Tickets on Sale for Miss Door County Pageant

Tickets are on sale for next month’s Miss Door County Scholarship Pageant at Concepts Bridal and Formalwear in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Shirley Ehlers says the cost is $15 for the pageant on February 7th and $7 for the rehearsal the night before. Both programs will begin at 7PM at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. Four young women will vie for the title Miss Door County. … Continue reading

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Storage Shed Fire in Kewaunee

A storage shed was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday morning at the Edward Kalish home at N3910 Riverview Lane, Kewaunee. Kewaunee Fire Chief Greg Hliniak says six units and 20 firefighters were paged out at 3AM and the first units of the scene found the shed fully engulfed in flames and severely damaged. A neighbor was awakened by a “popping” noise and alerted authorities. … Continue reading

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Committee Focusing on New EMS Facility

An ad hoc building committee met Tuesday to work on the process that will eventually lead to the construction of a new emergency medical services facility in Sturgeon Bay. The current ambulance garage, constructed 25 years ago on property off South 18th Avenue and adjacent to Ministry Door County Medical Center, is inadequate to meet the department’s needs on several levels. Dan Williams, County EMS … Continue reading

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Big Bundle Up a Big Success

The recent Big Bundle Up campaign in Door County was a huge success. A total of 844 cold weather items were collected in Door County during the campaign sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and the local tourism industry. Community members were encouraged to drop off new or gently used cold weather clothing at multiple locations across the county from November 22nd to January … Continue reading

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Another Partial Collapse at Sturgeon Bay Building

A crew from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was sent to the building that houses Bayside Bargains Monday morning after receiving a report that more of the structure collapsed. On Sunday, January 4th, a portion of the building’s roof and a wall on the right side at 14 South Madison Avenue caved in, sending debris down to the alley nearby. A number of businesses nearby … Continue reading

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Deeadline Approaching for LWV Forums

Citizens or candidates interested in participating in a candidate forum are invited to contact the League of Women Voters of Door County by Friday, January 16th, the deadline to sign up. Any candidate, group or individual citizens can request a forum. However, the league will proceed only if the position is contested and at least two of the candidates agree to participate. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Fire North of Sturgeon Bay Thursday Morning

Three units and a half a dozen firefighters from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department were sent to fight a blaze Thursday morning on the David Olson property at 6190 West Whitefish Bay Road, in the Town of Sevastopol. A passerby by called 911 to report a structure fire in an outbuilding. The first fire crew on the scene noted that the roof on the ten … Continue reading

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Building Collapses on West Side

Sturgeon Bay Police and Fire Departments were sent to the scene of a partial building collapse on the city’s west side.  It appears that 2 walls of the second story of the building that for many years housed automobile dealerships, but today it houses Bayside Bargains.  The collapse happened at about 5 o’clock on Sunday evening.  The damage appears to be confined to the rear … Continue reading

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Chimney Fire In Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay firefighters were called to a chimney fire Thursday afternoon at 1829 Memorial Drive, in the city. The homeowner, Dave Walter, realized something was wrong, he put out the fire in the fireplace and called the fire department. Firefighters arrived and determined that the cause was a build up in the chimney. Thermal imaging revealed that the small fire was confined to the chimney … Continue reading

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Public Meeting For West Side Waterfront Wednesday

The city of Sturgeon Bay is seeking public input on the proposals for development of the city’s west side waterfront, between the two bridges. There will be a public meeting on January 7th where citizens will have an opportunity provide comments on the proposals for the development. The most controversial proposal is for the 5 story hotel which would be built on the property. Representatives … Continue reading

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