Bus trip to Madison garden expo
The Kewaunee County Garden Club is offering an opportunity to come along on the annual bus trip to the Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo on Feb. 9, but reservations are due Feb. 1.
The Expo is held annually at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The cost is $45, which includes transportation, breakfast snack, boxed lunch and admission. For more information, go to www.kcgardenclub.org or call Sue (920) 487-2880 or Barb (920) 304-0682.
Mitten toss at basketball game
As if the Feb. 1 girls basketball showdown between Algoma and Kewaunee was not exciting enough, halftime will also feature the second annual Mitten Toss to benefit the county's needy children.
Fans are invited to bring mittens, scarves, etc. to toss on the court during halftime of the game at Kewaunee High School gymnasium. Last year the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts organization collected 500 pieces of winter gear; the goal is to double that amount this year.
The donations will be distributed in Algoma and Kewaunee.
Dance instructors wanted
The city of Algoma Park and Recreation Department is seeking instructors to lead classes in polka, swing, rumba, salsa, waltz, ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics and others.
Interested teachers may contact Jennifer Paape, director, and/or send a summary of experience to: (920) 487-5480 or email@example.com.
Garbage sticker price increases
Kewaunee residents have noticed an increase in the garbage sticker rate.
The City Council voted unanimously at its Dec. 10 meeting to raise the rate from $1.50 to $2, effective immediately.
Increasing costs for garbage pickup and disposal were cited as the reason for the increase.
Literacy Partners earns WPS award
Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County was one of 19 nonprofit community service organizations that have been declared winners of this year's Wisconsin Public Service Energy Challenge.
To qualify, organizations had to complete three required tasks in energy efficiency and weatherization during the months of October, November and December. Eligible groups received a $750 grant for successfully completing the challenge.
The three-month results showed a cumulative energy savings of nearly 17,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
St. Mary School plans open house
St. Mary School in Luxemburg plans an open house Feb. 18 for parents of children who will begin kindergarten in the fall of 2013.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with presentations by pastor Father Suess, principal Bill Matchefts and kindergarten teacher Mrs. Doell. Parents will have an opportunity to visit the classroom and tour the school.
For more information about the school, call (920) 845-2224 or visit the school at www.stmarysluxemburg.org.
Qamar makes dean's list at Lakeland
Fabian Qamar, a junior from Kewaunee, was among more than 310 students named to the Lakeland College dean's list for academic achievement for the 2012 fall semester.
To earn recognition on the dean's list, undergraduate students must carry a full-time load of at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade-point average.
Qamar, the son of Nadi and Rose Qamar, is double majoring, in music in vocal performance and pedagogy and in music in instrumental performance.
Memorial fundraiser honors Vanness
A fundraiser for the Myocarditis Foundation is scheduled for 3 p.m. To midnight Feb. 9 at the Blue Door Sports Bar in Kewaunee.
Myocarditis, an infection of the heart, is the disease that claimed the life of Brad Vanness, 27, on April 18, 2010.
Organizers plan a silent auction, food and refreshments. Weather permitting, speakers from the Myocarditis Foundation and Mayo Clinic will be on hand.
The public is invited to come and share their memories of Brad. All proceeds will be given to the Myocarditis Foundation for research.
Radar Runs next weekend
Lakeshore Area Vintage Snowmobile Association's fifth Annual Radar Runs, Vintage Snow Cross and Vintage Snowmobile Show is scheduled for Feb. 9 on East Alaska Lake in Alaska WI.
Registration starts at 7 a.m., Radar Runs start at 8 a.m., Vintage Snow Cross at 1 p.m. and trophy presentation at 5 p.m. A warming tent, raffles, food and refreshments are part of the festivities.
For more information, call Mark at (920) 255-0842.
St. Paul Lutheran auction set
St. Paul Lutheran, Luxemburg, will hold its 11th annual benefit auction Feb. 16 at Beverly Gardens, County P, Denmark. The silent auction begins at 4 p.m. and will end shortly after 7 p.m., when the live auction begins.
Last year's event raised almost $36,000, and the school is hopeful this year's event will be as successful. Numerous items have already been donated, including: chainsaw bear carving, recliner, autographed Aaron Rodgers jersey, DeWalt 18v cordless set, chainsaw, autographed Ryan Braun and Jim Taylor pictures, autographed Brett Favre helmet, gas grill, tools, jewelry, gift certificates to area restaurants and golf courses, and much more.
There is no admission charge for the auction. For more information or to buy a meal ticket, please call the school office at (920) 845-2095. Preview booklets can be seen online at www.stpaullux.org.