Julie Davis Leaving Boys & Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Door County has announced that Executive Director Julie Davis has accepted a position as Workforce Development Director for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, headquartered in Milwaukee. Davis has been with the Boys and Girls Club locally for eight years, first as Program Director, becoming Executive Director in 2013 and overseeing the explosive growth in youth served through its educational, … Continue reading

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Door-Tran Receives Grant

Door-Tran, Door County’s transportation consortium, has been selected to receive an ITN-America Trusted Transportation Partner grant, with support from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. The grants are awarded to well-respected transportation nonprofits to support free or discounted rides to medical eye care appointments. The funding will allow Door-Tran to provide older adults and visually impaired community members transportation to eye care services at a reduced cost. The award … Continue reading

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Bay Ship to Build New Washington Island Ferry

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and the Washington Island Ferry Line announced the signing of an agreement for the local shipyard to construct a new, year-round passenger/vehicle ferry for service across the “Death’s Door Passage.” The new ferry, to be named the Madonna, after a schooner that sailed from Washington Island’s harbors over 100 years ago, will be 124-feet in length with a capacity for as many … Continue reading

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Fatal Accident Sunday Night Near Cherryland Airport

Two people died and and another sustained life-threatening injuries in a two-vehicle crash Sunday evening at the intersection of County PD and County C in the Town of Nasewaupee. The initial investigation indicates that a 2011 BMW was northbound on PD when the driver failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck that was heading east on County C. The … Continue reading

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Informational Meeting on Saving Potawatomi Tower May 14th

A recent assessment on the future of the observation tower in Potawatomi State Park will be the subject of an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at 6PM. The session, hosted by the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society features a presentation by Doctor Dan Tingley, a Senior Wood Technology/Structural Engineer at Wood Research and Development, will explain the results of his assessment of the tower built … Continue reading

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Southern Door Elementary Awarded 21st Century Learning Grant

The Southern Door Elementary School recently learned that it was awarded a grant through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program. During his visit to WDOR this week, High School Principal Steve Bousley talked about the value of the grant… Bousley praised Elementary Principal Cory Vandertie for the work put in to obtain the grant funding… The federal program was created to provide academic opportunities … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament This Weekend

Bass anglers will be fishing for prizes in the waters off Door County during the 4th Annual Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament this weekend. Teams pay $380 for the right to fish from 8AM to 5PM Friday and 8AM to 4PM on Saturday. Registration begins at the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay Thursday, with the participants meeting starting at 6PM. The tourney headquarters will … Continue reading

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Visitor Spending Up Over $8 Million in Door County

Visitors continue to show their fascination with Door County by their spending on an annual basis. That spending helped the county maintain its 7th place tourism ranking among the state’s 72 counties. According to Jon Jarosh of the Door County Visitor Bureau, visitor spending reached $366.6 million in 2018, an increase of $8.1 million… Jarosh says tourism plays a key role in the economic health … Continue reading

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Sister Bay Road Work to Begin Later This Month

The latest word out of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation office in Green Bay is that the Highway 42 resurfacing project, from Gibraltar Road in the Town of Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay, will get underway in late May. The DOT says it hopes to get the job done sometime in October and will call off work in July and August due … Continue reading

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Fire Chiefs Oppose Privatizing EMS in Door County

The Door County Fire Chiefs Association has issued a statement regarding recent discussions about privatizing emergency medical services in Door County. In a news release issued Wednesday, the organization which represents ten fire departments indicated that it does not support the concept. Acknowledging that the county has the right to consider terminating the current arrangement, the news release indicates that the fire chiefs strongly believe … Continue reading

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