Area: Southern Door

  • Southern Door Superintendent Vickman to Retire

    Southern Door Superintendent Patricia Vickman announced she will retire at the end of the school year.  A 1972 Southern Door graduate, Vickman will step down after 45 years in education and nine years serving as Superintendent for the Southern Door School District.  “Mrs. Vickman’s high standards and expectations have moved our district forward and set […]

  • Unbound: The (largely) coastal scenes of Andrea Naylor

    Physically, Pelican Gallery has a Sturgeon Bay zip code, and it occupies a boathouse on Riley’s Bay in southern Door County. But according to Andrea Naylor, the artist who runs the business, it is a “Coastal Art Gallery Located on the Fresh Coast of Door County, Wisconsin.” Clearly, we are in the presence of an […]

  • DNR Announces Temporary Trail Closures at Potawatomi State Park

    Temporary trail closures to the northern half of Potawatomi State Park’s trail system are in immediate effect while logging operations are underway to improve safety for visitors and the health of the ecosystem. During the scheduled logging operation, a commercial logger contracted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will remove hazardous trees impacted by […]

  • In Memoriam: Fahey Inspired as Coach, Teacher, Friend

    Korey Mallien laughed and showed admirable clarity when he was asked to share his favorite story about former Southern Door football coach and history teacher Rich Fahey. Mallien, a senior offensive lineman for the Eagles in 1986, said Fahey, the offensive line coach, was running the linemen through a drill demonstrating the correct way to […]

  • Framed: Sheep May Safely Graze

    Sheep graze in the sunset in southern Door County. Photo by Sara Lardo. 

  • Eagles Season Ends at Brillion

    The Southern Door football team’s season came to an end with a 14-6 loss to Brillion in the opening round of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 4 playoffs Friday. Brillion took a 14-6 lead on a 10-yard run by Garnett Stebane with 1 minute, 49 seconds to play.  Southern Door drove down to the […]

  • Southern Door Students Receive Mental-Wellness Kits

    Southern Door elementary students received mental-wellness kits courtesy of United Way of Door County. The kits are intended to give students some tools to help them to regulate and express themselves in a healthy way and to manage their mental health when they’re feeling upset, frustrated, sad or stressed. The kits include a creative drawing […]

  • Southern Door Announces Streaming of Sports

    With attendance at high school sports limited this fall, Southern Door High School announced it will stream middle and high school volleyball, basketball, wrestling and football contests.  Southern Door will broadcast select home events on the NFHS Network, beginning with high school volleyball matches against Peshtigo starting at 5:30 pm and 7 pm on Thursday, […]

  • Southern Door School Annual Meeting Sept. 21

    The Southern Door County School District’s annual meeting and budget hearing will be held Sept. 21, 6:30 pm, in the auditorium. Resolutions will be presented to district residents for student transportation, board salaries and the proposed tax levy.  Other information will include the treasurer’s report and audit summary, the State of the District report and […]

  • Southern Door to Dedicate Facilities Project Sept. 19

    The Southern Door County School District will host a virtual dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of facilities projects. Join the livestream Sept. 19, 9 am, to hear from district leaders and construction partners and to watch a video showcasing the new spaces.  In November 2018, residents supported a $6,270,000 referendum to invest in the […]

  • New Southern Door Teachers Tour District by Bus

    The bus tour of the school district is an annual event for teachers who are new to Southern Door. This year, bus driver Jen Karsten drove the new teachers and mentors in a new-to-the-district Air Ride school bus so that they could share the bus experience their students have, get an idea of the square […]

  • Slezewski Earns Bravery Beads Through Every Step of Leukemia Battle

    Southern Door High School student Griffin Slezewski, part of the Class of 2021, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January of 2019.   He spent the next six months, mostly in the hospital, undergoing treatment and earned “bravery beads” every step of the way. He received a bead for each blood draw, chemo treatment, injection, […]

  • Plans Revised for Southern Door Firefighters’ Picnic and Parade

    Because of the pandemic, Southern Door firefighters have revised the plans for their July 25 picnic and parade. The parade lineup will start at 10:30 am on Mill Road; the parade will begin at 11 am. Walk-up/drive-up burgers, brats, hot dogs, chicken booyah and beverages will be available for takeout only at the Southern Door […]

  • Know Your Grower: Cold Climate Farms

    Location: Southern Door County Acreage: 60 acres total; three acres cultivated in vegetables Meet your growers: Benjamin Blohoweak, Sarah McCarty and their 30 laying chickens that produce farm-fresh eggs Blohoweak and McCarty had been working in the farm-to-table industry in Madison before moving to Door County in 2014. The lure was a homesteading way of […]

  • Southern Door’s Farm to School Program Gets Boost with $50K Grant

    There is an abundance of farms within the Southern Door School District, yet only 2 percent of the school’s food budget, if dairy products are excluded, is spent on local producers, said Patti Vickman, superintendent of the Southern Door School District (SDSD). Vickman wants to change that – and a $50,000 grant that the district has […]

  • Southern Door’s Bartels Earns Nsight Teleservices Scholarship

    Carissa Bartels of Southern Door High School has earned a $1,200 scholarship from Nsight Teleservices. Recipients were selected on the basis of community involvement, academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school activities, honors, work experience, an essay on community impact, county of residence and plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course […]

  • Capital Credit Union Donates to Southern Door Fire Dept.

    Capital Credit Union recently presented a donation to the Southern Door Fire Department, which will add the donation to the funds it’s raising to purchase one new Jaws of Life unit and upgrade a second. The fire department plans to hold its July 25 Firefighter Picnic and Parade, with proceeds going toward those expenditures as […]

  • Southern Door Hosts Virtual Commencement

    Southern Door High School celebrated its 2020 graduates with a virtual ceremony, during which members of the board of education presented each senior with their diploma. The graduates also received a complimentary photo taken by Harmann’s Studios, a class poster and gifts from the senior banquet committee. A grad video is available at

  • Olson Earns Wisconsin Holstein Association Scholarship

    The Wisconsin Holstein Association ( has named Southern Door High School senior Zach Olson a recipient of a 2020 Wisconsin Holstein Association Scholarship. Olson is a member of the Southern Door FFA Chapter, East Maplewood Beavers 4-H Club and Door County Junior Holstein Association, for which he served as a quiz bowl team captain. He […]

  • Southern Door Selling Commemorative Bricks

    Southern Door High School is selling bricks as a Convocation Plaza fundraiser. Purchase bricks to honor current or past students, favorite staff members, achievements, life milestones and more. A 4″ x 8″ brick starts at $75; an 8″ x 8″ brick is $150. Add a logo for an additional fee.  The ordering deadline is June […]