Chicken Coop Fire in Jacksonport

There was a chicken coop fire in Jacksonport Tuesday afternoon. At 12:15 pm a neighbor luckily smelled fire and found the coop to be in flames at 3360 N. Sunrise Dunes Circle. He made the fire call and then started throwing buckets of water on the fire until the Jacksonport Fire Department showed up. Apparently, the wind had blown over a heat lamp in the … Continue reading

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DC Public Health Vaccine Update, Priority Groups

Door County Public Health has informed us Door County residents are getting vaccinated slightly ahead of the state average. 21.9% of our population have received their first dose, while for those over age 65 that percentage is 53. This Monday, education and childcare staff were added to the eligibility list, among others. Among those currently eligible, public health will continue giving priority to those 65 … Continue reading

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Door County Skiers in This Year’s Birkebeiner Race

This last week Wednesday through Sunday was the 47th Slumberland American Birkebeiner classic championship cross-country ski race in Hayward, WI. This year, the popular race was modified in some ways to better adapt to the current pandemic conditions. The traditional route was shortened to a hilly 43-kilometer looped course which started and finished at the Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI. Carmen Schroeder of Sturgeon Bay … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw Comes to Area this Wednesday

Starting this Wednesday, the US Coast Guard Cutter “Mackinaw” will be entering the bay of Green Bay at the Rock Island Passage to conduct several days of ice trials in the northern bay of Green Bay. While here, the “Mackinaw” will perform a series of operational tests to evaluate and record the performance of their shipboard systems in the thick plate ice. The cutter will … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Class of 2021 Honor Graduates

Sturgeon Bay High School has recently announced their class of 2021 honor graduates. This year there will be 2 valedictorians, Abram Abeyta-DeDecker and Madelyn Allen. The salutatorian is Miranda Olson. 10 students in this year’s class have achieved high honors with a GPA of 4.00 or above: Abram Abeyta-DeDecker, Ashley Alberts, Madelyn Allen, Grace Faller, Evelyn Gomez, Carter Henry, Abrielle Lenius, Miranda Olson, Magnina Richard, … Continue reading

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Jacksonport’s Maifest Canceled, Date Set for 2022

The Jacksonport Advancement Corporation recently announced that due to ongoing health considerations, this year’s Jacksonport Maifest celebration has again been canceled. Since 1973, Jacksonport has hosted the county’s unofficial kickoff festival over Memorial Day weekend. Due to the usual large crowds normally attending Maifest activities throughout the weekend, the pandemic forced festival organizers to cancel the event last year, and now regretfully for this May … Continue reading

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DC Public Health Waitlist Again Open for New Appointments

According to Wisconsin DHS, 5,371 Door County residents have now received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That is approximately 19.4% of our population, and that’s one of the higher county percentages in the state. A consistent and abundant vaccine supply continues to be an issue for Door County and other counties across the state. Each week, public health continues to receive … Continue reading

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ADRC Questionnaire for “Three Year Aging Plan”

Every 3 years, the Door County Aging and Disability Resource Center is required to complete a strategic plan to use when creating, improving, and expanding their services to the community. This “Three Year Aging Plan” will cover the years 2022 through 2024. The staff and advisory committee members help develop this plan, but input and feedback from the community is extremely valuable. This will help … Continue reading

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DC Public Health Vaccine Update Feb. 16

Door County Public Health has given us an update on the current rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. Currently, Door County is 8th of 72 counties in the total percentage of eligible individuals receiving the vaccine. This number will likely fluctuate with the ever changing distribution of the vaccine to each county. They have received confirmation that this week public health will receive 150 first doses along … Continue reading

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Southwest Zone Snowmobile Trails Open

We have an update for Door County snowmobile trails. As of 9:00 am this morning, the trails in the Southwest Zone of the county are now open. This includes the area in Southern Door west of County Road “M” and west of the south half of the Ahnapee State Trail to the Door County line. So as of this point, all marked trails in the … Continue reading

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