Third Option Emerging for Grain Elevator

For the time being, the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront won’t be torn down, but the plan is not to leave it in its current state either. Instead, the city council Tuesday afternoon decided to consider a third option. Alderman David Ward, who made the motion, says the recommendation was to demolish the structure, but he offered another solution… Earlier in … Continue reading

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High School Home Construction Project Teaching Construction Skills

Slowly, but surely, a four bedroom home is going up in Sturgeon Bay, the product of 11 high school students and their advisors. The construction of the home, at 344 North 19th Avenue, is symbolic of the resurrection of the high school home construction project funded by the Door County Economic Development Corporation. Eleven Door County high school students are in the process of erecting … Continue reading

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Senior Center Project Nearing Completion

Judging from its exterior, the makeover of the old highway shop off North 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay is moving along at a good clip and it won’t be long before the Door County Senior Center, the ADRC and the central ambulance garage will be operating out of the upgraded facility. County Administrator Ken Pabich says the multi-million dollar project is working out very well… … Continue reading

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Fate of Grain Elevator Could be Back on City Council Agenda

The future of the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront could be determined Tuesday afternoon when the city council meets in regular session. An agenda item on a contract to raze and remove the 116-year old structure at 92 East Maple Street, which was tabled at the last council meeting, could be brought back for action again. The matter was tabled after … Continue reading

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Student’s Threats Lead to Lockdown at Gibraltar Schools

A northern Door County teenager was jailed Thursday after being arrested on citations related to making terroristic threats. According to a news release from the Door County Sheriff’s Office, the department was notified at 7:46AM about a potential threat regarding Gibraltar School. the threat was reportedly posted on Snapchat the previous evening. As deputies were traveling to Fish Creek, they were informed that the 17 … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade Celebrating 21 Years

The annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Jacksonport will be celebrated for the 21st consecutive year on the quiet side of the peninsula. Jorna Taylor explains why the event was started all those years ago… Taylor says each year proceeds from the parade are earmarked for charitable purposes. This time, some of the funds will be used to help a family that has been impacted by … Continue reading

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Southern Door High School Recognized for Personal Finance Course

Southern Door High School has been recognized for its commitment to developing 21st century personal finance skills with the awarding of a “Next Gen Personal Finance Gold Standard Distinction.” Over the summer, the non-profit organization analyzed 11,000 high school course websites. Southern Door High School was one of only 600 high schools nationwide to deliver the gold standard of a semester long personal finance course … Continue reading

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Draft Plan for Upgrading Fairgrounds Reaches Committee

A draft plan for upgrading John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay has been presented to the county’s Airport and Parks Committee. The analysis of the park off 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, which is home to the fairgrounds, its buildings and grandstand, the race track and recreational areas, is the outgrowth of an information gathering effort by County Planner Rebecca Kerwin. As part of … Continue reading

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YMCA Swim Team Receives Character Development Grant

The swim team at the Door County YMCA recently received a $23,000 grant to be used in the area of “character development.” During a visit to the WDOR studios last week, Coach Mike McHugh talked about the grant funding… McHugh says, in the near future, the local program will be showcased for representatives of the YMCA… McHugh also says the grant funding is responsible for … Continue reading

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Kewaunee Man Dies in High Speed Accident

A 21 year old Kewaunee man is dead, after a high speed chase through the city of Kewaunee Sunday night. Just after 11PM an officer of the City of Kewaunee Police Department observed a vehicle entering the city on Highway 29 in excess of 100 miles per hour. The officer attempted to pursue the vehicle as it headed down First Street to Hospital Road, but … Continue reading

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