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  • Beyond Elephant Hunting: Revitalization will come in small doses and niche markets

    When small towns watch their talented young people walk out the door, community leaders are left to ponder what would have kept them around. Some communities respond by building attractions, new amenities like trails or marinas, and some have even given away land in a sort of 21st century Homestead Act.

  • From Peninsula Players to Pixar

    Two actors stepped to the front of the empty stage to take a curtain call all their own. Before them, the seats were empty and cold, behind them, the stage was bare.

  • Unbeatable: ’69 Vikings Almost Were

    Four times in the past four decades the Gibraltar boys basketball team has finished an entire season without a victory. In 1968-69, the Vikings couldn’t lose. That team, led by the unstoppable Dave Voskuil, posted the first undefeated regular season in Door County history, going 18 – 0 in the old Peninsula Conference. Gibraltar’s cozy […]

  • A Glimpse of Door County Wineries

    People are drawn to Door County for a lot of reasons – restaurants, shopping, scenery, and of course, all things cherry – but you don’t find many people who come here with wine on the brain.

  • An Unlikely Hero: Gibraltar’s Iva Grasse

    On the social networking website Facebook, 196 graduates of the Gibraltar Public Schools have formed a fan club for a hero they all share, a person the website calls “the coolest person in the world.” In a forum where other Wisconsinites are creating fan pages for Jacob Leinenkugel or Brett Favre, these young people are […]

  • Gibraltar’s Fleeting Moment

    Nearly two full years had passed since the last Gibraltar victory in boys basketball. Countless shots had been taken, practices survived, and ankles sprained. This is the familiar cycle of Gibraltar sports in the Packerland Conference: occasional stretches of a win or two or some close games, surrounded by disheartening, motivation-sapping losing streaks and disappointment. […]