Thrills on Third Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

Thrills on Third returns to Sturgeon Bay Saturday. Youngsters and families can enjoy pumpkin painting, a parade and trick or treating along the downtown retail area. From 9 to 11AM, up to 200 kids accompanied by a parent can grab a pumpkin and paint at the Artists Guild. Their creations will line 3rd Avenue until after trick or treating when they can be taken home. … Continue reading

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Pertussis Case Confirmed at Southern Door

Parents of children in the Southern Door School District have been informed that a child in the district is being treated for pertussis. Commonly referred to as whooping cough, the ailment is highly contagious and affects the respiratory tract. In a letter issued on Monday, school nurse April Soto cautioned parents to watch their child for mild, cold like symptoms. Soto says, if it appears … Continue reading

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Informational Meeting on BUG Upgrade Plans

The final informational meeting on plans to upgrade facilities for the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department will be held tonight (Wednesday) at 7PM at the Brussels Community Center. The fire department and ambulance station project will be the subject of a referendum vote as part of the November 4th election and proponents of the building and expansion plans have been meeting residents of the three towns, one-on-one, … Continue reading

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Chaudoir’s Dock Dredging Begins Wednesday

Effective Wednesday, Chaudoir’s Dock boat ramp and harbor, located at 1552 County N, in the Town of Union, will be closed for dredging of the harbor and channel. Dredging is expected to take a minimum of 30 days and maybe longer, depending on the weather. The boat launch ramp will be closed during the entire time of the operation. The harbor will be closed and … Continue reading

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Man Eating Brat Cited for Inattentive Driving

When you hear about accidents caused by distracted driving, you often think of people who lose focus while using a cell phone or fiddling with a radio. In the case of a Palatine, Illinois man Sunday, it was a bratwurst. The man said he was passing a car driven by a West Allis woman, eating a brat, when his vehicle crossed the centerline and sideswiped … Continue reading

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Helicopter is Back for Ping Pong Ball Drop at Fall Fest

The Sister Bay Advancement Association is enhancing an event at this weekend’s Fall Festival by resurrecting a delivery method that hasn’t been seen in recent years. Paige Funkhauser says, on Sunday at 2PM, people in Sister Bay will be looking to the sky as a helicopter is used for the ping pong ball drop … Funkhauser says, as in the past, participants will have multiple … Continue reading

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Jim Olson Motors Buys Sturgeon Bay Ford Dealership

WDOR News has learned that the Ford dealership in Sturgeon Bay has been acquired by Jim Olson Motors. The deal was closed on Tuesday. Jim Olson, who already owns the GM and Chrysler dealerships in the city, says he was contacted by Joe Witt and the deal intrigued him… Olson says a two year lease has been signed to use the current Witt Ford location, … Continue reading

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139 Dead or Dying Trees to be Removed from Peninsula Park Golf Course

One hundred thirty nine dead or dying conifer trees will be removed from the Peninsula State Park Golf Course in the near future. The work is expected to take about four weeks. The golf course will remain open through Sunday, November 2nd. It may be necessary at times for certain holes or fairways to be temporarily closed. The trees were impacted by the application of … Continue reading

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SBPD Investigation into Burglaries Continues

The investigation into several recent burglaries in Sturgeon Bay is continuing. A number of business units at a west side location were hit, along with the home of a resident, all at about the same time. Department members are following up on some leads, but would appreciate help from the general public. Anyone who may be able provide information on any or all of the … Continue reading

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Police Searching for Information After Dog Bite Saturday

While it appears that a recent dog bite may not have been serious enough to warrant medical attention for rabies, as a precautionary means, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department is hoping that someone may step forward with specific information on the dog. Saturday afternoon at about 12:15PM, a jogger was bitten by a dog while running on a sidewalk off Michigan Street in the area … Continue reading

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