City Council Will Consider Multiple Referendum Questions

If requests for public input on referendum questions are approved by the Sturgeon Bay City Council, residents in the city will be asked to weigh in on the issues of marijuana use, and what to do with the old grain elevator during the April election. The council agenda for Tuesday evening features items that would gauge public opinion on legalizing marijuana for medical and personal … Continue reading

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Civility Project Brings Door County Talks to the DCA

The new Door County Talks series provides its first presentation at 10AM on Saturday, January 12th, at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. The free lecture features Kelli Strickland who will comment on “Building Community and Common Ground Through the Arts.” Strickland, an arts leader and educator, currently serves as the Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. She … Continue reading

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Warden Urges Fishermen to Do Homework on Ice Conditions

Door County Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says fishermen have got to be aware of the status of weather conditions before venturing onto the ice. Kratcha says a recent incident involving fishermen stranded on the ice of the Bay of Green Bay would never have happened had the fishermen done their homework… Warden Kratcha says those individuals put their lives and the lives of other on … Continue reading

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Frostman Named As Secretary of Department of Workforce Development

State Senator Caleb Frostman has taken a cabinet level position in the administration of Governor-elect Tony Evers. Frostman, the former Executive Director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation, will serve as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. A native of the Green Bay area, he has served on the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, the Door County Visitor Bureau, and, the Sturgeon … Continue reading

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Referendum on Marijuana Legalization on the April Ballot for Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay City Council Wednesday evening agreed to the idea of gauging public support by putting the referendum on legalizing cannabis or marijuana on the April ballot. Voters will be asked to weigh in on two questions covering both medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Alderman Seth Wiederanders has pushed the idea of a non-binding referendum on the subject. A majority on the council … Continue reading

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DNR Issues Declaratory Ruling on High Water Mark

The Department of Natural Resources has issued a declaratory ruling in regard to the location of the ordinary high water mark on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. The action came as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit involving the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront, the city, and the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority. What began as a dispute over the placement of a … Continue reading

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No 4th of July Fireworks in Fish Creek in 2019

You can cross off one fireworks display from your list of 4th of July activities in 2019. The Fish Creek Civic Association has decided to forego the pyrotechnics on Independence Day, citing several reasons for the decision. According to a news release provided by the tourism organization, the decision by the board of directors was based on the struggle to find adequate volunteers and volunteer … Continue reading

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Siren Test in Sturgeon Bay Friday

The sirens in Sturgeon Bay are typically sounded on the first day of each month, but that didn’t happen on New Year’s Day. The plan now is to do the test Friday at noon. The fire department is aware that sounding the siren could cause concern in people unfamiliar with the current policy intended to insure that the sirens are in good working condition. That’s … Continue reading

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United Way Campaign Closing in on Goal

The United Way of Door County reports that its annual fundraising campaign is about 78% to meeting the need of $600,000 set for this year. Executive Director Amy Kohnle says close to $470,000 has been raised to date and, with the campaign closing on January 7th, it’s now or never if the 27 programs provided by 19 member agencies are to be funded at the … Continue reading

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New CEO At Door County Medical Center

There will be a “changing of the guard” at Door County Medical Center Saturday as one leader is replaced by another. After more than three decades at the helm, Jerry Worrick will leave as President and Chief Executive Officer at the Sturgeon Bay medical facility, turning the position over to Brian Stephens, the current Chief Administrative Officer. Stephens brings with him an extensive background that … Continue reading

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