New Hotel In Algoma Closer To Approval

The Algoma City Plan Commission spent more than an hour discussing the proposed Grandstay Hotel Thursday night before voting to recommend the the city council approve the pre-application conceptual site plan and design plan. The commission was told that the planning has been going on for about 3 years. The meeting at the Algoma City Hall was well attended and those there asked a number … Continue reading

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SD Fifth Graders Performed At C.P. Telethon

Southern Door 5th graders made their annual trek to Green Bay Sunday and man an appearance on the 62nd Annual Cerebral Palsy Telethon on WBAY-TV. The highly energetic group performed excerpts from its 2016 musical “Doctor Doolittle 2” and brought with them a check representing their fundraising efforts for the telethon. This time, the amount was $52,879.18. In the 30 years that 5th graders have … Continue reading

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New Contract Awarded To Bay Shipbuilding

Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build an articulated tug barge or A.T.B. for delivery in late 2017. The contract, recently signed by the Fincantieri Marine Group, includes an option for a second A.T.B. unit to potentially be delivered in 2018. Todd Thayse, vice-president and general manager of the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, says the new contract is good … Continue reading

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WIAA Girls Basketball Tournament Begins Tonight

Tonight on 93.9 FM WDOR and wdor.com, its a Division 4 Regional in girls basketball as Gibraltar hosts Brillion.  The Vikings are the 6th seed while the Lions are seeded 11th.  Gibraltar (15-7) beat Brillion (5-17) back on December 14th, 56-43.  Coverage begins with the Jorns Chevrolet of Kewaunee Coaches Corner Show at 6:50 PM  Tip-off from Fish Creek is at 7 PM.  The winner … Continue reading

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NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY, which will be in effect from 2pm Sunday until 8am Monday, for Door County. Although light snow showers will develop by late Sunday morning, steadier snow is expected to arrive in the early to mid afternoon, then continue Sunday night before diminishing early Monday. The heaviest snowfall rates should occur between 9pm … Continue reading

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Fire at Sturgeon Bay Apartment Complex Saturday Morning

Sturgeon Bay Fire Fighters, with assistance from several other departments, fought an apartment fire Saturday morning. The call came in at 4:25 AM, according to Fire Chief Tim Dietman. Several apartments in the 16 unit structure at 800 South Oxford Avenue were extensively damaged. One fire fighter fell through the roof and two were inside when the ceiling collapsed, but there were no serious injuries … Continue reading

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Miss Door County 2016 is…

A new Miss Door County was crowned Saturday night at the Southern Door Auditorium. Jay Zahn submitted this report for WDOR…

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School Delays

Due to the snow which fell Monday night and early Tuesday morning, these area schools are opening two hours late today: Algoma (No Early Childhood or 4K) Kewaunee Public and Parochial (No Early Childhood) Luxemburg-Casco (No Early Childhood) Gibraltar Sevastopol Southern Door (No 4K or Early Childhood) Sturgeon Bay (No AM 4K or Early Childhood) Saint Peter’s Lutheran in Sturgeon Bay opening two hours late … Continue reading

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Fire Destroys Barn in Sturgeon Bay

A barn at 3795 Egg Harbor Road, near 18th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon. Sturgeon Bay Fire Fighters were called at about 3:30PM, and when they arrived the fire was breaking through the roof. Everything in the building was a total loss, but there were no animals as it is not a working farm. Items lost include several vehicles that … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge Friday

The annual polar bear swim in Jacksonport is Friday at noon. JR Jarosh, the original polar bear told WDOR that it all started when he lost a bet with his father, that was in October 1984 and it moved to January first in 1986… The swim is open to anybody who is willing to jump into Lake Michigan, but those doing it are asked to … Continue reading

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