Kewaunee County, WI

Algoma man dies after crashing into haybine in Kewaunee Co.

RED RIVER, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities are investigating a Saturday afternoon crash in Kewaunee County that resulted in the death of an Algoma man. According to the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, Just after 4:30 p.m., deputies responded to a deadly crash on CTH AB, just south of CTH S in the Township of Red River.
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Algoma man dead after crashing into back of Haybine

RED RIVER (WLUK) – A 37-year-old Algoma man is dead after crashing his pickup truck into the back of a Haybine, according to the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators say the crash was reported at 4:39 p.m. on Saturday. Initial investigation determined the Haybine, a type of mower...
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One dead in Kewaunee County haybine crash

TOWNSHIP OF RED RIVER, Wis. (WBAY) - The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal crash on County Highway AB south of County Highway S Saturday night. Deputies heard about the crash at 4:39 p.m. Investigation determined a haybine was traveling north on AB as a pickup truck...
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Man killed when his pickup truck rams into the back of a farm implement in Kewaunee County

RED RIVER - A 37-year-old Algoma man was killed Saturday afternoon, when his pickup truck ran into the back of a farm implement on Kewaunee County AB. The crash was reported shortly before 4:40 p.m. A haybine was traveling north on AB when it was struck in the rear by the Algoma man's pickup just south of Kewaunee County S, fatally injuring the pickup driver. He died at the scene.

Alleged arson incident thwarted by Algoma first responders, canine unit

ALGOMA, Wis. (WFRV) – Early Friday morning, around 3:30 a.m., the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a man that attempted to break into a vehicle and then trespassed on an unoccupied residence. According to a release, the man entered a garage, started breaking windows, and...

Kewaunee County rabbits hop their way to state fair

You will be able to catch some of Kewaunee County’s tiniest but furriest competitors taking the course Monday and Tuesday at the Wisconsin State Fair. The Kewaunee County Rabbit Hopping Team was squeezing in another practice on Friday before they make the trip to West Allis for this year’s competition. Rabbits can participate in the straight line course, crooked course, high jump, long jump, agility, and team relay events.

Arson suspect arrested in Algoma

A 24-year-old man was put behind bars at the Kewaunee County Jail Friday morning after allegedly attempting to light a building on fire in Algoma. Kewaunee County Dispatch received the call just before 3:30 a.m. that the man attempted to break into a vehicle before entering a garage to break windows and light a building on fire in the 1000 block of Division Street. The home was unoccupied as it went under renovation by Parv and Renuka Jandu. While the Algoma Fire Department took care of the fire, the Algoma Police Department worked with the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, the Kewaunee Police Department, and a Brown County Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit to track down the man after he fled the scene on foot. He was arrested just before 5 a.m. After further investigation, hand tools stolen from the residence were found in a nearby vehicle that was driven by the suspect.
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SMALL TOWNS: Volunteer EMS Group saving lives in Kewaunee County

CASCO, Wis. (WBAY) - As our population continues to age, the need for emergency medical responders is on the rise. But in rural communities, that can be a challenge, especially with many volunteer fire departments struggling to recruit. This week in Small Towns, we travel to Casco, where residents are...

Dairy project looks to repeat State Fair success

The Wisconsin State Fair kicks off this week, and while you may go for the deep-fried cheese curds and cream puffs, youth from Door and Kewaunee counties are shooting for something bigger. Last year, the dairy project, comprised of 4-H members from Kewaunee and Door counties, earned first place for large county herdsmanship at the fair. In addition to having great-looking dairy cattle, judges for the herdsmanship prize look at the cleanliness of the animals and the place they call home at the Wisconsin State Fair during the event’s opening weekend. This means constantly sweeping up the paths near the cows, picking out the bits of hay from their water, and even turning buckets into portable bathrooms. Hunter Guilette is among the over 20 exhibitors from Door and Kewaunee counties showing dairy cattle at the Wisconsin State Fair. He has already experienced some success at the fair, taking second place among all 17-year-old exhibitors showing dairy cattle. Guilette says it is all about the hard work he and his fellow exhibitors have put in up to this point.

Eagle Scout project yields bike repair stations

The next time your bike breaks down on the Ahnapee Trail in Kewaunee County, Scouts USA members from Troop 1042 in Luxemburg have you covered. Carson Miller and Max Gruhlke of Luxemburg installed eight bike repair stations at different trailheads and parking areas along the trail in Kewaunee County as a part of their quest to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Scout USA’s highest honor. Attached to the posts are some of the most common tools needed when a bike may possibly break down. Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Director Dave Myers says partnering with the scouts on the project benefits the entire community.

Kewaunee County receives grant to expand broadband access

KEWAUNEE COUNTY (WLUK) -- High-speed internet access continues to expand in Kewaunee County. Officials say the county received a $1.3 million broadband expansion grant from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to continue its efforts of bringing high-speed internet to businesses and residents. The grant will lay fiber in the...

Door and Kewaunee counties each add one new COVID hospitalization

Door County Medical Center is asking you to take the proper precautions as COVID-19 cases rise across the state, including Door and Kewaunee counties. The hospital is asking residents and visitors to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines, which includes masking up in areas of high transmission, getting tested when you experience symptoms, and staying up to date with your vaccinations.

Update: Crews clear scene of grass fire in Kewaunee Co.

AHNAPEE, Wis. (WFRV) – Hours after an active grass fire was first reported in Kewaunee County, officials have confirmed that the incident has been resolved and fire units are clearing the area. According to the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, the Saturday afternoon grass fire near the area of CTH...

Grass fire burns in Kewaunee County

The Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department asked motorists to stay away from an intersection south of Kodan Saturday afternoon. The department issued the warning just before 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon for motorists to stay away from the intersection of County Road D and Washington Road as the Algoma Fire Department and other local units tend to a grass fire.

COVID-19 community levels downgraded in Door and Kewaunee counties

You should still exercise caution, but the Centers for Disease Control offered you good news this week on the COVID-19 front. Door and Kewaunee counties saw their COVID-19 community level drop one spot from the previous week. Door County is now one of 38 counties at the medium level, and Kewaunee County is one of 16 counties at the low level. There are no counties in northeastern Wisconsin above a medium COVID-19 community level. It means Door County residents should take extra precautions if they are considered at-risk, and everyone is recommended to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations and get tested if they show symptoms. We reported that Kewaunee County saw 43 additional cases of COVID-19 over the previous week, according to their Friday update, the majority of which were between 31-49. The county’s public health department also reported one hospitalization. In Door County, there were no new hospitalizations, but 66 of the 110 reported tests returned positive for COVID-19.