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.

  • Obituary: Ann Marie (Keenan) Flood

    July 17, 1948 – Aug. 18, 2019 Ann Marie (Keenan) Flood died with her family by her side at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. A loving wife, mother of five and grandmother to four, she and her husband, Michael, a physician’s assistant and nurse practitioner, shared a passion for the health and well-being of the people […]

  • Obituary: Helen Van Akkeren

    Feb. 26, 1919 – Aug. 16, 2019  Helen G. Van Akkeren, 100, of Sturgeon Bay died at Pine Crest Village. She was born in Sheboygan to John and Amanda DeMaster. On June 22, 1940, she married Harley Van Akkeren in Sheboygan. He died on Feb. 12, 2005.  For many years, Helen and Harley directed numerous YMCA camps throughout the […]

  • Obituary: Frederick L. Luebeck

    Sept. 24, 1926 – Aug. 16, 2019 Frederick Leonard Luebeck, 92, of Sturgeon Bay died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. He was born in Suring, Wisconsin, to Leonard and Hilda (Scheer) Luebeck. On October 23, 1954, he married Betty Papke at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on May 19, 1995. He […]

  • Obituary: Marilyn F. Johnson

    Aug. 10, 1947 – Aug. 15, 2019  Marilyn Faye Johnson, 72, of Sturgeon Bay died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services, six days after her beloved husband, Leland. She was born in Green Bay, the daughter of Norbert “Jim” and La Verne M. (Cornell) Miller. Marilyn graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1965. On October 28, 1989, […]

  • DCMC Wins Community Engagement Award

    The Door County Medical Center (DCMC) in Sturgeon Bay has earned the fifth annual Quarles & Brady and Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative’s Community Engagement Award: a $2,500 grant for the best example of a rural hospital engaging in joint efforts with the community. DCMC was recognized for its partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) […]

  • Jacksonport Celebrates Its Sesquicentennial

    Good neighbors, good food and music, and a great fireworks display – some say the best they’ve seen on the peninsula – were all part of Jacksonport’s celebration of 150 years as a town on Aug. 10. Photos by Len Villano.

  • Obituary: Joan H. Clark

    Aug. 4, 1944 – Aug. 15, 2019 Joan Clark, 75, of Algoma died at the Algoma Long-Term Facility.  She was born in Sturgeon Bay to Charles J. Vertz and Lena Oberer. On May 16, 1964, she married Eugene L. Clark in Sturgeon Bay. Joan was a former First Lady of the Elks Club, past president […]

  • Door County Democratic Party’s Potluck Picnic is Aug. 22

    The Democratic Party of Door County will hold its annual potluck picnic fundraiser Aug. 22, 4-8 pm, at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, all the fixings, soda and water will be provided. Attendees are asked to provide a dish to pass prior to the 5:30 pm serving time. They may […]

  • Ikor Life-Care Management Team to Present Aug. 22 Program

    Join the Ikor life-care management team for “Your Heart Is More Than a Pump” on Aug. 22, 1 pm, at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County in Sturgeon Bay. Dr. David Ferguson and end-of-life doula Marggie Hatala will offer techniques to help manage stress, build resilience and encourage a life lived intentionally. […]

  • Volunteer Drivers Needed for Meals on Wheels

    Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals around the Sturgeon Bay area Monday through Friday, starting around 10:30 am each day. Deliveries usually take an hour to complete. To sign up, contact Wendy Schubert at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County (ADRC) at 920.746.2523 or [email protected] The ADRC will […]

  • ‘Life as a Prayer’ Reading at The Pearl of Door County

    Marggie Hatala – reiki master and owner of Doulagivers of Door County – has published Life as a Prayer, in which she uses her experiences as a hospice nurse and end-of-life doula to illuminate the spiritual processes that the dying intuitively engage in. Hatala shares deeply touching stories from her work with those facing terminal illness and […]

  • Advance Directives Are Next Community Health Program Topic

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry ( will continue its Community Health Information Programs on Aug. 25, 4 pm, when Katie Graf, a Door County Medical Center social worker, presents “Advance Directives: Who Will Speak for You When You Can’t?” at Sister Bay’s First Baptist Church. She’ll discuss the differences among living wills and health […]

  • Family Care Program to Continue in Door, Kewaunee Counties

    Lakeland Care has won its bid to continue providing Family Care support to eligible individuals in Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano counties. Family Care is a Medicaid-managed care program that provides long-term-care services to eligible elders and adults with disabilities to help them continue to live independently and safely in their homes.  “This […]

  • Announcing the 2019 Door County Mariner Award Winners

    The winners of the annual Door County Mariner Awards and Coast Guard Person of the Year Award were announced Aug. 5 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. BM1 Andrew Michaels, the operations petty officer for Station Sturgeon Bay, earned the Coast Guard Person of the Year Award, which recognizes a local Coast Guard member who […]

  • Bob Schoof Earns KLA Emeritus Status

    Bob Schoof spent his first summer at his family’s cabin on Kangaroo Lake when he was four years old. During the 80-plus years since then, he’s accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the lake’s ecology and has devoted untold hours to reactivating the Kangaroo Lake Association (KLA) and its activities: installing fish cribs, maintaining the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Resident Crowned Wisconsin’s Miss Amazing Teen Queen

    Sturgeon Bay High School senior Kaitlyn Leonardson never expected to become as invested in Miss Amazing as she did – or as successful. In fact, her mother, Shawn Leonardson, was met with indifference when she first mentioned the pageant to Kaitlyn.  “It was all my mom’s idea,” Kaitlyn said. “She asked me how I felt […]

  • Open Door Bird Sanctuary Cuts Ribbon and Burns Mortgage

    Visitors check out the new, recently delivered Open Door Bird Sanctuary Nature Center during the Aug. 10 ribbon-cutting and mortgage-burning celebration. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Featured Pet: Freeway

    Freeway is a shy, four-month-old kitten available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. He is very timid and takes longer than usual to adjust to new people and places. Freeway needs a patient family who will give him as long as it takes to come out of his shell and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Chef to Appear on Food Network

    Emilie Rose Bishop will appear on Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Grocery Games on Aug. 28, 8 pm, on the Food Network.  Bishop recently moved from Chicago to Sturgeon Bay to join the Union Supper Pub as its executive chef/partner – a move that takes her full circle because she began her culinary career as a dishwasher when […]

  • Bargains Unlimited Welcomes Clean and Usable Donations

    Donating unwanted items to Bargains Unlimited is a great way to downsize, gain space and help keep your life organized. Volunteers sort, display and sell the donated goods to those who are looking to add to their home, cottage, wardrobe and more. The income from the sales of donated items helps to fund Scandia Village […]