Johnsrud Drops Out of Assembly Race

A candidate for state assembly in the first district has decided to drop out of the race. Arnie Johnsrud, who would have been on the ballot for the fall election as a Democrat, says he now supports former Sevastopol school administrator Joe Majeski for the position currently held by Garey Bies, who is retiring after 14 years in the state legislature. Johnsrud, a Kewaunee County … Continue reading

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Bayview Bridge Inspection Thursday & Friday

Crews working for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be conducting routine bridge inspections this week. The schedule includes the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay Thursday & Friday. The inspections are expected to occur between 9AM & 2PM each day. One lane will be open with flaggers controlling traffic. Motorists should anticipate traffic backups, use caution & remain alert through this an any other work … Continue reading

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Sister Bay Utility Work to Resume Soon

Sister Bay Village Administrator Zeke Jackson says work on the Bayshore Drive utilities project is expected to resume in the village the first week in April. Jackson says three crews from Dorner Construction of Luxemburg will be working 12 hours per day, five days a week in order to complete the project in time for Memorial Day. Based on the work schedule, two-way traffic is … Continue reading

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The Ridges Will Break Ground on Earth Day

Earth Day will be even more memorable in 2014 as the Ridges Sanctuary has chosen the annual observance as the day for its groundbreaking ceremony for a new interpretive center in Baileys Harbor. The board of directors & staff at the Ridges took the initial steps to secure the future of Wisconsin’s first land trust six years ago. The Cook-Albert Fuller Center is the outgrowth … Continue reading

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DCEDC Meeting Sold Out

The annual investors meeting of the Door County Economic Development Corporation is a sellout. No more ticket requests will be accepted for the event at the Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay on Monday, April 14th. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be the keynote speaker & is expected to focus remarks on the elements of his “Blueprint for Prosperity.” The annual meeting … Continue reading

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Laurie Babler Schlaefer to Run for Clerk of Court

Laurie Babler Schlaefer has announced she will run for Door County Clerk of Circuit Court in the fall election. Earlier this month, Clerk of Court Nancy Robillard said she would retire at the end of her current term, wrapping up 18 years of service to the county. A life-long resident of Door County, Schlaefer has been a deputy clerk in the Door County office for … Continue reading

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Two Ships Expected to Leave Bayship This Week

There could be a fair amount of boat movement near Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay as two large vessels leave for the Great Lakes shipping lanes this week. The tentative schedule calls for the 1,000-foot Paul R. Tregurtha to leave Tuesday & the Edgar A. Speer, another 1,000-footer, to head out on Thursday. Three other vessels are expected to leave early next week. The century … Continue reading

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Neuville Announces Candidacy for Sheriff

Door County Juvenile Investigator Chris Neuville has announced his candidacy for Sheriff. The 38-year old Sturgeon Bay resident has been a member of the Door County Sheriff’s Department since 1999, having been hired as a patrol deputy by then Sheriff Chuck Brann. After five years on the road, he was promoted to his current position by Sheriff Terry Vogel. Neuville has been the Drug Abuse … Continue reading

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Garey Bies Announces Candidacy for WI Secretary of State

Apparently, the idea of retirement doesn’t sit too well with Garey Bies. The Sister Bay Republican has announced that he will be a candidate for the office of Wisconsin Secretary of State. Not too long ago, Bies said he was ending his career as a state assemblyman after 14 years in Madison. However, he told WDOR News he had heard his name mentioned in media … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Selects a Superintendent Search Firm

The Sturgeon Bay Board of Education has settled on a superintendent search firm. The board Thursday evening chose Exec Connect to develop a list of candidates who could replace outgoing Superintendent Joe Stutting. Stutting announced he will leave Sturgeon Bay at the end of the current school year to take a similar position in Iowa, his home state. School Board President Joel Kitchens says the … Continue reading

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