Sister Bay Historical Society capturing village's past through scanning project
3 hours ago
By Tim KowolsThe Sister Bay Historical Society wants your help to preserve some of the village’s past. With help from the Sister Bay Branch of the Door County Library, members of the Sister Bay Historical Society will help residents scan personal photos and documents to enter into their archiving system. Following the success of their 2012 scanning project to commemorate the village’s centennial, Sister Bay Historical Society President Fred Johnson says the service provides a helpful ...Read More
UPDATED: Names released in Saturday night vehicle accident fatality in Sister Bay
4 hours ago
By Tim Kowols and Paul SchmittThe occupants of the vehicle from the October 14 incident at the Sister Bay Marina have been identified. The deceased occupant was 24 year-old Victoria Burger from Sobieski. The surviving occupant was 24 year-old Jennifer Drewski from DePere. This investigation remains open and the Door County Sheriff’s Office is following up on new information. The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating w...Read More
Personal fight with heart disease inspires others through WomenHeart
4 hours ago
By Tim KowolsWhether it was her own family history, the seven stents put into her heart after she suffered minor cardiac arrest three years ago or her triple-bypass surgery last year, Marcia Kritzler-Egeland knows what it means to live with heart disease. Kritzler-Egeland now serves as one of 749 WomenHeart champions nationwide, trained by the Mayo Clinic to be a Support Network Coordinator and Community Educator for the 43.8 million women living with some kind cardiovascular disease. She...Read More
Community gets to witness the "new" state of the manufacturing industry during weekend event
7 hours ago
By Tim KowolsHundreds of residents and visitors are expected to see the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park in a new light this weekend when the Door County Economic Development Corporation hosts its Manufacturing Days. Gone are the days of dirty, low paying and low skilled jobs as manufacturing companies adapt to more high-tech and more automated ways of producing products. DCEDC Executive Director Caleb Frostman hopes people get a chance to see what it is often an undermarketed and underexpose...Read More
Plum Island moving along on huge maritime restoration project
12 hours ago
By Paul SchmittPlum Island in Door County is undergoing a preservation and restoration of old and historic maritime structures. The maritime structure sets being restored are from the 1896 era and have been out of commission since the 1960’s and 1990’s, according to Dustan Hoffman, a Park Ranger with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Hoffman says the nearly $7 million project includes the Plum Island keepers quarters next to the range light and a life-saving station that has...Read More
Southern Door Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Being Sought
10 hours ago
By Penny Wautier
The Southern Door Athletic Booster Club is seeking nominations to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Nomination forms and eligibility rules are available at sdboosters.com. Click on the "Hall of Fame link once you enter the site and all the details will be listed there.Read More
Hundley To Make First NFL Start Sunday Vs. Saints
11 hours ago
By Nick FreimuthPackers quarterback Brett Hundley has been waiting patiently for this opportunity for three years now. “Having a mentor like Aaron Rodgers has been a true gift from God,” Hundley said after Sunday’s game in Minnesota. The former UCLA quarterback had quite the pedigree coming out of Chandler, Arizona. One of the most recruited players in the nation, Hundley appeared twice on the cover of Sports Illustrated while at UCLA. The Packers have used the draft an...Read More
Algoma Youth Football Thrilled To Meet Packers Adams & Francois
11 hours ago
By Nick FreimuthThe Jim Olson Motors Red Zone was packed last night in Sturgeon Bay. The WRLU Team of the Week, Algoma Youth Football, was well represented ranging in age from third through sixth grade. Packers defensive linemen Montravious Adams and Ricky Jean Francois were our Packers guests Monday and they too had a lot of fun with the Wolves. The Show will take a bye week next Monday but will return on October 30th with Kewaunee Youth Football as the WRLU Te...Read More
Packers Activate Callahan Off Practice Squad
20 hours ago
By Green Bay PackersThe Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Joe Callahan to the active roster from the practice squad and placed cornerback Quinten Rollins on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Monday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson. Callahan, a 6-foot-1, 216-pound second-year player, was originally signed by Green Bay as an undrafted rookie out of Wesley College on May 6, 2016. Af...Read More
Southern Door Earns #2 Seed, Will Host Laconia Friday Night
20 hours ago
By Nate Alberts
The Southern Door Eagles will play host to the Laconia Spartans Friday night after receiving the #2 seed in the Division 5 Group D pairings.
Other teams in the bracket include: #1 Seed Cedar Grove-Belgium, Horicon/Hutisford, Howards Grove, Kewaunee, New Holstein and Valders. Howards Grove is the #3 seed and will play #6 seed Valders. The winner of this game will play the winner of Southern Door and Laconia.
Laconia plays in the Flyway conference where they fin...Read More
Northern Sky Theater's planned facility getting closer to being funded
Oct 13, 2017
By Tim KowolsA new performing arts campus in Fish Creek for Northern Sky Theater is nearly 80 percent funded. The $6.7 million facility would move all of the theater’s operations under one roof and provide a 244-seat venue for its fall and winter season and rehearsals. With an October 31st deadline to reach a potential $100,000 matching gift and commitment to being 90 percent funded before shovels go into the ground, artistic director Jeffrey Herbst says Northern Sky Theater hopes to ge...Read More
Sister Bay Fall Fest adds two new events for 72nd edition
Oct 10, 2017
By Tim KowolsSister Bay is introducing new events to the granddaddy of Door County festivals this weekend. In addition to the traditional events such as the classic car show and the Saturday morning parade on Bay Shore Drive, the Sister Bay Advancement Association has introduced Touch-a-Truck and the Adult Big Wheel Rally to its Fall Fest lineup of activities. Sister Bay Advancement Association Coordinator Louise Howson says Saturday’s Touch-a-Truck event gives kids and adults a chance ...Read More
Jirikovec proving polka is here to stay
Oct 10, 2017
By Tim Kowols, Photo Courtesy of Mark Jirikovec BandFor polka band leader Mark Jirikovec, October means his schedule picks up tempo. The Denmark-based Mark Jirikovec Band performs between 100 and 120 shows a year, with many of those shows being held locally for community Oktoberfest celebrations. Jirikovec says despite the changing tastes in music, polka maintains its staying power. There are plenty of opportunities to catch the Mark Jirikovec Band incl...Read More
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7 hours ago
By Forbes Funeral HomeJames E. Cordier, 99, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, October 16, 2017. He was born on May 31, 1918, in Sturgeon Bay, to the late Edward and Net (Gerondale) Cordier. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1936. On June 16, 1943, after a whirlwind courtship, he married Laura Mallien at St. Mary of the Snow Church in Namur. Jim was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a police officer, a fishe...
John “Ed” Tomjanovich
7 hours ago
By Forbes Funeral HomeJohn Edward Tomjanovich of Sturgeon Bay was granted peace by our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Whispering Heights Nursing Home. He was born on November 23, 1926 to the late John and Antonia Tomjanovich. He married Kathryn Farrand on May 12, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay. Together they tenderly raised three children and two grandchildren. Ed was a brilliant mechanic for the Ahnapee and Western Railroad, traits he left mechanically to h...
Corrine Carol Stiehl
12 hours ago
By Huehns Funeral HomeCorrine Carol Stiehl, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday morning, October 9, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services (formerly Golden Living Center-Dorchester). She was born December 31, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Viola (Pivonka) Londo. Corrine graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1951 before attending Carrol College and Lake Forest College. She was employed as a stewardess for major airlines before accepting a posit...
Janet Kennedy Alvin
12 hours ago
By Huehns Funeral HomeJanet K. Alvin, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Door County Medical Center. She was born August 1, 1933 in Park Ridge, IL, the daughter of the late Fred and Lorraine (Shelton) Kennedy. Janet graduated from Maine Township High School in 1951 before attending Carthage College. On May 25, 1957, she married Arvid A. Alvin in Park Ridge, IL. They enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States and a most mem...
Pamela J. (Lind) Langfield
12 hours ago
By Huehns Funeral HomePamela J. (Lind) Langfield, 67, of Ellison Bay, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born August 29, 1950 in Brady, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Carl and Florence (Atlee) Lind. Her family moved to Illinois for her father’s work. Pam graduated from Broadview Academy in La Fox, Illinois before pursuing an art education in college. She married Douglas R. Langfield on April 12, 1970 in Aurora, Illinois. Doug a...
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 ...