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Friends Group Proposing National Lakeshore in Area


Door County is known for having five state parks within its boundaries. Could the county add a national park to the list? It’s possible. The Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands group is working to encourage a national lakeshore in the Grand Traverse Islands, stretching from Newport State Park to upper Michigan’s Garden Peninsula. Supporters of the idea say it will encourage tourism and economic … Continue reading

Reward For Jewelry Thefts Posted


A $1,000 reward has been posted by the Door County Sheriff’s Department and Rummele’s Jewelry of Fish Creek for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in burglaries at the jewelers on October 18th and November 1st. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Door County Sheriff’s Department at 746-2428 or remain anonymous by calling 746-2436.

Holiday Driving Tips From DC Sheriff


Now that the Christmas season is upon us, many people will be traveling in the days ahead for a variety of reasons, from family visits to shopping. Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says travel can be affected by a number of variables this time of year, so be careful… Sheriff Delarwelle says weather conditions could affect road conditions for the next couple of days… The … Continue reading

Fire Destroys Home in Southern Door County


A home in the Town of Union was extensively damaged in a fire Tuesday afternoon. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department was paged out at 12:17PM to a home on the Bay of Green Bay at 1381 North Bayshore Road. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says the first units on the scene reported that a segment of the home was fully engulfed in flames… Mutual aid was … Continue reading

Finishing Touches Planned for Highway 42 Project in Sister Bay

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The finishing touches on the Highway 42 project in Sister Bay are being attended to. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, street lights will be installed between now and the end of the year, probably in early December. Between January and late-May, crews plan to begin work on the remaining sidewalk, landscaping and asphalt paving items as weather conditions permit with a tentative startup … Continue reading

Brooks Announces Run for Sturgeon Bay Mayor


The City of Sturgeon Bay has its first announced mayoral candidate. In a news release issued Tuesday, Laurel Brooks said she is running for mayor because she believes she can do a better job. A member of the Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission for nine years, the 64 year old Brooks says a cooperative atmosphere is needed in city government where new ideas can be … Continue reading

Ground Broken for Northern Door YMCA Expansion


The expansion project at the Door County YMCA’s Northern Door Program Center is set to get underway next month. The Y held a ground-breaking ceremony a little more than a week ago at the facility in Fish Creek. Construction on a new 3,500 square foot lifestyle center addition is part of planning that has been underway for more than three years. The new lifestyle center … Continue reading