Man Found Dead Identified

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has released the name of the man who was found dead on the city’s west side early Tuesday morning. The man, identified as 61 year-old Carl Russel Johnson, was found on the 100 block of Lansing Avenue at 6:48AM Tuesday. The official cause of death has not been released, but the medical examiner is certain there was no foul play, … Continue reading

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Wind Chill Advisory In Effect

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a Wind Chill Advisory, which will be in effect from 11PM Thursday until 12PM Friday, for the entire WDOR broadcast area. Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, … Continue reading

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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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$4.2 Million for Door County Projects in Federal Spending Bill

Two Door County projects will receive significant funding as a result of the $1.7 trillion dollar federal spending bill. The Door County Granary Restoration Project will receive $3.3 million dollars in assistance. The funding will help the group finish phase one of the project, which is expected to be complete by this coming summer.Another beneficiary of the bill is the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department. … 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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