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Portion of 14th Avenue Closed Next Week in Sturgeon Bay

A portion of north 14th Avenue in front of the former highway department shop in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to through traffic next week due to the installation of new sanitary and water services. City Engineer Chad Shefchik says the contractor working at the site of the soon-to-be senior center and ambulance headquarters is planning to start Monday morning and is hoping to finish … Continue reading

Police Say Missing Teen May be in Milwaukee

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department says the cell phone of a missing Sturgeon Bay teenager has been tracked to the Milwaukee area. On Wednesday, Captain Dan Brinkman told WDOR News that 17-year old Louis Jefferson Amelinckx had been missing since Monday. After the disappearance was reported to city police, an investigation was able to track him from Sturgeon Bay to Green Bay to Oshkosh. Late … Continue reading

Waterfront Hotel Developer Says Construction Will be Delayed

The developer of a proposed west side waterfront hotel in Sturgeon Bay says the inability to reach a consensus during a mediation process conducted by State Representative Joel Kitchens means no work will be done on the site for this year. Bob Papke told WDOR News that there is no truth to the rumor that he has pulled out of the effort to build the … Continue reading

Door County Crime Prevention Foundation Launched

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has launched a crime prevention foundation to promote innovative programs and equipment that will enhance efforts by county law enforcement to establish crime prevention strategies and strengthen community relationships. An independent board of advisors will oversee the crime prevention foundation, acting on project ideas submitted by the sheriff’s department. Among the list of possible recipients of funding from the foundation … Continue reading

SBPD Searching for Missing Sturgeon Bay Teen

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is concerned about the whereabouts and safety of a local teenager, missing since Monday. Captain Dan Brinkman says 17-year old Louis Amelinckx of Sturgeon Bay told his mother early Monday that he was going for a walk… Captain Brinkman says two “persons of interest” have been questioned about the first leg of the teen’s journey… Over the past few days, … Continue reading

Lasee Discusses Sturgeon Bay Waterfront

State Senator Frank Lasee says he has taken no action to set in motion legislation in Madison that could clarify how filled-in waterfront property should be considered in the future. The status of the high water mark on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront was the crux of a lawsuit brought by a group opposed to a proposed hotel. In answer to a caller’s question, Lasee … Continue reading

SBPD Reminding Drivers of New Disabled Parking Spot on 3rd Ave

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is reminding residents and visitors that a new disabled parking stall has been added on Michigan Street downtown, just before north Third Avenue. The parking spot is the last one before the crosswalk and the required signage is on the nearby lamp post. Recently, officers have seen increased use of the stall by unauthorized drivers, resulting in the issuance of … Continue reading