Peninsula Pulse August 12-19, 2022

In this issue

  • Final Vote Postponed on Seasonal RV Park in Gardner

    To provide an opportunity for the applicant to present additional information, the Gardner town board agreed Aug. 10 to postpone a decision on whether to approve or reject a seasonal RV park in the 3400 block of County CC, where a mobile-home park used to be located. Neighbors of the proposed Goetz RV Park were […]

  • Southern Door Posing Two Questions on Fall Ballot

    The Southern Door School District board voted unanimously Aug. 15 to present school-district voters with two questions on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.  The first question will be an operational referendum renewal to maintain current district programs and services. The second will be a capital referendum question to improve and upgrade the district’s current […]

  • Gardner Town Board Postpones Vote on Adopting County Zoning

    Gardner’s town board agreed Aug. 10 to postpone a vote until next month on whether to adopt Door County’s zoning. Board members said they want to schedule a special meeting with Mariah Goode and Sue Vanden Langenberg of the county’s Land Use Services Department to get more information about what impact county zoning would have […]

  • Big Steps for Housing Partnership

    Organization offers first home for sale, support for Sister Bay lots A housing project two decades in the making is finally coming to fruition – and picking up the pace. The Door County Housing Partnership announced in July that its first home-build project is available for sale in Sturgeon Bay. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,200-square-foot home […]

  • Days Numbered for Sister Bay Village Hall?

    The Sister Bay Village Hall has been a landmark in the center of the village waterfront for 81 years, but that may soon end. The village’s plan commission discussed the building’s future during its July meeting and came to the consensus that the hall, built in 1941 at a cost of $10,000, will have to […]

  • Are You Served?

    Answering that and other questions will help Door County gain more funding to provide better internet service Some in Door County are fully aware that their internet service can best be described as dismal. Others may not be aware that their address is considered underserved or even unserved. In other words, in the world of […]

  • Temporary Fix for Gordon Road Heading to County Board

    A temporary fix may materialize next year at the congested intersection of Gordon Road/County BB and Highway 42/57, where the Culver’s restaurant is located. First, the Door County Board of Supervisors must go along with the idea that has now passed out of two county committees – the Highway and Facilities Committee on Aug. 10, […]

  • Around the Door

    Among the numerous things to see, eat and do at the Door County Fair last week were these pig races (goat and duck races also took place) hosted by Pleasure Valley Farm – a business owned by the same family on the edge of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest for 155 years. Larry Laux […]

  • Financial Impact of Possible SDFD Split Questioned

    In the event that the Town of Nasewaupee splits from the Southern Door Fire Department (SDFD), the financial impact of doing so would need to be resolved with the other three municipalities that make up the department: the Village of Forestville and the towns of Forestville and Clay Banks. The operating agreement among the four […]

  • Hearing for New Sister Bay Food-Truck Ordinance

    The Village of Sister Bay will host a public hearing Aug. 23, 5:30 pm, regarding an updated ordinance regulating food trucks.  The new ordinance would allow “mobile food-vendor courts” in the B-1 district as a conditional use. It also allows food trucks on lots of at least 20,000 square feet, with up to four trucks […]

  • Baileys Harbor Business Airs Concerns About Neighbor

    The Baileys Harbor Town Board convened a special meeting Aug. 15 to formally hear complaints in an ongoing feud between the neighboring businesses PC Junction and Stone’s Throw Winery, which are located across from each other at the junction of County Highways A and EE, also known as Peninsula Center. Baileys Harbor town clerk Haley […]

  • County Sales-Tax Collections Up at the Halfway Mark

    The County of Door has collected more revenue from its 0.5% sales tax than it had last year at the year’s halfway point: Collections through July 2022 were $2,763,096, or $101,919 more than the county had collected by the same time last year. If the trend continues, sales-tax collections will surpass the previous record set […]

  • Work Begins on Peninsula State Park Road Upgrades

    Visitors to Peninsula State Park will soon experience a smoother ride, whether on two wheels or four. Road construction began Aug. 15 at Peninsula State Park to repair battered roads throughout the park. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said visitors may experience temporary road closures; flagged, single-lane traffic; and detours through the remainder of […]

  • Obituary: Frederick Haviland Mann

    June 13, 1942 – July 30, 2022 Mann, Frederick H., age 80, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Sister Bay, Wisconsin died the evening of July 30, 2022. He is survived by his partner of 45 years, Charles W. Beasley. Fred was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, son of Sarah Shewell Mann and Forrest Allen Mann. He […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Opposed to Gibraltar’s Transportation ‘Fee’

    As president and vice president of the Little Sweden Condominium Association and the representatives for 40-plus whole-ownership Gibraltar property homeowners, as well as numerous other owners, we are writing this letter to protest the imposition of the new road utility fee on all Gibraltar permanent and seasonal residents and businesses. This utility was formed, and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Pope Francis Sets Example of Admirable Leadership

    Recently, Pope Francis traveled to Canada on what he called a “penitential pilgrimage,” visiting places where “projects of cultural destruction and forced assimilation” occurred.  These were the infamous boarding schools set up by the Christian church in Canada, and widely across the United States, to which were sent thousands of children from Indigenous nations and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: At What Point Does an Embryo or Fetus Become Human?

    In light of the recent Supreme Court decision and all of the protests, I have just one question: When does life begin? To be more precise, when does an embryo or fetus attain humanity? I haven’t gotten anyone protesting the decision to give me a definitive answer. I believe that if you can’t answer that […]

  • Faella’s Jewelry On Display

    Turtle Ridge Gallery-Boutique – home to the mixed-media art of Mary Ellen Sisulak – is also showcasing works by local jewelry artist Jane Faella on Aug. 18, 1-7 pm. Refreshments will be served 4-7 pm.  She works in silver using Door County beach stones, beach glass, pearls and stones such as turquoise and jasper. “I love the […]

  • Dietrich Resumes Pottery Demonstrations

    Master potter John Dietrich is resuming studio demonstrations at Ellison Bay Pottery Studio and Gallery, 12156 Garrett Bay Road. Watch him throw pottery on his wheel on Wednesdays, 11 am, Aug. 17 – Sept. 7. Raku firings are returning on Saturdays, 1 pm, Aug. 13 – Sept. 3.

  • 2022 Plein Air Festival Winners

    Best in Show: “Cracked a Few Good Eggs” by Hector Acuna Artists’ Choice: “Klenke’s Chair” by Danny Griego First Place: “Dirtroad Backstreet” by Charlie Hunter  Second Place: “Cloud Display” by Christine Lashley Third Place: “Summer Unchanging” by Terry Miura Honorable Mention: “Lake Michigan Clear” by Olena Babak Honorable Mention: “Ephraim Reflections” by Kathleen Hudson

  • Learn About Beekeeping

    Curious about the world of honeybees and beekeeping? The 2022 community honey harvest will take place Aug. 20, 9-11 am, at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. The Door County Beekeepers Club will share the fascinating world of honeybees through hands-on, interactive activities and demonstrations for all ages, expanding people’s understanding […]

  • Healing, Hikes and Frogs at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will welcome the Habitat Healers again on Aug. 13, 9:30-11:30 am, when volunteers of all ages are invited to help with land-restoration efforts. Instruction, equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade will be provided. Wear clothing and footwear that can get dirty and wet. Join interpretive naturalist Coggin Heeringa on Aug. 14, 2 […]

  • Bits & Bites: Food Trucks & Floaties Beach Party

    Visit Wally’s Weenie Wagon, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, The Dough Shoppe and other local food trucks when they gather in Baileys Harbor on Saturday, Aug. 13, for the Food Trucks & Floaties Beach Party. From 11 am until 4 pm, grab some tasty choices, and head down to the sandy beach at Anclam Park to […]

  • The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, with Music at Door Shakespeare

    Details and Depth One of the main distinctions of live theater performances is that no camera guides your viewpoint: You get to choose where you look on stage. And anywhere you look in The Three Musketeers: An Adventure, with Music, you’ll find adventure, playfulness and characters who are fully engaged and primed to delight. Door […]

  • Culture Club: Shining Light on Fishing for the Moon

    by DOC HEIDE This summer, Northern Sky Theater is presenting a 30-year-anniversary production of Fishing for the Moon – the first collaboration between Fred Alley, our co-founder; and Jimmy Kaplan, a guy Fred met while selling stereos in Berkeley, California. Jimmy recently moved to Sturgeon Bay from Milwaukee, where he’d been working for the Milwaukee […]

  • Student Wins Park-Sticker Contest

    Brookfield East High School senior Brooke Salomone has won the 2023 Wisconsin State Park and Forest vehicle admission sticker design contest. Her design – featuring a compass depicting the recreational themes available throughout Wisconsin’s state-park system – will be printed on annual vehicle-admission stickers and displayed on more than 500,000 vehicles. Now in its 32nd year, the […]

  • Clear Invasives With DDC and Weed Warriors

    Join Destination Door County (DDC) staff, partners and Door County residents for Leave No Trace Tuesday on Aug. 16, 5-7 pm, at Fish Creek Park, across from the Peninsula State Park entrance. This month, DDC is partnering with Fish Creek’s Weed Warriors for a crash course on invasive species. All supplies will be provided. Stop […]

  • Recycle That Fishing Line: UW-Oshkosh students can help

    The vast majority of marine debris consists of plastics, and at the top of the list of plastics pollution in oceans and the Great Lakes are either rigid or hard plastics, or derelict fishing gear – nets, line and ropes, for example. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the federal government’s […]

  • Land Trust Moves into New Home

    One of Door County’s most active protectors of the great outdoors ran out of room for operations indoors. Door County Land Trust (DCLT) this month finished moving files, maps, photographs, personnel and equipment fewer than two city blocks from an awkward, outdated space into a more versatile and modern office in the former Nicolet Bank […]

  • Invasive Species Alert: European Frogbit Found in Little Sturgeon and Fish Creek Areas

    Conservationists team up to remove the floating invader New invasive species keep popping up around the Great Lakes. When Amanda Smith of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) discovered the most recent coastal invader recently, Door County groups quickly mobilized to remove as many of the plants as possible. In keeping with a Great […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Mickey

    Meet Mickey! This friendly, almost-2-year-old pup is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s (WHS) Door County Campus. Like all dogs at WHS, Mickey ( has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and he goes home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam and a starter bag of food. If you’re looking to add […]

  • Open Discussion About Death Continues

    Steve Freier, an afterlife researcher and writer for The Inner Voice Magazine, will host another community discussion group at the ADRC, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, on Aug. 18, 1-2:30 pm. This session will be the fifth in a well-received series that takes place monthly on the third Thursday. Freier’s desire to lead […]

  • Historical Society Receives Mini-Grant

    The Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Council for Local History have given out a total of $10,354 to 17 affiliated local historical societies through their 2022 mini-grant program. The Liberty Grove Historical Society received a mini-grant in the amount of $700 to support its Caring for the Liberty Grove Historical Society Collection project – an activity […]

  • Free Rides to Polls

    The League of Women Voters of Door County is collaborating with the Door County Transportation Department to help any county resident with election needs for the Nov. 8 general election. This includes wheelchair transport and assistance with “curbside voting,” a time for which can be arranged through your municipal clerk. Once you arrive at your […]

  • Kewaunee County Receives $1.3 Million Broadband Grant

    The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has awarded Kewaunee County a $1.3 million broadband-expansion grant to continue its efforts to deliver high-speed internet to its businesses and residents. Since starting its initiative to enhance broadband access, the county has received a total of $3.7 million in grant funds.  This latest grant will lay fiber in […]

  • Next Triple P Session Coming Soon

    Sign up for the next class of Triple P, the Door County Partnership for Children and Families’ new program. The next session, titled Raising Confident, Competent Children, will take place in person Aug. 16, 9-10:30 am, and via Zoom on Aug. 18, 6-7:30 pm. Triple P is designed to give parents the skills they need […]

  • Help Feed the Birds with Cheese Masters

    Wisconsin Cheese Masters is partnering with Open Door Bird Sanctuary (ODBS) for the third year to raise funds for bird food, the cost of which has doubled this year. On Aug. 14, 10 am – 2 pm, ​​Wisconsin Cheese Masters will host the ODBS and You fundraising day at its store at 4692 Rainbow Ridge […]

  • Electronics Recycling Aug. 13

    Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Door County – in collaboration with B3 Recycling Solutions – will host an electronics-recycling event Aug. 13, 8 am – 12 pm, with proceeds benefiting BBBS. The event will be held rain or shine at Tractor Supply Company, 1833 Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay.  Most items are free to […]

  • Humane Society Gets Matching Grant

    Every dollar donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society this month will be matched up to $270,000 during the organization’s largest campaign of the year. Virginia Kress, the George Kress Family Foundation and Stone’s Throw Winery will match donations made to the Green Bay and Door County campuses. Because the Wisconsin Humane Society does not receive […]

  • Activity Kits Available for Child Care Providers

    United Way of Door County is distributing free activity and craft kits to home-based child care providers in the county as part of its effort to support them. The kits were developed in consultation with child care providers and are geared toward different age groups and provider preferences. The Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club is […]

  • Door County Civility Project: Apologize with Sincerity

    by ORLAINE I. GABERT Most of us can probably remember some early experiences with being forced to make an apology. An adult had probably caught us doing something to someone else, and one of the consequences was being told to apologize.  We did so, but with less than a sorry expression, because we felt justified […]

  • New CEO/President for Door County Broadband

    Jim Bertram is the new CEO and president of Door County Broadband (DCB). The owner of Bertram Communications, a Wisconsin-based internet service provider, purchased the local company in April, while DCB’s former owners, Kevin and Pam Voss, retired. The company formally announced the change this week.  “The future is bright for Door County and Door […]

  • Stantec Makes Strategic Hire, Expands Door County Presence

    Global design and engineering firm Stantec announced this week that it has deepened its presence in Wisconsin by hiring eight team members from Baudhuin Surveying & Engineering, a full-service civil-engineering and land-surveying firm.  The strategic group hire enhances Stantec’s community-development services in the region through integrating a team with 40 years of civil-engineering and land-surveying […]

  • Cana Island Lighthouse Reopens

    One of Door County’s most revered destinations will reopen to the public Friday, Aug. 12. The Door County Maritime Museum announced that the Phase 4 restoration work at Cana Island Lighthouse is nearly complete and the lighthouse tower and keeper’s quarters will be back open to the public on Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 am. Cana […]

  • LGHS Program Focuses on Virginia Hanson

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS, will host a program about the late, longtime Liberty Grove resident Virginia Hanson on Aug. 15, 7 pm, with LGHS president Stefanie DeVooght Burke, LGHS archivist Karen Board Moran, and LGHS board member and local writer Jan Newport as the presenters. A brief membership meeting will precede the […]

  • Stonemason Made His Mark on the County

    Hear the story of John Buechner – known as Egg Harbor’s “Man of Stone” – during an Egg Harbor Historical Society program Aug. 16, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Buechner left his mark through his skills as a master stonemason after working on the Door County Historical Museum, on the […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center Hosts Annual Kermiss

    The Belgian Heritage Center is hosting its annual kermiss – a traditional harvest festival featuring Belgian food, beer, music and camaraderie – on Aug. 21, 11 am – 4 pm.  The popular band Mad Cats will provide its mix of country, rock and pop music, 11 am – 3 pm. Antique farm-implement demonstrations will illustrate life on […]

  • Hike for the Health of It

    Have you ever wanted to explore the Door County Land Trust properties but didn’t know where to start? Join a volunteer leader and other community members in the Hike for Health program through United Way’s Healthy Door County initiative. This is the first exercise-related program that Healthy Door County has launched, said Shauna Blackledge, the […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Reading List’ by Sara Nisha Adams

    Recommended by JEANINE BRENNAN, Branch Manager, Egg Harbor Library Sara Nisha Adams’ debut novel is about the superpowers of books. The story follows the discovery of a list of books with the heading, “Just in case you need it.” The list includes To Kill a Mockingbird, Rebecca, Life of Pi, The Kite Runner, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, A […]

  • Valmy Thresheree Brings Farm Heritage to Life

    The 39th Valmy Thresheree – a celebration of local farm heritage – will deliver fun for the whole family Aug. 19-21 on the grounds of the Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power Association, 5005 Country View Road in Sturgeon Bay.  Gates will open Friday, 6 pm, to welcome attendees with food, refreshments and live music by Adam Haste and […]

  • Door to Nature: The Brushfoot Butterflies of Late Summer

    I’ve written about birds for many weeks, but now much of the singing and mating have ended. I did hear a crested flycatcher call during my morning walk on Aug. 1, and I also heard an eastern wood-pewee and red-eyed vireo sing, but the other avian residents were quiet. Once the nesting season finishes, most […]

  • Buckets of Rain Returns

    On Aug. 17-19, 7 pm, Woodwalk Gallery will present its annual Buckets of Rain: The Songs of Bob Dylan tribute concert, featuring Memphis multi-instrumentalist Eric Lewis, California-based string player Chris Irwin, local folk crooners Katie Dahl and Jeanne Kuhns, and bassist-percussionists Rich Higdon and Patrick Palmer.  Since 2011, the Buckets band has played annual concerts, […]

  • Peg Egan PAC Presents The Blind Boys of Alabama

    Gospel legends are coming to Egg Harbor on Aug. 14. The Blind Boys of Alabama will play a free show at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in what promises to be a memorable night.  The Blind Boys have the rare distinction of being recognized worldwide as not only living-legend gospel singers who borrow from […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Bear’ by Andrew Krivak

    Recommended by DAWN TAYLOR, Staff Member, Door County Library Post-apocalyptic science fiction is not a genre for everyone because it usually involves bleak stories portraying an unlivable world with dislikable characters taking advantage of those who are weaker. The Bear by Andrew Krivak offers a different dystopian world but still has the common elements of […]

  • Mazibuko’s Latest Book Chronicles His Childhood

    To satisfy those who wished he had spoken of his childhood in his first book, This Side Up, Robert Mazibuko has written Retracing Steps, which reflects on his life prior to moving to the United States. Mazibuko was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he received most of his education, but he […]

  • DuCharme Signs Historical Fiction Books

    If you enjoyed reading Anne of Green Gables or When We Were Yours, you’ll enjoy meeting and learning about similar stories by local author Judy DuCharme. She’ll be signing books at Novel Bay Booksellers, ​​44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, on Aug. 19, 2:30-4:30 pm. DuCharme wrote Lainey of the Door Islands and Addy […]

  • Lorine Niedecker Writing Fellowship Established

    The Friends of Lorine Niedecker and Write On, Door County have established the new, two-week Lorine Niedecker Fellowship, which will be offered every two years to an established or emerging poet who’s familiar with the work of the 20th-century American poet Lorine Niedecker. It seeks to encourage research into Niedecker’s life and writing and to […]

  • Literary Festival Workshops Filling Up

    The Washington Island Literary Festival workshops – conducted by presenting authors Cara Black, Andrew J. Graff, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Michael Torres and Toya Wolfe – are filling up fast, so register now.  The workshop titled Villains/Villainesses is about creating compelling characters that readers love to hate; Your Story, Your Voice discusses creating and finding a unique voice […]

  • DC Published Authors Collective: Jan Wrede

    Jan Wrede has published four nonfiction books, her most recent being Outspoken: The Olly Neal Story by Olly Neal Jr. as told to Jan Wrede.  Wrede and Neal Jr. worked together in 1969 and 1970 as civil-rights activists in eastern Arkansas, where they opened an outpatient clinic for the poor in the community where he […]

  • Wild Things: Angler’s First Salmon Is State Record

    Lake Michigan catch is a Chinook x pink salmon cross by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] Two potential state-record salmon were caught fewer than 24 hours apart at Sturgeon Bay and Algoma last weekend. The first – what was confirmed as a new Wisconsin-record pinook (natural pink x Chinook cross) – was reeled in by Miroslav Cigler of […]

  • Community Voices: Accepting Help Is an Acquired Skill

    by MICHAEL BRECKE On June 20 at 8:05 am, I was jogging/running/walking just north of the Ephraim entrance to Peninsula State Park. I had started down the hill and was wrapped in a daydream when I began to move too fast down the steep grade.  My mind at age 75 reverted to my mind at […]

  • Obituary: Jeanette J. Spiegle

    November 10, 1926 ~ August 9, 2022 Jeanette Johanna (Baumann) Spiegle, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Jeanette was born on November 10, 1926, in Maplewood, WI on the family farm to Henry J and Ethel L (Sperber) Baumann. Jeanette graduated from Algoma High School in 1944. […]

  • The Brightest Nights

    See the Perseid meteor shower Aug. 12 at Newport  The annual Perseid meteor shower started July 17 this year and will reach its peak Aug. 12, when Newport State Park is hosting Universe in the Park in collaboration with University of Wisconsin-Madison and some volunteer telescope owners. Though the meteors are visible from anywhere in […]

  • Meet Woodwalk’s New Owners

    The new owners of Woodwalk Gallery are hosting a welcome party Aug. 12. Joslyn and Matt Villalpando took over the much-loved gallery and event space at the end of June and are busy settling in with their family with the help of the previous owners, Jillaine and Andy Seefeldt.  The Villalpandos will host a Woodwalk […]

  • Behind the Scenes at Birch Creek’s Summer Music Academy

    A Place for Musical Immersion The first time a particular world-traveled musician played at Birch Creek, he was surprised, according to Jeff Campbell, who’s a Birch Creek bass instructor, program director and academy jazz orchestra director. Campbell said the musician – a friend of his who now works at Birch Creek – looked at him with […]

  • Community Mural Project Captures History, Engages Community

    If you’ve driven past Bayside Bargains at 14 S. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay recently, you probably noticed a big change. On July 28, the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation hosted a community paint-by-number mural event – the latest addition to the murals of Door County – and a very Sturgeon Bay–centric piece of public […]

  • Artists Combine Digital, Analog in New Exhibit

    The Peninsula School of Art’s new exhibit, Digital | Analog, is open through Oct. 29 to explore how contemporary artists have come to use digital technology in the process of creation. Although digital and analog are seen as opposites, this exhibit’s artists blend them seamlessly by incorporating digital technology into their work with traditional media. […]

  • Alpine Resort’s Concerts in the Tent

    You’ll hear it before you see it If you’re driving through Egg Harbor with your windows down on Wednesday nights this summer, you may get serenaded by the Alpine Resort’s Concerts in the Tent series. But close up, you’ll get more than just a free performance. The white tent towers over the bayside, set on […]

  • Floating Concert to Benefit Area Nonprofits

    Kayakers and paddleboard enthusiasts are invited to take to the waters of Sturgeon Bay for a floating concert Aug. 27, 12-2 pm. Buffalo Galaxy, a popular, Minneapolis-based bluegrass band, will perform live from a pontoon boat as participants paddle along. The event will start at the Otumba Park beach and launch area, 212 W. Locust […]

  • Obituary: Frank P. Bors

    June 18, 1936 ~ August 7, 2022 Frank P. Bors, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died at St. Vincent Hospital on August 7, 2022.  He was born June 18, 1936, in Michigan to John and Apolina Bors. Frank served his country as a career serviceman in the United States Coast Guard and retired after serving in […]

  • Obituary: Theodore “Ted” Morrison

    June 17, 1935 ~ August 6, 2022 Theodore Lionelle Morrison, 87, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died in Maryville, TN on August 6, 2022.  He was born June 17, 1935 in Freeport, IL to Howard and Annis (Carmeliprinty) Morrison.  On December 20, 1954 he married Ruth Muckley in Virginia.  She preceded him in death on March […]

  • Obituary: Elmer G. Tanck

    May 8, 1943 ~ August 5, 2022 Elmer Gustave Tanck, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday, August 5, 2022 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born May 8, 1943 in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Elmer Tanck and Viola (Marshall) Tanck. During his high school career as a wrestler, Elmer was a […]

  • Obituary: Robert “Bob” Krause

    April 2, 1952 ~ August 5, 2022 Robert “Bob” Clarence Krause, 70, of Sturgeon Bay, died surrounded by love and family on August 5, 2022 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. Bob was born on April 2, 1952, in Sturgeon Bay.  He graduated from Southern Door High School in 1970.  Bob was a member of […]

  • Fresh Take 42 Offers New Twist on Healthful Food

    With white siding on the outside and wood on the inside, the high ceilinged Fresh Take 42 looks much like a barn, a fitting backdrop for the restaurant’s homemade dishes.  Sitting just north of the Red Putter in Ephraim, the eatery created by Ashe Rider and partner Dave Reera is a labor of love in […]

  • Obituary: Laverne M. Eggert

    July 25, 1929 ~ August 3, 2022 Laverne (Reince) Eggert, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, died on August 3, 2022, at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Laverne was born on July 25, 1929, in Maplewood to Modest and Elsie (Rose) Reince. She grew up in […]

  • Obituary: Judith A. “Judy” Gregory

    April 3, 1948 ~ August 2, 2022 Judith Ann “Judy” Gregory, 74, of Sturgeon Bay, died on August 2, 2022, at Door County Medical Center.  She was born on April 3, 1948, in Chicago, IL to Kenneth and Elinore (McGinn) Irwin.  Judy graduated from Alvernia High School in Chicago in 1966.  On January 21, 1967, […]