Meningitis Takes Life of Sevastopol Boy

A Sevastopol teenager has died, the victim of meningitis. WDOR News has learned that 15-year old Matthew West, who would have been a freshman at the school in Institute this fall, had passed away Monday evening. Matthew, who was described as “full of life,” “with a passion for wrestling,” had just completed 8th grade, and was looking forward to moving on to high school. The … Continue reading

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Operation Dry Water Targets Impaired Boaters

The Door County Sheriff’s Office will again be participating in “Operation Dry Water” in 2016. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says this year’s campaign will be held on the weekend of June 24th through the the 26th… McCarty says since it was launched in 2009, “Operation Dry Water” has removed more than 2,100 impaired boaters from the nation’s waterways during the annual three day weekend… McCarty … Continue reading

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Northern Door YMCA to Showcase Renovations

The Door County YMCA is putting on a celebration in honor of the recent upgrades at its Northern Door Program Center. The Y’s Nancy Felhofer says the free community event will officially open the renovated facility and celebrate the success of its fundraising campaign… Felhofer talks about the work accomplished at the Fish Creek YMCA facility… Visitors will be able to tour the new space, … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Alderman Ed Ireland Resigns Due to Health Reasons

Sturgeon Bay 3rd District Alderman Ed Ireland has indicated his intention to resign due to health reasons. Ireland, who said he enjoyed working with staff and aldermen, requested that a replacement be found as soon as possible. Edward Ireland was first elected in 2013 and re-elected last year, serving most recently on the community protection and services and finance/purchasing and building committees. Mayor Thad Birmingham … Continue reading

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DNR Begins Effort to Rebuild Eagle Tower

Efforts to rebuild the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park are underway with plans in place to deconstruct the structure and a partnership formed to raise funds for constructing a new tower. The park closed the 75-foot observation platform in May of 2015 to protect public safety after an inspection report raised significant concerns over its structural integrity. In a statement issued Monday, the Department … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge to Close Thursday Morning

Motorists are being advised that the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay is expected to be shut down for three hours Thursday morning. The Department of Transportation says the structure will be closed to all traffic from 9AM to noon for measurements of bridge components. The measurements are to assist bridge engineers with dimensions for bridge beams damaged in a vehicle strike. Measurements necessary to … Continue reading

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Bridge & Highway Projects Remain on Schedule

With about two weeks left in the month of June, some may be wondering where the Bayview Bridge and Highway 42/57 road projects stand with regard to the upcoming 4th of July holiday period. Mark Kantola of the Department of Transportation office in Green Bay says everything remains on schedule… Kantola says the DOT has been providing informational programs on roundabouts and will provide materials … Continue reading

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DCVB Video Series Showcase History & Life in Door County

As Door County tourism heads into its busy season, there are people at the Door County Visitor Bureau who are more interested in the future than the present. Michelle Rasmussen is the tourism agency’s Director of Marketing & Sales. Rasmussen says in some respects, the emphasis has to be on the future… Rasmussen says marketing takes many forms as the visitor bureau attempts to reach … Continue reading

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Ephraim Historical Foundation Exhibit Features Summer Camps

A new exhibit sponsored by the Ephraim Historical Foundation focuses on two special camps that were located at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of “Camp Meenahga,” a girls summer camp that flourished from 1916 to 1948. Young women went to the camp to enjoy activities like swimming, horseback riding, sailing and performance arts. Just a couple … Continue reading

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Door County Team for Thrivent Financial Builds in Dominican Republic

Those of us who live in Door County often take the waters of the lake and bay and inland waters for granted. Thrivent Financial Representative Grace Rossman says she has a new perspective on the value of clean, abundant water after returning from the Dominican Republic and a house-building mission for Habitat for Humanity. Grace says she was honored to have been one of a … Continue reading

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