DOT To Move Forward With Sturgeon Bay Roundabouts

As anticipated, the Department of Transportation in Green Bay has decided to move ahead with the construction of roundabouts in the Sturgeon Bay area on Highway 42/57 at the intersections of Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road. Plans also call for full reconstruction of the existing two-lane roadway between the two intersections and a “right in/right out” only access to the highway at the Alabama … Continue reading

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Highway Crews Ready for First Storm of the Season

The first major snow storm of the season dumped about four inches of heavy snow on parts of the Door Peninsula Monday and early Tuesday. John Kolodziej, Door County Highway Commissioner, says the highway department was ready to meet the challenge… Kolodziej says snowplow operators got started on the cleanup early… Winter weather predictions are calling for more snow than cold this season, meaning snowplow … Continue reading

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Numbers Down for Gun Deer Opening Weekend

The Department of Natural Resources has released the tally of deer harvested in Door and Kewaunee County during the opening weekend of the nine day gun deer season, and the numbers are virtually the same as in 2013. The DNR says 654 bucks were taken, along with 426 antlerless deer, for a total of 1080 deer in Door County. Last year, a total of 1088 … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Thanksgiving Parade Thursday

The Jacksonport Thanksgiving parade will step off at 10:30AM Thursday from the Jacksonport fire station, marking the 18th consecutive year that the event has been held. The fun-loving parade, organized by northern Door County residents, celebrates neighbors helping neighbors. Case in point, Maggie DeMeuse. Maggie had been cancer-free for a decade, when the ailment returned last autumn. After a long series of tests, she began … Continue reading

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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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