Traveling Back through the Door County Advocate: Sept. 4

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10 Years Ago

Sept. 9-11-13, 2003

? Sturgeon Bay teacher William "Doc" Hoehn, music teacher and chorus director, violated school policy when he emailed a questionable joking comment to state Republican officials that drew an overwhelming and surprisingly tough response.

? The state Department of Natural Resources agrees to fund 90 percent of a $793,670 project to expand manure storage capacity at Dennis Schopf's Carlsville dairy farm.

? As Door County officials crunch numbers trying to hold the budget to a 2.5 percent increase, they must struggle with the department requests for new employees that could cost as much as $600K.

? A British businessman's plan to take Palmer Johnson Yachts out of bankruptcy, and save more than 200 jobs in Sturgeon Bay, could be completed by Thanksgiving if creditors are willing to cooperate.

? Local miners claim that Door County reclamation law is unreasonable and will put small miners out of business.

? Teacher Gayle Orloski uses Nazi horror to teach her students about the Holocaust, the orchestrated genocide of Jew and other groups carried out by Hitler's Nazis.

? At the movies: "Matchstick Men" starring Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell and "Seabiscuit" with Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges.

? Deaths: Jerry Buhl, 68, Sturgeon Bay; Arvilla Maedke, 85, formerly of Kolberg, at Green Bay; William N. Melzer, 84, Sister Bay; Richard R. Rusnack, 71, Sister Bay; Beatrice M. Wilson, 90, Ephraim; John R. Curran, 84, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, at Watertown; Carol C. Grota, 91, Sturgeon Bay.

? Births: sons to Jason and Sarah Bieri, Sturgeon Bay, Aug. 27; Matt and Patti Theado, Door County, Sept. 2; Richard Furrer and Beth Lokken, Nasewaupee, Sept. 3; daughters to Servando and Hilda Garcia, Luxemburg, Sept. 3; Mike and Pam Busch, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 4; Jeremy and Tracy LaCrosse, Forestville, Aug. 31; Larry and Kathleen Ash, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 3.

? Licensed to wed: Frederick Dietrich and Jennifer Tenor, both of North Carolina, Aug. 16; James Virgin and Marit Wienke, Aug. 16; Gregory Jorns and Tracy Cochart, Aug. 9; Nathan Vogel and Christy Brey, Aug. 16; Theodore O'Connell and Alison Rolland, both of Wyoming, Aug. 9; Jeremy Banks and Dani DeGaynor, both of Michigan, Aug. 2; Michael Lofton and Katherine Chism, both of Illinois, Aug. 2; Robert Pitt and Lora LaDew, both of Illinois, Aug. 6; Raunel Nunez-Jaimes and Reda Jaimez, Aug. 15; Robert Kuzniewski and Marge Gonzales, Aug. 16; Craig Parsons and Kathryn Stone, both of Illinois, Aug. 9; Geoffrey Pinney and Sonja Schmitt, both of Polk County, Aug. 16; Brian Rex and April Buhr, Aug. 30; Paul Melzer and Heidi Davidson, both of Illinois, Sept. 6; David Pluff and Laura Gaskell, Aug. 17; Aaron Sconzert and Sara LaPlante, both of California, Aug. 16; Cory Felten and Nicole Miettinen, Aug. 11; Andrew Small and Sarah Davis, Sept. 6; Kevin Bosman and Erin Anschutz, Sept. 6; Jeffery Becker and Katharine McClaren, both of Illinois, Aug. 17; Christopher Whitmire and Diana Winkler, both of Illinois, 16; Daniel Gingiss and Jodi Matthes, both of Illinois, Aug. 31; Matthew Findlay and Laura Kolosovsky, Iowa, Aug. 23; Keith Brunsgraber and Shirley Pavlik, Aug. 20; Thomas Blahnik and Sandra Osaki, Aug. 23; Peter Soper and Cristen Taylor, both of Kentucky, Aug. 23; Richard Emmert and Jaima Brown, both of Illinois, Sept. 6; Joseph Frost and Marjorie Standish, both of Illinois, Sept. 13; Lance Campbell and Melinda Miller, both of Illinois, Sept. 13; Louis Nettelhorst and Marianne Bark, both of Illinois, Sept. 13; Samuel Vail and Stephanie Speen, both of Michigan, Aug. 30; Bryan Wiesner and Nicole Delorit, Sept. 6; Duncan Macfarlane and Heather Logic, both of Kentucky, Sept. 6; Andrew Soderna and Julie Lucas, both of Illinois Aug. 31; Bruce Wright and Sheila Ward, both of Pennsylvania; Matthew Heldman and Trisha DeGrave, Sept. 20; Richard Horace and Jena Kortens, Sept. 12.

25 Years Ago

Sept. 7-9, 1988

? Door County Sheriff LeRoy Klein, 46, faces a challenge from one of his deputies, Charles Brann, 40, in this week's primary election. Klein is seeking his fourth term as sheriff.

? A total of 38 Door County establishments are among the more than 4,000 retail outlets statewide that will begin selling state-sponsored lottery tickets Sept. 14.

? At least 200 visitors were stranded on Washington Island the afternoon of Sept. 4 when winds up to 45 knots forced the Washington Island Ferry Line and the Island Clipper to cease operations. Islanders opened their homes to tourists, and Women's Club members cooked and served free food. The ferries were running again the morning of Sept. 5.

? An annexation petition that would allow the development of a major retail complex north of the city received initial approval from the Sturgeon Bay city council. The Williamson annexation was requested by 25 property owners and 20 electors in the area between Alabama Street and Egg Harbor Road, reaching to the Wisconsin 42-57 right-of-way.

? A search through the night Monday for two missing boaters on Lake Michigan had a happy ending when their disabled craft was discovered drifting off Cave Point Tuesday morning. Door County Coast Guard from Plum Island and Station Sturgeon Bay, a Coast Guard helicopter from Traverse City, Mich., and Door County Sheriff's officers were involved in the all-night search when the Illinois couple, Warren Schoen, 34, Highwood, Ill., and Ellen Motchman, 30, Highland, were spotted by the helicopter drifting nine miles south of Baileys Harbor and seven miles off Cave Point.

? At the movies: "The Rescue" with Kevin Dillon and "Arthur 2: On the Rocks" with Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli.

? Deaths: Hilding Ahlstrom, 75, Sturgeon Bay; Dennis Beauchamp, 54, Brussels; Ralph Blaiser, 69, Milwaukee; Jean Sabin, 96, Oshkosh; George DeNio, 86, Kenosha.

? Births: sons to Scott and Jacqueline Grovogel, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 4; Randy and Phyllis Hartel, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 5; Lee and Debbie Logerquist, Sister Bay; daughters to Delmar and Terry Olson, Sister Bay, Aug. 31; Bradley and Kim Elkins, Sister Bay, Sept. 4; Ed and Diane Leist, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 3.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 10-12, 1963

? The 89th annual state convention of the Women's Christian Temperance Union will convene at First Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay.

? Opening enrollment was up slightly in Sturgeon Bay, with 1,389 students enrolled in the city's school, four more than the opening enrollment last year.

? Ground was broken for the new Brussels post office Tuesday.

? Len's Garage on Washington Island was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin. It was a good thing the fire didn't get to the underground gas tanks. The wind was from the south, which endangered the Mann's store, but no damage was done thanks to the volunteer fire department. Edward Anderson's mobile water tank, which was used to haul water for spraying, was pressed into service in addition to the fire engine. They used 7,000 gallons of water.

? Last week's Life magazine mentions Sturgeon Bay in its travel guide section, especially Peterson Builders. It suggests that a vacationer see the minesweepers under construction, either in a yard tour or from the Lollipop.

? The Dorchester and Beck clinic is moving to new offices from Third Avenue to Rhode Island Street. The new location is just across the street from the site of the new hospital.

? The Peterson Pool is taking shape, filling most of the available space in Martin Park.

? The Kalin Twins, Deca label recording artists, will be featured at a teenage dance at Corpus Christi Social Hall this Saturday. The Kalin Twins recorded "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart."

? At the movies: "Gidget Goes to Rome" starring James Darren and Cindy Carol and "Beach Party" with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.

? Deaths: Frank Herdina, 92, rural Sturgeon Bay; Edward J. Stellwagon, 73, Jacksonport; Mary Mees,74, Sturgeon Bay; Fred C. Steinkamp 82, rural Sturgeon Bay; Floyd "Blackie" Fittshur, no age given, Milwaukee, formerly of Sturgeon Bay.

? Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lenius, Sturgeon Bay, Sept 6; daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Williams, Baileys Harbor, Sept. 9; M/M Ernest Harmann, Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 9; M/M Donald LeMieux, rural Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 10.

? Licensed to wed: Robert R. Corbisier and Jennifer Grace Jacks, both of Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 14; William R. Wagner, Maplewood, and Sally A. Guelette, Forestville, Sept. 14.

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