Half Percent Sales Tax to be Considered for Sturgeon Bay Road Improvements

An ad-hoc committee is recommending a referendum on the implementation of a half a percent tax to help pay for streets and sidewalks in Sturgeon Bay. The committee on funding for local, street and infrastructure has been looking at options for financing street improvements in Sturgeon Bay. The committee, headed up by Alderman David Ward, was created by Mayor Thad Birmingham and the city council … Continue reading

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Egg Harbor Marina Certified as Clean Marina

The Egg Harbor Marina has been recognized for its efforts to reduce pollution and protect water resources with the “Clean Marina” award handed out by the Wisconsin Marina Association. The designation, conferred by the association in mid-November, means the local marina has joined 21 other marinas that have been certified. The certification program was carried out by the WMA, the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant … Continue reading

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Sevastopol School District Gets an A on State Report Card

Students at Sevastopol School in Institute compiled the second highest district score out of 424 school districts in Wisconsin as part of the 2016/17 state report cards recently released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Sevastopol’s score of 94.5 within an overall 83 to 100 accountability rating falls into the “significantly exceeds expectations” category. As such, it was the highest district score of all … Continue reading

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Gibraltar Teen Waives Preliminary Hearing in School Threat Case

A northern Door County teenager waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Door County Circuit Court appearance Monday afternoon on a charge of making a terrorist threat. Seventeen year old Juan Jauregui of Fish Creek appeared before Judge David Weber who told him to return to court on Friday, January 19th. Jauregui is accused of posting a threatening statement on Snapchat during the … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge Will Be Closed for Repairs Next Week

Folks who use the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will have to find another route to travel for several days next week. The Department of Transportation says the more than 80-year old span will be closed on December 4th as part of a continuing project to repair bridge beams damaged in a couple of vehicle strikes. Work crews are expected to heat straighten seven … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Utilities Providing Lead Testing Program

Sturgeon Bay Utilities is informing some city residents about concerns related to elevated levels of lead in drinking water for some homes or buildings. A couple of thousand homes built before the mid-1940’s could be affected. The local utility says prolonged exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women or young children. That’s why the utility is working with Pace Analytical … Continue reading

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New Partner for Door County Canine Unit

When a police dog doesn’t get along with its handler, it’s probably time to get a new dog. Deputy Matt Tassoul of the Door County Sheriff’s Department has returned from canine unit training with a new partner, “Odinn.” His former dog, a German Shepherd, was known to snap and snarl and attempt to take a bite out of the deputy. He and “Odinn” have a … Continue reading

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SBFD Responds to Grass Fire Tuesday Afternoon

Area firefighters will tell you that grass fires can happen at any time of the year. A crew from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department dealt with that fact Tuesday afternoon. At 3:57, a grass fire was reported in a field off of South Shiloh Road, in the Town of Sturgeon Bay. The page indicated that the fire, driven by gusty winds, was threatening a barn … Continue reading

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Third Option Emerging for Grain Elevator

For the time being, the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront won’t be torn down, but the plan is not to leave it in its current state either. Instead, the city council Tuesday afternoon decided to consider a third option. Alderman David Ward, who made the motion, says the recommendation was to demolish the structure, but he offered another solution… Earlier in … Continue reading

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High School Home Construction Project Teaching Construction Skills

Slowly, but surely, a four bedroom home is going up in Sturgeon Bay, the product of 11 high school students and their advisors. The construction of the home, at 344 North 19th Avenue, is symbolic of the resurrection of the high school home construction project funded by the Door County Economic Development Corporation. Eleven Door County high school students are in the process of erecting … Continue reading

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