Author: Warren Bluhm

Kewaunee County officers join salute to fallen officer

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department was represented in the procession of police vehicles that attended State Trooper Anthony Borostowski’s funeral Monday at Sparta High School. Borotowski, 34, died in the line of duty April 11 when his patrol car crashed on Interstate 90 in Sauk County. “Today the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department paid its respects to Trooper Anthony Borostowski. End of watch April 11, 2017. We’ll take it from here. Rest In Peace Tony,” the Kewaunee department posted on...

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Hands Around the Courthouse to tackle domestic abuse

Nearly four dozen people turned out April 12 in Kewaunee for the Hands Around the Courthouse stand against domestic violence. “The goal of the event was to raise awareness about child abuse and sexual assault in our community,” said Samantha, a victim advocate with the Violence Intervention Project, one of the host organizations. “We want people to know that it happens here and that it happens more than people recognize. We also want people to know that there is help for victims and their families.” VIP worked with Kewaunee County Human Services and the local Victim/Witness Program. “We all...

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Bank of Luxemburg to open Kewaunee branch Monday, April 24

The Bank of Luxemburg expects to open the doors for service at its new Kewaunee branch at 8 a.m. Monday, April 24, one week before the official grand opening. The bank plans to host a Grand Opening celebration of the 980 Marquette Drive location during the first week in May. The weeklong festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 1. Activities and specials will continue through the week. The public is welcome to attend all Grand Opening activities to enjoy complimentary reusable grocery bags, snacks, refreshments and a chance to win prizes playing Plinko....

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Luxemburg-Casco FFA, Alumni raffle ’66 tractor

A vintage tractor restored by members of the Luxemburg-Casco FFA chapter and FFA Alumni is the prize in a fundraising raffle this summer. The machine is a 1966 Farmall 1206 – Serial No. 9484. The groups are raffling the tractor off with proceeds going towards scholarships and funding trips for the FFA students. Tickets are $10/each or four tickets for $35. To purchase tickets, email or call 920-845-2240. When calling or emailing, leave your name, address, and how many tickets you would like to purchase. Tickets will be sent to you to fill out, then return the stubs...

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Algoma may appoint new alderman Tuesday

The Algoma City Council likely will have a full eight members again after its organizational meeting Tuesday evening. James Barlow stepped down from his 3rd Aldermanic District seat this winter after he and his mother moved to Oshkosh. Mayor Wayne Schmidt has been accepting letters of interest from candidates willing to serve out the second year of Barlow’s term through April 2018. The appointee would decide at that time whether to run for a full term. Schmidt said last week that he hoped to have a candidate to present to the Council in time for the organizational meeting, scheduled...

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