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  • 100+WWC Awards $25,500 in April

    The 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) of Door County giving circle awarded grants to three local nonprofits in April, for a total of $25,500. During its four years, the giving circle has grown to 360 givers and has awarded more than $295,500 to 38 nonprofit organizations. Unity Hospice received the 100+WWC main gift of approximately […]

  • Charlotte Lukes Honored with Tree Planting

    Sevastopol Schools honored local nature expert Charlotte Lukes with a tree-planting ceremony. Mike Madden and Joel Schauske helped to coordinate this yearly event, during which each attendee – including all the students who attended – received a river birch tree to plant. Past honorees include Lukes’ late husband, Roy Lukes; Emma Toft; Mike Madden; and Carl Scholz, […]

  • Three Memorial Benches Honor Jan Luser

    Three memorial benches were installed along the Story Book Trail at Frank E. Murphy Park in the Town of Egg Harbor to honor Jan Luser, a longtime Egg Harbor Business Association board member and supporter of all things Egg Harbor. She died Feb. 4, 2022. BookNook Gardens hosted a bench dedication April 30, when Kirsten […]

  • Breast Cancer Support Group Meets in May

    The Art of Healing – a free, virtual art-therapy support group for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer – will meet for four Thursdays, May 5-26, 7-8:15 pm. Artistic skill is not needed to benefit from this group. The Sue Baldwin Fund is sponsoring – and Jodi Rose Gonzales is facilitating – the group, during which […]

  • From Youth, a Model for Governing

    Students learn – and teach – lessons in legislating and empathy through Youth in Government program Scout Feldman signed up for the Door County Y’s Youth in Government program for the same reason so many teenagers sign up for things: peer pressure.  “My sister had done it, and she promised she was going to do […]

  • Remembering Educator and Environmentalist Carl Scholz

    Carl Scholz was one of a kind. He was the youngest school superintendent in Wisconsin when he was promoted to head the Sevastopol District at age 26 and had held the position longer than anyone else in the state when he retired 34 years later.  When he accepted the position, there were 15 faculty members, […]

  • Remembering Educator and Environmentalist Carl Scholz

    Carl Scholz was one of a kind. He was the youngest school superintendent in Wisconsin when he was promoted to head the Sevastopol District at age 26 and had held the position longer than anyone else in the state when he retired 34 years later.  When he accepted the position, there were 15 faculty members, […]

  • Giving Circle Awards $12,000 to Sue Baldwin Fund

    The 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) of Door County giving circle met in January to recognize and award grants to local nonprofits. The Sue Baldwin Fund received the main award of $12,000 for the financial and emotional support of those living with cancer. 115 Club Ltd. and Write On, Door County also received awards of […]

  • Southern Door Student Earns Agricultural Grant

    Callie Miller, an 11th-grade student at Southern Door High School and the daughter of Jesse and Lace Miller, has earned a $512 Start-up Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant, sponsored by the Andis Foundation. Miller’s plan for the grant is to purchase a beef heifer calf to start her own beef herd, which will allow her […]

  • Alumni Profile: Dan Austad

    After 60 years in leadership positions, sometimes Dan Austad just likes to be a kid again. The 1959 Sturgeon Bay High School graduate has had a lifelong passion for wooden-model and toy building.  “When some men get into their 50s and 60s, they may revert to doing some of the things that they wish they […]

  • Curiosity: The Man above the Bar at the Bowl

    You might sit at the Sister Bay Bowl’s bar dozens of times before you notice it. Tucked up high behind the upper cabinet on the north side of the bar, a single picture hangs. Just a man in a bomber jacket, hands on his hips, with a beautiful sunset of purples, oranges and pinks behind […]

  • Storeroom Boys Play at DCMC

    The Storeroom Boys – named after the storeroom where Bob Judy keeps his drums – plays for inpatients at Door County Medical Center’s Pete and Jelaine Horton Center Skilled Nursing Facility. The three musicians – Mike Judy on bass, George Sawyn on guitar, and Bob Judy on drums and vocals – remain widely spaced, and […]

  • Civility Corner: Don’t Gossip

    by Orlaine I. Gabert, Door County Civility Project The fourth civility tool is the only one that asks us not to do something, which is to not gossip. Clearly, civility and gossip do not have the same intent. Civility seeks positive communication with another person, even when the parties disagree. Gossip seeks to share negative, […]

  • Boys & Girls Club Introduces New CEO

    The Boys and Girls Club of Door County has a new CEO, and this one is confident he’s going to be around for a while.  Eric Blumreich stepped into the position Jan. 3 as the organization’s fourth CEO since Julie Davis left in May 2019. Blumreich said he has spent his first month getting acclimated […]

  • Scandia Residents Celebrate Diamond Anniversary

    Bill and Betsy Olsen are now members of that exclusive club of couples who achieve their diamond – 75th – wedding anniversary. They celebrated their sparkling day at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, where they’ve been residents since 2018.  The Olsens met at Immanuel Baptist Church in Waukegan, Illinois, when they were in high school. They married […]

  • $1,200 Scholarships for High School Seniors

    The online application for Nsight Telservices scholarships is now open for high school students in Niagara, Florence, Pulaski, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Shawano, Luxemburg and Door County. Nsight will award seven $1,200 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in its service area. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, potential […]

  • Drive-In Prayer Vigil at DCMC Jan. 21

    Over the last two years, the community and medical center have struggled with the effects of COVID-19. The Door County Medical Center (DCMC) staff remains steadfast in our service to this community, but we find we are at a critical point in this long struggle. The DCMC is looking to you to join in a […]

  • Ringing in 2022

    Photos by Rachel Lukas Door County got in the New Year’s spirit with creative outdoor activities in Sister Bay, Jacksonport and Egg Harbor over the weekend. Photographer Rachel Lukas hopped around to capture the scenes as we said hello to 2022.  A “Balmy” Day for a Polar Plunge The 35th Jacksonport Polar Plunge drew a […]

  • Public Health Hosts Cholesterol Screenings

    Door County Public Health will host cholesterol screenings Jan. 18, 8-11:30 am, at the Aging and Disability Resource Center, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The cost of $35 (cash or check) includes results for cholesterol, HDL, LDL, glucose and triglycerides. Fast for 12 hours before your test. To schedule an appointment, call Casey […]

  • Military Troops Receive Food Boxes

    Forestville American Legion Post 372 sent out cheese boxes to active military troops from our area. Country Ovens donated packs of cherries, and Econofoods donated packages of sausage for the boxes. The Door County Dairy Promotion Committee helped pay for the cost of the cheese, and the Forestville/Maplewood Lions Club and Thrivent helped pay for […]