Peninsula Pulse Feb. 16-23, 2024

In this issue

  • Obituary: Vicky Jo (Longley) Fredrickson

    Nov. 7, 1960 – Feb. 17, 2024 Vicky Jo Fredrickson, 63 years of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 17, 2024 at Door County Medical Center. She was born Nov. 7, 1960 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late James and Carol (Hammond) Longley. Vicky graduated in 1978 from Sturgeon Bay High School. For many years […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Moeller Has It All

    I recently had the opportunity to meet Jennifer Moeller who is running for Door County Circuit Court Judge. Her legal background and experience are impressive. Just to list a few: she has practiced 12 years as attorney and partner at Brooks and Moeller law firm; has been a member of the Door County Bar Association […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Moeller Has Character, Qualifications for Circuit Court Judge

    I support Jennifer Moeller for Door County Circuit Court judge. I have known Jennifer since we served on the Sturgeon Bay City Council together 24 years ago. During that service together and with the city dealing with many complicated and divisive issues, I found Jennifer to be a constant source of wisdom and reason and […]

  • Obituary: Patricia Roth Carroll

    Oct. 20,1951 – Jan. 13, 2024 Patricia Roth Carroll, “Patty” to all who knew her, passed peacefully but unexpectedly, at the far-too-young age of 72 on Jan. 13th, 2024, at the California home she and Tom were renting for the winter. As long-time friend, Ted Casey, penned, “The world is now deprived of the best […]

  • Obituary: Dennis Edward Mayborne

    July 28, 1947 – Feb.13, 2024 Dennis Edward Mayborne, 76, of Fish Creek, died Tuesday night, Feb.13, 2024 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born July 28, 1947 in Belvidere, Illinois, the son of Royal Arthur Mayborne and Frances Ann (Anderson) Mayborne Roland. Dennis graduated from Belvidere High School with the […]

  • Obituary: D. Gary McNinch

    Dec. 25, 1941 – Feb. 10, 2024 D. Gary McNinch, 82, of Fish Creek, passed away Saturday night, Feb. 10, 2024 at the Unity Hospice Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in the Town of Ledgeview, Wisconsin. Gary McNinch was born on Christmas 1941 in Sterling, Illinois, the son of James Newton McNinch and Florence Leola […]

  • Obituary: Sandra Claire Martens

    Sandra Claire Martens, 81, of the Town of Egg Harbor, WI, was welcomed home to her eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 while at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in De Pere with her family at her side. She was born April 25, 1942 in, Fond du Lac, the daughter of Rufus  Herbert Tank […]

  • Obituary: Robert Spittlemeister

    July 9, 1928 – Feb. 16, 2024 Robert “Bob” Spittlemeister, 95, of Egg Harbor, passed away at Pine Crest Village on Feb. 16, 2024. He was born July 9, 1928, in Egg Harbor to August and Bertha (Volkmann) Spittlemeister. On June 7, 1952, he married Dolores Prust in Baileys Harbor at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Bob […]

  • Obituary: Lilah I. (Miller) Haarsma

    Sept. 16, 1945 – Feb. 12, 2024 Lilah Haarsma, age 78 of the Town of Egg Harbor, died on Feb. 12, 2024. She was born on Sept. 16, 1945, in Merrill, Wisconsin, to the late Laverne and Florence (Lee) Miller. In 1965, Lilah married the love of her life, Gary Haarsma, with whom she shared […]

  • Editor’s Note: Civic Duty in a Dual America

    A book I’m reading takes us back to the American founders and their differences of opinion to show how the political division of today is a foundational and repeating phenomenon in this great American experiment of ours.  Presumably, by the end of  American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Which “Great” America Are We Talking About?

    When people say they want to see America great again, to which period in America’s history do they refer? It must be a period within living memory. The consensus would probably be what Tom Brokaw called “The Greatest Generation” in his book by that name. The 40s and 50s were a time of great economic, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Is This Really Who We Are?

    Is this really who we are? Voting this year up and down the ballot is more important than ever to preserve what decency is left in our country. Fifteen GOP Governors opted out of a federal summer food program for 8 million children. Most of these governors are in states with some of the highest […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Primaries

    In Iowa, the air is buzzing with results of the GOP primaries. The main topic is how Christian Evangelicals can keep voting for Trump after so many indictments, two convictions and several broken Judeo-Christian Commandments. Some voters mention only their belief that he abhors abortion, but others speak in interviews of their desire for a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Close Our Borders

    It’s time the Biden administration closes our borders. A sovereign country must have closed borders. Biden doesn’t need more money to get the job done. We have existing, adequate laws that just need to be enforced.   There is a simple solution. Just reestablish the rules implemented by the Trump administration, and the problem will be […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Who Enforces Laws?

    Once again we have Republicans supporting judges who they say will “enforce” the law. “Bad” news is the Judicial Branch of our government does not enforce laws. Their job is to interpret law! That’s why a  judge’s opinion is subject to appeal. It’s an opinion, not an enforcement. It’s the job of the Executive Branch […]

  • Bestsellers

    Trade Paperback Fiction 1. A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas 2. Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, by Benjamin Stevenson 3. House of Sky and Breath, by Sarah J. Maas 4. Horse, by Geraldine Brooks 5. House of Earth and Blood, by Sarah J. Maas Trade Paperback Nonfiction 1. Killers […]

  • St. John Bosco Revives ‘Gala Of Giving’

    Ticket sales have begun for the St. John Bosco Catholic School Gala of Giving fundraiser, which is back for the first year since the pandemic. The event, which annually raised more than $50,000, will take place 5-7:30 pm Saturday, March 2 at Corpus Christi Social Hall, 811 Juniper St., Sturgeon Bay. Music Masters Entertainment will […]

  • Middle School Students Advance To State Math Meet

    Sevastopol Middle School’s math team as well as Megan Selle from T.J. Walker Middle School in Sturgeon Bay earned a berth in the 412st annual MATHCOUNTS state competition in Sheboygan. On Feb. 3 at Acuity in Sheboygan, Selle finished fourth. The Sevastopol team – eighth-graders Everett Luedtke and Aaron Tomas, sixth-grader Maggie Thomas and seventh-grader […]

  • Southern Door Students Chosen To Represent

    Molly Hall and Abby Petrina have been selected to represent Southern Door High School at Badger Girls State in June at UW-Oshkosh, and Ben Grota has been selected to represent Southern Door as a Boys State delegate in June at UW-Eau Claire. Nominees will participate in a week-long program that teaches the principles of democracy […]

  • Scholarships Available For Baileys Harbor Residents

    Graduating high school seniors who reside in Baileys Harbor are eligible for Baileys Harbor Women’s Club scholarships. Interested students should ask a guidance counselor for an application. Applications are being accepted until April 1 for the $1,000 Helen Schreiber Allen PEO Scholarship for 2024, awarded to a Door County female graduating high school senior who […]

  • Benshawel Achieves High Honors At MSOE

    Thomas Benzshawel was named to the fall semester 2023 Dean’s List with High Honors at Milwaukee School of Engineering for achieving a cumulative grade-point average of 3.70 or greater.

  • Brunette To Lead NWTC At Sister Bay

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College named Tammy Brunette as the coordinator of the Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay. Brunette, who was born in Algoma and attended Southern Door High School, will be responsible for the daily operations of the site that provides co-work space and assistance for food-based entrepreneurial businesses. It’s also her duty […]

  • City Tweaks STR Licensing Term

    Licenses for the short-term renting of houses in Sturgeon Bay issued between April 1 and June 30 would not expire at the end of June of the same year, but would be valid through June 30 of the following year under an amendment recommended Feb. 7 by the city’s Community Protection and Services Committee. City […]

  • Mother Language Day Poetry Reading

    Write On, Door County will celebrate International Mother Language Day with an online poetry reading on Feb. 21, 7-8:30 pm. The event is a collaboration between Write On and other Wisconsin literary organizations like Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, Driftless Writing Center, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission and Woodland Pattern. During the event, […]

  • “Sand County Almanac” On The Reading List

    Crossroads Book Club welcomes anyone who has read, or wants to borrow a copy of, Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac to a discussion at 10 am Wednesday, Feb. 21 Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay.

  • Students On Exhibit at Neville Museum

    Art by Sturgeon Bay students is on exhibit now through Feb. 23 at Green Bay’s Neville Museum. The artists were selected to represent their school for the Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA) Northeast Regional Art show held at the museum Jan. 23 – Feb. 23. The exhibit features creative works by K-12 students from 34 […]

  • Meet Pen Art’s Artists-in-Residence

    Peninsula School of Art’s current artists-in-residence, Nicole Shaver and Morgan Thomas Shankweiler, will present a drop-in studio tour on Feb. 20, 3:30-5 pm.  During the free event, guests can ask questions, buy original works and enjoy light refreshments. Shaver is a multimedia artist whose work explores the intersection between the natural and the human-made, aiming […]

  • Fiber Internet Project Enters Phase II On Island

    Quantum Technologies, in partnership with Washington Island Electric Cooperative, announced that fair weather and other factors in late 2023 made it possible to connect 300 homes rather than the scheduled 225 in the first full year of work on the Washington Island fiber-optic internet project. Vital services, such as emergency services and the school, gained […]

  • Survey: WPS Tops For Customer Satisfaction

    Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) was recognized this month by J.D. Power as the best midsize electric utility in the Midwest for residential customer satisfaction. WPS scored more than 30 points higher than the average marks for electric utilities across the United States in the 2023 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study.  WPS – which serves […]

  • PULSE OF TOURISM: Travel Evokes Caring and Love

    by JULIE GILBERT President/CEO, Destination Door County February is often associated with love and romance primarily because of Valentine’s Day. And travel offers us new perspectives on life and love by exposing us to the beauty and diversity of awe-inspiring landscapes and vibrant cultures. Experiencing these wonders fosters a sense of gratitude and appreciation for […]

  • Teachers: Get Teams Ready for Wisconsin Civics Games

    Later this year, the nonprofit Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation will host the third Wisconsin Civics Games, during which high school students compete to answer civics-related questions in head-to-head matches.  The preliminary regional competitions will be held virtually on April 11-12, with the top 12 teams advancing to the state finals on May 10 at the […]

  • Volunteers Can Help Sow Seeds for Grassland Birds

    After collecting native seeds at the sites last September, Door County Land Trust personnel invite the public to help spread seeds at Oak Road Nature Preserve, 6391 Oak Road, Egg Harbor 10 am – noon Tuesday, Feb. 20. Work crews meet in the parking lot, and Stewardship Workday volunteers need to arrive on time in […]

  • Sustain Door Meets to Set Sustainable-practice goals

    The Sustain Door organization will meet at 6:30 pm Monday, Feb. 19 in the Door County Foundation Rooms at Third and Kentucky in Sturgeon Bay. A film will be presented and there will be time for discussion of sustainable practices and organization goals. Learn more at or Sustain Door on Facebook. Sustain Door announced […]

  • New CEO Appointed For Boys & Girls Club

    Johanna Wicklund has been appointed as the new CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Bay & Lakes Region (Club). The organization’s board of directors announced the appointment Tuesday.  Wicklund will lead the strategic direction and operations for the non-profit that specializes in youth development, serving children and adolescents across Door County, Green […]

  • New Comment Period On Peninsula Park Plan

    An updated variance request will be issued regarding parking and congestion solutions near the lookout tower in Peninsula State Park, and a second comment period will open when that’s completed, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  The variance to the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Regional Master Plan will address requests for additional […]

  • Town Hires Pavilion-Retrofit Contractor

    The Jacksonport Town Board on Feb. 5 hired Hibbards Creek Construction to complete a retrofit and upgrade of the two Lakeside Park pavilions this year for $60,700.  The local firm submitted the lone bid for the late-spring project, which will include staining all the existing wood; removing metal end panels that hide beams; adding a […]

  • Contractors ‘on Target’ In Egg Harbor

    Thanks to fair weather so far, north and south sections of the Village of Egg Harbor projects along Highway 42 are “on target” for completion by Memorial Day, which is when the Wisconsin Department of Transportation takes over the construction zone for a repaving project, said Village Administrator Megan Sawyer. The village will have a […]

  • Another Extension For Cobblestone Hotel

    Cobblestone Hotels was back before a city committee asking for another extension, Feb. 13, and Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee agreed to amend the development agreement to give the company more time. The latest amendment would give the company seven more months to construct a four-story, 62-room hotel at the corner of Egg Harbor […]

  • Supervisors Oppose Decreased Hours at Boat Ramp

    Weighing neighbors’ concerns about noisy engines and boat trailers against recreational access rights, the Baileys Harbor Town Board voted 3-2 Monday, Feb. 12, against decreasing the operational hours at a boat ramp along Moonlight Bay. Giorgio Gimelli, who lives next to the Bues Point boat launch, and his neighbor, Henry Saperstein, asked the town board […]

  • Gallagher Bows Out, Others Line Up

    While U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) was in Sturgeon Bay Jan. 26 to ask the U.S. Postal Service for answers on mail delivery interruptions at the Sturgeon Bay post office, the Peninsula Pulse asked the four-term congressman if he were running for reelection. “That’s the plan,” he said.  That plan, Wisconsin learned, has changed. Gallagher, […]

  • WHAT’S IN PORT: The “Burns Harbor”

    by the DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM Tom Wenstadt, contributor The merchant vessel (M/V) Burns Harbor arrived at the mouth of Sturgeon Bay before noon on Saturday, Jan. 20. The tugs William C. Gaynor and Jimmy L  spent several hours breaking the way through the frozen pack-ice covering the bay. The Burns Harbor pivoted, then backed […]

  • Next Southern Door Leader Will Face Complex Financial Situation

    The next Southern Door County School District superintendent will step into a complicated situation when it comes to the school’s finances. Those financial challenges were presented to the board during its Jan. 31 retreat when Auditor Amber Drewieske gave the board a preview of the 2022-23 audit. After that, Interim Superintendent Tony Klaubauf called for […]

  • Southern Door Negotiating With First Choice for Superintendent

    The Southern Door County School District last week released the names of the three finalists for the superintendent position, and on Monday, the school board began negotiations to hire one of them.  Tuesday morning, the school board did not release the name.  The candidates are Brent Johnson, current principal of Thomas Jefferson School in Wausau; […]

  • One Mission Accomplished for Thomas Jackson

    In eighth grade, Thomas Jackson told his parents he wanted to serve the nation as an officer in the military.  “Every decision he’s made was aimed toward this,” said his dad, Christopher Jackson of Forestville.  The Southern Door County High School senior is on his way to achieving that goal. U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) […]

  • College Football Pool Benefits Pantries

    The Miller Lite Bowl 2023 College Football Pool raised $1,620, and it received a matching donation to double the contribution to the Door County Food Pantry Coalition to $3,240. Patrick Morgan, the pool’s second-place finisher, will give an additional $200 of matched donations to a Winona, Minnesota pantry.  In a little more than five years, […]

  • Women Who Care Donate $30,000 In January

    Donations presented Jan. 22 by 100+Women Who Care Door County (100+WWC) marked the greatest total from any quarter by the organization in the past five years. The January Giving Circle presented checks for $15,000 to HELP of Door County, which assists people who are working to break free from patterns of domestic violence; $7,500 to […]

  • Spiritual-Freedom Group Welcomes All

    Eckankar, The Path of Spiritual Freedom, will host two programs at the Door County Library, 107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, including “Have You Had a Spiritual Experience” 1-2:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 17 (drop in anytime) and “How Conflict Can Bring More Love to Your Life” 1-2 pm Saturday, Feb. 24. All viewpoints are welcomed […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Fleck

    Introducing Fleck, a 4-month-old dog available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. Every bit a puppy, this adorable 30-pound fella has lots of friendly energy and is ready for any adventure that comes his way. His favorite thing is playtime, and he also wants to learn all about new things. Like […]

  • Egg Harbor Expands Composting Effort Beyond Its Borders

    $84,000 USDA grant will go to equipment, education The Village of Egg Harbor will give northern Door County composting a boost and reduce landfill waste this spring. The village, a Green Tier Legacy Community since 2017, received an $84,245 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to use toward a $112,300 two-year effort that reaches […]

  • On-Site Shipyard Tours Canceled For 2024

    Shoreline boat tours of the working waterfront will provide an alternative Taking factors into account that include the growth and changing business model at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay will not conduct on-site shipyard tours this year.   The Rotarians cannot gain the access needed to provide visitors with a quality tour.  […]

  • Classics At The Cinema

    Sturgeon Bay Cinema will screen a series of classic movies on Feb. 19, March 18, April 15 and May 20 (the third Monday of each month.) The movie lineup is Some Like It Hot in February, North by Northwest in March, Singing in the Rain in April and Goldfinger in May. The series is sponsored […]

  • Stretch Flow At Studio234

    Sturgeon Bay’s STUDIO234 will host a series of stretch flow classes on Thursday mornings, 7-8 am, starting Feb. 22. The floor-based slow-flow classes combine yoga poses and dance stretches for a gentle workout designed to increase joint mobility and stretch major muscle groups. The class will be led by Lisa K. Gibson, a movement professional […]

  • Catching Up with Cathy Grier

    Judging from how deeply Cathy Grier has woven herself into the local music scene, you might assume the blues musician has lived in Door County for decades. In reality, she moved here in 2016, leaving New York City and subway-busking behind after falling in love with the peninsula when she was invited to play at […]

  • Fire and Ice Weekend Schedule of Events

    Here are some of the hottest (and coolest) events scheduled for this year’s Fire and Ice Festival. All locations listed are in Sturgeon Bay except for Potawatomi State Park, which is in Nasewaupee.  In addition to the scheduled happenings, Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski of Destination Sturgeon Bay recommended checking out local businesses in the downtown area, many […]

  • Ridges Plans Owl-O-Rama Weekend

    To raise awareness in the community on how to protect Wisconsin’s owl species, The Ridges Sanctuary will host its annual Owl-O-Rama on March 1 and 2. The Owl Prowl on Friday, March 1, 6-8:30 pm, begins with a presentation at the Nature Center by Ridges Sanctuary Naturalist Jane Whitney on owl species that call Door […]

  • Open Door Bird Sanctuary Open To All Feb. 17

    Open Door Bird Sanctuary will open for the public 11 am – 4 pm Saturday, Feb. 17 and also offer a bonfire and access to three miles of trails and a guided hike at 3:15 pm. Meet the raptors and enjoy warm beverages and cool artifacts at the nature center. Admission is $10 for adults, […]

  • DNR Seeks Campground Hosts

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers who like spending time outside, helping other outdoor enthusiasts and are passionate about Wisconsin’s natural resources to serve as volunteer campground hosts. They are asked to serve for one to two months, stay at a campsite and volunteer as a greeter and information source, which […]

  • Luminary-Lit Hike, And Possibly Ski, Offered

    A free candlelit hike, and possibly ski if snow arrives, is open to the public 5:30-7 pm Friday, Feb. 16. Hot chocolate will be served around a campfire at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay.

  • Friends Have Campfire At Trails Day

    Potawatomi State Park Winter Trails Day, including a fire and refreshments provided by the Friends volunteers, will be 11 am – 1 pm Saturday, Feb. 17.

  • Beekeepers Discuss Honeybee Romance

    The Beekeepers club will offer a virtual presentation by the Minnesota Bee Squad on honeybee relationships at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Collin Learning Center, Crossroads, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay.

  • Back to School: A Cabaret

    New venue for Northern Door Pride’s annual fundraiser Northern Door Pride’s (NDP) annual cabaret show has outgrown its venue after just two years running. In 2022 and 2023, the music showcase was held at Egg Harbor’s Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, but a packed house at last year’s event told NDP founder Owen Alabado that […]

  • Film Fest This Weekend

    If you’re ready to get your movie binge on, but you haven’t already bought tickets for this year’s Door County Short Film Festival, don’t sweat it. Weekend passes are still available for $25 at, or at Northern Sky’s Gould Theater ticket office on Feb. 16, 5-6 pm and Feb. 17, 12 pm. At this […]

  • Vandertie Lends Energy to Community

    Pageant, 2 ½ Belgians kick off full season at Southern Door Auditorium Former principal-turned-stay-at-home-dad Cory Vandertie threw what’s left of his energy into assembling the first full season of events at Southern Door Community Auditorium since the pandemic. Like last year, the auditorium in Brussels hosted the Miss Door County pageants, Saturday, Feb. 3.  “It’s […]

  • Sip And Sing With Community Choir Of Door County

    The Community Choir of Door County will host a Sip and Sing event at the new Door County Gala venue, Feb. 18 at 3 pm.  The group will perform classic love songs. All are welcome to join and sing.  Admission is free, but the choir will collect donations for Door County Feed and Clothe My […]

  • Door Shakespeare Announces 2024 Season, Hosts Play-Reading

    Door Shakespeare’s 2024 season will include a performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Jane Austen’s Emma, adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy. The former play will be directed by Dimonte Henning, the latter by Maggie Kettering. The season runs July 3 – Aug. 17. Tickets will be available starting March 8 at […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents Student-Led Play

    Rogue Theater will present Snow Angel, a heartwarming comedy starring a cast of local teens, Feb. 23-25. The play, written by David Linsay-Abaire and directed by Rouge co-founder Lola DeVillers, follows a mysterious girl named Eva, who steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers when a major blizzard […]

  • Parent Corner: Temperament Traits Revisited

    by KAREN COREKIN-DeLaMER, Education and Community Relations Coordinator, Northern Door Children’s Center It’s been two weeks since my last column on temperament traits, and maybe you’ve been thinking about what traits you see in the children in your life. Most researchers agree that temperament is something children are born with and that it stays fairly […]

  • Server of the Week: Vicki Olson, Solago

    Zipping down Old Stage Road, or cruising Highway Q, On a motorbike ride in the summer, she’s loving the sky so blue. She likes to play ball with Kobe, this server we all know as Vicki. But Kobe’s a four-legged player, and his defense is famously sticky.  Caring, clever and funny, are a few of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Our Democracy Depends Upon the Rule of Law

    The Rule of Law begins in the preamble to the Constitution. “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility …”. The Rule of Law is a political ideal that all citizens and institutions within a country, state, or community are accountable to the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Reetz for Door County Circuit Judge

    I have been a lawyer for 50 years, and was a judge for 14 of them.  Recently, I attended a meeting where Attorney Brett Reetz presented his qualifications as a candidate for Door County Circuit Judge. Mr. Reetz is a successful trial lawyer. He has been in practice for more than 30 years; he has extensive civil […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Get Involved With the County’s Comprehensive Planning Process

    Our ability to influence public policy goes beyond voting. Yet, some opportunities to make an impact get little public attention or participation. People are more likely to gather in town halls, call elected officials or display outrage and dismay after the fact once the ink has dried on policies and regulations affecting our day-to-day lives. […]

  • Letter to the Editor:

    See the Show Once in a while it is nice to get one’s mind off of climate change and political angst. I found a treasure on County F just around the corner from the Gibraltar School. It is a current show in the beautiful gallery at the Peninsula School of Art. Upper elementary students from […]

  • Wild Things: Roller-Coaster of Open Water, Ice

    A look at online fishing message forums shows a mixed bag of last-ice catches and early opportunities casting or trolling open water. Trout – mostly browns but an occasional rainbow or laker – are hunting baitfish in the Lake Michigan shallows, while pre-spawn pike, walleyes and perch are cruising the Green Bay shorelines. Stickbaits and […]

  • Local Projects Receive $376,035 Through Latest Round of Community Investment Fund Grants

    It’s Destination Door County’s largest distribution to date Destination Door County (DDC) announced its fourth grant cycle has awarded six projects totaling $376,035 from its Community Investment Fund. The grants ranging from $15,000 to $150,000 went to two local units of government and four non-profit organizations. This grant cycle was the largest distribution of funds […]

  • Feasibility Study Backed to Look at Potential Athletic Facilities in Sturgeon Bay

    Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee recommended Tuesday that the city contribute $20,000 toward the cost of a $74,500 feasibility study that will look into the potential development of both an indoor and outdoor community athletic complex. City administrator Josh Van Lieshout said the city and the Sturgeon Bay School District for several years have […]

  • Obituary: Charles Walton Pearson

    June 23, 1936 – Feb. 9, 2024 Charles “Chuck” Walton Pearson, a proud United States Naval Officer, was fond of saying he would be happy to accept his new orders when God was ready for him. He received those orders and reported for heavenly duty on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. He passed away peacefully at […]

  • Obituary: Winifred J. Recupero

    Oct. 22, 1932 – Feb. 12, 2024 Winifred Johanna (Zack) Recupero, 91, passed peacefully with family by her side on Feb. 12, 2024 in Sturgeon Bay. Winnie was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Charles and Florence (Rader) Zack on Oct. 22, 1932. On June 1, 1953, Winifred Zack married Anthony Recupero and shared 56 years […]