Hougaard Serving Community in Multiple Ways

By the very nature of their job description, law enforcement officers are involved in public service work, but Sturgeon Bay Sergeant Chad Hougaard has taken it one step further. Hougaard was recently appointed to the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education, filling out the remainder of Doctor Joel Kitchens term. Kitchens resigned after being elected to the state assembly. Hougaard has completed close to 20 years … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Compost Site To Close Temporarily

The Sturgeon Bay Street Department says the city’s compost site on Division Road will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2nd & 3rd. A contractor will be on site grinding brush into mulch and, has been the case in the past, the site will be off limits for safety reasons. Municipal Services Director Bob Bordeau apologizes ahead of time for any inconvenience. Any questions … Continue reading

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Healthy Water Door County Launched

The newest fund of the Door County Community Foundation was launched Thursday and will soon be rolling out a free well-testing program for Door County residents. “Healthy Water Door County” a fund of the foundation based in Sturgeon Bay, was created because Door County’s unique geography makes the water system vulnerable. The new fund has awarded a grant to the Environmental Research and Innovation Center … Continue reading

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Boys and Girls Club of Door County Wins Award

For the second consecutive year, the Boys and Girls Club of Door County received the “Honor Award for Overall Program Excellence” at the recent national conference of the Boys and Girls Club of America held in Chicago. With the recognition comes a $5,000 award from the Metlife Foundation. The “Honor Award for Overall Program Excellence” is presented to a club that has conducted the best … Continue reading

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SBFD Clears Fire from Discarded Cigarette

Quick work by members of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department kept a fire in the siding of a home at 62 West Oak Street from getting out of hand Thursday afternoon. Six units and 19 firefighters were sent to the west side home after a call came in indicating their was a fire in the basement of the home and flames were visible. Assistant Fire … Continue reading

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Council Okays Cadence Plant in Industrial Park

A Sturgeon Bay business is now in position to move ahead with plans to construct a 62-thousand square foot facility in the city’s industrial park as a result of action taken by the city council Tuesday. Cadence, Incorporated, currently located at 512 South Columbia Avenue, in the former Overland Bolling plant, plans to begin construction of its new facility this summer and take occupancy in … Continue reading

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Eagle Tower at Peninsula Park Closed Indefinitely

The iconic observation tower at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek will be closed indefinitely because of public safety concerns related to structural deficiency issues. Park Superintendent Kelli Bruns says the Eagle Tower was closed to the public after the Department of Natural Resources received an inspection report Wednesday from a company hired to do a detailed inspection of the structure earlier this spring. Bruns … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair This Weekend

The Memorial Day weekend will provide ample opportunity for residents and visitors to exercise their artistic sensibilities during the annual Fine Art Fair in Sturgeon Bay. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says the 17th annual event brings dozens of exhibitors together to showcase their artwork in one setting at Sunset Park… The Sturgeon Bay Fire Art Fair runs from 10AM … Continue reading

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Funding Plan for West Side Waterfront Development Moves Forward

The City of Sturgeon Bay has moved a step closer to receiving more than $3.1 million in funding to pay for costs related to the development of the former Door County Cooperative property on the west side waterfront. The city council Tuesday okayed the issuance of general obligation promissory notes and the issuance and sale of taxable note anticipation notes, based on a recommendation from … Continue reading

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New Death’s Door Exhibit at DCMM in Gills Rock

A new Death’s Door exhibit will be unveiled when the Gills Rock facility of the the Door County Maritime Museum opens on Saturday. As part of the opening, the debut of a new interactive technology called “augmented reality” is planned. Using a tablet provided by the museum or your own personal smart phone, visitors will experience maritime history in a new way. The new exhibit … Continue reading

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