Door County Election Results

Two Sturgeon Bay Aldermen were defeated, two others were returned to their positions on the Sturgeon Bay City Council, Tuesday night.  In the first district, incumbent Dan Wiegand was defeated by Kelly Catarozoli 136- 88.  In the third district, Alderman Ed Ireland finished 17 votes better than Martha Beller 159- 142.  in the fifth district, incumbent Jerry Stults beat Jared Nellis 157-131.  And in the … Continue reading

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Southern Door Softball Opens With Road Win

The Southern Door softball team opened their 2015 season with a win over the defending champion in the Packerland Conference as the Eagles won at Oconto Thursday, 9-7.  Tied at two after the opening inning, Southern Door would score twice in the second, once in the third and two more times in the fifth to build a 7-2 lead.  Oconto would make it close with … Continue reading

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Barn Fire In Fish Creek Saturday Morning

A barn at 3840 County EE in Fish Creek sustained minimal damage in a fire Saturday morning. The Gibraltar Fire Department was paged out at 6:42am. Assistant Fire Chief Jayson Merkel says personnel from the farm attempted to extinguish the blaze and successfully removed six head of livestock from the structure prior to the first firefighters arrival. Fire crews quickly put out the remaining fire … Continue reading

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NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for snow, which will be in effect from 6am to 6pm Tuesday, for the counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Brown, Oconto and Marinette. Snow is expected to develop toward daybreak Tuesday, then increase in intensity during the morning. The snow is expected to taper off late in the afternoon. Snow accumulations of … Continue reading

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YMCA’s “Youth In Government” Next Month

The YMCA’s “Youth In Government” program is helping students across the nation gain a better understanding of their government structure and, in the process, learn a little about themselves. The program, established in 1936, operates in 36 states and the District of Colombia. Eric Natwick, the Door County “Y’s” Youth Development Director, says “Youth In Government” is a character building program… Natwick says the students … Continue reading

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Building Collapses on West Side

Sturgeon Bay Police and Fire Departments were sent to the scene of a partial building collapse on the city’s west side.  It appears that 2 walls of the second story of the building that for many years housed automobile dealerships, but today it houses Bayside Bargains.  The collapse happened at about 5 o’clock on Sunday evening.  The damage appears to be confined to the rear … Continue reading

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Chimney Fire In Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay firefighters were called to a chimney fire Thursday afternoon at 1829 Memorial Drive, in the city. The homeowner, Dave Walter, realized something was wrong, he put out the fire in the fireplace and called the fire department. Firefighters arrived and determined that the cause was a build up in the chimney. Thermal imaging revealed that the small fire was confined to the chimney … Continue reading

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Public Meeting For West Side Waterfront Wednesday

The city of Sturgeon Bay is seeking public input on the proposals for development of the city’s west side waterfront, between the two bridges. There will be a public meeting on January 7th where citizens will have an opportunity provide comments on the proposals for the development. The most controversial proposal is for the 5 story hotel which would be built on the property. Representatives … Continue reading

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Little Lake Restoration Project Moving Forward

The project to restore Little Lake in Sturgeon Bay is moving forward. A local fund raising effort, headed by the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club’s Environmental Protection Committee has completed a successful campaign, under the leadership of Dr. John Herlache. Working with the Door County Community Foundation, the effort has also been aided by a grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan and smaller grants, along … Continue reading

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DOT’s Kantola Explains Collision

The Maple/Oregon Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay is open to vehicular and marine traffic after being struck by a barge shortly before 9am Friday morning. Mark Kantola of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation explains what happened… Kantola says, all things considered, the damage was relatively light when the barge “Texas” struck the bridge which opened in 2008… Kantola says bridge inspectors spent about two hours … Continue reading

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