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Southern Door School Food Service Director Gets Recognition for “Farm to School” Activities

Southern Door School’s Food Service Director, John Swanson, received recognition recently for his special “Farm to School” activities within the food service program at the school. Swanson and the district were featured in an article in the June/July issue of “National School Nutrition” magazine. The article mentions how Swanson’s food service team highlighted the local maple syrup industry while making syrup from trees right on … Continue reading

Fincantieri Marinette Marine Announces New CEO

Across the bay of Green Bay, Fincantieri Marinette Marine and its Board of Directors announced Friday their new CEO will be Mark Vandroff, effective July 7th. The current CEO Jan Allman, who has led the shipyard since 2014, is being promoted to a corporate role. Vandroff, who spent more than 30 years in the US Navy and is a retired Navy captain, brings his naval … Continue reading

Local Law Enforcement Honors the Late Deputy Fuerst

Many members of local law enforcement and emergency personnel gathered in sturgeon bay Wednesday to pay their final respects and honor Door County Sheriff Deputy Timothy Fuerst who passed away unexpectedly this last Saturday from a sudden illness. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty reports that as a department, the Sheriff’s Office left the Justice Center and proceeded to the funeral home along with some outside agencies, … Continue reading

2 Separate Vehicle Fires in Northern Door Wednesday

There were 2 separate vehicle fires in northern Door County Wednesday evening. First, at just about 6:00 pm, a fire call was made for a Dodge minivan on fire in downtown Ephraim. Fire Chief Justin Macdonald tells us what his department found when they arrived….. Fire Chief Macdonald reports that his department responded with 4 trucks and 14 firefighters to extinguish the fire with 750 … Continue reading

Sunday Brush Fire in Town of Union

There was a brush fire in a wooded area in the Town of Union Sunday afternoon. The call came in for an area of dry grass burning in the woods near 1204 Pit Road, shortly after 12:00 noon. The Door County Sheriff’s Department were first on the scene confirming the active fire and assessing the situation. BUG Department Fire Chief Curt Vandertie reports his crew … Continue reading

Gibraltar School District “Right-Sizing” Administration

The enrollment numbers in the Gibraltar School District have been slowly declining for a number of years, and that has lead to some changes in the administration. School Board President Dr. Stephen Seyfer tells us how this trend is being addressed by the board and their “right-sizing” approach…. Just about 1 year ago, the school’s Dean of Students resigned. Dr. Seyfer explains how the board … Continue reading

RV and Barn Lost in Gardner Fire Friday Morning

There was a fire call Friday morning in the town of Gardner, adjacent to Claflin Park at Little Sturgeon Bay. At 6:05 am, the BUG Fire Department was dispatched for a report of an RV in front of a barn, and both were fully englulfed in flames. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says his units first arrived on the scene and confirmed the RV And … Continue reading