Ridges Upper Range Lights Taking on New Role

After about 50 years operating as a housing unit and office space, the upper range lights at the Ridges Sanctuary near Baileys Harbor is being readied to take on a new role. The sanctuary’s Steve Leonard says the structure has been around for a long time, but it still has a lot to give… Leonard says the range lights are an important part of Door … Continue reading

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Phase One of Cana Island Lighthouse Project is Complete

By approving a resolution Tuesday morning, the Door County Board acknowledged that phase one of the Cana Island lighthouse project near Baileys Harbor is substantially completed. The phase of the rehabilitation project at the iconic lighthouse focused on exterior work. In approving the resolution, supervisors also agreed to accept just over $24,000 from the Door County Maritime Museum, along with a grant of $36,869, dollars, … Continue reading

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DCMM Continues to Raise Funds for Maritime Tower

The Door County Maritime Museum is about a fourth of the way toward raising the $4.3 million needed to erect a tower at its Sturgeon Bay facility. The state gave the organization the go-ahead to build the tower at its west side waterfront site last week. As envisioned, the imposing structure would also provide space for exhibits and an observation deck with a spectacular view … Continue reading

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County Board Votes in Favor of Ambulance Garage in Brussels

The Door County Board voted in support of a recommendation calling for the investment of $800,000 for the construction of a south ambulance garage in the Town of Brussels during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The unanimous vote authorized the transfer of the funding from a contingency account, but County Administrator Ken Pabich indicated that the action was procedural in nature while a determination is … Continue reading

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New Fees for City Services in Sturgeon Bay

Recent action by the Sturgeon Bay City Council has brought about additional fees for those using services provided by the city street department. Here are some examples of changes in the fee structure. The charge for residents of the Towns of Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay to bring yard waste to the city’s compost site has been increased from $25 to $100 per calendar year. The … Continue reading

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DOT Adds Turn Arrow for Truck Route Through Sturgeon Bay

In an effort to keep trucks moving on the designated truck route in Sturgeon Bay, the Department of Transportation has installed one left turn arrow at the intersection of Egg Harbor Road and North 14th Avenue. Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shefchik says the arrow will be visible and in use when heading west on Egg Harbor Road as you come to the intersection with … Continue reading

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Emergency Vehicle Fun Day Re-Scheduled for June 5th

The 7th annual Emergency Vehicle Fun Day will be held on Sunday, June 5th, at the Door County Cherryland Airport near Sturgeon Bay. The event was supposed to have been held on Saturday, May 14th, but was postponed due to concerns about approaching weather conditions. There is no admission for the fun day which runs from 11AM to 3PM. During the event, kids can sit … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Board of Education Writes Letter to Community

The Sevastopol Board of Education is asking for help from district residents as it moves forward. In a letter issued Friday, the board says communication is the key. The controversy that arose over the status of elementary principal Mary Donaldson, who eventually resigned, created bruised feelings on all sides. The school board’s letter notes that change is generally not easy and, at times, not everyone … Continue reading

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Chemical Spill Cleaned Up Friday Morning

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department sent a crew of five firefighters to Ministry Door County Medical Center Friday morning after receiving the report of a hazardous materials spill. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the initial call came in at 8am and department members arriving on the scene learned that a five gallon plastic jug containing formalin fell from a shelf in a storage area of … Continue reading

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Highway 42 Re-Opens in Sister Bay

After parts of two years, the Highway 42 road reconstruction project in Sister Bay is all but completed. The Department of Transportation in Green Bay says the busy stretch of highway, closed this year since April, will open to two-way traffic at the end of the day Friday. The project began July 6th, 2015 and is scheduled for completion by the end of the month. … Continue reading

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