Emergency Services Investigating Disaster Assistance for Storm Damage

The Door County Emergency Services Department is investigating the scope and damages related to the storm that hit the peninsula September 4th, from within the Door County business community to determine if the county is eligible for disaster assistance. Department Director Dan Williams is asking individuals to fill out a disaster assessment form. To insure that everyone gets a chance to do so, the deadline … Continue reading

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Preliminary Hearings Set in Child Pornography Case

Two Sturgeon Bay men are expected back in Door County Circuit Court for preliminary hearings on October first in connection with a two month internet crimes against children investigation conducted by Sturgeon Bay Police, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and the State Division of Criminal Investigations. A court complaint was issued Monday outlining allegations against 37-year old Steven Link, a downtown used book dealer and … Continue reading

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Two Highway 42 Projects in Door County Approved

Two projects intended to improve 14 miles of Highway 42 in Door County have been approved. The Department of Transportation says Northeast Asphalt of Green Bay is the main contractor. The first project includes resurfacing 12 miles of Highway 42 from the mid-junction of Highway 42/57 just north of Sturgeon Bay to Egg Harbor. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 15th and … Continue reading

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DOT Plans for Roundabouts in Sturgeon Bay by 2016

Based on its planning, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation hopes to have roundabouts in place at the intersections of Highway 42/57 and Michigan Street and 42/57 and Egg Harbor Road, in Sturgeon Bay, before the fourth of July in 2016. Representatives of the DOT joined city officials, Door County board supervisors, members of the Sevastopol Town Board, heads of law enforcement, fire and emergency services … Continue reading

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Road Work on Door County B Thursday

A segment of County Trunk B immediately south of the entrance to the George Pinney County Park, in the Town of Sevastopol, will be closed Thursday. The Door County Highway Department says the closure is required for emergency repairs to the roadway from the partial collapse of the concrete tunnel associated with the old mining operation in the area. The project is expected to be … Continue reading

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Seiler Selected as New Head of SBVC

A well-known local community leader has been selected to head up the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. The board of directors of the tourism organization has selected Pam Seiler to replace the departing Todd Trimberger. Trimberger announced in July that he was leaving the position in order to focus his efforts on Bliss, his Jefferson Street business. Seiler has been active in the Door County business … Continue reading

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Southern Door’s Jessica Meacham Named Rural Teacher of the Year

Southern Door elementary teacher Jessica Meacham has been selected as the Monsanto Fund national rural teacher of the year. Meacham, who has taught first grade at Southern Door for the past eight years, has a total of 17 years experience as an educator. She says teaching is her calling and remembers educating brothers and sisters at a very early age. She was praised for her … Continue reading

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Rain Delays Phase Two of Michigan Street Project

The first phase of the Michigan Street road project in Sturgeon Bay is done and was open for traffic during the evening hours Tuesday. City Engineer Tony Depies says pavement markings will not be installed until next week at the earliest. Depies says with rain in the forecast through Wednesday, work planned as part of phase two of the project will be put off until … Continue reading

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Dumpster Provided for Items Destroyed by Storm in Baileys Harbor

The Baileys Harbor Community Association, in conjunction with the Town of Baileys Harbor, has secured a dumpster for residents to dispose of items destroyed in the recent storm. The large receptacle for flood damaged items will be located at the Baileys Harbor Rec Park. Please do not put any electronics, freon units, paints or hazardous materials in the dumpster. Immanuel Lutheran Church is holding an … Continue reading

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Baileys Harbor Town Office & Wastewater Plant Still Dealing With Flooding

Employees at the Baileys Harbor wastewater treatment plant have been putting in long hours, dealing with flooding that overwhelmed lift stations throughout the community. Plant Manager Don Prust said heavy rainfall, believed to be in the range of six to nine inches, overwhelmed sanitary sewers. Standing water on roads one to two feet deep added to the problem. Prust says wastewater employees worked continuously from … Continue reading

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