State Rep. Kitchens to Hold Area Listening Sessions on Proposed State Budget

State Representastive Joel Kitchens has scheduled two local listening sessions to gauge public opinion on the proposed 2015-2017 state budget. The Sturgeon Bay Republican will meet with constituents at the Sturgeon Bay Library, from 10-11AM, on Friday, February 27th. That afternoon, from 1-2PM, Kitchens will be at Algoma City Hall for a similar session. He has called the governor’s proposed biennial budget a starting point … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Duluth Avenue Improvements Thursday

The Door County Highway Department, along with the City of Sturgeon Bay, has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on County C(Duluth Avenue) in Sturgeon Bay. The public meeting is planned for Thursday(February 19th), from 5-7PM, at the City Hall Community Room at 421 Michigan Street. The project will include replacing the pavement and adding sidewalk from … Continue reading

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Partial Opening of Snowmobile Trails

As of Monday (2/16/15) the Northern section of the Door County Snowmobile trails will open.  The Northern section is from Maple Tree Road / Kangaroo Beach Road (Egg Harbor to Baileys Harbor) North to Gills Rock area. Conditions are reported to be from poor to fair. All other sections  of the Door County snowmobile trails remain closed at this time.  For the most up to … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Road Projects to be Considered Tuesday

A recommendation for road projects in Sturgeon Bay this year will be presented to the city’s Board of Public Works Tuesday at 5:30PM. The meeting will be held in the truck bay at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Station at city hall. The Paser Rating System is used to determine which streets are most in need of repair over a five year period. City Engineer Tony … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority Meets Monday

It’s a fairly lengthy agenda for Monday’s meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment authority and most of the items have to do with some aspect of west side development. The seven person committee will consider a proposal for redeveloping the former Harbor Place site at 49 North Madison Avenue, selection of an engineering consultant for a tugboat relocation study, the authorization of requests for … Continue reading

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More to West Side Redevelopment Than Proposed Hotel

With so much emphasis on a proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront, it’s possible to lose sight that efforts are on-going with regard to other segments of Sturgeon Bay’s west side development. Case in point, City Community Development Director, Marty Olejniczak, spent time with a Madison developer Thursday talking about a project that could be built on the Harbor Place parcel, site of … Continue reading

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Snowmobile Accident on Rock Island

A 51-year old Washington Island man was airlifted to a Green Bay hospital by helicopter Thursday afternoon after he was thrown off the snowmobile he was riding and over at cliff at Rock Island State Park. Andy Austin complained of having back and chest pain after the accident. Local authorities were contacted shortly after 4PM. Apparently, Austin’s snowmobile struck a tree stump and he was … Continue reading

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Sound System Fundraiser Reaches Goal

A campaign to raise funds for a new state-of-the-art sound system for the Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium has met and exceeded its goal. The “Can You Hear Us Now” campaign raised $47,000 with the help of businesses, individuals and foundations and a student-led coffeehouse concert. A new digitized sound system will replace the decade old equipment that could no longer meet the needs of … Continue reading

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Fish Sticks to be Placed in Kangaroo Lake

Starting on Saturday, the Kangaroo Lake Association, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, will begin placing “fish sticks” in Kangaroo Lake near Baileys Harbor. Fish sticks are mid-sized trees that have been harvested elsewhere, transported to a lake and placed in the near shore, shallow water where they can be anchored to the shoreline. The project is being funded, in part, by the Department of … Continue reading

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$10,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Sturgeon Bay

The Wisconsin Lottery has confirmed that a $10,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold Wednesday at the Jandu Petroleum Mini-Mart on Egg Harbor road in Sturgeon Bay. Three other $10,000 winning tickets were purchased in Blair, New Lisbon and Racine. The odds of winning the $10,000 prize are 648,976 to 1. Other Powerball winners in Wisconsin included a million dollars in Racine and $30,000 in Oshkosh. … Continue reading

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