New BUG Insurance Rating Could Mean Savings for Homeowners

Improvement to the ISO rating in the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department coverage area could mean insurance savings for homeowners who live there. The insurance services office rating was upgraded from level nine to level six in November of last year. The rating plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. Some insurance providers will consider the distance from the fire station to the … Continue reading

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Road Projects Continue on Highway 42/57 & 42

Weather permitting, the last elements of the Highway 42/57 project, from southern Door County to the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay, will be wrapped up this week. We’re told the contractor will finish landscaping along the intersection where Highways 42 and 57 converge, cross pipes will be cleaned out, and final pavement markings will be placed throughout the 7.4 miles of the construction zone. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Murphy to Resign as County Administrator

Maureen Murphy, who has been Door County Administrator since October of 2012, has tendered her resignation, effective November 3rd. In a letter to Door County Board Chairman Dan Austad, Murphy said she had accepted the position of Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Door County, calling it an opportunity to lead one of the finest organizations in Door County. Murphy said she was inspired … Continue reading

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Authorities Find Distraught Man After Overnight Search

A 67-year old northern Door County man, the subject of a search Thursday evening, was taken into custody Friday morning near his home. The Door County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics team was called out to search for the county man said to be distraught and carrying a handgun. At 5:41PM, a 911 call to the county communications center indicated that he was intoxicated … Continue reading

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Burglary At Store In Fish Creek

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is looking for help in determining the identity of the person or persons who burglarized a sporting goods store in Fish Creek. The break-in was discovered Thursday morning. Among the stolen items was a black Syclery Pugsley “fat tire” men’s bike valued at $1750. Anyone with information on the burglary or who may have seen suspicious activity in Fish Creek … Continue reading

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Southern Door to Hold Information Meetings on Referendum

Information sessions for the upcoming Southern Door School District referendum have been scheduled for multiple locations in the days leading up to the November election. The school board is asking voters for permission to exceed the state imposed revenue cap by $390,000 on a one-time basis. The impact on a property taxpayer in the Southern Door District has been pegged at $37 on a $100,000 … Continue reading

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YMCA to Hold Costume Exchange Saturday

The YMCA program center in Sturgeon Bay will be the site of the annual Halloween costume exchange Saturday afternoon. Everyone is invited to attend this family centered event, bring In kids’ gently worn costumes, and exchange them for a different costume that will fit your child. The exchange allows families to reuse and recycle, as well as save money without having to purchase new costumes. … Continue reading

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New Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity

As of October 13th, Door County Habitat for Humanity will have a new leader. He is David Van Dyke. Locally, Habitat for Humanity has helped 36 families obtain new homes. The 37th home will be dedicated on Monday. Van Dyke comes to the local organization from the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes and has nearly 20 years experience with nonprofit organizations. The organization’s … Continue reading

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Pilots Encountering Interference Near Cherryland Airport

Pilots flying over the City of Sturgeon Bay have reported radio interference in the form of a morse code type signal that is being transmitted on the unicom frequency of 122.7 mega-hertz. The signal is being picked up just east of the Cherryland Airport and is lost about a mile north of the Sturgeon Bay city limits. Keith Kasbohm, airport manager, says the signal is … Continue reading

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Seven Sturgeon Bay Businesses Cited for Selling to Minors

Seven businesses in Sturgeon Bay were recently cited for selling alcohol to underage persons in connection with a compliance check conducted by city police on Friday, September 19th. Captain Dan Brinkman says an officer, working with a 20-year old who held a valid drivers license, conducted the alcohol compliance checks at local businesses that hold a liquor license. The seven cited either sold alcohol to … Continue reading

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