Council Votes Against Garage Requirement for New Homes

As a result of action taken by the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday, people building new homes in the city will not be required to construct a garage as well. Council-members were told requiring a garage as part of the new construction process would be a hardship for people trying to come up with affordable housing. During discussion, it was learned that Habitat for Humanity, … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Warns of ATM Thefts

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is urging businesses that feature automated teller machines(ATMs) in or near their operation, to take the steps necessary to protect their business and equipment. Tuesday evening, a shop south of Sister Bay was burglarized and an ATM was stolen. The machine was later found in Clark Lake. Last year, an outdoor ATM was taken from Fish Creek and a few … Continue reading

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Fire Crews Battle Large Grass Fire on Washington Island

Washington Island’s new Fire Chief, Paul Swanson, is crediting a coordinated effort involving several agencies for the successful resolution of a major grass fire on the island Tuesday. Swanson credits his assistant chiefs and a captain for mobilizing resources from six county fire departments to fight the blaze that eventually encompassed close to three acres of land near the water on the northeast side of … Continue reading

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Tourism Numbers Continue to Rise

On the surface, the number of visitors coming to Door County in 2016 seems to be greater than in previous years. And, while the anecdotal information seems to be pointing in that direction, it will be awhile before the definitive figures are available. Jack Moneypenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Door County Visitor Bureau, says the numbers received to date have been solid… … Continue reading

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Door County Humane Society Fundraising for Saving Pets Challenge

Time is running out for the Door County Humane Society to lead the nation in fundraising as part of the national “Saving Pets Challenge.” Since July 5th, the local group and its shelter has been engaged in a battle to see which animal welfare organization can raise the most money for their cause in a single month. So far, the Door County Humane Society has … Continue reading

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Sevastopol School’s Attorney Says Board Member’s Letters are Accurate

The Sevastopol School District’s attorney is backing up information provided by two members of the board of education in letters to the editor. Mary Gerbig, indicates in correspondence that in regard to the letters to the editor provided by board-members Bill Behme and Sue Todey, the content was accurate and did not mischaracterize details and events. Gerbig also noted that the current divided state of … Continue reading

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HELP of Door County Executive Director Tenders Resignation

The Executive Director of Help of Door County has tendered her resignation. Paul Loppnow, co-chair of the organization’s board of directors, indicated that the board had reluctantly accepted the resignation of Ursela Bunnell-Timreck, Monday. Timreck began her tenure at the organization based in Sturgeon Bay in June of 2011. At the time it was noted that she had a wealth of experience in the domestic … Continue reading

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Living the Legacy Reunion Concert at Southern Door

The Southern Door School District has announced that it will kick off its 25th anniversary year with a “Living the Legacy” reunion concert at 7PM on Saturday, September 24th at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. The concert will showcase the memorable moments that occurred on stage featuring students from the classes of 1992 to the present. It’s expected to be a special opportunity to celebrate … Continue reading

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Sail Through The Avenues Sidewalk Sale Thursday

The annual Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Sale, “Sail Through the Avenues,” is set for Thursday from 9AM to 5PM. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says the event is something people look forward to every year… Seiler says look for the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center stand where raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win one of a kind banners… … Continue reading

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Cromell Returns as Interim Superintendent at Sevastopol

Steve Cromell is returning to the Sevastopol School District as superintendent on an interim basis. It’s the second time Cromell has been District Administrator at the school in Institute, having served in that capacity from 2007 to 2012. During his career in education, he has been an elementary, middle and high school principal, as well as special education director, business manager and transportation director in … Continue reading

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