News Archives for 2016-10

Planning After Financial Windfalls Key

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By Tim Kowols




Large tax refunds, injury settlements, and unknown inheritances can add money to your bank account, but also requires some additional planning to make sure it lasts. For low to middle income families, it can be easy to take those large sums of money and throw it at outstanding debt or a large project. Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors says you should not act so quickly if you can afford to assess the situation.



Pustaver recommends making a spending plan to make sure your financial windfall is put in the right places. You can listen to the entire Money Management Monday interview with Gay Pustaver below.

 

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"Friends for Thanksgiving" Invites Community To Dinner November 24

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By Tim Kowols




Eight years ago, four former Kewaunee County residents took it upon themselves to make sure groups like the elderly, the poor, and the homebound got to enjoy a free homemade meal for Thanksgiving. Last year, "Friends for Thanksgiving" served 525 people at people's homes and at St. John Lutheran Church in Luxemburg.  Nancy Hendricks helped start the annual event with Kathy Ledvina, Jan Jauquet, and Joan DeGrand. Hendricks recollected a story where a disabled man came for Thanksgiving two years ago and got emotional when he was told he could take home his leftovers and was sent back with additional meals to enjoy.



This year's "Friends for Thanksgiving" meal will take place on November 24. If you would like to volunteer or would like a meal to be delivered or available for pick up, you can contact Hendricks at 920-660-3664.

 

Job Club Helps Residents Get Down To Basics To Get Hired

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By Tim Kowols




We Are Hope, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay hopes its weekly job club meetings help area residents improve their likelihood of finding steady employment. Covering a new skill every week, the job club invites residents to interact with employment specialists and discuss new opportunities in the area and the tools they need to acquire to get hired. We Are Hope, Inc. CEO Sandy Duckett says the program has helped many people find careers over the years.



The We Are Hope, Inc. Job Club meets every Monday at 1 p.m. at its offices inside the Cherry Point Mall in Sturgeon Bay.

Common Council To Discuss Future Of Waterfront Design Review Board

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By Tim Kowols




The Waterfront Design Review Board could be absorbed by the Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Board if the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approves a new ordinance. A public hearing and first hearing of the ordinance is on the agenda for Tuesday's Common Council meeting to include the waterfront redevelopment area in the amended municipal code. After adopting the Waterfront Design Review Code in the 1990s, city administrator Josh Van Lieshout says it now looks to streamline the process.



If approved, the measure would allow for two additional citizen members to be seated on the Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board. In the consent agenda, the Common Council may also approve moving forward with a public safety training facility and halting the practice of removing snow on downtown business sidewalks. The Common Council meeting begins at noon Tuesday inside the chambers at the Sturgeon Bay City Hall.

Kewaunee Residents To Vote On Tax Levy Increase

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By Tim Kowols




Potentially lost in the foray of the elections for President and members of state and federal legislatures in Kewaunee is a referendum raising the city's tax levy. The Kewaunee Common Council approved the use of a referendum in the fall election to allow the city to increase the levy for the 2016 tax bill by a total of 16.76 percent, or $175,000 per year. Kewaunee Clerk Jamie Jackson explains what the referendum approval would mean to the city.



According to the city, the impact on property owners will be an increase of their tax bill by approximately $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value. Voters will decide on the measure November 8.

Southern Door Musical Features Dr. Seuss Characters

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By David Meyer




Southern Door High School students will bring their rhyming words during their performance of "Seussical the Musical".  The musical debuted in 2000 and has since become one of the most performed shows in America according to Southern Door Superintendent Patti Vickman.  And hopefully, you can follow along with Vickman's plot summary here.

 



 

Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are just $7.  Tickets go on sale on Halloween for the musical that runs from November 10-13.

Story Of Peshtigo Fire Comes To Life Next Weekend at Belgian Heritage Center

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By David Meyer




Before closing for the winter, the new Belgian Heritage Center will host Barb Chisholm for a presentation on the Peshtigo Fire of 1871.  The fire did major damage to the area and specifically some Belgian settlements.  According to Ann Jinkins board member for the Belgian Heritage Center, Chisholm's account of her great-grandparents story is very popular.

 



 

The presentation starts at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 6th.  The Belgian Heritage Center just opened in Brussels.

New Steel Bridge Creative District Already Drawing Creative Minds

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By David Meyer




It is an idea that was 15 years in the making, according to Stephanie Trenchard of Popelka Trenchard Glass and Gallery, and now finally, Sturgeon Bay has formed a creative district.  The recently branded "Steel Bridge Creative District" is comprised of; Popelka Trenchard Glass and Gallery, the Margaret Lockwood Gallery, and the Holiday Music Motel and Tambourine Lounge.  And the creative minds that are being targeted, descended upon the district this weekend.  The Holiday Music Motel hosted Dark Songs 2016 as over 40 singer/songwriters produced Halloween inspired songs.  WriteOn Door County also got involved this weekend as writers showed up for a goblet making demonstration at Popelka Trenchard Glass.  The purpose of the demonstration was for the writers to use metacognition.  Video of the goblet making demonstration will be posted soon with the story.

UW-Green Bay Awards Recently Retired Hetherington

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By David Meyer




Maribeth Hetherington was recently awarded the UW-Green Bay Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award.  Hetherington has worked in many capacities and at multiple facilities in her nursing career, but she most recently called the Door County Medical Center her home.  In her time there she served as the chief change officer and former interim director of clinic operations.  Hetherington describes why her love for nursing runs so deep.

 



 

During her time studying nursing at UW-Green Bay, Hetherington maintained a 4.0 grade point average according to the press release.  It also states that she was featured earlier this year in an "American Healthcare Leader" magazine article.  Hetherington fell in love with Door County during her time working at the medical center and she and her husband have decided to retire to the area.

Thumb Knuckle Brewing Co. Targets 2016 Opening In Kewaunee County

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By David Meyer




Returning to Kewaunee County after spending the last few years studying brewing in Germany, Ed Thiry decided it was time to find a couple business partners and create Thumb Knuckle Brewing Co.  Thiry is hoping to take advantage of the increasing local demand for craft beer.  The new craft brewery and tap room located in Walhain plans to be serving beer before the end of the year.  Thiry, the Brewmaster, talks about what will be on tap when the doors open.

 



 

He says that the key takeaway from his time learning in Germany can be summed up in one word, quality.  The business will be located at the former home of 54 Run Bar.

Whitefish Dunes State Park Seeks Naturalist For 50th Anniversary

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By David Meyer




The Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park are currently searching for a naturalist.  2017 will be the 50th anniversary for the park and the Friends want to make sure that they have great programming to accompany the celebration.  Chuck Birringer, treasurer of Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park, elaborates on the importance of this position.



 

In addition to hiring a naturalist, the park is also looking to redo the Brachiopod Trial.  And because of recent funding cuts to Wisconsin State Parks, the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park is working hard to make sure both of these endeavors can be funded and finished quickly.

Date Of Packers Hometown Huddle Moved To November 1

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By David Meyer




Because the Green Bay Packers played against the Chicago Bears last Thursday night, the date of their Hometown Huddle activities in Algoma were postponed, in order to give the players more time off.  The one week delay hasn't done anything to change the plans for Peterson Park though. Four Packer players, some Packer employees, volunteers from the United Way of Door & Brown Counties, and representatives of the City of Algoma will have a work day preparing Peterson Park's ice skating rink for this winter.  Sara Robertson, Algoma Parks & Recreation Director, explains what the checklist for the day entails.

 



 

There is no need for volunteers, but the public is invited to observe the process from afar.  Robertson adds that when it is cold enough for the rink to ice over, there is hope that the Packers will return for the grand opening activities.

Sunset School Hosts Parenting Class

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By David Meyer




"Raising a Thinking Child" is a program being offered at Sunset School in Sturgeon Bay.  The program in conjunction with the UW-Extension of Door County is designed to give parent tips and tricks for raising discerning kids.  Rob Burke of the Door County University of Wisconsin-Extension office outlines the program.

 



 

The class is currently meeting on Mondays from 6-8 pm at Sunset School in Sturgeon Bay.

UW-Extension Spotlights Non-Profits

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By David Meyer




The UW-Extension in Kewaunee County wants to provide its services to local non-profits.  Strategic planning is key to the success of non-profits, but it can also be a bit overwhelming.  Claire Thompson of UW-Extension in Kewaunee County, describes how you should proceed, to place the planning in the forefront of everyone's mind.

 



 

If you are a board member of a non-profit that needs a little strategic planning kick start, UW-Extension would be glad to help.  Thompson adds that it is important to celebrate your successes as you plan for the future.

Time Exchange Of Door County Introduces New Concept To Area

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By David Meyer




While introducing the Time Exchange of Door County, Jean Severson knew area residents might be caught off guard by the organization's payment method of time.  For years, money has been viewed as the acceptable form of payment among Americans.  But, Severson believes once people grasp the concept of her program the possibilities will be endless.

 



 

The Time Exchange of Door County is sometimes incorrectly classified as a barter program Severson explains.  What the program actually does is create a time bank.  When you loan an hour of your time, you qualify for someone to work for you for an hour.  The organization does preform a background check on all participants.

U.S. Senate Candidates Weigh In On Social Security

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By Tim Kowols




Much like the Eighth U.S. Congressional race in Wisconsin, social security has also been a major issue of discussion for the state's two U.S. Senate candidates. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, says he wants to save social security by growing the economy, something his opponent's votes on the Affordable Care Act did not do.



Democratic candidate Russ Feingold says Senator Johnson has not taken the steps necessary to make social security solvent.



Senator Johnson and Feingold will face other in the general election on November 8. You can search our site to read our previous stories with U.S. Senator Johnson and Feingold.

 

 

Visibility Key To Safe Halloween

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By Tim Kowols




Visibility is the message for trick-or-treaters to keep in mind this Halloween season. With festivities ending after dark in some communities, Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski wants trick-or-treaters to wear costumes where they can see where they are going and to be seen by others.



 

Joski advises parents and motorists to keep an eye on children crossing streets and running to homes.



Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, and Sister Bay have trick or treating hours starting Saturday afternoon, other communities are holding off until Sunday and Monday evenings.

 

FULL TRICK-OR-TREATING SCHEDULE

Algoma (city) Halloween 4:30-6:30
Algoma (town) Halloween 5-7
Baileys Harbor Halloween 5-8
Casco Sunday, Oct. 30 12-2
Egg Harbor Saturday, Oct. 29 2-4
Fish Creek Saturday, Oct. 29 2-4
Kewaunee Halloween 3:30-6:30
Luxemburg Sunday, Oct. 30 3-5
Sister Bay Saturday, Oct. 29 12-2
Sturgeon Bay Halloween 4-7

Sister Bay Set To Continue Building On 2016 Redevelopment Success

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By Tim Kowols




Sister Bay's downtown will have a different look when visitors return next spring. Two restaurants will add rooftop dining options to their buildings in 2017, complementing several other establishments that introduced patios this year. With shovels also slated to break ground on several projects at the Braun property in November, even village administrator Zeke Jackson cannot believe the progress Sister Bay's down has made in such a short time.



Jackson credits the vision of Bob Kufrin for laying the groundwork for a downtown redevelopment plan that has taken only four years to, in his words, "button down." The downtown projects only represent a portion of the $27 million in planned starts in Sister Bay.

Candidates For 8th Congressional Seat Share Their Biggest Differences As Election Nears

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By Paul Schmitt




With the general election less than two weeks away, the two area candidates for the 8th Congressional seat are focusing on their differences in order to sway potential voters.   Republican candidate Mike Gallagher in an interview with DoorCountyDailyNews.com earlier this month explains what distinguishes himself from his Democratic opponent Tom Nelson.

 



 

Nelson shares what he believes are their biggest differences.

 



 

This is the fourth and final part in our series highlighting the candidates for Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District.  You can listen to the full interviews from Nelson and Gallagher below:

Tom Nelson:

 



 

Mike Gallagher:

 



Door County YMCA Making Membership Affordable Through Generosity Of Capital Campaign Donors

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By Paul Schmitt




The Door County YMCA is continuing to make the accessibility of its facilities affordable to all area residents, regardless of their ability to pay.  CEO and President Tom Beerntsen says the capital campaign done every year makes that possible.

 

 



 

 

Assistance is available by setting up private consultations with membership personnel at the YMCA.  The Door County YMCA has two locations in Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek and currently serves about 7,000 members, according to Beerntsen.    For more information on classes and programs offered at the "Y", go to  www.doorcountyymca.org 

 

Local Veteran Hans Feld Shares His Day On The Old Glory Honor Flight

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By Paul Schmitt




 

Local veterans and their guardians traveled to Washington, DC on Mission 38 of the Northeast Wisconsin Old Glory Honor Flight on Wednesday.  Hans Feld from Door County says the day was filled with memories and emotions.



Feld, an army veteran from the Korean War says 77 veterans took the flight that left the Appleton International Airport at 6:30 Wednesday morning and returned at 8:00 that evening.  The reception at on the return flight amazed Feld.



The Old Glory Honor Flight is dedicated to transporting local World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.  For the complete interview of Hans Feld and pictures from Wednesday's honor flight, go to the links below:



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Door County Medical Center Plans To Attack Nature Deficit Disorder

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By David Meyer




The phrase "nature deficit disorder" has resonated with what the staff at Ministry Door County Medical Center has observed in children as of late.  In his 2005 book "Last Child in the Woods" author Richard Louv coined the phrase.  Ministry Door County Medical Center's Terry Lundahl describes the current climate that she sees kids being raised in.

 



 

As the Medical Center continues to focus on improving the life of area kids, they have big plans for 2017.  In March, through a partnership with Crossroads at Big Creek, Coggin Heeringa will lead a discussion based off "Last Child in the Woods".  After the discussion has started, Ministry Door County Medical Center will launch a comprehensive program designed to help return families to the great outdoors.

Manure Digesters Soon To Be Included For Focus On Energy Rebates

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By Tim Kowols




The Wisconsin Public Service Commission and its Focus on Energy program might help farmers convert their cattle manure into electricity. The PSC voted last week to consider spending up to $20 million on digester technology to help farmers not only harness power but manage manure supplies. Lee Kinnard from Kinnard Farms in Casco has worked with Focus on Energy before while his family underwent the construction of its new dairy barn and milking facility. Kinnard says Focus on Energy has helped many farmers in his region and the recent announcement is more good news.



The PSC provided Kewaunee County a grant last year to look into a network of manure digesters in a study called Project Phoenix. Dynamic Concepts completed the study in June and envision a capital investment of $188 million for full implementation of its plan.

Northern Door Children's Center Executive Director Honored

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By Tim Kowols




Northern Door Children's Center Executive Director Cindy Trinkner-Peot has been honored with an outstanding service award from two state early childhood education organizations. The Wisconsin Division for Early Childhood and the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association honored Trinkner-Peot with the recognition for her career-spanning impact on young children's education. Trinkner-Peot credits the team atmosphere at the Northern Door Children's Center and the community for the honor.



Accomplishments include instituting the Infant/Toddler looping program, organizing scholarships to help low-income families, and developing cutting edge programming for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Trinkner-Peot has been the executive director for Northern Door Children's Center for the last 16 years.

Wisconsin Science Festival Part Of Big Week For Crossroads At Big Creek

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By David Meyer




Thursday evening will mark day two of the Wisconsin Science Festival, as lovers of food and science will have the ability to experience hands-on food science activities.  Friday evening at 7, Science Week concludes with an event surrounding an ever popular fictional character.  Rob Burke, Community Resource Development Educator at Door County University of Wisconsin-Extension office, explains "Harry Potter and Astronomy".



 

Then on Saturday at 9 AM volunteers are needed to help take care of the beautiful grounds.  And finally, at 1 PM on Saturday there will be a re-screening of "Wisconsin Hometown Stories-Door County".  It's a busy time at Crossroads, with something for all ages.

Despite Budget Cuts, Friends Group Of Potawatomi State Park Continues Projects

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By Brandon Enroth




Despite recent state wide budget cuts to state park funding, the Friends of Potawatomi State Park are finding ways to complete projects nonetheless. Friends President Scott Bader says that they have been asked to complete more projects than normal.

 



 

This winter, the Friends will be fundraising for what Scott says is one of the biggest projects on their agenda.



If the group can meet their fundraising goal, Scott believes work on the project can start as early as next year. To make a donation to assist the Friends Group of Potawatomi State Park with their project, log onto www.parkpier.org.

Plenty Of News From Washington Island School

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By David Meyer




Washington Island School held a pep rally earlier this month to introduce their new mascot.  The school nicknamed the Bucks had been operating without one.  But, to the excitement of the roughly 80 students, that all changed.  Washington Island Superintendent Mati Palm-Leis describes the birth of the new mascot.

 



 

Palm-Leis and the school are currently conducting a search to hire a qualified Math teacher.  He said that the pool of applicants has been very small, because of the uniqueness of living on Washington Island.

Keeping Your Chimney Clean Is Vital In Winter

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By David Meyer




A northern Door County fire chief says this is the time of year to clean out your chimney to avoid a home fire.  But, proper chimney maintenance is something that tends to be overlooked.  The recent house fire in Sturgeon Bay has sparked some conversation about the importance of chimney sweeping.  Chris Hecht, Fire Chief of Sister Bay and Liberty Grove, speaks to the importance of having a clean chimney.

 



 

Hecht encourages a yearly checkup on all aspects of your home heating system.  This will lead to improved safety for you and your neighbors.

Low-Income Kewaunee County Residents Live Healthier Lives Thanks To WIC Program

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By Tim Kowols




Close to 440 Kewaunee County residents benefitted from a federal special supplemental nutrition program in 2015. The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program not only helps provide nutritious food and education to people in need, but it also provides valuable support to breastfeeding mothers.  Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt says the counseling the WIC program provides is very important.



Residents can apply to the Kewaunee County WIC program through its public health department. WIC was started by the U.S. government in 1972 to provide grants so low-income citizens can live more healthy lives.

Anderson Enjoying Expanded Role With Gibraltar Fire And Rescue

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By Tim Kowols




Gibraltar Fire Chief Jerrad Anderson has been a busy man since taking over for Caleb Whitney, who resigned from the post in February. In addition to running the volunteer department, the former department captain Anderson has been trying to grow his firefighter numbers and replace equipment on Chambers Island.  Anderson says the new equipment and a certification program for island residents will make responding to emergencies there more effective.



The Gibraltar Fire Department will host an open house this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and will feature equipment demonstrations, apparatus displays, and kids' games.

Door County Humane Society Featuring Outreach Program This Saturday In Sister Bay

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By Paul Schmitt




The Door County Humane Society is taking some of their animals on the road in hopes of finding a new home for them.  On Saturday the Door County Humane Society will be reaching out to Northern Door residents by showcasing the potential pets in Sister Bay.  Communications and Development Coordinator April Delfosse says the first-ever satellite adoption event will be cat-exclusive.



Delfosse says the Door County Humane Society prefers the filling out of a preregistration application on their website.   The adoption event will take place from 10am until 3pm on Saturday at the Dogma Grooming in the Sister Bay Country Walk Shops.  For more information on adopting animals from the Door County Humane Society see the news release below:

 

 

DCHS Announces First Satellite Adoption Event in Northern Door

 

The Door County Humane Society has a big announcement! DCHS is once again nearing a high capacity of felines. Due to this reason DCHS is hosting their first ever satellite adoption event in the northern part of the peninsula. This adoption event will take place on Saturday October 29th from 10am to 3pm and will be hosted at Dogma Grooming in the Country Walk Shops located at 10590 Country Walk Drive, Sister Bay.

 

"We know that living in northern Door can sometimes make it hard to get to DCHS. That's why DCHS has decided to head to the many individuals that live in the upper half of Door County's Peninsula! If you've been thinking about adding a new furry family member, now is the perfect time. The weather is getting cooler; time to add a warm lap kitty to keep you cozy this winter," stated DCHS Adoption Coordinator Jennifer Wotochek. She went on to explain, "all of our cats that are available for adoption have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, given age appropriate shots, dewormed, and receive flea, tick, and mite medicine if needed."

 

To take advantage of this amazing opportunity you must be approved to adopt an animal from DCHS.  To become approved, fill out an application form which will only take a few minutes to complete. DCHS will then process the application as quickly as possible and call you with the outcome.

 

Adoption forms can be filled out in a variety of ways. Call (920)-746-1111 to fill out the application over the phone or you can go to doorcountyhumanesociety.org and fill out the application online. The form can also be faxed to DCHS at 920-746-4681, or mailed to Door County Humane Society PO Box 93 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. You can also fill out the adoption application at the shelter or complete the form the day of the adoption event at Dogma Grooming. However you choose to fill it out, please fill it out completely so DCHS can process the application as quickly as possible.

Southern Door Schools Honoring Grandparents On Thursday

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By Paul Schmitt




The Southern Door School District is opening their doors for grandparents to share a day at the school with their grandchildren.  Superintendent Patti Vickman says the students are welcome to invite a special guest if grandparents are not available to come.



The salute to grandparents and grand guests is Thursday morning.   An early release at noon for Southern Door schools will allow students to spend the entire afternoon with their grandparents, according to Vickman.

Decrease In Food Costs Is Good News For Grocery Shoppers

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By Paul Schmitt




The average supermarket prices have seen a dip of 2.2% in September compared to a year ago and consumers are finding they can buy more with less.  Craig Peterman of Craig's Piggly Wiggly in Algoma says he has seen a noticeable difference in his store.

 



 

According to the USA Today, a pound of ground beef dropped from $4.13 to $3.66 and a dozen eggs were half of a year ago at $1.47. The supermarket industry has seen ten consecutive months of lower prices on an annual basis this year so far.

 

Extreme Temperatures Can Negatively Affect Prescription Drugs

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By Paul Schmitt




Keeping prescription medications away from extreme temperatures is important to protect the potency of the drugs.  Jake Blazkovec, a pharmacist at Bay Hometown Pharmacy in Sturgeon Bay, says when traveling, it's best to keep your medications close by.

 



 

Extreme heat can also affect prescription medications because for every ten degrees of increase you double the rate of reaction, according to Blazkovec.  Shipping or storage at high temperatures may quickly degrade the potency and stability of many of your medications.  It's recommended that most drugs be stored at about room temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

Egg Harbor Working Through Initial Bids For New Library And Community Center

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By Paul Schmitt




 

The new village library and community center project in Egg Harbor continues to move forward with the consideration of bids received from four different contractors.  Village administrator Ryan Heise says a meeting on Tuesday in Green Bay helped to review the bids.



Heise notes that a series of bid alternates were also submitted to give the ad hoc committee other options.



 

The village of Egg Harbor also extended the deadline for accepting bids for the Door County Lighthouse Inn for another few weeks, according to Heise.   That building currently sits on the property the new library and community center will be built.

 

Copy of EH Bid Analysis Worksheet

 

Zoning Board Approves Bay Shipbuilding Roof Variance Petition

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By Tim Kowols




The Sturgeon Bay Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-0 to approve the petition by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to increase the height of a portion of their manufacturing building at 128 Kentucky Street to 75 feet. The facility, purchased during the sale of the former Palmer-Johnson Yachts buildings, is slated to be used for vessels such as large scale fishing boats and tug boats. Following a presentation by Bay Shipbuilding Company Vice President and General Manager Todd Thayse, residents spoke out against the variance citing several factors including noise and dust. Nissa Norton worries that as shipbuilding activities get closer to downtown, the farther residents and visitors will want to get away from it.



Thayse told the board that he understands the concerns of the community, but said it will not be much different than what was there before.



City planner Ryan Kernosky said variances on roof heights had been granted to Palmer-Johnson in the past, but some were never seen through. The variance now heads to the Waterfront Design Review Board for its approval.

Egg Harbor Road Anchors Good Development News In Sturgeon Bay

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By Tim Kowols




Sturgeon Bay has been bustling with development over the last year, but especially on Egg Harbor Road. Long vacant buildings are now filled with activity, including the former K-Mart and Taco Bell parcels. After the city invested in the infrastructure of the road, city planner Ryan Kernosky says Sturgeon Bay is now being rewarded.



Improvements to Egg Harbor Road include new curbs, sidewalks, and a roundabout. One of the new Egg Harbor Road businesses, Tractor Supply Company, plans to be open on November 5.

Oregon Musician Records New Album In Sturgeon Bay

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By Tim Kowols




Another nationally-known musician recently called Sturgeon Bay home over the last week while recording a new album. Oregon native Johanna Beekman has been living on the road for months performing her unique style of music, which includes the Indian-style chantings of Kirtan and her most recent foray into lullaby yoga. Beekman, in town to collaborate again with Hans Christian at his Studio 330 studios, says Sturgeon Bay has provided a beautiful space to work.



Christian says it is great to see artists like Beekman travel to Sturgeon Bay to record and to perform instead of traditional hubs for music.



Beekman left town on Tuesday to continue her performance schedule in Illinois, but hopes her Sturgeon Bay-recorded album, Lullaby Yoga: Soothing the Soul, will come out next year.

 

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Early Voting In High Gear Locally

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By Tim Kowols




Elections for the First District Assembly, Wisconsin' 8th United States Congressional District, and President are helping set the pace for early voting in northeast Wisconsin. Absentee voting and early voting usually goes up in Presidential election years, but it is especially true this year. Kewaunee and Algoma each had well over 100 ballots requested before the November 8 general election. Algoma city clerk Michelle Seidl says if you are sitting on a ballot, do not wait until the last moment to throw it in the mail or drop it off.



Algoma joined Kewaunee (September 26) and Sturgeon Bay (October 10) in early voting on Monday. You have until November 4 to vote in-person absentee at your city clerk's office. Seidl reminds voters to also have proper identification with them in order to vote.

Preparing For Financial Fallout From Life Transitions

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By Tim Kowols




Whether it is a divorce, a new baby, or loss of a job, a financial fallout from those events is often not far behind. A Bankrate.com survey earlier this year showed that 63 percent of Americans are not prepared for an unexpected expenditure like medical bills. Gay Pustaver says while it is not a pleasant conversation, it is one you need to have.



Pustaver says one of the big takeaways from the recent Growing Older Door County conversations as it relates to the financial fallout from life transitions is not everyone has family locally to help handle the unexpected.

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Boys And Girls Club Of Door County Offering Proper Table Etiquette Classes Along With Monday Meal Program

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By Paul Schmitt




The Boys and Girls Club of Door County has been implementing a full manners curriculum for each grade level through fifth grade for its membership.   Executive Director Julie Davis says the manners program which addresses table etiquette like proper use of utensils, is a perfect complement to their Monday Meals Program.

 

 



 

In the past, girl members who attended at least four of the six classes were able to dress up and have their nails polished for a Miss Manners Tea Party at an area restaurant.  Boy members also got into the action with a "Samurai Warrior Tea Ceremony" featuring a martial artist who taught lessons of self-control.  For more information on the Boys and Girls Club of Door County, go to the link below:

http://bgcdoorcounty.org/

 

Kewaunee Renews Search For City Administrator

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By Tim Kowols




The city of Kewaunee is looking for its second new administrator this year. John Kolata had taken over the reins for former administrator Kyle Ellefson in August, but resigned last month to be closer to family in Kewanee, Ill. City clerk Jamie Jackson says with all the good news going in Kewaunee, the next city administrator will need to be ready.



The city of Kewaunee will accept applications for its open administrator position until November 4. Before resigning, Kolata had served as a city administrator for various communities in Illinois and Wisconsin off and on for close to 25 years.

Manufacturing Career Day Gives Area Students A Look At Possible Future Careers

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By Paul Schmitt




The first annual Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day gave area students a chance to see first-hand and learn about careers in the industrial market on Monday.  Luxemburg manufacturers N.E.W. Plastics and D&S Machine Service opened their doors to nearly 300 Algoma, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg-Casco freshmen students.  Algoma Schools Superintendent and Principal Nick Cochart says the day was an eye-opener for many of the students.

 



 

The Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day, which coincides with nationwide "Manufacturing Month", was a collaboration of the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance and the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation.

 

Winning Bidder Of Door County Lighthouse Inn Expected Soon

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By Tim Kowols




The deadline has passed for bids on an Egg Harbor landmark and its new owner should be announced soon. The Door County Lighthouse Inn, owned by Claire and Frank Murphy, hosted its last visitors earlier this month and now needs to be moved in order for work to start on a new library and community center. Village administrator Ryan Heise told DoorCountyDailyNews.com last week that there had been some interest in the building for a different sort of use.



The village was expected to notify bidders about their decision on proposals last Friday. Bids for the design of the new library and community center opened on October 19.

Ghost Ship Docks At Sawyer Park Saturday

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By Tim Kowols




For more than 30 years, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay has frightened visitors before being deployed on ice-breaking missions in the winter. The annual Ghost Ship tour brings community members on board for Halloween activities like haunted rooms and treats. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Whitsell says he is proud the Ghost Ship has been a part of a tradition for many families.



The ship will be located at Sawyer Park Pier, with a lights-on tour starting at 5:30 p.m. for younger children and the full scare experience beginning an hour later. The event is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to local pantries.

Kewaunee County Board Asks For Survey Of East Twin River

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By Tim Kowols




The Kewaunee County Board is asking the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to conduct a water quality and aquatic life survey of the East Twin River and its tributaries. The DNR approved a permit for the Agropur cheese plant in Luxemburg to increase the amount of chloride they are allowed to discharge earlier this year. Kewaunee County Board supervisor and resolution author Lee Luft says time is of the essence.



The resolution passed by a 20-0 vote. It is now up to DNR on when they can get the time and the appropriate personnel to conduct the survey.

Highway Closure In Sister Bay Begins Tuesday

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By Tim Kowols




Motorists through Sister Bay will need to find alternate routes this week as utility work begins for a village project. Utilities Director Mike Schell determined last week that State Highway 57 would need to be closed starting Tuesday to make a full connection for utilities to the project that includes single-family homes, apartments, condominiums, and garages. Marked detour routes will take place on Country Lane and State Highway 42. Work is expected to take about a week.

YMCA Halloween Bash Happening Friday

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By David Meyer




The YMCA's in northern and southern Door County are throwing a family friendly pre-Halloween party on Friday evening.  Door County YMCA CEO Tom Beernsten describes all the activities that will be going on during the bash

 



 

The cost for YMCA members is $6 per family; it is $12 for families that are not members.  The event will happen at both the Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay locations and children are encouraged to dress up.

Nelson And Gallagher Talk About The Man They Strive To Replace

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By David Meyer




Former Congressman Reid Ribble was a very popular elected official in the area.  Ribble won what would turn out to be his last election with 65% of the vote.  Democrat Tom Nelson trying to replace the Republican describes a shared passion.



Republican Mike Gallagher differentiates himself from Ribble in one area.



This is the third part in our series highlighting the candidates for Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District.  You can listen to the full interviews below the story.





Wood Decay In Eagle Tower Confirmed

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By David Meyer




The decision to dismantle Eagle Tower came at the right time.  After a study was conducted on the wood by Bob Ross from the U.S. Forest Service, it became clear why the decision was made when it was.  One of the main legs of the tower was completely rotted.  Eagle Tower Fund Campaign Director Rachel Stollenwerk is happy that now that the wood has been examined, it can be utilized.

 



 

Stollenwerk says that many people have asked about getting their hands on a piece of the tower.  She says that it is very likely going to be a part of their fundraising efforts moving forward.

Rotary Foreign Exchange Student Recaps Chile Experience

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By David Meyer




Bret Bicoy Jr. moved to Chile to study abroad for a year knowing two words of Spanish.  It turns out that neither word was even used in Chile.  The Sturgeon Bay High School senior was a part of the Rotary foreign exchange program last year.  And a little mix up meant that Bicoy Jr. returned to the peninsula with a little more language fluency than he originally expected.

 



 

Bicoy Jr. said he is very grateful for the experience and still keeps in contact with his host family and multiple friends he made along the way.  He said being a foreign exchange student isn't for everyone, but if you want to travel and gain perspective it is a valuable experience.

Sturgeon Bay House Fire

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By David Meyer




Early Sunday morning a house located at 817 South Kendale Court in Sturgeon Bay caught fire.  As of 8:30 AM, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department did not yet have comment on the still active scene.  The fire which was reported just before 7 AM appears to have caused major damage to the house and the RV which was in the driveway.  We will have more on the story as information becomes available.  Video of the scene can be viewed below the article.

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Temme Advocates For Prefab Factory

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By David Meyer




In what local architect Virge Temme hopes is her first of many SAGE (Small, Affordable, Green, Expandable) houses she advocated for a new local business.  The house being constructed on 15th Ave in Sturgeon Bay is a LEED home and will be affordable for a family earning $50,000 a year.  In the midst of her planning, Temme started exploring the possibility of prefabricated wall assemblies.  She maintains that a prefab factory in the area, would be a big win for Door County's future.



 

Temme says that prefabricated, small, energy efficient homes make sense.  She pointed to the lower cost, reduction of waste, and rising builder ages as key factors for why this could be a successful business model.

HELP Of Door County Has Specific Message This Month

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By David Meyer




The organization HELP of Door County has a specific message for men this October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  New Executive Director Steve Vickman issued a challenge and possible solution to the domestic violence problem.

 



 

HELP of Door County has been around since 1979 and has pursued ending abuse and domestic violence ever since.  They also have a program dedicated to stopping elderly abuse.  Their hotline can connect you with all sorts of good resources, the number is 1-800-91help1.

Recycling Bin Pick-Up Date Set

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By David Meyer




Area farmers will have a second opportunity to pick up large recycling bins as the Kewaunee County UW-Extension partners with Revolution Plastics.  Starting at 9 AM on Monday farmers are encouraged to head to the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds with their flatbed trailers.  Aerica Bjurstrom with UW-Extension has the specifics of the project.

 



 

Revolution Plastics recycles all that plastic into garbage bags for restaurants and universities.  If you would like to sign up for the program please visit revolutionplastics.com or call 920-388-7138.

Economy, Infrastructure Highlight Important Issues In U.S. Senate Race

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By Tim Kowols




Issues locally and nationally are part of the discussion in the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin. Republican Senator Ron Johnson says the number one issue he has come across on the campaign and his first term has been the economy. According to Senator Johnson, there are three elements that could help the state improve on a national and international basis.



Democratic candidate Russ Feingold says in his discussions with residents around the state, one of the focuses has been on infrastructure. While many people have pointed to problems with area roads, bridges, and ports, Feingold says electronic infrastructure has also taken a hit.



Senator Johnson and Feingold will face each other in the general election on November 8.

 

 

Finishing Touches Being Made On Kewaunee County Budget

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By Tim Kowols




The Kewaunee County Board is expected to vote on its budget on November 10. Currently, the budget calls for the county to spend $21.9 million in expenditures. Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt says it is important to remember that the figure does not represent the amount of money residents are expected to pay in taxes and fees.



Homeowners are expected to actually get a little relief in their county tax assessment due to increased property values. Feldt recommends talking with your county supervisor or calling his office if you have any questions regarding this year's budget.

 

Full Interview with Scott Feldt on Kewaunee County Budget



Robotic Milking Changing The Face Of Family Farming

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By Tim Kowols




With eyes on keeping family farms flourishing in northeast Wisconsin,  Abts Lely Center in New Franken hopes its robotic milking systems can do just that. According to Modern Farmer, the approximately $200,000 system can handle herds of 55 to 70 cows. Greg Abts from Abts Lely Center says the robotic milking systems have helped increase interest in farming.



Randy Kinnard and his family recently installed two Lely Astronaut milking systems and plans to purchase two more by the end of next year for their farm in Casco. Kinnard says with the farm changing hands to the next generation in the future, it was the right decision for them.



Abts says if you missed Saturday's open house at Kinnard Highland Farms in Casco (runs until 3 p.m.), Abts Lely Center hosts a super tour of farms with the robotic milking systems in the spring. Three farms in Door and Kewaunee counties have the systems installed at their operations.

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Door County Medical Center Study Discovers Surprising Result

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By David Meyer




Ministry Door County Medical Center conducted a study earlier this year and discovered that some area kids were not at the development level desired for a child starting school.  The study has led to a new mindset for the medical center, says Kevin Grohskopf, Chief Business Development Officer for Door County Medical Center.



As they continue to brainstorm ways to reach out to preschool children, Ministry Door County Medical Center will host an event on November 3rd designed to give parents tools for raising children in today's day and age.  The free event appears to be just the start of the medical center's focus on kids.

 

Wisconsin Loses More Dairy Farms

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By David Meyer




The federal Agriculture Department released a report saying that nearly 400 dairy farms across the state closed this year.  While this seems like a high amount of farms to be closed in the Dairy State, it is an improvement from the 1,000 that have closed annually in the past.  Holstein Association CEO John Meyer views Wisconsin through a national lens and maintains that the area has a strong future despite these trends.



Milk prices have dipped everywhere, but the Wisconsin market is "As strong, or stronger than most places," according to Meyer.

Town Of Gibraltar Readies For Beach Expansion

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By David Meyer




December 31st is the day that Gibraltar will close on the York property and double the size of Fish Creek Public Beach.  It will be exactly four months after the August 31 vote in which residents gave the go-ahead for the $1.4 million purchase.  Brian Hackbarth, Gibraltar Board Supervisor says the addition is exciting for many reasons.

 



 

There are many hopes for the land, but the main goal is to get a restroom facility in place, currently there are only port-a-potties on site.  The hope is that by spring the new property will be fully accessible to the public, although the restrooms will be further down the line.

Door County Fair Needs A Little Help

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By David Meyer




The Door County Finance Committee approved a measure this week in an effort to aid the Door County Fair.  The move, to pay for the county fair expenses in full, was included in the proposed 2017 county budget.  Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says the move should have positive ramifications in the future.

 



 

The county fair has had to tap into their reserve fund over the past couple of years because they haven't been turning a profit.  As such, roughly $170,000 has been committed toward the operations of the Door County Fair.  The County Board meeting about the 2017 budget takes place November 15th.

Common Council Finishes Up Development Contract Amendments

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By Tim Kowols




The Sturgeon Bay Common Council has wrapped up its efforts to make amendments to its development contract with Sawyer Hotel Development, LLC. Efforts to build a hotel on the west waterfront has stalled because of ongoing litigation with the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront group. City administrator Josh Vanlieshout says the goal is for the two sides to extend the agreement for a couple more years.



While the amendments can be signed off on at any time, the development contract cannot be implemented until after the litigation is resolved. Oral arguments on the case are scheduled to be heard January 10 with a possible trial scheduled for February.

Algoma Selected By Packers For Hometown Huddle

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By David Meyer




Peterson Park in Algoma will be looking green and gold on Tuesday.  The Green Bay Packers picked Peterson Park to be the site of their annual Hometown Huddle project.  Four Packer players, some Packer employees, volunteers from the United Way of Door & Brown Counties, and representatives of the City of Algoma will have a work day preparing Peterson Park's ice skating rink for this winter.  Sara Robertson, Algoma Parks & Recreation Director, explains what the checklist for the day entails.

 



 

There is no need for volunteers, but the public is invited to observe the process from afar.  Robertson adds that when it is cold enough for the rink to ice over, there is hope that the Packers will return for the grand opening activities.

Luxemburg-Casco Highlights Art Students

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By David Meyer




Luxemburg-Casco High School is committed to its student's artwork being displayed beyond the classroom.  Searching for a way to liven up the walls of the school, District Administrator Glenn Schlender had an idea.  Many schools feature student artwork in the hallway, but Schlender's idea went one step further.

 



 

Despite the cultural shift away from arts and towards more core classes, studies have shown that there is a correlation between involvement in the arts and academic achievement.

Roundabouts Safety Discussed

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By David Meyer




The amount of roundabouts in the area continues to rise and since the construction of them has been fairly recent the Sturgeon Bay Police Department doesn't have much data on their effect yet.  But, Sturgeon Bay Police Officer Chad Mielke says that a common sense approach and driving courtesy have seemed to deter traffic accidents.  Mielke describes his top rules to remember.

We can't be sure what the data will say, but Mielke believes that the transition to roundabouts has been a smooth one for area residents.

 

Local Forum Upcoming On Raising Today's Children

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By David Meyer




The Door County Medical Center will host a speaker and forum open to the public about raising children in today's culture.  The event "Raising Children in Peace:  A Parent's Toolkit for   Today's Turbulent World" will take feature a respected keynote speaker. Ministry Door County Medical Center's Terry Lundahl provides some background.

 



 

The event takes place on November third, at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center from 6-7:30 PM.  The event is free and parents and non-parents alike are encouraged to attend.

Congressional Candidates Discuss Their Top Campaign Issue

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By David Meyer




Republican Mike Gallagher and Democrat Tom Nelson continue to disagree about what they believe is the most pressing issue in this year's House of Representative race.  As the two battle for votes across Wisconsin's Eighth Congressional District, they sat down with us to outline their number one issue.  Republican Mike Gallagher says it's all about security.



While, Democrat Tom Nelson says it's all about social security.



This is the second part in our series with the congressional candidates.  You can listen to the full interviews directly below the story.





Tractor Supply Prepares For Opening In Sturgeon Bay

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By David Meyer




The new Tractor Supply Co. store in Sturgeon Bay has its employees stocking shelves in preparation for their November 5th soft opening.  The store will be housed in the former K-Mart building on Egg Harbor Road.  There are some big plans in place once the doors open, Store Manager Raquel Johnson explains.

 



 

Tractor Supply Company was founded in 1938 and currently operates in 49 states.  The store has already hired their full-time crew and typically employs 12-15 people.

Final Presidential Debate Generates Different Reactions

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By David Meyer




The Republican and Democratic parties of Door County had very different opinions regarding the third and final Presidential Debate.  The Democratic Party headquarters had a viewing party of the debate, just across the Sturgeon Bay Bridge, the Republican Party did not.  And that only begins the differences in opinion regarding the evening.  Allin Walker, Office Manager of the Door County Democratic Party, voiced the positive takeaways he heard following the debate.

 



Bill Berglund, Chairman of the Republican Party of Door County, had a much different reaction to this debate and debates in general.



As the election nears, both parties voiced confidence in their whole ticket of candidates.

Gov. Walker Visits N.E.W. Plastics

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By David Meyer




Governor Scott Walker launched a loan program for small business during a visit to NEW Industries in Luxemburg yesterday. He announced that grants will be made available for companies to train new or current workers in high demand manufacturing jobs.  Walker suggested that manufacturing is a pillar for Wisconsin's future.

 



 

The visit was one of two stops Walker made to manufacturers in the state on Wednesday.  Walker chose N.E.W. Plastics in part because the company is currently benefitting from the training grant.  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College provided additional job training to 19 of the roughly 200 plant employees, through the first wave of the program.  Full video of the visit accompanies this story.

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West Side Sturgeon Bay Apartment Gets Plan Commission Approval

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By Roger Utnehmer




A proposal to build a four-story, thirty-five unit apartment and retail building on the former location of the Harbor Place Shoppes on Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay was given unanimous approval by the city Plan Commission Wednesday.

The property is owned by former council member Cap Wulf.  The developer is purchasing the property from Wulf but would not say if Wulf would be an investor if the city council gives final approval to the project.

Commission member Laurel Brooks asked if there would be other investors and if the city would be required to sign a development agreement.  Doing so would obligate the city to provide financial assistance, something that has been controversial with other developments under consideration in Sturgeon Bay such as the proposed west side hotel.

Court records indicate that Wulf was found guilty of using his position in public office for personal gain and paid a forfeiture of $3,214 in 2005. A felony charge was dismissed.

The Madison Capital Times reported in 2011 that Wulf was fined $10,000 for leveraging information he was privy to as a council member to successfully bid on a heating contract for a $2.5 million development.  Wulf told a legislative committee in January of that year he never has sued anyone.  State Rep. Gary Hebl said Wulf misled the legislative committee which, according to Hebl, "leads one to believe he is not fully honest and truthful."

The Sturgeon Bay City Council will now consider final approval and ordinance changes as well as a possible development agreement that would commit city tax dollars to the project.

"Others To Blame" Says Thomas "Cap" Wulf

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By Roger Utnehmer




A controversial appointee of Mayor Thad Birmingham to the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority blames his ethical problems on a "criminal" former mayor, "incompetent" district attorney, "corrupt" judge, the Door County Advocate and DoorCountyDailyNews.com and says he was "double crossed" by city attorney" Randy Nesbitt.

Thomas "Cap" Wulf denounced a lengthy list of others he claims were part of framing him, setting him up and dragging him through the dirt.  Wulf was charged with using a position of public trust for personal gain as a member of the Sturgeon Bay City Council in  2005.  According to criminal complaints, Wulf was charged with personally benefiting through his company, Wulf Brothers, Inc. for contracts relating to the Center Point Marina on the Sturgeon Bay waterfront.

Wulf plea-bargained the felony charges to a misdemeanor, paid a forfeiture and resigned from the city council.

He was later charged with disorderly conduct for verbally attacking former Mayor Dennis McIntosh at a downtown Sturgeon Bay business.  A restraining order preventing Wulf from approaching McIntosh is in effect until January of 2017. Wulf entered into a deferred plea agreement to the disorderly conduct charge.

Since being appointed to the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority by Birmingham, Wulf has been an outspoken critic of those who have questioned development.

He also owns property in a city tax incremental finance district where a commercial and apartment development has been recently approved by the city.

During a lengthy interview at DoorCountyDailyNews.com on Monday, Wulf was asked if he would be an investor in the commercial and residential project the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority approved.  He said he would not, "but if I want to keep some of money in that project it's nobody's g--- d---business.  And it's not your g---d---business either," Wulf said.

He claimed former Sturgeon Bay Mayor Dennis McIntosh fabricated charges against him and called District Attorney Ray Pelrine "incompetent" for not doing anything about it.

Wulf says he was "betrayed" and falsely accused."

He also accused former city administrator Jay Kraus and McIntosh of holding secret, illegal meetings with developers for the Center Point Marina.

During the meeting, Wulf also called Waupaca County Circuit Court Judge Paul Kirk "corrupt" for dismissing a lawsuit Wulf filed against McIntosh.

Wulf also claimed he was "double crossed" by Sturgeon Bay city attorney Randall Nesbitt.  According to Wulf, Nesbitt assured Wulf that if he accepted a plea bargain he could appear before the city council in closed session and bring up damaging information about former mayor McIntosh.  That closed meeting apparently did not happen.

Wulf requested the meeting and was informed it was on the record.

Cap Wulf Project Subject of Closed Door Meeting

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By Roger Utnehmer



The Sturgeon Bay City Council went into closed session Tuesday afternoon to negotiate an agreement with developers of property owned by a controversial member of the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority.  Thomas "Cap" Wulf is proposing a four-story commercial and residential development at 49 North Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.  Wulf was found guilty of using a position of public trust for personal gain while a member of the Sturgeon Bay city council several years ago.

DoorCountyDailyNews.com has learned Wulf has told members of the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission he may be an investor in the Madison Avenue project and that he has been asked about providing heating and cooling contract work if the development is approved.  At Tuesday's Sturgeon Bay City Council meeting Scott Moore opposed city tax dollars being used for Wulf's development.



Wulf was also convicted of disorderly conduct after an incident at a downtown business involving former Mayor Dennis McIntosh and is currently under a restraining order resulting from his outburst.

Even though Wulf was found guilty of using his position of public trust for personal gain in the past he recently voted to include his own property in the TIF district on Sturgeon Bay's west side.

Scoot Moore's entire audio is posted below:



 

Wulf Resigns From Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redelopment Authority

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By DoorCountyDailyNews.com



A longtime member of the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority has resigned.
Thomas "Cap" Wulf submitted his resignation in a letter to city hall last week.  Wulf is a former member of the Sturgeon Bay City Council and owner of Wulf Brothers Heating and Cooling.


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An Open Letter From Roger Utnehmer To Robert Starr

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By DoorCountyDailyNews.com



This letter is part of a series of comments regarding a story about last week's city plan commission meeting that approved a west side apartment complex on property owned by Cap Wulf.

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You can read the story and comments from last week's Plan Commission meeting here.

You can also read Cap Wulf's reponse and Roger Utnehmer's latest Civil Discourse here as well.

Cap Wulf Continues Comments With Charges of "Intentional Misrepresentations and Personal Attacks"

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By Roger Utnehmer



In a new post on DoorCountyDailyNews.com, Thomas "Cap" Wulf claims the "real intent" of a call for his resignation from the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority is "to discredit Mayor Birmingham with deceptive misleading statements."

Wulf's latest comments are posted under "Opinion" at DoorCountyDailyNews.com and found under an opinion piece titled "Civil Discourse: Why Cap Wulf Does Not Belong on the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority."


DoorCountyDailyNews.com has extended an offer to Mayor Thad Birmingham to comment on his appointment of Wulf to the WRA and asked, if re-elected, would Birmingham appoint Wulf to another term.  Mayor Birmingham has not responded.


Birmingham's challenger, Laurel Brooks, has said publicly that, if elected, she would reconstitute or eliminate the WRA to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest by its members.


Here is the link to the opinion piece noted above:



Civil Discourse: Why Cap Wulf Does Not Belong on the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority

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By Roger Utnehmer



Civil Discourse  An Occasional Attempt  To Restore Civility to  Our Civic Discourse


Roger Utnehmer


DoorCountyDailyNews.com


President and CEO


March 19, 2016


Why Cap Wulf Does Not Belong On The Waterfront Redevelopment Authority


For the good of Sturgeon Bay, Cap Wulf should resign from the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority.  Sturgeon Bay is plagued with a public relations disaster.  Far too many citizens,  enough to elect a write-in candidate to the city council in the last election, seem to reject the perception of a secret, closed-door good-old-boy network that does public business behind closed doors.


Cap Wulf is part of the good-old-boy network.  He has bullied fellow WRA member Kelly Catarolozi with disrespect by shouting at her during meetings.  He should never have been appointed to a position of public trust.  His guilty plea to using his position as a member of the Sturgeon Bay City Council for personal gain alone should disqualify Cap Wulf from being appointed.  The appearance of a conflict of interest, as the owner of property in the process of being development with city assistance and support, costs the city more in lost confidence and suspicion than any benefit of his participation could ever justify.


Many good people have little or no trust in their local government.  People feel recent development plans had ignored their input, denied their expression and trampled on the principals of good, open, transparent and clean government.  Cap Wulf and his behavior contribute to that perception.


It is important to state, as well, that perception is not always reality.  Since Cap Wulf's conviction, I doubt anyone in city government has broken any laws.  What they have broken is the public trust.  What some have violated is the patience, political skills and leadership needed to bring a community together and support projects like the waterfront development.  There is little wonder why so many people have so little trust in their local government.


Cutting off debate, refusing to comment when asked questions about development plans, an unhealthy dependence on closed meetings and less than transparent sharing of things like the agreements between the city and developers all work to create and continue a perception of good-old-boys who have always run Sturgeon Bay getting their way.  The recent inclusion of a potentially-controversial harbor development plan on the council's non-debatable consent agenda is another example of decisions that diminish public trust.  That should not happen.


Civility will be restored to civic discourse in Sturgeon Bay when the cloud of suspicion and perception of insider politics is put to rest.  That will not happen with people who abuse their power being appointed to important positions like the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority.


That's my opinion.  I'd like to hear yours.


Civil Discourse- The Legacy of Mayor Thad Birmingham

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By Roger Utnehmer



Civil Discourse


An Occasional Attempt To Restore


CivilityTo Our Civic Discourse


By


ROGER UTNEHMER


DoorCountyDailyNews.com


President and CEO


April 27, 2016


The Legacy of Mayor Thad Birmingham


Less than two years ago Thad Birmingham could have gone down in history as one of Sturgeon Bay's most popular mayors.  Today his legacy will be a divided community, conflicts of interest, cronyism and an election victory distorted by a last minute smear campaign.

He has a responsibility to heal the community his leadership and campaign tactics have divided.  Instead of acting like his 52-vote victory was a landslide, Thad Birmingham needs to show grace in victory, sensitivity to those who disagree with his policies and a commitment to open government and public participation.  So far he has done nothing to heal and much more to divide.  Dumping his opponent from the Plan Commission, returning to noon meetings of the city council and failing to repudiate the actions of his campaign volunteer John Yount, reek of arrogance rather than reconciliation.

Thad Birmingham would do well to follow the leadership example and styles of other elected officials in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Door  County Board Chair Dave Lienau led development plans in Sister Bay resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollar in improvements without the rancor and divisiveness over which Birmingham is presiding in Sturgeon Bay.  Algoma Mayor Wayne Schmidt will soon announce final plans for a hotel development that has near-unanimous community support.  In Kewaunee County, board supervisor Lee Luft is leading efforts to bring divided factions together to improve water quality and health.  Luft is one of the most intelligent, effective, articulate and decent people serving in local government.  Dave Lienau, Wayne Schmidt and Lee Luft show respect for the taxpaying public by communicating through the media and never stonewalling when it comes to answering questions.  They are consensus-building, conciliatory men of good will who compromise for the public good.

Birmingham, on the other hand, has boasted to a fellow Sturgeon Bay "good old boy" insider that he will not talk to DoorCountyDailyNews.com.  He refused, before the election, to state if he would reappoint Thomas "Cap" Wulf to the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority.  Birmingham has a responsibility to communicate to the public through the media.  If he is not going to do his job and answer questions from reporters, he should return his mayoral salary to the City of Sturgeon Bay.  Wulf has a pattern of questionable behavior.  His recent vulgar reference to it being "nobody's g—d---business" if he invests in a development project with city support is appalling.  Birmingham also owes an apology to former mayor Dennis McIntosh as well as employees and customers of Door County Ace Hardware who heard Wulf's four-letter-word-laced tirade that resulted in disorderly conduct charges and a restraining order. Birmingham, by his silence, condones Wulf's obnoxious, crude and inappropriate behavior.  His conduct is indefensible. Appointing Wulf with his apparent ethical challenges and anger-management issues will be part of the legacy of Thad Birmingham.

So how does political leadership weakened by a 52-vote margin of victory bring a city together?

Here are some suggestions for Thad Birmingham to lead with grace and decency;

...Return to evening meetings so the public can not only attend if desired but also run for office without having to be independently wealthy, retired or own their own business.

...Welcome input from those who hold diverse opinions and keep people like Laurel Brooks involved in city affairs.

...Welcome the invigorated millennials who have been showing up at meetings, expressing opinions, engaging in civic discourse and running for office by finding places to tap their talent and engage their resources.  They are the inevitable future of Sturgeon Bay.

...Call for the resignation of Thomas "Cap" Wulf from the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority.  Certainly Thad Birmingham can find someone without a restraining order in effect, a conviction for using a position of public trust for personal gain and a pattern of vulgar, crude public outbursts as Wulf demonstrates.  Wulf's latest outburst, saying it's "nobody's g—d--- business" if he invests in a city project should get him kicked off the WRA alone.

...Establish a city ethics commission to review mayoral appointments for potential conflicts of interest.  The League of Women Voters and Door County Civility Project would be great resources.

...End your self-imposed gag order on answering questions from reporters or return your mayoral pay.

...Put on the table what incentives the city is offering the developer of Cap Wulf's property on Madison Avenue.  Move discussion about developer incentives to the public domain rather than shroud them in secrecy.

Some have also questioned the involvement of Carri Andersson as one of the people suing the city over the west side waterfront development because her sister, Kelly Catarozoli, is a member of the Sturgeon Bay city council.  Andersson's involvement in the litigation has been cleared as NOT presenting a conflict of interest with her sister by city attorney Randy Nesbitt.   If Andersson would withdraw from being party to the lawsuit she would remove any appearance of conflict and end suspicion of any inappropriate communications that could be damaging to the city.  She has done nothing to present a single bit of evidence of inappropriate action but removing the question by withdrawing from the lawsuit would be one contribution to healing.  Removing her name from the lawsuit would not diminish its impact but it could enhance public confidence.

Cap Wulf recently accused me of being a "transplant" and questioned my concern for Sturgeon Bay.

By risking the wrath of some who may disagree, these comments hopefully indicate those of us here by choice rather than chance of birth care for our community with the same passion and depth as those of you fortunate to have been born here.

That's my opinion.  I'd like to hear yours.

 

Civil Discourse: An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse: Thank You Door and Kewaunee County Law Enforcement Officers

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By Roger Utnehmer



Thank You Door and Kewaunee County Law Enforcement Officers

The number one reason people give for becoming a law enforcement officer is NOT to catch criminals.

According to Heather MacDonald, in her recent book "The War on COPS: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe," the number one reason people become cops is to help others.

If you're sick and tired of law enforcement officers being painted as racist bad guys please consider saying the two most underused words in the English language.

Say thank you to a law enforcement officer.

Thank you for making our schools, streets and homes safer.

Thankyou for placing your own life in danger to assure the safety of others.

Thank you for the times you leave your family to protect ours.

Thank you for making Door and Kewaunee Counties better places to live.

Please know you are appreciated at the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com.

 

Civil Discourse: An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse

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By Roger Utnehmer




Civil Discourse

An Occasional Attempt to Restore

Civility To Our Civic Discourse

May 31, 2016

By

ROGER UTNEHMER

President and CEO

DoorCountyDailyNews.com

Read "Ringside Seat" by Tim Cullen

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will be recorded as the second-most effective executive in state history.  The reasons are apparent in a recent book by a two-time state senator and Thompson cabinet member, Tim Cullen, "Ringside Seat."

Cullen served in the state senate from 1975 to 1986 when be was appointed the highest-ranking Democrat in the cabinet of Gov. Thompson.  Cullen returned to the state senate for one term after a long career in the private sector, retiring in 2015.

(Full Disclosure:  I knew Tim Cullen when I worked for Republican State Sen. Clifford "Tiny" Krueger in the mid '70's and we continue a friendship today serving together on the Board of Directors of Common Cause-Wisconsin. Tim, in "Ringside Seat," calls "Tiny" the greatest senator with whom he served.)

His book is an insiders' look at the best and worst of our political system.  Cullen writes a critical portrayal of Wisconsin's current governor, Scott Walker, accusing Walker of dividing a state rather than uniting it and of pursuing an unneeded and divisive attack on public employees to fuel a presidential campaign.

"Ringside Seat" portrays Thompson as a statesman, winning a narrow victory in 1986 and committing to a center-right government that included political opponents.  Thompson appointed Cullen to head the largest state agency, the Department of Health and Social Services. Thompson wanted to show the people of Wisconsin that the state would be governed well, that he was governor of all the people, not just those who voted for him.  Thompson's margins of victory increased significantly in future elections as a result of reaching out to political opponents and pursuing a policy of inclusion.

Thompson and Cullen are both social gospel Catholics.  The welfare reform adopted during the Thompson administration became a national model and reflected the compassion and decency of a governor and his cabinet secretary.

Cullen denounces the insidious influence of special interest group money in political campaigns.  He is just as direct in his criticism of the role of the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) as he is Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC).

According to Cullen, Wisconsin is losing a distinguishing characteristic of good government.  He points out that twelve governors from 1951 to 2001, six from each party, kept Republicans from governing too conservatively and Democrats from governing to liberally.  He cites Walker as breaking that pattern in ways that will damage the state.  Republican and Democrat governors came and went.

People saw the basic values of a strong majority of citizens were not disrupted or attacked.  Not so, Cullen says about Walker who demonizes opponents, drops "bombs" and articulates a strategy of "divide and conquer."

Liberals reading Cullen's book will help better understand those with whom they do not agree on policy and politics.  A local elected official will better understand how to unite a divided electorate, build consensus and promote open government.  A millennial will better understand the opportunity their emerging optimism, engagement and non-judgmental values bring to creating a more positive future in politics.

So, if Tommy Thompson is not Wisconsin's most effective governor in history, who is?   In my opinion, it would be Robert LaFollette, Sr. LaFollette and his Progressives authored the Wisconsin Idea, created workers compensation, unemployment compensation, the Public Service Commission, open primaries, recall elections and are responsible for Wisconsin's tradition of open, clean, honest government.  Reading "Ringside Seat" will give those who tarnish that tradition the historical perspective that is, unfortunately, missing with many.

That's my opinion.  I'd like to hear yours.

Civil Discourse: An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse

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By Roger Utnehmer



"THE DAYS OF DARK MONEY AND DIRTY ADVERTISING ARE DYING"

The days of dark money and dirty campaign advertising are dying in America.

We can thank the core values reflected by the emerging millennial generation for the most significant improvement in political discourse since the emergence of the Progressive Party a century ago.

Millennials reject bombast, hype, exaggeration and most of the negative characteristics of political expression in America today.  They dream, desire fairness and are race and gender agnostic.  That means discrimination will die the same death as dark money and dirty campaign ads.

The surging Sanders support, the Trump phenomenon and the inability of the largest super pac in history to keep Jeb Bush in the presidential race are reasons for optimism.

Negative ads do not move millennials.  The more Hillary Clinton attacks Bernie Sanders the higher he rises in the polls.  Donald Trump's self-funded success without television creates the new post-millennial paradigm.  Jeb Bush and his super pac spent more than $150 million on negative tv ads.  The millennial rejection of dark money buying dirty ads will render these ads ineffective and obsolete in future races.

Our television screens and mail boxes will soon be sanitized by the elimination of the dirty ads that no longer work.

Millennials respect authenticity.  They reject the content of political ads that moved generations before them.  Their greatest and most profound impact will come from their congenital commitment to fairness.  The millennial generational affinity to fairness as a core value will impact the 2016 election and those to follow.

A campaign finance system rigged and corrupted by dark money is not fair.

Civil service and merit selection being replaced by political cronyism and patronage is not fair.

The concentration of political power in caucus leadership at the expense of political independence is not fair.

The emasculation of collective bargaining power is not fair.

Having to boil drinking water in Kewaunee County, as if it were a third-world slum, is not fair.

College debt so high graduates cannot afford a car payment much less a home mortgage payment is not fair.

And an immigration policy that prevents millions of people from experiencing a God-given right of self-determination is not fair.

Millennials make me proud and optimistic that our best days truly are ahead of us.

They are restoring civility, fairness, decency, authenticity, civic engagement and dreams to the political discourse of America.   And that's very good news.

That's my opinion.  I'd like to hear yours.

LWV Seeks Election Day Observers

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By Tim Kowols



With more than 40 election law changes since 2011, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is recruiting observers for polling locations on November 8. Started as a pilot program in 2010, election observers help monitor what is going on at the polls and see which procedures are working and which are not. LWV Wisconsin executive director Andrea Kaminski says they have been able to use the data from election observers to work with state and local officials.

 



 

Election observers are provided with online training, reporting forms, polling place assignments, and a hotline number to call once they sign up to volunteer.

Programs, Students Find Their Perfect Match Through Door County Scholarship Network

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By Tim Kowols



With the cost of attending college going up at least $2,000 next academic year according to ScholarshipWorkshop.com, high school seniors are being encouraged to look into how to make those bills a little smaller. The Door County Scholarship Network, compiled by the Door County Community Foundation, helps put all the possible awards for students in one spot. Door County Community Foundation President and CEO Bret Bicoy says the Web site has helped scholarship programs get more applicants and students find more awards available to them.

 



 

Interested students and scholarship programs can head to DoorCountyScholarships.org to learn more about the awards available and how to submit their own. There are over 200 scholarships listed on the site representing more than $600,000 in awards.

Boys And Girls Club To Participate In National Rally For Afterschool Programs

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By Tim Kowols



Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will take center stage during an open house event Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club of Door County locations in Sturgeon Bay. The Lights On After School Open House is part of a nationwide rally to support programming for school-aged youth. Mark Knapp from the Boys and Girls Club of Door County says Thursday's event will also show they are much more than a babysitting service.

 



 

During Tuesday's common council meeting, the city of Sturgeon Bay showed their support of the Lights On Afterschool program through a proclamation. The open house runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sawyer School and the Hatch Center.

Kewaunee County Confident Voting Process Is Secure

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By David Meyer



Local election officials are very confident that this election will be free of hacking or voter fraud.  While some counties incorporate new, high-tech deceives with the voting process, Kewaunee County does not.  Because of this, Jamie Annoye Kewaunee County Clerk is confident her voters are not at risk.

 



 

The county plans to stay with their tried and true methods, and believe sticking with that process will succeed in keeping the votes safe.

Egg Harbor Library/Community Center Public Bid Begins

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By David Meyer



The village of Egg Harbor opens up public bidding on their new library and community center today at 3 PM.  A pre-bid took place last month, regarding the project.  Ryan Heise, Village Administrator of Egg Harbor, details the steps to be taken after the bid closes.

 



 

The site is currently home to the Door County Lighthouse Inn.  Heise adds there has been some interest in moving the building.

Write On Door County Offering "Terrifying Tales" For Families And Children This Saturday

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By Paul Schmitt




Terrifying Tales are coming to Juddville this Saturday.   Write On Door County is offering a free program to families children 12 and under to come hear spooky stories, visit the haunted Coop, enjoy treats, and write their own terrifying tale.  Executive Director Jared Sentak says the afternoon gives children a chance to hone their writing skills in a fun way before Halloween.

 

 



 

The free program takes place Saturday afternoon from  3:00 to 4:30 on the Write On property on Juddville Road.   For more information on Terrifying Tales in Juddvillle go to www.writeondoorcounty.org. Write On conducts programs to inspire people to write and share their stories at various venues throughout Door County.

 

 

Roof Pitch Ordinance Passes First Reading

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By Tim Kowols



A new Sturgeon Bay roof pitch ordinance made it through its first reading Tuesday afternoon, but not without a little controversy. The new ordinance would require builders and homeowners to go through an appeals process with the city's zoning board for home plans with a roof pitch of less than four feet per 12 feet in width. Council member Kelly Catarozoli, the lone dissent in the council's 6-1 decision, says the ordinance could be discriminatory to a younger generation looking to build in Sturgeon Bay.

 



 

Plan Commission and Council member Rick Wiesner says the new ordinance allows the city to plan for the future.

 



 

Sturgeon Bay Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak says the new ordinance would make it easier to have roof pitches of less than four feet per 12 feet in width because builders and homeowners would not have to show hardship like they had to in the past.

Education Efforts Continue For Voter ID Concerns

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By Tim Kowols



Several groups around Wisconsin are making sure voters are prepared to head to the polls for the first Presidential election where proper identification is required. Issues including colleges with inadequate identification cards for its students and others running into inconsistent communication regarding temporary voting receipts at local DMV offices have provided hurdles for many wanting to vote November 8. Jay Heck from Common Cause Wisconsin says people should start making sure they have everything squared away before they go to the polls.

 



 

Eligible voters must have one of nine different photo identification cards to participate, such as a passport, driver's license, or military ID.  According to Common Cause Wisconsin, only three University of Wisconsin schools and seven of the state's private colleges have photo identification cards appropriate for voting.

Luxemburg Businesses To Play Host To Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day

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By Tim Kowols



Luxemburg manufacturers N.E.W. Plastics and D&S Machine Service will open their doors to students next week as a part of the first annual Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day.  Nearly 300 Algoma, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg-Casco freshmen students are expected to participate in the event that will highlight the many career paths available in the industry. Collaborating with the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Jennifer Brown says this is important day for manufacturing businesses and students alike.

 



 

The Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. on October 24, which coincides with nationwide "Manufacturing Month" celebrations. Brown says that 28 percent of the labor income in Kewaunee County comes from the manufacturing industry.

Gallagher, Nelson Spar Over Social Security

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By Tim Kowols



Wisconsin Eighth District candidates for United States Congress Tom Nelson and Mike Gallagher continued their battle Monday evening during a televised debate over Social Security. The topic has been highlighted in commercials and a talking point during campaign activities. In separate interviews with DoorCountyDailyNews.com recently, both Nelson and Gallagher reiterated their views on Social Security. Nelson says he is for strengthening Social Security for today's seniors.

 



 

Gallagher says he wants to preserve  Social Security for generations to come.



 

Nelson and Gallagher look to replace the retiring Rep. Reid Ribble and will face each other in the fall general election on November 8th. This is a first in a series with both candidates battling for Wisconsin's Eighth District and you can listen to complete interviews online with this story.

 





Dairy Farmers Finding Ways To Invest In Operation Despite Lagging Pirces

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By Tim Kowols




Dairy farmers are still finding ways to invest in the future of their operations despite stagnant milk prices. After reaching record highs in 2014, November Class III milk futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange stand at just $15.23 per hundredweight. Despite the lower prices, Randy Kinnard and his family at Kinnard Highland Farms in Casco still invested in the future of the operation by building a new barn, expanding his herd, and installing robotic milking systems. Kinnard says it has been worth the investment.

 



 

The Wisconsin State Farmer reported that U.S. farmers have dumped 43 million gallons of milk so far this year to battle over supply  and low prices, which currently sit at $14.71 per hundredweight.  Kinnard Highland Farms will show off their new dairy barn this Saturday in Casco beginning at 10 a.m.

Parents Can Help With Teens Dealing With Distracted Driving--"National Teen Driver Safety Week"

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By Paul Schmitt



The increase in distractions for teenage drivers has contributed to nearly 60 percent of moderate to severe crashes being the result of distracted driving, according to the AAA Traffic Safety study.  This week is "National Teen Driver Safety Week" and Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says the awareness of distracted driving is a great opportunity for parents to start the conversation with their child before they even get behind the wheel.

 

 



 

Joski recommends that all drivers turn off their phones while driving and to advise your family and friends when you will be driving and not to call at those times.  He also says attentive and defensive driving is important to reduce the chances of an accident. 

 

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Ridges Sanctuary Offering A Special Program For Public On Raptors This Saturday

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By Paul Schmitt



You have the opportunity to meet some of Wisconsin's common, but rarely encountered birds face-to-face at the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor this Saturday.  The Sanctuary will host a special raptors program at 10 AM in the new Cooks-Albert Fuller Center.  Executive Director Steve Leonard explains the how the unique program will work.

 

 



 

Attendees will also learn the significant part that owls, hawks and falcons play in the ecosystem. Advanced registration is recommended and you can find more information on the raptors program at the Ridges Sanctuary click on this link:

http://www.ridgessanctuary.org/visit/programs-events/

Saturday, October 22; 10:00 am. Program held at the Cook-Albert Fuller Center. Fee: $10 members, $13 public, $5 under 18  

 

What Needs To Be Done Before One Files For Bankruptcy--Money Management Mondays

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By Paul Schmitt



Bankruptcy is usually the last option when it comes to digging out of a financial problem.   A few steps must be taken before filing bankruptcy can happen.  Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors says her organization is qualified to provide the information to start the process.

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The steps include going to an approved agency that determines that bankruptcy is the best option.  Pustaver explains that some people may not know what all goes into filing for bankruptcy.

 

 



 

The steps include going to an approved agency that determines that bankruptcy is the best option.  Pustaver explains that some people may not know what all goes into filing for bankruptcy.



For the complete Money Management Monday interview with Gay Pustaver, click below:









 

Southern Door Schools Being Proactive To Stop Bullying In The Schools

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By Paul Schmitt



The Southern Door School District is helping to address anti-bullying with programs at all school levels. Superintendent Patti Vickman explains some of the new ideas being implemented during October's National Anti-bullying Awareness Month and throughout the year.

 

 

 



 

 

An Elementary Parent group will also sponsor a Climb Theater in early November to empower elementary students on what to do if they experience or see bullying.  The school district already collected survey information from parents and students to address bullying inside and outside the walls of the schools.

 

Sturgeon Bay Common Council Has Busy Week With Special Meeting And Regular Meeting

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By Paul Schmitt



The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will meet at noon Tuesday to address the election of two new citizen members to the Sturgeon Bay Commission as well as the ordinance to have roof pitch minimums in the city.  The board will also have a closed session to deliberate over amendments to be made to the contract with the Sawyer Hotel Development on the city's west side.  Yesterday, the Common Council had a special meeting and set a Budget Public Hearing for November 8 at 4pm.  The Sturgeon Bay City Council went into closed session for consideration to amendments to the Sawyer Hotel Development again as well.  The regular Sturgeon Bay Common Council Meeting will begin at noon in the council chambers at City Hall.

Local Organization Fights Domestic Violence

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By David Meyer



HELP of Door County is an organization committed to ending domestic violence within the county.  Through their many services they are helping to combat violence in all forms.  New executive director Steve Vickman describes some of the current focus areas for HELP of Door County.

 



 

329 calls were made to the domestic violence hotline last year, from people in need of emergency assistance.  Once the call is made HELP of Door County provides aid in multiple fashions, ranging from safe housing to transportation services.  The local hotline number is 920-743-8818 and the toll free number is 1-800-914-3571.

Time Bank On The Way To Door County

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By David Meyer



The Time Exchange of Door County believes cash isn't the only acceptable payment for services received.  After multiple years of planning they are seeing their time bank come to fruition.  Jean Severson of Time Exchange of Door County recaps how the organization came to be.

 

 



 

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member, Time Exchange of Door County is hosting a potluck open to the public.  It will take place on October 19th at 5 PM at Avenson Photography in Sturgeon Bay.

League Of Women Voters Hosting 1st Assembly Forum At Southern Door Auditorium Wednesday Night

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By Paul Schmitt



The League of Women Voters of Door County is hosting a forum for the two candidates running for the 1st Assembly seat tonight at the Southern Door Auditorium.  Republican incumbent Joel Kitchens and Democratic challenger Lynn Utesch will address key issues facing voters.  League of Women Voters member Dawn Vandevoort says the forum will help better inform the public on two fronts.

 

 



 

The forum format, which is not a debate, will feature some questions that were submitted in advance by the public.  The League of Women Voters will be available to inform and assist people with the registration process starting at 5 pm.  The 1st Assembly forum begins at 7pm.

 

City Of Algoma Successfully Utilizing New Accounting System To Balance Finances And Budget

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By Paul Schmitt



Every municipality in the state is held accountable to budgets and balancing finances this time of year.  The City of Algoma has found success in keeping their books in order with a new accounting system.  City Administrator Jeff Wiswell says the process is paying dividends to the community.

 

 



 

The city received a clean bill of health from auditors for the first time in many years, according to Wiswell.  Algoma purchased some capital equipment including two pick-up trucks the past year along with a new fire truck the year before.   Wiswell expects the city budget for 2017 to be formally approved in the early November meeting.

 

Bay Shipbuilding Company Seeks Variance On Roof Height

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By Tim Kowols



Bay Shipbuilding Company is looking to raise the roof on one of its recently acquired buildings from the former Palmer Johnson facilities. The shipbuilder is seeking a variance in current code to raise the northeast portion of the roof at the production facility from 44 feet to 71.5 feet. Bay Shipbuilding has to go through the variance process because current heavy industrial zoning code does not allow roof heights to go above 45 feet. Sturgeon Bay city planner and zoning administrator Ryan Kernosky says the current status of the facility does not meet the needs of Bay Shipbuilding Company.

 



 

The proposed variance will be presented to the zoning board of appeals on October 25 at noon inside the council chambers.

Northern Sky Theater Fall Shows Close This Weekend

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By Tim Kowols




Two timely Northern Sky Theater standards are slated to end their runs in Fish Creek this weekend. The deer hunting musical "Guys and Does" returned to the Door Community Auditorium Labor Day weekend after a six-year absence from the fall season. The political comedy "And If Elected" continued its Presidential election year tradition with updated content late last month at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall. Artistic Director Jeffrey Herbst says the two productions also brought back some familiar faces to the Northern Sky stages.



"Guys and Does" closes October 15 at the DCA, while "And If Elected" concludes at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall on October 16. You can read more about the shows and learn how to buy tickets online here.

Late Fall Gives Visitor Bureau Final Push For Tourists

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By Tim Kowols



A late start to the fall season is giving the Door County Visitor Bureau extra time to promote the area. The fall traditionally is one of the strongest months for tourism because of  the colors in the trees and the festivals held in local communities. Jon Jarosh from the DCVB hopes an upcoming press tour through Door County and interviews in Wisconsin and Illinois markets will push more people towards the peninsula.

 



 

 

The DCVB's media marketing program has done wonders for the area since it was started in 2007, generating over 1,700 articles and over $16 million in earned media coverage.

 

What Did Thad Birmingham Know and When Did He Know It



By Roger Utnehmer


What did Thad Birmingham know and when did he know it?  That's what a party to a lawsuit challenging the development of a Sturgeon Bay waterfront hotel wants to know.  Shawn Fairchild is one of six people suing the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority.


In a brief asking for summary judgment The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront maintain that city officials knew before entering into a development agreement that the site of the proposed hotel could not be developed.


The brief states that both city attorney Randall Nesbitt and development director Marty Olejniczak were informed by the Deputy Secretary of the Commissioners of Public Lands  "there is a very strong likelihood" the area of the vacant grain elevator was below the Ordinary  High Water Mark.


The Wisconsin constitution prohibits private development of lakebeds.  Summary judgment is a request to a judge to rule on a case without going to trial.


Fairchild told DoorCountyDailyNews.com he would like to know who else in city government knew of the concerns raised by the Deputy Secretary of the Commissioner of Public Lands and why the city would go ahead and sign a development agreement with Robert Papke knowing the questions about the property had been raised.


A press release including pictures of the west wide waterfront and a link to the entire brief are posted with this story at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.


DoorCountyDailyNews.com has attempted to reach Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham for comment and will provide city officials with an opportunity to explain why the development agreement was approved after questions by a state official had been brought to their attention.


Local Politicians Weigh In On Donald Trump's Vulgar Comments About Women

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By Paul Schmitt



 

The weekend release of a 2005 recording obtained by The Washington Post, where Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talked about women in lewd and vulgar terms has brought condemnation from both sides of the political aisle.  Locally, candidates for Wisconsin's 1st Assembly seat weighed in.  Republican Incumbent Joel Kitchens, who never endorsed Trump, says he was disgusted by Trump's comments.

 



 

Democratic challenger Lynn Utesch says the remarks made by Trump are never acceptable on the political scale.

 



 

Trump apologized and said he was embarrassed by the released video during the presidential debate on Sunday night.  Some Republican leaders have renounced their support and endorsements of Trump after the release.

 

"Creepy Clown" Threat Of Green Bay Schools Make Other Schools Provide Added Security

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By Paul Schmitt



 

Several Green Bay and De Pere schools dealt with a threatening "creepy clown message" that was posted on Facebook over the weekend.  The posting said "We WILL be targeting 10 schools on Monday, October 10".  The vague threat proved to be a hoax but Luxemburg-Casco Superintendent Glenn Schlender says all threats have to be treated seriously.

 



 

Schlender consulted with Luxemburg Police Chief John Massart and the Kewaunee County liaison officer for the school before sending a notification out to all parents and staff in the L-C school district stating that an increased police presence would be shown.

 

 

 

Wisconsin DOT Previews Kewaunee Road Project At Tuesday Forum

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By Tim Kowols



A section of State Highway 42 in Kewaunee is slated to get a face lift by 2021. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will host an informational meeting Tuesday evening to discuss road improvements for the road between Miller and Duvall Streets. Mark Kantola from the Wisconsin DOT says there are several improvements slated for the mile-long stretch that have not been address in over 20 years.

 



 

Kantola says even though the project is slated to begin in 2021 according to the DOT's six-year plan, it could be moved up to as soon 2018 if funds are available. Residents can learn more about the project on Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Kewaunee City Hall.

Management Plans Help Consumers Get Out Of Debt

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By Tim Kowols



Consumers have many opportunities to solve their debt management issues before having to take drastic measures. A simple debt management plan with a licensed consumer credit counselor could help solve some issues before having to pay high interest rates or declare bankruptcy. Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors says many people have already taken the initial steps to get out from under their debt, but starting a management plan could help accelerate the process.

 



 

Consumers can get out debt in five years if they go through a management plan and stop using the credit cards.

Door County Delegation Begins Seventh Trip To Sister City In China

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By Tim Kowols



A delegation of nine Door County leaders is on its way to China for a trip to visit sister city Jingdezhen. Coinciding with the city's International Ceramics Fair, the delegation hopes to establish an educational exchange program with universities in Jingdezhen. Door County Board Chairperson and delegation leader Dave Lienau says his focus will be on the J-1 visa work and travel program.

 



 

This trip will mark the seventh time a delegation from Door County has visited Jingdezhen since cultural exchanges began in 2004.

 

 

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