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Vacancy on Door County Board


The resignation of Door County Board Supervisor Tim O’Connor, effective Friday, has created a vacancy in the 5th Supervisory District. The district encompasses ward one in the Town of Nasewaupee and ward two in the Town of Gardner. Residents of the district wishing to be considered for appointment to the vacant seat must submit a letter of interest to: County Board Chairman Dan Austad in … Continue reading

Washington Island Looking for a Superintendent…Again


When it comes to the Superintendent’s position, it appears that it’s back to the drawing board for the Washington Island School District. WDOR News has learned that current Superintendent Tammy Kielbasa informed the board of education Monday of her decision to leave the island school as of June. Kielbasa signed on as Superintendent last year after Tim Raymond moved on. She had been an elementary … Continue reading

Orchard Country Winery & Market Named Entrepreneur of the Year


Orchard Country Winery and Market received the Door County “Entrepreneur of the Year” award Wednesday at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The business was established in 1985 by Bob Lautenbach, but the Lautenbach family has been planting, harvesting and producing quality fruit products in Door County since 1955. When the original market was destroyed in a fire in 2005, the Lautenbach family used … Continue reading

Jim Olson Automotive Named Industry of the Year


The Jim Olson Automotive Group was named the “Industry of the Year” Wednesday at the annual investors meeting of the Door County Economic Development Corporation. The firm and its four divisions are all located in Sturgeon Bay. Olson, who spent three decades in the vehicle sales business in Milwaukee, has made steady additions to the automotive group, beginning in 2006 and continuing into last year. … Continue reading

Over $8,000 in Wire Stolen From Two Work Sites


For the most part, recycling is a good thing. But when its is done by people with larceny on their minds it’s another thing altogether. The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of the theft of wire from work sites in the county earlier this month. Wiring was taken from equipment at a gravel pit in the Town of Union. The owner indicated that … Continue reading

Center Line Community Forum Summarizes Eau Claire Trip


The community group, Center Line Community Forum, has Issued a statement providing an analysis of its recent trip to Eau Claire to study an example of that city’s smart growth efforts. In recent years, Eau Claire has turned a contaminated brownfield location into a site that melds public and private projects. The Door County group of 11 spent three hours touring Phoenix Park and listening … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Department Investigating Thefts From Storage Units


The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the report of thefts to storage areas in the northern part of the county. Last week, an Egg Harbor woman said items were missing from storage at her condo unit. The missing items include a woman’s bicycle, leather horse riding boots, and, a storage container with other riding gear. The woman estimated her loss at $1,000 dollars. The … Continue reading