. FULL STORY

Promotions at PNB Coleman Branch
February 26, 2016

Peshtigo National Bank (PNB), based in Peshtigo, Wis., recognizes their employees for being leaders in the workplace. The following employees have been promoted at the Coleman Branch located in Coleman, Wis. Nancy Mursau, has been promoted to the Coleman Branch Manager. According to the bank, ... FULL STORY

New Family Dollar Store to Open Jan. 7 in Coleman
January 6, 2016

The much-anticipated Family Dollar store is expected to open its doors Jan. 7. The store is located at the intersection of County Trunk CP and Main Street in the village of Coleman. With its corporate office in Charlotte, NC, Family Dollar offers a compelling assortment of merchandise for the ... FULL STORY

2016 Community Health Challenge Underway at Bellin
December 13, 2015

Contributed by Kelly McBride Moore, Bellin Health GREEN BAY — Organizations and employers in Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan are encouraged to sign up for the no-cost 2016 Community Health Challenge, an initiative of Bellin Health. The Community Health Challenge is a free 12-month we... FULL STORY

Packers' new mobile site wins Website of the Year
April 8, 2015

Contributed by Green Bay Packers organization The Green Bay Packers’ new mobile website, which debuted in the last year, has been honored with a Telerik Sitefinity Website of the Year Award in the Sports category, the Packers announced today. Telerik, a Progress Company, and provider of Teleri... FULL STORY

Top Wisconsin Butter Burger Destinations
March 11, 2016

Contributed by WhooNew Butter burgers are a mainstay of greasy-spoon diners from Marinette to Milwaukee. We put together a list of some of our favorites. Coming into Marinette, Wis. from the south on U.S. 41 located on the right, is a diner that ranks number four on the top Wisconsin list a tr... FULL STORY

Green Bay Business Moves Offices to Coleman
By David Keup
June 18, 2013

Green Bay area business Wisconsin Pay Specialist has moved its processing center to the Village of Coleman, and there will be an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to commemorate the occasion on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Area resident Kat Meissner, who has been a co-owner of the business... FULL STORY

Bellin Health Taking Part in New Care Model
January 20, 2016

Contributed by Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wis. GREEN BAY – Bellin Health Partners will participate in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) newest ACO model. For the last three years. Bellin Health has participated i... FULL STORY

GB Packer Team Physician Joins Bellin Health
November 30, 2015

Contributed by Kelly McBride Moore, Bellin Health The Green Bay Packers’ longtime team physician, Dr. Patrick McKenzie, has joined Bellin Health Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. He is based at Bellin Health Ashwaubenon, 1630 Commanche Ave. “Dr. McKenzie has provided outstanding orthopedic and ... FULL STORY

Oconto Yacht Mfg. to Roll Out Biggest Yacht Ever
March 29, 2015

Reported by JSOnline Wisconsin boat builder Cruisers Yachts has designed its biggest yacht ever and plans to launch the vessel, followed by others like it, this summer. The Oconto-based company, a division of KCS International, says the 59-foot Cantius-series yacht will have generous space for... FULL STORY

Mobile Marketing Strategies: Email versus Text
December 4, 2014

Contributed by Internet Retailer & Business Texter Today, more than half of Americans have a smartphone. Of those, nearly all of them are checking their email exclusively on their mobile device as opposed to their computer. It’s safe to say that email marketing can now fall under the category of ... FULL STORY

Online Michigan Businesses Lack Backup Web Service
September 13, 2014

Reported by Connected Nation A new Connect Michigan survey reveals that 127,000 Michigan businesses lack backup Internet service, making them vulnerable to disruptions, lost sales revenues. “Michigan businesses rely on dependable Internet access to foster economic vitality in the Great Lakes S... FULL STORY

Amazon shares plunge
By David Keup
April 27, 2014

This was a business brief that I wrote that was published on a national news media site based in Virginia. The State Column, David Keup | April 26, 2014 Despite Amazon’s expected plans to accelerate it’s expansion of its fulfillment centers and produce more original video content, Wall Street ... FULL STORY

Old Shoe Drive in Grover
April 19, 2014

St. John's Lutheran School. Peshtigo, will have a shoe drive to raise funds, support microenterprise in developing nations, and help the environment until May 15. They hope to collect 2500 pairs of shoes. Individuals can donate gently worn, used shoes at Peshtigo Pharmacy, Zion Lutheran Church, a... FULL STORY

Egg Hunt to Savings in Pound April 17 & 18
April 15, 2014

The egg hunt to savings starts Thursday, April 17 and ends Friday, April 18 in the Village of Pound. Hunt for savings at participating businesses in the Village of Pound with a special drawing for persons getting their card fully stamped. Businesses participating include the Players Club Bar a... FULL STORY

Crivitz Area Business Banquet Held April 28
April 13, 2014

The 2014 Crivitz Recreation Association and Crivitz Business Association annual banquet will be held April 28 at Shaffer’s Park, Crivitz. The cost is $25 per person. All proceeds will support the CRA/CBA Tourism Booth. The menu includes chicken dinner, baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls, relish... FULL STORY

Farmers in Area Relying on Digital Apps
January 10, 2014

The Green Bay Press Gazette has reported that more and more area farmers are relying upon digital mobile apps. to check on a host of information and news about the farming industry. With a few touches of the screen, Dave Jauquet pulls up milk prices on his Motorola Razr Maxx smartphone. “You c... FULL STORY

CCBA Looking to Hit the Refresh Button
October 22, 2013

At a October 15 special business meeting held in Coleman, the Cougar Country Business Association board heard from a few local business owners about possibly rejuvenating the group. The meeting was requested by a newer member Kasey, of PK Fit, Coleman. To review the meeting minutes, click on R... FULL STORY

Green Bay New Site of SBA Emerging Leaders Course
April 2, 2013

MILWAUKEE–Green Bay will be the second Wisconsin site for Emerging Leaders, a Small Business Administration training course for small business CEO’s. Milwaukee and Green Bay are now the only locations east of the Mississippi bringing the course to Native American businesses. “The goal of the Gr... FULL STORY

Coleman Area Business Group to Hold Meeting
By David Keup
March 19, 2013

Discussions about the local impacts of the planned U.S. 141 and Highway 64 overpass project will be on the agenda at the Cougar Country Business Association's March 21 quarterly meeting held at the Coleman School District board room at 6 p.m. Paul Zoeller, project manager for the Hwy 64/141 overp... FULL STORY

New Tool Out That Aids First Responders & EMTs
By David Keup
March 14, 2013

Billing it as something useful for EMTs and other first responders, StarGear recently released it's new T3 Tactical Triage and Auto Rescue Tool. The tool has a spring loaded steel tip to punch windows, a 440C stainless hook blade to cut seatbelts, an integrated battery-powered LED light and serra... FULL STORY

The Big Bundle Up for Area Charities in Marinette
January 3, 2013

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism and the state's tourism industry hope to make the winter a little warmer for those in need. The Department has launched "The Big Bundle Up," a statewide charity drive to collect new and gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, sweaters , sweatshirts, and other... FULL STORY

Donations Given to Area Food Pantry
January 3, 2013

Marinette County Dairy producers donated recently to the Crivitz Area Food Pantry, St. Vincent De Paul pantry, and Rainbow House. Producers donated $400 total to the three organizations, through Marinette County Dairy Promotions, to supplement the dairy products available. Marinette County Dairy ... FULL STORY

Grand Opening Slated for Assisted Living Complex
December 16, 2012

New Life of Crivitz Assisted Living grand opening is Wednesday, Dec. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The facility will arise on the footprint of the old Peshtigo River Inn. New Life of Crivitz Assisted Living will provide home-like service in a resort-like setting to older adults who need some supports in da... FULL STORY

Athelstane Businesses Sponsoring Holiday Contest
November 17, 2012

The Town of Athelstane and area businesses will sponsor the 8th annual Holiday Lights contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top five winners. All Town of Athelstane residents are invited to participate in the event. Sign-up to participate can be done at Athelstane Country Mart and Automotive by ... FULL STORY

Marinette's Tyco Announces Expansion Plans
By David Keup
October 4, 2012

A company is celebrating 100 years in Marinette by breaking ground on an expansion project. Tyco Fire Protection Products plans to build a 50,000 square foot addition to its ANSUL manufacturing facility in Marinette. Company managers say the new plant layout and new machines will be safer for ... FULL STORY

40-year-old Cheddar Cheese Blocks Found in Oconto
October 4, 2012

Here is a story written by the Associated Press related to a business, Z's Cheese Shoppe in Oconto, which is in the process of closing its doors soon. Updated: Thursday, 30 Aug 2012, 3:02 PM CDT Published : Thursday, 30 Aug 2012, 11:07 AM CDT By: DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP... FULL STORY

Marinette Marine's 2nd Combat Ship Goes Live
September 22, 2012

Written by Nathan Phelps, Green Bay Press Gazette The second littoral combat ship built at Marinette Marine Corp. was commissioned as the USS Fort Worth by the U.S. Navy Sept. 21 in Galveston, Texas. While that ship is just entering service, work is under way on other vessels at the Marinette ... FULL STORY

New Promotion at Peshtigo Historical Day Run/Walk
September 20, 2012

The 2012 Peshtigo Historical Day held Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. will kick off with the 24th annual Peshtigo Fire Tower Run/Walk at 8 a.m. at Bulldog Stadium near Badger Park. A new promotion this year is the Green Sneakers Project. Volunteers are asking for help to obtain 1,000 pair of gen... FULL STORY

Online Training: A Smart Way to Be Educated
By David Keup
July 27, 2012

Online learning has become a popular way for those looking to continue their education or to improve their skills in new occupations. Two reputable online learning sites that I have come across that offer learners several options, and at the same time are flexible and cost-effective are Learn IT ... FULL STORY

Dan's U-Turn Community Central will Hold Auditions
By David Keup
June 21, 2012

If you are looking to show your guitar-strutting talents, then why not audition to play as a regular at Dan's U-Turn Community Central? Owner Dan Deering is looking to bring on two guitarists with the intention on creating a new house band. He has scheduled an audition for 7 p.m. June 30 at Dan's... FULL STORY

Marinette Marine to Deliver 2nd Combat Ship
June 6, 2012

Lockheed Martin will deliver the future USS Fort Worth to the U.S. Navy on June 6. The ship, built at Marinette Marine Corp. in Marinette, is the second littoral combat ship the company has produced for the Navy. Navy crew will move into the ship beginning today. The future Fort Worth is expec... FULL STORY

Dan's U-Turn Benefit for Kids Held June16
By David Keup
June 4, 2012

A benefit for Dan's U-Turn Community Central will be held at 2 p.m, June 16 at Dan's U-Turn Bar and Grill in Coleman. The organization's goal is to help kids in the Coleman-Pound and surrounding areas. Parents are invited to bring their kids and learn what the organization is all about. All ki... FULL STORY

Area Lions Club Seeking Used Eyeglasses
April 25, 2012

As spring cleaning gets under way, the Coleman-Pound Lions ask the public to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program. During May, the Coleman-Pound Lions will collect used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-... FULL STORY

Auto sales rev up in year's first quarter
April 21, 2012

Chrysler sees 34 percent increase for March New vehicle sales in March — and through the first quarter of 2012 — have been on the upswing as the auto industry continues to move forward from the dismal days that marked the height of the great recession. While consumers may still be leery of the... FULL STORY

Crivitz Business to Create 30 Full-Time Jobs
April 20, 2012

A new assisted-living facility in Crivitz is expected to bring 30 full-time positions. New Life of Crivitz recently purchased the Peshtigo River Inn, and is converting it into as assisted-living facility and adult day care service. The facility is expected to open this summer. A ribbon-cutt... FULL STORY

Future Marinette Marine Combat Ship Has New Name
By David Keup
February 15, 2012

According to a report by Green Bay Press Gazette news reporter Nathan Phelps, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday the name of one of the future Littoral Combat Ships to be built at Marinette Marine Corp. in Marinette will be the "USS Sioux City". The shipyard is also building the future USS Milwaukee an... FULL STORY

Marinette Marine Gets Coast Guard Boat Order
By David Keup
February 11, 2012

With work already being implemented on the first of five Littorical Combat ships being built for the U.S. Navy, Marinette Marine, Marinette, got some more good news on Feb. 10. The company received an $89.6 million order from the U.S. Coast Guard for 40 boats. A company spokesperson said the orde... FULL STORY

Crivitz Business Association Makes Donation
January 6, 2012

The Crivitz Business Association made a donation of $4,329.90 to the Crivitz Food Pantry. Funds were raised through their annual raffle in which Crivitz businesses help sell the tickets. Businesses that donated the prizes that helped make the raffle a success were Frank Porth Chevrolet, Lakes Co... FULL STORY

Free Hearing Test in Coleman
December 1, 2011

Free hearing tests will be conducted at the Village Pharmacy in Coleman on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The tests will given by Miracle Ear. This special date is available for Coleman area residents. If you cannot attend, then call 715-732-5300 or 800-993-2340 for another date or to schedule ... FULL STORY

Area Hospital Announces New CFO
November 18, 2011

Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls, announced that Michele Miller has joined their senior leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Miller most recently was Division Finance Specialist at Marshfield Clinic in Eau Claire. Before that, she was Financial Analyst/Director for Ministry Health... FULL STORY

CMH Christmas Bake & Craft Sale Plus Raffle
November 18, 2011

Just in time for holiday shopping the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is holding its Raffle, Christmas Bake, and Craft Sale Wednesday, December 14 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. The annual event will feature handcrafted items, fresh baked goods, and r... FULL STORY

Crivitz Woman's Club Auctions Help Communities
By David Keup
November 16, 2011

The Crivitz Area Woman's Club (CAWC)annual auction was held Nov. 10. The event was open to the public, and all ladies were welcome, whether they belonged to the Woman's Club or not. The annual auction was the second major fundraiser of the year. All monies raised are donated back to the local com... FULL STORY

Faith Christian School Announces Honor Roll
November 15, 2011

The following students in 7 to 12 grades were named to the Faith Christian School Honor Roll for the first quarter of the year. The school is located at 233 West Main Street in Coleman. Highest Honors: Bethany Barker (7th), Nicholas Sailer (8th), Cassandra Sailer ( 10th), Abigail Gross (11th), Ab... FULL STORY

Program Makes Owning Vacation Land Easier
By David Keup
November 11, 2011

Here is some important news for those people living in and around the Crivitz area that are looking for an easier way to buy and enjoy vacation property. Doug Wagner Real Estate, Marinette, announced on Nov. 2 its updated "Simple Seller Financing Program." According to Doug Wagner, those who h... FULL STORY

Area Bank Supports Youth and County Fairs
By David Keup
November 9, 2011

Over the last three years, Peshtigo National Bank (PNB)has spent more than $23,000 for auction purchases at county fairs in Marinette, Oconto and Shawano counties. The meat from the animals has been donated to a variety of groups and organizations, including the food pantry in Crivitz and Lena FF... FULL STORY