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Hauser to Hold Community Conversations Next Week

Sturgeon Bay City Council-Member Laurel Hauser has scheduled two opportunities to meet with constituents at city hall next week. Hauser, who represents the 7th aldermanic district, will set up shop in the first floor community room on Wednesday, January 31st, from 5 to 6:30PM, and between 1 and 2:30PM on Thursday, February 1st. She says she’d like to converse with anyone who has questions and … Continue reading

Large Barn Fire Tuesday Night in Southern Door County

The Brussels-Union Gardner Fire Department spent several hours Tuesday evening fighting a fire in a large barn at the Dale and Sue Crass property on School Road, in the Town of Brussels. Jim Wautier, BUG Assistant Fire Chief, says his department was alerted just before 5:30PM that the barn was burning… Wautier says mutual aid was requested from the Southern Door, Algoma, Luxemburg, Sturgeon Bay … Continue reading

Humane Society Name Will Change

As anticipated, the name of the Door County Humane Society will change to reflect its affiliation with the Wisconsin Humane Society. The local organization and its animal shelter will now be referred to as Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. Ann Reed, Wisconsin Humane Society President and CEO, says a consistent name is necessary to brand recognition. Reed says the more people recognize that the … Continue reading

Developers Showing Interest in Sturgeon Bay

As we move farther into 2018, several initiatives in Sturgeon Bay are showing signs of paying off. City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says one area that has attracted interest is that of affordable housing. VanLieshout says a critical need for housing has been identified as a way to fill the jobs that are available locally… VanLieshout says the interest shown is an indication that developers find … Continue reading

Date to Take Down Grain Elevator Yet to Be Set

With the awarding of a contract to disassemble the old grain elevator on the waterfront in Sturgeon Bay, the process has begun to take the building down. The granary is under a demolition order issued by Fire Chief Tim Dietman who calls the structure a danger to people and property. The council decision to disassemble and store the structure came at the request of alderman … Continue reading

City Responds to State Historical Society

The City of Sturgeon Bay has responded to an email from the Wisconsin Historical Society about the old grain elevator on the city’s west side waterfront. In the email sent Tuesday, Historic Preservation Specialist Andrew Stern contended that his office had not been provided with sufficient information to complete its review of the decision to disassemble the 116-year old granary and store the materials. City … Continue reading

Wienke’s Market Recalling Jams & Jellies

Wienke’s Market, located north of Algoma, in southern Door County is voluntarily recalling all of its lines of jams and jellies. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said the product includes butter, a well-known milk allergen that is not declared on the label. The butter was added during processing of the jams and jellies. Milk can cause reactions in people with allergies … Continue reading