Planning for Door County Historical Museum Expansion

Planning related to the expansion of the Door County Historical Museum in Sturgeon Bay could move a step forward if the Door County Board approves a recommendation during its meeting Tuesday morning. The resolution calls for the transfer of $40,000 in non-budgeted funds to pay for a consultant to develop a strategic plan and fundraising. In February, the county board agreed to transfer funding to … Continue reading

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Oak Street Road Work Begins Monday in Sturgeon Bay

The City of Sturgeon Bay, working in conjunction with Sturgeon Bay Utilities, will begin work the major reconstruction of East Oak Street, from South Madison Avenue to South Neenah Avenue, on Monday. Degroot, Incorporated of Green Bay is the contractor. City Engineer Chad Shefchik says the contractor is starting the project earlier than expected because of favorable spring conditions. Shefchik is asking the affected residents … Continue reading

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Search for New Sturgeon Bay Middle School Principal Continues

The search for a new middle school principal continues in Sturgeon Bay. Randy Watermolen will be retiring at the end of this school year after 15 years on the job. During Wednesday’s meeting of the board of education, Superintendent Dan Tjurnagle said a total of 38 applications had been received from five states. He provided a breakdown of the applicants. Two are administrative interns, five … Continue reading

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Opposition to UW-Extension Reorganization Mounting

Wisconsin residents, especially those in rural areas, are beginning to push back in connection with proposed plans to change the way UW Extension programs are provided, especially in rural areas. The extension says the changes are needed because of a multi-million dollar shortfall in its budget. Rob Burke, Door County Extension Community Development and local office manager, says the current plan calls for the creation … Continue reading

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Village of Sister Bay Purchases Quarry Property

The Sister Bay Village Board has approved a resolution supporting an offer to purchase two parcels owned by Brandon Small and Sister Bay Properties, LLC for $650,000. The parcels are located off Highway 42, behind the Shopko store. The property has been operated as a dimensional stone quarry and is a non-conforming use. According to a news release from the village, Sister Bay has not … Continue reading

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Plan Commission Approves Proposed Madison Avenue Development

The Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission unanimously approved the final planned unit development for a proposed housing complex at 49 Madison Avenue, the site of the former Harbor Place Shoppes on the city’s west side. The project, proposed by New Urban Focus, Incorporated of Madison, calls for a four story structure featuring a parking garage on the lower level, along with some retail shops, and … Continue reading

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New Potawatomi Park Superintendent Excited for Busy Season

Staffers at state parks across the State of Wisconsin are gearing up for another busy season. At Potawatomi State Park near Sturgeon Bay, the current superintendent has less then four months on the job, but Erin Brown not only knows the popular recreational area like the back of her hand, she lives in southern Door County. As a matter of fact, Brown, who began her … Continue reading

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SBPD Captain Says a Bullet Was Dodged in Recent Drunken Driving Incident

Sturgeon Bay Police Captain Dan Brinkman says the city was very fortunate that there weren’t more serious consequences in connection with the traffic accident Tuesday afternoon involving a young child and an intoxicated driver… Captain Brinkman says he can’t stress enough that driving under the influence is dangerous… Brinkman says there are many options available for people who have had too much to drink and … Continue reading

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DARE Program Not Just About Drugs

Students from two Door County school districts are participating in the annual DARE program taught by Door County Sheriff’s Department Juvenile Investigator Chris Neuville. Neuville says the program, which used to focus on drug abuse resistance education, has been expanded to consider ways for young people to make good choices… While drugs aren’t the total focus of the program these days, Neuville says students need … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested for OWI After Striking Child on Scooter

A five year old child was injured Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a van on East Maple Street, near South Neenah Avenue, in Sturgeon Bay. The accident report indicates that the boy sustained “bumps and bruises” and was transported to Ministry Door County Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the van, a 58-year old Sturgeon Bay man, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. … Continue reading

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