Kewaunee County News in Brief

12:38 PM, Mar. 21, 2013  |  Comments

Christman announces for City Council

Sandi Christman has announced her candidacy for Kewaunee City Council in District 4 in the April 2 election.

She is a lifelong resident of Kewaunee who has served on the Kewaunee Chamber of Commerce board of directors; past president, for two terms, with the Kewaunee Jaycees; Kewaunee High School Mascot Committee chairwoman; Kewaunee School District Strategic Planning Technology Committee member; KHS PTO secretary and Every-15 Minutes Alcohol Awareness Coordinator; KHS Athletic Booster Club secretary; Kewaunee PR Committee member; Kewaunee County Garden Club webpage administrator and Scholarship Committee chairwoman; and previous EMT and billing coordinator for Kewaunee Ambulance.

She is married to Dave Christman. They have two sons who are in college, Jared and Craig Christman.

Fire damages attic of north side home

Algoma firefighters spent about two hours on the scene of a house fire at 521 Arlington Ave. on the evening of March 19.

Fire Chief Tom Ackerman said the homeowner reported the fire in his attic at about 4:54 p.m. The blaze was near the interior fireplace chimney.

"From the burn patterns, it appeared to have been burning for some time," Ackerman said.

Firefighters needed to pull down some of the ceiling near the chimney and a nearby bathroom. The fire was extinguished quickly and crews spent some time checking to make sure it had not spread further.

No one was injured, and the scene was cleared around 7 p.m. The department received mutual aid assistance from Kewaunee and Southern Door fire departments.

Broadband survey launched with PSC

The Kewaunee County Economic Development Corp. (KCEDC) and University of Wisconsin-Extension-Kewaunee County have partnered with Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) to conduct a residential and business survey to assess the broadband needs and gaps in the county and state. The goal is to be able to provide data to providers and policy leaders at the local and state level for future broadband planning.

People may complete the survey online at If you would like to fill out this survey for your business, complete the survey online at

If you do not have Internet access at all, contact UW-Extension at (920) 388-7141 or KCEDC at (920) 487-5233. Complete only one survey per household. The survey deadline is May 15.

Kuehl to be awarded Kohl scholarship

A Kewaunee High School senior is one of 187 graduating high school students selected statewide who will receive the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship.

Adam Kuehl, son of Brian Kuehl, Kewaunee, and Lisa Kuehl, Kewaunee, is one of eight students in the CESA 7 district named for the initiative scholarship.

Initiative scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, are students who have demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond, but have not yet received other academic-based scholarships.

Adam will receive his award at a noon luncheon April 13 at Red Smith Elementary School in Green Bay. Retired U.S. Senator Herb Kohl will attend and make the presentation.

Williquette promoted at Bank of Luxemburg

Information Technology Director Joel Williquette has been promoted to vice president of IT at Bank of Luxemburg.

Williquette served as the IT director for 31/2 years, managing the staff of information technology professionals engaged in network infrastructure, help desk, core banking applications, and business analysis.

With increased duties as vice president of IT, he will be a member of the Bank of Luxemburg executive team engaged in financial and strategic planning. Additional responsibilities include: overseeing the information technology budget, vendor/contract negotiations, and security and disaster recovery.

Zaceks to perform at Optimist concert

Algoma Optimist Club is sponsoring a concert series, with the first one scheduled for 7 p.m. March 23 at the Algoma Elementary School Auditorium, 514 Fremont St., Algoma.

The concert will feature Sara Zacek, well-known local singer and songwriter, and her children - Jack, 9, Laney, 7, and Sam, 3.

All three children will sing duets with Sara and have written their own music (Jack started at age 5.)

Ticket prices are $6 per adult, $3 for ages 11-3, free for children younger than 3 and may be purchased from any Algoma Optimist Club member or at the door.

BIE banquet date announced

The annual Business, Industry and Education Banquet sponsored by the Algoma Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for April 24 at the Hotel Stebbins. The BIE Banquet is to recognize and celebrate those that have contributed to the success of the community through business ownership, education, or leadership and service.

Nomination and reservation forms are available at the Chamber. Nominations may be submitted to the Chamber prior to the April 1 deadline.

Cost for the banquet is $20 payable with reservation. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. with four-course, sit-down dinner at 6:30 followed by the awards ceremony.

Call the Chamber at (920) 487-2041 with any questions.

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862 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
1025 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
1278 votes

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