Thank you: The Stephenson National Bank & Trust

Since 2006 The Stephenson National Bank & Trust has been supporting the American Red Cross with donations.  The Red Cross is one organization of dozens that the bank supports every year.  They take very good care of their local charities.

They even have a small get-together to make the presentations of the checks, complete with hot apple cider, cheese, crackers and of course, cookies!

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Dan Peterson (pictured above with Betsy Wandtke, Major Gifts Officer, American Red Cross) is the Executive Vice President.  Jeff Myster and Laura Rowe are also important team members. There were approximately thirty people in attendance including board members, staff and other non-profit organizations.  The bank’s staff are fabulous people and the recipients were grateful for their support.  We are very lucky to be included in their inner circle!

No injuries in former Niagara mill fire

NIAGARA, Wis. – Marinette County officials have released information in regards to a structure fire at the former Niagara mill.

A 9-1-1 call from a worker at the former mill reporting that the structure was on fire was received by Marinette County Dispatch at 8:48 a.m. today.

Niagara Fire Department was dispatched. Mutual aid was requested almost immediately from Aurora Fire Department, followed by Breitung Township Fire, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine Fire and Florence Fire Department.

Niagara Police Department provided traffic control and scene security.

All workers were safely evacuated from the plant and no injuries were reported, according to Marinette County Emergency Management officials.

The property is owned by Niagara Development.

The buildings on the property are owned by American Iron & Metal (AIM), Macedonia, Ohio. Sub-contractors were conducting demolition work, cutting a section of roof on the east end of the mill.

The roof caught fire and spread quickly throughout the east end.

Niagara Fire Chief Shawn Brown said the fire was well under control by 12:30 p.m.

“However, city wells were depleted by the volume of water being pumped. Operations are being scaled down at this time,” he said. “Fire crews remain on scene to monitor hot spots.”

American Red Cross NE Wisconsin Region sent a team to provide food and water for responders.

Other agencies responding were Niagara Area Emergency Unit, Marinette County Sheriff Department and Marinette County Emergency Management.

8th Annual Waterfront Charity Ride will Benefit American Red Cross

The Marinette/Menominee American Red Cross has been chosen as recipient of the proceeds raised from the 8th Annual Waterfront Festival Charity Ride on August 8th, 2009 starting at Applejacks Bar & Grill, 20 W. Hosmer St. Marinette, WI.

There will be a stop in Abrams during the 126-mile ride through Oconto and Marinette Counties. There will also be a stop at Little River Country Club,in Marinette, for silent auction, raffles, food and drink before the final stop at the festival grounds.

Riding or not, you can purchase tickets for the raffle of a 46′ flat screen television. You can pick up tickets from the Cozzy’s Polaris or the Marinette/Menominee Red Cross office at 1812 Hall Ave., Marinette.


Pre-register at: Cozzy’s Polaris W1740 Hwy 41 Marinette, WI 


Sign up on August 8 between 8am and 10am at:
Applejacks Bar & Grill 20 West Hosmer St Marinette, WI

 Cost of ride:
Solo $10
Double $15

For further information on this event you can contact Coz Costello at 715-732-6501 or Debbie Haduch at 715-735-6062.

 Debbie Haduch has worked with Coz Costello and Peach Blake as they plan for the event. “These guys are totally awesome to work with,” says Haduch. “They are such givers to the community and they are unstoppable when they do things.”

The Red Cross would like to thank Coz Costello, Karen Costello, Pat (Peach) Blake, Mary Blake, Triple C Riders and the community for their support of the Red Cross.