Fatal Accident In Door County Wednesday

Wednesday afternoon, shortly after 2:40, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a serious vehicle crash on Highway 42 north of Walker Road in the town of Sevastopol. Upon arrival, deputies found a white 2019 Ford Flex with heavy damage in the west ditch. The vehicle had been driven by a 78 year-old Florida man and he was the lone occupant. He was later … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Freighter in Coolest Contest

Voting is underway in “The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin” contest at www.madeinwis.com.Included in the more than 100 nominees is the M/V Mark W. Barker, a 639 foot long freighter, built at Sturgeon Bay’s Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. The barker is the first great lakes freighter built in nearly forty years.The first round of voting runs through September 27th & will determine which of the many … Continue reading

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Destination Door County Looking for Feedback

Destination Door County is looking for input from community members, business owners, non-profits, government, and anyone else interested in taking a survey to provide feedback or ideas that will help the county’s tourism marketing & management organization prioritize it’s strategic plan for 2023. Survey results, industry research, & input from a new joint strategic planning committee will be incorporated into destination door county’s plan for … Continue reading

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Hit & Run Fatality Near Sturgeon Bay Saturday

There was a hit & run fatality just north of Sturgeon Bay Saturday afternoon. The Door County Sheriff’s office reported that shortly before 5:30PM, a 71 year-old Sturgeon Bay woman had been struck by a Ford Escape S.U.V. on County Road “BB” (Gordon Road), a short distance west of Culver’s. The S.U.V., driven by a 43 year-old Sturgeon Bay resident, had been traveling westbound when … Continue reading

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DC Board of Supervisors Address Gordon Road Intersection

The Highway 42/57 intersection with Gordon Road on the north end of Sturgeon Bay has been a growingly troublesome traffic spot with more and more accidents occurring there every year. At Tuesday’s county board meeting, there were 2 resolutions passed unanimously to address the problem. First, a resolution was passed approving the use of $100,000 of non-budgeted county funds to implement improvements to that intersection. … Continue reading

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Cana Island Lighthouse Tower and Keeper’s Quarters Re-opened

There was a special presentation on Cana Island Friday morning to commemorate the completion of Phase 4 of the restoration project bringing the lighthouse tower and keeper’s quarters back to life so they can be enjoyed for generations to come. Destination Door County CEO Julie Gilbert spoke about the historic lighthouse’s significance in our maritime history and how that ties in to the enjoyment and … Continue reading

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Fatal Accident in Kewaunee County Saturday

A 37 year old Algoma man died as a result of a crash involving a pickup truck and a haybine. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene at 4:39PM, Saturday afternoon, on County AB, just South of County S in the Town of Red River. According to the initial investigation, the haybine was travelling north on County AB, when the pickup truck approached … Continue reading

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Pierce Sentenced to Life in Prison

Friday afternoon was the sentencing hearing for 86 year-old Richard G. Pierce in the Door County Circuit Court. This April, a jury found Pierce guilty of one count of first-degree murder from the disappearance of his wife in September of 1975. He was also found guilty of one count of disinterment of the corpse. Judge David Weber sentenced Pierce to life in Wisconsin State Prison … Continue reading

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Cana Island Phase 4 Nearing Completion

Back in 2009, the Cana Island Light Station Historic Structure Report was published, and this led to a 4 phase restoration project totaling more than $5 million. The fourth and final phase of this project is now nearing completion, and Sam Perlman of the Door County Maritime Museum says it should be completed within the next week or two…….. Over the years, the project has … Continue reading

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DC United Way Kicks Off Campaign

Tuesday night was the annual campaign kickoff event for the United Way of Door County at the Hands On Art Studio near Fish Creek. There were just over 75 attendees there to help celebrate last year’s successes. Executive Director Amy Kohnle shared with us the various speakers who addressed the gathering……. At last year’s campaign kickoff they declared a goal of $775,000, which seemed like … Continue reading

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