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Highway 42/57 Project Wraps up Soon

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It looks like the contractor working on the Highway 42/57 road project, from southern Door County to the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay, is getting close to wrapping up the $1.3 million highway upgrade begun in August. According to the Department of Transportation, the concrete work and landscaping are on the punch list for this week. By the time all of the orange barrels have … Continue reading

$40,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Sturgeon Bay

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While an individual in California may have won more than $228 million in the Powerball drawing Wednesday evening, there were others picking up cash prizes, including a $40,000 winner in Sturgeon Bay. The Powerball ticket was sold at the Pick n’ Save store on Egg Harbor Road. Four of five numbers and the Powerball number were matched by the lucky winner. Normally, that’s a $10,000 … Continue reading

Roadwork in Northern Door County Delayed One Week

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Work on a 2.2 mile section of Highway 42, from Gills Rock to the Northport ferry landing, will not start on Monday as was originally announced. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation now says the resurfacing project will start one week later on Monday, October 6th. The roadwork comes with a price tag of $615,000. Once the project begins, the highway will remain open with lane … Continue reading

WDOR Talk Show Monday All About Roundabouts

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People interested in learning more about the DOT’s rationale for building roundabouts at the intersections of Highway 42/57, Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road, in the Sturgeon Bay area, are invited to tune in to the WDOR Talk Show on Monday morning. DOT Project Manager Jeremy Ashauer will be joined by a department engineer to explain why the agency believes roundabouts will fit in well … Continue reading

Newspaper Archives Go Digital

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Decades of Door County history could be at your fingertips and you don’t have to leave home to access it. Laura Kayacan, adult services librarian at the Sturgeon Bay Library, has been instrumental in seeing to it that decades of newspapers have been digitized. Kayacan also has been presenting programs on the newspaper project. She talks about the years racked up for online use so … Continue reading

DC Child Tests Positive For EVD-68

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The Door County Public Health Department has been notified by the Wisconsin Department of Health that a child in the county tested positive for the respiratory virus “enterovirus d68 or EVD-68.” Rhonda Kolberg, Door County public health director and health officer, says enterovirus infections are common, mostly occurring in the summer and fall. Kolberg says most people infected by the virus have little if any … Continue reading

Roy & Charlotte Lukes to Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

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Roy and Charotte Lukes of Egg Harbor will be honored with the 2014 Harold “BUD” Jordahl Lifetime achievement Award on Thursday in Madison. The couple will be recognized by Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, at the Land Conservation Leadership awards celebration, Wisconsin’s premier conservation event. Treasured Door and Kewaunee County naturalists and conservation icons, Roy and Charlotte Lukes have worked as a team … Continue reading