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Category: Door County News

Door County news from the pages of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living, the peninsula’s trusted, local sources for information about Door County, Wisconsin.

  • NWTC Builds Bike Racks for City

    The Welding class at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Sturgeon Bay has partnered with Door County Silent Sports Alliance to provide bike racks for the City of Sturgeon Bay.

  • “Green Business Quarterly” Recognizes Sturgeon Bay Architect

    Two Wisconsin companies were featured in the latest issue of Green Business Quarterly, a national publication which spotlights the top North American companies involved in green business throughout the world.

  • Visitor Spending Dropped $50 Million in 2009

    Visitor spending in Door County was down $50 million in 2009 from 2008, a 11 percent drop, according to figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism today.

  • Maxwelton To Open Next Week

    After a winter and spring of speculation and uncertainty, Maxwelton Braes Golf Course will be open this summer after all. Paul Becker, a Baileys Harbor native who learned how to play on the course, has signed a lease with Baylake Bank to operate the course through the summer.

  • Green Quote

    “Cutting income taxes while increasing gasoline taxes would lead to more rapid economic growth, less traffic congestion, safer roads, and reduced risk of global warming – all without jeopardizing long-term fiscal solvency.

  • Sevastopol Students Lend a Hand on Earth Day

    A group of 21 students from Sevastopol Schools helped out at The Ridges’ Logan Creek property on Earth Day. Along with their two supervising teachers, they grabbed shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes to repair trails and clean up garbage.

  • Green Facts

    27 million Number of Chinese homes that get their hot water from rooftop solar water heaters 90 Percent of Iceland’s homes heated with geothermal energy $100 Increase,

  • Solar Energy Project Completed on 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development joined in the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by honoring the completion of the new solar energy project on Kuehn Dairy Farm in Egg Harbor.

  • No More Text and Drive in WI

    Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle today signed into law legislation that will prohibit texting while driving in Wisconsin. Assembly Bill 496 prohibits sending an email or text message while driving, with certain exceptions, and imposes a fine of between $20 and $400, effective December 1, 2010.

  • Ryf Wins Third Straight Door County Half Marathon

    Jason Ryf of Oshkosh took first place in the 3rd Door County Half Marathon today at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek. Ryf finished in 1:09:51, besting second-place finisher Francis Flanagan by more than three minutes.

  • For Love of the Players: 75 Years and Counting

    Once upon a time, there was a beautiful little theater in the woods, in a quaint place called Fish Creek. The theater sprang up in 1935 from the passions of a brother and sister, Richard and Caroline Fisher, but soon the whole family got involved. Mama Fisher made up the costumes and meals for the […]

  • Changes and Constants in Health Care Delivery

    In the winter of 1864, tugboat Captain Robert Noble’s legs froze during a stay on Washington Island. Gangrene developed and Noble desperately needed medical attention as his condition deteriorated. A physician, Dr. Farr, happened to be in Sturgeon Bay looking over mill property that he was considering for purchase. The visiting doctor was quickly summoned […]

  • Tech This Out

    With a few hours remaining Monday, April 5, the two coach buses carrying my fellow Gibraltar High School music students and I to Disney World made an unexpected stop.

  • Do More in Door County When Liberty Square Reopens

    The last of the snow has melted away, the daffodils and trillium are blooming in the gardens and forests, and Liberty Square’s restaurants and shops are about to reopen for business.

  • Business News for May 1

    A brief look at the latest in business news from Door County.

  • Peninsula Pulse Moves to Frogtown

    The Peninsula Pulse has a new home in Baileys Harbor.

  • Uncertainty Clouds Fairways at Maxwelton

    Maxwelton Braes Golf Resort, one of the county’s oldest, is in the control of Baylake Bank after being foreclosed on last November. The bank hasn’t decided if it will open the course this summer.

  • Early Bloom

    April’s unseasonably warm temperatures advanced Door County’s cherry blossoms by about three weeks, and though the accelerated pace has made for a picturesque spring landscape, it has put growers on edge.

  • Coming Up May 1 – 14

    A look at the news to come in early May.

  • What Happened April 16 – 30

    A quick look at what happened around Door County the last two weeks.