Attempted Robbery in Kewaunee County

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted robbery that took place at the L&L One Stop in the Town of Carlton. The Sheriff’s Department responded to the report at 8:30PM Tuesday. The caller reported that a tall, thin man, wearing a red Wisconsin Badgers sweatshirt, sunglasses, and a dark mask came into the store and demanded money from the clerk, who refused, and … Continue reading

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Egg Harbor’s Hatch Distillery Making Hand Sanitizer

Because of the public’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s been enormous demand for hand sanitizer. This demand resulted in an imminent shortage. Chris Roedl from Egg Harbor’s Hatch Distillery explains what happened next…. It didn’t take long before Hatch Distillery was making this hand sanitizer in volume and donating it to the local hospital, a couple retirement communities, and hospice services. Roedl goes on … Continue reading

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Local Group Sewing Face Masks for the Community

There is a new volunteer-based organization that is sewing 100% cotton face masks for the door county community. This group, known as “Sew Masks for Door County”, began when Kayla Bissen started making face masks for her family and friends. In a recent phone interview, Kayla explains how it suddenly took off……. What began as just a project to make masks for her family and … Continue reading

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B-U-G Fire Dep. Puts Out 3 Brush Fires

Curt Vandertie, Fire Chief at the Rrussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department, recently informed us that they had to extinguish three fires in two days due to dry conditions and some carelessness. First, Sunday afternoon there was a brushfire just off County Highway “XC” in the town of Brussels which was caused by someone being careless with a cigarette. Then a few hours later they responded to another … Continue reading

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Minor Road Construction in Ephraim

The village of Ephraim’s Streetscape project once again began construction Monday, April 6th. This week they are extending the sidewalk from the village beach south to the parking lot at the Door County Confectionary. Next week, construction will begin on the stormsewer extension project which will begin on Hidden Spring Road, followed by Cherry Street, and then finishing with German Road. It is planned that … Continue reading

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First Confirmed COVID-19 Case for Kewaunee County

Kewaunee County health officials announced Sunday that the county has it’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. According to the release the patient is in their 80’s and has been hospitalized. The public health department is working to identify & contact anyone who may have been in close contact with the patient, who will then be asked to self quarantine for 14 days. There have been … Continue reading

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Door County Grocers Adapting to New Situations

One topic which has been talked about considerably this last month is shopping for food and supplies. Everyone has heard about the mad rush to buy toilet paper and other daily supplies. Some stores around the state have been accused of raising their prices unnecessarily, all at a time when they are struggling to meet the public’s needs. In a recent discussion with W.D.O.R.’s Nick … Continue reading

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DCEDC Surveys and COVID-19 Aid Assistance

The Door County Economic Development Corporation is helping local businesses to pursue and secure assistance to keep them afloat through the COVID-19 crisis. They are asking local businesses to participate in a survey to help assess the economic impact of COVID-19. The completion of these surveys will support forthcoming policy and legislative actions to address the impact. These surveys will be sent out again in … Continue reading

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Valmy Little Free Library Offers Food

You may have seen these “Little Free Libraries” around the state, or even around the country. A concept which originated here in Wisconsin, these small structures usually hold a rotating stock of books for anyone to give and take from as they please. A local business owner has decided to adapt her little library for a new purpose in order to assist her community during … Continue reading

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2nd COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Door County

As of Wednesday afternoon, a new total of two Door County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. Both of these individuals had traveled outside of Door County. One remained within the state while the other had traveled outside of the state, and they both have been in isolation since their testing. In following privacy laws, no additional information about these two cases can or … Continue reading

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