Phase 2 of Renovating Old Highway Shop Could be Approved Tuesday

Moving into the second phase of a project intended to house a central ambulance station and human resource center at the former highway shop site in Sturgeon Bay could get the go-ahead Tuesday during the regular meeting of the Door County Board. Based on a resolution approved by supervisors in February, each of the three phases of the project must be approved by the county … Continue reading

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Door County Public Health Department Awarded Grant

The Door County Public Health Department has been awarded a $50,000 grant intended to enhance the growth and development of children by way of the Door County Community Health Plan. The funding, provided by the University of Wisconsin/Madison school of medicine and public health, will be spread over a two year period with the goal of improving children’s social and emotional health and readiness for … Continue reading

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Firemen Filling the Boot for MDA

Members of Sturgeon Bay Professional Firefighters Local 2682 will be back in downtown Sturgeon Bay Saturday for the second installment of their “Fill the Boot” fundraising effort for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On June 25th, they raised just under $4,300 for MDA. The firefighters hope to meet or exceed that number Saturday. They will be at the corner of 3rd and Louisiana in downtown Sturgeon … Continue reading

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Door County Relay for Life Raises Over $33,000

The American Cancer Society says last month’s Relay for Life in Door County raised just under $33,200 in the fight against cancer. Eleven teams and 92 individuals participated in the event at John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. The Alberts Plastering Team, captained by Norma Uecker, raised the most money for the cause, $10,230. Team DeMeuse finished in second place with $3,087.20. John DeMeuse … Continue reading

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New Executive Director Announced for Door County Land Trust

The Door County Land Trust has a new executive director. He is 55-year old Tom Clay, who comes to Door County by way of the Illinois Audubon Society where he was Executive Director for ten years. During Clay’s tenure with the Illinois organization which acquires and owns wildlife sanctuaries statewide, its net assets nearly tripled from 4 million to over 11 million dollars, it raised … Continue reading

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Sevastopol School Board Recall Election to be Held in August

A recall for two seats on the Sevastopol Board of Education will move forward. School board clerk Lisa Bieri has certified that a sufficient number of signatures have been submitted to force a special election in August for the seats currently occupied by the board’s president and vice-president, Sue Todey and Bill Behme. We’re told the opposition candidates will be Tim Bley and Keith Volkman. … Continue reading

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Armed Forces Day Breakfast Raises Over $2600 for Area Veterans

The Door County Veterans Service Council recently received a check for just under $2604, proceeds from the recent “Armed Forces Day Breakfast,” held at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay. Ken Wendt of Amvets Post 51 of Sturgeon Bay presented the check to Veterans Council Chairman Joe Heilman. The funding will be used to help needy veterans in Door County and includes matching funds from … Continue reading

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Council Selects Ward as New Alderman

On a vote of 4 to 2, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council selected Doctor David Ward to serve as 3rd District Alderman during its regular meeting Tuesday. Doctor Ward replaces Ed Ireland who resigned due to health reasons. He will serve until the April election. Ward has an extensive background in academia, economic development and consulting. He received his PHD in finance at UW/Madison and … Continue reading

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Body of Sturgeon Bay Man Recovered From Lake Michigan in Sheboygan

The bodies of two men who drowned Sunday afternoon after being swept into Lake Michigan from a pier in Sheboygan were recovered Monday. One of the victims is a Sturgeon Bay man, 22-year old Adam LaLuzerne. Earlier Monday, the body of 21-year old Kurt Ahonen of Suamico, was recovered. The US Coast Guard says says sudden high winds and waves swept three individuals into the … Continue reading

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Door County Men Swept into Lake Michigan in Sheboygan

Two of three people swept into the waters of Lake Michigan from Sheboygan’s south pier Sunday afternoon reportedly have ties to Door County. One of the group was listed as missing as of Sunday evening. All three are said to be in their 20’s. The US Coast Guard is saying sudden high winds and waves swept the three individuals off the pier. One local resident, … Continue reading

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