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.

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: Oct. 18

    News from this week’s past 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. Door County News October 20, 1938 Clifford Vogel Building Bakery on Washington Island WASHINGTON ISLAND—A com­pletely modern bakery is nearing completion here, and […]

  • Gibraltar High School Hosts Blood Drive

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council will host its fall blood drive Nov. 1, 9 am – 2 pm, at the Door Community Auditorium.  All donors must have an appointment. To schedule yours, leave a message at 920.868.3284, ext. 244, clearly stating your name, phone number and the best time to donate. A student council member […]

  • Midwest Environmental Advocates Creates Environmental-Justice Award

    Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA, has named a new environmental-justice award in honor of Bill Iwen, a longtime clean-water advocate in the northeast Wisconsin. The creation of the award was announced at a 20th-anniversary event hosted by Midwest Environmental Advocates recently at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. The event’s theme was Water Justice: Equity, […]

  • Students Participate in Manufacturing Career Day

    More than 200 ninth-grade students from the school districts of Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee and Algoma participated in the 2019 Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day on Oct. 15. Students could tour three manufacturers in Algoma – Multi Color, Olson Fabrication and CTI Hospitality – and attend breakout sessions during their lunch period to hear presentations by EMT/Public Safety, the […]

  • Gibraltar School Board Members Question Cost Overruns

    Unexpected costs continue to plague the remodeling project at Gibraltar High School. At its Oct. 14 meeting, the Gibraltar Board of Education discussed three costly additions to the facilities project that were not included in its successful 2018 facilities referendum: a new fire-alarm system for $28,988; a public-address system throughout the building for $24,643; and […]

  • Sevastopol Theatre Presents ‘Little Women’

    Sevastopol Theatre will present Paulette Laufer’s Little Women Nov. 1-3. It’s the story of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy – who are growing up and finding love and their places in the world while living with their mother as their father fights in the Civil War.  Sturgeon Bay resident Paulette […]

  • Southern Door Students Attend World Dairy Expo

    Southern Door students Dakota Cornette, Logan Olsen, Lance Mahan, Andrea Vandertie, Maddie Baudhuin, Zach Olson and Chloe LaCrosse attended the World Dairy Expo with their adviser, Ann Glowacki. Congratulations to LaCrosse, Baudhuin and Olson, who participated in the Dairy Evaluation contest in preparation for their Dairy Evaluation Career Development contest in April. They placed 23rd, […]

  • Bowling League Results

    Apple Dumpling League Oct. 4 • High team series: Strike Force 2,326 • High team game: Strike Force 828 • High series (men): Adam Kring 676, John Moore 648, Bob Kramer 633 • High game (men): John Moore 259, Adam Kring 248, Craig Chepeck 237 • High series (women): Tracy May 616, Penny Kramer 597, […]

  • Obituary: Robert “Bob” Haines

    Dec. 6, 1943 – Oct. 16, 2019  Robert “Bob” C. Haines, 75, of Sturgeon Bay died surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Robert Harold Haines and Marcella Mathilda (Larson) Haines.   Robert graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1962. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966. He attended […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Schools Participated in the Great Apple Crunch

    The sixth annual Great Lakes regional Great Apple Crunch took place Oct. 10 across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. It was part of National School Lunch Week and National Farm-to-School Month, during which Sturgeon Bay schools offered locally grown apples, plums, cucumbers, pears, maple syrup, eggs and sometimes beef. In each school’s lunchroom […]

  • Obituary: Judith Sue Safranski

    Jan. 13, 1952 – Oct. 15, 2019 Judith Sue Safranski, 67, of Sturgeon Bay died in the loving arms of her husband, Michael, at home. Her life will be honored with a mass of Christian burial at 11 am on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, with Fr. Ryan Krueger as celebrant. […]

  • Go Bo! Foundation Cookie Sale Paying it Forward

    A Sister Bay family is carrying on the pay-it-forward spirit of Bo Johnson, a 12-year-old Sister Bay native who valiantly fought a rare and aggressive form of leukemia but lost his battle on September 28, 2012. Those who knew Bo admired his kind-heartedness and courageous personality, and his illness didn’t change those traits. While Bo […]

  • Deer Donation Program Reaches 20 Years

    Each year, hunters, meat processors and food pantries help families in need by working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and its partners to donate thousands of pounds of venison to food pantries. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Deer Donation Program (DDP), hunters who donate a deer will receive a commemorative […]

  • Thrills on Third Returns to Sturgeon Bay Oct. 26

    Watch out for spooky characters Oct. 26 during the eighth annual Thrills on Third – sponsored by Quantum PC Services – throughout Sturgeon Bay’s historic Third Avenue. Visit to see a full event schedule. Costume-parade participants should gather at Community Foundation Square, 222 N. 3rd Ave., at 9:45 am for costume judging. The costume […]

  • Dahl’s ‘Wildwood’ Album Climbing the Charts

    Katie Dahl is a household name in Door County, but now she’s earning recognition from much farther afield. Her latest album, Wildwood, hit #7 on the international folk-DJ charts in September, and her song “Worry My Friend” was the #5 single.  Wildwood has garnered both radio success and critical acclaim. Folk-radio airplay has included spins […]

  • Elizabeth “Betty” Julia Kiehnau

    Sept. 27, 1927 – Oct. 14, 2019  Elizabeth “Betty” Julia Kiehnau, 92, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center. She was born in Fish Creek, the daughter of John and Margaret (Robertoy) Henry. Betty graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to William August Kiehnau Jr. on June 17, 1950, […]

  • Obituary: Mary C. Lindhorst

    Aug. 24, 1934 – Oct. 12, 2019  Mary Catherine (Tordt) Lindhorst, 85, of Sturgeon Bay died Oct. 12. She was born in Batavia, Illinois, to Jerald and Mildred (Sanders) Tordt.  On Aug. 9, 1958, she married Harold Fredrick Lindhorst at St. Paul’s Church in Rockford, Illinois.  Mary graduated from Batavia High School in 1952, studied one year at […]

  • Obituary: Joan Maxine Rusnack

    Nov. 23, 1935 – Oct. 7, 2019 Joan Rusnack of Sister Bay – wife, mother, daughter and sister – died at the age of 83.  Joan was born to Hazel and Arthur Begole. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Culver Stockton College and taught grade school in Indianapolis.  On July 4, 1958, she married Richard Rusnack, and together […]

  • Obituary: Ann C. Logan

    April 2, 1950 – Oct. 8, 2019  Ann C. Logan, 69, of Sturgeon Bay died in a Fond du Lac nursing home. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Robert and Jean (Thurston) Holt. On Sept. 4, 1971, she married Dale W. Logan in Alexandria, Minnesota. Ann graduated from Morris High School in Minnesota, then attended South Dakota […]

  • Obituary: Christine A. Kinka

    July 29, 1938 – Oct. 8, 2019 Christine Ann Kinka, 81, of Sturgeon Bay died at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center at Door County Medical Center. She was born in Chicago, the daughter of Stanley and Helen (Stajkowski) Grabowski. Chris grew up attending St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School in […]