Area: Liberty Grove

  • Liberty Grove Outsources STR Compliance

    What’s Granicus?  Ulrik Binzer founded a company called Host Compliance in 2015 to help municipalities and taxing authorities track short-term-rental (STR) property compliance with local and state regulations. About 18 months ago, a larger software company named Granicus purchased Binzer’s company. Binzer now works for Granicus as the general manager of its compliance services. Granicus […]

  • Liberty Grove Approves Short-Term-Rental Ordinance

    Town has also outsourced compliance monitoring The Town of Liberty Grove has approved a short-term-rental (STR) ordinance and hired a company to help monitor compliance with it. The ordinance is designed, according to its purpose statement, to “balance the interests of property owners to use their property as short-term rentals (STRs) with the interests of […]

  • Virginia Hanson: A View from the Top of the Hill

    96-year-old has been the history keeper for Liberty Grove for more than 70 years This is Part II of a two-part story. Read part I here>> While Russell and Virginia Hanson were raising their three children in the house on the hill in Ellison Bay, Virginia Hanson’s parents returned to Liberty Grove in 1946, adding […]

  • Virginia Hanson: A View from the Top of the Hill

    96-year-old has been Liberty Grove’s history keeper for more than 70 years This is Part I of a two-part story. Read Part II here>> Ellison Bay hill offers, arguably, the most picturesque of all the panoramic views in Door County, demanding in all seasons that passersby pause to notice. Virginia Hanson, a lifelong resident of […]

  • Long-term Plans Prompt Liberty Grove’s Land Purchase

    The Town of Liberty Grove has voted to purchase 5.1 acres of land adjacent to the town hall on Old Stage Road from owner Steve Carmody for $39,900.   Town Chair John Lowry said the parcel makes sense for multiple items in the town’s long-term plans. The town now owns nearly 50 acres surrounding the town […]

  • Join the LGHS for A Day in the Country

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS) is continuing the tradition of the Antique Tractor and Arts Festival by hosting A Day in the Country in Liberty Grove on July 25, 10 am – 3 pm. LGHS is partnering with Door County North and local eating establishments in offering the LGHS grounds, 11831 Hwy 42 in  […]

  • Beach of the Week: Sand Bay Town Park

    Tucked away on the lake side of Liberty Grove in Sand Bay Town Park, Sand Bay Beach is both a versatile and relatively low-traffic beach. Depending on the day, it could be a great place to participate in an energetic beach scene or take a summer beach read and relax.  A large, grassy area contains […]

  • 4 Apply for Fireworks Permits in Liberty Grove

    The Town of Liberty Grove posted to the town website a list of approved fireworks permits for the summer. Addresses of approved permits include: 10593 Pebble Beach Road – July 4 11403 Beach Lane – July 15 – July 17 2319 Waters End Road – July – July 7 (weather permitting) 2319 Waters End Road […]

  • This Parade Goes On

    Though most festivals and parades have been canceled thus far for 2020, one tradition went on June 9. The 17th annual Freddie K. tractor ride cruised slowly down Town Line Road on its way to the AC Tap, the old stomping ground of the late, great Door County Polka King, Freddie Kodanko. He was known […]

  • Framed: Supervisor Janet Johnson

    The Town of Liberty Grove practiced safe social distancing during an unusual swearing-in for new Supervisor Janet Johnson (right). Liberty Grove Town Clerk Anastasia Bell taped the oath to the door and had Johnson recite it through the door. It was passed back with the help of grabbers. Photo by Grace Johnson.

  • Candidates: Liberty Grove Town Supervisor

    Three candidates for two positions Janet Johnson Janet Johnson, 67, spent 20 years working as the Town of Liberty Grove treasurer and clerk until retiring in 2019. She attended one year at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, plus continuing-education classes; and she raised her children in Door County.  Matt Stone Matt Stone, 28, has […]

  • Shredding and Recycling Day for Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Residents

    All residents, business owners or operators, and property owners in the Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove are encouraged to participate in a prescription-drug drop-off (for unused or outdated pills), paper-shredding (to a limit of five bankers’ boxes per household or business), and appliance/computer-component recycling day on July 13, 9 am […]

  • How Liberty Grove Got Its Name

    According to the National League of Cities, there are 31 municipalities with the word “liberty” in their names. Among them is the Town of Liberty Grove, which was so named by Zacharias T. Morbeck when it became Door County’s sixth organized town in 1859. Morbeck was instrumental in forming the town after he was defeated […]

  • Housing, Broadband on Minds in Liberty Grove

    The Town of Liberty Grove is moving forward on several issues that have long been under discussion. Val-A Motel The Val-A Motel in Ellison Bay has been deteriorating for years, to the point of becoming a nuisance and a danger to the community, according to the town board. The town purchased the property in February, […]

  • VIDEO: Series Highlights Door County Communities

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) has released a series of videos highlighting the top attractions of 10 of Door County’s most most visited communities. The series includes videos focused on Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay, Fish Creek, Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Southern Door, Ephraim, Liberty Grove and Washington Island. Produced by Peninsula Filmworks for […]

  • Liberty Grove Hosting Economic Development Session Feb. 13

    In conjunction with the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), the Town of Liberty Grove will host an economic-development session at the Liberty Grove Town Hall on Feb. 13 from 9 am to 12 pm. The purpose is to gather information from town residents and businesspeople regarding how to proceed with development in the town. […]

  • A Life in a Page: Delmar Dahl

    by Delmar Dahl October 1, 1927: Columbus Reporter (North Dakota): “A bouncing baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Dahl on Saturday, Oct. 1. They have named the little man Delmar DeLloyd and are very proud of their first born.” Summer 1932: We move to an 18-foot-by-15-foot’ house on a hill. Dad digs […]

  • Liberty Grove Leads Push for Affordable Housing

    After many affordable-housing proposals have foundered, the Town of Liberty Grove appears to be making a serious push to tackle the issue. The township signed a memorandum of understanding with the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) to consult on developing affordable housing. The DCEDC is expected to release the results of its yearlong housing-stock […]

  • Liberty Grove to Discuss Studies for Gills Rock Properties

    On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Liberty Grove Town Board will discuss the next step for the three Gills Rock Shoreline properties that electors agreed to purchase last week. The town will select an engineering firm to do a phase I environmental study of the properties. The study will evaluate the properties for any evidence of […]

  • Voters Say Yes to Gills Rock Shoreline Purchase

    A full house turned out for Tuesday’s special Liberty Grove Town Board meeting, most of them there to say yes to the town’s proposal to purchase three properties on the Gills Rock shoreline for $1.45 million. The proposal passed by a vote of 111 – 19 via paper ballots. The stretch of 440 feet of […]