Peninsula Pulse Jan. 10-17, 2020

In this issue

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s See More Facts and No Bullying Speech

    One consistent tactic used when criticized is “whataboutism.” When people do something harmful, they point a finger at someone else to avoid responding to the concern. Is it OK to lie, cheat or steal because other people do? Whataboutism, also known as whataboutery, is not new. However, whataboutism is a word being watched by Merriam-Webster. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Northern Manure

    Door County might as well be advertising in Kewaunee County. My county has manure-spreading restrictions starting Jan. 1 through April 15. Does Door? What this means is the semi tanker trucks are heading north! Your county board is the problem. Make them enact the same restrictions as Kewaunee, or dig a deeper well!  The citizens […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Brain-Damaged’?

    Regarding the letter “Fact-Checking Reader’s Letter” in your Jan. 3-10 issue, I was looking forward to some interesting insights, only to find the very first sentence referring to those with opinions different from the writer’s as being “brain-damaged.” Starting an argument by insulting everyone who disagrees with you is just not an effective way to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: High Water Requires Action Now

    Your Dec. 6 article “High Winds, Water Batter Door County Shoreline” was informative and helpful in continuing to draw attention to our changing climate and how it’s affecting where we live. I’m interested in both what we can do to adapt and what we can do to lessen our contribution to the problem. First, we […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Socialism: Fear Mongering with a Weaponized, Meaningless Label

    “Socialism” is being used as a label to further fracture our society. Rather than discussing the specifics of a candidate’s position or proposal, it gets labeled “socialism” – conjuring up images of Stalinism – which demonizes the candidate and ends further discussion. The label is commonly applied in discussions of Medicare for All. Socialism is a system […]

  • By the Numbers: The Killer Weed Killer?

    $63 billion Amount that Bayer paid to acquire Monsanto, the maker of Roundup weed killer, in 2018 85 Percentage of soybean seeds estimated to contain Roundup-tolerant genes $5 billion 2018 income made by Bayer – which bought Roundup maker Monsanto in 2018 – on the sales of weed killer 70 Percentage of U.S. soybean fields that will […]

  • Chloe LaCrosse Earns $1,000 Grant from Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

    Southern Door High School sophomore Chloe LaCrosse earned a $1,000 State-Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grant from the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin for her dairy-entrepreneurship SAE project. LaCrosse will use the grant money to buy a calf that has a great genetic background, which will enhance the herd of registered Holsteins she’s been developing during the […]

  • Nsight Telservices Scholarships Open

    The online application for Nsight Telservices scholarships is now open. Nsight will award seven $1,200 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in its service area. Applicants must attend high school in Niagara, Florence, Pulaski, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Shawano or Door County and will be selected on the basis of academic record, potential […]

  • Fab Lab Workshop for Adults

    Southern Door School District is sponsoring a 10-week open lab workshop for adults in its high school Fab Lab on Wednesday evenings, 6-8 pm, Jan. 29 through April 1.  The first session will be a training session, with the remaining nine sessions open for participants to use laser engravers, 3D printers, the vinyl cutter and […]

  • Pig Out for Preschool

    Plan to Pig Out for Preschool at Husby’s Food & Spirits on Jan. 16, 11 am – close, to benefit Peninsula Preschool ( in Ephraim. If you mention the preschool, 50 percent of your check amount will be donated to the nonprofit school.

  • Link Gallery Offers Professional Space for Students to Share Art

    A tear or two came to Anne Emerson’s eyes as she walked up and down the Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) Link Gallery of Children’s Art while looking at the latest exhibit of student artwork.  “This does make you weep because the kids are affected by it,” said Emerson, who was the founder and longtime owner […]

  • Robby Pollman Climbing to 1,000 Total Career Points

    Sevastopol senior Robby Pollman is moving up the county’s career scoring list. The left-handed shooting guard has scored 943 points as of Jan. 6 and is averaging 18.7 points per game this season.  Pollman, the son of Nikki and Rob Pollman, was second-team All-Conference as a sophomore and junior. The Pioneers will play at home […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Hosts Seventh Annual Forum

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will host its seventh annual Climate Change Forum on May 9 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Learn more at

  • Alumni Door County: Linnea Schmelzer

    Finding balance through athletics and the wilderness Being a college athlete isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Sturgeon Bay alumna Linnea Schmelzer knows that better than many. By the time she entered her junior year playing basketball at Truman State University in Missouri, she was burned out, both physically and mentally.  Her coach […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Jan. 10-17

    DOOR COUNTY County of Door: Jan. 13 – Joint Human Services Board and Public Health Board Meeting, 2 pm. Jan. 14 – Census Complete Count Committee, 11 am; Board of Adjustment, 6:30 pm. Jan. 16 – RPC Meeting, 2 pm. Town of Brussels: Jan. 13 – Town Board, 5:30 pm. Town of Egg Harbor: Jan. 13 […]

  • State News: Flu Cases Spike, Trump Plans Milwaukee Rally

    Flu Cases Spike Unexpectedly in Wisconsin Wisconsin has had low flu activity since the beginning of the influenza season in October, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu cases have recently spiked, putting Wisconsin at a high flu activity level.   In October, Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (DHS) warned that flu […]

  • Bills to Watch: Snowmobile Trail Funding, State Park Admission

    AB-692 / SB-623 Snowmobile trail funding This bill increases the segregated snowmobile trail and area assistance by $3 million per fiscal year to increase funding for snowmobile-trail maintenance and related projects. The bill also increases spending authority so that the Department of Natural Resources can appropriate funds that currently exist in the snowmobile program. The […]

  • Supreme Court Candidate Forum Feb. 1

    Voters will have a chance to hear from candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Feb. 1, 2-3 pm, at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street in Green Bay. The League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay is hosting this candidate forum. Jill Karofsky and Edward Fallone are challenging incumbent Justice Daniel […]

  • Reps in the News: Jan. 10-17

    Representative Mike Gallagher NPR’s Michel Martin spoke with Rep. Mike Gallagher, a Marine captain who was twice deployed to Iraq, about that country’s vote to expel U.S. troops following U.S. airstrikes in Iran. “Well, [in] my first class on Middle East politics as an undergrad, my professor said the fundamental rule in the Middle East […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings: As of Jan. 3

    Boys Basketball School, win-loss Kewaunee 4-0 Southern Door 4-0 Sturgeon Bay 3-1 Peshtigo 2-1 Oconto 3-2 NEW Lutheran 2-3 Gibraltar 1-3 Sevastopol 0-4 Algoma 0-5 Girls Basketball School, win-loss Kewaunee 3-0 Peshtigo 3-0 Southern Door 2-1 NEW Lutheran 3-2 Sturgeon Bay 3-2 Gibraltar 1-2 Oconto 2-3 Algoma 1-4 Sevastopol 0-4

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: Opera House, Self-Wringing Mop, Wolves

    News from this week’s past 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. Door County Democrat January 12, 1917 FORESTVILLE TO THE FORE To Have $2,500 Opera House, Large Two Story Concrete Garage, and a Jewelry […]

  • Lori Allen Named New Executive Director for Door County Habitat for Humanity

    Lori Allen is the new executive director for Door County Habitat for Humanity (DCHH), effective Jan. 2. She will be responsible for executive leadership; increased community outreach, communication and marketing; strategic and operational planning and execution; fund and program development; financial management and oversight; Habitat and ReStore operations; and personnel and volunteer leadership. Allen has […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Jan. 10-17

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 11 @ Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Jan. 17 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 10 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Jan. 14 @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball  Jan. 11 vs. Gibraltar, 7:30 pm Jan. 17 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball  Jan. 10 @ Gibraltar, 7:30 pm Jan. […]

  • Dentistry by Design Retains Name Amid Ownership Changes

    The dental practice at 2645 S. Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay will retain the Dentistry by Design name amid ownership changes of other practices, making it the only Dentistry by Design in Door County as of Jan. 1.  Dr. John Sledge owns Dentistry by Design in Sister Bay ( He bought the practice in […]

  • Frozen Spoon Under New Ownership

    On Dec. 27, the popular Frozen Spoon eatery in Sturgeon Bay exchanged hands. Founders Steve and Jenny Van Dreese, along with Jenny’s sister Jolene McMahon, had operated the business for the past five years. What started out as a build-it-yourself frozen-yogurt shop has gradually grown into a casual-dining option for residents and visitors alike. New […]

  • Sunshine House and Brilliant Marketing Team Up for New Website

    Sunshine House of Door County and Brilliant Marketing Communication are collaborating to develop a new Sunshine House website to better support and communicate the Sunshine House mission, brand and values. Scheduled to launch before April 1, it will showcase upcoming and past events, integrate online giving and provide detailed information about Sunshine House services and […]

  • KerberRose Welcomes New Shareholders

    KerberRose has several new shareholders, effective Jan. 1: Mary Horton, small business and individual tax and accounting; Krisztina Dommer, governmental accounting and auditing; Melissa Olsen, human resources; Greg Pitel, state and local government auditing; Anthony Powers, wealth management; and Mike Stratman, tax and business advising.  Horton will be promoted to shareholder from senior manager in […]

  • Northern Haus Selected as a 2020 Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings

    Northern Haus ( has been selected as a 2020 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot wedding-planning brand and app.  In its 14th year, The Knot continues its tradition of supporting local wedding […]

  • Mike Stephani Moves to Stephani Wealth Mangagement

    Financial adviser Mike Stephani is moving to Stephani Wealth Management, an office that’s independent of the Raymond James organization, with which he has been affiliated for 12-plus years. He will continue business in the same location at 4050 Hwy 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay, focusing on fiduciary-managed platforms, retirement-income planning, long-term-care solutions and other financial planning. Reach […]

  • Invasive Pest in Evergreens

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) advises consumers who purchased holiday evergreens this season to check for an invasive pest called elongate hemlock scale (EHS) and properly dispose of any greenery that shows signs of infestation to prevent this pest from establishing itself in Wisconsin. Plant-health inspectors found EHS this year […]

  • Max Martin Receives Educator of the Year Award

    Max Martin received the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association’s Educator of the Year Award during the Door County Beekeepers Club’s annual meeting Dec. 17 at Crossroads at Big Creek. He has provided continual inspiration and education to beekeepers in Door County and statewide. Throughout his 25 years of beekeeping, Martin has shared his passion for honeybees […]

  • Door County Lingo

    Whether you’re a first-time visitor or someone who’s just moved here, you’ll likely receive advice about where to hang out and what to do from patrons at local bars, strangers at the grocery store or servers at restaurants.  But their advice might not make much sense to you. As with any town or region, Door […]

  • Door to Nature: Christmas Bird Count Report

    The Sturgeon Bay Christmas Bird Count was conducted Dec. 14 with 11 field parties consisting of 23 observers. Each group was assigned a particular section of a 15-mile-diameter circle, the center of which was the junction of Highway 57 and County P at Institute. The day began with a low of 28 degrees, overcast skies […]

  • Visitor Bureau Unveils New Logo, Name

    The Door County Visitor Bureau released its new logo Thursday. The logo is part of a name and branding update announced at its annual meeting in November. The organization has changed its name to Destination Door County, reflecting both tourism promotional efforts with visitors as well as an evolving responsibility to sustainably manage visitor-related development, […]

  • Door County Candidate List Spring, 2020

    Two years ago Sturgeon Bay elected its first majority woman common council. After election day, all four will be gone, as Kelly Avenson decided not to seek re-election. Laurel Hauser narrowly lost her re-election bid last year, and Barbara Allmann and Kelly Catarozoli both did not seek re-election.  Elsewhere incumbents can rest easy in most […]

  • Englebert Among State’s Best

    Southern Door wrestler focusing on mental approach Grant Englebert answered the question honestly. Despite being the No. 2 rated wrestler at 152 pounds in Division 3, the Southern Door High School junior doesn’t put much stock in the ranking. “I wouldn’t consider it much of either a blessing or a curse,” said Englebert, who has […]

  • Knights of Columbus Hosts Packer Pregame Party Jan. 12

    The Knights of Columbus will host a Packer pregame party Jan. 12, 12-3 pm, at the Sister Bay Bowl to raise money and food for families. There will be food, including chili from the AC Tap; a silent auction; Spin the Wheel; and the football games on TV. The Kansas City Chiefs will play at […]

  • Door County Tavern League Holds Winter Social and Family Feud Jan. 26

    Join the Door County Tavern League for a Winter Social and Family Feud on Jan. 26 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The doors will open at 2 pm; Family Feud – limited to 20 teams – will begin at 3 pm. The $200 entry fee for a team of five includes entry for each person […]

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Candidate Forum Feb. 1 in Green Bay

    The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Greater Green Bay is hosting a free Wisconsin Supreme Court justice candidate forum on Feb. 1, 2-3 pm, in the auditorium of the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street in Green Bay. Questions will be taken from the audience. LWV is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to […]

  • Marggie Hatala Joins Ikor Life Care Management

    Dr. Dave Ferguson, owner of Ikor Life Care Management, and his team specialize in helping people to navigate the challenges brought on by aging, disability or an unexpected medical crisis. Together with Marggie Hatala, they provide an independent and detailed assessment of each client’s situation, then offer recommendations for the best ways to move forward. […]

  • 2019 Big Bundle Up Campaign Collects 929 Items

    The Door County tourism industry and local community worked together to collect 929 winter clothing items as part of the annual Big Bundle Up campaign, which the Wisconsin Department of Tourism led and the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) organized locally. The DCVB welcome center and community visitor centers in Carlsville, Door County North, Egg […]

  • Visitor Restrictions in Place at HSHS Hospitals

    Visitor restrictions are now in place at all HSHS – Eastern Wisconsin Division hospitals as a response to the increase in flu cases. This includes HSHS facilities St. Vincent Hospital, St. Vincent Children’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; and St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto […]

  • HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Releases 2019 Top Baby Names

    HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay announced the top names chosen for babies born at each hospital in 2019. HSHS St. Vincent’s top boy name was James, and the most popular girl name was Evelyn. At HSHS St. Mary’s, Evan took the top spot for boys, and […]

  • Claire Olson Represents Door County at 2020 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair

    Selection for the 2020 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair will be determined on Wednesday evening during the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention. Many contestants from county and district fairs will be participating, and 21-year-old Claire Olson will be representing the Door County Fair.  Like the state program, the Door County Fairest of the Fair […]

  • Featured Pet: Mr. Katie

    Meet Mr. Katie, a three-year-old hidden treasure who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Mr. Katie has been very fearful and shy while at WHS and will likely need time and patience to adjust to his new home, but we know that this sweet guy has a wonderful personality […]

  • Free-Throw Championship This Weekend

    Door County children between the ages of nine and 14 may participate in the 2020 Knights of Columbus free-throw championship Jan. 10 at the St. John Bosco/Corpus Christi gym in Sturgeon Bay. There is no entry fee. Registration will start at 4 pm, and the contest will begin at 4:30 pm. The winners from each […]

  • Encore! Episode Features Gibraltar Grads

    Disney+ episode now streaming After a long wait, the recently launched streaming service Disney+ has released the latest episode of Encore!, featuring Gibraltar’s 2007 cast of High School Musical. During a recent interview, Gibraltar alumnae Katie (Sawyer) Helscher and Abby (Polomis) Duebler talked about their nerves as they waited for the episode to air. Ultimately, […]

  • Plan Commission Will Consider Quarry RV Park Proposal

    The Sevastopol Plan Commission will take up the controversial proposal for a 117-unit RV village during its Jan. 14 meeting, which will begin at 5 pm and include time to take public comments.  Developers Mike Parent and Tom Goelz have proposed the project for 52 acres at the old stone-quarry location across from George K. […]

  • Temme To Discuss High-Performance Homes

    Award-winning Sturgeon Bay architect Virge Temme will discuss high-performance homes as tools to combat climate change Jan. 15, 7 pm, at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane in Baileys Harbor. Her talk, presented by the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, is free, but free-will donations to support the coalition’s work are appreciated. Temme will present a […]

  • Crate: Door County’s Sushi Hot Spot

    In the heart of Sturgeon Bay, on 3rd Avenue, you’ll find Crate: the area’s best sushi restaurant. The American-Asian restaurant opened five years ago this month, filling the vacant niche of a sushi-oriented establishment. And during the years since opening, it has become well known for its wide variety of sushi options, excellent fresh seafood, […]

  • Themed Days Get Those Little Tasks Done

    You know how sometimes you have so many little to-do items nagging at you, or errands that never get crossed off your list, or repairs that need doing, or piles of old papers that need processing, or mail that’s accumulated, or the sense that you should be performing routine home maintenance? Here’s where “themed days” […]

  • Framed: Polar Bear Plunge

    Hundreds of people gathered to watch brave, hardy souls jump into the icy waters of Lake Michigan during the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Plunge on Jan. 1, 2020. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Manners Matter: Germ Exposure in Public Places

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m back at the gym for the new year along with the rest of the county, and it feels great to be back in my routine. The only thing I don’t like about being back is being exposed to a few people coughing and sneezing. Why do people come to the gym […]

  • Server of the Week: Josiah Robben at Cherry Lanes

    Roll on down to Cherry Lanes To see Josiah and be entertained! He’ll pour you a cocktail, mocktail or beer And make all your worries disappear. Visit him most every Tuesday night, When he’ll recommend a bourbon flight, Plus pizza, pretzels and pinball. What can we say? He’s got it all!

  • Something for Everyone at Upcoming Sport Shows

    Sport-show season is about to kick off, providing an excellent opportunity for those who love the outdoors to stoke their passions indoors for a few hours. Two shows get underway in the area next week: the All-Canada Show Jan. 16-19 at the Oneida Radisson Conference Center in Ashwaubenon, and the WBAY Boat Show Jan. 17-19 […]

  • Winter Hiking Advice (for People Who Don’t Go Winter Hiking)

    I thought it would be a good idea to do a winter hike during a big snowfall. I imagined it would be quiet, sparkling, mesmerizing. And it was quiet – but also dark and gray and creepy. The first mistake I made was not planning ahead. I had intended to do a snowy hike after […]

  • Northern Sky Theater Expands Season in 2020

    Northern Sky Theater will expand its season this year to include 10 shows: seven in the summer, two in the fall and one during the winter holidays. During the summer, June 10 – Aug. 29, three shows will be performed at its outdoor venue in Peninsula State Park: Love Stings is a world-premiere musical comedy […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Jan. 10, 2020

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Publishing giant Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Knopf and chair of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, died Dec. 30 in New York City at age 77. • After a months-long lawsuit against Audible and […]

  • REVIEW: ‘Under the Tail of the Milky Way Galaxy’ by Ethel Mortenson Davis

    As the winter season takes hold, many of us feel oppressed by a sense of foreboding, and for good reason: Winter is a time for wheezing from the flu while watching the long driveway fill up with snow, and for monitoring the progress of an ice shove as it inches its way across the lawn […]

  • TAP Presents Winter Play Reading Festival

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP, will present its fifth annual Winter Play Reading Festival Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. A talk-back with the director and actors will follow each reading, and festival admission is pay-what-you-can. The festival’s first night – Jan. 31, 7:30 pm – will feature Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, a performance produced in […]

  • Illusionist Mike Super at SDCA Jan. 25

    The Southern Door Community Auditorium will present a rare opportunity Jan. 25, 7 pm: the magic and illusion of Mike Super.  The producers of Penn & Teller selected Super to appear on the season-premiere episode of the acclaimed CW Network show Fool Us; he was a finalist on America’s Got Talent; and he recently performed at […]

  • Rogue Theater Hosts Open Auditions

    Rogue Theater’s co-artistic directors, Stuart Champeau and Lola DeVillers, have been preparing for the troupe’s 2020 season, which will include comedy, improvisation, drama, and murder mystery. Rogue is looking for several adult men and women, as well as teens ranging in age from 15 to 19, to participate in its 2020 season. Those auditioning will […]

  • Proposed European Wine Tariff Worries Local Establishments

    A proposed 100 percent tariff on various products imported from Europe – including all wine – is causing concern for local restaurants and retailers. If the tariff goes into effect – which could happen as soon as February – consumer costs for these European products would likely double, and some products would no longer be available […]

  • Egg Harbor Street Improvements Coming into Focus

    Egg Harbor has seen a lot of change during the last decade: A new marina, an expanded beach, the Kress Pavilion and a spurt of new restaurant openings have brought life to the once-sleepy village. Now major infrastructure improvements are on the village docket as well.  The village is in the midst of another beach […]

  • Ski for Free, Hike at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s 2020 educational theme is habitats, so throughout the year, Crossroads will offer programs featuring the habitats of its three preserves and Door County. Head to Crossroads on Jan. 11, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Jan. 12, 1-3:30 pm, for Ski for Free, when Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports lend, free […]

  • Dance, Yoga Classes at Door County Yoga

    Join Door County Yoga (DCY) for some classes to kick off 2020. Try adult dance classes (age 14 and older) on Mondays in January, 5:30-6:30 pm, to learn the basics of modern, jazz and urban dance in this fun dance workshop taught by Elena Santiago. All levels are welcome. The cost is $10 per class. […]

  • Obituary: Bernard J. “Ben” Wilting

    Dec. 10, 1931 – Jan. 3, 2020 Bernard J. “Ben” Wilting, 88, of Sister Bay died peacefully in Door County. He was born in Milwaukee. A mass of Christian burial will take place Saturday, Jan. 11, 12 pm, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave. in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Visitation will precede, 11 am, […]

  • Beginner Beekeeping Class

    Local beekeeper Max Martin is hosting a beginner’s beekeeping class at the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station this weekend. Details can be found below: What:  Introduction to keeping honey bees as a hobby When:  Saturday, January 11, 8am to Noon Where: UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station 4312 Hwy 42 Sturgeon Bay, WI Cost: $35.00 (pay at […]

  • ‘Wisconsin Life’ Features Algoma Artist Bren Sibilsky

    The PBS Wisconsin television show Wisconsin Life highlighted Algoma sculptor and painter Bren Sibilsky as a feature story during its Jan. 9, 7 pm, episode. (Check to see other airing times.) After communicating throughout the summer and fall, the TV crew interviewed Sibilsky at her studio and gallery and took lots of videos and […]

  • Apply to Create Cherry in New Street-Art Program

    Destination Sturgeon Bay is looking for artists to embellish or create a cherry for its new street-art program, Cherries Jubilee – Celebrating 20 Years of Sturgeon Bay Public Art. This collaboration of art and community, presented by Destination Sturgeon Bay and Associated Bank, will feature cherries on display throughout Sturgeon Bay starting May 11 to […]

  • Whitney’s Work to Appear in Biennial Exhibit

    “Apollo 50,” a sculpture by John Whitney of Baileys Harbor, will appear in the 2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. Whitney’s piece is one of 43 artworks that jurors chose from more than 900 submitted pieces. The exhibit will run Jan. 25 – March 29.

  • Free Imaginative Writing Program for Door County Middle Schoolers

    Write On, Door County and The Ridges Sanctuary are teaming up to offer a free program to students in fifth through eighth grades – led by Jill Stukenberg – on Jan. 11, 12:30-3 pm.  What would happen to the goose that flew home for New Year’s Eve or the maple that refused to drop its leaves? […]

  • Death’s Door Knockers Introduces Putrid Poetry Contest

    Death’s Door Knockers – Door County’s improv company – has announced its inaugural Bad Poems from the Peninsula Poor Prize for Putrid Poetry Contest. Put on your stinking caps, check your taste at the door and submit your worst poems for consideration.  The worst of the worst will be recorded in the popular Bad Poems from […]

  • Obituary: Roger Quam

    May 22, 1945 – Jan. 4, 2020 Roger Quam, 74, of Oshkosh died at his home. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Lloyd and Frieda (Schmidtke) Quam. Roger graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School, then worked at Oshkosh Corporation for more than 30 years. Roger liked to talk on the phone and visit with friends and family. He also […]

  • Obituary: Elsie Friday

    Aug. 21, 1945 – Jan. 3, 2020 Elsie Friday, 74, of Sturgeon Bay died at her home. She was born in Kiel to Frank and Matilda (Schicker) Broeckel. Elsie attended Sevastopol School. She married Ron Friday at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. She enjoyed playing cards and solving puzzles. Elsie was an avid Elvis […]

  • Obituary: Lee Clifftin McCluggage

    Feb. 10, 1935 – Dec. 30, 2019 Lee Clifftin McCluggage, 84, of Sister Bay died Dec. 30, 2019. He was born to Frank C. and Clara E. (Barnes) McCluggage in Patmos, Ohio. Lee graduated from Goshen Union High School in Damascus, Ohio, with the Class of 1953. He played football and basketball. He attended Kansas State […]

  • Obituary: Martin “Mike” C. Kelsey III

    Feb. 12, 1962 ~ Jan. 4, 2020 Martin “Mike” Cyrus Kelsey III, 57, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home, surrounded by family. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Martin “Mike” Cyrus Jr. and Sheila (Haggerty) Kelsey. Mike graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the Class of 1980. He married Jeannine Marie Collins on August 4, […]

  • Obituary: Dwayne Tebon

    June 24, 1941 ~ Dec. 31, 2019 Dwayne Tebon, 78, of Brussels died peacefully with family by his side at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born in Champion to Elmer and Mildred (Paye) Tebon. On June 2, 1962 he married Donna Marie Virlee in Namur. For many years, Dwayne worked as a machinist for […]