Peninsula Pulse April 7-14, 2023

In this issue

  • Clippers, Vikineers Kick Off Girls Soccer Season

    Two Door County high school varsity girls soccer teams will again take to the field this spring. Sturgeon Bay will have its own squad, and Sevastopol/Gibraltar will have a cooperative program. Sturgeon Bay The Clippers, who last season finished 7-7-3 overall and 6-2-1 in the Packerland-Eastern Wisconsin Conference – where they tied for third – have […]

  • Expectations High for Clippers’ Track and Field

    This spring’s high school track-and-field season got underway last month indoors, and expectations are high for Sturgeon Bay’s boys and girls teams, said Troy Hasenjager, who takes over from Mike LeRoy as the Clippers’ head coach. “This is my eighth year as a track coach at Sturgeon Bay, but first as head coach, and I […]

  • Learn About Destination Door County’s Marketing Strategy

    Destination Door County is hosting a media and creative-campaign webinar April 13, 10 am, to show industry partners and residents how the organization positions and markets the county, the data and research it uses to inform strategies and tactics, the important role that earned media plays in extending paid efforts, and how its creative campaign […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Good-humored Courage in RePulse

    Thank you for sharper satire in this year’s RePulse edition [March 31 issue of the Peninsula Pulse]! In this age of political correctness and everyone being offended by the slightest bit of teasing, you showed more good-humored courage than in past issues. Except for the stuff about Ephraim; that was just plain mean. Tim NelsonCindy […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Lessons about Water Quality from Lincoln Township

     Debra Fitzgerald’s Editor’s Note from the March 24 issue of the Peninsula Pulse titled “Be the Hummingbird” brought a smile to my face for what we can offer our neighbors. Southern Door is encountering similar water-quality problems that we in the Town of Lincoln – directly south in Kewaunee County – have been facing for decades. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Keep Children and Pets Safe from Rat Poison

    I am writing to make people aware of the possible unforeseen contact that their dogs or cats – or possibly small children – may have with rat poison sold in solid-brick form. Having recently moved into this area from Chicago, my husband and I had never heard of or seen this type of poison. It was a […]

  • Server of the Week: Lizbeth Ramirez

    If you’re looking for a great way to start your day, Then check out Morning Glory on the highway. Working there for many years, Lizbeth is now a pro. Even on a busy day, she doesn’t let it show. She gets to work with family – what a treat! Enjoy service with a smile that […]

  • High School Art Contest for 2024 Vehicle Sticker

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting artwork entries through April 30 from high school students who want to compete in the 2024 Wisconsin State Park and Forest vehicle-admission sticker design contest. Artwork should focus on outdoor recreation, animals or plants in Wisconsin. Rules, submission guidelines, tips for creating a great design and […]

  • Webinar on Establishing Pollinator Gardens

    Russell Rolffs, a wildflower enthusiast and owner of Hoot Blossom Farm on Washington Island, will host a free webinar April 15, 10 am, about how to establish pollinator gardens using bare-root plants.  Beginning this spring, Hoot Blossom will begin shipping collections of native plants grown at its nursery on Washington Island to help home gardeners […]

  • Learn What’s Happening at the Agricultural Research Station

    Learn about the projects going on at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station (PARS) in Sturgeon Bay during a Door County Master Gardeners Association program set for April 13, 6:30 pm. PARS is one of 12 UW-Madison research stations, but the only one whose primary focus is fruit production, and the number of research and demonstration […]

  • Seed Stewards Needed to Save Local Seed Variety

    The Door County Seed Library is recruiting at least 25 seed stewards to participate in the 2023 Seed Steward Program to help preserve Ken Paschke beans, a variety bred in Door County. Through this program, volunteers will grow these seeds, save them and donate a portion back to the seed library.  Seed stewards are responsible […]

  • Birding Expert Joins Light Fight

    Businesses and residents can help keep Door County’s dark sky Citing bird deaths and migration disruptions, a local Sierra Club leader has joined a group fighting light pollution in Door County. With Earth Week, International Dark Sky week and migrating birds approaching, Laura Menefee  – a Gardner resident, Wisconsin Sierra Club executive committee member, environmental education […]

  • 2023 Earth Day Events

    If you want to help build awareness about the environment or contribute to its health locally by getting your hands dirty this Earth Day, check out the events below. This is a growing calendar as we near Earth Day, April 22. If you have an Earth Day event or work day to add, email [email protected] […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Grant

    Meet Grant! This super-adorable pup is 3 months old, weighs 15 pounds and is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. He’s full of energy and snuggles, and he’s looking for a happy forever home!  Like all dogs at WHS, Grant ( is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and he goes […]

  • 100+WWC Giving Circle Meets April 24

    The next quarterly giving circle of 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) Door County will be held April 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, both in person at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor, and via livestream. Registration and social hour will begin at 5:30 pm.  More than $28,000 will be awarded that evening, when three […]

  • Girl Scout Program Receives Grant from Women’s Fund

    The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) has been awarded a $3,000 Sustainability Grant from the Women’s Fund of Door County for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in Door County. The grant will provide funding to support the development of leadership skills, character-building and civic-engagement opportunities for local girls.

  • NWTC Students Offer Foot-Care Clinic

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) nursing students are hosting a free foot-care clinic April 21, 9 am – 12 pm, at the NWTC Learning and Innovation Center, 2438 S. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay. The 30-minute routine (non-diabetic) appointments include a foot soak, nail trim and lotion massage.  Space is limited, so schedule an […]

  • Video Highlights History of Park Memorial Pole

    The Door County Memorial Pole was recently removed from the Peninsula State Park Golf Course. To memorialize the people who came before and the history of the pole, the Door County Storytellers Guild has created a video that’s available for viewing at

  • Support Group Resumes in Sturgeon Bay

    Door County Smart Recovery – a peer support group that empowers individuals in their recovery journeys, no matter the addiction – is resuming April 16. Meetings are held Sundays, 8:30-9:30 am, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Meetings are open to all Door County community members and visitors.

  • Discussions on Aging in Door County

    Do Good Door County is hosting conversations about aging in the county, the recent aging-in-place survey and people’s needs regarding aging.  Two sessions – at 10 am and 2 pm – will be offered on the days of the discussions: April 11 at the Door County Economic Development Corporation, 185 E. Walnut St. in Sturgeon Bay; April […]

  • Harborettes Mend Clothes for Community

    The members of the Harborettes Home Community Education Club are holding a Day of Mending on April 15, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Jacksonport Town Hall as a community-service project. Take your clean clothing or linen items that need mending, and Harborettes members will sew on buttons, repair seams and hems, and patch items. […]

  • DCMC Flag-Raising Honors Donate Life Month

    On April 14, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) will join with dozens of other Wisconsin hospitals, businesses and community organizations to participate in a statewide Donate Life flag-raising ceremony and period of silence that promote the mission of organ and tissue donation and honor donors and their families. The event will begin at 1 pm […]

  • Parent Corner: How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?

    by KAREN COREKIN-DeLaMER, Education and Community Relations Coordinator, Northern Door Children’s Center Dear Karen, I have three children. My oldest is a 14-year-old girl; the middle one is a 7-year-old boy; and my youngest is a 4-year-old boy. They are great kids, and I don’t have too many complaints.  Our biggest issue lately is sleep. […]

  • Sonnet-Writing Contest

    Write On, Door County is partnering with Door Shakespeare to host a sonnet-writing contest in anticipation of Door Shakespeare’s production of As You Like It this summer. In the play, the character Orlando pins verses declaring his love for Rosalind on trees in the Arden Forest. Sonnets submitted to the contest will be incorporated into […]

  • Yardstick Hosts Reading for Kewaunee Author

    Kewaunee author Ralls Melotte will read from his first novel, Cat’s Cafe, on April 14, 5:30-6:30 pm, at Yardstick Books. He’ll also discuss his writing process and the extensive research that went into the book – the first in his Eagle Rock trilogy – because he used the events that led to the creation of the real […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Sacred Moments’ by Lee LeVoy

    Recommended by CHRISTINA JOHNSON, branch manager, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library As a librarian and a caregiver, I found that choosing the ideal book to highlight during April – which is both National Poetry Month and Parkinson’s Awareness Month – was easy because Sacred Moments: One Couple’s Walk with Parkinson’s is a blend of both.  Like a […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Estella Lauter

    Estella Lauter joined the community of poets almost 20 years ago when she retired from the UW System and moved to Door County with her husband. She had written poems since the 1970s and had been a member of a writing group in Appleton and another at UW-Oshkosh, both of which had prepared her for […]

  • Gov. Evers Promotes Affordable-Housing Budget Measures during Sturgeon Bay Stop

    Gov. Tony Evers visited Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday to highlight initiatives in his 2023-25 biennial budget proposal to promote local housing development and affordable housing. Evers is proposing $150 million to continue the Neighborhood Investment Fund Grant Program, which was previously supported by federal American Rescue Plan Act funding and provides grants to local and […]

  • Developer Scraps Sturgeon Bay West Waterfront Project

    City is now in preliminary discussions with a different developer A 53-unit apartment building that was slated for the West Waterfront is not going to be constructed – or at least not by the company the City of Sturgeon Bay selected back in 2020. After not finalizing an agreement with Northpointe Development for the Breakwater Residences […]

  • TID #8 Opening in Sturgeon Bay As TID #1 Closes

    The creation of a new Tax Increment District (TID) in the City of Sturgeon Bay continues to move forward, while another one is on its way out following action Tuesday by the Sturgeon Bay Common Council. The council backed a recommendation from the Plan Commission to create the city’s eighth TID near the intersection of […]

  • Shipwrecked Brew Pub Wins Appeal

    A state appeals court decided last month that the Village of Egg Harbor had illegally condemned Shipwrecked Brew Pub’s private property to create a sidewalk. The Village Board of Trustees went into closed session at the end of a special meeting March 29 to discuss legal strategy pertaining to the case with its attorney, James […]

  • Bay Shipbuilding’s General Manager Suspended

    Fincantieri Marine Group suspended Bay Shipbuilding’s general manager Craig Perciavalle April 5, following allegations of criminal conduct during his time at another shipbuilder, Austal USA, from 2013-2016. “We are aware of the criminal indictment and civil complaint filed against Craig [Perciavalle] related to his previous employment before coming to FBS,” said Marco Galbiati, CEO of […]

  • Public Restrooms Coming to 3rd and Jefferson

    A music venue and school planned at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street will also provide public restrooms. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved a public-restroom agreement Tuesday with Shirley Weese Young, who is building the project known as Muse, with restrooms to be located on the west side of the property on […]

  • Construction Beginning on Highway 42/57

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced an early-April start for the Highway 42/57 resurfacing project, running from Egg Harbor Road at the roundabout north for 1.2 miles to the mid-junction of Highway 42/57 in Sevastopol. The contract has a completion date of June 8 and is expected to require approximately two months to finish. Work […]

  • Jacque to Hold Listening Session in Sturgeon Bay

    State Sen. André Jacque (R-De Pere) will hold a listening session April 10, 11:30 am – 1 pm, in the Community Room of the Sturgeon Bay City Hall, 421 Michigan St. The session is one of six that Jacque will hold that day in northeastern Wisconsin’s Senate District 1, which consists of Door and Kewaunee […]

  • Sevastopol Revisiting Short-Term-Rental Ordinance

    Sevastopol’s Plan Commission was scheduled to revisit its ordinance regulating short-term rentals during its April 5 meeting, after the deadline of this issue of the Peninsula Pulse.  The town indicated it would be revisiting its ordinance, first adopted in July 2021, after the town fined a short-term-rental owner $15,000 earlier this year for last year’s […]

  • Still No Word on Southern Door Superintendent Leave

    The Southern Door School District Board emerged from a second closed session April 3 without any information about why Superintendent Chris Peterson remained on leave or a time frame for the public disclosure and outcome of the situation. “At this point, there is nothing new to report,” said board president Penny Price in answer to […]

  • Forestville Millpond Drawdown to Be Assessed

    How well did the Forestville Millpond drawdown work to check the water body’s decline and improve the lake’s overall health?  That’s what the County of Door hopes to learn from an evaluation that will take place over the next year as part of the project’s post-refill activities, and the Door County Board of Supervisors accepted […]

  • Egg Harbor on the Brink of Borrowing for Highway Project

    The Village of Egg Harbor is nearing the point of borrowing the millions it will cost to make the long-planned Highway 42 improvements through the heart of the village.  The borrowing comes in the form of the sale of general obligation bonds, which the village board moved closer to finalizing during a presale review at […]

  • Farm Technology Days Scholarship Recipients

    Farm Technology Days announced the fifth group of students receiving Second Half Scholarships: Joe Schlies, graduate of Denmark High School, attending UW-River Falls; Cierra Brann, graduate of Kewaunee High School, attending UW-Whitewater; Zac Stangel, graduate of Kewaunee High School, attending Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Brianna Paye, graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School, attending UW-River Falls; Aliza […]

  • Open Door Pride Scholarship Available

    Open Door Pride is awarding a $500 IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility) scholarship to a graduating Door County senior who demonstrates a passion for inclusivity, diversity, increasing sensitivity and building community. All students are invited to apply by the April 30 deadline. Find the application requirements and guidelines at

  • Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role for Malvitz

    Hunter Malvitz, who performed as Gomez Addams in Southern Door High School’s production of The Addams Family, has been recognized for his Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role. The recognition came from the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s 2022-23 Center Stage High School Theater Program. Approximately 2,000 students participated in the program, in which a […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Math Team Wins State Title

    The Sturgeon Bay math team has won the state math title for Class B for the second consecutive year and took 12th place overall. Every student finished All-State. Junior Ben Stephens was second team All-State. First team All-State winners were sophomores Luke Selle and Tre Wienke, junior Jade Tomberlin and seniors Christy Braun, Tim Mandler, […]

  • Washington Island Students Sweep SeaPerch Competition

    Two teams heading to international competition Students from Washington Island placed in the top-three spots April 1 at the Regional Sea Perch competition, where 20 teams of middle school students from across northeastern Wisconsin participated.  Team Flounder placed first overall, Team Sea Angels second and Team Moby third. The top-two teams will compete in the […]

  • Southern Door Considers New Coaches’ Code of Conduct

    Board hears concerns about cell phone rules, discusses block schedule Southern Door High School athletic coaching assignments come with expectations to help team members develop as better citizens and students first, and improve as athletes second, the school board heard last month. Wisconsin Football Coaches Hall of Fame inductee and Southern Door administrative athletic director […]

  • A Dream Grows Wings

    Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium effort gains momentum Auditorium refurbishment wound up on the cutting-room floor in 2019 and 2020 when Sturgeon Bay school officials asked voters for $16 million in districtwide facilities construction and upgrades. But friends of the arts won’t let this dream die. United in a grassroots effort, this month members of […]

  • Art Show Fundraiser April 16

    A pop-up fundraiser for earthquake relief is taking place April 16, 11 am – 4 pm, at M3, 142 S. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, where local and regional artists will share their talents to help the victims of the disaster in Turkey and Syria. Proceeds will be donated to Oxfam International. Participating artists and organizations […]

  • SŌMI Gallery Opening for Third Season

    SŌMI Gallery is opening its third season with Again from Scratch, an exhibit running April 8 – May 25 in its Third Room that features work by Bruce Basch, Meg Lionel Murphy and Stephanie Trenchard. A reception for the artists will take place May 5, 4-6 pm. The paintings and installations in Again from Scratch push […]

  • Historical Outcomes in Local Elections

    The tie for Sister Bay Village Board President will be broken Thursday morning, April 6 A couple of outcomes that have never happened before took place Tuesday evening once the local results were tabulated for the April 4 election.  The first was a tie for the Village of Sister Bay board president seat, with incumbent […]

  • Meadows Gallery Reopens with Two Exhibits

    The Meadows Art Gallery, located in the Scandia Retirement Village in Sister Bay, is opening again. Members of the public are asked to wear masks while visiting the gallery to view the two new shows that are now on display. The Meadows Gallery Poetry Show 2023 is an exhibit of poetry and artwork by Door […]

  • Dinner Program about 1930s Ephraim

    Join the Door County Historical Society for an evening of food and history April 24 at Al Johnson’s. Guests will be treated to a Swedish meal and a program titled “Ephraim Stories from the 1930s.” The doors will open at 5:30 pm; dinner will be served at 6 pm; and the program will follow. Kathleen […]

  • Student Spotlight: Pop-Art Prints

    Door County students learned printmaking techniques during field trips to Peninsula School of Art, and now the art they made is on display in the school’s Guenzel Gallery.

  • Presentation Details Life of Egg Harbor Resident

    Weeks before her passing in 2015, longtime Egg Harbor resident Marie Wulf Mikels was interviewed by the Egg Harbor Historical Society about growing up in Egg Harbor. A presentation about her life will take place April 11, 2:30 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Mikels talked about growing up in […]

  • Beyond Galleries

    Artists find ways to display their work in all manner of places Door County artists who are looking for places to exhibit their work have many choices beyond established commercial galleries – alternative venues that offer new and emerging artists a way to show their work and perhaps make some sales. Some venues take a commission […]

  • Booyah Lunch at the Belgian Heritage Center

    The Belgian Heritage Center will serve a booyah-and-bread lunch April 23, 11 am – 1 pm. Booyah, a hearty soup that’s typically cooked in outdoor kettles, is a traditional dish and a mainstay at gatherings in the Belgian settlement area. The menu of booyah, bread, desserts and a beverage is $12 for adults, $8 for […]

  • Single Tickets for 2023 TAP Shows Now Available

    Single tickets for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) 2023 season – which promises classic plays, new works and memorable experiences – are now available for purchase.  “We are thrilled to welcome audiences back for our 2023 season,” said Jacob Janssen, TAP’s artistic director. “This season we have many familiar faces returning to our stage, and exciting newcomers […]

  • “Tales of Our Lives” Story Slammers Announced

    Speakers have been announced for the ninth Tales of Our Lives: A Story Slam event from the Women’s Fund of Door County.  Tales of Our Lives features local people talking about an experience, relationship or lesson that has had a profound effect on them. New for this year’s event, each of the two nights will […]

  • Wild Things: Bundle Up for Trout Tournament April 13-16

    More than $8,000 is on the line for anglers fishing in the bay and lake by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected], Peninsula Pulse contributor Temperatures are expected to warm up next week, but it’ll still feel like winter on the water during the annual Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament, set for April 13-16. Hundreds of anglers will […]

  • New Executive Director for Peninsula Music Festival

    Peninsula Music Festival’s (PMF) hunt for an executive director ended recently when the organization hired former performing-arts consultant Scott Stolarz. “We’re so excited to have Scott and to be able to move forward out of the COVID era with him,” said David Keen, chair of PMF’s board of directors. Keen and the other search committee […]

  • Bits and Bites: Mother’s Day at Burton’s on the Bay

    Burton’s on the Bay at Alpine Resort will offer a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 14, 10 am – 2 pm. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa, and guests can enjoy made-to-order omelets, breakfast items, salads, delicious dishes, assorted pastries, homemade desserts and more. Make a reservation to brunch at […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: Understanding Moral Hazard

    by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation If we feed a man who is hungry, we are removing his incentive to work. If we treat a sick patient who is uninsured, we are rewarding those who fail to plan for their future. If we offer free prenatal care to the young and […]

  • Gov. Evers Marks Importance of Dark Skies

    Dark night skies are a hallmark of Door County, but as light pollution becomes more prevalent, the effort to preserve the brilliance of the night sky has grown in importance.  Gov. Tony Evers acknowledged this last week when he proclaimed April 15-22 as International Dark Sky Week. In his proclamation, he said that Wisconsin’s “star-filled […]

  • By the Numbers: Outdoor Recreation

    $8.71 billion Value, in dollars, added to the Wisconsin economy from outdoor recreation in 2021  89,000 Number of jobs supported by the outdoor recreation industry in Wisconsin in 2021 2.4 Percentage of the state’s GDP that outdoor recreation represents $70 million Dollar amount paid for hunting and fishing licenses in Wisconsin in 2019 4 Rank, […]

  • Fun Educational Programs at Crossroads

    Learn about eggs during Saturday Science at Crossroads at Big Creek on April 8, 2 pm. The program includes videos about chick development and hands-on “eggs-periments” in oology (the science of eggs). Meet at the Collins Learning Center. Door Peninsula Astronomical Society president Dave Lenius will share the story of how the Voyager 1 and […]

  • Bike Rodeo Teaches Kids Safe Riding Practices

    Spencer Gustafson, the City of Sturgeon Bay’s certified instructor alderman, along with the Door County Silent Sports Alliance and the city’s Bike and Pedestrian Committee, are hosting a free bike rodeo May 6 at Market Square in Sturgeon Bay. It’s geared for kindergarten students through fifth-graders, but all are welcome. Children will learn bike safety […]

  • 2023 Barney Fun Run Takes Off on April 29

    Kick off your running season with Barney Willems during the fifth Barney Fun Run and Walk in Sister Bay on April 29.  The low-key run begins and ends at the Sister Bay Bowl, 10640 N. Bay Shore Dr., and follows Barney’s typical 3.89-mile route through the village. A shorter route is also available. Check-in will […]

  • 2023 Door County Easter Events

    Easter Egg Hunts Algoma Public Library, 406 Fremont St. April 7, 1-2 pm Baileys Harbor Recreation Park, 2623 Summit Road On April 8, there will be a 9 am start for ages 0-3, a 9:15 am start for ages 4-6, and a 9:30 am start for ages 7-10. Jacksonport Lakeside Park, at the corner of […]

  • Door to Nature: Resident Finches of Door County

    True finches are in the Fringillidae (frin-JIL-eh-dee) family. There are a half dozen species that are native mainly to the western parts of the United States, but a few occasionally show up in Wisconsin during migration seasons. Three species are most common in our area: the purple finch, house finch and American goldfinch. This winter, […]

  • 2023 Door County Lighthouse Festival Tickets on Sale

    Tickets are now available for the 2023 Door County Lighthouse Festivals, which are set for June 9-11 and Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. Get rare glimpses of historical architectural icons of Door County with exclusive access to lighthouses that are not typically open to the public: Chambers Island, Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse, Sherwood Point and the Plum […]

  • 2023 Fishstock Schedule Released

    The Fishstock Concert Series is opening its 2023 season with a July 2 tribute to John Denver by nationally known singer/songwriter Will Kruger. The 10-concert series includes a wide range of well-known musicians in the folk, Americana and alternative music genres: Brittany Jean, July 9; Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble, July 16; Stas and Misha, July […]

  • mAcdonald to Record Live Album

    pat mAcdonald is having a live recording session April 15, 8 pm, at the Tambourine Lounge for his upcoming live album, In the Tambourine Lounge.  mAcdonald will play new and unreleased songs, as well as new versions of originals dating back to the 1980s. The live session is also a fundraiser for the Steel Bridge […]

  • Obituary: Alma Lynn Weborg

    December 28, 1951 ~ March 30, 2023 Alma Lynn Weborg, 71, of the Town of Liberty Grove, WI, died Thursday afternoon, March 30, 2023 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, WI with family at her side. She was born December 28, 1951 in Huntington, WV, the daughter of Robert Lee Martin and Mary […]

  • Obituary: Frank A. McLain Jr.

    February 15, 1955 ~ March 31, 2023 Frank Adelbert McLain Jr., 68, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly on March 31, 2023, at his home.  He was born in Michigan to Frank and Eleanor McLain on Feb. 5, 1955. Frank grew up in Michigan. After getting married, he moved his family to Door County in 1979.  […]

  • Obituary: Beverly Jo (Larson) Hubbard

    July 28, 1935 ~ March 29, 2023 Beverly Jo (Larson) Hubbard, 87, of Green Bay, died on March 29, 2023, from natural causes. She was born in Sister Bay, WI, July 28, 1935.  Beverly graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1953.  Beverly married Ronald Mathew Hubbard in Cheyenne, Wyoming on October 12, 1962. There was more to […]

  • Obituary: Marvel E. (Weber) Hartel

    July 31, 1937 ~ March 31, 2023 Marvel E. Hartel, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday morning, March 31, 2023 at Door County Medical Center following complications of a stroke six months prior. She was born July 13, 1937, in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Walter and Caroline (Schallie) Weber. Marvel was married to Roger D. […]

  • Obituary: George “Pat” Mangan Jr.

    November 16, 1935 ~ April 1, 2023 George “Pat” Mangan Jr. built his life around God and his family.  He was born in Lansing, Michigan November 16th, 1935 died peacefully April 1st, 2023.  He is survived by his wife, Cathleen “Cathy”, son M. Sean (Sue) Mangan, daughter Julie (Rob) Schaffer, and son Kile; grandchildren, Katie, Áine (Sam), […]

  • Obituary: Joanne C. (Lamers) Geneske

    September 15, 1932 ~ March 25, 2023 Joanne C. (Lamers) Geneske, 90, recently of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Amherst Junction, died Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. She was born September 15, 1932 in Kimberly, the daughter of the late Emma (Vandenberg) […]

  • Obituary: Jeanette B. (Wilke) Mann

    April 4, 1924 ~ March 29, 2023 Jeanette B. Mann, 98, died on March 29, 2023 peacefully at her home. She was born April 4, 1924 at home in Forestville, WI the seventh of eight children born to August and Lydia (Diefenbach) Wilke. When she was a year old, the family moved to Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Obituary: Lois King Gilchrist

    September 23, 1923 ~ March 24, 2023 Lois King Gilchrist, 99, formerly of Lake Bluff, IL, died on Friday, March 24, 2023, in her residence at Sturgeon Bay Health Services, Sturgeon Bay, WI, with family by her side. Lois Jean King was born September 23, 1923, to Nettie Hadwiger King and Frank Willard King in […]

  • Obituary: Roderick J. Schlise

    March 20, 1935 ~ March 21, 2023 Roderick Joseph Schlise, of Sturgeon Bay, died on March 21st, 2023, the day after his 88th birthday, in the excellent care of Door County Hospital, Dr. Richard Hogan and Unity Hospice.  On March 20, 1935, Rod  was born to Joseph and Hattie (Stoeger) Schlise of Forestville, WI, the […]