Sheriff’s Department Reminds Motorists to Obey Detours

The Door County Sheriff’s Office says it has received several reports of vehicles ignoring the detour route for the Village of Ephraim road construction project and are attempting to navigate the work zone. According to information posted on the department’s web site, the area is closed to “through traffic.” “Through traffic,” is defined as vehicles that do not have an origin or destination inside the … Continue reading

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Body Found Near Cave Point ID’d as Missing Neenah Man

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the body recovered in Lake Michigan, near Cave Point County Park, Wednesday afternoon is that of a Neenah man missing since February 10th. The victim was positively identified as 57-year old Eric Richter after an autopsy was conducted by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office. According to the police report, Richter was reported missing when he failed … Continue reading

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SBPD Releases Video of High Speed Chase

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has released video of a high speed chase on the west side of the city involving a 38-year old city resident and squad cars. According to police sources, the incident began at 2:30 Saturday morning when an officer pulled over a car, but the driver left the scene. The vehicle struck a parked vehicle and damaged a wheel, but the … Continue reading

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Door County Well Represented at Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Three awards were handed out to Door County recipients at an awards banquet at the recent Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau says there were 45 nominees seeking recognition in five different categories… Jarosh says the awards handed out recognized the contributions of Door County residents in several areas… The Wisconsin Governor’s Tourism Awards … Continue reading

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Hotel Developer’s Claim Denied by City Council

After discussing the matter in closed session, the Sturgeon Bay City Council voted to deny a claim filed by developer Bob Papke in connection with a proposed hotel on the city’s west side waterfront. The property, which has been embroiled in a dispute between a friends group, the city and its Waterfront Redevelopment Authority, has already been the subject of two court cases and is … Continue reading

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New Contract Awarded To Bay Shipbuilding

Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build an articulated tug barge or A.T.B. for delivery in late 2017. The contract, recently signed by the Fincantieri Marine Group, includes an option for a second A.T.B. unit to potentially be delivered in 2018. Todd Thayse, vice-president and general manager of the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, says the new contract is good … Continue reading

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