Forestville Millpond “Refill” Phase Begins Today

Today is September 1st, which is the start of the “refill” phase of the Forestville millpond. The millpond drawdown project began in November of 2019 with a goal of drying out and compacting the sediment of the millpond. Terry McNulty of the Friends of the Forestville Dam comments on the past history of this 19-month project….. Instead of that millpond bottom sediment drying out and … Continue reading

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Senator Jacque’s Wife & Brother Urge Vaccination

In a recent statement to Green Bay’s WBAY Channel 2, Renee Jacque, wife of our District 1 Senator Andre Jacque, says that while COVID vaccination is a personal choice, she asks that individuals who are eligible and able to receive the vaccination to trust the medical professionals who recommend it. Senator Jacque was hospitalized Tuesday August 17th after learning the prior week that he had … Continue reading

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Private Well Testing Through UW Oshkosh

Door County residents with private wells are again invited to participate in a groundwater study as part of a cooperative effort with the UW Oshkosh Environmental Research and Innovation Center. This is a continuation of previous studies done in the fall seasons of 2019 and 2020. There are 2 main goals of this ongoing study. One is to provide education on the importance of testing … Continue reading

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Wooly Mammoth Statue Crosses Steel Bridge

Tuesday morning there was an eye-catching scene as a large wooly mammoth statue was transported from the Edgewood Orchard Gallery near Juddville down to its new home in Sturgeon Bay’s Bay View Park. JR Jarosh from the gallery drove the truck which pulled the mammoth by trailer and he describes the unique delivery here…… Just before arriving at its new home, the mammoth crossed the … Continue reading

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Algoma Man Rescued from Lake Michigan Rocky Shoreline Near Cave Point

There was a shoreline rescue call at Lake Michigan a short ways north of Cave Point Sunday evening. Shortly after 8:00 pm, a call came in regarding a man who had fallen off a cliff into the rocks and lake below. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman reports that they called for mutual aid from the Jacksonport Fire Department who responded with their rescue boat. … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes Huge Red Oak in Sturgeon Bay

If you were anywhere near Sturgeon Bay early Saturday morning, you might’ve been woken up by a huge thunderclap and bright lightning at almost exactly 2:00 am. As it turned out, lightning had struck a very large old red oak tree next to the house at 234 Nautical Drive near the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Sharon Kroes lives in the house and shares her story….. … Continue reading

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DC Board Approves Land Acknowledgement Statement

Tuesday morning was the monthly meeting of the Door County Board of Supervisors. At this meeting, Public Health Manager Susan Powers gave an update on the evolving COVID-19 situation in Door County which detailed the current numbers and increasing infection rate. The board unanimously passed a resolution petitioning the Secretary of Transportation for airport improvement aid by the Cherryland Airport. They also passed the application … Continue reading

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Dr. Jim Heise Speaks During Virtual News Conference on Covid

Numerous local medical providers and public health departments of northeast Wisconsin partnered to present a virtual news conference Wednesday to help reduce confusion regarding the current situation with COVID-19. With the Delta variant rapidly spreading, hospitalizations increasing, and booster shots at hand, this news conference provided reliable information about several pandemic-related topics. Door County Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise spoke about the … Continue reading

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Fire in Forestville Friday Afternoon

There was a residential fire Friday afternoon in Forestville. The fire call came in just after 1:00 pm for the building formerly known as the Schleis Meat Market on East Main Street. Southern Door Fire Chief Rich Olson reports that the garage was fully engulfed in flames and the fire had spread quickly into the attached residence by the time his department arrived. Mutual aid … Continue reading

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United Way of DC Campaign Kickoff

Wednesday evening, over 75 attendees gathered at “The Max” in Baileys Harbor to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the United Way of Door County, as well as to help kick off their 2021 campaign. Board member Heidi Neubauer shared with the crowd the impact the United Way has made here in Door County through programs focusing on education, financial stability, and healthy lifestyles….. Treasurer Missy … Continue reading

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