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Fire Marshall Wraps Investigation into Sturgeon Bay Fire

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The office of the state fire marshall has wrapped its investigation into the fire that destroyed the Harbor Place Shoppes on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says there’s no reason to believe that any foul play was involved in the blaze early Tuesday morning. Herlache says the initial thought that the fire started in the Maritime Art Gallery has been confirmed. He … Continue reading

Little Lake Cleanup Effort Gets Big Boost

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The effort to clean up Bradley Lake, known as “Little Lake” in Sturgeon Bay, got a big boost with a donation from the Fund for Lake Michigan. A check for $100,000 was presented to the City of Sturgeon Bay at the city council meeting Tuesday by the organization’s Executive Director Vicki Elkin. Elkin says the Fund for Lake Michigan is pleased to play a role … Continue reading

Door County Trolley Will Move to Egg Harbor

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A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for the future home of the Door County Trolley Station at 8030 Highway 42, at the north end of the Village of Egg Harbor. Owner AJ Frank is taking the plunge & building his trolleys a new home after having been located at Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek. Beginning in the spring of 2015, the Door County Trolley Station … Continue reading

Fire on the West Side of Sturgeon Bay

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Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Harbor Place Shoppes complex at 49 North Madison Avenue on Sturgeon Bay’s west side early this morning. Fire Chief Tim Herlache told WDOR News his department was paged out shortly before midnight…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Chief Herlache says fire crews got about three-quarters of the way into the building before it became obvious that the situation … Continue reading

Cana Island Rehab Project Moving Forward

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With the blessing of the Door County Board, & based on funding available, a rehabilitation project for the Cana Island Lighthouse & property near Baileys Harbor is moving forward. Howard Immel, Incorporated of Green Bay has been tabbed to do the work estimated at just under $875,000. The project, part of a long range plan that could cost in the neighborhood of $2.6 million, will … Continue reading

Two Speed Boards Installed in Sturgeon Bay

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You’ve probably seen a portable speed board at several locations in & around the City of Sturgeon Bay. The unit provides an indication of a vehicle’s speed in relation to the speed limit along that section of roadway. The city recently installed & put into operation two pole mounted radar speed boards. The first unit is located in the 1500 block of Michigan Street for … Continue reading

Egg Harbor Certified in Travel Green Wisconsin Program

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The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has designated the Village of Egg Harbor as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin program. With a longstanding conservation legacy, the program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. The Paul J. Bertschinger Community Center & other municipal properties, including the Egg Harbor beach & marina, earned its certification for implementing green practices. For example, the Egg Harbor marina earned … Continue reading