Highway 57 Project Will Pause for Fall Fest

With Fall Fest in Sister Bay scheduled for this weekend, crews working on the Highway 57 road project, between Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay, will be hoping to get as much done as they can by mid-week. Last week, the contractor removed falsework and installed protective surface treatment and railing on the structure between Ahrens and Meadow Road. Asphalt was laid by concrete curb and … Continue reading

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Listening Session for Sturgeon Bay Street Improvements Tuesday

Sturgeon Bay residents will have another opportunity to provide input to the information gathering being done by the ad hoc committee on funding for local street and infrastructure during a listening session Tuesday at 6:30PM. The session in the city council chambers will begin with a committee meeting followed by time set aside for citizen input. Committee chairman David Ward says about 45 minutes will … Continue reading

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Northern Sky Theatre Capital Campaign Closing in on Goal

The Northern Sky Theatre has reached another milestone in its capital campaign intended to provide the resources needed to develop a creative campus near Fish Creek. Holly Feldman, Director of Development and Public Relations, says real progress has been made… While the current total reflects a significant level of fundraising, Feldman says the beginning of work on the project at the parcel near County A … Continue reading

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Haunted Mansion is Now Open

The Haunted Mansion begins its 2017 run at the Quietwoods South Camping Resort near Brussels this weekend. Door County’s largest haunted attraction is open from 7 to 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays through October 28th. Sue Marchant credits her son, Mike, for the development of the haunted house and all of its scary sights at Quietwoods South… Marchant says funds raised during the four week … Continue reading

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Tale of Peshtigo Fire Will Be Told Sunday

The Belgian Heritage Center in Namur will present the tale of the Peshtigo fire as it affected the Belgian settlement with two presentations Sunday. Barb Chisholm will tell the story through the memories of her great grandmother, Emmerence Englebert at 10AM and 1PM. Sunday is the anniversary of the fire 146 years ago in 1871… Chisholm says the inferno burned everything in its path… Belgian … Continue reading

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Door County K9 Unit Training in New Mexico

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that Deputy Matt Tassoul and his canine companion, Gent, are working on their third week of training in New Mexico. Tassoul, a 12-year veteran of the department, and his two year old German Shepherd partner, are expected to be in Albuquerque for six and a half weeks. After it was determined that the sheriff’s department needed a canine … Continue reading

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DCEDC Planning Comprehensive Housing Study

A comprehensive Door County housing study could provide direction on how to deal with the problem of inadequate housing units as early as March of next year. The Door County Economic Development Corporation is in the process of fundraising for the information gathering effort and is currently working on requests for proposals. The goal of the study is to quantify the actual demand for additional … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Considering Accessory Dwellings

Should accessory dwelling units be allowed in Sturgeon Bay residential areas? The city council wants to answer that question, but is seeking public input before making a final decision. By definition, an accessory dwelling unit is a smaller secondary unit in addition to the principal dwelling on the lot. Often referred to as “granny flats” or “mother-in-law apartments,” the extra unit can either be a … Continue reading

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Grass Fire Near Brussels Tuesday Afternoon

Members of the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department spent about an hour and a half fighting multiple grass fires near the Brussels hill Tuesday afternoon. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier says the initial call indicated that there were three small fires in an area off the highway between County H and School Road… Wautier says there was concern for a time that the fire might spread to … Continue reading

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SBU Celebrates Public Power Week

Sturgeon Bay Utilities has joined its counterparts across the nation in celebrating public power week this week through Friday. During the meeting of the city council Tuesday, Sturgeon Bay Utilities General Manager Jim Stawicki talked about the benefits of being part of the public power network… The public is invited to stop at the utilities office Thursday as part of its week-long open house. Enjoy … Continue reading

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