Door County Daily News Opinion http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion 20 Latest Opinion Articles 2014-04-20T01:25:23Z CIVIL DISCOURSE - An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Our Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=117626" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_6081263103-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The North Scott, Iowa school district has landed from Sturgeon Bay one of the best school administrators in Wisconsin. Joe Stutting&rsquo;s announcement that he will leave Sturgeon Bay after the current school year is a loss for our community. Not on... Roger Utnehmer, DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and CEO 2014-03-12T16:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=117626 Does Tourism Impact Door County Poverty Rate? <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=116862" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; A recent article in the magazine "Door County Living," displayed data from the Census Bureau&nbsp;that&nbsp;showed, of the all the&nbsp;Lakeshore&nbsp;Counties north of Milwaukee through Door, Door County had the highest poverty rate. The a... Tom Felhofer 2014-03-07T10:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=116862 Complete Lack Of State Leadership <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=115534" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; I recently read a well-researched local news article on the 15+ Kewaunee County CAFOs, (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, 700+ cows), publicizing the divided community and the upcoming court battle. Born and raised in Casco, and knowin... Joe Majeski 2014-02-26T17:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=115534 CIVIL DISCOURSE - An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Civil Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=115509" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_6081263103-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; Our apologies to the Door County Advocate for a recent use of a photo taken by an Advocate employee and posted on our website. The Advocate copyrights their photos and that makes it illegal for us to use them. The experience prompted our st... Roger Utnehmer, DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and CEO 2014-02-26T13:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=115509 These People May Want To Consider Running For State Assembly <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=110666" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_6081263103-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; With the retirement of State Rep. Garey Bies of Sister Bay announced on Monday,&nbsp;people are talking about who should run for the first district Assembly seat. Here are some Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, men and... Roger Utnehmer 2014-01-24T09:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=110666 Editorial Comment -- Bies Retirement Announcement <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=110162" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; The announcement by State Representative Garey Bies yesterday that he will not seek an eighth term in the Wisconsin Assembly is an opportunity to thank elected officials for serving and to encourage the public to respect their privacy. You... Roger Utnehmer 2014-01-21T10:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=110162 Happy New Year From DOOR CANcer Inc. To All Our 2013 Benefactors <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=109068" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; Through your generosity we were able to distribute $91,000 to 46 families in which someone was receiving cancer treatments. Assistance provided by DOOR CAN included payments for health insurance, mortgage payments and rental assistance, ve... DOOR CANcer Inc. 2014-01-13T19:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=109068 Tom Beerntsen An Awesome Choice For Door County YMCA <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=108203" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; This is an awesome choice for CEO and for the community at large. &nbsp;I look forward to meeting him again (knew him in the past in another capacity) and watching him grow and expand offerings at the Y, especially making opportunities avai... Adele Douglass 2014-01-07T05:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=108203 Editorial Comment - Door County Y Hits A Home Run With New CEO <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=107927" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_6081263103-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; The Door County YMCA hit a home run with the selection of Tom Beerntsen as the new President and CEO. Beerntsen starts his new position Monday. Tom is the kind of guy that could have picked any Y in the country and been welcomed as CEO. Doo... Roger Utnehmer 2014-01-06T09:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=107927 League Of Women Voters Should Step Away From Voter ID Battle <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=103607" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5301271752-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; The League of Women Voters has joined those who seek to overturn, by judicial challenge, the Wisconsin voter ID law. The entity which is known for providing opportunities to&nbsp;further our knowledge&nbsp;of our&nbsp;political candidates,&... Tom Felhofer 2013-12-04T10:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=103607 Editorial Comment - Thanks to Those Who Make Door County Unique and Remarkable <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=101090" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; Door County is blessed with scenic beauty, natural resources, year-round activities and non-profit civic and service organizations. Yet, it is people who give Door County its character. &nbsp;I&rsquo;m DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and ... Roger Utnehmer 2013-11-14T17:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=101090 Honoring Our Veterans on Veterans Day <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=100378" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Today we should all take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served and currently serve our country in the armed forces.Throughout our nation's history our freedom was won and protected by those individuals ... Senator Dave Hansen 2013-11-11T10:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=100378 Voter ID Still Wrong, As Cases Go To Trial In November <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=99509" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The distinguished federal Appeals Court judge who in 2007 wrote an opinion upholding Indiana&rsquo;s voter ID law recently said the court was wrong in upholding &ldquo;a type of law now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than of f... Andrea Kaminski, Kit O'Meara - League of Women Voters 2013-11-02T17:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=99509 Voter ID Still Wrong, As Cases Go To Trial In November The distinguished federal Appeals Court judge who in 2007 wrote an opinion upholding Indiana&rsquo;s voter ID law recently said the court was wrong in upholding &ldquo;a type of law now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than of f... Andrea Kaminski - Executive Director, Kit O' 2013-10-29T17:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=99508 Where Does The Buck Stop? <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=98483" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>As the days drag on without the government-run healthcare website working, it has become obvious to all&nbsp;that the problems are much&nbsp;more than just "a glitch." &nbsp;President Obama has finally&nbsp;been forced to&nbsp;admit that "...there's ... Tom Felhofer 2013-10-25T12:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=98483 "Needs Vs. Goal" - United Way 2013 Campaign <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=96499" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Faced with its imminent Campaign Kick Off for 2013, the United Way of Door County's Board grappled with a difficult decision - what should the target of this year's campaign be. Typically the Board forecasts what it feels can be raised during the upc... Don Albert, President - Board of Directors, United Way of Door County 2013-10-10T11:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=96499 2014 Budget Planning for Public Lawns <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=94526" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>Dear Residents of Door County, Municipal Officers and School Boards Members: The organizations represented on this letter have joined together to advocate for Safe Lawns in Door County and bring an end to the practice of repetitive and costly applic... Patrick Fitzgerald, Peter Sigmann M.D., Victoria Cerinich and Marne Kaeske 2013-09-25T14:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=94526 Bike Lane Change-Up Shocking <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=93795" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a>The news coverage of Item 12 on the agenda at the City Council Meeting, September 17, at first blush, is very incomplete at best. This is very understandable because no one, other than the Mayor and Mr. Vandertie, knew it was coming before the Counci... Bob Schlicht Jr., City of Sturgeon Bay District 7 Alderman 2013-09-19T22:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=93795 Re: Painting Sturgeon Bay City Streets For Bike Lanes <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=92532" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_4251275216-LettertotheEditor.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> PLEASE LET SANITY PREVAIL! After an experiment on Michigan street that has proven to be not much more than a major inconvience to motorists, It is time to allow sanity to prevail and ELIMINATE the special painting for bicycle lanes. ... Kenneth J. Meyer 2013-09-10T14:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=92532 CIVIL DISCOURSE - An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility To Civic Discourse <a href="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&amp;id=92261" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/shared/inc/client/28/articles/thumbs/t_5071234627-RogerUtnehmerMay32012400x320.jpg" border="0" align="left" style="padding:10px"></a> &nbsp; The response to a recent incident of anti-Semitism in Algoma has been appropriately strong and swift.&nbsp; Several anti-Semitic signs were placed throughout the City of Algoma, including one in the yard of Mary Ludlow, who is Jewish.&nbsp;... Roger Utnehmer, DoorCountyDailyNews.com President and CEO 2013-09-09T11:00:00Z http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/opinion/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=92261