Early Morning Fatal Crash in Town of Franklin


A crash Thursday morning in the Town of Franklin has taken the life of a 62 year old woman who was a passenger in one of the vehicles. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene at 6:36AM. According to the report, a 58 year old Two Rivers man, was traveling north on County Highway Q in a Toyota truck, stopped at the stop … Continue reading

Snowmobiles and Trailer Stolen in Brussels Area

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The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the report of the theft of a snowmobile trailer and snowmobiles from a Brussels area resident in recent weeks. The man said the missing 12 foot by eight and a half foot “sled bed” trailer is worth about $7,000. The three snowmobiles, all Yamaha models, are 1997, 1998 and 2002 vintage. The investigating officer noted in the theft … Continue reading

Next Meeting on Hotel Proposal December 17th


It looks like the matter of zoning for a hotel proposed for Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront will be taken up by the city plan commission during a meeting on Wednesday, December 17th. The agenda for the session has not yet been finalized, but the proposal from developer Bob Papke is expected to be discussed by the seven-person body, although a vote on a recommendation … Continue reading

Gibraltar Moves on After Knudson Resignation

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It appears that the Gibraltar School District is moving on without Secondary Principal Kirk Knudson. WDOR News has learned that parents of students in the district were informed last week that the duties formerly administered by Knudson would be handled by Elementary Principal Brian Annen with help from Dean of Students, Tim Mulrain. Meanwhile, the school board search for a replacement is expected to begin … Continue reading

Shops Damaged in June Fire to Be Torn Down


WDOR News has learned that the building which housed the Harbor Place Shoppes on the west side of Sturgeon Bay will be razed in the near future. The building at 49 North Madison Avenue was severely damaged in a fire that occurred during the early morning hours of June 30th. Action on the fate of the structure has been on hold while property owner Thomas … Continue reading

Developer Considering “Substantial Changes” to Hotel Plan


The Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Design Review Board was scheduled to meet Friday to consider a proposed hotel located on the former Door County Cooperative property at 92 East Maple Street, but the meeting has been postponed. The session was intended to review the building design for the proposed lodging facility, but developer Bob Papke requested the postponement. In making his request, Papke indicated that substantial … Continue reading

Grandparent Scam Strikes in Door County


A Door County couple was bilked out of $1,400 by the so-called “grandparents scam.” Last month, the couple received a call from a person who claimed to be their grandson. The caller said he was in jail for drunken driving and needed to be bailed out. Shortly thereafter, a man claiming to be Attorney David Bell called to say it would cost $2,700 to cover … Continue reading