Door County Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-10-10T12:22:42Z Kewaunee School District Works to End Chronic Absenteeism <a href=";id=192263" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; The Kewaunee School District is working to end chronic absenteeism within its student population. Students are considered chronically absent when they miss eighteen days, or close to a month, of school. Kewaunee School District Superintenden... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-09T21:00:00Z Ministry Door County Medical Center Earns Distinguished Ranking <a href=";id=192240" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ministry Door County Medical Center has been named one of the 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2015. The designation, from Becker&rsquo;s Healthcare, follows another distinguished ranking for Ministry as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hosp... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-09T18:00:00Z Donation Helps Boys and Girls Club Better Feed Food Insecure <a href=";id=192177" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; A generous donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Door County will help feed area children who are food insecure. The Club has seen a 39 percent increase in children participating in its free meals program each Monday.&nbsp; Staff are worki... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-09T11:45:00Z Farmers Starting To Combine Field Corn After Successful Season <a href=";id=192116" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Area Farmers will be clearing the field corn crop this year in the next few weeks.&nbsp; Standing corn is already being chopped in parts of Door and Kewaunee Counties for silage.&nbsp; Rich Olson of Olson Farms in southern Door County says it was a s... Paul Schmitt 2015-10-09T17:00:00Z Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival Takes Center Stage In Door County This Weekend <a href=";id=192113" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The combination of fall colors and family fun takes over Egg Harbor this weekend for its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. The free event features live music at Harbor View Park with carnival rides, inflatables, and craft vendors scattered around the vi... Tim Kowols 2015-10-09T11:05:00Z Door County Braces For Influx Of High Traffic The Next Two Weekends <a href=";id=192112" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>One of the busiest traffic weekends of the year will impact Door County and specifically Egg Harbor the next few days. Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle is advising drivers to be careful when driving up to the Pumpkin Patch Festival. &nbsp; [aud... Paul Schmitt 2015-10-09T11:00:00Z Bring on the Booyah <a href=";id=192098" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Now that the weather is changing, what better way than to celebrate the crisp fall beginning with brats, booyah and music.Join in on the fun this Friday, October 9th at Lakehaven Hall 96 Ellis street. This wonderful event&nbsp;is a great way to celeb... Paige Kassner, Kewaunee Student Correspondent 2015-10-09T20:00:00Z Open Door Policy Spurs Goodwill At Northern Door Food Pantry <a href=";id=192017" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; An open door policy at a northern Door County church is allowing its food pantry to flourish. The food pantry at Door of Life Christian Church in Sister Bay has seen an increase in people both picking up and dropping off items for area reside... Tim Kowols 2015-10-08T20:00:00Z Corn Maze Continues To Give Happy Memories To Visitors <a href=";id=192014" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; The stalks continue to stand tall in Carlsville, meaning there is still plenty of time for visitors to get lost in the cornfields of Schopf&rsquo;s Hilltop Dairy. The corn maze at Schopf&rsquo;s Dairy View Country Store has attracted hundreds... Tim Kowols 2015-10-08T19:00:00Z Rep. Kitchens Wants More Done At Local Level Concerning CAFOs <a href=";id=192011" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>First District Representative Joel Kitchens said Tuesday that he would do everything he could legislatively to address concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) concerns in the area. The Department of Natural Resources recently approved two permit... Tim Kowols 2015-10-08T19:00:00Z New Agriculture Center To Expand Opportunities For Kewaunee Students <a href=";id=192010" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A new agriculture center is just part of the improvements being made to the Kewaunee School District campus. The new facility will feature a classroom, an animal lab, and a new greenhouse to supplement the district&rsquo;s agriculture curriculum. Sup... Tim Kowols 2015-10-08T16:00:00Z Vandertie Is Confident Waterfront Redevelopment Is Best For The City's Future <a href=";id=191970" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Ron Vandertie, District 2 representative of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council, believes the Lindgren Hotel project is just one piece of the puzzle in redeveloping the west side waterfront from Otumba Beach to the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge.&nbsp; Vande... Paul Schmitt 2015-10-08T10:00:00Z LWV Says Bad Time To Change Election Oversight <a href=";id=191967" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State lawmakers want to disband the agency in charge of Wisconsin&rsquo;s campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying laws.&nbsp; Lawmakers say the Government Accountability Board should be split into two commissions, one dealing with ethics law... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-07T21:00:00Z Five Strikes Bill Called Ineffective Against Pervasive Drunk Driving <a href=";id=191965" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Repeat drunk drivers convicted of five OWI charges would lose their licenses for ten years under a new bipartisan bill proposed by state lawmakers. Wisconsin has a longstanding problem with drinking and driving, but the group Mothers Against Drunk Dr... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-07T21:00:00Z Speaker Vos Says GAB Needs Overhaul <a href=";id=191964" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>State lawmakers will unveil a plan Wednesday to dismantle the state&rsquo;s Government Accountability Board, which was created to oversee the state&rsquo;s campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying laws. The GAB was a bipartisan creation, whic... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-07T20:00:00Z Residents Say Overmowing Hurts Area Biodiversity <a href=";id=191929" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Door County offers &nbsp;countless scenic drives full of lush native vegetation. But some area residents say that beauty is being diminished by over mowing along county roadsides. &nbsp; Peter Sigmann is a longtime member of the Door County Chapter ... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-07T17:00:00Z Skyway Drive-In Retrospective Thursday in Fish Creek <a href=";id=191926" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Fresh buttery popcorn, windows down, kids playing in the grass. Not much has changed at the Skyway Drive-In in Fish Creek since it first opened in 1950. Advertised as the only drive-in north of Two Rivers, the Skyway offered&nbsp; a night out for par... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-07T17:00:00Z Hope Inc. Offers Guidance to Unemployed <a href=";id=191872" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Starting a new job following a long period of unemployment can be tough, to say the least. Scrutiny among employers has increased while new technologies increase competition. Even the interviewing process can feel like a new and unnerving experience.... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-07T13:00:00Z Common Council Approves Financing And Property Sale For Hotel--VIDEO <a href=";id=191808" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved the unconditional financing commitment letter and the sale of property to Sawyer Hotel Development, LLC at its meeting Tuesday. The agreement comes a week after a special common council meeting was called off ... Tim Kowols 2015-10-06T20:00:00Z 4-H Volunteers "Bleed Green" <a href=";id=191800" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>It&rsquo;s 4-H Week and in Door County organizers are focusing on how both kids and adults can grow along with the 4-H program. Most people think of showing animals when they think of 4-H, but it also offers programs in robotics, nutrition and envir... Kathryn Carley 2015-10-06T20:00:00Z