Southern Door Selects New Superintendent

Following last night’s Southern Door School Board meeting, it was announced that Dr. Kevin Krutzik will be the district’s new Superintendent, effective July 1st. Dr. Krutzik has 19 years of experience in education, as he was recently the Principal of Sheboygan Falls High School. Previously he was also the Assistant Principal at Fon Du Lac High School, Middle/High School Principal at Oshkosh Lourdes Academy, and … Continue reading

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Washington Island Sea Perch Team Going International

Saturday was this year’s regional Sea Perch competition at Ashwaubenon High School, where area elementary and middle school teams compete using underwater robotics. Washington Island’s “Fast & Furious” team came in 2nd place overall which means they will be heading to the international Sea Perch competition at the University of Maryland this spring. This year’s regional competition included teams from Sturgeon Bay’s Sunrise Elementary, and … Continue reading

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Destination Door County CEO Named to Destinations International Committee

Destination Door County CEO Julie Gilbert was recently named a Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee for Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for destination organizations, convention & visitor bureaus, and tourism boards. This committee is made up of 76 members representing tourist destinations around the globe. The committee’s tasks include recommending partnerships, best practices, and resources to communicate the value and impact of destination organizations … Continue reading

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Door County Hardware, Coolest Store East of the Mississippi

The Ace Hardware Corporation recently named Door County Ace Hardware as the “Coolest Hardware Store East of the Mississippi.” Out of the 5,000+ Ace Hardware stores across the country, only two stores are chosen each year for this recognition, one east and one west of the Mississippi. Third-generation owner Amy(Austad) Labott moved the store from it’s original location on 3rd Avenue, to it’s current home … Continue reading

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Incident Support Team Volunteers Help During Emergencies

We recently spoke with Jeff Heck, a representative for the Door County Incident Support Team. For the last 2 years, this local group of volunteers has been providing support for first responders, as well as victims of various emergency incidents, based on the scale or extent of time an incident may last. Heck explains here some of what they do if they are called upon … Continue reading

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Support the Door Food Drive Underway

A group of community business associations from various Door County communities are now collectively coordinating a Support the Door Food Drive through the month of May. These include the associations from Baileys Harbor, Carlsville, Door County North, Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Sister Bay, and Sturgeon Bay, all working together in partnership with the United Way of Door County.Some of the drop-off locations include the … Continue reading

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Hunter Education Courses Being Offered Soon

Local DNR Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha recently informed us of some upcoming hunter safety education courses being offered in the area. Anyone born on or after January 1st of 1973 must complete a hunter education course and have a hunter education safety certificate on file to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin. Warden Kratcha shared the news of new course opportunities in northern Door County… … Continue reading

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Community Investment Fund Awards Grants to 6 Projects

Destination Door County has announced the 4th cycle of Community Investment Fund grants, awarding a total of over $367,000 to six local projects. The grants range from $15,000 to $150,000, and this cycle they were awarded to 4 non-profits and two local units of government. This cycle also was the largest total distribution of funds since the program began one year ago.The projects receiving grants … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice Weekend in Sturgeon Bay

Destination Sturgeon Bay is reminding everyone of this weekend’s Fire & Ice Festival, which begins Friday evening at Crossroads at Big Creek. From 5:30 to 7 PM, there will be a free luminary-lit hike at the nature preserve which will include hot chocolate and bonfires. Then Saturday morning begins the ice carving around walkable Sturgeon Bay at 9 AM. Executive Director Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski explains how … Continue reading

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AT&T Bringing High Speed Internet to Sevastopol

The Town of Sevastopol has announced an upcoming $7.4 million project with AT&T to expand AT&T fiber high-speed internet service to more than 2,000 customers across the town. Extensive planning and engineering work will commence this spring as they work towards connecting residential and business addresses in the town within 2 years. The plan will deliver internet up to 5-gig speeds with symmetrical upload and … Continue reading

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