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Maritime Museum Asks for Extension for Tower Project

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The Door County Maritime Museum is asking for a little more time to raise funds in order to build a 110-foot observation tower at its location on Sturgeon Bay’s West side waterfront. In a letter to the city’s Community Development Director, Marty Olejniczak, Museum Executive Director Rick O’Farrell noted that the current planned unit development related to the “reaching new heights tower project” is scheduled … Continue reading

Hougaard to Fill Vacant Seat on Sturgeon Bay School Board

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After conducting interviews with three candidates on Thursday, the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education selected Chad Hougaard to fill an open position on the nine-person committee. Hougaard is a Sergeant with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. He replaces Doctor Joel Kitchens who resigned the position after 15 years as school board president. Hougaard is expected to be sworn in at the next meeting of the … Continue reading

Door County Snowmobile Trails Update

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The Northern Section of the Door County Snowmobile Trail system has been upgraded to fair condition.  The trails in Peninsula State Park are said to be in good condition.  The Northern Section is basically from Egg Harbor to Baileys Harbor- North to Gills Rock.  All of the Northern trails have been groomed. The Southeast Section is open but listed in poor condition.  This is from … Continue reading

Bay Shipbuilding Seeks Grant Funding for Improvement Project

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The Door County Economic Development Corporation has added its support to a grant application submitted by Bay Shipbuilding. The local firm is seeking continued funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the second phase of a three phase project that will improve the ship docking capacity at the south yard of the Sturgeon Bay ship builder. The second phase includes new dock wall along … Continue reading

Four Candidates for Open Sturgeon Bay School Board Seat

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Four individuals have expressed interest in replacing Doctor Joel Kitchens on the Sturgeon Bay Board of Education. The deadline to apply was Monday afternoon. Kitchens, who was school board president for 15 years, resigned after he was elected to the state assembly. The board of education will meet on Thursday to interview each of the candidates from 5PM to 7PM. Based on the interviews, an … Continue reading

County Board Discusses Search for New Administrator

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The process for finding a new Door County Administrator was discussed during the meeting of the Door County Board Tuesday. The position opened up when Maureen Murphy left in November after two years on the job. In the meantime, Door County Corporation Counsel Grant Thomas is acting as interim administrator, a position he agreed to take on for the second time last year. Charlie Carlson … Continue reading

Pinkert Law Firm Drops Defamation Lawsuit

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The Pinkert Law Firm and attorneys Jim Smith and Randy Nesbitt have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit for defamation against Carri Andersson of Sturgeon Bay. According to a news release issued by the Sturgeon Bay law firm, the principals continue to believe that statements made by Andersson related to the proposed waterfront hotel were false and defamatory, but it was decided to withdraw the lawsuit in … Continue reading