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Group Has Raised $150,000 to Save Grain Elevator

A group that wants to save the 116-year old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront says it has the funding in hand to pay for stabilizing the structure which is currently under a demolition order issued by Fire Chief Tim Dietman. As reported this week, Chief Dietman believes the structure is unstable and could collapse. He has given the city 30 days to … Continue reading

Pilot Error Leads to Belly Landing at Ephraim Gibraltar Airport

It was a routine landing except for one thing, the pilot forgot to put down landing gear as his aircraft was landing at the Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport Thursday afternoon. Luckily, no one was injured when the Cessna 182 airplane skidded across the runway at about 4:18PM. The plane, carrying four passengers, had flown from Madison to Washington Island without incident and was landing in Ephraim as … Continue reading

City Determining Next Steps After Order to Raze Granary

Sturgeon Bay City Administrator Josh VanLieshout said he had no doubt that the city council would be brought into discussion over the future of the old granary… The city council has already gone on record indicating that the grain elevator should be torn down if no one came forward with a plan on how it could be rehabilitated. VanLieshout said, as things stand now, the … Continue reading

Decision to Order Demolition of Granary Based on Public Safety

During a news conference at city hall Thursday, Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman read from a news release outlining the reasons why he made the decision to order the demolition of the old grain elevator. Dietman said he based his order on the building’s dilapidated condition and its location relative to other buildings, persons or property… The fire chief also ordered the fenced area … Continue reading

Fire Chief Says Grain Elevator Should be Torn Down

The old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront should be torn down. That’s the assessment of city Fire Chief Tim Dietman who signed an order to that effect on Tuesday. In a letter to Mayor Thad Birmingham, Dietman said he responded to complaints that the so-called granary building was possibly moving and the metal siding on its south side was bulging. The fire … Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Power Outage Caused by Downed Tree

A tree that toppled over and landed on wires near the Cherry Hills Golf Course, in the Town of Sevastopol, caused a power outage and knocked WDOR FM off the air for about an hour and a half Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 1PM, the tree fell, causing the disruption in electrical service. A crew was dispatched and they had electricity restored by about 2:20PM. It … Continue reading

Eleven Tons of Electronics Recycled at SBU Event

As part of its involvement in Public Power Week earlier this month, Sturgeon Bay Public Utilities held a recycling event on October 4th. During the day, customers dropped off 22,000 pounds of electronics, batteries and lightbulbs. The local utility worked with Norsec and Lamp Recyclers to ensure that the items were recycled responsibly. Occurring annually during the first week in October, Public Power Week is … Continue reading