Fire Chiefs Oppose Privatizing EMS in Door County

The Door County Fire Chiefs Association has issued a statement regarding recent discussions about privatizing emergency medical services in Door County. In a news release issued Wednesday, the organization which represents ten fire departments indicated that it does not support the concept. Acknowledging that the county has the right to consider terminating the current arrangement, the news release indicates that the fire chiefs strongly believe … Continue reading

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WPS Project Enhancing Gas Service in Sturgeon Bay

Perhaps you’ve noticed a major excavation project going on in the City of Sturgeon Bay. Matt Cullin of Wisconsin Public Service says the work being done will enhance the natural gas services offered by the utility to its customers… Cullin says the work of burying gas line will continue through the summer… It’s hoped that the WPS project in Sturgeon Bay will be wrapped up … Continue reading

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Storm Spotter Training in Door County

Door County Emergency Management has announced that the National Weather Service will provide storm spotter training in Door County in 2019. The Skywarn Storm Spotter Program was created by the National Weather Service to aid them in their goal of getting real time updates about weather events. The updates can range in nature from wind damage, hail size, flash flooding, tornadoes, storm damage, and more. … Continue reading

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Mark Haen Appointed to Fill Sevastopol Supervisory Seat

The Sevastopol Town Board filled a vacant supervisory seat at a special meeting Saturday at the Town Hall in Institute. The board appointed Mark Haen to fill the seat left vacant when his father, Tony, passed away following surgery. Tony Haen won the seat on April 2nd after finishing with the second highest vote total out of a field of four candidates. With his appointment … Continue reading

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Quantum PC, Cadence, & Ellsworth Peterson Honored at DCEDC Meeting

Members of the Door County Economic Development Corporation took time to reflect on three decades of success while considering the future and participate in awards ceremonies honoring individuals and organizations that have made or are making their mark in the county at the organization’s annual meeting and luncheon Wednesday. The public/private agency held its first meeting in July of 1989 and embarked on a series … Continue reading

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Door County Board Approves School Resource Officers

The Door County Board’s recent support of a school resource officers contingent within the sheriff’s department means that three deputies will move from their current positions to jobs at Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Southern Door schools. Grant funding obtained by the school districts will cover 80% of the cost of the deputies for three years. Door County will pick up the rest of the costs involved. … Continue reading

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Drug Take Back Day Saturday in Door County

The Door County Sheriff’s Office will join more than 277 local law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin participating in Drug Take Back Day, from 1PM to 3PM, Saturday. Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of these medications. Unused or expired medicine should never … Continue reading

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Bridge Closures This Week in Sturgeon Bay

The Green Bay Office of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that it will conduct spring maintenance and inspections Tuesday and Wednesday in Door County. The schedule indicates that the Bay View and Maple/Oregon Street Bridges in Sturgeon Bay will be checked over during the closures. Tuesday, April 16th There will be full closure of the Bay View Bridge from 7AM to 3PM. Traffic … Continue reading

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Recount Does Not Change Outcome for Sturgeon Bay City Council

A recount of votes cast for Sturgeon Bay City Council in the 7th District on Tuesday, April 2nd did not change the outcome of the election. The recount revealed that Kirsten McFarlin-Reeths defeated incumbent Laurel Hauser by one less vote than what was originally registered, 247 to 245. The original margin was three votes. However, due to an error caused on the state level, a … Continue reading

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Bay Ship to Build New Great Lakes Bulk Carrier

For the first time in more than 35 years, a US flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier will be built thanks to an agreement recently signed between the Interlake Steamship Company and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. The new “river-class,” self-unloading bulk carrier is believed to be the first ship for US Great Lakes service built on the Great Lakes since 1983. When completed, the vessel will transport … Continue reading

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