Friends Group Makes Large Donation to Peninsula Park

Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek will have more naturalist activities available, be better positioned to deal with invasive species, and, have improved trail maintenance thanks to a $25,500 donation from the Friends of Peninsula State Park accepted by the State Natural Resources Board in Madison Wednesday. The “friends” group donation will cover the general wage and fringe benefit for a limited term naturalist position, … Continue reading

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Stuewer Retires After More Than 40 Years at SBFD

Members of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department welcomed two of their colleagues to new positions, said goodbye to a long-time member of the department, and, acknowledged the work of its part-timers during a special swearing-in ceremony at city hall earlier this week. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says every organization knows that, sooner or later, there will be a changing of the guard as veterans retire … Continue reading

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4th Avenue Road Work Begins in Sturgeon Bay

The North 4th Avenue construction project in Sturgeon Bay finally got underway Monday. The initial plan was to get the project up and running on March 28th, but concern about an impending storm caused the contractor to move the starting date back to April 4th. However, the prospect of cold weather led Degroot, Incorporated of Green Bay to push the work back by another week … Continue reading

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Finalists for Sturgeon Bay Middle School Principal

The list of individuals interested in the soon to be open principal’s position at Sturgeon Bay’s TJ Walker Middle School is down to two candidates. Randy Watermolen will retire as middle school principal at the end of the current school year after 15 years on the job in Sturgeon Bay and a career in education. Initially, 38 applicants from five states applied for the position. … Continue reading

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TTX & Peninsula Publishing Honored by DCEDC

The Door County Economic Development Corporation recognized two special Door County operations at its annual investors meeting on Thursday. Therma-Tron-X was named the Industry of the Year, and Peninsula Publishing & Distribution owners David Elliot and Madeline Harrison were named entrepreneurs of the year. The Industry of the Year Award recognizes a local construction, service, or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Leak Friday Morning in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay Fire Fighters were on the scene of a natural gas leak Friday morning at about 7:30. Fire Chief Tim Dietman told WDOR News that a contractor for Wisconsin Public Service was working in the area of Lansing Avenue & Spruce Street when he inadvertently dug through the gas line. A quantity of gas was released from the break which was smelled over a … Continue reading

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Two Minor Fire Calls Tuesday Night

Local fire fighters had two relatively minor fire calls Tuesday night, both at about 8:30PM. The first was to a residence on Ash Lane in the Town of Egg Harbor, and the other to a bed & breakfast in Sturgeon Bay. The fire on Ash Lane was a chimney fire, the people in the home discovered the wall near the chimney was warm, so they … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Election Results

Algoma Mayor Wayne Schmidt – 736* Virginia Haske – 423 Algoma Common Council – District 4 Janice Dart – 230* Terry Hannah – 98 Algoma Schools Referendum($4.86 million upgrade project) Yes – 1,542* No – 385 Kewaunee Mayor Sandi Christman – 650* John Blaha – 453 John Griffith – 69 Kewaunee Common Council – District 1 Jason Jelinek – 154* Kathy Brown – 106 Kewaunee … Continue reading

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Door County Referendum Results

The Towns of Brussels, Union, & Gardner all approved an advisory referendum for the BUG Fire Department facilities upgrade in the amount of $2.8 million. The approval now triggers a second vote to be held at the annual town meetings. Brussels Yes – 320* No – 153 Union Yes – 284* No – 257 Gardner Yes – 288* No – 258 Voters in the Village … Continue reading

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Door County Election Results

Door County Board While 21 seats were on the ballot for the Door County Board, there were only 3 contested races. In District 3 Roy Englebert defeated Patrick Olson 339 to 235, in District 8, Dan Austad received 336 votes to David Hayes 209, and, in District 11, Megan Lundahl defeated JoAnn Schley 312 to 232 votes. Gardner Town Supervisor 3 Michelle Ploor – 238* … Continue reading

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