Author: Warren Bluhm

Coastal art sought to support marine sanctuary drive

With a special meeting coming up regarding a proposed Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary, Kewaunee County officials are asking local artists to help them showcase the county’s coastal beauty. “We are blessed to be located on Lake Michigan,” said Jennifer Schneider, county tourism coordinator/public information officer, in a news release. “We have so many talented artists in Kewaunee County; this is their chance to shine and display their work.” The county has created an informational web page titled “National Marine Sanctuary” to provide details about the proposal. A “Call for Art” link is part of that page. The National...

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Zoupart, Paczki Run/Walk benefit Bruemmer Park Zoo

The Kewaunee County Zoological Society benefits from two special events planned this weekend. North Water Bakery & Deli is staging the second annual “Paczki Fun 5k Run/Walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the bakery, 133 N. Water St., Algoma. Individual early registration is $20, $25 on the day of event; families of up to five may register for $75, $100 on Saturday. All proceeds from the Fun Run/Walk benefit the Zoological Society, which cares for animals and exhibits at the county’s Bruemmer Park Zoo. The fourth annual Zoupart event is scheduled for 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday at...

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Algoma man’s truck goes through ice in Sturgeon Bay

An Algoma man told a Milwaukee TV station “It could have been really bad” after his beloved truck broke through the ice of Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, Feb. 18. “I was driving on the ice, and as soon as went through, the water came right to the mirrors,” Dan Hill said to WTMJ-TV in this report. “It dropped fast. Luckily, I was taught not to wear my seat belt and keep the driver’s side window open, in case of this. I had the window open, so I bailed right away, and pulled myself out the car to safety. Then...

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L-C’s fallen heroes remembered

The families of three Luxemburg-Casco soldiers who were killed in action were presented with portraits of their fallen family members Monday night. The paintings of Jesse Thiry, Dean Opicka and Luke Zimmerman were presented to their loved ones during an American Legion meeting at Luxemburg Village Hall. Jim Kitchen, commander of Legion Post 65 of the town of Rome, said the post has teamed with Pennsylvania artist Alex Yawor to present a lasting personal memorial of each soldier. Kitchen and his fellow Legionnaire Paul Kahr have presented 10 Wisconsin families with a portrait by Yawor. “I’m proud of the...

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Kewaunee County biogas presentation draws a crowd

Close to 200 people attended a Monday afternoon meeting in Luxemburg designed to give local officials and residents more background into a request for proposals that would convert manure into usable energy and improve overall water quality. The meeting at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Exhibition in Luxemburg was hosted by the state Public Service Commission and the departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). A show of hands indicated about half the crowd were County Board and town board supervisors, mostly from Kewaunee County but also Brown, Door, Manitowoc and Calumet counties. The state...

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