SBFD to Fill the Boot Saturday


Sturgeon Bay firefighters are a little less than a third of the way toward a goal of raising $10,000 as part of their “Fill the Boot” campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Members of union local 2682 are expected to spend part of the day in downtown Sturgeon Bay Saturday, accepting donations for MDA from passing motorists & pedestrians. Union President Matt Austad is hoping … Continue reading

Electronic Recycling Day Saturday in Brussels


Habitat for Humanity of Door County has scheduled another free recycling event for electronics. This time the collection will be Saturday, from 9AM to 1PM, at the Brussels Community Center, 1366 Junction Road. Leslie Boden, manager of Habitat’s Re-Store in Sturgeon Bay, talks about the kinds of electronic gear that will be accepted…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Boden says a change in the … Continue reading

Fundraising Underway for New Egg Harbor Library & Community Building


A citizens committee is taking a two-pronged approach to fundraising for the Cowles Library & Community Building in Egg Harbor. Prospective donors have been contacted & the public has been asked to help. The approach is intended to raise a substantial portion of the estimated $2.5 million needed to construct the building on village property at 7740 Highway 42 purchased in March of 2012. The … Continue reading

DOT Misses Planned Roundabout Presentation in Sturgeon Bay


A planned presentation on roundabouts in & near Sturgeon Bay never materialized Tuesday during the regular meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council. That’s because representatives of the department of transportation never showed up for the noon-time meeting. City Engineer Tony Depies said the DOT had wanted to touch base with the council about its plans to build the circular intersections or junction at Michigan … Continue reading

Lightning Strike Causes Small Fire in Institute Area


It appears that a lightning strike caused a fire that damaged a large shed Monday evening on the Nancy Pfister property on Dunn Road, in the Institute area. Four units & eight firefighters of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department were paged out at 7:01PM after the call came in indicating there had been a lightning strike, no fire, but smoke in the building. The fire … Continue reading

Reports Of Damage From Monday’s Hailstorm


An intense storm caused significant damage to gardens and orchards in a small swath of the Door Peninsula Monday night.  Cherry and apple orchards were destroyed during the storm.  The U-W Extension Peninsular Experimental Station north of Sturgeon Bay was particularly hard hit.  That’s according to superintendent Matt Stasiak… [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Stasiak says as much as four inches of hail … Continue reading

Holy Hail!


Monday night’s thunderstorms brought rain, lightning and thunder to some parts of the WDOR listening area.  North of Sturgeon Bay, those storms brought hail.  In fact, the National Weather Service Office in Green Bay reported on their twitter account (@NWSGreenBay) that three inches of hail fell in some spots.  Here are some of the pictures that listeners shared: This is hole number five at Cherry … Continue reading