Door County Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-08-31T05:54:42Z A Capacity Crowd of Door County Democrats Greeted Russ Feingold Saturday in Sturgeon Bay <a href=";id=187369" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold fired up a sold-out Door County Democratic Party event at Sturgeon Bay's Sawyer pavilion Saturday. &nbsp; Feingold hopes to reclaim the senate seat he lost in 2010 to Sen. Ron Johnson. &nbsp; Feingold said the me... Roger Utnehmer 2015-08-30T22:00:00Z Methner Ready For New Challenge At Gibraltar <a href=";id=187319" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The first day of classes for students at Gibraltar Secondary School in Fish Creek will mark the debut of its principal. Dr. Gereon Methner joined the district officially on July 1 after being hired in late April. Dr. Methner comes to Gibraltar after ... Tim Kowols 2015-08-31T10:00:00Z Whitefish Dunes State Park Takes To Social Media To Protect Shoreline Habitat <a href=";id=187318" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Staff members at Whitefish Dunes State Park are taking to social media to remind its visitors to take care of its land. Rock piles have always occurred on its beaches, but rangers are noticing a surge of them this year. Kristen Hanson of Whitefish Du... Tim Kowols 2015-08-30T21:00:00Z Boys and Girls Club Excited For New School Year <a href=";id=187317" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Great futures start here, at the Boys &amp; Girls Club of Door County! The Boys &amp; Girls Club is set for an exciting 2015-16 school year. To benefit our members, the Club will be undergoing some major additions this school year. A newly renovated... Mark Knapp 2015-08-30T20:00:00Z Tjernagel Picks Referendum Topic For Future Dissertation <a href=";id=187316" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Sturgeon Bay School Superintendent Dan Tjernagel did not have to look far for inspiration for his doctoral dissertation study on operational referendums. Schools in Door and Kewaunee County have struggled in recent years just to maintain current prog... Tim Kowols 2015-08-30T19:00:00Z Council Member Frustrated By Hotel Process <a href=";id=187315" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Sturgeon Bay Common Council member is disappointed that the fight for the proposed hotel site could lead to the walls of a courtroom. The newly-formed Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront announced its plans to sue the city and the develop... Tim Kowols 2015-08-30T16:00:00Z Kewaunee Street Projects Near Completion <a href=";id=187321" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Construction weary motorists in Kewaunee are about to get some relief. Road reconstruction projects on Harrison Street and First Street are expected to be finished this weekend. Kewaunee Mayor John Blaha says the public has been very understanding wi... Tim Kowols 2015-08-30T11:00:00Z Granary Propsals Getting Positive Feedback From Community <a href=";id=187314" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Keeping the old granary building on the shores of Sturgeon Bay&rsquo;s west waterfront was the focal for the three proposals presented to the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority last week. The presentations made by Ryan Schabach, Laurel Hauser, Dan Co... Tim Kowols 2015-08-30T10:00:00Z Midsummer's Music Festival To Make Annual Trek To Sturgeon Bay <a href=";id=187313" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The music of northern Door County makes its annual trip to Sturgeon Bay on Friday. Midsummer&rsquo;s Music Festival&rsquo;s appearance at the United Methodist Church marks the only time the performing arts group will perform in Sturgeon Bay. Marketin... Tim Kowols 2015-08-29T21:00:00Z Historical Foundation Offers Ephraim History By Foot <a href=";id=187310" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; Local history buffs can lace up their shoes and learn about the heritage of Ephraim during the Historical Foundation&rsquo;s Classic Walking Tour. The approximately 90-minute tour starts at the Anderson Barn Museum and highlights the historic... Tim Kowols 2015-08-29T20:00:00Z Democratic Senators Call For Public Meeting On Possible College System Merger <a href=";id=187309" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Two Democratic State Senators are calling for their committee to meet in advance of a possible merger of technical colleges and the state&rsquo;s two-year University of Wisconsin campus system schools. Senators Dave Hansen of Green Bay and Janet Bewl... Tim Kowols 2015-08-29T19:00:00Z Live Algoma Coalition Still Has Big Plans For Its First Year <a href=";id=187271" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Superintendent Nick Cochart would like to see his district&rsquo;s Live Algoma Coalition extend its reach even further in its first year. It officially started earlier this year when Algoma School District opened its $3.3 million Community Wellness C... Tim Kowols 2015-08-29T16:00:00Z Sturgeon Bay Taps Dietman As New Fire Chief <a href=";id=187261" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Sturgeon Bay Assistant Fire Chief Tim Dietman has been named as the department&rsquo;s new leader by the city&rsquo;s police and fire commission. In an interview with WDOR Friday, retiring Fire Chief Tim Herlache told their news department of the dec... Tim Kowols 2015-08-29T10:00:00Z Couch Surfing Exposed As One Issue Of Poverty In Door County <a href=";id=187263" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>"Couch surfing" is the phrase some heard for the first time at a panel on women and poverty sponsored by the Women's Fund of Door County at a recent meeting in Sturgeon Bay. Women's Fund Board Member Jennifer Moeller shared her experience moderating... Roger Utnehmer 2015-08-29T11:00:00Z City Stands Ground On Hotel Site Location <a href=";id=187213" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The city of Sturgeon Bay does not plan on responding to a threatened lawsuit by the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront until paperwork is officially filed. The newly formed group announced their intentions Thursday asking for financial con... Tim Kowols 2015-08-28T19:00:00Z Record Crowd Expected For Annual Democratic Pot Luck Picnic <a href=";id=187218" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Pavillion at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay will have one of its biggest crowds in recent memory when the Democratic Party of Door County hosts its pot luck picnic.&nbsp; Ticket sales to the annual event were halted Wednesday in advance of an appear... Tim Kowols 2015-08-28T21:00:00Z Thunderhill Racing's Season Of Change Culminates On Sunday With Championships <a href=";id=187116" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Thunderhill Raceway will culminate the race season of change with championship night on Sunday.&nbsp; Racetrack organizer Bryan &ldquo;Woody&rdquo; Wodack says the last night of racing will feature a fantastic finish for the IMCA Sport Mods Champ... Paul Schmitt 2015-08-28T17:00:00Z Indoor Attractions Flourish During Bad Weather <a href=";id=187216" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Rain may spell trouble for outdoor attractions, but local museums and historical societies are reaping the benefits. Attendance has been strong at the Corner of the Past and Old Anderson House Museums in Sister Bay. The numbers go up even higher when... Tim Kowols 2015-08-28T20:00:00Z Newly Formed Group Seeks Litigation Against City, Developer Over Hotel Plans <a href=";id=187103" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A newly-formed group opposed to a controversial Sturgeon Bay waterfront hotel hopes to raise $80,000 to stop the project. The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront intend to sue the City of Sturgeon Bay and developer Robert Papke, claiming that the... Roger Utnehmer 2015-08-27T18:00:00Z Sister Bay In A Quandary Over Quarry <a href=";id=187125" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A Sister Bay landowner is facing local opposition to his wishes of expanding a quarry into neighboring property he owns.&nbsp; Door County Custom Stone, owned by Sister Bay Properties, has operated the existing quarry for the past 45 years.&nbsp; Vil... Paul Schmitt and Tim Kowols 2015-08-27T23:00:00Z