Sturgeon Bay to Save Money on Annual Salt Purchase

The City of Sturgeon Bay is altering the way it acquires salt for winter road work. Normally, the city seeks bids in the fall, hoping to get a good price for the commodity. Bob Bordeau, Municipal Services Superintendent, says the changeover allows the city to align itself with the state’s bidding process. Bordeau says initial estimates indicate the cost for salt under the state’s auspices … Continue reading

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Spring Means Grass Fire Season

It didn’t take too many days of warm weather and the snow cover in many areas is all but gone. While that is good news for most people, the change in weather conditions also signals the possibility of grass fires in the area. Tim Dietman, Assistant Chief of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, says the ground may seem wet, but the lack of snow cover … Continue reading

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Algoma Police Make a 2nd Arrest Connected to Burglaries

The Algoma Police Department has announced that it has arrested another individual believed to be connected with a string of burglaries earlier this year in the city. Eighteen year old Israel G. Wierichs was arrested March 2nd on two counts of burglary and is being held on $1,500 cash bond, his initial court appearance is pending. A sixteen year old male juvenile is also being … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

The Saint Patrick’s Day parade will be held in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday and participants are being sought to take part in the 17th annual event. The parade will kick off at Sawyer Park around 11AM, proceed up Oak Street to Madison Avenue, cross the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge, then take a left on 3rd Avenue and proceed to Jefferson Street where it will end at … Continue reading

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Deadline for Those Wishing to Take Part in D/K Legislative Days

As planning continues for the upcoming Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days in Madison, residents of the two counties are being reminded that the final deadline for delegates to register is Friday, March 13th. The purpose of 7th biennial trip to the state capitol is to educate state officials about Door and Kewaunee counties and to lobby for state action to help address issues and concerns. Legislative days … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Should Mean Caution for Ice Fishermen

With the recent warm spell comes concerns about ice conditions in the area. Reports have surfaced recently of vehicles and people that have gone through the ice. Couple that with ice-breaking operations and the people who know are suggesting folks consider wrapping up their ice fishing season. Door County Warden Chris Kratcha says many segments of the ice are very solid, others are dangerous… Wareden … Continue reading

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Door County Snowmobile Trails Closed

Effective today (March 9), the Northern Section and the Southeast Section of the Door County Snowmobile Trails are now closed.  Central and Southwest Sections were already closed. Further details can be found online at  

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Barn Fire In Fish Creek Saturday Morning

A barn at 3840 County EE in Fish Creek sustained minimal damage in a fire Saturday morning. The Gibraltar Fire Department was paged out at 6:42am. Assistant Fire Chief Jayson Merkel says personnel from the farm attempted to extinguish the blaze and successfully removed six head of livestock from the structure prior to the first firefighters arrival. Fire crews quickly put out the remaining fire … Continue reading

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SD 5th Graders to Perform at CP Telethon

Fifth graders from Southern Door school will present excerpts from their annual musical during the 61st annual Cerebral Palsy Telethon on WBAY TV, channel 2 in Green Bay Sunday. In February, the youngsters presented their 40th annual musical entitled, “We Go Together.” Following tradition, the group will be back at the telethon to strut their stuff and present a check to the Cerebral Palsy Organization. … Continue reading

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Former Bookstore Owner Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

A Sturgeon Bay man accused of several sex-related crimes entered a guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography in federal court Friday. Steven Link, a former bookstore owner in downtown Sturgeon Bay, appeared before Judge William Griesbach in U.S. District Court in Green Bay. The 37-year old city man had been accused of receiving and distributing child pornography and possessing child pornography … Continue reading

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