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Southern Door Elementary Awarded STEAM Grant

Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Bayer Fund, has awarded the Southern Door elementary STEAM program a $10,000 grant. The funding is intended to enhance science, technology, engineering and math programming. Southern Door’s elementary STEAM program also includes a component for the arts and will use the grant to conduct outdoor investigations and help students become better team members and increase their growth mindset. To … Continue reading

Man Accused of Sex Crimes Not Competent to Stand Trial

A 28-year old Door County man will not stand trial on two sex-related charges, at least not for the time being. Judge David Weber ruled that Duryea Johnson of Sturgeon Bay was not competent to stand trial and instead ordered him to be evaluated at a state mental health facility. The judge based his decision on a report compiled by a doctor who concluded that … Continue reading

Door County Winter Guide Being Distributed

The Door County Visitor Bureau is now in the process of distributing its 2019/2020 Winter Guide. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR, says the guide is a handy tool to give visitors a sense of the activities planned for the winter months in Door County… Jarosh says the winter guide is an important reminder to visitors that Door County is open for business year-round… … Continue reading

McFarlane Retiring as Door County Veterans Service Officer

In less than two weeks, Scott McFarlane, Door County’s Veterans Service Officer, will join the ranks of the retired. A popular CVSO who has worked tirelessly for local vets, McFarlane is also capping off a highly successful career in the military. During a visit to WDOR Friday, he talked about the support his department has received from the Door County Board, its officers and supervisors… … Continue reading

Lineman Electrocuted in Northern Door County

A lineman, working in northern Door County as part of a project for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, was electrocuted Monday afternoon. The 27-year old Abrams, Wisconsin man was working on an upgrade of power lines off Highway 57, north of west Meadow Road, in the Baileys Harbor area, when the accident occurred. The injured party, an employee of MJ Electric, a WPS sub-contractor, was in … Continue reading

Door County Fall Foliage Takes Top Honors

It’s yet another feather in Door County’s cap. Fans across the USA spoke and Door County took home the top spot in the 2019 USA Today Ten Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for the Best Destination for Fall Foliage. Door County was initially chosen as one of 20 nominees from across the country for the contest by a panel of national travel experts. The … Continue reading

Manure Spill in Town of Lincoln Friday

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating a solid manure runoff spill in the Town of Lincoln that was reported Friday in the area of County Highway P & Pheasant Road. Residents & businesses in the area are being advised to use bottled water if their tap water is discolored or smells. The public health department is going door to door to notify the … Continue reading