Gibraltar Moves on After Knudson Resignation

It appears that the Gibraltar School District is moving on without Secondary Principal Kirk Knudson. WDOR News has learned that parents of students in the district were informed last week that the duties formerly administered by Knudson would be handled by Elementary Principal Brian Annen with help from Dean of Students, Tim Mulrain. Meanwhile, the school board search for a replacement is expected to begin … Continue reading

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Shops Damaged in June Fire to Be Torn Down

WDOR News has learned that the building which housed the Harbor Place Shoppes on the west side of Sturgeon Bay will be razed in the near future. The building at 49 North Madison Avenue was severely damaged in a fire that occurred during the early morning hours of June 30th. Action on the fate of the structure has been on hold while property owner Thomas … Continue reading

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Developer Considering “Substantial Changes” to Hotel Plan

The Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Design Review Board was scheduled to meet Friday to consider a proposed hotel located on the former Door County Cooperative property at 92 East Maple Street, but the meeting has been postponed. The session was intended to review the building design for the proposed lodging facility, but developer Bob Papke requested the postponement. In making his request, Papke indicated that substantial … Continue reading

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Grandparent Scam Strikes in Door County

A Door County couple was bilked out of $1,400 by the so-called “grandparents scam.” Last month, the couple received a call from a person who claimed to be their grandson. The caller said he was in jail for drunken driving and needed to be bailed out. Shortly thereafter, a man claiming to be Attorney David Bell called to say it would cost $2,700 to cover … Continue reading

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Large Crowd Forces Plan Commission to Postpone Meeting

What happens if you schedule a meeting and too many people show up? If you’re the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission, you have to call the meeting off. Such was the case for the special meeting of the seven person body Wednesday evening. The meeting was set up for a plan commission discussion on a zoning change for a hotel proposed for the former Door County … Continue reading

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Volunteer Center in Search of New Executive Director

The Volunteer Center of Door County will be looking for a new executive director. WDOR News has learned that former Door County Administrator Maureen Murphy, who resigned that job after two years to take over at the Volunteer Center, has resigned once again and reportedly has taken a position as Director of Human Services for Washington County. Her last day locally was November 28th. No … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Considering Liquor License Changes

The Sturgeon Bay City Council took the first step in tightening up its ordinance related to liquor licenses by approving the first reading of changes to the municipal code. Like many other communities in Wisconsin, Sturgeon Bay only has a limited number of liquor licenses to dole out. City Attorney Randy Nesbitt says a recent situation arose when a liquor license became available, exposing some … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Applies for DNR Grant for Goose Control

The effort to rid Sturgeon Bay of nuisance geese will continue now that the city council has approved the application for grant funding through the Department of Natural Resources. Since September, the city parks and recreation department has been researching ways to reduce the number of geese and prevent damage caused by the birds along the waters of Sturgeon Bay. The US Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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Community Meeting on Well Water Contamination

A community meeting at the Jacksonport Town Hall Tuesday evening is expected to focus on well water contamination issues. Rhonda Kolberg, Door County Public Health Department Director and Health Officer, says the meeting has been called to discuss problems encountered in wells in the Jacksonport/Egg Harbor area due to a recent manure spill. Kolberg says the meeting will be held from 6 to 8PM… Kolberg … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission to Hold Special Meeting on Hotel Proposal

A hotel proposed for the former Door County Cooperative on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront will be the subject of a special meeting of the city plan commission on Wednesday evening at city hall. The 90-room facility, proposed by Door County developer Bob Papke, is one of several developments planned for the parcel now owned by the city. During the last plan commission meeting, about … Continue reading

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