Door County community news from the Peninsula Pulse. Find information about health programs, fundraisers, announcements, and more to keep you in the loop in your community.

  • Breastfeeding Support Group Meets Every Month

    Are you a mom or soon-to-be mom who’s interested in connecting with other breastfeeding moms? Do you need practical information about breastfeeding? Join the Door County Breastfeeding Support Group. Children are welcome, and snacks are provided. Meeting dates and topics include: “Breastfeeding and Diet,” with guest speaker Kathleen Arnold (Feb. 6); “Breastfeeding and Pumping” (March […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Need for Airport Grows

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors. The Expositor January 6, 1876 The Indians of Dakota and Nebraska are organizing for a general onslaught on the whites. Gen. Custer is lively in making preparations to […]

  • After Helping Several Thousand People, Credit Counselor Gay Pustaver Moves On

    Imagine you have gotten into such a financial bind that you have come up with a scheme to kill yourself so your family can collect life insurance. While it sounds like a plot for a bad TV movie, Gay Pustaver explained that is exactly how the Financial Information and Service Center (FISC) she has worked […]

  • Gibraltar Students Compete at DECA

    Gibraltar students competed at the Northeast Wisconsin District DECA Career Development Conference (CDC) on Jan. 5 at Bay Port High School. Each competitor took a 100-question, career-specific exam and participated in two role-play scenarios with judges from throughout northeast Wisconsin. Juniors Connor Duffy and Brandon Stillman earned first place in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing […]

  • Kelli Strickland, Door Community Auditorium, speaker series

    Door County Talks

    On Jan. 12 at 10 am, the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a free lecture by Kelli Strickland titled “Building Community and Common Ground through the Arts.” This marks the first installment of DCA’s new series, Door County Talks. A collaboration between DCA and the Door County Civility Project, Door County Talks is a […]

  • Adopt-a-Soldier Steps Up to Help Unpaid Coast Guard Members

    Nancy Hutchinson, the organizer of Adopt-a-Soldier Door County, could not stand by and watch as political games in Washington, D.C., prevent members of the U.S. Coast Guard from getting paid. “We’re going to try to help these Coast Guard guys and gals. There are a few of them with both the wife and husband working […]

  • OBITUARY: Wendy Li Lux

    Wendy Li Lux, 17, of Washington Island, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 at her home after a six-month battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. Wendy was born in Kunming, China, and had lived in an orphanage in Kunming until her adoption in 2010. She lived with […]

  • OBITUARY: Norman Schweikert

    Norman Schweikert, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s horn section from 1971 until 1997, died at his home on Washington Island, Dec. 31, 2018, after a brief illness. He was 81 years old.  A native of Los Angeles, Norman began piano lessons at the age of six, added violin soon after, and turned to […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Fire and Ice, Ice Carving

    Ice Carvers Needed

    Challenge yourself by carving an ice sculpture during the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s (SBVC) Fire and Ice event on Saturday, Feb. 16. The SBVC is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice carvers for the 2019 ice-carving competition from 9 am to 2 pm. Individuals and teams of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to […]

  • A Final Resolution on the High Water Mark: Pulse Podcast

    Andrew Kleidon and Myles Dannhausen finally get to deliver the story of the Ordinary High-Water Mark that has been at the center of the controversy surrounding the Sturgeon Bay West Waterfront for years. If you listened to The Fate of The Granary, then this is the next chapter in that story.

  • Jan. 7 Door County Delays and Cancellations

    A heavy blanket of overnight snow has caused several delays in northern Door County. Gibraltar Area Schools: 2-hour delayNorthern Door Children’s Center: 2-hour delayKress Pavilion: Opening at noonGibraltar Boys Basektball at Peshtigo: Cancelled

  • OBITUARY: Jeanette F. Mauck

    Jeanette F. Mauck, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home with her family by her side Jan. 1, 2019.  She was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Baileys Harbor to Leo and Rose (Kaczmarek) Charnetski.  On Nov. 13, 1974, she married Clifford G. Mauck in Nevada, he preceded her in death May 17, 2009.  Jeanette loved […]

  • OBITUARY: Alan George Mast

    Alan George Mast, 65, of Baileys Harbor, formerly of Platteville, died Saturday morning, Dec. 29, 2018 at home with his family by his side. He was born March 6, 1953 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Glenn and Elizabeth (Hahn) Mast. Alan graduated from Lincoln High School, in the Class of 1971. He then […]

  • OBITUARY: Gary Edward Buerstatte

    Gary Edward Buerstatte, 70 of the Town of Egg Harbor in Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Milwaukee, died at home, Saturday morning, Dec. 29, 2018. He was born Oct. 4, 1948 in Manitowoc, the son of Edward Charles Buerstatte and Ruth Dorothy (Pasewalk) Buerstatte. Gary’s father died before he was born. Gary graduated from Lincoln High […]

  • OBITUARY: Leon Arthur Stephenson

    Leon Arthur Stephenson, 78, of Green Bay, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.              Leon was born June 17, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Arthur Levi and Stella Gertrude (Felhofer) Stephenson. Leon attended Sevastopol Consolidated School and furthered his education at Stout State college (UW Stout) where he was granted B.S. and M.S. […]

  • OBITUARY: Berdella “Berdie” Stephenson

    Berdella “Berdie” Stephenson, 78, of Green Bay died Sunday evening Dec. 30, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. The love of her life, her husband Leon, was called to his eternal Home only a few days before on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Berdella was born July 14, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Franklin […]

  • OBITUARY: Clare “Katie” M. Malvetz

    Clare “Katie” M. Malvetz, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday morning, Dec. 31, 2018 at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF. She was born March 23, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay, the only child of Clarence and Mary (Tong) Malvetz. Katie graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1951. She was the oldest surviving of 29 Tong cousins. She attended […]

  • OBITUARY: Wilma A. Biwer

    Wilma A. Biwer, 97, of Fish Creek, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. She was born sept. 14, 1921 in Baileys Harbor, the daughter of the late Gardner Sr. and Theresa (Schram) Orsted.  Wilma graduated from Gibraltar High School in the Class of 1939.  She was united in marriage with Joseph Biwer Sr. on June 30, […]

  • OBITUARY: Gretchen Wilterding Maring

    Gretchen Wilterding Maring died Dec. 30, 2018, at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay after suffering a stroke several days earlier. For Gretchen, every day was a new opportunity to learn, share, and create. She lived each day with intention and purpose—whether the purpose was to prepare for one of her book groups, volunteer […]

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Offers Program on Dr. Horace Eames

    Giz Herbst and the Egg Harbor Historical Society will present a free program on the life of Dr. Horace Franklin Eames on Jan. 7, 1 pm at the Kress Pavilion. This program will focus on the first 15 years of Eames’ life, and the series will continue on the following three Mondays in January. Dr. […]