Fire Chief Says Grain Elevator Should be Torn Down

The old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront should be torn down. That’s the assessment of city Fire Chief Tim Dietman who signed an order to that effect on Tuesday. In a letter to Mayor Thad Birmingham, Dietman said he responded to complaints that the so-called granary building was possibly moving and the metal siding on its south side was bulging. The fire … Continue reading

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Wednesday Afternoon Power Outage Caused by Downed Tree

A tree that toppled over and landed on wires near the Cherry Hills Golf Course, in the Town of Sevastopol, caused a power outage and knocked WDOR FM off the air for about an hour and a half Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 1PM, the tree fell, causing the disruption in electrical service. A crew was dispatched and they had electricity restored by about 2:20PM. It … Continue reading

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Eleven Tons of Electronics Recycled at SBU Event

As part of its involvement in Public Power Week earlier this month, Sturgeon Bay Public Utilities held a recycling event on October 4th. During the day, customers dropped off 22,000 pounds of electronics, batteries and lightbulbs. The local utility worked with Norsec and Lamp Recyclers to ensure that the items were recycled responsibly. Occurring annually during the first week in October, Public Power Week is … Continue reading

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DCEDC Hosts Manufacturing Days Friday & Saturday

Two days dedicated to local manufacturing will play out on Friday and Saturday in Sturgeon Bay’s industrial park as part of an inaugural event sponsored by the Door County Economic Development Corporation and Door County manufacturers. Caleb Frostman of the Door County Economic Development Corporation says Friday high school students will take part in the first-ever “Manufacturing Days”… Frostman says the public is invited to … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Budget Hearing Set for November 6th

As anticipated, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council, meeting as a committee of the whole, set in motion the process that is expected to lead to the adoption of a city budget of just over $11 million during a special meeting Monday afternoon. After a budget update, a tentative tax levy of $6,779,717 was approved as presented. As such, the levy reflects an increase of 3% … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Releases Names in Sister Bay Drowning

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the 24-year old woman who died Saturday evening when the vehicle she was in plunged into the Bay of Green Bay near the Sister Bay marina. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty indicates that Victoria Burger of Sobieski was the victim of an apparent drowning. Burger, and another woman, 24-year old Jennifer Drewski of De Pere, were … Continue reading

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Investigation Continues After Car is Driven into Sister Bay Marina

An Oconto County woman died in an apparent drowning Saturday evening in Sister Bay. The 24-year old Sobieski woman was one of two occupants in a car that drove into the water at the Sister Bay Marina. The Door County Sheriff’s Department was notified at 9:58PM that a vehicle was in the water. Deputies arrived at the scene a minute later and found that a … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay City Council Continues 2018 Budget Work

A 4PM meeting has been scheduled for Monday by the Sturgeon Bay City Council to continue the process of developing a budget for next year. Council-members will meet in special session as a “committee of the whole” at city hall and consider a recommendation approving the 2018 budget and tax levy as presented. The operating budget of just over $11 million features a tax levy … Continue reading

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SD Business Association Annual Meeting is Monday

The Southern Door Business Association’s annual meeting will be held Monday, at Wave Pointe Marina and Resort in Little Sturgeon Bay. Association President Gina Guth says the theme for the get-together is “Come Ride With Us,” and a presentation on southern door all-terrain vehicle trails by Jeff May of May’s Sports Center and Roger Cherney of the Stevenson Pier Mini-Mart will be featured. Guth says … Continue reading

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Report on Sturgeon Bay Street & Sidewalk Program Coming Soon

An ad hoc committee looking at ways to fund an accelerated street and sidewalk program in Sturgeon Bay is getting close to issuing its report. Committee Chairman, Alderman David Ward, says the ad hoc committee on funding for local street and infrastructure has reached a consensus on five recommendations for the city council… Ward says the committee has also weighed in on sidewalk installation in … Continue reading

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