SBVC Unveils New Award Winning Website

After months of work, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center launched its new website sturgeonbay.net. Not only can it do much more than its predecessor, its creator, Signalfire, LLC has been honored with a 2016 American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA in recognition of the complete redesign of the tourism destination site. Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says the … Continue reading

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Half Marathon & 5K Runs Bring Big Impact to Local Economy

With two weeks to go, the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet bay 5K run are filled to capacity. More than 1,800 runners have signed up to compete in the half marathon and another 700 say they’re taking part in the Nicolet Bay 5K at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek. Dubbed one of the best races in the midwest, the ninth annual event is … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge Closure Thursday in Sturgeon Bay

The Department of Transportation says it will close down the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday morning, between 8AM and noon, to conduct an inspection. DOT Bureau of Structure Engineers from Madison and Northeast Region Bridge Engineers will evaluate the span’s component parts and assess needed repairs as a result of a vehicle strike on its overhead support beams. Following an analysis of … Continue reading

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Firefighters Investigate Report of Explosion at Garbage & Recycling Center

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department investigated the report of an explosion at the city’s transfer station off Division Road Friday morning. A general alarm was paged out at about 9AM after a caller said there was a loud explosion and smoke at the garbage and recycling center. Firefighters arriving on scene could find no fire. They learned that there had been an explosion strong enough … Continue reading

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DOT to Evaluate Bridge Damage This Week

Traffic is moving over the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay, but the damaged downtown span is operating under a weight restriction. Mark Kantola, the Department of Transportation’s Regional Communications Manager, says the damage to the 85-year old structure will soon be evaluated… After a backhoe being hauled across the bridge by a semi-truck Friday struck several overhead beams, damaging them, the decision was made … Continue reading

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Visitor Bureau Releases “Seasons Behind the Door” Photo Book

The Door County Visitor Bureau has announced the release of its newest “Capture Door County” fine art photography book, “Seasons Behind the Door.” This 144 page book features over 230 beautiful photographs of Door County. The hard-bound coffee table book is the result of the popular “Capture Door County” photo contest, started by the Door County tourism organization in January of 2013. More than 24,000 … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge Open To Lighter Traffic

The Wisconsin D.O.T. has announced that the Michigan Street Bridge is now open to car traffic under 20 tons until a full inspection can be performed this week. Vehicles more than 20 tons must use the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge. A detour is posted. An accident occurred shortly before 6PM Friday that damaged several overhead beams on the Michigan Street Bridge. According to authorities, a backhoe … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Schools Hire Middle School Principal & Food Service Director

The selection of a new principal for the TJ Walker Middle School in Sturgeon Bay has been approved by the board of education. The school board Wednesday evening accepted the recommendation that Mark Smullin, currently Principal at Aldrich Intermediate School in Beloit, be hired to replace Randy Watermolen, who is retiring at the end of the current school year after 15 years as Middle School … Continue reading

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Incident at Algoma Elementary a Misunderstanding

What was originally reported as a suspicious incident at the Algoma Elementary School has now been declared a misunderstanding. On Tuesday evening a woman attempted to pick up a student at the elementary school, which she identified as a relative. The student was not allowed to leave with the woman, and left at a later time with  a parent. The woman came forward and cooperated … Continue reading

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Police Looking for Help Locating Habitat for Humanity Shed

A small shed and the trailer it was on apparently wandered away from from its location at the offices of Habitat for Humanity of Door County in Sturgeon Bay. According to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, the shed disappeared from the Habitat lot off North 14th Avenue on April 8th. City police were contacted this week and posted a picture on its facebook page. If … Continue reading

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