Grant Awarded to DCVB

A grant of $39,500 was presented to the Door County Visitor Bureau Thursday by Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism, Stephanie Klett. Klett says the funding will help the county tourism agency enhance its online presence… Klett says the state investment is another example of the power of the internet and Door County’s effort to stay ahead of the curve… This year, the Wisconsin Department of tourism … Continue reading

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Dozens Voice Opinions on Proposed Sturgeon Bay Hotel

About three dozen individuals expressed their opposition to a proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront as part of a public hearing during the meeting of the city plan commission Wednesday evening. About a dozen people had favorable comments. Following its own rules and because two members of the commission were not in attendance, the committee tabled the matter until its next meeting. Earlier, … Continue reading

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Door County Finance Director to Retire

WDOR News has learned that Shirley Scalish, Door County Finance Director, has decided to retire at the beginning of next year. Scalish has held her position in Door County since 2001. Prior to that, she spent three decades handling financial matters on the county, city and village level. She submitted her letter of retirement on Monday and intends to work through January 15th.

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Sturgeon Bay Residents Can Comment on West Side Waterfront Plans Tonight

Residents will have the opportunity to comment on the construction of a hotel proposed for the former Door County Cooperative property on the west side of Sturgeon Bay during Wednesday night’s meeting of the city plan commission. Developer Bob Papke is proposing to build a 90 room boutique-style inn, with meeting rooms and a spa. According to architect Henry Isaksen, the hotel would occupy just … Continue reading

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Christmas by the Bay in Sturgeon Bay

The annual celebration of the holiday season, Christmas by the Bay, kicks off Friday evening in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, told WDOR’s Eddy Allen about the festivities on opening night… There will also be wagon rides on Friday evening. The visitor center’s promotion’s coordinator, Amanda Thuss says there’s still time to sign up for Saturday’s Christmas … Continue reading

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Bassmaster Championship Will Generate Millions for Local Economy

There’s no doubt that having the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship in Sturgeon Bay is a real feather in the cap distinction for the city and Door County. Todd Trimberger, former Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Executive Director, will coordinate the event running from September 17th through the 20th. Trimberger explains how the tournament will generate millions of dollars for the local economy… … Continue reading

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BUG Department Responds to Brussels House Fire

All department units and more than two dozen members of the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire Saturday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier says the fire was in a large electrical box in the basement of the home owned by Rick and Sandy Miller at 1178 County XC in the Town of Brussels. Wautier says the flames had been … Continue reading

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Final Pass for Leaf Collection in Sturgeon Bay

The final pass of the fall leaf collection program in Sturgeon Bay is set for this week, weather permitting. During the final week of collection, public works department crews will make one last pass pass through each neighborhood. They will not be able to return. Much of the collection process is weather dependent and, if the leaves are wet or freeze, they take longer to … Continue reading

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Local Contestant on Wheel of Fortune

Door County Judge D. Todd Ehlers and his wife, Cindy, will be very interested in Monday night’s episode of the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. That’s because their daughter, Cameryn, is one of three contestants on the program. While the Ehlers family knows how Cameryn did, they are looking forward to seeing the way the show plays out. Wheel of Fortune is on … Continue reading

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Hatco Wins Manufacturing Award

Hatco, Incorporated of Sturgeon Bay was one of four firms to receive a manufacturing award in Green Bay Thursday at an event hosted by Advance Green Bay Area Economic Development. Hatco, a national and international supplier of food service equipment, won the award in the large manufacturer category. The awards program highlights the contributions of the manufacturing industry to the region and the state and … Continue reading

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