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Gibraltar Voters Approve $1.4 Million Property Purchase


A large majority of electors in the Town of Gibraltar voted to approve the purchase a parcel of property east of the Fish Creek beach at a special meeting Wednesday evening at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek. On a vote of 234 to 33, town residents agreed to the purchase and its $1.4 million price tag. Information that the town had been … Continue reading

Starry Stonewart Invasive Found in Sturgeon Bay

Starry Stonewort, an aquatic invasive species, has been verified in the Sturgeon Bay channel. It is the first confirmed discovery of the invasive plant in Lake Michigan and the first occurrence in the state outside of six southeastern Wisconsin lakes. The plant population was discovered during a routine aquatic plant monitoring survey by a lake management contractor working for the City of Sturgeon Bay. The … Continue reading

Goose Causes Power Outage in Sturgeon Bay


If you live or work on the west side of Sturgeon Bay and you lost electrical service at about 8:30 Wednesday evening, you can blame the power outage on a wayward goose. The large electrical disruption affected close to 800 customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities including many businesses along Highway 42/57 and Madison Avenue. Utilities Electric Supervisor Jason Bieri says the goose flew into powerlines … Continue reading

City of Kewaunee to Ask Voters for Increased Tax Levy


At a special meeting of the Kewaunee Common Council Monday night, the council passed a resolution to ask voters for permission to exceed the state imposed levy limit by $175,000. The question will appear on the ballot for the November 8th election. The impact on property owners in the City of Kewaunee would be an increase of $100 on each $100,000 of assessed value to … Continue reading

Coastal Management Grants to Assist Area Projects


Four Door County entities were awarded grant funding as part of the $2.3 million provided by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. A total of 37 grants will be used by local and state governments, regional planning commissions, universities, and, non-profit organizations to assist with projects across the state. In Door County, the Department of Natural Resources will invest $38,501 on Dunes Lake as part of … Continue reading

Presentation on Highway Shop Conversion to EMS & ADRC Wednesday


An update on the process intended to transform the former Door County Highway Shop in Sturgeon Bay into the new home for the Emergency Services Department and the Aging and Disabilities Resource Center will be presented at 3:30PM on Wednesday August 31st at the Senior Center at 832 North 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Door County staff and representatives of the county’s consultant, Venture Architects, will … Continue reading

Northern Door Teen Seriously Injured in Tubing Accident


A 15-year old northern Door County youth sustained a serious head injury in a tubing accident Sunday afternoon, about a mile out on the bay of Green Bay, near Fish Creek. The teen was part of a group of four county juveniles tubing near the number six buoy around 5PM. According to a report filed at the Door County Sheriff’s Department, the tube apparently started … Continue reading