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Michigan Street Bridge Will Be Closed for Repairs Next Week

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Folks who use the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will have to find another route to travel for several days next week. The Department of Transportation says the more than 80-year old span will be closed on December 4th as part of a continuing project to repair bridge beams damaged in a couple of vehicle strikes. Work crews are expected to heat straighten seven … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Utilities Providing Lead Testing Program

Sturgeon Bay Utilities is informing some city residents about concerns related to elevated levels of lead in drinking water for some homes or buildings. A couple of thousand homes built before the mid-1940’s could be affected. The local utility says prolonged exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women or young children. That’s why the utility is working with Pace Analytical … Continue reading

New Partner for Door County Canine Unit

When a police dog doesn’t get along with its handler, it’s probably time to get a new dog. Deputy Matt Tassoul of the Door County Sheriff’s Department has returned from canine unit training with a new partner, “Odinn.” His former dog, a German Shepherd, was known to snap and snarl and attempt to take a bite out of the deputy. He and “Odinn” have a … Continue reading

SBFD Responds to Grass Fire Tuesday Afternoon

Area firefighters will tell you that grass fires can happen at any time of the year. A crew from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department dealt with that fact Tuesday afternoon. At 3:57, a grass fire was reported in a field off of South Shiloh Road, in the Town of Sturgeon Bay. The page indicated that the fire, driven by gusty winds, was threatening a barn … Continue reading

Third Option Emerging for Grain Elevator

For the time being, the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront won’t be torn down, but the plan is not to leave it in its current state either. Instead, the city council Tuesday afternoon decided to consider a third option. Alderman David Ward, who made the motion, says the recommendation was to demolish the structure, but he offered another solution… Earlier in … Continue reading

High School Home Construction Project Teaching Construction Skills

Slowly, but surely, a four bedroom home is going up in Sturgeon Bay, the product of 11 high school students and their advisors. The construction of the home, at 344 North 19th Avenue, is symbolic of the resurrection of the high school home construction project funded by the Door County Economic Development Corporation. Eleven Door County high school students are in the process of erecting … Continue reading

Senior Center Project Nearing Completion

Judging from its exterior, the makeover of the old highway shop off North 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay is moving along at a good clip and it won’t be long before the Door County Senior Center, the ADRC and the central ambulance garage will be operating out of the upgraded facility. County Administrator Ken Pabich says the multi-million dollar project is working out very well… … Continue reading