• Kimberley House, Door County’s only transitional living facility for people recovering from drug and alcohol problems, will close later this month, but with the idea that it will reopen in some form in the future. “We reached a financial impasse and just couldn’t continue on without regrouping and doing some changes in how we operate,” said David Leistra, member of the board that oversees the house. “It’s a temporary circumstance. We’re discussing different options to re-open. We don’t know when yet, but it’s our goal to get back on track and get fundraising with a more sustainable method of operation.” Leistra said the board has been in touch with the county about the fate of the three residents who currently call Kimberley House home.
• Six search canines with Headwaters Search & Rescue were used last weekend to look for clues in the June 29 disappearance of Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside, 63, from the Ephraim Marina. After analyzing their data another K-9 search may be done. A group of friends and colleagues of Whiteside also were searching for clues to the Fox Valley doctor’s disappearance. The Door County Sheriff’s Department reports that it continues to receive tips and leads about Dr. Whiteside.
• The combined efforts of local law enforcement has led to the arrest of two Algoma men, allegedly involved in the recent burglaries of the Algoma Subway Restaurant, Sturgeon Bay Marathon Gas Station, and the Wave Pointe Resort in southern Door County. On the morning of July 14, investigators executed a residential search warrant in the City of Algoma. Cash, clothing and other evidentiary items were collected linking the suspects to the crimes. Two men ages 18 and 19 were taken into custody on multiple charges of burglary. They await formal charges in both Door and Kewaunee counties for their admitted roles in the crimes. The successful investigation included Officers and Investigators from the Door County Sheriff’s Office, Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Office, Sturgeon Bay Police Department, and the Algoma Police Department.
• At 2:15 am on July 12, Sturgeon Bay police officers were dispatched to Benny D’z at 23 W. Oak St. for a physical disturbance that had occurred outside the bar. Officers found a Sturgeon Bay man with injuries to his head. They contacted Door County paramedics, who transported the injured man to the Door County Medical Center. Officers eventually located an individual matching the suspect description. A 23-year-old Green Bay man was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery, and a probation hold. He was held at the Door County Jail.
• Buyers from China, Japan, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan are scheduled to visit Madison during the World Dairy Expo looking for value added feed products. If your company produces these products, this is your chance to meet these buyers one-on-one and increase your export sales. In 2014, participants in the mission reported $50.5 million in export sales with an additional $116.8 million in projected future sales. Hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) International Agribusiness Center, this annual Value-Added Feed Ingredient Buyers Mission buyers’ mission is a cost-effective way to build relationships with international buyers without incurring the expenses associated with international travel. Products in demand include: Dairy nutrition, milk replacers, soybean meal, high-protein corn meal, probiotics, corn gluten meal, pre-mixed feeds, alfalfa meal and pellets, vitamins and minerals, whey protein, meat and bone meal, trace minerals, amino acids, enzymes, supplements and other value-added feeds. The event takes place Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The cost per company is $150 before July 28 and $225 after. Learn more and register at foodexport.org.