Palmer Johnson Yachts to Close

Rumors and scuttlebutt are part of the fabric of any city, town or territory. Often, there’s a germ of truth in every rumor that is floated. For several months, there has been persistent talk that Sturgeon Bay’s luxury yacht maker, Palmer Johnson, would be closing. The rumor became reality Wednesday. Workers were told the yacht-marker is, indeed closing and would shut down operations in 60 … Continue reading

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Changes in State Statutes Won’t Impact Door County Tourism Zone

The head of the Door County Tourism Zone Commission says recent changes to Wisconsin’s room tax statute outlined in the state budget will not impact municipalities in Door County. Commission Chairman Josh Van Lieshout says the tourism zone won’t be impacted by the changes because it already follows room tax law as outlined by the state. Van Lieshout says the changes will really come to … Continue reading

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Listening Session on Washington Island for 1st Assembly District

State Representative Joel Kitchens is continuing his series of listening sessions in Door & Kewaunee Counties with a session on Washington Island next week. The event will be held at the Danish Mill on Tuesday, September 8th, from 1-3PM. Kitchens says the mission of the listening sessions is to connect with constituents to discuss issues and concerns that directly impact the First Assembly District. The … Continue reading

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Door County Winter Guide is Out

The weather may be hot and humid, but the Door County Visitor Bureau is already providing information for visitors as if the snow was flying. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the tourism agency based in Sturgeon Bay, says the winter guide is out already and it’s much different than it was in the early days… Jarosh says the number of guides printed … Continue reading

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Door County Cashing in on Earned Media Program

Door County is cashing in on the effort to promote local tourism attractions through earned media efforts. The Door County Visitor Bureau program, launched in 2007, is approaching the $14 million mark. The program welcomes journalists to the county so they can experience the array of local specialties first hand. They, in turn, write articles about the Door County experience which appear in everything from … Continue reading

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Portion of Highway 57 to Open in Sister Bay

It looks like one part of the Highway 42 project in Sister Bay will be opened up to traffic in the near future. According to the Department of Transportation, this week crews plans to complete the pavement marking, remove the traffic control and open Highway 57 and a potion of Gateway Drive to motorists prior to Friday(September 4th). Currently Highway 57 is detoured for both … Continue reading

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New Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Selected

Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache has a ways to go before he joins the ranks of the retired, but he knows that the transition to a new chief will be a smooth one. Herlache told WDOR News Friday that his replacement will be Assistant Chief Tim Dietman. Dietman’s selection by Sturgeon Bay’s Fire and Police Commission was made after a thorough review of the … Continue reading

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Group Opposed to Sturgeon Bay Hotel Creates Legal Support Fund

A group that is opposed to a hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has announced that it has created a fund to support legal action to block the project. The “Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront” asserts that the proposed Lindgren Hotel will be built on land that legally belongs to the public. It cites an assertion by Midwest Environmental Advocates that two … Continue reading

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Large Donation Pushes YMCA Fundraising Close to the Million Dollar Mark

A $500,000 commitment from Green Bay Packaging and the George Kress Foundation has pushed the capital campaign for the new lifestyle center at the YMCA’s Northern Door Program Center past the $900,000 mark. The 3,500 square foot addition is the key component in the effort to raise the $1.5 million needed to construct the new lifestyle center, re-roof the gym, replace the facility’s air handling … Continue reading

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New Voting Machines Purchased for Door County

The Door County Board Tuesday agreed to spend just under $262,000 on nearly two dozen voting machines to replace the current voting system which is worn out and at the end of its useful life. The machines, referred to as the Imagecast Evolution Voting System, will be set up in each Door County municipality and the county. It was reasoned that by purchasing the voting … Continue reading

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