Peninsula Pulse Aug. 25 – Sept. 1, 2023

In this issue

  • Obituary: Jay R. Zahn

    June 2, 1957 ~ Aug. 28, 2023 Jay R. Zahn of Sturgeon Bay, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.  He was 66.   Jay was born in Sturgeon Bay on June 2, 1957, to Roger and Gail (Ostram) Zahn. Jay is the oldest of the Zahn’s four children. Growing up, Jay and […]

  • Obituary: Joan C. Kaminski

    March 30, 1939 ~ Aug. 23, 2023 Joan Kaminski (Marsh), 84, Sturgeon Bay, died on Wednesday evening, Aug. 23, 2023, after a period of declining health. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Frank and Catherine Marsh in March of 1939, the oldest of three children.Joan graduated from Nicolet High School in Milwaukee and took […]

  • Obituary: Henry C. Hagmann

    Jan. 26, 1945 – Aug. 19, 2023 Henry Charles “Chuck” Hagmann, 78, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at his home surrounded by his beloved wife of 53 years, Leslie Parmentier Hagmann and his two children, Christian Laird Hagmann of Woodstock, IL and Ashley Hagmann Cooley of Sturgeon Bay, WI. Chuck […]

  • Top Runners Return for Pioneers, Clippers

    This week marks the start of the high school cross country season, and many of the top girls runners from last season on two of Door County’s teams are back to bolster their respective schools in 2023.  Sevastopol The Pioneer girls, who last year placed runner-up to Peshtigo in the Packerland Conference Championships, didn’t graduate […]

  • Obituary: Nancy Kay Brien

    July 6, 1941 ~ Aug. 21, 2023 Nancy Kay Brien, 82, of Madison and Egg Harbor, died peacefully Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2023, in the comfort of her home in Egg Harbor with family at her side. She was born July 6, 1941 in the central Wisconsin village of Port Edwards, the daughter of Thomas […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Excessive Speeds on Bay Shore Drive

    We have noticed excessive speeds on Bay Shore Drive (County Road B) well beyond the current 45 mph speed limit. Vehicles are often going 50-60 mph past our home and we know this as we have purchased a speed tracker unit. We have both encountered close calls with speeding vehicles while walking our dog and […]

  • DNR Seeks Comments on Equestrian Trail Expansion at Newport State Park

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on a master plan variance to allow the expansion of equestrian trails in Newport State Park in Door County. The public comment period is open through Sept. 16. A master plan variance is a change in the use or management of an area that […]

  • Concepts Taking Shape for Fish Creek Waterfront

    Gibraltar’s vision for the future of the Kinsey property it acquired in 2021 is starting to take shape.  Hundreds of residents and visitors got a look at three concept plans from Ayres Associates for the parcel at 4148 Main Street during a community input session July 29, and the Waterfront Steering Committee narrowed in on […]

  • Listen Up: Six One Five Collective

    Aug. 27, 7 pm, Peg Egan PAC, 7840 Church St. in Egg Harbor The Six One Five Collective is a collaborative effort and creative brainstorm of four artists that are steeped in the musical mix of country, Americana, folk and pop.

  • Door County Real Estate Values Surged $2.2 billion in 2022

    Door County real estate values increased more than $2.2 billion in 2022, topping the previous year’s unprecedented growth of more than $1.5 billion.  The numbers are contained in the state’s annual Equalized Values Report, which the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) released Aug. 15. The report shows Door County’s equalized values between Jan. 1 and […]

  • Walmart Sues Sturgeon Bay Again Over Property Assessment

    Walmart has once again filed a civil suit in Door County Circuit Court to challenge the assessment of its three parcels along Egg Harbor Road in the City of Sturgeon Bay. “Unfortunately, we’re all too familiar with this,” said city administrator Josh Van Lieshout. The Walmart Real Estate Business Trust – which last year reached […]

  • DCL Baseball: Islanders Upset Kolberg, Face Bays in Championship Game

    The sun will set on another Door County League baseball season on Sunday, and what a season it was.  While Kolberg and Sister Bay kept their stranglehold on the top two spots this season they were not unbeatable – as witnessed when Washington Island upset Kolberg, 7-6, in the first round of the playoffs. That […]

  • Illinois Wesleyan University Golfer Paces Play at Resorters

    This year, 66 golfers playing in more than 12 flights enjoyed near-perfect weather and conditions as they competed for awards and bragging rights in the 99th annual Resorters Match Play Golf Tournament at Peninsula State Park Golf Course. The course’s general manager, Jason Daubner, said the tournament highlights summer vacations for golfers from all over […]

  • Yoga Sweat

    Excersizing in a 95-degree room with 60% humidity may sound like torture to some, but to others, hot yoga is the ultimate detox at Ironwood Yoga in Sister Bay.  Hot yoga is just what it sounds like, said Marnie Massey, Ironwood’s owner and founder – yoga in a sweltering studio. Turning up the heat in […]

  • Poetry Talk with Local Authors

    Join three poets from the Door County Published Authors Collective for “Local Authors Discuss: Writing Poetry” on Sept. 2, 10 am – 12 pm, at Write On, Door County. They will offer brief readings of their work followed by an informal panel discussion on how to prepare a manuscript for publication, the submission process and […]

  • Conversation With a Filmmaker

    Write On, Door County will be hosting a coffee and conversation with filmmaker Pamela K. Johnson on Aug. 29, 10 am. Light refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public. Johnson is an O’Brien Fellow in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University. Her project is a feature-length documentary centered around […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Foundryside’ by Robert Jackson Bennett

    Recommended by GRACE JOHNSON, Peninsula Pulse Assistant Editor and Bibliophile After a several-month reading slump, I am back at it with my bread-and-butter fantasy reads – and getting back into this trilogy has been a blast. The best part is that all of the books are out now, so there’s no waiting for the next installment! […]

  • Hal Prize Poetry Screening Judge: Jami Hanreddy

    We asked the group of local screening judges for the Hal Prize to share with readers and writers what they’re looking for when they go through submissions: Why does one piece of writing make it to the final round, but not another? These columns will illuminate the screeners’ process and help those who want to […]

  • Obituary: David Martin Schrader

    Sept. 24, 1932 – Aug. 15, 2023 David M. Schrader, age 90 of Sister Bay, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, at Door County Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born on Sept. 24, 1932, to Martin and Lee (Stellmacher) Schrader at the Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. David attended […]

  • Wild Things: Jorgenson Nets 1st Place in K/D

    by Kevin Naze, [email protected], Peninsula Pulse contributor Month after derby ends, $80,000 payout announced It took a month longer than expected, but a record payout in the 41st annual Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament was announced this week. Nineteen-year-old Ryan Jorgenson of Washington Island earned the top prize of $15,000, a free mount of the catch […]

  • Judge Ehlers Announces He Will Retire at End of Term

    Judge D. Todd Ehlers, Door County’s Circuit Court Judge in Branch One, announced Wednesday that he will be retiring at the end of his current term.  Ehlers said he has submitted his notification of noncandidacy to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. His term ends July 31, 2024.  Ehlers has been one of Door County’s judges since […]

  • Sister Bay to Host Second Facilities Input Session

    Sister Bay will host a second public input session for people to review updated plans for village facilities on Monday, Aug. 28 at the Sister Bay Village Hall on Bay Shore Drive. View plans and read more about the process here>> About 80 people stopped by the first session on Aug. 12, said village administrator […]

  • Obituary: Edward G. Hunsader

    July 26, 1941 ~ August 21, 2023 Edward “Eddie” G. Hunsader Jr., 82, Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Monday, August 21, 2023, after a brief illness. The son of Edward G. Hunsader Sr. and Doris (Burke), Edward was born on July 26, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay. He was a […]

  • Obituary: Clarice Louise Linden

    March 22, 1928 – August 13, 2023 Clarice Louise Linden, age 95, of Elgin, IL, died Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Avantara Nursing Home of Elgin. She was born March 22, 1928 in Ohio, the daughter of James Calvin Hughes and Ethel Faye (Bishop) Hughes. She was united in marriage to Arthur Francis Linden on […]

  • PODCAST: Prof. Donald Shoup on the High Cost of Free Parking

    Few things shape the look and economics of our communities more than parking requirements. Unfortunately, most villages, towns and cities write their requirements to produce the exact opposite of the communities they want to encourage. Myles Dannhausen Jr. talks to UCLA professor and author Donald Shoup about why parking minimums hurt communities and how thinking […]