Wednesday’s Cancellations Due To Cold

The extremely cold weather has caused some closings, cancellations and postponements.  Here’s Wednesday’s list: School Closings for Wednesday, January 8th 2014: – Gibraltar – Sevastopol – Southern Door – Sturgeon Bay – Washington Island – Algoma – Kewaunee – Luxemburg-Casco – Peninsula Christian School – Saint Peter’s Lutheran – Saint John Bosco Other Closings for Wednesday, January 8th 2014: – Northern Door Children’s Center – … Continue reading

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Fire At Ephraim Inn Monday Morning

Fire did extensive damage to the Ephraim Inn, on Poplar Street in the Village of Ephraim. The Ephraim Fire Department was paged shortly after 7am Monday and the first unit on the scene found flames shooting from the roof of the building. Northern Door fire departments responded with mutual aid from Sister Bay-Liberty Grove, Gibraltar, Jacksonport and Egg Harbor. The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department stood … Continue reading

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Ridges In Need Of Volunteers

Over 11,000 hours of time were donated to the Ridges Sanctuary in 2013. The nature preserve near Baileys Harbor would not be where it is today were it not for the dedicated volunteers whose hard work is truly appreciated. Volunteers are needed this week and next at the Ridges. Friday, January 3rd, from 9 – 11am: Meet in the upper range light kitchen to help … Continue reading

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Area Snowmobile Trails Open

Door County snowmobile trails in the Southwest, Central, and Southeast sections are open. Trails are in poor to fair condition and please proceed with caution. The Northern section opened at 10 AM Tuesday. All snowmobile trails in Kewaunee County are open. Trails are reported to be in fair condition. In addition, riders should use caution near the Black Ash Swamp north of Algoma. Riders are asked … Continue reading

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Sunday Cancellations And Postponements

The Winter Storm Warning has caused some cancellations and postponements in the area. Here’s our most up-to-date list: Cancellations: The Sunday School Program at Hainesville Lutheran Church is postponed until Christmas Day The Children’s Christmas Program at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church is postponed until Christmas Eve at 4pm The Christmas Program at Door Bible Baptist Church in Brussels is postponed until Thursday at 7pm The “Small Forest” performance … Continue reading

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SBPD Warns Of Seasonal Scams

Door County residents are, by and large, giving individuals who take pride in paying their bills. Unfortunately, scam artists try to exploit those qualities during the holiday season. Captain Dan Brinkman of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department agrees that residents, especially seniors, need to be very careful at this time of year… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Captain Brinkman says some Sturgeon Bay … Continue reading

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Sheriff Reminds Residents Of Winter Driving Safety

Winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st, but this year the season isn’t following the calendar. Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel says, for some motorists, the arrival of wintery weather has been a bit of a surprise, given the snow and cold of the past couple of weeks… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Sheriff Vogel says, when it comes to possible winter traffic … Continue reading

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Door-Tran Will Be Moving

Door-Tran, Door County’s transportation service, will soon be moving from its offices at the Cherrypoint Mall in Sturgeon Bay to a new headquarters on the west side of the city. The service is currently located in the offices of We Are Hope, Incorporated, but is moving to the Harbor Place Shoppes and will begin operating there on January 1st. Pam Busch, mobility manager with Door-Tran, … Continue reading

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Three Alarm Fire in Casco Wednesday

A three alarm fire in the Town of Casco Wednesday had members of several area fire departments responding to the scene along with the American Red Cross. Firefighters from the Luxemburg Fire Department were called just after 2PM & initially fought the blaze on Crevice Lane in the Town of Casco, from inside the home, but moved their attack to the outside when the structure … Continue reading

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Val Clarizio Book Signing Saturday

Door County author Val Clarizio is not one to rest on her laurels. After coming out with her first romantic mystery “Cookies For Santa” renamed “Covert Exposure,” Clarizio has produced another novella in the Nick Spinelli series entitled “Craving Vengeance.” She is also working on longer-form books. Val says each writing experience has been different and challenging at times… [Audio clip: view full post to … Continue reading

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