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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Sevastopol to Include Staff, Parents & Community In Superintendent Search

Residents representing a cross-section of the Sevastopol School District should be asked to sit on a major committee looking into the selection of a new superintendent. That’s the consensus of the board of education following discussion on the matter at a special meeting of the board held Thursday at the school in Institute. School Board President Sue Todey says each board-member was able to add … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Hopes to Have New Superintendent by July 1

As the Sevastopol Board of Education works through the effort of hiring a new superintendent, a process involving several elements is in play. School Board President Sue Todey says each segment has a job to do… Todey says several committees will have a hand in determining who will be the next district administrator… Sevastopol’s Interim Superintendent, Steve Cromell, will be retiring for the second time … Continue reading

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Door County Triathlon Gives Back to Community

It’s well known that the Door County Triathlon is one of the busiest events on the peninsula, growing in popularity every year. The athletic competition, with its sprint race, kids triathlon for children 6 to 14 and half iron race, will be held July 15th and 16th at Frank Murphy Park near Egg Harbor. The capacity is 1,000 participants each day. One of the less … Continue reading

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Four Contested Races for Sturgeon Bay City Council

All of the seats up for election on the Sturgeon Bay City Council will be contested in April. And, because two incumbents decided not to seek re-election, there will be a change in the makeup of the body. Here’s the breakdown… District One Incumbent Kelly Catarozoli faces the challenge of former alderman Dan Wiegand. District Three Incumbent David Ward, who was appointed to the position … Continue reading

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Door County Reads Begins 10th Year January 23rd

Door County Reads has selected a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about life in small town America as its 10th anniversary offering beginning on January 23rd. “Empire Falls,” by Richard Russo presents a cast of characters who gravitate around the protagonist, Miles Roby, mild-mannered manager of the local grill, ultimate townie and doormat. The plots and sub-plots in the seedy Maine city set the stage for … Continue reading

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Many Options Being Considered to Overhaul Street Replacement Program

In an effort to get a better handle on the best way to upgrade streets in the City of Sturgeon Bay, the city council has asked staff to come up with a plan to pick up the pace of the long-range street replacement program. City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says, at the current rate of replacement, asphalt streets in the city are taking double the time … Continue reading

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New Location for Jak’s Place Mental Health Resource Center

Plans are in the works for Jak’s place, a drop-in social and resource center for people affected by mental illness, their families, friends and allies in the community, to be set up at the former community clinic at 1623 Rhode Island Street in Sturgeon Bay. The facility is expected to be used as a walk-in mental health resource center. The former community clinic was closed … Continue reading

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Lifecycle of City Streets on Sturgeon Bay Council Agenda

The Sturgeon Bay City Council will be asked to consider a new way of dealing with the lifecycle of city streets when it holds its first meeting of 2017 at noon on Tuesday. City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says the city has about 72 miles of paved streets and roads that serve a variety of needs and varying traffic volumes. VanLieshout says about 1.18 miles of … Continue reading

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Door-Tran Helps People Get Where They Need to Go

Some people may be confused about the work of the transportation services in Door County. They may be unsure how the two agencies, Door-Tran and Door-2-Door, differ. Kim Gilson, Door-Tran’s Volunteer Coordinator, explains how the transportation consortium operates… Gilson says Door-Tran relies heavily on volunteer help to get the job done… For more information, contact Door-Tran at 743-9999 or go to door-tran.org

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