Sturgeon Bay Common Council Meeting Summary

At Tuesday night’s Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting, they had scheduled 2 public hearings to discuss levying special assessments upon property for curbs, gutters, and sidewalks along 14th Ave and for the alley next to Kitty O’reily’s. There were no speakers either for or against the assessments, and here Mayor Dave Ward tells us what happens next with those assessments…… Then the Council unanimously approved … Continue reading

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Mary Bink Retires from Door County ADRC

There was a recent transition in the staff at Door County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center as their Elderly Benefit Specialist, Mary Bink, retired from that position on May 5th. Mary had worked that position for almost 7 years after previously working for the county Department of Health and Human Services. ADRC Director Jake Erickson shares with us the kind of help Mary provided and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Fire in Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park

There was a fire call in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park Wednesday evening. Just after 6:00 pm, the call came in for smoke and flames coming from a rooftop chimney on the south end of the C & S Manufacturing building on Neenah Ave, that call coming from a few Hatco employees next door who noticed the fire. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo … Continue reading

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Gov. Evers Attends Ribbon-Cutting at Fincantieri Marinette Marine

Gov. Tony Evers attended a ribbon-cutting celebration at Fincantieri Marinette Marine Thursday for the opening of the new “Building 34”, where pieces constructed in Marinette and in the company’s Sturgeon Bay shipyard will be assembled to create 2 new guided-missile frigates for the US Navy. This new “Building 34” is the largest at the shipyard and it will allow the company to work on 2 … Continue reading

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J-1 Visa Program Now Rebranded as BridgeUSA

We recently spoke with Phil Berndt at Destination Door County about this summer’s foreign students which will be working here in Door County through the J-1 visa program, a program which, as he told us, is currently being rebranded……. So, the J-1 visa program will now be known as “Bridge USA”, For it helps give young people a chance to see what life is really … Continue reading

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Gov. Evers Speaks at Travel & Tourism Breakfast

This week is the 39th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, and Tuesday morning was the annual Travel & Tourism Week Breakfast presented by Destination Door County at Sturgeon Bay’s Stone Harbor Resort. Just over 200 people were in attendance as the morning started with a mix & mingle session before being seated for breakfast. This was also the first such breakfast event for the … Continue reading

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DDC New Organizational Model

Destination Door County is the newer name for the area’s largest and longest running tourism promotion organization. In a recent conversation with Destination Door County Director of Advocacy Phil Berndt, he shared with us a big new change for the organization. First he discussed how it began and functioned until recently………. Berndt says that now with the introduction of a room tax as a funding … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Man Facing Numerous Charges After Attacking and Injuring Family in Their Residence

A Sturgeon Bay man caused numerous injuries to others during a burglary attempt on Georgia Street the afternoon of Monday April 25th. Shortly before 2:30 pm, police responded to a call where 2 men were fighting in the front yard of a residence while another emergency call came in from a female inside the residence who was attacked inside by an unknown man with a … Continue reading

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Jury Finds Pierce Guilty on Both Counts

Jury deliberations ended in the Richard Pierce case Friday afternoon as the verdict of guilty was announced on both counts, first-degree murder and disinterment of the dead, in relation to the disappearance of this wife, Carol Jean, in 1975. The jury continued with deliberations starting around 8:30 am, and at 1:15 pm Judge David Weber read the jury’s guilty verdict on both counts aloud to … Continue reading

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Vandalism at Sunset Park

Monday morning, a call came in at about 8:00 reporting vandalism at the Little League concession stand at Sturgeon Bay’s Sunset Park. Upon arrival, the responding officer met with an employee of the Sturgeon Bay Street Department who showed him the concession stand which was unlocked over the weekend. Inside there were baseball supplies soaking in the soiled toilets while vulgarities were spray-painted onto the … Continue reading

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