Students Participate in CTA Program

The Door County Visitor Bureau hosted its first student focused Certified Tourism Ambassador class last week at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. In partnership with Sturgeon Bay Schools, a dozen students from the Future Business Leaders of America organization participated in the class, along with High School Principal Robert Nickel and Superintendent Dan Tjernagle. The course included sections on customer service, business communication, … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Saint Patrick’s Parade Saturday

The 26th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will wind its way through downtown Sturgeon Bay Saturday morning, beginning at 11AM. Savanna Townsend, Marketing and Promotions Director for the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, says the parade was first organized in 1993 by a group calling itself Clan O’Hern… (tape…TOWNSEND…”PARADE”…:22…N276) Townsend says a couple of dozen parade units have signed up so far, but there’s always room … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Mayoral Forum Tonight

The League of Women Voters of Door County is sponsoring a forum for candidates running for Sturgeon Bay Mayor tonight(Tuesday, March 12th) in the city council chambers at city hall. The event, which is an opportunity to meet David Ward and Shawn Fairchild, begins at 6:30PM. The format provides for each candidate to answer questions submitted anonymously and selected by the league. Time will also … Continue reading

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SBFD Considering New Inspection Position

Like many agencies of its kind, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department is having to comply with state requirements on a regular basis. One area where a pressure point has reached is that of inspections. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says in order to continue taking advantage of a funding source, follow up inspections are required, something that is taxing current resources. Dietman, in the department’s annual … Continue reading

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Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Restoration Receives 50% Matching Grant

The Door County Historical Society got some good news as it works to develop plans to rehabilitate the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek. Executive Director Bailey Koepsel says grant funding has been made available to the historical organization… (tape…KOEPSEL…”DOLLAR”…:15…N258) Koepsel says the report will document the existing keeper’s dwelling, light tower, fresnel lens, oil house, and privy…(tape…KOEPSEL…”BEEN”…:27..,.N259) The report is … Continue reading

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Room Tax Collections Up Again

Another indicator of how well things went during the 2018 tourism season in Door County has come in with positive numbers. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the Door County Visitor Bureau, says the final numbers for the county-wide room tax were provided by the Door County Tourism Zone Commission… Jarosh says the growth in tourist spending over the past nine years is … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay City Council Candidate Forum Thursday

A forum for the eight candidates running for seats on the Sturgeon Bay City Council in the April election will be held Thursday evening at city hall. The event in the city council chambers will begin at 6:30PM. The event is an opportunity for the public to become acquainted with the candidates in these aldermanic districts… District one: Helen Bacon & Dawn Goodban District three: … Continue reading

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SBFD & DNR Rescue 30 Ice Fishermen Sunday

Snowmobile riders from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources rescued 30 fishermen stranded on the ice of the Bay of Green Bay near Old Quarry Park, in the Town of Sevastopol, Sunday afternoon. The initial call came in at about 1:52PM after concerns were raised about the group on the ice at Larson’s Reef being able to return to shore … Continue reading

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Veteran Leader Ken Wendt Passes

Ken Wendt, a local businessman and a strong advocate for Door County veterans, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 83. A US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, Wendt was a life member of the Weber Tess AMVETS Post 51 in Sturgeon Bay. Scott McFarlane, Door County Veterans Service Officer, says Wendt did all he could to make the lives of veterans better… … Continue reading

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State Budget Could Help Pay for Damaged Cable to Washington Island

Two Door County state legislators are asking Governor Tony Evers to include up to two million dollars in the state budget to cover a portion of the costs associated to a damaged electrical cable that cut power to Washington Island in June. The Washington Island Electric Cooperative reports that the total damages are in the neighborhood of $4.1 million. The letter sent by State Senator … Continue reading

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