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  • Sturgeon Bay Graduate Corbisier Earns First Helen Schreiber Allen P.E.O. Scholarship

    Sturgeon Bay High School graduate Alayna Corbisier has earned the first Helen Schreiber Allen P.E.O. Scholarship. Helen Schreiber Allen established the $1,000 scholarship to promote women’s education. Corbisier plans to major in environmental studies at UW-Stevens Point. Amanda Puccini of Southern Door High School and Hailey Gaedtke of Kewaunee High School are two of 16 […]

  • Southern Door’s Bartels Earns Nsight Teleservices Scholarship

    Carissa Bartels of Southern Door High School has earned a $1,200 scholarship from Nsight Teleservices. Recipients were selected on the basis of community involvement, academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school activities, honors, work experience, an essay on community impact, county of residence and plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course […]

  • Kewaunee Senior Earns Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship

    Kewaunee High School senior Hailey Gaedtke has earned one of five $10,000 Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms scholarships. She’s the first Kewaunee graduate to receive the scholarship.  As a sixth-generation farmer on her family’s dairy farm, which began in 1885, Gaedtke says she has “busy feet.” Her commitment to hard work has served her well away […]

  • Door County’s History Keepers: George Evenson

    Most of us are history keepers of a sort, in that we’re keeping our family’s past alive for our children and others who come after us. In our Door County’s History Keepers series, we’ll focus on some of the dedicated people who keep Door County’s history alive for all of us and find out why […]

  • “What’s My Pride?” Project: Discovering and Documenting Community

    “Loving and living out loud.” “Being seen for who I am.” “My son.” “Sharing laughter.” “How far we’ve come.”  Handwritten on signs and held by their authors, these are just a few responses to the question “What’s my pride?” that were photographed as part of Open Door Pride’s What’s My Pride? project. Since 2017, responses […]

  • Celebrating 51 Years of Pride

    This weekend would have marked the fourth annual Pride Festival in Sturgeon Bay, hosted by the local nonprofit Open Door Pride. As the by-now-familiar story goes, the festival has been canceled this year because of COVID-19 concerns.  In an open letter, the group said: “While the Pride Festival is the most visible of the Open […]

  • Sixteen Gibraltar Graduates Earn 2020 Ephraim Men’s Club Scholarship

    Sixteen Gibraltar graduates have earned a total of $30,000 in technical school and college scholarships from the Ephraim Men’s Club. “It’s an all-time record for the club and for the students in our community,” said President Dick Volkmann. “We had a combination of challenge grants and an extremely successful pancake breakfast last August. Then, more […]

  • Obituary: Fredric “Rick” Rosati

    December 31, 1949 ~ June 15, 2020 Fredric “Rick” Rosati died on Monday, June 15, 2020 at his home in Cave Creek, AZ at 70 years of age. He was preceded in death recently by his father, Fred Rosati, and survived by his mother, Theresa Rosati (Cortina). Rick had six siblings; Regina Rosati, Stephanie Haack, […]

  • Obituary: Richard Joseph Wagner

    January 24, 1930 ~ June 20, 2020 Richard Joseph Wagner, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully, on Saturday, June 20, 2020 with his family at his side. He was born January 24, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late Joseph and Sophie (nee Rafa) Wagner. On February 1, 1958, he married the love of […]

  • Obituary: Magdalene Emmy Augusta von Zychlin

    February 14, 1924 ~ June 15, 2020 Magdalene Emmy Augusta von Zychlin, 96, of Sister Bay, died early Monday morning, June 15, 2020 at Hearthside CBRF. She has long said she looks forward to being reunited with family and friends who have passed away, most especially her own beloved mother. Magdalene was born on Valentine’s […]

  • Obituary: Jane Marie Hacker

    August 30, 1928 ~ June 19, 2020 Jane Marie Hacker, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday afternoon, June 19, 2020 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay with her niece, Debra, at her side. She was born August 30, 1928 in the Town of Buchanan, in Outagamie County, the daughter of Oscar and Johanna […]

  • Drive-through Dairy Distribution

    A drive-through Dairy Distribution will take place on June 24, 4-6 pm at the Maplewood Church parking lot, 7491 County Road H, Sturgeon Bay. A free cooler bag of assorted dairy products including milk, butter, cheese curds, and other cheese products will be distributed one bag per vehicle, while supplies last.  The dairy distribution is […]

  • Obituary: Laverne B. Krause

    May 8, 1928 ~ June 17, 2020 Laverne B. Krause, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 17, 2020, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.  She was born on May 8, 1928, in Door County to Walter and Bertha (Stenzel) Reinhard.  In March 1945, she married Richard A. Krause in Milwaukee.  Laverne enjoyed gardening, genealogy, […]

  • Oscar Boldt’s Impact: Construction industry icon died June 9 at 96

    When construction industry giant Oscar C. Boldt died last week, he was remembered not only as the man who built the Boldt Company into a $900 million business and one of the leading construction-management firms in the country, but also as a philanthropist who helped to build the civic life of the Fox Valley.  The […]

  • A Child Care Conundrum: Barker closure would leave families, employers in limbo

    When Alexis Heim Peter and her husband, Matt, welcomed their son, Jackson, to the world two and a half years ago, they encountered a challenge that an increasing number of Door County families are facing: securing child care once they return to work. Initially, the Sturgeon Bay residents couldn’t get into the full Barker Child […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Senior Feldman Earns Schmelzer Memorial Scholarship

    Sturgeon Bay senior Georgia Feldman earned the second annual Steve Schmelzer Memorial Scholarship. Gretchen Schmelzer presented it in memory of her late husband, Steve Schmelzer; and in honor of the many students he inspired during his 25-year social studies and coaching career in the Sturgeon Bay School District.  Feldman was honored for the many forward-thinking […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Seniors Awarded Bordui Foundation Scholarship

    Seniors Kasia Klotz, DJ Lenius and Nick Herbst are winners in the 2020 Bordui Foundation scholarship competition. Lenius will receive $20,000 to support his attendance at Marquette University; Klotz and Herbst will each receive $5,000 to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The foundation’s trustees selected the winners based on grade point average, test scores, an […]

  • HSHS Hospitals Update Visitor Policies

    The hospitals of HSHS, including St. Vincent and St. Mary’s in Green Bay, have updated visitor policies to allow more patients to safely receive visitors. These policies are now in effect:  • All adult patients may have one designated person as part of their care team, and the person must stay in the patient’s room at […]

  • PET TIP: Dangerous Foods for Pets

    In response to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus has temporarily suspended adoption services, and all adoptable animals have been moved to the Green Bay and Milwaukee campuses. To learn about WHS’s response to COVID-19, visit Until adoption services resume, WHS will provide tips to help pets stay healthy and happy.  […]

  • Who’s Owned the Little Grocery That Persisted?

    That would be L.P. and Wallace Hill, 1895-1914; J. Poirier and Bessie Graham, 1914-16; Ed and Lottie Schreiber, 1916-70; and Geri and Ann Norz, creators of the Norzwich,1970-2000.  When Mitch and Nancy Larson bought the building in 2000, they did a complete renovation. In 2002, Mitch’s cousin, Jeanne Hyde; and her husband, Mike, bought the […]