Highway 42/57 Work Begins Monday

A construction project on a stretch of Highway 42/57 from the south intersection of the state highways to the Bayview bridge is scheduled to get underway Monday. Sommers Construction Company of Shiocton is the prime contractor for the roadwork expected to be completed in late September. The work to be done includes… Concrete pavement joint repairs, blacktopping culvert pipe rehabilitation, spot drainage improvements, traffic signal … Continue reading

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Downtown Sturgeon Bay Bridges to Close Monday & Tuesday

Deck sealing operations are scheduled for Monday & Tuesday on the Maple/Oregon & Michigan Street bridges in Sturgeon Bay. The sealing process will mean that each bridge will be closed from 6AM to noon. Only one bridge at a time will be closed. Wind direction & rain could affect closure days. Deck sealing involves cleaning bridge decks & applying a concrete sealer to protect the … Continue reading

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Schmelzer Steps Down from Southern Door School Board

WDOR News has learned that a seat has apparently opened up on the Southern Door Board of Education. Apparently, board-member Del Schmelzer sent an e-mail to school board president Chuck Bretl indicating his decision to step down. He gave no reason for the decision. Schmelzer’s term is scheduled to end in April of 2016. A committee of the school is expected to meet to determine … Continue reading

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Phone Scam in Door County

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has received several reports about a phone scam that has surfaced recently. The call originates from this number 1-202-241-1017 & the caller claims to be a representative of the Internal Revenue Service. Residents are told that they owe money to the IRS & must pay up quickly by way of a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the resident … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Pierhead Lighthouse For Sale

In an effort to find a new owner, the US General Services Administration has announced the public sale of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal north pierhead lighthouse. Constructed in 1903, the 39-foot tall lighthouse consists of a cylindrical cast iron tower intertwined with a rectangular fog signal building & an attached catwalk. The light tower is topped with a circular cast iron platform that supports … Continue reading

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Power Outage in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday Morning

About 700 customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities were without electrical service Wednesday morning after a vehicle collided with a power pole on County Trunk TT, on the edge of Sturgeon Bay. Jason Bieri, Electrical Superintendent for Sturgeon Bay Utilities, says a crew was sent to restore power. Bieri said by 7:30AM most people were back on line. The crew floated the line while waiting for … Continue reading

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Forum for Door County Sheriff Candidates Wednesday

You’ll have a chance to meet all of the candidates for Door County Sheriff at a forum put on by the League of Women Voters of Door County Wednesday evening. The purpose of the forum is to acquaint the public with the candidates & hear their positions on issues of importance. All but one of the candidates will be on the ballot for the primary … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Sales in Sturgeon Bay Thursday

Sturgeon Bay’s annual Sidewalk Sale Day is set for Thursday, from 9AM to 5PM, with bargains throughout the city. Amy Demeter of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says shoppers will find more than enough food, music & fun to keep them busy Thursday…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Food vendors will also be providing dried cherries, chocolate covered cherries & cherry juice, cupcakes & … Continue reading

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New Performance Pavilion in Sister Bay

The new Waterfront Park performance pavilion in Sister Bay will be christened in a novel way Wednesday evening with the performance of Unity, a reggae band, from 7-9PM. The concert is free & open to the public. The Sister Bay Advancement Association will be selling beer, Door County wine, Ellison Bay’s island cherry, pear, brut & oak-aged hard ciders, along with popcorn, water & gatorade … Continue reading

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Applicants Sought for Trip to Door County’s Sister City in China

Preparations are being made for the visit of a delegation from Door County to Jingdezhen, the county’s sister city in China, this fall. Adult applicants are being sought who will make up a group of ten or less who will take part in a four-day excursion to the Chinese city. The delegation will be treated to a tour of a variety of cultural & community … Continue reading

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