Sturgeon Bay Fire Inspector Position Approved

In an effort to meet the challenge of re-inspections and followup inspections, the Sturgeon Bay City Council approved the request of the fire department to create a part-time fire inspector/fire prevention position. Earlier this year, the department was audited by Wisconsin Safety and Professional Services and one area listed for attention had to do with followup inspections. Its anticipated that the department will be completing … Continue reading

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Deer Harvest Numbers Down Statewide

The number of deer harvested in Door County during the nine-day gun deer hunt was down this year when compared to 2018. According to the Department of Natural Resources, 955 antlered and 1,178 antlerless deer, or a total 2,133 were taken in 2019, compared to 2,958 deer registered last year. While opening weekend saw mild temperatures throughout the state with some snow in the north, … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Use of Former Younkers Store

Door County residents are being asked to weigh in on how to use some of the space at the former Younkers store off north 4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay at a public meeting on Thursday, December 12th. The Door County Board approved the purchase in January as a site for archive storage. The Door County Library’s Morgan Mann explains why the upcoming meeting will be … Continue reading

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West Side School Housing Project Takes Another Step Forward

If all of the pieces fall in place, a new housing complex will rise from the shell of the old West Side School and a portion of what is now the west side softball field in Sturgeon Bay. The city council approved the changes that will facilitate the project on a 5 to 2 vote Tuesday evening. The zoning change will allow for the planned … Continue reading

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Door County Original Jocko Rader Passes at Age of 87

His first name was Jennings, but most people knew him by his nickname “Jocko.” Jocko Rader of Sturgeon Bay passed away in Green Bay on Monday, at the age of 87. His life, work and varied interests touched many people in many ways. Jocko excelled in sports at Sturgeon Bay High School where he graduated in 1951. He was a US Navy veteran of the … Continue reading

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No Recall Election for Forestville County Board Seat

There will be no recall election for a seat on the Door County Board. A vocal group opposed to the draw down of the Forestville Mill Pond had submitted enough signatures to set the recall process in motion in an effort to unseat incumbent 3rd District Supervisor Roy Englebert, who had voted with the county board majority that approved the two-year draw down project. Because … Continue reading

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Public Input Needed for Sturgeon Bay Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Sturgeon Bay is launching two opportunities for the public to provide input on the city’s comprehensive plan update. A community vision workshop is planned for Wednesday, November 20th, from 6-8PM, in the Sturgeon Bay High School commons. The comprehensive plan serves as a blueprint for the short-range and long-range growth, redevelopment, and, preservation of the city over the next 20 years and … Continue reading

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Another Walkay Inmate from Door County Jail

**UPDATE** Harris was apprehended Thursday in Green Bay & is back in custody. For the second time during the month of November, a Door County Jail inmate, operating under work release privileges, has has failed to return to the county lockup. The Door County Sheriff’s Office says there’s no reason to believe that the public is in any danger. At about 9AM Wednesday, Dennis Harris, … Continue reading

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Fatal Accident Saturday on Washington Island

The Door County Sheriff’s Office has released the accident report related to a fatal traffic crash on Washington Island early Saturday morning. The report indicates that 24-year old Roark Scott Kraft Davidson of Washington Island, died when the pickup truck he was driving went out of control on snow-covered Main Road, near Detroit Harbor Road, and skidded into a tree. His vehicle was southbound at … Continue reading

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Road to Ellison Bluff County Park Reopens

The entrance roadway to Ellison Bluff County Park near Ellison Bay has reopened following repair work to correct significant washouts in the road that surfaced this year. The roadway repairs were completed recently by the Door County Highway Department. Ben Nelson, Door County Parks Superintendent, said the northern Door County park’s safety is a priority for the department. He noted that the project’s completion allows … Continue reading

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