National Park Service to study historic landmark designation for Rock Island site
15 minutes ago
By Tim KowolsThe National Park Service will study the possible designation of Site II at Rock Island State Park as a National Historic Landmark. In the late 1960s, students from Lawrence University did an archeological study on what was one of the first Native American settlements in Door County. The designation would provide extra protection to the land and make it eligible for federal grants. Rock Island State Park property manager Michelle Hefty says it would be another “feather in t...Read More
Sunday's fire shows the importance of mutual aid, cooperation
1 hour ago
By Tim KowolsSunday’s fire at Shipwrecked Brewpub and Inn in Egg Harbor provided a great example of the cooperation among fire departments in Door County. Every mainland Door County fire department was on the scene at the fire with other personnel held back to provide coverage in other parts of the area. Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht says there were four main mutual aid agreements put into action during Sunday’s fire: Northern Door, Door County, Door-Kewaunee County ...Read More
Scholarships ease burden of college costs
2 hours ago
By Tim KowolsWith the cost of attendance at a private university, soaring past the $33,000 mark, the work towards earning a college degree often begins well before the first day of classes. For students not necessarily athletically or academically inclined, filling out scholarship applications may be the only way they can afford college without being burdened by loans later in life. Enter Gabrielle McCormick, who according to the USA TODAY earned more than $150,000 from the 50 scholarship...Read More
DNR to host Recreational Opportunities Analysis meeting in Sturgeon Bay
6 hours ago
By Tim KowolsThe Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is going to the public for the first time to gauge the interest of recreational activities. The DNR is hosting a series of meetings across the state, including Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, to complement its study on the state’s current and future recreation needs and what the agency can do about addressing it. Cameron Bump from the DNR says there are many opportunities available in Door County, but believes the public can better for...Read More
Coast Guard's search for kayaker near Peninsula State Park suspended
21 hours ago
By Tim KowolsThe United States Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 20 year old man that went missing near Horsehoe Island, located near the shores of Peninsula State Park, on Saturday. According to a release from the United States Coast Guard, family members of the missing man contacted the Door County Sheriff's Department at around 9 p.m. five hours after the man indicated he would return. The Door County Sheriff's Department notified the Coast Guard of the missing kayaker after...Read More
Egg Harbor brewpub destroyed by fire
21 hours ago
By Tim KowolsEgg Harbor Fire Chief Steve Schopf says Shipwrecked Brewpub and Inn is most likely a total loss after a fire destroyed the upper floors of the building Sunday. Crews began responding to the fire shortly after 11 a.m. after housekeeping staff at Shipwrecked discovered the fire in one of the guestrooms. The blaze quickly required more and more crews to be called in, which featured every Door County-based Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services station as well as support ...Read More
Brewers Crush Rockies On Sunday
7 hours ago
By Brett KinnardThe Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon 8-4. Chase Anderson came off the DL to make the start for Milwaukee. He went five innings strong only giving up two hits and one earned run. The bats played a huge key in this victory. Neil Walker stayed hot behind the plate driving in a run in the sixth inning to keep adding to the lead. Jesus Aguilar was the star for the Brewers as he launched two bombs on the day to put the Brewers up for good. ...Read More
Packers top Redskins 21-17
Aug 20, 2017
By Tim KowolsThe Green Bay Packers improved to 2-0 in the NFL preseason with a 21-17 victory over the Washington Redskins. After giving up a field goal following a dropped punt by Trevor Davis, Aaron Rodgers marched the offense down the field, ending his evening with a touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett. Brett Hundley led his own touchdown drive before halftime, dumping a pass to Aaron Jones to make it 14-3. The Redskins would respond with two straight touchdowns of their own before Tays...Read More
Aguilar comes through in a pinch in Brewers win
Aug 20, 2017
By Tim KowolsJesus Aguilar came through in the clutch in his lone plate appearance with a two-run homer to spring the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 win against the Colorado Rockies Saturday night. The Brewers and Rockies traded three-run spurts with Travis Shaw slugging a solo home run to cap off a first inning rally. The Rockies would tie the game in the 7th on a pair of singles by Charlie Blackmon and D.J. LeMahieu. In the top of the ninth, it was pinch hitting Aguilar who gave the Brewers...Read More
High school athletics calendar heats up this week
Aug 20, 2017
By Tim KowolsWith the exception of a few competitions, Friday's football slate was the unofficial start of the high school athletics season. In the Northeast Conference, Luxemburg-Casco boys soccer will have a trio of games this week, while its girl's golf team (Monday) and cross-country squads (Thursday) will have their first major invitationals. The Spartan volleyball team will also have an invitational in Sun Prairie on Friday. You can see the full Luxemburg-C...Read More
Doubleheader marks Door County League Baseball regular season finale
Aug 20, 2017
By Tim KowolsKolberg, plagued by rainouts at home this season, will make up two games Sunday afternoon in the final weekend of Door County League Baseball. Baileys Harbor will play Kolberg first beginning at 1 p.m. followed by Sister Bay. The Bays and the West Jacksonport Ports will host games next weekend when the playoffs begin.Read More
Northern Sky's Stoeger sings Door County's praises
Aug 20, 2017
By Tim KowolsWhether it is inside or outside, Northern Sky Theater’s Chase Stoeger loves playing in front of Door County audiences. Stoeger has played multiple shows for Northern Sky Theater over the course of eleven seasons, including three currently playing at its amphitheater inside Peninsula State Park. Living in Milwaukee during the off-season, Stoeger says he enjoys performing in Door County because of the people coming to support the shows, whether it is watching or volunteering....Read More
Belgian Heritage Center celebrating community kermis this Sunday
Aug 19, 2017
By Paul SchmittThe annual Belgian Kermiss is this Sunday at the Belgian Heritage Center in Door County. A Kermis is a traditional harvest celebration that is open to the whole community and features Belgian food, beer, music, and presentations. Joe Alexander, co-president of the heritage center, says you don’t have to be of Belgian-descent to enjoy the kermis and ethnic food. [/audio] Old fashion ice cream will be made on-site as well, according to Alexande...Read More
Sturgeon Bay Blues Musician Cathy Grier Wins Solo Performer Award
Aug 11, 2017
By Paul SchmittMusician Cathy Grier of Sturgeon Bay will be taking her notable songwriting and performing skills to Memphis, Tennessee in January. Grier recently won the Paramount Music Association’s People’s Choice Award for solo performer and will represent Wisconsin at the International Blues Challenge in January. She says it was quite the honor to be selected. [/audio] Grier who has been playing since her childhood in the 1970’s says she has been in...Read More
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4 hours ago
By Forbes Funeral HomePatricia Metido, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Illinois, passed away on Aug. 18, 2017 at Door County Medical Center. She was born May 1, 1938 in Villa Park, IL to Frank and Hannah Pecoraro. She lived most of her life in Illinois, moving to Door County several years ago. She is survived by 3 children, Elizabeth (Tom) Groves, Woodridge, IL; John Metido, Gilbert, AZ; and Vickie (Scott) Kelley, Surprise, AZ; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren...
Vivian Louise Jacobe
Aug 18, 2017
By Huehns Funeral HomeVivian Louise Jacobe, lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home, Tuesday morning, August 15, 2017. She made it to her 90th birthday, just as she hoped to. Vivian was born April 28, 1927 to Dewey George Haskell and Louise Bertha (Diefenbach) Haskell. She attended school and initially went to work as a waitress at her uncle, Sam Haskell’s restaurant in Fish Creek. She was united in marriage to David LeRoy Jacobe on June 15, 1946 in the rectory of S...
Carl T. Carlson
Aug 17, 2017
By Casperson Funeral HomeCarl T. Carlson, age 70 of Ellison Bay, WI passed away in Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday August 16, 2017. A Memorial Service is being planned and a complete notice will be available soon.
Arthur Glen Turnquist
Aug 16, 2017
By Casperson Funeral HomeArthur Glen Turnquist, 47, of Baileys Harbor, WI. died peacefully while surrounded by those closest to him at 11:24 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15th after a year and a half battle with an extremely rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. Arthur was born on October 8th, 1969, to Carol Ann (Drew) and James A Turnquist. He grew up on the family farm northeast of Greenwood, WI. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1988 where he was a part of the 1988 state cha...
Harry C. Maher
Aug 15, 2017
By Casperson Funeral HomeHarry Clark Maher passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He was 88 years old. Harry was born in Evanston, Illinois on December 20, 1928 to Harry E. and Anastasia C. Maher. He grew up in Winnetka, Illinois and graduated from New Trier High School in 1947. He went to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in...
Above and Beyond
Sep 28, 2016
The DoorCountyDailyNews.com ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD is an opportunity to recognize people in Door and Kewaunee Counties who have gone above and beyond providing exceptional customer service and community service. If you know of someone who has gone above and beyond in community service or in customer service at a place you do business let us know by emailing, Roger Utnehmer at utnehmer@DoorCountyDailyNews.com. Above and Beyond SBPD Above and Beyond Dave Lienau ...