Area: Liberty Grove

  • 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 […]

  • Liberty Grove Seeks Purchase of Waterfront Gills Rock Properties for $1,452,800

    The Liberty Grove Town Board voted on Sept. 19 to hold a special town meeting on Oct. 16 after its annual budget hearing to get permission from voters to purchase three shorefront properties in Gills Rock. Town Chair John Lowry said it’s a continuous stretch of property along the bay, amounting to about 440 feet […]

  • Liberty Grove Considers Status of Door Bluff Park Road

    Remember five years ago when tree removals on Garrett Bay Road caused so much tumult in Liberty Grove that a woman was escorted from a meeting by a Door County Sheriff’s Deputy because things got so heated? Brace yourself for more high drama. At its Sept. 10 meeting, the town’s Highway Committee heard from Door […]

  • Man Lying in Road Struck, Killed Near Sister Bay

    A 56 year-old Milwaukee man was killed Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle while reportedly lying in the road, according to a press release from the Door County Sheriff’s Department. At approximately 11:40 pm, a 36 year-old Sister Bay man was driving east on Hill Road in the town of Liberty Grove and […]

  • July Events With Liberty Grove Historical Society

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS) hosts two events during July. On July 14 the Vintage Day sale will be held at the barn from 10 am to 3 pm. The Museum and grounds are also open and kite flying is encouraged on Grand View Park. On July 16, LGHS will host a Liberty Grove […]

  • Sister Bay, Liberty Grove Recycling Day June 23

    All Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove residents, business owners or operators, and owners of property are encouraged to participate in a Shredding/Appliance Recycling Day June 23. There will be no charge to have documents securely shredded or to recycle most computer components and small household appliances, but a fee of […]

  • Liberty Grove Man Wins Sanitary Standard Award

    Paul R. Bokelmann, a Town of Liberty Grove resident, received the Richard K. Smith Advancement Award for outstanding accomplishments on behalf of 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI). Bokelmann is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Advanced Process Technologies, Inc. located in Cokato, Minn. 3-A SSI is a ANSI accredited standards writing organization focusing on equipment, […]

  • County Q Construction Begins May 29

    The Door County Highway Department will begin a resurfacing project on County Q from South Dane Street east to Woodcrest Road. The work includes milling the existing pavement to the gravel subbase, grading and preparing the gravel road base then resurfacing the roadway with a new hot mix asphalt pavement, placing new aggregate shoulder material […]

  • Door, Kewaunee Receive Broadband Expansion Grants

    Rep. Joel Kitchens released the following statement regarding Governor Scott Walker’s announcement of broadband expansion grant funding in Wisconsin:  “Yesterday (April 12), Governor Walker announced $7.68 million in Broadband Expansion Grants for 46 rural communities throughout Wisconsin, including here in the 1st Assembly District. The Town of Liberty Grove and Kewaunee County will use these […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Another Opportunity for Mulliken to Serve Door County

    For a combined 20 years, I have had the privilege to represent the good people of Door County at both the town and county board level. I hope to be able to serve you again on the county board after the upcoming April 3rd election. Starting my public service at the town board level gave […]

  • Liberty Grove Hopes to Add New Water Access at Death’s Door Park

    The Town of Liberty Grove could get a new attraction as soon as this summer. The town is working with Neptune’s Dive Club to build a staircase at Death’s Door Park for divers, kayakers and paddle boarders to access the water. The town has partnered with the club on a grant application to build the […]

  • Obituary: Gloria A. Johnson

    Gloria A. Johnson, 80, of Gills Rock, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018. She was born Oct. 20, 1937 in Ellison Bay to Lawrence and Annette Wickman. After marrying Roger Johnson, Gloria made the big move north from Ellison Bay to Gills Rock, where she resided until recently. Gloria attended Ellison Bay Grade School […]

  • District 19 County Supervisor Primary Questionnaire

    Three candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by Don Sitte, so a primary election will be held Feb. 20 to determine which two candidates will face off in April. The 19th District encompasses Ward 2 of Baileys Harbor and Ward 3 of Liberty Grove. The League of Women Voters of Door County is […]

  • Baileys Harbor, Liberty Grove Candidate Forum for County Board

    The League of Women Voters of Door County urges voters in Door County Board Supervisory District 19 to mark their calendars for a candidate forum on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 10 am. (Snow date is 7 pm Feb. 13.) The forum will be held in the Liberty Grove Town Hall, 11161 Old Stage Road. The […]

  • First Step Taken for Ellison Bay Winery

    On Jan. 10, the night after the four-hour public hearing of the Door County Zoning Board of Adjustment that ended in favor of a new winery in the Town of Sevastopol, Don Grasse took the first step to establish a winery in Ellison Bay. The Town of Liberty Grove Plan Commission approved a conditional use […]

  • 2018 Spring Local Election Candidates

    Millions of women marched in cities and towns around the world Jan. 20 and 21, in part to bring more women into the political process. The results of that effort are visible in Door County, where this spring a woman will be on the ballot in nine of the 10 contested elections at the municipal […]

  • CPR Classes Offered at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The class is set for […]

  • Grant Would Improve Internet Options in Liberty Grove

    Internet service in northern Door County could get a lot better this year. The Town of Liberty Grove, in cooperation with Door County Broadband, hopes to build three new towers to provide wireless broadband coverage to more than 90 percent of the sprawling township. Town Chairman John Lowry said the town is partnering with Door […]

  • Compromises in Sister Bay, Liberty Grove Wastewater Plant Battle

    In terms of government speed, the Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove are heading at breakneck pace toward a solution about the shared wastewater treatment plant. Three biweekly meetings have resulted in some compromises while the larger question of ownership is still looming. At the Dec. 11 meeting between the two […]

  • Liberty Grove Not Giving Up on Wastewater Plant Yet

    At the start of a joint meeting between the Town of Liberty Grove and the Village of Sister Bay on Nov. 27, town board member John Lowry made it clear that his board was not relinquishing a claim of ownership of the shared wastewater plant yet. Despite a mutual understanding that Sister Bay was named […]