Maple/Oregon Street Bridge Inspection Monday

Oregon Bridge

Crews working for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be conducting routine bridge inspections in Northeast Wisconsin this week. The schedule includes the Maple/Oregon Street bridge in Sturgeon Bay Monday. The DOT says the inspection is expected to occur between 8AM & 3PM & will require full closure. Motorists should find alternate routes to cross from one side of Sturgeon Bay to the other during … Continue reading

“Severe Weather Awareness” This Week

National Weather Service

The week of April 21st through the 25th has been set aside as “tornado and severe weather awareness week” in Wisconsin. The state division of emergency management is asking residents to keep these words in mind next week: listen, act and live. Dan Williams, director of Door County Emergency Services, says it’s important to be prepared for the possibility that weather conditions can change drastically … Continue reading

Section of County WD to Remain Closed Until May 23rd


A stretch of Door County Highway WD will remain closed a little longer. Whitefish Dunes State Park & the Door County Highway Department have been working on a cooperative effort to remove diseased beech trees that are close to the county highway & within the state park in the Town of Sevastopol. As part of the ongoing effort, a segment of WD as been closed … Continue reading

American Folklore Theatre to Unveil New Name in May


The American Folklore Theatre has announced that it will unveil its new name during the annual Raise the Curtain fundraising event in May. Then, starting 2015, the theatrical company will begin using its new moniker on a regular basis. While there were a number of strong contenders already in the hopper, the organization looked to the community for feedback & name suggestions through February 14th. … Continue reading

Austad Retains Chairmanship of County Board


Dan Austad has retained his position as Door County Board Chairman. Austad held sway in secret balloting during the county board’s meeting Tuesday morning. David Lienau returns as vice-chairman of the county board. There was only one change in voting for the powerful county highway committee. Roy Englebert was elected to an at-large position on the committee, replacing Cletus Fontaine who did not seek re-election. … Continue reading

Cooper Retains New Counsel


There’s been another twist in the Brian Cooper murder case. With only weeks left before the 37-year old Illinois man’s second murder trail in Door County Circuit Court, Cooper has retained another legal counsel. Cooper is accused in the strangling death of 19-year old Alisha Bromfield of Plainfield, Illinois and her unborn child at a southern Door County resort in August of 2012. His first … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay School Board Developing Superintendent Profile

Sturgeon Bay Clippers

The process of finding a new superintendent for the Sturgeon Bay School District continued Wednesday evening with a work session involving the board of education. Board-members spent time developing a profile listing qualities they would like to see in prospective candidates. Current Superintendent Joe Stutting is leaving after eight years at the helm to take a similar position in his native state of Iowa. His … Continue reading