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: Frank P. Bors

    June 18, 1936 ~ August 7, 2022 Frank P. Bors, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died at St. Vincent Hospital on August 7, 2022.  He was born June 18, 1936, in Michigan to John and Apolina Bors. Frank served his country as a career serviceman in the United States Coast Guard and retired after serving in […]

  • Obituary: Theodore “Ted” Morrison

    June 17, 1935 ~ August 6, 2022 Theodore Lionelle Morrison, 87, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died in Maryville, TN on August 6, 2022.  He was born June 17, 1935 in Freeport, IL to Howard and Annis (Carmeliprinty) Morrison.  On December 20, 1954 he married Ruth Muckley in Virginia.  She preceded him in death on March […]

  • Obituary: Elmer G. Tanck

    May 8, 1943 ~ August 5, 2022 Elmer Gustave Tanck, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday, August 5, 2022 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born May 8, 1943 in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Elmer Tanck and Viola (Marshall) Tanck. During his high school career as a wrestler, Elmer was a […]

  • Obituary: Robert “Bob” Krause

    April 2, 1952 ~ August 5, 2022 Robert “Bob” Clarence Krause, 70, of Sturgeon Bay, died surrounded by love and family on August 5, 2022 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. Bob was born on April 2, 1952, in Sturgeon Bay.  He graduated from Southern Door High School in 1970.  Bob was a member of […]

  • Obituary: Laverne M. Eggert

    July 25, 1929 ~ August 3, 2022 Laverne (Reince) Eggert, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, died on August 3, 2022, at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Laverne was born on July 25, 1929, in Maplewood to Modest and Elsie (Rose) Reince. She grew up in […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Lilly

    Lilly is a wonderful, 3½-year-old dog who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This fun gal enjoys frolicking in the water and playing ball.  Like all dogs at WHS, Lilly ( has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and she goes home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam […]

  • GEO-DC Capital Campaign Starts with a Dance

    The Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEO-DC) is launching its capital campaign – to raise funds to build an educational center at the top of the hill in Ellison Bay – during a dinner and dance Aug. 25 at the Fernwood Gardens Ballroom at Mr. G’s, 5890 Hwy 57 south of Jacksonport. The evening will […]

  • Sons of Norway Picnic Moves Inside

    The Sons of Norway H.R. Holand Lodge in Sturgeon Bay will hold its Aug. 8 picnic at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 West Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay. Social hour will start at 11 am, and lunch will follow. Questions? Call 920.743.8992 and leave a message.

  • $26,000 Awarded During July 100+WWC Event

    The 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) of Door County recognized and awarded grants to three local nonprofits during the organization’s July giving event. In four years, the circle has grown to 366 givers and has awarded more than $328,000 to 41 nonprofit organizations.   Door County Partnership for Children and Families received the 100+WWC main award […]

  • Red Cross Seeks Disaster Action Team Volunteers

    Every day, people are forced from their home because of fires, storms and other disasters, and compassionate, committed Disaster Action Team volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors. Volunteers carry out 90% of the service provided by the American Red Cross, so they are obviously vital. Currently, teams are […]

  • AMVETS Post 51 Commander Sworn In

    AMVETS Post 51 recently held its installation of officers for 2022-23. (From left) State of Wisconsin Commander Dale Weigand swore in Bill Forry,  Post 51 commander for this year. Weigand was elected state commander during the state convention in June in Green Bay.

  • Norma Bramsen Honored for 60 Years in P.E.O.

    During the recent Wisconsin state convention of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), Norma Bramsen of Chapter EJ in Sister Bay was recognized for her 60 years of service and leadership, working relentlessly to raise scholarship and loan money for women to pursue their educational dreams in college, technical schools or certification programs. P.E.O. started as a […]

  • Grants Available for Home-Based Child Care Providers

    Door County families rely heavily on home-based child care providers to care for young children, so their work is very important.  Now current and future home-based child care providers may apply for a grant through United Way of Door County – funded by the Women’s Fund of Door County – that’s intended to support high-quality, accessible, affordable […]

  • Kite Day in Sister Bay

    The skies over the soccer field at the Sister Bay Sports Complex were bursting with color July 16 when members of the Wisconsin Kiters Club flew large, brightly colored kites during the first annual Kite Day. More than 250 people attended to see the kites bob and weave through the air.  One hundred kids of […]

  • In Memoriam: Francha Barnard

    Editor’s Note: Poetry is something readers of the Peninsula Pulse are accustomed to finding in our Literature section. It’s not something they’ll come across in our Community section – at least not 99% of the time. This week, we’re changing that up. Francha Barnard of Baileys Harbor – a poet, community activist, enthusiastic volunteer and supporter of […]

  • College Application Day at Southern Door

    Southern Door will host a College Application Day on Aug. 18, 9:30 am – 1 pm, when a representative from UW-Madison’s admissions department will discuss topics of interest to juniors and seniors. The representative will talk about the UW-Madison campus and programs, 9:30-10:15 am; give a presentation about how to write and organize effective college […]

  • Online Registration Days for Gibraltar Students

    Online student registration for Gibraltar Schools’ 2022-23 school year is open until Aug. 14 through the Skyward platform. Access the link under “Quick Links” at Parents who have forgotten their password should call Laura Anschutz at 920.868.3284, ext. 246. School picture day is Sept. 29.

  • After-School Program Registration Open

    Southern Door Schools is again offering the Community Learning Center after-school program Monday-Friday at no cost to all elementary students courtesy of a federal grant.  Throughout the school year, the program will include hands-on and project-based enrichment opportunities such as robotics, art, music, physical activity, cooking, health and nutrition, environmental education, math club, service-learning opportunities […]

  • Sevastopol Fifth Graders Go Spelunking

    When fifth-graders from Sevastopol Schools visited the Horseshoe Bay Caves, they got to experience spelunking in a “wild” cave, going through tight twists and turns and even a “duck under.” When they weren’t in the cave, the students learned about local habitats and species and explored the beach for artifacts.

  • Editor’s Note: Model the Cyber Interactions and Civic Engagement We Want Our Kids to Use

    I attended a panel of school resource officers this week that Chief Deputy Pat McCarty with the Door County Sheriff’s Office convened for a story our new reporter, Sam Watson, is working on. When the conversation turned to bullying, we heard the biggest challenge at local schools is cyberbullying.  This comes as a surprise to […]