SBFD to Fill the Boot

Sturgeon Bay firefighters will be out on three occasions during the next three months, passing the boot to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign, featuring members of Union Local 2682, will be held in downtown Sturgeon Bay on three Saturdays, June 28th, July 19th & August 16th. Each time, firefighters will be located at the intersection of … Continue reading

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Emerald Ash Borer Presents Problems for Door County’s Ash Trees

The discovery of the emerald ash borer in Door County may not be a death sentence for the county’s ash trees, but its close. The invasive insect, native to China, bores under the bark of the trees & cuts off access to nutrients & water, eventually killing the tree. A meeting to discuss the arrival of the bug was held Tuesday at Crossroads at Big … Continue reading

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Door County Room Tax Collections Continue to Grow

One of the ways to gauge how well the tourism season is going in Door County is to check the funds collected by way of the county’s room tax. The Door County Tourism Zone Commission meets regularly to consider how well the system is working. Josh Van Lieshout, Village Administrator in Egg Harbor, heads up the commission as chairman. He says compliance for room tax … Continue reading

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EAB Found in Sturgeon Bay

Travelers to Door County are usually greeted in a warm & friendly way, but one new visitor is not welcome. The City of Sturgeon Bay has joined the growing list of Wisconsin communities where the emerald ash borer is calling home. The city was notified by the Department of Natural Resources that the invasive insect has been found within its corporate limits. DNR staff members … Continue reading

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Little Chute Man Convicted of 8th & 9th DWI

A 57-year old Little Chute man was sentenced to four years in prison & five years of extended supervision in Door County Circuit Court Tuesday on an eighth & ninth offense of driving while intoxicated & a companion charge of bail jumping. Judge D. Todd Ehlers fined Kenneth Carson $3,000 & costs, revoked his drivers license for 36 months & told him to have an … Continue reading

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Stabbing Suspect Remains in Door County Jail

A 48-year old Sturgeon Bay man, facing several charges related to a stabbing in the city last week, remains in the Door County jail on $2,000 cash bond. James Sears waived the time limit for a preliminary hearing during an initial appearance in Door County Circuit Court Monday. Sears is charged with disorderly conduct, first degree reckless endangerment, & causing injury by negligent use of … Continue reading

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Expanded Drug Patrols in Door County Last Week

Local law enforcement is putting illegal drug users on notice that if they travel with drugs in their possession they could be stopped & arrested. Lieutenant Jeff Farley of the Door County Sheriff’s Department told WDOR News that the expanded patrols were in the Sturgeon Bay area Friday evening…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Lieutenant Farley says if the canine team had a positive … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Moves Closer to Every Other Week Recycling

The City of Sturgeon Bay continues to move in the direction of collecting recyclables on an every other week basis, beginning in September. The city council Tuesday evening is expected to act on changes to the city ordinance having to do with recycling. According to a recycling survey compiled in February & March, the new collection schedule could save the city about $13,000 in fuel … Continue reading

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Wauwatosa Man Injured After Fall at Cave Point

An 81-year old Wauwatosa man was injured in a fall at Cave Point Park in the Town of Sevastopol Saturday morning. The Door County Sheriff’s Department was informed shortly before noon that the man had fallen off the cliff while walking along the path at the popular northern Door County park. He sustained a laceration to the head after falling six or seven feet & … Continue reading

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County K Work Begins Monday

The Door County Highway Department began work on upgrading the pavement on County K from Highway DK, west for just over two miles Monday. The project in the Town of Gardner consists of pulverizing the existing pavement, regrading the gravel base course, & placement of new asphalt pavement. The section of highway will be kept open during the construction project, with occasional closures when necessary, … Continue reading

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