Fishermen Rescued from Ice Saturday Afternoon

Several agencies participated in an ice rescue operation Saturday afternoon in the Bay of Green Bay, off Lime Kiln Road, in the Town of Gardner. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department was paged out at about 1:18PM and told that that four individuals from the Green Bay area, ages 50 to 60, were on an ice flow and couldn’t get to shore. The Southern Door and Sturgeon … Continue reading

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DOT Only Has One Door County Road Project Planned for 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has released a tentative list of construction projects scheduled in the northeast region for 2017. The DOT indicates that only one road project is planned for Door County. In September, eight miles of Highway 57, from County Q in Baileys Harbor to Sister Bay will be resurfaced. The plan also calls for removal of the existing box culvert at Mudd … Continue reading

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WPS Warns of Scammers Targeting Customers

Wisconsin Public Service is strongly advising businesses and residents of another surge in scam phone calls. Since Monday, nearly 30 customers have reported receiving a call from a person impersonating a WPS or utility company employee trying to obtain money. Matt Cullen says customers need to know that the utility doesn’t operate that way… Cullin also has this advice for WPS customers… WPS alerted customers … Continue reading

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Southern Door 8th Grader a Semi-Finalist in National Geographic State Bee

Julian Mulroy, at eighth grade student at Southern Door Middle School, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is now one of the semifinalists to compete in the 2017 Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the American Family Training Center in Madison on Friday, March 31st. Now in its 29th year, this is the second level of … Continue reading

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Information Sessions for Southern Door Referendum

A series of brief informational presentations about the upcoming Southern Door school referendum has been scheduled at several venues in the district in March. The first session will be held on Monday, March 6th, at 7PM, at the Knights of Columbus building, 692 Tacoma Beach Road, Sturgeon Bay. On April 4th, district residents will be asked for permission to exceed the state-imposed revenue cap by … Continue reading

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Still No Progress on Waterfront Hotel Mediation

Sawyer Hotel Developer Bob Papke has expressed disappointment that mediation to resolve the impasse over a west side waterfront property matter is not scheduled. State Representative Joel Kitchens was asked to moderate a meeting on the matter, but was unable to get the two sides to agree on a meeting date and a time. In a news release issued Thursday, Papke indicated that the City … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Superintendent Interviews Next Week

The Sevastopol Board of Education has set aside three days next week for interviews with candidates for the soon to be open superintendent’s position. Interim Superintendent Steve Cromell is retiring at the end of the current school year. Closed door meetings have been set for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in the multi-purpose room at the school in Institute. On February 18th, a 19-person committee met … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Investigating Death of Northern Door Woman

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is trying to determine how a 69-year old county woman died over the weekend. The woman’s lifeless body was discovered Saturday laying on the driveway of a home off Cave Point Drive. She was covered in snow. The Door County dispatch center was contacted at about 2PM by a 72-year old county man who indicated that the woman was dead. … Continue reading

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Sister Bay Road Project Wins Excellence Award

A road project in Door County was one of nine recipients of excellence in construction awards recently handed out in Madison by the state Department of Transportation. The excellence in concrete award went to Vinton Construction Company of Manitowoc for reconstruction of a three quarter mile section of Highway 42, from Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road in Sister Bay. The road project was completed … Continue reading

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Multi-Million Dollar Makeover of Old Highway Shop Underway

Work on the multi-million dollar makeover for the former Door County highway shop in Sturgeon Bay is about to commence. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says effort to retrofit the building on north 14th Avenue to house emergency services and the senior resource center programming is moving forward… Pabich says the evidence of progress at the site won’t be obvious for a month or so … Continue reading

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