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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

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

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

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

Wheel Tax Could be Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Ideally, the City of Sturgeon Bay would like to do street upgrades every 30 years or so, but, due to current circumstances, mostly financial in nature, the average is closer to 62 years. City Administrator Josh VanLieshout was tasked with coming up with funding options that will generate the funding needed to expand the annual number of street repair projects. VanLieshout said generating $490,000 annually … Continue reading

Council Moves Forward With TID Refinancing

A plan to refinance $3.1 million in taxable notes related to Sturgeon Bay tax increment district number four will move forward as a result of action taken by the city council Tuesday. City Treasurer Val Clarizio explained why the acquisition of short-term notes is needed for the district which encompasses the city’s west side waterfront… Brad Viegut of the financial consulting firm Robert W. Baird … Continue reading

DK Drug Task Force Arrests 19 After Drug Busts

Over the past several months, WDOR News had received sporadic reports of increased law enforcement activity in Door County and now we know why. In a news release issued Monday, Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says an eight month investigation into illegal drug activity, spearheaded by the Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force, culminated in the execution of three search warrants and a probation search Monday. The … Continue reading