Southern Door Receives Fab Lab Grant


The Southern Door School District has been awarded $25,000 by the State of Wisconsin to build a “fab labs” program. Superintendent Patti Vickman says the “fab lab” will provide students with a hands-on environment for project-based learning and real-life experiences. She says the grant funding is an important step in acquiring the resources needed for the development of science, technology, engineering and math educational experiences … Continue reading

Sevastopol Recall Effort May Not Reach Goal


As the deadline to submit signatures to force a recall of two members of the Sevastopol Board of Education approaches, it appears that the effort will not reach its goal. A group upset with the school board’s handling of an administrator indicated on March 11th that they intended to obtain the signatures needed to set up a recall election for board-members Jay Zahn and Jane … Continue reading

Northern Door Communications Honored as Agent of the Year


Northern Door Communications in Sister Bay received Cellcom’s 2015 “Agent-of-the-Year” award during the firm’s annual agent meeting held last Wednesday in Green Bay. The recognition marks the 14th time in the past 23 years that Cellcom’s only five star agent serving Door County has been honored with this distinction. Located in Sister Bay for over 30 years, Northern Door Communications has been a Cellcom agent … Continue reading

Bridge Inspection Involves More Than Just Damaged Section


Engineers evaluating the Michigan Street Bridge Thursday examined more than just the cross pieces damaged by a backhoe last Friday. Mark Kantola, the Department of Transportation’s Regional Communications Manager, talks about the areas evaluated on the downtown bridge… Kantola was asked how long it will take before a repair plan is developed… Over the years, the cross beams on the Michigan Street Bridge have been … Continue reading

Sevastopol Elementary Principal Resigns


The Sevastopol Board of Education accepted the resignation of Elementary School Principal and Director of Special Education Mary Donaldson during a meeting at the school in Institute Thursday evening. The board action was announced shortly before midnight following a marathon executive session that began shortly after the meeting was called to order at 6:30PM. We’re told much of the time spent behind closed doors was … Continue reading

Weight Limit Lifted on Michigan Street Bridge

michigan street bridge - sturgeon bay

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that weight restrictions on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay have been lifted following an inspection Thursday morning of damage to the 85-year old structure from an incident last week. A 20-ton limit was imposed on the bridge following a vehicle strike to multiple overhead beams. After conducting a thorough inspection, bridge engineers Thursday deemed the span … Continue reading

Marine Restrictions Going into Place for Bridge Project

Bayview Bridge

Marine traffic restrictions related to the Bayview Bridge rehabilitation project in Sturgeon Bay are expected to be in place from Monday, May 2nd through June 30th. During that time, the lift spans on the bridge will be closed and locked in the down position for construction. Boaters will only be allowed under one half of the lift span and will be restricted in height. Operators … Continue reading