Live Algoma Improving the Community Through Collaboration

The Live Well Algoma Coalition, a partnership of community, the Algoma School District, Bellin Health, local business, and government, is approaching the one year mark. Teal VanLanen, District Wellness Coordinator & Community Activator, says the organization was put together after construction of the community wellness center… Collaboration has been key for Live Algoma’s effort to focus on making large, community wide improvements. VanLanen says connecting … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails to Open

The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department is reporting that all of the snowmobile trail sections in Kewaunee County will open at 6PM tonight(Wednesday, February 3rd). Trails are reported to be in fair condition, and riders are urged to use caution near the Black Ash Swamp north of Algoma. Riders are reminded that they are required to purchase a trail pass this year which is … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails to Close

The Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Department has announced that all snowmobile trails in Kewaunee County will close, as of 6AM Sunday, January 31st. Snowmobilers are reminded that they can be cited for riding on closed trails. The Promotions & Recreation Department recommends checking the 24 hour information line before heading out at (920)-388-7199.

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Algoma Chamber Looks to Add Telescope to Observation Deck

The Algoma Visitor Center, which houses the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce, has one of the best views of Lake Michigan you can find. From the wrap around deck visitors are able to check out the lake, Crescent Beach, Algoma’s historic lighthouse, and the eastern city landscape. The chamber is hoping to give visitors an even better look by adding a coin operated telescope, which … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Man Arrested on Suspicion of 10th Count of OWI

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man early Monday morning on suspicion of a 10th offense of operating while intoxicated. Authorities were notified at approximately 4:15AM that a vehicle was parked in front of the Casco Post Office for several hours and appeared to be running with its lights on. Deputies responded to the scene and found a 56 year old Casco man passed … Continue reading

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Authorities Seize Explosives in Town of Ahnapee

A 37 year old man from the Town of Ahnapee was taken into custody Tuesday morning after authorities searched his residence for explosives. Officers found five specific explosive items during the search of the property at E5919 South Highway 54, they were seized and taken into possession of the bomb squad for further analysis. James R. Gigstead was taken into custody on a probation hold, … Continue reading

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Rio Creek Feed Mill Awarded Rural Energy Grant

The Rio Creek Feed Mill was announced as one of the recipients of grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture for energy efficiency projects at 25 rural small businesses and agricultural producers in Wisconsin. The feed mill received $93,648 and is using it as part of the expansion of their Luxemburg facility where they have installed a high efficiency corn dryer. Andy Barta, Assistant … Continue reading

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Referendum for School Improvements at Algoma to be on Spring Ballot

The Algoma School Board approved the 2015/2016 budget Monday night that included a 4.58% reduction in the tax levy. The budget also included a resolution for a referendum for permission to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $4.86 million for a proposed renovation of the Algoma Elementary School, high school restroom renovations, parking lot improvements at each school building, and equipment acquisition related to … Continue reading

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DNR Grants Request of Reconsideration on Kinnard Farm’s Expansion

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has issued a final order regarding an administrative challenge to Kinnard Farm’s permit to expand from 4,000 cows to 6,200. The final order does not uphold conditions set in a ruling by an administrative judge in 2014, that would have forced Kinnard Farms to conduct ground water monitoring, including the installation of wells away from the farm, and put … Continue reading

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Soar on the Shore Kite Event Saturday in Algoma

The Soar on the Shore will be held in Algoma Saturday at Crescent Beach from 11AM to 4PM. The Soar on the Shore is a special kite event put on by the Friends of Crescent Beach and the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce. Joy Kreiger, Executive Director of the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce says kite experts will be on hand… The event is free … Continue reading

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