Brown County Man Drowns at Southern Door Marina

The Door County Sheriff’s Department says a 61-year old Brown County man was the victim of an apparent drowning over the weekend in the Town of Gardner. Shortly after 10AM Sunday, the department was contacted about the missing Green Bay man who had not been seen at the Wave Pointe Marina located at since the previous evening. The preliminary investigation indicated that the man may … Continue reading

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Northern Door Road Work Begins September 5th

The recent approval of a $4.8 million road project on Highway 57 in northern Door County has set in motion the process that will lead to the commencement of work on Tuesday, September 5th. The eight mile stretch of 57 from Baileys Harbor to Sister Bay is expected to be completed in June of 2018 and includes a stoppage of work from November to May. … Continue reading

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Body of Missing Kayaker Found Near Peninsula Park

The Door County Sheriff’s Department reports that the body of a kayaker, missing since Saturday, was located Wednesday about 100 yards from Horseshoe Island, off Peninsula State Park, in the Bay of Green Bay. Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says the department patrol boat, along with the Sturgeon Bay police boat, were transporting the dive team to the location where a kayak was initially found when the … Continue reading

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Death’s Door BBQ on Washington Island This Weekend

Forty two professional teams will descend on Washington Island in anticipation of competing in the Deaths Door Barbecue event on Friday and Saturday. Dick Jepson says the teams will be vying for total prize money of $22,000, plus awards and prizes, as part of the third leg of the “Wisconsin Trifecta”. He says visitors on the mainland have easy access to the event at the … Continue reading

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Door County DA Says Drug Court Could Work

It’s been a busy eight months for Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin, but she has made the transition from defense attorney to DA. However, some some of the initiatives she would like to implement have had to be put on the “back burner.” Nordin says recent law enforcement efforts show that drugs and the drug trade are problems that need to be dealt with … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Helped Get Firefighters to Island Fire

The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department sent some of its fire fighters to Washington Island in response to a mutual aid call early Wednesday morning. You may wonder how the department got its crew to the blaze at the Danish Mill Bakery, Deli and Restaurant. Fire Chief Chris Hecht says the northern door firefighters grabbed their air pack and turnout gear and hopped on board … Continue reading

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Door County Sheriff’s Department Welcomes “Gent” to Department

The effort to add a K9 unit to the ranks of the Door County Sheriff’s Department moved closer to reality with the arrival of the four-legged member of the unit. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says the two year old German Shepherd comes to Door County from his home in Germany… McCarty says the new team will be involved in some preliminary schooling on tracking skills … Continue reading

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Safe Kids Door County Day Saturday

The first annual Safe Kids Door County Day will be held on Saturday at the Door County Fairgrounds at John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. The free and interactive fun event runs from 9AM to 1PM. Maryanne Smith says Safe Kids Day is a cooperative effort of several individuals and organizations… Smith says the organizers are hoping to meet several goals by putting on … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Considers Allowing Dogs in Parks

Dog-owners in Sturgeon Bay got one step closer to being able to take the family pet to city parks during the meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council Tuesday. The council, on a five to two vote, approved the first reading of a resolution that changes the current ordinance regulating and licensing animals. Municipal Services Director Bob Bordeau said the city has been wrestling with … Continue reading

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Door County in Running for Best Wisconsin Attraction

Voting continues online in a competition to determine what is Wisconsin’s best attraction. Door County is currently in third place in the voting sponsored by USA Today and Ten Best, trailing Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Circus World. Jon Jarosh of the Door County Visitor Bureau says voting is open until Monday, August 28th. USA Today and Ten Best will be promoting the winners. To vote, … Continue reading

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