Indiana Man Dies After Fall at Peninsula Park

A 70-year old Indiana man has died as a result of injuries suffered in a fall at Peninsula State Park Sunday afternoon. According to Chief Deputy Pat McCarty, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was alerted shortly before 2:30PM that the man had fallen from a cliff in the Eagle Bluff lookout area. The initial investigation indicated that the resident of Elkhart, Indiana slipped and fell … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Using Maze Day to Build Awareness & Relationships

High school students at Sevastopol will trade the classroom for a corn field Thursday as part of the effort to build awareness and relationships. Principal Adam Baier says the event is part of the effort to enhance personal relationships with students… Through fun and engaging seasonal activities like a pumpkin carving competition, the hope is to reinforce with all students in grades 9 through 12 … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Fire Damages Home in Union

An older home in the Town of Union was damaged in a fire early Monday morning. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department was paged out at about 4:45AM and units were sent the home at 10913 Bayshore Road. The initial report indicated that flames could be seen on the lower level of the house. Firefighters, who noted that the blaze originated in the living room, were able … Continue reading

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Washington Island Getting a Broadband Upgrade

It looks like Washington Island will soon be getting an upgrade in broadband capability. The Wisconsin Public Service Commission has approved a grant of $104,331 to pay for the underwater placement of a 24-strand fiber-optic cable within a new power line expected to be installed this fall. Earlier this year, electrical service to the island was disrupted when the old underwater electrical cable was damaged … Continue reading

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Council Votes to Dissolve Waterfront Redevelopment Authority

The Waterfront Redevelopement Authority, a part of Sturgeon Bay city government for more than three decades, will soon pass into the history books. On a vote of six to one, the city council voted to dissolve the citizen committee. Alderman David Ward, a strong advocate for economic development, voted no. In recent months, the committee had crossed swords with a waterfront friends group over the … Continue reading

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New Fund Development Director for United Way of Door County

There’s a new employee at the offices of the united way of door county. Christine Schauske was recently hired as the organization’s Fund Development Director. She said she is very familiar with Door County… United Way Executive Director Amy Kohnle said Schauske will be a big asset for the local organization… Christine Schauske joined Amy Kohnle and Eddy Allen for the WDOR Talk Show Tuesday … Continue reading

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DCEDC Breaks Ground on Another High School Home Construction Project

The beginning of another high school home construction project in Door County was made official by a special groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning. The project, sponsored by the Door County Economic Development Corporation, is located at 118 North Columbia Street in Sturgeon Bay. Executive Director Jim Schuessler says students from Door County mainland schools will again participate in the construction of a home that will be … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Considering Adopt a Park Program

Is there a park in Sturgeon Bay you’d like to help out at? On Tuesday, the city council will consider a resolution on the idea of creating an “adopt-a-park” program in the city. If approved, the program would give citizens the ability to volunteer for the park system. Participants could be individuals, families, churches, businesses, and, civic groups. It was noted that city parks vary … Continue reading

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Haunted Mansion Celebrating 13 Years

The beginning of another school year for the Southern Door School District also means an increase in activity related to the Haunted Mansion. The annual attraction that surfaces around Halloween at the Quietwoods South Camping Resort near Brussels is celebrating a special birthday this year, according to elementary Principal Cory Vandertie… Vandertie says the large-scale fundraiser provides additional dollars for programs to help students in … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Fest is This Weekend

Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Fest is Saturday from 9AM to 5PM. One of the key components of the annual event is the street art auction. Savanna Townsend, Marketing and Promotions Director at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says the decorated benches to be auctioned off in 2018 will be going on the block after the band Dow Jones performs… Townsend says there are several ways to … Continue reading

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