Civilian Volunteers Fly for Civil Air Patrol

If someone is missing and a wide area needs to covered from the air, there’s a good chance that a pilot from the Civil Air Patrol will be involved. Locally, the civilian volunteers of the Door County Composite Squadron work out of the Cherryland Airport. Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sherrill says, on average, the pilots put in about 15 to 20 hours of flight time each … Continue reading

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Auberle Named Door County Poet Laureate

Door County has a new Poet Laureate. She is Sharon Auberle. The Door County Board approved her selection during its meeting Tuesday morning. In response to being selected to the ceremonial position, Auberle read her poem about Door County’s physical beauty entitled “A Thousand Miracles,” to those assembled in the county board room. In order to raise county consciousness about writing and poetry, county board … Continue reading

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Competency Evaluation Ordered for Man Accused of Child Sex Crimes

A 64-year old Door County man will be evaluated to determine if he is competent to participate in his own defense on three sex-related felony charges. Robert Gerdeen of Sturgeon Bay is accused of indecently touching a three year old child earlier this year. Judge D. Todd Ehlers signed off on the evaluation at the request of Gerdeen’s attorney, John DeAngelo, during an initial appearance … Continue reading

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14th Avenue Reopens in Sturgeon Bay

A portion of north 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay that had been closed to traffic this week is now open again. City Engineer Chad Shechik says the weather held out just long enough. The segment of north 14th near the former highway shop was closed to through traffic for the installation of new sanitary and water services. Shefchik says the county asphalt plants are not … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Looking for Citizen Committee Members to Consider Road Funding

Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham wants to find the most equitable funding solution to meet the need of expanded street repairs in the city. Recently, the city council has been talking about the possibility of creating a “wheel tax” to provide funding that would bankroll street upgrades closer to the desired goal of doing the work every 30 years, rather that the current average of … Continue reading

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Minten Drops out of Gibraltar School Board Election

Wendy Minten, a member of the Gibraltar Board of Education, is asking voters to ignore her name on the April ballot and vote for someone else. Minten says she decided in December to seek another term, but her family’s situation changed considerably at the end of January. In the near future, they will be relocating overseas. Minten says her position on the board of education … Continue reading

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Donations Being Sought for Door County K9 Unit

The Door County Crime Prevention Foundation was launched last week through the auspices of the Door County Community Foundation. Sheriff Steve Delarwerlle says the genesis for the foundation happened when he was first elected and saw the need for a K9 unit within the department… Sheriff Delarwelle says K9 help has come from the state patrol, Brown County and the City of Kewaunee, putting Door … Continue reading

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Water Pump Causes Early Release at Sevastopol School

A balky water pump caused the Sevastopol School District to close the school in Institute at 11:30 Tuesday morning. School was called off on Monday after the electrical pump 200 feet down in the well showed signs of low pressure. The pump was restarted and the water tested and everything seemed well for 12 to 14 hours, but the pump started to show signs of … Continue reading

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Northern Sky Theater Receives Wisconsin Arts Board Grant

A matching grant of $11,500 has been presented to Door County’s Northern Sky Theater by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The grant supports the theater company’s commitment to writing and developing new works of musical theater tailored to its unique multi-generational audiences. Wisconsin Arts Board grants must be matched, dollar for dollar, with additional public and private funds. Dave Maier, Managing Director of Northern Sky, says … Continue reading

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Portion of 14th Avenue Closed Next Week in Sturgeon Bay

A portion of north 14th Avenue in front of the former highway department shop in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to through traffic next week due to the installation of new sanitary and water services. City Engineer Chad Shefchik says the contractor working at the site of the soon-to-be senior center and ambulance headquarters is planning to start Monday morning and is hoping to finish … Continue reading

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