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

Schmelzer Steps Down from Southern Door School Board


WDOR News has learned that a seat has apparently opened up on the Southern Door Board of Education. Apparently, board-member Del Schmelzer sent an e-mail to school board president Chuck Bretl indicating his decision to step down. He gave no reason for the decision. Schmelzer’s term is scheduled to end in April of 2016. A committee of the school is expected to meet to determine … Continue reading

Phone Scam in Door County

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The Door County Sheriff’s Department has received several reports about a phone scam that has surfaced recently. The call originates from this number 1-202-241-1017 & the caller claims to be a representative of the Internal Revenue Service. Residents are told that they owe money to the IRS & must pay up quickly by way of a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the resident … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Pierhead Lighthouse For Sale


In an effort to find a new owner, the US General Services Administration has announced the public sale of the Sturgeon Bay ship canal north pierhead lighthouse. Constructed in 1903, the 39-foot tall lighthouse consists of a cylindrical cast iron tower intertwined with a rectangular fog signal building & an attached catwalk. The light tower is topped with a circular cast iron platform that supports … Continue reading

Power Outage in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday Morning


About 700 customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities were without electrical service Wednesday morning after a vehicle collided with a power pole on County Trunk TT, on the edge of Sturgeon Bay. Jason Bieri, Electrical Superintendent for Sturgeon Bay Utilities, says a crew was sent to restore power. Bieri said by 7:30AM most people were back on line. The crew floated the line while waiting for … Continue reading

Forum for Door County Sheriff Candidates Wednesday


You’ll have a chance to meet all of the candidates for Door County Sheriff at a forum put on by the League of Women Voters of Door County Wednesday evening. The purpose of the forum is to acquaint the public with the candidates & hear their positions on issues of importance. All but one of the candidates will be on the ballot for the primary … Continue reading