Author: Warren Bluhm

Work underway on Hwy. 29, County Road J

It’ll be slow going on state Highway 29 from the Kewaunee-Brown County line to Green Bay for the next couple of months. And traffic is being detoured while Kewaunee County crews replace a bridge on County Road J. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region motorists started a resurfacing and culvert replacement project on Highway 29 in Brown County on Monday. Work is taking place along an eight-mile stretch of 29 from U.S. 141 in the village of Bellevue to the east Brown/Kewaunee County line. The $3.247 million project will be separated into two phases, with pipe culvert replacement...

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Marquette School demo on Kewaunee Council agenda

The future of the former Marquette School property will be back on the Kewaunee City Council agenda Monday night. Aldermen are scheduled to discuss an attorney contract and review fundraising strategies during their regular August meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Kewaunee Municipal Building, 401 Fifth St. The city sold the old structure in 1999, and the new owner removed many of the building’s assets and allowed it to deteriorate, including a partial roof collapse, to the point of being structurally unsound, resulting in eventual catastrophic failure. Consequently, restoration is unfeasible and the building must be demolished....

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WS Packaging earns silver award

Building on its history of innovative and technical achievement in label printing and packaging, WS Packaging Group, Inc., recently garnered a Silver Award at the 2017 In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA Awards) Competition. “We’re honored to be recognized by the IMDA for excellence as a leading innovator,” said Dean Wimer, CEO, WS Packaging Group. “Innovation in printing and packaging is what ensures value for our customers every day in bringing their brands to life.  Awards like these are reassuring that our industry-leading advances in label production, as well as design, are delivering results.” At the 2017 IMDA Awards Competition, WS...

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El-Na Farms hosts a precision conservation pilot for Land O’Lakes

El-Na Farms LLC in the town of Lincoln took part this year in a Land O’Lakes cooperative pilot program that tested new technology in soil erosion prevention. The pilot is the subject of an article posted on news portal of the cooperative’s  website. “A big concern for us here is depth of soil because of our bedrock. We’re always looking for ways to help the soil stay put,” says Lonnie, who manages El-Na Farms’ agronomy operation. “A lot of the same issues that are talked about here are addressed as part of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN—the things you can do...

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Everything you need to know about Algoma’s Shanty Days

The main grounds of Algoma’s Shanty Days celebration open at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, but a lot of festival-related activity will already have been going on by then. The annual Shanty Days Fishing Contest got underway on Thursday and continues until Sunday. Cash and prizes will be awarded in the open men’s and women’s divisions for chinook salmon, coho salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout and lake trout; boat or pier for age 16 and up. The Youth Division (15 & under) has Boat and Shore categories; the Boat division is for salmon and trout and Shore division is for...

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