Sturgeon Bay Adds Ice & Water Squad

In a recent conversation with Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo, she informed us about a new rescue vehicle which will be jointly used by both the fire and police departments. This new apparatus which they are calling the “Ice & Water Squad,” will soon be replacing an older vehicle which is not as well-suited for the job. Montevideo says it will take a few … Continue reading

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Multiple Water Rescues Saturday in Northern Door County

There was a call for a water rescue near Rowleys Bay in the early evening Saturday. Shortly before 5:45PM, the call came in for a possible boat in distress about ¾ mile offshore from the former Wagon Trail Resort area. It was a small catamaran with a couple on board who were unable to get the mast upright. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht … Continue reading

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Boat Strikes Kewaunee Pier Injuring Two

Two people were injured Wednesday night, when the boat they were in struck the stone barrier just north of the Kewaunee Lighthouse. Responding to the scene were the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, Kewaunee City Police, Kewaunee Rescue, Kewaunee Fire, the US Coast Guard, & the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The driver of the boat was a 58 year old man from Mansheim, Minnesota. The … Continue reading

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Water Main Break Tuesday in Sturgeon Bay

There was a water main break along Sturgeon Bay’s Michigan Street Tuesday afternoon. Shortly before 5PM, the break occurred, and crews from Sturgeon Bay Utilities were on-site doing repairs in a deep hole in the outside eastbound lane. Sturgeon Bay Utilities General Manager Jim Stawicki has more details… The break was repaired by 10PM Tuesday, but that area of the roadway must still be fully … Continue reading

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Overturned Kayaker Leads to Rescue Call

There was a call for a water rescue off shore from Whitefish Dunes State Park Tuesday afternoon. The call was for a female who was out kayaking in rough waters and overturned her kayak. The fire departments of both Jacksonport & Sturgeon Bay were paged to the scene. Jacksonport Fire Chief Nathan LeClair reports his department put in their rescue boat at Schauer Park and … Continue reading

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Sevastopol FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast is Saturday

June was dairy month, and there have been nearly 40 different dairy breakfast events across the state, and one of the final such events will be this Saturday at the Country View Dairy Farm in Sevastopol. From 6 to 11:30AM, the Sevastopol FFA. Will be holding this summer’s dairy breakfast one day earlier than usual. Being held on Saturday instead of Sunday was a move … Continue reading

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PortSide Builders Wins Home Design Award

The Wisconsin Builders Association recently held their Celebration of Housing event in Wisconsin Rapids, and at this event they announced the winners of this year’s Badger Craftsman Awards, including the Best New Single-Family Homes, Best Single-Family Development, and, Best Remodeling Projects. For the 2nd year in a row, Sturgeon Bay’s Port-Side Builders received the award for Best New Home Design and Construction, $500,000 to $750,000 … Continue reading

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Highway 42 Projects in Northern Door County are Complete

At this time, the three roadwork projects along Highway 42 in northern Door County are now complete. For the stretch from Sturgeon Bay north to Egg Harbor, this $6.7 million project is now mostly completed with only minor punchlist items remaining, but this work will not affect traffic.Within the Village of Egg Harbor, that work is also now complete. Crews are still doing some finishing … Continue reading

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Anchor From Historic Wreck to be Relocated

A historic anchor which has long been on display at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is now being moved to Bullhead Point in Sturgeon Bay. The Door County Historical Society announced the relocation recently as the anchor will be moved closer its ship, the 3-masted schooner Oak Leaf whose remains are just offshore from Bullhead Point.Built in 1866, the Oak Leaf moved bulk commodities around the … Continue reading

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Water Rescue Near Fish Creek Sunday

There was an emergency call for a water rescue Sunday afternoon near Fish Creek. At about 1:15PM, a 22-foot pleasure boat with two occupants was offshore from Weborg Point when it lost power. Just then, the wind picked up considerably. Gibraltar Fire Chief Andy Bertges explains what happened… Boats responded to the incident from the Gibraltar and Ephraim Fire Departments, but it was the Peninsula … Continue reading

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