Fundraising Underway for Eagle Tower Reconstruction

An effort to raise $750,000 to be invested in the reconstruction of the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park is underway. The Eagle Tower Fund Committee is working in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources to plan for completion of the project. The popular 80-foot observation tower was closed down by the DNR last year due to concerns about its structural integrity. The local … Continue reading

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Finishing Work on Bayview Bridge to be Done This Week

Traffic over and under the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be affected by the completion of a project this week. The Department of Transportation says pedestrian traffic will also be impacted by the work on Tuesday and Wednesday. The task at hand involves finishing work as part of the recently completed rehabilitation project on the nearly 40-year old span. Crews will add an epoxy … Continue reading

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DNR Customer Service Center to Re-Open in Sturgeon Bay

Starting on Monday, a customer service employee will be on hand at the Department of Natural Resources office in Sturgeon Bay. Warden Chris Kratcha explains why the local office has been closed in recent weeks… Kratcha says even though the office couldn’t provide customer services, other staffers were available to answer questions… Once again, starting Monday, the Sturgeon Bay DNR office, at 110 South Neenah … Continue reading

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Holland Selected for Vacant School Board Seat

The Sturgeon Bay Board of Education has selected Jessica Holland to fill a vacant seat on the school board. Superintendent Dan Tjurnagle said five people expressed interest in serving on the board of education after former board-member Jacob Schultz resigned to take a position in the Philippines. Interviews were held on Wednesday. Holland has worked for the Door County Aging and Disability Resource Center/Aging Program … Continue reading

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Eagle Tower Deconstruction Set to Begin September 19th

The process of taking down the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek is expected to begin on Monday, September 19th. The Department of Natural Resources closed the tower to public use in May of last year to protect public safety after an inspection report raised significant concerns over its structural integrity. At the time, an inspection by the US Forest Service Forest … Continue reading

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NWTC Planning Sister Bay Learning Center

As Northeast Wisconsin Technical College works to implement a proposal to open a facility in Sister Bay, the technical school with satellite campuses in Sturgeon Bay and Marinette wants to include the thoughts of the local residents who might take advantage of its resources as part of the process. A couple of public listening sessions are planned for the village using the former Baylake Bank … Continue reading

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Local Boys Recognized for Honesty

It’s the kind of story that restores your faith in young people. It happened at Joe’s Hair Trimming Center in downtown Sturgeon Bay last week. The Reetz brothers, Haydon and Hatcher, went to Joe’s to get haircuts. Older brother Haydon picks up the story… Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle said he heard from a customer who was so impressed with the boys actions that he … Continue reading

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Savor Door County Video Series Shows Flavor of Door County

Videos are playing an important role in telling the story of Door County. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, talks about a new addition to the video presentations provided by the local tourism agency… Jarosh says the “Savor Door County” series is meant to expose would-be visitors and others to the flavor of local culinary standbys… A special … Continue reading

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Missing Nursing Home Patient Found Quickly

A 67-year old woman who walked away from a nursing home in Sturgeon Bay Monday evening was located a little more than two hours after she was reported missing. Local authorities were alerted shortly before 8:30PM that the woman, an alzheimer’s patient, was missing. A search was mobilized including additional Sturgeon Bay police officers, fire department and ambulance personnel, Door County sheriff’s deputies, and a … Continue reading

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Southern Door Schools Increases Internet Speed

The Southern Door School District significantly increased the speed of its internet capability by way way of a cooperative agreement with Door County. The project, at least three years in the making, was finalized with a board of education commitment last year and has resulted in the district now being connected to the county government’s dark fiber broadband. This alone has made Southern Door’s internet … Continue reading

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