Author: Warren Bluhm

Truck Tug of War added at Luxemburg Speedway Friday

Friday will be a regular race night at Luxemburg Speedway, but something new has been added after the races: the track’s first-ever Truck Tug of War. The event pits truck against truck on a 15-foot-wide by 100-foot-long dirt track. All trucks are weighed and put into their appropriate class. The trucks back up to each other and a 30-foot strap is hooked to the rear of each truck. Both trucks pull and the winner is the competitor who pulls his/her opponent 15 feet across the line or the farthest in 30 seconds. The winner stays in the winner’s bracket...

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Database lists tap water contaminants

The vast majority of Americans can learn about every potentially harmful chemical in their drinking water and what scientists say are the safe levels of those contaminants. The Environmental Working Group says its new national Tap Water Database is the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. drinking water, aggregating and analyzing data from almost 50,000 public water systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database includes reports on tap water from the Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg water works, as well as Lakeview Heights Mobile Home Park in Algoma. The organization claims a...

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Back to School Program gets started

The 2017-2018 school year is right around the corner and registration for Kewaunee County’s annual Back to School Program is underway. The program aims to provide some of the required school supplies for children of families in need. The families who qualify for assistance are those on WIC, Food Share or BadgerCare, as well as those who partake in the free or reduced breakfast or lunch programs or have found themselves in an emergency situation. The distribution of supplies is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Lakehaven Hall, 96 Ellis Street, Kewaunee. Back to School Program registration forms were...

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Stahl Bros. Dairy ordered to pay fine, implement practices

A Luxemburg area dairy and concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) has agreed to pay up to $50,000 in penalties for spills that occurred while spreading manure on farm fields in December 2014 and November 2015. Stahl Brothers Dairy LLC, N7518 Tonet Road (pictured above), agreed to the settlement in a stipulation and order that was signed and filed in Kewaunee County Circuit Court last month but went unreported until Tuesday, when the order and related court documents were released by an environmental activist group, the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP). According to a civil complaint dated June 12 by...

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National Geographic plugs Czech & Kolache Festival

The Agricultural Heritage and Resources’ Czech & Kolache Festival gets a plug in a new article at the National Geographic website titled “The Best Food Festival in Every U.S. State.” Quoting from the article, which lists a foodie delight in every state from Alabama to Wyoming: The kolache, a pastry pillow or pocket stuffed with a sweet, gooey poppy seed or fruit filling, originated in Bohemia and is now popular in places where Czech migrants settled in America. The Agricultural Heritage Farm in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, hosts a summer Czech & Kolache Festival that includes polka, beer—and, of course, lots...

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