Cooper Found Guilty

A 12-person jury deliberated for less than two hours Friday before handing down a guilty verdict on two counts of first degree intentional homicide in Door County Circuit Court in the case of 37-year old Brian Cooper of Plainfield, Illinois. It was the second time Cooper stood trial for the strangling death of 19-year old Alisha Bromfield, also of Plainfield, and her unborn daughter at … Continue reading

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Accidental Death In Liberty Grove

A 75-year old resident of Colgate, Wisconsin died Thursday morning in northern Door County after the four-wheel all-terrain vehicle he was attempting to load onto a trailer fell on top of him. Warren H. Grossman was pronounced dead at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Deputies who arrived at the scene of the accident in the town of Liberty Grove shortly after 10am, found Grossman laying … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Second Trial Underway

The second jury trial for a 37-year old Plainfield, Illinois man, charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide, got underway in Door County Circuit Court Monday. Brian Cooper is accused of strangling 19-year old Alisha Bromfield to death at a southern Door County resort in August of 2012. Bromfield’s unborn child also died when her mother was killed. In June of last year, … Continue reading

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DC Tourism Numbers Up

When it comes to tourism spending, Door County showed continued growth last year, according to a report released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Jon Jarosh , Director of Communications and P.R. at the Door County Visitor Bureau, says the spending reflected a solid increase over 2012… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Jarosh says visitor spending translated into jobs and income in … Continue reading

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Southern Door Finishes 2nd at Road America

Southern Door competed in the Formula High School Racing project at Road America in Elkhart Lake last weekend.  Dave LeBrun says that 14 students from Southern Door were part of the program.  They include Jacob Babler, Adam Monfils, Kyle Neuville, Ethan Werkheiser, Bryce Thomas, Adam Neu, Curtis Wynveen, Ian Carpenter, William Bretl, Chris Kruger, Dave Dessart, Jon LeBrun, Alex Kraemer and Zach Maurer.  Listen to … Continue reading

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Thunderhill Opening Night Postponed

Due to extremely wet conditions Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway has cancelled its opener that was scheduled for this Saturday May 3. With rain all week and cool temperatures the track is simply too soft. “As I’ve stated from the beginning, we will look out for the drivers and their race cars. The best way to do so early on is with a smooth racing … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Family Care Expanded, Bies A Proponent

Governor Scott Walker announced Monday that seven counties in northeast Wisconsin, including Door and Kewaunee counties, are now included in the state’s family care umbrella. The expansion means a total of 64 counties in Wisconsin are offering the program. State Representative Garey Bies has been a strong proponent of the expansion and explains how it will impact those who qualify… [Audio clip: view full post … Continue reading

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“Severe Weather Awareness” This Week

The week of April 21st through the 25th has been set aside as “tornado and severe weather awareness week” in Wisconsin. The state division of emergency management is asking residents to keep these words in mind next week: listen, act and live. Dan Williams, director of Door County Emergency Services, says it’s important to be prepared for the possibility that weather conditions can change drastically … Continue reading

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Algoma’s Blahnik A Finalist For WIAA Award

Algoma’s Kennedy Blahnik is one of 32 finalists for the WIAA’s 2014 Scholar Athlete Award.  The 32 scholar athlete finalists were chosen from among 825 seniors nominated by more than 425 high schools throughout the state.  Sixteen senior girls and sixteen senior boys are selected from each of four divisions.  The selections are based on both athletic and academic achievement. Blahnik, who is Algoma’s first … Continue reading

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Cooper Retains New Counsel

There’s been another twist in the Brian Cooper murder case. With only weeks left before the 37-year old Illinois man’s second murder trail in Door County Circuit Court, Cooper has retained another legal counsel. Cooper is accused in the strangling death of 19-year old Alisha Bromfield of Plainfield, Illinois and her unborn child at a southern Door County resort in August of 2012. His first … Continue reading

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