Land Trust Acquires More of Chambers Island

Thirty five acres of forested uplands on Chambers Island has been acquired by the Door County Land Trust. The property will become part of the Land Trust’s 600 acre Chambers Island Nature Preserve. With the October protection of two islands within Lake Mackaysee, the acquisition is the second of five new land deals to be completed on the island this year. Chambers Island is recognized … Continue reading

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Mayor Vetoes Settlement With Hotel Developer

The tentative settlement of a lawsuit involving Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has hit a road block. Mayor Thad Birmingham exercised his veto authority with regard to the agreement. Developer Bob Papke & Sawyer Development, LLC had sued the city for more than a half a million dollars, claiming misrepresentation by the city in that there was no clear title to the land when he … Continue reading

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Door County Gift Certificates Can Be Accepted Anywhere in the County

During this time of the year, many people are looking for gifts that will allow their friends and loved ones to purchase a little piece of Door County. Gifts certificates provided by the Door County Visitor Bureau can do just that. Jon Jarosh, the tourism agency’s Director of Communications and PR, says the certificates can be used at retail outlets throughout the county… Jarosh says … Continue reading

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Scammers Targeting SBU Customers

Reports of another scam surfacing in Door County have been turned over to local law enforcement. This time, customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities have been targeted. The caller tells customers that their electrical service will be shut down if they don’t make a payment within 30 minutes. Use of a pre-paid debit card is suggested. The local utility says its policy calls for sending a … Continue reading

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Investigation into Fraudulent Activity at Sturgeon Bay Church

The Door County District Attorney’s office is in possession of a file developed as part of an investigation into possible fraudulent activity at a church in Sturgeon Bay. The city police became involved when it received information from the church that upwards of $11,000 was missing. The allegations are that several checks were cashed and credit cards were used without permission. In addition, there’s evidence … Continue reading

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Community Foundation a Community Catalyst

With the tolling of a 118 year old bell, the Door County Community Foundation celebrated its presence in downtown Sturgeon Bay Tuesday morning. Executive Director Bret Bicoy says, more than just a reflection of the organization’s commitment to downtown Sturgeon Bay and the new Foundation Square, the short event is a reminder that community events form the basis of the life of any city, town … Continue reading

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Music & Theater Help Students Connect With Community

The value of education in local school systems is often derived from activities outside the classroom. Students learn important life lessons by taking part in athletics, theater, and music programs. During a visit to WDOR Tuesday, Band Instructor Heidi Hintz talked about the impact of performance on students. Hintz said band students felt the power of music when they performed during the recent Veteran’s Day … Continue reading

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Cigarette May Have Caused Small Fire at Greystone Castle

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department sent two trucks and four firefighters to the Greystone Castle at 8 North Madison Avenue Tuesday after an exterior fire was reported. When the fire crew arrived shortly after 2PM, they found that a bucket of water had been used to douse the fire that began near a window sill in the rear of the building. However, there was still … Continue reading

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Missing Forestville Man Found

The Door County Sheriff’s Office has cleared a missing person report filed Sunday evening. Fifty one year old Timothy Wessel was located in the Village of Forestville after having been missing for 24 hours. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says deputies were initially dispatched at 7:35PM Sunday and searched the area through the night. Search efforts intensified Monday morning with coordinated land, water and air searches. … Continue reading

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AT&T Donates $5,000 to High School Home Construction Project

A $5,000 AT&T contribution to support the high school construction project in Sturgeon Bay was presented to the Door County Economic Development Corporation Monday morning. The funding will support the program launched in 2007 as part of an ongoing commitment to provide real-world experiences for students and enhance the county’s skilled workforce. The event at the site on North Columbia Avenue recognized the project and … Continue reading

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