Waterfront Hotel Developer Says Construction Will be Delayed

The developer of a proposed west side waterfront hotel in Sturgeon Bay says the inability to reach a consensus during a mediation process conducted by State Representative Joel Kitchens means no work will be done on the site for this year. Bob Papke told WDOR News that there is no truth to the rumor that he has pulled out of the effort to build the … Continue reading

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Door County Crime Prevention Foundation Launched

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has launched a crime prevention foundation to promote innovative programs and equipment that will enhance efforts by county law enforcement to establish crime prevention strategies and strengthen community relationships. An independent board of advisors will oversee the crime prevention foundation, acting on project ideas submitted by the sheriff’s department. Among the list of possible recipients of funding from the foundation … Continue reading

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SBPD Searching for Missing Sturgeon Bay Teen

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is concerned about the whereabouts and safety of a local teenager, missing since Monday. Captain Dan Brinkman says 17-year old Louis Amelinckx of Sturgeon Bay told his mother early Monday that he was going for a walk… Captain Brinkman says two “persons of interest” have been questioned about the first leg of the teen’s journey… Over the past few days, … Continue reading

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Lasee Discusses Sturgeon Bay Waterfront

State Senator Frank Lasee says he has taken no action to set in motion legislation in Madison that could clarify how filled-in waterfront property should be considered in the future. The status of the high water mark on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront was the crux of a lawsuit brought by a group opposed to a proposed hotel. In answer to a caller’s question, Lasee … Continue reading

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SBPD Reminding Drivers of New Disabled Parking Spot on 3rd Ave

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is reminding residents and visitors that a new disabled parking stall has been added on Michigan Street downtown, just before north Third Avenue. The parking spot is the last one before the crosswalk and the required signage is on the nearby lamp post. Recently, officers have seen increased use of the stall by unauthorized drivers, resulting in the issuance of … Continue reading

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ESL Program Helps Fully Integrate Students at Gibraltar

Programs at Gibraltar Schools are working on several levels to help students from families that don’t speak English become proficient in the language as they go through their learning experience in Fish Creek. Shaun Young is involved in Gibraltar’s English as a second language and bilingual programs. He says, in many cases, the students have already been exposed to English… Harvey says the goal is … Continue reading

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Sparks From Burning Barrel Ignite Hay Bales in Friday Afternoon

Thirty five to forty large round bales of hay were destroyed in a fire Friday afternoon at the Irv Cornette property at 1781 Idlewild Road, near County H, in the Town of Nasewaupee. Assistant Southern Door Fire Chief Randy Massart says it appears that sparks from a burning barrel without a screen ignited the hay located about 30 feet from buildings. Ten units and more … Continue reading

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Clean Water Access Bill Introduced by Representative Kitchens

A “clean water access” bill, sponsored by State Representative Joel Kitchens and State Senator Rob Cowles, has been introduced in the state legislature. In a statement released Thursday, Kitchens said the legislation will provide relief and access to clean water, a basic right that most of us take for granted. He said the karst geo-region of Wisconsin is characterized by shallow soils over limestone bedrock … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Getting Makeover

During its lifetime, which began in 1936, the building has been a garage and city hall in Sturgeon Bay. Now, it’s getting a bit of a makeover by its current occupant, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. The organization’s Executive Director, Pam Seiler, says the project is part of the effort to make the visitor center more welcoming… Seiler says, for many people, their first human … Continue reading

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Open Seat on Algoma City Council

There is an open seat on the Algoma City Council, due to the resignation of Alderman James Barlow. The seat is in the 3rd aldermanic district, a map of the district can be found below. The city is accepting letters of interest from those interested in filling the seat. The appointed term will run until the April, 2018 election. Interested parties who live in the … Continue reading

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