Door County Trolley wins at DCEDC Meeting, Governor Walker Keynote Speaker

AJ Frank, owner of Door County Trolley, Incorporated, is the winner of the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s annual “entrepreneur of the year” award. “Door County Trolley” was started in 2000 to provide transportation around the Door Peninsula for tourists and visitors who had traveled to the area by auto. Since starting the business, Frank has increased his fleet from one to 11 and ridership … Continue reading

Posted in News, News Ticker |

Ridges Finds Benefit To Extra Snow

While Steve Leonard has joined the chorus of Door County residents who are fed up with the protracted winter, he can find a benefit from all of the moisture. The executive director of the Ridges Sanctuary near Baileys Harbor says the additional snow we are seeing will come in handy during the “dog days of summer”… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Leonard says … Continue reading

Posted in News |

Parcel To Be Turned Into YMCA Park

The Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday inserted plans put together by the Door County YMCA to develop 10 acres of land recently purchased into the city’s five year outdoor recreational plan. The action will help the “Y” obtain grant funding to develop the property adjacent to its Sturgeon Bay Program Center. The parcel, once part of a projected neighborhood housing development, is expected to be … Continue reading

Posted in News |

Door County Spring Election results

As you might expect, the turnout was small for the spring election in Door County Tuesday as residents in several areas were confronted with uncontested races on several levels. Door County Board As we reported before, 19 of the 21 seats on the Door County Board featured uncontested races. Of the two districts that did, new supervisors were elected. In district one, encompassing the Town … Continue reading

Posted in News |

DC Couple Falls For “Grandson” Scam

A Door County couple were bilked out of $3,000 this month in a variation of the “grandson” scam. The couple was contacted by a caller who said their grandson had been arrested after marijuana was found in a vehicle he was in. The young relative was supposedly in the Brown County Jail and needed $3,000 bail money. The couple was told that once their grandson … Continue reading

Posted in News |

Sturgeon Bay Designated A “Coast Guard City”

The naming of the City of Sturgeon Bay as a “Coast Guard City” is a very special designation. Bob Desh of the Door County Maritime Museum, himself a former Coast Guard officer, says the number of cities that fall into that category are few and far between. In fact, Desh says it takes an act of Congress to receive the designation… [Audio clip: view full … Continue reading

Posted in News |

DC Hardware Celebrates 75th Anniversary

It’s rare to find a business in Door County that has been operating for more than 7 decades, let alone one that has been managed by members of the same family during that period of time. But, that certainly is the case with Door County Hardware in Sturgeon Bay, currently celebrating 75 years in business. Amy Lebott, who has been a part of the business … Continue reading

Posted in News |

Fire In Downtown Kewaunee Friday

A downtown Kewaunee restaurant sustained significant damage in a fire Friday afternoon. The Kewaunee Fire Department was paged out at 3:54pm and the first units on the scene encountered smoke and fire at “Bubba J’s Barbeque” at 303 Harrison Street. Fire Chief Greg Hlinak says the fire in a meat smoker/cooker was extinguished, but the interior of the building is considered a total loss. Chief … Continue reading

Posted in News |

SBPD May Add More SUVs To Fleet

You may have noticed that the Sturgeon Bay Police Department has added another S.U.V. to its fleet of patrol cars. There may come a day when all of the squads are sports utility vehicles. Captain Dan Brinkman says a good deal of planning went into transitioning to the second S.U.V. in the fleet… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Captain Brinkman said he talked … Continue reading

Posted in News |

Sevastopol House Fire Monday

A home in the Town of Sevastopol sustained about $5,000 damage in a fire Monday afternoon. It appears that ash from a wood burning stove, dumped outside, were blown into the siding of the home owned by Roger Opiela at 4437 Highway 57. The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was paged out at 3:29pm and the first units on the scene found light smoke in the … Continue reading

Posted in News |