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Area: Sturgeon Bay

  • Ski for Free, Distinguished Lectures, Wild Card Playoffs & More Weekend Plans

    A quiet weekend on the Door Peninsula awaits you, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do! We’ve got our top picks for the weekend ahead. Friday, January 8 Strap On the Snowshoes Take advantage of the recent heavy snowfall during a naturalist-guided snowshoe hike at The Ridges on Friday afternoon. Snowshoes are available […]

  • Film Actors Lab Begins Jan. 5 at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is offering an exciting class series for adults wanting to learn about the worlds of film and acting. The Film Actors Lab will begin on Jan. 5 and will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays until Feb. 11. Classes will meet from 6:30 – 9 pm. During this class students will begin […]

  • New Wedding Expo to be Held at Lodge at Leathem Smith

    The inaugural Door County Wedding Expo is planned at the Lodge at Leathem Smith during Fire and Ice Festival weekend in Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 12 & 13. The event will feature workshops, live entertainment, gifts, samples, door prizes as well as representatives and displays from 75 local Door County wedding venues and vendors. Meet […]

  • Obituary: Donald Willard Hanson

    Donald Willard Hanson, 85, of Sturgeon Bay passed away unexpectedly on December 22, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.  He was born on April 24, 1930, in Clay Banks to Otto and Carrie (Stegmann) Hanson.  On October 21, 1950, he married Edna Rodrian in Rankin, she preceded him in death on […]

  • St. John Bosco Catholic School Received WRISA Accreditation

    The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation (WRISA) announces the accreditation of St. John Bosco Catholic School located in Sturgeon Bay. St. John Bosco Catholic School has proven compliance with WRISA educational Standards and is a member in good standing. “We applaud the accomplishments of the St. John Bosco Catholic […]

  • Successful Basic Needs Drive at Boys & Girls Club of Door County

    Red ribbons and brightly colored paper wrapped up the Boys & Girls Club of Door County’s “Basic Needs” drive on Dec. 11. Community volunteers spent more than two hours wrapping tables full of donated items that will be distributed to 58 families throughout Door County. “We were overjoyed by the response this year,” said Door […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Dec. 31, 2015

    GIBRALTAR   Boys Basketball Jan. 5 vs. Gresham, 7:30 pm Jan. 8 @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm   Girls Basketball Jan. 5 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Jan. 8 vs. Oneida Nation, 7 pm   SEVASTOPOL   Boys Basketball Jan. 5 vs. NEWCHAA, 7:30 pm Jan. 7 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   Girls Basketball […]

  • Featured Pet: Lucy

    My name is Lucy and I have been living at Door County Humane Society (DCHS) since March of 2015. When I came into the shelter I also brought two of my puppies with me but they have since been adopted so now it is time for me to get a family of my own. I […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Grateful Giving

      It is with great humility and gratitude that I write this letter extolling the virtues of United Way. For many years as coordinator of the Ministry Dental Clinic, we were on the receiving end of help from the United Way Grant Fund. This helped us to grow and treat many children and community members. […]

  • Start 2016 with a New Year’s Day Hike at Ida Bay

    The end of December has always been a time for celebration and Crossroads at Big Creek hopes everyone’s New Year’s Eve is happy and safe. Entering the New Year, Crossroads invites the community to celebrate sunlight. On Dec. 31 at 3:45 pm, enjoy the Sunset on the Year Hike. This is a Crossroads tradition; this […]

  • Law Enforcement Spends Day with Kids for Shop with a Cop Program

    On Dec. 19, law enforcement officers from the Door County Sheriff’s Department, Sturgeon Bay Police Department, Wisconsin DNR and the Door County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center spent the day with 31 area children at their 13th annual Chop “N” Shop with a Cop program. Children were paired up with a Law Enforcement Officer for the […]

  • Obituary: Emily Mathilda Ploor

    Emily Mathilda Ploor, 100 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Cardinal Ridge CBRF. She was born August 14, 1915, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late August and Lydia (Diefenbach) Wilke. Emily graduated from Sevastopol High School. On September 11, 1934, she married Aloysius “Bud” A. Ploor at the St. John […]

  • Somatics Class Offered at Two Locations in January

    Lori Strantz, Owner of Lori’s Spa Essence in Fish Creek, will offer an eight-week somatics class series at two locations starting in January. Strantz, who is a clinical somatic educator and licensed massage therapist, has more than 20 years working in the health and wellness industry. She specializes in helping people to relieve chronic pain […]

  • Obituary: Sandra Ann Marlatt

    Just before noon on Thursday, June 11, 2015, Sandra “Sandie” Ann Marlatt died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash.  Sandie was 59 years old. Sandie was born at Door County General Hospital in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on Thursday, August 4, 1955. She was the first child of Leonette […]

  • Obituary: Elizabeth Marie Hahn

    Elizabeth Marie Hahn, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, Thursday morning, December 24, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester after suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease for years. She was born November 9, 1930, in Campbellsport, the daughter of the late Earl and Wilhelmina (Reschke) Jacky. Following her high school education, Betty earned […]

  • “The Spitfire Grill” Earns International Accolade

    The Spitfire Grill, the 2001 musical play written by Wisconsin theater artists James Valcq (Third Avenue Playhouse’s co-artistic director) and Fred Alley, enjoyed its London premiere this past summer in a high-profile and extremely well-received production directed by Alastair Knights at the Union Theatre. The show was recently acclaimed as Best New Production of a […]

  • Obituary: Bea A. Mathison

    Bea A. Mathison, 98, of Sturgeon Bay, died Tuesday, December 22, 2015. She was born on December 6, 1917, to William and Mayme (Challe) Robillard in the Town of Gardner, WI. On April 15, 1939, she married Don Blakley Mathison. Bea was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay and the Order […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Dec. 31, 2015

    STANDINGS As of Dec. 21, 2015 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 20-1 Music Masters DJs, 10-8 Bayshore Powerballers, 11-10 Bay Area Transplant, 6-12 YMCA, 1-17   B League, W-L Red Room, 23-1 Renard’s Cheese, 19-5 Brick Lot, 12-12 Econo Double Baggers, 10-14 Hatco, 10-14 Para Tran, 9-15 Whiskepedia, 9-15 Peninsula Podiatry, 6-18   RESULTS […]

  • Obituary: Wallace “Butch” Reinhold Tess, Jr.

    Wallace “Butch” Reinhold Tess, Jr., 61, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 26, 2015, at The Florida House in Sturgeon Bay where he had been living since 2009. He was born October 28, 1954, at Door County Memorial Hospital, the son of Wallace Reinhold Tess, Sr., and Mildred Ruth (Duwe) Tess. Butch […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Echoes of the Past

    Senator Frank Lasee’s recent editorial piece wherein he casually tells such lies as, “The opponents of the [Sawyer Hotel] project have not brought forward any reasons for their opposition; they simply don’t like it,” brings to mind something his elder cousin Alan sent from his senatorial desk a few years back. Alan Lasee’s impassioned letter […]