Snowmobile Accident on Rock Island

A 51-year old Washington Island man was airlifted to a Green Bay hospital by helicopter Thursday afternoon after he was thrown off the snowmobile he was riding and over at cliff at Rock Island State Park. Andy Austin complained of having back and chest pain after the accident. Local authorities were contacted shortly after 4PM. Apparently, Austin’s snowmobile struck a tree stump and he was … Continue reading

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Sound System Fundraiser Reaches Goal

A campaign to raise funds for a new state-of-the-art sound system for the Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium has met and exceeded its goal. The “Can You Hear Us Now” campaign raised $47,000 with the help of businesses, individuals and foundations and a student-led coffeehouse concert. A new digitized sound system will replace the decade old equipment that could no longer meet the needs of … Continue reading

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Fish Sticks to be Placed in Kangaroo Lake

Starting on Saturday, the Kangaroo Lake Association, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, will begin placing “fish sticks” in Kangaroo Lake near Baileys Harbor. Fish sticks are mid-sized trees that have been harvested elsewhere, transported to a lake and placed in the near shore, shallow water where they can be anchored to the shoreline. The project is being funded, in part, by the Department of … Continue reading

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$10,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Sturgeon Bay

The Wisconsin Lottery has confirmed that a $10,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold Wednesday at the Jandu Petroleum Mini-Mart on Egg Harbor road in Sturgeon Bay. Three other $10,000 winning tickets were purchased in Blair, New Lisbon and Racine. The odds of winning the $10,000 prize are 648,976 to 1. Other Powerball winners in Wisconsin included a million dollars in Racine and $30,000 in Oshkosh. … Continue reading

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Sonny’s to Open at New Location

Sonny’s Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria will be up and running Wednesday at the former Applebees restaurant on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. Owner Jason Estes says the former Sonny’s Pizzeria at 46 Madison Avenue is closed and the new facility, which at one time housed DJ’s On the Bay, is ready to take the business to a new level… Estes talks about plans for the … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice This Weekend in Sturgeon Bay

The annual Fire and Ice celebration in Sturgeon Bay is only days away and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is working hard to see to it that everything comes off on schedule. Amanda Thuss, the Visitor Center’s Promotions Coordinator, says some of the event’s famous sculptures will soon be starting to take shape… The local tourism agency’s Executive Director, Pam Seiler, says Fire and Ice … Continue reading

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Algoma Police Investigating Burglaries

The Algoma Police Department has released information on several burglaries they are investigating, the latest of which occurred Monday night at a residence in the 200 block of North 4th Street in the city. The homeowner, who was away for the day encountered the burglar in his home. He was described as a white male, with short hair and medium length facial hair, 5’8″ and … Continue reading

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Community Foundation Announces Significant Donations from Traven Family Fund

The Door County Community Foundation has announced that, for the second year in a row, the Traven Family Fund will make significant donations to benefit organizations loved by the late Lee Traven. The list includes the Ridges Sanctuary, the Peninsula Music Festival, Scandia Village, the Clearing, the Ministry Door County Medical Center Foundation, Lawrence University and Bjorklunden, Wisconsin Public Radio, and, the sustainability and advancement … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Proposed Improvements to Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay

The Door County Highway Department, along with the City of Sturgeon Bay, has scheduled a public hearing to discuss the design and environmental aspects of proposed improvements on County C(Duluth Avenue) in Sturgeon Bay. The public meeting is planned for Thursday, February 19th, from 5-7PM, at the City Hall Community Room at 421 Michigan Street. The project will include replacing the pavement and adding sidewalk … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching for Open School Board Seat in Sturgeon Bay

Candidates interested in interviewing for a vacant seat on the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education are asked to contact Superintendent Dan Tjernagle in writing no later than 4PM on Monday, February 23rd. The seat was previously held by Doctor Joel Kitchens who resigned following his election to the state assembly in the first district. Plans call for the board of education to interview each interested … Continue reading

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