Search for Missing Doctor Moves to the Water

The search continues in Door County for an Appleton area physician missing since June 29th. Doctor Jeffrey Whiteside of Grand Chute reportedly disappeared near his condo and boat slip in the Ephraim area and hasn’t been seen since. A concerted effort on land and water utilizing local law enforcement and other public and private groups has yet to turn of a clue as to the … Continue reading

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Historical Society Welcomes Wisconsin Author

The Door County Historical Society is bringing well-known Wisconsin author and researcher Jerry Apps to Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay for a presentation Thursday evening entitled “Stories of the Land: Farm Life From an Earlier Day.” The program begins at 6:30PM in the Collins Learning Center. Apps was born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm. He is the author of 35 fiction, … Continue reading

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Bayview Bridge Work Cancelled

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has again changed its mind about a project slated for the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay. WDOR News has learned that an equipment breakdown has led to the decision to cancel the project for this week. The DOT had announced that the work, which was to have been done on Tuesday and Wednesday, had been rescheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. … Continue reading

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Door County Board Welcomes Chinese Delegation

The Door County Board joined department heads and staff in greeting a delegation from the county’s sister city, Jingdezhen, China during a special meeting Tuesday morning at the Government Center in Sturgeon Bay. A resolution welcoming the contingent and extolling the relationship going back 11 years was approved and presented. A gift was also presented to the delegation. The Chinese group will spend two days … Continue reading

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Schedule Changed for Bayview Bridge Work

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced a change in the schedule for maintenance work on the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay. The project, which was to have been done on Tuesday and Wednesday, is now scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flagging operations. Motorists are advised to anticipate backups … Continue reading

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SBPD Apprehend Distraught Man With Knife

Last week, Sturgeon Bay Police were able to diffuse what could have been a volatile situation involving a distraught man holding a knife while laying on the ground in one lane of the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge. Officers on patrol came upon the 21-year old man in the lane of travel and noticed that he was holding a knife in the direction of his chest. The … Continue reading

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Highway Work in Sister Bay Continues

The $5.8 million dollar road project in Sister Bay continues this week. The plan calls for reconstruction of a portion of Highway 42 and 57 including traffic and erosion control, signing, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, curb and gutter, sidewalks, lighting, concrete and asphalt pavement, and, landscaping. Last week, crews set up the traffic detour on Highway 57 and traffic control for stage one … Continue reading

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K9 Team Brought in to Assist in Search for Missing Doctor

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has brought in a team from Headwaters Search and Rescue K9 to assist in the search for Doctor Jeffrey Whiteside, who has been missing since Monday, June 29. Structured searches will be conducted Friday and Saturday. Members of the team will be wearing lanyards displaying their credentials during the search. Headwaters search and rescue is a Wisconsin based non-profit volunteer … Continue reading

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Bayview Bridge Next on Work Schedule for DOT

A crew from the Department of Transportation is expected back in Sturgeon Bay next week to work on the Bayview Bridge Tuesday and Wednesday. The DOT says the travel area will be reduced to one lane, from 8:30AM to 3PM, both days and traffic will be controlled by flaggers. The project includes welding on a section of the span’s grate and replacement of bird netting … Continue reading

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Firefighters Battle Cabin Fire on Chambers Island

Crews from several Northern Door fire departments fought a structure fire that destroyed a cabin on Chambers Island early Thursday morning. Gibraltar Fire Chief Caleb Whitney says the call came in at 1:47AM. Whitney said the Town of Gibraltar has a station and trucks on the island and the two man crew responded quickly. The Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor and Ephraim Fire Departments provided boats and … Continue reading

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