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Council to Decide on Herbicide Use for Sawyer Park Project


If phase three of the Sawyer Park landscaping project is completed without the use of a “roundup” type herbicide, the project costs will increase by an additional $3,316 dollars. Council-member Kelly Catarozoli asked that the use of the herbicide be eliminated from the project to prepare beds for planting. The city’s contractor, Sunnypoint Landscaping, has indicated that using a weed barrier and a thick layer … Continue reading

Hougaard Serving Community in Multiple Ways

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By the very nature of their job description, law enforcement officers are involved in public service work, but Sturgeon Bay Sergeant Chad Hougaard has taken it one step further. Hougaard was recently appointed to the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education, filling out the remainder of Doctor Joel Kitchens term. Kitchens resigned after being elected to the state assembly. Hougaard has completed close to 20 years … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Compost Site To Close Temporarily


The Sturgeon Bay Street Department says the city’s compost site on Division Road will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2nd & 3rd. A contractor will be on site grinding brush into mulch and, has been the case in the past, the site will be off limits for safety reasons. Municipal Services Director Bob Bordeau apologizes ahead of time for any inconvenience. Any questions … Continue reading

Healthy Water Door County Launched


The newest fund of the Door County Community Foundation was launched Thursday and will soon be rolling out a free well-testing program for Door County residents. “Healthy Water Door County” a fund of the foundation based in Sturgeon Bay, was created because Door County’s unique geography makes the water system vulnerable. The new fund has awarded a grant to the Environmental Research and Innovation Center … Continue reading

Memorial Day Observed In Sturgeon Bay


The truck bay of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department served as an auditorium for the Memorial Day observance in Sturgeon Bay Monday. A large crowd turned out for the ceremony which including the reading of the names of the county residents who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country, from the Civil War to the present. Scott McFarlane, County Veterans Service Officer, served as master … Continue reading

Boys and Girls Club of Door County Wins Award


For the second consecutive year, the Boys and Girls Club of Door County received the “Honor Award for Overall Program Excellence” at the recent national conference of the Boys and Girls Club of America held in Chicago. With the recognition comes a $5,000 award from the Metlife Foundation. The “Honor Award for Overall Program Excellence” is presented to a club that has conducted the best … Continue reading

Manitowoc Man Dies After Kewaunee County Crash


A 61 year old Manitowoc man has been pronounced dead after an accident Friday morning. The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call of a one vehicle crash at 7:56AM on Highway 42, north of County J, in the Town of Carlton. Investigators determined that the man, driving a black Jeep Grand Cherokee had been northbound on 42 when he crossed the centerline, left … Continue reading