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Washington Island Closures From Covid-19 Spike

December has seen a spike in positive cases of COVID-19 on Washington Island. For the last few weeks, the positive test results on the island have continued at a 50% positive rate. There have been two COVID-related deaths associated with the island, one being a year-round resident and one was a seasonal islander. In response to this recent spike in positive island cases the Town … Continue reading

Door County YMCA Announces New CEO

The Door County YMCA Board of Directors have just appointed a new CEO for the organization to replace the current, yet soon-to-retire, CEO Tom Beerntsen. On January 4th, Heidi Erickson will become the 5th CEO in the 34-year history of the Door County YMCA. Erickson was a Northern Door YMCA executive from 2016 through 2019 when she moved to Green Bay to join the YMCA … Continue reading

Door-Tran Receives Grant from Green Bay Packers Foundation

Door County’s transportation service, Door-Tran, have recently been awarded $5,000 from the Green Bay Packers Foundation in support of Door-Tran’s Veteran Volunteer Transportation Program. This Door-Tran program also received funding from the Wisconsin DOT, The United Way of Door County, and other generous donors. The Veteran Volunteer Transportation Program provides rides for veterans to VA Medical clinics. Since its inception in 2011, the program has … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Asks That Candidate Signs Be Removed

In a recent statement from the City of Sturgeon Bay, it says they have received complaints regarding the continued display of political candidate signs throughout the city, with the last election being well over a month ago. It then says that any political message signs on behalf of a candidate for public office still on display is a violation of the city’s sign code and … Continue reading

2 Car Collision Sunday south of Carlsville

Shortly after 12:00 Noon Sunday, 2 cars collided at the intersection of Highway 42 and Townline Road, a short ways south of Carlsville. An 81 year-old Sturgeon Bay woman was southbound on Highway 42 in her Chevrolet Impala and she attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Townline Road. Just then, a 61 year-old Egg Harbor woman was northbound on Highway 42 in her Scion … Continue reading

Fish Creek Winter Festival Canceled

Yet another highly anticipated and beloved annual festival in Door County has been canceled due to COVID-19. This time it is the Fish Creek Winter Festival which was planned for the weekend of February 5th through the 7th. The beer tent, games, contests, concessions, music, fireworks, and the Fruit Loop Run have all been called off in the interests of limiting the spread of Coronavirus. … Continue reading

Sister Bay’s Hometown Pharmacy Burglarized

Shortly after 4:00 Monday morning a security alarm was triggered at the Hometown Pharmacy in Sister Bay. When the Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on the scene, the suspect was attempting to leave the store with a large bag. He was taken into custody without further incident. Further investigation of the scene revealed that the suspect allegedly broke the glass of the front door to gain entry. … Continue reading