Area Fireworks Begin Wednesday

You can enjoy fireworks at multiple locations in Door & Kewaunee Counties this week, beginning Wednesday evening. In Egg Harbor, the pyrotechnics commence at about 9:30PM Wednesday over the harbor. In Kewaunee, fireworks begin at dusk on the lakefront near Lakehaven Hall. If you find yourself in southern Door County on Thursday evening, you might try heading to Maplewood for the Independence Day fireworks display … Continue reading

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Write On Door County to Celebrate Facilities Enhancement

Write On, Door County will soon embark on a project to enhance its facilities in Juddville. Currently, a home on the property at 4177 Juddville Road functions in a number of capacities, including offices and the year-round residency program for writers. Jerod Santek says the plan is to transform 34 acres of land in the vicinity into a special complex dedicated to the art of … Continue reading

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JEM Grant Awarded For Maritime Museum’s Shipwrecks Exhibit

The Door County Maritime Museum has been able to expand its Shipwrecks of Door County exhibit with help from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The state agency provided the museum based in Sturgeon Bay with a Joint Effort Marketing Grant of $31,382. Since the exhibit’s successful debut in 2018, the museum has added artifacts, advanced technology and other general upgrades to enhance visitors’ education about … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested For Child Sex Crimes

The arrest of a 28-year old Sturgeon Bay man on sex-related charges has local authorities investigating if he was involved in a number of sexual assaults involving children. Duryea Johnson was arrested early Tuesday morning at Sunset Park, in connection with a sex sting involving local police. Johnson reportedly thought he was meeting a 15-year old boy at about 2AM. However, the liaison involved city … Continue reading

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Town of Egg Harbor History Program Monday

A program on the development of the Town of Egg Harbor will be presented Monday at 3PM in Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion. Sponsored by the Egg Harbor Historical Society, the presentation looks at the development of the Horseshoe Bay shoreline, moves inland to consider the Carlsville-Carmody prairie section of the town, and finishes with the village and points in the northeast corner of the town … Continue reading

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Time Running Out for Fair Entries

The Door County Fair Association is reminding community residents, both youth and adult, that the deadlines for exhibiting in the many different categories of Junior Fair and Open Class are only a few days away. Anyone interested in exhibiting items at the Door County Fair in Junior Fair and Open Class are asked to visit the fair’s website www.doorcountyfair.com and click on the Exhibits tab. … Continue reading

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Committee Approves Monday Granary Move

The Sturgeon Bay Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee has signed off on two aspects related to the proposed move of the old grain elevator back to a spot near its old location on the city’s west side waterfront. During a meeting Thursday morning, the three-person committee voted unanimously to accept a site plan and verification that the more than 100-year old structure was stable enough to … Continue reading

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Bayview Bridge Maintenance Tuesday

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Green Bay office is reporting that the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be the subject of maintenance work Tuesday, June 25th, from 8AM to 3PM. During the work, the right lane will be closed in the westbound direction over the bridge. Flagging operations will occur during the project. The bridge work could cause traffic delays and slow or stopped … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Will Update Comprehensive Plan in 2020

Vandewalle & Associates of Milwaukee and Madison has been selected as the consultant for updating the Sturgeon Bay’s comprehensive plan. The city council Tuesday accepted the plan commission’s recommendation that Vandewalle be paid a consulting fee not to exceed $71,235 for the year-long project. A comprehensive plan is used as a guide in determining how best to address future issues a city may face. The … Continue reading

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Petitions Submitted for Recall of 2 Door County Board Supervisors

A group of southern Door County property owners, angered by the county decision to draw down the mill pond at the Forestville Dam, have submitted petitions calling for the recall of two county board supervisors, John Neinas in District Two and Roy Englebert in District Three. The Door County Board approved the draw down on a vote of 16 to 4 earlier this year. The … Continue reading

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