Presentations on New Senior Center Tuesday

Door County residents can get a better idea of plans for a new senior and community center building during two meetings Tuesday in Sturgeon Bay. A team from Venture Architects will provide information on the project and conduct a discussion about the planned facility. The presentations, at 1:30PM and 5PM, will be held at the current senior center at 832 north 14th Avenue. Aging Program … Continue reading

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Friends Group Provides Grant to Peninsula Park

The Friends of Peninsula State Park has provided a grant of $18,000 to support naturalist activities at the park near Fish Creek. Kelli Bruns, Park Superintendent, says the friends group uses proceeds from merchandise sales at the park office and nature center to make annual donations… Bruns says the funding will also be used to tackle invasive species in the park… Additional funds are raised … Continue reading

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Farm Pays Fine for Manure Spreading Violation

Haberli Farms of Egg Harbor, paid an amended fine of $263.50 in Door County court in connection with a manure-spreading operation last September that affected wells in the Jacksonport area and left more than a dozen people sickened. Based on a negotiated agreement with Door County, the farm operation agreed to enter a no contest plea, pay a fine of $263.50, & comply with a … Continue reading

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SBPD Explains New DNA Law

As of April 1st, a new DNA collection law is on the books in Wisconsin. The new procedure requires officers to collect DNA and send it to the Department of Justice in Madison to be entered into a database. Lieutenant Clint Henry of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department explains who is covered under the new law… Lieutenant Henry says television programs like the CSI series use DNA … Continue reading

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Door County Election Results

Two Sturgeon Bay Aldermen were defeated, two others were returned to their positions on the Sturgeon Bay City Council, Tuesday night.  In the first district, incumbent Dan Wiegand was defeated by Kelly Catarozoli 136- 88.  In the third district, Alderman Ed Ireland finished 17 votes better than Martha Beller 159- 142.  in the fifth district, incumbent Jerry Stults beat Jared Nellis 157-131.  And in the … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Election Results

Referendums Voters in Kewaunee County resoundingly approved a referendum question prohibiting the mechanical application of waste to land having twenty feet or less in soil depth during the period of January 1st and April 15th. Voters in all of the municipalities of Kewaunee County voted in favor of that ordinance. A $16.2 million plan to upgrade the facilities in the Kewaunee School District was approved … Continue reading

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Annual Shipyard Tour to be May 2nd

The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay will present its annual Shipyard Tour in the City Saturday, May 2nd, from 9AM to 2PM. For over a century, this vital industry has been critical to Door County’s history and maritime economy. Two facilities, both located on 1st Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, will be participating on that Saturday in May. Bay Shipbuilding, and, Center Pointe Yacht Services, LLC … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay’s Woodside Park Could Get a New Name

Sturgeon Bay’s Woodside Park could get a name change if the city council agrees Tuesday. The Park and Recreation Committee and Board is recommending that the west side park adjacent to Sawyer School, between Highway 42/57 and Willow Drive, be renamed Woodside Wildflower Preserve during a joint meeting of the two committees in March, Municipal Services Superintendent Bob Bordeau explained that the park had many … Continue reading

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Winter Fleet Set to Leave Sturgeon Bay

The winter fleet in Sturgeon Bay has been quiet of late, but that could change next week as several vessels head out from their mooring areas near Bay Shipbuilding. As many as four ships could make way from Wednesday through Saturday. The tentative departure schedule includes the 1000-foot American Century and Walter J. McCarthy, Junior, the 730-foot Algolake, and, the 740-foot Laurentian. This weekend, the … Continue reading

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Former Humane Society Director Accused of 12 Counts

WDOR News has learned that the former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society is accused of 11 counts of identity theft and one count of theft from a business setting during her time with the local organization. According to a 22-page court complaint, 39-year old Carrie Counihan contended in a police interview that she mistakenly used the Humane Society credit card for personal … Continue reading

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