West Side Development in Accordance With High Water Mark

Posts on social media indicating that the City of Sturgeon Bay did not do due diligence regarding the ordinary high water mark and public trust issues related to a proposed west side waterfront hotel prompted a news conference at city hall Thursday morning. City Attorney Randy Nesbitt acknowledged that attorneys Frank Kowalkowski and James Kalny had sent a letter to the city suggesting that the … Continue reading

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Door County School Board and Town and Village Races

School Board Five individuals, including three school board-members will vie for three seats on the Southern Door Board of Education in the spring election. Board President Chuck Bretl and incumbents Polly Alberts and Ken Warren will be joined on the ballot by Tammy Sternard and Kim Nowikowski. Two of the seats will feature three year terms and the other position will be for one year. … Continue reading

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Three of Four Seats Contested in Spring Election for Sturgeon Bay City Council

With a little more than a week to go before the spring election, it appears that three of the four seats up for election on the Sturgeon Bay City Council will be contested, two of the positions with write-in candidacies. Following primary voting in February, first district alderman Dan Wiegand faces the challenge of Kelli catarozoli who led all vote-getters in the primary. In district … Continue reading

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Brush Fire in Baileys Harbor Saturday

A brush fire that got out of hand kept firefighters busy in the Town of Baileys Harbor Saturday afternoon. About 1000 gallons of water was needed to put out the blaze that blackened close to four acres at 8770 West Meadow Road. Fire crews from the Baileys Harbor Fire Department were paged out during the noon hour and Northern Door mutual aid was activated. The … Continue reading

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Northern Door County Man Victim of Identity Theft

A northern Door County man, who was the victim of identity theft, was able to stop a would-be scam artist from using his social security number to obtain tax refunds from the state and federal government. Earlier this month, the Town of Sevastopol man received a letter from the IRS asking him to verify information on his 2014 tax return. The man was surprised by … Continue reading

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Fishing Tug Partially Sunk at Marina in Sturgeon Bay

The owner of a boat that sank near the dock at Madelyn Marina, across from the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay is working on a plan to re-float the vessel. The Department of Natural Resources was called in earlier this week after the boat, referred to as a fishing tug went down, leaving only its upper structure above water. The vessel had been … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested in Connection to Bar Fight

Bail of $3,000 cash was set for a 32-year old Sturgeon Bay man accused of felony and misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct in connection with a melee that left a city man seriously injured early Sunday morning. Artavis Wright appeared in Door County Circuit Court at a bond hearing Wednesday. Judge Peter Diltz also told Wright to maintain absolute sobriety and banned him from patronizing … Continue reading

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Egg Harbor Named Tree City USA

The Village of Egg Harbor has been named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA designation was achieved by meeting the program’s four requirements, a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of $2 per capita, and, an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. … Continue reading

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Options for Public Access on West Side Waterfront Discussed

After nearly two hours of discussion about proposed public access development along Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront, the general consensus at a meeting at the Sturgeon Bay High School commons Tuesday evening was that the city should take a “go slow” approach, that there should be plenty of green in the area with benches, planters and the like, there should an educational component, and, area … Continue reading

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Planning for New Human Services Resource Center Continues

If a timetable floated at the meeting of the Door County Board Tuesday is followed, work on a Human Services Resource Center in Sturgeon Bay could be underway in a year’s time. The new facility is projected to be built at the site of the current Senior Center at 832 North 14th Avenue. In January, supervisors approved a series of phases expected to lead to … Continue reading

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