Appeal Denied for Illinois Man Convicted of Murder in Door County

An Illinois man, convicted of first degree murder in connection with the strangling death of a 21-year old woman and the death of her unborn child will remain in prison as a result of a decision handed down by the district three court of appeals headquartered in Wausau. Forty one year old Brian Cooper of Plainfield, Illinois contended that he had been provided a poor … Continue reading

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Estimates Being Sought to Take Down Old Grain Elevator

The former Door County Cooperative grain elevator may go the way of the wrecking ball if no one steps forward to save it. On a vote of four to three, a majority on the Sturgeon Bay City Council approved a motion that staff be directed to seek estimates for the costs associated with taking the old building down. Alderman Stew Fett said the waterfront grain … Continue reading

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Door County Land Trust Protects Over 8,000 Acres

The Door County Land Trust says it has now surpassed 8,000 acres protected from development through the addition of 106 acres to the Chambers Island Nature Preserve. The acreage protected by the land trust are the result of several land protection methods that create corridors of conserved lands benefiting native plant and wildlife species. The organization owns and manages 15 nature preserves and 24 natural … Continue reading

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Nominees for Mariner & Coast Guardsman of the Year

The Door County Maritime Museum has released the list of nominees for the annual “Mariner” and “Coast Guardsman of the Year” awards. The recipients will be announced during the presentation dinner on Monday, August 7th, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The “Mariner Award” recognizes individuals who have had a significant positive and lasting impact on the Door County Maritime Community. One living and one … Continue reading

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Cleanup, Stabilization or Demolition Costly for Old Grain Elevator

The cost of stabilizing the former Door County Cooperative grain elevator, on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront, has been pegged at between $139,000 to $148,000, according to numbers received by the city from several firms making bids. The city council will consider the numbers during its regular meeting on Tuesday. The council voted to seek estimates for a cleanup, stabilization or demolition of the old … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Crew Gets Fire Training in Sturgeon Bay

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay is moored on the waterfront in Sturgeon Bay. According to Fire Chief Tim Dietman, members of its crew are visiting the city in order to engage in fire training… Chief Dietman says the hope is that a long term relationship can be arranged between the Coast Guard and the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department… Since the … Continue reading

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Waterfront Settlement Rejection Came After Extended Deliberation

Sturgeon Bay City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says the decision by the city’s Waterfront Redevelopment Authority to reject a proposed westside waterfront settlement came after extended deliberations… VanLieshout believes the city council will take action when it encounters the matter at its meeting Tuesday afternoon… VanLieshout notes that, since both the City of Sturgeon bay and its Waterfront Redevelopment Authority are defendants in the lawsuit brought … Continue reading

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Settlement Rejected by Waterfront Authority

It appears that the impasse between the City of Sturgeon Bay and a friends group over a segment of the city’s west side waterfront will continue. The Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority has rejected a proposed settlement to end the impasse. The WRA met earlier this week, nine days after tabling any action on the matter. During their session, the committee heard from its attorneys … Continue reading

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Highway 42 Work Monday in Fish Creek

The Door County Highway Department will be making repairs on a large sunken area on Highway 42 at the base of the Fish Creek hill Monday. Detours and flag personnel will be in place. Traffic heading north on Highway 42 will be detoured east on Peninsula Players Road and then north on Spring Road to Fish Creek. Southbound traffic will still be able to head … Continue reading

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Dogs Not Allowed in Sturgeon Bay Parks

Residents and visitors in Sturgeon Bay are being put on notice that dogs are not allowed in city parks. A sign to that affect recently went up in the city’s popular Martin Park. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department indicates that some people may have been confused about the presence of “man’s best friend” in the city’s park system, but the ordinance covering the matter has … Continue reading

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