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Door County’s Fall Foliage in Running for National Recognition

The Door County Visitor Bureau reports that the county has been nominated for national recognition, USA Today’s 10 Best Readers Choice Award for Best Destination for Fall Foliage. Jon Jarosh, the local tourism agency’s Director of Communications and PR, says nationwide voting is now underway and the competition is stiff… Jarosh explains how anyone can register a vote on behalf of Door County… Daily voting … Continue reading

Door County Fair Begins Wednesday

The Door County Fair opens Wednesday, & John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay is expected to be a very busy place through Sunday. Wednesday traditionally kicks off the annual event with “Midway Fun Night.” The tip top shows will operate from 4-11PM. At 6:30, there will be tractor pulls in the grandstand. At 7:30PM, Boogie and the Yo-Yo’s perform at the Coors Light midway … Continue reading

Land Trust Hopes to Save Sister Bay’s Pebble Beach

A cooperative agreement between the Door County Land Trust and the Village of Sister Bay hopes to save a 600-foot stretch of Door County shoreline and 17-acres of land in Sister Bay for future generations. The Land Trust’s Tom Clay says his organization will assist in the purchase of the property with fundraising and a conservation agreement, and the village will own and manage the … Continue reading

County T Closed for Culvert Replacement Monday

The Door County Highway Department says County T will be closed to traffic east of Ridge Road, in the Town of Sturgeon Bay, Monday. Patrol Superintendent Thad Ash says the closure is needed because of the replacement of a large culvert. He says the hope is to have the road open to traffic by the end of the day on Tuesday or as soon as … Continue reading

SBFD Responds to Cut Gas Line Thursday

Six firefighters and four units of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department were paged out shortly before noon Thursday after a two-inch natural gas line was severed near 922 South Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. A crew from TAK Communications of De Pere was in the process of digging bore holes when the line was cut. Wisconsin Public Service was contacted and shut off the main. … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Department Warns of Scam Calls

As long as there are angles to try, scammers will continue to contact potential victims. The Door County Sheriff’s Department logged in a recent conversation with a resident who reported receiving a call from someone purporting to be from the county law enforcement agency. The scam artist made it look like the inquiry was coming from a department non-emergency phone number and told the would-be … Continue reading

Possible Development of Old West Side School

A plan to rehabilitate the old West Side School in Sturgeon Bay was presented to the city plan commission Wednesday evening. Marty Olejniczak, Sturgeon Bay’s Community Development Director, says the developer has a new purpose for the facility at 17 West Pine Street… Olejniczak says the developer will seek support from federal sources, a difficult task given the current success rate of less that 50%… … Continue reading