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Area: Sturgeon Bay

  • TAP to Read #ENOUGH Plays To End Gun Violence Series

    The #ENOUGH nationwide reading is the culmination of a year-long theater-activism initiative that started with calls for submissions from teens to write 10-minute plays that address the issue of gun violence. It received 184 submissions from 23 states and three countries, and a panel of award-winning playwrights selected this year’s top seven plays. Third Avenue […]

  • Server of the Week: Kate Utzinger of Kick Coffee

    The temperatures are dropping, and this year has been tough, But we’re always still looking for that hot caffeinated stuff. Kate Utzinger has done all she can to keep her customers and staff safe, Inside and out of her great coffee place. Kicking off winter with a peppermint mocha feels so carefree, A great place […]

  • The Fighter: Christie Weber goes to the mat for historical icons

    It’s June 24, 2019, and the fog hangs thick over Sturgeon Bay as the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator inches forward on its journey west across the Oregon Street Bridge. On the other side, waiting to greet the 119-year-old, 70-foot behemoth, is Christie Weber.  “Isn’t it beautiful?” she says in a tone that most people […]

  • New Fees, Increased Monitoring for Sturgeon Bay Compost Site

    For decades, City residents have been able to take their leaf, lawn, garden and brush waste to the city’s yard-waste collection site on Division Road at any time of the day or night. But for several years now, the city has struggled to manage rising operational costs and illegal dumping, including use by nonresidents. It’s […]

  • City Alders Reduce Farmers Market Fee Increases

    Those who called, emailed and spoke to alders on the Sturgeon Bay Common Council were successful in reducing a fee increase intended for 2021 farmers market vendor rates. Instead of raising the rates by 100 percent as was passed in the budget, alders agreed to halve the increase. The seasonal vendor fee had been $175 […]

  • Hike This: Hemlock Trail in Potawatomi State Park

    Tucked into the southwest edge of the City of Sturgeon Bay is Potawatomi State Park, a wilderness often overlooked by visitors flocking to Peninsula State Park to the north or the beaches of Whitefish Dunes and Cave Point to the east. This less-traveled park should not be underrated.  Get a taste of it on the […]

  • Crossroads Buys Ginzugroomer, Plans for Ski for Free

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Run the Distance at a Distance event in June helped to raise funds to purchase a Ginzugroomer. With this top-of-the-line equipment, Crossroads will be able to offer classical and skate-ski opportunities, free of charge. At this time, Friends of Crossroads intends to once again lend equipment – cross-country skis, boots, poles and […]

  • Hike This: Bay Shore Blufflands

    Bay Shore Blufflands, a Door County Land Trust property just north of Sturgeon Bay, provides a varied landscape with enough miles of trail that you can spend a leisurely hour or so enjoying the great outdoors.  The trail’s bluff section is steep, so be prepared to feel as though you’re on a stair-stepper for a […]

  • Obituary: Maureen Faye (Arndt) Weber

    Dec. 26, 1933 – Dec. 3, 2020  Maureen Faye (Arndt) Weber, 86, of Sturgeon Bay died December 3, 2020, at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF. Maureen was born on December 26, 1933, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of William J. and Gloris H. (Hayes) Arndt. She attended grade school at Evergreen School, and was a 1951 graduate of Sturgeon […]

  • John Berns’ Life On and Off the Diamond

    by Mike Shaw The famously talkative John Berns is no stranger to being the center of a conversation, especially if the topic is his beloved baseball. But in a memoir about his life in the sport, the 71-year-old Door County Baseball Hall of Famer steps back and tips his ball cap deferentially to the people […]

  • Developer Selected for West Waterfront Housing

    The City of Sturgeon Bay has selected a developer to work with on a market-rate residential development for West Waterfront land that’s expected to fetch between $1,200 and $1,500 monthly for one- and two-bedroom apartments. The Plan Commission recommended Northpointe Development Corporation last month, and the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved that recommendation Tuesday evening. […]

  • This Old Store: Trodahl’s at Madison and Maple

    ‘The busiest grocery store in town’ Anyone born in Sturgeon Bay since 1967 can tell you there’s been a gas station on the northwest corner of Madison and Maple streets for as long as they’ve lived. And they’re right. But for 97 years before that, a grocery story occupied that corner.  The first one was […]

  • Galaxy Gazing: Fourth Rock from the Sun

    by Tom Gwilym Mars. Just the name of the fourth planet from the sun reminds us of Martians, War of the Worlds, The Martian Chronicles and many other wonderful and imaginative stories from science-fiction writers and filmmakers. In reality, Mars is just a very cold, dusty, mostly dry, desert planet that at one time in […]

  • City Won’t Impose Restrictions on Tourist Rooming Houses, For Now

    The Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission decided not to impose new restrictions on Tourist Rooming Houses (TRH) within the city that people generally rent for short-term stays through online platforms such as Vrbo and Airbnb.  The city’s zoning code allows these short-term rentals with a permit that must be renewed after the first year, with renewals […]

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner Sets Record

    The community Thanksgiving dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay UnitedMethodist Church provided nearly 500 meals this year – more than 100 dinners than usual. The long-standing event relies on tremendous community support, say coordinators Duane and Leslie Youngsteadt. “We thank the 40-plus volunteers who worked so hard throughout the week to organize, prepare, cook, peel, […]

  • Obituary: John Philip Mann

    May 4, 1951 – Nov. 29, 2020 John Philip Mann, 69, died Nov. 29, 2020. Born the youngest of three boys to Wallace and Eileen (Gross) Mann in Sturgeon Bay, John lived his 69 years on the family homestead. Being raised on the family farm provided adventures and diversions that later became wonderful stories that […]

  • Crossroads Hosts Night of Wonder Dec. 6

    The holidays will be different at Crossroads at Big Creek this year. Although the Learning Center is closed, the community is invited to a socially distanced Crossroads Night of Wonder on Dec. 6, 4:30-6:30 pm. One by one, individuals or family units may hike candlelit portions of the Meadow and Creek Trails. Luminarias will guide […]

  • Obituary: Thaddeus “Ted” Tala

    Feb. 7, 1927 – Nov. 28, 2020 Thaddeus John Tala, 93, of Sturgeon Bay died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. He was born in Chicago to John and Maria (Szykowny) Talaczynski. He married Mary Jane Frances Novotny on July 19, 1952, in Chicago. She died Sept. 13, 2017. Ted served in the U.S. Army during World War […]

  • Obituary: Ardella Beatrice (Burtnett) Walls

    Sept. 13, 1927 – Nov. 28, 2020 Ardella Beatrice (Burtnett) Walls, 93, of Sturgeon Bay died at Whispering Pines Assisted Living. She was born in Oconto Falls to Ervin Albert and Catherine (Owen) Regal. Ardella graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1945. On June 5, 1949, she married Harvey Eugene Burtnett at the Seventh […]

  • Obituary: Eleanore Mary (Gueztkow) Neubauer

    May 15, 1917 – Nov. 24, 2020 Eleanore Mary Neubauer, 103, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center’s Skilled Nursing Facility.  She was born in Milwaukee to Adolf and Martha Margaret (Piglowski) Guetzkow. Eleanore graduated from South Division High School in Milwaukee with the Class of 1934, at the young age of 16. […]