Governor Walker Visits Southern Door Schools

Governor Scott Walker stopped at Southern Door Schools Wednesday morning as part of a tour of state schools that operate fabrication laboratory facilities. During the visit, the governor took time to speak with students, teachers, administrators and other citizens about the $639 million investment in education contained in the proposed two-year state budget bill. A “fab lab” is a high-technology workshop equipped with computer-controlled manufacturing … Continue reading

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J-1 Visa Workers Are Vital for Tourism Industry

Tourism agencies across Wisconsin have mobilized in an effort to save the J-1 Visa summer work travel program. Concerns have been raised that the program, which brings needed foreign workers to tourism areas, could be eliminated or severely curtailed by action in Washington, DC. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, says the foreign workers on the J-1 Visa … Continue reading

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Dogs Officially Allowed in Sturgeon Bay Parks

The Sturgeon Bay city ordinance related to dogs in parks has been revised to allow man’s best friend in all city parks with some restrictions. The city council approved the second reading of an ordinance change on the matter during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon. The vote was five to two. The new language indicates that dogs may be in parks, but not on beaches, … Continue reading

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37 Acres in Northern Door Donated to Land Trust

A 37-acre conservation easement in northern Door County has been donated to the Door County Land Trust. The easement, located east of Sister Bay, is owned by Bruce and Joan Pikas. As such, it adds to existing protected land in the area which includes several other Door County Land Trust conservation easements, the Nature Conservancy’s Mink River Estuary, and the land trust’s springs nature preserve. … Continue reading

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Small Donations Make a Big Difference for Boys & Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Door County was very successful in its fundraising efforts with the recent completion of the annual golf outing and a wine and cheese gala. That said, the organization based in Sturgeon Bay has a mission to help as many children as possible, regardless of their financial circumstances. Executive Director Julie Davis says participants are asked to give what they … Continue reading

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Kitchens Staying Out Of West Side Waterfront Impasse Until Need Be

State Representative Joel Kitchens says he has stayed out of the middle of the impasse over the use of west side waterfront property in Sturgeon Bay, but, if the process plays out as he believes it will, that will change. Kitchens, who attempted to mediate a settlement between the city and a friends group, says he has kept out of it while the matter went … Continue reading

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Four Rescued From Overturned Catamaran Wednesday

Four people were rescued from the water after a catamaran overturned north of the Beach Harbor Resort near Potawatomi State Park Wednesday afternoon. The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was contacted shortly after 2PM that there were several people in the water. The department’s Marine One was launched and the crew learned that a good samaritan had picked up two of the four people in the … Continue reading

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Declaratory Hearing for Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Set

A declaratory hearing involving the Department of Natural Resources and litigants locked in the impasse over two parcels on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is set for Wednesday, September 6th, from 3 to 7PM, in the Jane Greene Room at the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay. Out of that meeting, the state agency is expected to make a determination as to where the ordinary … Continue reading

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Committee Searching for Sturgeon Bay Street Funding Solution

An ad hoc committee studying streets and infrastructure in Sturgeon Bay held a listening session Tuesday evening to gauge input from citizens on ways to meet the challenge of deteriorating streets and sidewalks. Alderman David Ward, the committee’s chairman, says information gathered during the meeting at city hall will be included in a final report issued to the city council… Ward says the ad hoc … Continue reading

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Two Former Winners to Lead Miss Door County Organization

With the retirement of Shirley Ehlers as Executive Director of the Miss Door County Organization at the beginning of August, the group turned to two former titleholders to do the job. Samantha Baudhuin, Miss Door County 2005, and Ashley Cordier, who held the crown in 2007, have assumed the role of co-executive directors for the organization. Samantha Baudhuin explains why she and Ashley Cordier took … Continue reading

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