Author: Warren Bluhm

Walking groups launch Get Healthy initiative

Two weekly working groups are the first fruit of a new Kewaunee County Public Health Department wellness initiative called “Get Healthy Kewaunee County.” The initiative was formed in response to the findings of the county’s most recent Community Health Assessment. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Work Group has been meeting monthly to look at ways to promote health and wellness within the community through nutrition and physical activity. Beginning in May, Prevea Health will lead a walking group in Luxemburg that will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Harvest Community Church, E1479 Rockledge Road, and will walk for approximately...

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Ag Career Days moved to fall

A day at the farm aimed at giving middle and high school students firsthand exposure to career possibilities in agriculture will be shifted to the fall this year, in part because of the impact of the record snowstorm earlier this month. The Kewaunee Economic Development Corp. has decided to postpone the Ag Career Days event that was scheduled for May 3-4 at Kinnard Farms in the town of Lincoln. “As we are sure most of you are aware, last weekend’s historical blizzard has inflicted an incredible amount of damage to our area farms and businesses, including our host farm,...

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A show of hands against abusers

About 50 people took part in the “Hands Around” event in Kewaunee on Tuesday, to draw attention to the fight against sexual assault and child abuse. They joined the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services, Kewaunee County Victim Witness Program and Violence Intervention Project at the second annual Hands Around Event, held outside the Human Services offices in Kewaunee. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, City of Kewaunee Police and Fire departments also took part. One more event related to Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month is scheduled for Saturday, May 5: A self-defense class from 10:30...

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Kewaunee County Board gets itself organized

Robert Weidner was re-elected chairman of the Kewaunee County Board when supervisors gathered Tuesday night for their biannual organizational meeting. Supervisor Gary Paape was the choice as vice chairman, succeeding Linda Sinkula who chose not to run for re-election to the board this year. Paape received 12 votes for vice chairman to six for Supervisor Lee Luft and two for Supervisor Linda Teske. It was the first board meeting for eight supervisors who were elected April 3. County Board supervisors serve two-year terms on the 20-member board. The board made a couple of changes to its rules of order...

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Luxemburg Speedway plans opening night May 4

The Luxemburg Speedway plans to open its stock-car racing season on Friday night, May 4. Ticket specials are being promoted, and a practice session is planned this Saturday afternoon. Practice will include all dirt cars and will run 1-4 p.m. Pits open at 12 noon, and grandstand admission is free. (Pit fees are $20/Drivers, $10/crew.) The season opener features Joe Verdegan, a local author and race personality who will be signing his new book, “The Past Lane: The Next Generation.” Racing starts at 7 p.m. on Friday nights. Pits open at 4:15 p.m. and the grandstand at 5 p.m....

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