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  • Hwy 57 Will be Closed South of Jacksonport Monday

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will close a portion of Hwy 57 south of Jacksonport Monday. Crews will be replacing a culvert between Loritz Road and Jorns Road. Work will begin Oct. 14 and continue through Oct. 17. The highway will be closed to all traffic from Loritz Road to Jorns Road Oct. 14 through […]

  • Lodge at Leathem Smith Assembles Kitchen Dream Team

    Paul Meleen, owner and operator of The Lodge at Leathem Smith, is building a kitchen dream team, including two chefs who have appeared on Guy’s Grocery Game on the Food Network. The team is bringing a new level of creativity to private events, catering and the Kona Bay restaurant.   Nicki Himebauch cooked her family’s Thanksgiving […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 14-17

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: Oct. 15 – Common Council, 7 pm.  County of Door: Oct. 14 – Highway and Airport Committee, 9 am; Public Safety Committee, 11 am; Joint Human Services and Public Health Board, 3 pm. Oct. 17 – Resource Planning Committee, 3 pm. Town of Egg Harbor: Oct. 14 – Plan […]

  • Bills to Watch

    AB-469 Volunteer Firefighter and EMS Tax Credit This bill would create a $100 nonrefundable income-tax credit for volunteer firefighters, emergency medical responders, and emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners who have served as responders for at least five years. In Door County, volunteer responders typically drive their own vehicle and incur costs associated with leaving work. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Receives 5G Network from U.S. Cellular

    U.S. Cellular customers in Sturgeon Bay will be among the first to benefit from the company’s 5G network as it rolls it out to Wisconsin and Iowa markets beginning in the first quarter of 2020. The initial 5G deployment – on the company’s 600 MHz spectrum – will provide customers with faster data speeds, a […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings

    As of Oct. 3 Boys Soccer School won-lost-tied-points Sturgeon Bay 7-0-0-14 Gibraltar-Sevastopol 4-1-2-10 Peshtigo 3-2-3-9 Algoma 4-4-0-8 NEW Lutheran 3-2-1-7 Kewaunee 0-6-0-0 Stockbridge 0–0-0 Football – 8-Player Division School won-lost-tied Suring 6-1-0 Gibraltar 5-1-0 Wabeno-Laona 5-2-0 Florence 4-2-0 Gillett 3-3-0 Oneida Nation 2-4-0 Sevastopol 2-4-0 Wausaukee 1-5-0 Lena-STAA 0-6-0 Football – Large-School Division School won-lost-tied […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School District to Issue Survey on Its Facilities

    All households with mailing addresses in the Sturgeon Bay School District will soon receive an eight-page survey in the mail. It’s the next step in evaluating the district’s facilities, identifying potential solutions to challenges and maximizing opportunities. The survey includes a random survey number that can be used only once. Residents may respond online or […]

  • Door County Triathlon Registration Opens

    Registration is now open for the 16th annual Door County Triathlon, taking place July 18-19, 2020. There will be a sprint triathlon on Saturday morning, a kids’ triathlon on Saturday afternoon and a half iron triathlon on Sunday. In addition to a scenic race, look forward to swag and post-race food and beverages. Early-bird registration […]

  • Village Cuts Ribbon on Pebble Beach Oct. 18

    The Village of Sister Bay and the Door County Land Trust will host a ribbon cutting to open the recently purchased Pebble Beach property – the 600-foot beach and adjoining 17 acres of woodland – to the public Oct. 18, 2:30 pm (the Friday of Fall Fest). Dignitaries on hand will include state Rep. Joel Kitchens; […]

  • Is the Price Right for Fish Creek?

    Electors will get their say during Oct. 16 vote You wouldn’t know it walking through Fish Creek, but just a short stroll south from the public beach, past the community center and the long-term parking lot, there sits nearly 200 acres of undisturbed watershed, forest and blufflands owned by Marise Redmann.  The Gibraltar Town Board […]

  • Door to Nature: Mushrooms Galore

    The rains have been abundant this fall, and that’s making wild mushrooms grow in many places in great numbers and varieties. I’ve been keeping records of fungi in 15 areas of the county for the past 45 years, and the area with the highest total is Whitefish Dunes State Park, with about 250 species. Many […]

  • Housing-Development Initiatives Tied to Walkability

    A new report from Smart Growth America reveals that walkable neighborhoods perform better economically. Suburban drivable commercial real estate has been losing market share to walkable real estate in all 30 of the metro areas that were studied. In some metro areas, walkable places have accounted for almost all of the new commercial spaces while drivable suburban […]

  • Reps in the News: Education Bills; More

    Representative Kitchens Testifies on Education Bills Rep. Joel Kitchens released the following statement after testifying before the Assembly and Senate Education Committees on a series of bills related to education: “All three bills were drafted based on the final recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, which held nine public hearings across Wisconsin […]

  • Bowling League Results

    Apple Valley Majors League Sept. 24 • High team series: Innovative Solutions 3,247 • High team game: Red Room 1,158 • High series (men): Shawn Huempfner 746, Joe Baudhuin 715, Nick Cater 704 • High game (men): Joe Baudhuin 269, Shawn Huempfner 267, Andy Alger 264 • High series (women): Natasha Lemieux 516 • High […]

  • Detours Coming to Fish Creek after Fall Fest

    Construction on Highway 42 in Fish Creek will begin in earnest next week. Prep work on the Fish Creek hill by Gibraltar School will begin Tuesday as crews shore up retaining walls.  That work will be done under flagging operations during weekdays only before more intensive construction and detours begin after Fall Festival weekend.  Beginning […]

  • News Bulletin: Oct. 11-18

    WHAT HAPPENED The Door County Facilities and Parks Department temporarily closed the entrance road to Ellison Bluff County Park because of significant roadway washouts following recent weather events. The park itself remains open to visitors, but access into the park is limited to foot traffic. The Door County Facilities and Parks Committee approved repairs to […]

  • ‘Carbon Man’ Visits UU Fellowship

    Geologist Roger Kuhns will take his new solo show, The Continuing Adventures of Carbon Man, to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim, on Oct. 19, 7:30 pm. The monologue explores the paths everyone can take to address climate change. Kuhns delves into the perspectives of an oil supertanker […]

  • State News: Dairy Innovation, Fall Farming Challenges

    Baldwin: Money for Dairy Innovation Could Help Farmers During a visit to a Westby creamery on Monday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said she’s hopeful the U.S. Senate will approve an $18 million increase for the Dairy Business Innovation Initiative, which could help the state’s dairy farmers and dairy industry.  The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee […]

  • High School Fall Athletics Schedule

    GIBRALTAR Cross-Country Oct. 17: Conference Championship @ Gibraltar, 3:30 pm Football Oct. 11 vs. Sevastopol, 7 pm Oct. 18 @ Wausaukee, 7 pm  Soccer (Boys) Oct. 11 @ Sturgeon Bay, 4:30 pm Oct. 14 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 6:30 pm Oct. 15 vs. NEW Lutheran, 6:30 pm Oct. 17 @ Stockbridge, 5 pm Volleyball Oct. 15 […]

  • How the Clippers Beat the Bays

    One of the city’s first Clippers remembers the battle for a name by Jerry Grassel During the first half of the last century, the name of Sturgeon Bay High School’s (SBHS) athletic teams and a moniker for many of the school’s groups and clubs was the Bays. Neighboring schools touted more intimidating mascots. There were […]