Door County Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-01-30T03:24:21Z Candidate Forum Scheduled For Sturgeon Bay District 1 Next Thursday <a href=";id=161642" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> The League of Women Voters of Door County is sponsoring a candidate forum for Sturgeon Bay residents of District 1.&nbsp; It will be held next Thursday, February 5 at 7pm at City Hall.&nbsp; The three candidates running for the City Council seat in... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-29T20:00:00Z Search For New Door County Administrator Begins <a href=";id=161627" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The search for a new Door County administrator has begun its initial phases. An outside consulting firm was brought in to help assist the county in the search. The administrator position has been open since October, when Maureen Murphy resigned to be... Tim Kowols 2015-01-29T20:00:00Z KaBoom! And Door County YMCA Team Up For Playground <a href=";id=161626" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The non-profit group KaBoom! and the Door County YMCA are teaming up to make a playground at Peterson Park a reality. Door County YMCA CEO Tom Beerntsen has worked with KaBoom! before and says they are a great partner for the project. [audio:012915T... Tim Kowols 2015-01-29T19:00:00Z Recent Weather Causing Unpredictable Ice Conditions <a href=";id=161573" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Recent nice weather may be good for ice anglers, but not for the ice they fish on. The mild weather has caused the formation of thicker ice to stall and even get weaker in spots. Fishing guide Gary Nault says anglers should be aware of ice conditions... Tim Kowols 2015-01-29T16:00:00Z Lodging Owners And Managers File Petition Against Proposed Hotel <a href=";id=161502" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A group of Sturgeon Bay lodging owners and managers have filed a petition against the Sawyer Hotel Project. In an email sent to members of Sturgeon Bay city government, the Door County and Sturgeon Bay Visitors Bureaus, and other interested parties, ... Tim Kowols 2015-01-28T21:45:00Z Algoma One Step Closer To Acquiring Pier Light <a href=";id=161550" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The city of Algoma is one step closer to acquiring the Algoma Pier Light after officially sending in its required application earlier this week. The city had to include plans for maintenance, preservation, use, and management of the pier light. City ... Tim Kowols 2015-01-29T11:00:00Z Educators Support Senate's School Accountability Bill <a href=";id=161487" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The school accountability bill developed in the Wisconsin State Senate is getting more support from educators. The Senate&rsquo;s bill would give schools receiving tax funds the same achievement tests and more general evaluations on how well they are... Tim Kowols 2015-01-28T21:00:00Z Unemployment Rate Rises In Door, Kewaunee County <a href=";id=161486" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Wisconsin&rsquo;s unemployment rate held steady last month at 5.2%, but unemployment rates in Door and Kewaunee County climbed in December. In Door County, the unemployment rate jumped from 7.5% to 9.1% It is down from a year ago when unemployment w... Tim Kowols 2015-01-28T20:00:00Z Birch Creek Has Big Plans For 40th Anniversary Concert Series <a href=";id=161440" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Birch Creek Performance Center in Egg Harbor is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this season with special events planned during the concert series this summer.&nbsp; Marketing Director at Birch Creek Russ Warren said a reception for all past students... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-28T13:00:00Z Closed Driving School Raises Questions For Parents <a href=";id=161479" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Excel Driving School in Green Bay closed yesterday.&nbsp; Some students and parents from area high schools are now left scrambling to find a new driving school and way to be refunded. Driving school students will be mailed a letter from the Wisconsi... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-28T18:00:00Z Fair Funding For Door County Schools Has Initial Meeting--VIDEO <a href=";id=161346" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Fair Funding for Door County Schools meeting was held last night at Sevastopol High School.&nbsp; The purpose was to start the process of getting a formation of a Door County community-based group that will be involved in obtaining fair State fundi... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-28T09:00:00Z National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week <a href=";id=161332" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It&rsquo;s national&nbsp;Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week.&nbsp; The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) warns consumers to be vigilant protecting personal information and social security numbers. Tax ID theft ... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-28T12:15:00Z Controversial Herbicide Not Commonly Used In Area Agriculture <a href=";id=161329" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Atrazine, a controversial weed killer that may cause cancer, is not banned in Kewaunee or Door Counties. Arica Bjurstrom from the Kewaunee County UW-Extension office says the herbicide is not a common choice for farmers in the area and is not for res... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-28T10:00:00Z Sawyer Hotel Project Exterior Plans Approved By Board <a href=";id=161308" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Waterfront Design Review Board approved changes made to the exterior of the Sawyer Hotel Project, clearing another hurdle before next week&rsquo;s city council meeting. The board voted 4-1 to approve the changes with board member Shelly Kerwin-Ph... Tim Kowols 2015-01-27T19:00:00Z Southern Door County Well Water To Be Tested In July <a href=";id=161287" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Towns in Southern Door County will have the opportunity to have their well water tested later this summer as a part of an on-going project. People in Forestville and Nasewaupee can submit samples to the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Sc... Tim Kowols 2015-01-27T19:00:00Z Walker Proposes "Real Life Experience" Path To Teaching Licenses <a href=";id=161238" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A proposal made by Governor Scott Walker last week would allow anyone with &ldquo;real-life experience&rdquo; and a bachelor&rsquo;s degree to get a teaching license. Applicants would have to pass a test proving they are knowledgeable.&nbsp; Algoma P... Tim Kowols 2015-01-27T16:00:00Z E-Cigarettes Targeted By Lawmakers For Public Indoor Ban <a href=";id=161155" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Democratic lawmakers in Madison are looking to include e-cigarettes in the state&rsquo;s indoor smoking ban.&nbsp; E-Cigarettes are currently not banned in public indoor locations, including bars and restaurants.&nbsp; Ellen Knifper, Nurse Practition... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-26T18:00:00Z Welfare Recipients Required To Be Drug Tested Under Proposal <a href=";id=161130" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Under Governor Scott Walker&rsquo;s budget proposals, recipients of public benefits such as BadgerCare, unemployment, and FoodShare would be required to undergo drug testing. The program would affect only a small number of people requiring public ass... Tim Kowols 2015-01-26T16:00:00Z We Are Hope, Inc. Helping Residents Pay Heating Bills <a href=";id=161172" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Paying your home heating bills may be a real challenge this time of year.&nbsp; We Are Hope, Inc. is offering help to qualified applicants in Door County.&nbsp; Gina Wautier, Development and Energy Assistance Manager of We Are Hope, explains the prog... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-26T09:00:00Z Do The Crime....Pay the Time And Lose Your Car Possibly <a href=";id=161176" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Court-ordered surrendered vehicles are not a common place, but recently Sturgeon Bay Police Department did receive a 2007 Ford 500 that was used in the commission of a crime.&nbsp; Sturgeon Bay Captain Dan Brinkman says the consequences are obvious f... Paul Schmitt 2015-01-27T09:00:00Z