Peninsula Pulse – Feb. 23 – March 2, 2018

In this issue

  • Sevastopol Candidate Forum Feb. 28

    Three candidates running for two seats on the Sevastopol Town Board will take part in a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Door County at the town hall tonight at 7 pm. The candidates are incumbent John Staveness, Kimberly Denil and Jim Nellen. They will answer questions supplied by the audience. […]

  • Sister Bay Bowl Hosts King of the Bowl Tourney March 3

    King of the Bowl Tourney will be held at the Sister Bay Bowl on March 3.  Tournament is an individual USBC recognized handicapped event open to both men and women. Shifts available at 9am and 1pm. Top one-third of bowlers will receive prize money back.  Cost is $50 per bowler and there will be multiple ways […]

  • Sheriff’s Dept. Presenting Social Media Session for Parents Feb. 27

    In light of the impact of social media on continuing events both locally and nationally, Officer Chris Neuville, Juvenile Investigator from the Door County Sheriff’s Dept., will present information gained from a national training he attended. The presentation will be held from 6-7 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the Southern Door High School Library. […]

  • Kewaunee County Supervisor John Pagel Killed in Plane Crash

    John Pagel, owner and CEO of Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy and Kewaunee County Supervisor, died in a plane crash Thursday night. The plane, bound for Green Bay from Indianapolis, crashed at approximately 7:40 pm, killing all three passengers including Pagel’s son-in-law Steve Witcpalek. Pagel was a highly revered visionary in the dairy industry, employing more than […]

  • By the Numbers: The Gutenberg Bible

    Fans of the printed word should be interested in knowing that on Feb. 23, 1455, Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the movable metallic type printing press (at least in the Western world) and godfather of mass communication, printed his first Bible. 0 The amount of money Gutenberg made with his Bibles. A business partner sued Gutenberg […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Real West Side Story

    Most of what has dominated the news about Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront redevelopment has greatly misrepresented the city’s professionally produced plans and intentions to clean up blighted property and create an attractive and inviting waterfront destination. The blighted former Co-op property was for sale for many years, but no one stepped up to purchase […]

  • Local and Regional Art in “Red Blend”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) presents Red Blend, an art exhibit of local and regional talent. Red Blend runs concurrently with the second annual Winter Play Reading Festival (now through Feb. 26) at Third Avenue Playhouse in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Red Blend is curated by Jillaine Burton Seefeldt of Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor and features […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Take Action

    As we ponder the questions raised yet again by another school shooting, I have to say that, finally, this time, after failing to stand up and act after Sandy Hook, I am writing to each of my state congress members and to each of my U.S. congress members to tell them that if their records […]

  • “Door County Living” Unveils 2018 Philanthropy Cover

    Every year, the Peninsula Pulse’s sister publication, Door County Living magazine, publishes a Philanthropy issue highlighting charitable people, organizations and efforts in Door County. Since 2009, the cover of the annual Philanthropy issue has been created in partnership with a Door County painter. These philanthropic-themed paintings not only grace the cover of the magazine but […]

  • Wisconsin Satsang Society Hosts HU Chant at Sturgeon Bay Library

    On Feb. 24, experience chanting HU (a sacred sound and ancient mantra), contemplative time and spiritual conversation with others of like heart at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 2-3 pm. Sponsored by Wisconsin Satsang Society, HU is a way to discover a higher form of creativity, inner peace, spiritual self-discovery, as well as healing of the […]

  • DCA Screens “SEED” and Offers Lecture with St. Norbert College Professor

    On March 2 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a screening of the film SEED: The Untold Story. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000-year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies (including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto) […]

  • State News: Gun Control, NAFTA, Health Insurance

    Shorewood Supports ‘Smart Gun’ Resolution Gun manufacturers are encouraged to adopt so-called smart gun technology under a resolution passed by the village board in the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood Monday night. A few Wisconsin mayors, including Madison’s Paul Soglin and Milwaukee’s Tom Barrett, have already signed on to a national campaign called Do Not Stand […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Feb. 23, 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 tell it like I see it, or how the voices tell me to tell it.” “A poorly curated selection of randos.” […]

  • Two Local Choirs Join Forces to Present a Gospel Music Concert

    On Feb. 25, the Community Choir of Door County (CCDC) will join forces with Hope United Church of Christ Choir (Hope UCC) to present a “Make a Joyful Noise” gospel music concert featuring Hervy Hodges, well known Door County resident, and his family and friends from the Milwaukee area. The concert will be presented as a […]

  • Rotary Club Presents their 25th Annual Shipyard Tours

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay presents the 25th Annual Sturgeon Bay Shipyard Tours on May 5, 9 am – 2 pm. On one day, the community is invited to experience an insider’s view of the shipbuilding industry in Sturgeon Bay. For more than a century this industry has been critical to Door County’s economy. The shipbuilders of Sturgeon […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Meaning of Pro-Life

    President Trump’s recent uninformed verbal assault on Africa and Haiti reminded me of a talk by a missionary who had worked in Haiti and told of the many poor who wait at garbage dumps to pick through what the trucks unload in order to find food; their prize finding is chicken skins. Haiti like many […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Retroactive Abortions

    Yet another school shooting and yet more hollow “thoughts and prayers” from heavily NRA gifted Republican “lawmakers.” Yet more GOP-sanctioned retroactive abortions. This is the “family values” party. Translation:  We value our families infinitely more than we value yours. Something to think about when you receive those glossy little cards with GOP candidates with their […]

  • More than 600 Door County Students Participated in Birch Creek Program, Artists in the Schools

    More than 600 Door County students from choir and band programs at Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol schools took part in Birch Creek’s Artists in the School program on Feb. 12. Artists in the Schools began in 2002 as a way for Birch Creek and its faculty to give back to the community. This […]

  • Pet Talk: Serving As a Cat’s Safe Place

    Q:  Every time I get into my recliner to lay back and relax my cat, Nellie Moon, insists on crawling on me and laying on my chest. Why does she want to always lay on me? A:  There are really no solid facts as to why Nellie Moon chooses to do this, but there are […]

  • DNR to Send ATV, Snowmobile Registration Renewal Cards

    Much like annual renewals for cars and trucks, customers renewing registrations for their boat, ATV, UTV, snowmobile or off-highway motorcycle in 2018 will now receive renewal postcards, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced. The postcards replace the letters that have previously been sent. Customers are encouraged to take care of their renewals well […]

  • Wetlands Fill-in Bill Passes Legislature

    As executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Tracy Hames is used to dealing with flaming ducks – otherwise known as dealing with a left-field issue that makes you stop important, productive work in order to deal with it. “You have to stop everything and deal with the flaming duck,” Hames said. Last fall Hames […]

  • Women with Spirit Concert features Sue Demel, Dorothy Scott and Jeanne Kuhns

    On Feb. 23 at 7 pm, Door County Medical Center presents Women with Spirit – An Evening of Outstanding Music at the Door County Fire Company. The concert is intended for men and women of all ages and will feature Sue Demel, Dorothy Scott and Jeanne Kuhns with special guests. Demel is a founding and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What Became of Common Sense?

    Let’s hear it for the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms, just as the Founding Fathers envisioned. So, grease up your flintlocks and your front-loading muskets, and keep your powder dry, in the event of an evil government takeover. Your right to own 18th Century firearms shall not be infringed. The authors of […]

  • School Funding Amendment Makes Room for Southern Door

    A school funding amendment proposed by Rep. Joel Kitchens could help Southern Door School. An amendment passed by the Wisconsin Assembly Feb. 14 could help Southern Door School District take advantage of a new law that increases the taxing authority of low-revenue school districts. Assembly Bill 835 originally exempted schools, like Southern Door, that had […]

  • Cheers!: I’ll Ride That Orange Blossom Special

    I was in need of a nice, soft lager when my eyes were caught by a grinning skull dripping with something. And then the cheeky name – Fresh As Helles. By Samuel Adams? There was a time in another century when finding a bar that served Samuel Adams Boston Lager in the bottle or, even […]

  • Len Villano’s Pic of the Week: Fire And Ice Carver

    Sturgeon Bay’s Fire and Ice Festival was last weekend, where artists from all over come to Door County to carve ice and snow for the crowds in Sturgeon Bay. This is Tracy Coy from Hastings, Minn. taking a chainsaw to the snow while working on an igloo sculpture. I picked this photo because of the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Conspiracy?

    The special prosecutor’s indictments this past Friday of 13 Russians infiltrating our society and their attempt to help the Trump campaign has prompted me to look at the events leading up to and including his first year as POTUS with a keener eye and clearer focus. The last time Mr. Trump was in Russia was […]

  • Miller Art Museum Celebrates Peninsula’s Printmakers

    Peninsula Printmakers, the first exhibition for Sturgeon Bay’s Miller Art Museum celebrating 43 years in 2018, will feature more than 50 recent acquisitions and seldom-displayed works from the museum’s collection of original prints by four significant Peninsula artists:  Joseph Cook, R. Charlie Lyons, Ruth Wedgwood Philipon and Albert Quinlan. The exhibit is scheduled to open […]

  • Gibraltar Boys Win Moosejaw Shootout Tourney

    Congratulation to the Gibraltar 5th grade boys basketball team on their championship victory at the recent Moosejaw Shootout Tournament, sponsored by and held at JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells on Feb. 17. The championship was the first ever for the Gibraltar boys 5th grade basketball team. The first game against the team Limitless Stan, from […]

  • Trivia: Which breed has won Best in Show most often in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s history?

    Question:  Which breed has won Best in Show most often in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s history? Answer:  The Wire Fox Terrier has won 14 times.

  • Democratic Candidates for Governor Visit Egg Harbor Feb. 25

    Six of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates and one surrogate for a candidate will attend the annual Door County Democratic Pie Party at 2:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in the Village of Egg Harbor. Candidates in attendance will include: Matt Flynn:  A 70-year-old retired commercial litigation partner with Quarles […]

  • The Bestseller List: Feb. 23, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward HARDCOVER NONFICTION Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, by […]

  • Liberty Grove Hopes to Add New Water Access at Death’s Door Park

    The Town of Liberty Grove could get a new attraction as soon as this summer. The town is working with Neptune’s Dive Club to build a staircase at Death’s Door Park for divers, kayakers and paddle boarders to access the water. The town has partnered with the club on a grant application to build the […]

  • Young Dance Ensemble Takes the Stage at the DCA

    On Feb. 25 at 7 pm, renowned dance ensemble Ailey II will take the stage at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek. Earlier that day, at 12:30 pm, they will also offer a dance workshop at Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door. Ailey II is renowned worldwide for merging the spirit and energy of the […]

  • Manners Matter: Ex Etiquette

    Dear Mary Pat, My ex-boyfriend is married and he texts me and calls me frequently. He is the one who ended our relationship; why he can’t cut the ties with me? I really don’t want to hear about problems with his wife and I certainly don’t want to go down memory lane with him either. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: How Many?

    How many will it take, what exactly is the magic number of children that have to die before Congress and the States do something to stop this senseless carnage? Oh wait, instead of trying to pass common sense gun laws, Congress is working on “Concealed Carry Reciprocity.” This bill would force every state to abide […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Feb. 23 – March 2

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 24 vs. Sevastopol, 2:30 pm Feb. 27 – Regionals @ Random Lake, 7 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 23 – Regionals #2, TBD   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Feb. 24 @ Gibraltar, 2:30 pm Feb. 27 – Regionals @ NEW Lutheran, 7 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 23 – Regionals #2, TBD   SOUTHERN […]

  • Crossroads Continues Ski for Free Program

    Snow conditions permitting, Crossroads at Big Creek will continue to offer the Ski for Free program. Ski for Free is offered on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 3:30 pm. Ski equipment and snowshoes in a wide range of sizes will be available from the Maintenance Building, free of charge. This program is staffed […]

  • Bill Seeks to Ensure Safety of Wedding Barns

    The state Assembly passed a bill that seeks to impose regulations on old barns converted to event venues in an attempt to make them safer. The bill, which remains before the Senate as of Feb. 20, would require all barns built before 1965 to be up to code on electrical and plumbing, and prohibit open […]

  • Sevastopol’s Jorns Heading to State

    Sevastopol High School junior Jeremy Jorns has become the first wrestler from Sevastopol in more than a decade to earn a trip to the state wrestling tournament. Jorns (44-4) will represent the Sturgeon Bay/Sevastopol wrestling co-op as an individual in the Division 2, 182-pound weight class at the 75th Annual Individual Wrestling State Tournament to […]

  • Adventurers Walk Across Green Bay for a Cause

    It’s not every day that you see a group of men walking across Green Bay, but a few perplexed fishermen, a smattering of wildlife, and a passionate welcoming party witnessed just that Feb. 17 when a quartet of Door County adventurers completed a 15-mile march across Green Bay on the ice. The trek began at […]

  • Cathy Grier Brings WRiTER’S NiGHT to the DCA for One Night

    On March 3 at 7 pm, WRiTERS NiGHT, an original open mic hosted by Cathy Grier, moves north from The Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge for one special night at Door Community Auditorium (DCA). This is a performance opportunity open to all writing creatives, as well as an opportunity for non-performing spectators to watch artists […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Feb. 23 – March 2

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Feb. 27. County of Door:  The county board meets at 10 am Feb. 27. The Resource Planning Committee meets at 2 pm on March 1. Town of Gibraltar:  The Plan Commission meets at 7 pm Feb. 27. Town of Jacksonport: […]

  • Letter to the Editor: More Than ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Needed

    As the nation commences with another round of thinking and praying in the aftermath of the most recent mass shooting, this one at a school in Florida, the divide between those who are calling for some legislative action to address the issue of rampant gun violence and those who claim that no legislative action is […]

  • Server of the Week: Paul Kasriel

    Meet Paul Kasriel, Feed and Clothe My People’s sociable greeter, He’ll gladly accept your donations as the merchandise receiver. A retired economist with a passion for people and spreading good cheer, He’s been dedicated to this gig for the past three years.   Paul is a community-minded man, helping people young and old, You can […]

  • Dendler Inducted into Audubon Artists of America

    Deborah Dendler, of Fish Creek, was awarded the Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal for Sculpture in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Exhibition at the National Arts Club, New York. The exhibition ran Jan. 9-29, 2018. Dendler was also recently inducted as a Signature Elected Member of the Audubon Artists of America, and will exhibit sculpture in […]

  • Wisconsin Rare Plant Program Touring State

    People who enjoy looking for plants can see some of the state’s rarest and most beautiful native species up close in 2018 by participating in volunteer training for the Wisconsin Rare Plant Monitoring Program in coming weeks. The volunteer training is free and occurs at four sites across the state: in Juneau County on March […]

  • Letter to the Editor: End Gun Violence

    The students in Parkland, Florida, who have gone through a horrific experience have more heart, courage and common sense than our President and our Congress. They are asking us adults to end the kind of mass shooting that happened last week. They are asking us to help protect them by enacting gun control laws such […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Kewaunee Should Be Concerned about Back 40 Mine

    It is extremely embarrassing for Kewaunee County residents, when throughout the country our claim to fame is bad water, tons of manure, and contaminated wells. Kewaunee County Board members should be alert to any and all possible threats to a clean water supply. And, to add to the embarrassment, we remain the only county bordering […]

  • Door County Deer Advisory Council Meets March 12

    The Door County Deer Advisory Council will meet at 7 pm on March 12 in the Chambers Room of the Door County Govt. Center, 421 Nebraska Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Spring meetings will be held in mid-March to start the antlerless harvest quota and permit-setting process for the 2018 deer seasons. Various deer season structure options […]

  • Run For A Cause Program is Open for Charities

    The Door County Half Marathon’s Run for A Cause program is still accepting runners for the May 5 event. The program has raised more than $135,000 for area charities during the last seven years. The program gives a free registration to the race in Peninsula State Park to any runner who raises at least $250 […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball League Standings: Feb. 12

    STANDINGS As of Feb. 12, 2018 A League, W-L Door County Fire Co., 23-7 Music Masters DJs, 20-7 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 20-7 Some Spike It Hot, 18-9 Olson Dental, 8-22 Boom Town, 5-22 The Caffeinators, 5-25 B League, W-L Red Room, 29-4 Hatco Serve-Rites, 21-12 Peninsula Podiatry, 17-16 Brick Lot 1, 16-17 Bull Pen, 15-18 […]

  • Gardner Gab: Future Farmers of America

    by Michele Ploor Hello, Town of Gardner residents. Know someone I should talk to or have anything to share? Email me at [email protected]. Have you ever heard of FFA CDEs?   No? Me either until last year when both of my children participated. However, until I was asked to coach a team this year I […]

  • An Authentic, Inspired Life: Silversmith Amanda DeWitt

    Amanda DeWitt grew up an army brat, bouncing from Washington D.C., to California, to France, to Japan, so it’s not surprising that she made an impulse decision to abruptly change her life’s course before finishing college. She was studying journalism at the University of Illinois in Champaign when she dropped out after her junior year […]

  • Obituary: Marvin ‘Sonny’ Floyd Watters, Jr.

    Marvin “Sonny” Floyd Watters, Jr., 79, of Menasha, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 18, 2018 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton. He was born Jan. 29, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Marvin Edward Watters, Sr. and Gertrude (Rackow) Watters. Sonny attended Sawyer School and Sturgeon Bay High School. He served his […]

  • Obituary: Blanche Idelle Jacobson

    Blanche Idelle (Gunnlaugsson) Jacobson, 97, of Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. She was born January 13, 1921 on Washington Island in Door County to Bjorn and Clara (Hansen) […]

  • Obituary: Gloria A. Johnson

    Gloria A. Johnson, 80, of Gills Rock, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018. She was born Oct. 20, 1937 in Ellison Bay to Lawrence and Annette Wickman. After marrying Roger Johnson, Gloria made the big move north from Ellison Bay to Gills Rock, where she resided until recently. Gloria attended Ellison Bay Grade School […]

  • Obituary: Althea Maude Logerquist

    Althea Maude Logerquist, 86, of Jacksonport, died peacefully at home on Feb. 16, 2018. She was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of John Franklin Christian Hansen and Bess Viola (Logan) Hansen. Althea graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Benjamin […]

  • Obituary: John Louis Gabert

    John Louis Gabert, 59, of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 15, 2018 at Door County Medical Center. He was born Oct. 25, 1958 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of David and Janet (Fernandez) Gabert. John graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and served his country with the United States Army. He was an accomplished craftsman, building log […]

  • Obituary: Robert Michael Vuksanovic, Jr.

    Robert Michael Vuksanovic, Jr., 59, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in the comfort of his home, Ash Wednesday evening, February 14, 2018. He flew Home on Valentine’s Day with his favorite copilot (his wife), Catherine, at his side. Rob had been battling cancer the past three years. He was born October 14, 1958 in Youngstown, OH, the […]

  • Reps in the News: Two Rep. Kitchens Bills Pass Assembly

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker on Tuesday endorsed West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Walker, who ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2016, praised Morrisey for his conservative record and for fighting Obama-era coal regulations. “Patrick has fought for West Virginians while defending […]

  • Obituary: Rev. Dr. Gerald Frank Moede

    The Reverend Doctor Gerald Frank Moede died peacefully to blessed eternal life and glory after a long struggle surrounded by loving family and friends on the morning of Feb. 13, 2018. His life exemplified courage, strength and generosity to the very end. He faced advancing health challenges with grace and fortitude. Gerald “Jerry ” was […]

  • Obituary: Gary K. Gustafson

    Gary K. Gustafson, 56, of Little Sturgeon, died Feb. 13, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay following an automobile accident. He was born July 18, 1961 in Milwaukee, the son of Norman and Margaret (Randazzo) Gustafson. Gary operated G-Man painting business and was an accomplished yacht painter. On Dec. 31, 2016, he married […]

  • Obituary: Judith A. Pichette

    Judith A. Pichette, of Sister Bay, died Feb.13, 2018 after a short stay at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Judy’s husband Dave and son Brian were with her when she left to be with the Lord. She was born in Chicago on Sept. 24, 1941 to Bill and Dorothy Johnson, the first of seven children. […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy M. Luckhard

    Dorothy M. Luckhard, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at Sturgeon Bay Health Services on Feb. 12, 2018. She was born Sept. 25, 1929 in Chicago to Henry and Dorothy Frank. On March 6, 1948 she married the love of her life, Ralph A. Luckhard in Chicago. In 1970, they moved to southern Door County […]

  • Door County Medical Center Birth: Feb. 15, 2018

    Tanya and Lee Delchambre, Forestville, are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 15, 2018.

  • Gibraltar Basketball Team Holds Thanksgiving Dinner Fundraiser Feb. 25

    Alexander’s Restaurant in Fish Creek will host a Thanksgiving dinner fundraiser Feb. 25 for the Gibraltar Vikings girls basketball team. From 3-6:30 pm, guests are welcome to enjoy a turkey dinner with all the fixings and some of Alexander’s food. The cost is $15 adult, $8 children (ages 6-11), and free for kids ages 5 […]

  • Rep. Kitchens Welcomes Emily Pinkert to Wisconsin Senate Scholar Program

    Representative Joel Kitchens welcomed Emily Pinkert, from Sturgeon Bay, to Madison for the Wisconsin Senate Scholar program. He said, “I was proud to welcome Sturgeon Bay High School student Emily Pinkert to Madison as part of the Wisconsin Senate Scholar program this week. Her selection for admittance to this intensive week-long crash course on our […]

  • Door-Tran’s Vehicle Loan Program to Receive State Funds

    Door-Tran is one of 10 organizations serving 53 counties in the state that will receive funding to support a vehicle loan program to low-income, hardworking individuals in 2018. In Governor Walker’s announcement on Feb. 16, almost $1.8 million of state and federal funds will support services such as zero-interest vehicle loan programs, mobility management, van […]

  • Learn about Rotary Youth Exchange at March 1 Program

    The Door County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) is hosting a Rotary International program on March 1, 3-5 pm. Rotary is an international organization committed to advancing goodwill and peace around the world and in local communities. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program allows high school students from around the world to attend a school […]

  • Two Nights of ‘Tales of Our Lives’ at Door County Fire Co.

    The Women’s Fund of Door County hosts two nights of “Tales of Our Lives – A Story Slam: Empowerment Through Performance.” The talented Story Slammers will tell their tales March 1 & 2 at Door County Fire Co. Social starts at 6 pm, with the slams beginning at 7 pm. Based on a poetry slam […]

  • DCMC Auxiliary Accepting Applications for 2018 Medical Scholarships

    The Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Auxiliary is accepting applications for its 2018 medical scholarship program. Three types of scholarships are available for those pursuing or continuing their education in medical fields. They include those for graduating high school seniors from Door County and Algoma high schools and home school programs; previous Door County high […]

  • Tour Door Artisan Cheese Co. during Egg Harbor Historical Society Program

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society is hosting its winter program March 4, 1 pm at Door Artisan Cheese Company. After the program, guided tours and sampling will be available as well as hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Reservations are required; call 920.823.2062 or email [email protected]. Along with your name(s) leave a return phone number. Reservations are […]

  • TAP Presents ‘The Dig,’ An Excavation of Sibling Bonds & Mental Illness

    Archaeology – the excavation and analysis of human history – proved the perfect metaphor for Milwaukee playwright Marie Kohler to explore mental illness and the strains it places on familial relationships in her drama, The Dig. Part of Third Avenue Playhouse’s Winter Play Reading Festival, The Dig follows the bond between siblings Mattie and Jamie […]

  • Egg Harbor Lions Club Makes Donation to Boys & Girls Club of Door County

    The Egg Harbor Lions Club made a $500 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Door County. Tom Vorpahl, David Van Dyke, Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Julie Davis and Kathy Sanden were on hand for the check presentation.

  • Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge Continues 83-Year Tradition of Steamboat Dinner

    The 83rd Annual Steamboat Dinner, hosted by the Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge, is March 10, 4-7 pm. The turkey and roast beef dinner will be served at the Masonic Center in Sturgeon Bay, 31 S. Third Ave. Shuttle buses will deliver people to the front door from the Market Square parking lot. This will be […]

  • Gibraltar Student Council Hosts Spring Blood Drive March 12

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council will host their spring blood drive March 12, 9 am – 2 pm in the Gibraltar Elementary Mural Gym. Before donating, drink plenty of water, get at least eight hours of sleep the night before and eat iron-rich foods. Due to time and scheduling constraints, an appointment is needed. […]

  • Weather Wizard: Walking the Bay of Green Bay

    It was a sleepy Saturday morning in the quaint and still Village of Egg Harbor, cars could be heard crunching through the snow as they filed one-by-one through the village and down the steep hill to the marina. The sun shrouded in misty grey clouds had barely lifted over the surrounding hills to greet the […]

  • CPR/AED Class at Sister Bay Fire Station March 15

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The class is scheduled for March 15, 6-10 pm at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road. It will […]

  • NWTC Students Working to Develop New Antibiotics

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is teaming up with more than 160 colleges and universities around the world to develop new antibiotics in order to keep new resistance from developing and to prevent the resistance that already exists from spreading. One-hundred twenty Microbiology students at the NWTC are currently looking for new bacteria in soil. […]

  • Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Judge José Rodríguez

    Mexico-born writer José Antonio Rodríguez got his literary start penning poetry, but it is nonfiction which he will judge in the Peninsula Pulse’s 2018 Hal Prize photo, poetry and prose contest. Rodríguez is a native of Mexico who was raised in south Texas. A poet, memoirist and translator, his work has appeared in The New […]

  • Sevastopol School Threat ‘Non-Credible,’ Students Safe

    Sevastopol School went into lockdown at 7:50 am on Thursday morning following notification of a potential threat to the school. The Door County Sheriff’s Department determined the threat was “non-credible” and school resumed at approximately 9 am, although parents were able to pick up their kids from school and take them home for the day. […]

  • More than 600 Door County Students Participated in Birch Creek Program, Artists in School

    More than 600 Door County students from choir and band programs at Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol schools took part in Birch Creek’s Artists in the School program on Feb. 12. Artists in the Schools began in 2002 as a way for Birch Creek and its faculty to give back to the community. This […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Feb. 23 – March 1

    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 Independent February 22, 1878 Mr. A. Wagener came nigh dying last Sunday afternoon, his critical condition being caused by eating some “home-made cheese,” given him by […]

  • Politics Aside: Youth in Government Students Excel

    In the politically charged times we live in today, it’s hard to imagine a group of Americans in a capitol building debating civilly without a personal agenda and coming up with solutions through compromise. Last weekend, the state capitol in Madison was just that: students from around the state met in Madison to participate in […]

  • Introducing ‘Celebrate Water’ Initiative

    Representatives of towns and villages, businesses, nonprofit organizations and state and county parks are uniting in their support for an ambitious yearlong initiative to “Celebrate Water” in Door County. “The response throughout the community has been amazing and has really evoked the pride we all have in what makes the Door County peninsula so unique […]

  • Sister Bay Soars in 2017 December Room Tax Collections

    In keeping with the trend throughout 2017, the Village of Sister Bay posted the largest gains in room tax collections for the month of December compared to the previous year. Collections in Sister Bay were up 55.6 percent while occupancy rates in the village increased 20 percent in December year over year. The increase in […]

  • Climate Corner: Local Leadership is Key to Clean Energy Future

    by Chelsea Chandler, Director of Environmental Initiatives, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters For the past five years, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters has led an examination of Wisconsin’s role in global climate change and explored diverse, sustainable energy opportunities for our communities. Working with a broad network of experts and […]

  • Door to Nature: Gray Squirrel Mating Season

    Every early morning under the bird feeders there is a congregation of gray squirrels. Lately the high number is seven and they seem to have their own “territory.” They will tolerate each other within about two feet, but if one inches closer then there is a quick fight to protect each creature’s food supply. Years […]

  • Featured Pet: Triton

    This week the Wisconsin Humane Society – Door County introduces readers to Triton. He’s a three-month-old, brindle/white Plott hound. He was surrendered to the Society Feb. 3, 2018. Triton has the sweetest puppy heart. He’s very energetic and is always searching for a lap to cuddle into. He loves to chew on toys and exhibits […]

  • 2017-18 Southern Door High School Honor Roll

    Semester 1 Academic High Honors:  Grade 12 – Jared Baudhuin, Emily Blasier, Deseree Dufek, Grace Englebert, Samuel Gerend, Adam Gutschow, Kale Jauquet, Zoey Kohler, Jodi LaRocca, McKayla Massart, Megan Neubauer, Alexis Niedzwiecki, Faith Overbeck, Hanna Pierre, Elliott Seiler, Zachory Snow, Bailey Wavrunek, Abby Wery; Grade 11 – Tehya Bertrand, Elyse Columb, Michelle Gonzales- Carmona, Margaret […]

  • Bank of Luxemburg Introduces New Relationship Bankers

    Bank of Luxemburg introduces new Relationship Bankers operating out of four branches across the area. Relationship Bankers will support the Bank’s service mission by coordinating a seamless start-to-finish process for individuals and businesses as they open deposit accounts, apply for loans or take advantage of other bank services and offerings. Bank of Luxemburg’s new Relationship […]

  • Nominations Due Feb. 26 for DCEDC Business Awards

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) will accept nominations for their Lifetime Achievement, Door County Industry of the Year and Door County Entrepreneur of the Year awards until Feb. 26. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates those individuals who have taken the initiative to start and grow a successful small business in Door […]