Algoma Woman Arrested After Death of Child

A twenty-three year old Algoma woman was arrested on February 15th on charges of neglecting a child resulting in death, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine. Cheyanne Wierichs was booked into the Kewaunee County Jail without incident.On February 9th, Algoma Police responded to the 400 block of 4th Street to the report of child who had drowned. The Algoma Police and Wisconsin Division … Continue reading

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Fire at Phill-Mart in Sturgeon Bay Tuesday

A fire call came in early Tuesday morning from the Phill-Mart Mobil station on Sturgeon Bay’s Egg Harbor Road. An adjacent occupant from the same building reported seeing smoke on the security camera and made the call just after 5AM. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo says the department arrived within minutes to find heavy smoke within the building. The fire appeared to be … Continue reading

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Threatening Call Leads to Lockdown at Kewaunee Schools

A threatening call to the Kewaunee School District Thursday morning, mentioning a firearm, led to a lockdown, and an eventual early release from school in Kewaunee. Students who ride the bus or drive, were released beginning at 12:45PM. Students not on busses were released to family members or emergency contacts as of 1:15PM through a security checkpoint. The Algoma & Luxemburg-Casco School Districts also entered … Continue reading

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DOT Says Highway 42 Closure Near Algoma Will be Short

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently closed a portion of Highway 42, just south of Algoma, and the closure is expected to continue through the end of this week. The stretch of roadway includes the bridge over Three Mile Creek, between 9th & 10th Roads, which was part of major construction over the summer. You may have heard rumors concerning that bridge and its status. … Continue reading

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Town of Gardner Meeting on Proposed Quarry Postponed

The special meeting for the Town of Gardner concerning the proposed quarry has been postponed because the attorney who was involved is unable to attend. It was originally scheduled for Wednesday night. The meeting has been re-scheduled for November 4 at 6:30pm at the Brussels-Union-Gardner fire station #2. The site of the proposed quarry is just off Stevenson Pier Road.Town Chairman Mark Stevenson said the … Continue reading

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Neenah Avenue Project Begins in Sturgeon Bay

South Neenah Avenue in Sturgeon Bay will be closed between East Maple Street and Highway 42/57 until early December. During this time, American Transmission Company will be blocking off the center of the roadway to create room to construct the conduits needed to complete their transmission line beneath the ship channel. During this time it will turn portions of Neenah Avenue into one-way alleys intended … Continue reading

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WI Assembly District 1 Online Candidate Forum

The November 3rd election includes a fight for the Wisconsin Assembly District 1 where incumbent Joel Kitchens is up against Kim Delorit Jensen. The Door County League of Women Voters is hosting an online candidate forum for this race on Saturday September 19th. It will be recorded and made available to the public. Assembly District 1 includes Door and Kewaunee Counties and parts of Brown … Continue reading

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City of Sturgeon Bay Property Revaluation

The City of Sturgeon Bay has recently been undertaking a revaluation of the assessed property values within the city. The city’s contracted assessor is doing the required analysis to set the values for tax purposes. These periodic revaluations to keep assessment levels near actual market values is required by Wisconsin law. Since the last revaluation, values have been affected by alterations in supply and demand, … Continue reading

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Town of Gibraltar Food Truck Ordinance Unconstitutional

Thursday afternoon, Door County Judge D. Todd Ehlers ruled that the Town of Gibraltar’s vending ordinances were unconstitutional. In 2017, the owners of the White Cottage Red Door opened a food truck in the parking lot of their Fish Creek store. This resulted in the town board banning food trucks within the municipality. Judge Ehlers stated that different additional food truck ordinances from 2018 and … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay 1st Grade All Virtual After Positive COVID Test

Sturgeon Bay’s Sawyer Elementary School has had to temporarily close all four of their 1st grade classrooms, effective immediately and until further notice. It began when a school staff member tested positive for COVID-19, although not feeling ill, that person is now quarantined. Because of that positive case, parents were notified and just one classroom was closed. Door County Public Health worked with the school … Continue reading

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