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Sheriff Vogel Offers Holiday Travel Advice

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This is the final Christmas holiday period for retiring Door County Sheriff Terry Vogel after close to 40 years in law enforcement. As he has for practically every holiday during his tenure, Sheriff Vogel offers a safety message for travelers over the next several days… Sheriff Vogel also cautions drivers motorists to be careful during the weekend… During a dozen years as Sheriff, Vogel has … Continue reading

Two Washington Island Officials Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Two elected officials on Washington Island have decided not to seek re-election in 2015. Town Board Chairman Joel Gunnlaugsson says his name will not be on the ballot for the April election. Gunnlaugsson won a write-in candidacy as Town Chairman in 2011 and was re-elected last year. He also represents the 21st Supervisory District on the Door County Board. That position encompasses a ward in … Continue reading

Pedestrian Killed in Kewaunee County

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An 84 year old woman from Kewaunee was killed early Tuesday morning when she was struck by a truck traveling south on Highway 42, about a quarter mile south of County Highway J, in the Town of Carlton. She has been identified as Audrey Repitz. The investigation is ongoing, but according to the release from the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, it appears the woman walked … Continue reading

Ice Carvers Needed for Fire & Ice

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If you think you can turn a block of ice into something that doesn’t look like a block of ice, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center would like to hear from you. The local tourism agency is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice and snow carvers for the annual Fire and Ice event set for Saturday, February 14th throughout the city. Ribbons and cash ranging from … Continue reading

Plan Commission Votes to Seek More Input on Waterfront Plan

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The Sturgeon Bay City Plan Commission essentially decided not to decide the question of zoning for a hotel development on the former Door County Cooperative property during its special meeting Wednesday evening at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium. Instead, on a three to two vote, with committee chairman Danny Wiegand casting the tie-breaking vote, the commission opted to seek public input by way of … Continue reading

Boat, Motor & Trailer Stolen from Jacksonport Storage Facility

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A 16-foot boat, the property of a Winnetka, Illnois man, was reported stolen from a storage facility in the Jacksonport area, either in late November or earlier this month. The facility’s caretaker noticed that the lock was gone at the man’s storage unit and so was the boat and trailer. The owner was contacted and he told the investigating officer that the boat was a … Continue reading

Plan Commission Meeting on Hotel Tonight

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In order to accommodate an anticipated large turnout, the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission will hold its special meeting tonight in the high school auditorium. Beginning at 7:45PM, the committee will consider a proposed planned unit development for a hotel located on the former Door County Cooperative property at 92 East Maple Street. It’s previous meeting at city hall had to be called off because there … Continue reading