Door County YMCA Receives Grant from Women’s Fund


The Door County YMCA has been awarded an $800 grant to support young women participating in the 2014/2015 Youth in Government program. The funding comes from the Women’s Fund of Door County. Guided by teachers and volunteers, Youth in Government educates students about the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government, encourages lifelong responsible citizenship, and, gives teens the opportunity to learn firsthand about the … Continue reading

Investigation into Child Pornography Case Continues

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The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is responding to concerns raised about the use of videos from hidden bathroom cameras at a downtown book store. Thirty seven year old Steven Link and 26-year old Kory Murphy, both of Sturgeon Bay, face federal charges related to possession of child pornography. As part of the investigation, videos reportedly taken of people of all ages using the bathroom facilities … Continue reading

Hotel Proposed for Old Cooperative Site in Sturgeon Bay


The picture is getting a little more clear with regard to a hotel proposed for the former Door County Cooperative property on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. Developer Bob Papke is proposing to build an 85 to 90 room boutique-style inn, with meeting rooms and a spa. Architect Henry Isaksen told the city plan commission that the hotel would occupy just under 18,000 square … Continue reading

Northern Door YMCA Pool Closed for Renovations


The pool at the YMCA Northern Door Program Center in Fish Creek has closed and won’t reopen until November 24th. The closure is part of a three phase renovation project planned for the facility across the highway from Gibraltar School.The initial work will include the expansion of the pool mechanical room and replacement of the air handling and de-humidification equipment for the aquatic facility. The … Continue reading

Almost 4,500 Visited Haunted Mansion


The number of visitors to the Quiet Woods South Camping Resort and Southern Door’s Haunted Mansion is a clear indicator on why the haunted house received the distinction of being named Wisconsin’s favorite northeast region haunted attraction. A total of 4,487 patrons visited the haunted trail, corn maze, bus ride and mansion over its eight day run in October. That’s seven short of the all-time … Continue reading

Restaurant and Brew Pub Proposed for Sturgeon Bay Waterfront


There could be a day in the not too distant future when a parcel on the west side of Sturgeon Bay houses Tugboat Sally’s Brewery and Restaurant. Developers Robert and Noreen Pollman presented their concept of a 300 seat restaurant/brew pub during a recent meeting of the city plan commission. The business would be located between a proposed hotel and the Door County Maritime Museum … Continue reading

Space Heater Leads to House Fire in Sturgeon Bay


A space heater and an overloaded electrical line are the likely causes of a fire that damaged a home in the 400 block of North 7th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay early Wednesday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the fire call came in at 5:19AM and two dozen firefighters and nine units responded. The first crews on the scene saw smoke coming out of … Continue reading