Sevastopol Switches Back to A/B School Model

Starting Monday, the Sevastopol School District has switched back to the A/B model, which they used on the first two weeks of school this year. This is for all grades, K through 12, and will continue through October 30th. Superintendent Kyle Luedtke explains the reasoning behind this switch…… So, with the A/B model this will arrange so that half of each grade level will be … Continue reading

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Next Sturgeon Bay Police Chief Chosen

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department announced Friday evening that a next police chief has been chosen to fill the position after current Chief Arliegh Porter’s retirement date of October 2nd. The Sturgeon Bay Police and Fire Commission had a long day of interviews and the decision process. By day’s end, they chose Lieutenant Clint Henry to be the next police chief. Lieutenant Henry, a Sturgeon … Continue reading

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DC Treatment Court Starts in October

A “treatment court” is the result of a unique partnership between the criminal justice system and the treatment community. It structures treatment intervention around the authority and personal involvement of a single treatment court judge. It is dependent on the creation of a non-adversarial courtroom atmosphere, where a single judge and a dedicated treatment court team can work together to break the cycle of drug … Continue reading

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WI Assembly District 1 Online Candidate Forum

The November 3rd election includes a fight for the Wisconsin Assembly District 1 where incumbent Joel Kitchens is up against Kim Delorit Jensen. The Door County League of Women Voters is hosting an online candidate forum for this race on Saturday September 19th. It will be recorded and made available to the public. Assembly District 1 includes Door and Kewaunee Counties and parts of Brown … Continue reading

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City of Sturgeon Bay Property Revaluation

The City of Sturgeon Bay has recently been undertaking a revaluation of the assessed property values within the city. The city’s contracted assessor is doing the required analysis to set the values for tax purposes. These periodic revaluations to keep assessment levels near actual market values is required by Wisconsin law. Since the last revaluation, values have been affected by alterations in supply and demand, … Continue reading

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2 Students Test Positive for COVID-19 at Sevastopol School

It was reported Monday that one 1st grade class at Sevastopol School will now return to virtual learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19. This is one of the two different 1st grade classes at Sevastopol. That one class will now be attending school remotely until September 24th. Door County Public hHealth will be contacting people who may have been in close contact with … Continue reading

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Southern Door School Building Dedication

On November 6th of 2018, Southern Door School District residents supported a $6,270,000 referendum to invest in the district facility with renovations and improvements in many areas of all schools and the district grounds. Now they are hosting a celebration to dedicate the completion of these projects, and they are inviting all community members to join in and see the new spaces. The ceremony will … Continue reading

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D.C.E.D.C. Receives “CARES” Act Grant

The US Department of Commerce has just announced that their Economic Development Administration is awarding a $550,000 grant in “CARES” Act recovery assistance to the Door County Economic Development Corporation. This will help capitalize and administer a revolving loan fund to help those small businesses and entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The DCEDC, a current rotating loan fund grantee, is one of the more … Continue reading

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Two Sawyer Elementary 2nd Grade Classes Now 100% Virtual

In a recent update from Sturgeon Bay School Superintendent Dan Tjernagel, he informs us that late Tuesday evening a Sawyer Elementary staff member who works in a 2nd grade classroom notified Principal Smejkal that this person had just learned of a positive test result. Their public health liaison could not be reached at that point of the evening, so in an attempt to avoid a … Continue reading

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Water Rescue and Unmanned Boat Retrieval

This weekend’s strong winds caused some troubles around Nicolet Bay and Ephraim. First, a rescue call came in that 2 kayakers and 2 paddle-boarders were out on Nicolet Bay and, despite their struggling, could not fight the wind and return to shore. Some were reportedly without their personal flotation devices. Called to the scene were the Gibraltar Fire Department with assistance from the DNR, Coast … Continue reading

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