Kewaunee County news briefs
KCHS presents USS Pueblo presentation
Kewaunee County Historical Society is sponsoring a presentation on “The Spy Ship – USS Pueblo,” about the famous vessel built in Kewaunee by the Kewaunee Engineering Corp. in 1944 and captured in 1968 by North Korea, where 84 crew members were held hostage for 11 months.
The riveting story will be told by Chris Sturdevant of the Cold War Museum and Richard Rogala, a former POW and crew member of the Pueblo. Sturdevent recently visited North Korea and took a tour of the USS Pueblo.
Rogala was one of North Korea’s prisoners who lost 40 pounds during his captivity and credits his youth and the camaraderie of his crew for his survival. He was released in 1968 crossing the “Bridge of No Return.”
The presentation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the society’s History Center at 217 Ellis St., Kewaunee. It is free, and refreshments and a social will follow the presentation.
‘What’s it Worth?’ event
The Kewaunee Public Library will once again host a “What’s It Worth” antique appraisal event featuring Mark Moran from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the library. Moran has been on the Antiques Roadshow, has co-authored Warman’s Antique Guides and has been appraising antiquess for more than 30 years.
Objects may include fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks, costume jewelry and musical instruments. Please do not bring weapons, traps, coins, paper money, Nazi memorabilia, fine jewelry, including precious gems and Beanie Babies.
Pre-registration is required and cost is $15 per item. Contact the library at 920-388-5015.
Algoma Business Industry and Education Awards
Joy Krieger, Executive Director of the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Business, Industry and Education Awards for 2016 sponsored by the chamber.
The winners are:
Business: Clay on Steele
Education: Teal VanLanen, Brenda Pairolero /Algoma School District
Retiring Education: Gail Haack/Algoma School District
Retiring Librarian: Rita Schiesser/Algoma Public Library
Family Business: Kendra Bulgrin & Jimmy Eddings/ James May Gallery
Pizazz Award: Dave Schoenborn/Comfortably Numb Casual LLC
The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce will present the awards at the Hotel Stebbins on April 18 to celebrate these individuals and members that have contributed to the success of the community through business ownership, education or leadership and service.
Social begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, followed by the awards celebration. Dinner reservations are required by April 14, and forms can be obtained by emailing [email protected] or calling the Chamber at 920-487-2041. Cash bar and four-course meal $22 per person. Make your reservations today!
Casco Lions Club sells Roses for Spring
The Casco Lions Club is again selling “Roses for Spring,” a major fundraising project for the club. The rose sale helps pay medical expenses for people in need and provides funds to the Luxemburg-Casco Food Pantry, Casco Fire Department, Casco First Resonders, Casco Athletic programs, scholarships for seniors at Luxemburg-Casco High School and improvements to Casco Village Park.
Roses sell for $15 and will be delivered on Friday, April 15, or Saturday, April 16. To order your roses, contact any Casco Lions Club member or call Dennis Haen at 920-845-1401.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Kewaunee County news briefs