The City of Kewaunee is planning a celebration Wednesday (Aug. 12) at the former Marquette School site to thank everyone who helped in the two-year effort to acquire and demolish the century-old building and remove contaminates from the site.

The state Department of Natural Resources cleared the site for development in January, after the city successfully removed 341 tons of ash waste and 15.5 tons of PCB-contaminated soil. An asbestos removal project was required before the old building could be razed.

City officials plan to gather at the site 1 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate with snacks and beverages. City Hall is the alternative in case of inclement weather.

The city has been reviewing its options as to the future use of the land, which is bounded by Dorelle, Dodge, Rose and Milwaukee streets.

Marquette School in August 2017 (Kewaunee County Comet file photo)
The Marquette School site last winter after cleanup was completed. (Kewaunee Comet file)