The Kewaunee County Comet

is creating community journalism

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Basic backer
$2
per month
Keep the coffee pot brewing

Includes
  • Get regular exclusive previews of what’s coming up in the Comet
  • “State of the Comet” reports on your local news source's progress
Lighthouse keeper
$5
per month

Keep the lights on in the newsroom

Includes

  • Get regular exclusive previews of what’s coming up in the Comet
  • “State of the Comet” reports on your local news source's progress
  • A free copy of ebooks from WarrenBluhm.com as they are released.
KC Comet Patron
$10
per month

True believers in community journalism

Includes

  • Get regular exclusive previews of what’s coming up in the Comet
  • “State of the Comet” reports on your local news source's progress
  • A free copy of ebooks from WarrenBluhm.com as they are released.
  • The print edition of new WarrenBluhm.com books.

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$95

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About

Since December 2016 the Kewaunee County Comet has been a trusted source of local and independent news for a rural county nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan east of Green Bay. Kewaunee County is a community of 20,000 souls in a news desert: two small cities (Algoma, pop. 3,167, and Kewaunee, pop. 2,952), two villages (Luxemburg, pop. 2,560, and Casco, pop. 559) and 14 towns that are often overlooked by the media serving the larger cities nearby, especially as newsrooms shrink.

The Comet is designed to fill that void. Helmed by veteran journalist Warren Bluhm, who spent 22 years in radio and another 22 years in newspapers, the Comet serves Kewaunee County in three distinct formats. KewauneeComet.com is the anchor, where all locally-generated stories and other content are posted. Links to that content and other county-related news and information can be found at the Comet’s Facebook page. Readers may also sign up for a regular email that updates happenings around the county at least twice weekly.

The mission is to tell the story of Kewaunee County – to share its voices and celebrate its heritage, its challenges, its solutions, its cherished past and its brightest future.

There is no other agenda here. Your humble editor-publisher has written:

“If you see a hero or a villain in my news stories, I didn’t set out to declare anyone as such. If the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth leads you to conclude one thing or another, well, that’s what journalism is all about.

“But my goal here is to present each person’s viewpoint in the best and most accurate light possible. The rest is up to you as a reader and a citizen. I’m just the witness.”

All Patreon supporters will get regular exclusive previews of what’s coming up in the Comet via patron-only posts, along with “State of the Comet” reports to keep you apprised of the progress of your local news outlet’s growth.
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$95 of $100 per month
When we reach $100 a month, we'll have covered basic costs like website hosting, gasoline for traveling to and from stories, and keeping the wolves from the door.
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