Council to Consider Police Vehicle Purchase

If the Sturgeon Bay City Council agrees, two more Ford Explorer Police Interceptors will be added to the department fleet at a cost of $63,206. The action also means that a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria will be declared as surplus and sold at auction. In addition, a 2013 Ford Explorer patrol vehicle will be assigned new duties. The department is currently using five Ford Explorers … Continue reading

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Sister Bay Considering Lawsuit Over Wastewater Plant Ownership

A dispute over the ownership of the Sister Bay wastewater plant could find its way into the court system. The Sister Bay Village Board has begun the process to file a lawsuit against the Town of Liberty Grove in regard to the ownership issue. According to information supplied by the Village of Sister Bay, the village, town and the DNR worked cooperatively to pursue grant … Continue reading

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Habitat for Humanity Does More Than Build Homes

The Door County chapter of Habitat for Humanity has had a nearly 25-year track record of successfully building homes for low-income families in Door County. In fact, the organization based in Sturgeon Bay will soon embark on the construction of home number 40 in Sturgeon Bay. Another program provided locally by Habitat, “A Brush of Kindness,” has been around for a half a dozen years. … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Utilities Investing in Solar Energy Supply

Sturgeon Bay Utilities has entered into a agreement with Wisconsin Public Power, Incorporated, the local utility’s not-for-profit power supplier, and Next-Era Energy Resources to meet its customers’ electricity needs with sun power. WPPI Energy and Next-Era Energy Resources have announced plans to build a 100-megawatt solar energy center, Wisconsin’s largest, with a capacity to serve more than 23,000 people with affordable, clean energy. Jim Stawicki, … Continue reading

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Fundraising for Upper Range Light Renovation Continues

While the Ridges Sanctuary near Baileys Harbor is known for the unique plant life that can be found within its boundaries, the environmental preserve is also the repository of a significant piece of Door County history, the upper range light. The light functioned as a safety beacon for mariners for many decades. During a visit to WDOR last week, Steve Leonard, the Ridges’ Executive Director, … Continue reading

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Special Session of Sevastopol Board to Discuss Superintendent Search

Another step in the process intended to lead to the selection of a new superintendent for the Sevastopol School District is expected to be taken on Thursday, February 2nd, when the board of education meets in special session. The open segment of the meeting will begin at 6:30PM in the multi-purpose room with a discussion on superintendent search survey results. Board-members will eventually move to … Continue reading

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Bidding for BUG Department Upgrades Underway

The Door County Board has agreed to bond for close to ten million dollars to cover the cost of the renovation of the former highway shop in Sturgeon Bay and the county’s involvement in a construction project related to the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department. Bid opening was conducted Thursday for some of the work planned. In this case, the bidding has to do with upgrades to … Continue reading

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Maritime Museum Offering Free Sundays for Kids

Children 12 years of age and younger will be admitted to visit the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay at no cost with an accompanying adult admission on Sundays through the end of March, beginning Sunday. Among the highlights at the museum on the city’s west side waterfront is the newly upgraded Elba pilothouse. Visitors can climb aboard this relic from a vintage 420-foot … Continue reading

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County Board Approves Phase 3 of Highway Shop Renovation

Another step in the process expected to bring about the renovation of the old Door County highway garage in Sturgeon Bay was taken Tuesday when supervisors agreed to move into phase three of the process. The plan calls for the old building on north 14th Avenue to be retrofitted in order to provide space for the senior center, the central ambulance garage and the Aging … Continue reading

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Gibraltar Basketball Fundraiser for JoAnn Bauldry

A basketball charity event has been scheduled for Friday, February 3rd, at Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek. The fundraiser is intended to help JoAnn Bauldry, who is dealing with lymphoma. The fundraiser was organized by Riley Haleen as her senior project. Her mentor is Gibraltar girls basketball coach Josh Kropuenske… The basketball scrimmage features a contest between the girls varsity team, coaches and alumni. … Continue reading

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