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  • Gardner Applies for Disaster Funds to Repair Stevenson Pier Road

    The Town of Gardner has applied to the state for disaster-relief funds after a Thanksgiving-weekend snowstorm undermined and washed away parts of Stevenson Pier Road.  Town Chair Mark Stevenson said the road runs close to the shoreline for almost 2,000 feet. It incurred substantial damage along that stretch that could cost $220,000 to repair and […]

  • OBITUARY: Harold “Pete” Euclide

    Harold “Pete” Euclide, 91, of Brussels, died at home Dec. 20, 2018.  He was born March 21, 1927 in Gardner to Ernest and Annie (Jeanquart) Euclide.  On Dec. 14, 1954, he married LaVerne Renard.  She preceded him in death on May 31, 2016. Pete owned and operated a well drilling business for many years.  He […]

  • Girls Basketball: Gibraltar Tops Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door Falls to Kewaunee

    All four local high school girls basketball teams opened the season last week. In two Packerland Conference games, Gibraltar stopped Sturgeon Bay 60-12 and Kewaunee knocked off Southern Door 48-36. The victory marked the 100th in the career of coach Josh Kropuenske. Gibraltar opened the season with a 48-40 loss to Hilbert. Sturgeon Bay fell […]

  • A Door to the Spirits: Spiritualism has a long history on the peninsula

    It was as if an occult hand opened a Spiritualist portal to Door County on June 22, 1885. That was the day of a religious showdown — it was called a “religious war” by one newspaper of the time — between a Catholic priest and a former saloonkeeper-turned-Spiritualist that resulted in the birth of a […]

  • BUG Fire Department Celebrates New Home

    It seemed to those who didn’t know any better that BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie is an adept quick-change artist. At the start of the dedication ceremony of the new BUG fire station on June 24, Vandertie was there one moment in his ceremonial dress uniform with white gloves, and then he was in his […]

  • Gardner Electronics Recycling Event June 7

    The Town of Gardner is holding an electronics recycling event June 7 open to all Door County residents. Vehicle unloading is provided. Free items include computer towers; laptops; cell phones; servers; wire and cabling; keyboards/mouses; microwave ovens; dehumidifiers/AC units; refrigerators; copiers/fax machines/printers; phone systems; DVD/VCR players; stereos/CD players; rechargeable batteries; washers/dryers/stoves; household appliances (big and […]

  • Municipal Meetings: May 25 – 31

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm May 29. Town of Gardner:  Board of Review will be held 6 pm May 31. Town of Nasewaupee:  Board of Review will be held at 6 pm May 29. Village of Sister Bay:  The Plan Commission meets at 5:30 pm […]

  • Gardener Gab: Recycling Event June 7

    by Michele Ploor Hello, Town of Gardner residents. Know of someone I should talk to or have anything to share? Email me at [email protected]. The Gardner Plan Commission will hold a recycling event on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Gardner Town Hall located at 2344 County C in Brussels. This event is open to […]

  • Gardner Gab: Future Farmers of America

    by Michele Ploor Hello, Town of Gardner residents. Know someone I should talk to or have anything to share? Email me at [email protected]. Have you ever heard of FFA CDEs?   No? Me either until last year when both of my children participated. However, until I was asked to coach a team this year I […]

  • Victim Identified in Fatal Gardner Car Crash

    Gary K. Gustafson, 56, of the Town of Brussels, has been identified by the Door County Sheriff’s Dept. as the victim in the fatal single-vehicle accident in the Town of Gardner on Feb. 13. Gustafson was killed at about 4:28 pm when his car, westbound on Lime Kiln Road, left the road and stuck a power pole. […]

  • Gardner Gab: Meet Town Plow Truck Driver Kevin Stauber

    by Michele Ploor Hello, Town of Gardner residents. Know of someone I should talk to or have anything to share? Email me at [email protected]. Recently I had the privilege to spend some time speaking to Kevin Stauber, our town plow truck driver. Kevin has worked for the Highway Department for four years. He has also […]

  • 2018 Spring Local Election Candidates

    Millions of women marched in cities and towns around the world Jan. 20 and 21, in part to bring more women into the political process. The results of that effort are visible in Door County, where this spring a woman will be on the ballot in nine of the 10 contested elections at the municipal […]

  • Obituary: Pearl E. Sixel

    Pearl E. Sixel, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Jan. 2, 2018.  She was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Gardner to Emil and Martha (Keller) Ahlswede.  On May 26, 1948, she married Donald R. Sixel Sr. who preceded her in death on October 8, 2014. Before she […]

  • Gardner Gab: Dec. 22 – 29

    Hello, Town of Gardner residents. No interview this month. Where did the time go? Know of someone I should talk to or have anything to share? Email me at [email protected]. So, the holiday season is upon us. There’s so much to do no matter what you celebrate in December. For me it’s, decorate the house, […]

  • The Gardner Gab: Nov. 17 – 24

    by Michele Ploor Hello, Town of Gardner residents. I have decided I would do random interviews of town residents and those who do work for the town in some way, shape or form. I’m excited to get to know the people. I have lived in Gardner for 18 years and feel like I don’t really […]

  • Sister Bay Lodging Up Nearly 19 Percent Through June

    Sister Bay has collected 18.54 percent more room tax revenue through June of 2017 than in the same period last year. Returns were up 19.11 percent in June, year over year. Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor and Washington Island also saw significant increases, while the Village of Egg Harbor experienced a slow month in June, with returns […]

  • Gardner Gab: Introducing New Column From Town of Gardner

    By Michele Ploor Hello Town of Gardner residents and welcome to your column. This column has been created for you. It’s about you, about what you need to know, want to know, and possibly some things you could have lived without ever knowing. It’s my goal to give you, the residents, a little touch of […]

  • Southern Door Leads, Ephraim Loses in 2016 Property Value Growth

    Preliminary data from the Department of Revenue shows towns in Southern Door lead the county in the percentage of added real estate value from 2016. The county as a whole has seen negligible growth, while Ephraim saw the greatest loss of property value in the county. Data is collected as of Jan. 1, marking new […]

  • Obituary: Douglas (Doug) Mark Anschutz

    Douglas (Doug) Mark Anschutz, 55, of the Town of Gardner, formerly of Egg Harbor, died peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, surrounded by family and his soulmate, Julie Behnke, after suffering cardiac arrest on Monday evening, July 10. He was born on December 10, 1961 to Byron (Jr.) and Elizabeth […]

  • Obituary: Ronald Albert Coppersmith

    Ronald Albert Coppersmith, 68, of Hartford and the town of Gardner passed away on July 8, 2017.  He was born December 24, 1948 in Milwaukee to Francis and Mary (Gagliano) Coppersmith.  Ronald graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee.   He had distinguished service in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Era.  Ronald was member […]