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Kewaunee County News in Brief

12:51 PM, Mar. 28, 2013  |  Comments

Water main flushing planned

Algoma Utilities plans water system maintenance during the month of April, according to a news release this week from utilities general manager Richard Riederer:

"Hydrant flushing, valve turning and performing routine water main maintenance are important procedures when it comes to a community's safety. It is necessary to flush hydrants in order to test that there is adequate water flow and pressure. Flushing is also done to remove any sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution system.

"Maintenance will be performed during the month of April, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. As a result of the maintenance, customers may notice discoloration of the water. If this happens, run the cold water for a few minutes until the water runs clear. Customers should not be alarmed; the water is safe for cooking and consumption.

"Customers are asked to refrain from washing white or light-colored fabrics during the hours of maintenance in your area, to avoid staining on certain fabrics. The Utility would like to thank you for your help in improving the operation of the water distribution system. If you have any questions concerning this procedure please call Algoma Utilities at (920) 487-5556."

NOAA weather radios offered for sale

Kewaunee County Emergency Management has National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios available for purchase. The cost of the radio is $30. Radio programming will be provided by Kewaunee County Emergency Management free of charge.

Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed the week of April 15-19 as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. A weather radio can help alert your family of impeding weather in a more timely manner.

If you are interested in purchasing a NOAA radio, contact Emergency Management at (920) 845-9700 or stop by the office located at 625 Third St., Luxemburg, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Baseball team seeks players

The Bay Shore Eagles of Kewaunee, an amateur baseball team in the Northeastern Wisconsin Men's Senior Baseball League, is looking for more players.

The league is for age 25 and older with games played on Sundays.

For more information, call Joe Viau at (920) 255-0336 or jvia@itol.com.

Farm banquet set for April 10

The annual Kewaunee County Farm Bureau Rural-Urban Banquet is scheduled for April 10 at the Birch Inn, Kewaunee. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a family-style chicken dinner.

The speaker will be Jody Anderson, a registered nurse, AADP board-certified health coach and owner of Succeed Health LLC in Algoma. Through her practice at Succeed Health LLC, she offers clients health and nutrition coaching, obesity counseling, chronic disease management, stress management, health workshops and nutritional supplements. She will talk about health issues and how to take care of them before becoming a greater problem.

The price of tickets will be $10 with the balance being picked up by the Farm Bureau. They can be obtained from any town director or by calling the Farm Bureau secretary at (920) 388-3885 by April 3.

CDBG loans available for homeowners

The city of Algoma is accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant Revolving Loan Fund (CDBG-RLF), which are zero-percent loans that are deferred until the home changes ownership.

This funding is available for city residents who are low- to moderate-income homeowners that are within the following income guidelines: one-person household $33,550 or less, two-person $38,350 or less, three-person $43,150 or less, four-person $47,900 or less, five-person $51,750 or less, six-person $55,600 or less, seven-person $59,400 or less, and eight-person $63,250 or less.

The loan can be used to make the following types of repairs: handicap accessibility, replace windows and doors, roofing, heating, water heaters and plumbing, electrical upgrades, connect water and sewer lines, panting, siding, and porch repairs, and other general improvements.

The priority application deadline is 4 p.m. April 12. The grants will be awarded first-come, first-served based on a complete and eligible application. Applications can be picked up in person at Algoma City Hall, 416 Fremont St., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until the grant funding has been designated.

Retired educators plan spring meeting

The Door-Kewaunee unit of the Wisconsin Retired Educators Association has scheduled its spring meeting for April 17 at Northbrook Country Club in Luxemburg.

Social time begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. The cost is $13, and all retired educators are welcome.

For more information, call Kathy Frisk at (920) 406-6572.

Yoga Warriors prepare for deployment

Kewaunee Health and Fitness Center has announced a free "Yoga Warriors" that will run 6-6:45 p.m. each Wednesday evening starting April 10.

The program, designed for all service men and women, as well as veterans who suffer from PTSD or any other type of mental, emotional, or physical injury, will be led by yoga instructor Marti Patterson.

For more information call KHF, 160 Terraqua Drive, Kewaunee, at (920) 388-4961.

Village Rummage Sale a month away

The annual Casco Village Wide Rummage Sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4.

Homeowners and businesses that would like to register on the villagewide map should contact Debbie Haumschild at 509 Maple St., Casco, with the $5 registration fee. For more information, call (920) 837-2152.

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