Sevastopol Wins Two Global DI Championships

Teams from around the world competed in Kansas City, Missouri over the past few days at the Destination Imagination Global Finals, and Sevastopol has two teams coming home as Global Champions,. Competing in the “Roll With It” engineering challenge, The Ultimates, consisting of Evan Isaksen, Liam Schultz, Zoey Copiskey, Ben Martin, Finn Mathews, & Marcus Mann, and coached by Nick Schultz & Jenny Hobart took … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Renaming Squaw Island Open

It was this last November when the US Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland signed an order declaring the word “Squaw” as derogatory, and procedures began to remove the word from federal geographic features and lands. Within Wisconsin there are currently 28 such geographic features identified by a task force as containing derogatory names targeted for replacement names. One local Door County location which … Continue reading

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Eastern End of Ice Age Trail Moving

Currently, the eastern terminus of the Ice Age Trail is at a large glacial boulder and historical marker in a heavily wooded area next to a restroom in Potawatomi State Park. The Wisconsin DNR announced Monday that the trail’s official end and the boulder will now be moved 0.3 miles west to the old ski hill overlook. The new location was deemed more picturesque with … Continue reading

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Fundraising Underway for Otumba Park Playground

At Sturgeon Bay’s Otumba Park, the city recently enhanced the beach area with a mobi-mat access route so people with disabilities can access the waterfront and a new walking path. The park’s current playground equipment is over 30 years old and not what it used to be. Now the “Playground Project at Otumba Park,” is working to replace the old playground with more inclusive equipment … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Election Results

Denotes Winner(s) Kewaunee County Circuit Court Judge *Jeffrey Wisnicky – 2270 Kimberly Hardtke – 1628 Kewaunee County Board – District 4 *Dennis Langteau – 114 Nellie De Baker – 81 City of Algoma Mayor *Virginia Haske – 524 Wayne Schmidt – 400Algoma City Council – District 3 * Casey Buhr – 201 Eric Dean – 97 Algoma Referendum for New Fire/Police/EMS Building *No – 586 … Continue reading

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Ice Rescue Friday a Reminder of Deteriorating Conditions

A call for an ice rescue was made Friday afternoon in the area just off the northwest side of Sherwood Point in the Town of Nasewaupee. An ice fisherman with his pull-behind sled of fishing equipment was out on the ice, but he was not aware that he was actually in any trouble. Southern Door Fire Chief Rich Olson explains… Of course, as we are … Continue reading

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New Curator at DCMM

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the new curator at the Door County Maritime Museum, Kay Dragan. Kay comes to our area from Frederick, Maryland where she was the curator of education and public programming at the Frederick County Historical Society. Since her arrival, she has been joining in the spring cleaning at the museum’s Cana Island and Death’s Door locations. Dragan told … Continue reading

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Mayor Comments on Sturgeon Bay Developments

We recently spoke with Sturgeon Bay Mayor Dave Ward about development projects happening around the city. He shared with us news of a new building in the works at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding which would again require another beautification plan for that neighborhood… Ward says the new Peninsula Title building being built next to Marchant’s has had some delays due to supply line shortages, but construction … Continue reading

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Benefit Concert for Butch’s Bar Wednesday Night

It was 3 weeks ago when Sturgeon Bay’s Butch’s Bar had a devastating fire which claimed the lives of 2 upstairs tenants while others were displaced in addition to losing most or all of their possessions. Butch’s was also the location for a regular Wednesday night open mic jam session for local musicians. One such musician, Chris Bishop, shared with us how he quickly wanted … Continue reading

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Powers Retiring From Door County Public Health

After 16 years working at Door County Public Health, the last 3 ½ years as the county’s Public Health Manager and Health Officer, Susan Powers announced her forthcoming retirement at Monday’s Health and Human Services board meeting. Powers has been a key leader in the county’s organized response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Powers shares with us her background with the county office and how she … Continue reading

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