Author: Warren Bluhm

Manure irrigation ordinance stalls, sent back to committee

Don Niles, co-owner of Dairy Dreams LLC and representating the Peninsula Pride Farms initiative, asks the Kewaunee County Board to delay action on an ordinance to regulate spreading of liquid manure on farm fields. By Warren Bluhm A proposed Kewaunee County ordinance to more strictly regulate the spreading of liquid manure over farm fields was sent back to committee Tuesday, after representatives of several large farms objected to the measure as potentially cost-prohibitive. The first draft of the Waste Irrigation Ordinance was introduced in May to the Board of Health and the Land and Water Conservation Committee. Among its...

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Senate’s turn to review prison bill

The bill that would permit closing Green Bay Correctional Institution and the construction of a new facility, possibly in Kewaunee County, is scheduled to receive a public hearing in the state Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology, and Consumer Protection this week. State Representative David Steffen, R-Howard, authored the proposal because of significant cost and capacity concerns in maintaining the 119-year old facility, and because the prison campus is being eyed by the village of Allouez as a potential development site. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to continue discussing this proposal and its benefits to my community...

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County Board leaders address budget; public’s say is Tuesday evening

Kewaunee County Board Chairman Robert Weidner and Finance Committee Chairman Lee Luft have released public statements in advance of Tuesday’s review and public hearing on the 2018 county budget. Both statements were posted on the county website,, and address some of the concerns they have heard about the details of the 329-page budget document that was released at the County Board’s September meeting. The public hearing is the first item on the agenda for the board’s meeting, which is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the county Administration Center, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee. The final version...

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26 businesses to offer culinary delights at Taste of County

The Kewaunee County Buy Local program presents “delectable flavors from area culinary experts to craft beverage masters” at the Taste of the County event scheduled for 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg. The event features restaurants, caterers and beverage merchants throughout the area serving samples of their specialty cuisine and beverages. A total of 26 area businesses are presenting their unique food and beverage offerings. A variety of bucket raffles are also part of the festivities, featuring gift certificates, logo apparel/items, certificates for service or experience and other items. Tickets for the Taste of the...

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State general school aid numbers are in

As required by state statute on or by Oct. 15 of each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has provided the certified amount each public school district will receive from the $4.584 billion appropriated for general state aid for the 2017-18 school year. According to the numbers generated by the DPI: Algoma schools will receive $4,160,262 for the 2017-18 school year, a 2.47 percent increase. The Kewaunee district will receive $5,211,642 this year, a 20.33 percent increase. Only 10 school districts received a greater percentage increase. Luxemburg-Casco receives $10,945,277 in general state aid for 2017-18, a 3.04 percent...

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