Author: Warren Bluhm

Winter Storm Watch issued for Kewaunee County

By Warren Bluhm The National Weather Service office in Green Bay has issued a winter storm watch for seven counties in Northeast Wisconsin – Kewaunee, Brown, Outagamie, Waupaca, Winnebago, Calumet and Manitowoc – because of the forecast for as much as 6-8 inches of snow this weekend. The watch is in effect from 9 p.m. CST Saturday evening through midnight Sunday. If the storm is as significant as expected, watch also for interesting imagery during the National Football League game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field, which begins at 3:25 p.m. CST. “A complex winter system will track through southern Wisconsin later this weekend and bring accumulating snow to the area,” the NWS bulletin says. “Expect snow to develop in central Wisconsin late Saturday evening and then overspread the area through the night. The highest snow amounts should be south of Highway 29, where over 6 inches of snow is possible by the time snow tapers off Sunday night.” Hazardous travel is expected to develop Saturday night and continue through Sunday as roads become slick and snow-covered and visibility is reduced because of the falling snow. After a partly sunny but cold Saturday with a high around 19, temperatures are expected to drop to 14 Sunday morning, rising to around 30 during the snowstorm. According to weather.gov: + A Winter Storm Watch is issued...

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Recount to be certified

The signing of the certification for the completed Kewaunee County portion of the presidential recount is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. today. That tops the Friday, Dec. 9, news summary (which you can get via email every weekday by clicking over there on the...

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Many Local Men in Action Areas of Pacific When Japan Attacks

(from the Algoma Record-Herald of Dec. 12, 1941, preserved in the online archives of the Algoma Public Library) Two County Pilots on Philippine Islands; Germany and Italy also Declare War Hostilities which upset the delicate peace in the Pacific broke out with unexpected treachery on the part of Japan against United States outposts of defense Sunday morning, and Algoma and this vicinity, because of local men stationed in areas actively engaging the enemy, took much more than normal interest in the course of events. Monday America declared war on the Empire of Japan and Thursday Germany and Italy declared war on the United States, thus turning the present hostilities into a truly World war, surpassing in number of nations involved in the conflict that started in 1914. American declared war on the latter two countries at about noon the same day. Two county airmen, Capt. Richard Fellows, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fellows, Algoma, and Capt. Oswald Lunde, formerly of Kewaunee, are stationed in the Philippine Islands, center of most of the activity since the initial surprise dawn attack on the U.S. Naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Sunday by Japanese planes. Fellows graduated from the Algoma High school in 1931, attended the University of Wisconsin two years and then received his appointment to West Point, where he graduated in 1937. He was transferred to the Philippine Islands...

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Last of 1-a’s Leave Tuesday for Their ‘Physicals’ at Milwaukee

(Algoma Record-Herald, Dec. 12, 1941) KEWAUNEE — Three short of the 37 men requested by selective service headquarters, 34 county men were sent notices the past week to travel by chartered bus next Tuesday for their physical examinations. The list exhausts the 1a’s of the county. Two that would have made the Milwaukee trip have enlisted in other branches of the service. Carl Braem, Algoma, has signed up for Coast Guard service, and Lester Bader, Red River, has enlisted in the Army cavalry. No call for December induction has been received for the county to date. The bus leaves the courthouse at 6 o’clock next Tuesday morning and the men have been asked to report at 5:45 sharp. Those receiving notices: Raymond Brouchoud, Carlton. Wilbur Bellin, Lincoln. John Schwob, Luxemburg. William Zelenka, Franklin. Edmund Leannah, Kewaunee. William Sell, Casco. Sylvester Zuzanek, Kewaunee. Alvin Zellner, Luxemburg town. Gerald Oswald, Carlton. Reuben Hoffman, Algoma. August Ziemer, Kewaunee. Lewis Lukes, Casco town. Joseph Mornard, Luxemburg. Clarence Parma, Carlton. Erhardt Pilgrim, Kewaunee. Edward Novak, Algoma. William Stodola, Luxemburg town. John Diedrich, Kewaunee. William Wautlet, Casco town. Rudolph Tulachka, Carlton. Ernest Lohrey, Algoma (now at Milwaukee). Daniel Enz, Kewaunee. Albert Hanna, Montpelier. Matt Schleis, Kewaunee. Argene Leischow, Algoma. Bohumil Wistein, R3, Kewaunee. Reuben Duescher, Montpelier. Robert Schowalter, Ahnapee (now at Chicago). Edward Koutsky, Kewaunee. William Lizer, Kewaunee. George Graff, R1, Kewaunee. John Holsbach, Lincoln....

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