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  • Door to Nature: Egrets and Herons

    I have recorded most of the migrating species of birds that travel through Door County during the official spring season, March 1 to May 31, since 2002. Many birders in our county post the dates of their sightings to our Doorcobirders email group, and some mail a report form to me. A number of birdwatchers […]

  • Like Father, Like Daughter

    She realized it when she was sifting through college choices as a junior at Sevastopol High School. She probably knew it in her heart even sooner. Holly LaPlant was struggling to figure out what she wanted to do with her life when it became clear that she wasn’t going to find the answer in the […]

  • Kewaunee Celebrates Ludington’s D-Day History

    The City of Kewaunee paid homage to the illustrious wartime history of the Tug Ludington, which has been moored in its harbor for more than two decades. Before it was the Ludington, it was known as the Major Wilbur Fr. Browder and served in the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion by pulling ammunition barges across […]

  • Water Summit Photo Slides

    June 4: Keynote presentation with Jill Heinerth at the Door Community Auditorium. June 5: Educational sessions and a luncheon with author Dan Egan at The Landmark Resort. June 6: Farewell breakfast and optional field trips to Waseda Farms, a Shoreline Charter, or Dunes Lake kayak trip.

  • In Southern Door Loss, One Foot Makes Big Difference

    One foot. A dozen inches. Exactly 30.48 centimeters. Those numbers made a big difference in Southern Door’s 3-0 loss to Campbellsport Friday in the semifinals of the Division 3 state softball tournament in Madison. Campbellsport was leading 2-0 in the fourth inning, but after Kylie Neinas singled with two out and advanced to third on […]

  • Northern Sky Theater Mourns Cherished Former Staff Members

    Hundreds of people have contributed to the growth and success of Northern Sky Theater – formerly known as American Folklore Theatre (AFT) – over nearly three decades. Now, as the theater company begins its most exciting season – it will open its new campus this fall – the Northern Sky staff, cast members, crew, volunteers and friends […]

  • State News: Poor Road Conditions, Wolf Protections, Algae Blooms, Invasive Species

    Police, Firefighters Call For Road-Funding Fix Police officers and firefighters called on the Legislature Tuesday to address Wisconsin’s road-funding needs, saying poor road conditions are putting public safety at risk. Their call comes two days before the Legislature’s budget committee is scheduled to debate Gov. Tony Evers’ road budget, which would increase taxes and fees […]

  • Southern Door Softball Headed to State

    You’ll pardon Lexi Wery and her Southern Door teammates if they savor the excitement of making the Division 3 softball state tournament a little more than usual. After three consecutive, tough, sectional-tournament losses, the Eagles exorcised the demons of those setbacks by defeating Oconto 6-0 on May 30 in the Chilton Sectional final. Southern Door […]

  • Think You Know a Lot about Jean Nicolet?

    If you grew up in Wisconsin during the 20th century, you probably learned in fourth- or fifth-grade social studies that Jean Nicolet was a great explorer who came to the Great Lakes expecting to find a route to the Pacific. He landed at (take your pick) Menasha, Kaukauna, Kewaunee, Red Banks or Chicago wearing a […]

  • Door to Nature: The Mayapple Is a June Fruit

    It was 18 years ago when my late husband, Roy, and I were guests of friends who lived in southwest Wisconsin near the Kickapoo Valley. We explored this fascinating land and found many wildflowers blooming there that were not common in Door County. We saw large patches of mayapple plants that were totally new to […]

  • Zimbabwean Bishop Visits Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac

    The goats on the roof of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant seemed to be perfectly posed recently for the benefit of three visitors from Zimbabwe. One of those visitors, Rev. Friar Funguyi Nyandoro, was compelled to climb atop a planter to get a better shot of the posing goats with his cell phone. Rev. Nyandoro’s traveling […]

  • All Conference Awards

    GIRLS SOCCER   Co-Players of the Year: Reetika Jandu, senior (Sevastopol-Gibraltar); and Afton Wenger, senior (NEW Lutheran) First Team Forwards: Abbey Czaja (NEW Lutheran), Reetika Jandu (Sevastopol-Gibraltar) and Madison Starr (Sturgeon Bay) Midfielders: Kayla Copiskey (Sevastopol-Gibraltar), Lydia Nelson (NEW Lutheran), Claire Tellstrom (Sturgeon Bay), Brooke Walecka (Kewaunee), Afton Wenger (NEW Lutheran) Defenders: Ellie Jung (NEW […]

  • Plaque Recognizes Victims of 1871 Fire

    A short ceremony was held June 2 at Tornado Memorial Park to unveil a new plaque naming many of the 60 victims of the Oct. 8, 1871, fire that wiped out the community known as Williamsonville (or Williamson’s Mill). “These names humanize the people that died here. Suddenly there’s a name that goes along, not […]

  • Reps in the News: Health Insurance, Maternal CARE

    Governor Tony Evers Gov. Evers announced a new partnership Monday between his administration and groups working to get people health insurance. Flanked by members of the groups Covering Wisconsin and Kids Forward at a state Capitol news conference, Evers talked about using resources from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and state Department of Health […]

  • ‘Build a Home, Build a Future’

    On May 28, the local High School Home Construction Project – part of the Door County Business and Education Partnership within the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) – unveiled what it’s been working on all winter and spring: a top-flight home that’s already been sold. This year, Sturgeon Bay High School students Caleb Diller, Erik […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: Results & Standings

    Results May 29 Roots 3, Maxwell’s House 0 Boathouse 3, Blue Horse 0 Door County Brewing 1, Nicolet Beach 2 Camp David 0, Husby’s 3 PC Junction 3, Nicolet Beach 0 Boathouse 3, Roots 0 Standings As of May 29 Boathouse 6-0 PC Junction 3-0 Husby’s 3-0 Roots Inn 3-3 Door County Brewing 1-2 Nicolet […]

  • Water Summit Dives Deep into Future of the Great Lakes

    As the waters of Lake Michigan continued to climb along its shore, attendees packed conference rooms at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor for the 2019 Water Summit to hear more than a dozen experts discuss the health of the Great Lakes. Among them was Dan Egan, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and […]

  • Microbiologist to Discuss Groundwater Contamination June 19

    The Door County Environmental Council will host a presentation by USDA research microbiologist Mark Borchardt on June 19, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. He’ll present a free program about the sources and risk factors related to groundwater contamination in northeast Wisconsin. Borchardt and his colleagues have researched well contamination in Kewaunee […]

  • News Bulletin: New Sister Bay Admin, Purple Putter FUNdraiser

    WHAT HAPPENED • It took 18 months, but the Village of Sister Bay has finally found a new administrator. The village has hired Beau Bernhoft, an assistant administrator with the City of Oak Creek, just outside Milwaukee. Village President Dave Lienau described Bernhoft as a perfect fit for the position in both experience and personality. […]

  • Door County Rod & Gun Club League Standings

    May 23, Week 5 A Division Team: Points, Total Denessen Contracting: 4, 24 Meissner Landscaping: 5, 23 Wolters Engraving: 5, 20.5 Howie’s Tackle & Archery: 8, 20.5 Harbor Retreat: 1, 15 Lily Bay Sand & Gravel: 2, 14.5 Institute Saloon: 1, 12.5 25: Todd Stuth, Tom Hoffman 24: Travis Mueller, Jim Wolter, Dylan Smith, Greg […]