Fire Disables Sailboat Near Cave Point

A unit from the US Coast Guard Canal Station in Sturgeon Bay towed a 33-foot sailboat to port Monday afternoon after receiving a report that the vessel was on fire on Lake Michigan, east of Cave Point. The Jacksonport Fire Department also sent its boat to the distress call and law enforcement and emergency personnel stood by. A couple from Frankfort, Michigan and their dog … Continue reading

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Bill Chaudoir Announces Retirement From DCEDC

The man who has guided the day-to-day operation of the Door County Economic Development Corporation since its inception nearly 28 years ago has announced his decision to retire at the end of 2016. The announcement by Bill Chaudoir came at a special meeting of the economic development corporation’s board of directors. The board reluctantly voted to accept Chaudoir’s letter of retirement. Mike Baudhuin, the non-profit … Continue reading

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Street Closures for Bay Ship Expansion Begin September 6th

Sturgeon Bay city officials have announced that portions of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street will be formally closed on Tuesday, September 6th at 7AM. 1st Avenue will be closed from just north of Kentucky Street to Iowa Street/3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street will be closed westerly of the alley that serves 3rd Avenue. The street closures were approved by the city council in January as … Continue reading

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Two Men Rescued After Sailboat Capsizes

Two men, a father and son, were rescued from the waters of Lake Michigan Thursday evening. Door County Sheriff’s officers, along with Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and the US Coast Guard were all on scene off Glidden Drive for an overturned sail boat. The Sturgeon Bay fire boat made contact with the 16 foot vessel and pulled it to shore. They also took Ryan Cantzler … Continue reading

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Improvements Coming to Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has approved improvement projects for the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport. State, federal and local money will be provide $625,000 for the design and development of a new hangar and tie down areas for local and transient traffic at the airport. The governor’s action releases $31,250 in state money, the Village of Ephraim and the Town of Gibraltar will provide another $31,250 and the … Continue reading

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Turn Lane & Signage Among Small Changes at Southern Door Schools

Every summer, school facilities across the state and nation go through a transformation as staff began the process of sprucing up the buildings, classrooms and grounds in anticipation of the upcoming school year. Most years, returning students and staff don’t recognize any changes, but there are times when they have to learn a different way of doing things. Southern Door Superintendent Patti Vickman says folks … Continue reading

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Crews Begin Work on the 11th Season of the Haunted Mansion

We may be in the midst of the “dog days of summer,” but there’s a group of people in the southern part of Door County with Halloween on their minds. One of them is Cory Vandertie who, for more than a decade, has been an active participant in the annual Haunted Mansion fundraiser… Vandertie says the group could use a little help from people with … Continue reading

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House & Garden Walk Raises $37,000

It was another successful House and Garden Walk for the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary. The 56th annual event was enjoyed by more than 1,100 people and, in the process, $37,000 was raised and will be donated to the Ministry Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic. Jane Harwood and Deb Hogan, chair-persons of the event, sent out “thank you’s” to the committee chairs and co-chairs … Continue reading

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Schulz Resigns from Sturgeon Bay Board of Education

Jacob Schulz, a member of the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education, has tendered his resignation, effective August 18th. Schulz, who is 35 and a native of Chetek, and his wife, Pam, will be heading to the Philipines to work at a children’s center. How a replacement for the nine-person school board is selected is up to the board itself. Typically, letters of interest are solicited, … Continue reading

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Grants to Help Algoma With Crescent Beach Projects

The City of Algoma has announced that it will receive a $175,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for improvements at the city’s Crescent Beach. The grant is part of the EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative which is providing more than $2 million to 13 cities throughout the Great Lakes region. Algoma City Administrator Jeff Wiswell says the grant money will be used … Continue reading

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