By Terry Kovarik
Descendants of World War II Door County shipyard employees might find some old newspapers being preserved by the local library to be important parts of family history. The Door County Public Library’s “Port Light” news archives will be available online. Librarian Laura Kayacan is in charge of having the “Port Light” newspaper collection
scanned and digitized so people will soon be able to read some forgotten war
stories from the home front.
Kayacan says the high-resolution scanning is helping restore the “Port Light” to an easier-to-read condition. It’s also preserving history by saving newspapers that deteriorate over time.