Kewaunee County Budget Includes $1.7 Million in Savings

Kewaunee County taxpayers will see a drop in the county portion of their tax rates for 2019 after the adoption of a $22,783,968 budget by the County Board. The drop in the tax rate amounts to a reduction from $7.30 to $7.25 per $1,000 of equalized value. The reduction is credited to a decrease in expenditures of $1.7 million from year to year. Notable spending … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Days Offers Tours & Job Fair

A dozen Door County manufacturers, based in Sturgeon Bay, will open their doors to free tours Saturday during the second of two Manufacturing Days, this time from 8AM to noon. An important component of the event will be the opportunity for workers to attend a job fair at each location. Jim Schuessler, Executive Director of the sponsoring Door County Economic Development Corporation, says interested visitors … Continue reading

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KCEDC Hires Chaudoir as Consultant, Names Larson Interim Director

As the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation continues its search for a new Executive Director, the board of directors has chosen an Interim Director. Kim Larson, a member of the organization’s executive committee has been tabbed to fill the position. Larson has experience ranging from branding & marketing campaigns, launching new initiatives, as well as working with startups in several sectors. She and her husband … Continue reading

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Red Cross Seeking Volunteers for Smoke Alarm Event

The Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Door County to help with their Smoke Alarm Installation Event on June 2nd. The goal of the nationwide event is to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the US by 25% within five years. Teams of volunteers will go door to door on the day of the event installing free smoke alarms, testing alarms, … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails to Close

Snowmobile trails in Kewaunee County will be closing due to deteriorating conditions and warmer temperatures. Trails in the Denamrk area closed as of noon on Thursday and all trails will be closed as of noon on Friday. The trails were opened on Tuesday evening. Riders are encouraged to call the 24 hour information line operated by the Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department by calling … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails Open

The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department has announced that all four sections of the Kewaunee County snowmobile trail system are open, effective 6PM Tuesday. The trails are groomed, but are reported to be in poor condition. Riders are asked to use caution and to stay on the marked trails. A 24 hour hotline is updated when the trail status changes, that number is (920)-388-7199.

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Haen Named State’s Fairest

Kewaunee County’s Fairest of the Fair, Isabella Haen, has been crowned as the 2018 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair. Haen was selected Wednesday, from a field of 36 contestants at the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention in Wisconsin Dells. She will now serve for one year as an ambassador for the Wisconsin Association of Fairs, traveling throughout the state promoting the educational, agricultural, social, … Continue reading

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Primary Needed for Two Seats on Kewaunee County Board

A primary election will be held on February 20th to narrow down the candidates for two seats on the Kewaunee County Board. There are three people running for the seat in District 2 in the Town of Lincoln, Cory Cochart, Joseph Musial, & Mark Kusniesz. In District 10 in the Town of Carlton, the candidates are Duane Duecat, John Wochos, & Thomas Cretney. The seat … Continue reading

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Kewaunee Man Dies in High Speed Accident

A 21 year old Kewaunee man is dead, after a high speed chase through the city of Kewaunee Sunday night. Just after 11PM an officer of the City of Kewaunee Police Department observed a vehicle entering the city on Highway 29 in excess of 100 miles per hour. The officer attempted to pursue the vehicle as it headed down First Street to Hospital Road, but … Continue reading

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Algoma Wins $25,000 Culture of Health Prize

Algoma has been recognized as one of eight winners of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The national recognition comes with a $25,000 cash prize and recognizes the community for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health. The Algoma School District was recognized for inspiring youth to be a driving force behind a … Continue reading

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