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  • Door County Tavern League Makes Donation to Chop ‘n’ Shop Program

    The Door County Tavern League, represented by Mike Lautenbach, presented a $500 check to the Joint Professional Law Enforcement Association of Door County for the Chop ‘n’ Shop Program. The local league is requesting matching funds from the Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation.

  • January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    by Shelby Mitchell, Sex Trafficking Victim Advocate, Family Services’ Sexual Assault Center Each January, National Human Trafficking Awareness Month shines a spotlight on human trafficking, whose victims number more than 25 million people worldwide. With a number that large, it can be hard to comprehend how crimes such as labor and sex trafficking continue to […]

  • 2020 Door County Reads Events: Jan. 25-31

    Saturday, Jan. 25 • Kick-off author talk featuring a keynote address by Leif Enger, the author of Virgil Wander, with light refreshments and a book signing following the keynote, 2 pm, Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium, 1230 Michigan St.  Sunday, Jan. 26 • Myles Dannhausen Jr. will share local baseball history and lore, 1 pm, […]

  • Questions & Authors: Leif Enger 

    The goal of Door County Reads is to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities and ourselves through reading and sharing ideas about the same book.  This year’s selection is Virgil Wander by Leif Enger. The novel follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. There […]

  • Fat-Tire Bike Race

    The more snow, the more fun awaits fat-bike enthusiasts who are eager to compete in the Kewaunee County leg of the Snow Crown Fat-Bike Series.  The White Cap will take place at Ryan Park, N4760 Cty C in Kewaunee, on Feb. 1, beginning at 10 am. This is the second year that the park has […]

  • Frontier Reportedly Filing for Bankruptcy

    Bloomberg News reported this week that Frontier Communications, the landline phone and internet provider that covers northern Door County, could file for bankruptcy by the middle of March.  Javier Mendoze, Frontier’s vice president of corporate communications and external affairs, said in a statement sent to the Peninsula Pulse that Frontier’s business and operations remain solid.  […]

  • Assembly Passes Housing Bill

    The Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill co-authored by Rep. Joel Kitchens that would encourage housing construction in rural areas.  Assembly Bill 544 (AB 544) would create a $10 million pilot program for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority to award grants, loans or loan guarantees to rural communities to encourage the construction of […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Sharon Anderson

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • Framed: Four Generations

    Four generations of women celebrated together on Christmas Day 2019. From left is Dorothy Leist, 93, of Valmy; her daughter, Kathy McCaulley of Sturgeon Bay; McCaulley’s daughter, Sarah Kulesa, originally from Sturgeon Bay and now residing in Eau Claire; and Kulesa’s three-month-old daughter, Josslyn. Submitted.

  • Bears, Bucks and Boat Launch on NRB Agenda

    Passion and politics could clash when Wisconsin’s seven-citizen state Natural Resources Board (NRB) meets in Madison next week for its first monthly meeting of 2020. DNR staff will take a look at a 2019 deer hunt that saw numbers fall about 14 percent statewide to just more than 288,000 whitetails – the first sub-300,000 deer […]

  • Kitchens to Host Listening Sessions Feb. 3

    State Rep. Joel Kitchens will host three listening sessions Feb. 3: at the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay, 10-11 am; at the Sister Bay Village Hall, 1-2 pm; and at the Luxemburg Village Hall, 4:30-5:30 pm. Citizens are invited to share feedback, ask questions and meet Rep. Kitchens at the sessions. To contact his […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Jan. 17-24

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: Jan. 22 – Joint Park and Recreation, 5:30 pm. County of Door: Jan. 20 – Legislative Committee, 1 pm; Joint Nutrition Advisory/ADRC Advisory Council, 2:30 pm; Finance Committee, 3 pm; Library Board, 5 pm. Jan. 21 – Administrative Committee, 10 am. Town of Egg Harbor: Jan. 20 – Town Board, 7 […]

  • Local Governments Request $1.47 Billion in Transportation Grants

    Wisconsin municipalities submitted $1.47 billion in transportation-grant requests to the Multimodal Local Supplement Program, underscoring the desperate state of Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure.  The program allots $75 million in funding for local communities’ road, bridge, harbor, transit, bicycle-accommodation and railroad projects and will pay up to 90 percent of total eligible costs, with local governments providing […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: Island for Sea-Birds, Skating Pond, Sweet Sour-Cherry Pie

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors. Door County Democrat January 17, 1913 Island Reserved For Sea-Birds. President Taft last Friday signed a bill setting aside Gravel Island, near Europe Lake, this county, as a […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Jan. 17-24

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 17 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm Jan. 21 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Jan. 24 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 18 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 3:30 pm Jan. 23 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball  Jan. 17 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Jan. 18 vs. NEWCHAA, 6:30 pm (location TBA) […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings: Since Jan. 11

    Boys Basketball School, win-loss Kewaunee 6-0 Southern Door 5-1 Sturgeon Bay 5-1 Oconto 4-3 Peshtigo 3-3 Gibraltar 2-4 NEW Lutheran 2-4 Sevastopol 1-5 Algoma 0-7 Girls Basketball School, win-loss Kewaunee 5-0 Peshtigo 4-1 Southern Door 4-1 NEW Lutheran 3-3 Sturgeon Bay 3-3 Gibraltar 2-3 Oconto 3-4 Algoma 2-5 Sevastopol 0-6  Wrestling School, win-loss Kewaunee 1-0 […]

  • Bowling League Results

    Apple Dumpling League  Dec. 27 • High team game: Drinking Team Bowling Problem 849 • High team series: Choppin’ Wood  2,339 • High game (men): Jeff Sperber 279, Doc Bundy 249, Adam Kring 248, Matt Heldmann 248, Chris Blish 248, Todd Jacobe 248 • High series (men): Jeff Sperber 765, Doc Bundy 707, Adam Kring […]

  • Samuel Burris New Program Director at JAK’s Place

    Door County native Samuel Burris has a passion for giving back to the community, and he’ll be able to do so as the new program director for JAK’s Place. As he oversees all of its mental-health support programming, he’ll continue the JAK’s Place tradition of working collaboratively with community partners to provide quality programming to […]

  • Greta Thunberg Isn’t Just an Activist – She’s a Role Model

    by Solomon Lindenberg Solomon Lindenberg is a senior at Gibraltar High School and editor of the school newspaper, the Viking Voice. There’s more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere now than at any time in human history. Earth has experienced the 20 warmest years on record during the past 22 years. Average wildlife populations have dropped […]

  • Door to Nature: Getting More Birds to Your Feeders

    A dearth of birds this winter has frustrated many people who enjoy seeing their feathered friends at the feeders. In fact, our Sturgeon Bay Christmas Bird Count had the fewest birds observed during the 23-year history of this event. When trees produce record numbers of seeds, as they did in 2019, it provides enough natural […]