Hotel Proposed for Old Cooperative Site in Sturgeon Bay

The picture is getting a little more clear with regard to a hotel proposed for the former Door County Cooperative property on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. Developer Bob Papke is proposing to build an 85 to 90 room boutique-style inn, with meeting rooms and a spa. Architect Henry Isaksen told the city plan commission that the hotel would occupy just under 18,000 square … Continue reading

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Northern Door YMCA Pool Closed for Renovations

The pool at the YMCA Northern Door Program Center in Fish Creek has closed and won’t reopen until November 24th. The closure is part of a three phase renovation project planned for the facility across the highway from Gibraltar School.The initial work will include the expansion of the pool mechanical room and replacement of the air handling and de-humidification equipment for the aquatic facility. The … Continue reading

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Almost 4,500 Visited Haunted Mansion

The number of visitors to the Quiet Woods South Camping Resort and Southern Door’s Haunted Mansion is a clear indicator on why the haunted house received the distinction of being named Wisconsin’s favorite northeast region haunted attraction. A total of 4,487 patrons visited the haunted trail, corn maze, bus ride and mansion over its eight day run in October. That’s seven short of the all-time … Continue reading

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Restaurant and Brew Pub Proposed for Sturgeon Bay Waterfront

There could be a day in the not too distant future when a parcel on the west side of Sturgeon Bay houses Tugboat Sally’s Brewery and Restaurant. Developers Robert and Noreen Pollman presented their concept of a 300 seat restaurant/brew pub during a recent meeting of the city plan commission. The business would be located between a proposed hotel and the Door County Maritime Museum … Continue reading

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Space Heater Leads to House Fire in Sturgeon Bay

A space heater and an overloaded electrical line are the likely causes of a fire that damaged a home in the 400 block of North 7th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay early Wednesday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the fire call came in at 5:19AM and two dozen firefighters and nine units responded. The first crews on the scene saw smoke coming out of … Continue reading

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Door County Election Results

Door County Sheriff Sergeant Steve Delarwelle followed up on a convincing primary victory with a solid general election win to become the next Door County Sheriff. Delarwelle, the night-time Patrol Sergeant, picked up 8,511 votes to 6,422 votes for Jail Lieutenant Tammy Sternard. Sheriff Terry Vogel decided not to seek re-election, ending a 12-year run as Sheriff and close to 40 years with the department. … Continue reading

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Miss Door County Contestants Announced

Four young women will vie for the title of Miss Door County, during the annual pageant held on February 7th at 7PM at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. The four candidates are, Ashley Kinnard-Carstens, a Sevastopol High School student and daughter of Bob Carstens and Jessica Ebel, Hannah Cole, daughter of Jerald and Holly Cole and a student at UW/Oshkosh, April Delfosse, a student at … Continue reading

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Maple/Oregon Bridge Closure Wednesday

The Maple/Oregon Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 8:30AM to 2:30PM on Wednesday. The closure is needed in order for a crew to do some updating and reprogramming of the control panels. The bridge will be opened as soon as the work is completed. During the project, traffic will be routed to the Michigan Street Bridge.

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Interim Door County Administrator Named

The position of county administrator was reaffirmed and an interim administrator was appointed during the meeting of the Door County Board Tuesday. County Corporation Grant Thomas will fill the role of interim administrator until a replacement can be found. The position opened up when Maureen Murphy, who had held the job for two years, tendered her resignation. Murphy is now Executive Director of the Volunteer … Continue reading

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Director of Veterans Affairs to Hold Listening Session in Sister Bay

John Scocos, Director of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will be in Sister Bay Thursday to take part in a town hall listening session. Scocos will be joined by American Legion Department of Wisconsin Commander Bob Shappell at the Sister Bay Village Hall. The listening session, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 6PM. Veterans and other interested parties are … Continue reading

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