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Sturgeon Bay Police Use-of-Force Policy Meets Standards

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has recently announced their federal certification for the use of force. The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group is an independent credentialing body recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice. They have effectively reviewed and scrutinized the department’s use-of-force policy and have found it to meet and comply with federal use of force standards. Through this certification, the Sturgeon Bay Police … Continue reading

Covid Variant Strain Found in WI

The variant strain of COVID-19 first discovered circulating widely in England in November and December has now been identified in Wisconsin. Researchers believe this new strain spreads more rapidly and easily than the original strain, but there is no evidence this new strain causes more severe illness or increased risk of death. The strain was identified here in Wisconsin through ongoing surveillance and whole genome … Continue reading

Mark Schwartz retires from DC Sheriff’s Office

For Mark Schwartz, this last Monday was his final day with the Door County Sheriff’s Office before retiring. Mark began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in March of 1992 when he was hired by Sheriff Charles Brann as a jail dispatcher. He soon moved on to patrol, where he served as a field training officer, mentoring and sharing his knowledge with new deputies. Schwartz … Continue reading

Potawatomi Park Northern Trails Closed

The Wisconsin DNR has announced some temporary trail closures to the northern half of Potawatomi State Park’s trail system, effective immediately. This is due to logging operations underway to improve safety for visitors and the health of the park’s ecosystem. A commercial logger contracted by the DNR will remove hazardous trees impacted by beech bark disease and the emerald ash borer. This will make future … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Common Council Meeting Recap

Tuesday evening there was another regular meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council. Mayor David Ward commented how this meeting was considerably shorter than their usual meetings, but now they have numerous issues in line for the next couple council meetings. Aside from the routine proceedings, the council voted unanimously to approve the “memo of understanding” between the city and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. This understanding … Continue reading

DATCP to Survey NE Wisconsin with Helicopter

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will be using a low-flying helicopter towing a magnetic sensor to measure the depth to bedrock in areas of northeast Wisconsin. Depending on the weather and flight conditions, this surveying will begin in early January with the helicopter flying over Brown, Calumet, Fon du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Door counties. As for Door County, the … Continue reading

Lumberjack Supper Canceled

The Lumberjack Supper at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, held annually on the last Wednesday of January, has been canceled this year due to the current conditions of the pandemic. This supper tradition which began in 1933 previously missed only one year during World War 2. This year would have been the 86th annual Lumberjack Supper. The church Mens Club would like to thank … Continue reading