Egg Harbor Road Makeover Spurring Interest

The $1.2 million makeover of Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay is doing more than just provide a better surface for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, it appears to be spurring interest in retail activity on the busy retail thoroughfare. WDOR News has learned that a number of inquiries have been made in recent weeks about the possible establishment retail outlets in the area. While information … Continue reading

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Plan to Bring Tractor Supply Store to Sturgeon Bay Moving Forward

With a little bit of luck, a portion of the former K-Mart building in Sturgeon Bay could be operational later this year. Tractor Supply Company presented a plan to rehab a third of the building at 1833 Egg Harbor Road to the city’s aesthetic design and site plan review board Monday. Ryan Kernosky, City Planner and Zoning Administrator, says the committee was generally supportive of … Continue reading

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Local UW/Extension Offices Challenged by State Budget Cuts

The UW/Extension in Madison released a final plan on how its is going to deal with more than $3.5 million in budget cuts mandated by the state legislature. Rob Burke, Door County Extension Community Development Educator, who heads up the local office, says the plan, which is short on specifics, is indicating a shift in the areas where extension resources are invested… Burke says as … Continue reading

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Open House on Wetland Zoning Tuesday

The Door County Planning Department and the county board’s Resource Planning Committee have scheduled an open house meeting at the government center in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, from 3-6PM. The open house is intended to ensure that town officials and the general public understand the county’s proposal to shift the wetland zoning district to an “overlay” district. By state law, Door County’s wetland zoning is … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Elementary Honored as School of Recognition

A Door County school district was honored for being one of 169 schools in Wisconsin cited as a Wisconsin Title One School of Recognition. Sevastopol Elementary School was listed, along with 25 other schools, as a High Progress School. The Wisconsin Title One School of Recognition Awards highlight schools that have demonstrated success in educating students from low-income families. To be listed as a High … Continue reading

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Warden Says Snowmobilers Should Watch Their Speed

Two snowmobile riders were injured after being tossed off their sleds on a trail in the Town of Sevastopol at the end of January. In both cases, high speed was a factor. Door County Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says snowmobiles are difficult to handle under normal speeds, but, if you’re traveling at 70 miles per hour and more, you’re putting yourself in jeopardy… Warden Kratcha … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Fire & Ice This Weekend

Sturgeon Bay pays homage to the winter season this weekend with its annual “Fire and Ice” celebration. The event Friday and Saturday features fun activities both outdoors and indoors. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says, once again, the carving of ice and snow will take center stage throughout the city… Paige Funkhauser, the visitor center’s new Marketing and Promotions Director, … Continue reading

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Nomination Deadline Approaching for Golden Heart Awards

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2016 Golden Heart Awards, but the deadline is rapidly approaching. The Volunteer Center of Door County will hand out the awards at its yearly celebration on Thursday, April 21st at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. On that evening, nominees will be recognized for their volunteer efforts locally in these categories, “Adult Volunteer of … Continue reading

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Review Board to Consider Tractor Supply’s Interest in Kmart Building Renovation

A proposal to renovate a portion of the former K-Mart building in Sturgeon Bay is the only item on the agenda of the city’s aesthetic design and site plan review board meeting Monday at 7PM in the city hall community room. As WDOR News reported earlier, Tractor Supply Company wants to use about 30% of the building at 1833 Egg Harbor Road for a retail … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Police Investigating Burglary & Counterfeit Money

Counterfeit money has been turning up in northeast Wisconsin, including Door County. Local law enforcement and Baylake Bank says fake $100 bills were passed in Sturgeon Bay within the past few days. The “funny money” has also been showing up in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. The currency appears to be $100 bills copied onto washed one dollar bills. The bills pass the pen … Continue reading

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