Author: Warren Bluhm

Luxemburg’s Music in the Park schedule

Second in a series. The spring and summer music season is not so far away; Luxemburg’s Music in the Park series opens on Thursday, June 8, less than seven weeks away as these words are typed. The shows are scheduled to run 6-8 p.m. at Fireman’s Park, 206 Maple St., Luxemburg. There’s no admission charge, and music lovers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and refreshments. The lineup: June 8 – Chad Przybylski & His Polka Rhythms June 15 – Mark Jirikovec’s Band June 22 – Dr. Bomba June 29 – The Sugarbush Boys July 6 – The...

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Sentence completed, sex offender moves home

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department has released information about a registered sex offender who was scheduled to move into the county this week. Officials say Jonathan W. Prahl, 40, is moving into a residence on Prahl Road southeast of Luxemburg. Prahl was convicted in 1996 of three counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child. According to the bulletin released by the Sheriff’s Department, Prahl has served the sentence imposed by the courts and he is not wanted by the police at this time. “This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an...

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Kewaunee County Fairgrounds rental rates reduced

The rates to rent out the Exhibition Hall at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds, 625 Third Street, Luxemburg, for both private functions and commercial events are being reduced. The Kewaunee County Promotion and Recreation Committee has voted unanimously to lower private rental rates to $250 for Kewaunee County residents and cut commercial rental rates to $600 for events that are open to the public, effective immediately. Also, the cost to rent the 12,100-square-foot space includes the use of the office and kitchen. “It’s graduation season, wedding season and expo show season, so we hope that this reduction in rates will...

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Fred Schnook named Kewaunee city administrator

The Kewaunee City Council has appointed Fred Schnook to serve as its new city administrator, starting May 1. The decision followed an executive session Wednesday evening. Schnook has served as executive director of a number of organizations, most recently the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin. His resume includes 15 years as CEO of the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board and a stint as the mayor of Ashland from 2002 to 2006. Interim Administrator Art Osten Jr. plans to stay on for about two weeks helping introduce Schnook to the community, staff and City Council and bring him...

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Program recycles farmers’ agricultural plastic

Farmers from Kewaunee County and across the area had an opportunity Tuesday to pick up a plastic bin for recycling their agricultural plastic. The dumpsters were available through Tisch Mills Farm Center. Revolution Plastics provides the dumpsters and plastic pick-up service to farms who use ag plastic film. About 100 bins have been distributed to date through Kewaunee County and into Door County, according to Aerica Bjurstrom, agricultural agent with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “This company is providing the service to the farmers for free, keeping the plastic out of the fields and keeping it out of the landfill...

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