Athletic Scheduling an Intricate Puzzle for Area High Schools

Inclement weather can throw a “monkey wrench” into the most intricate scheduling. That’s certainly the case when it comes to sports programming at area schools. Peggy Tanck is Athletic Director for the Gibraltar School District and she says putting together a series of schedules for school sports is not easy to begin with and postponements make the process all the more difficult… Tanck says planning … Continue reading

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Ice Carvers Being Sought for Fire & Ice

If you are creative, can see art in a block of ice and don’t mind the cold, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center wants to talk to you. The local tourism agency is looking for a few ice carvers to join the competition during the 2017 “Fire and Ice” event on Saturday, February 18th. Ice carvers compete for cash prizes and begin carving at 9AM at … Continue reading

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Multiple Contractors Expected to Bid on Former Highway Shop Renovation

Bids on a proposed renovation project for the former Door County Highway Shop off 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay are expected to be available Thursday. The Door County Board is considering using the large building as the new home for the Door County ambulance garage and its crew quarters, the Senior Resource Center, and the offices of the Aging and Disability Resource Center. Early indications … Continue reading

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Loud Blast Shakes Sub Shop in Sturgeon Bay

A loud blast shook the walls at the Fatzo’s sub shop at 46 Green Bay Road, on Sturgeon Bay’s west side, Wednesday afternoon. The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was alerted at 1:28PM and three units and five firefighters responded. As a precautionary measure, the occupants of the building were evacuated and natural gas and electrical services shut down. The incident was reported as an explosion … Continue reading

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Southern Door School Board Considering Revenue Limit Referendum

Members of the Southern Door Board of Education are expected to vote on a resolution calling for an April referendum to exceed revenue limits at their January 23rd meeting. The information came out of a discussion on district finances and the budget deficit during the board’s regular workshop meeting Monday evening. The action, if approved, is intended as a means of maintaining current educational programming … Continue reading

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Hotel Lawsuit Set for February 9th & 10th

A lawsuit related to the site of a proposed Sturgeon Bay waterfront hotel will play out over two days in February in Door County Circuit Court as a result of court action Tuesday. After hearing oral arguments, Waupaca Judge Raymond Huber refused to grant a summary judgment, essentially providing for a permanent injunction against the hotel proposed by developer Robert Papke. However, Judge Huber also … Continue reading

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TAP to Hold Auditions for StageKids Theatre

“StageKids Theatre,” the educational outreach program of the Third Avenue Playhouse has scheduled auditions for its upcoming spring 2017 one act play festival. Four one act plays will be presented April 28th, 29th and 30th. The selections include “Hello Out There” by William Saroyan, “Adaptation” by Elaine May, “Sure Thing” by David Ives, and “The 15 Minute Hamlet” by Tom Stoppard. The plays will be … Continue reading

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Sunday Ice Rescue a Reminder to Always Check Conditions

Personnel from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department participated in the ice rescue in the Little Sturgeon Bay area Sunday afternoon. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says people who venture onto the ice, especially those who are unfamiliar with the area, should learn about conditions before doing so… Dietman says getting to people stranded on the ice is often the most difficult part of the rescue operation… … Continue reading

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Monday Evening Fire in Sturgeon Bay Causes Significant Damage

While the structure remains intact, a home sustained significant damage in a fire Monday evening in Sturgeon Bay. Eight units and 23 firefighters were sent to the home on Rhode Island street at 7:31PM after a 911 report indicated flames could be seen coming out of the small structure there. Fire crews used about 2,000 gallons of water to knock down the blaze, but there … Continue reading

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Ice Rescue Sunday Afternoon

A cooperative effort involving assets of the US Coast Guard and the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department led to the rescue of four fishermen who had been stranded on the ice off County C and Circle Ridge Court, in the Town of Union, Sunday afternoon. The call came in at about 4PM that the fishermen were having trouble getting off the ice after an eight foot crack … Continue reading

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