Burn Ban in Effect in Kewaunee County

The Kewaunee County Fire Chief’s Association has put a burn ban in place in Kewaunee County, effective immediately until conditions improve. The DNR recently elevated the fire danger status in Kewaunee County to Very High. The emergency burning restrictions include: -No campfires except where municipalities allow by ordinance -No burning of combustible materials in the outdoors(fireworks, tiki torches…) -No smoking in the outdoors(smoking is allowed … Continue reading

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Visitor Spending Up in Door County

Visitor spending in Door County was up $14.6 million in 2014. According to a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, visitors to Door County spent $313.4, supporting 3,029 jobs and providing $66.3 million in labor income. Visitor spending also generated $34 million in state and local taxes. An increase of $1.5 million, or 4.65% over 2013. Jack Moneypenny, President and Chief Executive Officer … Continue reading

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Jim Olson Makes Major Financial Committment to Boys & Girls Club

Jim Olson Motors in Sturgeon Bay has made a major financial commitment to the Boys and Girls Club of Door County. The local firm has committed to being the presenting sponsor for the annual golf outing at Horseshoe Bay in June over the next five years, along with a $25,000 pledge toward constructing a technology center at the club facilities in downtown Sturgeon Bay, for … Continue reading

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Bridge Maintenance Next Week in Sturgeon Bay

A crew from the Department of Transportation will be returning to Door County next week for spring maintenance and cleaning work on Sturgeon Bay’s three bridges. The work is routine, but is expected to result in both road and marine traffic impacts. The schedule is as follows… Monday Michigan Street Bridge…8:00 am to 3:00 pm…With flaggers Tuesday Michigan Street Bridge…8:00 am to 3:00 pm…Full Closure … Continue reading

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Vacancy on Door County Board

The resignation of Door County Board Supervisor Tim O’Connor, effective Friday, has created a vacancy in the 5th Supervisory District. The district encompasses ward one in the Town of Nasewaupee and ward two in the Town of Gardner. Residents of the district wishing to be considered for appointment to the vacant seat must submit a letter of interest to: County Board Chairman Dan Austad in … Continue reading

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Washington Island Looking for a Superintendent…Again

When it comes to the Superintendent’s position, it appears that it’s back to the drawing board for the Washington Island School District. WDOR News has learned that current Superintendent Tammy Kielbasa informed the board of education Monday of her decision to leave the island school as of June. Kielbasa signed on as Superintendent last year after Tim Raymond moved on. She had been an elementary … Continue reading

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Orchard Country Winery & Market Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Orchard Country Winery and Market received the Door County “Entrepreneur of the Year” award Wednesday at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The business was established in 1985 by Bob Lautenbach, but the Lautenbach family has been planting, harvesting and producing quality fruit products in Door County since 1955. When the original market was destroyed in a fire in 2005, the Lautenbach family used … Continue reading

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Jim Olson Automotive Named Industry of the Year

The Jim Olson Automotive Group was named the “Industry of the Year” Wednesday at the annual investors meeting of the Door County Economic Development Corporation. The firm and its four divisions are all located in Sturgeon Bay. Olson, who spent three decades in the vehicle sales business in Milwaukee, has made steady additions to the automotive group, beginning in 2006 and continuing into last year. … Continue reading

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Over $8,000 in Wire Stolen From Two Work Sites

For the most part, recycling is a good thing. But when its is done by people with larceny on their minds it’s another thing altogether. The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of the theft of wire from work sites in the county earlier this month. Wiring was taken from equipment at a gravel pit in the Town of Union. The owner indicated that … Continue reading

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Center Line Community Forum Summarizes Eau Claire Trip

The community group, Center Line Community Forum, has Issued a statement providing an analysis of its recent trip to Eau Claire to study an example of that city’s smart growth efforts. In recent years, Eau Claire has turned a contaminated brownfield location into a site that melds public and private projects. The Door County group of 11 spent three hours touring Phoenix Park and listening … Continue reading

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