Before I get to my main subject, I want to give a shout-out to the amazing youth of our community. Both Kewaunee and Luxemburg/Casco School Districts had their Homecomings this past weekend and throughout the week’s festivities, there were no incidents to speak of. I have no doubt that Algoma’s upcoming Homecoming will also be an enjoyable week and the same high standard of respect and responsible behavior will be reflected.
Back in 2011, I reached out to our local newspaper and radio news outlets asking if I could submit some articles on a regular basis to keep our community up to date on what we do here at the Sheriff’s Department as well as provide information on public safety-related topics. It was an idea that was rooted in the articles that former Sheriff Dennis Zuege provided back in the 90s when he was Sheriff, and I remember thinking what a great resource of information those articles were. I was elated when both of these media platforms gave me the green light, and I have been writing and submitting weekly articles ever since.
I have tried my best to keep these articles as inclusive and non-political as I could focusing on topics that could serve to benefit our community. There have been many Monday mornings where I have struggled to develop a new topic and many Mondays where members of our community provided those topics for me. In either case, I have appreciated the ability to provide information, and I have received a great deal of support and appreciation back from the community over the years. This brings me to today’s topic which is sharing of this amazing platform with other County Departments.
We are fortunate to have so many dedicated leaders in charge of the various departments serving our county. They each provide expertise in their respective field and bring that expertise to serve the needs of Kewaunee County. It is my hope that we can share updates and information from each of these departments in an effort to keep our community informed on matters that impact us all.
Starting next week, we will hear from our County Administrator Scott Feldt. Scott has worked tirelessly to position Kewaunee County to take advantage of numerous opportunities in the form of grants, as well as state and federal initiatives to bring resources to our community that we would otherwise not have access to. Scott also has the unique perspective to see the potential for growth and renewal of our local resources from his diverse background in other communities.
In the future, we will hear from many other County Departments, who have so much great information to share. These articles will be alternating with my continued articles which I hope to provide as long as I am serving as your Sheriff. Thank you again to the staff at the Kewaunee Star News and Door County Daily News for allowing me to share this gift with others.