County Deer Advisory Council Helps DNR Establish Guidelines

The annual Conservation Congress meetings will be held in April. But, before that happens, advisory groups come together to discuss issues of importance to the Department of Natural Resources. DNR Warden Chris Kratcha says the county Deer Advisory Council is one such group…(tape…KRATCHA…”HUNT”…:30… N291) Kratcha says residents who can’t attend the advisory council’s meetings can find background information online…(tape…KRATCHA…”YEARS”…:30…N292) Warden Kratcha says the annual spring … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails Closing

All sections of the Kewaunee County snowmobile trails system will close as of 6AM, Wednesday, March 13th. The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department reminds snowmobilers that they can be cited for riding on closed trails, and encourages people to call their 24 hour information line at (920)-388-7199.

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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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Informational Meeting on Grain Elevator Restoration Project March 9th

A public informational meeting and celebration in honor of the grain elevator, formerly on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has been set for Saturday, March 9th at the Union Supper Pub. Attendees will hear a brief history of the more than 100-year old structure and have the opportunity to meet with representatives of the firms that expect to collaborate on the restoration project for the … Continue reading

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