Author: Warren Bluhm

Area first responders seek greater numbers

A northern Kewaunee County emergency medical services group is hoping to recruit more first responders to serve the community. The Casco-Lincoln Area EMS Group posted this message on its Facebook page Saturday: We want YOU! The Casco-Lincoln Area EMS Group is looking to expand our group by increasing our first responder numbers to better serve our community! Training is provided at no cost to volunteers due to the generous support from our community. If you live in the Township of Casco, Lincoln, Luxemburg, Red River, Ahnapee or the Village of Casco, and are interested in joining a fun group...

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Dairy Dreams WPDES permit reissued

The state Department of Natural Resources has made a final determination clearing the way for Dairy Dreams LLC to be reissued a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit for its concentrated animal feeding operation in Casco. The permit, effective Feb. 1, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2023, sets the effluent limitations, monitoring requirements and other conditions regarding the management and use of manure and process wastewater generated by the operation’s 5,250 animal units. An animal unit is defined as 1,000 pounds of animal weight. An adult dairy cow can weigh between 1,400 and 2,000 pounds. Dairy Dreams is not...

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Celebration reception Friday for Isabella Haen

The Kewaunee County Fair and The Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair Program invites the public to a Celebration Reception in honor of Isabella Haen, who last week won the title of 2018 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs. Luxemburg, Casco, Algoma and Kewaunee Fire Departments plan to escort Haen through Kewaunee County beginning at 5 p.m. Residents are encouraged to make posters and lots of noise and line the route to honor her for the accomplishment. The escort route will start at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg, proceed to Elm Street and left onto County Road A. At...

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Kewaunee secures three waterfront grants

Kewaunee city officials have received three key grants for ongoing waterfront redevelopment projects. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has notified the City of Kewaunee that it has been funded for an electronic payment kiosk for the city boat launch. This Kiosk will allow people to pay for launching their boats via credit card, providing automated payment processing and increased compliance enforcement. “This is a small grant ($12,000), but it will allow us to save funds and use them for other marina-related purposes,” City Administrator Fred Schnook said. The city was also awarded a $119,000 Federal Sport Fish Restoration...

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4-H Prom Dress Sale is this weekend

The annual Prom Dress sale sponsored by the Kewaunee County 4-H Teen Association is scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 18-20, in the music rooms at Luxemburg-Casco High School, 512 Center St., Luxemburg. In past years the sale has featured everything from designer gowns (current styles that are still in stores) to dress bargains for $10. As an added bonus, the association will have a seamstress at the sale to offer suggestions on fit and making the dress your own. People who would like to sell dresses on consignment can bring them in from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, noon...

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