Peninsula Pulse Dec. 9-16, 2022

In this issue

  • Meet the Hal Prize Winners: Dan Powers

    It’s here, hot off the press – Vol. 2 of the 8142 Review, just in time for the holidays. The Peninsula Pulse’s literary magazine contains the 37 best pieces of work out of the 686 submissions received for the 2022 Hal Prize in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and photography.  The artists are of all ages and […]

  • Editor’s Note: Oppositions and Occultations

    As with many Earthlings who are not astronomers, I’m fairly oblivious to the regular drama occurring overhead. If I happen to catch an astronomical headline it interests me the same way headlines about the Royals do (the English ones, not the Kansas City ones). I’ve also been known to have moon calendars on my Christmas […]

  • Wild Things: No Buck Hunting During ‘Doe’ Seasons

    Antlerless-only hunts Dec. 8-11 and Dec. 24-Jan. 1 by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected], Peninsula Pulse contributor If you’re an archery or crossbow deer hunter with sights set on harvesting a buck, you can’t do it over the holiday break. That’s because both Door and Kewaunee counties are included in the Dec. 24-Jan.1 antlerless-only firearm deer season […]

  • A Record Year for Referenda

    If it seems like every election contains at least one request from local school districts for more operational or building funds, that’s not an illusion. The Wisconsin Policy Forum reported last week that school referenda have become a fixture on ballots across the state over the last decade. Locally, voters approved two requests from the […]

  • Boat-Launching Fees Increasing in 2023

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council agreed to charge more to launch boats at city facilities next year. The city’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee and the Joint Parks and Recreation Committee/Board both recommended raising those fees for the first time since 2011. Municipal services director Mike Barker said he favored increasing the fees in 2023 because […]

  • Large-Scale Training Exercise This Week

    While this issue of the Peninsula Pulse was still traveling back to Door County hot off the press, a large-scale training operation was taking place at the Door County Justice Center. Door County Emergency Management, along with various emergency response agencies and the Wisconsin Complex All-Hazard Incident Management Team (AHIMT), were conducting the functional training […]

  • Kewaunee Dairy Farmer, Two Others, Charged with Over-Spreading Manure, Falsifying Documents

    The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed charges against the owner of a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) in Kewaunee County, along with the manure hauler he hired to spread manure on his dairy’s land, and the agronomist that submitted a report about that manure spreading to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). […]

  • Final Weekend for Christkindlmarkt

    Cozy fires helped warm those who turned out for the cold Saturday of weekend number two of the Christkindlmarkt in Sister Bay. The European-style Christmas market on the grounds of the Corner of the Past Museum showcases vendors selling handcrafted, locally made goods, plus food booths selling German and Nordic fare and drinks. This weekend, […]

  • Eleven Local Nonprofits Stand to Receive $263,781

    The Door County Health and Human Services Board has recommended fully funding 11 grant requests from local nonprofits with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The recommendation now goes to the Door County Finance Committee and then the full Door County Board of Supervisors. The supervisors had passed a resolution in August authorizing the expenditure […]

  • Treasurer Appointed, Speed Limit Lowered in Baileys Harbor

    Baileys Harbor appointed David Smith as town treasurer during a special meeting Nov. 29. He will be taking over for former town treasurer Lois Pluff, who resigned after holding the position for 20 years. Before retiring in February, Smith had served as chief financial officer for Koss Corporation and was a board member on the […]

  • City Considering Residential Zoning Revisions

    The Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission will review revisions to the city’s residential zoning districts at its next meeting, Dec. 21. The changes under consideration would reduce minimum lot widths and minimum lot size requirements for single-family dwellings in R-2 and R-3 districts, and reduce the minimum square footage in the R-1 district to allow for […]

  • County Hires New Parks Director

    Tim Kazmierczak is the new Door County Parks director, responsible for the overall operation of 21 county parks that span more than 1,000 acres and “weave the county together from Southern Door to Washington Island,” as Kazmierczak recently described it.  He also directs maintenance, ensures park safety and manages boat launches, hunting permits and county […]

  • City May Partner with County for Sober Living Facility

    The County of Door has been looking for a building to use as a sober living facility to provide a clean and sober living option for those transitioning off addiction and alcoholism.  It may now have a partner in the City of Sturgeon Bay. The city’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee directed city staff Nov. 29 […]

  • Hearing Set to Consider Rezoning Behind Starbucks

    A public hearing has been set for Dec. 21 before Sturgeon Bay’s Plan Commission to consider rezoning the area where a house is located behind a three-unit commercial building being constructed at the southwest corner of Highway 42/57 and Duluth Avenue (County S). Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak informed the commission at its Nov. 30 […]

  • Removal of Abandoned Tugboat Stalled

    Though it was supposed to be removed on Dec. 4, an abandoned tugboat remains a fixture on the water near Baileys Harbor Yacht Club.  The 143-foot-long Donny S has been moored in Baileys Harbor for over a year, according to Mike Kahr, who owns property nearby. Kahr has watched the boat being battered by storms […]

  • PEO Awards Continuing Education Grant

    Kathryn Lautenbach, a student at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter DF of Sturgeon Bay, has earned a P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant. Lautenbach is pursuing certification as a licensed practical nurse. She is currently completing her clinical work and anticipates graduating in December 2022. The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education […]

  • $1,000 Social Justice Scholarship

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Door County graduating senior, including homeschoolers, who demonstrates an outstanding personal commitment to social justice.  Through the scholarship, students of any faith – or no faith – are encouraged to persevere in the struggle for social justice, wherever and whenever […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Offers Classes for the Community

    The Sturgeon Bay School district is offering programming for the community this winter. The classes are offered as part of the school’s community connection and outreach program. The classes cover a wide variety of topics and interests, including art, shop and music. Registration is due by Dec. 25. Email the completed form to [email protected] or […]

  • Where is the Line? Defining Northern Door

    Northern Door.  It’s a phrase we use a lot on the peninsula in casual conversation, in county government deliberations or just giving directions. We use it so often that we rarely stop to think about what specifically we’re referring to when we say “Northern Door.” I didn’t realize this until it came up as we […]

  • Spongy Moth Population Increases

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) caught 202,300 spongy moths, an invasive pest, in 10,044 traps this summer as part of the federal Slow the Spread of the Spongy Moth Program. Formerly known as the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar received a new common name in early 2022. DATCP said this change […]

  • Retreat Property Added to Chambers Island Preserve

    The Door County Land Trust has acquired a 22.75-acre ecological gem – an isthmus once part of the Green Bay Diocese’s Holy Name Retreat Center – thanks to private donations from Chambers Island landowners and a Natural Resources Damage Assessment Program (NRDAP) grant awarded by the Fox River and Green Bay natural resources trustees. The purchase […]

  • Discussion Group About Death

    Steve Freier, who has over 20 years experience researching the afterlife, will host an open discussion group that discusses death and the afterlife. All beliefs are welcomed and respected.  The group meets at the ADRC of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave, on Dec. 15, 1-2:30 pm. The program is free, but call 920.746.2372 to […]

  • Independent Living with Parkinson’s

    The Door County Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will host Options for Independent Living of Green Bay for a special program Dec. 14, 1 pm, at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St. The organization will share ways to help people to live independently, discuss what it offers to those living in Door County and […]

  • Death’s Door BBQ Donates $6,000

    Death’s Door BBQ is donating $2,000 to the Washington Island Foundation, which has matching funds available to grow the gift. This will provide a total of $4,000 for needed updates to the island’s Rec Center, such as HVAC improvements and new lockers.  Death’s Door BBQ will also donate $2,000 to the Town of Washington, which […]

  • DCMC Auxiliary’s Angel Gala a Success

    The members of the Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Auxiliary deeply appreciate the generosity and support of the community and all those who attended its 66th annual Angel Scholarship Gala on Oct. 22, when more than $58,000 was raised for the auxiliary’s scholarship fund.  The scholarship committee will use the money raised to award scholarships […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Seeks Volunteers

    Door County Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help at its Sturgeon Bay ReStore as increasing numbers of shoppers arrive to buy holiday gifts. Volunteers can choose to receive donations, stock shelves, sort materials, assist customers, create displays, price items or work at the checkout. Revenue from ReStore sales helps to build homes for partnering […]

  • Soup Day at the YMCA

    Mark your calendars for the Sturgeon Bay YMCA’s Soup Day. Grab lunch for the whole week or just a quick dinner. All soups are served cold and in to-go containers ready to heat up and eat whenever you want. Soup is $7 per 16-oz container. The sale starts Dec. 12, 5:45 am.  Have any good […]

  • Chop ‘n Shop With a Cop

    The Annual Chop ‘n Shop with a Cop event took place Dec. 3, with 30 children from Door County schools treated to a day of tree cutting and shopping and wrapping Christmast gifts for family members. Area schools assist in selecting the participating children from grades K-5. Each child is assisted by uniformed officers from […]

  • Holiday Donation Drive in Kewaunee

    The Giving for Sara Food and Hygiene Drive, organized by Kewaunee County Public Health and Human Services, is in its 10th year of collecting donations of healthful, nonperishable foods and personal-hygiene products, as well as monetary funds. The donations help to stock the shelves at area food pantries and assist community members in need. Donations […]

  • Tour Decorated Churches

    The outreach team at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church invites community members to enjoy the Christmas décor of eight churches in the Sturgeon Bay area during its Follow the Star Church Christmastide Tour on Dec. 18, 1-4 pm. The tour is free and self-guided. The participating churches are St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 108 W. Maple St.; Friends […]

  • Free Christmas Meal for Veterans

    VFW Post 3088 is hosting a free Christmas day meal for veterans and their families on Dec. 25, 12-2 pm. The meal includes roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and dessert.  Make a reservation no later than Dec. 20 by calling 920.304.6188 or 920.304.6058.

  • Mix and Mingle at DCMM’s Jingle Mixer

    The community is invited to the Door County Maritime Museum’s (DCMM) Jingle Mixer to mix and mingle through the museum’s “Merry-Time” winter wonderland. During the Mixer, explore decorated trees, wreaths and holiday displays twinkling around the museum. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, hot beverage bars, live music, a photo booth, auctions and lively conversation. Guests are […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Home Ec

    Home Ec is a beautiful, little 1-year-old bunny available for adoption from the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. This super soft gal weighs just four pounds and is ready to hop her way into your heart. Like all rabbits at WHS, Home Ec ( has been spayed, received a flea preventative and a nail […]

  • Door County Carolers Spread Christmas Cheer

    Singing in choirs and caroling around the holidays, Carra Augustine always thought she’d be a singer when she grew up.  Life had different plans. A long-time visitor to Door County, Augustine is now a Sturgeon Bay resident, working as a visual artist and stay-at-home mom. But she still finds time to sing. At first, to […]

  • Outstanding Teen Advocates for Dyslexia Awareness

    Claire Bohn doesn’t have to look very far to see the effect that dyslexia can have on people. “Dyslexia runs in my family, and my brother has it,” she said. “Growing up watching him struggle with dyslexia, I really wanted to help others who have dyslexia.” Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes reading difficult. […]

  • Beacon Merger Creates Boat House of Door County

    Deal keeps business local, increases brands, employment A collegial relationship in a business-owners group evolved into a friendship and then a partnership that will help a Door County dealership expand its presence and employment. Beacon Marine this fall merged with The Boat House, a boat sales and service company with locations in eight facilities in […]

  • Thrivent’s St. Henry Earns New Designation

    Financial consultant Casey St. Henry recently earned the Behavioral Financial Advisor (BFA) designation from think2perform. For the past nine years, he has served clients in Sturgeon Bay as part of the Third Coast Financial Consultants of Thrivent. The BFA program teaches financial professionals how traditional finance practices are influenced by psychology and neuroscience to help […]

  • Local Prosecutor Recognized By State Association

    The Wisconsin District Attorneys Association (WDAA), which represents 400-plus criminal prosecutors in Wisconsin, has bestowed its inaugural President’s Award on Egg Harbor resident Joan Korb. She’s a former Door County district attorney and assistant district attorney who, since her retirement, has worked as a special prosecutor for district attorneys’ offices in Wisconsin.  Korb received the […]

  • Giver Fest Rocks the Mink

    It’s a bye week for the Packers, so you can have a chill Sunday, football-free afternoon with family on Dec. 11. Or you can head to Giver Fest at the Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay.  Three bands will play from noon – 5 pm to bring some fun to a Packersless afternoon. Frank Maloney […]

  • Door County Holiday Concerts

    Get your Christmas cheer on at these upcoming holiday concerts. “A Winter Wonderland”  Dec. 14, 7 pm Algoma Elementary School, 514 Fremont Street in Algoma  Algoma Community Band and Lakeshore Singers collaborate in a community Christmas concert. Lessons & Carols Dec. 15, 7 pm Stella Maris Parish, 7710 Highway 42 in Egg Harbor Enjoy refreshments […]

  • A Final Christmas Show for Kuhns and Friends

    A traditional Door County Christmas event will be performed for one final time this holiday season. The Small Forest Christmas show, which has been a fixture in Door County for 15 years, will offer its final performance at 7 pm Dec. 16 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Jeanne Kuhns, the singer-songwriter who formed […]

  • Culture Club: A Volunteer Perspective on Natural Christmas

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host its 15th Natural Christmas event Dec. 10.  Visitors can stroll the luminaria-lit boardwalks and visit the festive Kaye Cabin for homemade cookies, warm cider, hot chocolate, and holiday music. A warm campfire for roasting marshmallows and chestnuts completes the evening.  There’s a wreath-making workshop and free holiday crafts, guided hikes […]

  • Night Tree, Night Views at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek invites families and children of all ages to its traditional Night Tree celebration on Dec. 10, 10 am. The program features videos, stories by the fire and then, the children decorate the trees at the Hidden Classroom for the birds and wildlife. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society hosts its next meeting […]

  • Taking on the Ice Age Trail

    Emily Steuer of Ellison Bay is tackling a historic expedition this winter by thru-hiking Wisconsin’s National Scenic Ice Age Trail. This 1,200-mile trail has been completed only two other times during the winter, first by Mike Summers in 2017, then by Emily Ford in 2021. She will begin her hike at the eastern terminus in […]

  • Bits & Bites: Special Menus at Fish Market

    The Harbor Fish Market is decked out for the holiday season and prepping for several special dining events coming this winter.  For New Year’s celebrations on Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31, the Fish Market will offer up a special menu featuring Japanese A5 Kobe Strip, Pheasant Breast and cedar plank salmon entrees. Reservations […]

  • Unique Spin on a Christmas Classic at TAP

    Most of us are familiar with “A Christmas Carol.” But you probably haven’t seen the classic tale told in the way that Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) is telling it this December. TAP’s version of the story is a 1940s radio play, with each cast member playing a radio host. That way, only five actors (Elyse […]

  • Three Music Programs, One Goal

    The Griffon String Quartet aims to make classical music accessible to all Community outreach wasn’t always a top priority for Midsummer’s Music. That changed in 2018 when the Griffon String Quartet came together. “Since this group has been formed, [community involvement] has really just skyrocketed,” said Russ Warren, who handles marketing and media for Midsummer’s […]

  • Christmas Concert and Sing-Along

    The Algoma Community Band and Lakeshore Singers present ‘A Winter Wonderland’ concert at the Algoma Elementary School PAC. The community band performs several Christmas medleys and will be joined by the Lakeshore Singers for the “Hallelujah Chorus.” The community band is directed by Jennifer Massey and David Kopetsky. The Lakeshore Singers, accompanied by Michael Swedberg […]

  • Holiday Pop-Up at OneEighty Petals

    The elves at OneEighty Petals Flower Farm & Studio, 8999 S Highland Road in Fish Creek, have been busy creating a variety of handcrafted holiday gifts that bring a piece of the flower farm to your home all year long.  Enjoy two Holiday Shop Pop-Ups, Dec. 10, 12-3 pm, and Dec. 17, 12-3 pm, at […]

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Features Ginnie Cappaert

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County features the work of Ginnie Cappaert for its next gallery show, Ginnie Cappaert: The Beauty that Surrounds Us. The show is on display through Jan. 29, 2023. Cappaert is compelled to interpret the landscape that surrounds her in Door County in an abstract, almost minimalist, and playful manner. […]

  • Bringing the Outdoors In with Laurel Grey

    Laurel Grey lives in Sturgeon Bay, but her artistic influences come from across the globe. Her dad’s job in the Air Force brought her to Japan as a child, and the experience hasn’t quite left her. “That aesthetic really stuck with me, of bringing the outdoors in,” Grey said. “The Japanese are very good at […]

  • Crafting Christmas Ornaments with David Frykman

    David Frykman has been woodcarving since the early 1990s. Earlier in his career, he partnered with a company in Minneapolis, who would sell reproductions of his work around the country. Now, all the carvings Frykmann sells are originals. To begin making his carved Santa ornaments, Frykman starts with a piece of local cedarwood, which he […]

  • A Return to the Canvas for Caitlin Leline-Hatch

    Caitlin Leline-Hatch’s Door County roots emerge through watercolors Caitlin Leline-Hatch grew up surrounded by horses.  “We didn’t have the tablets and the screens to distract us, so I just spent a lot of time in the barn, sitting on the hay bales next to the horses, sharing my popsicles with them,” Leline-Hatch said. That barn […]

  • Stories behind the Soldiers Who Lost Their Lives at Pearl Harbor

    U.S. military deaths from the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, totaled 2,341, including 50 from Wisconsin. Thanks to the efforts of volunteers with the nonprofit initiative Stories Behind the Stars (SBTS), every one of these 2,341 fallen has a story that smartphone users can read at any gravesite or memorial, or at […]

  • Tins of Light from Door County Candle Company

    The New York Times reported last week that generators rattled and roared across Kiev, Ukraine, where officials estimated about half the city’s population of 3 million remained without electricity following Russian missile strikes on power facilities and critical infrastructure.  Surrounding the Ukrainian capital in the Kiev region – which does not include the capital and […]

  • Evergreen Party at Turtle Ridge

    Celebrate holiday cheer at Turtle Ridge Gallery/Boutique at its Evergreen Party Dec. 8, 4-7 pm. The annual party features special evergreen arrangements. Sign up to win an arrangement for your holiday decor. Enjoy holiday refreshments, choose handmade gifts for yourself and loved ones, and catch up with friends. Visit to learn more.

  • Hensge Releases Cozy Mystery Novel

    Sturgeon Bay resident Jane Hensge has published her first book, a cozy mystery that readers will find suspenseful and humorous. Do Over In Pearl Center is the story of Jen Miller who leaves her suburban Chicago life to return to small town Iowa roots to reopen her family’s long shuttered grocery store. She re-establishes old […]

  • Jarosh Signs Book at Christmas Market

    Author Sue Jarosh is set up at Christkindlmarkt in Sister Bay under her publisher name, Door County Polar Bear Press. Jarosh is selling and personalizing all five of her Door County history books. These books are written with stories based on actual Door County Lighthouse history. In addition to a great story about each location, […]

  • DiMaio Up Next for Poetry Series

    Edward DiMaio is the next featured poet for the Dickinson Poetry Series, presented by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC). DiMaio is a self-trained poet who came to find his poetic voice through journaling. Since the 1990s, DiMaio has run various poetry groups and organized readings in Indiana, Milwaukee and the Door County […]

  • Ridges Reads Selects Next Title

    The Ridges Sanctuary announced its next selection for the Ridges Reads book club, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Kimmerer is a botanist who has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of The Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Christmas Book Flood’ by Emily Kilgore

    Recommended by LIZ WELTER, Co-owner, Novel Bay Booksellers A delightful Christmas tradition that started in Iceland is slowly spreading around the world, and you can learn more about it in a new picture book that’s designed for children but is wonderfully inspiring for anyone. The Christmas Book Flood describes a custom in Iceland, where friends […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Chera Van Burg

    Though a recent migrant to Door County, Chera Van Burg first came to the county over 30 years ago. Van Burg began writing poetry at a young age, and at 10 years old, her poem won a countywide contest and was published in her hometown newspaper. She has written song lyrics, which along with her […]

  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance in Sturgeon Bay

    Be a part of history as Wisconsin’s only official U.S. Coast Guard City presents its inaugural Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony along Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront promenade. The Sturgeon Bay Fire and Police Department’s will have a joint color guard, a U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard will ring eight bells and float a remembrance wreath. There […]

  • Obituary: Manfred “Fred” Ernest Burgbacher

    July 11, 1943 ~ November 28, 2022 Manfred “Fred” Burgbacher, 79, of Sister Bay, died Monday, November 28, 2022, at Scandia Village as result of Parkinson’s disease. Fred was born on July 11, 1943, in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of the late Ernest and Caroline (Woessner) Burgbacher. He grew up in Chicago and graduated […]

  • Obituary: Daniel W. Herrbold

    March 10, 1947 ~ December 3, 2022 Daniel Warren Herrbold, 75, of the Town of Sevastopol (Sturgeon Bay), died early Saturday morning, December 3, 2022 at Woodside Lutheran Home in Ashwaubenon. He was born in Sturgeon Bay on March 10, 1947 to Delbert William Herrbold, Sr. and Lila Florence (Rankin) Herrbold. Dan grew up attending St. Joseph […]

  • Obituary: Ann Marie Ostrand

    August 8, 1949 ~ December 4, 2022  Ann Marie Ostrand, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Dec. 4, 2022, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay.  She was born Aug. 8, 1949, in Algoma to Arnold Johnsrud Sr. and Nedra Nelson. After graduation from Southern Door High School, Ann went to work for The Plumbers […]

  • Obituary: Irene “Renie” R. May

    August 27, 1928 ~ December 5, 2022  Irene Rita (Long) May, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at her Cardinal Ridge Home.  She was quick to remind everyone, “age is just a number!”  She often said time was a gift, after a long and full life her time ran out and she has now begun her new […]

  • Obituary: Diane “Diana” Tess

    July 13, 1954 – Nov. 28, 2022 Diane Tess, 68, Shorewood, WI, passed away suddenly. She was born in Sturgeon Bay to Kenneth and Katherine (Pisha) Tess. Diana dedicated her life to increasing cultural awareness as an educator. She taught Spanish for 35 years at Nicolet High School and was selected as Teacher of the […]

  • Obituary: Barbara Helm

    Jan. 1, 1935 – Nov. 15, 2022 Barbara Helm, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Cherry Cove Assisting Living in Sturgeon Bay. She was an animal lover, especially cats, and was an avid reader, often reading until the early morning hours. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Boleslaw and Maria (Wesolowska) Chelminiak; former husband […]

  • YMCA Names Tonya Felhofer Next CEO

    The Door County YMCA Board of Directors announced that Tonya Felhofer has been named as the next CEO of the Door County Y. Felhofer brings a wealth of Y experience in Financial Development, Marketing and Membership along with having developed strong relationships with our donors, members, staff, and the entire Door County community. For the last […]

  • Obituary: Margaret “Pudge” Rita Johnson

    Nov. 27, 1939 – Nov. 25, 2022 Margaret “Pudge” Rita Johnson of Allouez died at age 82. Pudge resided at New Perspective Senior Living for the past year and a half. The staff there provided a warm and caring environment with exceptional personal care. Her family will be eternally grateful for the kindness and warmth […]

  • Obituary: Carl A. Sampone Jr.

    Oct. 29, 1945 – Nov. 23, 2022 Carl A. Sampone Jr., 77, of Algoma and formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Medical Center. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Carl and Margaret (Lake) Sampone Sr. Carl graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1963. He served his country in the U.S. Air […]

  • Obituary: Dolores “Lorry” L. Kemble

    Sept. 22, 1929 – Nov. 26, 2022 Dolores “Lorry” L. Kemble, 93, of Sister Bay and formerly of Lombard, Illinois, died at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Lorry was born in Melrose Park, Illinois, to Fred and Julia (Stang) Hardt. Following high school, she worked for the VA until 1954, when she started her family. On […]