Cooper Sentenced for Murder Conviction

Brian Cooper will spend the rest of his life in the Wisconsin prison system. At a sentencing hearing Thursday afternoon, Door County Circuit Court Judge D. Todd Ehlers handed down two consecutive life sentences without parole for the 37-year old Plainfield, Illinois man. A 12-person jury convicted Cooper on two counts of first degree intentional homicide in May in connection with the strangling death of … Continue reading

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Dual Membership Program for SBVC & DCVB

A dual membership program has been put in place for businesses in Sturgeon Bay interested in being part of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center & the Door County Visitor Bureau. The program is intended to serve as a joint effort between both organizations to offer an affordable option to members of the Sturgeon Bay business community. Board-members from both tourism groups provided considerable & systematic … Continue reading

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Elevated Fire Danger From Dry Conditions

The recent period of relatively rain-free weather has made for some very dry conditions in some parts of Door County. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache is asking residents to be very careful with outdoor burning…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Chief Herlache says it might not be a bad idea to take a number of safety precautions if you plan on having a … Continue reading

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League of Women Voters Forums For Assembly & Sheriff

The first of two League of Women Voters of Door County forums for candidates running for assembly & Door County Sheriff will be held Wednesday evening. The purpose of the forums is to acquaint the public with the candidates & hear their positions on issues of importance. Several of the candidates will be on the ballot for the primary election in August. The first forum … Continue reading

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Highway 42/57 Road Work Begins August 4th

A $1.3 million contract to improve a stretch of Highway 42/57 from the south intersection of the state highways to the Bayview bridge has been approved by Governor Scott Walker. Sommers Construction Company of Shiocton is the prime contractor for the roadwork scheduled to start on August 4th & be completed in late September. The work to be done includes concrete pavement joint repairs, blacktopping, … Continue reading

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Bay Ship Awarded New Contracts

Bay Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract to build two 155,000 barrel capacity barges and two 6,000 horsepower tugs for Kirby Corporation. The vessels are to be operated as articulated tug-barge units & will haul petroleum & chemical products domestically. The first ATB unit is scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2016 & the second unit will be delivered in the summer of 2017. … Continue reading

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SBPD Looking to Fill Vacancy

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is developing a list of men & women who could fill the ranks today & in the future. According to the department’s web site, a vacant position needs to be filled & an eligibility list created for future vacancies. The web site features a way to access a brochure that provides details about the department & lists the procedure candidates … Continue reading

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Triathlon Will Mean Heavy Bicycle Traffic Sunday

A large number of bicyclists are expected to be traveling through Sturgeon Bay Sunday as part of the Door County Triathlon headquartered near Egg Harbor. Motorists will see a high concentration of bike-riders between 9AM & 11AM on 3rd Avenue downtown & along Memorial Drive as they head to Cove Road, Canal Road & Buffalo Ridge. After traveling into the Institute area, the bicyclists will … Continue reading

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SBFD to Fill the Boot Saturday

Sturgeon Bay firefighters are a little less than a third of the way toward a goal of raising $10,000 as part of their “Fill the Boot” campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Members of union local 2682 are expected to spend part of the day in downtown Sturgeon Bay Saturday, accepting donations for MDA from passing motorists & pedestrians. Union President Matt Austad is hoping … Continue reading

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Electronic Recycling Day Saturday in Brussels

Habitat for Humanity of Door County has scheduled another free recycling event for electronics. This time the collection will be Saturday, from 9AM to 1PM, at the Brussels Community Center, 1366 Junction Road. Leslie Boden, manager of Habitat’s Re-Store in Sturgeon Bay, talks about the kinds of electronic gear that will be accepted…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Boden says a change in the … Continue reading

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