Kewaunee County news briefs
Soil health seminar on Feb. 29
The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department is hosting a seminar “Principles of Soil Health” from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, at the Luxemburg Fairgrounds Expo Center, 625 Third St., Luxemburg.
The seminar will be lead by Ray Archuleta, a soil health specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Archuleta will discuss how to improve the most importance asset landowners and farmers have: their soil. He will discuss health soil cycles nutrients and watering more effectively and how this reduces the needs for chemical inputs, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, fuel and other man-made inputs. He will also focus on how healthy soils can improve bottom lines while enhancing the health of animals, plants and watersheds.
The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Land and Water Conservation Department at 920-845-9743.
Kewaunee County sirens and Code Red
Beginning March 1, Kewaunee County will be performing monthly siren tests on the first Wednesday of each month at approximately 11:45 a.m.
The sirens are for outdoor warning only, and are not intended to be heard inside a home or business, said Tracy Nollenberg, director, Kewaunee County Emergency Management.
To be warned indoors about severe weather, Nollenberg recommends that each residence have an NOAA weather radio, which can be purchased and programmed at the Kewaunee County Emergency Management office.
Residents may also sign up for Code Red, a high-speed telephone emergency notification service that delivers notifications about tornado warnings, freezing water pipes, burn bans, Persons of Interest, public safety, missing persons and other emergency notifications. To register for Code Red, visit the secure website at www.kewauneesheriff.com and click on the logo CodeRed.
For more information, contact the Kewaunee County Emergency Management Office at 920-845-9700.
Algoma GrandStay Hotel presentation
The City of Algoma Plan Commission will hear a presentation on a proposed GrandStay Hotel Development in downtown Algoma at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Algoma City Hall, 416 Fremont St., Algoma..
The proposed hotel will have approximately 50 rooms and be located between First and Second streets adjacent to American Legion Park. GrandStay has six other hotels in Wisconsin, as well as at other locations throughout the country.
The public is invited to attend the presentation.
Destination Imagination regional tournament
The BayLake Regional tournament of Destination Imagination will be held March 5 at Sturgeon Bay High School.
Student teams from Algoma, Denmark and Luxemburg-Casco, as well as other area schools, will present their creative solutions to a number of challenges in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fine arts and service learning. Sponsored by Baylake Bank, this year’s regional tournament will include 55 teams of elementary, middle and high school students.
Destination Imagination is a global, volunteer-led nonprofit with the mission to teach the creative process from imagination to innovation. Winning teams will advance to the state tournament at University of Wisconsin-Steven Point April 16.
Denmark Community School applications open
The Denmark Community School is a small, innovative school for students in grades 7-12. Applications are being accepted through April 30
Located upstairs at the Denmark Middle School, the school is a cutting-edge learning community where students actively drive their own education by pursuing their passions. The school integrates creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication into standards-based academic pursuits.
Using the latest technology, students participate in both student and teacher-led opportunities to put the tools they have available into practice, expanding their minds and furthering their education.
Interested students or parents should contact the school for a visit by calling 920-863-4153 or emailing [email protected].
NWTC Luxemburg Offers Free Computer Classes
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is offering free computer classes at its Luxemburg campus at 133 Commerce Drive, Luxemburg
There will be two sessions: 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, April 8 to May 6, and 5-8 p.m. Mondays, April 25 to May 23.
The courses will cover changing screen settings, opening Word documents, editing text, creating a graphic, creating and deleting folders, sending emails and attachments, surfing the Internet and much more.
Registration is necessary due to class size limits. Call 920-845-5945 or stop by the Luxemburg office. These classes are grant-funded through Bay Area Workforce Development.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Kewaunee County news briefs