Storm Causes Power Outages & Flooding in Northern Door County

It’s going to take a few days before repairs are completed on a number of areas in Door County impacted by the heavy rainfall over the past couple of days. That’s the assessment of Thad Ash, Door County Highway Department Patrol Superintendent, who has seen some of the damage to area roads caused by multiple storms passing through the Door Peninsula. Ash notes that shoulders … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Project Begins Monday in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Tony Depies has announced that work on the Michigan Street leveling project is scheduled to begin at 8AM Monday. The project is expected to be completed in two phases because no traffic will be allowed in the area where work is being completed, including all intersections. The first phase will be from north 4th through 12th Avenue. A detour route will … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Police Warn Residents of Phone Scams

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is asking residents who are interested in donating to causes supported by law enforcement to make the donation locally and not to a group calling itself “The Police Protective Fund.” A citizen who received a call from the fundraising group contacted city police late last week. He was told the call was a scam using a legitimate phone number from … Continue reading

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Handicap Parking Space to be Installed on Madison Avenue

At the request of Mayor Thad Birmingham, the Sturgeon Bay City Council agreed Tuesday to install a handicap parking space on Madison Avenue. Mayor Birmingham noted that a resident requested the parking space after hearing from a disabled visitor who could not find such a spot in the west side business district. The mayor acknowledged that the plan is to upgrade Oak Street and possibly … Continue reading

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Thefts from Habitat ReStore

The ReStore in Sturgeon Bay offers recycled items at reasonable prices, but they are not free and patrons are asked to shop during regular hours of operation. Someone apparently didn’t get that message. Last Wednesday, city police officers were dispatched to the store operated by Habitat for Humanity of Door County on 14th Avenue after three lawn mowers were discovered missing. The theft comes on … Continue reading

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SBPD Apprehend Fleeing Man on Probation Violation

A Sturgeon Bay man won the sprint but lost the long distance run early Saturday morning after he attempted to outrun police officers trying to question him on a probation violation. At about 1AM, officers on foot patrol spotted the 26-year old city man drinking at a downtown bar. They knew that he was under a court order to maintain absolute sobriety. When the man … Continue reading

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Tremble to Leave Southern Door Fire Department

WDOR News has learned that Captain Thad Tremble is leaving the Southern Door Fire Department, effective September 1st. Tremble, who has been the department’s information officer, is moving to Kewaunee County. In his current capacity, Tremble has provided information on incidents handled by the department, as well as activities and events that have been part of the annual schedule for the volunteer organization with sites … Continue reading

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Southern Door Seeks Referendum on Revenue Limit Override

A statement has been issued in light of the decision by the Southern Door Board of Education Monday to schedule a referendum vote on a one-year revenue limit override proposed for the 2015/16 school year. If district voters agree, the revenue cap would be exceeded by $390,000 on a one-time basis. School Board President Chuck Bretl said the action was the outgrowth of the continued … Continue reading

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Man Sentenced on Reckless Homicide by Drug Delivery Charge

A 34-year old northern Door County man was sentenced to seven months in jail and placed on ten years probation this week in Door County Court on one count of first degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs. Judge D. Todd Ehlers handed down the guilty verdict in the case of Alvin McFeeley of Egg Harbor. Judge Ehlers initially sentenced McFeeley to five years in prison and … Continue reading

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Fire At Sturgeon Bay Marina Destroys Three Boats

Three boats moored at the Quarterdeck Marina at 705 Marina Lane, on Sturgeon Bay’s west side, were destroyed in a fire Monday evening.  The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was paged out at about seven-14 PM and multiple units responded, including a full complement from the nearby west side fire station.  The initial call indicated that one boat was on fire, but fire crews found three … Continue reading

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