Area: Door County

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 11, 2020

    IDLEWILD Ladies’ Sundowners Golf League Sept. 2, 2020 • Top 10 golfers: Mary Aiken 48, Pam DeMelle 49, Pat Krueger 50, Janet Proctor 50, Rita Hunt 53, Debbie McDermid 54, Ellen Felhofer 55, Kim Bridenhagen 55, Carey Potier 55, Mary Ann Miller 58 • Pars: Janet Proctor 1, Mary Aiken 1 • Fewest putts: Pat Krueger 14 • Special […]

  • Door to Nature: Wild Grape: Kudzu of the North

    While driving around the county on quiet back roads, I often notice shrubs or trees covered with a dense mat of wild grape leaves. If you’ve ever driven through Tennessee and points south, you would have seen thick vines covering structures, trees and power poles. That vine is kudzu, which was introduced to this country […]

  • Server of the Week: A Humble Bumblebee

    The server of this week is a bumblebee, Pollinating all the flowers so humbly It serves us so well but gets little press, Helping plants grow, so we needn’t stress Without these bees, we’d have no honey And what is more? They make us money We need our bees to pollinate So for them we […]

  • Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Deadline is Sept. 11

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11. This program provides direct relief to producers who have faced COVID-19-related price declines and additional marketing costs. More than 160 commodities are eligible for CFAP, including certain […]

  • Evers Announces Cultural-Organization Grant Program

    Gov. Tony Evers has announced the launch of a $5 million cultural-organization grant program to assist such groups in the state that have been affected economically by the pandemic.  Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), the program provides eligible organizations with grant awards of up to $250,000 to cover pandemic-related impacts such as […]

  • Karate Group Earns Brown, Black Belts

    Belt testing for the YMCA’s Goju Ryu karate class took place Aug. 27. Wolfgang Virgin, age 11, advanced to Black Belt, and those who advanced to Brown Belt were Dan, Roger and Kathy Barnard; Tracy Steiner; Mary Cram; and Eli Chlubna. Their Kyoshi (instructor) is Shaun Koulias. Because of the pandemic, the upper belts have […]

  • Blood Drive Sept. 10

    The Community Blood Center and Destination Door County are hosting a blood drive Sept. 10, 10 am – 2:30 pm, at 1015 Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay. Because of COVID-19, many blood drives have been canceled, so the number of available units of blood are shrinking. Thirty-four donors are needed, so be a part […]

  • Featured Pet: Grover

    Meet Grover (, a one-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This handsome fellow loves to play so much that he sometimes gets overstimulated by all the fun. Younger kids look too much like playmates, so he would do best in a home with older children who […]

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 4, 2020

    IDLEWILD Ladies’ Sundowners Golf League Aug. 26, 2020 • Top golfers: Mary Aiken 41, Anna Larsen 43, Pat Krueger 49, Rita Hunt 50, Pam DeMelle 54, Debbie McDermid 56 • Pars: Mary Aiken 5, Anna Larsen 2, Debbie McDermid 1 • Fewest putts: Debbie McDermid 14 • Special event: most bogeys: Anna Larsen 7 IDLEWILD Senior Men’s Thursday 8:30 […]

  • Fall Flowers Help Fuel Monarch Migrations

    It seems everyone loves monarch butterflies – arguably the most charismatic insects in North America. Certainly these black and orange creatures are gorgeous, but many butterflies are beautiful. Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on one plant, but that’s true of almost all butterfly species. They probably spread pollen from flower to flower, but monarchs are not […]

  • KerberRose Ranked Among Top 300 Accounting Firms

    INSIDE Public Accounting has ranked KerberRose ( among the nation’s top 300 firms for the fifth consecutive year. It moved to number 206 from number 216 last year. “Given the uncertain and difficult circumstances of this past year, we are incredibly proud of our team members,” said KerberRose managing shareholder Michael Ruby. “We have shown […]

  • Destination Door County Partners with Leave No Trace Center

    Destination Door County (DDC) has formed a partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, becoming the first tourism destination in Wisconsin to do so. The partnership is designed to help minimize environmental impacts on the county by ensuring that both residents and visitors have information about sustainability and easy-to-practice skills in order […]

  • Vandalism Heightens Campaign Intensity

    GOP offices, signs spray painted When the offices of the Republican Party of Door County were spray painted the night of Aug. 29, it marked a new level of tension during an already inflamed political season. Across Door County, yard signs in support of President Donald Trump have been stolen, run over and spray painted. […]

  • In Pursuit of Fair Maps

    Door County voters will weigh in Nov. 3 On the ballot for Door County voters in the Nov. 3 general election will be an advisory referendum that asks, “Should the Wisconsin legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional district plans and maps?” “The reason it’s so important is the lines […]

  • National Suicide Prevention Week Approaching

    Nearly 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organization. Navigating a pandemic and national unrest may contribute to this troubling statistic because fear and anxiety can overwhelm people as they try to understand what’s happening around them. As National Suicide Prevention Week […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Charlotte Johnston

    compiled by the DOOR COUNTY POETS COLLECTIVE Charlotte Johnston was only 10 when she spent a week at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse with her grandparents. Since that first visit, Door County has remained her constant while she and her husband, Richard, have divided their time between Madison and Ephraim. Johnston grew up on a farm in […]

  • Puzzle Man: How Myles Mellor Made Crosswords a Career

    Puzzle creator Myles Mellor didn’t set out to craft a new career when he first sketched a crossword puzzle by hand 20 years ago. He was simply trying to cheer up his dad back home in England.  “My mom died, and my father was quite devastated by it, and I was trying to think of […]

  • Wild Things: Plum Island Deer-Hunt Draw Set for This Week

    If you applied for a shot at a limited gun deer hunt on Plum Island this year, watch your email. David Bolin, assistant refuge manager for the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge (which includes Plum Island), said the drawing would take place this week.  Last year was the first year when the U.S. Fish and […]

  • ‘Rosalind’: A Virtual Production Performed Remotely

    The challenge of working with strict limitations can often create surprising bursts of creativity and innovation – necessity is the mother of invention, after all. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit arts and entertainment organizations particularly hard this year, and theater has faced some of the most challenging limitations: ones that reach to the very core of […]

  • Fall Lighthouse Festival Better Than Ever

    The Door County Maritime Museum ( will host the Fall Lighthouse Festival Oct. 3-4: a weekend of air, land, boat and adventure tours that, together, will reach all 11 of the county’s treasured lighthouses. Many of the excursions are exclusive to the festival weekends and provide visitors with lighthouse access that is not typically available […]