Eagle Tower is Saved, But Replacement May be Costly

It looks like the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek will disappear this year, only to reappear in 2017. State Senator Frank Lasee provided an update on the effort to save the 75-foot observation tower at the popular state park during his visit to the WDOR Talk Show Monday. Lasee says the tower has been saved, but now comes the difficult task … Continue reading

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Man Missing from Group Home Found After Several Hours

A crew of law enforcement and emergency services personnel were mobilized Sunday afternoon to search for an individual who walked away from a group home in Carlsville. The man, said to have developmental disabilities with behavioral issues, stormed out of the home at about 3PM after a disagreement and was last seen entering the woods nearby. An initial search by family members was conducted with … Continue reading

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SBFD Fights Grass Fire Saturday

Multiple units of the Sturgeon bay Fire Department, sent to property in the Town of Sevastopol Saturday morning to fight a barn fire, quickly learned that the task at hand was actually a fairly substantial grass fire. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says it took about seven minutes to get to the fire at 3620 Lily Bay Road… Chief Dietman says the bigger problem was a … Continue reading

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Women’s Club of Door County to Hold Brown Bag Lunch Events

The Women’s Fund of Door County is sponsoring a series of programs on relevant topics in today’s world under the heading “brown bag lunch.” The first event will be held on May 11th, from noon to 1PM, at Hatco Corporation in Sturgeon Bay. Jennifer Moeller, a member of the board of directors of the Women’s Fund, talks about the organization’s goals… Meghan Lundahl, also a … Continue reading

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Northshore Medical Clinic Addition to Open Monday

Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay has announced that it will soon begin serving patients in its new addition at Northshore Medical Clinic. Jerry Worrick, hospital Chief Executive Officer, says the new clinic space meets the increasing demand for the services of its trusted team of providers, keeping local families and visitors close to home while getting the best medical care. The expanded … Continue reading

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Bridge & Highway Projects on Schedule, Despite Rumors

Despite rumors to the contrary, progress on the Bayview Bridge and Highway 42/57 rehabilitation projects continues to be made and the work is pretty much on schedule. Not too long ago, a story surfaced that work on the Bayview Bridge was being hampered by the discovery of an eagles nest. That’s news to the crews working on the span. As a matter of fact, the … Continue reading

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Ridges Sanctuary Announces Hiring of Development Director

The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has announced the hiring of Drew Richmond as Development Director. Richmond replaces Judy Drew who is retiring at the end of May after leading the organization’s fundraising efforts for the past five years. He comes to the Ridges with fundraising experience for the YMCA. For the past four years, Richmond has been director of the Y’s Northern Door Program … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Receives Trust Fund Loans for Vehicles & Equipment

The City of Sturgeon Bay has received confirmation from the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands that two state trust fund loans totaling $323,000 have been approved. Of that figure, $260,000 will cover the purchase of vehicles and $63,000 will pay for the acquisition of police equipment and garage doors. The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands approved loans totaling $12.3 million during its … Continue reading

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Southern Door Receives Fab Lab Grant

The Southern Door School District has been awarded $25,000 by the State of Wisconsin to build a “fab labs” program. Superintendent Patti Vickman says the “fab lab” will provide students with a hands-on environment for project-based learning and real-life experiences. She says the grant funding is an important step in acquiring the resources needed for the development of science, technology, engineering and math educational experiences … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Recall Effort May Not Reach Goal

As the deadline to submit signatures to force a recall of two members of the Sevastopol Board of Education approaches, it appears that the effort will not reach its goal. A group upset with the school board’s handling of an administrator indicated on March 11th that they intended to obtain the signatures needed to set up a recall election for board-members Jay Zahn and Jane … Continue reading

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