Whitsell Named Coast Guard Person of the Year

Petty Officer Jacob Whitsell of the US Coast Guard Cutter, Mobile Bay, has been named the Coast Guard Person of the Year for 2017. The distinction was conferred on him during a special presentation dinner earlier this week at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The citation noted that Whittsell was the linchpin to mission success in several challenging buoy salvage operations. In one case, the … Continue reading

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Mariner Award Given to Brunstrom

Each year, the Mariner Award is given to an individual who had a significant, positive, lasting impact on the Door County Maritime Community. On Monday, Steve Brunstrom, a life-long mariner and marine surveyor with the American Bureau of Shipping, was so honored at a presentation dinner at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Of his four decades in the industry, 20 years were served as the … Continue reading

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Date Set for Waterfront Declaratory Meeting in Sturgeon Bay

A date has been set for a declaratory meeting involving the Department of Natural Resources and litigants involved in the impasse over two parcels on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. The DNR says the meeting is Wednesday, September 6th, from 3 to 7PM, in the Jane Greene Room at the Door County Library. Out of that meeting, the state agency is expected to make a … Continue reading

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Funkhouser to Join DCEDC in September

The Door County Economic Development Corporation has announced that Paige Funkhouser will be joining the public/private agency in Sturgeon Bay in September as Economic Development Manager. Funkhouser is currently the Events and Promotions Director for the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. A California native, she came to Door County in 2003 when she joined the Door County Advocate as a reporter. Funkhouser has also held tourism-oriented … Continue reading

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Plane Lands Safely in Sturgeon Bay After Landing Gear Problem

Emergency crews had a few tense moments at the Cherryland Airport near Sturgeon Bay Saturday morning after receiving a report that an aircraft on the way to the landing strip was experiencing problems. Luckily, the plane landed without incident. The initial call, shortly before noon, indicated that there was a fire aboard the aircraft, a Mooney M-25-R. Later, it was learned that the problem was … Continue reading

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Test Period Continues for Remote Bridge Operation in Sturgeon Bay

Another element of the process to permanently have remote control operation of Sturgeon Bay’s three bridges was checked off the list after an informational open house was held last week. Mark Kantola of the Department of Transportation says the US Coast Guard will continue to solicit feedback on the idea for some time to come… Kantola says the Coast Guard has several options to consider … Continue reading

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Maritime Week Underway in Sturgeon Bay

The annual Maritime Week celebration began on Saturday with a picnic for US Coast Guard personnel and their families at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. On Sunday, the Adopt-a-Soldier breakfast and fundraiser was held at the Sturgeon Bay fire station and Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park. Mary Stephenson of the Door County Maritime Museum says the Harmony By the Bay concert Wednesday evening at Martin Park … Continue reading

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Deadline for Fairgrounds Survey is Monday

The effort to develop a plan for the current and future use of John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay continues, but the deadline to weigh in on the information gathering process is Monday, according to Becky Kerwin of the Door County Land Use Services Department… Kerwin says the hope is that the process can be completed by the end of the year… The survey … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Utilities Adding More Renewable Power Sources

A recent agreement between WPPI Energy and the firm Invenergy means customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities will soon receive even more of their electricity from cost-effective renewable energy. Under the agreement, Wisconsin Public Power Incorporated Energy will purchase the output from Invenergy’s 132-megawatt Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center. The complex, which will be constructed in Henry County, Illinois, is expected to begin commercial operation … Continue reading

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Waterfront Resolution Likely Up to DNR

It’s back to square one in the effort to reach a settlement in the impasse over a segment of Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. Despite the fact that the city council, on a four to three vote, approved the settlement agreement with a friends group that sued the city over the placement of ordinary high water mark, the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority’s decision to reject the … Continue reading

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