Local Boys Recognized for Honesty

It’s the kind of story that restores your faith in young people. It happened at Joe’s Hair Trimming Center in downtown Sturgeon Bay last week. The Reetz brothers, Haydon and Hatcher, went to Joe’s to get haircuts. Older brother Haydon picks up the story… Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle said he heard from a customer who was so impressed with the boys actions that he … Continue reading

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Savor Door County Video Series Shows Flavor of Door County

Videos are playing an important role in telling the story of Door County. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, talks about a new addition to the video presentations provided by the local tourism agency… Jarosh says the “Savor Door County” series is meant to expose would-be visitors and others to the flavor of local culinary standbys… A special … Continue reading

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Algoma Seeking Public Input for Updated Comprehensive Plan

The City of Algoma is in the process of updating it’s comprehensive plan for the city. The comprehensive plan lays out the long term planning needs and sets goals for community development. The last time Algoma’s comprehensive plan was updated was in 2003, which was a 20 year plan. The city has contracted with Vierbicher Associates, a planning consulting firm from the Madison area. The … Continue reading

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Peninsula Pride Farms Offers Clean Water for Those With Contaminated Wells

Peninsula Pride Farms, a group of 43 farmers in Kewaunee and southern Door Counties has announced that it has developed a program called Water Well, to provide free clean water, private well assistance, and help cover costs of a water treatment system to those in the area whose wells have tested positive for e-coli contamination. The water well program will work in conjunction with existing … Continue reading

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Missing Nursing Home Patient Found Quickly

A 67-year old woman who walked away from a nursing home in Sturgeon Bay Monday evening was located a little more than two hours after she was reported missing. Local authorities were alerted shortly before 8:30PM that the woman, an alzheimer’s patient, was missing. A search was mobilized including additional Sturgeon Bay police officers, fire department and ambulance personnel, Door County sheriff’s deputies, and a … Continue reading

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Southern Door Schools Increases Internet Speed

The Southern Door School District significantly increased the speed of its internet capability by way way of a cooperative agreement with Door County. The project, at least three years in the making, was finalized with a board of education commitment last year and has resulted in the district now being connected to the county government’s dark fiber broadband. This alone has made Southern Door’s internet … Continue reading

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Portion of 1st Avenue to Close Tuesday in Sturgeon Bay

Portions of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street in Sturgeon Bay will be formally closed on Tuesday at 7AM. 1st Avenue will be closed from just north of Kentucky Street to Iowa Street/3rd Avenue, and Jefferson Street will be closed westerly of the alley that serves 3rd Avenue. The street closures were approved by the city council in January as a means of assisting Fincantieri Bay … Continue reading

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Update on Proposed EMS & Senior Center Project

A public update on the current status of the proposal to convert the old highway shop in Sturgeon Bay for use by the senior center and EMS was presented Wednesday at the Door County Senior Center. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says staff from the county consultant, Venture Architects, were on hand for the meeting… Pabich says more work is needed before a determination on … Continue reading

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Gibraltar Voters Approve $1.4 Million Property Purchase

A large majority of electors in the Town of Gibraltar voted to approve the purchase a parcel of property east of the Fish Creek beach at a special meeting Wednesday evening at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek. On a vote of 234 to 33, town residents agreed to the purchase and its $1.4 million price tag. Information that the town had been … Continue reading

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Starry Stonewart Invasive Found in Sturgeon Bay

Starry Stonewort, an aquatic invasive species, has been verified in the Sturgeon Bay channel. It is the first confirmed discovery of the invasive plant in Lake Michigan and the first occurrence in the state outside of six southeastern Wisconsin lakes. The plant population was discovered during a routine aquatic plant monitoring survey by a lake management contractor working for the City of Sturgeon Bay. The … Continue reading

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