Rass Excavation to Tackle First Phase of Little Lake Restoration

Rass Excavation and Materials has been selected to create an engineered wetland related to Bradley Lake at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. The city council approved a contract with the Sturgeon Bay firm on Tuesday, accepting the low bid of $292,500 for the wetland which will accept stormwater runoff before it enters the small body of water commonly known as “Little Lake.” A cooperative effort … Continue reading

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SBVC Looking for Flower Pot Adoptions

How would you like to adopt a flower pot in Sturgeon Bay? The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says a number of the planters are available throughout the city. By adopting a flower pot, individuals elect to purchase and plant flowers in a sidewalk planter and, in doing so, will be contributing to the overall beautification of Sturgeon Bay. Flower pots may be adopted as a … Continue reading

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Waterfront Super Committee to Meet Again Tuesday

Another joint meeting of a “super group” looking into the development of public access areas of the Sturgeon Bay west side waterfront is planned for 6PM on Tuesday, April 28th at city hall. The city Plan Commission, the Waterfront Design Review Board, and, the Park and Recreation Board will set up shop in the city council chambers and are expected to review information gathered by … Continue reading

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Northern Sky Theater Hoping for Zoning Change

Northern Sky theater, formerly the American Folklore Theatre, has submitted a petition to the Town of Gibraltar Plan Commission, the Gibraltar Town Board and the Door County Planning Department for a zoning change. The petition requests rezoning of a 17-acre parcel of land on the southeast corner of County A and E in Fish Creek from countryside to commercial zoning. The property is currently owned … Continue reading

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Funding Process Moving Forward for West Side Waterfront TID

The City of Sturgeon Bay is moving ahead with the process of obtaining funding for the development of tax increment district four on the west side waterfront. The city council approved the issuance of $3,165,000 of taxable note anticipation notes during its regular meeting Tuesday. Baird Financial Consultant Bradley Viegut said the notes are like short term borrowing and are put in place until long … Continue reading

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Two Door County Shipwrecks Could be Registered as Historic Places

Two shipwrecks in the waters of Lake Michigan off Door County are being considered for nomination to the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places by the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board, both wrecks were discovered last year. The schooner Hanover was located on Hanover Shoal, just south of the Strawberry Islands near Fish Creek. The 188-ton, two-masted schooner … Continue reading

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Catarozoli & Gregory Sworn in as New Members of Sturgeon Bay City Council

Four newly elected members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council were sworn into office during a brief ceremony in the council chambers at city hall Friday morning. City Clerk Stephanie Reinhardt asked each of the aldermen, Kelly Catarozoli in district one, Ed Ireland in district three, Jerry Stults in district five, and, Will Gregory in district seven, to read the words that would confer on … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Woman Faces Three Counts of Animal Mistreatment

Sturgeon Bay Police say a city woman faces three counts of animal mistreatment in connection with the deaths of three kittens. Earlier this week, a resident called the police department and indicated that a woman had been seen throwing the kittens into a garbage can. A police officer contacted the suspect and she admitted drowning three kittens, placing them in a metal box and dumping … Continue reading

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Maritime Museum & Door County North Receive JEM Grants

Stephanie Klett, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, was in Sturgeon Bay Thursday to hand out grant funding to a couple of local marketing efforts through the Joint Effort Marketing grant program. The Door County Maritime Museum received a check for $20,000 to promote the opening of the new Sea Dogs exhibit in May. Door County North was given $17,200 to help advertise its … Continue reading

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Five Candidates for Gibraltar Secondary Principal

The Gibraltar Board of Education is evaluating five candidates interested in becoming the school district’s next Secondary Principal. The list includes Jason Dreier, an AP psychology teacher at Ashwaubenon High School, Rick Hammes, Middle School Principal for the Berlin School District, Justin Heraly, a science teacher at Denmark High School, Aaron Hilts, Associate Principal at Grafton High School, and, Doctor Gereon Methner, District At-Risk Coordinator … Continue reading

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