Egg Harbor and Sister Bay Apply for Urban Green Space Grants

In a recent press release from the Wisconsin DNR, it says 2 Door County villages recently applied for a 50% matching “Urban Green Space” grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. Both villages of Egg Harbor and Sister Bay hope to use these grants to assist in purchasing available waterfront properties. In Egg Harbor the 1.2 acre plot has an irregular shape and is a wooded … Continue reading

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Hunter Fatality on Washington Island

There was a deer hunting fatality on Washington Island Sunday in the early evening. The call came in to the Door County Sheriff’s Office just after 5:00 pm from a location on the north end of Main Road, towards Boyer’s Bluff. Wisconsin DNR Warden Darren Kuhn reports that just after the close of legal hunting hours, a 65 year-old man was exiting his hunting blind … Continue reading

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Door County Board Votes to Support Face Mask Enforcement

The Door County Board of Supervisors had a special meeting Friday morning specifically to discuss and take action on supporting enforcement of recommended health safety practices such as wearing face masks and not holding large gatherings. The board voted unanimously to support such endorsement. Board Chairman David Lienau goes into detail about what this means….. This special board meeting was arranged after Door County Medical … Continue reading

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DNR Offers Deer Hunting Tips During Pandemic

With the 9-day gun-deer season starting Saturday morning, the Wisconsin DNR have a special message to all Wisconsin deer hunters urging them to keep COVID-19 safety measures in mind, and also to use the online reporting system to report their deer. DNR Secretary Preston Cole comments, “Hunting is a long-established tradition in Wisconsin. However, with the pandemic, it is up to each of us to … Continue reading

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Public Health Warns of Critically High COVID Levels as Thanksgiving Approaches

Wisconsin’s Northeast Region Public Health officers have just issued a “Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Alert” urging residents to follow smart health practices this holiday season. They are stressing that it is safest to celebrate Thanksgiving with only the people in your immediate household and to not risk gathering with others. They warn that traveling, hosting guests indoors, and sharing food utensils and plates all pose … Continue reading

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Brussels Taxes Now Collected by County

We have a notification here from the desk of Door County Treasurer Jay Zahn. He tells us that the Town of Brussels has now signed a contract for Door County to collect all property taxes from within their town. In doing so, the Town of Brussels now joins 15 other municipalities that currently have both installments of their property taxes collected by the county. Also, … Continue reading

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Tom Beerntsen, DC YMCA CEO, Announces Upcoming Retirement

The Door County YMCA’s CEO, Tom Beerntsen, has announced his intention to retire this upcoming March 31st. Beerntsen has served in this position for the last 6+ years and has a lifetime of work history in the YMCA organization. He also owned an operated a family-owned confectionery business in Manitowoc from 1983 to 2003, a business his family has operated since 1932. Prior to working … Continue reading

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New DC Government Buildings Restrictions

Door County government operations now have new COVID-19 related limitations and restrictions. Starting Wednesday and continuing through December 31st, public access to Door County buildings and facilities will be restricted. Access to county departments is now limited to by-appointment only, and while visiting you must follow all required health and safety measures. These include, of course, physical distancing and wearing a face covering. Staff telephone-work … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop Fire in Ellison Bay

Just before 7:00 am this last Friday, the Sister Bay / Liberty Grove Fire Department was dispatched for a call of a chicken coop on fire on the south end of Garret Bay Road in Ellison Bay. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Goldstone reported that 2 fire engines and 1 brush truck reported to the scene as they were unsure if the coop would be in … Continue reading

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DOT Says Highway 42 Closure Near Algoma Will be Short

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently closed a portion of Highway 42, just south of Algoma, and the closure is expected to continue through the end of this week. The stretch of roadway includes the bridge over Three Mile Creek, between 9th & 10th Roads, which was part of major construction over the summer. You may have heard rumors concerning that bridge and its status. … Continue reading

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