Applicants Sought for Trip to Door County’s Sister City in China


Preparations are being made for the visit of a delegation from Door County to Jingdezhen, the county’s sister city in China, this fall. Adult applicants are being sought who will make up a group of ten or less who will take part in a four-day excursion to the Chinese city. The delegation will be treated to a tour of a variety of cultural & community … Continue reading

Cooper Sentenced for Murder Conviction


Brian Cooper will spend the rest of his life in the Wisconsin prison system. At a sentencing hearing Thursday afternoon, Door County Circuit Court Judge D. Todd Ehlers handed down two consecutive life sentences without parole for the 37-year old Plainfield, Illinois man. A 12-person jury convicted Cooper on two counts of first degree intentional homicide in May in connection with the strangling death of … Continue reading

Dual Membership Program for SBVC & DCVB


A dual membership program has been put in place for businesses in Sturgeon Bay interested in being part of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center & the Door County Visitor Bureau. The program is intended to serve as a joint effort between both organizations to offer an affordable option to members of the Sturgeon Bay business community. Board-members from both tourism groups provided considerable & systematic … Continue reading

Elevated Fire Danger From Dry Conditions


The recent period of relatively rain-free weather has made for some very dry conditions in some parts of Door County. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache is asking residents to be very careful with outdoor burning…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Chief Herlache says it might not be a bad idea to take a number of safety precautions if you plan on having a … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Forums For Assembly & Sheriff


The first of two League of Women Voters of Door County forums for candidates running for assembly & Door County Sheriff will be held Wednesday evening. The purpose of the forums is to acquaint the public with the candidates & hear their positions on issues of importance. Several of the candidates will be on the ballot for the primary election in August. The first forum … Continue reading

E.M.S. Vehicle Garage Needs Upgrade


Discussions are being held on the county level about the replacement of the the Door County Emergency Services ambulance garage in Sturgeon Bay. Dan Williams, director of E.M.S. services, explains why an upgrade is needed… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Williams says, a couple of years ago, the county board decided to set aside funding for the day when the changeover is needed. … Continue reading

Rescue In Northern Door County


A cooperative effort involving multiple agencies and individuals is being credited for the successful rescue of a Marinette area woman from a rock ledge near the Ellison Bay Bluff Saturday afternoon. The woman, said to be in her 20′s, tumbled off the cliff near the lookout off Porcupine Bay Road in Ellison Bay. Fire Chief Chris Hecht of the Sister Bay / Liberty Grove Fire … Continue reading