House Fire on Washington Island Tuesday

There was a house fire on Washington Island Tuesday morning. At about 8:30AM, the call came in from a home on Deer Lane Road, just south of Gunnlaugsson Road, stating that there was smoke in the house, possibly coming from the crawlspace and the owners evacuated the home. Washington Island Fire Chief Pete Nehlsen put out a call for mutual aid, and by 9:40AM help … Continue reading

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LWV Offering Local Candidate Forums

The League of Women Voters of Door County is offering to host local candidate forums for the non-partisan spring 2023 election. From January 4th through the 20th, forum requests may be made by calling Dan Powers of the League of Women Voters of Door County at 920-743-6796. The upcoming election may include contested seats for judges, towns, villages, city, and school boards, and these forums … Continue reading

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Potawatomi Tower Information Session January 12th

The Wisconsin DNR has announced a virtual public information session regarding progress with the observation tower in Potawatomi State Park, during which they will be sharing the next steps for the tower project. The tower was closed in December of 2017 after engineers found unsafe conditions with significant wood decay in the structure. At 6PM on Thursday January 12th, the chosen engineering company for the … Continue reading

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Gofundme Set Up for Sturgeon Bay Couple After Housefire

Last week we reported on the house fire december 14th on Sturgeon Bay’s west side near Bullhead Point. Lori and Chad had just returned from dining out to find their home on fire. Sadly, their beloved dog Diesel perished in that fire and they suddenly found themselves looking for a new home. Now with everything they own fitting into four Target bags, they are in … Continue reading

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House Fire Near Bullhead Point Wednesday

There was a fire call near Sturgeon Bay Wednesday night. Just before 9PM, the renters of a waterfront home near Bullhead Point had just returned from dining out to find their home full of smoke and called 911. While searching for their dog they then noticed flames and called 911 again to report the flames and they went outside. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman … Continue reading

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Door County Candle Co. Kicks Off Tin Candle Initiative

Just 2 days after Russia launched it’s attack on Ukraine earlier this year, the Door County Candle Company in Carlsville began their fundraising project to help raise funds for humanitarian aid to those suffering in the conflict. By selling their blue & yellow “Ukraine Candles” and sending the proceeds to the non-profit “Razom for Ukraine” they have already raised over $800,000 to help support Ukrainians … Continue reading

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SUV Crashes into First Impressions Salon in Sturgeon Bay

Wednesday there was an incident where an SUV crashed into Sturgeon Bay’s “First Impressions” salon in the Bay Ridge Plaza, also known as the Phil-Mart. It was at 8:00 AM when a 51 year-old Sturgeon Bay woman was pulling into a parking spot directly in front of the salon for her hair appointment. She was trying to stop, but her Ford Edge went up over … Continue reading

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DOT Working With County on Gordon Road Intersection

This year alone, there have already been 6 bad accidents at the intersection where Gordon Road meets Highway 42/57 just north of Sturgeon Bay. The Door County Highway Department has been trying to work with the state to figure out an interim solution which will transition well with a permanent solution, which will take longer to implement. We recently spoke with with the Wisconsin Department … Continue reading

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Land Line Phones on Washington Island Not Working

The Washington Island Fire Department is addressing the matter that many of the landline phones on the island are currently not working. Washington Island Fire and Rescue is encouraging everyone to check in often with friends or family on the island that may be dependent on landlines for emergencies. Currently, on the island, dialing 9-1-1 on any land lines, and life alerts hooked to land … Continue reading

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Loose Horse Corralled After Day Long Effort

The Door County Sheriff’s Office announced that at about 2:00 Sunday afternoon, they received a call of a horse on the loose. It was first reported in the area of Bay Shore Drive in the Town of Sevastopol, but it then entered the Bay of Green Bay and started swimming towards Potawatomi State Park. The horse was later spotted running through the areas of Grondin … Continue reading

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