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.

  • Obituary: Lilah I. (Miller) Haarsma

    Sept. 16, 1945 – Feb. 12, 2024 Lilah Haarsma, age 78 of the Town of Egg Harbor, died on Feb. 12, 2024. She was born on Sept. 16, 1945, in Merrill, Wisconsin, to the late Laverne and Florence (Lee) Miller. In 1965, Lilah married the love of her life, Gary Haarsma, with whom she shared […]

  • St. John Bosco Revives ‘Gala Of Giving’

    Ticket sales have begun for the St. John Bosco Catholic School Gala of Giving fundraiser, which is back for the first year since the pandemic. The event, which annually raised more than $50,000, will take place 5-7:30 pm Saturday, March 2 at Corpus Christi Social Hall, 811 Juniper St., Sturgeon Bay. Music Masters Entertainment will […]

  • Middle School Students Advance To State Math Meet

    Sevastopol Middle School’s math team as well as Megan Selle from T.J. Walker Middle School in Sturgeon Bay earned a berth in the 412st annual MATHCOUNTS state competition in Sheboygan. On Feb. 3 at Acuity in Sheboygan, Selle finished fourth. The Sevastopol team – eighth-graders Everett Luedtke and Aaron Tomas, sixth-grader Maggie Thomas and seventh-grader […]

  • Teachers: Get Teams Ready for Wisconsin Civics Games

    Later this year, the nonprofit Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation will host the third Wisconsin Civics Games, during which high school students compete to answer civics-related questions in head-to-head matches.  The preliminary regional competitions will be held virtually on April 11-12, with the top 12 teams advancing to the state finals on May 10 at the […]

  • Southern Door Students Chosen To Represent

    Molly Hall and Abby Petrina have been selected to represent Southern Door High School at Badger Girls State in June at UW-Oshkosh, and Ben Grota has been selected to represent Southern Door as a Boys State delegate in June at UW-Eau Claire. Nominees will participate in a week-long program that teaches the principles of democracy […]

  • Next Southern Door Leader Will Face Complex Financial Situation

    The next Southern Door County School District superintendent will step into a complicated situation when it comes to the school’s finances. Those financial challenges were presented to the board during its Jan. 31 retreat when Auditor Amber Drewieske gave the board a preview of the 2022-23 audit. After that, Interim Superintendent Tony Klaubauf called for […]

  • Scholarships Available For Baileys Harbor Residents

    Graduating high school seniors who reside in Baileys Harbor are eligible for Baileys Harbor Women’s Club scholarships. Interested students should ask a guidance counselor for an application. Applications are being accepted until April 1 for the $1,000 Helen Schreiber Allen PEO Scholarship for 2024, awarded to a Door County female graduating high school senior who […]

  • Southern Door Negotiating With First Choice for Superintendent

    The Southern Door County School District last week released the names of the three finalists for the superintendent position, and on Monday, the school board began negotiations to hire one of them.  Tuesday morning, the school board did not release the name.  The candidates are Brent Johnson, current principal of Thomas Jefferson School in Wausau; […]

  • Benshawel Achieves High Honors At MSOE

    Thomas Benzshawel was named to the fall semester 2023 Dean’s List with High Honors at Milwaukee School of Engineering for achieving a cumulative grade-point average of 3.70 or greater.

  • One Mission Accomplished for Thomas Jackson

    In eighth grade, Thomas Jackson told his parents he wanted to serve the nation as an officer in the military.  “Every decision he’s made was aimed toward this,” said his dad, Christopher Jackson of Forestville.  The Southern Door County High School senior is on his way to achieving that goal. U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) […]

  • Brunette To Lead NWTC At Sister Bay

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College named Tammy Brunette as the coordinator of the Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay. Brunette, who was born in Algoma and attended Southern Door High School, will be responsible for the daily operations of the site that provides co-work space and assistance for food-based entrepreneurial businesses. It’s also her duty […]

  • College Football Pool Benefits Pantries

    The Miller Lite Bowl 2023 College Football Pool raised $1,620, and it received a matching donation to double the contribution to the Door County Food Pantry Coalition to $3,240. Patrick Morgan, the pool’s second-place finisher, will give an additional $200 of matched donations to a Winona, Minnesota pantry.  In a little more than five years, […]

  • Women Who Care Donate $30,000 In January

    Donations presented Jan. 22 by 100+Women Who Care Door County (100+WWC) marked the greatest total from any quarter by the organization in the past five years. The January Giving Circle presented checks for $15,000 to HELP of Door County, which assists people who are working to break free from patterns of domestic violence; $7,500 to […]

  • Spiritual-Freedom Group Welcomes All

    Eckankar, The Path of Spiritual Freedom, will host two programs at the Door County Library, 107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, including “Have You Had a Spiritual Experience” 1-2:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 17 (drop in anytime) and “How Conflict Can Bring More Love to Your Life” 1-2 pm Saturday, Feb. 24. All viewpoints are welcomed […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Fleck

    Introducing Fleck, a 4-month-old dog available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. Every bit a puppy, this adorable 30-pound fella has lots of friendly energy and is ready for any adventure that comes his way. His favorite thing is playtime, and he also wants to learn all about new things. Like […]

  • Sip And Sing With Community Choir Of Door County

    The Community Choir of Door County will host a Sip and Sing event at the new Door County Gala venue, Feb. 18 at 3 pm.  The group will perform classic love songs. All are welcome to join and sing.  Admission is free, but the choir will collect donations for Door County Feed and Clothe My […]

  • Obituary: Donna J. (Haen) Jorns

    Dec. 15, 1944 – Feb. 13, 2024 Donna J. Jorns, 79, of Little Harbor in the Town of Sevastopol, died at home on Feb. 13, 2024. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute. Burial in the church cemetery. Visitation for […]

  • Obituary: Charles Walton Pearson

    June 23, 1936 – Feb. 9, 2024 Charles “Chuck” Walton Pearson, a proud United States Naval Officer, was fond of saying he would be happy to accept his new orders when God was ready for him. He received those orders and reported for heavenly duty on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. He passed away peacefully at […]

  • Obituary: Winifred J. Recupero

    Oct. 22, 1932 – Feb. 12, 2024 Winifred Johanna (Zack) Recupero, 91, passed peacefully with family by her side on Feb. 12, 2024 in Sturgeon Bay. Winnie was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Charles and Florence (Rader) Zack on Oct. 22, 1932. On June 1, 1953, Winifred Zack married Anthony Recupero and shared 56 years […]

  • Obituary: James G. Morrow Sr.

    Aug. 29, 1935 – Feb. 9, 2024 James G. Morrow Sr. age 88 of Manitowoc, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at St. Mary’s Home of Felician Village. Jim was born on Aug. 29, 1935 in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Bernard and Mabel (Wendricks) Morrow. He grew up on the family farm and attended […]