Plane Accident at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

A pilot and his passenger escaped injury in an accident on the runway at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport Wednesday afternoon. The initial report indicates that the single engine aircraft sustained some damage in the incident and was towed to a hanger. Details of the accident are sketchy at this point, but we do know the call came in at about 2:30pm after the pilot apparently began … Continue reading

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Listening Session for UW-Extension Changes

A listening session on the proposed changes for the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension in Door County will be held in Green Bay Thursday. Proponents of the changes say a three million dollar budget shortfall is prompting the changes which could lead to lost jobs and the implementation of regional programming. County board members and other county partners from Door and Manitowoc Counties have been … Continue reading

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Egans Named Philanthropists of the Year

The Door County Community Foundation has honored Annie and Dick Egan as its 2016 “Philanthropists of the Year.” Brown County natives, the Egans have been coming to Door County during the summer since the 1950’s. They have been full-time residents since 1995. The couple have sat on a dozen non-profit boards including Help of Door County, The Peninsula School of Art, The Door County YMCA, … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Council Meeting Canceled

The regular meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council Tuesday was canceled due to the lack of a quorum. City Administrator Josh Van Lieshout said, due to several factors, the requisite number of alderpersons needed to conduct a meeting could not be met. The session had been set for noon at city hall. The meeting agenda featured 14 mostly routine matters including the issuance of … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches Being Done on Sturgeon Bay Roadwork

While the 1.6 mile stretch of Highway 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay was open on Friday, after having been closed since March for a major reconstruction project, that doesn’t mean that all of the work has been completed. According to the Department of Transportation, this week sidewalk will be installed in the medians at Utah and Alabama Streets. In addition, final pavement marking will be completed … Continue reading

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Door County Distillery Celebrates Expansion

A grand opening party to celebrate the completion of a long-awaited expansion project will be held on Saturday, July 9th at the Door County Distillery in Carlsville. Attendees will be able to visit the new craft cocktail bar and view the expanded production area. Distiller Kyle Thomas will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the new facilities. The grand opening party, … Continue reading

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Area Fireworks & Parade Schedule

You can enjoy fireworks at multiple locations in Door County this weekend, beginning Saturday evening. In Fish Creek, the pyrotechnics commence at 10PM. Everything begins and ends at Clark Park. If you find yourself in southern Door County on Saturday evening, you might try heading to Maplewood for the fireworks display at dusk at Robert Bauman Ball Field/Forestville Town Hall. On Sunday, it’s time for … Continue reading

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Power Outage in Jacksonport Friday Morning

About 150 customers of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in the Jacksonport area were without power for about four hours Friday after a large tree toppled over onto wires. A WPS crew was sent to the area of Cave Point Drive and Highway 57 to get electrical service restored. Parts of northern Door County experienced gusty winds Thursday as a line of storms passed through the … Continue reading

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Bridge & Highway Open in Sturgeon Bay

The Bayview Bridge and a segment of Highway 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay opened to traffic early Friday morning after having been closed since March 1st. The two projects, totaling $8.2 million, included the rehabilitation of the Bayview Bridge and the reconstruction of Highway 42/57 between the bridge and Egg Harbor Road. With its opening, all marine traffic vertical height restrictions under the bridge have been … Continue reading

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Five Finalists For Sevastopol Elementary Principal Position

Five individuals are on the list of candidates for Elementary Principal and Director of Special Education for the Sevastopol School District. WDOR News has learned that the list includes two educators with ties to Door County. They are Tammy Kielbasa, former Superintendent of the Washington Island School District and Marc Vandenhouten, an elementary teacher in the Southern Door School District. The others on the list … Continue reading

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