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SBFD to Fill the Boot for MDA


Members of the Sturgeon Bay Professional Firefighters Local 2682 will be in downtown Sturgeon Bay Saturday, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Saturday “Fill the Boot” event is the first of three fundraising efforts that are planned for Saturdays during the next three months. Murphy Maes, MDA Fundraising Coordinator, says the nationwide campaign supports the organization’s mission to find treatments and cures for … Continue reading

Five Express Interest In 3rd District Seat on SB City Council


Five people have expressed interest for the 3rd District Aldermanic seat on the Sturgeon Bay Common Council, most recently was held by Ed Ireland. Health issues are forcing Ireland to retire ten months before the end of his term. There’s still time for district residents to drop off a letter of interest at City Clerk Stephanie Reinhardt’s office at city hall, but the deadline is … Continue reading

School Board Interviews Sevastopol Elementary Principal Candidates


The Sevastopol Board of Education has allotted two days for interviews with candidates for the elementary principal and director of special education position. The closed door session will be held at the district office Thursday, beginning at 11:30AM. The second round of interviews will begin on Friday morning at 8:30AM. Again, the executive session will be held in the district office. The position has been … Continue reading

New Air Packs Bring Uniformity & Cost Savings to SBFD


Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman is very happy the city council approved his request for a large expenditure to purchase 40 replacement air packs for department members. Not only will the investment of $191,596 save the city about $90,000 in replacement costs between now and 2022, but it will provide uniformity in the self contained breathing apparatus used. Dietman explains why having different “air … Continue reading

Algoma Marina Reopened Sunday


Algoma Mayor Wayne Schmidt has released a statement late Sunday morning that the Algoma Marina is now open. All operations for launching and docking are back to normal. Any questions or concerns, please contact Algoma City Hall at (920) 487-5203. The Algoma Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a fire at the Algoma Marina just before midnight Wednesday. Fire crews quickly determined that … Continue reading

Sunshine House Sledgehammering Toward Sunshine Cottage


The Sunshine House in Sturgeon Bay set in motion its life enrichment service called, “The Sunflower Cottage,” with a special program Tuesday morning. Rather than having a traditional kickoff to the multi-phase remodeling effort, the organization opted to have a “sledgehammer ceremony” where volunteers took turns knocking down a wall. You can hear them working while Sunshine House Executive Director Cindy Weber talked about the … Continue reading

SBFD Purchasing New Air Packs


Sturgeon Bay firefighters will be receiving new state of the art air packs as a result of city council action Tuesday. The council agreed to accept the quote from Paul Conway Shields in the amount of $202,394, less a grant of $10,798, for 40 self-contained breathing apparatus units and associated equipment. When the grant is deducted, the city’s cost is $191,596. Fire Chief Tim Dietman … Continue reading