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Tale of Peshtigo Fire Will Be Told Sunday

The Belgian Heritage Center in Namur will present the tale of the Peshtigo fire as it affected the Belgian settlement with two presentations Sunday. Barb Chisholm will tell the story through the memories of her great grandmother, Emmerence Englebert at 10AM and 1PM. Sunday is the anniversary of the fire 146 years ago in 1871… Chisholm says the inferno burned everything in its path… Belgian … Continue reading

Door County K9 Unit Training in New Mexico

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that Deputy Matt Tassoul and his canine companion, Gent, are working on their third week of training in New Mexico. Tassoul, a 12-year veteran of the department, and his two year old German Shepherd partner, are expected to be in Albuquerque for six and a half weeks. After it was determined that the sheriff’s department needed a canine … Continue reading

DCEDC Planning Comprehensive Housing Study

A comprehensive Door County housing study could provide direction on how to deal with the problem of inadequate housing units as early as March of next year. The Door County Economic Development Corporation is in the process of fundraising for the information gathering effort and is currently working on requests for proposals. The goal of the study is to quantify the actual demand for additional … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Considering Accessory Dwellings

Should accessory dwelling units be allowed in Sturgeon Bay residential areas? The city council wants to answer that question, but is seeking public input before making a final decision. By definition, an accessory dwelling unit is a smaller secondary unit in addition to the principal dwelling on the lot. Often referred to as “granny flats” or “mother-in-law apartments,” the extra unit can either be a … Continue reading

Grass Fire Near Brussels Tuesday Afternoon

Members of the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department spent about an hour and a half fighting multiple grass fires near the Brussels hill Tuesday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier says the initial call indicated that there were three small fires in an area off the highway between County H and School Road… Wautier says there was concern for a time that the fire might spread to … Continue reading

SBU Celebrates Public Power Week

Sturgeon Bay Utilities has joined its counterparts across the nation in celebrating public power week this week through Friday. During the meeting of the city council Tuesday, Sturgeon Bay Utilities General Manager Jim Stawicki talked about the benefits of being part of the public power network… The public is invited to stop at the utilities office Thursday as part of its week-long open house. Enjoy … Continue reading

Door County Woman Killed in ATV Accident in Florence County

Authorities in Florence County, in far northeastern Wisconsin, are investigating the death of a 21 year old Door County woman in an all terrain vehicle accident Friday evening. According to friends, Ellie Helm, a sophomore at North Dakota State University, was visiting relatives near Long Lake when the accident occurred. She is the daughter of Don & Polly Helm of Door County Nature Works in … Continue reading