Blue Green Algae Bloom in Bradley Lake

A recently reported blue-green algae bloom in Sturgeon Bay’s Bradley Lake has now been confirmed. Warning signage has been ordered by the city and is posted around the lake. Blue-green algae blooms are a natural part of water bodies, but they can produce toxins which can make people and animals sick after they swallow, breathe in, or have contact with the water. Everyone is strongly … Continue reading

Judge Ehlers Announces Retirement

Door County Circuit Court Judge D. Todd Ehlers has announced he will not be running for re-election at the end of his current term, as he has submitted his notification of non-candidacy to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Having been one of the county’s judges since the year 2000, Judge Ehlers plans to retire at the end of his current term, his 4th six-year term on … Continue reading

Rate Increase for Sturgeon Bay Utilities Customers

Sturgeon Bay Utilities customers were recently notified with their last bill that the rate for water services will be increasing by about 35% to help the utility keep up with varying rising costs in addition to some system upgrades. General Manager Jim Stawicki shares with us some of those costs… Some customers might be a little upset with this rate increase, but Stawicki pointed out … Continue reading

Arrests Made in Sturgeon Bay Stolen Vehicle Cases

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has released an update on their efforts to solve numerous stolen vehicle cases in the city since February. It was in late April when the department announced six different stolen vehicle cases they were investigating, those thefts dated from February 7th through April 10th. Five of those 6 cases resulted in arrests. Since April, there have been 5 additional stolen … Continue reading

Bidding Open on Bass Around the Bay

The City of Sturgeon Bay is celebrating 23 years of public art with this summer’s street art project titled “Bass Around the Bay”. Since last January, artists from across the midwest have been planning and creating their artistic rendition of this year’s template, a bass. There are 27 different exhibited bass around Sturgeon Bay, and you can view them all with the help of a … Continue reading

Ground Broken for Sturgeon Bay Event Center

Sturgeon Bay’s old Pamida building stands just north of the Virlee Gunworks location near 12th Avenue and Egg Harbor Road. This building, which has sat empty for many years, will soon become the new Sturgeon Bay activity/event center, and that process began with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The 21,000 square foot building, which began as a Pamida, later became the site where a local … Continue reading

Saturday Bluff Fire Near Gills Rock

A fire call was made by a person out on a jet ski near Gills Rock Saturday night. At about 6:00 pm, the caller reported a fire on the bluff along the shoreline with several large trees burning near a residence. This was along the bluff line between Wisconsin Bay and Northport. Sister Bay Liberty Grove Fire Department arrived to find the fire was actually … Continue reading