Petitions Submitted for Recall of 2 Door County Board Supervisors

A group of southern Door County property owners, angered by the county decision to draw down the mill pond at the Forestville Dam, have submitted petitions calling for the recall of two county board supervisors, John Neinas in District Two and Roy Englebert in District Three. The Door County Board approved the draw down on a vote of 16 to 4 earlier this year. The … Continue reading

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Granary Could Move Back to West Side Soon

The effort to move the old grain elevator back to its previous location on the west side waterfront in Sturgeon Bay is progressing, but the movement has been slow in recent weeks. Supporters of the granary move want to move to a staging area until such time as the more than 100-year old building is ready for its final placement. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society … Continue reading

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Faulty Brakes Lead to One Car Crash on Bridge

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay Thursday evening escaped injury, but it could have been worse. Sturgeon Bay Police were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on the downtown bridge shortly after 6:30PM. They learned that the vehicle was eastbound on the bridge when its brakes apparently failed as the bridge-tender started to open the … Continue reading

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Southern Door Road Work Begins Monday

A $3.7 million road construction project on eight miles of Highway 42, from County X at the Door/Kewaunee County line, to the south junction of Highway 42/57, south of Sturgeon Bay, begins Monday. According to the Department of Transportation, Highway 42 will remain open during construction work. The prime contractor is Northeast Asphalt of Greenville, Wisconsin. Work crews will mill off the existing asphalt surface … Continue reading

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Power Outage in Northern Door Wednesday Morning

Downed wires are being blamed for a power outage that affected more than 950 northern Door County customers of Wisconsin Public Service Wednesday morning. The majority of the outages were reported in the Sister Bay area, but there were 29 Ephraim customers who also had their electrical service disrupted. The power outage was reported shortly after 4AM and a WPS crew responded. The crew had … Continue reading

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Nicolet Bank Celebrates Opening of New Sturgeon Bay Branch

A grand celebration to recognize the completion of the downtown branch of Nicolet National Bank in Sturgeon Bay attracted a large crowd to the parking lot of the previous bank building Tuesday. Many of those people stayed for the ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new facility. The bank’s Jamie Alberts acted as master of ceremonies for the short ceremony, thanking the numerous firms, organizations, … Continue reading

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More Than 160 Years of Door County Law Enforcement History

There has been a law enforcement presence in Door County for more than 160 years. That’s the assessment of Pat McCarty, Chief Deputy at the Door County Sheriff’s Office. McCarty says his curiosity about the history of the Door County Sheriff’s Department led him to compile an analysis that ranges from the early years to the present… McCarty says there’s a difference of opinion as … Continue reading

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DCVB Conducting Spanish Speaking CTA Classes

Over the past decade, the Door County Visitor Bureau has worked very hard to train residents to become versed in the Door County experience. The Certified Tourism Ambassador program or CTA, has certified more than 1,000 individuals. Just recently, the first Spanish speaking class was conducted, according to coordinator Yvonne Torres… To learn more about the CTA program, contact Yvonne Torres at 743-4456 or email … Continue reading

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Community Carnival in Memory of Paula Symons Monday

A community-wide benefit carnival, in memory of Paula Symons, former Elementary Secretary at Sevastopol School, will be held Monday, at the Sevastopol Town Park from 12-7:30PM. Paula, who passed away last month, devoted her life and career to children, investing countless hours of time for the betterment of others. The carnival is an opportunity for the children and adults she mentored over the years to … Continue reading

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Baileys Harbor Range Lights Celebrating 150 Years Friday

The 150th anniversary of the Baileys Harbor range lights is set for Friday, from 3-6PM, at the Ridges Sanctuary. The Ridges Drew Richmond says the iconic lights played a critical role in the life of Baileys Harbor and the founding of the Ridges Sanctuary… Richmond says the celebration will be multi-faceted… A special program in honor of the Baileys Harbor range light sesquicentennial celebration will … Continue reading

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