Sturgeon Bay Considering Premier Economic Development District

The creation of what is called a Premier Economic Development District (PEDD) will be beneficial to some businesses on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. That’s the rationale behind a request that such a district be formed in an area of the city encompassing approximately 40 acres. City Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak explains the benefit of creating a Premier Economic Development District… As envisioned, … Continue reading

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Waterfront Hotel Developer Asks for PUD Extension

The developer of a proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is requesting an extension for the planned unit development related to the project. Bob Papke of Sawyer Hotel Development, LLC says he still wants to construct the hotel if a lawsuit between the city and a group opposed to the project is resolved on the city’s behalf. Because of the pending lawsuit, the … Continue reading

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Former Humane Society Executive Director Sentenced on Business Theft Charges

A nine month jail term and a fine of $2,500 and costs was the sentence handed down by Judge David Weber at a hearing in Door County Circuit Court Friday morning for the former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society. Forty year old Carrie Counihan was in court to answer to charges related to theft from a business setting and identity theft. Counihan … Continue reading

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DCEDC Offering Entrepreneurial Training Course

A highly successful entrepreneurial training program is set to begin its annual run in Sturgeon Bay. Sam Perlman of the Door County Economic Development Corporation says the course is intended to help anyone seeking to acquire the tools needed to develop business planning… Perlman says the program is applicable to several business opportunities… Perlman says recent data shows that, from 2004 to 2014, the Door … Continue reading

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Zipperer Won’t Seek Another Term on Sevastopol Town Board

WDOR News has learned that Leo Zipperer, who has served in leadership positions on the county and town level in Door County, has announced that he will not seek another term as Sevastopol Town Chairman. Zipperer, who is 75, has served on the town board for for close to 20 years. A former Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper, Zipperer also spent 28 years on the Door … Continue reading

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Presidential Recount Begins in Door County

A hand count of all of the ballots cast in Door County in the presidential election began today. County Clerk Jill Lau says just under 18,000 votes will be counted before the process ends after four to seven days of work. Lau says the schedule calls for the recount to run between 9AM and 5PM through Saturday, with a recess on Sunday and back at … Continue reading

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Door County Humane Society Holiday Open House Saturday

A holiday open house is planned for Saturday, from 11AM to 3PM, at the animal shelter of the Door County Humane Society. April Delfosse, Communications and Development Coordinator for the organization located at 3475 County PD near the Cherryland Airport, says many fun activities are planned and shed talks about one of them… Delfosse says other events are also planned… Information on the Door County … Continue reading

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Northern Door YMCA Open House

The Door County YMCA has announced a week-long open house for its Northern Door Program Center next week. Following a successful capital campaign, the “Y” embarked on a renovation and construction project that included a lifestyle center addition, studios, facility updates and more in Fish Creek. The open house runs from Monday, December 5th, through Saturday, December 10th. There will be free activities and membership … Continue reading

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Door County Property Taxes Being Delivered

Door County Treasurer Jay Zahn says property tax bills are now being printed and some are already in the mail. Zahn reminds taxpayers that his office will once again be collecting all property taxes for 15 of the 19 municipalities in the county. The county treasurer’s office is on the ground floor of the Government Center in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Weekday office hours are from … Continue reading

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Florida Man Dies From Injuries Suffered in Accident Near Brussels

A Florida man who was injured in a two car crash last week in southern Door County died over the weekend. The Door County Sheriffs Department says 81-year old Van Roy Doxtator of Lake Mary, Florida was pronounced dead Saturday at a Green Bay hospital. On November 23rd, deputies were sent to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 57 and County H, in … Continue reading

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