Door County Daily News News 20 Latest News Articles 2015-04-18T10:12:19Z Civil Discourse- An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href=";id=171688" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; Civil Discourse An Occasional Attempt to Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse By Roger Utnehmer President and CEO &nbsp; April 17, 2015 &nbsp; &nbsp; Sturgeon Bay Mayor and City Council Can Resto... Roger Utnehmer 2015-04-17T22:00:00Z Kewaunee Power Plant Closure Has Created Affordable Housing Options <a href=";id=171691" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The housing market is improving in Wisconsin with homes sold and their prices trending upward, but that is not true in all areas. Tony Jeanquart of Town &amp; Country Real Estate says the closure of the Kewaunee Power Plant in 2013 has created afford... Tim Kowols 2015-04-18T11:00:00Z U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble Continues Fight Against Gerrymandering <a href=";id=171690" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Sherwood) is continuing his fight against gerrymandering during congressional redistricting. Rep. Ribble, along with support from U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Nashville), have co-authored two bills that would require states to est... Tim Kowols 2015-04-18T11:00:00Z Kitchens Supports Elimination Of Some Non-Fiscal Items From State Budget <a href=";id=171653" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Wisconsin Legislature&rsquo;s Joint Finance Committee dropped 14 of the state budget&rsquo;s 49 non-fiscal items earlier this week. Some of the measures included making the state&rsquo;s Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agricultu... Tim Kowols 2015-04-17T21:00:00Z "Smelt Camp" Celebrating 30 Year Reunion In Door County <a href=";id=171689" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> A group of about 15 college buddies and anglers are celebrating the 30th reunion in Door County this weekend.&nbsp; The get-together is always in later April and is called &ldquo;smelt camp&rdquo;. &nbsp;&nbsp;One of the five original U.W.-Madison ... Paul Schmitt 2015-04-17T20:00:00Z Door County Habitat For Humanity ReStore Hosts Earth Day Celebration <a href=";id=171652" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore already helps keep furniture, appliances, and other home fixtures out of area landfills. Tomorrow, the organization will take that mission one step further during their Earth Day Recycling Extravaganza. Th... Tim Kowols 2015-04-17T19:00:00Z Sturgeon Bay Common Council Members Sworn In <a href=";id=171651" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The City of Sturgeon Bay swore in the newly-elected common council members in a ceremony held this (Friday) morning. For newly elected District 1 Alderperson Kelly Catarazoli, it will be an exciting role reversal for her to be on the other side of t... Tim Kowols 2015-04-17T16:00:00Z Water Quality Major Issue Addressed At K/D Legislative Days <a href=";id=171528" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Yesterday&rsquo;s poll question of the day on showed that 52 percent believe that water quality was the most important topic that should have been discussed at the Kewaunee Door Legislative Days the past two days.&nbsp; Kewaune... Paul Schmitt 2015-04-17T17:00:00Z State Purchases Land For Future Roundabout <a href=";id=171472" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The State of Wisconsin has purchased the land it needs to build a roundabout at the corner of Michigan Street and Wisconsin 42/57.&nbsp; The land acquired by the state from Peninsula Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay will allow construction crews to rel... Tim Kowols 2015-04-16T15:00:00Z Student E-Cigarette Usage Has Tripled Nationally But Not Locally <a href=";id=171517" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular nationally with teenagers.&nbsp; According to data from Centers for Disease Control and the USDA&rsquo;s Center for Tobacco Products, current e-cigarette usage among middle and high school students trip... Paul Schmitt 2015-04-17T11:00:00Z Department of Tourism Awards Two JEM Grants To Area Attractions <a href=";id=171500" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The Wisconsin Department of Tourism awarded the Door County Maritime Museum and Door County North with Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grants at a ceremony held in Sturgeon Bay. JEM grants are awarded to non-profit organizations for the promotion of Wis... Tim Kowols 2015-04-16T20:00:00Z Wisconsin Speaker Predicts Toll Roads For Wisconsin <a href=";id=171467" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly predicted today that Wisconsin will have toll roads within four to six years.&nbsp; State Rep. Robin Vos has gained the support of U.S. Representative Paul Ryan for toll roads.&nbsp; Vos, speaking to the Door Kew... Roger Utnehmer 2015-04-16T14:30:00Z Washington Island School District To Appoint Newest Member After Tie <a href=";id=171501" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>A week after Election Day, the Washington Island School District still has an open spot on its board. Incumbent School Board member Tom Jordan won his seat back as a write-in candidate, but a nine-way tie complicates the picture for the other seat. A... Tim Kowols 2015-04-16T20:00:00Z Recap Of Door and Kewaunee Legislative Days--Pictures And News Stories <a href=";id=171320" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Door Kewaunee County Legislative Days kicked off at 9 a.m. this morning with Rob Burke from the UW Extension introducing a discussion of important issues.&nbsp; More than 100 delegates are participating.&nbsp; Morning sessions are scheduled with vari... Roger Utnehmer 2015-04-16T23:00:00Z Center Line Offering Tour Of Eau Claire's Waterfront Park On April 24 <a href=";id=171529" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The newly formed Center Line Community Forum is offering a tour of Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.&nbsp; Phoenix Park was part of Eau Claire&rsquo;s waterfront redevelopment that was completed in 2005.&nbsp; Center Line member Laurel Hauser ex... Paul Schmitt 2015-04-17T11:05:00Z Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission Approves Hotel Building Footprint--VIDEO <a href=";id=171377" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The City Plan Commission for Sturgeon Bay approved the building footprint, grading and landscaping plan for the Sawyer Hotel Development last night.&nbsp; All seven members of the commission were present for the meeting.&nbsp; Laurel Brooks made a mo... Paul Schmitt 2015-04-16T11:00:00Z "This Is Only A Test"--Statewide Tornado Drill This Afternoon <a href=";id=171363" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Don't be startled when outdoor sirens sound off today. &nbsp;The National Weather Service will be having a statewide tornado drill this afternoon.&nbsp; At 1:00 pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide test tornado watch and at 1:45pm ... Paul Schmitt 2015-04-16T12:05:00Z Outdoor Childrens Book Author At Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium Tonight <a href=";id=171360" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Tim Smith, well-known author of the Buck Wilder Series, will be speaking at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium tonight from 5:30 to 6:30.&nbsp; The books are outdoor adventures about hiking, camping, boating and fishing.&nbsp; Jeanne Schopf, T.J... Paul Schmitt 2015-04-16T11:00:00Z Door County Quilters Guild Carries On Library Week Tradition <a href=";id=171316" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>National Library Week is celebrated at the Door County Library the same way every year, and does not even involve books. The Door County Quilters Guild used Tuesday to celebrate National Library Week and to display the pieces members have finished ov... Tim Kowols 2015-04-15T21:00:00Z Baileys Harbor Issues Fire Ban <a href=";id=171314" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dry weather has led the entire state to be a high risk for grass, brush, and wildland fires. Some communities like Baileys Harbor have instituted fire bans and require residents to acquire burn permits if needed. Baileys Harbor Fire Chief Brian Zak s... Tim Kowols 2015-04-15T20:00:00Z