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  • As kids head back to class, resource officers aim to keep them safe

    When a school shooting occurs anywhere in the country, its impact extends far beyond the boundaries of its school district, sparking conversations elsewhere about how to keep students safe. Southern Door school resource officer (SRO) Blake Luebker said he has experienced this increased awareness firsthand, fields questions and has many conversations about safety following an […]

  • Southern Door Posing Two Questions on Fall Ballot

    The Southern Door School District board voted unanimously Aug. 15 to present school-district voters with two questions on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.  The first question will be an operational referendum renewal to maintain current district programs and services. The second will be a capital referendum question to improve and upgrade the district’s current […]

  • Behind the Scenes of the Door County Historical Museum’s Taxidermy Display

    To many people (and I include myself here), the prospect of skinning a dead animal, filling it up with foam and stitching it back together would be unnerving, to say the least.  But that’s not at all the case for Mike Orthober, who owns Wildlife Wizardry Studio in Egg Harbor, is a 2019 inductee into […]

  • Registrations Open for New School Year

    Gibraltar is hosting a back-to-school night Sept. 1, 3-5 pm. During this time, parents can drop off students’ school supplies, meet teachers, visit classrooms, leave any medications with the school nurse and have parent meetings. 4K orientation will take place at 5 pm at Gibraltar and the Northern Door Children’s Center. Parents who are unable […]

  • Board Aiming for Voter Support for Southern Door Schools

    Survey and discussions encourage two referendum items for fall ballot A survey this summer encouraged the Southern Door School Board and superintendent to continue pursuing a $14.9 million capital-improvement project as well as an operational-funding referendum. The board met Aug. 8 to further discuss the survey results and to decide which construction, renovation and demolition […]

  • Activity Kits Available for Child Care Providers

    United Way of Door County is distributing free activity and craft kits to home-based child care providers in the county as part of its effort to support them. The kits were developed in consultation with child care providers and are geared toward different age groups and provider preferences. The Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club is […]

  • College Application Day at Southern Door

    Southern Door will host a College Application Day on Aug. 18, 9:30 am – 1 pm, when a representative from UW-Madison’s admissions department will discuss topics of interest to juniors and seniors. The representative will talk about the UW-Madison campus and programs, 9:30-10:15 am; give a presentation about how to write and organize effective college […]

  • Online Registration Days for Gibraltar Students

    Online student registration for Gibraltar Schools’ 2022-23 school year is open until Aug. 14 through the Skyward platform. Access the link under “Quick Links” at gibraltar.k12.wi.us. Parents who have forgotten their password should call Laura Anschutz at 920.868.3284, ext. 246. School picture day is Sept. 29.

  • After-School Program Registration Open

    Southern Door Schools is again offering the Community Learning Center after-school program Monday-Friday at no cost to all elementary students courtesy of a federal grant.  Throughout the school year, the program will include hands-on and project-based enrichment opportunities such as robotics, art, music, physical activity, cooking, health and nutrition, environmental education, math club, service-learning opportunities […]

  • Sevastopol Fifth Graders Go Spelunking

    When fifth-graders from Sevastopol Schools visited the Horseshoe Bay Caves, they got to experience spelunking in a “wild” cave, going through tight twists and turns and even a “duck under.” When they weren’t in the cave, the students learned about local habitats and species and explored the beach for artifacts.

  • Taxidermy Demo, Chalk Art at Historical Museum

    The Door County Historical Museum will host a taxidermy demonstration with master taxidermist Mike Orthober on July 30, 10 am – 4 pm, and another on Aug. 27. Orthober, the creator of the museum’s Seasons of Life diorama and a member of the Taxidermy Hall of Fame, will demonstrate his skills as he prepares a […]

  • From Egg Harbor to Rock Island

    Learn about the history of Rock Island long before it became a state park during a special presentation from the Egg Harbor Historical Society on Aug. 16, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor.  Tim Sweet, who has invested years in preserving lighthouses and telling the stories of Rock, Plum […]

  • 50+ Sevastopol High School Reunion

    Sevastopol High School graduates of 50 years or more are invited to the annual 50+ Reunion Aug. 28 at The Lodge at Leathem Smith, 1640 Memorial Dr. in Sturgeon Bay. Social time will start at 11 am, and a family-style lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. If you did not already receive an invitation […]

  • Learn to Live Well With Chronic Conditions

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore and St. John Lutheran Church in Luxemburg are offering a Living Well workshop for adults who are living with chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, anxiety or the effects of a stroke.  Participants will receive support from others […]

  • Babysitter Training Set for Aug. 5

    United Way of Door County and the Women’s Fund of Door County are coordinating a babysitter-training session Aug. 5, 8 am – 3:30 pm, at Sunrise School, 1414 Rhode Island St. in Sturgeon Bay.  American Red Cross trainers will teach babysitters about caring for infants and toddlers, child-care safety, responding to emergencies and a variety of […]

  • Workforce-Training Survey Aids NWTC

    Destination Door County and NWTC–Sturgeon Bay are seeking input from current employees, managers, owners and others in the hospitality industry to help determine which workforce training and development courses to offer at the NWTC–Sturgeon Bay campus in the future. This collaboration between NWTC and Destination Door County will help to provide several avenues for support […]

  • Scholarships Available for the Ridges’ Nature Preschool

    Enrollment is open for The Ridges Sanctuary’s nature preschool – Dragonfly Nature Play – which is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11:30 am. Each semester runs 17 weeks. The preschool offers children a vast array of things to see, smell, touch, climb, investigate, stand on, run on, sit on and talk about. The program helps them […]

  • Sevastopol Lands New Middle and High School Principal

    Southern Door Sees Survey Results, Initial Summer School Success Sevastopol just hired a middle school and high school principal who’s never held that title before, but Troy Schaefer is certainly not new to leadership positions. Schaefer is ready to turn all of his attention from the ball diamond’s players to the school building’s students and […]

  • Registration Underway for Kewaunee Back-to-School Program

    The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is accepting completed registration forms for its annual Back-to-School Program, which helps to provide some of the required school supplies for approximately 300 children each year.  The families that qualify for the program are those on WIC, Food Share or BadgerCare, as well as those that participate in the […]

  • Open Discussion About Life, Death, Afterlife

    Steve Freier, an afterlife researcher and writer for The Inner Voice Magazine, will host another community discussion group, “Life, Death and the Afterlife,” at the ADRC, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, on July 21, 1-2:30 pm. Ages 18 and older are invited to attend. The meeting will open with an invitation to all […]