Maritime Museum Asks for Extension for Tower Project

The Door County Maritime Museum is asking for a little more time to raise funds in order to build a 110-foot observation tower at its location on Sturgeon Bay’s West side waterfront. In a letter to the city’s Community Development Director, Marty Olejniczak, Museum Executive Director Rick O’Farrell noted that the current planned unit development related to the “reaching new heights tower project” is scheduled … Continue reading

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Hougaard to Fill Vacant Seat on Sturgeon Bay School Board

After conducting interviews with three candidates on Thursday, the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education selected Chad Hougaard to fill an open position on the nine-person committee. Hougaard is a Sergeant with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. He replaces Doctor Joel Kitchens who resigned the position after 15 years as school board president. Hougaard is expected to be sworn in at the next meeting of the … Continue reading

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Bay Shipbuilding Seeks Grant Funding for Improvement Project

The Door County Economic Development Corporation has added its support to a grant application submitted by Bay Shipbuilding. The local firm is seeking continued funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the second phase of a three phase project that will improve the ship docking capacity at the south yard of the Sturgeon Bay ship builder. The second phase includes new dock wall along … Continue reading

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Four Candidates for Open Sturgeon Bay School Board Seat

Four individuals have expressed interest in replacing Doctor Joel Kitchens on the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education. The deadline to apply was Monday afternoon. Kitchens, who was school board president for 15 years, resigned after he was elected to the state assembly. The board of education will meet on Thursday to interview each of the candidates from 5PM to 7PM. Based on the interviews, an … Continue reading

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County Board Discusses Search for New Administrator

The process for finding a new Door County Administrator was discussed during the meeting of the Door County Board Tuesday. The position opened up when Maureen Murphy left in November after two years on the job. In the meantime, Door County Corporation Counsel Grant Thomas is acting as interim administrator, a position he agreed to take on for the second time last year. Charlie Carlson … Continue reading

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Pinkert Law Firm Drops Defamation Lawsuit

The Pinkert Law Firm and attorneys Jim Smith and Randy Nesbitt have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit for defamation against Carri Andersson of Sturgeon Bay. According to a news release issued by the Sturgeon Bay law firm, the principals continue to believe that statements made by Andersson related to the proposed waterfront hotel were false and defamatory, but it was decided to withdraw the lawsuit in … Continue reading

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Large Crowd Turns out for Public Meeting On County C Project

A large crowd turned out for a public meeting on plans to upgrade a segment of County Trunk C (Duluth Avenue) in Sturgeon Bay in 2017. Door County Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej says it quickly became obvious that the session had to be changed from an open house format to an informational meeting with time for questions and answers. He says the meeting went very … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Seeking Proposals for Grain Elevator Rehabilitation

The City of Sturgeon Bay is seeking proposals from individuals and organizations interested in rehabilitating and developing the grain elevator on the former Door County Cooperative property. A survey of the building on the city’s west side waterfront indicates that it could cost about $77,000 to stabilize the structure as it is now and many more thousands to rehabilitate it for future use, a task … Continue reading

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Door County Visitor Bureau Travel Green Certified

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has welcomed the Door County Visitor Bureau as a certified member of the Travel Green Wisconsin program. The initiative furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. The local tourism agency, based in Sturgeon Bay, received its certification, in part, by implementing greener practices such as using soy ink to print nearly a quarter million visitor guides each year. The visitor bureau also … Continue reading

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Deadline for Industry and Entrepreneur Award Nominations

The Door County Economic Development Corporation says the deadline for nominations for the annual Door County Industry and Entrepreneur of the Year awards is Friday. The awards are intended for firms that help create a positive business climate in Door County. The Industry of the Year award recognizes a construction, service or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on the community and enjoyed … Continue reading

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