Desh To Step Down


Like the ship’s captain he once was, Bob Desh has guided the Door County Maritime Museum through uncharted waters the past half a dozen years. However, the museum’s executive director has decided it’s time to turn the day-to-day duties of running the organization over to someone else and become a member of the crew. In a letter to museum members, Desh said he has thoroughly … Continue reading

Changes to Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Approved


It looks like the new Sturgeon Bay skatepark, under construction near the west side field, is going to cost a little more than anticipated. Two change orders, totaling just over $37,000, will bump the total cost up to $355,000. The original contract price set by contractor, Dreamland Skateparks, LLC, was $317,500. An executive summary notes that new designs have evolved to eliminate some of the … Continue reading

Storm Causes Power Outages & Flooding in Northern Door County


It’s going to take a few days before repairs are completed on a number of areas in Door County impacted by the heavy rainfall over the past couple of days. That’s the assessment of Thad Ash, Door County Highway Department Patrol Superintendent, who has seen some of the damage to area roads caused by multiple storms passing through the Door Peninsula. Ash notes that shoulders … Continue reading

Michigan Street Project Begins Monday in Sturgeon Bay


Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Tony Depies has announced that work on the Michigan Street leveling project is scheduled to begin at 8AM Monday. The project is expected to be completed in two phases because no traffic will be allowed in the area where work is being completed, including all intersections. The first phase will be from north 4th through 12th Avenue. A detour route will … Continue reading

Bay Pharmacy Home Medical to Continue Under New Name


While the pharmacy division of Bay Pharmacy has been sold off to CVS Pharmacy, the Home Medical Department will continue to operate, but under a new name. Bay Pharmacy will officially close on Friday, September 12th at 5pm & the Bay Pharmacy Home Medical Equipment Department will close on Saturday, September 13th. On Monday, September 15th, the Home Medical Department opens under a new name, … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Police Warn Residents of Phone Scams

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The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is asking residents who are interested in donating to causes supported by law enforcement to make the donation locally and not to a group calling itself “The Police Protective Fund.” A citizen who received a call from the fundraising group contacted city police late last week. He was told the call was a scam using a legitimate phone number from … Continue reading

Handicap Parking Space to be Installed on Madison Avenue


At the request of Mayor Thad Birmingham, the Sturgeon Bay City Council agreed Tuesday to install a handicap parking space on Madison Avenue. Mayor Birmingham noted that a resident requested the parking space after hearing from a disabled visitor who could not find such a spot in the west side business district. The mayor acknowledged that the plan is to upgrade Oak Street and possibly … Continue reading