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Hotel Developer’s Claim Denied by City Council

After discussing the matter in closed session, the Sturgeon Bay City Council voted to deny a claim filed by developer Bob Papke in connection with a proposed hotel on the city’s west side waterfront. The property, which has been embroiled in a dispute between a friends group, the city and its Waterfront Redevelopment Authority, has already been the subject of two court cases and is … Continue reading

Algoma Wins $25,000 Culture of Health Prize

Algoma has been recognized as one of eight winners of the 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The national recognition comes with a $25,000 cash prize and recognizes the community for pursuing innovative ideas and bringing partners together to rally around a shared vision of health. The Algoma School District was recognized for inspiring youth to be a driving force behind a … Continue reading

Public Invited to Review New Eagle Tower Concepts

The public will have an opportunity to review concepts for a new Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park at a public meeting Thursday, September 28th, from 5-7PM, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The state park closed the tower in May of 2015 because of significant concerns over its structural integrity. The 70 foot observation tower was deconstructed in September of last year. Current plans are … Continue reading

Door County Part of Targeted Sex Trafficking Stings

The Wisconsin Attorney General Thursday announced that more than two dozen individuals had been arrested in July & August in stings directed at sex traffickers, “Johns,” & child abusers. Door County was part of the multi-agency operation. Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin says the operation targeted individuals trying to sexually exploit children or solicit adult prostitutes. Nordin says it became obvious early on that … Continue reading

Harvest Fest in Sturgeon Bay Saturday

The annual Harvest Festival in downtown Sturgeon Bay Saturday pays tribute to the fall season with fun events throughout the day. During a recent visit to WDOR, Paige Funkhouser of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center talked about some of the day’s activities… New this year, “Chalk the Bay” where chalk art will be created at two locations. Funkhouser says artists Craig and Jamie Rogers will … Continue reading

Deadline for Written Comments on Sturgeon Bay Waterfront

While the Department of Natural Resources sifts through information related to the Sturgeon Bay public waterfront, written comments are still being accepted, but the deadline is Friday. The state agency took testimony at a declaratory hearing held September 6th at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The DNR contingent, headed up by Dan Helsel of Black River Falls, spent close to four hours listening to comments on … Continue reading

ARTrageous Fundraiser for Women’s Fund of Door County

Dozens of women artists from Door County have produced art work that will be sold as part of the annual ARTrageous fundraiser. Jane Stevenson explains the premise of the event on Saturday, September 23rd, that benefits the Women’s Fund of Door County… Stevenson says 53 artists have submitted artwork for the event which will be held in a beautiful setting… Admission to ARTrageous is free, … Continue reading