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  • DCMC Promoting Healthy Eating During National Nutrition Month

    Door County Medical Center is promoting the importance of healthful eating during National Nutrition Month in March because Americans struggle with poor eating habits, obesity and obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. Some signs of poor nutrition include issues with mental and overall health, fatigue, dry hair and […]

  • Door County Humane Society, Humane Society, Featured Pet

    DCHS Featured Pet: Canasta

    Canasta is a handsome, black-and-white, 10-month-old available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. He is a curious guy who does enjoy chasing toys, but he really just wants his belly rubbed all day long. After the first pet, he immediately starts purring and rolls over, begging for more. He was […]

  • Sister Bay Village-Wide Rummage Sale

    There’s still snow on the ground, but spring is rounding the corner. And with it comes spring cleaning: the perfect way to streamline your home and get ready for the annual Sister Bay Village-Wide Rummage Sale on May 18, 8 am – 4 pm. Browse antiques, clothes, home furnishings, collectibles and much more. Interested? Get […]

  • Family Programs and More at Crossroads

    As it continues to celebrate water, Crossroads at Big Creek has launched a lecture series called Fish Tales. The first program was held March 21. Programming on March 22, 2 pm, in the Collins Learning Center is a screening of 3D Sun: a half-hour documentary that was created with images from the twin research satellites […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade Winners

    More than 30 businesses and organizations participated in the 26th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Sturgeon Bay on March 16. The award for the best business entry went to Bay Shore Outfitters for its creative float and handmade cabbage heads to celebrate “St. Cabbage Day.” The Sturgeon Bay High School Band earned the best […]

  • Obituary: Merle Arthur Christianson

    Nov. 24, 1920 – March 16, 2019  Merle Arthur Christianson, 98, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center with family at his side. He was born in Sawyer (now the west side of Sturgeon Bay), the son of William Arthur Christianson Sr. and Hannah (Oenes) Christianson. Merle graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1938. […]

  • Growing Kewaunee Readers

    GDuring National Library Week, April 7-13, the Kewaunee Public Library will introduce Growing Kewaunee Readers: a new initiative that features leveled reading challenges from birth to graduation to encourage reading in the community. Starting at a child’s birth, parents will read 100 books to the child before age two. Then their goals will be to […]

  • Obituary: Renee “Peppy” M. Tong Hilander

    April 1, 1943 – March 15, 2019  Peppy Tong Hilander, 75, of Sturgeon Bay died at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay with her family by her side. She was born Renee M. Tong in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Leo and Jean (Lake) Tong. Following her Catholic school education, Peppy graduated from Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Obituary: John Richard Yount

    March 7, 1927 – February 16, 2019 John Richard Yount of Highland, California; and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, died at home in Highland. John was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin, to George and Olive Yount. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother George, sister Mary Davis, and son Jeff. John left high school during his senior […]

  • Obituary: Isla R. Stuth

    March 5, 1926 – March 13, 2019  Isla R. Stuth, 93, of Algoma died at Door County Medical Center. She was born in Algoma to Ernst and Amanda (Gruendemann) Heuer. On August 1, 1946, she married Waldo Stuth in Algoma; he preceded her in death on December 1, 2012. Isla and her husband farmed and owned an orchard in […]

  • Jake Ellefson and the Big Fish Story that Got Away

    By Brett Kosmider There’s a lot that I love about living and working in Door County and right at the top of that list is hearing all of the great stories from those that have lived and worked here long before I was ever around.  Door County has some great history and it lives on […]

  • Mayoral Candidates Square Off, A (kind of) Plan for the Granary, and A Farewell Pod for Matthew Marcon: Pulse Podcast

    Andrew Kleidon is joined this week by Myles Dannhausen and Matthew Marcon to round up the news, including the beginnings of a plan for the Granary in Sturgeon Bay, the mayoral forum between David Ward and Shawn Fairchild, and Expedia’s naming Door County a dog friendly destination.For our Feature this week, we bid farewell to […]

  • Obituary: Christina “Chris” Lea Gaeth

    July 30, 1947 – Nov. 17, 2018  Christina “Chris” L. Gaeth, 71, of Egg Harbor died suddenly on Nov. 17, 2018. She was born in Covington, Kentucky, the daughter of the late William and Virginia (Hansel) Graue. Chris earned her BA in finance from the University of Western Kentucky. She worked from Wall Street to Baxter’s in […]

  • Lil’ Davy Max Plays the Blues for Double-Whammy Occasion

    Mojo Rosa’s will be rocking the Chicago blues Saturday in a double celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and owner Kim Jensen’s 50th birthday when Lil’ Davy Max returns for the fourth consecutive Jensen birthday celebration. “We are her favorite band,” said Dave Janke, a.k.a. Lil’ Davy Max. “She just loves what we do. I’m very […]

  • Egg Harbor History Series Continues

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society is continuing its history programs with a showing of a 2015 video interview with Egg Harbor’s Marie (Wulf) Mikels on March 18, 1 pm, at the Kress Pavilion. Mikels was born in 1928. After attending first grade at southern Door County’s Stokes School, Mikels and her family moved to downtown […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: End of the Forestville Bank

    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 March 13, 1874 LOST HIS MONEY. – Peter Zenners, Register of Deeds, went to bed on Monday night, the 2d inst. With about $140.00, he avers, […]

  • Open House for New Jacksonport Town Hall and Fire Station

    The Town of Jacksonport invites the Door County community to celebrate the town’s 150th year by attending an open house on Saturday, March 16, 1-4 pm. Enjoy refreshments and tour the new town hall and fire station at 3365 County Road V in Jacksonport. The $1.33 million project brought the town hall into the 21st […]

  • Obituary: Tom Reynolds

    Jan. 6, 1945 – March 13, 2019  Tom Reynolds, 74, died peacefully at home. Tom was born in Sturgeon Bay as one of three boys — Bobby, Tommy and Jeffrey — born to Karl and Harriet (“Skip”) Reynolds. Karl, the president of Reynolds Brothers cherry orchard and canning company, was killed in a plane crash in Door County […]

  • Algoma Housing Authority Receives Grant from Nicolet Bank

    The Algoma Housing Authority (AHA) and Grand View Terrace Apartments – a HUD-subsidized Public Housing Authority in Algoma – are receiving a $50,000 grant from Nicolet Bank to complete their window-replacement project, which is scheduled to begin this spring. While working with Nicolet National Bank on a Federal Home Loan Bank grant application, Nicolet offered […]

  • More Ships Added to Nicolet Bank Tall Ships

    Three more ships have joined the Nicolet Bank Tall Ships fleet. Pride of Baltimore II provides many services to communities worldwide through youth programs, overnight crew experiences, deck tours, private sailing charters, dockside receptions and day sails. Bluenose II is an international sailing ambassador home-ported in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, that promotes the history and legacy of […]