By Tim KowolsThe village of Sister Bay continues to grow both with commercial and residential properties within the downtown. In addition to the ongoing work going on at the Braun property, Packerland Builders of DePere broke ground on a $2.5 million mixed-use development off of Mill Road. Two residential condominiums and two commercial condominiums will be a part of the project, which may already be sold according to Sister Bay Village Administrator Zeke Jackson. The rise of mixed use ...Read More
By Tim KowolsThe latest round of testing of wells in Kewaunee County shows human and bovine populations have played in role in water contamination in the area. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 wells have been traced to bovine contamination and 18 wells have been affected by human contamination out of the 82 that were tested over three different time periods in 2016. Kewaunee County conservationist Davina Bonness says while manure could do its damage during wet conditions, h...Read More
By Paul SchmittThe Door County Visitors Bureau has embraced the new phenomenon of live streaming video to showcase Door County around the world. Director of Communications and PR Jon Jarosh says that videos are a crucial tool for tourism. [/audio] The DCVB also has an “Our Door County” series which is a pre-recorded format talking about the people and places around Door County. Jarosh says that the last initiative included launching 360-degree videos of...Read More
By Paul SchmittThe Door County YMCA is about halfway through their annual campaign to help all individuals have the chance to be a member. CEO and President Tom Beerntsen says a familiar face is leading the way again this year. [/audio] Beerntsen says the program is called “Membership For All” that works to guarantee that any person wishing to join the YMCA is given that opportunity. The Door County YMCA attempts to raise over $500,000 each year through t...Read More
By Paul SchmittWith the state budget addressing key educational issues, area residents are invited to a listening session at the Southern Door High School on Thursday evening. First Representative Joel Kitchens will be on hand and Southern Door School Superintendent Patti Vickman says it is a great opportunity for people to voice their opinion and any concerns they may have regarding the state budget and education. [/audio] Kitchens previously held listening se...Read More
By Paul SchmittThe Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force is continuing the crackdown on in the area. According to a news release by the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday, six more arrests were made in the sale and delivery of prescription medication, heroin, and marijuana within Kewaunee County. Arrests included maintaining a drug trafficking place and delivery within 1000 feet of a school and/or park. More information and specifics will be available after completion of the inv...Read More
By Nick FreimuthSevastopol graduate and junior breaststroke team leader for the University of Minnesota, Conner McHugh is competing at the Big Ten Championships in Columbus, Ohio this week. After his sophomore campaign garnered him a bronze in the 200 breaststroke, Conner is looking for a little more this year. McHugh is the number one seed in the 200 breaststroke and number two in the 100 breaststroke heading into this week's meet at Ohio State University. Swimming began Wed...Read More
By Brady HauptIt’s senior night in Fish Creek as the Gibraltar Vikings prepare to defend their home court one last time in Packerland Conference play against the visiting Sturgeon Bay Clippers on 105.1 WSBU. The Vikings (11-10, 6-7) will recognize their seniors before a stiff test against a Clippers (15-5, 11-2) team that handed them a double-digit loss just ten days ago. Brandon Stillman and Brady Haupt will have the call starting at 7:00pm with the pregame show and tip-off at 7:30pm....Read More
By Tyler PowellIn Week 12, the results of the match between Nicolet Beach Concessions and The P.E.S.T.S. was recorded to be 2-1 in favor of Nicolet Beach. The P.E.S.T.S. should have been recorded as the 2-1 winners. The records for both teams have been adjusted accordingly. Here is a look at what happened this week (Week 13). A LEAGUE: Music Masters DJ’s Some defeated To Be Determined 3-0 (15-11; 15-12; 15-7) The P.E.S.T.S. defeated The Rads 2-1 (14-16; 15-5; 15-3) Nicolet B...Read More
By Nick FreimuthThe regional tournament will begin next Tuesday and area boys basketball coaches are making their final tweaks on their teams. Sturgeon Bay got back on track Monday night with an 81-22 victory over Sevastopol. Conner “AIR” Gajda led all scorers with 17 points. Jared Van Bramer added 14 and Rex Meikle notched a season high 12 points in the win. Southern Door continued to roll. They continued on their Packerland Conference Championship march with a 76-42 win...Read More
By Tim KowolsYou can add author to the resume of commercial angler and Gills Rock business owner Matt Velguth. His book, “The Gills Rock Petragraphs: Archives of Stone” tells the true story of a 1600s-era battle between the Anishinabe and Iroquois Federation tribes. Told now only through the Pottatomie oral tradition and by faded rock paintings found near the water, Velguth says the preservation of these stories of Indian warfare is important for future generations. [/aud...Read More
By Tim KowolsA long-running event in Kewaunee returns this weekend to make a positive impact on 26 different local organizations. The Kewaunee Young People’s Theater’s “Hooray for Hollywood” production will feature three nights of close to 20 short skits performed and produced by local actors and residents. Kevin Dax from the Kewaunee Young People’s Theater says while it is a lot of work, it is made easier through the support they get from local businesses and community members....Read More
By Tim KowolsThe Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse is the next topic in a series of presentations on Saturdays in February focusing on the county’s history. Mike Kostka, Jim Schaller, and Dr. Robin Nelson will be the main speakers during the presentation as members of Kewaunee’s lighthouse preservation committee. In the midst of $300,000-plus campaign to restore the lighthouse, Nelson told DoorCountyDailyNews.com earlier this year how the structure could tie together the rest of Kewaunee. ...Read More
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By Forbes Funeral HomeNorbert Julius Charles, 78, of Sturgeon Bay, joined his wife in heaven on February 20, 2017, at Door County Medical Center. He was born on October 8, 1938, in Gardner to John and Mable (Martin) Charles. On June 18, 1960, he married Lynn Greenway, who preceded him in death on February 24, 2015. Norbert worked as a gravel truck driver for most of his life. Survivors include three children, Cathy (David) DeKeyser, Brussels; Tim (Joanne) Charles , Stur...
By Forbes Funeral HomeHarold C. Kaye, 93, of Little Sturgeon, passed away on February 20, 2017, at The Gathering CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. He was born on April 15, 1923, in Gardner to Victor and Clara (Engebose) Kaye. On February 13, 1945, he married Doris M. Destree in Brussels; she preceded him in death on October 25, 1992. Harold loved working on his farm for his entire life. He also worked as a commercial fisherman and a pipefitter at Bay Ship Building. Harold was a member of t...
By Forbes Funeral HomeDonald Gerald Jennerjohn, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Feb. 18, 2017. He was born March 29, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay to Elmer and Dorothy (Delarwelle) Jennerjohn. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. On June 21, 1958, he married Rosemarie Nellis. She preceded him in death on Nov. 11, 2016. Don attended Door-Kewaunee Teachers College in 1957 and later earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in 1964. He ...
By Casperson Funeral HomeKarl Henry Johnson July 15, 1929 to February 16, 2017 Karl was born in Illinois to Henry Bruno and Agnes Amelia (Widen) Johnson. As a toddler, the family moved to Door County, WI and the family farm is where he spent his entire life. Karl married Donna L. McCosky on May 1st, 1954 and together, they raised 6 daughters. He held many jobs in addition to farming during his 87 years on this earth. An electrician, welder, bus driver and Town Treasurer were only a few...
By Buchanan Funeral Home
Arnold J. (Arnie) Van Goethem, 79, passed away at home on Friday, February 17, 2017. Arnie was born on August 19, 1937 in Sugarbush to the late Archie and Myrtle (Vanden Avond) Van Goethem. On July 28, 1956 he married Joyce Potts at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Eaton. Arnie and Joyce owned and operated East Krok Cheese from 1960 to 1984. After the sale of East Krok Cheese, Arnie worked for Krohn’s Dairy from 1984 until his retirement in 2006. He co...