Peninsula Pulse – Dec. 18 – 23, 2015

In this issue

  • Community Foundation Announces Door County Scholarship Awards

    The Door County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that more than $34,000 in scholarships has been awarded to Door County students pursuing a post-secondary education. Applications for these and more than 100 additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting the Door County Scholarship Network website at The Scholarship Network website links students […]

  • Any Candidate, Group or Individual Can Request LWV Forum

    The League of Women Voters of Door County urges any citizen or candidate interested in a forum for the spring election cycle to contact Sandy Brown or Nancy Fisher at [email protected], or 920.365.2541 by Jan. 19. Any candidate, group or individual citizen can request a forum. However, the League will proceed only if the position […]

  • Large Crowd Gathered for Ellison Bay Tree Lighting

    Ellison Bay’s tree lighting on Dec. 6 gathered quite the crowd for the annual event that celebrates the coming of Christmas. Along with the lighting there was a reading of the Christmas story by resident Lon Kopitzke and caroling by everyone in attendance. It was the largest holiday gathering in memory, with more than 200 […]

  • Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront Receive New Public Endorsements

    On Dec. 10, the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront and Sturgeon Bay residents filed a brief in federal court opposing a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the City of Sturgeon Bay and its Waterfront Redevelopment Authority regarding the city’s proposed sale of Public Trust land. Midwest Environmental Advocates has joined attorneys from […]

  • Rick Nelson to Explain Volunteer Opportunities in Honduras

    Rick Nelson, who worked for nine years as the executive director of Door County Habitat for Humanity, has recently returned to Sturgeon Bay after completing the first fourteen months of a two-year commitment in Ahuas, Honduras. On Dec. 22, beginning at 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church (corner of Fifth Avenue and Quincy […]

  • Ringing Bells for Salvation Army

    Madison Duginski, Kathy Johnson and Cloe Raynier from First Baptist Church ring bells for The Salvation Army at Econo Foods in Sturgeon Bay. Ringing slots are still open. Call Nancy Kexel-Calabresa at 920.883.7886 to volunteer.

  • Lakeside Community Church to Hold Two Christmas Eve Services

    Lakeside Community Church will hold two Christmas Eve services this year at 4 and 5:30 pm. The holiday season can be a hectic time with a lot of stress and chaos. Let’s take an evening to reflect on God. Lakeside Community Church is located at E6295 County Road K in Algoma.

  • Three Out of Four Door County Retailers Check IDs for Tobacco

    Annually re:TH!NK, the Lakeshore Tobacco Prevention Network completes WIWINS compliance checks in Door County to ensure retailers keep tobacco products out of the hands of our kids. Three out of four retailers consistently check IDs in Door County, with a rate of tobacco sales to minors in 2015 at 22.6 percent. Pay attention to the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Teacher Earns State Fellowship

    Barry Mellen is not new to awards and honors. The Sturgeon Bay High School history teacher has been selected to the College Board’s Advanced Placement U.S. History reading and scoring group in six consecutive years. He has earned scholarships to further his education in areas such as military history. Now, he can add one more […]

  • Door County History in Pictures: Pearl Pelletier

    Rick Gordon sent in this undated photo of his mother, Pearl Pelletier, at the Fish Creek beach “when it had the stone fence near or in the water, depending on water depth, which at one time put the water about maybe 50 feet from the road,” Rick said. “The background would be looking at the […]

  • Featured Pet: China

    The Door County Humane Society’s (DCHS) kennel staff would like you to meet a very sweet female Pitbull mix named China. This adorable girl came to DCHS in October as a surrender because her family could no longer take care of her. She has a beautiful tan and white coat and is three years old. […]

  • ‘Reason for the Season’ at Bargains Unlimited

    “I can’t wait to do it again next year!” exclaimed Kristine Kordon, co-manager of Bargains Unlimited, Northern Door’s resale shop. What is it that Kristine can’t wait for? It is the “Reason for the Season” partnership between Bargains Unlimited and the Boys and Girls Club of Door County. Children ages six to 17 spent Sunday […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Dec. 18, 2015

      STANDINGS As of Dec. 14, 2015 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 18-0 Music Masters DJs, 9-6 Bayshore Powerballers, 8-10 Bay Area Transplant, 6-12 YMCA, 1-14   B League, W-L Red Room, 20-1 Renard’s Cheese, 17-4 Brick Lot, 10-11 Hatco, 9-12 Para Tran, 9-12 Econo Double Baggers, 7-14 Whiskepedia, 7-14 Peninsula Podiatry, 6-15   […]

  • Black Belt Promotion

    Door County Martial Arts had black belt testing on Saturday, Dec. 5. Tami Leist was promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt in USA GOJU. She has been in martial arts for 12 years. Pictured are (left to right) Kyoshi Shaun Koulias, Sensei Tami Leist and Sensei Carla Brauer. Submitted.

  • USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini recently announced that producers who chose coverage from the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices starting Dec. 7, 2015, to […]

  • By the Numbers: Generosity in Wisconsin

    The social media company Wallet Hub took a look at charitable giving in the United States and found Wisconsin fairly high in many areas of giving, yet it ranked 41st in giving among the 50 states. Utah was ranked as the most giving state, followed by Maryland, Idaho, Oregon and South Dakota. States ranking worse […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Dec. 18, 2015

    GIBRALTAR   Boys Basketball Dec. 22 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL   Boys Basketball Dec. 22 @ Gibraltar, 7:30 pm   Girls Basketball Dec. 21 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR   Boys Basketball Dec. 18 @ Menominee, 7 pm Dec. 22 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   Girls Basketball Dec. 18 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Overlooking the Facts

    Mike Orlock, in his recent letter wanted to “clear the air” on the lawsuit brought by the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront. He wants us to ignore all the fact-less claims and comments of the No Big Dumb Hotel Crowd (NBDHC). From the beginning their concerns were the proposed hotel’s competition with already established […]

  • Letter to the Editor: With Each Sunrise, United Way is There

    United Way is there when another day dawns and someone reaches out for help. When you give to United Way you are building a community, helping kids uncover their inner star, easing a burden for a working mother…you are even giving someone the courage to reach out for the help they never imagined they would […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Dec. 18, 2015

    Crop prices (Dec. 14) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Corn $3.33/bushel -0.42 Soybeans $8.11/bushel -0.60 Wheat (SRW) $4.35/bushel -0.56 New-Crop Wheat (SRW) $4.35/bushel -0.66   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.37/bushel -0.38   Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash […]

  • Hmong Spirits: Brussels distillery turns rice into potent alcohol

    Po Lo has been quietly making traditional Hmong rice spirits at his Lo Artisan Distillery in Brussels for several years now, but he has a new product he hopes to unveil in the future. He brings out a bottle of his private stock of a 180 proof rice spirit infused with a giant centipede at […]

  • Sevastopol Sports Spotlight: Paula Symons

    By Justin Skiba If you have attended a Sevastopol athletic event in the last decade and a half, chances are likely that you have crossed paths with Paula Symons. Whether collecting tickets on Friday nights as the boys take to the gridiron, announcing and keeping the scorebook as the Pioneer basketball teams battle it out […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Roundabout Reaction

      There is a rogue agency in our state. I am referring to the Department of Transportation. Even though there is a large number of in-progress road projects that are running over budget and past completion date, and that the DOT is running a deficit budget, asking for more funding, they are forcing unwanted “road […]

  • Whammed Into a Christmas Music Response

      Two weeks ago my colleague Steve Grutzmacher unveiled a list of holiday music for every mood. While I have a great deal of respect for Steve, I may never forgive him for exposing my virgin ears and eyes (to the disbelief of my female colleagues in the office) to Wham’s! godawful “Last Christmas.” Before […]

  • A New (Sense of) Hope: The Force Awakens

    In 1997, I experienced movie magic. I got to sit in a theater and watch Return of the Jedi on the big screen for the first time. It is with a recently renewed sense of optimism that on Dec. 18, I earnestly hope to experience seeing the new Star Wars movie on the big screen. […]

  • Climate Corner: Clean Water Demands Action

    By Kimberlee Wright Living near the Great Lakes, we have a special responsibility to protect the largest volume of fresh water on Earth. Early in Wisconsin’s history, we were faced with the devastating aftermath of the cutover of the great northern-forested lands. Rivers were choked with mud from massive erosion resulting from landscape-scale clear cutting. […]

  • YMCA to Consolidate Childcare Services

    Door County YMCA CEO Tom Beerntsen said a one-two punch of unforeseen circumstances has led the YMCA to the decision to consolidate its two child care sites into one. The Y currently operates the Barker Center on Egg Harbor Road and the Lansing Center on the west edge of the industrial park in Sturgeon Bay. […]

  • Two New Agents at Kellstrom-Ray

    Heather Olson, broker/owner of the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, is proud to announce the addition of two new real estate agents to her firm. While neither of them are new to the business, they are new to the Kellstrom-Ray team. Maggie Dalton has been a real estate agent in Door County since 2006. She decided to become […]

  • Meadows Art Gallery to Host “Right Off the Wall” Reception

    The Meadows Art Gallery has a multi-directional show for December, and as usual, only Door County artists will be in the exhibit. The show is called “Right Off the Wall,” because the works can be purchased off the walls of The Meadows, and if purchasing the artwork, you don’t need to wait until the end […]

  • Cheers!: Whatchoo Talkin’ ‘Bout, Marc Buttera?

    Of all the absurd names to appear on beer labels, O’so Brewing Co. leapfrogged to the front of the line when it released Wheat you talkin’ ’bout Willis? What Gary Coleman’s catchphrase in the 1978-86 TV series Diff’rent Strokes and a brandy barrel-aged wheat barleywine have in common is beyond my ken. However, I was […]

  • A Force for Charity

    Until the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters this weekend, most fans of the epic space opera franchise have had to get their fix by watching (and re-watching) the first six installments and awaiting release of the newest film’s trailers. But for Dan Christy, of Algoma, his Star Wars fix is regularly […]

  • Obituary: Robert C. Heide

    Robert C. Heide died Dec. 9, 2015 at the age of 94. Memorial services were held on Dec. 16 at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay.

  • Roy Lukes: Early Christmas Greens

      What else could it be but wishful thinking, sitting here at the kitchen table in the early hours browsing through Norman Fassett’s book Spring Flora of Wisconsin? Four 10- to 20-foot Hemlocks in our front yard add a small bit of rich green to an otherwise predominately gray and brown landscape. Several widely scattered […]

  • The Bestseller List: Dec. 18, 2015

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. The Martian, by Andy Weir 3. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante 4. Some Luck, by Jane Smiley 5. Lila, by Marilynne Robinson TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. The Mindfulness Colouring Book, by Emma Farrarons 2. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James […]

  • Diverse Lineup of Lectures and Movies at DCA this Winter

    This year, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present one of its most wide-ranging and exciting winter lineups to date. “I always love putting together DCA’s winter season,” says Cari Lewis, DCA Executive Director. “I think of it as a chance to convert the auditorium into Door County’s home away from home for a few months. […]

  • Travel to France and Sicily with Savory Spoon

    Join Janice Thomas of Savory Spoon Cooking School for culinary tours of Gascony, France or Sicily, Italy in 2016. The Gascony trip takes place May 9 – 15, 2016. Southwest France is a foodie’s paradise and the specialties of the region will speak to your palate like no other. Gascony is ancient and seems to […]

  • Science Snippet: Dec. 18, 2015

    Is it possible that your pet pug, with its pushed in face and great big eyes, is actually a distant cousin of a prehistoric wolf? Based on genetic and archaeological studies, the answer is yes. The DNA of modern domesticated dogs and ancient wolves is 99.9 percent identical. To date, studies show that between 18,000 […]

  • Make Your Own Turtle Ridge Bag

    Turtle Ridge invites you to spend a weekend in their studio creating and learning during their Art Camp, a fun and creative weekend where participants will create their own bag. Come for a creative weekend and go
 home with a beautiful bag valued at a little more than $300. The courses start with a
 Friday […]

  • Jacksonport Board to Consider Downtown Improvements

    Fresh off of a Dec. 1 business forum, the Jacksonport Plan Commission is wasting no time in moving forward with ideas brought forth by business owners. The commission made recommendations to the town board for signage, banners posted along the highway and sidewalks throughout downtown. “When you heard the businesses, to some extent they’re looking […]

  • Trivia: Dec. 18, 2015

    This week’s question: On average, one inch of rain is equivalent to how many inches of snow? Answer: In next week’s issue.   Last week’s question: What was Frank Sinatra’s cocktail of choice? Answer: A mix of four ice cubes, two fingers of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, and a splash of water, what he referred to […]

  • Tom Groenfeldt Named Top Financial Services Cloud Influencers

    Living in Sturgeon Bay doesn’t preclude freelancer Tom Groenfeldt from being named a leading global influencer in financial services. In April, The Financial Brand named him number 20 of the top 25 most influential people in banking while Cloud FS America placed him at 18 on a list of top 20 financial services cloud influencers. […]

  • Cara Reisen: An Artist In Her Beginnings

    The Door Peninsula is undoubtedly one of the most popular areas in the Midwest for local and non-native artists to land, as evidenced by the number of new galleries that crop up year after year and the number of milestone anniversaries celebrated by those who have been mainstays here for years. For each of these […]

  • Overheards and Pet Peeves: Dec. 18, 2015

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “Dad, can I go before mom starts telling one of her boring stories?” “What kind of person describes an infant as ‘tender […]

  • Catching Up with Crumpet the Elf

    Three years ago, Third Avenue Playhouse audiences were introduced to Crumpet the Elf, a character based on humorist David Sedaris’ stint working as an elf at Macy’s SantaLand in New York City in the mid ‘90s. Playing that role was actor Dan Klarer, who has returned to the Door Peninsula once again to reprise his […]

  • Server of the Week: Chris Janisse of Husby’s

    Chris Janisse is a man of many talents in Sister Bay Serving, bartending and helping manage Husby’s throughout the workday. He’s been at the gig for the past three years Serving up fried food, a great attitude and delicious beer.   His free time finds him on the green or in a boat With friends […]

  • Obituary: Kim “Kimmer” Christoferson

    Kim “Kimmer” Christoferson, 59, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday morning, December 9, 2015, at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born November 21, 1956 in Sturgeon Bay to Clyde and Patricia (Behringer) Christoferson. Kim was a lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay.  She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1974.  While still in […]

  • Reps in the News: Dec. 18 – 23

    Governor Scott Walker On Dec. 9, addressing state business leaders at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce “Future Wisconsin” summit, Walker hinted at plans to run for governor again in the future, closing his speech by mentioning this term “and whatever terms I might be blessed to serve thereafter.” Source: Capital Times Representative Reid Ribble In […]

  • Time to Paint and Play at Dancin’ on the Door

    Calling all young artists and Frozen fans! Dancin’ on the Door in Egg Harbor is hosting “Paint and Play” on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28. Learn how to paint Olaf as you answer some Frozen trivia. All supplies are included and allergen-free cocoa and cookies will be served. There are three opportunities to paint: Dec. […]

  • Salsa with J-Ro Every Friday at Benny D’z

    Salsa with J-Ro every Friday night at Benny D’z in Sturgeon Bay with a dance social as well as group lessons in salsa, cha cha, merengue and Bachata. From 8 – 9 pm, dance lessons with J-Ro will be held. The cost is $10/lesson, including lesson and a glass of sangria, cerveza or soda. Free […]

  • Manners Matter: How to Behave at Work Holiday Party

    Dear Mary Pat, I overindulged at my office party and not only did I wake up with a brutal hangover, I also can’t look certain co-workers in the eye. Some of the details are a little fuzzy, but I know I got into a political debate with my peer’s wife and may have also insulted […]

  • Making Waves: Featured Swimmer Brock Aune

    Featured Swimmer: Brock Aune, 14, is a premier DCY Senior Elite swimmer. As an eighth-grader at Southern Door Middle School, he has already qualified for all of his State Championship events with his goal of making the 100-yard Breaststroke National cut. This past weekend in Brown Deer, swimming at the 2015 Schroeder YMCA Finalist meet, […]

  • Jacksonport Tables Traffic Issues

    As a result of the Dec. 1 business forum convened by the Jacksonport Plan Commission, the Jacksonport Town Board had two items from that forum on its Dec. 15 agenda – engine braking by trucks and speeding through the downtown area. Town Chair Randy Halstead said he had talked to Door County Highway Commissioner John […]

  • Walter Parks to Play Tambourine Lounge

    Blues and jazz guitarist Walter Parks will perform solo at The Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge on Dec. 18 at 8 pm. pat mAcdonald will also perform a solo set. According to, “Parks has built an international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, as half of the folk duo The […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Check Out the Telescopes

    Door County is blessed with an abundance of ideal dark sky sites that make for stunning views of the universe over our heads. Beyond what we can see, however, there are many more awe-inspiring sights just beyond our vision that await those with the tools to see them. Telescopes are the primary tool for gathering […]

  • STUDIO 330 Introduces Winter Concert Series, “Live @ STUDIO 330”

    STUDIO 330, the recording studio in Sturgeon Bay, will host a Winter Concert Series called “Live @ STUDIO 330” with three events, each featuring a different solo artist live in a studio environment. Each concert will be recorded live and will use state-of-the-art recording equipment. The audience will be seated throughout the three rooms of […]

  • Small Forest Plays Base Camp Christmas Concert Dec. 18

    Jeanne Kuhns and her band Small Forest will perform the annual Base Camp Christmas Concert on Dec. 18 at 7 pm. Special guest George Sawyn will add his poignant guitar leads to a fun selection of music, highlighting the harmonies and vocals of songwriters Jeanne Kuhns and Marybeth Mattson. Two original Christmas songs and a […]

  • Egg Harbor Faces Waste Hauler Fraud

    The Village of Egg Harbor has found major discrepancies between the amount of holding tank and septic waste reported dumped at its wastewater treatment facility by two of seven haulers who use the facility. Utility Committee Chair John Heller told the village board on Dec. 14 that numbers reported by two haulers do not jibe […]

  • Rogue Theater and Cast of Kids Present Two Holiday Shows

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its third Christmas with two heartwarming productions by Annette McDermott. A Home for Jo-Jo tells of a disabled stray puppy named Jo-Jo and a disabled boy named Evan who experiences a Christmas miracle with a little help from Santa Claus. During his journey, Jo-Jo comes across several people who are too […]

  • Explore Appel’s Bluff and Logan Creek on Ridges’ Hikes

    Winter officially begins Dec. 21, but so far you wouldn’t know it from the weather. Get out while the getting’s good, and enjoy the lingering mild temperatures and fall beauty of the Door Peninsula. Join a Ridges naturalist on Dec. 19 at 10 am for a guided hike through the open fields and hardwood forest […]

  • Framed: Kennedy and Keegan Hoernke

    Kennedy and Keegan Hoernke, dressed up as Whoville characters from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, enjoy a visit with Frozen’s Elsa during Christmas by the Bay in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 21. Submitted.

  • Egg Harbor Continues With Redevelopment Plans

    Ryan Heise is the Egg Harbor Village Administrator The Parks and Public Works Committee continues to make thoughtful and measured progress on the Enhance Egg Harbor road improvement project. With a few major decisions behind the committee – no to traffic light, yes on multi-use path on east side of Hwy. 42, and with the […]

  • Obituary: Davis Richard “Scotty” Turner

    Our loving and beloved Scotsman, Davis Richard “Scotty” Turner, died in the presence of his family in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., on December 12, 2015. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK on June 27, 1947 to Catherine Campbell (Nixon) and Llewellyn Turner, Scotty was an intrepid yachtsman and rigger who went on to sail his way across the globe, […]

  • Winter

    by Jeff Steinberg   “You live here year-round?” I was asked for the umpteenth time by another incredulous tourist. “How can you stand the winter?”   I thought about telling him of the special magic of this place. Those sacred mysteries which reveal themselves only after the tourists have gone.   The somber greyness of […]

  • Holiday Events and New Classes at Dancin’ on the Door

    Dancin’ on the Door is hosting a Holiday Hafla on Dec. 22. A hafla is a party or social gathering where belly dancers take turns performing as well as some open-floor dancing for everyone to get up and enjoy the Middle Eastern music. Join local belly dancers Gretchen Geurts-Kummer and Andria Nikoupolis Weliky for a […]

  • DCA Winter Lineup Includes Small Forest, Deathfolk

    The Door Community Auditorium hosts Small Forest, Door County Pickers, and more great music in 2016.

  • Ornament Decoration Demo at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is excited to announce Christmas Ornament painting demonstrations on Dec. 19, 11 m – 2:30 pm, by well-known Door County artist Mary White. Come to the gallery and enjoy cookies and coffee while White showcases her technique for creating stunning hand painted art ornaments. In conjunction with the demonstration, White’s […]

  • Crossroads Hosts Christmas Bird Count Sampler

    Last Saturday at the Crossroads Maintenance Building, volunteers from the Door County Silent Sports Alliance unpacked their new skies and checked the straps on the snowshoes in anticipation of the time when snow is deep enough to groom and the start of the Ski For Free program. Since there isn’t any snow yet, take part […]

  • New Year, New Yoga Classes

    Dancin’ on the Door in Egg Harbor is offering restorative yoga classes, beginning Jan. 8 at 9:15 am. Classes will be led by Rebecca Sheesley. Restorative yoga is intended to take the mindfulness that is found in all forms of yoga to the next level. It is the centering of your breath and body – […]

  • News Bulletin: Continued Investigation into Bay Ship Fire

    WHAT HAPPENED  Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache said the investigation into what caused the Dec. 11 fire aboard the 519-foot cement carrier Alpena continues. Sturgeon Bay firefighters were joined by crews from six other departments throughout the county. “My gut on this through experience, it could be a long time before we find out the […]

  • Municipal News: Dec. 18 – 23

    City of Sturgeon Bay: As the weather permits, city crews will be trimming trees in order to maintain the desired clearance to all roadways, sidewalks and alleys. Property owners who prefer to trim their own trees may contact the Public Works Dept. at 746.2912. Trimming by the city will include brush removal. However, property owners […]

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Service

    Christmas (among other holidays) can be a difficult time. The loss of loved ones, the anguish of a broken relationship, health concerns, loneliness or simply the pressure of preparing for the season can take their toll. A space and a time is needed to acknowledge the sadness and concern that may be present, instead of […]

  • Obituary: Randall Paul Cihlar

    Randall Paul Cihlar, 58, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at home on Monday, December 14, 2015. He had been dealing with heart issues in recent years. Randy was born September 6, 1957, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Paul Francis Cihlar and Dorla Marie (Quam) Cihlar. He was the […]

  • Door County North Welcomes Mickie Rasch as New Coordinator

    Door County North, the business association for the Liberty Grove-Ellison Bay-Gills Rock region, and their Board of Directors are happy to introduce Mickie Rasch as their new Community Coordinator. Rasch brings extensive experience in tourism, marketing and volunteering. Her last experience comes from the Driftless Region in Western Wisconsin, which was as the Eco Tourism […]

  • Playing It Forward for the Holidays

    Generosity and giving unto others are core values woven into the fabric of Christmastime in America. The Door Peninsula is no exception. On Dec. 19 at 7 pm, the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will host the 3rd annual Play It Forward concert to benefit the Go Bo! Foundation. “The event is well attended and well […]

  • Sen. Lasee Weighs In On Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment

    By Sen. Frank Lasee Certain groups with their own agenda have claimed I’m trying to influence the ongoing court battle over the approved hotel project in Sturgeon Bay, this is my response. In reality, I have been working on legislation to clarify the treatment of filled lakebed in Wisconsin long before this project in Sturgeon […]

  • Obituary: Louise Buchholz

    Louise Buchholz, a familiar face to visitors of The Clearing for nearly a quarter century, died Saturday, Dec. 12 at the age of 81, the school announced Wednesday.