Sunday Snowmobile Fire in Town of Union

A call came in for a snowmobile on fire in the Town of Union late Sunday morning. Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Chief Curt Vandertie reports they sent 3 units and 14 firefighters to the location just off the snowmobile trail near 571 Sand Hill Road. Fire Chief Vandertie details their response….. The BUG Fire Department used just less than 50 gallons to extinguish the fire, and the … Continue reading

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Saturday Ice Rescue Near Town of Gardner

A call was made for a possible ice rescue Saturday afternoon on the bay of Green Bay in the Town of Gardner. Just before 2:30 pm, offshore from about a half-mile south of Sugar Creek County Park, a 58 year-old Kewaunee man and his ATV went through the ice while he was towing a non-functioning ATV carrying a Brussels man. The Brussels man and his … Continue reading

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DCEDC Survey for Residents & Workers

The Door County Economic Development Corporation is now conducting an anonymous survey to gather information from county residents and the local workforce concerning their experiences living and working in Door County. What is it you love about living or working here? Are there things that you wish were in Door County? Do you value a healthy workplace culture, or you do you value a higher … Continue reading

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Liberty Grove Electrical Fire

There was a fire call north of Ellison Bay Monday afternoon. At 3:40 pm, the Sister Bay Liberty Grove Fire Department was paged for a possible electrical fire at a residence on the west end of Europe Bay Road. Sister Bay Fire Chief Chris Hecht reports that fortunately a member of his department was working at a nearby residence and responded immediately. At the home … Continue reading

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DC Land Trust Acquired 2 Properties on Washington Island

The Door County Land Trust just announced they have been gifted 2 separate properties on Washington Island which will now be permanently protected. The larger of the 2, a 62-acre property on the island’s northeast quadrant, is near the Indian Point Natural Area, about a half mile from the shoreline. With it’s proximity to other nearby protected land, this donation helps create a wildlife corridor. … Continue reading

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Sherman Resigns from Gibraltar School Board

We learned Friday morning that Gibraltar School Board member Angela Sherman has handed in her letter of resignation from the school board effective immediately. Her reasons for resigning stem from disagreement over board procedure in the recent handling of the coming change in the school’s face mask policy, as well as disagreement with the ethical approach of the Board President Dr. Stephen Seyfer. Sherman has … Continue reading

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Superintendent Van Meer to Retire

Gibraltar area school Superintendent Tina Van Meer recently announced her forthcoming retirement at Monday night’s school board meeting. With just over 10 years in that position, she has certainly seen a lot of changes in that district. She recently shared with us what her first year was like and how she utilized some difficult tasks to help improve the district…… Van Meer has a long … Continue reading

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Vehicle Crashes into Vacant Sturgeon Bay Family Video Store

At 6:50 Wednesday morning, there was an automobile accident which occurred at the old “Family Video” building on Sturgeon Bay’s Egg Harbor Road. A vehicle left the roadway a short distance north of 12th Avenue and somehow crashed through the building. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Police Chief Dan Brinkman explains how this happened….. The vehicle crashed through the southwest wall and windows, traveled diagonally through the … Continue reading

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2 Accidents in NorDoor Saturday Morning

With the onset of snow which began falling Saturday morning, the slick roadways caught many offguard. Over the weekend there were 8 calls for vehicles gone into the ditch and 12 accidents with reported property damage. There were also 2 accidents in northern Door County which involved injuries Saturday morning. First, at 7:15 am, a 56 year-old Illinois man was northbound going down the hill … Continue reading

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BUG Fire Department Awarded Grant

Last January, BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie and Captain Pat O’hern began the application process for a grant from FEMA Assistance to Firefighters. It was announced Monday that the BUG Fire Department has now been awarded this grant in the amount of almost $199.000. This grant will be used to replace all the department’s self-contained breathing apparatus commonly known as “air packs”. The department’s air … Continue reading

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