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Maritime Museum in Gills Rock Will be Open This Weekend

The Door County Maritime Museum’s Gills Rock facility opens Friday for the Memorial Day weekend under the guidance of new Site Manager Kirsten Linder. The museum traces the area’s commercial fishing industry and features a shipwreck and a scuba diving exhibit including artifacts brought up from the bottom of Lake Michigan. It boasts the wooden fishing tug Hope, built in 1930 and a replica net … Continue reading

Renovation of Old Door County Highway Shop Ahead of Schedule

There was a cool breeze and a hint of rain in the air, but 16 members of the Door County Board participated in a traditional ground-breaking ceremony at the former highway department garage on north 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The multi-million dollar makeover is expected to transform the facility into the new home for the Emergency Services, the Aging and Disability Resource Center and … Continue reading

Mail Carrier Food Drive Collects 26,000 Pounds of Food in Door County

The results are in and this year’s Door County mail carrier food drive has been proclaimed a huge success. Darrel Lecloux said the carriers collected about 13 tons of food for the less fortunate. This was the 25th annual event, called “Stamp Out Hunger,” and was held across the nation this past Saturday. Sturgeon Bay mail carriers collected more than 16,000 pounds of food to … Continue reading

Catarozoli Questions Committee Appointments

Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham announced his appointments to an ad hoc committee on funding for local streets and infrastructure at the common council meeting Tuesday afternoon. The committee will be led by Alderman David Ward, along with citizen members Matt Nichols, Dina Boettcher, Mike Gilson, Todd Wilson, Pat Blizel, James Schneider, and Tony Smith. 1st District Council Member Kelly Catarozoli objected to the mostly … Continue reading

New Welcome Signs Being Installed in Kewaunee county

Drivers will be greeted by new “Welcome to Kewaunee County” signs when they enter on Highways 29, 54, and 42. The signs replace ones that were erected decades ago, and feature a new design featuring blue waves, and the slogan “The Good Life on a Great Lake.” Kewaunee County Tourism Coordinator Jennifer Schneider says it is part of a plan to continue promoting the county. … Continue reading

Michigan Street Bridge Closures This Week

The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed for parts of three days this week. The Department of Transportation says the daily closures, from 7AM TO 4PM, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday(5/15 – 5/17) are needed for washing, an annual inspection and touch-up painting associated with repair work completed over the winter. Motorists are directed to use the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge while the Michigan … Continue reading

DCHS Raises $46,000 in First Week of Challenge

The Door County Humane Society raised close to $46,000 during the first week of its participation in the national “Saving Pets Challenge.” The challenge consists of hundreds of animal welfare organizations competing to see who can raise the most money for their cause in 30 days. The local organization was in the running for a $3,000 bonus that went to the the top fundraiser the … Continue reading