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Annual Shipyard Tour to be May 2nd

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The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay will present its annual Shipyard Tour in the City Saturday, May 2nd, from 9AM to 2PM. For over a century, this vital industry has been critical to Door County’s history and maritime economy. Two facilities, both located on 1st Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, will be participating on that Saturday in May. Bay Shipbuilding, and, Center Pointe Yacht Services, LLC … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay’s Woodside Park Could Get a New Name

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Sturgeon Bay’s Woodside Park could get a name change if the city council agrees Tuesday. The Park and Recreation Committee and Board is recommending that the west side park adjacent to Sawyer School, between Highway 42/57 and Willow Drive, be renamed Woodside Wildflower Preserve during a joint meeting of the two committees in March, Municipal Services Superintendent Bob Bordeau explained that the park had many … Continue reading

Winter Fleet Set to Leave Sturgeon Bay

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The winter fleet in Sturgeon Bay has been quiet of late, but that could change next week as several vessels head out from their mooring areas near Bay Shipbuilding. As many as four ships could make way from Wednesday through Saturday. The tentative departure schedule includes the 1000-foot American Century and Walter J. McCarthy, Junior, the 730-foot Algolake, and, the 740-foot Laurentian. This weekend, the … Continue reading

Former Humane Society Director Accused of 12 Counts

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WDOR News has learned that the former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society is accused of 11 counts of identity theft and one count of theft from a business setting during her time with the local organization. According to a 22-page court complaint, 39-year old Carrie Counihan contended in a police interview that she mistakenly used the Humane Society credit card for personal … Continue reading

Investigation into Misappropriation of Funds at Humane Society

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The Door County Humane Society says it’s board of directors is working cooperatively with the Door County Sheriff’s Department as part of an investigation into the misappropriation of funds by its former Executive Director, Carrie Counihan. According to a news release issued by the Humane Society Friday, board members discovered the financial problems a few days after Counihan was asked to leave her position. At … Continue reading

West Side Development in Accordance With High Water Mark

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Posts on social media indicating that the City of Sturgeon Bay did not do due diligence regarding the ordinary high water mark and public trust issues related to a proposed west side waterfront hotel prompted a news conference at city hall Thursday morning. City Attorney Randy Nesbitt acknowledged that attorneys Frank Kowalkowski and James Kalny had sent a letter to the city suggesting that the … Continue reading

Door County School Board and Town and Village Races

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School Board Five individuals, including three school board-members will vie for three seats on the Southern Door Board of Education in the spring election. Board President Chuck Bretl and incumbents Polly Alberts and Ken Warren will be joined on the ballot by Tammy Sternard and Kim Nowikowski. Two of the seats will feature three year terms and the other position will be for one year. … Continue reading