Washington Island Looking for a Superintendent…Again

When it comes to the Superintendent’s position, it appears that it’s back to the drawing board for the Washington Island School District. WDOR News has learned that current Superintendent Tammy Kielbasa informed the board of education Monday of her decision to leave the island school as of June. Kielbasa signed on as Superintendent last year after Tim Raymond moved on. She had been an elementary … Continue reading

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Orchard Country Winery & Market Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Orchard Country Winery and Market received the Door County “Entrepreneur of the Year” award Wednesday at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The business was established in 1985 by Bob Lautenbach, but the Lautenbach family has been planting, harvesting and producing quality fruit products in Door County since 1955. When the original market was destroyed in a fire in 2005, the Lautenbach family used … Continue reading

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Jim Olson Automotive Named Industry of the Year

The Jim Olson Automotive Group was named the “Industry of the Year” Wednesday at the annual investors meeting of the Door County Economic Development Corporation. The firm and its four divisions are all located in Sturgeon Bay. Olson, who spent three decades in the vehicle sales business in Milwaukee, has made steady additions to the automotive group, beginning in 2006 and continuing into last year. … Continue reading

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Over $8,000 in Wire Stolen From Two Work Sites

For the most part, recycling is a good thing. But when its is done by people with larceny on their minds it’s another thing altogether. The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of the theft of wire from work sites in the county earlier this month. Wiring was taken from equipment at a gravel pit in the Town of Union. The owner indicated that … Continue reading

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Center Line Community Forum Summarizes Eau Claire Trip

The community group, Center Line Community Forum, has Issued a statement providing an analysis of its recent trip to Eau Claire to study an example of that city’s smart growth efforts. In recent years, Eau Claire has turned a contaminated brownfield location into a site that melds public and private projects. The Door County group of 11 spent three hours touring Phoenix Park and listening … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Investigating Thefts From Storage Units

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the report of thefts to storage areas in the northern part of the county. Last week, an Egg Harbor woman said items were missing from storage at her condo unit. The missing items include a woman’s bicycle, leather horse riding boots, and, a storage container with other riding gear. The woman estimated her loss at $1,000 dollars. The … Continue reading

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Methner Named New Secondary Principal at Gibraltar

The Gibraltar Board of Education has made it official. Doctor Gereon Methner is the new Secondary Principal for the school in Fish Creek. The board approved the hiring of the 34-year old Associate Principal and At-Risk Coordinator for the Shawano School District Monday evening. Methner holds a doctorate from Bowling Green University. During his career in education, he has taught high school english and and … Continue reading

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Sunshine House Names New President & CEO

The Sunshine House, in Sturgeon bay, announced Tuesday that Cindy Weber has agreed to become the Sturgeon Bay organization’s next President and chief Executive Officer. The action comes with the decision by Jim Meyer to retire as President and CEO this month. Weber is a Door County native who owned and managed the family business in Sturgeon Bay before joining the Door County YMCA and … Continue reading

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Grant Awarded to We Are Hope

We Are Hope, Incorporated was recently awarded a sustainability grant by the door County Community Foundation through its education fund. The funding provides one to one job coaching, training and education to assist individuals with disabilities in finding long-term employment. The job development division of We Are Hope works in collaboration with the division of vocational rehabilitation to provide educational programming. In 2013, the program … Continue reading

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Cana Island Lighthouse Opening Delayed

The 2015 opening of the Cana Island Lighthouse is being delayed due to continued work on the restoration project at the site near Baileys Harbor. A May 15th opening is now expected. Rick O’Farrell, Executive Director of the Door County Maritime Museum, says contractors have been busy removing lead paint from the tower. Factor in weather delays and the work has taken longer than anticipated. … Continue reading

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