Author: Warren Bluhm

Algoma plans Blessing of the Fleet on Friday

The city of Algoma is choosing to mark the anniversary of a marina fire in a positive way, by staging its first-ever Blessing of the Fleet on Friday evening. The blessing is an old Mediterranean fishing tradition meant to ensure a safe and bountiful fishing season. All boaters and land observers from the Bay of Green Bay to the shores of Lake Michigan are invited to attend. The blessing by Pastor Christopher Jackson, with a special safety proclamation from Algoma Mayor Wayne Schmidt and Assembly citation signed by Gov. Scott Walker and presented by state Rep. Joel Kitchens, will...

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Farm Technology Days grants announced

Nearly a year after the close of the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days event, members of the Executive Committee on Monday announced the different avenues the remaining funds from the show at Ebert Enterprises will be distributed as charitable donations. To date, $103,000 has been donated to 20 local charities that volunteered during the 2017 show. The Executive Committee now plans to start giving back an extra $250,000 into the community. These funds will be distributed in one of three ways: scholarships, grants and a legacy community project. The scholarships will benefit students who are in their second...

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Conservation public survey up and running

The Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department (LWCD) is turning to the public for ideas and direction regarding its next 10-year plan for Land & Water Resource Management. The public is asked to take a short online survey to assist the department with deciding the greatest environmental concerns in Kewaunee County along with the tools and strategies that could be used to have the best impact on these concerns. “The concerns of the citizens are very important to setting the LWCD’s goals and objectives for the next 10 years, we want to know where our residents think we...

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Historic wagon train rumbles toward Kewaunee

Horse-drawn wagons like the ones that drew European settlers to this part of the world will be making their way through Door and Kewaunee counties this week, with a final destination Saturday at Heritage Farm south of Kewaunee. According to an Algoma Chamber of Commerce post on Facebook Monday: The History on the Move Wagon Train returns to the area this week! After spending Tuesday night, June 19, 2018, in Sturgeon Bay, the wagon train will take the Ahnapee Trail to Algoma with a stop-over at Timber Trail Campground on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The public is invited stop...

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Thousands flock to Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm

Tony and Peggy Knorn signed up five years ago to be the hosts of the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm in 2018, the year their Junion Homestead Farm would be 150 years old – and that kind of foresight and planning was on display all day Sunday. The lines were long but moved quickly, whether it was to take the short ride from the parking area, to eat the farm-fresh ham and eggs breakfast or to board trams for an informative tour of the farm first settled in 1868 and now being worked by its fifth, sixth and...

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