Investigation into Cut Brake Line on Sevastopol Football Bus

Investigators from the Door County Sheriff’s Department will be studying a videotape of the parking area at Gibraltar School in Fish Creek in an effort to determine how a brake line on a school bus carrying the Sevastopol football team may have been cut. The incident, which was discovered on September 2nd, came to light after the bus driver noticed that the brakes didn’t feel … Continue reading

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Door County Brewing Expands Distribution into Illinois

Door County Brewing has announced that it has expanded its distribution area into Illinois. Since September 1st, the Baileys Harbor brewer has been linked to Kloss Distributing of Gurnee, Illinois and Town and Country Distributing of Itasca, Illinois. Door County Brewing first expanded to additional Wisconsin locations in 2013, added Minnesota locations two years later, and now has branched out to Illinois. Door County Brewing … Continue reading

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Harvest Fest and Street Art Auction Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

The 2016 Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, from 9AM to 5PM, in Sturgeon Bay. One of the key components of the annual event is the street art auction at 5:30PM. In the past, the auction has featured decorated sturgeon, sails and lighthouses, but this year the focus will be on unique benches, according to Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center… … Continue reading

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Tractor Supply Hopes to Have Sturgeon Bay Store Ready in November

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, hopes to have work on its store in Sturgeon Bay completed in November. Simmons Construction has been working on the renovation project since early August. Once open, the store in the former K-Mart building at 1833 Egg Harbor Road will be the company’s 18th location in Wisconsin. The firm hopes to … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Releases More on Fatal Boat Accident

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the 40-year old Washington Island man who sustained serious injuries in a boating accident late Friday evening on the shore near Door Bluff Road, in the Town of Liberty Grove. Frank Gibson sustained a leg injury and was transported to Saint Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. The owner and operator of the 23-foot Powercrest boat, … Continue reading

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Fundraising Underway for Eagle Tower Reconstruction

An effort to raise $750,000 to be invested in the reconstruction of the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park is underway. The Eagle Tower Fund Committee is working in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources to plan for completion of the project. The popular 80-foot observation tower was closed down by the DNR last year due to concerns about its structural integrity. The local … Continue reading

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Finishing Work on Bayview Bridge to be Done This Week

Traffic over and under the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be affected by the completion of a project this week. The Department of Transportation says pedestrian traffic will also be impacted by the work on Tuesday and Wednesday. The task at hand involves finishing work as part of the recently completed rehabilitation project on the nearly 40-year old span. Crews will add an epoxy … Continue reading

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Boat Crash Causes Fatality Late Friday Night

On Friday, September 9 at 11:49pm, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a boat crash on the shore near Door Bluff Rd. in the town of Liberty Grove. The 23ft Powerquest boat had crashed into a large rock on the shore. The owner of the boat, a 54 year-old man of Illinois was killed and a 40 year-old man from Washington Island was … Continue reading

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DNR Customer Service Center to Re-Open in Sturgeon Bay

Starting on Monday, a customer service employee will be on hand at the Department of Natural Resources office in Sturgeon Bay. Warden Chris Kratcha explains why the local office has been closed in recent weeks… Kratcha says even though the office couldn’t provide customer services, other staffers were available to answer questions… Once again, starting Monday, the Sturgeon Bay DNR office, at 110 South Neenah … Continue reading

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Holland Selected for Vacant School Board Seat

The Sturgeon Bay Board of Education has selected Jessica Holland to fill a vacant seat on the school board. Superintendent Dan Tjurnagle said five people expressed interest in serving on the board of education after former board-member Jacob Schultz resigned to take a position in the Philippines. Interviews were held on Wednesday. Holland has worked for the Door County Aging and Disability Resource Center/Aging Program … Continue reading

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