Southern Door 8th Grader a Semi-Finalist in National Geographic State Bee

Julian Mulroy, at eighth grade student at Southern Door Middle School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is now one of the semifinalists to compete in the 2017 Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the American Family Training Center in Madison on Friday, March 31st. Now in its 29th year, this is the second level of … Continue reading

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Information Sessions for Southern Door Referendum

A series of brief informational presentations about the upcoming Southern Door school referendum has been scheduled at several venues in the district in March. The first session will be held on Monday, March 6th, at 7PM, at the Knights of Columbus building, 692 Tacoma Beach Road, Sturgeon Bay. On April 4th, district residents will be asked for permission to exceed the state-imposed revenue cap by … Continue reading

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Still No Progress on Waterfront Hotel Mediation

Sawyer Hotel Developer Bob Papke has expressed disappointment that mediation to resolve the impasse over a west side waterfront property matter is not scheduled. State Representative Joel Kitchens was asked to moderate a meeting on the matter, but was unable to get the two sides to agree on a meeting date and a time. In a news release issued Thursday, Papke indicated that the City … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Superintendent Interviews Next Week

The Sevastopol Board of Education has set aside three days next week for interviews with candidates for the soon to be open superintendent’s position. Interim Superintendent Steve Cromell is retiring at the end of the current school year. Closed door meetings have been set for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in the multi-purpose room at the school in Institute. On February 18th, a 19-person committee met … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Investigating Death of Northern Door Woman

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is trying to determine how a 69-year old county woman died over the weekend. The woman’s lifeless body was discovered Saturday laying on the driveway of a home off Cave Point Drive. She was covered in snow. The Door County dispatch center was contacted at about 2PM by a 72-year old county man who indicated that the woman was dead. … Continue reading

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Sister Bay Road Project Wins Excellence Award

A road project in Door County was one of nine recipients of excellence in construction awards recently handed out in Madison by the state Department of Transportation. The excellence in concrete award went to Vinton Construction Company of Manitowoc for reconstruction of a three quarter mile section of Highway 42, from Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road in Sister Bay. The road project was completed … Continue reading

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Multi-Million Dollar Makeover of Old Highway Shop Underway

Work on the multi-million dollar makeover for the former Door County highway shop in Sturgeon Bay is about to commence. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says effort to retrofit the building on north 14th Avenue to house emergency services and the senior resource center programming is moving forward… Pabich says the evidence of progress at the site won’t be obvious for a month or so … Continue reading

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Fire Departments Respond to Grass Fire & Smoking Dryer Thursday

It might be one of the be the earliest times that a Door County fire department has been called on to fight a grass fire. Thursday afternoon, sparks from a burning barrel was the apparent cause of the fire in a ditch near the barrel at 8903 County J in Brussels. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department sent a brush truck and two firemen to the scene. … Continue reading

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Crews Use Rowboat in Ice Rescue on Kangaroo Lake

A 19-year old Baileys Harbor woman who fell through the ice south of the Kangaroo Lake causeway Thursday afternoon was rescued by fire department personnel using a row boat. Mary Harty was conscious when she was found in the water up to her waist. She was extricated and returned to shore where she was checked out by an EMS crew. The investigating deputy was told … Continue reading

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Co-op’s Appliance Avenue Opens at New Location

After months of planning and a major makeover, the Door County Cooperative is ready to invite patrons to its newest location at 938 Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay. The former Warner Wholesale building has been transformed into the new home for the co-op’s Appliance Avenue, America’s Mattress Gallery, and Cellcom divisions. President and CEO Brian Duquaine says the project has been a large undertaking … Continue reading

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