Peninsula Pulse – April 13-20, 2018

In this issue

  • Potluck, Readings Part of Poetry Month Celebration

    April is National Poetry Month and Write On, Door County offers two special events to celebrate poetry from around the world and to meet others who appreciate poetry. Both events are free and open to the public. In partnership with Door County Poet Laureate Sharon Auberle, a Poetry Potluck is planned for April 20, 6 […]

  • Earth Day Farmers Market in Sturgeon Bay

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay is hosting an Earth Day Farmers Market April 21, 9 am to noon. Local vendors will have eggs, hams, chickens, garlic, potatoes, onions, fresh greens, canned goods, baked goods, and honey. Other artisans will offer gift items such as sewn, knitted, and crocheted goods, beeswax products, and artwork. […]

  • Conservation Congress Supports Karst Rules, Fees for State Land Use

    At the annual meeting of the Conservation Congress, 76 Door County residents weighed in on fish, wildlife, hunting and natural resource questions that may make their way to the rulebook of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the future. Door County’s meeting in Sturgeon Bay was just one of the 72 meetings taking place […]

  • Door to Nature: American Beech Trees

    Can you think of a tree native to eastern Wisconsin (besides the paper birch) that is easier to identify, even from a distance, in winter as well as in summer, than the American beech? You can hardly incorrectly distinguish this wonderful tree with its big raw-boned, muscle-bound appearance and smooth ashy-gray, elephant leg-like trunks. I […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You, Sturgeon Bay

    Wow, words cannot even come close to the excitement that filled the campaign celebration room Tuesday night. To be part of such an amazing community is something I never take for granted, and the heart I see in this community is truly something special. First, I’d like to say thank you to every volunteer, supporter […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Response to Gun Violence

    Gun control or gun violence is decided at birth. By: Parents who accept responsibility and all that it entails:  time, love, teaching, and setting examples. Parents who do not go off and do their own thing relying on electronics to amuse their children. Parents who take their children out in public as in restaurants and […]

  • Ahnapee Trail Extension in Sturgeon Bay

    The Door County Facilities and Parks Department announced that the Ahnapee Trail will be extended between Utah and Michigan Street along Highway 57. The project has been in the works for many years and it took a collaborative effort to make it all come together. The project is anticipated to start April 30, with substantial […]

  • Municipal Meetings: April 13 – 20

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon on April 17. County of Door:  The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am April 16. The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm April 16. The Administrative Committee meets at 3 pm April 16. The Library Board meets at 5 pm April 16. […]

  • Commentary: Dallet Win a Ripple, Not a Wave

    When Rebecca Dallet soundly defeated Michael Screnock in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election last week, it gained national attention for yet another swell of the Blue Wave, or the anticipated enthusiasm and success surrounding Democratic candidates in this year’s elections. To say Dallet is a Democratic harbinger standing atop the Blue Wave is to disregard […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: April 13, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “I always find those endorsements weird. Oh, so some guy I don’t know likes some other guy I don’t know.” “Most people […]

  • Join Rogue Theater for their Latest Murder/Mystery Dinner Show

    Buy tickets soon, because they’re selling fast for Rogue Theater’s latest mystery dinner show, Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered. Directed by Stuart Champeau and written by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered, takes place at an 80th birthday party, where the McFaddens and the O’Rileys have congregated to honor the family […]

  • Ali Gibbs is New Harbormaster in Egg Harbor

    The Village of Egg Harbor announced it has a new harbormaster. Ali Gibbs, who comes to the village after working at the Waukegan Marina, begins her work for the village this week. At the April 9 village board meeting, it was also announced that the village would pursue a no passing zone from Harbor School […]

  • Geologist, Microbiologist Featured at Next LWV Speaker Series

    On April 28, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh Geology Professor Maureen Muldoon and USDA Agricultural Researcher Mark Borchardt will be the keynote speakers at the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Door County Eileen Bohn Speaker Series event. Beginning at 9 am in the Sturgeon Bay High School Commons, both will share their understanding of […]

  • Run the Door Starts Season with Fun Run

    Run the Door, a program of the Door County Silent Sports Alliance (DCSSA), opens its fifth season with a fun run April 18, 6 pm, starting and finishing at Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay. Runners and walkers are welcome. Participants can choose their own pace and distance and will be welcomed inside after […]

  • Featured Pet: Anna

    This week the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus features Anna, a 7-year-old, grey, domestic shorthair cat. She was surrendered on March 23 due to her owner’s change in living circumstances. She is a senior cat who spent most of her life with one person. She is front declawed and enjoys food like Friskies or […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Nicolet Bank to Reconstruct

    The Nicolet National Bank property on the north side of 4th Avenue between Jefferson and Kentucky streets will get a new look this year as the existing building is demolished and reconstructed. The current structure is slated for demolition in June and July and construction will begin in August, with an anticipated open date of […]

  • Book Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

    The word “dystopia” – meaning a negative utopia – is a relatively new but useful addition to the English language. A dystopia is typically a work of fiction set in the midst of a utopian project that has gone horribly wrong. One of the most enduring dystopian novels is George Orwell’s 1984 (published in 1949); […]

  • Letter to the Editor: People Of All Ages Beg Legislators To ‘Please Listen’

    Much has been reported about the courageous students across the country who are speaking up so eloquently for Sensible Gun Reform. I admire them but want to point out that they are not alone; others of all ages are standing alongside them and I am one. Immediately following the Florida shootings, I purchased 250 postcards, […]

  • Coordinated Community Response Column: Hearing ‘Unheard Voices’

    by Jamie Craig, Victim Advocate for Sexual Assault Center During April, the Sexual Assault Center organizes and presents “Unheard Voices” to local high schools. “Unheard Voices” is a presentation that includes victim stories, a PowerPoint presentation, and a panel discussion regarding sexual violence. The purpose is to inform the audience of the legal, social, and […]

  • Server of the Week: Monica Haen at Bonnie Brooke Gardens

    She’s the queen of the greenhouse The princess of the planting table Monica rules with the greenest thumb That is a fact, not a fable   Sixteen years of plants and soil Have made her the best Bonnie Brooker It’s not the only thing she’s perfect at She is the No. 1 fan of the […]

  • May 5 Is Celebrate Water Day

    All are invited to Celebrate Water Door County Day at Sawyer Park on May 5, 1-2 pm. Celebrate Water is a year-long series of activities to celebrate Door County’s water, understand the threats to our water, and inspire people to act and protect our water. It is an initiative of Healthy Water Door County, a […]

  • Senate Candidate Jacque Announces New Endorsements

    1st State Senate District candidate and current 2nd State Assembly District Representative André Jacque (R-De Pere) announced additional endorsements for his campaign from Republican Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle and Door County Board Law Enforcement Committee Chairman Jon Koch (also the former Gardner Town Board Chair), and Republican Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski. Rep. Jacque […]

  • Frostman Leaving DCEDC for Senate Campaign

    Caleb Frostman, executive director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), announced that he will resign effective April 27, 2018 to pursue his candidacy for the State of Wisconsin’s First Senate District. The DCEDC Board of Directors accepted Frostman’s resignation at a special meeting yesterday. “I’ve never had a more meaningful job in my […]

  • New Venture for Sammi Rae

    Sammi Rae, longtime owner, operator and creator of Sammi Rae’s Homemade in Egg Harbor, is putting something new on the shelf. She offered visitors her homemade creations including pickles, pies, jams and jellies, and in doing so, Sammi Rae has uncovered her passion for writing and the arts. From pickles to poetry, Sammi Rae is […]

  • Ephraim to Decide Streetlights, Utility Burial May 8

    The Village of Ephraim will vote on whether to pursue new streetlights and the burial of utility and power lines through the downtown corridor at its May 8 meeting. Over the next month, the village will receive cost estimates for the projects before deciding whether to proceed. The May 8 decision is not final, because […]

  • By the Numbers: Friday the 13th

    Some date the superstition of Friday the 13th being unlucky all the way back to the Maundy Thursday Last Supper with 13 individuals and the crucifixion that took place the next day, Friday. Months that begin on Sundays will include Friday the 13th. 2 The number of Friday the 13ths in 2018 – April 13 […]

  • The UU Presents a Movie on Plastic Pollution for their Movies that Matter Series

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) continues their Movies That Matter Series with Plastic Paradise, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on April 17 at 4:30 pm. The film illustrates the often unseen consequences of overconsumption of plastics; and how this ubiquitous material is destroying the health of our environment, its creatures and humans. To […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival Announces 2018 Season

    Conductors and musicians of the 2018 Peninsula Music Festival will take audiences on an audio tour of the classical music world’s most influential cities during its three-week, nine program run Aug. 7-25. This year marks the 66th of PMF’s existence, half of which has been under the helm of longtime conductor Victor Yampolsky. The season […]

  • Thomas Cretney Wins Tie for Kewaunee Supervisor

    Thomas Cretney is the winner of the tied election in the race for District 10 Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors (the Town of Franklin). He and John Wochos each received 102 votes in the April 3 election. On April 10, the Kewaunee County Board of Canvassers chose to draw a name out of a box […]

  • Ian Moore Band to Perform at Butch’s Bar

    The Ian Moore Band will play at Butch’s Bar on April 16 at 7:30 pm, with doors open at 7 pm. Ian Moore, a Seattle-based, Austin-born guitar player, singer and songwriter, is coming to Sturgeon Bay for a special show in anticipation of the upcoming release of his latest record, Toronto on Last Chance Records. […]

  • Master Gardeners Host Program on “Holistic Garden Design”

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces a free public continuing education program featuring Mark Konlock, director of horticulture at Green Bay Botanical Garden, who will present “Holistic Garden Design” on April 17, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay. When designing home landscapes, gardeners can and should consider the larger ecosystem of […]

  • Freddy & Francine Headline the Last Winter Concert at the White Gull Inn

    Freddy & Francine, an Americana-soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso and Lee Ferris, will perform at the last concert of the winter season on April 18 at White Gull Inn in Fish Creek. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison, the duo’s songs blend soul, R&B, folk, and Americana with a modern yet […]

  • Trivia: What invention is Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood responsible for?

    Question:  What invention is Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood responsible for? Answer:  The LongPen, a tele-remote signing device that allows people to remotely write in ink anywhere in the world.

  • High School Sports Schedule: April 13 – 20

    GIBRALTAR Baseball April 19 vs. Kewaunee, 5 pm Golf April 19 @ Cherry Hills, 4 pm Softball April 19 vs. Kewaunee, 5 pm Track & Field April 17 @ Algoma, 4:30 pm April 19 @ Kewaunee, 3:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Baseball April 14 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 11 am April 17 @ Kewaunee, 5 pm Girls […]

  • DCMM Auctions Off New Wood Kayak

    With the completion of this year’s Wooden Boat Raffle, the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) received a new kayak donated by Bill Klug. The Georgian Bay kayak is 16’6″ in length, constructed of cedar strips and fiberglassed both inside and out. It has two storage compartments with hatch covers, and is the perfect sea kayak […]

  • DPAS Invites Public to a Viewing Night on April 14

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society invites members and the public to a free observation session at the Leif Everson Observatory at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah Street in Sturgeon Bay. Viewing begins after dusk, about 8 pm on April 14. Viewing targets include the Jewel Box Cluster, Owl Nebula and the Sombrero Galaxy.

  • Kewaunee Public Library Invites All to Join their Taste Testers Cookbook Club

    The Kewaunee Public Library’s new Taste Testers Cookbook Club is open to community members who would like to explore different types of cuisine. The club is open to people ages 18 years old and older. For each meeting the Taste Testers select a theme such as Mediterranean, cookies and slow cooking. In the future, Taste […]

  • Hardy Gallery Announces 2018 Exhibit Schedule

    The Hardy Gallery has been a pillar of the Door County art community since the mid-1900s, providing exhibits that surprise with each new season. Here’s a look at what’s in store for their 56th season. Their 2018 season begins May 26, 5:30-7 pm, with a kick-off celebration and a sneak peek at all submissions for […]

  • Packers Running Back Visits with Sister Bay Lions

    The Sister Bay Lions hosted Packer Night Wednesday, April 4, at the Sister Bay Bowl for Gibraltar High School student athletes, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. It was the 39th year that a representative from the Green Bay Packers organization was the featured speaker. Running back Ty Montgomery spoke to the guests about his faith, […]

  • Oboist Visits Shepherd of the Bay on April 14

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church presents oboist Stuart Sutter in an evening concert April 14 at 7 pm. Sutter will be joined by pianist Judith Jackson as well as violinist Janet Sutter, violist Lolly Lebovic, cellist Catherine Smith, and bassoonist Susan McCardell. The program will include works by Eugène Bozza, Francis Poulenc, Gilles Silvestrini, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What Does ‘Residential’ Mean?

    Early in their meeting on March 27, the Sister Bay Plan Commission had no problem denying a permit to allow a building in a business zone to be converted to residential use. Former Village Administrator Zeke Jackson had interpreted the new state law, Act 67, to deny their ability to limit residential zones to residential […]

  • Birch Creek Opens Ticket Sales for the 2018 Summer Season

    Tickets for Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s 2018 summer concert season are now available for purchase at All 2018 concerts begin at 7:30 pm with pre-show music at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted. The Percussion & Steel Band Session will showcase performances by students and faculty from June 21-23 and June 27-30, under Program […]

  • Newport State Park Celebrates Earth Day and International Dark Sky Week with a Number of Events

    Newport State Park celebrates International Dark Sky Week on April 18, 7:30 pm with a presentation and night sky viewing. The presentation will be given by International Dark-Sky Association about lighting and light pollution. There will be sky viewing after the presentation, if weather and conditions permit. All are welcome to bring binoculars and telescopes. […]

  • Historical Society Dinner Program to Focus on The History of Lily Bay

    The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program, “The History of Lily Bay,” presented by Clyde “Hap” Smith on April 23, 6 pm at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay. Lily Bay is located in Sevastopol Township, just north of Sturgeon Bay. Commercial fishing and lumbering were the big business interests. […]

  • Is It Time To Plant Your Garden Yet?

    Spring definitely tests my patience. As soon as the weather gets slightly warmer, all I want to do is start planting. However, overly large transplants or poor seed germination has definitely proved that it is best to wait. The type of vegetable you want to grow dictates when the waiting will end. Vegetables can be […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Ship Launch, President Coolidge, Return of Beer

    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.   The Expositor April 9, 1875 One short quick step has carried us from the severity of rough old winter to the mildness of gentle Spring. And now […]

  • Cheers!: Bully for Fruitiness

    April 3 – Election Day – might have been the worst day of winter, and it’s spring! It blew hard here in Door County, and we might have gotten more snow than any other storm this lengthy winter of 2017-18. It seemed that way when I trundled out the next morning to move the deeply […]

  • Farming the Peninsula: Inflation of Agricultural Education

    The days of riding in the tractor with dad and taking over the family farm soon afterward are over. As an increasingly complicated job, farm operators have seen an increase in the level of education they need to successfully run a farm. “It used to be uncommon,” said Southern Door farmer Eric Olson about formal […]

  • Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra Holds One-day Workshop in Milwaukee

    The Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras (AWSO) announces plans for their one-day workshop to be held at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee for a small registration fee relative to all that is included. This workshop, scheduled for April 27, is open to anyone associated with a nonprofit arts organization in Wisconsin. AWSO serves […]

  • Commentary: Staying on the Beam For Once, The Benefits of Balance

    by Caleb Frostman, Executive Director, Door County Economic Development Corporation Since entering the workforce full-time 11 years ago, I’ve heard a lot, and learned a little, about work-life balance. I’ve scrolled past plenty of LinkedIn headlines about how important it is to prioritize your well-being, your sleep, your family, and your vacations, often at the […]

  • Reps in the News: Speaker Paul Ryan Stepping Down

    U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Ryan, a 48-year-old Republican from Janesville, confirmed on Wednesday what has been rumored in Washington for months, that he will retire from politics at the end of this year. In a Wednesday morning press conference, Ryan said he made the decision simply for the benefit of his three […]

  • Parallel 44 Uses Food & Wine Fest to Raise Money for Charity

    Parallel 44 teamed up with nine area restaurants to raise money for nine charities in Northeast Wisconsin during for Food & Wine Fest on April 28, 12-4 pm. This event features a friendly competition between nine area restaurants, who have each selected one of Parallel 44’s internationally awarded wines to create their perfect food and […]

  • Pruning Party on Washington Island April 20-22

    Celebrate Earth Day April 20-22 with Gathering Ground, a nonprofit based on Washington Island with a mission to educate youth and adults in sustainable agriculture, promote economic development, and strengthen the health of individuals, the community, and the environment. To celebrate, the group has organized work parties. Gathering Ground has 40 acres with a five-acre […]

  • Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tourney Begins April 19

    The Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament, sponsored by the Baileys Harbor Community Association, will be held April 19-22. The top 40 fish caught in Door or Kewaunee waters receive cash prizes. Get out for this early season fishing to chase those monster browns. There is $7,000 in prizes to be won and tickets are only […]

  • Ikebana Vases Highlight the Art of the Flower

    Despite a fresh heaping of snow on the Door Peninsula, potter Chad Luberger is thinking spring with a new crop of vases honoring ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. While he admits he is not a “master ikebana-er,” he has spent years creating seashell-esque forms for others to use in their creative floral endeavors. […]

  • Len Villano’s Pic of the Week: Snowy Creek

    I chose this photo as my pic of the week because of the ethereal quality of the image. The winding creek leads your eye through the image, the reflections add depth, and the cedar trees add anchor points to rest your eye. I like the broken trunk, branches and other objects gathered on the forest […]

  • Manners Matter: Fundraising Limits

    Dear Mary Pat, My neighbor’s daughter is very involved in her school and after-school activities. She’s a very sweet little girl who is very motivated at selling (Girl Scout Cookies, Easter chocolates, Christmas wrapping paper, and pizzas) and raising money for different charities (Alzheimer’s Association, Easterseals, United Way, Humane Society, etc.). I feel obligated to […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Seeks Volunteers

    Volunteer for a great event and spend a day in Peninsula State Park at the Door County Half Marathon May 5. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help during the week to help set up for the race, and also on race day as Door County welcomes more than 2,700 runners to Peninsula State Park. […]

  • Bead Retreat at Settlement Courtyard Inn

    The Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa hosts the first annual Door County Bead Retreat April 26-29 in Fish Creek. Partnering with Funky Hannah’s Beads in Racine, this three-day creative retreat boasts new workshops from Bead & Button Magazine Associate Editor Connie Whittaker and a bead boutique open to the public Friday and Saturday, 10 […]

  • A New Improv Theatre Opens in Door County

    Death’s Door Knockers is a start-up improvisational theatre company for Door County. The company will rehearse and play in a longform of improvisation called “Harold.” The company is looking for people who are 50 years old and older, and who are interested in challenging their brain in new and fun ways. Those interested should stop […]

  • Explore Big Creek for Fish this Weekend

    On sunny days the breeding songs of birds can be heard in each of Crossroads at Big Creek’s three preserves. Clearly, in spite of erratic weather, the breeding season is near. On April 14 at 1 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek offers a hike to Big Creek to see if the suckers will make the […]

  • Civility Matters: Talking Together April 18

    The Door County Civility Project and Write On Door County have teamed up to present Civility Matters:  Talking Together, featuring Dr. Kay Collier, author of six books, including Talking Together:  Getting Beyond Polarization Through Civil Dialogue. The event takes place Wednesday, April 18, from 5 to 7 pm at the Stone Harbor Conference Center. The […]

  • State News: Welfare Reform, Blue Wave, Tom Steyer

    Walker Signs Bills Limiting Welfare Coverage Gov. Scott Walker has signed nine bills into law that limit the state’s welfare programs, including increasing the work requirement for food stamp recipients and imposing it on parents for the first time. The Legislature passed the bills in February, with Democrats united against them. Walker championed the new […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Drain the Swamp

    President Trump promised us he would “drain the swamp” and hire “only the best” – his words. What does “Drain the Swamp” mean to you? Does it mean to eliminate expertise as a requirement for high office? Does it mean that little value is placed on experience? What does “only the best” mean? That the […]

  • Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Carlson

    Robert “Bob” J. Carlson, 89, of Ellison Bay, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 into the loving arms of our Lord. He was born Dec. 13, 1928 in Chicago to Carl and Helen (Fredin) Carlson. He was raised in Antioch, Ill. He married Joan Wickman on June 9, 1951. He served more than 22 years in […]

  • Obituary: Harold E. Rass

    Harold E. Rass, 90, of Sturgeon Bay and formerly of Brussels, died peacefully on April 8, 2018, at The Gathering CBRF.  He was born July 8, 1927, in Union to Frank and Mathilda (Euclide) Rass. On Nov. 11, 1967, he married Lolita “Dawn” Lawrence in Namur, she preceded him in death on June 10, 2015. […]

  • Obituary: Joyce Ethal Kiehnau

    Joyce Ethal Kiehnau, 91, formerly of the Town of Jacksonport, was called Home to be with the Lord, Friday morning, April 6, 2018 at Cumming Nursing Center in Cumming, Georgia. Jacksonport was home for her – from birth, through grade school, and even in her adult life as she raised her family. Joyce was born […]

  • Obituary: Nedra Ann Johnsrud

    Nedra Ann Johnsrud, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died April 5, 2018 at Anna’s Health Care in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born Feb. 14, 1930 in Clay Banks to Norman and Freda (Bohn) Nelson.  On Jan. 16, 1949 she married Arnold E. Johnsrud Sr. at Tanum Church.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2010. […]

  • Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Wery

    James “Jim” Wery, 75, of Luxemburg, passed away at Algoma Long Term Care Unit on April 5, 2018.  He was born July 29, 1942 to Edwin and Dora (Theys) Wery.  On Feb. 10, 1962, he married Jeannie Baudhuin in Namur. Jim and Jeannie raised five children and farmed in Duvall for most of their lives. […]

  • Obituary: Ronald Elmer Fleming

    Ronald Elmer Fleming, 81, of the Town of Sevastopol, passed away Wednesday night, April 4, 2018 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services with family at his side. He was born March 12, 1937 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Elmer L. and Lucille Helen (Curran) Fleming. Ron attended Sturgeon Bay High School and went on to […]

  • Obituary: Marilyn Annette Eberhardt

    Marilyn Annette Eberhardt, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died late Monday morning, April 2, 2018 at Door County Medical Center. She was born March 22, 1930 in Savanna, Ill., the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hanny and Della Marie (Kirky) Hanny. Marilyn graduated from Hanover High School in Hanover, Ill. She was united in marriage to Richard […]

  • Obituary: Inga Elisabet Benson

    Inga Elisabet Benson, 92, died April 2, 2018 at home. She was born March 11, 1926 in Roslags Kulla, Sweden to Karl-Eric and Elvira (Kvist) Bergstrom. Inga enjoyed working, was very interested in the natural world, and excelled in drama and sports. She flew to the United States in 1950 for adventure. Inga married Nels […]

  • Obituary: Gail Kane

    Gail Kane, 77, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died at her daughter’s home in Hobart on April 2, 2018.  She was born April 18, 1940, in Illinois to Siguard and Evelyn (Dean) Haugland. On August 31, 1959, she married Ray McCraren. Together they raised three children in Illinois. While living in Illinois Gail worked as a […]

  • Obituary: Marilyn Fitzgerald-White

    Marilyn Fitzgerald-White died peacefully in her home in Brussels, Wis. on March 30, 2018. She was born Feb. 8, 1950, to John and Dorothy White in Buffalo, New York. Marilyn was a lifelong educator. As the eldest daughter of 12 children, she honored her mother and father by being a devoted daughter and co-parent of […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern Bowling Scores: April 5, 2018

    High Series:  Mike Daubner 698, Aaron Shepit 665, Tyler Adams 658 High Game:  Mike Daubner 279, Ken Church 258, Taylor Mueller 247 High Team Game:  AC Tap 835 High Team Series:  AC Tap 2,446

  • NWTC and Women’s Fund Launch New Program to Help Women Pursue an Education

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Foundation and the Women’s Fund of Door County announce a new partnership to assist women in Door County to find their path and achieve their dreams. The Women’s Fund provided a $200,000 grant to the NWTC Foundation to launch Invest • Dream • Achieve, a three-year pilot program to provide […]

  • Medicare Beneficiaries Advised to Watch Mail Closely for New Cards

    Beginning April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will start mailing new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare. A new alpha-numeric identifier will replace the current Social Security Number-based identifier. This roll-out will occur over several months, based upon the geographic location of the Medicare beneficiary. There are concerns that people […]

  • Community Invited to Sew Dresses for ‘Dress A Girl Around the World’ Program

    Help change a life by sewing simple dresses for girls in need during the Dress A Girl Around the World Workshop April 14, 9 am to 3 pm, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Stay for part of the day or all day. Bring your sewing machine; instructions will be provided. Since 2006, […]

  • Electronics Recycling Event at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Casco

    There will be an electronics recycling event April 14, 8 am to noon, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Casco. Some items are free to recycle and some require a fee. To see a list, go to Proceeds benefit St. Peter and St. Hubert Parish. For more information, call 920.246.7143.

  • ‘Stopping Traffic’ Screening, Panel Discussion at Prince of Peace Church April 18

    The public is invited to attend the presentation of the film Stopping Traffic and participate in the panel discussion on April 18, 6 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. In addition to panelists, advocates will be on-site to meet with attendees for personal discussion. Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking initiates the […]

  • Door County ADRC to Hold Guardianship Presentation April 24

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will host a presentation about the process of establishing guardianship, what it means to have or be a guardian, and alternative options to guardianship. Jessica Trudell, managing attorney with the Guardianship Support Center of Wisconsin, will present about guardianship options, rights and responsibilities on April […]

  • Door County Medical Center Celebrated National Donate Life Month

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) celebrated National Donate Life Month April 2 by participating in the statewide Pause to Give Life event with a flag raising ceremony and moment of silence. Donate Life Wisconsin created the Pause to Give Life event to honor donors and their families and promote the mission of organ, tissue and […]

  • Kewaunee County Transportation Program Needs Volunteer Drivers

    The Kewaunee County Department of Human Services is looking for volunteers who can help give senior citizens and residents with disabilities rides to appointments, shopping and more. In 2017, the Transportation Program in Kewaunee County provided more than 1,300 rides for residents through the use of volunteers. These trained drivers use their own vehicles and […]

  • Loaves & Fishes Announces Upcoming Community Meal Schedule

    Loaves & Fishes community meals are offered on Friday evenings all year, usually the first, third and fourth Friday on the month. This family style dinner is served 5:30-7 pm at Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Sturgeon Bay, with a temporary location at United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay. The schedule for upcoming dinners […]

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Offers Bible Studies for People with Disabilities

    Beginning April 21, Jesus Cares Ministry has joined forces with St. Peter’s Lutheran and Salem Lutheran Church to bring Bible studies with fellowship, music, food and crafts. These Bible studies are specifically for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. There is no fee for participants. Bible studies will be held the third Saturday of […]

  • Ephraim Moravian Church and Stella Maris Parish Sponsor Prayer Walk

    Sponsored by the Ephraim Moravian Church and Stella Maris Parish, the May 1 Prayer Walk will provide a chance to walk, pray and chat with others in the Northern Door community. The walk will begin with instructions and a prayer at the Ephraim Moravian Church parking lot (9970 Moravia St.) at 9 am. Walkers will […]

  • Gibraltar Kindergarten Registration is May 3

    Gibraltar Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration May 3 in the Door Community Auditorium lobby. If you have a child who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2018, call Cindy Phillips at 920.868.3284 ext. 265 for an appointment. Bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Appointments will be approximately 30-45 minutes. Public […]

  • Washington Island Mosling Rec Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary May 19

    The Washington Island Mosling Recreation Center will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its dedication May 19, 12:30-2:30 pm, with an Open House and Community Health and Wellness Fair. The Health Fair includes health screenings, demonstrations, interaction with health and wellness providers and refreshments. A free-will collection for the Rec at the Health Fair will be eligible for matching in the […]

  • 58th annual Door County House and Garden Walk Scheduled for July 31

    The 58th annual Door County House and Garden Walk is scheduled for July 31, 9 am – 5 pm. This event is hosted by the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary, and all proceeds will support the Skilled Nursing Facility and Hospice Care Project at the Door County Medical Center.

  • Muellers Celebrate 50 Years of Service in Egg Harbor

    For the last eight years of the past half-century, Robert Mueller has contemplated a relaxing life of retirement. “I’ve been here 50 years and I’m 73 and I want to retire,” said the owner of Mueller’s Mini-Mart in the heart of the Village of Egg Harbor. Mueller has had the British Petroleum gas station for […]

  • Weather Wizard: Making the Best of April’s Snow

    Spring can be cruel. Inhabitants that straddle the 45th parallel, animals and human alike, should know, and not be surprised by, a healthy snowfall in April. Spring began its saunter into Door County, with all of its typical early season offerings that stir excitement in the human psyche – daffodils on the south side of […]

  • Pulse Price Report: April 11, 2018

    Crop prices (April 11) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.44 -0.45 $3.26 Soybeans $9.71 -0.85 $9.52 Wheat $4.11 -0.75 $3.63 Oats $3.01 0.64 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.45/bushel -0.44 New-Crop Corn $3.66/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.11/bushel -0.75   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Denny’s Branch of Bank of Luxemburg in Algoma to Close

    The Algoma Denny’s SuperValu branch of the Bank of Luxemburg, located at 514 5th St., Algoma, will close at 5 pm on May 11, 2018. “Initially, the Denny’s branch allowed the bank to provide our unique brand of banking to the Algoma community,” Bank of Luxemburg President Tim Treml stated. “The bank remains committed to […]

  • Health Care Experts to Discuss Health Care Reform to Small Employers

    Join insurance and health care experts to learn about health care reform and its impact to small employers during a Prevea program April 16 at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Topics include:  traditional health care financing, value-based payment systems and an update on health care reform and the Affordable Care Act. Presenters are […]

  • Amid Tower Closures, Washington Island’s is Just Fine

    As Door County’s observation towers appear to be falling like dominoes around us, we decided to check in with the Mountain Park Lookout Tower on Washington Island, the last of the peninsula’s three observation towers that are still open. The closure and planned deconstruction of the observation tower at Potawatomi State Park last week came […]

  • Schenck Holds Hospitality, Retail Seminar at Landmark May 10

    Schenck is hosting a complimentary seminar titled “Hot Topics in Hospitality and Retail: Is Your Door County Business Ready?” on May 10 at Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor. (This is a change from the originally scheduled date of May 8.) The seminar will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 am, with registration at 8 am. […]

  • Dairy Producers Encouraged to Enroll in Margin Protection Program for Dairy

    The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. With changes authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) […]