Peninsula Pulse – Feb. 3-10, 2017

In this issue

  • Love on Holiday, Newport Candlelight Hike & More Weekend Plans

    What do you love about Door County – its nature, music, beer and performances? Lucky you, there is all of this and more coming up this weekend. Take your pick from our top picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, February 10 Big Mouth Trio Enjoy an eclectic mix of blues and jazz Friday evening with […]

  • Jacksonport Holding Forum Feb. 9 for Town Building Project

    On Thursday, Feb. 9 beginning at 6:30pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall, the public is invited to a presentation by Keuny Architects of the final drawings and specs for the proposed town building project. Following the public forum, a special board meeting will be held. The agenda includes two items:  approve the Keuny Architects final […]

  • Sister Bay to File Suit against Liberty Grove over Ownership of Waste Water Plant

    The Sister Bay Board of Trustees has begun the process to file a lawsuit against the Town of Liberty Grove seeking a declaratory judgment regarding the ownership of the Sister Bay Waste Water Plant. The village has always asserted that it owns the plant. The town wished to have a “Utilities Commission” own and operate […]

  • Len Villano, Pond Hockey

    Beer, Food and Pond Hockey on Kangaroo Lake

    Door County doesn’t go to sleep in the winter. Experience another side of Door County at the 4th Door County Pond Hockey Tournament on Feb. 4. Spectators are invited to come out to Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor to watch 39 teams, including the first two women’s teams, compete for the coveted Stanley Thermos. Play […]

  • Andrew Bradle, Starboard Brewing Company

    Server of the Week: Andrew Bradle

    If you are cruising Third Avenue In search of a glass of tasty craft brew. There is a man at Starboard ready to serve you: Meet brewer and taproom manager Andrew.   With a bar towel at the hip and a full beard He is a beer connoisseur not to be feared. In his heart, […]

  • Pipka Ulvilden, Sister Bay Lions Club

    Lions Club Inducts First Female Members

    In December of 2016, the Sister Bay Lions Club inducted its first female member, Lion Stacey Bell, and on Jan. 23 they inducted their second female member, Lion Pipka Ulvilden. Lion Bob Tidball sponsored her membership.

  • Northern Door Broomball League: As of Jan. 11, 2017

    All Jan. 25 broomball games were postponed due to ice melt. Standings (as of Jan. 11) Alexander’s 2-0 Peninsula Painters 2-0 Door County Brewery 1-1 JJ’s La Puerta 1-1 Horseshoe Bay 0-2 Husby’s 0-2

  • Isherwood: ‘Model A’ Town Plow

    The photo is from the Steir farm, circa 1944, Town of Bristol. The subject is a homemade snowplow consisting of a basic Model A coupe, with a sort of monster jungle gym attached. An oversize steel box attached to a sub-frame, all this in turn attached to the said Model A. On the front of […]

  • Framed: Winter Party Pals

    Jake and Connor Wilson visit with Elephant and Piggie during the Sturgeon Bay Library’s annual children’s winter party on Jan. 28. Submitted.

  • Neighbor to Neighbor, Grant

    Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Nonprofit Grant

    Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a nonprofit grant of $3,175 to Neighbor to Neighbor to support local veterans and their families through their medical equipment loan program with the purchase of five standard wheelchairs and two bariatric-sized wheelchairs to accommodate individuals weighing up to 500 lbs. Scott McFarlane and Beth Wartella of the […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: News from this week’s past, Feb. 1-6

    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, Feb. 1, 1878 Last Monday was a day of considerable stir in this village. Teams from different logging camps were hurrying about town and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Eminent Domain, A Definition

    In light of our president now going forward with opening up the contested pipelines, I wonder how many of us knew about the change of wording on eminent domain in our state. Enbridge, a Canadian energy distribution corporation, building pipelines across the continent, worked with our State Legislature to change our state eminent domain law. […]

  • Len Villano

    Register for Spring Classic Ride

    The Peninsula Century Spring Classic returns for its 29th year in Baileys Harbor on June 17. Registration for the ride opened Feb. 1, and riders can save up to $15 by registering in February to join 800 fellow cyclists on the roads of northern Door County. Enjoy the support of six aid stations loaded with […]

  • Manners Matter: Respect the RSVP

    Dear Mary Pat, What is with people and their lack of respect for RSVPs? Last week, I hosted a party for my daughter. I sent out invitations three weeks ahead of time to the few people we were having over and all marked “yes” on the invitation. I sent them all a quick note the […]

  • Green Bay Packers, Winter Park, Kewaunee

    Green Bay Packers Staff Visits Winter Park

    Kewaunee County recently hosted some special visitors when some of the Green Bay Packers staff stopped at Winter Park in Kewaunee. This comes as the Packers work on a sledding hill feature for its Titletown District. The purpose of the visit was to walk the six-lane tubing hill and look at snow equipment, while gathering […]

  • Edward Jones Financial Adviser Hosts Coffee Club for Women

    Tara Pierre, local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club for women at 8 am on Feb. 8 at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay. The coffee club is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update on the stock market and the economy in a relaxed environment. […]

  • James Cameron

    Remembering James Cameron of America’s Black Holocaust Museum

    “Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.” “Strange Fruit,” written by Abel Meeropol and sung by Billie Holiday It was 16 years ago last month when I met James Cameron, the only known […]

  • Lori Wier: Painting the Beat

    In the painting studio of artist Lori Wier, nothing is more critical to transforming a blank canvas into a piece of art than a musical library filled with every genre known to man. Without that library, her paintbrushes, canvases and acrylics would serve no purpose. But paired with an infectious string of beats by Daddy […]

  • Noelle VanHendrick

    Annual Valentine’s Show at Plum Bottom Pottery

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites the community to Art Show 1 – The Annual Valentine’s Show on Feb. 4, 10 am – 4 pm. The gallery will be full of new jewelry and art sure to please. Featured jewelry artists include Luana Coonen, Alice Scott, Alicia Winalski and ceramic artists Eric Hendrick and Noelle […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Be Fooled

    Please do not allow yourself to be drawn into the deceptive pictures and narratives of the “Friends” group that wants you to believe that they are the noble purveyors of what is right and best for all of we citizens in how the west side waterfront area should be developed. They want you to believe […]

  • Trivia: According to Nielsen television ratings, which Super Bowl was the highest rated game?

    Question: According to Nielsen television ratings, which Super Bowl was the highest rated game? Answer: Super Bowl XVI in 1982 between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals. It was watched in 49.1 percent of households (or 40,020,000 households at the time).

  • Lee Traven

    Traven Legacy Lives on in Charitable Fund

    The gift of the late Lee Traven continues to do wonderful things for Door County, according to the Door County Community Foundation. The Traven Family Fund is a permanent endowment that Traven established at the community foundation to forever benefit the charities he cared about the most. For the fourth year in a row, the […]

  • Okinawa Coral

    Science Snippet: Canary in the Coral

    Ever heard the phrase “canary in a coal mine?” Years ago coal miners carried canaries into deep mines to alert them to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Canaries are much more sensitive than humans to the presence of insufficient oxygen or excessive carbon monoxide that could kill living things. Some scientists believe that dying beds […]

  • Swale, Roy Lukes

    Door to Nature: Boreal Forests

    One of the great joys in life is being able to explore various plant habitats during the four seasons. I realize there are people who prefer the edges of a cool cedar swamp or the interior of a shady maple-beech-hemlock woodland during the summer, then come winter their one and only joy is basking in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Vilify the Friends Group

    In full disclosure, I am Carri Andersson, current plaintiff and former defendant of that ridiculous lawsuit nearly two years ago. This is my first public letter since, and it is entirely my up-close-and-personal opinion on the matter. It appears the Mayor spent a great deal of time and, I assume, taxpayer expense to tell you […]

  • Lagunitas, NightTime Ale

    Cheers!: Under the Spell of Darkness

    It was the cool pooch in shades that caught my eye. And then I saw the words to the left of the dog’s right ear – Fear the Dark. OK. I accept that challenge. And I accept it knowing that Lagunitas, makers of this beer, NightTime Ale, are hop lunatics. I would love to love […]

  • Door County Humane Society, Featured Pet

    Featured Pet: Mya

    This is Mya, a 3-year-old feline that came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a stray in December of 2016. Nowadays she spends her time looking for a new family to call her own. Mya has a stunning black and orange coat with deep yellow eyes. The DCHS cattery staff describes her as […]

  • Solo & Ensemble to Be Held at Sturgeon Bay High School

    Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned District Solo & Ensemble Music Festival hosted at Sturgeon Bay High School on Feb. 18. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and small ensembles before an adjudicator. […]

  • Milk Production in WI Rises

    Milk production in Wisconsin during December 2016 totaled 2.52 billion pounds, up two percent from the previous December, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during December, at 1.28 million head, was 1,000 more than last month but 1,000 fewer than a year […]

  • By the Numbers: Black History Month

    26.2 Poverty rate for blacks (in 2014), compared to the national rate of 14.58 percent. 50.6 The percentage of the population in Washington, D.C., that is black. 1619 The year the first Africans arrived as slaves in Virginia. 1793 Eli Whitney’s invention of the cotton gin dramatically increases the demand for slave labor. 1808 Congress […]

  • Stephanie Klett, Devil's Lake State Park, kayaking, kayak

    “Discover Wisconsin” Features State Parks in New Episode

    Discover Wisconsin partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to showcase the beauty, recreation and history of Wisconsin’s state parks in an upcoming episode. Each segment of the show spotlights a different state park and adds a new twist by featuring real families sharing their state park experiences and personal stories. “Wisconsin state parks, forests, […]

  • Len Villano, Door County Beer Festival

    Door County Beer Festival Tickets Now On Sale

    Tickets for Door County’s largest craft beer event of the year are now on sale. The Door County Beer Festival returns to Baileys Harbor June 17 with more than 150 craft beers, live music and local chefs. Ticket sales are limited to 1,200 people. This year’s event will feature carefully curated craft beers focused on […]

  • Letter to the Editor: So Sad

    Mr. Trump, In the presidential election there were 135,950,362 total votes cast and you received 62,979,879 votes. That means that 72,970,483 people voted not Trump! Your continuous whining about the outcome reminds me of the old children’s story “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” So Sad. Colleen Malmen Baileys Harbor, Wis.

  • Learn New Basketball Skills with Wisconsin Badger

    The Door County YMCA Sturgeon Bay Program Center will host the Josh Gasser Skills Clinic on Feb. 4. The clinic is for boys and girls. A session for fifth through eighth graders will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, and one for first through fourth graders will be held 2-5 pm. Instruction will […]

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Hosts “Sick of Winter” Event

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church’s Master’s Cup Coffeehouse will hold a “Sick of Winter” event on Feb. 18, 11 am to 1:30 pm. The public is invited to come and sample a variety of homemade, cold-fighting soups, chili, breads and cider. Set up in expo-style, there will also be booths for local businesses and organizations […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Name the Room Tax Cheats

    Thank you for telling us about the scofflaws in Door County who fail to comply with rules that require a permit to rent lodging to tourists and who, moreover, fail to collect or turn over a 5.5 percent room tax that supports our tourism industry (“Commission Cracks Down on Room Tax Cheats,” volume 23, issue […]

  • Kellstrom-Ray Agency Has Recording-Breaking Year

    Heather Olson, broker-owner of the Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. of Sister Bay, announced that the brokerage had a record-breaking year in 2016, more than doubling its MLS production during the past two years. Top producers at the brokerage last year included MaryKay Shumway, who was also voted 2017 President of the Door County Board of Realtors, […]

  • 163 Private Schools Registered for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

    One-hundred-sixty-three private nonsectarian and religious schools and school systems registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10 deadline to accept students for the 2017-18 school year through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). Eleven schools that previously participated in either the Milwaukee or Racine Parental Choice programs or both are registering to […]

  • Free Community Meals Dates Announced

    The Loaves and Fishes program announced upcoming dates for their free community meals at the NWTC Dining Room in Sturgeon Bay. Upcoming dates are:  Feb. 3, 17 & 24; March 3, 17 & 24. Meals are served from 5:30 to 7 pm.

  • Professional Turf Management Meeting

    Managing turf in the urban setting has its own set of unique challenges and subsequent recommendations. If you are interested in learning more about managing large areas of turf, UW-Extension invites you to hear from UW-Extension county agent and state specialists regarding professional turf management. Presentations include: “European Chafer: A New Pest in Turf” by […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: As of Jan. 30, 2017

    STANDINGS As of Jan. 30, 2017 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 27-3 Music Masters DJs, 25-5 Some Spike It Hot, 17-13 The P.E.S.T.S., 16-14 To Be Determined, 6-24 The Rads, 0-30 B League, W-L Econo Double Baggers, 25-5 Red Room, 25-5 Door County Coffee, 21-9 Bay Ship Sharks, 20-10 Hatco Serve-Rites, 13-17 Peninsula Podiatry, […]

  • One Million Bird Sightings Reported Through eBird Website

    Wisconsin birders identified and reported more birds through eBird, an internationally popular online bird observation website, than birders from most other states and nations in 2016. In 2016, eBird gathered 1,406,422 observations in Wisconsin from 4,111 birders who submitted 110,807 checklists. The Wisconsin eBird site contains photos, interactive maps and write-ups sharing the highlights from […]

  • James May Gallery

    Studio Sale at James May Gallery

    James May Gallery presents their Annual February Studio Sale for one night only on Feb. 3, 5:30 – 8 pm. Studio space is being cleared out and there will be amazing prices on original artwork from the crew at James May Gallery: Kara Slamka (mixed media), Kendra Bulgrin (paintings and encaustics), James Eddings (prints and […]

  • PMF February Fest Opened by Pianist

    Pianist Andrew Armstrong will open the Peninsula Music Festival’s annual February Fest on Feb. 11. The 2 pm concert will be held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. Armstrong has delighted audiences across Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the […]

  • Municipal News: Feb. 3-10, 2017

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on Feb. 7. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm on Feb. 9. County of Door: The Airport & Parks Committee meets at 8:30 am on Feb. 9. The IS Committee meets at 2 pm on Feb. 9. Town of […]

  • The Stumpf Fiddle: Fish Creek Winter Festival’s Bizarre Instrument of Choice

    If your snowshoe dance moves are less than desirable and you lack the necessary coaching skills to lead a minnow across a finish line, why not try your hand at another of Fish Creek Winter Festival’s quirky competitions, the Stumpf Fiddle Contest? This musical contest, in its third year, invites anyone with a pulse and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Problem of Inertia

    Here are some observations, a few questions, and many clarifications at the dawn of a time of great uncertainty. There are many concerns plaguing the conscience of humanity in this day and age. There is much fear. There are few true leaders. We are much talk and little action. We are quick to judge and […]

  • Door County Humane Society, Van

    DCHS Buys New Van for Animal Transport

    On Jan. 26 the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) became the proud owners of a brand new 2015 Ford Transit Van. This much-needed vehicle will be used to transport cats and dogs to various veterinary clinics for medical care and procedures such as spay/neuter, to transport available cats to the shelter’s satellite adoption center at […]

  • Door County Student-Athlete Q&A

    Name: Hailey Jorgenson School/Grade: Washington Island School/12th Grade Sports: Basketball and Softball Academic Honors: High Honor Roll Athletic Achievements: Captain of girls basketball team (2014-17); member of Gibraltar softball team (2014-17); Averaging more than 15 points/game for 2016-17 basketball season; 715 career points scored in basketball How did you become involved in basketball and softball? […]

  • Florence Whiteman

    The Life of the Last Cheyenne Warrior Woman

    The late Florence Whiteman fulfilled the responsibilities of a warrior woman among the Cheyenne people. Hear the stories and legends of her life as told by her son, Chief Phillip Whiteman Jr., in a day of remembrance honoring the Last Cheyenne Warrior Woman on Feb. 4 at Nelson Healing Center in Sturgeon Bay. Florence was […]

  • Crossroads Activities Bring to Mind Summer

    The Friday Film at Crossroads at Big Creek on Feb. 3 was selected for people who miss our summer birds. The Wisconsin Public Television documentary, Our Birds, explores more than 2,000 miles of the journey Wisconsin’s migratory birds make every year, looking at the perils faced by our migratory birds and how people in Wisconsin […]

  • melaniejane

    6th Annual Love On Holiday Returns to TAP

    The Holiday Music Motel’s sixth annual “Love On Holiday: Songs of Love and Love Gone Away” returns Feb. 10 & 11 to Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Much like the songwriting collaboratives of Steel Bridge Songfest and Dark Songs, Love On Holiday brings songwriters together to write and record brand new material for five days prior […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School to Perform “Godspell”

    Sturgeon Bay High School will perform Godspell at high school auditorium on Feb. 9 & 10 at 7 pm and Feb. 11 at 2 pm. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. The […]

  • USDA Announces Federal Reimbursement for Organic Producers and Handlers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that starting March 20, 2017, organic producers and handlers will be able to visit more than 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic or transitional certification. “USDA reimburses organic producers up to 75 […]

  • Celebrating the Red Arrow: Wisconsin National Guard begins campaign to honor World War I soldiers

    “Amid the tears and cheers and farewells of mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers, sweethearts and friends Company F left home this morning bound for Camp Douglas, the state mobilization camp….” So read the front-page story in the Aug. 17, 1917, edition of the Door County Democrat, announcing the departure of the Door and Kewaunee county […]

  • Sports Standings: As of Jan. 29, 2017

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Jan. 29 Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT Southern Door, 9-1, 12-4, .900 Kewaunee, 8-1, 13-3, .889 Algoma, 7-3, 7-11, .700 Green Bay N.E.W., 5-4, 8-8, .556 Gibraltar, 4-6, 9-7, .400 Oconto, 4-6, 10-7, .400 Sturgeon Bay, 1-8, 1-15, .111 Sevastopol, 0-9, 1-12, […]

  • YMCA Holds Movement Workshop Series

    The Northern Door YMCA program center is holding a movement workshop series, with the last two workshops on Feb. 4 & 11. “Creative Movement” is for 7- to 13-year-olds, and will be held from 10 to 11:15 am. Develop kinesthetic awareness and improvisational skill. Increase functional mobility, flexibility and strength. Learn to use the body […]

  • Using a Book to Build Community

    Door County Reads, and its national counterpart the Big Read, is a month-long series of events designed to bring a community together in celebration of reading and literature. Now entering its 10th year in Door County, this year’s effort was launched with a Kick-Off Celebration at the Door Community Auditorium on Jan. 23. I was […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Hiring Consultant to Study Fire Services

    At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council will choose between two consultants to study the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department’s coverage area. Currently the department is responsible for providing fire protection services to the city as well as to the towns of Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman said […]

  • Ridges Hosts 9th Annual Great Waffle Breakfast

    Long overdue for a really great breakfast? The Ridges invites the community to join their staff and volunteers for the 9th Annual Great Waffle Breakfast. Again this year, the Baileys Harbor Town Hall will be filled with the aroma of delectable, golden waffles. Enjoy your fill of waffles of all shapes and sizes, topped with […]

  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Holds Masses & Healing Service

    Two Feast Day Masses and a monthly Eucharistic healing service will be celebrated at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in February. Feb. 3 is the Feast Day of St. Blaise Sebaste, who was bishop of Sebaste in Armenia in the fourth century. St. Blaise, who was a doctor before becoming a […]

  • Congressman Mike Gallagher Joins Congressional School Choice Caucus

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after an announcement regarding welfare reform: “Yesterday Gov. Walker announced his ‘Wisconsin Works for Everyone’ reform package. Building on our past successes, as well as those of the Thompson administration, this is the next step toward welfare reform in Wisconsin. Wisconsin has been a national leader […]

  • DOT Audit Finds Millions in Cost Overruns

    Massive cost overruns and highways in worse shape than six other Midwestern states are just a few of the problems identified within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s highway program in a report released last week by the Legislative Audit Bureau. The auditors looked at 19 major highway projects completed from January 2006 to December 2015, […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Feb. 3, 2017

    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? “Now his hidey hole is wide open!” “Does your cat have its own piano?” “I like him. He’s cool. And he’s taller […]

  • Gary Fewless, Kate Hutton

    UWGB Botanist to Detail ‘Flora of Niagara Escarpment’

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces another free public program on Feb. 7 at 7 pm in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The program is “Flora of the Niagara Escarpment” with Botanist Gary Fewless, Emeritus Curator, Herbarium, UW-Green Bay. Door County’s landscape is famous for its scenery […]

  • Kewaunee County Department of Human Services Offers Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder

    The Kewaunee County Department of Human Services wants residents to know there is help available for anyone who may notice periods of depression that appear to correlate with seasonal changes during the year. The reason for this may be due to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms of the condition can include oversleeping, daytime fatigue and […]

  • Gail D. Panske, Print

    Artist Talk with Printmaker Gail Panske at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay presents an artist talk with award-winning printmaker, UW-Oshkosh Professor of Art and Director of the Allen Priebe Art Gallery Gail D. Panske on Feb. 9 at 10:30 am. Panske is an artist of integrity and striking originality with a distinguished record of national and international exhibitions and […]

  • KICK Coffee & LURE Donate to United Way

    In February, KICK Coffee will donate 50 cents to United Way for every muffin sold. KICK Coffee is located at 148 N. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay. To learn more about KICK visit or call 920.746.1122. Also partnering with United Way in February is LURE in Sister Bay. LURE is located at 10627 N. Bay […]

  • Peninsula Players Hosts Play Readings

    Peninsula Players Theatre will host the first of three play readings on Feb. 6 at 7 pm when it presents Michael Perry’s Population 485 at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. This is the first offering of The Play’s the Thing, a winter play reading series produced by Peninsula Players for the Door County community. […]

  • WI Public School Choice Program Continues to Grow

    Public school open enrollment, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, continues its steady growth since it began in the 1998-99 school year with a new application period beginning Feb. 6 and running through April 28 for the 2017-18 school year. Traditionally, children in Wisconsin are assigned to public school districts based on the location of their […]

  • NWTC Promise Scholarship is Now Taking Applications

    The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Promise Scholarship, offered by the NWTC Educational Foundation, Inc., is available for eligible high school students who will graduate in Spring 2017 and attend NWTC in Fall 2017. The NWTC Promise Scholarship is a partnership to encourage young people to succeed in high school believing that college is possible. […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Jan. 26, 2017

    High Series: Mark Tesnow 696, Brett Anschutz 657, Aaron Shepit 642 High Game: Brett Anschutz 278, Mark Tesnow 266, Aaron Shepit 239 High Team Game: Alexander’s 1,016 High Team Series: Alexander’s 2,837

  • Burning Cow Music Festival

    Burning Cow Offers Special Valentine’s Ticket Sale

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Burning Cow Music Festival (BCMF) is offering a three-day pass for $25 and free camping is included with each ticket purchase. This deal is only available through Feb. 14. BCMF is bringing another exciting lineup of blues and rock musicians to Door County, July 27 – 29. To get […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Better Use for $20 Million

    The state has finally acknowledged that Kewaunee County has a groundwater problem. A $50,000 report that was paid for by taxpayers through the Wisconsin Public Service Commission stated that a $188 million project is feasible to address groundwater contamination from Kewaunee County farms. The report studied the use of pipelines to pump 86 percent of […]

  • Door County Reads Keynote Discusses Life in the Restaurant Business

    The Door County Library closes out its 10th annual Door County Reads community-wide reading event with a celebration of local eateries and their role in building community with a keynote panel, “The Next Best Thing to Eating Food, is Talking About It!” Featuring several Door County “restaurant celebrities,” the panel will share their favorite food […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Too Much Krall

    Does George Krall have ownership in the Pulse? Why is his divisive rhetoric printed in almost every Pulse issue? You would be better served promoting Door County than a liberal ideologue! Get your act together Peninsula Pulse! Thomas Moore Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

  • High School Winter Athletics: Feb. 3, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 7 vs. Oconto, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 6 @ Chilton, 7:15 pm Feb. 7 @ Coleman, 7:15 pm Feb. 9 @ Sevastopol, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Feb. 7 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 6 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Feb. 7 @ Goodman-Armstrong Creek, 6 pm Feb. […]

  • Citizens to Lobby for Clean Water in Madison on Feb. 8

    Seventy-five-year-old Fred Depies will be riding a bus from Green Bay to Madison on Feb. 8 to be part of a historic grassroots effort in lobbying state legislators for sound surface and groundwater protection. “I have watched the quality of the water that we’re drinking deteriorating,” said Depies. “I feel that there really needs to […]

  • Door County Reading Council Features Sarah Brown at Discussion

    The Door County Reading Council will present “Creating Student-Centered Conversations and Discussions” featuring Sarah Brown Wessling at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center on Feb. 23, 5-7 pm. The Door County Reading Council is proud to bring Sarah Brown Wessling to Sturgeon Bay for the first time. “Creating Student-Centered Conversations and Discussions” will promote […]

  • Obituary: Sheldon Rodrick Herlache

    Sheldon Rodrick Herlache, 83, of Brussels, died Jan. 31, 2017, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.  He was born February 4, 1933, in Door County to Norman and Rose (Massart) Herlache.  Sheldon served his country in the U.S. Army, spending the majority of his time in Germany.  On June 16, 1956, he married Joan M. Schram at St. […]

  • Obituary: Gerald William Otto Martens

    Gerald William Otto Martens, 77, of Egg Harbor, died Monday, January 30, 2017 with family at his side. He was born April 8, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the son of Wilmer Martens and Edna (Behnke) Martens. Gerald grew up on the family farm in Egg Harbor, WI. Following his graduation from Sevastopol High School […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy M. Sawyer

    Dorothy M. Sawyer, 86, of West Bend, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, was called home Monday evening, January 30, 2017 at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend with family at her side. She was born Dorothy Marie Gauger on August 20, 1930 in Fish Creek to William and Elizabeth (Ahrens) Gauger. Dorothy graduated from Gibraltar High […]

  • Obituary: Arline Laverne Oleson

    Arline Laverne Oleson, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Monday morning, January 30, 2017 while at Cardinal Ridge CBRF. Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 4 pm on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church with Pastor David Leistra officiating. Arline will be laid to rest in Bayside […]

  • Obituary: Stephen ‘Steve’ Paul Meneau

    Stephen “Steve” Paul Meneau, 71, of Sturgeon Bay, was peacefully welcomed home Saturday evening, January 28, 2017 with family at his side. He was born January 19, 1946 in Des Moines, IA, the son of Creighton Alfred Meneau and Arlene Louella (Oppedahl) Meneau. Steve’s family moved to Two Rivers, WI where he attended school. Following […]

  • Obituary: Donald Brink

    Donald J. Brink, 91, of Sister Bay, formerly of Oshkosh, Racine, and Ephraim, died on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Don was the oldest son of William J. and Nione (Christensen) Brink, born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on October 9, 1925. A day before his 18th birthday, […]

  • Obituary: Patricia ‘Pat’ Ganz

    Patricia Ganz, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Jan. 26, 2017 at Door County Medical Center.  She was born June 20, 1935 in Milwaukee to Frederick and Myrtle (Laabs) Julien. On Aug. 28, 1954, Pat married Lyle Ganz in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 1980. Pat owned and operated a […]

  • Obituary: Gertrude Olanda Young

    Gertrude Olanda Young, 100, of Washington Island, died on January 25, 2017, just five days shy of her 101st birthday. She was at peace and at home with her family by her side. Born January 30, 1916 to Norwegian immigrants, George and Olga (Pedersen) Jorgenson in Milwaukee, WI, she moved to Washington Island with her family as […]

  • Obituary: Florence W. Torsell

    Florence W. Torsell, 93, of Sister Bay, died Jan. 24, 2017 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI. Florence will be buried at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook, IL according to her wishes. There will be no public service at this time.

  • Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Bylaska

    Elizabeth “Liz” Bylaska, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 24, 2017 at Birch Creek CBRF in De Pere. She was born Elizabeth Jean Barr on August 31, 1931 in Milwaukee, to Jeanette (Walker) Barr and Arnold Henry Barr, MD. Elizabeth graduated from Port Washington High School in 1949 and later from St. Olaf College in […]

  • Obituary: Helen ‘Janey’ J. MacNeil

    Helen ‘Janey’ J. (Minahan) MacNeil died peacefully on Jan. 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Janey was born on March 20, 1941 to Robert and Helen Minahan in Green Bay, WI. She attended St. John’s Grade School, Green Bay East High School, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she met the love of her life, […]

  • Constitutional Amendment Movement Started in Door County

    In these politically divisive times, Dan Powers and Jim Black tread lightly in introducing their newly formed campaign finance reform group Door County – United to Amend at a packed public forum held at the Sturgeon Bay Library on Jan. 31. More than once during his presentation, Powers pointed out that the idea of a […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Honor Roll: 2016-17 Semester 1

    A Honor Roll, Semester 1, 2016-17 Grade 12 Jeffrey Alberts, Theodore Annoye, Cedrick Antonio, Jenna Augustson, Michael Everett, Brandon Forbes, Julia Gomez, Moriah Grahl, Nicholas Greenlaw, Aspen Gunnlaugsson, Samuel Hargis, Hope Hucek, Stephanie Jones, Kathren Kaminski, Aaron Kinard, Brooke Klansky, Corina Kues, Angelica Laxo, Nathan Leonardson, Kelly Lewens, Brent Mallien, Jayda Marine, Scott Mathison, Kaila […]

  • Multilingual Reading Celebrates International Mother Language Day

    Write On, Door County seeks non-English speakers to read poetry at a special event recognizing International Mother Language Day, Feb. 20. The reading will take place at 6:30 pm at the Miller Art Museum, 107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. The event is free and families are encouraged to attend. Speakers of languages other than […]

  • Readers Rampant to Discuss A Man Called Ove

    The next Readers Rampant Book Club meeting is Feb. 14 at 2:30 pm at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library. The group meets in the community room and will discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. All people are welcome to join and light refreshments will be served.

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 22, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION  1. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead 2. Difficult Women, by Roxane Gay 3. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett 4. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, by Fredrik Backman 5. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles   HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 2. Between the World […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Features the Poetry of Gibraltar Students

    In the first year of the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series, 2009-2010, a Gibraltar student was a featured reader. The reading was such a success that the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship felt compelled to encourage more student readers. They established one reading each year just for students and the successes have continued. The audiences have been moved […]

  • Southern Door School Holding Referendum Meeting Feb. 4

    On Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9-9:45 am in the high school library, the Southern Door County School District will hold a brief meeting to present background information about the upcoming referendum to exceed the revenue limits. The referendum question will be presented to Southern Door Voters on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The meeting will feature […]