Minnesota Man Rescued Near Horseshoe Island

The US Coast Guard & the Ephraim Fire Department participated in a water rescue involving a 53-year old Rochester, Minnesota man near Horseshoe Island, in the Bay of Green Bay, off of Ephraim, Wednesday afternoon. Daniel Wollery dove into the water to retrieve a 14-foot boat & motor that had drifted away, but was stymied by strong currents. His wife became concerned that he couldn’t … Continue reading

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Meeting to Discuss Water Testing Program

Homeowners who participated in the recent water testing program sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point have been invited to meet with UW personnel at a meeting set for Tuesday, August 19th, at the Sevastopol town hall. The session for participants from the towns of Sevastopol, Jacksonport & Sturgeon Bay will provide information on test results, a comparison of sample data from the target … Continue reading

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Door County Primary Results

Sergeant Steve Delarwelle finished with 48 percent of the votes cast in the Republican primary for Door County Sheriff and will square off with jail lieutenant Tammy Sternard in the general election in November.  Delarwelle, who is a night shift patrol sergeant, finished with 2343 votes to lead the field of four department members seeking to replace the retiring Terry Vogel.  Field services lieutenant Jeff … Continue reading

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Cherryland Airport Upgrading Runway Markings

Door County’s Cherryland Airport near Sturgeon Bay will share in $100,000 in state funding earmarked for upgrading runway markings as part of the 2014 airport pavement marking program. The lines fade due to weather & use & needed to be touched up from time to time. In addition, runway identification numbers, which are based on a runway’s orientation to the magnetic north pole, need to … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Recycling Change Begins September 1st

The Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services Department is reminding residents that, effective September 1st, the city will begin collecting recyclable materials every other week. After analyzing the frequency & amount of recycling placed out every week, it was determined that a large majority of residents do not place their recyclables out each week. With that in mind, the changeover is being implemented to increase efficiency & … Continue reading

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Stolen Pontoon Boat Leads to Rescue Search

Several local agencies spent a good portion of Sunday trying to determine if someone had fallen off a pontoon boat found adrift & abandoned in the Bay of Green Bay, northeast of the Beach Harbor Resort & off North Duluth Avenue near Sturgeon Bay. The search was eventually called off. The initial call came in around 8:30AM & the US Coast Guard decided to treat … Continue reading

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Intoxicated Bicyclist Injured in Sister Bay

It appears that the combination of a bicycle & alcohol led to an accident early Friday morning in Sister Bay. Shortly before 4AM, a patrolling officer found a man passed out & his bicycle closeby on the side of the Highway 42, in the vicinity of a North Bayshore Drive bar. He was bleeding from the head. The responding officer was able to rouse the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Urges Caution When Burning

With the relative lack of rain in some parts of Door County, especially around Sturgeon Bay & to the south, there are still concerns about the possibility of grass, brush & forest fires. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says he has confidence that his firefighters can handle the challenge of a large grass fire, but getting to the blaze can be a concern…[Audio clip: … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Road Work Coming at the End of August

As a major thoroughfare, Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay has seen its share of changes in recent years. While the city council has opted not to do a major makeover on the bust street, some work is planned for the near future, according to City Engineer Tony Depies…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Depies says that the Michigan Street project should be done toward … Continue reading

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West Fest Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay’s west side business district will be showcased Saturday during the annual West Fest. Amy Demeter of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says the event offers crafts, games, food & fun from 11AM to 4PM…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] West Fest also features a petting zoo & a hot dog eating contest. Todd Trimberger says the Gold Rush Giveaway is another favorite … Continue reading

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