Sturgeon Bay City Council Candidate Forum Monday

A candidate forum for individuals running for seats on the Sturgeon Bay City Council will be held Monday night in the city council chambers at city hall, beginning at 6:30PM. The forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Door County, provides the opportunity for voters to become acquainted with the candidates and select those best suited for the position. The candidates are… In … Continue reading

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Another Record Breaking Year for Haunted Mansion

It was another banner year for the Haunted Mansion at Quietwoods South Camping Resort near Brussels. The annual fundraiser for the Southern Door School District provided a donation of just under $44,125, which will be invested in 25 areas at the school. A total of 570 volunteers participated in the event in 2017, providing 8,168 hours of work at the site. That works out to … Continue reading

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Boudreau to Retire from Humane Society

Carol Boudreau, Executive Director of the former Door County Humane Society, has announced that she will retire in mid-February. Most recently, Boudreau has been Shelter Operations Manager for the Wisconsin Humane Society, the Milwaukee-based organization that absorbed the local humane society in January. She has agreed to stay in her current capacity through the immediate transition. Boudreau became Executive Director in 2015, tackling financial problems … Continue reading

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Grain Elevator Conversation Continues

When it comes to the fate of the old grain elevator in Sturgeon Bay, opinions vary. In one camp, the consensus is that it is absolutely critical to save the 116-year old structure as an iconic symbol of the past. On the other side, the building is seen as a danger to life and limb and should come down. As things stand now, the city … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity Holding Informational Event

Door County Habitat for Humanity is looking for partner families for upcoming home construction projects. David Van Dyke, Executive Director of the local habitat chapter, says a special event has been scheduled for March 1st to explain how the housing program works… Van Dyke says Habitat’s mission is to offer families in the county a hand up to help them acquire decent and affordable housing. … Continue reading

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Open House Planned for Kress Pavilion & Egg Harbor Library

Plans are coming together for an open house at the new Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion and Village of Egg Harbor Library. The event, on February 17th, is one of several opportunities people have had or will have at the recently constructed building located at the corner of church and orchard streets. The new facility features a second floor great hall event space, wrap-around porches … Continue reading

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Cana Island Lighthouse Restoration Continues

Work intended to restore the Cana Island Lighthouse to its former glory continues and, while projects have been completed, much more needs to be done. Amy Paul. Executive Director at the Door County Maritime Museum, says the restoration work on the more than 140-year old lighthouse near Baileys Harbor has been transformative… Paul told WDOR’s Eddy Allen that LED lighting will replace the fresnel lens … Continue reading

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Gibraltar Students Lead the State in DECA Competition

Two Gibraltar High School students led their counterparts in the state of Wisconsin in the recent DECA online virtual business retailing simulation. Juniors Ryan Kropuenske and Andras Szalaka took first in the state and earned tenth place in the central region, which includes 13 states of competitors. Internationally, they placed in the top 20% of all competitors. The retailing track of the DECA virtual business … Continue reading

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Manure Spreading Rule Changes a Big Leap Forward

Action taken by the state natural resources board to approve a rule regulating manure spreading procedures in areas like Door and Kewaunee Counties and northeast Wisconsin is being called a huge leap forward. State Representative Joel Kitchens says the rule changes are something that people have been advocating for for years… Kitchens says the current rules were clearly not working, but believes the changes will … Continue reading

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Hauser to Hold Community Conversations Next Week

Sturgeon Bay City Council-Member Laurel Hauser has scheduled two opportunities to meet with constituents at city hall next week. Hauser, who represents the 7th aldermanic district, will set up shop in the first floor community room on Wednesday, January 31st, from 5 to 6:30PM, and between 1 and 2:30PM on Thursday, February 1st. She says she’d like to converse with anyone who has questions and … Continue reading

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