Peninsula Pulse Feb. 21-28, 2020

In this issue

  • Featured Pet: Lazard

    Meet Lazard, a hidden treasure who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. At seven months old and weighing barely six pounds, Lazard doesn’t quite live up to her namesake, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard. She prefers the quiet life with older children who can respect her boundaries, […]

  • HOF Inductees Reflect on Southern Door Student-Athlete Experience

    Based on his recent induction into the Southern Door High School Athletic Hall of Fame, 2002 graduate Kyle Thayse was an accomplished athlete. Judging by his reaction to this honor, he is an even better person. “I want to thank my parents for all the sacrifices they made to help me become the person I […]

  • Popour Shares ‘What Love Is’ at Door County Brewing Co.

    Songwriting techniques vary from artist to artist, and for 21-year-old R&B and soul artist Tae Popour, vulnerability lies at the forefront. Ahead of her Feb. 22 show at Door County Brewing Co., we wanted to find out why. Popour started her journey with music in Green Bay at the age of 12 or 13, performing […]

  • An Organizational Lifesaver: The Tickler File

    So what’s a tickler file? Also called an everyday sorter, expanding desk file, pop-up file or desk file/sorter, it’s a most reliable and logical place to store your active papers and pending items until it’s time to act on them because it “tickles” your brain to help you remember things. It also shrinks those piles […]

  • Framed: Cave Point

    Winter beauty at Cave Point on Feb. 16. Submitted.

  • Manners Matter: Stop Communicating with Old Boyfriend

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband is jealous that I still communicate with my high school boyfriend on Facebook. He didn’t really have an issue with it until he realized that “Joe” is recently divorced. My hubby is not the jealous type, and he’s never shown any signs of insecurity in our relationship. I’m not interested […]

  • Server of the Week: Curt Vandertie at the Door County Sheriff’s Department

    This is Curt Vandertie, who works in the Door. He keeps us safe and a whole lot more. If you go too fast, he may give you a warning. This happened to us on a cold winter morning. He warned of the danger in such a nice way, that you really listen and want to […]

  • Perspectives: My First Winter in Door County

    Before my first winter in Door County began, I was told that it would be rare to see even a few cars on the road. That made me nervous, to say the least. I’ve found that although that observation (or warning?) is true, it’s not to such an extreme extent. I thought I’d take a […]

  • Anglers Want Action on Double-Crested Cormorants

    It’s been four years since a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., shot down a successful program that allowed Great Lakes states to reduce booming numbers of double-crested cormorants. U.S. population estimates are in the millions, including about 250,000 in the Great Lakes. Whether swallowing newly stocked salmon and trout in Lake Michigan, spawning […]

  • Bills to Watch: Riparian Rights, Water-pollution Credits

    AB-551 / SB-501 Riparian rights on navigable waterways This bill states that the owner of land that abuts a navigable waterway is presumed to be a riparian owner (one who lives or is located on the bank of a body of water) and is entitled to exercise all rights afforded to a riparian owner – […]

  • Questions & Artists: Karla Lauden

    by Kendra Bulgrin, James May Gallery The latest exhibit at James May Gallery is Tension in the Ordinary, which includes the work of mixed-media artist Karla Lauden, who creates artwork that explores piecing together new realities from found materials. Her most recent work deals with surviving a life-threatening disease, so the images convey the ideas […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Feb. 21, 2020

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Although BookExpo doesn’t begin until May 27, event organizer ReedPop has announced the lineup for the Adult Book and Author Breakfast, to be held May 28. Joining the panel are Joy Harjo, the […]

  • Poetry: ‘My Spirit Is Howling’

    Celeste Benzschawel is a reporter and social-media editor here at the Peninsula Pulse and a writer for Door County Living magazine. Originally from Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, she moved to Door County in May 2019 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a journalism degree. Though she enjoys writing news articles, reporting on local education […]

  • DCEDC is Accepting Applications for Annual Awards

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation’s (DCEDC) board of directors is accepting applications for the annual awards of Door County Industry of the Year, Door County Entrepreneur of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement, which salute and celebrate those who have made significant impacts economically or through business development and operation, civic engagement or community development. […]

  • Kay Smith Named New Director of Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce

    Kay Smith is the new executive director of the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce. She has extensive experience in the financial-services and nonprofit sectors and will manage the day-to-day chamber business. Jennifer Emert, pastor of the Algoma United Methodist Church; and Ann Renard, a third-generation owner of Renard’s Cheese and Rosewood Dairy, have been elected […]

  • Jon Blahnik Named to ‘Forbes’ List of Best-in-State Wealth Advisors

    Jon Blahnik, a financial adviser and president of Blahnik Investment Group in Sturgeon Bay, was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisers named to the Forbes list of Best-in-State Wealth Advisors. The list recognizes advisers from national, regional and independent firms and is based on qualitative and quantitative data. This is Blahnik’s second consecutive year of being […]

  • AECOM Honored for Ephraim Streetscape Project

    AECOM Technical Services has earned an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for its work on the Ephraim streetscape project.  The firm worked with state and local stakeholders to improve the Highway 42 corridor through the Village of Ephraim, which helped with vehicle circulation, parking, pedestrian connections, stormwater runoff and lighting […]

  • State News: State Struggles to Meet Rural Broadband Demand

    Wisconsin will provide a record amount of money for broadband internet in underserved areas of the state. The $24 million the state is making available in 2020 through the Broadband Expansion Grant Program is the largest amount since it began in 2014 – but it’s still not enough to meet demand. “We received over $50 million […]

  • Aboard the ‘Mobile Bay’ Cutter

    During the summer of 2019, I explored the Sturgeon Bay shipping canal by kayak. There were warm breezes, open waters and views of both the city and the lands protected by the Door County Land Trust. This winter I returned to the canal, but on a much larger vessel: the USCGC Mobile Bay icebreaker. Where […]

  • Gallagher Touts Winter Commerce Act at Bay Ship

    Rep. Mike Gallagher visited Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Feb. 15 to promote the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act.  Gallagher said the act would “clearly define the U.S. Coast Guard’s responsibilities for icebreaking on the Great Lakes to meet the reasonable demands of commerce.”  “Basically it’s intended to emphasize the importance of icebreaking to the future of […]

  • Purchase Could Expand Grand View Property in Liberty Grove

    The Town of Liberty Grove will ask voters to approve the purchase of a 1.5-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Grand View Overlook at the entrance to Ellison Bay during a special town meeting to be held March 4 at 6 pm. The price of the Hillside Road parcel is $25,000. It is owned […]

  • Reps in the News: Feb. 21-28

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Joel Kitchens supported Republican proposal to use the state’s anticipated budget surplus for property tax relief, rather than for education funding proposed by Gov. Tony Evers.  “As a state legislature, we believe the most responsible thing to do is reduce our debt and return the surplus back to taxpayers who were […]

  • Door County Alumni Profile: Jesse Koyen

    Finding His Way Back Home through Nature Jesse Koyen, a 1999 Washington Island graduate, went from being a student in a class with eight boys, to earning his master’s degree in Massachusetts, to finding his way back home.  Many of his favorite life experiences have taken place outside, which led him to his current position […]

  • Sue Todey Elected WASB First Vice President

    Sue Todey of the Sevastopol School Board was elected first vice president of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) board of directors on Jan. 22, representing WASB Region 3 on the 15-member board. The region includes 36 northeast Wisconsin school districts. Todey will serve a one-year term as WASB first vice president. John Ashley, […]

  • Being Cheerful Encourages Civility

    by Orlaine I. Gabert, Door County Civility Project I recently learned of David Byrne’s Reasons to Be Cheerful project ( In 2016, he began to collect good news for himself as both a remedy and a kind of therapy for the state of the world. Next he shared this news with New York. By 2018, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Trump Budget Reflects Values

    Budgets are moral documents that reflect the values our country holds. This budget shows us the direction the Trump administration would head if he is re-elected. The newly proposed Trump-administration budget proposes $844 billion in spending taken from Medicaid funds. It advocates massive reductions in Medicare and Medicaid spending, leading to people being denied health […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We Cannot Suppress Our Memories of the Past Four Years

    A common human reaction to traumatic stress is involuntary suppression of the event that caused it. For many of us, the election of Donald J. Trump was an event that caused a great deal of stress. It would be easy to suppress the memory of his time in office, but he reminds us every day […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on Development

    I’d like to add some thoughts to LaVonne Callsen’s letter in last week’s Pulse. Yes, many of us worked hard to accommodate the tourism needs and future. We didn’t plan to snap up every piece of “prime” real estate to develop. The thought of seeing people sunning themselves in downtown Egg Harbor is troubling – […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Who’s Actually in Control?

    I was somewhat perplexed at Dale Logan’s valentine letter, “Will You Be Mine?” I got the feeling that he’s probably a very nice guy, and his heart’s in the right place. But he tells us that although we are in the middle of chaos, what with, “the killing of multitudes of innocent people – both […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Our Unresponsive State Legislature and the Minimum Wage

    Our state Legislature has an agenda that doesn’t match what the Marquette Law School survey has documented that we Wisconsinites want: 72 percent want a nonpartisan redistricting commission to end gerrymandering; 80 percent want background checks for firearms purchasers; 57 percent want to ban assault weapons; 70 percent want Medicaid expansion; 55 percent want to […]

  • Breakfast Bingo at Kress Pavilion on Feb. 22

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will host breakfast bingo Feb. 22 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. The doors will open at 9 am; bingo will start at 10 am. Coffee, juice and small breakfast treats will be available. Proceeds will help the society to restore the Bookmobile.

  • Door County Supervisors Candidate Forum on Feb. 24

    A public League of Women Voters of Door County candidate forum for Door County Board supervisors in Districts 7, 9 and 16 will be held Feb. 24, 6:30 pm, at the Sevastopol Town Hall. The snow date is Feb. 28.               Candidates will take turns responding to written questions submitted by the audience. Questions may only […]

  • Open Door Pride Hosts Monthly Fun Nights

    Open Door Pride presents Fun Nights – LGBTQ+ community social mixers at Cherry Lanes Arcade Bar in Sturgeon Bay – monthly on the fourth Wednesday. The next Fun Night will be Feb. 26, 6:30-9 pm. There is no cover fee, but donations are appreciated. Find out more at, email [email protected] or find Open Door Pride […]

  • Parent Cafe Open to All at Sevastopol School

    Sevastopol School will host a Parent Cafe on Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm, to give parents a chance to listen, talk, build friendships and support each other in the five protective factors for strong families. A free family meal is available 5:30-6 pm, and free, on-site childcare is available. Register by Feb. 20 by sending your […]

  • Gibraltar Vikings Girls Basketball Team Holds ‘Thanksgiving Dinner’ Fundraiser

    The Gibraltar Vikings girls basketball team will host a “Thanksgiving dinner” fundraiser March 1, 3-6:30 pm, at Alexander’s Restaurant in Fish Creek. Dinner will include turkey, all the Thanksgiving fixings and some of Alexander’s great food.  The cost is $15 per adult, $8 per child ages six through 11, and free for those ages five […]

  • Divorce Support Group Begins in March at Bay View Lutheran Church

    An ongoing divorce support group, DivorceCare, is now available in Door County. It will meet every Thursday, March 5 – May 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 W. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay.  During the 13 weeks of this nondenominational program, DivorceCare helps participants find help, hope and healing. Each class consists […]

  • Blood Drive at Gibraltar High School on March 6

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council will host a Red Cross blood drive March 6, 9 am – 2 pm, in the Elementary Mural Gym. Most donations take about an hour.  An appointment to donate is required. Visit to register online, get more details and see whether you’re eligible. Or, leave a message at 920.868.3284, […]

  • Children’s Carnival at Zion Lutheran School on March 7

    One and all are invited to the ninth annual Children’s Carnival on March 7, 10 am – 1 pm, at the Zion Lutheran School and Early Childhood Center (, 3937 Cty V in Egg Harbor.Enjoy games, a bounce house, face painting, tattoos, food, bucket raffles for children and adults, and more. The carnival is perfect […]

  • ‘Toast to Door County’ to Benefit Boys & Girls Club

    Join the Boys & Girls Club of Door County for Toast to Door County on March 13, 7-10 pm, at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Experience local wines, craft beers, hard cider, coffee, chocolates, cheese, pizza and more, with hors d’oeuvres from Stone Harbor. Dueling pianos will entertain throughout the evening, thanks to the […]

  • Applications Available for Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club Scholarships

    The Rotary Technical Education/Robert Muckian Scholarships have been awarded for the past 13 years to deserving high school seniors who plan to attend a two-year accredited technical college or other accredited technical-education course. Students who are selected must have a 2.0 GPA, be involved in extracurricular activities or working, and demonstrate service to others. The […]

  • Falls-Prevention Program Offered in Algoma

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore and St. John Lutheran Church in Algoma will be offering Stepping On, a seven-week falls-prevention program to be held each Monday, April 13 – June 1, 10 am – 12 pm. (There will be no class May 25.) Attendance at all seven sessions is highly encouraged because […]

  • NWTC Opens Massage Clinic on Tuesdays

    A massage clinic is now open at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Sturgeon Bay, where Door County residents can relax while helping students in the therapeutic massage program. The clinic is open every Tuesday, 9 am – 12 pm. Appointments are 60 minutes long, with a 45- to 50-minute massage. The cost is $25. Cash, check […]

  • Six-Week ‘Chronic Conditions’ Workshop at ADRC of the Lakeshore

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Lakeshore and St. John Lutheran Church in Luxemburg will offer a six-week Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop each Wednesday, April 15 – May 20, 5:30-8 pm. Attendance at all six sessions is highly encouraged because each session builds on previous sessions. Advance registration is required by […]

  • 100WWC Gives $10,000 to Door County Feed and Clothe My People

    Feed and Clothe My People (FMP) of Sturgeon Bay received the 100+ Women Who Care of Northern Door County’s (100WWC) main award during its January quarterly meeting. 100WWC member Ann DeVillers nominated the nonprofit. Carol Krueger, of the FMP board of directors and the coordinator of its Backpack Buddies Program; and Nancy Skadden, secretary of […]

  • Randy Morrow Named CEO of Sunshine House

    Randy Morrow is the new chief executive officer of Sunshine House. He began his tenure in June 2019 and held the role of chief operating officer while the board reviewed a pool of applicants for the CEO position. Morrow quickly gained the trust and respect of his colleagues during this time as COO and provided […]

  • United Way Receives Grant for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

    The Women’s Fund of Door County has awarded the United Way of Door County a sustainability grant to support the Door County Partnership for Children and Families (DCPCF). A program of the United Way, DCPCF will use this grant for Door County Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which provides young children with free, high-quality, age-appropriate books […]

  • Southern Door’s Kaylee Griep Named 2020 Miss Door County Outstanding Teen

    Congratulations to Southern Door sophomore Kaylee Griep, who was crowned the 2020 Miss Door County Outstanding Teen by Ellie Krohn, the 2019 winner.  Griep’s platform is Building Self-Esteem in Young Women. Contestants had a six-minute interview with the judges before going on stage; then they competed in fitness, talent (Griep did a monologue), and onstage […]

  • David and Joyce Detert Presented the Outstanding Community Support Group Award

    David and Joyce Detert, leaders of the BRIDGES of Friendship to International Students in Door County program, earned the Outstanding Community Support Group Leadership Award at the Community Support Group Summit in Branson, Missouri, in November. The award – a collaboration between the Exchange Visitor Program sponsor community and the U.S. State Department – recognizes the efforts […]

  • Door County Tavern League Donates to Adam LaLuzerne Humanitarian Scholarship Fund

    The Door County Tavern League has donated $200 to the Adam LaLuzerne Humanitarian Scholarship Fund. Kirk Volkmann from the tavern league presented the check to Michelle Pfannensteil from Apple Valley Lanes. She organizes an annual bowling tournament on behalf of the scholarship fund.

  • Municipal Meetings: Feb. 21-28

    DOOR COUNTY County of Door: Feb. 21 – Treatment Court Steering Committee, 8 am. Feb. 25 – County Board, 10 am; Census Complete Count Committee, 1:30 pm; Board of Adjustment, 6:30 pm.  City of Sturgeon Bay: Feb. 26 – Joint Park and Recreation Committee/Board, 5:30 pm. Town of Forestville: Feb. 27 – Wisconsin Towns Association, Door […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Steve Grutzmacher

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • Door to Nature: Artistic Frost Crystals

    It was on Feb. 21 a year ago when I already had 30 inches of snow for the month and then noted that the next day, I was to put out the rain gauge! It rained all through the night of Feb. 23 into Feb. 24. By the time I brought the gauge in, it […]

  • Lockwood Painting on Display at Trout Museum

    Margaret Lockwood’s painting “Edge of Evening” is included in the 40th annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition at the Trout Museum in Appleton, on display Feb. 15 – April 5.

  • Congressional Art Competition Open through March 13

    The 2020 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who live or attend school in Wisconsin’s 8th District.  The winning art piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The artwork of the next two runners-up will have their works displayed in Rep. Mike Gallagher’s district and Washington, D.C., […]

  • Hometown Builder: Carlson Erickson and the evolving trade of the carpenter

    The carpenter sees the peninsula’s landscape differently than the rest of us. The eyes of the average Joe are pulled to the water, to the bluffs, to the fields. The carpenter sees his or her hands on everything.  “You drive around. You think, ‘I built that house. I repaired that building.’ There’s satisfaction in what […]

  • Southern Door Swimmers Heading to State

    For the third year in a row, Sturgeon Bay Co-op’s Brock Aune and Luke Bousley will participate in the Division 2 state swim meet. Aune, a Southern Door senior, will participate in four events Friday and Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bousley, a Southern Door junior, will swim in two relays. “To be honest, […]

  • International Mother Language Day Reading in Ephraim on Feb. 22

    Write On, Door County will host its annual International Mother Language Day reading Feb. 22, 1 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in north Ephraim.  Readers will share poems – of their own creation or written by famous poets from their home country – written in their native language. The reading commemorates the […]

  • Create Comics with Nathan Hale at Crossroads

    Author and illustrator Nathan Hale will lead a free, interactive workshop in comics creation Feb. 24, 6-7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.  This event is for students in grades three through 12; children in third through fifth grade will need parental supervision. Both drawing and writing skills will be used in […]

  • Write On Chooses Janée Baugher for First Ekphrastic Residency

    Write On, Door County has chosen Janée J. Baugher, a poet and editor from Seattle, as the inaugural recipient of the Dick Scuglik Memorial Residency and Scholarship. The honor goes to a poet or other writer with demonstrated ability and interest in ekphrastic writing: a literary form of writing in response to visual art.  Baugher […]

  • Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Opens Writing Contests

    Get the attention your writing deserves through Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running writing contests, hosted by Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.  Winners in the fiction and poetry categories will receive awards of $500 to $100, publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas and a reading at […]

  • Eagles Send Trio of Wrestlers to Sectionals

    Same outcome. Different goal. That’s the mindset that Southern Door wrestler Grant Englebert has after winning the 152-pound division of the Brillion Regional Saturday and advancing to the Bonduel Sectional. “Last year I would say that I came into sectionals looking to finish in the top three and just make it through to state,” said […]

  • Tickets on Sale for TAP’s 2020 Lineup

    Single tickets went on sale Feb. 17 for each of the six shows in Third Avenue Playhouse’s 2020 lineup. The plays include an early-career work by David Mamet, a 1964 musical by the legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, a multi-award-winning classic about the unlikely friendship between an elderly woman and her driver, the story […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Finalizes Granary Site, Approves Promenade Plan

    Granary to remain in original location The Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator will stay in its original location on Lot 92 of the West Waterfront after the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved an amended agreement Tuesday with the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society to put the issue to rest.  Though the city has had an agreement […]

  • Survey Seeks Input on Kewaunee County Outdoor Opportunities

    The Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Department wants to find out what residents and visitors enjoy most about the outdoors through a 15-question online survey that includes an interactive mapping component and asks respondents about their favorite outdoor recreational activities, how often they participate in them and ideas for future development.  “Kewaunee County has a […]

  • Use Caution on Kewaunee County Snowmobile Trails

    Snowmobilers should use caution and be mindful of their surroundings on the nearly 205 miles of trails in Kewaunee County that were set to open Feb. 14 in all four snowmobile sections, three of which include use of the Ahnapee State Trail.  “When operating on the Ahnapee State Trail, be aware that there are many […]

  • DCMGA Welcomes Benjamin Futa March 3

    The Door County Master Gardener Association invites the public to “Brown Is a Color, Too” by Benjamin Futa, director of the Allen Centennial Garden at UW-Madison. He will present this free lecture March 3, 7 pm, in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Treats baked by volunteers will be […]

  • Leap Day Hike at Newport State Park Feb. 29

    Join the Newport State Park naturalist Feb. 29, 1 pm, for a moderate, two-mile hike while learning about the origins of Leap Day and other interesting facts. Afterward, enjoy refreshments and make origami “leap” frogs. Newport State Park is located at 475 Cty NP in Ellison Bay. Meet at the park office, Lot 1. The […]

  • Going Green? We Want to Hear About it

    Is your business or organization taking steps to reduce your environmental impact? If so, we want to hear about it for potential inclusion on the Pulse’s Green page and in our upcoming Sustainability Issue, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Did you sponsor a roadside cleanup? Send us a picture and a […]

  • Door County Brewery Hosting Climate Change Coalition Chili Cook-Off

    Beat winter’s cold with the Climate Change Coalition (CCC) of Door County and the Door County Brewing Co. as they host the third annual Chili Cook-Off on March 7, 6-7:30 pm, at the Door County Brewing Company Taproom & Music Hall. The cook-off will welcome up to 15 chili meisters and their favorite mouth-watering recipes. […]

  • Northern Door Thursday Night Dart League Results: Feb. 21-28

    Week 6 Results Mr. G’s 8, Coyote 10 The Mill 8, Bley’s 10  Casey’s 10, Mike’s 8 Island Fever: bye Overall Stats Wins-losses  Mr. G’s 65-43 Island Fever 45-45 Bley’s Bar 51-39 Casey’s 51-39 Mike’s 35-55 Coyote 31-41 The Mill 28-44 Hat Tricks Brad Rasmussen, Island Fever, 4 Scott Krauel, Bley’s, 2 Sheila Klansky, Mr. […]

  • Bowling League Results: Feb. 3-7

    Women’s Masters Feb. 3 • High team series/game: Clark’s Bar 1,621/549 • High series: Nicole Sperber 647, Sara Mueller 539, Trisha Heldmann 514 • High game: Nicole Sperber 243, 203, 20; Sara Mueller 202 • Split conversions: Missy Mueller 6-7-10, Joan Franda 5-7, Shelby Swiggum 5-7, Holly Okkerse 3-10, Ann Ostrand 3-10 Apple Valley Majors […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings: Feb. 21-28

    As of Feb. 14 Boys Basketball School, win-loss Kewaunee 11-1 Sturgeon Bay 11-2 Southern Door 10-2 Peshtigo 8-4 Oconto 7-6 NEW Lutheran 5-8 Gibraltar 3-9 Sevastopol 1-11 Algoma 0-13 Girls Basketball School, win-loss Kewaunee 14-0 Gibraltar 9-5 Peshtigo 9-5 Southern Door 8-6 NEW Lutheran 7-7 Algoma 7-8 Sturgeon Bay 5-9 Oconto 4-11 Sevastopol 1-13 

  • High School Winter Athletics Schedules: Feb. 21-28

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 21 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Feb. 24 @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm Feb. 27 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 25: Regional vs. Suring, 7 pm SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball  Feb. 21 @ Gibraltar, 7:30 pm Feb. 24 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Feb. 27 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm  Girls […]

  • Registration Open for Crossroads Trail Run

    UPDATE: The Crossroads Trail Run is now happening virtually. See updated information here. Registration is now open for the 11th annual Crossroads Trail Run/Walk, to be held June 20 at Crossroads at Big Creek Learning Preserve in Sturgeon Bay. The chip-timed run – which can be completed as a 2K, 5K or 10K – takes […]

  • The Ridges’ Owl-O-Rama Returns Feb. 28-29

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host its fifth annual Owl-O-Rama Feb. 28-29. It’s nesting season, so owls are hooting with a whole new set of calls. Join The Ridges’ naturalists on Feb. 28, 5:30-8 pm, for “Owl Prowl: Nesting Season” to learn about the county’s owls and the characteristics that make them amazing nighttime hunters. Wear […]

  • Ski for Free, Beekeeping, Fish Tales Lectures at Crossroads

    The Ski for Free program at Crossroads at Big Creek will continue Feb. 22, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Feb. 23, 1-3:30 pm. Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports lend, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment in sizes to fit age three through large adults. When trail conditions permit, go to […]

  • Alexander’s Claims Broomball Title – Again

    Johnson’s Park kept it close, but it couldn’t put any shots on net against Alexander’s during the Feb. 16 championship game of the Northern Door Broomball League playoffs. Alexander’s held the Park scoreless in a 2-0 victory, hoisting the Hilander Cup once again.  In round one, Husby’s lost to e-Tailer, and JJ’s squeaked past Door […]

  • HU Chant at Sturgeon Bay Library Feb. 22

    The Wisconsin Satsang Society – a chartered affiliate of Eckankar – will sponsor a Sound of Soul/HU Chant: Love, Karma, Reincarnation and Soul and consider how past lives affect our current relationships Feb. 22, 2-3 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Experience chanting HU (a sacred sound and ancient mantra), contemplative time and spiritual conversation with […]

  • Dahl, Holland, Kuhns, Bienemann to Perform at TAP Feb. 29

    Door County musicians Katie Dahl, Jess Holland and Jeanne Kuhns will join Chicago’s Jenny Bienemann for a concert at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 29, 7 pm. Bienemann is a touring, Chicago-based singer/songwriter whose music has underscored TV, film and theater projects, and whose albums garner international radio play. Known for the […]

  • Kuhns and Sawyn at Lockwood Gallery Feb. 22

    Jeanne Kuhns and George Sawyn are the second featured artists in the Winter Concert Series at the Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, on Feb. 22, 7 pm. (Doors will open at 6:30 pm.) This duo has been performing together for 10-plus years, often in band formations with others.  Kuhns is […]

  • Uncork Summer Tickets on Sale

    Door County’s sole outdoor foodie festival is celebrating its seventh anniversary this year with unusual, new food vendors. Scheduled for June 27, Uncork Summer will once again take place on the grounds of Wickman House in Ellison Bay. Admission is $10 per person, and tickets for food, wine, beer and cocktails are available at […]

  • Differentiating Between Egg Harbor’s Town and Village

    The second program in the Egg Harbor Historical Society’s free winter series will be “Stories from the Town of Egg Harbor’s Village” on Feb. 24, 2:30 pm, in the Kress Pavilion’s Great Hall.  Determining whether you mean the Town or Village of Egg Harbor has been a bit confusing over the years. The town was […]

  • Obituary: Douglas Pierre

    Aug. 22, 1942 – Feb. 16, 2020 Douglas Francis Pierre, D.D.S., M.S., 77, of Brussels, passed away suddenly.  He was born in Lancaster, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Odile (LeGrave) Pierre.  On Feb. 14, 1998, he married Penny Ann Fields in Brussels. Doug earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana, then attended dental school […]

  • Obituary: Thomas A. Stewart

    June 29, 1952 – Feb. 14, 2020 Thomas Stewart, 67, of Nasewaupee died at his home. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Walter and Mary Lou (Gage) Stewart. On June 25, 1977, he married Jeanine Burkard in Green Bay. Tom loved hunting, fishing, camping and working on Jeeps. He especially enjoyed chasing his grandchildren around. Survivors include his […]

  • Obituary: Hugh Edward LeVoy

    Feb. 18, 1938 – Feb. 13, 2020 Hugh Edward LeVoy, 81, of Ellison Bay died at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, with his wife at his side. He was born in Chicago to Patrick John LeVoy and Margaret Mary (Flanagan) LeVoy. “Hughie Boy” was one of six children and a true city kid. Growing up, […]

  • Obituary: Joseph Raymond Flesia

    May 20, 1959 – Feb. 8, 2020 Joseph Raymond Flesia, 60, of Green Bay died Feb. 8, 2020. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Donald John Flesia and Marlene Anna (Martino) Flesia and twin brother to John. Joe and John attended special education in Algoma and worked on the family farm, milking cows and driving […]

  • Obituary: Ceylon “Andy” Anderson

    Sept. 21, 1940 – Feb. 13, 2020 Ceylon “Andy” Anderson, 79, of Sturgeon Bay died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. He was born in Door County to Elden and Alice (Charney) Anderson. On Feb. 19, 1966, he married Marilyn Kinnard at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute. Ceylon “Andy” was an avid Packers and Brewers fan, and […]