Door County Referendum Results

The Towns of Brussels, Union, & Gardner all approved an advisory referendum for the BUG Fire Department facilities upgrade in the amount of $2.8 million. The approval now triggers a second vote to be held at the annual town meetings. Brussels Yes – 320* No – 153 Union Yes – 284* No – 257 Gardner Yes – 288* No – 258 Voters in the Village … 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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Industry & Entrepreneur Awards to Be Handed Out Thursday

The Industry and Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, will be handed out Thursday when the Door County Economic Development Corporation holds its annual investors meeting and luncheon. The event will be held at 12 noon at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. Time will also be set aside for Wellness Works Awards, and an update on the organization’s accomplishments during the … Continue reading

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Tickets on Sale for Door County Lighthouse Festival

Members of the Door County Maritime Museum got first dibs on tickets for the 23rd annual Door County Lighthouse Festival. Now it’s the general public’s turn. Tickets for the popular event, and its many activities, went on sale Monday. Participants can engage in a self-guided tour of mainland lighthouses, take part in guided tours, schedule a boat trip or two, and, enjoy the exhibits at … 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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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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2nd Annual Travel & Tourism Summit to be Held In Early April

The Door County Visitor Bureau will host its second annual travel and tourism summit on Wednesday, April 6th at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. The tourism agency has put together a day’s worth of educational sessions focusing on tourism-related topics such as marketing trends, sustainable tourism practices, branding, social media, market research, public relations tactics, and, more. Break-out sessions in … Continue reading

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