Ice Carvers Needed for Fire & Ice


If you think you can turn a block of ice into something that doesn’t look like a block of ice, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center would like to hear from you. The local tourism agency is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice and snow carvers for the annual Fire and Ice event set for Saturday, February 14th throughout the city. Ribbons and cash ranging from … Continue reading

Plan Commission Votes to Seek More Input on Waterfront Plan


The Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission essentially decided not to decide the question of zoning for a hotel development on the former Door County Cooperative property during its special meeting Wednesday evening at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium. Instead, on a three to two vote, with committee chairman Danny Wiegand casting the tie-breaking vote, the commission opted to seek public input by way of … Continue reading

Boat, Motor & Trailer Stolen from Jacksonport Storage Facility


A 16-foot boat, the property of a Winnetka, Illnois man, was reported stolen from a storage facility in the Jacksonport area, either in late November or earlier this month. The facility’s caretaker noticed that the lock was gone at the man’s storage unit and so was the boat and trailer. The owner was contacted and he told the investigating officer that the boat was a … Continue reading

Plan Commission Meeting on Hotel Tonight


In order to accommodate an anticipated large turnout, the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission will hold its special meeting tonight in the high school auditorium. Beginning at 7:45PM, the committee will consider a proposed planned unit development for a hotel located on the former Door County Cooperative property at 92 East Maple Street. It’s previous meeting at city hall had to be called off because there … Continue reading

Plan for New Ambulance Station Moves Forward


The Door County Board has set in motion the process that will lead to a new central ambulance station in Sturgeon Bay. The current facility at 319 South 18th Avenue, adjacent to Ministry Door County Medical Center, is more than two decades old and has been deemed inadequate to meet the current and future needs of the Emergency Services Department. Supervisors previously appropriated a million … Continue reading

House Fire Thursday Evening in Sturgeon Bay


The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was paged out shortly after 5PM to what was referred to as a structure fire at 1661 Michigan Street. Eight units and 28 firefighters responded to the call. The first crew on scene determined that the fire was on the second floor of the home, at the top of the stairway. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says there was so much … Continue reading

Grandparents Scam Averted


A cooperative effort involving a local pharmacy, the office of the Door County Court Commissioner and the Door County Sheriff’s Department saved a area resident from becoming a victim of the “grandparents scam” Thursday. Court Commissioner Jennifer Moeller told WDOR News that the man had received an emergency plea from a caller claiming to be his grandchild. He was told his relative had been in … Continue reading