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  • Aug. 1 – 13

    • The City of Sturgeon Bay endorsed a plan to establish a 322-acre nature preserve along Lake Michigan and the Ship Canal. Sturgeon Bay Utilities, which owns the property, will enter into an offer to purchase with the Door County Land Trust.

  • Aug. 14 – 20

    • The National Hockey League’s greatest prize is visiting Door County Aug. 18. Left-winger Ruslan Fedotenko of the Pittsburgh Penguins will bring the Stanley Cup, given to the league’s champion each June, to the peninsula, where he owns a home, according to a report in the Janesville Gazette.

  • July 24 – 31

    • The City of Sturgeon Bay and WireTech have come to an agreement to relocate the business to the industrial park on the city’s west side.

  • July 31 – August 12

    • The City of Sturgeon Bay has posted a survey at www.sturgeonbaywi.org to gather public input about how it should manage the “Canal Property.

  • July 17 – 24

    • A report on obesity in the U.S. ranked Wisconsin 16th in the nation. An estimated one million Wisconsin adults were classified as obese, or 26.

  • July 24 – 31

    Coming Up

    • To accommodate its sesquicentennial event, the Sevastopol Town Board of Supervisors will meet Monday, July 27, at 7 pm instead of its regularly scheduled meeting July 20.

  • July 10 – 17

    What Happened

    The Republican field of candidates aiming to take out Congressman Steve Kagen (D-Appleton) grew to three. Reid Ribble, a Kaukauna roofing contractor, announced his candidacy for the 8th Congressional District, which includes Door County.

  • July 17 – 24

    Coming Up

    • The Town of Baileys Harbor will consider implementing an architectural review committee at a special joint meeting of the Town Board and Plan Commission Aug.

  • July 3 – 10

    Wisconsin now has a primary enforcement seat belt law. Police can now pull drivers over for not wearing a seat belt. Previously, police could issue a citation to drivers not wearing their seat belt, but only if they pulled a driver over for another offense.

  • July 10 – 17

    • The next meeting of the Door County Tourism Zone Commission is July 20 at 9 am at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. The Commission oversees the collection and disbursement of room tax funds collected by Door County municipalities.

  • July 3 – 10

    • A public hearing will be held July 7 to collect input from citizens about the controversial St. Claire River Study. The study, released by the International Joint Commission in May, blamed climate conditions for the bulk of Lake Michigan and Huron water level decline.

  • June 26 – July 3

    Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle signed the state’s $62 billion budget. Provisions in the budget that would have redefined the statutory bidding requirements for municipal governments to require that all improvement work greater than $25,000 be put out to bid were taken out before it was sent to the Governor.

  • June 26 – July 3

    • Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) to address drunk driving laws was approved by the Assembly Committee on Public Safety.

  • June 26 – July 3

    • Gibraltar School in Fish Creek will host a basketball skills camp June 30 and July 1. Mike Lee of Ganon Baker Basketball will teach fundamental skills, attacking the rim, and advanced ball-handling techniques.

  • Happened in Door County: May 29 – June 12

    Ephraim altered its process for selecting its Fyr Bal Chieftain, reverting to the format it had used in previous years. Eligible Fyr Bal Chieftain voters may cast their vote at the Ephraim Visitor Information Center on a write-in ballot before Friday, June 19 at 3 pm.

  • Coming up in Door County: June 12 – 26

    Egg Harbor will choose a new fire chief at its June 18 village board meeting. Former chief Mark Bogenshutz sent the village a letter stating he was no longer interested in the position.

  • May 15 – 29, 2009

    • Late Gibraltar teacher and baseball coach Rodney “Chief” Billerbeck was honored by Inside Wisconsin Sports magazine. The publication dedicated its June issue to Billerbeck “for his lifelong contribution to Wisconsin high school baseball.

  • May 29 – June 12, 2009

    • The Door County Information Services Committee will meet June 3 at the Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay. An update on the status of the Norlight Communications proposal to build a fiber pipeline from Sturgeon Bay to Sister Bay is expected.

  • May 15 – 29, 2009

    • The Wisconsin Legislature reached a compromise on a statewide workplace smoking ban. The ban, including restaurants and taverns, would begin July 5, 2010. Several Door County taverns went smoke-free in the last year in anticipation of such a move. Existing cigar bars and smoke shops are exempt from the ban. Fines for smoking in […]

  • May 15 – 29, 2009

    • A preliminary report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the dredging of the St. Clair River is not to blame for the drop in water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. The International Joint Commission, collaborative effort between the U.S. and Canada, performed the $3.6 million study. The study blames an […]