Door County Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-07-01T02:16:57Z Logger Injured On Chambers Island This Morning <a href=";id=180725" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A rescue was conducted on Chambers Island this morning by emergency personnel, including the Ephraim and Gibraltar Fire Departments and the Door County Sheriff Department.&nbsp; A distress call went out at 6:37am according to Gibraltar Fire Chief Cal... Paul Schmitt 2015-07-01T14:30:00Z Tax Incremental Districts Depend On Outside Help With Complex Issues <a href=";id=180700" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Tax Incremental Districts (TID)are being expanded throughout the state of Wisconsin.&nbsp; The economic development tool for communities is available to only cities and villages in the state.&nbsp; Marty Olejniczak, Sturgeon Bay Community Development... Paul Schmitt 2015-07-01T17:00:00Z Grey Wolves Remain Classified As "Endangered Species" <a href=";id=180687" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A request by the Center of Biological Diversity to have grey wolves re-classified as a &ldquo;threatened&rdquo; species versus the more protected &ldquo;endangered species&rdquo; was denied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.&nbsp; Wisconsin utili... Paul Schmitt 2015-07-01T10:00:00Z Door County Mystery Book Series Author Signing New Book This Weekend In Area <a href=";id=180636" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Acclaimed mystery author&nbsp;Patricia Skalka will sign copies of her newest book &ldquo;Death At Gills Rock,&rdquo; in Door County this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp; Skalka introduced her series character Dave Cubiak, a former Chicago homicide detective in h... Paul Schmitt 2015-07-01T11:00:00Z Old Glory Honor Flights To Begin Trips To Middle East Conflict Memorial <a href=";id=180593" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Old Glory Honor Flight is now including veterans of recent Middle East conflicts in its programs. Starting this fall, the non-profit organization will add a trip to the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles, Ill. for Operation Enduring Fr... Tim Kowols 2015-06-30T21:00:00Z Fireworks Displays At Home Should Be Approached With Caution <a href=";id=180592" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Independence celebrations for many include cookouts, fireworks, and a trip to the hospital. In 2013, 7,400 people were injured nationwide because of fireworks. Ministry Door County Medical Center President and CEO Jerry Worrick turned his love for fi... Tim Kowols 2015-06-30T20:00:00Z Dryer Vent Piping A Major Cause Of Household Fires <a href=";id=180591" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Clothes dryer vent piping is to blame for 15,000 fires a year according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. When dryer vent piping extends longer than 18 inches, property owners risk lint build-ups and other obstructions that could cause ... Tim Kowols 2015-06-30T19:00:00Z TIF District In Sister Bay Is Helping Address the Village's Future <a href=";id=180590" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The use of a tax incremental financing (TIF) district is Sister Bay has been considered a success. The village&rsquo;s TIF district spans most of its downtown area, from the Country Walk Shops to Scandia Road to the north. Village Administrator Zeke ... Tim Kowols 2015-06-30T16:00:00Z Rep. Ribble Confident That Filling Jobs In The Trades Will Get Better Soon <a href=";id=180498" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Huge demands for filling jobs in the trades, like plumbers and electricians, are occurring all over the United States.&nbsp; U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble is optimistic that the shortage in the employment pool will lessen over time. [audio:6291544404-062515... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-30T10:00:00Z Turkey Vulture Arrives At Open Door Bird Sanctuary As Summer Opening Approaches <a href=";id=180497" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Amber is the newest arrival at the Open Door Bird Sanctuary in Jacksonport. Arriving June 13, the rehabbed bird came from the Raptor Education Group in Antigo.&nbsp; Rob Hults, executive director, says the new arrival will be a fixture at the sanctu... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-30T10:00:00Z Kewaunee County Couple Pleads No Contest In Child Abuse Case <a href=";id=180494" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Kewaunee couple facing numerous charges for child abuse, agreed to reduced charges after pleading no contest.&nbsp; An August 19 date has been set for sentencing with Kewaunee County Judge Dennis Mleziva presiding.&nbsp; Christine Oswald, faces u... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-29T21:00:00Z "Queen For A Day" Event Tops Over 150 Golfers At Idlewild Golf--VIDEO <a href=";id=180489" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> 152 women golfers were in full force at Idlewild Golf Course Monday afternoon to benefit a couple great causes.&nbsp; The 8th annual &ldquo;Queen for a Day&rdquo; Women's Golf outing to benefit DOOR CANcer Inc. and David Spude Cancer Center Fund st... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-29T20:00:00Z MEA Letter To City Outlines Conflicts Between Hotel Development And Public Trust Doctrine--UPDATED <a href=";id=180464" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) sent a letter last week to Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham and members of the Common Council citing potential conflicts between the west side Hotel/Condo development and the public trust doctrine.&nbsp; ME... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-29T23:15:00Z FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast Held Sunday At Thresheree Grounds Again <a href=";id=180449" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>City slickers can learn what it is like to live on a farm at the 34th Annual Dairy Breakfast this Sunday.&nbsp; The breakfast is being held at the Thresheree grounds in Valmy.&nbsp; Helen Ploor, member of the Sevastopol F.F.A. Alumni, has organized t... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-29T16:00:00Z TIF Districts Making A Positive Impact For Developments In Algoma <a href=";id=180361" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) Districts are being utilized more and more by communities in the state to promote development.&nbsp; Jeff Wiswell, City of Algoma Administrator, says the two TIF districts in Algoma have been a win-win proposition for th... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-29T10:05:00Z Croatian Heritage Featured At Sevastopol Historical Society Program <a href=";id=180360" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Sevastopol Historical Society is offering a free program on Croatian heritage by Sue Todey Monday night.&nbsp; The program will begin at 7:00pm at the Sevastopol Town Hall and will feature a slideshow and stories about Croatia.&nbsp; &nbsp;Todey ... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-29T10:00:00Z "Sea Dogs" Exhibit At Door County Maritime Museum Adding Photo Contest <a href=";id=180359" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The new exhibit &ldquo;Sea Dogs&rdquo; opened at the Door County Maritime Museum last month and is now adding a photo contest that starts Wednesday, July 1 and runs until August 1.&nbsp; People are encouraged to send photos of their dog enjoying life... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-28T21:00:00Z Heritage Garden At Crossroads Growing Fruits and Vegetables Like The Early Settlers--VIDEO <a href=";id=180358" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Crossroads at Big Creek featured a renowned speaker on garden herbs Sunday. &nbsp;Award-winning author/landscape historian Lee Sommerville offered a special tour of the Heritage Garden talking about medicinal herbs and the foods of Door County&rsquo;... Paul Schmitt 2015-06-28T20:00:00Z U.S. House Votes To Let States Opt Out Of New Emission Rules <a href=";id=180306" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The U.S. House voted last Wednesday to let Wisconsin and other states to ignore new rules set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The new rules would have required states to cut its carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by at least 3... Tim Kowols 2015-06-28T11:00:00Z Door County Tourism Zone Not Affected By Proposed Legislation <a href=";id=180305" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Door County Tourism Zone is not concerned with recent legislation regarding room tax revenues. Wisconsin legislators inserted the proposal into the state budget earlier this month that would let municipalities keep just 30 percent of room tax rev... Tim Kowols 2015-06-28T10:00:00Z