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Sturgeon Bay Council Approves Budget


Members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council took very little time to approve a budget and tax levy for 2016 during a special meeting at city hall Tuesday afternoon. The session began with a public hearing on the nearly $13.5 million dollar budget, but no one stepped forward to comment. Since council-members are very familiar with the elements of the budget and its tax levy, … Continue reading

Sunshine House Expanding Services


The Sunshine House is embarking on an effort to expand its services in the area of adult day care by dedicating space in its facility off Yew Street on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. The expansion is expected to include support for those with alzheimer’s, dementia, parkinson’s, arthritis, stroke-related memory loss, cognitive impairment, the medically frail and seniors in general who are looking for … Continue reading

Northern Sky Completes Land Purchase for New Operations Center


The Northern Sky Theater announced that it has completed the purchase of a 17-acre parcel of land on the southeast corner of County Roads A and F in Fish Creek where the plan is to build a rehearsal and operations center. The purchase was made possible by way of a generous capital campaign gift from Michael J. and Marge McCoy. Mike McCoy is a Northern … Continue reading

SBVC Polling Members on Possible Street Closures


The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is calling on its membership to take an online survey to provide input on the request of Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding to close down portions of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street. Bay Ship is considering the purchase of the former Palmer Johnson Yachts facilities as part of an expansion plan for its operation off 1st Avenue. SBVC members have been emailed instructions … Continue reading

Defense Requests More Time in Counihan Case


Another status hearing in the case of Carrie Counihan, the former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society, who is charged with multiple felony counts of theft from a business setting and identity theft, was held in Door County Circuit Court this week. The 39-year old Door County woman is accused of bilking the organization and its animal shelter of more than $23,000 over … Continue reading

Council Votes to Keep Dogs Out of Parks


Dogs will not be allowed in Sturgeon Bay city parks after all, at least not for the time being. On a vote of four to three, the second reading of an ordinance change allowing dogs in all city parks was defeated. A first reading had been approved on a four to three vote at a previous meeting. During discussion on the matter, Alderman Rich Wiesner … Continue reading

Coats For Kids Collection Underway


The Coats for Kids program is now underway in Door County, offering free coats for young children. Please drop used kid-sized winter coats at Tip Top or DeJardin Cleaners. They will clean them at no charge. If you wish to donate new coats, hats, mittens or snowpants, please bring them to the donation entrance at Feed My People, 204 North 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay … Continue reading