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Grain Elevator Closed Due to Health Concerns

The old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has been closed by order of Fire Chief Tim Dietman. On May 26th, Dietman issued a notice of emergency action for what is known as “the granary” at 92 east Maple Street. After inspecting the building, Chief Dietman determined that it contains “respiratory and human health hazardous substances which render it unsafe for human habitation … Continue reading

Recreational Plan Being Developed for John Miles County Park

As part of the effort to develop a recreational plan for John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay, the Door County Land Use Services and Parks Departments will be holding open house meetings on three days in June. Becky Kerwin says the sessions on Tuesday, June 13th, Friday, June 16th, and Wednesday, June 21st will take place in the Junior Fair Building at the park … Continue reading

Vandertie Will be New Elementary Principal at Southern Door

Former Southern Door teacher Cory Vandertie is returning to the place where he began his career in education, this time as the district’s elementary principal. Vandertie replaces Laurie Connell who retired at the end of the current school year. For the past five years, he has served as an administrator in the Green Bay school district. Prior to becoming an administrator, Vandertie spent 13 years … Continue reading

Kayaker Rescued by Boater Near Egg Harbor

A good samaritan helped a kayaker get out of the frigid waters of the Bay of Green Bay, about 300 yards off Frank Murphy Park near Egg Harbor, Monday afternoon. The call came in at about 4:15PM that the kayaker had tipped over several times and was heard calling for help. The man onshore took his 40-foot boat to the spot where the kayaker was … Continue reading

Shoreland Zoning Presentation in Sister Bay Wednesday

A public overview of the new Door County shoreland zoning ordinances will be presented at 7PM Wednesday at the Sister Bay Fire Station. Mariah Goode, Door County Planning Department Director, will be on hand to provide background information related to state acts 170 and 55. Goode will also comment on developing changes being handed down by the state. As part of the discussion, she will … Continue reading

Governor Walker Visits Sevastopol School

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visited Sevastopol School in Institute Tuesday, responding to a letter from the district’s Destination Imagination program requesting the visit. During his time at the school, the governor saw two DI skits and a puppet show and took part in a discussion featuring a peer leader group and Sevastopol’s valedictorians. Walker also presented the district with a certificate recognizing its track record … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Quarterly Conference Held in Door County

The law enforcement presence in Door County last week grew by several dozen and those responsible for the increase are proud of the state of affairs. Sheriffs from across the State of Wisconsin attended one of their quarterly conferences, Tuesday through Thursday, at the Landmark Resort near Egg Harbor. Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle, who hosted the event, says it was an unqualified success… Delarwelle … Continue reading