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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: Anita L. Matzke

    July 13, 1953~January 2, 2022 Anita L. Matzke age 68 of Sturgeon Bay, died on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 13, 1953, in Green Bay to the late Henry and Doris (Sand) Borley. She was united in marriage to Denis A. Matzke on October 20, […]

  • ADRC Suspends In-person Meals Effective Jan. 17

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) will temporarily suspend all in-person dining beginning Jan. 17. In part, this decision was made to assure the ADRC can maintain adequate staffing to support the essential Meals on Wheels services provided to those who are homebound and rely heavily on this program to meet their daily nutritional […]

  • Obituary: Janice Ellen Henquinet

    July 1, 1939~January 13, 2022 Janice Ellen Henquinet, age 82, of Fish Creek, died peacefully at home after battling heart disease, Thursday, January 13, 2022, with her family at her side. She was born July 1, 1939 in Crystal Falls, MI, the only child of Rolf and Hilder (West) Johanson.  She attended high school at […]

  • Obituary: Wade E. Weckler

    April 6, 1968 ~ January 15, 2022 Wade E. Weckler, 53 of the Town of Nasewaupee, Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly while at Door County Medical Center on Saturday morning January 15, 2022. He was born April 6, 1968, in Sturgeon Bay the son of Orville and Laurel (Wessel) Weckler. Wade graduated from Southern Door High […]

  • Obituary: James Baux

    December 31, 1941 ~ January 15, 2022 James Joseph Baux, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home on Jan. 15, 2022.  He was born Dec. 31, 1941 in Chicago to Joseph and Clara (Rubel) Baux. James married the love of his life, Nancy Clark, on Sept. 7, 1975 at Big Woods Congregational Church in Warrenville, […]

  • Obituary: Jack McDonald

    October 1, 1941 ~ January 13, 2022 Jack Harold McDonald, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Jan. 13, 2022, at Aurora Bay Care Center in Green Bay with his family by his side.  He was born Oct. 1, 1941, in Wausau to Harold “Mac” and Susan (Mayer) McDonald.  On Dec. 1, 1962, he married Paulette […]

  • Obituary: Joan M. Schneider

    August 30, 1931 ~ January 10, 2022 Joan May Schneider, 90, of the Town of Nasewaupee, died peacefully in her home on Monday, January 10, 2022. She was born August 30, 1931 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Robert Herbert and Adelaide (Brennan) Miller. Joan worked as librarian for Southern Door County School District. […]

  • FEATURED PET: At the Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus

    Salem is a playful, eight-month-old pup who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus. In response to COVID-related staff shortages, WHS will offer adoptions only from its Milwaukee and Green Bay campuses until further notice, and all adoptable animals from the Door County Campus have been transferred to WHS’s open shelters.  […]

  • Sister Bay Ice Out Contest Open

    The 84th annual Sister Bay Ice Out Contest is now open to receive your guess about the date and time when the “Goat on a Boat” will float away as the ice goes out in Sister Bay.The $100 grand prize will go to the person who guesses the date and time that are closest to […]

  • Memory Cafes are Back in Algoma, Kewaunee

    The Lakeshore Memory Cafés are back in full swing. The Algoma group meets monthly on the second Wednesday, and the Kewaunee group meets monthly on the third Wednesday, both 10-11:30 am. Memory Cafés welcome those experiencing early-stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, as well as their family and friends. It’s a great opportunity […]

  • Cabin Fever Kits for Kids

    Looking for something to encourage creativity and critical thinking this winter? Door County 4-H is offering a selection of five Cabin Fever Project Kits, each containing most of the supplies needed to complete a fun activity. (Basic supplies such as markers and scissors are not included.) The available kits are Gnome Your Home, Homemade Science, […]

  • Obituary: Kilton Vandenhouten

    April 4, 1929~Jan 13, 2022 Kilton Vandenhouten, 92, of Brussels, died on Jan. 13, 2022.  He was born April 4, 1929 in Brussels to William and Madeline (Deterville) Vandenhouten.  He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955.  On Nov. 4, 1954, he married Monica Mary Kinnard at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln. […]

  • Obituary: LeRoy Gordon Nelson

    August 5, 1927 ~ January 11, 2022 LeRoy Gordon Nelson (Gordy), 94, died in the comfort of his home January 11, 2022. He was born August 5, 1927, to John E. and Anna (Birkeland) Nelson, in the very room in which he passed, completing a full circle of life. Gordy spent his entire life on […]

  • Obituary: Willard “Kap” George Krueger Jr.

    December 19, 1941 ~ January 10, 2022 Willard George Krueger Jr., 80, of Washington Island, died on Monday, January 10, 2022. He was born on December 19, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Will joined the United States Navy in 1959, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On Will’s 21st Birthday, December 18, 1963, he was honorably discharged […]

  • Ridges Hosts First Peoples Presentation

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host the free, virtual presentation “The Indigenous Peoples of the Door County Peninsula” on Jan. 15, 10:30 am – 12 pm. Presenter Kathleen Ratteree will provide insight into the contemporary Native nations that are the descendants of the county’s original inhabitants, discuss land acknowledgements and explain why they’re an important first step […]

  • Gibraltar Gets Going on Superintendent Search

    Mike Peot served on the Gibraltar Area School Board when it hired Tina Van Meer as district superintendent, and the board is asking Peot to lead the search for her replacement this winter and spring. On Monday, the board approved having the longtime board member serve as chair of a search committee. Before choosing a […]

  • Voters Have Choices in Three of Five School Districts This April

    No Door County school district will see a bigger change in board membership than Gibraltar this winter and spring. Two seats are up for reelection April 5, and then, less than a year into their terms, two board members resigned. There will also be races in Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay, but only two candidates are […]

  • United Way Surpasses Campaign Goal

    United Way of Door County set a fundraising record during its 2021 campaign, surpassing its $775,000 goal. The organization raised $781,317, announced board president Heidi Neubauer Jan. 10. That comes on the heels of a record-setting year in 2020. “The board knew that the needs were great however they were cautious when setting their goal, […]

  • Obituary: Beatrice E. (Hugenroth) Charnetski

    August 21, 1937 ~ January 10, 2022  Beatrice E. Charnetski, 84, of Sister Bay, died peacefully Monday January 10, 2022 at Door County Medical Center with family by her side. Bea loved people and helping those in need. She and Ken even took into their home those folks who fell on hard times and helped […]

  • Obituary: Magdalena “Schatzi” McMillen

    September 16, 1943 ~ January 9, 2022 Magdalena “Schatzi” McMillen, 78, of the Town of Liberty Grove, died at home on Sunday, January 9, 2022. She was born September 16, 1943 in Keokuk, IA, the daughter of John Frederick Steinmann and Lavinia (Willis) Steinmann. Schatzi grew up in Kahoka, MO and graduated from Kahoka High […]