Peninsula Pulse Feb. 7-14, 2020

In this issue

  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Has New Website

    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, 4047 Chapel Dr. in Champion, has a new website to provide information about the nation’s only church-approved Marian apparition site. The new website chronicles the shrine’s history – from Adele Brise’s interactions with the Blessed Mother to the 2016 national designation – and its many current events. […]

  • WIPC Tasked With Making Island’s Parks Self-Sustaining

    The Washington Island Parks Committee (WIPC) is charged with making the island’s parks self-sustaining, so the newly appointed committee members have been active this winter sponsoring various activities, including the Polar Plunge at Schoolhouse Beach on New Year’s Day, skating at the Lion’s Club skating rink on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a recent candlelight ski […]

  • Stella Maris Church Sponsors School Lunch Donations, Infant Clothing

    During the Christmas season, the sodalities of Stella Maris Baileys Harbor and Jacksonport sponsored Christmas giving trees that held envelopes for donations to the school-lunch programs at local schools, as well as requests for infant clothing for the Christ Child Society. The checks given to Sevastopol and Gibraltar schools will go directly to fund lunches […]

  • PBS Wisconsin Education Has Released Video on Wisconsin First Nations

    PBS Wisconsin Education has released a new Wisconsin First Nations-focused digital video exemplar, Wisconsin First Nations Exemplar Featuring David O’Connor.  The video is part of a collection of authentic and accurate pre-K-12 educational and educator-focused Wisconsin First Nations professional-development resources. The series features stories from Wisconsin educators who excel at teaching American Indian studies and […]

  • Sunshine House to Repurpose Conference Room For Students

    Leadership Door County has chosen Sunshine House as the focus of its Class of 2020 project.  Sunshine House will repurpose and upgrade a former conference room to create a feeling of learning and excitement and to accommodate the growing interest in its classes, including Math for Life, Job Club, Skills to Pay the Bills, and […]

  • Packerland Conference Math Meet Results: From Jan. 27 On

    Jan. 27 Team Results Varsity Team Results Sturgeon Bay, 317 points NEW Lutheran, 246 Oconto, 227 Kewaunee, 221 Southern Door, 193 Algoma, 183 Sevastopol, 180 Gibraltar, 155 Jan. 27 Individual Results  Seniors Michael Laxo, Sturgeon Bay, 38 Nick Herbst, Sturgeon Bay, 36 Fletcher Hubbard, Sturgeon Bay, 36 Marina Jeanquart, Sturgeon Bay, 35 Simon Kopischke, Gibraltar, […]

  • Funny Pet Names

    I’ll never forget the day when a coworker in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, told me that her dog’s name was Lisa. I lost it. I was unable to control my laughter for the next few minutes. Maybe even the next hour. I still laugh about it now, years later.  There’s something about pets with human names […]

  • Kropuenske on Dean’s List at South Dakota State

    Ryan Kropuenske of Baileys Harbor was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at South Dakota State University. He earned a 4.0 GPA as a student in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.

  • Bills to Watch: Collective Bargaining, PFAS Programs

    LRB-4911 Collective bargaining for public employees This bill would restore the ability for public employees to collectively bargain for wages, benefits and working conditions. In a memo accompanying the bill proposal, Sen. Chris Larson said Wisconsin’s public sector has experienced lower wages and fewer qualified applicants in recent years. The bill is circulating for co-sponsorship […]

  • State News: Solar on Schools Project, Raised Retirement Age, ‘Tougher on Crime’ Bills

    Wisconsin Schools Asked to Plan for Solar Projects The Solar on Schools program is asking K-12 schools in the state to consider installing solar panels as part of their energy mix and wants to attract 100 schools during the next four years to install the renewable energy source.  The program is a joint venture between […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Feb. 7-14

    DOOR COUNTY  County of Door: Feb. 10 – Highway and Airport Committee, 10 am; Public Safety Committee, 12 pm; Joint Human Services Board and Public Health Board, 2 pm. Feb. 11 – Census Complete Count Committee, 11 am; Board of Adjustment, 6:30 pm. Feb. 12 – Communications Advisory Technical Subcommittee, 9 am; Facilities and Parks Committee, […]

  • Reps in the News: Feb. 7-14

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Joel Kitchens criticized Gov. Tony Evers’ use of a special session to pass an $8.5 million package of bills aimed at improving Wisconsin’s agriculture industry. “While it’s nice that the governor is finally showing an interest in helping people outside of Milwaukee and Madison, a special session – for many reasons […]

  • City Reviews Promenade Proposal

    Public invited to Feb. 10 open house The City of Sturgeon Bay reviewed a plan during its Tuesday meeting for the West Waterfront promenade, which has been developed by Cedar Corporation. Now the public will get a chance to see the plan and provide feedback during a public hearing Feb. 10, 5-7 pm, in the […]

  • Gibraltar to Show Off Remodel during Feb. 12 Open House

    Gibraltar School District is finally ready to unveil its remodeled library and media center (IMC) and surrounding classrooms. The school will host an open house Feb. 12 to show off the enhancements that resulted from a $4.5 million referendum that voters approved in 2018. Superintendent Tina Van Meer said planning for the project began in […]

  • By the Numbers: Door County Public Transit

    Door County Transportation Director Pam Busch has presented 2019 ride totals for Door 2 Door Rides and the Aging and Disability Resource Center’s bus service.  41,618 Number of one-way trips provided by Door 2 Door last year, or 115 per day 46 Percentage of riders who have a disability 27 Percentage of riders who were […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Door County Pride

    Several years ago when I was on the Door County Chamber of Commerce board, we had an in-depth discussion about how we wanted and perceived the county to look in 10, 20, 30 years. We all came to the conclusion that we knew what we didn’t want it to look like! As our CEO stated, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Draining the Swamp

    In recent years, we’ve heard the expression “draining the swamp” a great deal in regard to politics in this country. The definition varies dramatically depending on which party is using it.   To Democrats, it refers to eliminating the outsized control that money from corporations and billionaires exert on political decisions. It’s kind of hard to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Together We Can Become an Army

    As the people went about their daily lives in the town of Brumadinho, they were completely unaware that the massive tailings dam at the mine was getting weaker every day. Then maybe just a small section started to fail, just a little. Then a little more gave way on the massive wall. That wall held […]

  • Letter to the Editor: All Must Participate in Reversing Climate Change

    Many, many thanks to Solomon Lindenberg for his column discussing Greta Thunberg (“Greta Thunberg Isn’t Just an Activist – She’s a Role Model,” Jan. 17, 2020). His ardent defense of Thunberg’s importance in climate advocacy and his own clear grasp of the climate crisis that is upon us are valuable contributions to our public conversation. […]

  • Letter to Representative Joel Kitchens: AB-481 and AB-482 Amount to Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults

    As you know, I am an estate-plan attorney who has practiced in Door County for more than 40 years. I am a certified estate-plan specialist. I take great pride in the time and training I invest in estate-plan work for my clients, many of whom are retired and living in Door County. We take offense […]

  • Featured Pet: Tibbs

    Meet Tibbs, a three-year-old orange tabby who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. After fending for himself outside for some time, Tibbs decided he might enjoy the indoor life and found a kind person who knew to take him to WHS. He’s now safe and warm at the Door […]

  • Oconto Couple Wins Outstanding Young Farmer Award

    Philip and Laura Finger of Oconto earned the Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer Award during the 66th annual awards weekend, Jan. 24-26. Philip is a fifth-generation farmer on the Finger Family Farm, which has been in his family since 1872. When Philip and Laura married, she bought into the farm as well. It currently includes 1,900 […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School District Initiates New Community Education Program

    The Sturgeon Bay School District has initiated a new community-education program called Community Programming to welcome the community into the school to see the facilities and to interact with staff while engaging in learning. During this first year of programming, the district made several of the classes available to students in third grade or higher to […]

  • GEO-DC Plans to Rebuild Existing Structure of New Discovery Center

    After two years of planning a full remodel, GEO-DC has decided to demolish the existing structure of its eventual Discovery Center and rebuild it from scratch. The decision came after news that the structure was worse off than originally anticipated: Much of it was not to code, and asbestos was found. Not wanting the building to […]

  • Jim Robinson Retiring from Teaching Snowmobile Washington Island Classes

    After 30 years of teaching DNR snowmobile-safety courses, Jim Robinson has taught his last class – on Washington Island – and is retiring from teaching them.  Over the years, the Washington Island Ferry, Washington Island Fire Station, Washington Island Police and numerous Island residents have volunteered to help make these snowmobile-safety courses a reality. Two of the […]

  • Door County Character: Remembering Digger DeGroot

    People talk a lot about what constitutes Door County character. They look for it in buildings. They find it on rural roads and shoreline strolls. But nowhere was it encapsulated better than in the man known only as Digger.  Digger was a man of another time in Fish Creek – a time when people didn’t […]

  • The Jump: Digger’s Death-defying Stunt

    It was the biggest daredevil stunt Door County had ever seen.  James “Digger” DeGroot had announced that he would jump five cars on his bike at the bottom of the Fish Creek hill on Independence Day, 1973. Digger kept talking about it, and friends began promoting the event. “Sounded like a good idea, but it […]

  • Eric DeJardine Joins Northern Sky’s Board of Directors

    Eric DeJardine, vice president of commercial banking at Nicolet National Bank, has joined Northern Sky Theater’s board of directors. His board experience also includes service on the board of directors for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Brown County. DeJardine and his wife, Nellie, are graduates of Sturgeon Bay High School and Sevastopol High School, respectively, […]

  • Jeff Dorner Serves as Wisconsin Builders Association’s 2020 President

    Jeff Dorner will serve as the Wisconsin Builders Association’s 2020 president. A project manager, designer and salesperson for Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders in Luxemburg, he will lead the association and oversee its executive committee, board and staff operations for the next year.  Dorner’s construction career began in 1976 as a framing carpenter before he […]

  • Nathan Drager Up For Emerging Small-Business Person of the Year

    Nathan Drager, owner of Quantum PC Services in Sturgeon Bay, is in the running to be selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Wisconsin’s 2020 Emerging Small-Business Person of the Year. The winner will be announced in March and honored at the SCORE/SBA Wisconsin Small-Business Awards Breakfast on May 8. Drager, who has a […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Sam Kersebet

    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, […]

  • Evers Signs Dyslexia Bill into Law

    Sister Bay resident Kari Baumann and her son, Grady, visited the state Capitol in Madison Wednesday for the signing of a bill that they and other dyslexia advocates have spent a long time fighting for.  The state officially took a new stance on dyslexia and reading education when Gov. Tony Evers signed Wisconsin’s first dyslexia […]

  • Perspectives: Life Without Me at the Community Foundation

    by Bret Bicoy, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation About 10 years ago, Dick Egan – my friend and, at the time, board chair of the Door County Community Foundation – shared a perspective that completely turned my thinking on its head. He fundamentally reshaped how I view the responsibility of a charity’s board of […]

  • Kim Jensen on Pink Bakery: From Sweet Treats to Creative Catering

    Egg Harbor’s Pink Bakery has established itself as a local bakery that offers not only delicious sugary treats, but also coveted catering capabilities. Owner and chef Kim Jensen finds her creative culinary outlet in the catering side of the business while lead baker and decorator Cathy Henry wows customers with custom-baked cakes and desserts. Jensen […]

  • Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League Comes to Drink DC Beer

    And play music, of course Did you know there was such a thing as electro-swing, meaning electronic and swing music combined? Neither did I, but that’s how Daniel Rosen became interested in swing music, and further, it inspired him to start a jazz and swing band – what he calls “Prohibition swing” – with his mates […]

  • Three Health Books That Changed My Perspective for 2020

    by Amanda Bourbonais I was initially drawn to the science of health last year to change how I lived with ulcerative colitis, but I quickly developed a genuine interest in the best ways to repair our bodies and minds. Throughout that initial learning process, I read a lot of health-related books and am sharing those […]

  • Framed: Fruit Loop Run

    Exuberant runners cross the finish line of the Fruit Loop Run on Feb. 2 during Fish Creek’s Winterfest. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Manners Matter: What’s All the Fuss about Valentine’s Day?

    Dear Mary Pat, My wife always wants me to make a fuss on Valentine’s Day. I think restaurants, jewelry stores and florists try way too hard to drain my wallet, and it’s kind of a made-up holiday. Why does my wife fall into this trap and have high expectations every year? After 22 years of […]

  • Servers of the Week: The Icemen: Cody Bolton, Asa Kastner and Andrew Iding of the Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink

    When the temperature drops and we all huddle indoors, These three go out to spray a fresh pour Onto the concrete, dried out by the sun, They do tireless work so we can have broomball fun. Late into the night they pull on the hose,  But will the ice keep? Only Mother Nature knows.  On […]

  • Latest CWD Info Available in New Video

    The National Deer Alliance has launched a communication initiative about chronic wasting disease (CWD) to provide accurate and timely information to the public. Using testimonies and data, a new video aims to educate hunters about the spread of CWD, which has cast a long shadow over America’s most popular hunting pastime. Unlike other known or more visible […]

  • Find Your Crafting Family at Knit Whit’s

    “There’s nothing like cold weather to knit a sweater or hats or mittens,” said Whitney Gross, who, along with her husband, Brandon Gross, owns Knit Whit’s Yarn & Crafts in Baileys Harbor.  This is their first winter in business, and she thought winter would be a time to slow down. But, because knitting is a […]

  • Questions & Authors: Jānis Valks

    compiled by Jerod Santek, Artistic Director, Write On, Door County Jānis Valks is a science-fiction writer from Latvia who will spend February in residence at Write On, Door County. I talked with him about his work and his upcoming stay, which is also his first visit to the United States. He will give a presentation […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Hanne Gault

    Hanne Gault was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. She came to the United States in 1960, married Sidney Gault and raised three children in Glencoe, Illinois, and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In Illinois, she worked first as a nurse and then as a teacher.  She began writing poetry in 1984 and won a prize in […]

  • The Residences at Egg Harbor

    A three-story, 27-unit condominium building known as The Residences at Egg Harbor is being proposed for the site of the current Mueller Mini Mart at 7784 Hwy 42 in downtown Egg Harbor.  The architectural style of the proposed development will reflect the past, including a reproduction of the Mueller retail shop. The Mueller family has […]

  • ReConnect Program Undergoes Second Round

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin accepting applications for the second round of ReConnect Program loan and grant funding, which enables the federal government to partner with the private sector and rural communities to build broadband infrastructure in areas with insufficient internet service. ReConnect funding applications can be submitted at Telecommunications companies, rural […]

  • We Are HOPE Continues Employment Resource Services

    We Are HOPE will continue its Employment Resource Center services at the Sturgeon Bay location Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 4:30 pm, with extended hours on Tuesday until 6 pm. After the loss of state funding to operate the center was announced last summer, a campaign was launched to raise funds to remain open when […]

  • USDA Encourages Sign-Up to Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

    The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. The enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year is March 16, 2020. More than 200,000 producers have already enrolled, but FSA anticipates that 1.5 million producers will enroll for ARC and […]

  • Financial Coffee Club for Women

    Edward Jones ( financial adviser Tara Pierre will host a coffee club for women Feb. 12, 8 am, at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay. She will provide education on financial market topics. Seating may be limited, so call Pierre’s office at 920.746.0781 to reserve a seat.

  • Door to Nature: ‘The Lady of the Woods’

    One of my favorite native trees is the paper birch, or what some call the white birch because it stands out in the landscape with its pure-white trunk. My late husband, Roy, and I used to admire the beauty of its bare branches against a clear, blue sky as we took our winter walks together. […]

  • World War II Exhibit at Door County Maritime Museum

    In February, a new exhibit has taken over the second-floor landing of the Door County Maritime Museum ( in Sturgeon Bay. Built for Battle: Sturgeon Bay Ships in World War II highlights the warships constructed in Door County and the experiences of their crews during the tumultuous years of the 1940s. This exhibit brings to […]

  • Sacred Water Walk Photos on Display at UUFDC Gallery

    The gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) is featuring photographs from the Sacred Water Walk of the Ojibwe. The exhibit is part of the UUFDC Racial Justice Action Team’s yearlong focus on Native American cultures. Jeff Pearcy and Meredith Watts photographed the last two days of a water walk that Ojibwe […]

  • #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence

    With the number of mass shootings in the United States on track to exceed 400 by the end of the year, Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay is proud to partner with a new campaign of theater activism called #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence.  Its mission is to spark crucial conversations about gun violence […]

  • ‘Tension in the Ordinary’ at James May Gallery

    James May Gallery ( presents Tension in the Ordinary: Winter Invitational, featuring Cristian Andersson, Melissa Dorn, Karla Lauden and Elyse-Krista Mische. The regional artists in this diverse group deal with ideas of mortality, obsession and amnesia through multiple media, including performance, installation, drawing, fibers and painting.  On Feb. 8, 5:30-8 pm, visit the new James […]

  • Door County Folk Alliance Barn Dance Feb. 15

    The Door County Folk Alliance will hold a barn dance Feb. 15, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Tim Jenkins will be calling the dance. No partner or experience is needed: There are usually others looking for dance partners, so don’t hesitate to ask someone to dance; and Jenkins will teach all […]

  • Focus on Fiber at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay will host the first event in its 2020 Second Thursday series Feb. 13, 10:30 am, kicking off a new year of free, public programming. Baileys Harbor textile artist Susan Hoffmann will speak in the museum’s main gallery about her journey as an artist.  Her talk will complement the […]

  • Valentine’s Day Pop-up Shop at Blossoms Flower House

    This Valentine’s Day, Feb. 13-14, 10 am – 5 pm, Blossoms Flower House, 10352 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim, will host a free pop-up shop featuring fine art by local painter Andrea Naylor of the Pelican Gallery, beautiful florals by designer Jackie Ehlert of Blossoms Flower House, and premier chocolates by Kara Builta of DC Chocolate […]

  • Next PenArt Teen Workshop Program Is Feb. 22

    The Peninsula School of Art’s (PenArt) monthly Teen Workshop Program offers a range of hands-on learning experiences designed for teens who are interested in exploring their creative potential. Each workshop provides mentorship from contemporary artist educators, peer feedback and skill-building in 2D, 3D and digital media. Upcoming workshops include Creative Expression through DSLR Photography with […]

  • Master Gardeners, Wild Ones Talks at Crossroads

    Join Crossroads at Big Creek and Door County Silent Sports on Feb. 8, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Feb. 9, 1-3:30 pm, for Ski for Free. Borrow, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment in sizes to fit age three through large adults. Visit the Crossroads maintenance building, where volunteers will fit […]

  • NWTC Students Awarded With P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant

    Delia Sandoval, a welding student; and Shauna Simonar, an office professional student, are both studying at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and have both been awarded a P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Grant. Their applications were sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter DF in Sturgeon Bay. The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education was established in 1973 to provide need-based […]

  • Maritime Lighthouse Construction Available to See Via New Camera

    Want to watch the Maritime Lighthouse Tower construction? You can now see the tower go up courtesy of a camera that was installed Jan. 21 at It takes a photo every half hour, around the clock. The images are static photos that can also be viewed as a time-lapse video. The camera is a […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Hosting Annual Chili Cook-Off

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County and the Door County Brewing Co. will host the third annual Chili Cook-Off on March 7, 6-7:30 pm, at the brewery, 8099 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. The cook-off will welcome up to 15 chili-meisters and their favorite mouth-watering recipes. Interested chefs may contact Katie Krouse at [email protected] […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Fishing Club Hosting Wisconsin Fish Fry

    The Sturgeon Bay High School Fishing Club will host a traditional Wisconsin fish fry March 6, 4:30-6:30 pm, in the Sturgeon Bay High School Commons. It may include panfish, whitefish, walleye and/or pike served with potato, cole slaw, tartar sauce and rye bread. Soda and water will also be available for purchase. This is the […]

  • Episcopal Churches of Christ the King Observing Start of Lent

    The Episcopal churches of Christ the King and Holy Nativity will observe the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, with the imposition of ashes: a traditional service that marks the beginning of Christ’s 40 days of fasting and prayer before His crucifixion and resurrection, celebrated at Easter. Father Olin Sletto will conduct the […]

  • Tooth Fairy Making Annual Appearance at Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic

    Just in time for National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Tooth Fairy is set to make an appearance at Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Dental Clinic’s annual Tooth Fairy Fundraiser. The clinic provides oral health care to children and adults from Door and Kewaunee counties, and the fundraiser is one of the most important opportunities […]

  • Door County YMCA Offering Free Breakfast

    The community is invited to help the Door County YMCA celebrate the past year’s successes with a free breakfast and presentation Feb. 13 at Stone Harbor Resort. Breakfast will start at 7:30 am; the presentation will begin at 8 am. Three speakers whose lives have been enhanced and strengthened by the YMCA’s influence will share […]

  • League of Women Voters Offers Election Resource

    Ahead of the spring primary election, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin offers the nonpartisan election resource a one-stop shop that provides simple, easy-to-use tools; candidate information for statewide and local offices; a list of upcoming League-sponsored candidate forums; and other helpful election information to help Wisconsin voters navigate the voting process.  The […]

  • Northern Door Thursday-Night Darts

    Week 4 Results Bley’s Bar 10, Coyote Roadhouse 8 Casey’s 8, Mr. G’s 10 The Mill 6, Island Fever 12  Mike’s: bye Hat Tricks Kevin Steverino Kortez, Casey’s, 1 Brad Rasmussen, Island Fever, 2 9 Dart Out Joe Kurth, Casey’s, 1 Kevin Steverino Kortez, Casey’s, 1 Andrew Krowas, Mr. G’s, 1 8 Dart Out Missy […]

  • Bowling League Results: Jan. 20-24

    Women’s Masters League Jan. 20 • High team series/game: Rouer’s Grand Slam 1,588/570 • High series: Tracy VanLanen 562, Sara Mueller 557, Missy Mueller 550 • High game: Sara Mueller 215, Tracy VanLanen 212, Mare Struck 203 (her highest game ever)  Northerners League  Jan. 21 • High team game: Mink River Basin 769 • High […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings

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

  • High School Winter Athletics Schedules: Feb 7-14

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 7 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Feb. 13 vs. Oconto, 7:30 pm  Feb. 14 @ St. Lawrence Seminary, 7 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 8 @ Oconto, 7:30 pm Feb. 10 @ Crivitz, 7:15 pm Feb. 11 vs. Peshtigo, 7:30 pm Feb. 14 @ Sevastopol, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball  Feb. 7 […]

  • YMCA Strivers Gymnastics Team Earn Gold

    The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team competed in the 10-team Snowflake Invitational hosted by the Sheboygan YMCA on Feb. 1-2. The Strivers Silver and Gold levels both captured a third-place team trophy. Gymnasts are awarded based on level and their age within that level. The top five individual Strivers medalists were:  Level 1 • Shalynn […]

  • Celebrate Community Concert to Feature Siegel and Jordan

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is proud to support the Celebrate Community concert featuring internationally recognized musicians Corky Siegel and Lynne Jordan on Feb. 14, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. All proceeds will benefit The Community’s Garden (TCG).  “The garden is a laboratory for learning,” said Carmen Schroeder, a DCMC registered […]

  • Door County Talks, Fireside Coffeehouse Concert Feb. 8 at DCA

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is the place to be on Feb. 8.  At 10 am, the Door County Talks presentation will be “A Meditation on the Long Civil Rights Movement,” by Vince Lowery. He will discuss the period of Reconstruction that followed the abolition of slavery, the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century, […]

  • Fall Challenge Registration Opens

    Registration for the Peninsula Century Fall Challenge is now open. The grand tour of northern Door County will return to Waterfront Park in Sister Bay on Sept. 19, 2020, with four ride distances, live music and great food on the route and at the finish line.  Register early to save $20 off day-of-ride fees, or […]

  • ‘Love on Holiday’ Returns to TAP Feb. 7-8

    The Holiday Music Motel will host the ninth annual celebration of togetherness that only weather-driven isolation can bring! More than 30 songwriters will take inspiration from the works of visual artists during a one-of-a-kind pairing of image and song that will culminate in the Love on Holiday concert Feb. 7-8, 7:30 pm, at Third Avenue […]

  • Pond Hockey Tournament Moves to Sister Bay

    Unsafe ice conditions push the event to the land The Door County Pond Hockey Tournament will go on in a new location Saturday, Feb. 8. Organizers announced Jan. 30 that unsafe ice conditions on Kangaroo Lake have forced them to move the location to the Sister Bay Sports Complex.  “This winter’s inconsistent weather has made […]

  • Pinned! Slezewski Takes Cancer to the Mat

    Kevin and Tracy Slezewski had one simple request when contacted to discuss writing a story about their son Griffin’s battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). “One general comment we’d like to add is that we as a family, and Griffin especially, don’t really care to draw attention to all of this,” Kevin and Tracy wrote […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Feb. 7, 2020

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Above the Treeline presented the Edelweiss360 program during the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute. The program will give independent booksellers an easier way to send customized emails to their customers and offer […]

  • Student Poets Featured at Next Dickinson Poetry Series Reading

    Student poets from Gibraltar High School will take the Dickinson Poetry Series stage at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim, on Feb. 12, 7 pm. During the first year of the series, 2009-10, a Gibraltar student was a featured reader. It was such a success that the organizers […]

  • ‘Tales of the Trade’ to be Told at Door County Brewing Co.

    Door County Brewing Co. and Write On, Door County will present Storytelling: Tales of the Trade – a night of storytelling about life in the Door County trades – March 14, 7-9 pm. Stories will be five to 10 minutes long. Dan Klarer will emcee, with live music accompaniment.  Our workplaces are the sources of joy and […]

  • Author Nathan Hale to Visit Door County Schools

    In collaboration with all county school districts, Southern Door County School District will welcome author Nathan Hale ( to its elementary and middle schools Feb. 28. He’ll conduct presentations and a workshop during his time at Southern Door. Hale is the author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, and he’s […]

  • Seventh Door County Climate Change Forum at Stone Harbor

    The seventh Door County Climate Change Forum will be held May 9, 9 am – 2 pm, at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay.  The event will feature Dan Utech, former deputy assistant to President Obama for energy and climate change, and a lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry on the outlook for climate […]

  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby Holding Free Climate Advocate Training Session

    The Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL, will hold a free climate-advocate training session for county residents Feb. 29, 9 am – 12 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor.  Dan Dieterich, Wisconsin co-coordinator, will lead the session, which will include information about climate legislation and how to support it. It will also teach the […]

  • Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula Presenting Opening Lecture of 2020 Series

    Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula will present its opening lecture of the 2020 series Feb. 13, 7 pm, in the Collins Learning Center of Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Coggin Heeringa, chapter vice president,  will present “Why Plant Natives?”  Members of the not-for-profit Wild Ones environmental-education and advocacy organization promote environmentally sound […]

  • Obituary: Celeste Anne Munson

    May 5, 1938 – Jan. 22, 2020 Celeste A. Munson, 81, of Milwaukee, and formerly of Appleton and Sturgeon Bay, died at St. John’s Assisted Living in Milwaukee. Celeste was born in Rockford, Illinois, to Alfred and Geraldine (Gilbert) Boyer. She graduated from Rockford West High School in 1956. At age 50, she graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art […]

  • Obituary: Jerry L. Kimber

    Jan. 31, 2020 Jerry L. Kimber, 83, of Sturgeon Bay died Jan. 31. He was born to Allan and LaBella Kimber.  Jerry was a graduate of Wolf High School in Manawa, Wisconsin. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. He then worked at Milwaukee Shoe Company, Peterson Builders and Bayship. He married Joanne Hembel […]

  • Obituary: Edward T. Jones

    Feb. 3, 1949 – Feb. 2, 2020 Edward T. Jones, 70, of Sturgeon Bay died Feb. 2, 2020. He was born in Berlin, Wisconsin, to Arthur and Lauretta (Tesch) Jones. On April 26, 1969, he married Catherine A. Conlon at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. She died Feb. 28, 2008. Ed graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School […]

  • Obituary: David Gabert Sr.

    Nov. 19, 1931 – Feb. 1, 2020 David George Gabert Sr., 88, of Sturgeon Bay died after a battle with Parkinson’s. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to George and Harriet (Birmingham) Gabert. He served his country in the U. S. Army, stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, during the Korean Conflict. On June 11, 1977, he married Elaine Porter. He […]

  • Obituary: Donald C. LaLuzerne

    Sept. 24, 1935 – Jan. 31, 2020 Donald Clarence LaLuzerne, 84, of Brussels died at Autumn Fields CBRF. He was born to Clarence and Emma (Gerondale) LaLuzerne in the Town of Gardner. He graduated from Brussels High School in 1953 and attended Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College.  Donald was employed by the Southern Door School District for 37 years. He married […]

  • Obituary: Samuel Kenneth Skippon

    July 28, 1960 – Jan. 29, 2020 Samuel Kenneth Skippon, 59, lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay, died at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay with his family at his side.  He was born to Kenneth Joseph Skippon and Violet Agnes (Gauger) Skippon. Sam graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the Class of 1978 and went to work in the shipyards for Peterson Builders Inc. […]

  • Obituary: Bradley Alan Clinkenbeard Sr.

    Nov. 23, 1954 – Jan. 28, 2020 Bradley Alan Clinkenbeard Sr., 65, of Sturgeon Bay died at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, with family at his side. He was born in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Leo Winfred Clinkenbeard and Alberta Allene (Robbins) Clinkenbeard. Brad attended Hiawatha High School in Kirkland, Illinois, before enlisting in the […]

  • Obituary: Christopher Wade Swafford

    June 13, 1968 – Jan. 28, 2020 Christopher Wade Swafford, 51, of Sturgeon Bay died Jan. 28. He was born in Missouri to Raymond and Rosemary (Skiles) Swafford.  On Sept. 12, 2015, he married Sylvia Evans in Georgia. Despite being disabled most of his life, Chris was able to work as a volunteer fire fighter for a […]