Rob Burke is Area UW Extension Director

Door County’s Rob Burke has been tabbed by the UW Extension to operate as its Area Extension Director, effective July 1st. Administrative Area 12 consists of Door, Kewaunee and Manitowoc Counties. The UW Extension is undergoing a reorganization process that is now beginning a transition into a new staffing model for counties that should be in place by January 2018. The selection of new area … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge Opened Nearly 1,800 Times in 2016

The amount of boat traffic in the Sturgeon Bay area is on the rise, making it even more important to have in place a coordinated effort regarding the city’s three bridges. As the Department of Transportation continues the process of switching the bridges over to remote control operation, bridge-tenders must have a variety of information at their disposal. DOT Engineer Natasha Gwidt says that includes … Continue reading

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WPS Crews Kept Busy by Thursday Evening Storms

Wisconsin Public Service crews worked into the morning hours Friday to repair power outages caused by strong storms that passed through their coverage area Thursday evening. Close to 6,400 WPS customers, including some in the utility’s Sturgeon Bay service area, reported disruptions in their electrical service. Matt Cullen, WPS Communications Specialist, says crews encountered broken power poles and downed wires as they worked to restore … Continue reading

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Volunteers Sought for Adopt a Soldier Fundraiser

Adopt-a-Soldier Door County is looking for volunteers to help at its annual fundraiser set for Sunday, August 6th, at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. Adopt-a-Soldier Door County founder Nancy Hutchinson says a wide variety of jobs need to be filled… The Adopt-a-Soldier program cares for 190 men and women currently serving in the armed forces. Hutchinson says care packages filled with snacks, candy, energy drinks, … Continue reading

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Eagle Bluff Lighthouse a Historical Beacon

While Door County is known for its natural beauty, it also has gained a reputation for being a repository of the history, north, south and in between. Trudy Herbst of the Door County Historical Society says you don’t have to look far to find symbols of the county’s heritage on land and on the water. Herbst says its lighthouses are prime examples… Herbst says says … Continue reading

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Belgian Days This Weekend in Brussels

The 2017 Belgian Days celebration is set for this weekend at the Brussels Town Park. A $2 raffle ticket provides admittance to the park both days. Saturday’s activities include the Belgian Days run, a youth baseball tournament, co-ed volleyball, a cooyah tournament, and music performed by Spice. Kelly Tassoul says visitors will enjoy the best of Belgian food during the event… On Sunday, the baseball … Continue reading

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Library Building a Better World

“Build a Better World” is the theme for the summer reading program in Door County this year. To focus on the building of a new library and community center in Egg Harbor, the Door County Library is launching a program to provide access to the work being done, according to Library Director Tina Kakuske… Kakuske explains how youngsters can get involved… There will be a … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Bridges To Be Operated By Remote Control

Sturgeon Bay’s three bridges are going through the process of federal certification in order to operate by remote control. The state Department of Transportation is working with the US Coast Guard to accomplish the rule-making that will allow the city to become the first port in the nation to do so, according to DOT Engineer Natasha Gwidt… Gwidt says the current operation is being allowed … Continue reading

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Sevastopol FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast Sunday

The Sevastopol FFA Alumni is putting the final touches on the 36th Annual Door County Dairy Breakfast set for Sunday, from 6 to 11:30AM, at the Wilke R Organic Farm, 5238 Highway 42, north of Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat farm fresh breakfast with pancakes, scrambled eggs, cherry and apple juice, cheese and milk, cherry sauce, strawberries, homemade ice cream and Door County Coffee. You’ll … Continue reading

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Operation Dry Water Campaign Aims to Remove Impaired Boaters

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is participating in “Operation Dry Water” in 2017. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says the annual campaign will be held Friday through Sunday… McCarty says since it was launched in 2009, “Operation Dry Water” has removed thousands of impaired boaters from the nation’s waterways during the annual three day enforcement weekend… McCarty says the Door County Sheriff’s Department is committed, along … Continue reading

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