Sturgeon Bay Trying to Increase Available Housing

Some some small cities across the state and nation are having difficulty finding jobs for their residents. The City of Sturgeon Bay not only has jobs to offer, but also is working hard to create quality housing for the workers to live in. Mayor Thad Birmingham says, at present, the city’s housing stock is 97% occupied… Mayor Birmingham says a lot of effort has been … Continue reading

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Underway

Dozens of law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Wisconsin will be doing their best to combat drunken driving during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from December 15th through New Year’s Day. Door County Sheriff’s Department Field Services Lieutenant Bob Lauder says last year, there were nearly 24,000 convictions for drunken driving in Wisconsin. However, the goal is to get people to … Continue reading

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Record Year for Haunted Mansion

The 11th season of the Haunted Mansion at Quietwoods South Camping Resort in southern Door County was its biggest and best ever. A number of records were set during its run in October. The massive school fundraising event provided just under $41,000 for Southern Door School programs, a record single year donation. The total amount raised to date for programs at the school between Sturgeon … Continue reading

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Emergency Services to Contract With Waukesha Firm After Williams’ Retirement

With the upcoming retirement of Dan Williams as Director of Door County Emergency Services, the county will be contracting with the firm of RW Management of Waukesha to provide administrative services for the time being. Jeff Roemer has been tabbed to handle the department’s day-to-day operation. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich explains why the arrangement was put in place… Pabich says the contract will run … Continue reading

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Corrected Tax Bills Being Sent to Gardner Property Tax Payers

Property taxpayers in the Town of Gardner will soon be receiving corrected tax bills and the Door County Treasurer’s office will be collecting payments now that the bills have been redone and are ready to be mailed out. An error in calculating the original bills meant that the figure listed was incorrect. As a result, the Door County Treasurer’s office temporarily suspended accepting payments until … Continue reading

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Large Grant Awarded to Help of Door County

Help of Door County has received a grant of $60,000 from the Aurora Healthcare Better Together Fund. The agency based in Sturgeon Bay works to eliminate domestic abuse through prevention and intervention services and advocacy for social change. Executive Director Steve Vickman says the level of funding provided came as a big surprise… Vickman says the grant is earmarked for Help’s visitation and exchange program… … Continue reading

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Fundraising for Egg Harbor Library & Community Center Nearing Goal

An important milestone in the effort to fund a new library and community center in Egg Harbor has been reached. Judy Ortiz, a member of the campaign leadership team for the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, says, as of Tuesday, more than $5.5 million has been raised. To be exact, $5,506,823 of the six million dollar goal has been contributed. Ortiz says with the continued … Continue reading

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Error Discovered in Town of Gardner Tax Bills

Because of an error discovered in tax bills for residents of the Town of Gardner, the Door County Treasurer’s office has temporarily suspended accepting payments from town residents. County Treasurer Jay Zahn says replacement tax bills are being printed and soon will be mailed to Gardner town property taxpayers. Zahn says the new bills must be recalculated before they are sent out. He also notes … Continue reading

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Kitchens Planning More Listening Sessions During Budget Process

State Representative Joel Kitchens recently held listening sessions in Door and Kewaunee Counties. The Sturgeon Bay Republican says the meetings can sometimes be contentious, but he appreciates the feedback he receives during the sessions… Kitchens says the budget process will undoubtedly lead to future interaction with constituents… Those who’d like to ask questions of State Representative Joel Kitchens can do so Monday morning when he … Continue reading

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Malfunctioning Gas Pump Causes Spill in Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department responded to the report of a significant gas spill at the west side Marathon station Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Tim Dietman estimated that 25 gallons of fuel hit the pavement after the gas hose malfunctioned. Dietman says a woman started pumping gas and went inside her van to stay warm. Meanwhile, the gas kept flowing after her tank was full. … Continue reading

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