Meeting on Deconstruction of Grain Elevator Rescheduled

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That sums up the effort to deal with the future of the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. A determination of what to do with the old grain elevator was supposed to happen on Monday, but not enough council-members showed up and the session was called off. Now comes word from city hall that … Continue reading

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Airport & Parks Department Being Restructured

The decision by Door County Airport and Parks Director Erik Aleson to tender his resignation, effective at the beginning of this month, has set in motion a process intended to restructure the department in the days and weeks ahead. A committee consisting of County Administrator Ken Pabich, Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej, HR Director Kelly Hendee, Finance Director Mark Janiak has been looking into the most … Continue reading

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Fate of Grain Elevator Delayed Due to Lack of Quorum

A determination of what to do with the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side will have to wait for another day. The meeting the city council scheduled for Monday at noon was set up to determine if a bid should be accepted for dismantling the 116 year old structure was called off due to the lack of a quorum, or the minimum number … Continue reading

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Northern Sky Theater Offers Bench & Seat Naming Campaign

In an effort to continue the strong momentum of Northern Sky Theater’s Constellation Campaign, the theatrical company is offering donors the opportunity to name a theater bench or chair with a $1,000 or $2,000 gift to the campaign. Donors at the $2,000 level will be able to name a bench at the outdoor amphitheater at Peninsula State Park and donors at the $1000 level will … Continue reading

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Special Meeting Monday for Granary Deconstruction Contract

A special meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council to consider a contract to dismantle, salvage and store the old grain elevator on the city’s west side waterfront has been scheduled for Monday at noon in the council chambers at city hall. The city has solicited bids to disassemble the 116-year old granary and several were received this week. Meanwhile, the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society … Continue reading

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Humane Society Changes Will Provide Financial Stability

Last Friday, we reported on the decision by the Door County Humane Society’s Board of Directors to support becoming part of the Wisconsin Humane Society based in Milwaukee. Board President Bob Starr says the action was based on the desire to provide financial stability for the local organization and its animal shelter… Starr says there will be some changes that result from the new affiliation, … Continue reading

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Another Downtown Sturgeon Bay Bridge Closing for Repairs

We have been telling you that the Department of Transportation in Green Bay was planning to shut down the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay for maintenance work the week of December 18th. Now comes word from the DOT that it has changed its mind and won’t be doing the project until mid-January. During that time a detour will be set up and the bridge … Continue reading

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Deconstruction of Granary Expected to be on Next Council Agenda

The matter of the fate of the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront keeps being revisited. Currently, the 116-year old structure is scheduled to be disassembled and stored in keeping with a decision by the city council on a recent four to three vote. However, during comment periods at Tuesday’s city council meeting, several speakers asked that the structure be saved. Several … Continue reading

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Referendum on Half Percent Sales Tax Will be on April Ballot

The Sturgeon Bay Common Council has set in motion the process that will lead to a referendum in April on the implementation of a half a percent sales tax locally to generate funds for accelerated work on streets and sidewalks in the city. The council Tuesday agreed with the ad hoc committee on funding for local street and infrastructure that a premier resort area tax … Continue reading

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High Winds Cause Multiple Power Outages Tuesday

Persistent gusty winds caused a series of electrical disruptions for some Door County customers of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Tuesday. At one time, the utility based in Green Bay reported that 411 customers in its Sturgeon Bay service area were without power. Another 88 in the Ellison Bay area were affected and 21 near Fish Creek were waiting for service to be restored. There also … Continue reading

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