House Fire Near Gills Rock Sunday

The Sister Bay Liberty Grove Fire Department was paged out to fight a house fire Sunday afternoon at 633 Isle View Road, near Gills Rock. Fire Chief Chris Hecht says the call came in at 1:10PM… Chief Hecht says mutual aid was called in and fire crews attacked the blaze from the ground floor… Hecht says a combination of water and foam was used to … Continue reading

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Local Citizens Group Tours Grain Elevator

A local citizens group toured the old grain elevator on the former Door County Cooperative property on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront Friday, trying to get a better sense of the old building’s condition. The newly formed group, Center Line Community Forum was joined on the tour by Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Tony Depies and City Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak. Depies noted that some … Continue reading

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Bellin Health to Open Downtown Sturgeon Bay Location

A Green Bay based firm, specializing in providing health care services, will soon be offering programming from a downtown Sturgeon Bay facility. Bellin Health has purchased the building at 311 North 3rd Avenue that formerly housed Roy’s Red Owl and, most recently, the Dollar General Store which closed in January of 2009. The company already has a presence in Sturgeon Bay at Bay Shipbuilding, but … Continue reading

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Centerline Community Forum Offers Trip to Eau Claire

An initiative intended to offer the Sturgeon Bay and Door County community access to local, regional and national speakers on topics related to strengthening community, encouraging civic engagement, and, formulating a vision for smart growth is planning its first event in that regard. The group has announced that it plans a bus trip to Eau Claire in April to tour that city’s Phoenix Park, a … Continue reading

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Multiple Committees to Come Together on Waterfront Redevelopment

Three Sturgeon Bay city committees will be coming together next week to study the possibilities for public access on the waterfront. Mayor Thad Birmingham announced Tuesday that the Park and Recreation Committee, the Plan Commission, and, the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority will meet in joint session on Wednesday, March 24th to began a study of the city’s west waterfront redevelopment plan. The first session will begin … Continue reading

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Board of Public Works Approves Egg Harbor Road Work

An upgrade to Egg Harbor Road, planned for this year, has been approved by the Sturgeon Bay Board of Public Works. On Tuesday, Baudhuin, Incorporated, the city’s consultant, was given the go-ahead to complete plans and obtain sealed bids for work expected to cost in the neighborhood of $1.2 million. Members of the committee heard from Baudhuin engineer Peter Hurth who noted that elements of … Continue reading

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Survey Map Approved for Proposed Hotel Site

A certified survey map, creating a lot for the proposed westside waterfront hotel, was approved by the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday. The map, drafted by Baudhuin, Incorporated, is based upon a drawing approved by the city’s waterfront redevelopment authority showing the anticipated location of the hotel. The lot must be consistent with the planned unit development ordinance formally created by recent council action. The … Continue reading

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Ice Rescue Near Wavepointe Resort

Emergency crews were sent to the ice off the Wavepointe Resort in the Town of Gardner Monday afternoon after a report was received that two men were stranded on the ice after falling through. Brussel-Union-Gardner Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says the call came in at about 2:30PM… Chief Vandertie says the two men were located about 80 yards off shore… Vandertie says the ice conditions … Continue reading

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Deadline for D/K Legislative Days Extended

The deadline for folks interested in becoming a member of the delegation heading to Madison in April for Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days has been extended. The cutoff was originally Friday the 13th, but has now been moved to Wednesday, March 18th. Bill Chaudoir of the Door County Economic Development Corporation says about 75 people are currently signed up, but the goal is to send a contingent … Continue reading

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Plans for Egg Harbor Road Upgrade Continue

The estimate for upgrading Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay this year has been set at $1,174,000. Another $39,000 could be added if sidewalk is installed along a segment of the busy roadway. The city’s board of public works will hear about project plans from representatives of the engineering firm of Baudhuin Incorporated during its meeting Tuesday afternoon. Elements of the work would deal with … Continue reading

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