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Call Before You Dig Program from WPS (Photo by Integrsys Energy)
Some Help Before You Decide to Dig
May 23, 2016

Contributed by Wisconsin Public Service

Memorial Day and its long weekend are right around the corner and many people will be undertaking landscaping and other projects that could include digging.

For those wishing to do this work over the weekend, they should call 8-1-1 before 6PM Tuesday, May 24 to get underground facilities like electric, cable, and water located. Doing these projects without calling 8-1-1 beforehand is a risk no one should take.

To learn more about thjis help line, click on the Related Links area below. FULL STORY

Emergency Responder Training Hosted by WPS
April 26, 2016

submitted by Jenny Short, Community Relations Leader Wisconsin Public Service Wisconsin Public Service will hold training sessions for firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel to review the precautions necessary for responding to emergencies involving natural gas and electric... FULL STORY

Coleman's Alexander Names Legionnaire of the Year
April 3, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Online Dennis Alexander of Coleman has been named Marinette County’s Legionnaire of the Year for 2016. He will be honored at the annual Commander’s Dinner Saturday, April 23 at Newingham’s Supper Club in Wausaukee. Alexander, who lives with his wife Cheryl at 771... FULL STORY

Changes to Coleman-Crivitz Journal Site
By David Keup
January 31, 2016

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34 Convicted Criminals Busted by Immigration in WI
June 18, 2015

Reported by WBAY Green Bay Immigration officials have arrested nearly 300 convicted criminals in six states, including Wisconsin. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 34 men (33 Mexican nationals and 1 Ecuadorian national) in Wisconsin. Here are the numbers for local comm... FULL STORY

Bank Robbery Spree in Wausaukee & Fondy
March 25, 2015

Reported by the Peshtigo Times A bank robber, a rural Wausaukee man and a state trooper were killed Tuesday, March 24, in a crime spree that apparently started when a lone gunman entered the State Bank of Florence in the Village of Wausaukee about 1:43 p.m. fired a shot and reportedly ended in a ... FULL STORY

4 Suspects Arrested in Crivitz Burglary
December 18, 2014

Reported by WLUK Fox 11 News Four people are behind bars in connection with a Wednesday night chase and manhunt in Marinette County. The situation started when police tried to pull over a vehicle north of Crivitz. They say it matched the description given in a home burglary. But when police tr... FULL STORY

Oconto Animal Shelter May Close Its Doors in Oct.
October 17, 2014

Reported by WLUK Fox 11 News OCONTO – The Oconto Area Humane Society says it’s running out of money and it may have to close its doors. It’s the only shelter in the Oconto area. The impact could go beyond just the animals. The shelter is home to more than 70 cats and dogs. “We have had a... FULL STORY

Silver Alert Out for Missing Oconto County Man
September 23, 2014

Reported by the WLUK Fox 11 News, Green Bay TOWN OF STILES – A Silver Alert has been issued for an 84-year-old man suffering from the early stages of dementia and reported missing in Oconto County. Sheriff’s officials say Burton “Burt” Whitlow’s wife last saw her husband around 10 p.m. Sunday ... FULL STORY

Fire Causes Heavy Damage at Crivitz Supper Club
September 5, 2014

Reported by WBAY TV-2 in Green Bay, Wis. & the Marinette County Sheriff's Department Update by Marinette County Sheriif's Dept. Structure Fire: Shaffer's Restaurant, Shaffer Road, Town of Stephenson, Marinette County. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reports that at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 5... FULL STORY

Update on July 30 Wausaukee Car Accident
August 18, 2014

Reported by the Marinette County Sheriff's Department Aug. 18, 2014 According to a Marinette County Sheriff's Department press statement, the following crash victim's name was released. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reports that as a result of injuries sustained in a July 30th two vehi... FULL STORY

2 Men Electrocuted by Lightning in Oconto County
August 7, 2014

Updated information by Press Gazette Media on Aug. 7, 2014 MORGAN – A lightning strike Sunday has claimed a second victim. Christopher Wold, 31, of Morgan succumbed to injuries sustained when he was struck while helping another man build a children's tree house, said Al Klimek, medical examine... FULL STORY

Dangerous Shooting Incident on Highway 141
By David Keup
July 25, 2014

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reports that shortly before 3:00 P.M. July 24, Marinette County Dispatch received calls that a suspect in a black Chevy Tahoe had shot and hit their vehicle on U.S. 141 just south of Wausaukee. Sheriff Deputies rushed to the highway. The victims kept the suspe... FULL STORY

Fire Destroys Oconto County Home Feb. 10
February 10, 2014

Written by Nathan Phelps, Press-Gazette Media TOWNSEND — Fire destroyed a home in northern Oconto County early Monday morning. The home at 16736 Nicolet Road, just west of Townsend, was engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene shortly before 1 a.m., Townsend Fire Chief Rick Opiela sa... FULL STORY

More Jobs Coming to Marinette
October 25, 2013

Reported by WLUK Fox 11 News MARINETTE - More jobs are coming to Marinette Marine. And it's connected with an $812,000 Wisconsin Department of Transportation grant. The money comes from a Transportation Economic Assistance grant. To read the rest of the article, click on Related Link... FULL STORY

Work on Leo Frigo Bridge Underway
October 22, 2013

Reported by Fox 11 News in Green Bay, Wis. GREEN BAY - New support for the Leo Frigo Bridge is on the way. The Department of Transportation will begin work Monday (Oct. 14) to install steel truss towers on either side of the bridge's settled pier. DOT officials say the work will take about ... FULL STORY

Costco Opening in Green Bay Area on Oct. 17
September 19, 2013

Article created by the Green Bay Press Gazette BELLEVUE — Costco will open its new store on Oct. 17. The 150,000-square-foot, $10.2 million store is on Brown County GV near Wisconsin 172. A temporary membership/employment office in the strip mall in front of Target on Lime Kiln Road will be... FULL STORY

Pound Shooting Update
July 13, 2013

The names of two men involved in shootings in the late evening of July 1 in the Town of Pound were released by Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve as well as a time table leading to the end of a three hour incident that began at 10:09 p.m. July 1 ending at 1:13 a.m. July 2. Dead are Tyler S. Wal... FULL STORY

Report Filed for Missing Couple from Townsend
June 12, 2013

Reported by WLUK Fox 11 News OCONTO - The search continues for a missing couple from Oconto County. Leo and Claire Baeb of Townsend were supposed to arrive in Green Bay around 7 p.m. Tuesday, but never showed. Leo is 92 and Claire is 80. To read the rest of the article, click on Related ... FULL STORY

Middle Inlet Man Dies in ATV Crash
June 1, 2013

Reported by the Green Bay Press Gazette MIDDLE INLET — A town of Middle Inlet man has died from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle crash. Kenneth Van Camp, 77, was heading north on his ATV on Sundayon Boat Landing Road just south of Elinor Drive, when he hit a mailbox and post, accor... FULL STORY

Three Vehicle Crash in Oconto County May 25
May 26, 2013

Reported by Fox 11 News - Green Bay, Wis. SURING - One person is injured following a three-vehicle crash in Oconto County Saturday morning. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 32/64 and Waupee River Drive in Suring just after 10:45 a.m. The Oconto County Sheriff's Department s... FULL STORY

Silver Clliff Man Attacked by Bear in Yard May 17
May 18, 2013

Reported by Nathan Phelps, Green Bay Press Gazette SILVER CLIFF — A man was bitten, cut and scratched Wednesday when he was attacked by a black bear on Finch Lane in Silver Cliff in Marinette County. Gerre Ninnemann encountered the bear just before 1:30 p.m. after seeing it go after his dog, a... FULL STORY

Man in Custody for Murdering Peshtigo Woman
April 29, 2013

Reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WLUK Fox 11 News in Green Bay By Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel & Bill Miston, Fox 11 News PESHTIGO - A Peshtigo woman who dedicated her life to protecting victims of domestic violence is dead and authorities say the person of interest in ... FULL STORY

Information Sought in Marinette County Accident
April 23, 2013

Reported by Fox 11 News Green Bay MARINETTE - Marinette County authorities are looking for more information about a weekend crash in which a victim was later found dead at a home. A damaged SUV sits empty inside the Marinette County Sheriff's Department, and a few days ago, that's exactly the ... FULL STORY

Wausaukee Grocery Store Has New Name
January 3, 2013

After 79 years of family ownership, Smith’s 141 Super Market in Wausaukee opened Jan. 2 with new owners. Sal and Paula Sarvello of Pulaski have purchased the Wausaukee store, and have given the store a new name, Sal’s Foods. The Sarvellos are not new to the grocery business. Since 2006 they have ... FULL STORY

Targeting Underage Drinkers at Deer Camps
November 17, 2012

PESHTIGO, Wis. -- As the Wisconsin gun deer hunt gets under way, a dedicated group in northeastern Wisconsin has launched a campaign to make sure juveniles at deer camp aren't drinking alcohol. Members of the Healthy Youth Coalition are using bright yellow stickers to warn adults not to buy alcoh... FULL STORY

OSHA Looking to Fine Pound, Wis Company
November 17, 2012

Posted by WLUK Fox 11 News: POUND - A federal agency is proposing $184,800 in fines against a Pound wood pallet manufacturer for unsafe working conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) filed 16 violations this week against Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products. Th... FULL STORY

Area HS Prep Teams Headed to WIAA Playoffs
October 16, 2012

With the WIAA state high school football playoffs opening up this weekend, the Suring Eagles of the M-O Conference, are ranked 8th in the area. Here is a final ranking of the regular season: 1. West De Pere (8-0): The Phantoms clinched the Bay Conference outright with a 36-9 win at Hortonville... FULL STORY

Former Wausaukee Rescue Squad Treasurer Charged
By David Keup
September 20, 2012

This was reported by WLUK Fox 11 News in Green Bay. Updated: Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012, 8:32 AM CDT Published : Monday, 17 Sep 2012, 11:57 AM CDT Eric Peterson, FOX 11 News MARINETTE - The former treasurer for the Wausaukee Rescue Squad has been charged with stealing money from her own departm... FULL STORY

15,000 Marijuana Plants Seized in Oconto County
August 29, 2012

Here is a late-breaking news story from Fox 11 in Green Bay. OCONTO - Seven people were arrested and about $15 million worth of marijuana was taken from an area of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Oconto County, officials said Wednesday. Officers estimated they took about 15,000 plan... FULL STORY

Coleman Baseball Team to be Honored at Brewer Game
July 11, 2012

The Coleman Cougar high school baseball team will be honored at a July 16 Milwaukee Brewer game for winning the WIAA division 4 state baseball championship a couple weeks ago. Al players on the team will be lined up on the field during a ceremony at Miller Park , and their names will be called of... FULL STORY

Oconto County Church Suffers Fire Damage March 19
By David Keup
March 20, 2012

Heavy fire damage was incurred on an historic church building located in the Oconto County community of Kondike on March 19. The fire was reported about 11 p.m. at the Klondike Community Church, according to Former Town of Brazeau fire chief Steve Frievalt. The church is located about eight miles... FULL STORY

Nasty Leap Year Snowstorm in NE Wisconsin
By David Keup
February 29, 2012

With a heavy mix of rain, sleet and then heavy snow throughout the overnight hours Wednesday, Feb. 29 and for most of the day hours, Marinette, Oconto and Door counties are finally digging out. The snow was heavy and clean up was grueling. The strong gusty winds didn't help either. According to r... FULL STORY

Coleman Approves New Billboard Ad on US 141
By David Keup
February 8, 2012

The Village of Coleman's Board of Trustees approved a billboard sign proposal in a board meeting Feb. 6. The billboard sign is owned by Jag Advertising, Algoma, Wis. and is a two-sided illuminated billboard at a spot south of the Coleman exit that is passed by 9,800 cars each day. The village ... FULL STORY

Benefit to Help Brissette Family Held on Feb. 18
By David Keup
February 1, 2012

A benefit fundraiser to raise money to help the kids of deceased Pound area woman Wanda Brissette will be held at Dans U-Turn Bar & Grill in Coleman at 2 p.m. Feb. 18. Wanda Brissette died in a car crash recently while driving with a passenger on County Trunk B between Peshtigo and Coleman. Ac... FULL STORY

New Year Wishes from the Crivitz Area Journal
By David Keup
December 30, 2011

When the clock strikes twelve on December 31st, people all over the world cheer and wish each other a very Happy New Year. For some, this event is no more than a change of a calendar. For others, the New Year symbolizes the beginning of a better tomorrow. So, if you look forward to a good year ahead... FULL STORY

Crivitz Plumber to Donate Portion of Profits
By David Keup
December 27, 2011

Precision Plumbing LLC of Crivitz is donating five percent of its profits from December, January and February to the National Down's Syndrome Society. The company is owned and operated by John Hensley of Crivitz. Hensley started Precision Plumbing in April 2011 after acquiring his Master Plumber'... FULL STORY

Pound Area Woman Dies in Car Crash on Hwy. 141
December 5, 2011

According to WLUK-TV Fox 11 in Green Bay, Barb Rymer, 52, Pound, was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday in the Town of Stephenson. Her passenger, who was hospitalized, was identified as Brenda Rymer, 32. The driver of the southbound SUV has been identified as Robert W. Delveaux, Jr. Marinette s... FULL STORY

Heavy Snow Flurries in Wausaukee Area Tues.
December 1, 2011

According to Wausaukee area resident Tina Duke, there were some heavy snow flurries coming down on Tuesday nignt(Nov.30) at about 10:30 p.m. About 20 miles to the south in Coleman, there was a very light brushing of snow on sidewalks and grass areas, but nothing to be concerned about. What it ... FULL STORY

Free Community Christmas Dinner in Pound
November 28, 2011

A free Community Christmas Dinner sponsored by Faith Baptist Church in Pound will be held on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dinner will be served at the Pound Community Center, 1013 County Road Q, and the public is invited to attend. There will be ham, dressing, mashed potatoes and all the ... FULL STORY

2011 Area Best Deer Photo Contest
By David Keup
November 18, 2011

Announcing the first ever "Best Area Deer Photo Contest" sponsored by the Crivitz Area Journal. If you are taking part in the nine-day gun hunting season and do shoot a buck or doe in the coverage area of the Crivitz Area Journal, please feel free to take a photo of it and enter it into the conte... FULL STORY

New Crivitz Area Online Newspaper to Make Splash
By David Keup
November 11, 2011

The Crivitz Area Journal is the areas new online newspaper! It was officially unrevealed on Nov. 19. If you live in any of the following communities such as Crivitz, Coleman, Lena, Pound, Suring, Oconto Falls, Wausaukee, or in any of the surrounding townships, we invite our readers to submit news... FULL STORY

Country Dollar Store Has Angel Tree
By David Keup
November 15, 2011

An Angel Tree has been erected by the Country Dollar Store in Coleman, and the public can stop in from now until Dec. 23 to get an ornament from the tree listing the sex and age of a needy area child. They can purchase a gift at the store and delivery will be made to the child by Dec. 23 by the s... FULL STORY

Elaine Bauman of Pound Passed Away on Nov. 8
By David Keup
November 10, 2011

Elaine C. Bauman, 87, Pound, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011, peacefully at Bay Area Medical Center. She was born July 15, 1924, in Grover to the late Alfred and Louise (Behnke) Baumann. Elaine's Foster parents were Meta and Emil Polzin. She married Fred Bauman on May 15, 1948. He preceded her in... FULL STORY

Krejcarek Benefit to Be Held Nov. 12 in Lena
By David Keup
November 9, 2011

A Memorial Benefit will be held on Nov. 12 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Barn Tavern for Lisa Krejcarek of the Coleman area. Krejcarek was diagnosed with cancer in May 2010. What started as tongue cancer spread to her hip and resulted in months of debilitating chemotherapy and painful cancer treatment... FULL STORY

Area Donors Give Back to Coleman Schools
November 6, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Online The Coleman School Board's regular meeting held on Monday, Oct. 24 focused on reviewing and approving multiple matters including certification of the tax levy, approval of the 2016-2017 budget and several donations as well as a resignation. Paula Gruszynski... FULL STORY

Bellin Health Entering Next CMS ACO Model
August 8, 2016

Submitted by Belin Health Public Relations Dept. 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 in ... FULL STORY

Fmr. Marinette Man Killed by County Police
June 27, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Online The Madison Police Department had issued a statewide bulletin earlier in the day that the man, identified as Michael D. Rasmussen of Fitchburg, was known to be armed and believed to be traveling to northern Wisconsin. "Rasmussen had made threats of harm an... FULL STORY

Marinette Man will Have Two Jury Trials
May 22, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Ti,es Online and JSOnline JSOnline.com) After hearing arguments in Marinette County Circuit Court on Wednesday, May 11, Door County Circuit Judge Todd D. Ehlers agreed with Defense Attorney Greg A. Petit of Menasha that counts against Douglas P. Miron, 50, of Marinette ... FULL STORY

Investigation into Two Peshtigo Residents Complete
May 1, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Online Investigation into the deaths of two Peshtigo people is now over, according to Marinette County Coroner George Smith and Peshtigo Police Chief Kent Kline. Renee Furst and her son, Michael, were found dead in their trailer located at 1100 French Street, Lot... FULL STORY

Coleman Area Man Arrested for Human Trafficking
February 26, 2016

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Online and the Green Bay Press Gazette Online Five felony charges, including human trafficking, have been filed against an Oconto County man alleged to have sexually assaulted an area woman. Duane C. Patz, 51, of Coleman, faces a maximum sentence of nearly 90 yea... FULL STORY

Crivitz Area Fire Chief Ass't Arrested in Waukesha
February 20, 2016

Contributed by WBAY-2 News Green Bay Police in Southeast Wisconsin put a Crivitz man behind bars, saying he tried to have sex with someone he thought was 15 years old. Waukesha Police say James Swanson owned a photography business and was messaging an undercover officer he thought was a girl t... FULL STORY

Oconto Woman Accused of Dog Cruelty
January 13, 2016

Contributed by WLUK Fox 11 Online OCONTO — A woman has been charged with mistreatment of animals for allegedly dragging a dog behind her car for three miles, killing it. Jordan McDonald made an initial court appearance Monday, where a $10,000 cash bond was set, according to online court record... FULL STORY

Two Sheriff's Depts. Respond to Incident in Grover
January 10, 2016

Update to this article by WLUK Fox 11 News on Jan. 10, 2016 GROVER — A tense situation in Marinette County ended peacefully after an armed standoff Sunday, according to police. The Marinette County Sheriff's office says it was called to a home in the 4300-block of County Road W in Grover aroun... FULL STORY

De Pere Man Dead: Hit Semi Truck in Oconto County
By David Keup
November 23, 2015

Contributed by WBAY-2 in Green Bay A 45 year old male from De Pere is dead after being involved in a head-on collision with a logging truck on Wis. Hwy 64 (near Mountain) in Oconto County during the morning on Nov. 23. After crossing the center line, the car driven by the De Pere man became tr... FULL STORY

Two Coleman Teens Seriously Injured in Crash
June 18, 2015

Reported by the Oconto Reporter/Green Bay Press Gazette TOWN OF BEAVER — A Gillett teenager was killed June 6, 2015 in a crash that seriously injured his cousin and a friend, both of the Coleman/Pound area and both state-placing wrestlers from Coleman High School. The crash occurred shortly be... FULL STORY

Crivitz High Student Receives Cellcom Scholarship
June 10, 2015

Cellcom has selected 16 graduating high school seniors from across its service area to receive $750 scholarships, including Brianna Kopp from Crivitz High School. “Our scholarship application emphasizes a core value of our business, which is community involvement. Each of our recipients has gone... FULL STORY

Manufacturer to Build New Plant in Peshtigo
May 11, 2015

Reported by the Peshtigo Times Newspaper Online A new manufacturing plant in Peshtigo, Wis. will be built in the Pine View Industrial Park, and it should be up and running with 16 employees by late October or early November, according to Peshtigo Times news report. In a brief presentation on ... FULL STORY

Barn Fire in Coleman on March 24
By David Keup
March 25, 2015

Reported by Peshtigo Times Over 30 firefighters from the Coleman and Pound Fire Departments battled a barn fire Tuesday afternoon, March 24. The vacated barn is owned by Perry Noffke and was being rented at the time. The address is N3435 N. 17th Rd., Pound. The Coleman Fire Department was notifie... FULL STORY

Saukville Man in Fatal ATV Crash Aug. 23
August 28, 2014

Reported by the Marinette County Sheriff's Dept. Joshua A. Johnson. 38, of Saukville, Wis. died in an ATV crash in the Town of Middle Inlet on Aug. 23, 2014. Marinette County Chief Deputy James Hansen reports that Marinette County investigated an ATV crash on Bear Paw Ln. (Private Road)in the ... FULL STORY

Emergency Landing of Airplane in Marinette County
May 8, 2014

Reported by the Marinette County Sheriff's Department Update: The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office has identified Daniel J. McGraw, a 66 year old male from Lena, Wis., as the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft who made an emergency landing in the Town of Stephenson. McGraw left the Ocont... FULL STORY

New ATC Substation Planned in Marinette County
May 2, 2014

Reported by the Green Bay Press Gazette - Richard Ryman American Transmission Co. suggested two routes for building transmission lines from north of Appleton to south of Oconto Falls. The company filed an application Thursday with the state Public Service Commission for its Bay Lake Project,... FULL STORY

Winners of Pound's Egg-Hunt for Savings Contest
April 19, 2014

The winner's of the drawing for the Village of Pound's Egg-Hunt for Savings event which was held April 17 and 18 were announced April 19 by Katie's Subs, Pound. And the winners are: 1. Len Peterson - 16" mini sub platter from Katie's Subs 2. Mary Peterson - Gift Card from R-Store 3. Mary J... FULL STORY

Preparations On the Way for New Drug Court
April 14, 2014

Reported by WBAY Green Bay The law enforcement community recognizes it's going to take more than prison to curb a growing drug problem. Marinette County is just the latest to focus on treating addicts, instead of sending them to prison. "It's astounding. The drugs here are terrible," says Mari... FULL STORY

Wausaukee Lions to Clean Hwy. 180 on April 26
By David Keup
April 12, 2014

The Wausaukee Lions Club will have a highway clean-up,weather permitting, on April 26 at 9 a.m. Members are to meet at the Exxon Station on Hwy. 180. Young people needing community service are invited to help. Appropriate dress is suggested. For more information, call Lions member Scott Durian... FULL STORY

Attendance was up at 2013 Marinette County Fair
September 2, 2013

Contributed by the Peshtigo Times Attendance was up at the 2013 Marinette County Fair which ran from Aug. 22-25 at the Fairgrounds in Wausaukee, according to Lisa Witak of the Fair Committee. Attendance this year was estimated at 28,000, almost 5,000 more than the 2012 fair. Sunday’s attendanc... FULL STORY

ATV Accident Kills Oconto Falls Man
June 12, 2013

Reported by WLUK Fox 11 News OCONTO FALLS - We are hoping to learn more about an ATV crash in Oconto County. The medical examiner tells us a 19-year-old man from Oconto Falls was driving the ATV when he crossed a road and was struck by a semi. That man died. More information to follow. ... FULL STORY

Marijuana Grower Trio Sentenced to Prison
By David Keup
April 23, 2013

Reported by WBAY 2 News A federal judge sentenced three people to prison for growing hundreds of marijuana plants in Marinette County. Javier Magana was sentenced to five years in prison, Marco Magana to four years, and Maria Hilda Magana-Mendoza to three years. The judge sentenced two othe... FULL STORY

Food For Fines Program in Crivitz
April 13, 2013

In celebration of National Library Week, the Crivitz Public Library will collect canned food items for the Crivitz Food Pantry during the Food For Fines program. Between April 15 and 19, for every non-expired canned food items Crivitz Library users bring in, the library will waive $1 off an exist... FULL STORY

Coleman Wrestlers Lose in State Finals
By David Keup
March 2, 2013

After topping Clear Lake in the state team wrestling championship semi-finals Saturday (March 2) afternoon, Coleman dropped a close match in the finals against a gritty Lancaster team. The loss in the finals, halted Coleman's three straight state team championship streak. In the semis, Coleman... FULL STORY

Lena Bar to Host Wings Over Wisconsin Fundraiser
By David Keup
February 17, 2013

A fundraiser to benefit the Wings Over Wisconsin program will be held at Ray's Boneyard Pub & Grill, 9089 D and B Frontage Rd., Lena on March 17 at 11 a.m. There will be corned beef and cabbage served all day until it is gone. A Smear Tourney will begin at 12 p.m., and a meat and cheese raffle wi... FULL STORY

White Dog Found in Oconto County
By David Keup
January 5, 2013

This news was originally reported by White Potato Lake resident Todd Champagne on his Facebook page. Pound - Is this your missing dog?! #pound 54161 Oconto Co/ 01-04-2013 German Shephard/Mix Male white ~50 lbs. ~1 Y/0 Contact (920) 373-0932 Not wearing collar #LostDogsofWis (jd) Click on link ... FULL STORY

Coleman Area Man Injured in Crash in Peshtigo
November 17, 2012

Thomas A. Nasgovitz, 42, W6996 County Road M, Coleman, was injured in a single crash about 9:09 p.m. on Nov. 11, near the intersection of Oconto Ave., County Road B, and Chicago Court in the City of Peshtigo. Nasgovitz was alone in the vehicle which left the road and crashed into a tree on privat... FULL STORY

Kelly Lake Bar in Oconto County Destroyed by Fire
October 25, 2012

Posted on the Green Bay Press Gazette Web Site: SPRUCE — Authorities are investigating after fire destroyed a tavern early today in Oconto County. The fire was reported at 3:17 a.m. at Viz’s Kelly Lake Bar, 9388 Oconto County G, and the building was engulfed in flames when crews arrived, said ... FULL STORY

Looking for Advice from Area College Students
By David Keup
August 28, 2012

Do you have some insight for incoming college freshmen? We'll publish it with your name attached in a book called “How to Survive Your Freshman Year” (5th ed.) published through online publisher “Hundreds of Heads”. Get published in the most successful college guide book ever. We’re looking ... FULL STORY

Stabbing Suspect Arrested in Marinette County
July 20, 2012

This is an updated report by WBAY-Channel 2 in Green Bay. Updated: Jul 20, 2012 12:14 AM CDT Green Bay Police say the man suspected of stabbing two women on the city's east side has been taken into custody in Marinette County. Police say 38-year-old Eric Omdahl stabbed two women on Deckner ... FULL STORY

Update on Large Marijuana Bust in Marinette County
July 18, 2012

Here is an update by the Peshtigo Times on the large marijuana grow bust in Marinette County on July 16. Alertness of two fishermen and a logger in May and June led to charges against five Green Bay residents in connection with large growing marijuana operations in the towns of Middle Inlet and A... FULL STORY

Golfing Fundraiser for Humane Society held July 14
June 28, 2012

The Oconto Area Humane Society (OAHS) is currently recruiting teams for the 2012 Irish Greens Golf Club Four-Person Charity Golf Scramble held July 14 in Oconto. If you golf, grab your friends and form a team. Even if you don't golf, please consider joining in on the bucket raffles, live music, a... FULL STORY

Bridge Work in Peshtigo to Start on June 11
June 6, 2012

Replacement of the bridge over the Peshtigo River in the City of Peshtigo will start on June 11, according to Mayor Al Krizenesky. It is expected to take 70 working days to complete the project. Work might also be done on weekends to meet the completion schedule. It will be a 10 hour workday from... FULL STORY

Niagara Woman Dies in Crash on U.S. Highway 141
December 30, 2011

According to a report by the Green Bay Press Gazette, a 61-year-old woman from Niagara died Thursday(Dec. 29) after she lost control of her car on a slick stretch of U.S. 141 in Marinette County and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The woman was northbound just south of Kinziger Road in Niagara... FULL STORY

Illinois Woman Died in Crash Near Middle Inlet
By David Keup
December 28, 2011

A 65-year-old Windtrop Harbor, Ill., woman was killed Dec. 21 in a crash on U.S. Highway 141, just south of Martin Road in the Town of Middle Inlet. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported that Judith A. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner George Smith. Her son, Douglas R. Hill... FULL STORY

Marinette County Offers Flu Shots at Clinics
By David Keup
December 8, 2011

Marinette County Health and Human Services has announced that flu shots are available at immunization clinics. Flu shots will be available on the following dates and at these location: Niagara - Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 pm, Senior Center. Crivitz - Dec. 20 from 1 to 4 pm at St. Mary's Parish C... FULL STORY

Donations Needed at Crivitz Area Food Pantry
November 11, 2011

With the Christmas and New Years holidays rapidly approaching, the Crivitz Area Food Pantry needs your donations more than ever. According to Cara Behrendt, food shelter coordinator, the numbers of people in the area needing help has increased dramatically. "We are currently serving between 1... FULL STORY

Pound Woman Passed Away on Nov. 7
By David Keup
November 10, 2011

Darlene Marie Kopatz, 73, Pound, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011, at Lakeview Specialty Hospital in Waterford, Wis. after a long battle with respiratory illness. She was born March 5, 1938, in Driorite, Mich. to the late George and Pearl (Long) Koski. Darlene married Marvin K. Kopatz on Augu... FULL STORY