Bay Ship Hopes to Move Old Railroad Depot

In 2015 Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding acquired property in Sturgeon Bay along 3rd Avenue which included the old train depot. Built in 1914, the former Ahnapee & Western train depot eventually became numerous other businesses such as a tavern, a microbrewery, and a restaurant. Now, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is looking to move the old train depot off that property, as they have other plans for that … Continue reading

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WDOR BINGO Cards Available at Sister Bay Piggly Wiggly

Every Monday morning at 8:30 WDOR hosts our weekly Door-Tran/WDOR BINGO game on our AM signal at 910 on your AM radio dial, as well as online at wdor.com. For decades, BINGO has been a favorite for many of our listeners, and now our listeners in northern Door County will have a much closer outlet for picking up their weekly Door-Tran/WDOR BINGO cards at Piggly … Continue reading

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DCMM One Step Closer to Accreditation

The Door County Maritime Museum has announced that they have passed the American Alliance of Museums’ Core Documents Verification Program. This milestone in meeting museum industry standards means an internationally recognized professional organization for the museum industry has verified the museum’s educational mission, strategic plan, code of ethics, and emergency and collections stewardship policies. These are the 5 core documents seen as being fundamental for … Continue reading

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Gibraltar Schools Construction Begins This Spring

We recently spoke with Gibraltar Schools Superintendent Brett Stousland about the upcoming construction for the facilities referendum projects, and he says that construction will begin this spring after classes finish up for the semester. Stousland shares the details of that work to be done… One highlight of the work to be done will be a new community room to be used for various school or … Continue reading

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Propane Truck Accident Closes Highway 42 Tuesday

There was a 2-vehicle crash shortly before 12:00 noon Tuesday, just south of Carlsville near the intersection of Highway 42 and Town Line Road, and one of the vehicles was an overturned propane truck. The Door County Sheriff’s Office put out a warning that the truck overturning involved some spillage.The propane truck had collided with a cargo delivery van and both vehicles were overturned in … Continue reading

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Southern Door Selects New Superintendent

Following last night’s Southern Door School Board meeting, it was announced that Dr. Kevin Krutzik will be the district’s new Superintendent, effective July 1st. Dr. Krutzik has 19 years of experience in education, as he was recently the Principal of Sheboygan Falls High School. Previously he was also the Assistant Principal at Fon Du Lac High School, Middle/High School Principal at Oshkosh Lourdes Academy, and … Continue reading

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Washington Island Sea Perch Team Going International

Saturday was this year’s regional Sea Perch competition at Ashwaubenon High School, where area elementary and middle school teams compete using underwater robotics. Washington Island’s “Fast & Furious” team came in 2nd place overall which means they will be heading to the international Sea Perch competition at the University of Maryland this spring. This year’s regional competition included teams from Sturgeon Bay’s Sunrise Elementary, and … Continue reading

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Destination Door County CEO Named to Destinations International Committee

Destination Door County CEO Julie Gilbert was recently named a Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for destination organizations, convention & visitor bureaus, and tourism boards. This committee is made up of 76 members representing tourist destinations around the globe. The committee’s tasks include recommending partnerships, best practices, and resources to communicate the value and impact of destination organizations … Continue reading

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Door County Hardware, Coolest Store East of the Mississippi

The Ace Hardware Corporation recently named Door County Ace Hardware as the “Coolest Hardware Store East of the Mississippi.” Out of the 5,000+ Ace Hardware stores across the country, only two stores are chosen each year for this recognition, one east and one west of the Mississippi. Third-generation owner Amy(Austad) Labott moved the store from it’s original location on 3rd Avenue, to it’s current home … Continue reading

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Incident Support Team Volunteers Help During Emergencies

We recently spoke with Jeff Heck, a representative for the Door County Incident Support Team. For the last 2 years, this local group of volunteers has been providing support for first responders, as well as victims of various emergency incidents, based on the scale or extent of time an incident may last. Heck explains here some of what they do if they are called upon … Continue reading

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