Category: Community

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.

  • Workshop Celebrates Sisterhood and Self Care on July 30, Aug. 6

    Former Island “summer girls,” Sarah Koehler and Rose Widmann, are offering a Self Care workshop, Sisterhood & Self Care, on July 30 and Aug. 6, 2-4:15 pm, at Hotel Washington & Studio. Sostre, which means sister in Norweigian, is the parent company for their entities – divine skincare, art, yoga, and mindfulness. Participants can enjoy […]

  • Obituary: Richard Raymond Hawker

    January 21, 1940 ~ July 20, 2021 Richard Raymond Hawker, 81, died peacefully holding his wife’s hand on July 20, 2021, at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born on January 21, 1940 to Raymond and Ethel (Payne) Hawker in Racine. After graduating Washington Park High School in 1958, he attended Bradley […]

  • Explore The Clearing during Interpretive Hikes

    The 86-year history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing Folk School are the subjects of free, interpretive hikes to the historical campus and buildings led by volunteer docents on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31. The two-hour hiking tours begin at 1 pm at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison […]

  • Sports & Classic Car Show Postponed until 2022

    Because of the low number of advance registrations, the Door County Sports & Classic Car Show that had been scheduled for Aug. 7 has been postponed. The Egg Harbor Business Association plans to bring it back  next year.

  • Meet and Support ODBS Raptors at Wisconsin Cheese Masters

    During its 10th-anniversary celebration in August, Wisconsin Cheese Masters is partnering with Open Door Bird Sanctuary (ODBS, to raise funds. On Aug. 1, 10 am – 2 pm, meet some of ODBS’s majestic raptor residents and purchase some award-winning artisanal cheeses – a portion of the sales of which will go to ODBS to help […]

  • Obituary: Emily Podrug

    May 14, 1949 ~ July 23, 2021 Emily Podrug was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 14, 1949.  She was born with Down Syndrome which meant that she was developmentally disabled.  Her birth parents placed her in Southern Colony in Union Grove, Wisconsin when she left the hospital as a baby.  Emily remained in Southern […]

  • Obituary: William Howard Frehse

    December 22, 1944 ~ July 26, 2021 William Howard Frehse, 76, of Loretto, Michigan, died on Monday, July 26, 2021. He was born December 22, 1944 in Norway, son of the late Howard William and Lorraine Ruth (Anderson) Frehse. Bill grew up on the family farm in Loretto, where he learned the meaning of hard […]

  • Obituary: Henri “Jerry” Chomeau IV

    May 6, 1929 ~ July 18, 2021 Henri Chomeau IV, “Jerry” to all who knew and loved him, died July 18, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay at the age of 92.  He was born May 6, 1929, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Henri Chomeau III and Phyllis Tatman Chomeau. […]

  • Celebration of Life: Mary Dannhausen

    A celebration of life for Mary Katherine Dannhausen will be held at Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Road, from 1-3:30 pm Saturday, July 31. All are welcome to attend and share memories of Mary. The former nurse, restaurateur and gardener was the wife of Myles Dannhausen Sr. the mother of Christine, Barbara, Kathy, Dan, […]

  • Learn the History of Northern Sky Theater

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation welcomes Holly Feldman, Northern Sky Theater’s director of development and public relations, as its next History Speaks program presenter July 28, 7:30-8:30 pm. She’ll share an insider’s look at Northern Sky: how it began and how it has thrived for the past 50 years.  Northern Sky Theater shares American culture through […]

  • Obituary: Judge John Koehn

    September 22, 1936 ~ July 21, 2021 The Honorable John D. Koehn, retired circuit court judge for Door County, died peacefully surrounded by family on July 21, 2021.  He was born on September 22, 1936, to Lester and Dorothy (Armstrong) Koehn in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954, where […]

  • Resilience: 150 Years of the Door County Fair

    When the carnival rides hum to life, the sweet smell of funnel cakes wafts through the air, and the county’s youth unload their pigs, cows and crafts along the midway at the Door County Fairgrounds on July 28, the 150-year legacy of the Door County Fair will live on. Behind the entertainment and thrills rests […]

  • Shop Local at Sturgeon Bay’s Under the Stars Night Market

    For farmers market devotees, the markets offer the chance to buy locally grown and locally produced food products, discover great handmade items and enjoy the shopping experience outside. But attending a local market doesn’t always mesh with would-be visitors’ schedules because farmers markets often take place in the morning or early afternoon.  By closing off […]

  • Myrtle Clark, 93, Publishes Memoirs of a Farm Girl

    On her 90th birthday in 2018, Myrtle Johnson Clark went zip-lining. This year, when she turned 93, she published a book. Zip-lining was on her bucket list. Writing her memoirs definitely was not, but spiritual urgings (and frequent reminders from her daughter, Judy) compelled her to finally put words on paper. Myrtle, the oldest of […]

  • Learn About Egg Harbor’s First Permanent Resident

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will welcome society member Glen Tanck to the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor, on July 27, 7 pm, to present a free program about Milton Lyman, the first permanent resident of  Egg Harbor.  Lyman made many important contributions to the early history of Egg Harbor and Door […]

  • Education Notes

    Construction Shuffle Although registration began rolling along as usual on July 19 at Southern Door near Brussels, families will notice a slight shift from normal at Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol schools. Both districts have major construction and reconstruction projects, which bring about some changes during this summer break. Sevastopol public school registration will be in […]

  • Ephraim Men’s Club’s Pancake Breakfast Supports Students

    Agne Zukauskaite, who will attend UW-Madison this fall, is one of 10 Gibraltar graduates who earned a total of $30,000 in scholarships recently from the Ephraim Men’s Club.  Her ambition is to become an orthodontist, so she wants a pre-dental major in science and has settled on neuroscience. Her high school record is extraordinary: High […]

  • Environmental Council Scholarship Goes to Baudhuin

    The Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) Scholarship Committee has awarded its annual $1,000 scholarship grant to (from right) Jared Baudhuin of Brussels, a UW-Madison senior studying dairy science. DCEC board member Renee McAllister presented the award.

  • Zukauskaite Earns PEO Chapter EE Scholarship

    The PEO Chapter EE’s 2021 Helen Schrieber Allen Scholarship recipient is Agne Zukauskaite. She’s a Gibraltar High School alumna with a 3.82 GPA who will attend UW-Madison in the fall. She has high aspirations: to earn an undergrad degree in science, attend dental school and become an orthodontist.

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Missy

    Meet Missy (, a 10-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Shy at first, she will take some time to feel comfortable in her new home. Due to her timid nature, Missy would be most successful around children who are five or older.  Like all cats at […]