Two Washington Island Officials Will Not Seek Re-Election

Two elected officials on Washington Island have decided not to seek re-election in 2015. Town Board Chairman Joel Gunnlaugsson says his name will not be on the ballot for the April election. Gunnlaugsson won a write-in candidacy as Town Chairman in 2011 and was re-elected last year. He also represents the 21st Supervisory District on the Door County Board. That position encompasses a ward in … Continue reading

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Ice Carvers Needed for Fire & Ice

If you think you can turn a block of ice into something that doesn’t look like a block of ice, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center would like to hear from you. The local tourism agency is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice and snow carvers for the annual Fire and Ice event set for Saturday, February 14th throughout the city. Ribbons and cash ranging from … Continue reading

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Plan Commission Votes to Seek More Input on Waterfront Plan

The Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission essentially decided not to decide the question of zoning for a hotel development on the former Door County Cooperative property during its special meeting Wednesday evening at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium. Instead, on a three to two vote, with committee chairman Danny Wiegand casting the tie-breaking vote, the commission opted to seek public input by way of … Continue reading

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Boat, Motor & Trailer Stolen from Jacksonport Storage Facility

A 16-foot boat, the property of a Winnetka, Illnois man, was reported stolen from a storage facility in the Jacksonport area, either in late November or earlier this month. The facility’s caretaker noticed that the lock was gone at the man’s storage unit and so was the boat and trailer. The owner was contacted and he told the investigating officer that the boat was a … Continue reading

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Plan Commission Meeting on Hotel Tonight

In order to accommodate an anticipated large turnout, the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission will hold its special meeting tonight in the high school auditorium. Beginning at 7:45PM, the committee will consider a proposed planned unit development for a hotel located on the former Door County Cooperative property at 92 East Maple Street. It’s previous meeting at city hall had to be called off because there … Continue reading

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Plan for New Ambulance Station Moves Forward

The Door County Board has set in motion the process that will lead to a new central ambulance station in Sturgeon Bay. The current facility at 319 South 18th Avenue, adjacent to Ministry Door County Medical Center, is more than two decades old and has been deemed inadequate to meet the current and future needs of the Emergency Services Department. Supervisors previously appropriated a million … Continue reading

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House Fire Thursday Evening in Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was paged out shortly after 5PM to what was referred to as a structure fire at 1661 Michigan Street. Eight units and 28 firefighters responded to the call. The first crew on scene determined that the fire was on the second floor of the home, at the top of the stairway. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says there was so much … Continue reading

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Grandparents Scam Averted

A cooperative effort involving a local pharmacy, the office of the Door County Court Commissioner and the Door County Sheriff’s Department saved a area resident from becoming a victim of the “grandparents scam” Thursday. Court Commissioner Jennifer Moeller told WDOR News that the man had received an emergency plea from a caller claiming to be his grandchild. He was told his relative had been in … Continue reading

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Snowmobiles and Trailer Stolen in Brussels Area

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the report of the theft of a snowmobile trailer and snowmobiles from a Brussels area resident in recent weeks. The man said the missing 12 foot by eight and a half foot “sled bed” trailer is worth about $7,000. The three snowmobiles, all Yamaha models, are 1997, 1998 and 2002 vintage. The investigating officer noted in the theft … Continue reading

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Next Meeting on Hotel Proposal December 17th

It looks like the matter of zoning for a hotel proposed for Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront will be taken up by the city plan commission during a meeting on Wednesday, December 17th. The agenda for the session has not yet been finalized, but the proposal from developer Bob Papke is expected to be discussed by the seven-person body, although a vote on a recommendation … Continue reading

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