Door County Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2014-12-22T10:20:07Z Mandatory Retirement Age For Justices Proposed <a href=";id=156854" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Under a bill proposed by representatives in the Wisconsin Legislature, a mandatory retirement age of 75 would be set for Wisconsin Supreme Court justices. The bill would immediately remove 81-year- old Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-se... 2014-12-22T11:00:00Z Holiday Travel Gets Relief From The Pumps <a href=";id=156845" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Holiday travelers are getting good news as gas prices continue to drop in the area, with the average price for a gallon of gas in the Green Bay metro area at $2.36. Q-Mart Manager Penny Starr says she&rsquo;s noticed a difference in traveling habits.... Tim Kowols 2014-12-22T10:00:00Z Don't Panic As Holiday Shopping Comes To A Close <a href=";id=156878" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It&rsquo;s crunch time for holiday shoppers as they scramble to find the perfect gift for their loved ones. It often leads to blown budgets and financial trouble down the road. While visiting the Radio Stations of, &nbsp;Gay P... Tim Kowols 2014-12-22T11:00:00Z Property Owners Statewide See Significant Decrease on Property Taxes <a href=";id=156680" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) joined Governor Walker in Green Bay December 19 to discuss the significant tax- relief property owners are seeing on their bills this month. Property taxes on the average home have dropped four consecutive yea... Tyler Sivret, Legislative Assistant, 1st Assembly District 2014-12-21T11:00:00Z DNR Invites Data Submissions For Biennial Water Quality Assessment <a href=";id=156661" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Lake associations, public health departments, conservation&nbsp;groups, academic researchers and citizen scientists are being encouraged to&nbsp;submit data and observations for inclusion in a biennial assessment of&nbsp;Wisconsin's waters by the Dep... Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications 2014-12-21T11:00:00Z N.E.W. Industries Training As They Are Growing <a href=";id=156695" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Like many manufacturing-based companies in Door and Kewaunee County, N.E.W. Industries in Sturgeon Bay needs skilled people to fill roles as machinists and maintenance mechanics. Human resources director Karen Urban-Dickson says as N.E.W. Industries ... Tim Kowols 2014-12-19T20:00:00Z Representative-Elect Kitchens Announces Sturgeon Bay Inauguration Ceremony <a href=";id=156715" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Representative-Elect Joel Kitchens announced today that he will be holding an in-district inauguration ceremony in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, December 30th.&nbsp; Kitchens, a local small business owner, is entering his first-term in the Wisconsin State... Craig Summerfield, Deputy Director, Republican Assembly Campaign Committee 2014-12-20T11:00:00Z Move Over Law Helps Save Lives And Prevents Accidents <a href=";id=156691" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>With hazardous driving conditions comes a stronger presence of law enforcement, tow truck operators, and other emergency personnel on area highways and roads.&nbsp; Wisconsin enacted the Move Over law in 2003 for emergency vehicles, but have recently... Tim Kowols 2014-12-19T17:00:00Z Recycling Down Statewide Since 2011 <a href=";id=156606" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The University of Wisconsin Extension office is reporting a decline in recycling since 2011. While some point to Governor Scott Walker&rsquo;s administration cut state subsidies, Jerry Viste of the Door County Environmental Council says the novelty i... Tim Kowols 2014-12-19T10:00:00Z Mild Winter Hampers Start Of Snowmobile Season <a href=";id=156705" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The weekend between Christmas and New Year&rsquo;s Day is one of the busiest times for tourism thanks in part to Door County&rsquo;s over 200 miles of snowmobiling trails. Mild temperatures have been part of the reason why the trails in all four zone... Tim Kowols 2014-12-19T21:00:00Z Help Us Help You Avoid Tax Prep Fraud <a href=";id=156714" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Prepping for tax season is enough of a challenge&hellip;you shouldn&rsquo;t have to fear getting ripped off when you go to file. But among the many legitimate tax preparation businesses in the state, there are a handful of shady companies that collec... Jerad Albracht, DATCP Senior Communications Specialist 2014-12-21T11:00:00Z DATCP Publishes Third Edition Local Food Marketing Guide <a href=";id=156679" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has updated theWisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide. New entries in this third edition include information about business development, using social media for marketing, bu... Jim Dick, DATCP Communications Director 2014-12-21T10:00:00Z New report shows DMV wait times are down, online services are up <a href=";id=156660" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A new report from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) shatters the myth that service at the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is slow. The report shows the majority of people who visit a Wisconsin DMV customer service center are served... Terry Walsh, WisDOT Office of Public Affairs 2014-12-21T10:00:00Z Kitchens Named Education Committee Vice-Chairman <a href=";id=156602" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>After serving 13 years as the Sturgeon Bay School Board President, First District Representative-Elect Joel Kitchens has been named Vice-Chairman of the Education Committee within the Wisconsin State Legislature.&nbsp; Kitchens says he is ready for w... Tim Kowols 2014-12-19T10:00:00Z Sex Offender To Be Released In Kewaunee County Dec. 30 <a href=";id=156517" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A man convicted of sexual assault in 2000 will be released from prison later this month according to the Kewaunee County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department. Donald Daniels was convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child and interfering with child cust... 2014-12-18T21:00:00Z Fire Crews Battle Fire In Franklin <a href=";id=156513" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Fire departments in Brown and Kewaunee County spent an hour last night extinguishing a house fire in the township of Franklin. Crews reported to the scene at around 5:45 p.m. with the house fully engulfed. Denmark Fire Chief David Bielinski described... Tim Kowols 2014-12-18T17:00:00Z Recommendations For Wisconsin Specialty Courts Released <a href=";id=156514" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A special study committee charged with reviewing the effectiveness of specialty courts operating in Wisconsin released its final recommendations Tuesday. The recommendations will be discussed when legislature reconvenes next month.&nbsp; Representati... Tim Kowols 2014-12-18T20:00:00Z Ministry Door County Medical Center Honored By American Hospital Association <a href=";id=156609" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ministry Door Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay was rewarded yesterday for its continued service to its community. The American Hospital Association recognized Ministry Door County Medical Center for its 75 years of continued membership in the organizat... 2014-12-19T11:00:00Z Further Study Needed For Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Hotel <a href=";id=156437" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Recent modifications to a west side hotel development were not enough to get the go-ahead from the Sturgeon Bay Plan&nbsp;Commission at a meeting last night.&nbsp; Commission members voted three to two to study the&nbsp;proposed development before vo... Roger Utnehmer 2014-12-18T10:00:00Z Fire Department Determines Overloaded Circuit To Blame For Fire <a href=";id=156438" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>An overloaded electrical circuit is to blame for a house fire on Michigan Street last week. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says a problem like this is common in older homes. [audio:121714TimHerlacheFireUpdate1.mp3] [/audio] Herlache says peop... Tim Kowols 2014-12-18T11:00:00Z