By Roger UtnehmerI turned the last page of Marty Schreiber’s book, My Two Elaines, with tears in my eyes and a much deeper respect and admiration for Wisconsin’s thirty-ninth governor. His book is an emotional love story about dealing with his wife’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and his as her caregiver. It is as much a must-read self-help book for those who care about caregivers as it is for caregivers themselves. Schreiber displayed a sensitivity to senior citizens d...Read More
By Paul A. Haupt
...Read More"We must never regard as normal the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals,” Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona."A time comes when silence is betrayal." --MLK., Jr.These two quotes hit at the heart of our current politics. The first, from a sitting Senator, reflects what many of us in America see as a crisis of leadership from a President who is so lacking in fundamental character norms that he is unfit to remain in office.
By John Hauser
By Tim KowolsKewaunee County Sheriff and member of the Armed Forces Matt Joski is calling on those protesting the flag during sporting events to follow through on their actions to start a more meaningful dialogue. Joski himself could not imagine doing anything to disrespect the American flag he served for as a member of the United States Marine Corps and Wisconsin National Guard. While he says there is an obligation to allow for that expression, Joski just hopes the message does not stop ...Read More
By Donald Freix, Fish CreekThe paradox is this. How can an industrial, “factory farmer,” dairy producer/owner/investor and industrial quantity liquid manure producer also be in charge of a county committee overseeing issues concerning protection of surface and ground water quality, and related public health and safety and non-farmer owned market property values, when this industrial production model has been determined to be the major source poisoning the natural environment everyw...Read More
By Laurel Brooks
We are here to consider an issue of land use, a matter which has always been subject to scientific, legal and political influences.
The United States has, from its inception, prided itself on being governed by the rule of law, equally applied. The framers of our co...Read More
By Rep. Joel KitchensWhile I normally make it my policy not to respond to letters to the editor, I feel it is necessary to clarify my position regarding the Sturgeon Bay waterfront, which Nancy Aten has intentionally misstated. I have consistently stated throughout this controversy that I would not introduce legislation to set the Ordinary High Water Mark for this property. The dispute has gone to court, as is appropriate, and the judge ruled that the experts at the DNR should set th...Read More
By Nancy Aten
At the recent public hearing in Sturgeon Bay, abundant facts and evidence were shared to assist DNR staff in determining an Ordinary High Water Mark on the westside waterfront. It is our hope that the result will honor public rights to public land. Such an outcome is what the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront have been working for: respect for the process and the Public Trust Doctrine.
The Public Trust Doctrine protects our water and our shorelines. Filled lakebed...Read More
By Roger Utnehmer
By Roger Utnehmer
An Occasional Attempt to Restore
Civility to Our Civic Discourse
By Roger Utnehmer
President and CEO
Affordable Housing is a Basic Human Right
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By Forbes Funeral HomeMaurice Harold Kurschner, born November 14, 1931, joyfully went to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on November 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy (Gehrke) Kurschner, daughter Deborah (Darrell) Denson, son Douglas (Lois) Kurschner, daughter Danelle (Caleb) McCoy, son Marshall (Lorrie) Kurschner, daughter Kimberlee (William) Czaja, and daughter Kara (Craig) Spofford. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 6 great-grand...
By Forbes Funeral HomeJeanette Mae Schinkten, 94, of Nasewaupee, passed away on November 21, 2017, at Door County Medical Center – Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born on September 30, 1923, in Sturgeon Bay to Henry and Sylvia (Chapman) Taube. In January of 1945, she married Dr. H.G. Fehl, he preceded her in death on October 20, 1959. In 1961, she married Oliver Schinkten, he preceded her in death in May of 1969. During her life, Jeanette worked as a bookkeeper ...
By Casperson Funeral HomeOn the morning of November 19th, Earl A. Lorenz ended his long, hard fought battle with lung cancer. He died at home with his wife and close friend at his side. His kind and gentle soul will be dearly and forever missed by all those who had the gracious privilege to know and love him. He is survived by his loving wife Linda, his beloved son Charlie and daughter in law Andrea (Pittman) Lorenz. His cherished grandchildren Ben, Joe, Sam and Anna Lorenz. His sisters ...
By Huehns Funeral Home
Donna Mae Mencheski, 59, of Carlsville in the Town of Egg Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home Sunday, November 19, 2017.
She was born November 6, 1958 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Marvin and Martha (Willis) Turner. Donna was united in marriage to Mitchell Leo Mencheski in Door County in April of 2000. Their two existing families became one, and they were blessed with over 17 years of marriage.
Donna initially worked for Larson’s Canning,...