Southern Door Receives Fab Lab Grant

The Southern Door School District has been awarded $25,000 by the State of Wisconsin to build a “fab labs” program. Superintendent Patti Vickman says the “fab lab” will provide students with a hands-on environment for project-based learning and real-life experiences. She says the grant funding is an important step in acquiring the resources needed for the development of science, technology, engineering and math educational experiences … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Recall Effort May Not Reach Goal

As the deadline to submit signatures to force a recall of two members of the Sevastopol Board of Education approaches, it appears that the effort will not reach its goal. A group upset with the school board’s handling of an administrator indicated on March 11th that they intended to obtain the signatures needed to set up a recall election for board-members Jay Zahn and Jane … Continue reading

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Northern Door Communications Honored as Agent of the Year

Northern Door Communications in Sister Bay received Cellcom’s 2015 “Agent-of-the-Year” award during the firm’s annual agent meeting held last Wednesday in Green Bay. The recognition marks the 14th time in the past 23 years that Cellcom’s only five star agent serving Door County has been honored with this distinction. Located in Sister Bay for over 30 years, Northern Door Communications has been a Cellcom agent … Continue reading

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Bridge Inspection Involves More Than Just Damaged Section

Engineers evaluating the Michigan Street Bridge Thursday examined more than just the cross pieces damaged by a backhoe last Friday. Mark Kantola, the Department of Transportation’s Regional Communications Manager, talks about the areas evaluated on the downtown bridge… Kantola was asked how long it will take before a repair plan is developed… Over the years, the cross beams on the Michigan Street Bridge have been … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Elementary Principal Resigns

The Sevastopol Board of Education accepted the resignation of Elementary School Principal and Director of Special Education Mary Donaldson during a meeting at the school in Institute Thursday evening. The board action was announced shortly before midnight following a marathon executive session that began shortly after the meeting was called to order at 6:30PM. We’re told much of the time spent behind closed doors was … Continue reading

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Weight Limit Lifted on Michigan Street Bridge

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that weight restrictions on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay have been lifted following an inspection Thursday morning of damage to the 85-year old structure from an incident last week. A 20-ton limit was imposed on the bridge following a vehicle strike to multiple overhead beams. After conducting a thorough inspection, bridge engineers Thursday deemed the span … Continue reading

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Marine Restrictions Going into Place for Bridge Project

Marine traffic restrictions related to the Bayview Bridge rehabilitation project in Sturgeon Bay are expected to be in place from Monday, May 2nd through June 30th. During that time, the lift spans on the bridge will be closed and locked in the down position for construction. Boaters will only be allowed under one half of the lift span and will be restricted in height. Operators … Continue reading

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Spilled Soda Leads to Accident With Utility Pole

A spilled can of soda led to a traffic accident Tuesday evening involving a utility pole near the corner of Memorial Drive and Utopia Circle. 42 year old James Shuda of Sturgeon Bay told the investigating officer that, as he attempted to pick up the can of soda, his Dodge Durango veered off the roadway and collided with the power pole, causing severe damage. Shuda … Continue reading

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SBVC Unveils New Award Winning Website

After months of work, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center launched its new website sturgeonbay.net. Not only can it do much more than its predecessor, its creator, Signalfire, LLC has been honored with a 2016 American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA in recognition of the complete redesign of the tourism destination site. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says the … Continue reading

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Half Marathon & 5K Runs Bring Big Impact to Local Economy

With two weeks to go, the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet bay 5K run are filled to capacity. More than 1,800 runners have signed up to compete in the half marathon and another 700 say they’re taking part in the Nicolet Bay 5K at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek. Dubbed one of the best races in the midwest, the ninth annual event is … Continue reading

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