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DCEDC Annual Awards Announced

The Door County Economic Development Corporation recently announced their annual award winners in a virtual ceremony. Their “Industry of the Year” award goes to the Door County Cooperative. This award recognizes a local construction, service, or manufacturing business which as made a substantial impact on the community while enjoying significant accomplishments over the past year. Since they began in 1939, the Co-op has expanded several … Continue reading

Fire Call in Thunder Hill Neighborhood

There was a fire call in the early evening Thursday reporting smoke and fire in a trailer in the Thunder Hill neighborhood. Just before 6:30 pm a passerby noticed the smoke and flames and called 9-1-1. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo said there were 3 trucks and 5 fire responders en route when they were alerted that the fire was on the exterior … Continue reading

Stolen Sturgeon Bay Vehicle Recovered in Manitowoc County

A white 2013 Ford Mustang which was stolen from Sturgeon Bay’s west side earlier this week has now been recovered in Manitowoc County. Just after 12:00 noon Wednesday, a Manitowoc County Sheriff’s lieutenant located the vehicle in motion within the Township of Manitowoc. He attempted to stop the vehicle, but a chase ensued which reached speeds of approximately 100 m.p.h. And lasted about 3 minutes. … Continue reading

Fincantieri Bay Ship Completes and Delivers “Michigan Trader”

Sturgeon Bay’s Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, along with Vanenkevort Tug & Barge, Inc., have announced the completion and delivery of the “Michigan Trader”, a new self-unloading barge. This new barge, set to operate on the Great Lakes, measures 740 feet in length, 78 feet in beam, and 45 feet in depth, has a 265-foot unloading boom and a capacity for up to 37,000 long tons of … Continue reading

Door County Land Trust Protect Additional 20 Acres on Washington Island

The Door County Land Trust announced Thursday that they are now protecting an additional 20 acres on Washington Island as part of the Big and Little Marsh State Natural Area. This marks a conservation milestone for the island, for this 20 acre parcel connects other conservation land to the east and west, forming a protected corridor of forest and wetland habitats. This area features critical … Continue reading

Developer Applies for Permit to Build Dollar General in Town of Egg Harbor

A developer who approached the Sister Bay Plan Commission to build a “Dollar General” store in the village last year has his eyes on a new site within the Town of Egg Harbor. This proposed new site is at the intersection of highway 42 and Hillside Road, just south of the Egg Harbor Fun Park. The Town of Egg Harbor has its own ordinance governing … Continue reading

SBU Donates Electric Car Charger to City

Every year, more and more visitors to Door County are driving in with electric vehicles. Sturgeon Bay Utilities has recently donated a level-2 electric vehicle charger to the city in late Summer. This dual charge-point charger is now set up in the Market Square parking lot downtown. This charger is capable of charging two vehicles at once. Purchased for just over $10,000, SBU was reimbursed … Continue reading