Update on Michigan Street Project in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Tony Depies says the Michigan Street makeover project is up and running, but off to a rough start. Depies says the first step in the process is to apply a “tack” coat to the existing asphalt. The process is intended to reduce the likelihood of large areas being lifted by plows in winter and to keep the roadway from developing the … Continue reading

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Two Sturgeon Bay Men Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Two Sturgeon Bay men who were arrested in connection with a two-month joint internet crimes against children investigation were in Door County circuit court at a bail hearing Monday afternoon. Bail of $10,000 cash was set for 37-year old Steven Link on multiple charges of invasion of privacy and possession of child pornography. Twenty six year old Kory Murphy had bail set at $3,500 signature … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Closes Road Due to Sinkhole

The storm system that caused the recent heavy rains in Door County is long gone, but its impact continues to bedevil residents and visitors. Over the weekend, the Door County Sheriff’s Department closed down the north lane of Bayshore Drive, south of George Pinney County Park, after a sinkhole was discovered in the lane of traffic. A crew from the Door County Highway Department was … Continue reading

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Explosion Damages Home in Baileys Harbor

A home in Baileys Harbor was damaged in an explosion Saturday morning. According to the Baileys Harbor Fire Department, the Mike Parent home on Logerquist Road literally was lifted off its foundation when a buildup of gas somehow ignited around 9AM. Luckily, no one was at home when the explosion occurred. Baileys Harbor firefighters report that there was significant damage to the structure, but very … Continue reading

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DOT to Discuss Roundabout Plans Wednesday in Sturgeon Bay

Representatives of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are expected to be at city hall in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday morning to provide a briefing on plans to install roundabouts at on Highway 42/57 at the Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road intersections. The informational session at 10AM in the council chambers at city hall is expected to feature details on the DOT plans for the circular … Continue reading

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Desh To Step Down

Like the ship’s captain he once was, Bob Desh has guided the Door County Maritime Museum through uncharted waters the past half a dozen years. However, the museum’s executive director has decided it’s time to turn the day-to-day duties of running the organization over to someone else and become a member of the crew. In a letter to museum members, Desh said he has thoroughly … Continue reading

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Changes to Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Approved

It looks like the new Sturgeon Bay skatepark, under construction near the west side field, is going to cost a little more than anticipated. Two change orders, totaling just over $37,000, will bump the total cost up to $355,000. The original contract price set by contractor, Dreamland Skateparks, LLC, was $317,500. An executive summary notes that new designs have evolved to eliminate some of the … Continue reading

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Storm Causes Power Outages & Flooding in Northern Door County

It’s going to take a few days before repairs are completed on a number of areas in Door County impacted by the heavy rainfall over the past couple of days. That’s the assessment of Thad Ash, Door County Highway Department Patrol Superintendent, who has seen some of the damage to area roads caused by multiple storms passing through the Door Peninsula. Ash notes that shoulders … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Project Begins Monday in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Tony Depies has announced that work on the Michigan Street leveling project is scheduled to begin at 8AM Monday. The project is expected to be completed in two phases because no traffic will be allowed in the area where work is being completed, including all intersections. The first phase will be from north 4th through 12th Avenue. A detour route will … Continue reading

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Bay Pharmacy Home Medical to Continue Under New Name

While the pharmacy division of Bay Pharmacy has been sold off to CVS Pharmacy, the Home Medical Department will continue to operate, but under a new name. Bay Pharmacy will officially close on Friday, September 12th at 5pm & the Bay Pharmacy Home Medical Equipment Department will close on Saturday, September 13th. On Monday, September 15th, the Home Medical Department opens under a new name, … Continue reading

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