D.C. Missing or Endangered Response Team

There was an incident Monday where the Door County Sheriff’s Department called upon a newly created team, the “Missing or Endangered Response Team” (or MERT). This was the first time this team was called upon here in Door County, and Chief Deputy Patrick McCarty says it was an opportunity to let them conduct their duties and make sure all their notifications and responses were correct. … Continue reading

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Suspect in La Crosse Triple Homicide has DC Ties

Door County Chief Deputy Patrick McCarty has shared a press release from the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office identifying 2 suspects in last week’s triple homicide near La Crosse. The 2 suspects are Khamthanet Rattanasack of Wausau and Nya Thao of Holmen, WI. McCarty informs us that one of these suspects has ties to Door County. A 2005 Mercedez-Benz believed to have been used during … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Fire Calls

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department has been kept rather busy in the last 4 days. On Saturday, they were paged at 4:30 am for smoke in the basement of a multi-unit home at 107 Pine Street. Smoke alarms were going off and all tenants had evacuated the house. Fire Chief Tim Dietman reports that they sent 2 engines and 4 personnel to respond and they … Continue reading

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Dock and Boats Detach During Tuesday Morning Storm

During Tuesday’s early morning storm which passed through Door County, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was paged for a problem in the channel downtown. A call came in that “Dock – A” had broken loose from the main pier at Harbor Club Marina with approximately 20 boats still attached and it was all floating into the channel. “Dock – A” is the very outside dock … Continue reading

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Egg Harbor Road Construction Information Meeting

In the srping of 2020, the Village of Egg Harbor received a $1 million grant through the Local Improvement Program of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. This will help to fund their “Church Street Project” which will increase designated parking, create new sidewalks & street lighting, and add bike lanes to the popular road through the middle of the village. During a recent village board … Continue reading

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4 Deputies Sworn In Wednesday

Sheriff Tammy Sternard recently welcomed 4 new deputies to the Door County Sheriff’s Office. The 4 deputies were sworn in Wednesday, bringing their services to our area from all different parts of Wisconsin. Two of them are now working the jail. Bobbi Gilson is now the Jail Seargeant following Cary Jeanquart’s retirement and Jeremy Karnitz is filling an open part-time jail position. Deputy Elizabeth Williams … Continue reading

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Sergeant Investigator Chad Hougaard Promoted to Sturgeon Bay Police Captain

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has seen a few changes in its command structure lately. Last week Captain Dan Brinkman was promoted to the new position of Assistant to the Chief of Police. This left a vacancy at the Captain position, which the Sturgeon Bay Police and Fire Commission filled Tuesday afternoon. Sergeant Investigator Chad Hougaard was promoted to Captain from his investigator position. When … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Plaza Development Agreement Approved

The Sturgeon Bay Common Council had a regular meeting Tuesday night where they unanimously approved a development agreement for the proposed “Sturgeon Bay Plaza” building to be built on what is known as “Land Parcel 100” on the West Waterfront near East Maple Street. Peter and Jennifer Gentry, owners of One Barrel Brewing, are hoping to bring new life to this awkward-shaped parcel. The proposed … Continue reading

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Door County YMCA Receives $1 Million Gift

Last week, we reported on the Door County YMCA’s expressed need to expand their Sturgeon Bay facilities with a new re-imagined Wellness Center. Wednesday the Door County YMCA has announced receiving a most generous gift of $1 million from the Glen and Barb Timmerman family. The Timmermans are seasonal residents of Door County and have built up a history with the organization . Mr. Timmerman … Continue reading

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Drowning Victim Airlifted from Washington Island Saturday Dies Monday in Green Bay

Saturday afternoon there was an incident where a 35 year-old male swimmer collapsed into the lake at Cave Point County Park, was rushed to the hospital, and pronounced deceased. A short while later, at 5:05 pm, the Washington Island Police Department was notified of a 26 year-old male that was unconscious at Schoolhouse Beach. Several bystanders began life-saving efforts while emergency personnel were en-route. It … Continue reading

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