By Tim KowolsWisconsin legislators go back to work this week as priorities begin to form for the upcoming budget cycle. Governor Scott Walker has not released his final budget plan, but highlighted items like cutting taxes, improving schools, and reforming welfare during his State of the State Address last week. Joint Finance Committee Chairperson and State Rep. John Nygren expects the upcoming session to have an additional focus on transportation funding and workforce development. &nb...Read More
By Tim KowolsThe pending lawsuit between the city of Sturgeon Bay and the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront expects to take up most of the time during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. After considering the city’s bills and the consent agenda, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council will consider the insurance coverage for its litigation against the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront, which dates back to when the group first filed its federal lawsuit in September of 201...Read More
By Paul SchmittVictims of domestic abuse will more often than not, remain in a relationship after numerous incidents despite the risk to their health and well-being. Help of Door County Executive Director Steve Vickman states that statistics show that it takes at least eight incidents before someone will decide to leave an abusive situation. Vickman says there are a variety of reasons the abused person does not leave. [/audio] Vickman also says the abused per...Read More
By Paul SchmittThe Stock Market has been flirting with the 20,000 mark for the past couple weeks as investors speculate on the potential outlook for 2017. Casey St. Henry from Thrivent Financial in Sturgeon Bay says a good rule of thumb no matter where the market stands is to be consistent in your investing. [/audio] St. Henry recommends meeting with a financial professional and having a well-thought plan and strategy before investing in the stock market. The...Read More
By Claire ThompsonDoor/Kewaunee County Legislative Days is a biennial trip to the state capitol in Madison that bring issues of local concern directly to state elected officials and government agency leaders. We are currently asking the community to submit issues for our 2017 legislative and state agency agendas. The Steering Committee will consider all issues and shape the final agenda. An issue should meet three criteria: It should be “local” and have unique implications for ...Read More
By Tim KowolsWeather in the New Year has not been a friend to the captains of the Washington Island Ferry. The schedule has already had to be altered a few times due to heavy icing conditions through Death’s Door. Washington Island Ferry President Hoyt Purinton says the trouble comes from the warm water meeting the frigid air temperatures. The Washington Island Ferry is currently in their winter schedule with two trips to and from the island occurring daily. If you plan...Read More
By Nick FreimuthIt was the biggest play of his eight year NFL career. Jared Cook's 35 yard toe-tapping, sideline scraping reception with four ticks left on the clock won the game for the Green Bay Packers. Playing in his first ever playoffs, Jared Cook has become the X-Factor for the Packers offense. Tonight #89 will be in Sturgeon Bay for the Jim Olson Motors Red Zone. Starting at 5:30 PM with the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol Youth Wrestling Team Jim Olson Ford will be packed. Af...Read More
By Nick FreimuthAn amazing start and a heart stopping finish made for one of the most exciting playoff games in recent memory for Packers fans Sunday. A 34-31 win featured an NFL record three field goals of 50-plus yards in the closing minutes. Mason Crosby had to make his game-winning 51-yarder twice after a Dallas timeout to send Green Bay to the NFC Championship next Sunday at 2:05 PM against the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers led the game-winning drive with :30 seconds le...Read More
By Tim KowolsThe Green Bay Packers hope to find themselves in Atlanta a week from today after the Falcons blew away the Seattle Seahawks 36-20 matchup, but they have to take care of their own business first. The Packers face the NFC East champion and number 1 seeded Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium this afternoon at 3:40 p.m. for a berth to the conference championship game next week. The Cowboys had last week off due to a bye while many starters rested in Week 17 during a l...Read More
By Erik AlesonThe SOUTHEAST SECTION OF THE DOOR COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAIL SYSTEM will also be OPENING (Effective 6:00 a.m. Jan. 14, 2017). TRAIL CONDITIONS are listed as… POOR to FAIR Partially Groomed. Please use caution: Stay off waterways, lakes and rivers. Riders should be cautious for variable and uneven snow conditions along with ice on the trail. Be alert for bare spots, possible ice under snow, soft areas, or blowing/drifting snow along the...Read More
By Tim KowolsGibraltar made sure their long trip to Gillett was worth the ride as they won 78-27. The Vikings sprung to 58-19 lead after the first stanza and did not look back. Four players scored in double figures for Gibraltar, including Nathan Surges with a team-leading 24 points. Other area scores include Algoma falling at Amherst 57-52 and Kewaunee losing to St. Mary Catholic 62-40.Read More
By Brandon EnrothA new art exhibit at the Miller Art Museum will be open to the public on January 21st, 2017. This new exhibit is labeled as "Prints Matter, Master Mimics" which is a portfolio of original prints reflecting the influence of a master work of art from any era. Museum Curator Deborah Rosenthal explains about the artist who was inspired to create this portfolio consisting of work from other artists across the nation. [/audio] 22 artists across 7 diffe...Read More
By Paul SchmittPolka music may not be as popular as it once was decades ago, but on this Sunday afternoon The Rendezvous of Luxemburg is continuing a Kewaunee County tradition that is requested by a passionate group of dancers and performers. The Happy Hoppers Polka Dance will feature the music of Orv Konopp and the OK Band. Rendezvous owner Kelly Froelich says he is glad to host the dance since polka lovers are limited to only a few venues in the area. [/audio] ...Read More
By Paul SchmittThe Door County Reads is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the community reading a book together by choosing well-known author Richard Russo’s “Empire Falls”. Copies of the book are available for check-out at all branches of the Door County Library. Door County Library Director Becca Berger who is retiring after this week says this year’s choice is an award-winner. [/audio] Berger says the Door County Library Foundation pays for the p...Read More
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Dennis P. Thompson, age 58 of Kewaunee died on January 12, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital, West Allis, WI. He was born on February 15, 1958 in Kewaunee to the late George and Martha (Linzmeier) Thompson.Dennis graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1976 where he excelled in wrestling. After school, he worked in construction building pole barns for several years and then took over the family farm in1980 which he operated until the time of his death. He was a dedi...