Accident Backs Up Traffic in Sturgeon Bay

A two-vehicle accident on Highway 42/57, at Gordon Road, the so called “Culvers intersection” tied up traffic on the busy highway Tuesday afternoon. For a period of time, both lanes of highway were blocked and traffic was backed up for some distance in either direction. The initial details indicated that both vehicles sustained significant damage and there were unknown injuries. Two ambulance crews and a … Continue reading

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Man Arrested for Felony Stalking

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department, with help from law enforcement in Brown County, took a 31-year old man with addresses in Sturgeon Bay and Illinois into custody on felony charges of stalking and criminal damage to property and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct. Police say the man was involved in several incidents this month in Sturgeon Bay. He and the victim had been … Continue reading

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Power Outage in Northern Door County Tuesday Morning

It appears that a tree on a wire was responsible for a disruption in electrical service to residents in an area that included Sister Bay and Baileys Harbor Tuesday morning. Wisconsin Public Service says the power went out for about 930 northern Door County customers shortly after 5AM. Power was restored to most of the affected customers about an hour later.

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High Water Levels Slowing Little Lake Restoration

High lake levels are hampering the effort to complete a wetland as part of the Little Lake restoration project at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. According to an update provided by Roger Anderson, the water level in the small body of water officially called Bradley Lake is making it more difficult to finish the wetland. Progress has been made in other areas. The report notes … Continue reading

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Council Approves Right of Way Encroachment for Shipyard Fence

A request from Bay Shipbuilding for an encroachment into the street right-of-way of Jefferson Street for the security fence surrounding the former Palmer Johnson property was approved as presented during the special meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council Monday. Marty Olejniczak, Sturgeon Bay Community Development Director, says the minor change would allow the shipyard to include a storage site as part of its fenced-in … Continue reading

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Heavy Rains Cause Some Area Flooding

Rainfall that was heavy at times created some flooding problems in southern Door County Monday morning. WDOR News was told that about 3.5 inches of rain was reported in the Maplewood and Forestville areas with about 4 inches at Vignes. A couple inches of rain was recorded in the WDOR rain gauge. The heavy rain flooded Lovers Lane at Quietwoods South Campground and Kay’s Creek … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Cinema Burglarized

The break-in to a local business this week is under investigation by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. City police say the Sturgeon Bay Cinema at 1820 Alabama Street was burglarized Wednesday morning. The intruder entered the office, gained access to the business safe and stole about $2,000. In addition, an undetermined amount of coins were pilfered from video game machines. Sturgeon Bay Police investigators are … Continue reading

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4th Avenue Project Nearly Complete in Sturgeon Bay

The North 4th Avenue road project in Sturgeon Bay is all but completed and the finishing touches are expected to be attended to next week. City Engineer Chad Shechik says crews from the department of public works are expected to begin all of the topsoil and grass seed restoration throughout the project areas on Monday. After that, all that remains is the installation of street … Continue reading

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Board Approves Hiring of New Elementary Principal at Sevastopol

The Sevastopol Board of Education approved the hiring of a new Elementary Principal and Director of Special Education during its regular meeting Thursday evening. However, the vote confirming the hiring of Kathleen Hoppe, Assistant Superintendent of the Waterford School District, was disrupted by a small, vocal and raucous group. The group, supporters of former Principal Mary Donaldson, first complained that they couldn’t hear the board. … Continue reading

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Door County Hospital to Change Affiliation

Ministry Door County Medical Center has announced plans to transition from its affiliation with Ascension Wisconsin/Ministry Health Care to a new organizational structure. The move will allow the Sturgeon Bay hospital and clinic to operate a locally led and controlled hospital in partnership with the Hospital Sisters Health System(HSHS) with the intent to remain catholic. A letter of intent has been signed for HSHS to … Continue reading

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