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    Gage Rowe of Egg Harbor spots a colorful plastic egg during Peninsula State Park's egg hunt on Saturday/ Tina M. Gohr/Door County Advocate

    Egg hunts are popular around the Peninsula

    Annual egg hunts drew hundreds of kids and their parents around Door County on Saturday of Easter weekend.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Dr. Anne Miller leads her final yoga class at JAK's Place in Sturgeon Bay on Monday. Tina M. Gohr/Door County Advocate

    Filling the void

    Friday was the last day on the job for Dr. Anne Miller, Door County’s only psychiatrist, who worked since 2005 with Door County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Miller’s departure comes at a time when there is a critical shortage for psychiatrists, particularly in rural health.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Sevastopol third-grade student Ethan Jilot portrays artist Vincent Van Gogh during the school's living wax museum program Thursday. Important people were depicted in about a dozen talking stations for students and parents.

    Sevastopol students bring history to life (video)

    Sevastopol third-grade students brought history to life during the sixth annual Living Wax Museum Thursday.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Bill motivated by Cooper case becomes law

    Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that does away with the use of voluntary intoxication as a defense in cases of criminal liability Wednesday.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Volunteers Adele Douglass, left, and Laura Kayacan will be among the contingent handing out popular books April 23 in Door County. The goal of World Book Night is reaching people who are not typical avid readers. Tina M. Gohr/Door County Advocate

    The gift of reading: World Book Night comes Wednesday

    World Book Night (WBN) is Wednesday, and Door County will be joining in on the fun. Eighteen volunteer 'givers' plan to hand out books throughout the county at a variety of locations to people who are not typically avid readers.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Annual meetings back BUG Fire land purchase

    Although residents attending annual town meetings Tuesday evening in Brussels, Union and Gardner supported a land purchase for a proposed new fire and ambulance station, the approval process by the town boards stumbled.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Ditewig retires from Baylake Bank after 45 years

    Nancy Ditewig, assistant vice president and executive secretary of Baylake Bank and Baylake Corp., is retiring after a 45-year career with the organization.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Cellphone in hand, Andrew Lautenbach runs over the sidewalk in a vehicle simulator at Sevastopol gymnasium on Thursday. High school students learned about the dangers of texting and driving in a program hosted by the AT&T, AAA and the Wisconsin State Patrol. April is Distracted Driving Awareness month in Wisconsin. Tina M. Gohr/Door County Advocate

    A sobering lesson about texting and driving

    Sevastopol High School students received a sobering lesson about texting behind the wheel during a school assembly Thursday.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Traveling Back through the Door County Advocate archives: April 19

    The best music talent from Door County's grade school compete here Saturday in the annual music festival. Music critic Dan E. Vernboldt, Madison, will select a group to compete in the state festival in August.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Nasewaupee residents OK land purchase by Haines Park

    Nasewaupee residents attending the annual town meeting Tuesday unanimously approved the purchase of property adjacent to the town's Haines Park.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Forestville town meeting OK's additional road spending

    With approval of the citizens who attended Tuesday's annual meeting, the Forestville Town Board was authorized to exceed a state-imposed dollar limit on local road maintenance in budgeting in the future.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Sturgeon Bay City Council has west side vacancy

    The city of Sturgeon Bay is looking for a new west side city resident to represent District 5 to replace Joe Stutting as alderman.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Brakes fail, car goes through barricade

    Brake failure apparently caused a car to crash through a barricade in Sister Bay at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Trolley Tour benefits MMC

    The second annual Gala Wine and Beer Tasting Trolley Tour on behalf of Money Manager Counselors is scheduled for 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 14.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Choir, band perform at Disney World

    The Gibraltar High School Advanced Choir became stars of their own Disney show on March 26 when they entertained guests at Melody Gardens Theater in EPCOT Park at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Northern Door Children's Center holds informational meetings

    Northern Door Children's Center (NDCC) plans to host two informational meetings Tuesday and Thursday for families interested in having their children attend the Prescholar and 4K programs.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Four teams qualify for DI global finals

    Three Sevastopol teams and one from Sturgeon Bay qualified for the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals during the April 12 state final in Stevens Point.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Window broken on parked SUV

    A Sister Bay woman reported the rear window of her sport utility vehicle apparently was vandalized while while it was parked in Sister Bay on April 4.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    The Sturgeon Bay math team consisted of, from left, seniors Taylor Becker, O'Shea Schroedl and Andie Renfrew, junior Izzy Hitzman and sophomore Matthew Stawicki. Submitted

    Math team wins Green Bay competition

    The Sturgeon Bay Math Academic Team won the April 1 Green Bay Academic Competition held at Green Bay West High School. This is the second year in a row Sturgeon Bay has won this prestigious tournament. The results of this year's finals were:

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    A list of Easter services in Door County

    Door Bible Baptist Church, 1302 County C, Brussels — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Easter Sunday services.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Open house spotlights new draft land-use plan

    The Door County Planning Department invites the public to an open house meeting Tuesday regarding a draft of Door County Comprehensive and Farmland Preservation Plan 2035.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department used its small inflatable Zodiac boat to rescue two stranded fishermen on an ice flow Wednesday near Sherwood Point. Photo courtesy of Door County Sheriff's Department.

    Two fishermen rescued from ice

    Two fishermen were rescued by the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Wednesday when the ice opened up off Sherwood Point in the town of Nasewaupee west of Sturgeon Bay.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    An armored military surplus vehicle like this one is scheduled to be accepted by the Door County Sheriff's Department next month.

    Sheriff's department to obtain war machine

    An armored military vehicle is joining the Door County Sheriff's Department's tactical fleet next month, the County Board's Law Enforcement Committee was told Wednesday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Cooper Brian M. Cooper is questioned by Door County District Attorney Raymond Pelrine after taking to the witness stand Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Door County Circuit Court. Tina M. Gohr/Door County Advocate

    Cooper switches attorneys weeks before his retrial

    Door County Circuit Court Judge D. Todd Ehlers signed an order allowing a Plainfield, Ill., man to change his attorney less than a month before he stands trial on two first-degree intentional homicide charges.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    The veterinary doctors at the Animal Clinic, Dr. Jennifer Grota, Dr. Paul King and Dr. Lois Kurschner, hold donation collection buckets. The jar with the most donations will indicate who will become a 'human sundae' at the Bark for Life event. Submitted

    Walk and 'Bark for Life'

    Furry four-legged canines are teaming up with their caretakers and taking to the streets for the American Cancer Society's Bark for Life, a noncompetitive walk event organized by the Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay's Relay for Life team.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Shawna Burr opened 5th and Jefferson Cafe and Decor Jan. 1. Samantha Hernandez/Door County Advocate

    New coffee shop percolating: 5th and Jefferson

    The owner of a recently opened Sturgeon Bay coffee shop wanted to try a new career and decided making coffee was a good place to start.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Schools cooperative selects new insurance carrier

    The Door-Kewaunee Health Insurance Cooperative board of directors approved switching its health and dental insurance benefits to new insurance carriers Friday.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Traveling Back through the Door County Advocate archives: April 16

    Door County's government will be marked by change Tuesday morning after 10 new supervisors are sworn into office and new appointments are made to committees that have lost many of their members.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Math team wins state championship

    The Sturgeon Math Team won the state math meet's class B division in March with 109 points.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Energy efficiency plan advances

    The Washington Island School Board unanimously approved awarding Johnson Controls a performance contract for the district's upcoming energy conservation and facility improvements project during its Monday meeting.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Sturgeon Bay man rescued from ice Saturday

    A Sturgeon Bay man was rescued from the water on the bay Saturday in the town of Nasewaupee.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Ambulance has fender bender with rescued fisherman

    A Door County ambulance was struck while responding at the scene of an ice rescue last week in the town of Gardner.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Egg Harbor Village Administrator Josh Van Lieshout holds a mock-up of the fire number signs the village plans to install in front of every home and business in the community. Peter J. Devlin/For the Door County Advocate

    Egg Harbor Village Board OKs new fire signs

    The Egg Harbor Village Board Monday approved a design for fire number signs that trustees voted last October to install to aid emergency responders answering calls in the community.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Emergency Vehicle Fun Day is May 4

    The Door County Sheriff's Department is coordinating the fifth Emergency Vehicle Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the Door County Cherryland Airport.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Door County child-support efforts recognized

    The state Department of Children and Families has presented the Door County Bureau of Child Support with a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement for its performance in the area of child support establishment and collections.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    A list of Easter Week services in Door County

    Door Bible Baptist Church, 1302 County C, Brussels — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Easter Sunday services.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Storm, power outage close school for a day

    The Washington Island School District canceled classes Monday due to a late season winter storm.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Door County Circuit Court

    The following people, who were originally charged with felonies, recently appeared for sentencing in Door County Circuit Court.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Births

    Jena Charles and Brad Bouche, Algoma, a girl, born April 10 at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Grandparents are Jay and Kristi Charles, Algoma, and Joann Lyon, Kaukauna, and Paul Bouche, Dykesville.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Fish Creek Market changes hands

    Fish Creek Market was purchased April 8 by the brother-sister duo of John Seiberlich and Anne Alberts from the previous owners, Michael and Jeanne Hyde.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Entrepreneur of the year went to Door County Trolley and Industry of the Year was awarded to Hatco. Accepting were Cheryl and president A.J. Frank, left, of Door County Trolley, and Dave Rolston, president, and Steve Christoferson, vice president manufacturing, of Hatco.

    Hatco, Door County Trolley honored

    Hatco Corp. was named Industry of the Year, and A.J. Frank of Door County Trolley received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, during the 2014 Door County Economic Development Corp. investors luncheon Monday.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    The U.S. Coast Guard station at the east end of the Sturgeon Bay shipping canal. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Coast Guard crew rescues dog from Sturgeon Bay canal channel

    A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued a dog in the Sturgeon Bay ship canal Friday afternoon.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    U.S. Cellular to add 4G coverage in Door County

    U.S. Cellular and King Street Wireless said Door County residents will have 4G Long Term Evolution services by the end of the year.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Door County Distillery scores with gin and vodka

    Wisconsin wineries made their mark in national competitions on a regular basis, and now distilleries are gaining notice.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Each of the 342 pinwheels displayed outside the Door County Government Center this month represents an incident of child abuse investigated last year in the county.

    Display is stark reminder of child abuse

    Two large flower beds flanking the Fourth Avenue entrance to the Door County Government Center — directly across the street from the Door County Library — bloomed this week with hundreds of colorful pinwheels to deliver a message about child abuse.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    An aerial photo last summer shows a layer of algae covering much of Little Lake in Sturgeon Bay. Heidi Hodges/For the Door County Advocate

    Grants starting to trickle in for Little Lake

    Little Lake, also known as Bradley Lake, in Sturgeon Bay's Sunset Park, got a boost of support April 1 from both the city and the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    A list of Easter Week services in Door County

    Door Bible Baptist Church, 1302 County C, Brussels — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Easter Sunday services.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    Adopt-a-Soldier receives 'awesome' donations

    The bins are out again for the Adopt-a-Soldier program that collects personal care items to send to Door County personnel serving in the military.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    State releases standardized test results

    The 2013-14 results for the standardized tests for the five Door Schools districts and public schools around the state were released Tuesday by the Department of Public Instruction.

    • Apr. 12, 2014

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