Police Locate Stolen Van and Arrest Suspect

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department reports that a vehicle stolen from a business in the city has been recovered and an arrest has been made. The white Ford Econoline van was stolen from Evenson Laundry in June. Investigators tracked it down to a Michigan location and, late last week, a 25-year old Sturgeon Bay man was arrested in connection with the vehicle ripoff. He was … Continue reading

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Mobile Bay’s First Crew Celebrating Anniversary

The first crew of the US Coast Guard cutter, Mobile Bay will be in Door County this weekend to look back on the 36th anniversary of their involvement with the vessel that is homeported in Sturgeon Bay. Former Sturgeon Bay Police Lieutenant Tom Baudhuin was the only county native on the crew handpicked by Captain Lawson Brigham… Baudhuin says in a service branch as small … Continue reading

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Council Keeps Little Lake Restoration Moving Forward

The Sturgeon Bay City Council took action that will keep the process of rehabilitating Bradley Lake, also known as Little Lake, at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay moving forward during its regular meeting Tuesday. Fueled by grants, donations, city tax dollars, and the help-of the Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club, the construction of the engineered wetland at the site is happening this month. The council … Continue reading

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Contractor Selected for Egg Harbor Road Project in Sturgeon Bay

PTS Contractors, LLC has been selected as contractor for the Egg Harbor Road project in Sturgeon Bay. The firm submitted the lowest bid, at $1,022,650. The improvements planned for the busy road include storm sewers, curb and sidewalks. With budgeted funding, contributions from Walmart, and special assessments to the benefiting property owners, the total of available funds amounts to $1,391,365, meaning about $170,000 would be … Continue reading

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YMCA Awarded Grant for Youth in Government Program

The Door County YMCA has been awarded a sustainability grant to provide financial assistance to Door County students who would like to participate in the Youth in Government program. The grant comes from the Children and Youth Fund, administered by the Door County Community Foundation. The YMCA’s Youth in Government program is part of a state and nationwide initiative that engages hundreds of Wisconsin students … Continue reading

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Defense of Former Humane Society Director Granted More Time

The defense in the case of the former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society was given a little more time to prepare its case during a status hearing in Door County Court Monday. Thirty nine year old Carrie Counihan faces felony charges of theft from a business setting and identity theft. Her attorney, Eric Wimmer of Green Bay, requested 45 more days to … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Has Received Four Proposals for Grain Elevator Property

WDOR News has learned that in response to requests for proposals regarding the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront, the city has received four proposals. One of them envisions a public/private effort to renovate the large structure as part of a “granary district” or “granary neighborhood.” The local group, led by Laurel Hauser and Dan Collins, has hired the Kubala Washatko Architects … Continue reading

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Road Work Progressing in Sister Bay

The Highway 42 road project in Sister Bay continues this week in the area of Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road. This week the contractor plans to complete installation of underground utilities on Highway 57 and Gateway Drive including sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and, water main pipe. The detour for Highway 57 takes drivers to Country Walk Drive and then to Highway 42. Highway 57 … Continue reading

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Plane Crash Lands on Saint Martin’s Island

The pilot of a small airplane escaped injury Saturday evening after his plane crash landed on a beach on Saint Martin’s Island. The island is located in Lake Michigan, about five miles from Washington and Rock Islands. A haven for migratory birds, it is under the jurisdiction of the State of Michigan. Most of the island is owned by the Nature Conservancy. Shortly before 7PM, … Continue reading

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Illinois Man Arrested After Disturbance at Assisted Living Facility

A disturbance at Golden Living Center/Dorchester in Sturgeon Bay Saturday morning left two nurses injured and a 56-year old Illinois man in police custody. Around 10AM, officers were dispatched to the nursing facility to investigate a disturbance. En route, they learned that the nursing staff-members had been injured by a man who was still on site. City police quickly arrested the suspect and were told … Continue reading

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