Ohio Teen Arrested for Threats Leading to Lockdowns at Numerous Schools

The lockdown at Sevastopol School Thursday morning was the direct result of a viral post on Facebook threatening a shooting scenario. Now comes word that a 17-year old girl in Ohio has been arrested for threatening to bring a gun to school and referring to the school as “SHS.” The post was made under the name “Ray Andres.” The FBI and Clark County deputies in … Continue reading

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New Aerial Truck Helps Fight Tuesday Night Fire

A technique involving its new aerial truck helped the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department limit damage during an exterior fire at 19 North 3rd Avenue Tuesday evening. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says his department was paged out to a structure fire a minute after 9PM and 9 units and 25 firefighters responded. Chief Dietman says fire was seen on the exterior of the building to the … Continue reading

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Work to Take Down Granary to Begin This Week

Work to dismantle the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is expected to begin this week. It appears that Kiesow Enterprises will begin staging on Thursday. The firm based in Valders has been contracted to take the 116 year old building down and store the materials at a cost of $66,000. An 11th hour effort to amend the contract to allow the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay to Hire PR Firm for Premier Resort Tax Info

The City of Sturgeon Bay will contract with a public relations firm to provide information for voters on the value of enacting a “Premier Resort Area Tax” to help pay for street and infrastructure improvements. The council Tuesday, in taking its action, indicated that the cost of the service, provided by Hillstrom PR of Green Bay, would not exceed $12,000. Once approved, the funding vehicle, … Continue reading

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Museum Hopes to add Lifeboat to Outdoor Exhibits

If the Sturgeon Bay City Council gives the go-ahead, a piece of Door County maritime history could join other exhibits displayed outside the Maritime Museum’s waterfront facility in Sturgeon Bay. The museum has been offered a 26-foot enclosed lifeboat from the 1,000-foot vessel Edwin H. Gott. The craft was designed to carry 44 men and handle the worst possible conditions at sea. The Gott was … Continue reading

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Funding for Peninsula State Park Upgrades Approved

The Wisconsin Building Commission Wednesday voted to approve funding for infrastructure improvements at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek. The funding will pay for updates and replacement of outdated facilities throughout the park. Heavy use of the the facilities due to high traffic volumes has left some of the sites in dire need of repairs and upkeep. Such things as broken drinking fountains and restroom … Continue reading

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LeClair to be Named Emergency Services Director

The next director for Door County Emergency Services will come from within the department. Deputy Director Aaron LeClair has been tabbed for the position. Currently, LeClair holds the title Interim Director, but his full elevation is expected to be supported by the full county board. For more than a year, consultant Jeff Roemer has held the Interim Director’s position, with LeClair as his right hand … Continue reading

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Door County Men Arrested on Gun & Drug Charges in Ozaukee County

Two Door County men, who were arrested last week in Ozaukee County, face multiple gun and drug charges. Willard Hartman and Benjamin Krohn, both 19 and both from Sturgeon Bay, made initial appearances in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Monday on charges related to possessing firearms on school property, carrying concealed weapons, and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $5,000 cash. Their … Continue reading

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Drug Bust Leads to 10 Arrests

The Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force executed a number of search warrants Monday morning, the culmination of a three-month long undercover investigation into drug trafficking on the Door Peninsula. The sweep, which took place in the Town of Egg Harbor and the City of Sturgeon Bay, led to the arrest of ten individuals, ranging in age from 59 to 20. Some were jailed and others were … Continue reading

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Fatal Accident Tuesday in Town of Gardner

Door County recorded its first traffic fatality in 2018 with a one vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Lime Kiln Road, in the Town of Gardner. Fifty six year old Gary K. Gustafson died from injuries suffered in the accident. According to the Door County Sheriff’s Department, the county communications center received a 911 call at 4:28PM indicating that there were low-hanging wires on Lime Kiln … Continue reading

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