Peninsula Pulse – Feb. 16-23, 2018

In this issue

  • Pulse Price Report: Feb. 20, 2018

    Crop prices (Feb. 20) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.25 -0.41 $3.04 Soybeans $9.46 -0.81 $9.56 Wheat $3.79 -0.70 $3.42 Oats $3.16 -0.50 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.26/bushel -0.40 New-Crop Corn $3.48/bushel -0.48 Wheat $3.84/bushel -0.65   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Harmonious Wail Offers Up Gypsy Jazz at White Gull

    The Gypsy jazz band Harmonious Wail will perform at Fish Creek’s White Gull Inn on Feb. 28. The concert is the fourth in a six-piece series in the inn’s 34th season of winter folk concerts. Harmonious Wail, a band who describes itself as a “purveyor of Americana infused Gypsy jazz,” just celebrated its 30th anniversary […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Feb. 14, 2018

    Crop prices (Feb. 14) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.29 -0.39 $3.04 Soybeans $9.39 -0.79 $9.56 Wheat $3.89 -0.69 $3.42 Oats $3.26 -0.53 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.27/bushel -0.41 New-Crop Corn $3.49/bushel -0.48 Wheat $3.93/bushel -0.65   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Three Trombones, Tuba Back by Popular Demand at 2018 Feb Fest

    Musician Charlie Schuchat had to laugh when asked for his thoughts on being issued a return invitation following last year’s Peninsula Music Festival February Fest finale. “Who would’ve thought?” Schuchat mused. “Three trombones and a tuba, popular demand!” It was less surprising for the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) patrons who attended last year’s final February […]

  • Pen Players Play Reading Draws in Crowd of More Than 130

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Go Save Your Life by Nasir Bin Zakaria, as told to Laura Toffenetti, on Feb. 5 to an audience of more than 130. Go Save Your Life was produced as part of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theatre. Participating […]

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 670

    by Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate I’m writing this column on a very cold day, and it’s nice to be inside with a board game to play, but better yet, for me at least, to be inside with a poem about a board game. This Monopoly game by Connie Wanek is from her book Rival […]

  • Charlotte Lukes to Present ‘Tribute to Roy’

    The Door County Master Gardeners invited Charlotte Lukes to present “Wild Orchids of Door County, a Tribute to Roy Lukes” and “Spring in Door County” as part of their 2018 Gardening Education Program. The program takes place Feb. 20, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. “Wild Orchids of Door County” will […]

  • Ephraim Approves $300,000 Contract for Highway Design

    The Village of Ephraim approved a contract with engineering firm AECOM for $306,949 to complete design work on the projects associated with the village’s upcoming highway resurface plan. Construction design, estimated at $175,000 to $225,000, and actual construction costs, are not included in the contract. Projects include reconstruction of a half-mile portion of the highway […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Cheers Passage of Foster Forward Package

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after the passage of his bills in the Foster Forward legislative package on the floor of the Assembly on Feb. 13:  “I was delighted to see the entire Foster Forward legislative package move forward through the Assembly today, especially my bills AB 775 and AB 777. […]

  • Dancin’ on the Door Now Offering QiGong Intro Class

    Beginning Feb. 23 Dancin’ On The Door will offer “Intro to QiGong” 9:30 ‒ 10:30 am. Students will learn the Golden Qi Ball routine. These movements are part of a sequence that is geared for the five seasons in traditional Chinese medicine. Students will learn the winter protocol that supports body and organ systems as […]

  • Algoma Sculptor Juried into Manhattan Art Show

    Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor, was juried into the prestigious Manhattan Arts International show, New Beginnings. For more than 30 years, under the direction of its founder Renée Phillips, Manhattan Arts International has promoted thousands of artists from around the world. About this year’s exhibition Phillips said, “The notion of ‘New Beginnings’ has unlimited interpretations […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Feb. 16 – 23

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon on Feb. 20. The Community Protection 7 Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm Feb. 22. County of Door:  The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am Feb. 19. The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm Feb. 19. The ADRC Advisory Board meets at […]

  • Meet Your Sturgeon Bay Common Council Primary Candidates

    Sturgeon Bay voters will narrow the field of candidates from three to two in two common council races in the Feb. 20 primary election. In District 2 three candidates are competing for the seat being vacated by Ron Vandertie. Two of the candidates are former city representatives. Sixty-four-year-old Bob Starr served as mayor from 1998-2001. […]

  • The Bestseller List: Feb. 16, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead Call Me by Your Name, by André Aciman The Sun and Her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION Evicted, by Matthew Desmond On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder Being Mortal, by […]

  • 2018 Hal Prize Judges Announced

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper is pleased to announce the judges of the 2018 Hal Prize poetry, prose and photography contest. They are:  award-winning Wisconsin photographer Carl Corey, Minneapolis poet Leslie Adrienne Miller, Minnesota novelist Peter Geye, and nonfiction writer José Rodríguez. Conducted annually since 1998, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to […]

  • Freestyle Ski Race in Sturgeon Bay Feb. 17

    Snowkraft Nordic hosts the Eirawen 20 cross-country ski race Feb. 17, 9 am. The schedule includes a 10K at 9 am and a 20K at 9:15 am. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 am. Skiers of all abilities are welcome in the event that will benefit the nonprofit Door County Silent Sports Alliance (DCSSA) Trail Vision […]

  • Peninsula Singers 2018 Season Begins

    The Peninsula Singers start their season of rehearsals for the 2018 spring concerts Feb. 26 at the United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. A social and registration is set for Feb. 26 at 6:15 pm; rehearsal begins at 7 pm. Singers of all ages, beginning with freshmen in high school, are eligible […]

  • Door Shakespeare Hires New Producing Artistic Director

    Door Shakespeare is stepping into 2018 with a new leader at the helm. The Door Shakespeare Board of Directors announced the hiring of Michael Stebbins as the company’s new Producing Artistic Director. Stebbins, a Kenosha native, spent eight years as Rep Stage’s Producing Artistic Director in Columbia, Md., where he championed the works of up-and-coming […]

  • DPAS Looks for M81, Bode’s Galaxy, and More at Next Viewing Night

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society is inviting the public to the Leif Everson Observatory at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center for viewing the night sky Feb. 17 at 7 pm. Viewing targets are M81, Bode’s Galaxy and the Ghost of Jupiter planetary nebula NGC3242. If it is snowing or if the sky is totally clouded over, […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Village Residents Vote on Resort Tax Feb. 20

    by Janal Suppanz, Interim Administrator As you may have heard, a referendum will be conducted here in the village on Feb. 20 regarding implementation of the Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT). The village provides a variety of services and facilities for the public to enjoy. Other than the marina and Water and Sewer Utility, facilities […]

  • Human Services Board Gives Warm Send-Off to Cindy Zellner-Ehlers

    Members of Door County’s Human Services Board learned at their monthly meeting on Feb. 13 that Developmental Disabilities Program Manager Cindy Zellner-Ehlers once received a $1,000 check from a man who would become the future president of the United States. The story of how her sister, a model, gave her Donald Trump’s private telephone number […]

  • Crossroads Hosts Lectures on Native Plants

    Just as some people are getting truly weary of snow, two local organizations have scheduled lectures at Crossroads at Big Creek that will bring native plants and color back into our lives. Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula, a group dedicated to native plants and natural landscapes, has invited Karen Newbern to present the program […]

  • UUF Movies That Matter Series Newest Discusses Race in America

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) continues their Movies That Matter Series with I Am Not Your Negro on Feb. 20 at 4:30 pm. According to PBS’s synopsis, this film “envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel […]

  • Door to Nature: Common Redpolls

    Another substantial snowfall has been cleared from the driveway and bird feeders as frigid Canadian air covers Wisconsin. When possible it is nice to just stay indoors and watch the wildlife in the yard and see which birds are enjoying the daily handout. The Wisconsin Birding Network indicates widespread reports of common redpolls. This is […]

  • School of Rock: Guitar Teacher Brings Music to Local Youth

    If you hear some kids talking about Elvis eating dynamite, there is a very good chance it is a member of the recently formed guitar club at the Boys & Girls Club of Door County. “Elvis Ate Dynamite Goodbye Elvis. That’s how we learn the names of the strings,” said Tom Mulinix, the man who […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Feb. 16, 2018

    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? “I just always think you’re being sarcastic. Is that alright?” “He would make a great foghorn.” “He’s got booger rags in there, […]

  • Wisconsin 33rd in 2017 Job Growth

    Wisconsin ranked 33rd of all states and the District of Columbia for the percentage of job growth in 2017, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor. The state added approximately 40,200 jobs in 2017, equating to a 1.4 percent increase above December 2016. When adjusted for average job growth during the entire […]

  • TAP Announces Their 2018 Play Reading Festival Lineup

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the lineup for the second annual Play Reading Festival, Feb. 16-25. This year’s festival features plays from Sarah Ruhl, C.P. Taylor, David Ives, Jen Silverman, a Midwest premiere by Bill Cain and from Wisconsin playwright Marie Kohler, who will attend the fest. Dead Man’s Cell Phone will be performed Feb. […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Feb. 16 – 23

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 16 @ Peshtigo, 7:30 pm Feb. 17 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Feb. 19 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Feb. 22 @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 20 vs. Algoma, 7 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Feb. 16 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Feb. 19 @ Gibraltar, 7:30 pm Feb. 22 […]

  • Len Villano’s Pic of the Week: Door County Pond Hockey Tournament

    Last weekend was the Door County Pond Hockey Tournament on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor. It was an exciting day with teams of various skill levels. But the championship game between the Fitzgerald Freighters and the Flying Wombats took it up a few notches. Super fast and aggressive. I liked this photo because it shows […]

  • Cheers!: A Fizzy Cocktail of Ale

    OK. Here’s an odd beer on the shelf that I had to try – a bomber bottle with a typically ambiguous modern label featuring a New Yorker-type cartoon bartender, standing, I think, at a bar and under a banner that reads Dealers Circle. Hmmm! That means nothing to me. Beneath that scene are the words […]

  • Environmental Justice the Topic of Lenten Series

    The public is invited to attend a free six-week program series focused on Environmental Justice offered on Sunday mornings at 9 am from Feb. 18 to March 25 at Hope United Church of Christ. The series is intended to explore the question, “What are we called to do personally (and as a faith community) to […]

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate Forum March 7

    Door County League of Women Voters is sponsoring a candidate forum for the four candidates running for three open seats on the Southern Door School School Board. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at 7 pm in the Southern Door High School library. Snow date is March 15, 7 pm. This is an […]

  • Historical Society Hosts Luncheon Featuring Presentations on Barns

    The Door County Historical Society will host a winter luncheon and a dual presentation about barns on Feb. 24. The lunch and programs are a benefit for the Society’s endowment fund and will be at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The program features a showing of the film The Barn Raisers and a presentation […]

  • Feb. 17 Brings the 13th Annual Fire & Ice Festival

    Snow and ice carvers will sculpt masterpieces throughout Sturgeon Bay during the 13th annual Sturgeon Bay Fire and Ice Festival, Feb. 17. The carving competition is for cash prizes and the recognition of the People’s Choice Award (ice carving only). Locals and visitors will dine and dance the night away at the sold-out Fire & […]

  • Artist Experiments with Paint, Ice on Kangaroo Lake

    Those who ventured beyond the ice rinks of last weekend’s Door County Pond Hockey Tournament on Kangaroo Lake were treated to the latest visual experiment of artist Kate Roth. The Baileys Harbor painter swapped oil paints and canvas for milk paints and ice to create a 7’ x 15’ mural that merged the tourney’s logo […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Feb. 16 – 23

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors. The Expositor February 13, 1874 DOGS AS TOWN PAUPERS – Among the persons receiving aid from this town is one family which supports an enormously large dog, which […]

  • Kewaunee County Primaries in Lincoln, Franklin Feb. 20

    Kewaunee County residents in the Town of Lincoln and the Town of Franklin, who are eligible to vote, have a ballot to cast on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors race has a primary in both District 2 and District 10. Each district has three candidates seeking the seats being vacated by […]

  • Northern Sky Features “Muskie Love” in the Fall

    Northern Sky’s 2018 fall season features the musical comedy Muskie Love playing Aug. 31 – Oct. 20 at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Premiering in 2004, Muskie Love was the first collaboration by the now-veteran writing team of Dave Hudson and Paul Libman. Muskie Love is set on the shores of Green Bay […]

  • Ten Arrests in County Drug Investigation

    The Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force announced that a series of search warrants served on Feb. 11 culminated a nearly three-month undercover investigation into individuals alleged to have been trafficking heroin, methamphetamine, prescription narcotics and marijuana on the Door Peninsula. The sweep, which took place in the Township of Egg Harbor and City of Sturgeon Bay, […]

  • City of Kewaunee Contested Races

    The City of Kewaunee will have contested races for mayor and District 1 council member. Incumbent mayor Sandi Christman is being challenged by Joe Mills and James Kleiman III. The District 1 race is between incumbent Jason Jelinek and challenger Jeffrey Vollenweider. Incumbent Janita Zimmerman is unopposed in District 3 and newcomer Daniel Stangel will […]

  • Featured Pet: Rabi

    This week the Door County Humane Society introduce readers to Rabi, pronounced “Rabby.” He is a 7 to 9-year-old beagle/German shepherd mix and was surrendered because his owner was evicted from their home. He was also an outdoor dog with them. He loves taking walks and spending time outdoors when the weather is nice. Rabi […]

  • Server of the Week: Mr. Max, First Grade Helper at Gibraltar

    We like Mr. Max, he helps us when we’re stuck. He drives a giant truck. Mr. Max is tall and he plays football (and baseball too).   We tease him as much as he teases us, Having a helper like him is a must.   Written by Mrs. Norton & Mrs. Hoyerman’s first grade class

  • Victim Identified in Fatal Gardner Car Crash

    Gary K. Gustafson, 56, of the Town of Brussels, has been identified by the Door County Sheriff’s Dept. as the victim in the fatal single-vehicle accident in the Town of Gardner on Feb. 13. Gustafson was killed at about 4:28 pm when his car, westbound on Lime Kiln Road, left the road and stuck a power pole. […]

  • Technical Assistance Grant Program Opens

    The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission will offer its Technical Assistance Grant Program for 2018. The program will provide an opportunity to receive free professional planning assistance on small-scale plans or projects for member communities and counties. Up to three projects from throughout the region (in member counties and communities) will be selected for 2018. Projects […]

  • County Board to Consider Citizens United Resolution

    The Door County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution calling for a non-binding state referendum seeking to overturn the 2010 Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning campaign finance at its meeting on Feb. 27. The Legislative Committee forwarded the resolution on Feb. 13, insisting it is apolitical. But the committee still expects vigorous […]

  • By the Numbers: eCommerce Giant Amazon

    1 The number of minutes of human labor to ship one Amazon package. 3 Amazon’s ranking in the IT world. 28 The number of football fields Amazon’s fulfillment center in Phoenix would cover, or 1.2 million square feet. 34.7 The number of items shipped by Amazon per second. 43.5 Amazon’s share of the U.S. retail […]

  • Young Adult Author to Visit Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library

    The Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Branch of the Door County Library will hold a reading by Wisconsin author Debra Leea Glasheen at 11 am, March 3. She’ll read a selection from Backbiters, her young-adult dystopian novel, which follows a 15-year-old mutant girl 54 years after a corporate world war decimates human and animal populations on Earth. […]

  • ‘Searching for Sustainability’ Features Local Farmers

    As co-executive producer of the new documentary Searching for Sustainability, Valerie Dantoin had her mind set on the future. “For me it was personally thinking about the future and if I could talk to my great-great-grandchildren and they asked me the question, there was a fork in the road and a couple choices to be […]

  • Register Early for Island Birding Fest

    Washington Island’s Birding Festival will make its return May 18-20, to provide birders an experience on Washington, Plum and Rock islands. The festival is limited in size; 60 registrations will be accepted and then organizers will maintain a waitlist in case of cancellations. Organizers suggest those interested in attending should make lodging reservations as soon […]

  • Trivia: In classic Monopoly, how much money does the bank contain?

    Question:  In classic Monopoly, how much money does the bank contain? Answer:  $15,140 in cash

  • Newport State Park Holds Tree Identification Program

    Newport State Park’s Feb. 18 program is “Tree Identification in Winter” at 1:30 pm. Arborist and horticulturist Tom Wolfe will share his vast knowledge of trees as attendees learn to identify trees during winter months. There could be some time spent outdoors, depending on the weather. Please dress accordingly. Meet in the Nature Center.

  • All Invited to the Annual Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival

    For a number of years the annual Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival (WPCF) in Central Wisconsin has been a gathering of bird lovers and nature enthusiasts. Every April is the prime time to monitor the bird count, and see the mating of the greater prairie chicken at the Paul J. Olson Wildlife Area and other select […]

  • Manners Matter: Sportsmanship

    Dear Mary Pat, I am writing to you in the hopes that some of the people I am referring to in this letter will recognize and take a look at themselves. Here’s the story: I am a middle-aged woman, and have always enjoyed and been pretty good at sports. I competed on many teams throughout […]

  • Commentary: Bills Should Help Not Hinder Those Who Need Path Out of Poverty

    by Ingrid Rothe The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin agrees with Governor Walker that employment in jobs that pay a living wage is the most effective means for families to move out of poverty and become vital, contributing members of society. However, the majority of people in Wisconsin who continue to receive FoodShare and […]

  • Native Tribes Seek Seat at State’s Table

    Gary Besaw, former chair of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, gave the State of the Tribes address before the state assembly and some members of the state senate on Feb. 13. While citing some specific legislation the tribes of Wisconsin have supported or opposed, Besaw’s primary message was to seek more collaboration between the […]

  • Obituary: Gail Walker

    Gail Walker, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 12, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.  She was born Jan. 7, 1933 in Gardner to Desire and Edith (Delsipee) Sacotte. On May 30, 1952 she married Robert Walker in Brussels. Gail attended Stevenson Pier Grade School and graduated from Brussels High School as Salutatorian.  She also […]

  • Obituary: Margaret ‘Maggie’ Ann De Meuse

    Margaret “Maggie” Ann De Meuse, 54, of the Town of Sevastopol, was called Home to be with the Lord, Sunday evening, February 11, 2018 while in the comfort of her home with her family at her side. She was born September 18, 1963 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Robert John Skippon, Sr., and Marylou […]

  • Obituary: Joan Theresa Whitelaw

    Joan Theresa Whitelaw, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at her home at Pine Crest Village on Feb. 11, 2018. She was born Feb. 28, 1933 in Niagara, Wis., the daughter of the late Anton and Elizabeth (Gaworoski) Hohol. She was the youngest of seventeen children. Joan moved to Chicago in her teenage years and […]

  • Obituary: Donald Ervin Franke

    Donald Ervin Franke, 80, Fish Creek, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, February 8, 2018. Don was born December 24, 1937 to the late Ervin Franke and Evelyn (Bhirdo) Franke. He married Anita Johnson on October 7, 1961. Survivors include wife Anita, children Michele (Tom), Peter (Michelle), Mark (Connie), and Rhea; grandchildren Kala (Chris […]

  • Obituary: Donald Hanson

    Donald Hanson was born July 16, 1945 in Neenah to Lawrence Howard Hanson and Katherine May (Kodanko) Hanson. He graduated from Neenah High School in 1964. He worked for Main Autobody in Neenah before becoming a City of Menasha Police Officer in 1969. He married Lynn Margaret Strelow in 1977. He became a father in […]

  • Obituary: Hazel Irene Ellison

    Hazel Irene Ellison, 97, of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 8, 2018 at Door County Medical Center. She was born August 17, 1920 in the Town of Clay Banks, the daughter of Alvin M. and Amanda (Viste) Johnson. Hazel attended Carnot Grade School and graduated from Algoma High School and continued her studies at Manitowoc Vocational […]

  • Obituary: Helen Jane Brauer

    Helen Jane Brauer, 89, of the Town of Sevastopol, died at home early Wednesday morning, Feb. 7, 2018. She was born Dec. 8, 1928 to the late John “Jack” Strahan and Helen “Pearl” (Maples) Strahan. Helen graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1946. She was united in marriage to Leonard Joseph Brauer on Sept. 24, […]

  • Obituary: Margaret M. Peterson

    Margaret M. (Zahn) Peterson, 99 of Ledgeview, Wis. (formerly of Ellison Bay) died Feb. 5, 2018 in Ledgeview. Margaret was born April 19, 1918 to August & Martha Zahn in Baileys Harbor. She married Allen Peterson who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1996. Margaret worked as a clerk at the Pioneer Store and Will’s Grocery Store in […]

  • Obituary: Jerry Ray Robinson

    Jerry Ray Robinson, 64, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 5, 2018 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living CBRF in Kewaunee, where he had been living since December of 2016. He was born June 16, 1953 in Chicago, the son of Jason and Geraldine (Wells) Robinson, Jr. Jerry attended Harrison Technical High School in Chicago. At […]

  • Obituary: Rita Mae Wiltgen

    Rita Mae (née Ledenbach) Wiltgen, 88, of Ephraim, died peacefully Jan. 18, 2018, joining her beloved husband, Len, in heaven. Rita was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Evanston, Illinois, to Peter and Gertrude (née Laubach) Ledenbach. She attended St. Scholastica Academy and Mundelein College, both in Chicago and married Leonard R. Wiltgen in Evanston on […]

  • Birth: Feb. 8, 2018

    Ryan and Elli Lapolla, Ellison Bay, are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 8, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Jack Opitz, Sister Bay. Paternal grandparents are Patsy and Jody Wuollett, Sister Bay.

  • Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Celebrates Final Payment to City

    The Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative (SBSI) announces it has fulfilled the final piece to a nearly $450,000 fundraising effort by completing payment to the City of Sturgeon Bay for bridge financing it provided. SBSI was formed in March of 2011 by a group of teenagers, and steered by a small group of adults, who saw […]

  • NWTC Team Heading to Las Vegas for National Surveying Competition

    Six Northeast Wisconsin civil engineering students are preparing to be sent out into the desert without a map. The NWTC team will travel to Las Vegas this month for a surveying competition organized by the National Society of Professional Surveyors. There, they will face 12 teams from two-year and four-year colleges throughout the United States. […]

  • Champion Shrine Releases 2018 Lenten Season Schedule

    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion announced the schedule of the Lenten season. Prayer and reflection inside the Chapel at the Stations of Cross will take place twice weekly and Holy Week will include a special evening Tenebrae Service and blessings of the food baskets leading up to Easter Sunday. […]

  • Many Activities Planned for Kress Pavilion Open House

    The community is invited to a county-wide celebration of Egg Harbor’s new Community Center and Library at the Feb. 17 open house. Open house attendees are welcome to wander the library from 10 am – 1pm and enjoy the many amenities the building has to offer. As intended, the new building is the place for […]

  • Women’s Fund Story Slam Returns March 1 & 2

    Tales of Our Lives: A Women’s Fund Story Slam returns March 1 & 2 to the Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay. A Story Slam is more than just a storytelling event, it’s an invitation for people to share a few minutes of themselves in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told […]

  • Families Invited to Children’s Carnival March 3

    Come one, come all to Zion Lutheran School and ECC’s 7th Annual Children’s Carnival, March 3, 10 am – 1 pm. There will be games, bounce house, face paintings, tattoos, raffles, food and more. The carnival is perfect for kids ages 3-10, but all ages are welcome. An event page on Facebook can be found […]

  • Ross Estate Planning Attorneys to Hold Estate Planning Seminars

    Ross Estate Planning is holding a seminar at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay on March 6. Two sessions are available at 2 pm or 6 pm. Each session will last approximately an hour and a half.  Attorneys Bob Ross and Jane Seusy will explain powers of attorney and compare and contrast wills and […]

  • Lakeshore Community Action Program Offers Homebuyer Education Workshop

    Lakeshore Community Action Program, Inc., serving Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Calumet counties, is offering a Home Buyer Education workshop. The workshop offers practical tools, consumer information and includes handouts for each participant about the home buying process. A certified housing counselor facilitates the workshop. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The workshop is scheduled […]

  • Institute Saloon Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser for Neighbor to Neighbor

    Institute Saloon will hold a benefit for Neighbor to Neighbor on St. Patrick’s Day. The band Rocker will play 8 pm to midnight. There will be a bake sale, dance contest with cash prize, and free green beer. The $5 cover charge will be matched by Catholic Financial Insurance Group. All proceeds will be donated […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club Holds Trivia Night March 17

    The Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club presents the 15th annual Trivia Night March 17 at the JayCee Clubhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Registration is at 6:30, with trivia play from 7-10 pm. There will be 100 questions in 10 categories. Door prizes and free hot appetizers will be provided. This event is limited to the first […]

  • Door County Team Places Second in State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

    The State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest was held Feb. 3 on the UW-Madison campus. Door County’s Dairy Quiz Bowl, made up of team members Jared Baudhuin, Austin Vandertie, Zachary Olson and Chloe Lacrosse took second place in the Senior Division. The team is coached by Richard Olson. Their second place finish qualifies them to […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Announces 2018 Honor Graduates

    Sturgeon Bay High School announces the Class of 2018 honor graduates. Honorees include:  Valedictorian – Thomas Renfrew; Salutatorian – Kekoa Bicoy; High Honors (top 10 percent GPA) – Thomas Renfrew, Kekoa Bicoy, Lila Metko, Jack Richard, Sara Pabich, Liam Herbst, Allison Alberts, Nathan LeRoy, Connor Sannito, Andrew Burkart; Honors (minimum 3.750 GPA) – Morgan Nelson, […]

  • HELP of Door County Partners with Women’s Independence Scholarship Program

    HELP of Door County is partnering with Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) scholarships for victims of domestic abuse. HELP Executive Director Steve Vickman said, “HELP of Door County is pleased to be able to partner with WISP to provide scholarship assistance to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who are pursuing an […]

  • Local, Professional Sports Standings: Feb. 15

    Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Southern Door, 14-1, 17-4, .933 Kewaunee, 12-3, 14-6, .800 Gibraltar, 11-4, 15-6, .733 Algoma, 9-6, 10-9, .600 Oconto, 8-8, 13-9, .500 Peshtigo, 7-8, 12-9, .467 Green Bay N.E.W., 4-11, 4-17, .267 Sturgeon Bay, 3-12, 5-15, .200 Sevastopol, 0-15, 4-17, .000   Boys Basketball […]

  • Door County Library Hires Morgan Mann as Community Relations Assistant

    The Door County Library has hired Morgan Mann as the new Community Relations Library Assistant. Mann brings with her 20 years of experience working for a number of advertising agencies and corporate businesses after graduating with a BA in graphic design from The Art Institute of Colorado and has been living and consulting in Door […]

  • New Winter Hours at Door County Rubber Stamps

    Door County Rubber Stamps in Sturgeon Bay is busily preparing for spring. There are conventions scheduled, new paper designs showing up in the paper racks and art supplies coming through their doors. Door County Rubber Stamps reminds stampers to mark their calendars for their Big Spring Art Weekend in Sturgeon Bay, April 27-29. There are […]

  • Lynie Vincent Joins Bank of Luxemburg Board of Directors

    Bank of Luxemburg announces Lynie Vincent has been added to their board of directors. Vincent has strong ties in the community, where he is an owner and vice president of sales and marketing at N.E.W. Plastics Corp., co-owner and managing partner at Fulcrum Container, Inc. and a co-owner of other varied area businesses. A graduate […]

  • Jacksonport Residents Will Fight RV Campground Plan

    Town of Jacksonport residents are preparing to fight – all the way to court, if need be – a proposed RV campground that won approval from the county’s Resource Planning Committee (RPC) last month. After hearing nearly four hours of testimony at the Jan. 18 RPC hearing, the committee voted 3-1 in favor of the […]

  • Red Putter Featured in Short Film Fest Opener

    What started as a small event in Base Camp Coffee Bar almost a decade ago has ballooned into a village hall event in Sister Bay and a staple of the Door County arts world. On Feb. 16 and 17, the Door County Short Film Fest will screen selected shorts for viewers, along with an opening […]