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Sturgeon Bay City Administrator Reacts to Waterfront Ruling

Sturgeon Bay City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says the judge’s ruling in the waterfront case is not the outcome he had hoped for, but it is not a deal breaker, either. VanLieshout says, in a sense, Judge Raymond Huber did not totally rule for or against either side… VanLieshout says there’s going to be time to take a step back and re-evaluate the situation… The city … Continue reading

Earlier School Start Date could Harm Tourism Industry

The tourism industry in Door County is perfectly happy with a state statute that requires public schools to start after September 1st. However, proposed legislation in Madison could change the school start status. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR at the Door County Visitor Bureau, says many believe that repealing the current school start date legislation will harm the local tourism economy. Jarosh says … Continue reading

Judge Rules Against Sale of Property for Waterfront Hotel

The City of Sturgeon Bay’s effort to develop property on its west side waterfront was hit with another delay Friday when a judge ruled against the plan to sell a waterfront property to a developer seeking to build a hotel. It had been speculated that a decision might not be available from Waupaca County Circuit Judge Raymond Huber for weeks, if not months, but the … Continue reading

Fish Creek & Ephraim Episode of Around the Corner Screening

A free community screening of the Fish Creek and Ephraim episode of the hit Wisconsin Public Television program, “Around The Corner With John McGivern,” has been scheduled for 7PM on Wednesday, March 8th at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Now in its sixth season, “Around The Corner With John McGivern” explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin’s unique communities. No registration is needed … Continue reading

DCEDC to Seek Funding to Support Grow Door County Initiative

The Door County Economic Development Corporation has announced that it will submit a grant application to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation at the end of February in support of implementation of the “Grow Door County” initiative. If successful, the grant would provide funding for the creation and implementation of a marketing campaign targeting visitors, seasonal and vacation homeowners, and young Wisconsin families, making them aware … Continue reading

Day 1 of Hotel Trial Focuses on Maps and High Water Mark

Testimony taken during the first day of a two-day trial in Door County Circuit Court focused on maps and the high water mark relative to waterfront land in Sturgeon Bay intended for a new hotel. A group calling itself “The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront” brought the legal action against the City of Sturgeon Bay to stop the city from selling the parcel … Continue reading

Lawsuit Over Waterfront Hotel Begins

Two days have been set aside for trial in Door County Circuit Court on a suit challenging the City of Sturgeon Bay’s decision to sell land on the west side waterfront to a developer proposing to build a hotel on the parcel. A group calling itself “The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront” is contending that a portion of the land intended for the … Continue reading