Author: Warren Bluhm

Century and Sesquicentennial Farms feted at Wisconsin State Fair

Six Kewaunee County farms were honored at the Wisconsin State Fair earlier this month during presentation of the 2017 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Awards, given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. Accepting awards during the Aug. 8 ceremony were: Diane and Dennis Derenne, Luxemburg; Dorothy and Tom Konop, Denmark; Sally and Gregg Ledvina, Luxemburg; Sue and Steve Sevcik, Kewaunee; Robert Stodola, Cedar Row Dairy, Luxemburg; and Lavonne and Michael Vandervest, Luxemburg. To qualify for the award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a...

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Foxconn bill headed to Assembly for vote Thursday

The state Assembly was planning to meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday to debate and vote on the bill that would set the stage for electronics manufacturer Foxconn to build a campus in southeast Wisconsin that could lead to as many as 13,000 jobs. WisPolitics.com quoted the office of Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke as saying 7.5 hours was set aside for debate. The latest version of the measure emerged from the Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy on an 8-5 vote Monday, with all Republicans on the committee voting “yes” and all Democrats voting “no.” State Rep. Joel...

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Gallagher’s first bill passes the House

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, and Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., passed their bipartisan bill July 28 that allows for the establishment of the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington, D.C. The bill seeks to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served in defense of the United States in the Global War on Terrorism. Both Rep. Gallagher and Rep. Moulton are post 9/11 Marine Corps veterans who served in Iraq. “After today’s vote in the House, I could not be more proud to announce that we are one step closer to securing our brave...

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‘Aaron and Jordy’ to be featured at Zoobilee

The Zoological Society of Kewaunee County has scheduled its annual Zoobilee celebration for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Bruemmer Park Zoo, E4280 County Road F, Kewaunee. Visitors will be able to meet “Aaron and Jordy,” the zoo’s new Nigerian dwarf goats. Zoobilee is a family-oriented fundraiser and most of the day is free. Features include wagon rides, self guided nature walks, a bouncer, miniature golf, a scavenger hunt, teddy bear run, Alfalfa the clown, a car show with a car blowing up, raffles, food and many more activites. The society has an anonymous donor who will...

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Back to School Store aids families in need

The annual Kewaunee County Back to School Store is happening Wednesday afternoon at Lakehaven Hall, 96 Ellis St., Kewaunee. This program aims to provide some of the required school supplies for children of families in need that live in Kewaunee County. (Families with children that are receiving free lunches, are on WIC or Food Share etc., or are in an emergency situation of need all qualify.) The event is scheduled from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Families that did not register in advance to receive an assigned arrival time may come between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Children are asked...

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