Branch Causes Power Outage in Jacksonport Tuesday

Perhaps you were one of 1185 customers of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in the Jacksonport area & South who experienced a power outage & wondered what happened Tuesday morning. WPS Public Relations Manager Lisa Prunty says it appears that a tree branch caused the electrical disruption. Prunty says power was off for about an hour in most cases.

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Sheriff Joski Announces Intention to Seek Re-Election

Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski has announced his intention to run for re-election in the fall election for what would be a third four year term. Before becoming Sheriff, Joski was with the Kewaunee City Police Department for over 14 years. He has a degree in police science from NWTC.  The fall election will be on Tuesday, November 4th. Joski’s full statement is below: To: … Continue reading

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Fire Tuesday in Baileys Harbor

A unattached garage & a boat nearby were destroyed in a fire Tuesday afternoon at the Brett Reetz home at 9,000 West Meadow Road, in Baileys Harbor. Baileys Harbor Fire Chief Brian Zak discovered the blaze at about 1:30PM. Zak said the garage was fully engulfed & the boat was just starting to burn as he walked up the driveway. Mutual aide was automatically called … Continue reading

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Door County Fair Jingle Winners Announced

A jingle created by two young ladies from Sturgeon Bay was selected to be used on on-air advertising for the Door County Fair as part of its second annual jingle contest. Students from Door County schools were invited to participate in the competition which which was held Saturday at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center near Egg Harbor. Jingles were judged on clarity, creativity, musical … Continue reading

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Coast Guard City Celebration Information

More information on the US Coast Guard City celebration in Sturgeon Bay has been announced. The city was officially designated as a “Coast Guard City” on January 23rd, one of only 16 cities nationwide to be so honored & the first city in Wisconsin to receive the distinction. Not only did the Coast Guard have to sign onto the recommendation, but it took an Act … Continue reading

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Little Lake Restoration Project Moving Forward

The effort to find funding to restore Little Lake at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay has been showing positive signs in recent months. Last week, WDOR News reported on grant funding that will be sought by City Municipal Services Superintendent Bob Bordeau, one of several he is working on so that the construction of an engineered wetland can begin this year. The Sturgeon Bay Rotary … Continue reading

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DCVB On The Go

The Door County Visitor Bureau will hold offices hours for business people & others Thursday as part of its “Bureau on the Go” program. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications & PR, says the outreach program is an attempt to bring key elements of the tourism organization to the people its serves…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Jarosh says tables representing several departments will be … Continue reading

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Ask Thrivent Financial/ Savings Match

The Door County Team for Thrivent Financial & Financial Consultant Grace Rossman present Ask Thrivent Financial on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:55AM & 4:55PM on WDOR.  The topic of this program- Your boss won’t match your savings….now what?  Click the play button to listen. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its respective associates and employees cannot provide legal, accounting, or tax advice … Continue reading

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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

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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

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