Deeadline Approaching for LWV Forums

Citizens or candidates interested in participating in a candidate forum are invited to contact the League of Women Voters of Door County by Friday, January 16th, the deadline to sign up. Any candidate, group or individual citizens can request a forum. However, the league will proceed only if the position is contested and at least two of the candidates agree to participate. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Fire North of Sturgeon Bay Thursday Morning

Three units and a half a dozen firefighters from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department were sent to fight a blaze Thursday morning on the David Olson property at 6190 West Whitefish Bay Road, in the Town of Sevastopol. A passerby by called 911 to report a structure fire in an outbuilding. The first fire crew on the scene noted that the roof on the ten … Continue reading

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29th Annual Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge

The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club marks its 29th annual plunge into Lake Michigan at 12 noon on Thursday, January 1st. An estimated 500 or more swimmers are expected to make their way into the frigid lake waters at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. The club started in Jacksonport in 1986 with one swimmer, JR Jarosh and it wasn’t until 1989 that the number tripled from one … Continue reading

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Bridge Struck by Tug-Barge in Sturgeon Bay

The Maple/Oregon Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay was damaged Friday morning when the barge, Texas, collided with the span shortly before 9AM. An eyewitness on the Michigan Street Bridge saw the barge pass through the downtown bridge and slowly strike the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge which had not opened. Initial reports indicate that a hand railing crumpled and the center area of the bridge built in … Continue reading

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Door 2 Door Rides Announces Changes

Door 2 Door Rides, Door County’s shared ride taxi and connector service, has announced changes to its service areas and hours and rates, along with the addition of a new six passenger vehicle. The changes begin in January. The coverage area will be expanded and redefined in 2015. The north zone will be divided into two components. The south zone remains the same. A new … Continue reading

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Sheriff Vogel Offers Holiday Travel Advice

This is the final Christmas holiday period for retiring Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel after close to 40 years in law enforcement. As he has for practically every holiday during his tenure, Sheriff Vogel offers a safety message for travelers over the next several days… Sheriff Vogel also cautions drivers motorists to be careful during the weekend… During a dozen years as Sheriff, Vogel has … Continue reading

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Two Washington Island Officials Will Not Seek Re-Election

Two elected officials on Washington Island have decided not to seek re-election in 2015. Town Board Chairman Joel Gunnlaugsson says his name will not be on the ballot for the April election. Gunnlaugsson won a write-in candidacy as Town Chairman in 2011 and was re-elected last year. He also represents the 21st Supervisory District on the Door County Board. That position encompasses a ward in … Continue reading

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Ice Carvers Needed for Fire & Ice

If you think you can turn a block of ice into something that doesn’t look like a block of ice, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center would like to hear from you. The local tourism agency is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice and snow carvers for the annual Fire and Ice event set for Saturday, February 14th throughout the city. Ribbons and cash ranging from … Continue reading

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Plan Commission Votes to Seek More Input on Waterfront Plan

The Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission essentially decided not to decide the question of zoning for a hotel development on the former Door County Cooperative property during its special meeting Wednesday evening at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium. Instead, on a three to two vote, with committee chairman Danny Wiegand casting the tie-breaking vote, the commission opted to seek public input by way of … Continue reading

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Boat, Motor & Trailer Stolen from Jacksonport Storage Facility

A 16-foot boat, the property of a Winnetka, Illnois man, was reported stolen from a storage facility in the Jacksonport area, either in late November or earlier this month. The facility’s caretaker noticed that the lock was gone at the man’s storage unit and so was the boat and trailer. The owner was contacted and he told the investigating officer that the boat was a … Continue reading

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