Author: Warren Bluhm

Hearing scheduled on Algoma community development plan

The city of Algoma has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday evening regarding the use of Community Development Block Grant funds for a Community, Economic and Housing Development Plan for the city. City residents, especially those with low to moderate incomes, are encouraged to attend to learn about the CDBG program, help identify community development needs, and comment on the activities proposed. The meeting is expected to begin with an overview of the federal CDBG program and the city’s planning grant by Quasan Shaw, Vierbicher Associates, a consulting firm, and the process that is expected to include interviews with...

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County plans to apply for rural broadband access funds

Kewaunee County is working on applying for a state rural broadband access grant, County Administrator Scott Feldt told the Personnel, Advisory and Legislative Committee last week. The Public Service Commission put out application materials for the rural broadband expansion grant on May 30, and the deadline is June 30, Feldt said. He is working with a provider to try to put together an application. “The hope is when the project is done by the end of 2019 that we could have broadband access coverage for the entire county,” he said. The fixed wireless system would employ towers on county-...

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Creekfest parade features Kewaunee County Fairest

The senior and junior Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair 2017 rode in their first parade of the summer Saturday – the Creekfest parade through Rio Creek. The two-day festival centered at Moe’s Corner features music, food refreshments, a silent auction and other events. Fairest of the Fair Isabella Haen snapped a selfie of herself and Junior Fairest Megan Salentine as they rode in vintage convertibles along the parade...

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County students excel at state FFA convention

Sam Pinchart of the Luxemburg-Casco FFA chapter was named the 2017-18 state FFA officer representing Section 9 Thursday during the closing ceremony of the organization’s state convention. Sam also won the State FFA Discussion meet this week, and Taylor Paye received a nomination to the National Talent Competition for her dance routine. Alyssa Johanek of the Kewaunee FFA chapter was one of the other final four candidates for the Section 9 position, with Sarah Calaway of Denmark and Valerie Berend of Bay Port. The Discussion Meet Contest tests the abilities of FFA members in cooperatively discussing agricultural issues, exchanging...

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Town of Lincoln releases groundwater mapping study

[Press release from the Town of Lincoln] On Wednesday evening the Town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County previewed the report on ground water mapping and contamination susceptibility that they commissioned in 2015 from Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.  The finished product will provide town leadership with scientific data regarding the flow and presence of underground aquifers which provide the town residents with their drinking water.  The series of maps includes the data showing where the Town’s lands are most susceptible to groundwater contamination. “We have gotten to the point”, said Town Chairman Cory...

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