Fatal Accident Wednesday Evening in Southern Door County

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a 38-year old Leopolis, Wisconsin man Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle crash on County Trunk U, near Midway Road, in the Town of Claybanks. At 9:24PM, deputies responded to the rollover accident and determined that the victim’s vehicle was heading south on County U and failed to negotiate a curve before entering the south ditch, … Continue reading

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Council Approves Sturgeon Bay City Budget

A 2017 budget of just under $11.4 million was adopted by members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council during a special session Tuesday afternoon. The council also approved a tax levy of $6,512,798. The 2017 budget, as proposed, actually showed a 1.78% decrease. However, in order to protect the city’s ability to increase its expenditure base capacity in future years to the state mandated 1.7% … Continue reading

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Door & Kewaunee County Election Results

*Unofficial Election Results for Door & Kewaunee Counties* President Door County Trump/Pence – 8,584 Clinton/Kaine – 8,026 Johnson/Weld – 558 Stein/Baraka – 145 *Others Receiving Votes – 85 Write Ins – 210 Kewaunee County Trump/Pence – 6,616 Clinton/Kaine – 3,593 Johnson/Weld – 348 Stein/Baraka – 79 Others Receiving Votes – 92 US Senator Door County Ron Johnson – 9,295 Russ Feingold – 7,671 Phillip Anderson … Continue reading

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Kewaunee Voters Approve Levy Increase

Voters in the City of Kewaunee approved a levy limit override by a 49 vote margin in referendum voting Tuesday. The totals were 690 Yes to 641 No votes. The increase to the levy will be 16.76%($175,000), and will be applied on an ongoing basis and included in the base used to calculate the limit in the future. The city intends to use the funding … Continue reading

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$100,000 Matching Grant Announced for Eagle Tower Replacement

The Eagle Tower Fund Committee has announced that a $100,000 matching grant has been received as it attempts to raise the funds needed to replace the iconic observation tower at Peninsula State Park. The funding comes on the heels of the acquisition of $100,000 in the initial effort to move forward with the selection of an architect/engineer. Campaign Director Rachel Stollenwerk says the matching grant … Continue reading

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Phone Scammers Target Sturgeon Bay Utilities Customers

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has heard from several businesses that were contacted by an individual purporting to be from Sturgeon Bay Utilities and indicating that their services would be shut down if they didn’t make a payment immediately. In one case, the caller gave the business 15 minutes to make the payment or else. City police say the calls are a variation of a … Continue reading

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Brussels Home Damaged in Monday Afternoon Fire

A home in the Town of Brussels was damaged in a fire Monday afternoon. Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says the page came in shortly after 4PM that there was a fire in the basement at the John Ulrich home at 9797 Cemetery Road… Chief Vandertie says crews checked the home’s first and second floors and determined that the fire was contained to the basement … Continue reading

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DCVB Wins Trailblazer Award

The Door County Visitor Bureau has been honored with the 2016 Wisconsin Trailblazer Award by the Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus. The statewide group hands out “trailblazer” awards to destination marketing organizations for outstanding marketing and partnership projects that help advance Wisconsin’s tourism industry. The awards this year were given out in four categories with the local tourism agency being honored in the … Continue reading

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Body of Missing Fisherman Found in Kewaunee

Divers in the Kewaunee Harbor recovered the body of 43 year old Robert Umentum III just after 10:30 Monday morning after a search that lasted just over 7 hours. It is believed that Umentum was fishing and fell into the water in the early morning hours. A yell for help was first reported to Kewaunee County Dispatch at 3:08AM. The immediate area was searched and … Continue reading

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Fire Training Facility Could Lower Insurance Costs for Residents

The decision by the Sturgeon Bay City Council to approve a portable training facility for the fire department is not only good news for department personnel, but its use could translate into lower insurance costs for residents. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says how well a fire department is trained has a direct bearing on how insurance costs are determined… Dietman says the lower the ISO … Continue reading

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