Proposed Sturgeon Bay Sales Tax Deserves NO Vote
1 hour ago
By Roger UtnehmerCivil Discourse: An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility to Our Civil Discourse The proposed one-half percent sales tax to deal with crumbling Sturgeon Bay streets is a short-term solution to a long-term state-wide problem. The Wisconsin legislature should increase the gas tax. Cities should not increase the tax burden on their most vulnerable citizens by imposing another regressive tax. Sales taxes hurt the poor and vulnerable most by taking a disproportionate s...Read More
Door County Food Pantry makes a difference
2 hours ago
By Cynthia GermainThe Lakeshore Community Action Program oversees a number of valuable programs but the food pantry is unique as it also depends on the kindness of local residents to combat hunger among area residents. The Door County Food Pantry receives 40 percent of its food from the USDA commodity program which provides items from the federal surplus programs. They also buy food from Feeding America, although these purchases are not funded by program dollars but rather priv...Read More
Washington Island Town Board Member runs again
2 hours ago
By Cynthia GermainTwo of the four elected Washington Island town board positions are up in April, and incumbent Elizabeth Holmes says she is ready for another term. Holmes has been a board member for five terms, having worked through some very important concerns including wastewater, refuse management and tourism. She began her service with a desire to be involved to help the town be the best for its residents and believes that she has brought a unique voice to the Board over t...Read More
Find a little romance in Door County
3 hours ago
By Cynthia GermainRomance is alive and well in Door County. With cozy places to stay and a variety of things to do, couples can make a visit to Door County a memorable time. The county boasts a number of bed and breakfast inns as well as resorts with a wide range of services and events, many offering special romance packages. Jen Rogers, PR and Communications Manager of the Door County Visitors Bureau, says that couples can just be leisurely or get outdoors together to enjoy an...Read More
Interview with Historical Society consultant Pat Drury and questions from Alderperson Catarozoli concerning granary proposals
5 hours ago
By Kent BerkleyThe Sturgeon Bay Historical Society retained consultant Pat Drury to represent their interests in preserving the historic waterfront granary and to help them develop a presentation to submit to the Common Council. Drury has been denied the opportunity to appear on the council agenda to make a presentation about the privately funded proposal that would save the building. He had an opportunity to make his presentation before one Alderperson at ...Read More
Council Member Catarozoli questions Drury about costs related to granary proposal
5 hours ago
By Kent BerkleyThe Sturgeon Bay Historical Society retained consultant Pat Drury to represent their interests in preserving the historic waterfront granary and to help them develop a presentation to submit to the Common Council. Drury has been denied the opportunity to appear on the council agenda to make a presentation about the privately funded proposal that would save the building. He had an opportunity to make his presentation before a council member at the Door ...Read More
Magical Comeback In Hundley’s Last Start Before Rodgers' Return
9 minutes ago
By Nick FreimuthTrailing 21-7 with 13 minutes left in the game, Packers quarterback Brett Hundley again showed his ability to rise to the occasion in orchestrating a magical comeback. A 27-21 overtime win keeps Green Bay’s playoff hopes alive at (7-6). First Energy Stadium in Cleveland was like a home away from home for the Packers. A 50/50 split of fans often got the “Go Pack Go” chant going some 540 miles away from home. The game started well for the Packers. Hundle...Read More
Packers Prepping In Cleveland - It's COLD Here!!
7 hours ago
By Nick FreimuthWe are just over an hour away from kickoff at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland and the Packers are Packers fans are everywhere. It will likely be a near 60/40 split of Cleveland Vs. Green Bay fans here today. Game time temperature will likely stay at 30 degrees but the wind chill is 18 degrees. The stadium is a few hundred yards off Lake Erie and wind will definitely be a factor. Both teams just released their inactive players for today's game. Here is a look: &...Read More
Green Bay falls to Missouri in high scoring game
12 hours ago
By Cynthia GermainThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men came on strong at the start Saturday night but came up short in the end, 77-100 against the Missouri Tigers at Mizzou Arena. Senior Jesperson recorded a career-high 17 points on five 3-pointers in the first half, giving hope for an upset bid. The Phoenix were unable to keep up the scoring pace in the second half, ultimately giving the Tigers its highest score total since 2012. Both teams were busy in the first, ha...Read More
Algoma girls varsity defeat Oconto in hoops contest
Dec 09, 2017
Milwaukee Brewers set to do business at Winter Meetings
Dec 09, 2017
By Kent BerkleyRepresentatives from all 30 Major League Baseball Teams and their 160 minor league affiliates head to Orlando this weekend for a four-day meeting to discuss league business and conduct off-season trades and transactions. The Milwaukee Brewers hope to make deals that will propel them into the postseason after just falling short last season. General Manager David Stearns has made no secret that he hopes to bolster the starting pitchi...Read More
Area high schools prepare for winter concerts
Dec 08, 2017
By Tim KowolsHigh school musicians in Door and Kewaunee County are preparing to display their talents at their winter concerts. While some schools are doing musicals or mixing in pieces from the likes of John Phillip Sousa and Aaron Copland, most will feature traditional Christmas tunes. Sturgeon Bay Band Director Heidi Hintz says these winter concerts are a great way for the students to show off the hard work they have been putting in over the last several weeks. [/audio] ...Read More
Local "Cold War" veteran publishes new book about his experiences
Dec 02, 2017
By Paul SchmittA Sturgeon Bay man recently published his own book on his experiences in Europe during the Cold War era. Jerry Grassel’s book is about his time in the military while being stationed in Germany in the late 1950’s. Grassel, 79, says it took over two years to complete the book that is called “Cold War Stories Unclassified: Revealing, Amusing, and Educational.” Drafted in the Army in 1957, Grassel served in the Army Security Agency that dealt with radio frequenc...Read More
"2018 Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair" to be be crowned this weekend at gala
Nov 22, 2017
By Paul SchmittThe Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair Gala will be held this Saturday in Luxemburg. The event will have the crowning of the 2018 Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair. Last year’s representative Isabellla Haen shares her busy schedule leading up to the big 100th County Fair last July. [/audio] Attendees will also witness the crowning of the new Kewaunee County Junior Fairest of the Fair. The Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair Gala, which i...Read More
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Shirley Mae Vandermause
8 hours ago
By Wiesner & Massart Funeral HomeShirley Mae Vandermause, 90, Casco. Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on December 9, 2017. Shirley was born October 3, 1927 to the late Edward and Blanche (Gilson) Joniaux in Thiry Daems, Wisconsin. Shirley married Ervin Vandermause on July 10, 1946 at St. Odile's Catholic Church in Thiry Daems. Together they farmed in Casco and raised 7 children. Shirley enjoyed farming, sewing, gardening and bird watchin...
Mark R. Bernsdorf
8 hours ago
By Buchanan Funeral HomeMark Bernsdorf, age 55 of Kewaunee passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his home. He was born on September 11, 1962 in Wausau, WI to Paul and Maxine (Mueller) Bernsdorf. Mark attended Kewaunee High School. The majority of his work career he worked at Green Bay Packaging Co. He loved hunting, fishing and collecting cars. Survivors include one daughter: Alexa Bernsdorf (Michael LeFevre), Kewaunee; one son: (S) Sgt. Austin Bernsdorf, USAF, Abi...
Robert E Mleziva
Dec 09, 2017
Robert E. Mleziva, 83, of Pilsen died peacefully at home on Thursday, December 07, 2017. He was born on August 27, 1934 in the Town of Montpelier to the late Wenzel “Jim” and Pauline “Stella” (Kucera) Mleziva. On April 14, 1956 he married Marion J. Kubetz at St. John Church in Krok. He served his country in the United States Army in the Reserves from February of 1956 to August of 1957. A graduate of Luxemburg High School he continued his educa...
Eleanor Ann (Meuser) Olesen
Dec 08, 2017
By Huehns Funeral HomeEleanor Ann (Meuser) Olesen, 91, passed away December 4, 2017, at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was born June 26, 1926 in Elgin, Illinois, to Charles and Wilhemina (Sturm) Meuser. Eleanor married Robert J. Olesen, Sr. on June 1, 1946, at Epworth Methodist Church in Elgin, Illinois. Robert preceded her in death on August 17, 2003. Eleanor graduated from Elgin High School in 1944. After their marriage, Eleanor and Bob lived in Elgin, ...
Dec 07, 2017
By Forbes Funeral HomeDavid Estrem, 57, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on Dec. 4, 2017. He was born on June 13, 1960 in Chicago to Robert and Ann (Kvarstan) Estrem. David grew up in the Chicago area, attended college and later worked as a sales person in the printing industry. He is survived by a daughter Ava (Kyle) Brannon of Long Beach, CA; 1 sister and 2 brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents. Family services will be conducted at a la...
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 ...