Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails Open

The Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Department announced that as of 5PM Sunday, all four sections of the county snowmobile trail system are open. Trails are reported to be in poor-fair condition. Riders are urged to use caution near the Black Ash Swamp north of Algoma. Riders are also warned that groomers may be on the trails, and there is thin ice on waterways and … Continue reading

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Fire Fighters Battle Apartment Fire and Cold in Southern Door County

The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department responded to a fire in southern Door County just after 8:30 Sunday night. The fire in the Town of Union in Southern Door County near the county line, is believed to have started in the furnace of a building with four apartment units on Rocky Road. Fire Chief Curt Vandertie said the cold weather was a factor in the fire fighting … Continue reading

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Algoma Ranks as Safest Place to Live in Wisconsin

Algoma has been named as the safest place to live in Wisconsin, on a list put together by Alarm System Reviews. Information from the FBI’s annual uniform crime report was used to create the list. Algoma’s ranking is based on a violent crime rate of 0.3 per 1,000 residents and a 0.0 property crime rate per thousand. The Village of Luxemburg came in at number … Continue reading

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Door & Kewaunee County Election Results

*Unofficial Election Results for Door & Kewaunee Counties* President Door County Trump/Pence – 8,584 Clinton/Kaine – 8,026 Johnson/Weld – 558 Stein/Baraka – 145 *Others Receiving Votes – 85 Write Ins – 210 Kewaunee County Trump/Pence – 6,616 Clinton/Kaine – 3,593 Johnson/Weld – 348 Stein/Baraka – 79 Others Receiving Votes – 92 US Senator Door County Ron Johnson – 9,295 Russ Feingold – 7,671 Phillip Anderson … Continue reading

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Kewaunee Voters Approve Levy Increase

Voters in the City of Kewaunee approved a levy limit override by a 49 vote margin in referendum voting Tuesday. The totals were 690 Yes to 641 No votes. The increase to the levy will be 16.76%($175,000), and will be applied on an ongoing basis and included in the base used to calculate the limit in the future. The city intends to use the funding … Continue reading

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Body of Missing Fisherman Found in Kewaunee

Divers in the Kewaunee Harbor recovered the body of 43 year old Robert Umentum III just after 10:30 Monday morning after a search that lasted just over 7 hours. It is believed that Umentum was fishing and fell into the water in the early morning hours. A yell for help was first reported to Kewaunee County Dispatch at 3:08AM. The immediate area was searched and … Continue reading

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Algoma to Get Hometown Huddle Treatment

The Green Bay Packers have selected the City of Algoma as the recipient of the Hometown Huddle project. The effort is part of the NFL’s league wide Play 60 program encouraging and helping kids get active for 60 minutes a day. Packers players and employees, as well as volunteers from the United Way of Door & Brown Counties will join representatives of the City of … Continue reading

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Algoma Man Seriously Injured in Accident Tuesday Night

A 22 year old Algoma man was seriously injured in an accident Tuesday evening in the Town of Lincoln. The Algoma man was the driver of a 1997 Honda Prelude that struck a farm implement pulling a self unloading wagon on County Highway C. Both vehicles were southbound on County C. The accident took place when the farm implement attempted to turn east on Hawk … Continue reading

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Algoma Seeking Public Input for Updated Comprehensive Plan

The City of Algoma is in the process of updating it’s comprehensive plan for the city. The comprehensive plan lays out the long term planning needs and sets goals for community development. The last time Algoma’s comprehensive plan was updated was in 2003, which was a 20 year plan. The city has contracted with Vierbicher Associates, a planning consulting firm from the Madison area. The … Continue reading

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Peninsula Pride Farms Offers Clean Water for Those With Contaminated Wells

Peninsula Pride Farms, a group of 43 farmers in Kewaunee and southern Door Counties has announced that it has developed a program called Water Well, to provide free clean water, private well assistance, and help cover costs of a water treatment system to those in the area whose wells have tested positive for e-coli contamination. The water well program will work in conjunction with existing … Continue reading

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