Reports Of Damage From Monday’s Hailstorm

An intense storm caused significant damage to gardens and orchards in a small swath of the Door Peninsula Monday night.  Cherry and apple orchards were destroyed during the storm.  The U-W Extension Peninsular Experimental Station north of Sturgeon Bay was particularly hard hit.  That’s according to superintendent Matt Stasiak… Stasiak says as much as four inches of hail could be found on the experimental station … Continue reading

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Holy Hail!

Monday night’s thunderstorms brought rain, lightning and thunder to some parts of the WDOR listening area.  North of Sturgeon Bay, those storms brought hail.  In fact, the National Weather Service Office in Green Bay reported on their twitter account (@NWSGreenBay) that three inches of hail fell in some spots.  Here are some of the pictures that listeners shared: This is hole number five at Cherry … Continue reading

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Former Local Man Killed In Chicago

A former Northeast Wisconsin man was killed in Chicago over the weekend, in what police call case of mistaken identity. The Chicago Tribune said 28-year old Wil Lewis was shot in the back while standing along a street on Saturday in the Rogers Park neighborhood. He was a photographer who was supposed to start a new job today in the Windy City. Lewis was born … Continue reading

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Missing Kayakers Found

The search for three kayakers missing since Thursday afternoon, came to a successful resolution Friday morning when the trio was plucked from the bay of Green Bay, on the Michigan side, near whaleback shoal. The group, 43 year old Allison Alter & 9 year old Zach Alter of Austin, Texas & 9 year old Thomas Alter of Highland Park, Illinois, were taken by helicopter to … Continue reading

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Camper Fire Early Saturday

Two adult individuals sustained burns Saturday in an early morning fire at 3907 Rileys Bay Road, in the Town of Gardner. Firefighters from the Brussels-Union-Gardner and Southern Door fire departments were paged out shortly after 1:30am. The first units on the scene found a pop-up camper and three vehicles parked near a home burning. A nearby garage was also severely damaged in the blaze. The … Continue reading

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Sister Bay Wins Week Eight Showdown

The first and second place teams in the Door County Baseball League met Sunday and Sister Bay remained perfect in 2014 as they beat West Jacksonport.  Also in week eight, Kolberg won the Southern door matchup as they beat Maplweood and Washington Island snapped their losing streak with a home win over Institute. Sister Bay beat West Jacksonport, 3-2.  Sister Bay (8-0) snapped a 2-2 … Continue reading

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Trimberger Will Step Down From Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center

WDOR News has learned that Todd Trimberger, executive director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, is stepping down after 8 years at the helm. In a letter to the tourism organization’s executive committee, Trimberger said the decision to leave was a difficult one, but he felt the time was right to make the change. Cindy Weber, president of the Visitor Center board, praised Trimberger’s leadership, … Continue reading

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Door-Tran Joins With We Are Hope, Inc.

Door-Tran, Door County’s transportation network, is working with We Are Hope, Incorporated to provide funding for residents who need help obtaining or maintaining their vehicles. Door-Tran mobility manager Pam Busch talks about the vehicle purchase/repair loan program and who it is intended to help… Busch explains how individuals can access the program… The goal of the cooperative effort is to serve at least 18 people … Continue reading

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Recently Reported Scams In Door County

A Fish Creek area man is the apparent victim of a driveway sealing scam and is out about $540. The man told the Door County Sheriff’s Department that he was contacted by an individual who said he had excess driveway sealer product and offered to seal the driveway, and fill cracks, for 23 cents a square foot or $540. A two year warranty on all … Continue reading

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Market Square Reconstruction Making Progress

Tony Depies, Sturgeon Bay City Engineer has provided us with an update on the Market Square reconstruction project. Depies notes that the weather has been a major problem slowing the progress of the project. In spite of the problems, Depies says the gravel base is in, in the parking lot & alley. Construction has begun in preparation for the installation of concrete curbs in the … Continue reading

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