Maritime Museum Granted Extension for Tower Project

The Door County Maritime Museum has been given a one year extension on its planned unit development related to the construction of a 110-foot observation tower. The Sturgeon Bay City Council, on a unanimous vote, approved the extension Tuesday even though the previous authorization had lapsed. Under the rules of a PUD, developers are given two years to get a project underway. If that is … Continue reading

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Drug Bust in Town of Egg Harbor

Three northern Door County men have been arrested in connection with a drug bust in the Town of Egg Harbor near Carlsville. Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says the mult-jurisdictional investigation culminated with the operation Monday evening… Sheriff Delarwelle says a significant amount of contraband was confiscated… The three men arrested were taken to the Door County jail. They face charges of delivering cocaine and … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday on Liquid Manure Spreading Concerns

The Clean Water Action Council is putting on a day-long workshop Wednesday, from 10AM to 4PM, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Dean Hoegger says the event came out of a desire to help people concerned about liquid manure spreading who attended several town hall meetings on the subject… The Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department will introduce participants to nutrient management … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested After Attempted Burglary

Sturgeon Bay Police arrested a 30-year old city man early Saturday morning in connection with the report of a break-in at a west side home. Officers were alerted to a burglary in progress at 2:47AM. When they arrived at the scene, they found the homeowner with the suspect in a nearby parking lot. Officers were told that the man had opened the garage at the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Man Arrested After Collision With Parked Car

A collision between a car and a parked vehicle Friday evening in Sturgeon Bay caused injury and led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man. Police officers were dispatched to Maple Street at 8:46PM to investigate a two-vehicle accident. They found the vehicles severely damaged on the side of the roadway. After talking with two men in one of the vehicles, they learned that the … Continue reading

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Maritime Museum Asks for Extension for Tower Project

The Door County Maritime Museum is asking for a little more time to raise funds in order to build a 110-foot observation tower at its location on Sturgeon Bay’s West side waterfront. In a letter to the city’s Community Development Director, Marty Olejniczak, Museum Executive Director Rick O’Farrell noted that the current planned unit development related to the “reaching new heights tower project” is scheduled … Continue reading

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Hougaard to Fill Vacant Seat on Sturgeon Bay School Board

After conducting interviews with three candidates on Thursday, the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education selected Chad Hougaard to fill an open position on the nine-person committee. Hougaard is a Sergeant with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. He replaces Doctor Joel Kitchens who resigned the position after 15 years as school board president. Hougaard is expected to be sworn in at the next meeting of the … Continue reading

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Bay Shipbuilding Seeks Grant Funding for Improvement Project

The Door County Economic Development Corporation has added its support to a grant application submitted by Bay Shipbuilding. The local firm is seeking continued funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the second phase of a three phase project that will improve the ship docking capacity at the south yard of the Sturgeon Bay ship builder. The second phase includes new dock wall along … Continue reading

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Four Candidates for Open Sturgeon Bay School Board Seat

Four individuals have expressed interest in replacing Doctor Joel Kitchens on the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education. The deadline to apply was Monday afternoon. Kitchens, who was school board president for 15 years, resigned after he was elected to the state assembly. The board of education will meet on Thursday to interview each of the candidates from 5PM to 7PM. Based on the interviews, an … Continue reading

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County Board Discusses Search for New Administrator

The process for finding a new Door County Administrator was discussed during the meeting of the Door County Board Tuesday. The position opened up when Maureen Murphy left in November after two years on the job. In the meantime, Door County Corporation Counsel Grant Thomas is acting as interim administrator, a position he agreed to take on for the second time last year. Charlie Carlson … Continue reading

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