- The Door County Sheriff’s Department and Rummele’s Jewelers are posting a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for committing burglaries to Rummele’s Jewelers in Fish Creek on Oct. 18, 2015, and Nov. 1, 2015. Those with information are asked to contact the Door County Sheriff’s Department at 920.746.2428 or remain anonymous by calling the Crime Tip Line at 920.746.2436.
- Laurel Brooks announced her campaign to be the next mayor of Sturgeon Bay. Brooks has served the city as a member of the Plan Commission for nine years, working with two different administrations and many other Plan Commission members to help shape and interpret the city’s zoning code. “I am running for mayor of Sturgeon Bay because I believe we can do better. I believe that city hall should encourage cooperation between elected officials, paid city staff, and all of us who call Sturgeon Bay home. Working together, we can generate and develop new ideas and minimize conflict. Together we will prepare our city for the future, where families, business and industry can flourish together. Cast your vote on April 5 and meet me down at City Hall. Let’s get busy. There’s work to be done.”
- A total of 204,725 deer were bagged during the recently ended nine-day hunting season, compared to 199,583 in 2014. The DNR posted results of the first eight days of the season by county, showing that 2,581 deer were shot in Door County. Of that number, 1,344 had antlers and 1,237 were antlerless. Here are a few other hunting results for Door County: archery season for deer, 288 antlered and 191 antlerless; crossbow season, 257 antlered and 182 antlerless; youth hunt, 50 antlered and 54 antlerless. The Department of Natural Resources investigated eight hunting incidents during the nine-day gun deer season: five non-fatal (Rock, Marathon, Jackson, Polk and Manitowoc) and three fatal (Columbia, Waushara and Marathon).
- The Door County Job Center will hold a Seasonal Employment Recruitment event from 2 to 5 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 8. You can see the employers who are signed up for the event at DoorCountyJobCenter.org. The job center is located inside the Cherry Point Mall at 1300 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay.
- Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay will offer a community-wide Service of Remembrance: Navigating Grief Through the Holidays. This service will be held at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6 pm. All are welcome to attend. A tribute video of those whose memory we hold dear will be shown before and after the service. Families are welcome to submit a photo (which will be returned) of their deceased family member to be included in the video. Photos may be submitted via email ([email protected]) or delivered to the funeral home to be scanned by Monday, Dec. 7. Please include both, the name of the deceased (as you’d like it to appear) and the date of their passing. Both, the tribute and service videos will be available for viewing on the Service of Remembrance tribute page at huehnsfuneralhome.com. (The 2014 service video is currently available on this tribute page.) Rev. David Leistra will officiate, and Brian Fogarty will provide special music. Family registration will begin at 5 pm at the funeral home. A time of fellowship with refreshments will follow the service. Those planning on attending are asked to RSVP if possible, but not required, to Huehns Funeral Home at 920.743.5635.
- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announced a public construction update meeting for two 2016 highway projects in Sturgeon Bay – the reconstruction of Hwy. 42/57 from Michigan Street to Egg Harbor Road, and maintenance repairs on the Bayview Bridge. Both projects are scheduled for construction beginning in late March and completing around July. These projects will require a detour through the city of Sturgeon Bay. The meeting will be held at 7 pm on Monday, Dec. 7, in the Sturgeon Bay High School Commons, 1230 Michigan St. WisDOT engineers will be on hand to discuss construction details, detours and timelines. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to review and discuss the improvements. WisDOT staff will also be available to discuss the project on an individual basis. The improvements include: Construction of roundabouts at the Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road intersections; Reconstruction of the Alabama Street intersection to add left turn lanes for Hwy. 42/57 and prevent straight through and left turns from the side road; Reconstruction of the corridor between Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road; Maintenance repairs to Bayview Bridge. Those who are unable to attend the meeting and have construction questions can contact the WisDOT Project Manager, Jeremy Ashauer, at 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 by calling 920.412.6381 or by email at [email protected] Citizens who are hearing-impaired and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Ashauer at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dialing 711).