Michigan Street Bridge Inspection

Folks who use the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay on a regular basis will want to find an alternate route on Monday & Tuesday, July 14th & 15th. The Department of Transportation is expected to close the old bridge to motor vehicle & pedestrian traffic in order to conduct a bridge inspection. It’s anticipated that the span will be closed between 8AM & 3PM … Continue reading

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Four Vehicle Accident Near Egg Harbor

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has released the accident report for a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 42, near Hillside Road in the town of Egg Harbor Wednesday afternoon that left 3 people injured. The injury toll could have been worse, there were a dozen people in the four vehicles involved. According to the accident report, a car driven by Joanna Estrada of Sturgeon bay … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Man Seriously Injured in Tree Cutting Accident

A Town of Sevastopol man was seriously injured when the tree he was cutting fell on him Tuesday afternoon. Sixty seven year old Don Stockwell was air-lifted to a Green Bay hospital for treatment of a possible spinal cord injury. Sturgeon Bay firefighters & Sevastopol first responders were sent to the scene of the accident shortly before 12:30PM. Stockwell said he was cutting a large … Continue reading

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Silverdale Road Closed Thursday Morning

The Door County Highway Department will be installing a new culvert on Silverdale Road, in the Town of Sturgeon Bay, Thursday. The project will require the road to be closed from 7:30AM until noon & will include the area between Sand Lane & South Lake Michigan Drive. All homeowners will have access to their residences at all times using Sand Lane or South Lake Michigan … Continue reading

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Nelson to Resign from Habitat

Rick Nelson, who has been the Executive Director of the Door County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity since 2005, has tendered his resignation. His last day on the job will be August 24th. A Moravian missionary in Honduras for a decade, Nelson is returning to the Central American country to help a Moravian hospital with administrative & financial management systems. During his tenure in Door … Continue reading

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Couple Remains in Critical Condition After Camper Fire

A couple from De Pere remain in “critical” condition at Saint Mary’s burn center in Milwaukee as a result burns sustained in an early morning fire Saturday in a pop-up camper located at a home in the Town of Gardner. Chief Curt Vandertie of the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department says the fire destroyed the camper & three vehicles & damaged a nearby garage. Fifty eight year … Continue reading

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UTV Accident on Chambers Island Sends Thiensville Man to Hospital

A rollover accident involving a utility terrain vehicle on Chambers Island Saturday left a Milwaukee area man injured. Reid TW Leigeois of Thiensville was transported to Ministry Door County Medical Center for treatment of severe abdominal pain. A Door County deputy & an ambulance crew were dispatched to the Holiday Dock in Fish Creek after being told a private boat was bringing an injured man … Continue reading

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Fire Chief Urges Fireworks Safety

While fireworks are an important part of the 4th of July holiday celebration, it’s safe to say most people ignore the law when it comes to pyrotechnics. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says state statutes are very specific when it comes to fireworks…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Herlache says even so-called consumer fireworks can be very dangerous if not handled properly. Sparklers … Continue reading

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Fire Marshall Wraps Investigation into Sturgeon Bay Fire

The office of the state fire marshall has wrapped its investigation into the fire that destroyed the Harbor Place Shoppes on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says there’s no reason to believe that any foul play was involved in the blaze early Tuesday morning. Herlache says the initial thought that the fire started in the Maritime Art Gallery has been confirmed. He … Continue reading

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Little Lake Cleanup Effort Gets Big Boost

The effort to clean up Bradley Lake, known as “Little Lake” in Sturgeon Bay, got a big boost with a donation from the Fund for Lake Michigan. A check for $100,000 was presented to the City of Sturgeon Bay at the city council meeting Tuesday by the organization’s Executive Director Vicki Elkin. Elkin says the Fund for Lake Michigan is pleased to play a role … Continue reading

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