By Roger UtnehmerCivil Discourse An Occasional Attempt To Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse By ROGER UTNEHMER President and CEO DoorCountyDailyNews.com April 19, 2017 Talking tough is often better politics than public policy. Take taxes, crime, judicial pay and drug testing welfare recipients. Few in state government today are bold enough to advocate a long-overdue increase in the sta...Read More
By Laurel Brooks
Laurel Hauser and I were acquaintances before 2006, but that year, we learned about each other first-hand in a very public context: the Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission. At that time, Walmart was seeking to expand and there were many divergent views regarding the direction and form that expansion should take. Sitting with Laurel on the Commission, it was clear to me that she understood the economic necessity of expansion, as well as the importance of guiding that expansion...Read More
By Andy CoulsonDear Editor, I am writing in support of Laurel Hauser’s candidacy for the Sturgeon Bay City Council. Although I am not a resident of Sturgeon Bay, I can speak to her qualifications from my experience as her employer at the White Gull Inn. In her approximately 10 years at the White Gull, Laurel worked in a variety of positions, eventually becoming General Manger. She had excellent leadership and problem-solving skills. In difficult decisions, she listened to all view...Read More
By Kelly Catarozoli, District 1 Alderperson, Sturgeon Bay“You must identify yourself as a taxpayer.” - Mayor Thad Birmingham Throughout my time as Alderperson for District 1, I have witnessed multiple attempts to shut down public discussion and thwart dialogue at City Hall - but nothing like I have seen at the past two common council meetings. What has happened as of late, is just plain use of power to intimidate, in my opinion. This past Tuesday, Mayor Thad Birmingham began t...Read More
By Hans Christian, Sturgeon BayWhen the first photos of the hotel plans on the Westside waterfront in Sturgeon Bay were published sometime in the fall of 2014, our community took a collective gasp. Not only was the hotel design ugly, seemed disproportionately large, oddly placed in relation to the historic Granary- no, it didn’t feel right! Somehow it didn’t belong there. The gut feeling that many people expressed at the large public protest meetings expressed this exact sentiment: ...Read More
By Chesla Seely-Anschutz, Sturgeon Bay
By Barb Lawton, Wisconsin Lt. Governor 2003-11, AlgomaThe best way to address crippling and demoralizing political polarization in our state and nation's capitols is to forge the path forward to work together locally. And here's our big chance: four women are running for seats on Sturgeon Bay's city council. An historical moment and opportunity not to be squandered. Why? The November NY Times headline "Women Actually Do Govern Differently" springs from serious research ...Read More
By Don Freix, Fish CreekIndicating clearly that there is little chance that he has ever read and nor comprehended any of the 2017, SB13/AB44 which calls for non-partisan legislative redistricting for Wisconsin, based upon the present Iowa model, while appearing on Sturgeon Bay radio February 13, Senator Frank “Einstein,” Lasee outlined a certifiably psychedelic flashback describing balloons, strings, and random pie-shaped wedges embodying the difficulties he apparently perceives, in ...Read More
By MikeIn reply to "Letter to the Editor: The Unrealized Potential of Sturgeon Bay's West Side:" "These are the kinds of ideas and voices that need to be encouraged as the city gets a second chance to revisit the west side redevelopment issue, barring something unforeseen coming from Madison. I know that the Mayor will likely say that ideas such as these were considered in committee, then rejected for one reason or another, usually having to do with money. I sat in on several committe...Read More
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By Casperson Funeral HomeDale J. Orsted, 85, Baileys Harbor, passed away peacefully at home, April 20th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Baileys Harbor, on January 26th, 1932, to Gardner and Theresa “Tracy” (Schram) Orsted. Dale attended Pershing grade school in Baileys Harbor and was a 1950 graduate of Gibraltar High School. Dale worked on the family farm and part time for the Town of Gibraltar until he was drafted in 1951, when he served in the Korean Wa...
By Casperson Funeral HomeRichard K. Malm, 90, of Sister Bay, died early Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born November 6, 1926 in Elmhurst, Illinois, the son of the late Gunnard Mattias and Gunda (Sonsteby) Malm. Following his graduation from Glenbard High School in Glen Ellen, Illinois, Richard went on to receive his degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1950. He served his country during WWII with the United Sta...
By Huehns Funeral HomeRandall “Randy” A. Gossen, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Thursday morning, April 20, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born February 16, 1953 in Green Bay, the son of the late Harvey and Geraldine (Planter) Gossen. Randy graduated high school in De Pere with the class of 1971. He served his country with the United States Marine Corps until his honorable discharge in 1978. On August 30, 1980, he married Catherine F. Noah in Sturgeon B...
By Huehns Funeral HomeBetty Mae Anschutz, 91, of West Jacksonport. passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay with family at her side. She was born May 29, 1925 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of William “Jack” J. and Josephine (Johnson) Simon. Betty graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1943 and relocated to Chicago, IL to work as a nanny. The following year she returned to Sturgeon Bay and worked at Bay Bakery for a short time. Be...
By Buchanan Funeral Home
Robert (Bob) Zima, age 78 of Kewaunee died on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living. He was born in the Town of Carlton on June 9, 1938 to the late Ernest and Josephine (Kunesh) Zima.He graduated from Sandy Bay Grade School and Kewaunee High School in 1956. He married Jennie Lauscher October 13, 1962 at Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee. He served in the U. S. Army in 1956 to 1958. He worked most of his life for Vinton Construction until retiring...