Couple Remains in Critical Condition After Camper Fire

A couple from De Pere remain in “critical” condition at Saint Mary’s burn center in Milwaukee as a result burns sustained in an early morning fire Saturday in a pop-up camper located at a home in the Town of Gardner. Chief Curt Vandertie of the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department says the fire destroyed the camper & three vehicles & damaged a nearby garage. Fifty eight year … Continue reading

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UTV Accident on Chambers Island Sends Thiensville Man to Hospital

A rollover accident involving a utility terrain vehicle on Chambers Island Saturday left a Milwaukee area man injured. Reid TW Leigeois of Thiensville was transported to Ministry Door County Medical Center for treatment of severe abdominal pain. A Door County deputy & an ambulance crew were dispatched to the Holiday Dock in Fish Creek after being told a private boat was bringing an injured man … Continue reading

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Camper Fire Early Saturday

Two adult individuals sustained burns Saturday in an early morning fire at 3907 Rileys Bay Road, in the Town of Gardner. Firefighters from the Brussels-Union-Gardner and Southern Door fire departments were paged out shortly after 1:30am. The first units on the scene found a pop-up camper and three vehicles parked near a home burning. A nearby garage was also severely damaged in the blaze. The … Continue reading

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Fire Chief Urges Fireworks Safety

While fireworks are an important part of the 4th of July holiday celebration, it’s safe to say most people ignore the law when it comes to pyrotechnics. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says state statutes are very specific when it comes to fireworks…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Herlache says even so-called consumer fireworks can be very dangerous if not handled properly. Sparklers … Continue reading

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Fire Marshall Wraps Investigation into Sturgeon Bay Fire

The office of the state fire marshall has wrapped its investigation into the fire that destroyed the Harbor Place Shoppes on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says there’s no reason to believe that any foul play was involved in the blaze early Tuesday morning. Herlache says the initial thought that the fire started in the Maritime Art Gallery has been confirmed. He … Continue reading

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Little Lake Cleanup Effort Gets Big Boost

The effort to clean up Bradley Lake, known as “Little Lake” in Sturgeon Bay, got a big boost with a donation from the Fund for Lake Michigan. A check for $100,000 was presented to the City of Sturgeon Bay at the city council meeting Tuesday by the organization’s Executive Director Vicki Elkin. Elkin says the Fund for Lake Michigan is pleased to play a role … Continue reading

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Door County Trolley Will Move to Egg Harbor

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for the future home of the Door County Trolley Station at 8030 Highway 42, at the north end of the Village of Egg Harbor. Owner AJ Frank is taking the plunge & building his trolleys a new home after having been located at Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek. Beginning in the spring of 2015, the Door County Trolley Station … Continue reading

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Fire on the West Side of Sturgeon Bay

Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Harbor Place Shoppes complex at 49 North Madison Avenue on Sturgeon Bay’s west side early this morning. Fire Chief Tim Herlache told WDOR News his department was paged out shortly before midnight…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Chief Herlache says fire crews got about three-quarters of the way into the building before it became obvious that the situation … Continue reading

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Cana Island Rehab Project Moving Forward

With the blessing of the Door County Board, & based on funding available, a rehabilitation project for the Cana Island Lighthouse & property near Baileys Harbor is moving forward. Howard Immel, Incorporated of Green Bay has been tabbed to do the work estimated at just under $875,000. The project, part of a long range plan that could cost in the neighborhood of $2.6 million, will … Continue reading

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Two Speed Boards Installed in Sturgeon Bay

You’ve probably seen a portable speed board at several locations in & around the City of Sturgeon Bay. The unit provides an indication of a vehicle’s speed in relation to the speed limit along that section of roadway. The city recently installed & put into operation two pole mounted radar speed boards. The first unit is located in the 1500 block of Michigan Street for … Continue reading

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