Highway Work in Sister Bay Continues

The $5.8 million dollar road project in Sister Bay continues this week. The plan calls for reconstruction of a portion of Highway 42 and 57 including traffic and erosion control, signing, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, curb and gutter, sidewalks, lighting, concrete and asphalt pavement, and, landscaping. Last week, crews set up the traffic detour on Highway 57 and traffic control for stage one … Continue reading

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K9 Team Brought in to Assist in Search for Missing Doctor

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has brought in a team from Headwaters Search and Rescue K9 to assist in the search for Doctor Jeffrey Whiteside, who has been missing since Monday, June 29. Structured searches will be conducted Friday and Saturday. Members of the team will be wearing lanyards displaying their credentials during the search. Headwaters search and rescue is a Wisconsin based non-profit volunteer … Continue reading

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Bayview Bridge Next on Work Schedule for DOT

A crew from the Department of Transportation is expected back in Sturgeon Bay next week to work on the Bayview Bridge Tuesday and Wednesday. The DOT says the travel area will be reduced to one lane, from 8:30AM to 3PM, both days and traffic will be controlled by flaggers. The project includes welding on a section of the span’s grate and replacement of bird netting … Continue reading

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Firefighters Battle Cabin Fire on Chambers Island

Crews from several Northern Door fire departments fought a structure fire that destroyed a cabin on Chambers Island early Thursday morning. Gibraltar Fire Chief Caleb Whitney says the call came in at 1:47AM. Whitney said the Town of Gibraltar has a station and trucks on the island and the two man crew responded quickly. The Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor and Ephraim Fire Departments provided boats and … Continue reading

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Still No Sign of Missing Doctor in Northern Door County

The search for Doctor Jeffrey Whiteside, missing since last week continues. On Wednesday, a grid search by air and on the ground was conducted in the area near Ephraim where the 63-year old Grand Chute physician was last seen, but to no avail. Whiteside has a residence and boat slip in Ephraim. He was with his family there on June 29th, but walked away and … Continue reading

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Kitchens Votes in Favor of State Budget

Calling it “a difficult budget and a difficult process,” State Representative Joel Kitchens voted to pass the Wisconsin state budget in the State Assembly. Kitchens called the two-year spending plan a great improvement over the budget originally handed over by the governor. The Sturgeon Bay Republican says the goal of fully funding K-12 education was achieved, dollars were set aside for the Harbor Assistance Program, … Continue reading

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Brussels Belgian Days This Weekend

When it comes to putting on a fun event, the Brussels Lions Club has a track record that spans more than five decades. The Lions’ Belgian Days will keep the Brussels Town Park humming for two days with activities for all ages. Kelly Tassoul says buy a raffle ticket and enjoy the fun both days… Highlights of the 54th annual Belgian Days include a baseball, … Continue reading

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Jazz on Jefferson Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

Now that summer is in full swing, it seems as though every weekend is filled with activities for locals and visitors alike. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says the annual Jazz on Jefferson Street festival is a popular event that showcases the specialty stores on one of the city’s busy retail areas… The tourism agency’s Amanda Thuss talks about some … Continue reading

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Bridge Work Wednesday in Sturgeon Bay

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation in Green Bay has scheduled a project on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay for Wednesday from 8AM until 3PM. Work will include changing the warning gate lights and some minor adjustments to the bridge lift programming. Traffic on the structure will be reduced to one lane controlled by flaggers supplied by the Door County Highway Department. Motorists are … Continue reading

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Local Fundraising Keeps DARE Program Going

In his capacity as Door County Juvenile Investigator, Chris Neuville has spent more than a dozen years as DARE Instructor, administering a program geared toward helping young people resist drugs and violence. Neuville, who teaches the class at Saint John Bosco school in Sturgeon Bay and at schools in the Sevastopol, Gibraltar, Southern Door and Washington Island school districts, believes the program is a useful … Continue reading

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