Peninsula Pulse April 26-May 3, 2024

In this issue

  • Obituary: Bo Michael Johnson

    Oct. 26, 1973 – April 7, 2024 Bo Michael Johnson, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend was born on Oct. 26, 1973, and departed from this world on April 7, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, adventure, and culinary mastery. Bo’s journey took him across continents, through kitchens, atop mountains, and into the hearts […]

  • Obituary: Rita A. (Siudzinski) Van Gemert

    Oct. 10, 1924 – April 24, 2024 Rita A. (Siudzinski) Van Gemert passed away peacefully, on April 24, 2024 at Angels Touch Assisted Living in De Pere, WI. The only daughter of Frances and Felix Siudzinski, she brought joy since the day she was born at St. Vincent Hospital on Oct. 10th, 1924, as her […]

  • Obituary: Timothy Baganz

    b.1950 – April 22, 2024 Timothy Baganz, 74, peacefully died on April 22, 2024, in Madison, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Sturgeon Bay and spent his final years in Florence County with his beloved wife Tracy. Tim was fondly named “Grandpa Him” by his granddaughter Vivian, with whom he cherished spending […]

  • Obituary: Maxine Stegmann

    March 3, 1942 – April 27, 2024 Maxine Stegmann, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Medical Center on April 27, 2024. She was born March 3, 1942, to Benjamin and Lena (Delfosse) Lardinois. On Nov. 7, 1959, she married John J. Stegmann in Brussels. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2016. […]

  • Obituary: Mark Robert Hill

    Aug. 15, 1959 – April 25, 202 Mark Robert Hill, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in the comfort of his home and care of his loving wife of 41 years, Ann, on Thursday, April 25, 2024 (the Catholic Feast of St. Mark) after a long, five-year battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 15, […]

  • Obituary: Werner “Vinny” Johann Linczmaier

    Dec. 15, 1955 – April 24, 2024 Werner “Vinny” Johann Linczmaier, age 68 of Baileys Harbor, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at his home. He was born on December 15, 1955, to Alisa (Wall) and the late Johann Linczmaier in Regensburg, Germany. He and his parents immigrated to the United States in 1957. […]

  • Obituary: Patricia Ann Melendes

    June 20, 1944 – April 23, 2024 Pat (Patricia Ann) Melendes was a woman of great passion and energy. There was rarely a challenge she didn’t approach head on. Pat went to her eternal reward with her Savior on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 , having been born on June 20, 1944, in Gary, Indiana to […]

  • Community Voices: My Hero!

    Last week, I was driving home after a day of teaching at Gibraltar School District. I was driving through Ephraim when I swerved to miss a squirrel. I ended up hitting the curb with my passenger-side tire. Immediately, my tire popped and left me stranded on the side of the road. A kind young man […]

  • Empty Bowls Fundraiser At Clay On Steele

    Algoma gallery Clay on Steele will host a fundraiser to benefit World Central Kitchen on April 28, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. World Central Kitchen provides meals to communities impacted by humanitarian, climate, and community crises worldwide. During the Clay on Steele event, guests can buy a handmade ceramic bowl, priced from $15 to $35, […]

  • Ring In Spring At Turtle Ridge

    Turtle Ridge Gallery and Boutique will host a “Hello Spring” gathering to showcase new pieces by gallerist Mary Ellen Sisulak on May 2, 4-7 pm.  The celebration is the first in a series of “All About Art” events. Refreshments will be served during the event.  Sisulak’s work features sunsets, wildlife and Door County scenes, while […]

  • The Clearing Releases 2024 Workshop Schedule

    The Clearing Folk School has announced its 2024 schedule of one- and two-day workshops, offered June 6 through Nov. 8. Registration will open May 1 at 8 am.   The Clearing will offer classes in the arts, fine crafts, natural sciences and humanities. Hands-on learning opportunities include painting in multiple mediums, hand-forging/blacksmithing, drawing, basket-weaving, wood-carving, metal […]

  • Server of the Week: Jonathan Sommers, Stone Harbor

    He doesn’t work at Dunder Mifflin, but he really loves that show. Making cocktails at Stone Harbor, is where you’ll find this pro. Big fan of local apples – born and raised in Sturgeon Bay – Brings a honey crisp to munch at work, each and every day. Jonathan makes a great martini, has a […]

  • “Are We Listening?” Events Continue

    Another two events will take place April 30 and May 2, culminating in the opening reception celebration of Rebecca Carlton’s installation/social sculpture, Are We Listening?  The installation is located at the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), 185 E. Walnut St. in Sturgeon Bay, where all the events also take place as follows. All of […]

  • Craft Your Way Through May At The Library

    This month at the Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St., patrons can drop into the Maker Space to create a dragonfly, butterfly or turtle by layering glass frit in a mold. The crafted creatures will be fired and ready for pickup in one week. The craft is appropriate for those aged 6 and up. The […]

  • Free Comic Books At Otherworlds

    OtherWorlds Books and More will celebrate Free Comic Book Day on March 4, 9 am – 5 pm. Every year, comic authors, artists and publishers offer comic shops over 40 different titles to give to readers. OtherWorlds Books will offer customers up to three free titles during the event. Customers can also enjoy sales in […]

  • Tom Davis Signs New Book

    Local author Tom Davis will sign copies of his new book, Juniper’s Dragon, on May 11, 10 am – 12 pm at Novel Bay Booksellers. Juniper’s Dragon tells the story of a  teenager who discovers a dragon living underground in the desert near his home. The novel blends fantasy and Native American lore with current […]

  • Bestsellers week ended March 31

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Just for the Summer, by Abby Jimenez 2. Dune, by Frank Herbert 3. Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology, by Shane Hawk (Ed.), Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (Ed.) 4. The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu, Ken Liu (Transl.) 5. Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, by […]

  • Sean Zak Goes Searching in St. Andrews for New Book

    Zak brings readers along on his quest for the meaning of golf  Sean Zak lifted his writing career and golf game to another plane in early April when Triumph Books released his book, Searching in St. Andrews – Finding the Meaning of Golf During the Game’s Most Turbulent Summer. The GOLF magazine and writer, […]

  • The People Painter: Artist Katie Hohmann

    Though Katie Hohmann has lived in Door County for 12 years, her art doesn’t always look the part. “I did once paint a tugboat,” said the artist, who grew up in eastern Iowa. Her focus is largely on people.  “People moving, or their expressions, capture my time and my attention,” Hohmann said.  Her subjects’ expressions […]

  • Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? They’ve Got You Covered

    Cinco de Mayo marks the May 5, 1861 victory of a vastly outnumbered Mexican army against French troops in the town of Puebla de los Ángeles. Unlike the Sept. 16 independence day, Cinco de Mayo is not a national holiday in Mexico – but in the U.S., it has become numero uno for celebrating Mexican […]

  • Chives Restaurant: 10 Years On The Quiet Side

    Chives Door County is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Since opening in May 2014, the Baileys Harbor restaurant has maintained a farm-to-table style with hints of French influence. To commemorate the anniversary, Chives will serve food and drink throwback specials. From April 18 through June 24, each week will feature one of the restaurant’s top […]

  • New Trail to Link Cave Point, Whitefish Dunes Parks

    Grants also OK’d for Potawatomi kayak launch, Peninsula picnic tables The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on April 17 announced grants to 24 state park Friends Groups across the state from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund, including three state park Friends groups in Door County. Those included: •Whitefish Dunes State Park – $20,000 toward a […]

  • Space Limited for Bike Tour

    With limited space – only 45 tickets available – Gathering Ground encourages people to register as soon as possible for the fourth annual Island Farm and Field Bike Tour – History Edition. This event, starting at 9 am, Friday, June 28, will visit seven sites to celebrate the island’s rich agricultural heritage and provide a […]

  • Four Seasons Talk, Garden Expert And Fossils

    During a Master Gardener/Wild Ones lecture at Crossroads, “Nature through the Four Seasons,” at 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 30, Charlotte Lukes will provide nature photos from throughout Door County from spring to winter. Free and open to the public. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.  The Science Saturday family program, April 27, 10 am, will […]

  • Learn About Our National Wildlife Refuges

    Refuge Manager Joel Vos will give a  presentation about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Door County’s two National Wildlife Refuges – the Green Bay and Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuges – during a lecture at 6 pm, Thursday, May 2 at the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads. Admission is free. Crossroads is located […]

  • Mountain Bike Trail Maps Unveiled

    With improvement of recreational trails and the addition of mountain-biking trails already approved in the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Regional Master Plan, turnout was small last week for Peninsula State Park’s open house for new mountain-biking trails. Park superintendent Eric Hyde showed maps, and said the Peninsula Mountain Bike Club has raised $650,000 for construction […]

  • Why Age-Friendly Communities Matter

    by CYNTHIA GERMAIN [email protected]  An age-friendly community is one that embraces people from all walks of life and addresses unique challenges and opportunities different age groups face. These communities focus on creating an environment where older adults can thrive while maintaining their independence, dignity and quality of life. The benefits of age-friendly communities extend beyond […]

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Restoration Starts at the Top

    Lampist takes measurements to make parts for Fresnel lens Restoration work kicked off last week at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park, starting at the top. Door County Historical Society leaders called in one of the only four of five lampists in the nation to repair the Fresnel lens.  The commute to Door […]

  • Celebrate “Star Wars” Day At The Library

    Ring in May the 4th – Star Wars Day – with crafts and games at your local library. Preschoolers can make pool-noodle lightsabers on May 3, 10 am, at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave. The library will also offer crafts for younger children. Later that day at 3 pm, big kids and […]

  • Kentucky Derby Party At Stone Harbor

    Whatever your idea of fancy finery is, put it on for Stone Harbor’s Kentucky Derby Party at 3 pm on May 4. Celebrate with Maker’s Mark bourbon tastings, mint juleps and other drink specials, then watch as rockers Glas Hamr take the stage 6:30-10 pm.  The resort is located at 107 N. 1st Ave. in […]

  • Alpine Resort Announces 2024 Concert Lineup

    Alpine Resort’s 2024 concert season will feature rock, pop, blues, country, bluegrass and swing performances by local and regional acts. The resort’s Concerts in the Tent series takes place on Wednesday evenings and select holiday weekends, 6-9 pm in a 4,000-square-foot waterfront tent. The first band of the season, Biscuit Creek, will take the stage […]

  • Talking with Walking Each Other Home

    Two Door County locals who once provided music to a bygone Ellison Bay church are still playing acoustic covers around the peninsula today. Cristy Christensen of Sevastopol and John Iverson of Sister Bay, who perform together as Walking Each Other Home, have brought their blend of guitar and vocals over the years to local nursing […]

  • High School Play At DCA

    Gibraltar High School actors will present Between the Lines, an empowering new musical, April 26-28 at Door Community Auditorium (DCA).  The story follows Deliah, an outsider at a new school who seeks comfort in the pages of her favorite book. But as the lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur, Delilah has to determine […]

  • Rogue Auditions May 2, 4

    Local community theater troupe Rogue Theater will host auditions for two upcoming shows, Clue: On Stage and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The auditions will take place May 2 at 6 pm and May 4 at 3 pm at the DC Arts Center, 917 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Interested actors do not need […]

  • Door Shakespeare Tickets Available

    Early-bird tickets for Door Shakespeare’s 2024 summer season are available through April 30. Early bird tickets are 15 percent off regular price. Tickets range from $18 to $41 and can be purchased at, over the phone at 920.854.7111 or in-person at the Door Shakespeare box office, 10038 Highway 57 in Liberty Grove. The office […]

  • TAP Season Starts May 1

    Third Avenue PlayWorks will kick off its 2024 season with Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B, a modern murder-mystery that follows female versions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick. The oddball duo emerges from a pandemic fog to solve mysteries and kick butts in this irreverent comedy. The production will […]

  • Winners Announced for “50th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art “

    During an April 15 reception for the Miller Art Museum’s 50th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art, local artists in grades nine through 12 were celebrated and award-winners were announced.  This year’s multimedia exhibition featured artwork by 113 students from the peninsula’s five high schools: Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay and Washington […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Students Win Sing, Door County

    Sturgeon Bay junior Justin Gutierrez was the winner of the first-annual Sing, Door County, a live singing competition held at the Southern Door Community Auditorium on April 20.  During the competition, seven local high-school students had their vocal performance critiqued and scored by a panel of judges and the audience. Sturgeon Bay sophomore Ashlynn Keel […]

  • A Laughing Matter at Firehouse

    Firehouse Comedy Club brings standup to Sturgeon Bay Sturgeon Bay comedian Asher Brooks can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t onstage. As a young child, the Georgia native sang in choir and performed skits in Cub Scouts. When he was a bit older, he joined his high school’s drama club and acted […]

  • Obituary: Joye K. Kuhlka

    Jan. 31, 1939 – April 23, 2024 Joye Karen Kuhlka, formerly of Nekoosa, passed away April 23, 2024, at her home in the Town of Jacksonport with her grandson Jacob at her side. Joye was born on Jan. 31, 1939, to Robert and Emma Hofer of Babcock. She attended Babcock and Pittsville Schools, graduating from […]

  • Corky Siegel Concert Rescheduled To May 3

    Blues harmonica-player and pianist Corky Siegel will take the stage at the Kress Pavilion May 3, 7 pm, as part of Village of Egg Harbor’s Art of Music winter concert series. Siegel was scheduled to perform earlier this year on Jan. 12, but a snow storm prevented him from doing so. A co-founder of the […]

  • Ruby James At Door County Fire Company

    Sturgeon Bay songstress Ruby James kicked off her solo career at the Tambourine Lounge this April with two back-to-back shows that sold out before most people knew about them. Now, James and her band are ready to do it again, but louder, at the Door County Fire Company on May 3, 7 pm. They’ll be […]

  • Music At Drömhus

    Drömhus will host a vinyl night on April 26, 5-7 pm. On April 28, the venue will host a jazz night, 5-7 pm.  Drömhus is located at 611 Jefferson St. in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Musicians Unite to Help Resident Fight Cancer

    An online benefit concert streamed from the Tambourine Lounge on April 28, 2-6 pm, will raise funds for Rachael McQueen, a Door County resident who received an aggressive cancer diagnosis earlier this month. Area musicians who will play at the concert include Black Bandits, Elastik Waste Banned, VCR (Zach Vogel, Jamey Clark and Greg Rotiek),  […]

  • Obituary: Karin Ann Lukas

    June 13, 1959 – March 24, 2024 Karin Ann Lukas died peacefully in her home in Baileys Harbor on the morning of Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the age of 64.  Karin was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison and lived her life as a loving daughter, sister, and mother. Karin was dedicated […]

  • City Removes Restrictions on Fish Tourney Weigh-ins at City Parks

    After this year, restrictions on tournaments that weigh their fish on shore will be no more at Sturgeon Bay’s city parks. That’s because the Common Council voted 4-2 on April 16 to revise the fishing tournament rules, which will no longer prohibit tournaments based on where they weigh the fish. Council members Helen Bacon and […]

  • Fincantieri, Navy Lay Keel for First Constellation Frigate

    FBS in Sturgeon Bay will construct hull sections Fincantieri Marinette Marine celebrated the keel laying of future USS Constellation (FFG 62) April 12 along with Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Wisconsin governor Tony Evers and Fincantieri Marine Group CEO Marco Galbiati. Hundreds of FMM shipbuilders […]

  • “Badger” Staff Hopes to Move Up Ferry’s First Crossing After Repairs

    With repairs nearing completion after the loading ramp failed at the SS Badger ferry dock in Michigan, the historic ferry will resume trips across Lake Michigan this spring.  Managers for the ferry – which can carry 180 cars, or fewer if tractor-trailer rigs and big RVs are on board – expressed optimism the ramp for […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Schools Steering Clear of Capital Referendums

    But operational referendum is on the horizon Sturgeon Bay High School superintendent Dan Tjernagel on April 17 said he supports ongoing fundraising efforts for auditorium upgrades, and a new track and recreation facility, but he said the school district is not in a position to have referendums for those. Tjernagel said when the voters approved […]

  • Editor’s Note: Leaders Aren’t Leading When They Avoid Difficult Conversations

    It’s pretty easy for us to be kind, gracious and open when the world is smiling at us and we don’t feel threatened by any person, place or thing. Who can’t do that; there’s nothing to it.  Add a little adversity, and things get interesting. This can be as small as a complaint or a […]

  • Egg Harbor Green Tier Seeks Survey Input

    The Egg Harbor Green Tier Task Force reached out to residents and business association members to get insight into Green Tier initiatives for this year. The task force is a volunteer-run group of residents that works to further the village’s Green Tier Initiatives.  To participate in the survey, visit To read more about the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Crossroads

    The year: 1945. Germany surrendered, two atomic bombs fell on Japan, and World War II ended.   The next month I came alive, born into a country giddy from the end of conflict, filled with hope that was crafted by dedicated humans. People had sacrificed everything – from victory gardens to rationing to blown off arms […]

  • Community Cleanup Includes Pizza Social

    The Village of Egg Harbor will combine its annual Community Cleanup with a Green Tier social thanks to Pizza Bros at One Barrel Brewing Company from 3-5 pm May 16, with the social to follow. To sign up, visit

  • Ridges Removes Trees, Plants More

    Volunteers and staff members planted 400 trees – native red pine, white pine and white spruce, April 19, on The Ridges Sanctuary’s 140-acre Appel’s Bluff property. Dozens of nonnative Scots pine were removed. The Ridges acquired the former Joseph Parent property in 2015, and Research Director Tony Kiszonas said the goal is to create more […]

  • Electronics Recycling Event May 4

    With support from Immanuel Lutheran Church, B3 Recycling Solutions will lead an electronics recycling event 9 am – 12 pm, Saturday, May 4 at the Baileys Harbor Rec Field. Recycle anything with a plug, metal, power tools, exercise machines and more. There will be additional fees for monitors and televisions and some larger items. Learn […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Speed Reductions and More Patrol Needed on Bay Shore Drive

    The more limited access to state Highway 42 due to the recently begun construction has seemingly made Bay Shore Drive the detour of choice for a growing number of motorists. This has made a dangerous and disruptive situation much worse. Much worse. I again ask someone, anyone, for assistance in making residency here tolerable. Lower […]

  • Garden Club Grants Available

    The Door Garden Club is seeking applicants for its Small Green Spaces Grants and Scholarships program. Grants will be awarded to help bring edible gardens, flower gardens and public green spaces to public land in Door County neighborhoods.  Applications are due by June 15. Learn more at or email [email protected].

  • Letter to the Editor: Clean Water is Not Something to be Taken for Granted

    Thank you to the Peninsula Pulse for the recent Sustainability Issue, Healthy Waters [April 19-26], a comprehensive look at how best to protect the water quality on the Door peninsula. As an open-water swimmer, I take a personal interest in making sure I swim in clean water. I usually swim from April to November on […]

  • Wild Things: Advocates of Clean Air, Water

    If you have a passion for clean water, sustainable agricultural practices and habitat restoration, Jodi Labs would love to hear from you. A Green Bay lawyer, Labs is the current national president of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA), an environmental organization that promotes natural resources protection and outdoor recreation. “I’d love to see […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Bayleigh

    Meet Bayleigh, a 1-year-old dog available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. She’s a gorgeous girl, weighs 32 pounds, and she longs to find a loving home where she can be best friends with everyone. She likes to be close and spend time with people and is ready to learn and […]

  • Ombudsperson Program Helps Protect Door County Seniors

    If you live in a skilled nursing facility in Door County or have a loved one who does, you might already be aware of the statewide service that works to protect seniors in long-term care facilities.  That service, the Volunteer Ombudsman Program (VOP), has been running for 30 years as of 2024, and it expanded […]

  • Sevastopol Asks Residents To Join Focus Groups For Superintendent Search

    After meeting Monday with a hired consultant from Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) assisting with the search for Sevastopol’s next superintendent, the school board asked for residents’ input. The board on Tuesday asked district residents to consider providing input in the search for a new superintendent by attending community focus group opportunities next week […]

  • Youth Arts And Service Grants Available

    The Door County Service Club Coalition has partnered with the Door County Community Foundation to offer two separate youth grant programs. Youth as Resources Grants provide financial support to projects in which youth use their skills, talents and abilities to serve or educate others within the community. Any charitable, educational, civic, or youth group of […]

  • Newspaper Association Hosts State Civics Games

    Students from 18 teams across the state will compete at this year’s Wisconsin Civics Games state finals for an opportunity to win bragging rights and a $2,000 scholarship to a Wisconsin college or university of their choice. The event, on May 10 at the Capitol in Madison, is presented by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) […]

  • Baileys Harbor Starts Paying Broadband Contractor

    Taxpayers won’t see impact on tax bills until winter 2026  The Town of Baileys Harbor is awaiting a May approval by the Wisconsin Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) for a two-year loan to pay for the fiber being installed townwide. To finance the project, which is well underway, and to pay the contractors, […]

  • Decision Delayed for Hotel on West Waterfront

    A city committee is waiting for a potential proposal for a housing development on the West Waterfront before making any decisions about a development agreement for a hotel on the city-owned site.  Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee decided April 9 to wait until its May 14 meeting before deciding whether to support a development […]

  • County Refuses Discussion on Pride Month Proclamation

    It wasn’t on the agenda, April 23, but County Board Supervisor Vinni Chomeau wanted to put it there for May. So she made a motion during the “New Business” portion of the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday meeting to have the LGBTQ+ proclamation added on the May County Board agenda. Any supervisor can ask to […]

  • Egg Harbor Taking On $2 Million in Debt

    Cost overruns for completing Hwy 42 project not as bad as expected The Egg Harbor Village Board this month voted 4-0 for the sale of $2 million in 15-year promissory notes. The debt would cover unforeseen costs of the village’s improvement projects in the state Highway 42 corridor, as well as the village’s $595,000 half […]

  • So Long To Outgoing County Board Supervisors

    Dan Austad is the second longest-serving supervisor to have served on the Door County Board of Supervisors, and a resolution adopted by the board April 23 thanked him for his service.  Austad served 10 years from 1978-1988, and then again from 1994 through April 2024, when he decided not to run for re-election. During his […]

  • Phase One Of Sewer Project Near Complete

    Phase one of the project that will provide sanitary sewer service to the Town of Gibraltar’s upper bluff area is nearing completion, per a report by Dennis Steigenberger of Cedar Corporation, the design/construction engineer of the project. According to the report, which was discussed at Gibraltar’s April 16 annual town meeting, the upper bluff area […]

  • Sod Coming Soon for Baileys Marina Park

    During the annual town meeting of electors in Baileys Harbor, attended by almost 100 people, a resident asked about the status of the former Nelson’s hardware and motel site. A small, sandy beach area has been created in front of stone revetment walls, and contractors have completed a concrete sidewalk between the two walls. Town […]

  • City To Look Internally For Fire Chief

    The city’s Police and Fire Commission agreed last week to post the position for Sturgeon Bay’s fire chief internally for Sturgeon Bay Fire Department personnel to apply, said commission chair Wayne Spritka. The city won’t be using a human resources firm to help select someone for the position, he said, which is now held on […]

  • Baldwin Questions Leadership Of USPS Postmaster

    A couple weeks ago, the Peninsula Pulse published notification from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) about mailing costs increasing in July, including a hike on the cost of a first-class, forever stamp from 68 cents to 73 cents. This week, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and other senators sent a letter to the USPS Board of […]

  • Women’s Fund Will Address Childcare Shortage With $100k Grant

    The Women’s Fund of Door County announced Monday that it received a third, $100,000 grant award from the Ford Foundation. The Women’s Fund of Door County will use the funds to create long-term solutions for the peninsula’s ongoing childcare shortage. “The challenges associated with cost and availability of childcare will require unique problem-solving and collaboration […]

  • AEDs Now at All Door County League Fields

    The summer Door County League (DCL) baseball season is just around the corner, and thanks to supporters, every field will now have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).  Mary Witteborg, DCL secretary and committee chair, said the campaign Field the Fields – a combination of direct donations, fill-the-boot donations and GoFundMe – raised $9,000 to finance the […]

  • Small Animal Sale And Swap Will Benefit 4-H

    Door County 4-H is holding its annual Small Animal Sale and Swap on Saturday, May 4, starting at 8 am, at the Door County Fairgrounds. Vendors are welcome and must meet any state regulations. Proceeds from the event help support the 4-H small animal projects. For further information call 920.737.1741. To enter the location at […]

  • Cycling Without Age Pilot Training

    Cycling Without Age Door County, which provides rides in three-wheeled trishaws to seniors and differently-abled people to let them experience the feeling of cycling, will train volunteers to pilot their trishaws on Saturday, May 4, 9 am – noon at the Kane Center in Fish Creek. Interested pilots should have valid driver’s licenses and be […]

  • Potawatomi Ski Hill Group Still Planning

    The next meeting for long-range planning for a volunteer-run ski hill at Potawatomi State Park will be at 6:30 pm Monday, April 29, at Southern Door High School. Organizer Dana Wangerin said he will present a feasibility study at the meeting. Southern Door High School is located at 2073 County Road DK in Brussels.  Door […]

  • Women’s Fund Seeks Photos, Quotes For Mother’s Day

    In honor of Mother’s Day, the Women’s Fund of Door County would like to recognize the important role that women play in the Door County community. A selection of photos and quotes about Door County women will be featured on the Women’s Fund of Door County’s Facebook page The community is encouraged to submit […]

  • Church Expansion Project Begins At Fish Creek

    Community Church of Fish Creek this month broke ground on a project to renovate the historic building, add more restrooms, improve accessibility and efficiency, and increase seating capacity by 45%, to accommodate the growing congregation. The task of maintaining the integrity of the classic design of the 107-year-old church was given to architect Rick Swanson. […]

  • Habitat Needs Home Repair Leader

    Door County Habitat for Humanity is seeking a volunteer to lead its home-repair program. This person(s) would be responsible for making a home visit to assess the needs of the project, create a project quote and coordinate the volunteers to complete projects. To discuss the opportunity, contact Lori Allen at [email protected].

  • ADRC Brings Medicare Helpers To Northern Door

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) has coordinated with a group of State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors. This national program trains individuals to understand Medicare with the mission of helping others understand Medicare in an unbiased way.  Starting in June, SHIP volunteers will help individuals enter their initial applications for Medicare. Volunteers will […]

  • Door County Community Health Improvement Plan Now Available

    Collaborative plan focuses on social drivers After delays caused by COVID-19 and staff changes at Door County Public Health, the latest Community Health Improvement Plan is now published and available to the community. However, much of the work outlined in the plan is already well under way. The State of Wisconsin mandates that local health […]

  • Gibraltar Students Create Playground Arch

    Gibraltar High class gains art, tech, welding skills through public art project Advanced technology students gained multiple skills this year while completing a civic art project at Gibraltar High School. For most of the second semester, students in artist and industrial technology teacher Nathan Hatch’s Technology and Design class worked to fabricate, plan and assemble […]

  • Around the Door: Students View “Ridge and Swale” Documentary

    A couple of photos from events this week with an Earth-Day twist, in celebration of our own particular history of conservation and community (Ridge and Swale), and our specific experiences and concerns about caring for the land (“The Big Stink”). “The Big Stink: Manure Management and Water Quality in Door County,” packed the house at […]

  • Rolston Retires, Deacon Moves Up At Hatco

    Hatco Corp. announced the retirement of David Rolston, effective April 5, and the promotion of Lorne Deacon.  After 30 years at Hatco and nearly 20 years as president and CEO, Rolston passed the president reins to Deacon in June of 2022. Rolston will retire from the CEO position and will remain on Hatco’s board of […]

  • Laugh Out Loud: The Knobs Return to Peach Barn

    April 27, 7 pm, Peach Barn Farmhouse and Brewery, 2450 S. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay This local improv troupe performs high-energy comedy shows. Entry fee is $10.