Kohnle Named as Recipient of Anne Kok Social Justice Award

The 2017 recipient of Help of Door County’s “Anne Kok Social Justice Award” is Amy Kohnle, Executive Director of the United Way of Door County. Kohnle received the award at Help’s annual meeting on Monday. In presenting the award, board member Paul Kok said he could think of no one more deserving than Amy, whose life’s work has mirrored the high ideals of social justice … Continue reading

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Two Brown County Men Face Sex Related Charges in Case of Missing Teen

Two Brown County men are expected in Door County Circuit Court Thursday morning in connection with sex-related charges involving a Door County teenager who was reported missing in March. The men, 33-year old Richard Whiting of Green Bay and 40-year old Zerie Baker of De Pere, are each charged with child enticement. Baker is also charged with soliciting prostitution. Court records indicate that the Sturgeon … Continue reading

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Opposition to Special Sidewalk Assessment Voiced at Council Meeting

Several speakers voiced their opposition to a special assessment related to the installation of sidewalk on portions of south 16th Place and south 18th Avenue before and during a public hearing at the meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday afternoon. The cost associated with putting in the sidewalk has been pegged at just under $16,000. One resident told the council that the assessment … Continue reading

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Two Arrested After Storage Shed Thefts

An investigation by the Door County Sheriff’s Department into thefts from storage sheds has led to the arrest of two men. The northern Door County ripoffs were reported in the fall of 2016 and the winter of 2017. A 37-year old Sturgeon Bay man and a 29-year old man from the Algoma area were implicated in the storage shed burglaries. They reportedly turned over vintage … Continue reading

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Door County Spring Election Results(Towns, Villages, School Board)

Baileys Harbor Town Supervisor(top 2) Roberta Thelen – 193 Peter Jacobs – 173 Andy Stimers – 114 Walter D. Vail – 79 Gibraltar Town Chairperson Dick Skare – 335 Brian Merkel – 151 Gibraltar Town Supervisor(top 2) Dwayne W. Daubner – 332 Steven Sohns – 199 Write In – 180* Brian Merkel – 162 Sevastopol Town Supervisor(top 2) Linda Wait – 649 Tony Haen – … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay City Council Election Results

The Sturgeon Bay City Council will have two new members as a result of balloting in Tuesday’s spring election. Here are the results: District 1 (I)Kelly Catarozoli – 147 Dan Wiegand – 75 District 3 (I)David Ward – 239 Martha Scully-Beller – 147 District 5 Write In – 195* Brian Peterson – 142 Judy Dobbins – 15 District 7 Laurel Hauser – 230 Joe McMahon … Continue reading

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Southern Door Referendum Fails, Island Referendum Passes

The voters in the Southern Door School District voted against exceeding the state imposed revenue cap by $936,000 for the next two school years on a non-recurring basis by a vote of 1,091 No votes to 1,067 Yes votes. The district had asked for the funding to maintain current educational programs and services. According to referendum information the “No” vote may mean current programs and … Continue reading

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Dry Conditions Lead to Multiple Weekend Fires

Some sort of electrical malfunction is being blamed for a fire that damaged a home in the Baileys Harbor area on Saturday morning. The report of a house fire came in shortly after 11AM, just at about the time that the funeral for Baileys Harbor Assistant Fire Chief Willard Zak was about to begin at Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. About three dozen … Continue reading

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Brush Collection Changes in Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services Department is reminding residents that city crews will no longer be picking up brush as in the past. Last summer, the decision was made to provide a brush collection service similar to that of the large item collection. The one-time collection of brush during the spring has been eliminated. Instead, residents may schedule a brush collection on the second Friday … Continue reading

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24th Annual Lighthouse Festival

Tickets for a variety of land-based tours and boat excursions related to the 24th annual Lighthouse Festival of the Door County Maritime Museum go on sale for the general public today Monday. Two different day-long land-based tours visit the five mainland lights, there’s a lakeshore lighthouse cruise out of Baileys Harbor, the popular excursion to Plum and Pilot Islands, and a once-a-year opportunity to visit … Continue reading

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