County T Closed for Culvert Replacement Monday

The Door County Highway Department says County T will be closed to traffic east of Ridge Road, in the Town of Sturgeon Bay, Monday. Patrol Superintendent Thad Ash says the closure is needed because of the replacement of a large culvert. He says the hope is to have the road open to traffic by the end of the day on Tuesday or as soon as … Continue reading

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SBFD Responds to Cut Gas Line Thursday

Six firefighters and four units of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department were paged out shortly before noon Thursday after a two-inch natural gas line was severed near 922 South Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. A crew from TAK Communications of De Pere was in the process of digging bore holes when the line was cut. Wisconsin Public Service was contacted and shut off the main. … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Warns of Scam Calls

As long as there are angles to try, scammers will continue to contact potential victims. The Door County Sheriff’s Department logged in a recent conversation with a resident who reported receiving a call from someone purporting to be from the county law enforcement agency. The scam artist made it look like the inquiry was coming from a department non-emergency phone number and told the would-be … Continue reading

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Possible Development of Old West Side School

A plan to rehabilitate the old West Side School in Sturgeon Bay was presented to the city plan commission Wednesday evening. Marty Olejniczak, Sturgeon Bay’s Community Development Director, says the developer has a new purpose for the facility at 17 West Pine Street… Olejniczak says the developer will seek support from federal sources, a difficult task given the current success rate of less that 50%… … Continue reading

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Committee Presents West Side Waterfront Plan

The work of an ad hoc committee, looking at the best uses for Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront property, released their findings during the meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday evening. The group’s recommendations, nine months in the making, brought positive feedback from council-members. The ten person ad hoc west waterfront planning committee met close to two dozen times and received comments from … Continue reading

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19 Year Old Illinois Man Dead After Moped Accident in Fish Creek

The Department of Natural Resources is reporting that a 19-year old Illinois man who was involved in a moped accident at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek passed away on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Andrew Michael Goldbranson of Darien, Illinois. Goldbranson was wearing a helmet when the moped he was operating left Shore Road and struck a tree at the Fish Creek entrance … Continue reading

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Former Employee of Boys & Girls Club Arrested for Crimes Against Children

The Boys & Girls Club of Door County has informed parents and supporters that a former employee has been arrested and is being held for alleged crimes against children. The club received the information via the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. In a letter dated Friday, Brian Stezenski-Williams, Interim Executive Director of the organization based in Sturgeon Bay, notes that the individual worked part-time at the … Continue reading

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Ephraim Men’s Club Raising Money for Scholarships

A challenge grant has been awarded to the Ephraim Men’s Club as the group works to raise funds for college scholarships for Gibraltar High School graduates. The club’s efforts will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000, and the grant will supplement ticket sales for its annual fundraiser, a pancake breakfast on August 3rd. The breakfast at the Old Ephraim Village Hall will be served from … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Drop Off in Sister Bay Saturday

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has agreed to be onsite in Sister Bay Saturday in order to accept and safely dispose of unused or outdated prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as old pills and capsules. Those items can still be in the original bottles or packaging they came in, or another options is to put them in a ziploc bag. Items that will not … Continue reading

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Highway 42 Project Resumes Monday

After a week shortened by the 4th of July holiday, work resumes Monday on the Highway 42 resurfacing project from County X to the intersection with Highway 42/57 in southern Door County. According to the Department of Transportation, the contractor plans include continued mainline paving, milling at the southern end of the project, and, the beginning of storm sewer repair work which is expected to … Continue reading

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