Schlicht Says City Should be Compensated for Detour Routes


Sturgeon Bay Alderman Bob Schlicht had more on his mind than roundabouts during the Department of Transportation’s informational meeting Tuesday evening. Schlicht wanted to make sure that if the project on Highway 42/57 moves forward that the city is compensated for the wear and tear on streets used as a detour route. The chairman of the city council’s parking and traffic committee acknowledged that the … Continue reading

Small Turnout for Roundabout Meeting


The turnout was sparse for a public informational meeting on a proposed road project on Highway 42/57 in the Sturgeon Bay area, featuringing roundabouts at the intersections of Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road. Only a couple dozen people showed up at Sturgeon Bay High School Tuesday evening to listen to the Department of Transportation presentation, ask questions and consider DOT displays. As reported before, … Continue reading

Large Manure Spill in Brussels


An estimated 640,000 gallons of manure leaked out of a above ground storage tank at the Kurt DeGrave farm, west of County Trunk C, on County D in the Town of Brussels, early Tuesday morning. The problem was discovered at about 4AM and is one of the largest spills of its kind in Wisconsin in recent years. Since the spill’s discovery, the focus has been … Continue reading

Emergency Services Investigating Disaster Assistance for Storm Damage


The Door County Emergency Services Department is investigating the scope and damages related to the storm that hit the peninsula September 4th, from within the Door County business community to determine if the county is eligible for disaster assistance. Department Director Dan Williams is asking individuals to fill out a disaster assessment form. To insure that everyone gets a chance to do so, the deadline … Continue reading

Preliminary Hearings Set in Child Pornography Case


Two Sturgeon Bay men are expected back in Door County Circuit Court for preliminary hearings on October first in connection with a two month internet crimes against children investigation conducted by Sturgeon Bay Police, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and the State Division of Criminal Investigations. A court complaint was issued Monday outlining allegations against 37-year old Steven Link, a downtown used book dealer and … Continue reading

Two Highway 42 Projects in Door County Approved


Two projects intended to improve 14 miles of Highway 42 in Door County have been approved. The Department of Transportation says Northeast Asphalt of Green Bay is the main contractor. The first project includes resurfacing 12 miles of Highway 42 from the mid-junction of Highway 42/57 just north of Sturgeon Bay to Egg Harbor. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 15th and … Continue reading

DOT Plans for Roundabouts in Sturgeon Bay by 2016


Based on its planning, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation hopes to have roundabouts in place at the intersections of Highway 42/57 and Michigan Street and 42/57 and Egg Harbor Road, in Sturgeon Bay, before the fourth of July in 2016. Representatives of the DOT joined city officials, Door County board supervisors, members of the Sevastopol Town Board, heads of law enforcement, fire and emergency services … Continue reading