Fish Creek Construction Update

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has updated us on the current construction in the Fish Creek area. Construction of Highway 42 is continuing from Bluff Lane up to Gibraltar Road. There will also be construction from this Monday April 20th through Friday April 24th. Crews will continue to place new sidewalk, driveways, and curb and gutters from Spruce Street to County Road “F”. Highway 42 … Continue reading

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Survey for D.C. Businesses Wanting Face Masks

An initiative directed by the Door County Health Department has the Door County Fire Chiefs and community coordinators working together to help supply free washable cloth face masks to Door County businesses and their employees. The community coordinators will distribute the masks to local businesses, but they are requesting help from these businesses to determine how many masks will be needed. They are asking these … Continue reading

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CARES Act Helps Local Airports

Representative Mike Gallagher recently announced grants of more than $23 million to support various airports throughout northeast Wisconsin. These grants were made available through the CARES act and can be used to help offset operating costs and employee wages during the current health crisis. The CARES act made $10 billion available to the Federal Aviation Administration so they could distribute this assistance to airports of … Continue reading

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Door County Campgrounds Temporarily Closed

In a release yesterday from Door County Public Health manager Susan Powers, she announces the temporary closure of all campgrounds within Door County. Although the governor’s “Safer at Home” order lists campgrounds as essential, there are additional factors specific to Door County which led to the decision to close. Door County has such a large percentage of a more aged population and these people are … Continue reading

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Destination Door County: Postpone, Don’t Cancel

Destination Door County has been hearing many questions from the local tourism community concerning the current pandemic and our upcoming tourist season. When will it start? Will there be one? And what messages are going out about this season? For the first time ever, they are having to ask visitors to temporarily postpone their trips to our county. The truth is they don’t yet know … Continue reading

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DC Spring Election Results

Last Tuesday’s spring election was certainly a different election for most of us. Due to the very high number of absentee ballots, the election results were somewhat delayed to allow time for those ballots to find their way back to the county clerk. Late last night those election results were finally released. Door County democrats voted Joe Biden as their preference nominee, and Jill Karofsky … Continue reading

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1st COVID-19 Related Death in Kewaunee County

The Kewaunee County Public Health Department has announced that a Kewaunee County resident, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, died on Monday. Health officials say that those that had been in close contact are in self-quarantine. As of Tuesday, there had been 111 Kewaunee County residents tested, with 5 positive cases, 78 negative tests, and 28 tests still pending. Anyone who thinks they may have been … Continue reading

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New Owners for Younker’s Building

Destination Sturgeon Bay has announced that Todd Trimberger and Dr. Kelton Reitz, the owners of Bliss on Jefferson Street, have purchased the former Younker’s building on 3rd Avenue. Construction will begin immediately for their new store in this location which will be called the “Marketplace by Bliss”. Once they open this new 3rd Avenue location this coming fall, they will close their Jefferson Street location. … Continue reading

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Local Law Enforcement Explains “Essential Travel”

Door County Sherifft Tammy Sternard, along with the Sturgeon Bay Police and district attorney, have recently clarified what is meant by “essential travel” in the governor’s “Safer at Home” order. As they explain, essential travel is any travel related to essential activities, government functions, or non-essential business’ minimum basic operations. Also considered essential is travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or … Continue reading

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DNR Closes 40 State Parks, Forests, and Rec Areas

Governor Tony Evers and the DNR have announced that beginning Friday, April 10th, 40 state parks, forests, and recreational areas across the state will close to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites. There have also been unprecedented crowds, litter, and vandalism in some parks. According to the list of closed parks, so far none of the state parks in Door County will be affected … Continue reading

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