Florida Man Dies From Injuries Suffered in Accident Near Brussels

A Florida man who was injured in a two car crash last week in southern Door County died over the weekend. The Door County Sheriffs Department says 81-year old Van Roy Doxtator of Lake Mary, Florida was pronounced dead Saturday at a Green Bay hospital. On November 23rd, deputies were sent to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 57 and County H, in … Continue reading

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Door-Tran Succeeds Through Community Partnerships

Door-Tran, Door County’s transportation consortium, has been one of the area’s great success stories over the past nine years. The program, which was the outgrowth of the work of a steering committee organized by the United Way in 2006, has expanded to provide continued coordination of several transportation oriented services. Door-Tran, which is headquartered in Sturgeon Bay, does not own a fleet of vehicles. Mobility … Continue reading

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New Trail System to Accommodate Skiers & Others at Crossroads

This summer and fall, Rich Propsom, Land and Facilities Manager at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, with the help of volunteers, has created two different trail systems, one for those who ski, the other for multi-use purposes. While there are a few places, like bridges and intersections, where the trails intersect, most of the trails are completely separate. Destination points, such as the … Continue reading

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Mayor Comments on Waterfront Hotel Impasse

Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham, in the form of a recent letter to the editor, has commented on the current impasse over the proposed construction of a hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. The mayor says media materials provided by Dan Collins on behalf of “The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront” contain several misleading statements about the proposed hotel development. He notes that … Continue reading

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Sister Bay to Switch to Single Stream Recycling

The Village of Sister Bay has announced that its service contract with Going Garbage and Recycling has been renewed. As a result, the locally-owned and operated solid waste and recycling service provider will continue its relationship with the village through the end of 2019. The new contract period, while continuing services villagers are familiar with, will be eliminating the process of separating paper and comingled … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Schools Among Highest Achieving Districts in State

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently released statewide scorecard results for the 2015/16 school year. The Sevastopol School District realized a score of 90.6 within an 83 to 100 accountability rating to receive the designation, “Significantly Exceeding Expectations.” Districts receiving this rating score highly in the areas of student achievement, student growth, educational equity, and preparing students for educational milestones, including college and career … Continue reading

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Kitchens Comments on Water Quality Issues in Door & Kewaunee Counties

The problem of contaminated wells due to animal waste in Door and Kewaunee Counties is well documented. How to find a permanent fix is being addressed on several levels. State Representative Joel Kitchens says he understands the frustration that some people may have, but initiatives are underway that could help. Kitchens says the state has launched a plan that would bring digesters to Kewaunee County… … Continue reading

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Traffic Signal Near Sturgeon Bay Walmart Reactivated

The traffic signals at Walmart’s Egg Harbor Road entrance in Sturgeon Bay are fully operational. The wiring was reconnected and the control box reprogrammed by the contractor hired by the local retailer Tuesday. City Engineer Chad Shefchik says the traffic signals, as programmed, will keep green lights on Egg Harbor Road traffic unless a vehicle activates sensors when leaving Walmart. Shefchik asks drivers to use … Continue reading

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SBPD Makes Two OWI Arrests in One Call

One call involving the Sturgeon Bay Police Department led to two arrests for drunken driving earlier this week. Wednesday evening at about 9:30PM, a officer saw a car failing to stop for a stop sign on Oregon Street at 3rd Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 44-year old Sturgeon Bay man, immediately got out of his vehicle. The driver told the … Continue reading

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More Work Scheduled for Bayview Bridge Monday & Tuesday

Apparently, more work is needed on the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay. After having been on the bridge this week, maintenance crews will be back Monday and Tuesday, working between 9AM and 3PM. Motorists may encounter flagging operations in the southbound lanes of Highway 42/57 during the maintenance project. All maintenance operations are weather dependent. Drivers are urged to slow down and be mindful of … Continue reading

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