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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Door County Visitor Bureau on the Go

Residents of Door County will have an opportunity to meet the people who have a large say in the county’s tourism marketing effort during an upcoming program called “Bureau on the Go.” The Door County Visitor Bureau has scheduled a series of sessions at different locations over a three day period in April. The public can meet with staff, discuss topics of interest, express concerns … Continue reading

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Super Group to Discuss West Side Waterfront Tuesday

Plans for public access on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront will be presented Tuesday at 6PM during a joint meeting of the City’s Park and Recreation Board, the Plan Commission, and, the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority in the commons at Sturgeon Bay High School. A presentation on festival waterfront park planning and design to date will provide background for the discussion. Aside from its own input, … Continue reading

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House Fire Near Gills Rock Sunday

The Sister Bay Liberty Grove Fire Department was paged out to fight a house fire Sunday afternoon at 633 Isle View Road, near Gills Rock. Fire Chief Chris Hecht says the call came in at 1:10PM… Chief Hecht says mutual aid was called in and fire crews attacked the blaze from the ground floor… Hecht says a combination of water and foam was used to … Continue reading

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Local Citizens Group Tours Grain Elevator

A local citizens group toured the old grain elevator on the former Door County Cooperative property on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront Friday, trying to get a better sense of the old building’s condition. The newly formed group, Center Line Community Forum was joined on the tour by Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Tony Depies and City Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak. Depies noted that some … Continue reading

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