Author: Warren Bluhm

Hearing on comprehensive plan among this week’s government meetings

By Warren Bluhm/Kewaunee County Aggregator The Kewaunee County Land & Water Committee holds a public hearing Tuesday morning on the updated 20-year county comprehensive plan. The hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in Conference Room 131 of the Land and Water Conservation Department office, 625 Third St., Luxemburg. The 101-page comprehensive plan is a legal document intended to provide guidance for local and county officials when making land-use decisions. The new document is an update from the plan drafted in 2007 and also incorporates the Kewaunee County Farmland Preservation Plan update. The plan update can be accessed online through the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission site at this link. After the hearing the committee will convene its regular meeting. The agenda includes a resolution to forward to the County Board adopting the comprehensive plan update. The meeting is one of six committee meetings being held in advance of the Tuesday, Dec. 20, meeting of the full County Board. The Board of Health meets at noon Monday; the Law & Emergency Management Committee at 11 a.m. Tuesday; the Promotions and Recreation Committee at 5 p.m. Tuesday; the Highway and Solid Waste Committee at 8:45 a.m. Thursday; and the Human Services Board at 9 a.m. Thursday. + The Kewaunee City Council is expected to pass its 2017 city budget when aldermen gather at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 401 Fifth St.,...

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Dyckesville Lions Club donation allows Red River County Park playground expansion

By Warren Bluhm/Kewaunee County Aggregator The Kewaunee County Finance Committee has approved purchasing new swing sets and sandbox equipment for Red River County Park for up to $10,000, with the funds to be reimbursed by the Dyckesville Lions Club. During the committee’s meeting Thursday, supervisors approved the purchase upon receipt of the club’s donation. The county’s share of the project will be providing machinery and labor to level the area for the playground equipment and to assist with installation, according to background information provided to the committee by Parks Director Dave Myers. The old swing sets were removed about three years ago when the existing playground was constructed in partnership with the club, Myers said. By making the purchase through the county, then getting reimbursement through the club, the Lions save some money that can be used toward this and future park...

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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 + 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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