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Southern Door Senior is Published Author

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There probably isn’t a person who hasn’t thought about writing a book some day. Most never get beyond the dreaming stage. Austin Claflin is one up on the majority of us. The 18-year old senior at Southern Door High School is already a published author. Claflin’s first effort “Rebel & Roman” was released about a month ago. The historical novel tells the story about two … Continue reading

DCEDC Names Frostman as New Executive Director

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The Door County Economic Development Corporation will soon have a new leader at the helm in Sturgeon Bay. The organization’s board of directors has announced the selection of Caleb Frostman to replace founding Executive Director Bill Chaudoir, who retires next month after more than 27 years on the job. A 31-year old native of Green Bay, Frostman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin/Madison … Continue reading

SBFD to Get New Aerial Fire Truck

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The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was given the go-ahead to acquire a new aerial truck during the Tuesday meeting of the city council. The vehicle will be purchased from Ferrara Fire Apparatus of Holden, Louisiana at a cost not to exceed $960,000. The vehicle replaces the 1987 Pierce 105 foot aerial acquired in 1987. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the new aerial will benefit the … Continue reading

Door County Budget Approved

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Door County has a new budget for 2017. County board supervisors Tuesday approved the $83.6 million budget which features revenues of just under $55,317,000 and a tax levy of $28,311,758. The tax rate, for county purposes, is $4.06 per $1,000 of equalized valuation. County Administrator Ken Pabich says the budget approved is designed to meet all of the county’s needs in the coming year… The … Continue reading

City of Sturgeon Bay Supports “Just Fix it WI” Initiative

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The Sturgeon Bay City Council went on record in support of the statewide initiative of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities urging the governor and state legislature to agree upon a sustainable solution that will meet the state’s transportation needs. Referred to as #justfixitwi the resolution calls for a funding solution that includes using a reasonable level of bonding and adjusted user fees. During the council … Continue reading

Christmas by the Bay in Sturgeon Bay

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The annual “Christmas by the Bay” holiday celebration is set for this weekend in Sturgeon Bay. Paige Funkhouser of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says the event features three days of family activities, beginning Friday evening… Funkhouser told WDOR’s Eddy Allen that Saturday will be a busy day. One of the highlights the big parade at 10AM… “Christmas by the Bay” brochures are available throughout … Continue reading

Bayview Bridge Maintenance Wednesday & Thursday

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Maintenance crews will be working on the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 9AM to 3PM. Motorists may encounter flagging operations in the southbound lanes of Highway 42/57 during the maintenance project. All maintenance operations are weather dependent. Drivers are urged to slow down and be mindful of workers in close proximity to the highway.