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Safe Kids Door County Day Saturday

The first annual Safe Kids Door County Day will be held on Saturday at the Door County Fairgrounds at John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. The free and interactive fun event runs from 9AM to 1PM. Maryanne Smith says Safe Kids Day is a cooperative effort of several individuals and organizations… Smith says the organizers are hoping to meet several goals by putting on … Continue reading

Washington Island Business Destroyed By Fire

The Danish Mill Bakery, Deli and Restaurant on Washington Island was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday.  Washington Island Fire Chief Paul Swanson talked with WDOR News Director Roger Levendusky about the blaze which occurred at 1934 Lobdell Point Road… Chief Swanson said a neighbor alerted the fire department that the building was on fire.  Swanson said the cause is being listed as “undetermined” at … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Considers Allowing Dogs in Parks

Dog-owners in Sturgeon Bay got one step closer to being able to take the family pet to city parks during the meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council Tuesday. The council, on a five to two vote, approved the first reading of a resolution that changes the current ordinance regulating and licensing animals. Municipal Services Director Bob Bordeau said the city has been wrestling with … Continue reading

Door County in Running for Best Wisconsin Attraction

Voting continues online in a competition to determine what is Wisconsin’s best attraction. Door County is currently in third place in the voting sponsored by USA Today and Ten Best, trailing Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Circus World. Jon Jarosh of the Door County Visitor Bureau says voting is open until Monday, August 28th. USA Today and Ten Best will be promoting the winners. To vote, … Continue reading

Humane Society Assisting in Feral Cat Capture on Washington Island

At the request of Door County and the county Corporation Counsel, the Door County Humane Society is assisting in the seizure of dozens of cats from a single property on Washington Island. The home has been condemned as a human health hazard and is being torn down on Thursday. The dozens of cats living in and around the home are reported to be largely feral … Continue reading

4th Avenue Work Continues in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shechik has provided another update on work being done on north 4th Avenue, from Florida to Delaware Street. Shechik says the contractor completed all of the sanitary sewer and water work related to the main and laterals last Friday. All of the homes within the project area have been removed from the temporary water system and are being supplied with … Continue reading

Retired Colonel Tim Lawrie Passes Away

A Door County business and community leader has died. Retired Colonel Thomas “Tim” Lawrie, 73 of Baileys Harbor, passed away Saturday morning at home of an apparent heart attack. Born in Berlin, Wisconsin in 1943, Lawrie was a 1961 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School and received bachelors and masters degrees in economics and business administration from the UW/Milwaukee. He served two tours in Vietnam … Continue reading