Rescue In Northern Door County

A cooperative effort involving multiple agencies and individuals is being credited for the successful rescue of a Marinette area woman from a rock ledge near the Ellison Bay Bluff Saturday afternoon. The woman, said to be in her 20′s, tumbled off the cliff near the lookout off Porcupine Bay Road in Ellison Bay. Fire Chief Chris Hecht of the Sister Bay / Liberty Grove Fire … 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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Fundraising Underway for New Egg Harbor Library & Community Building

A citizens committee is taking a two-pronged approach to fundraising for the Cowles Library & Community Building in Egg Harbor. Prospective donors have been contacted & the public has been asked to help. The approach is intended to raise a substantial portion of the estimated $2.5 million needed to construct the building on village property at 7740 Highway 42 purchased in March of 2012. The … Continue reading

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DOT Misses Planned Roundabout Presentation in Sturgeon Bay

A planned presentation on roundabouts in & near Sturgeon Bay never materialized Tuesday during the regular meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council. That’s because representatives of the department of transportation never showed up for the noon-time meeting. City Engineer Tony Depies said the DOT had wanted to touch base with the council about its plans to build the circular intersections or junction at Michigan … Continue reading

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Lightning Strike Causes Small Fire in Institute Area

It appears that a lightning strike caused a fire that damaged a large shed Monday evening on the Nancy Pfister property on Dunn Road, in the Institute area. Four units & eight firefighters of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department were paged out at 7:01PM after the call came in indicating there had been a lightning strike, no fire, but smoke in the building. The fire … Continue reading

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