Fire Chief Says Use Caution With Fireworks

For the next week or so, some people will be shooting off fireworks as we celebrate the 4th of July holiday period. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says there’s no doubt that, in the days ahead, many people will be breaking the law… Chief Herlache says even some materials that are considered legal can still be dangerous. A good example is sparklers… Herlache says … Continue reading

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Operation Dry Water Underway

A statewide mobilization called Operation Dry Water will be taking place this week. During the campaign, law enforcement agencies will be working to ensure that drugged or drunken boating doesn’t happen. The hope is that the strong presence of boats manned by law enforcement crews will act as a deterrent for those who might attempt to operate watercraft while under the influence. Locally, the Door … Continue reading

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Hit and Run Destroys Ornamental Boat in Algoma

The Algoma Police Department is investigating a hit and run that destroyed the ornamental row boat planter in the median divider at the intersection of Lake Street and 4th Street in Algoma. The initial investigation shows that on Thursday night at approximately 9:45PM, a vehicle traveling south on Lake Street/County S failed to negotiate the stop sign at the intersection, driving over the median and … Continue reading

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Kewaunee Robbery Suspect Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Justin King Nalls, the man facing charges for the robbery of the Bucket Bar and Grill in Kewaunee in October of 2014, pleaded guilty to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in federal court proceedings in Green Bay on Wednesday. Nalls faces a minimum of 15 years in prison for the gun charge based on two previous armed robbery convictions, … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Investigating Recent Thefts

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of the theft of several big ticket items in recent weeks. A 2008 Fleetwood Sedona popup camper was stolen from a lot in the Town of Nasewaupee. The camper is 13 feet long with an 8 foot box and a trailer hitch, is off-white with blue stripes. The owner estimated the loss at $3,000. Fishing gear worth … Continue reading

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Senior Center Project Moving Forward

A resolution related to the construction of a new senior center in Sturgeon Bay was approved by the Door County Board during its regular meeting Tuesday morning. Supervisors agreed the project should move forward to phase three now that goals and requirements have been established, preliminary design phase services completed and costs estimated. Venture Associates of Milwaukee has been working on a design for a … Continue reading

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Door County Board Authorizes Phase 3 of Ambulance Garage Project

It appears that there is support on the Door County Board to invest $2.7 million in the construction of a new central ambulance station in Sturgeon Bay, but several supervisors indicated they were leery to do so on property that is leased rather than owned. The board Tuesday agreed to authorize moving into phase three of the project, but made the action contingent upon negotiations … Continue reading

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Pabich Selected as New Door County Administrator

The Door County Board put its official stamp of approval on the hiring of Ken Pabich as the next Door County Administrator during its regular meeting Tuesday morning. The 45-year old Pabich, who is currently the Development Director for the City of De Pere, was the unanimous choice of the County Board’s Administrative Committee during its meeting last week. On August 1st, he will take … Continue reading

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County Board Approves Zoning Change for Northern Sky Theater Project

The Northern Sky Theater can move ahead with plans to construct a post summer performance center in the Town of Gibraltar now that the Door County Board has agreed to a zoning change recommendation. Supervisors, on a unanimous vote Tuesday, approved the change for a 17-acre parcel of land off County Trunk A and across from the Greenwood Supper Club. The theatrical group, formerly known … Continue reading

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City Administrator Candidates to Be Interviewed in Sturgeon Bay

Four candidates for Sturgeon Bay City Administrator will be interviewed Monday and Tuesday, according to Mayor Thad Birmingham. A total of 19 applications were received for the job currently held by Steve McNeil who will be retiring as of August 1st, McNeil has been City Administrator since September of 2008. The four candidates are Brian Chapman, Ryan Heise, Mark Masciola, and, Josh Van Lieshout. Chapman … Continue reading

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