Cadence Inc. Acquires Plainfield Precision in Sturgeon Bay

WDOR News has learned that Cadence, Incorporated, a leading contract manufacturer & maker of complex components & sub-assemblies for medical devices & life sciences has acquired Plainfield Precision Holdings, including Plainfield Precision of Sturgeon Bay. Headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence now employs more than 400 people worldwide with other factories in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts & the Dominican Republic. The Door County Economic Development Corporation … Continue reading

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SBPD Officer Directs Traffic After Light Malfunctions

At a time when it seems as though much of our lives are directed by some sort of electronic gear, it’s refreshing to know that the human element can pick up the slack when needed. Such was the case Tuesday afternoon when the lights on Highway 42/57 at Ashland Avenue failed. A Sturgeon Bay Police officer was called on to direct traffic the old fashioned … Continue reading

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Arrests Made in Connection With Shooting Death of Former Door County Resident

Two teenagers have been arrested in Racine in connection with the shooting death of a former Door County resident. In a case of mistaken identity, 28-year old Wil Lewis was shot & killed while standing at a bus stop in Chicago. Prosecutors said the gunman was aiming at a rival gang member & shot Lewis by mistake. 31 year old Eric Vaughn was recently charged … Continue reading

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Landing Gear Fails on Landing Plane at Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport

A pilot & his passenger escaped injury Sunday evening when the landing gear on his aircraft apparently failed during a landing at the Ephraim/Gibraltar airport at 9667 Maple Grove Road. The pilot, Stephan Covington of Longview, Texas said he & his passenger, Shaun Revils of Houston, were traveling to upper Michigan & decided to gas-up in Door County. Covington said he believed the landing gear … Continue reading

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Highway 42/57 Work Begins Monday

A construction project on a stretch of Highway 42/57 from the south intersection of the state highways to the Bayview bridge is scheduled to get underway Monday. Sommers Construction Company of Shiocton is the prime contractor for the roadwork expected to be completed in late September. The work to be done includes… Concrete pavement joint repairs, blacktopping culvert pipe rehabilitation, spot drainage improvements, traffic signal … Continue reading

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Downtown Sturgeon Bay Bridges to Close Monday & Tuesday

Deck sealing operations are scheduled for Monday & Tuesday on the Maple/Oregon & Michigan Street bridges in Sturgeon Bay. The sealing process will mean that each bridge will be closed from 6AM to noon. Only one bridge at a time will be closed. Wind direction & rain could affect closure days. Deck sealing involves cleaning bridge decks & applying a concrete sealer to protect the … Continue reading

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Manure Tanker Rolls Over Near Algoma

A tanker truck hauling agricultural waste rolled over Thursday morning at the intersection of County Highway D & Highway 54 in the Town of Ahnapee. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department reported to the scene just after 8AM & found the tanker leaking its contents¬† into the east ditch of Highway D. It is estimated that approximately 5,000 gallons were in the tanker. The Department of … Continue reading

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Schmelzer Steps Down from Southern Door School Board

WDOR News has learned that a seat has apparently opened up on the Southern Door Board of Education. Apparently, board-member Del Schmelzer sent an e-mail to school board president Chuck Bretl indicating his decision to step down. He gave no reason for the decision. Schmelzer’s term is scheduled to end in April of 2016. A committee of the school is expected to meet to determine … Continue reading

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Phone Scam in Door County

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has received several reports about a phone scam that has surfaced recently. The call originates from this number 1-202-241-1017 & the caller claims to be a representative of the Internal Revenue Service. Residents are told that they owe money to the IRS & must pay up quickly by way of a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the resident … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Pierhead Lighthouse For Sale

In an effort to find a new owner, the US General Services Administration has announced the public sale of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal north pierhead lighthouse. Constructed in 1903, the 39-foot tall lighthouse consists of a cylindrical cast iron tower intertwined with a rectangular fog signal building & an attached catwalk. The light tower is topped with a circular cast iron platform that supports … Continue reading

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