Grant Awarded to DCVB


A grant of $39,500 was presented to the Door County Visitor Bureau Thursday by Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism, Stephanie Klett. Klett says the funding will help the county tourism agency enhance its online presence… Klett says the state investment is another example of the power of the internet and Door County’s effort to stay ahead of the curve… This year, the Wisconsin Department of tourism … Continue reading

Dozens Voice Opinions on Proposed Sturgeon Bay Hotel


About three dozen individuals expressed their opposition to a proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront as part of a public hearing during the meeting of the city plan commission Wednesday evening. About a dozen people had favorable comments. Following its own rules and because two members of the commission were not in attendance, the committee tabled the matter until its next meeting. Earlier, … Continue reading

Door County Finance Director to Retire


WDOR News has learned that Shirley Scalish, Door County Finance Director, has decided to retire at the beginning of next year. Scalish has held her position in Door County since 2001. Prior to that, she spent three decades handling financial matters on the county, city and village level. She submitted her letter of retirement on Monday and intends to work through January 15th.

Sturgeon Bay Residents Can Comment on West Side Waterfront Plans Tonight


Residents will have the opportunity to comment on the construction of a hotel proposed for the former Door County Cooperative property on the west side of Sturgeon Bay during Wednesday night’s meeting of the city plan commission. Developer Bob Papke is proposing to build a 90 room boutique-style inn, with meeting rooms and a spa. According to architect Henry Isaksen, the hotel would occupy just … Continue reading

Christmas by the Bay in Sturgeon Bay


The annual celebration of the holiday season, Christmas by the Bay, kicks off Friday evening in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, told WDOR’s Eddy Allen about the festivities on opening night… There will also be wagon rides on Friday evening. The visitor center’s promotion’s coordinator, Amanda Thuss says there’s still time to sign up for Saturday’s Christmas … Continue reading

Bassmaster Championship Will Generate Millions for Local Economy


There’s no doubt that having the 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship in Sturgeon Bay is a real feather in the cap distinction for the city and Door County. Todd Trimberger, former Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Executive Director, will coordinate the event running from September 17th through the 20th. Trimberger explains how the tournament will generate millions of dollars for the local economy… … Continue reading

BUG Department Responds to Brussels House Fire


All department units and more than two dozen members of the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire Saturday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier says the fire was in a large electrical box in the basement of the home owned by Rick and Sandy Miller at 1178 County XC in the Town of Brussels. Wautier says the flames had been … Continue reading