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2017 in Pictures: A Glimpse of the Year in Door County

From the tragic to the joyous, these images help to tell the story of Door County in 2017.

 

Be A Bob

Thousands mourned the loss of Bob Yttri, longtime owner of the Red Putter, in April. Submitted.

Be A Bob

Be A Bob

Thousands mourned the loss of Bob Yttri, longtime owner of the Red Putter, in April. Submitted.

Bay Lofts Opens on West Side

The Bay Lofts apartments opened in Sturgeon Bay in May to great fanfare, one of the first major projects completed in the new west waterfront district.Photo by Len Villano.

Bay Lofts Opens on West Side

Bay Lofts Opens on West Side

The Bay Lofts apartments opened in Sturgeon Bay in May to great fanfare, one of the first major projects completed in the new west waterfront district.Photo by Len Villano.

Roundabouts Not So Bad After All

One year after the controversial roundabouts were installed on Highway 42 in Sturgeon Bay, critics were quiet, as the new intersections saw no accidents worse than minor fender-benders. Photo by Jacob Dannhausen-Brun.

Roundabouts Not So Bad After All

Roundabouts Not So Bad After All

One year after the controversial roundabouts were installed on Highway 42 in Sturgeon Bay, critics were quiet, as the new intersections saw no accidents worse than minor fender-benders. Photo by Jacob Dannhausen-Brun.

Record Rains Harm Crops

Heavy rains in June and July made life tough on farmers throughout Door County. The peninsula saw three times the normal rainfall in June. Photo by Len Villano.

Record Rains Harm Crops

Record Rains Harm Crops

Heavy rains in June and July made life tough on farmers throughout Door County. The peninsula saw three times the normal rainfall in June. Photo by Len Villano.

New Home for Door County Brewing Co.

Door County Brewing Co. opened its new taproom in July to great fanfare. Photo by Len Vllano.

New Home for Door County Brewing Co.

New Home for Door County Brewing Co.

Door County Brewing Co. opened its new taproom in July to great fanfare. Photo by Len Vllano.

Sister Bay's Comeback

The new CHOP restaurant in Sister Bay was one of several new stores and restaurants that lead to a banner year for Sister Bay businesses. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Sister Bay's Comeback

Sister Bay's Comeback

The new CHOP restaurant in Sister Bay was one of several new stores and restaurants that lead to a banner year for Sister Bay businesses. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Islands Open to Public

Plum and Pilot Islands opened to the public for the first time in 2017. Photo by Jackson Parr.

Islands Open to Public

Islands Open to Public

Plum and Pilot Islands opened to the public for the first time in 2017. Photo by Jackson Parr.

Cycling Tragedy in Fish Creek

A Door County bike route map and water bottle holder were found in the ditch at the scene of a crash between a cyclist and truck that claimed the life of cyclist Lou Branham in July. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Cycling Tragedy in Fish Creek

Cycling Tragedy in Fish Creek

A Door County bike route map and water bottle holder were found in the ditch at the scene of a crash between a cyclist and truck that claimed the life of cyclist Lou Branham in July. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Shipwrecked Burns

Flames rise from the windows of Shipwrecked Brew Pub before firefighters arrived on the scene Sunday, Aug. 20. The Egg Harbor landmark was a total loss. The new Shipwrecked is under construction and scheduled for a summer, 2018 opening. Photo by Becky Ash.

Shipwrecked Burns

Shipwrecked Burns

Flames rise from the windows of Shipwrecked Brew Pub before firefighters arrived on the scene Sunday, Aug. 20. The Egg Harbor landmark was a total loss. The new Shipwrecked is under construction and scheduled for a summer, 2018 opening. Photo by Becky Ash.

Stalled Development in Sister Bay

The Stony Ridge development in Sister Bay stalled, with big implications for Sister Bay's TIF district and tax rates. Photo by Jackson Parr.

Stalled Development in Sister Bay

Stalled Development in Sister Bay

The Stony Ridge development in Sister Bay stalled, with big implications for Sister Bay's TIF district and tax rates. Photo by Jackson Parr.

Danish Mill, Island Favorite, Burns

The Danish Mill on Washington Island was declared a total loss after an Aug. 16 fire. Photo by Kerri Ann Anderko.

Danish Mill, Island Favorite, Burns

Danish Mill, Island Favorite, Burns

The Danish Mill on Washington Island was declared a total loss after an Aug. 16 fire. Photo by Kerri Ann Anderko.

Ports Upset Bays

West Jacksonport players celebrate their upset victory over the Sister Bay Bays in the Door County League's playoff championship game. Sister Bay claimed their 4th straight regular season title in 2017. Photo by Len Villano.

Ports Upset Bays

Ports Upset Bays

West Jacksonport players celebrate their upset victory over the Sister Bay Bays in the Door County League's playoff championship game. Sister Bay claimed their 4th straight regular season title in 2017. Photo by Len Villano.

Goodbye Too Soon

North Dakota State sent two busloads of friends to the funeral of Ellie Helm, a Fish Creek native and Bison Cheerleader who died in an ATV accident in September. An estimated 600 people packed Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church Oct. 5 to say goodbye to the Gibraltar High School graduate. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Goodbye Too Soon

Goodbye Too Soon

North Dakota State sent two busloads of friends to the funeral of Ellie Helm, a Fish Creek native and Bison Cheerleader who died in an ATV accident in September. An estimated 600 people packed Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church Oct. 5 to say goodbye to the Gibraltar High School graduate. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

Clippers Soccer Makes Run to State

Fans greet Sturgeon Bay Clippers goalie Trent Maas and teammates after their victory over Kohler Friday. The Clippers finished second in the state tournament in Milwaukee. Photo by Nicole Herbst.

Clippers Soccer Makes Run to State

Clippers Soccer Makes Run to State

Fans greet Sturgeon Bay Clippers goalie Trent Maas and teammates after their victory over Kohler Friday. The Clippers finished second in the state tournament in Milwaukee. Photo by Nicole Herbst.

Granary at Center of Waterfront Controversy

The fate of Sturgeon Bay's Granary building on the west waterfront brought Sturgeon Bay

Granary at Center of Waterfront Controversy

Granary at Center of Waterfront Controversy

The fate of Sturgeon Bay's Granary building on the west waterfront brought Sturgeon Bay

A Frozen Finish

The year ended with a white Christmas, and a string of freezing days with temperatures hovering around 0 degrees. Photo of the Baileys Harbor shoreline by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

A Frozen Finish

A Frozen Finish

The year ended with a white Christmas, and a string of freezing days with temperatures hovering around 0 degrees. Photo of the Baileys Harbor shoreline by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

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