Council Cancels Tuesday Meeting Regarding Hotel Development

It appears that concerns raised by the lender for the developer of a waterfront hotel in Sturgeon Bay led to the decision to postpone the proceedings Tuesday. The city council, meeting in special session, was supposed to consider financing for the hotel and a resolution that would actually lead to the sale of a parcel on the west side waterfront property. However, Baylake Bank reportedly … Continue reading

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Sustainability Grant Awarded to Southern Door School District

The Southern Door School District was recently awarded a sustainability grant by the Door County Community Foundation to support its “Shield” program, a district-wide effort that stands for “Students Helping, Involving, Educating, Leading and Deterring.” The program is a component of the Door County Initiative, “Project 180”, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices and develops student leaders with the goal of helping others “jump above the … Continue reading

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$10,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Sister Bay

The Wisconsin Lottery has announced that a winning $10,000 Powerball ticket was sold at the Sister Bay Mobil station. Nobody won the jackpot on Saturday and the next Powerball jackpot is estimated to rise to $235 million on Wednesday. A winning $10,000 ticket was also sold in Oak Creek. More than 15,000 players won smaller prizes. Wednesday’s cash option is almost $149 million.

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Lawsuit Filed Opposing Sturgeon Bay Hotel Development

The group opposed to building a hotel on the west side waterfront of Sturgeon Bay has filed suit against the city and the waterfront redevelopment authority. The suit was filed in the federal district court in Green Bay . The group, the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront, point to an unanswered letter to Mayor Thad Birmingham and the members of the city council, … Continue reading

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Van Lieshout Familiarizing Himself With City Administrator Role

Sturgeon Bay’s new City Administrator, Josh Van Lieshout has a little more than a week under his belt, working to familiarize himself with the workings of the city. Having served as Village Administrator in Egg Harbor and as head of the Door County Tourism Zone, Van Lieshout is familiar with life in Door County and Sturgeon Bay. He says his welcome to city government has … Continue reading

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Water Quality Meeting in Jacksonport

A public information session on water quality and manure handling in Jacksonport is set for Monday at the Jacksonport Town Hall. The list of speakers includes Doctor Gregory Kleinheinz, Professor of Environmental Engineering Technology at the University of Wisconsin/Oshkosh, Bill Schuster and Dale Konkol of the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department, and, Sue Powers of the Door County Public Health Department. The information … Continue reading

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Portion of Jefferson Street Will be Closed Friday

The Sturgeon Bay Street Department says a portion of Jefferson Street will be closed to traffic Friday. A private contractor will be doing water main work on the busy street between 1st and 3rd Avenues. The closure will allow the work crew to complete the project. Any questions should be directed to the Sturgeon Bay Street Department at 746-2912 during regular business hours.

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Child in Car Seat Burned After Being Placed on Stove

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department referred its report on an incident in which a child was severely burned Wednesday to the Door County Department of Human Services for evaluation. The two and a half month old child was in a car seat and was placed on the stove while the parents went outside for a smoke. As they headed outside, they did not realize that … Continue reading

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911 Memorial Fun Run is Sunday

Sturgeon Bay firefighters and the police honor guard will remember the men and women who died during attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11th of 2001 on Sunday during the 911 Memorial Fun Run, Family Walk and Kids Run. During a recent visit to WDOR, Assistant Fire Chief Tim Dietman talked about the event… Dietman explains where the runners will … Continue reading

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Power Outage in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday Afternoon

About 2,000 customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilties on the west side of the city were without electrical service for a brief period Wednesday afternoon after a static line being worked on by a crew from American Transmission Company came down at Hudson and Redwood Street and struck a three phase line, causing two circuits to shut down. The work being done by ATC is part … Continue reading

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