Sturgeon Bay Gas Leak Saturday

There was some commotion on the 1000 block of Sturgeon Bay’s N. 5th Avenue Saturday afternoon. Just before 5:00 pm, a homeowner was doing some digging by hand on his property when he accidentally hit a WPS natural gas line near his house. Natural gas was actively leaking and he called 9-1-1. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman reports his department sent 2 engines and … Continue reading

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2 Fire Calls in Nasewaupee Sunday

There were two fire calls in the Town of Nasewaupee Sunday. First, just after 9:30 am, a call came in for a grass fire near County Road “C”, just west of Idlewild Road. Southern Door Fire Chief Rich Olson says they learned the property owner had a burn permit for a fire the day before, but it was not fully extinguished and the fire rekindled……… … Continue reading

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DC MABAS Strike Team Responds to Combined Locks Warehouse Fire

Friday morning began a very large warehouse fire in Combined Locks involving the burning of numerous bales of paper pulp. Occupants of that business evacuated so nobody was left inside. Due to the size of the building, its contents, and fuel load, the fire continued extensively and the decision was made to utilize the “MABAS” (mutual aid box alarm system). This brought a very large … Continue reading

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Peninsula Players’ Act II Housing Campaign

Earlier this week, the Peninsula Players Theater company announced their Act II Housing Campaign, a fundraising effort to help them provide more adequate housing for some of the personnel essential to the theater’s work. Managing Director Brian Kelsey explains here some of the on-site housing that is in much need of upgrading………. They were very honored to receive a $500,000 lead gift from the Patrick … Continue reading

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Cement Truck Overturns Near Baileys Harbor

A cement truck overturned on the highway north of Baileys Harbor Tuesday morning. Shortly after 11:30, a 21 year-old Sturgeon Bay man was northbound on Highway 57 driving a cement mixer truck from a local cement contractor, carrying a load of cement in the mixer. As he crested a small hill just north of Meadow Road he suddenly noticed a line of cars backed up … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay’s “Wooly” Sculpture Dedication Ceremony

Over 100 spectators gathered in Sturgeon Bay’s Bay View Park Saturday morning to observe the dedication ceremony for “Wooly”, the wooly mammoth sculpture, which now stands next to the Ice Age Trail where it passes through the park. This piece of public art was brought to the city by the local arts board, and board Chair Helen Bacon shared a story about the how the … Continue reading

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Vandenplas Nomination Signatures Challenged

We recently reported in our state news how republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels is being challenged by a voter who says only 345 of of his required 2,000 signatures are valid due to an error on the header of several pages of signatures. Now, we have learned of another challenge to the required signatures of a local candidate. Libertarian candidate for US Representative for the … Continue reading

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First Farmers Market Through Destination Sturgeon Bay a Success

This last Saturday morning was this year’s first farmers market in downtown Sturgeon Bay, and it was also the first market now that the event is managed by Destination Sturgeon Bay. Executive Director Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski told us there were some changes to the event, but they were very happy with the results….. The few changes with the location, layout, and vendors brought positive feedback from … Continue reading

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Graham Park Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

Friday morning was the ribbon-cutting ceremony celegrating the opening of Sturgeon Bay’s Graham Park next to the Oregon Street Bridge. Before the ceremony started, local musical group Cathy Grier and the Troublemakers were the first to perform on the park’s new amphitheater stage. Sterling Landscape Services were responsible for much of the work in the park, and owner Lars Braschnewitz offered much thanks for the … Continue reading

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Ridges Sanctuary 20-Year Master Plan

Leaders at the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor are currently formulating a 20-year master plan that will include the potential for expanded preservation and growth now that the organization is under contract to purchase the nearby Ridges Inn and Suites property later in June. The acquisition of this property is viewed as a once in a lifetime opportunity for the sanctuary. Executive Director Andy Gill … Continue reading

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