Cadence Inc. Acquires Plainfield Precision in Sturgeon Bay


WDOR News has learned that Cadence, Incorporated, a leading contract manufacturer & maker of complex components & sub-assemblies for medical devices & life sciences has acquired Plainfield Precision Holdings, including Plainfield Precision of Sturgeon Bay. Headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence now employs more than 400 people worldwide with other factories in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts & the Dominican Republic. The Door County Economic Development Corporation … Continue reading

SBPD Officer Directs Traffic After Light Malfunctions

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At a time when it seems as though much of our lives are directed by some sort of electronic gear, it’s refreshing to know that the human element can pick up the slack when needed. Such was the case Tuesday afternoon when the lights on Highway 42/57 at Ashland Avenue failed. A Sturgeon Bay Police officer was called on to direct traffic the old fashioned … Continue reading

Arrests Made in Connection With Shooting Death of Former Door County Resident


Two teenagers have been arrested in Racine in connection with the shooting death of a former Door County resident. In a case of mistaken identity, 28-year old Wil Lewis was shot & killed while standing at a bus stop in Chicago. Prosecutors said the gunman was aiming at a rival gang member & shot Lewis by mistake. 31 year old Eric Vaughn was recently charged … Continue reading

Landing Gear Fails on Landing Plane at Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport


A pilot & his passenger escaped injury Sunday evening when the landing gear on his aircraft apparently failed during a landing at the Ephraim/Gibraltar airport at 9667 Maple Grove Road. The pilot, Stephan Covington of Longview, Texas said he & his passenger, Shaun Revils of Houston, were traveling to upper Michigan & decided to gas-up in Door County. Covington said he believed the landing gear … Continue reading

Highway 42/57 Work Begins Monday

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A construction project on a stretch of Highway 42/57 from the south intersection of the state highways to the Bayview bridge is scheduled to get underway Monday. Sommers Construction Company of Shiocton is the prime contractor for the roadwork expected to be completed in late September. The work to be done includes… Concrete pavement joint repairs, blacktopping culvert pipe rehabilitation, spot drainage improvements, traffic signal … Continue reading

Downtown Sturgeon Bay Bridges to Close Monday & Tuesday

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Deck sealing operations are scheduled for Monday & Tuesday on the Maple/Oregon & Michigan Street bridges in Sturgeon Bay. The sealing process will mean that each bridge will be closed from 6AM to noon. Only one bridge at a time will be closed. Wind direction & rain could affect closure days. Deck sealing involves cleaning bridge decks & applying a concrete sealer to protect the … Continue reading

Manure Tanker Rolls Over Near Algoma


A tanker truck hauling agricultural waste rolled over Thursday morning at the intersection of County Highway D & Highway 54 in the Town of Ahnapee. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department reported to the scene just after 8AM & found the tanker leaking its contents¬† into the east ditch of Highway D. It is estimated that approximately 5,000 gallons were in the tanker. The Department of … Continue reading