Highway & Bridge to Open July 1st in Sturgeon Bay

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation believes it will be able to open up the segment of Highway 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay that has been under construction since March, on July 1st in anticipation of the 4th of July holiday. The opening will provide the first test of two roundabouts at Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road. In addition, motorists will be able to cross the … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm Sunday

Celebrate Father’s Day and June Dairy Month at the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm Sunday. Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion will be serving breakfast from 8AM to noon at Pagel’s Ponderosa, N4893 County Road C, Kewaunee. John Pagel says getting there is easy, no matter which direction you are coming from… A polka mass will be held at 7AM on the farm to start the … Continue reading

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Recall Efforts Against Sevastopol School Board Moving Forward

A group, angered at the Sevastopol Board of Education over its decision not to renew the contract of former Elementary Administrator Mary Donaldson, has made good on its threat to force a recall to unseat Board President Sue Todey and Vice President Bill Behme. A total of 743 signatures was needed for each board-member to move the process forward and that number was exceeded in … Continue reading

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Bay Lofts Groundbreaking June 24th

A groundbreaking ceremony for a west side housing development will be held on Friday, June 24th at the site of “The Bay Lofts” in Sturgeon Bay. The ceremony at 49 North Madison Avenue will feature brief remarks by Mayor Thad Birmingham and 5th District Alderman Jerry Stults. A reception follows. The proposed development by the Madison-based developer, The Bay Lofts, LLC, consists of 35 studio, … Continue reading

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Meningitis Takes Life of Sevastopol Boy

A Sevastopol teenager has died, the victim of meningitis. WDOR News has learned that 15-year old Matthew West, who would have been a freshman at the school in Institute this fall, had passed away Monday evening. Matthew, who was described as “full of life,” “with a passion for wrestling,” had just completed 8th grade, and was looking forward to moving on to high school. The … Continue reading

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Operation Dry Water Targets Impaired Boaters

The Door County Sheriff’s Office will again be participating in “Operation Dry Water” in 2016. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says this year’s campaign will be held on the weekend of June 24th through the the 26th… McCarty says since it was launched in 2009, “Operation Dry Water” has removed more than 2,100 impaired boaters from the nation’s waterways during the annual three day weekend… McCarty … Continue reading

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Northern Door YMCA to Showcase Renovations

The Door County YMCA is putting on a celebration in honor of the recent upgrades at its Northern Door Program Center. The Y’s Nancy Felhofer says the free community event will officially open the renovated facility and celebrate the success of its fundraising campaign… Felhofer talks about the work accomplished at the Fish Creek YMCA facility… Visitors will be able to tour the new space, … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Alderman Ed Ireland Resigns Due to Health Reasons

Sturgeon Bay 3rd District Alderman Ed Ireland has indicated his intention to resign due to health reasons. Ireland, who said he enjoyed working with staff and aldermen, requested that a replacement be found as soon as possible. Edward Ireland was first elected in 2013 and re-elected last year, serving most recently on the community protection and services and finance/purchasing and building committees. Mayor Thad Birmingham … Continue reading

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DNR Begins Effort to Rebuild Eagle Tower

Efforts to rebuild the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park are underway with plans in place to deconstruct the structure and a partnership formed to raise funds for constructing a new tower. The park closed the 75-foot observation platform in May of 2015 to protect public safety after an inspection report raised significant concerns over its structural integrity. In a statement issued Monday, the Department … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge to Close Thursday Morning

Motorists are being advised that the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay is expected to be shut down for three hours Thursday morning. The Department of Transportation says the structure will be closed to all traffic from 9AM to noon for measurements of bridge components. The measurements are to assist bridge engineers with dimensions for bridge beams damaged in a vehicle strike. Measurements necessary to … Continue reading

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