04/02/2020- Marinette County gets the final go-ahead to buy some vacant land in the Town of Peshtigo for potential recreational development. The Executive Committee approved the purchase of around 123 acres near the right-of-way along Highway 41 for $80000. Officials say the land could be used to create hiking or biking trails as part of larger recreational corridor connecting Marinette and the City of Peshtigo. As part of that purchase, the County will also pursue a Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant which could fund up to half of that $80000 price.