Gas Line Project Will Close Portion of 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

Over the course of the next three weeks, a crew from Wisconsin Public Service will be installing gas lines on north 4th Avenue, from Florida to Delaware Street in Sturgeon Bay. Monday through Friday, from 7AM to 5PM, while the work is ongoing, intermittent road closures are anticipated and traffic will not be allowed through. Motorists are asked to use caution when in any area … Continue reading

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Court Dates Set for Two Men Facing Charges Connected to Missing Teen

A preliminary hearing has been set for one of two Brown County men charged with child enticement in Door County Circuit Court in connection with a local teenager who was reported missing in March. Thirty three year old Richard Whiting of Green Bay was told to return to court for a preliminary hearing at 2PM on April 13th. He remains held under $25,000 bond. Forty … Continue reading

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SBU Electronic Recycling Event a Big Success

Judging from the mountain of material that was recycled at Sturgeon Bay Utilities Wednesday, the event was highly successful. General Manager Jim Stawicki says quite a few customers took advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of a variety of electronic items… Stawicki says everyone pitched in to make the experience as positive as possible… Stawicki says we all need to do what we can … Continue reading

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Kohnle Named as Recipient of Anne Kok Social Justice Award

The 2017 recipient of Help of Door County’s “Anne Kok Social Justice Award” is Amy Kohnle, Executive Director of the United Way of Door County. Kohnle received the award at Help’s annual meeting on Monday. In presenting the award, board member Paul Kok said he could think of no one more deserving than Amy, whose life’s work has mirrored the high ideals of social justice … Continue reading

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Two Brown County Men Face Sex Related Charges in Case of Missing Teen

Two Brown County men are expected in Door County Circuit Court Thursday morning in connection with sex-related charges involving a Door County teenager who was reported missing in March. The men, 33-year old Richard Whiting of Green Bay and 40-year old Zerie Baker of De Pere, are each charged with child enticement. Baker is also charged with soliciting prostitution. Court records indicate that the Sturgeon … Continue reading

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Opposition to Special Sidewalk Assessment Voiced at Council Meeting

Several speakers voiced their opposition to a special assessment related to the installation of sidewalk on portions of south 16th Place and south 18th Avenue before and during a public hearing at the meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday afternoon. The cost associated with putting in the sidewalk has been pegged at just under $16,000. One resident told the council that the assessment … Continue reading

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Two Arrested After Storage Shed Thefts

An investigation by the Door County Sheriff’s Department into thefts from storage sheds has led to the arrest of two men. The northern Door County ripoffs were reported in the fall of 2016 and the winter of 2017. A 37-year old Sturgeon Bay man and a 29-year old man from the Algoma area were implicated in the storage shed burglaries. They reportedly turned over vintage … Continue reading

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Dry Conditions Lead to Multiple Weekend Fires

Some sort of electrical malfunction is being blamed for a fire that damaged a home in the Baileys Harbor area on Saturday morning. The report of a house fire came in shortly after 11AM, just at about the time that the funeral for Baileys Harbor Assistant Fire Chief Willard Zak was about to begin at Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. About three dozen … Continue reading

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Brush Collection Changes in Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services Department is reminding residents that city crews will no longer be picking up brush as in the past. Last summer, the decision was made to provide a brush collection service similar to that of the large item collection. The one-time collection of brush during the spring has been eliminated. Instead, residents may schedule a brush collection on the second Friday … Continue reading

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24th Annual Lighthouse Festival

Tickets for a variety of land-based tours and boat excursions related to the 24th annual Lighthouse Festival of the Door County Maritime Museum go on sale for the general public today Monday. Two different day-long land-based tours visit the five mainland lights, there’s a lakeshore lighthouse cruise out of Baileys Harbor, the popular excursion to Plum and Pilot Islands, and a once-a-year opportunity to visit … Continue reading

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