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  • Obituary: Reuben H. Miller

    Reuben Harold Miller, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died on February 26, 2017, at Anna’s Health Care.  He was born on August 23, 1925, in Milwaukee to George and Marie (Vertz) Miller.  On October 29, 1949, he married Lucille S. Wilke at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, she preceded him in death on September 7, […]

  • Obituary: Rosemarie Evelyn Capak

    Rosemarie Evelyn Capak, 90, former lifelong resident of Cudahy, recently of Valmy (Sturgeon Bay), fell asleep in the loving arms of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord, Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2017 while at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, following a recent illness. She was born at home on […]

  • Manners Matter: Loose Lips Sink Ships

    Dear Mary Pat, I have an acquaintance who regularly voices her assumptions about other people’s life choices. Consequently, these assumptions are taken as fact and find their way into the local rumor mill where they put the unsuspecting victim(s) in the awkward position of explaining that no, they are not pregnant/having an affair/moving/getting divorced/changing jobs. […]

  • Just Say No to Pig Wrestling

    I just finished reading the article titled “Group Charges Pig Abuse at Valmy Thresheree Event.” I don’t know from whence the accompanying photograph of four burly men manhandling the pig came from, but it certainly embodies the flavor of a pig wrestling bout. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to catch this […]

  • Valmy Thresheree 2016 Schedule

    August is a time to reflect on the days gone by, and in Valmy, things are cranking up because it’s thresheree time. See first-hand agricultural equipment in operation that was used from the years of 1900 until about 1960. The thresheree runs Aug. 19 – 21. Below is a schedule of events.   Friday, Aug. […]

  • Valmy Thresheree Chainsaw Competition

    Want to channel your inner lumberjack? The Valmy Thresheree hosts a chainsaw competition on Saturday morning for anyone and everyone looking for a woodcutting challenge. There are anywhere between 10 and 15 divisions, with each division reserved for a specific class of chainsaw. Within these divisions are separate sections for stock, antique, and modified saws. […]

  • Group Charges Pig Abuse at Valmy Thresheree Event

    An email arrived in the Pulse inbox last week from a woman identified only as Beth. The subject line read: STOP. Her message said this: “Your pig wrestling event must not take place. Pigs ARE sensitive, they FEEL, they are SMART. The public DOES NOT CONDONE ABUSE AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU. Please change your current […]

  • Thresheree Time in Valmy

    August is a time to reflect on the days gone by, and in Valmy, things are cranking up because it’s thresheree time at the Valmy Thresheree. See first-hand agricultural equipment in operation that was used from the years of 1900 until about 1960. The thresheree runs Aug. 19 – 21. Below is a schedule of […]

  • Christ Child Society to Sell Brats and Burgers

    Brats and burgers will be sold by the Christ Child Society members on June 24, 10 am – 4 pm, at Welsing’s BP Station. Stop by to enjoy a delicious meal while helping the Christ Child Society to meet the needs of the very youngest people in Door County. The Christ Child Society (CCS) of […]

  • Peninsula Century Spring Classic, Beer Fest & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend offers chances to get active and enjoy the county’s natural beauty. Hike through the woods by Clark Lake, hop on your bike, or walk through the peninsula’s storied past. Friday, June 17 Ephraim Heritage Day See into Ephraim’s past with free walking tours and free admission into Ephraim’s cultural sites, including Bethany Lutheran […]

  • Obituary: Mae Birnschein

    Mae Birnschein, age 90, died Sunday, May 29, 2016 to reunite with her late husband, Arthur, with whom she’s been apart from for almost 32 years. Mae Louise Robinson was born to William and Lilly Robinson on December 14, 1925 and lived in Jacksonport most of her life. She married Arthur August Birnschein on January 27, […]

  • Manners Matter: Dec. 11, 2015

    By Mary Pat Dear Mary Pat, The holiday season is in full swing with Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas only weeks away. For Thanksgiving this year, my family went on a short trip. We all had off from jobs and school, and had a lovely time. Prior to the trip, we encountered a flurry of […]

  • Tips Lead to Burglary Suspect’s Arrest

    An anonymous tip and an astute snapshot led the Door County Sheriff’s Department to arrest Jimi Micheau, a 40-year-old Green Bay man, for a series of home burglaries

  • Sevastopol School Polls Voters on $34 Million Upgrade

    Sevastopol residents and school district staff should already have received information in their mailboxes or email inboxes about the school district’s conceptual plans for a $26.9 million school upgrade and a $6.9 million auditorium. The information includes details on the problems of making a 91-year-old main building and its many additions work for a 21st […]

  • Girls of Small Forest to Perform at Tin Plate

    Jeanne Kuhns and Marybeth Mattson are the “Girls Of Small Forest” and will perform their original progressive folk rock on Nov. 27 at The Tin Plate in Valmy. Small Forest features innovative mother/daughter harmonies that carry poetic lyrics through a musical storytelling of life experiences inspired by living in Door County. The music starts at […]

  • Weekly Performances by Katie Dahl at The Tin Plate

    The Tin Plate (the new name of the former Hitching Post in Valmy) is pleased to announce weekly performances by popular Door County musician Katie Dahl every Thursday from Sept. 10 through Oct. 8, 7 – 9 pm. Dahl, a nationally known folk singer-songwriter, will perform with her frequent sideman, upright bass and percussion player […]

  • Len Villano

    Ken’s Irish Wall

    Ken Birnschein doesn’t know exactly what made him begin, but he can point out the very first rock he laid in his three-year quest to build a stone wall at his home on Nelson Road near Valmy. By the time the last stone was laid in 2012, Ken had built a 260-foot-long wall and something […]

  • Man Vs. Pig at the Valmy Thresheree

        Perhaps the most popular event at the Valmy Thresheree weekend is the Pig Wrestling Competition. Each year, 15 to 20 teams in men’s and women’s divisions compete in a foot or two of mud for cash prizes. Teams have come from as far away as Iowa, Southern Indiana and Milwaukee for a shot. […]