By Tim KowolsWhile obtaining important information from Total Daily Maximum Load studies could be good for area waterways in the long term, some Kewaunee County residents are worried about what will happen while they wait for their completion. Department of Natural Resources officials met with Kewaunee County residents at an informational session earlier this week in Algoma to discuss the proposed TMDL program for the region, which would look at how much pollutants can end up in a waterwa...Read More
By Tim KowolsKewaunee County Farm Technology Days committees are hoping to make their three-day event as family friendly as possible. In addition to free admission for kids 12 and under, committees like Family Living are scheduling entertainment and hosting an educational booth for people to learn more about farming and Kewaunee County. Family Living Committee co-chairperson Judy Malcore says special arrangements are also being made to make it comfortable and stress-free for families att...Read More
By Tim KowolsOver 100 delegates from Door and Kewaunee Counties are preparing to make their voices heard when Legislative Days kicks off next month in Madison. Officials announced their agenda items earlier this week, placing a focus on improving rural broadband, protecting the public’s drinking water and the county’s rivers, opposing new legislation regarding a new school start date, and providing adequate funding for harbor assistance programs. Door County Economic Development Corpo...Read More
By Tim KowolsThe Live Algoma Initiative hopes to continue to make progress in its mission to improve the community in several different areas. Live Algoma members provided updates on their progress during their second community conversation Wednesday evening inside the Algoma Performing Arts Center. With plenty of projects to partake in and Community Give-Back Dollars available for qualifying initiatives, Algoma Superintendent Nick Cochart says their work is not done. [/aud...Read More
By Paul SchmittAs House of Representative Republicans work to agree on the new proposed healthcare plan, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says she is concerned the new legislation could harm individuals struggling with an opioid use disorder. Senator Baldwin says repealing the Affordable Care Act could strip health care coverage from 2.8 million Americans suffering from a substance use disorder. In an interview with DoorCountyDailyNews.com last week, Baldwin shared her ideas of what she wou...Read More
By Tim KowolsA state representative from Milwaukee hopes to take a more proactive approach to controlling the state’s prison population. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin’s prison population stands at 22,959 adults with over 25,000 estimated to be behind bars by 2019. Rep. Evan Goyke hopes his plan to close the Lincoln Hills School Juvenile Prison in Irma, Wis. and turning it into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for inmates could help reverse the drinki...Read More
By Tyler Powell
By Nick FreimuthAfter playing nine seasons for the Green Bay Packers, John Kuhn became somewhat of a folk hero. Fans boisterously cheering KUUUUUUUUUUHN after one-yard touchdowns became recognized by fans across the NFL. One of two of the all-time great Packers full backs (Jim Taylor being the other) still spends time in Wisconsin, particularly Door County. On Friday, John Kuhn will be signing autographs for the grand opening of Jim Olson Ford Lincoln on Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. ...Read More
By Leif LautenbachCongratulations and Good Luck to three Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Youth and Middle School wrestlers who will me competing at the WWF Kids Folkstyle State Championships! Spencer Madsen, son of Rory and Rebecca Madsen is in his 4th year of wrestling and is making his 2nd trip to Madison. Spencer wrestles for both SBS wrestling as well as X-factor elite wrestling. Spencer has wrestled on the national level and has achieved all American status by placing 4th at pre sea...Read More
By Mike McHughWith another outstanding State meet completed this past weekend, DCY SWIM tied their best finish in team history at the Wisconsin YMCA STATE Championships, held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, WI. Qualifying the most swimmers in team history with 52, the team had a spectacular meet in all age groups throughout the weekend. The DCY SWIM team placed 4th as a team with 1996 points, with 23 teams attending. 11 State Championships- ...Read More
By Green Bay PackersThe Green Bay Packers Foundation is seeking applications for its annual grant program. The application period is open now until June 1, 2017, one month earlier than applications had been due in previous years. This year, the Foundation will focus on awarding grants to organizations that will use the funds for programs or projects that address hunger, homelessness, the elderly, and other human services causes. This is a new guideline for the grant applicat...Read More
By Tim KowolsThe newest exhibit at the Miller Art Museum challenged artists to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. “The Garden: An Artist’s Interpretation” will include 40 artists in an exhibition that forced them to think outside the box in the middle of winter with a changing season approaching. Issuing a challenge to artists to create something beautiful has been a tactic guest curator Michael Nitsch has used before in his 36-year career, often with great results. ...Read More
By Tim KowolsA partnership with Write On, Door County has created an opportunity for Southern Door School District students to interact with a published author this week. Poet and fiction writer Naomi Shibab Nye will visit Southern Door School District along with other stops during her two-day visit to the county as a part of the Writings on the Door Poetry Conference March 23 through 25. Superintendent Patti Vickman says it is a tremendous opportunity for students to learn about a creati...Read More
By Paul SchmittMusic and Door County has been two of pat mAcdonald’s passions throughout his five decades of singing and songwriting. mAcdonlad, who received a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987 as a member of Timbuk3, says his mother got him interested in music at very young age and played with three bands during his high school days. mAcdonald and singer melaniejane operate the Holiday Music Motel in downtown Sturgeon Bay which features a Thursday n...Read More
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By Casperson Funeral HomeJudith Touzalin Walch passed peacefully on Saturday March 18th at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Peter V. Walch and loving mother to Peter C. Walch, Kevin A. Walch and the late Stephen Walch. Devoted sister to Kappy Touzalin Schwab. She is survived by her grandchildren Stephen, Laura, Kaitlyn, and Samantha. She is also survived by extended family, daughters in law Cathy, Brenda, and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She will be wel...
By Forbes Funeral HomeRosemary Nelson, 78, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at her residence on March 18, 2017. She was born July 30, 1938 in Milwaukee to George and Mercedes (Marineau) Huebner. For many years Rose and her husband owned and operated Fast Freddie’s Gas Station in Baileys Harbor. She also worked as a cook and custodian for the Gibraltar School System. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and many close friends. Rose was an avid sports ent...
By Buchanan Funeral Home
Lois Ione (Calderwood) Hoffman 90, of Kewaunee WI passed away on March 18, 2017 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center; she was born on August 20, 1926 in Gering, NE to the late Floyd (GUY) and Alva (Rubbottom) Calderwood. She graduated from Gering High School and then attended Moody Bible College in Minneapolis, MN. Lois worked as a clerical person and retired from NTC, Gering, NE. Lois was active in Christian Women group and was a current Member at Grace Lutheran Church...