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And Miss Door County 2023 Is…

The 26th Annual Miss Door County and Miss Door County Outstanding Teen competition was held Saturday night at the Southern Door Auditorium.  Jay Zahn submitted this report for WDOR News…    

Man Found Dead Identified

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has released the name of the man who was found dead on the city’s west side early Tuesday morning. The man, identified as 61 year-old Carl Russel Johnson, was found on the 100 block of Lansing Avenue at 6:48AM Tuesday. The official cause of death has not been released, but the medical examiner is certain there was no foul play, … Continue reading

Wind Chill Advisory In Effect

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a Wind Chill Advisory, which will be in effect from 11PM Thursday until 12PM Friday, for the entire WDOR broadcast area. Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, … Continue reading

House Fire on Washington Island Tuesday

There was a house fire on Washington Island Tuesday morning. At about 8:30AM, the call came in from a home on Deer Lane Road, just south of Gunnlaugsson Road, stating that there was smoke in the house, possibly coming from the crawlspace and the owners evacuated the home. Washington Island Fire Chief Pete Nehlsen put out a call for mutual aid, and by 9:40AM help … Continue reading

LWV Offering Local Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Door County is offering to host local candidate forums for the non-partisan spring 2023 election. From January 4th through the 20th, forum requests may be made by calling Dan Powers of the League of Women Voters of Door County at 920-743-6796. The upcoming election may include contested seats for judges, towns, villages, city, and school boards, and these forums … Continue reading

$4.2 Million for Door County Projects in Federal Spending Bill

Two Door County projects will receive significant funding as a result of the $1.7 trillion dollar federal spending bill. The Door County Granary Restoration Project will receive $3.3 million dollars in assistance. The funding will help the group finish phase one of the project, which is expected to be complete by this coming summer.Another beneficiary of the bill is the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department. … Continue reading

Potawatomi Tower Information Session January 12th

The Wisconsin DNR has announced a virtual public information session regarding progress with the observation tower in Potawatomi State Park, during which they will be sharing the next steps for the tower project. The tower was closed in December of 2017 after engineers found unsafe conditions with significant wood decay in the structure. At 6PM on Thursday January 12th, the chosen engineering company for the … Continue reading