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

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

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

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

Body Recovered Near Cave Point

The body of a man was recovered from the waters of Lake Michigan, off Cave Point County Park, Wednesday afternoon. Door County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says the department was informed of a possible body in the water at about 1PM… After working in difficult conditions for several hours, the body was safely recovered from the water at 4:30PM. McCarty explains what the … Continue reading

Council Approves Moving Granary Back to West Side

As anticipated, a majority on the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted Tuesday to allow the city’s more than 100-year old grain elevator to be moved from its current location, to its former home on the west side waterfront. Aldermen David Ward and Seth Wiederanders opposed the development agreement and the plan to move the controversial structure from a private parcel to city-owned property. A donor’s … Continue reading

Island Hoping for State Help for Costs of Electrical Cable Repairs

As the Washington Island Electric Cooperative works on a plan to pay for recent repairs and replacement of the Island’s electrical cable, efforts continue to develop funding sources on the state level. State Senator Andre Jacque says he and State Representative Joel Kitchens are working with the Governor to find the dollars needed to help offset the costs involved… The total bill for the Electric … Continue reading