DCL Season Opened Sunday

The Door County League’s tradition of opening its season on Mother’s Day continued with four games yesterday.  Defending champion Sister Bay picked up a win on WDOR while Egg Harbor, West Jacksonport and Kolberg also earned victories.  Here are the details: On 910 AM WDOR and wdor.com, Sister Bay beat Institute, 13-0.  Reigning DCL Pitcher of the Year, Ryan Demmin tossed a three-hit shutout.  Demmin … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge Open To Lighter Traffic

The Wisconsin D.O.T. has announced that the Michigan Street Bridge is now open to car traffic under 20 tons until a full inspection can be performed this week. Vehicles more than 20 tons must use the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge. A detour is posted. An accident occurred shortly before 6PM Friday that damaged several overhead beams on the Michigan Street Bridge. According to authorities, a backhoe … Continue reading

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TTX & Peninsula Publishing Honored by DCEDC

The Door County Economic Development Corporation recognized two special Door County operations at its annual investors meeting on Thursday. Therma-Tron-X was named the Industry of the Year, and Peninsula Publishing & Distribution owners David Elliot and Madeline Harrison were named entrepreneurs of the year. The Industry of the Year Award recognizes a local construction, service, or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Leak Friday Morning in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay Fire Fighters were on the scene of a natural gas leak Friday morning at about 7:30. Fire Chief Tim Dietman told WDOR News that a contractor for Wisconsin Public Service was working in the area of Lansing Avenue & Spruce Street when he inadvertently dug through the gas line. A quantity of gas was released from the break which was smelled over a … Continue reading

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Two Minor Fire Calls Tuesday Night

Local fire fighters had two relatively minor fire calls Tuesday night, both at about 8:30PM. The first was to a residence on Ash Lane in the Town of Egg Harbor, and the other to a bed & breakfast in Sturgeon Bay. The fire on Ash Lane was a chimney fire, the people in the home discovered the wall near the chimney was warm, so they … Continue reading

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Door County Election Results

Door County Board While 21 seats were on the ballot for the Door County Board, there were only 3 contested races. In District 3 Roy Englebert defeated Patrick Olson 339 to 235, in District 8, Dan Austad received 336 votes to David Hayes 209, and, in District 11, Megan Lundahl defeated JoAnn Schley 312 to 232 votes. Gardner Town Supervisor 3 Michelle Ploor – 238* … Continue reading

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Birmingham Wins Close Mayoral Race in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay Mayor Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham appears to have won a very close race for re-election over challenger Laurel Brooks. The unofficial results show Birmingham with 1,894 votes to 1,842 for Brooks. Sturgeon Bay City Council In races for city council seats in Sturgeon Bay it was Ron Vandertie defeating challenger Kelly Avenson 374 to 248 in District 2. In District 4, Richard … Continue reading

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Three Interested In Judge Vacancy

Governor Scott Walker will have at least three candidates to choose from when he selects a replacement for retiring Door County Branch Two Judge Peter Diltz.  Door County Court Commissioner Jennifer Moeller, District Attorney Ray Pelrine and attorney Dave Weber have all expressed interest in the position. Moeller was appointed Door County Family Court Commissioner and Register in Probate five years ago.  Prior to that, … Continue reading

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Referendums On The April Fifth Ballot In Door County

Voters in three parts of Door County will be asked to weigh-in on referendum questions during the spring election April fifth. In Ephraim, where liquor sales have been banned since the village was created, voters will be asked to consider two questions related to the sale of beer and wine.  A large segment of the business community is supportive of the idea, while some have … Continue reading

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Boater Rescued In Door County Waters

A 59-year old Door County man was rescued Tuesday afternoon after he experienced a medical problem while in a boat on the waters of Green Bay in southern Door County.  The Door County Sheriff’s Department was contacted at 5:19 PM that the man was in distress in a Boston whaler on the bay in southern Door County and was attempting to make it to Sugar … Continue reading

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