Michigan Street Bridge Closures This Week

The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed for parts of three days this week. The Department of Transportation says the daily closures, from 7AM TO 4PM, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday(5/15 – 5/17) are needed for washing, an annual inspection and touch-up painting associated with repair work completed over the winter. Motorists are directed to use the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge while the Michigan … Continue reading

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DCHS Raises $46,000 in First Week of Challenge

The Door County Humane Society raised close to $46,000 during the first week of its participation in the national “Saving Pets Challenge.” The challenge consists of hundreds of animal welfare organizations competing to see who can raise the most money for their cause in 30 days. The local organization was in the running for a $3,000 bonus that went to the the top fundraiser the … Continue reading

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Door County Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

The 34th annual National Travel and Tourism Week will be celebrated this week across the state and nation. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, says a special tourism event is planned for Wednesday, May 10th in Sturgeon Bay… Jarosh says the keynote speaker is Mikki Williams who will focus her comments on “the art and heart of storytelling”… … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DARE Annual Conference Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Several dozen officers who teach the DARE program will converge on Door County this summer to attend their annual conference at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Door County Sheriff’s Department Juvenile Investigator Chris Neuville, who administers the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program locally, explains how Sturgeon Bay was selected as the conference site in 2017… Neuville says the event is a working conference… … Continue reading

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Door County Ranks 7th in Visitor Spending

Visitor spending in Door County was up 15 million dollars in 2016, according to information released by the Door County Visitor Bureau. Travelers to the Door Peninsula spent $347.8 million last year, an increase of 4.5% from the $332.8 million spent in 2015. The visitor spending locally supported 3,178 jobs and $75.1 million in labor income. Visitor spending also generated $37.5 million in state and … Continue reading

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Shoe Sensation Opens in Sturgeon Bay

The Shoe Sensation store at the Cherry Point Mall in Sturgeon Bay kicked off its grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The retail outlet carries nearly a dozen brand name products for all ages. Senior Vice President for Stores, Dave Schoengart, explains why the firm based in Indiana chose to open a store in Sturgeon Bay… Schoengart says Shoe Sensation has a long … Continue reading

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Door County Half Marathon is Saturday

The Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K races at Peninsula State Park Saturday have been filled to capacity. Almost 2,700 participants are signed up for the tenth running of the race, which starts and ends near Nicolet Bay. Nearly 90% of the participants are coming from outside Door County, giving the peninsula a much needed early-season business boost. Nearly 200 volunteers will be … Continue reading

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Gibraltar DECA Teams Successful in International Competition

Four seniors at Gibraltar High School competed in the International DECA Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California April 25th through the 29th. The team of Christopher Andersen and Nathan Surges earned a medal and placed in the top 20 in the world with their entrepreneurship innovation plan. Over 2,000 teams participated in the competition world-wide. Andersen is the son of Bill and Heather Andersen of … Continue reading

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Council Votes to Seek Compromise on High Water Mark

After listening to an hour and 40 minutes of speakers asking the Sturgeon Bay City Council not to begin negotiations toward a settlement of the impasse between the city and a citizens group over the ordinary high water mark on a westside waterfront parcel, the city council Tuesday decided to do just that and they did so on a unanimous vote. In fact, the council-member … Continue reading

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Fallen Tree Knocks out Power to Hundreds Monday Morning

Three crews from Sturgeon Bay Utilities took less than an hour to restore electrical service to several hundred customers whose power went out around 10AM Monday. Utilities General Manager Jim Stawicki explains what happened… Stawicki says these kind of electrical disruptions can happen at any time of the year… A handful of Sturgeon Bay Utilities electrical customers did not have their service available right away … Continue reading

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