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Ship Returns to Sturgeon Bay for Repairs After Accident in Green Bay

The large cargo ship that slammed into a dock, crushed a 16-foot pleasure craft and damaged the Ray Nitschke Bridge in Green Bay Sunday afternoon has visited Sturgeon Bay in the past for repairs. The 767-foot Kaye E. Barker was heading north in the bay of Green Bay when the accident happened. The Green Bay draw bridge reopened Sunday evening after being shut down for … Continue reading

Minor Injuries Suffered in Plane Crash on Washington Island

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the two occupants of a single engine aircraft that crashed at the Washington Island Airport Saturday morning. The pilot, Donald Hyra of Germantown and his passenger, Ned Atwell of Waukesha, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Their aircraft, a 1969 Mooney Ranger sustained significant damage. At 11:30AM, the plane was landing at … Continue reading

Door-Tran & Easter Seals Improving Transportation

Door-Tran, Door County’s transportation consortium, has joined forces with the Easter Seals program to develop a plan that will improve transportation for the people of Door County. Pam Busch, Door-Tran’s Mobility Manager, says part of the effort is a needs assessment based on a local survey… Busch says Door County was one of just ten communities selected to receive a grant offered by Easter Seals … Continue reading

$50,000 Grant to Grow Door County Workforce Development

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is providing a $50,000 grant to help Door County employers meet current and future demands for qualified workers. The funding is in support of the “Grow Door County Initiative,” a four-year plan focused on attracting and retaining employees. The matching great from the WEDC will help pay for the implementation of a marketing plan aimed at enhancing the county’s work … Continue reading

Thousands Left Without Power After Wednesday Night Storm

Thousands of customers of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation in Door County were without electrical service overnight after a storm, packing high winds, heavy rain and hail, blew across northern sections of the peninsula. Numerous trees and power lines were reported down and WPS crews worked into the early morning hours Thursday to bring customers back on line. In one case, a resident said the lights … Continue reading

Monster Truck Showdown Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

A monster truck showdown is set for Saturday evening at John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. The event, part of the Summer Nationals, will be held at the grandstand on the Door County Fairgrounds. Ron Woodbridge of 2Xtreme Racing says the first ever “showdown” in Sturgeon Bay is one of 60 similar competitive events held across the country… According to Woodbridge, the event is … Continue reading

Firefighters Filling the Boot for MDA

Sturgeon Bay firefighters will be back in the city’s downtown area Saturday to continue their “Fill-the-Boot” fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As in the past, members of union local 2682 will be located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Louisiana Street. Firefighter Matt Austad says this Saturday marks the second of three times firefighters will collect funds for MDA this summer… All of … Continue reading