Author: Warren Bluhm

Playground Palooza to support new Kewaunee Playground

Music, a silent auction, kids’ activities, food and beverages are all a part of a special event Saturday evening benefiting the proposed Kewaunee School District’s all-inclusive playground. The benefit sponsored by and hosted at Lakehaven Hall, 96 Ellis St., Kewaunee, is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The children’s activities run until 7:30 p.m. Musical guests are Mockingbird from 5 to 7 p.m. and Jeff Stoeger from 8 to 10 p.m. Fundraising has headed down the home stretch, with supporters working on the last $60,000 of a $200,000 goal to have a new playground at the Kewaunee Schools...

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Farm Technology Days program released

The fact that the state’s largest agricultural show is coming to Kewaunee County for the very first time in its 63-year history is now feeling even more official after the 2017 Official Program for Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 was released Tuesday. The program can currently be read online and hard copies will be available at the FTD gates July 11-13. University of Wisconsin-Extension Agricultural Agent Aerica Bjurstrom told the County Board that the tent city is starting to take shape at the Ebert Enterprises farm outside Algoma, including the 30-foot-tall lighthouse that will be the centerpiece of the expo’s Innovation...

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Kewaunee County Board backs state prison bill

The Kewaunee County Board on Tuesday passed a resolution backing a legislative bill that would keep the door open to building a new state prison in the county – but only after adding language that makes it absolutely clear that the board is making no commitments at this stage of the game. The bill introduced by state Rep. David Steffen calls for selling the 119-year-old Green Bay Correctional Institution and building a new prison either in Brown County or one of the counties that borders Brown – Kewaunee, Calumet, Outagamie, Shawano or Oconto. The Algoma City Council and Luxemburg...

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Red Cross blood drives scheduled

The American Red Cross will hold two blood drives in Kewaunee County over the next week. Drives are planned from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1000 Wisconsin Ave., Kewaunee, and 1-6 p.m. Monday, June 26, at St. John Lutheran Church, 700 Heritage Road, Luxemburg. Individuals who are 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free blood donor app,...

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Zeke turns back the clock at Luxemburg Speedway

Luxemburg Speedway release Longtime racer Dave Zeitler held off a closing Benji LaCrosse to win his first IMCA Modified feature in several years, highlighting action at the Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg Friday night. Joining Zeitler in victory lane were Shawn Havel in the IMCA Stock Cars, Randy LeMieux, Jr in the IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Paul Deifenthaler for the fourth straight night in the Street Stocks and Mitch Meier in the Sport Compacts. It would be safe to say that when Zeitler scored the first feature win of his career, many of the racers present Friday night weren’t even...

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