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Pierce Sentenced to Life in Prison

Friday afternoon was the sentencing hearing for 86 year-old Richard G. Pierce in the Door County Circuit Court. This April, a jury found Pierce guilty of one count of first-degree murder from the disappearance of his wife in September of 1975. He was also found guilty of one count of disinterment of the corpse. Judge David Weber sentenced Pierce to life in Wisconsin State Prison … Continue reading

Cana Island Phase 4 Nearing Completion

Back in 2009, the Cana Island Light Station Historic Structure Report was published, and this led to a 4 phase restoration project totaling more than $5 million. The fourth and final phase of this project is now nearing completion, and Sam Perlman of the Door County Maritime Museum says it should be completed within the next week or two…….. Over the years, the project has … Continue reading

DC United Way Kicks Off Campaign

Tuesday night was the annual campaign kickoff event for the United Way of Door County at the Hands On Art Studio near Fish Creek. There were just over 75 attendees there to help celebrate last year’s successes. Executive Director Amy Kohnle shared with us the various speakers who addressed the gathering……. At last year’s campaign kickoff they declared a goal of $775,000, which seemed like … Continue reading

More Information on Fatal Egg Harbor Crash

The Door County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on last week’s fatal crash near Egg Harbor. At almost 9:00 pm last week Tuesday July 19th, a Dodge Ram pickup was northbound on Heritage Lake Road at high speed. About 700 feet north of County Road ā€œEā€ the driver lost control, entered the west ditch, hit a large tree, started rolling over, and finally came … Continue reading

Bomb Threat Situation Thursday at NWTC Sturgeon Bay Campus

Just before 2:00 Thursday afternoon, the Sturgeon Bay Police responded to the NWTC Sturgeon Bay campus for a bomb threat. It was reported that a mysterious package with a potential bomb had been placed on campus. Also on the scene were the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Door County Sheriff’s Department, Door County Emergency Management, and Door County EMS. The NWTC campus was evacuated and a … Continue reading

Vandalism in County Park Restrooms

This Monday, the Door County Sheriff’s Department received an email from County Parks Manager Burke Pinney detailing recent vandalism in the Tornado County Park where it appears fireworks were lit off inside of the toilets. This appeared to be related to similar previous cases of vandalism reported at Sugar Creek County Park. Once warning signs were posted at that park it seems that those involved … Continue reading

Fatal Crash Tuesday Near Egg Harbor

There was a fatal crash near Egg Harbor Tuesday night. Just before 9:00 pm, a 9-1-1 call was made concerning the incident on Heritage Lake Road, just north of County Road E. A sheriff’s deputy was the first on scene when he found a 2002 Dodge pickup truck on fire with one of the vehicle’s occupants lying outside the truck. He began tending to the … Continue reading