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Gibraltar School Nominated for Blue Ribbon Award

A Door County school is a nominee for a national Blue Ribbon School award. In January, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction nominated the Gibraltar Elementary School for the national distinction, one of eight Wisconsin schools selected to compete for the award. Schools are nominated for exhibiting a high level of educational excellence and exemplary achievement. The Gibraltar School District will learn in September if … Continue reading

Friends Group Questions DNR’s High Water Mark

A member of the friends group that sued the City of Sturgeon Bay over a proposed waterfront hotel has offered his take on the DNR decision related to the parcel’s ordinary high water mark. Friends spokesperson Dan Collins says he appreciates the DNR’s affirmation of the state constitution’s public trust doctrine, but finds fault in the location selected for the line that determines public and … Continue reading

DNR Issues High Water Mark Ruling for Granary Property

The Department of Natural Resources has issued a ruling on the ordinary high water mark for a parcel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront that has been the focus of a lawsuit involving the city and a friends group. The state agency, in a lengthy document, set the dividing line between what is considered public and private property after taking testimony at a public hearing … Continue reading

Miss Door County 2018 Crowned

Madeline Winkel, daughter of Mark and Joan Winkel of Forestville and a graduate of Madison Edgewood College, was selected as Miss Door County Saturday evening. Jay Zahn was at the 22nd annual Miss Door County and 8th annual Miss Door County’s Outstanding Teen pageants and filed this report for WDOR… Jay also tells us that Lauren Junion, daughter of Jeff and Liz Junion, and a … Continue reading

North Section of Door County Snowmobile Trails Open

One section of the Door County snowmobile trail system is now open. The county Trails Coordinator says the North Section, from Maple Tree Road/Kangaroo Beach Road (Egg Harbor to Baileys Harbor) north to the Gills Rock area is open, but is listed in poor condition. The central, southeast and southwest sections remain closed at this time. The most current updates on the Door County snowmobile … Continue reading

Nature Conservancy Purchases 362 Acres Near Baileys Harbor

Nearly 362 acres of land, surrounded by the Baileys Harbor Boreal Forest and Wetlands State Natural Area in Door County has been purchased by the Nature Conservancy. When the land is designated as a state natural area, it will almost double the size of this unique and diverse natural area. The Nature Conservancy’s Mike Grimm explains why the property is being conserved… Grimm says a … Continue reading

Staff & Programs Up & Running at New ADRC & Community Center

The transformation of the building that once was the Door County central highway shop in Sturgeon Bay has gone beyond the facility’s recent renovation. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says staffers have moved into office space and programs are up and running at the north 14th Avenue location… Pabich anticipates that it will be several months before the transition is complete… The more than 80-year … Continue reading