Large Portion of Bjorklunden Under Land Trust Protection

Nearly 70% of the Bjorklunden complex near Baileys Harbor, administered by Lawrence University, has been placed under the protection of the Door County Land Trust by way of a land easement agreement. Representatives of the Appleton university and the land trust met in the Lakeside Seminar Room of the Bjorklunden Lodge at the 425-acre estate and signed the paperwork Thursday morning. The agreement means the … Continue reading

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Southern Door Senior is Published Author

There probably isn’t a person who hasn’t thought about writing a book some day. Most never get beyond the dreaming stage. Austin Claflin is one up on the majority of us. The 18-year old senior at Southern Door High School is already a published author. Claflin’s first effort “Rebel & Roman” was released about a month ago. The historical novel tells the story about two … Continue reading

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DCEDC Names Frostman as New Executive Director

The Door County Economic Development Corporation will soon have a new leader at the helm in Sturgeon Bay. The organization’s board of directors has announced the selection of Caleb Frostman to replace founding Executive Director Bill Chaudoir, who retires next month after more than 27 years on the job. A 31-year old native of Green Bay, Frostman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin/Madison … Continue reading

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SBFD to Get New Aerial Fire Truck

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was given the go-ahead to acquire a new aerial truck during the Tuesday meeting of the city council. The vehicle will be purchased from Ferrara Fire Apparatus of Holden, Louisiana at a cost not to exceed $960,000. The vehicle replaces the 1987 Pierce 105 foot aerial acquired in 1987. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the new aerial will benefit the … Continue reading

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Door County Budget Approved

Door County has a new budget for 2017. County board supervisors Tuesday approved the $83.6 million budget which features revenues of just under $55,317,000 and a tax levy of $28,311,758. The tax rate, for county purposes, is $4.06 per $1,000 of equalized valuation. County Administrator Ken Pabich says the budget approved is designed to meet all of the county’s needs in the coming year… The … Continue reading

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City of Sturgeon Bay Supports “Just Fix it WI” Initiative

The Sturgeon Bay City Council went on record in support of the statewide initiative of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities urging the governor and state legislature to agree upon a sustainable solution that will meet the state’s transportation needs. Referred to as #justfixitwi the resolution calls for a funding solution that includes using a reasonable level of bonding and adjusted user fees. During the council … Continue reading

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Christmas by the Bay in Sturgeon Bay

The annual “Christmas by the Bay” holiday celebration is set for this weekend in Sturgeon Bay. Paige Funkhouser of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says the event features three days of family activities, beginning Friday evening… Funkhouser told WDOR’s Eddy Allen that Saturday will be a busy day. One of the highlights the big parade at 10AM… “Christmas by the Bay” brochures are available throughout … Continue reading

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Bayview Bridge Maintenance Wednesday & Thursday

Maintenance crews will be working on the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 9AM to 3PM. Motorists may encounter flagging operations in the southbound lanes of Highway 42/57 during the maintenance project. All maintenance operations are weather dependent. Drivers are urged to slow down and be mindful of workers in close proximity to the highway.

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Fundraising Goal Nearly Met for Library & Community Center in Egg Harbor

The new library and community center project in Egg Harbor is nearing its fundraising goal. The campaign leadership team for the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion says a one million dollar challenge from Donald and Carol Kress was accepted by the Egg Harbor Village Board on November 7th. At the same time, an anonymous donor has come forward and pledged an additional one million dollars, … Continue reading

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Firefighters Extinguish Fire at Apartment Complex in Sturgeon Bay

The quick response of a neighbor, law enforcement officers and Sturgeon Bay firefighters kept a fire at an apartment complex at 910 South Elgin Street in Sturgeon Bay from getting out of hand early Sunday morning. At about 5:13AM, a neighbor contacted authorities indicating that he could see flames near the deck, back of the patio of one of the apartments. The officers who arrived … Continue reading

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