Road Work on County D to Begin Wednesday

A road construction project on County Trunk D, near County XC, in southern Door County is scheduled to get underway Wednesday. Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says the work will consist of pulverizing the existing roadway surface, re-grading and compacting the gravel base, and, resurfacing with a new hot mix asphalt surface. The project will be completed under traffic with occasional lane closures as … Continue reading

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WPS Ahead of Schedule on Power Restoration After Sunday Storm

Anticipating that storms could impact its customers in northeast Wisconsin, WPS mobilized its crews in order to respond to anticipated power outages. Lisa Prunty, the utilities’ manager of public relations, says crews are sent to areas of perceived need. Once there, Prunty says they evaluate how they will attack the problem… Prunty says it appears that the power outages affecting public service customers will be … Continue reading

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Sunday Storm Leaves Power Outages and Downed Trees in Door County

A storm packing high winds and heavy rain blew through Door County late Sunday afternoon, leaving downed trees and power outages in its wake. Luckily, no injuries were reported. The storm quickly grew in intensity and affected most of northern Door County including locations like Ephraim, Sister Bay Jacksonport and Egg Harbor. At one time, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation was reporting that as many as … Continue reading

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SBPD Investigating Vehicle Theft

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is investigating the report of a stolen vehicle, taken from an east side location overnight.Shortly after 6AM Thursday, an officer was dispatched to a home on Delaware Street and was told that the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck had been parked in front of the residence. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were inside. Anyone who believes … Continue reading

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Shipwreck Near Sturgeon Bay Entered into Historic Register

Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Historical Society announced that the wreck of the car ferry Lakeland was entered into the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The vessel went down in Lake Michigan, six miles east of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal in 1924. She lies upright in about 200 feet of water. Built in 1887, the Lakeland carried a cargo of cars and … Continue reading

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Door County Fair is Wednesday Through Sunday

It’s hard to believe, but the Door County Fair is upon us and John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay is expected to be a very busy place through Sunday. Wednesday traditionally kicks off the annual event with “midway fun night.” Admission is $10 for those who want try the rides. Those who don’t care for rides get in for $5. The tip top shows … Continue reading

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Discover Wisconsin Beer & Brat Garden Tour Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Discover Wisconsin and Sprecher Brewing Company are bringing the “Discover Wisconsin Beer and Brat Garden Tour,” a mobile beer garden experience, to Sturgeon Bay, starting on Friday. Martin Park will be home for the traveling beer garden through Thursday, August 6th. The garden then moves to Madison Avenue on the west side of the city on August 7th to participate in the inaugural Maritime on … Continue reading

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Ridges Sanctuary Awarded Grant

The Fund for Lake Michigan has awarded the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor a $75,000 grant to develop a “living laboratory.” The Milwaukee based organization says the grant will help the Ridges showcase rain gardens, native plantings, and, other storm water management practices at its new Cook-Fuller Nature Center. Steve Leonard, Executive Director of the Ridges Sanctuary, says the funding will help pay for the … Continue reading

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Maple Street Project Nearing Completion in Sturgeon Bay

The segment of Maple Street in Sturgeon Bay which has been under construction since June 10th is getting closer to completion, but it may not be until mid-August before it’s open to traffic. The reconstruction project has included the removal of asphalt, the replacement of water main and sanitary sewer, the installation of sewer and water laterals, the removal of gutter and sidewalk and their … Continue reading

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Search for Missing Doctor Over But Investigation Continues

The Door County search for a 63-year old physician from Grand Chute, missing in the Ephraim area since June 29th , is over, but the investigation continues. The Door County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the body recovered from a wooded area in the Town of Liberty Grove was that of Doctor Jeffrey Whiteside who was last seen near his boat slip at the marina in … Continue reading

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