PATH Fundraiser Saturday


The Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay will serve as headquarters for a benefit Saturday from 3PM to 7PM, to support PATH, an organization promoting access for help for families with special needs children. Brenda Olson explains why PATH was established in Door County… Sturgeon Bay firefighters are working closely with the support group to put on the fundraiser. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says, … Continue reading

Reactions to Plan Commission Approval of Hotel Proposal


While some in the crowd at the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission meeting were angry with the plan commission’s decision on the waterfront hotel, others expressed disappointment. Kathleen Finnerty has lived in Sturgeon Bay for 20 years and has participated in the debate over a variety of issues during that time. She told WDOR News that many valid points had been discounted, such as the information … Continue reading

Plan Commission Votes To Send Hotel Proposal to City Council


There were boos and cries of ‘shame” and “shame on you” Wednesday evening after the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission voted three to two to send the matter of a planned unit development for a West side waterfront hotel on to the city council for consideration. The large crowd that turned out for the meeting in the fire department truck bay was almost exclusively against the … Continue reading

Community Plaground to be Built in New YMCA Park


A new community playground will be built early this summer directly north of the Sturgeon Bay YMCA program center in the Y’s Peterson Park. The Door County YMCA will partner with Kaboom, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Planning for the playground will begin in the … Continue reading

SBPD Switching from Sedans to SUVs

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The Sturgeon Bay Police Department now has four Ford sport utility vehicles in its fleet, reflecting a trend away from sedans as police cruisers. Captain Dan Brinkman says space, comfort, load capacity and safety are four reasons why the department is going with the SUVs. Captain Brinkman says another capability was a consideration when planning was being done… Brinkman says the amount of gear the … Continue reading

Plan Commission to Consider Hotel Proposal Wednesday Night


Another meeting of the Sturgeon Bay city plan commission featuring consideration of a proposed hotel on the city’s west side waterfront is set for Wednesday at 7PM in the truck bay at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department. The planned unit development proposed by developer Bob Papke, if built, would be located at 92 East Maple Street, at the former Door County Cooperative property. The last … Continue reading

One Lane of Bayview Bridge Closed for Inspection Wednesday

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The Door County Highway Department has announced that one lane of traffic on the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to traffic Wednesday for a bridge inspection. Work on the by-pass bridge is scheduled to run from 8AM until 2:30PM, with traffic control provided by the Door County Highway Department. If it’s possible, the span will be opened up to traffic during the … Continue reading