Author: Warren Bluhm

Grants awarded for job transportation costs

Gov. Scott Walker’s office announced last week that Wisconsin Employment and Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP) grants totaling $1,779,593 will be given to 10 organizations that provide employment transportation services to low-income workers in 53 counties throughout the state. The grants include $235,972 in state and federal funds for Forward Service Corp., a Rhinelander-based firm that provides employment, training and support services in 40 counties, including Kewaunee. “With more people employed than ever before and a record-low unemployment rate, Wisconsin must tap the talents of everyone who is able to work, including those with transportation barriers,” Walker said. “The Wisconsin...

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Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative offers scholarships

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative is looking to award two, $1,000 college scholarships to children of its members. Applicants must be high school seniors, high school graduates or college undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at an accredited four-year college or university or a two-year program at a technical, junior or community college. The area of study does not need to be in agriculture, but preference may be given to students pursing a degree in an agricultural field. Only dependents of Edge members qualify. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership,...

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Girls tournament starts Tuesday; boys brackets released

Area boys basketball teams now know who their first-round opponents will be when the WIAA state tournament opens next week, while girls basketball teams get ready to begin their tournament on Tuesday. From Kewaunee County, Luxemburg-Casco girls received a No. 4 seed in Division 2 and will host No. 5 Green Bay Southwest at 7 p.m. Tuesday. In Division 4, Kewaunee received a sixth seed and will host No. 11 Winnebago Lutheran Academy; Algoma received a No. 9 seed and travels to eighth-seed Gibraltar. In the boys brackets announced Sunday, Luxemburg-Casco is seeded No. 10 and will travel to...

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Eight Spartans, three Storm to state wrestling championships

Eleven Kewaunee County wrestlers – eight from Luxemburg-Casco and three from Kewaunee – are heading to the WIAA state championships after prevailing in sectional tournaments in Oconto Falls (Division 2) and Juneau (Division 3) on Saturday. Luxemburg-Casco wrestlers who won their weight class in the Division 2 sectional were Lucas Joniaux (106), Bryce Bosman (126), and Colton Worachek (145). Nathan Ronsman (132), Devan Vandenbush (152), Reece Worachek (160), and Nate Lloyd (220) all finished second, and Austin Leroy (195) placed third at Oconto Falls and also qualified for state. L-C finished second to Freedom in team scoring. Kewaunee champions...

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Kinnard Farms wastewater discharge permit renewed

The Department of Natural Resources has renewed the Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit for Kinnard Farms in the town of Lincoln. The new permit is effective Feb. 1, 2018, through Jan. 31, 2023. The permit application was one of five that were subject to a public hearing Nov. 28. The reinsurance was announced Jan. 28 by Casey Jones, DNR agricultural runoff specialist. Kinnard is one of the largest dairy operations in Kewaunee County with more than 10,000 animal units and authorization under the permit to expand to 12,860 animal units by 2023. An animal unit is equivalent to...

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