Kewaunee County news briefs
Krieger resigns from Algoma Chamber
Joy Krieger, executive director of the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce has resigned, effective June 24.
Krieger said that she and her husband, Mike Krieger who is assistant manager of the City of Kewaunee marina, sold two houses they owned in Algoma and Kewaunee and decided to take a mid-life sabbatical. They will be visiting Yosemite and touring the country this fall and probably relocate to the Beloit area where they have family, Krieger said.
“We won’t trade this experience for anything,” said Krieger. “We have really loved these harbor towns and all the friends we have made here.”
Krieger has been executive director of the chamber since August, 2012.
John Price, president of the chamber, said that the board was currently seeking a new executive director. Krieger said that she would return to Algoma later in the summer to help train the director.
Shanty Day photo contest deadline July 15
The deadline for the annual Shanty Days photo contest is July 15 at 7 p.m. and entries are now being accepted.
Photos can be dropped off or mailed to the Algoma Public Library at 406 Fremont St, Algoma. The photos must have the official entry attached, which can be downloaded at www.algomachamber.org. under Shanty Days tab at the top or picked up at the Algoma Library or Algoma Visitor’s Center.
Prints must be 8-by-10 inches or larger, been taken within the last three years and within a 20-mile radius of Algoma. See official forms for complete details.
Entries may be submitted digitally to the chamber at [email protected].
Submissions may be used on the Chamber’s social media sites, website, guidebook, etc. However, a paper photo submitted to the library is the official entry for the contest.
Public information meeting for County S bridge over Ahnapee River
A public information meeting will be held by the Kewaunee County Highway Department for the replacement of the County S (Second Street) Bridge over the Ahnapee River in Algoma.
Discussion will focus on the closure of the County S Bridge, possible impacts to Richmond Park and other adjacent properties, bridge design alternatives and the construction schedule of the bridge replacement.
The project is currently anticipated for construction in the summer of 2019.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 5 p.m. at the Algoma City Hall, 416 Fremont St, Algoma in the City Council Chambers.
A short presentation of the proposed bridge replacement will be provided by representatives of the consulting firm Ayres Associates.
Informal discussion will follow the presentation to discuss individual concerns regarding the project.
Algoma Summer Parks Program Begins July 5
The Algoma Summer Park Program at Perry Field will start July 5 and run to August 11. The program hours will run from noon to 3 p.m. Free lunch will be offered to youth under age 18 and the program will include fun games, crafts and field trips.
Extravaganza of the Arts led by Mary Innes form the Music and Art School of Door County is an 8-week program on Wednesdays that begins July 13 and runs through August 14. The program will help children move through dance and character acting expression. A class for ages 4-5 will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. and for ages 6-10 from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Algoma Super Swim Week at the YMCA will be August 15-18 for children ages 5-10. The children meet at the Youth Club at 8 a.m. and will have a 45-minute swim lesson, 45 minutes of field games and then have a lunch provided by the YMCA. Children will return to the Club at noon. Cost for the four-day program is $30.
Call the Youth Club to register for these programs at 920-487-5480.
DNR Meeting on Lake Michigan fish management strategies
The Department of Natural Resources will hold public meetings to discuss management strategies and opportunities for Lake Michigan in light of continued challenges facing salmon populations and the alewives they feed on.
A meeting will be held Wednesday, June 29 at the Brown County Library Auditorium, 515 Pine St., Green Bay from 6 to 8 p.m.
The meetings will focus on a variety of potential management actions to ensure continued diverse opportunities for sport anglers. Topics of discussion will include finding the right species mix, use of net pens, hatchery production, habitat restoration and the potential to increase focus on species with the greatest chances of thriving given the record low levels of open water forage fish such as alewives and rainbow smelt.
For more information, visit DNR.wi.gov and search “Fishing Lake Michigan.”
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Kewaunee County news briefs