Bridge Work Wednesday in Sturgeon Bay

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Green Bay has scheduled a project on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay for Wednesday from 8AM until 3PM. Work will include changing the warning gate lights and some minor adjustments to the bridge lift programming. Traffic on the structure will be reduced to one lane controlled by flaggers supplied by the Door County Highway Department. Motorists are … Continue reading

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Local Fundraising Keeps DARE Program Going

In his capacity as Door County Juvenile Investigator, Chris Neuville has spent more than a dozen years as DARE Instructor, administering a program geared toward helping young people resist drugs and violence. Neuville, who teaches the class at Saint John Bosco school in Sturgeon Bay and at schools in the Sevastopol, Gibraltar, Southern Door and Washington Island school districts, believes the program is a useful … Continue reading

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Highway 42 Construction Begins Monday in Northern Door

A major road project kicks off in the Sister Bay area Monday. $5.8 million has been authorized to pay for work on segments of Highway 42 and 57 and will improve 42 from Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road, Highway 57 from 42 to Canterbury Lane, and, Gateway Drive from 42 to 57. Vinton Construction Company of Manitowoc is the prime contractor for the road … Continue reading

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Range Lights are Shining Again at Ridges Sanctuary

Thanks to the perseverance of Ed Miller, a member of the Ridges Sanctuary’s Board of Directors, the upper and lower range lights at the environmental preserve near Baileys Harbor are shining once again. Constructed in 1869, the lights were considered the most effective way to protect sailors traveling near the reefs and shallows at the entrance to Baileys Harbor. The Ridges Sanctuary has maintained the … Continue reading

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Sevastopol FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast Sunday

The 34th annual Dairy Breakfast, sponsored by the Sevastopol FFA Alumni, will be held Sunday, from 6 to 11:30AM on the grounds of the Northeast Wisconsin Antique Power Association. The all you can eat menu includes scrambled eggs, ham and cheese, pancakes, Henschel’s maple syrup, cheese samples, milk and butter, apple and cherry juice, Hyline Orchard cherry sauce, Debaker’s strawberries, Schopf’s home-made ice cream, and, … Continue reading

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Grand Chute Doctor Missing in Northern Door County

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is following up on a missing person’s report involving a 63-year old Grand Chute, Wisconsin man. Doctor Jeffrey Whiteside was last seen in the Ephraim area of northern Door County on Monday. Doctor Whiteside is five foot nine inches tall, weighs 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a maroon colored polo shirt and … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Has New City Administrator

Sturgeon Bay has a new City Administrator. He is Josh Van Lieshout, currently Village Administrator in Egg Harbor. The City Council Thursday announced that Van Lieshout would replace Steve McNeil who will be retiring on August 1st. A total of 19 candidates applied for the job and four individuals were chosen for interviews. The 40-year old Van Lieshout has held his current position since July … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Celebrates the 4th of July

The final touches for Sturgeon Bay’s Independence Day observance, “Sturgeon Bay Celebrates!” are being attended to and it looks like visitors to Sunset Park will have plenty to do before, during and after the fireworks display Saturday evening. Amanda Thuss of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says the annual event would not be possible without the support of many volunteers, groups and organizations… Anyone who … Continue reading

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Man Injured in Logging Accident on Chambers Island

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that a 29-year old man was severely injured in a logging accident on Chambers Island Wednesday morning. The Eagle-Three helicopter airlifted the victim from the site to Saint Vincent hospital in Green Bay. According to Lieutenant Jeff Farley, the man was injured around 6:30AM while attempting to cut a four foot in diameter mature maple tree about 50 … Continue reading

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Weborg Retiring as Ephraim Fire Chief

After 34 years, Niles Weborg has stepped down as Fire Chief for the Village of Ephraim. He took over the department’s top spot in 1981. Weborg will continue as a firefighter, adding to the 56 years he has already accumulated with the fire department. Chief Weborg has a long list of accomplishments to look back on. The opening of the fire museum on Highway 42 … Continue reading

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