Clerk of Court Records Are Now Paperless

There was a day when records in the office of the Door County Clerk of Court could be found in large books kept on shelves in the office. Those books are still available, but, more and more, present-day records are found in cyber space. Connie DeFere, Door County Clerk of Circuit Court, says the pace to move to “paperless records” has picked up in recent … Continue reading

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Hickory Street Road Work Continues in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shefchik has issued a progress report on the West Hickory Street road project. Shefchik says the project is moving along at a good pace. He says the contractor finished all of the utility installations and will begin removing any concrete scheduled for replacement. On Monday, the concrete replacement will begin with the work expected to be completed by the end … Continue reading

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Hand Grenade Found in Cookie Jar in Institute

We’ve all heard the expression, “caught with your hand in the cookie jar,” but how about having a hand grenade in the cookie jar? A northern Door County woman found that out earlier this month in Institute. The woman told investigators that the cookie jar was part of a number of items that were on the side of the road at a home near Sevastopol … Continue reading

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Kewaunee Selects New City Administrator

Fred Schnook has been selected as the next Kewaunee City Administrator. Schnook has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is working on his PHD in Urban Affairs. Schnook has served as executive director of several organizations and previously served as the Mayor of Ashland, Wisconsin. Schnook will begin his duties as Kewaunee City Administrator May 1st. He will shadow Interim City Administrator Art Osten … Continue reading

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Eileen Bohn Speaker Series Begins Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Door County begins its new Eileen Bohn Speaker Series with a program featuring the Executive Director of the United Way of Wisconsin on Saturday morning. The event will be held, from 9AM TO 12PM, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. When Eileen Bohn died in June of last year, her family made a generous donation to the local league … Continue reading

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Special Counsel Approved for Waterfront High Water Mark Process

The City of Sturgeon Bay will hire a special legal counsel to guide the city through the declaratory ruling process of the Department of Natural Resources in connection with the ordinary high water mark for a parcel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. On a vote of four to three, with Mayor Thad Birmingham breaking a three to three tie, the council Tuesday agreed to … Continue reading

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DNR Preliminary Ruling Says Hotel Site is Above High Water Mark

Based on a preliminary determination made by the Department of Natural Resources, a hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront is a distinct possibility, but development of the former grain elevator on the parcel is not. Sturgeon Bay City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says that assessment is based on correspondence received last week from the DNR. VanLieshout says the letter was in response to the city’s … Continue reading

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Chimney Fire Damages Home in Gibraltar Monday

A home in the Town of Gibraltar was damaged in a fire early Monday morning. At 4:19AM, the Gibraltar Fire Department was sent to the a home on Island View Road for a chimney fire. En route, fire crews were told that flames could be seen coming through the roof. Gibraltar Fire Chief Jerrod Anderson says mutual aid involving all of Door County was called … Continue reading

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City to Consider Hiring Special Council for DNR High Water Mark Ruling

In anticipation of a declaratory ruling by the Department of Natural Resources in connection with the ordinary high water mark for a parcel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront, a recommendation is calling for the hiring of a special legal counsel to guide the city through the process. Paul Kent, a Madison attorney with expertise in the field, is being recommended for the job. When … Continue reading

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Sister Bay Honored for Marketplace Redevelopment

The Village of Sister Bay is one of four entities that will be honored as the state’s top rural development initiatives by Wisconsin Rural Partners. The marketplace redevelopment project in the northern door village was the former site of a refrigerator manufacturer which was later repurposed into a shopping center. By 2008, it had become blighted. As part of the Highway 42 road project, the … Continue reading

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