Body of Missing Boater Found Saturday Morning

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has announced that the body of a missing boater has been found in the waters of Green Bay in the Little Sturgeon area. The search began Friday night after the sheriff’s department was notified that a sailboat had washed ashore near Wood Lane & North Stevenson Pier Road. The Brussels-Union-Gardner used the department’s rescue boat to inspect the vessel which … Continue reading

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Incident at Algoma Elementary a Misunderstanding

What was originally reported as a suspicious incident at the Algoma Elementary School has now been declared a misunderstanding. On Tuesday evening a woman attempted to pick up a student at the elementary school, which she identified as a relative. The student was not allowed to leave with the woman, and left at a later time with  a parent. The woman came forward and cooperated … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Burglary

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department is looking for help from the community after a recent burglary. Officers were called to a home on Highway 29 on Thursday, April 14th, where they observed signs of forced entry and were told that an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The Owners were not home at the time of the burglary, but, a witness saw what was described … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Election Results

Algoma Mayor Wayne Schmidt – 736* Virginia Haske – 423 Algoma Common Council – District 4 Janice Dart – 230* Terry Hannah – 98 Algoma Schools Referendum($4.86 million upgrade project) Yes – 1,542* No – 385 Kewaunee Mayor Sandi Christman – 650* John Blaha – 453 John Griffith – 69 Kewaunee Common Council – District 1 Jason Jelinek – 154* Kathy Brown – 106 Kewaunee … Continue reading

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Door County Referendum Results

The Towns of Brussels, Union, & Gardner all approved an advisory referendum for the BUG Fire Department facilities upgrade in the amount of $2.8 million. The approval now triggers a second vote to be held at the annual town meetings. Brussels Yes – 320* No – 153 Union Yes – 284* No – 257 Gardner Yes – 288* No – 258 Voters in the Village … Continue reading

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Elementary School Upgrades the Focus of Algoma Referendum

Voters in the Algoma School District will be asked to approve a $4.86 million referendum in the spring election on April 5th. Algoma Superintendent Nick Cochart says the elementary school is the focus of the proposed project… Plans call for a mechanical conversion, as well as renovations, additions and other improvements at the elementary school… The Algoma School District has seen increased enrollment over the … Continue reading

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Grant Funding Obtained for Crescent Beach

The Fund for Lake Michigan has announced the approval of 26 grant projects totaling over $1.3 million, including $75,000 for a project at Algoma’s Crescent Beach. The Friend’s of Crescent Beach say the grant is the first step in addressing the stormwater drainage issues that impact the beach. The funding will be used to improve water quality in the hopes of reducing the number of … Continue reading

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Environmental Groups Ask for Immediate Action on Groundwater Contamination

Six environmental groups, including Kewaunee Cares and the Clean Water Action Council, are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency for immediate action regarding ground water contamination in Kewaunee County. Several groups initially filed a petition 18 months ago in hopes of EPA action, but the petitioners say that little has been accomplished since then. The letter filed Wednesday asks for immediate access to clean drinking water … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails to Close Friday Morning

The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department has announced that all snowmobile trails in Kewaunee County will be closed at 6AM Friday, February 19th. Snowmobilers are reminded that they can be cited for riding on closed trails, and are urged to call the 24-hour information line before heading out by calling (920)-388-7199.

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Mehn & Wisnicky Move on In Kewaunee County Judge Primary

Keith Mehn received 1,564 votes, and Jeffrey Wisnicky received 1,093 votes in the race to replace retiring Judge Dennis Mleziva in the race for Kewaunee County Circuit Court Judge. Andrew Naze finished in third place with 817 votes in Tuesday’s primary balloting. Mehn & Wisnicky will face off for the position in the April election.

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