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Plane Lands Safely in Sturgeon Bay After Landing Gear Problem

Emergency crews had a few tense moments at the Cherryland Airport near Sturgeon Bay Saturday morning after receiving a report that an aircraft on the way to the landing strip was experiencing problems. Luckily, the plane landed without incident. The initial call, shortly before noon, indicated that there was a fire aboard the aircraft, a Mooney M-25-R. Later, it was learned that the problem was … Continue reading

Test Period Continues for Remote Bridge Operation in Sturgeon Bay

Another element of the process to permanently have remote control operation of Sturgeon Bay’s three bridges was checked off the list after an informational open house was held last week. Mark Kantola of the Department of Transportation says the US Coast Guard will continue to solicit feedback on the idea for some time to come… Kantola says the Coast Guard has several options to consider … Continue reading

Maritime Week Underway in Sturgeon Bay

The annual Maritime Week celebration began on Saturday with a picnic for US Coast Guard personnel and their families at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. On Sunday, the Adopt-a-Soldier breakfast and fundraiser was held at the Sturgeon Bay fire station and Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park. Mary Stephenson of the Door County Maritime Museum says the Harmony By the Bay concert Wednesday evening at Martin Park … Continue reading

Deadline for Fairgrounds Survey is Monday

The effort to develop a plan for the current and future use of John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay continues, but the deadline to weigh in on the information gathering process is Monday, according to Becky Kerwin of the Door County Land Use Services Department… Kerwin says the hope is that the process can be completed by the end of the year… The survey … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Utilities Adding More Renewable Power Sources

A recent agreement between WPPI Energy and the firm Invenergy means customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities will soon receive even more of their electricity from cost-effective renewable energy. Under the agreement, Wisconsin Public Power Incorporated Energy will purchase the output from Invenergy’s 132-megawatt Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center. The complex, which will be constructed in Henry County, Illinois, is expected to begin commercial operation … Continue reading

Waterfront Resolution Likely Up to DNR

It’s back to square one in the effort to reach a settlement in the impasse over a segment of Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. Despite the fact that the city council, on a four to three vote, approved the settlement agreement with a friends group that sued the city over the placement of ordinary high water mark, the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority’s decision to reject the … Continue reading

Dead Crow Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Door County

The Door County Public Health Department reports that a dead crow found in the county on July 26th has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It’s the first bird that tested positive for the virus in Door County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began in May. West Nile Virus is spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an … Continue reading