By Tim KowolsCollege bound students are already beginning to look towards next year on ways to afford their education. According to the College Board, the average full-time student in 2015-2016 received over $14,000 in financial aid, but ended up graduating an average $28,000 in debt just a few years later. As the letters with those financial aid awards begin to come in, Gay Pustaver from Money Management Counselors reminds parents and students to make sure they understand what all the numbers...Read More
By Tim KowolsDue to weather and deteriorating road conditions Sevastopol School Administration has made the following changes to todays calendar: High School Boys Basketball JV and Varsity games at NEW Lutheran will be canceled and rescheduled to a later date, there will be no practice 7th-grade girls Basketball game at St John Bosco will be canceled High School Math Meet at Gibraltar is canceled Girls High School & Middle School Basketball practice is canceled Elementary Boys Baske...Read More
By Tim KowolsFirefighters across the generations were honored this weekend in Sister Bay as the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department held its Christmas and Wives/Husbands Appreciation Party. Two of the honorees represent the third generation of their families to serve for the department with Mitch Olson Jr. earning the Chief’s Choice Award and Captain Kurt Knudson, who is retiring after 39 years. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht says the event not only thanks those who s...Read More
By Tim KowolsPeninsula Pride Farms continues to earn grants to fund their programs aimed at helping farmers become better stewards of their land. The latest received by the farmer-led initiative is a $10,000 Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant from the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. The grant helps farmers willing take on conservation efforts with the financial support needed to make changes. With farmers taking on new practices and new equipment as commodity pr...Read More
By Cynthia GermainThe skilled nursing facility of the Door County Medical Center will get a new addition of onsite hospice services through a large capital fundraising campaign by the DCMC Foundation. Mike Herlache, Executive Director of the Door County Medical Center Foundation, states that at this time they are working with local partners for funding and will be launching the community campaign in April. Herlache says that this effort will build a 30,000 square foot addition onto ...Read More
By Cynthia GermainWith changes to the Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals policy looming, local Hispanics look to a resource center in Sturgeon Bay for help. DACA had allowed for some individuals who entered the country as minors, termed as Dreamers, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. Imelda Delchambre, Executive Director of the Hispanic Resource Center of Door and Kewaunee Counties, says that in additio...Read More
By Nick FreimuthThe Southern Door varsity boys basketball team is the only area hoops team still undefeated in conference play. The Eagles lead the conference with an unblemished (8-0) record. Oconto is right on their heels however at (7-1). Sturgeon Bay is two games back at (6-2). Here is a look at league standings as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz: SCHOOL WON LOST ...Read More
By Nick FreimuthPackerland Conference girls basketball appears to be a three-team race to the finish. The conference crown is there for the taking for conference leaders Southern Door and Kewaunee. Each team is (8-1). Algoma, Gibraltar and Oconto are still in the running with six wins each. Here is a look at conference standings as provided by conference commissioner Mike Holtz: SCHOOL WON ...Read More
By Nick FreimuthThere is a tie atop the Packerland Conference wrestling standings between Kewaunee and Peshtigo. Each team is off to a (2-0) record in conference. Don't count out Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol just one match behind at (1-1). Oconto and Southern Door are each win-less in conference at (0-2).Read More
By Nick FreimuthSturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestled Oconto Saturday at the De Pere Multi Dual and won 63-6. Unfortunately forfeit was the most common method of victory Saturday. Here is a look at the results: Jeremy Jorns won a (3-2) decision over Isaac Diaz. It was the only contested victory for Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol of the entire match. Winner via forfeit: Ben Denamur, David Condra, Wyatt Coburn, Peyton Hurth, Ezra Haight, Triston Beauchamp, Bruce Anschutz, Elij...Read More
By Tim KowolsParents will not have to worry about missing their children’s concerts at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor thanks to new technology. A camera and fiber optic cables are being installed inside the performance barn so families can watch a live stream of their kids performing during their two-week sessions. Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christensen says with students arriving on campus from 15 states and a couple different countries,...Read More
By Paul SchmittThe Algoma High School’s upcoming musical production will challenge the band and drama students to replicate a theatrical masterpiece. “Beauty and the Beast” will be performed at the Algoma Performing Arts starting on January 26. Band Director Jennifer Massey says the show is written for vocalists to sing at their lowest note and their highest meaning the musical pit crew must be up able to play at a near-professional level. ...Read More
By Tom JordanOn January 1st of this year the temperatures across the Midwest dropped to levels so low that nearly every city in every state issued severe warnings and were forbidding residents from engaging in the traditional Polar Bear Plunge. About 200 people at Jacksonport shrugged off those dire predictions of thermal damage, ignored the wind chill cold of almost 30 below, and plunged headfirst into the nearly frozen waters. To say the residents of Door County are a hearty lot would be lik...Read More
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By Schinderle Funeral Home
Norma Waterstreet, 89, passed away January 19th, 2018. She was born on April 21, 1928 to Norman and Freda (Bohn) Nelson in the Town of Clay Banks. Norma married Fred Waterstreet on August 26th 1950 at Tanum Forest Lutheran Church in Vignes, Wl.
Norma worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Algoma Memorial Hospital, Kewaunee Hospital and
retired from Bellin Hospital in 1990. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, the American
Legion Auxiliary, a...
By Casperson Funeral Home
Jacqueline Betty Crince Hoekstra, 85, born August 6, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, died January 15, 2018 in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Emily and Peter Crince. Jackie grew up in Chicago and graduated from Fenger High School. She was the proud mother of Patrice (Mark) Wagner, Michael (Colleen) Hoekstra, Denise (Don) Huntington, David (Janet) Hoekstra, Lisa (Ahmad) Golshirazi, Daryl (Julie) Hoekstra, and Alison (John) Hanfland, a grandmother of 22 a...