Veteran Leader Ken Wendt Passes

Ken Wendt, a local businessman and a strong advocate for Door County veterans, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Wendt was a life member of the Weber Tess AMVETS Post 51 in Sturgeon Bay. Scott McFarlane, Door County Veterans Service Officer, says Wendt did all he could to make the lives of veterans better… … Continue reading

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State Budget Could Help Pay for Damaged Cable to Washington Island

Two Door County state legislators are asking Governor Tony Evers to include up to two million dollars in the state budget to cover a portion of the costs associated to a damaged electrical cable that cut power to Washington Island in June. The Washington Island Electric Cooperative reports that the total damages are in the neighborhood of $4.1 million. The letter sent by State Senator … Continue reading

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DCMM to Seek Community Development Grant for Tower

The Door County Maritime Museum was given the go-ahead by the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday evening to seek a community development investment grant to help pay for the construction of a ten story tower at its location on the city’s west side waterfront. The council action means that the local organization can apply for up to a quarter million dollars in grant funding through … Continue reading

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Door County Primary Election Results

Here are the vote totals for the primary election in Door County Tuesday. In each case, two seats are being contested and the candidate with the lowest vote total will not be listed on the April 2nd ballot. Sevastopol Town BoardLinda Wait 247 votesTony Haen 165 votesKimberly Denil 59 votesDarrick DeMeuse 24 votesKurt Krauel 19 votes Gibraltar Board of EducationDon Helm 473 votes Brett Reetz … Continue reading

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DNR Will Have Engineering Firm Examine Potawatomi Tower

The Department of Natural Resources announced on Friday that it would be bringing in an engineering firm to consider analysis related to the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park. The tower, built in 1932, is closed because of concerns about its structural integrity. DNR spokesperson Missy Vanlanduyt explains what the process will be… Vanlanduyt says there are no plans to take the tower down at … Continue reading

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Highway Commissioner Thanks Plow Crews & Public

The winter of 2018/19 has tested the abilities of snowplow crews across the area and the state. Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says the people who man the plows locally have done “yeoman’s work” already and there’s still several more weeks of winter to deal with… Kolodziej says it takes a cooperative effort on the part of everyone in order to deal with some … Continue reading

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Surge in WPS Scam Callers Recently

Wisconsin Public Service is urging its business and residential customers to be aware of a surge in scam attempts this week. Matt Cullen says about 60 scam calls have been reported… Cullen says the scam artists can make it seem as if the calls are actually coming from WPS… We’re told at least one Wisconsin Public Service customer fell victim to scam and lost hundreds … Continue reading

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Delegates Needed for DK Legislative Days

Delegates are being sought to represent Door and Kewaunee Counties during the upcoming legislative days in Madison. The event will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 3rd and 4th, as the contingent fans out in the state capitol and engages legislators about issues facing the two counties. Legislative day delegates will be trained on the matters that will be presented and on best practices … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice This Weekend in Sturgeon Bay

It looks like the Fire and Ice celebration in Sturgeon Bay Saturday will have plenty of snow and a fair amount of ice to work with given the recent wintry mix that has fallen on the Door Peninsula. Speaking of ice, the ice carving contest runs from 9AM to 2PM citywide. Vote for the people’s choice award by 2PM before catching the awards ceremony at … Continue reading

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Shovel Out a Hydrant for a Frozen Treat

Here’s your chance to become a hydrant hero and help the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department have easier access to fire hydrants throughout the city. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says, on Saturday, from 9AM to 3PM, citizens will be asked dig out buried hydrants near their homes. He says their actions will help provide access to hundreds of hydrants throughout the city… Dietman says efforts are … Continue reading

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