Upgrades Underway at Bruemmer Park Zoo in Kewaunee

Construction is underway at the Breummer Park Zoo near Kewaunee. The old bear pen has been demolished, and a large new exhibit will be built for the zoo’s two bobcats. Other projects include the removal of the old steps that linked the upper & lower portions of the zoo, due to safety concerns, and a new entrance sign will soon be installed. The entrance sign … Continue reading

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Kewaunee Selects New City Administrator

Fred Schnook has been selected as the next Kewaunee City Administrator. Schnook has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is working on his PHD in Urban Affairs. Schnook has served as executive director of several organizations and previously served as the Mayor of Ashland, Wisconsin. Schnook will begin his duties as Kewaunee City Administrator May 1st. He will shadow Interim City Administrator Art Osten … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County One of the Healthiest in the State

For the second time in the last three years, Kewaunee County has been ranked as one of the healthiest counties in Wisconsin. Kewaunee County ranked 2nd out of the 72 counties in the state in the Health Outcomes category, which factors length of life and quality of life. Kewaunee County came in 10th for Health Factors, which includes behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Getting Makeover

During its lifetime, which began in 1936, the building has been a garage and city hall in Sturgeon Bay. Now, it’s getting a bit of a makeover by its current occupant, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. The organization’s Executive Director, Pam Seiler, says the project is part of the effort to make the visitor center more welcoming… Seiler says, for many people, their first human … Continue reading

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Open Seat on Algoma City Council

There is an open seat on the Algoma City Council, due to the resignation of Alderman James Barlow. The seat is in the 3rd aldermanic district, a map of the district can be found below. The city is accepting letters of interest from those interested in filling the seat. The appointed term will run until the April, 2018 election. Interested parties who live in the … Continue reading

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Live Algoma a Finalist for Culture of Health Prize

The Live Algoma Coalition has been named as one of eleven finalists for the 5th annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The communities named as finalists were chosen from a list of more than 200 throughout the United States that demonstrated how they excelled in six different criteria. The prize honors communities that understand health is a shared value and everyone has … Continue reading

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Passenger Killed in Snowmobile Accident Saturday in Casco

According to information from the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, an accident involving a snowmobile Saturday night has taken the life of the passenger of the snowmobile. The accident took place on private property off of Pheasant Road in the Town of Casco. The report says the snowmobile struck a fence post, resulting in both the driver & passenger being thrown from the snowmobile & the … Continue reading

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Treml Appointed President & CEO of Bank of Luxemburg

The Bank of Luxemburg has announced that Tim Treml has been appointed President and CEO of the financial institution. Treml has been working closely with John Slatky on the transition. Slatky served as the bank’s Executive Vice President and CEO for five years and as President and CEO for the past 23 years. Slatky will remain on staff until his planned retirement in June. Treml … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge Reopens Thursday

The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay is set to reopen Thursday afternoon. The department of Transportation says repairing the nine damaged beams from an incident last April cost $200,000. The driver of the semi towing the backhoe that struck and damaged the bridge is responsible for all of the costs of the repair. The beams were cut out from the bridge structure and new … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails Closed

As of 6AM Friday, December 23rd all four sections of the Kewaunee County snowmobile trail system are closed. Snowmobilers can be cited for riding on closed trails. For the latest updates on status of the Kewaunee County snowmobile trail system call the 24 hour information line at 1(920)-388-7199.

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