Southern Door Offering Fab Lab Classes

The Southern Door School District has received about $150,000 to help it create a “fab lab” at the school between Brussels and Sturgeon Bay. Superintendent Patty Vickman says the project exposes students to high tech equipment in a learning environment… Vickman says community members can learn first hand how the “fab lab” works during a workshop next year… The cost for non-Southern Door residents is … Continue reading

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Underway

To help discourage impaired driving over the holiday period, state and local law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will participate in the drive sober or get pulled over campaign that runs from now through New Year’s Day. As part of the nationwide effort to save lives and prevent injuries, law enforcement agencies like the Sturgeon Bay Police Department will patrol in greater numbers and for longer … Continue reading

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Land Trust Adds 17 Acre Conservation Easement

A 17-acre conservation easement, located near the 274 acre Bayshore Blufflands Nature Preserve, between Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay, is now part of an agreement between the owners and the Door County Land Trust. The conservation agreement permanently limits land uses and protects conservation values. The parcel adds to a complex of ecologically rich lands where several rare and threatened species have been identified. Waters … Continue reading

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Grain Elevator Deconstruction Contract Vote Delayed Again

The impasse over bids for dismantling, salvaging and storing the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront continued Friday when, once again, three council-members opposed to the idea failed to show up for a special meeting. It marked the third consecutive meeting that alder-persons Kelly Catarozoli, Barb Allman and Laurel Hauser ensured that there wouldn’t be a quorum and the meeting had to … Continue reading

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Sister Bay Seeking a New Village Administrator

Zeke Jackson is wrapping up a four year stint as Village Administrator in Sister Bay. In October, Jackson, who is 34, announced that he was resigning the position to take a job with the Village of Waterford in Racine County. He came to the northern Door County community in 2013 after having worked as a Town Manager in Virginia. Jackson noted that during his tenure, … Continue reading

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Another Lack of Quorum Stymies Vote on Dismantling Grain Elevator

The saga of the old grain elevator in Sturgeon Bay took another turn Wednesday when a special meeting set up to consider awarding a contract to dismantle, salvage and store the old building was stymied again for lack of a quorum. Four aldermen were on hand at the meeting Wednesday, but five are needed. The three council-members who failed to show up for the second … Continue reading

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Meeting on Deconstruction of Grain Elevator Rescheduled

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That sums up the effort to deal with the future of the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. A determination of what to do with the old grain elevator was supposed to happen on Monday, but not enough council-members showed up and the session was called off. Now comes word from city hall that … Continue reading

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Airport & Parks Department Being Restructured

The decision by Door County Airport and Parks Director Erik Aleson to tender his resignation, effective at the beginning of this month, has set in motion a process intended to restructure the department in the days and weeks ahead. A committee consisting of County Administrator Ken Pabich, Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej, HR Director Kelly Hendee, Finance Director Mark Janiak has been looking into the most … Continue reading

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Fate of Grain Elevator Delayed Due to Lack of Quorum

A determination of what to do with the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side will have to wait for another day. The meeting the city council scheduled for Monday at noon was set up to determine if a bid should be accepted for dismantling the 116 year old structure was called off due to the lack of a quorum, or the minimum number … Continue reading

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Northern Sky Theater Offers Bench & Seat Naming Campaign

In an effort to continue the strong momentum of Northern Sky Theater’s Constellation Campaign, the theatrical company is offering donors the opportunity to name a theater bench or chair with a $1,000 or $2,000 gift to the campaign. Donors at the $2,000 level will be able to name a bench at the outdoor amphitheater at Peninsula State Park and donors at the $1000 level will … Continue reading

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