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    Island school board to discuss energy contract tonight

    The Washington Island School Board is rearranging its agenda for tonight's meeting after several residents raised concerns about the cost of the district's upcoming energy efficiency project.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
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    Wisconsin weather forecast for Thursday

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

    • Apr. 24, 2014
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    Washington Island superintendent to take new job

    Washington Island School District's superintendent/principal has accepted a superintendent's position with the Cambria-Friesland School District.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning in Baileys Harbor for the new 7,400-square-foot Cook-Albert Fuller Center for The Ridges Sanctuary at the intersection of Wisconsin 57 and Ridges Road. The interpretative center will be built behind the signs. Tina M. Gohr/Door County Advocate

    Sustaining a future: The Ridges Sanctuary breaks ground for interpretative center

    A pair of sandhill cranes stopped briefly Tuesday in the greenspace where once the Sandpiper Restaurant stood as the ceremonial golden shovels and hard hats were being passed around.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    State Supreme Court reduces $1 million judgment

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reduced a $1 million damage award against a title insurance company in a Door County property dispute, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Traveling Back through the Door County Advocate archives: April 23

    The Sturgeon Bay School Board has voted to participate in the consortium developing a CESA 7 online charter school.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  1. Death notices

    Burton M. Hardie, 91, died April 18. Casperson Funeral Home, Sister Bay, is assisting the family.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Coming Events

    Send your organization's events and activities to advocate@doorcountyadvocate.com or P.O. Box 130, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, no later than noon Monday for the Wednesday edition or noon Thursday for the Saturday edition.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Horseshoe Bay Farms project gets help, support from P. Allen Smith

    Preliminary plans to preserve the iconic Horseshoe Bay Farms property in Egg Harbor were revealed last week at the project's advisory committee meeting, said property owners Glenn and Barbara Timmerman.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Wisconsin court reduces $1 million damages award against Door County company

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reduced a $1 million damage award against a title insurance company in a Door County property dispute.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Gov. Scott Walker at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay on Monday. Jim Matthews/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Family Care expansion into Door approved

    Gov. Scott Walker on Monday gave the green light for Door and six other area counties to join Family Care, a state-administered program that provides long-term care to the elderly under Medicaid.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department put out a chimney fire about 3 p.m. Friday that broke out at the home of Donald and Dorothy Tesnow, 11587 Mink River Road, Ellison Bay. Photo by Tad Dukehart

    Chimney fire damages Ellison Bay home

    No one was injured, but a chimney fire filled a home with smoke about 3 p.m. Friday in Ellison Bay.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stops to speak with Byia Martin, a grassroots coordinator for Options for Independent Living, after an event at the Green Bay facility Monday to announce the expansion of Family Care, a state-administered program that provides long-term care to disabled and elderly residents under Medicaid. Jim Matthews/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Family Care expansion into Door Co. finally approved

    Nearly 1,000 Medicaid-eligible residents in Northeastern Wisconsin will soon have a shorter wait for long-term care and in-home assistance, Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Winds on April 14 were responsible for a spring ice shove in Ephraim. The ice climbed over the edge of the Ephraim Yacht Club dock, moving and tipping over some of the sail boats stored for the winter. Photo by Tad Dukehart.

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    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Sevastopol newspaper, yearbook earn 27 awards

    Sevastopol High School students took home 27 journalism awards from the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on April 9.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Marchant recall precautionary for milk intolerant consumers

    It's OK to consume snack sticks and bratwurst covered in a Door County company's product recall unless you have an allergy or intolerance to milk.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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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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