Door County K9 Unit Important for Critical Response

Donations have been coming in to the recently created Crime Prevention Foundation in support of the Door County Sheriff’s office. The initial goal of the program is fund a K9 unit located in Door County. Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Pat McCarty talks about the benefit of having such a unit available locally… McCarty says, in some situations, every minute counts… For more information about the … Continue reading

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Island Fire Department Quickly Douses Vehicle Fire at Gas Station

Quick thinking by patrons at a gas station on Main Road on Washington Island Wednesday afternoon may have kept a fire in a vehicle parked at the pump from spreading. Shortly after noon, an islander pumping gas noticed that his vehicle was starting to smoke. He yelled for help and two individuals from Mann’s Mercantile nearby came to his aid. The burning vehicle, which had … Continue reading

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Run the Door Begins April 18th

The Door County Silent Sports Alliance says the “Run the Door” 2017 schedule will soon be off and running locally. The annual series of running events opens its season on Tuesday, April 18th with a three mile fun run beginning at 6PM at the Door County Fire Company in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Sponsored by the Door County Medical Center and administered by the not-for-profit Silent … Continue reading

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Registration Underway for Festival of Nature

Registration for the 2017 “Festival of Nature” continues in Door County. The 15th annual event will be held at multiple venues Thursday through Sunday, May 25th through the 28th. Six groups, headed up by the Ridges Sanctuary, put on the festival every year, offering more than 60 opportunities for participants to celebrate the natural beauty of the Door Peninsula. Mike Grimm of the Nature Conservancy … Continue reading

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Council Election Winners to Take Oath of Office Thursday

The four individuals who received the most votes in the spring election for Sturgeon Bay City Council will take the oath of office at 10AM Thursday morning in the council chambers at city hall. Alderperson Kelly Catarozoli retained her seat in the first aldermanic district and incumbent David Ward was re-elected in district three. In district five, former council-member Barb Allmann executed a successful write-in … Continue reading

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Routine Maintenance Means Bridge Closures Next Week in Sturgeon Bay

Two bridges in Sturgeon Bay will be affected by routine maintenance next week. According to the Green Bay office of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the work will require full closure of the Bayview and Maple/Oregon Street Bridges. The annual inspections will also include some light spring maintenance. The DOT says the Bayview Bridge will be closed Tuesday, from 6AM to 3PM and the Maple/Oregon … Continue reading

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Gas Line Project Will Close Portion of 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

Over the course of the next three weeks, a crew from Wisconsin Public Service will be installing gas lines on north 4th Avenue, from Florida to Delaware Street in Sturgeon Bay. Monday through Friday, from 7AM to 5PM, while the work is ongoing, intermittent road closures are anticipated and traffic will not be allowed through. Motorists are asked to use caution when in any area … Continue reading

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Court Dates Set for Two Men Facing Charges Connected to Missing Teen

A preliminary hearing has been set for one of two Brown County men charged with child enticement in Door County Circuit Court in connection with a local teenager who was reported missing in March. Thirty three year old Richard Whiting of Green Bay was told to return to court for a preliminary hearing at 2PM on April 13th. He remains held under $25,000 bond. Forty … Continue reading

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SBU Electronic Recycling Event a Big Success

Judging from the mountain of material that was recycled at Sturgeon Bay Utilities Wednesday, the event was highly successful. General Manager Jim Stawicki says quite a few customers took advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of a variety of electronic items… Stawicki says everyone pitched in to make the experience as positive as possible… Stawicki says we all need to do what we can … Continue reading

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Kohnle Named as Recipient of Anne Kok Social Justice Award

The 2017 recipient of Help of Door County’s “Anne Kok Social Justice Award” is Amy Kohnle, Executive Director of the United Way of Door County. Kohnle received the award at Help’s annual meeting on Monday. In presenting the award, board member Paul Kok said he could think of no one more deserving than Amy, whose life’s work has mirrored the high ideals of social justice … Continue reading

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