Fatal Vehicular Accident near Gills Rock

In a statement released by the Door County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a call just after 7:00 Saturday evening. A call came in that there was a crashed vehicle on a private residential property on Wisconsin Bay Road, near Gills Rock. First on the scene, the medical responders found a 76 year-old male, owner of the residence, pinned under his vehicle. It appeared that … Continue reading

Condo Fire in Northern Sister Bay

The Sister Bay Liberty Grove Fire Department responded to a fire just after 9:00 Saturday evening. The Location was a unit of a condominium building along the Green Bay shoreline in northern Sister Bay. They were joined by the departments from Ephraim, Gibraltar, Egg Harbor, Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, and also by Door County Emergency Services. Initially, the call came in as a smaller fire on … Continue reading

Wisconsin State Parks Return to Regular Hours. Rock Island State Park Remains Closed.

The Wisconsin D.N.R. has informed us that beginning May 23rd, all Wisconsin state parks will return to regular operating hours of 6:00 am to 11:00 pm seven days a week. They will no longer be closed on Wednesdays. One exception, however, is that Rock Island State Park will remain closed to all use, including camping, until July 1st. Ferry service to and from Rock Island … Continue reading

Commitment to Cleanliness and Safety Initiative, Digital Materials Available

Destination Door County is reaching out to local businesses in regards to the new “Commitment to Cleanliness and Safety Initiative”. If your local business or organization is preparing to reopen and safely welcome visitors again, the initiative has created a digital and ready-to-print “Welcome Back Letter” for you to share with your guests and customers. This is in order to more effectively manage visitor expectations … Continue reading

Door County “Safer at Home” Order is Lifted

In a recent statement from Door County Public Health Manager Susan Powers, she releases a list of guidelines and recommendations that are in full force and effective immediately, but at this point in time the “Safer at Home” extension for Door County put in place last week is now lifted. Powers starts by stressing it is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic continues. It … Continue reading

New Staff Structure at Crossroads at Big Creek

The Crossroads at Big Creek Learning Center and Nature Preserve in Sturgeon Bay has made some recent changes to their staff structure. Coggin Heeringa has been the Crossroads’ Director since 2001, and until 2017 she was the only full-time staff member. Under her leadership the organization grew from 60 acres on one preserve to just under 200 acres covering three preserves – Big Creek, the … Continue reading

Forestville American Legion Post #372 Memorial Services

We have an update from Arnie Johnsrud of the George W. Goetz American Legion Post #372 of Forestville. The American Legion will be conducting their Memorial Day services at many Southern Door church cemeteries on Sunday May 31st. Johnsrud informs us that if you would like to include the information in your church bulletin and announce it in church that day, then those wishing to … Continue reading