DOT Reaffirms Roundabouts Coming to Sturgeon Bay

The wheels are in motion and roundabouts are on their way to Sturgeon Bay. The Department of Transportation says its timetable is already underway and folks will be making their way around the circular intersections in July, if the weather holds up. State Senator Frank Lasee held a two-hour listening session on the Highway 42/57 project in Sturgeon Bay Monday evening at the Door County … Continue reading

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Lasee Supports Eagle Tower Renovation

There was a good turnout Monday afternoon for a meeting on the fate of the Eagle Tower, the 75-foot observation deck at Peninsula State Park. The tower has been closed since May of last year because of structural problems and the Department of Natural Resources has indicated that it could be taken down. State Senator Frank Lasee, who organized the meeting at the old town … Continue reading

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Enigl Donates Archive to Egg Harbor Historical Society

The Egg Harbor Historical Society acquired a treasure trove of Door County history in January when John Enigl turned over his archive of more than 200 audiotapes of interviews conducted during his writing career. Enigl, who wrote about history, agriculture and community events for the Door County Advocate for more than 20 years, donated the material to the society, which will catalog the tapes. The … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Superintendent to Retire in 2017

Doctor Linda Underwood, who has guided the day-to-day operations as Superintendent of the Sevastopol School District since 2012, will soon be retiring. Underwood’s contract is scheduled to run through June of 2017. The Sevastopol Board of Education is expected to meet in special session Wednesday evening at 6:30 in the multi-purpose room, in order to act on the retirement request. The board is also scheduled … Continue reading

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Door County Distillery to Expand

Door County Distillery has announced that it is expanding its distillery operations at 5806 Highway 42 in Carlsville. In order to do so, the firm’s restaurant, “Bistro 42” will be permanently closed after ten years in business. The expansion will include a second still and barrel storage area with viewing windows and a full bar for sampling spirits. New products are anticipated in 2016 including … Continue reading

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DCMM Executive Director Resigns

The Door County Maritime Museum has announced that its Executive Director, Rick O’Farrell, has tendered his resignation and Amy Paul, the organization’s Marketing and Communications Manager, has been named Acting Executive Director. O’Farrell joined the museum’s staff as Chief Executive in November of 2014. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the Marinette and Menominee Community Foundation and his resume included service in the … Continue reading

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Senator Lasee to Hold Meetings on Eagle Tower & Roundabouts

State Senator Frank Lasee will be in Door County Monday to conduct two meetings. From 2:30 to 4:30PM, Lasee will be at the old town hall in Fish Creek to lead a discussion on the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park. The 75-foot observation deck has been closed since May of last year after an inspection revealed structural problems. The Department of Natural Resources is … Continue reading

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DC Drug Task Force Receives Grant Funding to Fight Heroin

Concerns about the appearance of heroin in rural areas of Wisconsin has prompted the Wisconsin Department of Justice to invite Door County to participate in a program intended to focus time and resources on the problem of heroin and opiates. A two-year collaborative project is underway that will provide the Door County Drug Task Force up to $7,200 per year in grant funding for reimbursement … Continue reading

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Badger 5 Winning Ticket Sold in Sturgeon Bay

Close on the heels of a $50,000 winner in the Powerball lottery comes word that the holder of a Badger 5 ticket purchased in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday will share in the $279,000 prize. The ticket was bought locally at a Jandu Petroleum convenience store. The other winning ticket was picked up in Oshkosh. The Badger 5 jackpot now drops back to $10,000.

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Ice Rink Opens in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services Director Bob Bordeau has announced that the city’s ice rink is open while weather permits. The rink is located in the parking lot of Memorial Field at 307 South 14th Avenue. Beginning Friday, an attendant will be on duty and the warming house open during specified hours. On Friday, the hours are 5-8PM, on Saturday, from 12-4PM and, on Sunday, from … Continue reading

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