Fire Tuesday in Baileys Harbor

A unattached garage & a boat nearby were destroyed in a fire Tuesday afternoon at the Brett Reetz home at 9,000 West Meadow Road, in Baileys Harbor. Baileys Harbor Fire Chief Brian Zak discovered the blaze at about 1:30PM. Zak said the garage was fully engulfed & the boat was just starting to burn as he walked up the driveway. Mutual aide was automatically called … Continue reading

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Door County Fair Jingle Winners Announced

A jingle created by two young ladies from Sturgeon Bay was selected to be used on on-air advertising for the Door County Fair as part of its second annual jingle contest. Students from Door County schools were invited to participate in the competition which which was held Saturday at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center near Egg Harbor. Jingles were judged on clarity, creativity, musical … Continue reading

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Coast Guard City Celebration Information

More information on the US Coast Guard City celebration in Sturgeon Bay has been announced. The city was officially designated as a “Coast Guard City” on January 23rd, one of only 16 cities nationwide to be so honored & the first city in Wisconsin to receive the distinction. Not only did the Coast Guard have to sign onto the recommendation, but it took an Act … Continue reading

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Little Lake Restoration Project Moving Forward

The effort to find funding to restore Little Lake at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay has been showing positive signs in recent months. Last week, WDOR News reported on grant funding that will be sought by City Municipal Services Superintendent Bob Bordeau, one of several he is working on so that the construction of an engineered wetland can begin this year. The Sturgeon Bay Rotary … Continue reading

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DCVB On The Go

The Door County Visitor Bureau will hold offices hours for business people & others Thursday as part of its “Bureau on the Go” program. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications & PR, says the outreach program is an attempt to bring key elements of the tourism organization to the people its serves…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Jarosh says tables representing several departments will be … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Utilities Installing LED Street Lights

Beginning Monday, April 7th, Sturgeon Bay Utilities will be blocking off parking areas at Kentucky & Louisiana Streets, between 1st & 4th Avenue, to replace the old decorative light poles with new poles & LED fixtures. SBU will concentrate on one block at a time to minimize the parking inconvenience. The roads will remain open at times & the work should be completed in about … Continue reading

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Judge Ehlers Denies Attempt to Delay Murder Trial

An attempt on the part of Brian Cooper to delay his upcoming murder trial in Door County Circuit Court was short-circuited by Judge D. Todd Ehlers Wednesday afternoon. The 37-year old Illinois man is charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide in connection with the deaths of 21-year old Alisha Bromfield of Plainfield, Illinois & her unborn child at a southern Door County … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Council Seeking Grants for Two Projects

As planning continues for a makeover of Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay, the city council has given the go-ahead to seek grant funding from the Department of Natural Resources. Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak told the city council Tuesday that the non-point source storm water pollution grant funding, if approved, would cover the final designs & bidding, as well as construction of the project…[Audio … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay is a Coast Guard City

There are only 16 Coast Guard City locations in existence & Sturgeon Bay is one of them. In honor of its new designation, the city council Tuesday evening agreed to advance $7,500 to a committee working on a celebration recognizing the solidarity between the city & the Coast Guard. The celebration will be held on May 9th, 10th & 11th at several locations in Sturgeon … Continue reading

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Timetable for Sturgeon Bay Superintendent Search

A timetable for selecting a new superintendent for the Sturgeon Bay School District was discussed as part of a session Wednesday evening involving the board of education & consultants hired to conduct a superintendent search. The goal is for the board to settle on a top candidate by the Memorial Day weekend & have that individual on the job by July 1st. Representatives of School … Continue reading

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