The Door County Maritime Museum is a Sturgeon Bay gem. The proposed Maritime Tower will make it even better.
The eleven-story tower will open space for more exhibits sharing the maritime history of Door County for generations to come. Additional meeting space and an observation deck will be used by many and become an even better reason to visit Sturgeon Bay.
This is a waterfront development that is paid for by donations, not dependent on taxpayer expense, serves...Read More
To start I want to identify that there are a lot of good things going on to improve water quality in Kewaunee county. We have new farming practices being implemented that are more environmentally sound. There are multiple programs in our county, state and federal agencies that are helping in the water quality areas. There have been a lot of changes in our county that affects Kewaunee counties farmers. Some of these changes are related to our Soil and Water department for ...Read More
By Susan Curran of League of Women Voters of Winnebago County and Lindsay Dorst of Citizen Action Northeast Wisconsin
Imagine going to a Packers game. You carefully tally the touchdowns and field goals as the Packers work to defeat their opponent, and it looks like they’re going to win. However, when the game comes to a close, the Packers have lost, not because they didn’t score more, but because their touchdowns and field goals counted for fewer points than their opponent’s did.
An Occasional Attempt To
Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse
President and CEO
April 27, 2017
Sturgeon Bay’s Missing Ingredient in Successful Waterfront Development
If ever a community seemed evenly split, it’s Sturgeon Bay over the proposed west side waterfront development. Yet, it’s not too late to learn how to bring unity to a divide...Read More
Over the last two months, the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com has relied on our listeners and readers to tell us which businesses are truly the "Best of Door County." In the first month, the radio stations of DoorCountyDailyNews.com received 6,751 nominations, forming our ballot for the "Best of Door County." Over the last month, 12,552 votes were cast to name the best of the best. Below are the winners in every category. Congratulations to our winners...Read More
An Occasional Attempt
To Restore Civility to Our Civic Discourse
President and CEO
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 Roger UtnehmerDoorCountyDailyNews.comPresident and CEO
CITY OF STURGEON BAY DID EGG HARBOR ROAD RIGHT
The City of Sturgeon Bay’s investment in Egg Harbor Road is paying off with positive development and attractive additions to the economic base of our community. Sidewalks and lighting make the growing business district more senior and pedestrian friendly. Bike lanes make it more cycler-friendly. Sewer and water improvements make the area more business friendly. Thes...Read More
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
Dear 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
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Robert “Happy Bob” Madoche, 63, of Little Sturgeon, passed away on May 24, 2017, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born May 12, 1954, in Sturgeon Bay to Alan and Betty (Claflin) Madoche. On February 9, 1976, he married Paula Ann Viste in Sturgeon Bay.
Bob worked for Bay Ship Building for over 43 years as an electrician and in maintenance. He will always be remembered as a jokester and prankster who loved to make people laugh. Bob was th...
Jeanne Ruth Ploor, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, died Wednesday morning, May 24, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Kewaunee due to diabetes and kidney failure.
She was born on March 18, 1941, the daughter of Olaf and Hartha (Lenius) Nelson. Jeanne was a 1959 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School. On September 25, 1959, she married Ronald Aloysius Ploor at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute. When they were first married Jeanne waitressed, and later in life, ...
Margaret Mary Morrison (nee Kiernan) 87 years old a resident since 2013 of Anna's Healthcare of Sturgeon Bay died May 22, 2017 with her daughters by her side. She was born to the late Arthur and Julia (nee Murphy) Kiernan of Jersey City, NJ.
Margaret loved her Catholic faith and regularly attended the Masses and Rosary Services at Anna's. She loved her family, friends at Anna's and her little dog Rico. She enjoyed a good home cooked meal, sat...
Margaret E. Zito nee Hogan, 95, went home to the Lord on Sunday, May 21,2017 surrounded by her family in her home in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Cherished wife of John “Jack” for 73 years. Loving mother of Hugh (Linda), Catherine (Thomas) Vincus, Kevin (Tamara), Steven (Catherine) and Mark. Beloved sister of Catherine Seybert. Proceeded in death by her son, James Patrick Zito, July 13, 2016 and her parents Hugh and Sara Hogan (Murray) of Denver, Colorado. Grandmoth...
Charles Arthur Richard, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday morning, May 22, 2017 at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF.
He was born December 28, 1924 in Egg Harbor, the son of Walter F. and Elizabeth (Sarter) Richard and attended school in Egg Harbor. Chuck was united in marriage to Genevieve Jannet Cartwright on May 19, 1945 in Gladstone, MI and were blessed with over 72 years of marriage. Chuck worked as a manager for Horseshoe Bay Farms, semi-retiring in 1986.
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