Peninsula Pulse – Jan. 12-19, 2018

In this issue

  • Learn How to Keep Bees

    A class for beginning beekeepers is being held Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8 am to noon at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy. 42. The class is taught by master beekeeper Max Martin, president of the Door County Beekeepers Club. The class is limited to 20 students, so reserve a spot by calling Max […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Compensation for Pain and Suffering

    Any regular reader of the Peninsula Pulse’s Letters has to be aware of the tremendous pain and suffering that the election of Donald Trump has caused. This pain will continue and will be  irreversible, at last for the next three years. Hopefully those so harmed will take comfort in knowing that whether they like it […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Collective Paranoia

    Have you ever felt as though the deck is stacked against you? Not personal paranoia. More collectively, in terms of economics and political agendas. That no matter what we do, how hard we try, all the ways that we actively participate in the process, “they” have the winning hand. Some things just don’t make sense: […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Until Public Comment Is Restored

    I have written this letter to the plan commission and am sharing as a Letter To The Editor, for this is the course of action which needs to transpire due the fact public participation has been taken away from community members. I encourage anyone in the community with concerns to also write letters to committee […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Polluted Waters Hurt Tourism

    Almost everyone agrees that Door County’s economy is dependent on tourism, and that tourism is reliant on clean water. I believe that we are now facing a potential environmental crisis, that could soon become an economic one for Door County. The Bay of Green Bay is being polluted by record amounts of phosphorus. Phosphorus (P04) […]

  • How Technology Has Changed A Serviceman’s Life

    by Aaron Ritchie The last time I talked to my family was a spur of the moment call they made during dinner. One minute I was walking through a hangar in 90-degree heat and the next I was seeing a bustling dinner table, happy voices, and, through the window, fat snowflakes fell. Just like that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Gallagher Campaigning Already?

    While I am aware that the main goal of most members of Congress is to be reelected, I was still surprised by recent mailings from Michael Gallagher. You know how they look:  oversized glossy colorful cards with photos of the “candidate” in community settings. These recent cards inform me that if I need help with […]

  • Run the Door Announces 2018 Events

    Score points, stay healthy and have fun in 2018 by signing up for Run the Door. Sign up to score points on the Run the Door running race circuit. There are three divisions:  overall, out-of-county, and youth 12 and under. All divisions are gender free. Points are scored in each time a runner participates in […]

  • Hearing Set for Proposed Jacksonport Campground

    A large contingent of Jacksonport residents is expected to testify in opposition when the Door County Resource Planning Committee meets at 1 pm Jan. 18 for a public hearing on a conditional use permit to establish a 130-site campground on a 21.2-acre parcel immediately west of Highway 57 and north of Bagnall Road. In addition […]

  • The Uniform:  Broomball

    Broomball has been a passion of Northern Door winter athletes for nearly two decades, but to those who’ve never played the game begs many questions. What is broomball? Do you play with brooms? Do you play on skates? Or just, why? This week we set out to answer some of these questions with a breakdown […]

  • Door to Nature: The Christmas Bird Count

    An old advertising phrase, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” could apply to the Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) that have become so popular throughout this continent. These annual early winter events are sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and were started by a group of interested and concerned […]

  • Maritime Museum Honors Steve Reinke with Photography Exhibit

    On Jan. 13, the Door County Maritime Museum will open a temporary exhibit featuring maritime photography from Steve Reinke. Reinke died in January 2017 after years of dedicated service photographing Door County’s maritime scenes. This exhibit will feature some of his work and showcase it for maritime enthusiasts to enjoy. Reinke was a good friend […]

  • New $100 Fee for Electric Vehicles

    Eric V. Powers was born with a name that seems to have been his destiny. He is the owner of EV Powers Hybrid Battery Service and Repair in Madison. He is also coordinator of the Madison Hybrid Group, a group of owners of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV). “I’ve been working on hybrid cars for […]

  • Door 44 Winery in Sevastopol Wins Approval

    After a four hour meeting that included testimony for and against, the Door County Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) gave approval on Jan. 9 for the owners of Parallel 44/Door 44 Winery to build an 11,000-square-foot winery with a 118-seat tasting room and farm market on a 23-acre parcel at the corner of Highway 42 […]

  • State News: Olympic Trials, Lincoln Hills, Burial Mounds

    Committee OKs Bill Ending State Air Regulations A Wisconsin Senate committee voted along party lines Tuesday to advance a bill that would eliminate all of Wisconsin’s state air pollution regulations. Under the proposal, the state Department of Natural Resources would have the option to reintroduce those regulations. All existing federal regulations would continue. “All we’re […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Jan. 12 – 19

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Park & Traffic Committee meets at 4:30 pm Jan. 15. County of Door:  The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am Jan. 15. The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm Jan. 15. The ADRC Advisory Board meets at 3 pm Jan. 15. The Library Board meets at 5 […]

  • Saturday Workshops for Teens at PenArt

    Peninsula School of Art’s Winter Teen Workshop program is designed to connect local teens with working artists through a series of hands-on experiences. Artist mentorship, peer feedback, and technical and conceptual skillbuilding in a variety of media provide opportunities for young artists to explore their creative potential. Open to 13- to 17-year-olds, an interest in […]

  • Sister Bay Approves Wedding Campus

    The Village of Sister Bay approved a 30-acre wedding campus on Fieldcrest Road following mixed reviews during a public comment period. Former village administrator Zeke Jackson returned for the meeting to advise the board through the project that began during his tenure. Around 10 people spoke during public comment and, while there were some neighbors […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Jan. 12 – 19

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 12 @ Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Jan. 13 vs. Gillett, 2:30 pm Jan. 16 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 15 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Jan. 19 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Jan. 12 vs. Gibraltar, 7:30 pm Jan. 16 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball […]

  • By the Numbers: Landlines vs. Cellphones

    For the second consecutive year, more U.S. households are using cellphones rather than landlines, according to the National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, which has been tracking telephone ownership since 2004. 5 The percentage of households that had cellphones only in 2004, when telephone ownership was first tracked […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Supports Additional Sparsity Aid

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement regarding the proposed bill to increase Sparsity Aid funding and increase the low-revenue ceiling:  “As the Vice Chair of the Assembly Committee on Education, I feel it is vital that we maintain the positive forward momentum in school funding that was achieved with the 2017-19 budget. […]

  • Gibraltar Senior Leads Self-Defense Service Project

    Gibraltar High School Senior Ava Hitzeman took a realistic view of her world when she came up with her senior service project by thinking ahead to when she attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall. “Going off to college next year and coming from a rural community, I was a little concerned because I […]

  • Door County Saddled with Urban Ozone

    Although the air quality monitor at Newport State Park registers high levels of ozone, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is quick to point out that it’s not Door County’s fault. “[Door County] is located downwind of several large urban areas, making it a recipient of ozone transport from upwind urban areas with high precursor emissions,” […]

  • Rogue Theater Announces Murder Mystery Writing Contest

    Since its inception, Rogue Theater has always opened its new season with a murder mystery. These productions are usually done as dinner theater during the winter months at many local restaurants and venues around the county and northeast Wisconsin. They also have a weekend run at their theater. Rogue Theater now encourages all its patrons […]

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 12, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 2. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng 3. Future Home of the Living God, by Louise Erdrich 4. Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward 5. The Odyssey, by Homer, Emily Wilson (Trans.) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, […]

  • January Reception at Community Foundation Gallery

    The community is invited to attend a reception Jan. 20, 4:30 – 6 pm at the Door County Community Foundation. The reception celebrates the Lobby Gallery Winter Exhibition featuring works by Michael Nitsch and Bonnie de Arteaga. “My gathering of the prints for this exhibit covers 20-plus years of plein air sketches of my travels […]

  • Committee Sends Citizens United Resolution to County Board

    At the February meeting of the Door County County Board, supervisors will take up a resolution asking for a statewide referendum to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The resolution is the cap of a year-long effort by Dan Powers and Jim Black from the campaign finance reform group Door […]

  • Obituary: Vernon Marvin Bretl

    Vernon Marvin Bretl, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, died surrounded by family on Jan. 8, 2018.  He was born at home Nov. 7, 1930 in Nasewaupee Township to Clifford and Catherine (O’Hern) Bretl. Vern attended Wilson’s one-room schoolhouse on Route 6 and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School. On Oct. 3, 1959, he married Marlean Schneider […]

  • Obituary: Thomas William Pritchett

    Thomas William Pritchett, 96, of Sister Bay, died peacefully on the morning of Jan. 7, 2018 in Scandia Village with family and friends near him. He was born Nov 25, 1921, in Buchanan, Michigan. At the age of 13 he accepted the Lord as his Savior. He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin where he was […]

  • Obituary: Mary Jean Larkin

    Mary Jean (Teich) Larkin, 76, of Rio Creek, died peacefully Jan. 6, 2018, at Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay surrounded by her family after suffering a stroke. Mary was born March 30, 1941, in Jacksonport. The daughter of John & Minnie (Meyer) Teich. Mary graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1959. She started […]

  • Obituary: Jeffrey Scott Makie

    Jeffrey Scott Makie, 60, of the Town of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay with family at his side, following a 40-year battle with kidney disease. He was born June 30, 1957 in Gladstone, Mich., the son of Ray and Audrey (Stanlake) Makie. On Sept. […]

  • Obituary: Janet Lucille Krause

    Janet Lucille Krause, 89, died peacefully at her home in Fish Creek on Jan. 4, 2018. She was born June 19, 1928 in Green Bay and was adopted shortly after by George and Emma (Grovogel) Beyer of Fish Creek. Janet graduated in the Class of 1946 at Gibraltar High School. On January 17, 1948, she […]

  • Obituary: Joyce Marilyn Stvan

    Joyce Marilyn Stvan died at Good Samaritan-Scandia Village in Sister Bay Jan. 4, 2018 from the effects of Alzheimer’s. She was born May 27, 1923 the only child of Mable (Coupal) and Leo Lewis in Milwaukee. She attended local schools in Milwaukee graduating from Pulaski High School. She attended Prospect Hall Secretarial School and was […]

  • Obituary: John Joseph Utnehmer

    John Joseph Utnehmer, “Hoot” to all who knew him, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died late Wednesday night, Jan. 3, 2018 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King where he had been living in recent years. He was 77. John was escorted out of MacArthur (Residence) Hall at King that night with “Code Red White Blue” final […]

  • Obituary: Penelope Brook Claflin

    Penelope Brook “Penny” Claflin, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, died Jan. 3, 2018 at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay. She was born April 19, 1935 in Gresham to Lawrence and Erma (Siebert) Hoffman, in the family apartment which was above her father’s drug store. Penelope graduated from Gresham High School, class of 1953.  She […]

  • Obituary: Pearl E. Sixel

    Pearl E. Sixel, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Jan. 2, 2018.  She was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Gardner to Emil and Martha (Keller) Ahlswede.  On May 26, 1948, she married Donald R. Sixel Sr. who preceded her in death on October 8, 2014. Before she […]

  • Cherry Lanes Will Soon Be Door County’s First Arcade Bar

    Erin Bosman said her husband has had “this pinball thing” for a long time. Now, his “thing” has become their business. Kevin and Erin Bosman bought the Cherry Lanes property on Fourth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay on Jan. 3, and immediately closed the business to remodel. They hope to re-open in March as Cherry Lanes […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Seeking Artists for Bench Decorating

    Looking for a winter art project? The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center invites you to create a bench – decorate, improve upon, or free-form – that will be displayed on Sturgeon Bay streets from mid-May leading up to the live auction at Harvest Festival, Saturday, Sept. 15. Benches for the 2018 Benches by the Bay project […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Jan. 12 – 19

    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, January 9, 1874 “Cast Iron Jack” made an unsuccessful attempt to break out of jail last Friday night. He broke out of his cell and filed […]

  • Crossroads to Screen Beaver Documentary

    This week, Crossroads at Big Creek Director and Naturalist Coggin Heeringa, in addition to offering programs at Crossroads, presented a program to kindergarten students at the Boys and Girls Club about how wildlife deals with winter. Local animals have three options:  migrate, sleep or cope. (And of course, they don’t get to choose.) Beavers cope. […]

  • Local Film ‘June Falling Down’ Nears Public Release

    Four years after filmmakers Rebecca Weaver and Chris Irwin turned pockets of the peninsula into backdrops for their comedy/drama June Falling Down, the duo is preparing to close the final chapter of the project with its February release. The announcement comes as Weaver and Irwin celebrate the conclusion of a two-year, 15-film fest run that […]

  • Senior, EMS Center Open House Jan. 18

    Door County is excited to announce that the Door County Community Center and Central Emergency Services Building is nearing completion. A community open house will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4-6 pm. The open house will allow visitors to tour the entire building and see how the early 1930s building has been restored to […]

  • Isherwood: Soviet Man Gains Eternal Life

    We knew this was gonna happen, it’s the logical sequence of where all this is going. Those letters A.I., where artificial intelligence is going. recently reported on the death and resurrection of a Russian named Roman Mazurenko, born in Belarus, 1981. Only child of Sergei and Victoria with a tendency to red hair, a […]

  • Southern Door Freshman Orientation Jan. 23

    Southern Door will hold a Freshman Orientation and Registration Night at 6 pm Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Southern Door Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria. The program is for all eighth graders in the district, as well as any other students considering enrollment under the school choice policy, who plan to attend Southern Door as a freshman […]

  • Local Government Candidates Recuse from League of Women Voters

    The League of Women Voters of Door County (LWVDC) announces that members Helen Bacon, Randy Halstead, Susan Kohout and Seth Wiederanders will not assume any major Voter Service responsibilities with the League during the upcoming election cycle. Bacon, Halstead and Kohout have filed papers to become candidates for County Board Supervisor in Districts 7, 16 […]

  • Ski, Snowshoe for Free at Crossroads this Winter

    A fresh cover of snow is down, the tracks are laid and Crossroads at Big Creek’s Ski for Free program is underway, lending skis and snowshoes free of charge to Door County residents and visitors interested in exploring the 200-acre Big Creek Preserve in true winter style. Housed in the Crossroads maintenance shed, the thrice-weekly […]

  • Ehlers Seeks Re-election to Circuit Court

    Judge D. Todd Ehlers announced his intention to seek re-election to the office of Circuit Court Judge for Branch I in Door County. The 2018 Spring election is scheduled for April 3. Ehlers was first elected to this position in 2000 and has since been re-elected twice, in 2006 and 2012. Prior to his election […]

  • Pesticide Registry is Open

    The Landscape Pesticide Registry is now available to sign up for the 2018 growing season, and participants will find a new, easier online registration this year.  You can request that commercial lawn care companies notify you before they apply pesticides to lawns, trees and shrubs on the block where you live, or on blocks immediately […]

  • Michigan Soo Locks Closing Jan. 15 – March 25

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the seasonal closing of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., from Jan. 15 through March 25. The Corps will use this time to perform critical maintenance on the lock structures. While closed to navigation, crews will be busy with a variety of maintenance projects […]

  • Maple/Oregon Street Bridge Closed Jan. 15 – 18

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region office announces the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday, Jan. 15, through Thursday, Jan. 18. The bridge will continue to open for marine traffic at all times. The daily closures are for planned maintenance to […]

  • Len Villano’s Pic of the Week: Cathy Grier on the Road to Memphis

    Editor’s note:  Peninsula Pulse photographer Len Villano spends a lot of time traveling the peninsula to capture the people, events and places that make Door County special. In our newest offering, “Len’s Pic of the Week,” we give this lifelong photographer a place to post his favorite image of the week and share his insight […]

  • Server of the Week: Steve Northrop @ Main Street Market

    In this Egg Harbor family business affair Steve’s got control of the meat A 30-year fixture of that tasty department Aspires to offer you something delicious to eat.   His tenure there is just a bit longer Than his appearance on the sidelines of local basketball courts A 22-year former coach of all ages at […]

  • ‘Likable’ Exhibit Explores Feminist Themes

    Brooklyn artist Lesley Wamsley offers an artistic perspective of issues related to objectification, likability and its ties to female worth in her series, Likable, now showing at Algoma’s James May Gallery. Featuring detached hair forms woven into braids and decorated with delicate ribbons, the collection of drawings imbues purity, innocence and congeniality. The works, created […]

  • Peninsula Pulse Holds Open Meeting for Farmers

    In March the Peninsula Pulse is kicking off a series on farming the peninsula that will culminate with the annual Earth Day Sustainability issue that looks at the future of farming. As a prelude to the series, the Pulse has reserved the Jane Greene Room at the Sturgeon Bay Public Library for 6:30 pm Thursday, […]

  • Obituary: Hugo H. Klessig

    Hugo H. Klessig, 95, Brussels, peacefully entered eternal life at Bellin Memorial Hospital ICU Unit on Jan. 1, 2018. He was born Oct. 13, 1922, at the Kolberg Cheese Factory, the family home and business of his parents Arthur and Lucy Klessig. Hugo attended Brussels High School where he lettered in basketball his junior year […]

  • Manners Matter: Don’t Blow Your Nose at the Dinner Table!

    Dear Mary Pat, Is it acceptable to blow your nose while sitting at the dinner table? We were having a family dinner and my uncle kept blowing his nose throughout the meal. It was very unappetizing (especially since he is so loud and makes a honking sound) and I wanted to say something. But then […]

  • Cheers! Make Mine Mead

    Oh my! I found in the magic fridge just now a bottle of Strawberry and Basil Mead, part of the Gastronomic Series from Crafted Artisan Meadery of Mogadore, Ohio. I think that’s right next to Mordor. This lovely mead comes on with the beautiful aroma of basil, and then you take your first taste and […]

  • Overheards & Shoutouts: Jan. 12, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?   “You ever just really like the way you smell?”   “I can smell your urgency.”   “If you put a quarter […]

  • Obituary: Joseph Arthur Tanck

    Joseph Arthur Tanck, 68, of Sturgeon Bay, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born Jan. 18, 1949 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Arthur W. and Geraldine Marie (Ostrand) Tanck. Joe initially grew up in the Town of Jacksonport (near Hillside Road and Division Road) and attended […]

  • Third Avenue Playhouse Announces Winter 2018 Classes

    Third Avenue Playhouse begins their winter classes in January and they continue through February. Adult classes are:  Kinetic Acting I, Jan. 6 – Feb. 10, study with seasoned professional actor and educator Alan Kopischke; Film Noir, Jan. 14. – Feb. 4, screening of a film followed by an in-depth discussion, led by TAP Production Manager […]

  • Obituary: James Max Wilkinson

    James Max (Jim) Wilkinson died unexpectedly Dec. 18, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Jim was born Feb. 10, 1942 to Ora “Evelyn” Wilkinson and Max  “Bud” Wilkinson. He was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa and graduated in 1962 from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. After graduation, he moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, where […]

  • DCA Adds Second Dead Horses Show Jan. 13

    On Saturday, Jan. 13, Door Community Auditorium will kick off its Fireside Coffeehouse Concert Series with a concert by Milwaukee-based indie folk band Dead Horses in the intimate DCA Fireside Lobby. No Depression has hailed Dead Horses’ songwriting as “beautiful and fresh,” and the Milwaukee Record raved about the band’s “timeless and downright lovely sound.” […]

  • Washington Island Fish Boil Festival

    Washington Island Fish Boil Fest Returns to Illinois Feb. 3

    It’s time again to make plans to attend the fourth annual Washington Island Fish Boil Festival (WIFF) at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn, Ill., on Feb. 3. Washington Island commercial fisherman Ken Koyen will come ashore once again to conduct one of his famous whitefish boils, featuring his freshly caught whitefish, red potatoes and onions, all boiled […]

  • Turning Point DC Offers Pre-Vocational Services at Jan. 16 Open House

    Turning Point DC, in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Door County and Managed Care Organizations (Care Wisconsin, Lakeland and IRIS), will offer pre-vocational day services at the Boys and Girls Club opening in February, focusing on young adults to prepare them for the workforce and provide computer instruction, crafts, fitness and fun. […]

  • ‘Pig Out for Peninsula Preschool’ at Husby’s Jan. 18

    Pig Out for Peninsula Preschool at Husby’s Food & Spirits, Jan. 18, 11 am to close. Mention Peninsula Preschool and 50 percent of the check amount will be donated to the school. As a nonprofit organization, the Peninsula Preschool is supported through tuition, donations and fundraising events. It is through the support of the community and […]

  • Southern Door’s Talon Fitness Center Accepting New Enrollments

    The Southern Door County School District is accepting renewal and new enrollments for use of its Talon Fitness Center. The membership fee is $125 per resident household of the Southern Door community and $175 per non-resident household. A household includes all members high school age and older who reside at the same address. Household membership […]

  • The Healing Project Now Accepting New Participants

    The Healing Project, a Door County Medical Center program that provides free integrative health care services to individuals with cancer, is now accepting new participants. If you are recovering from cancer or newly diagnosed, you can participate in The Healing Project at no cost. A cancer diagnosis takes a toll on more than the just […]

  • HELP of Door County Receives Green Bay Packers Foundation Grant for Elder Abuse Program

    The Green Bay Packers Foundation made the year a little brighter for elderly victims of domestic abuse in Door County with a grant of $3,000 to HELP of Door County’s Elder Abuse Program. Grants this year went to programs and organizations focused on the elderly, homelessness, human services and hunger. The foundation was established by […]

  • Cedar Hill Associates Presents $2,000 Check to Door County Habitat for Humanity

    Cedar Hill Associates recently presented Door County Habitat for Humanity with a $2,000 check to help further the mission of helping families into decent and affordable homes. Larry Brunette spearheaded the arrangements for the donation. Door County Habitat for Humanity was created in 1993 and the first house was finished in 1994. Since then, 40 […]

  • Door County Medical Auxiliary Presents House and Garden Walk Funds to Dental Clinic

    At a recent event, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Auxiliary President Mary Carlisle presented Door County Medical Center Chief Administrative Officer Brian Stephens a check for $38,000. These funds were raised during the Auxiliary’s annual House and Garden Walk and will go to support the DCMC Dental Clinic. The Dental Clinic provides dental care to […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum Names 2017 Merry-Time Festival of Trees ‘Smashing Success’

    Door County Maritime Museum’s Merry-Time Festival of Trees Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle event saw one of the largest turnouts in its six-year history. The event, held Dec. 12, served as the culmination for the month-long Merry-Time Festival in which the Sturgeon Bay museum is filled with trees and wreaths sponsored by individuals, local businesses […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Jan. 10, 2018

    Crop prices (Jan. 10) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $2.98 -0.50 $3.04 Soybeans $8.72 -0.81 $9.56 Wheat $3.59 -0.74 $3.42 Oats $3.11 -0.60 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.02/bushel -0.46 New-Crop Corn $3.32/bushel -0.50 Wheat $3.65/bushel -0.68   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Featured Pet: Lily

    This week, the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) introduces readers to Lily, currently one of the oldest residents at 10 years old. Lily is very friendly and gets along well with other cats. Because she’s older, she recently needed to have a few dental extractions. She may require another in the future, depending on how […]

  • Peninsula Pride Farms to Hold Annual Meeting Jan. 31 in Luxemburg

    Peninsula Pride Farms, a farmer-led conservation group, will hold its conference and annual meeting Jan. 31 at the Rendezvous Banquet Hall in Luxemburg. The event will showcase speakers on a variety of topics in modern sustainable agriculture. Experts from within the Door-Kewaunee Peninsula area and across the state will share information that can be applied to farms locally and beyond. More […]

  • Jessica Nessinger Named Bridgeport Resort General Manager

    The Bridgeport Waterfront Resort Board of Directors has appointed Jessica Nessinger as general manager of the Sturgeon Bay lodging facility. In the words of Bridgeport unit owner and board chair Lori Jore, “Jessica has played an integral role in the success of the resort since joining the staff 17 years ago. Along with her other […]

  • Vendors Needed for 2018 Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Events

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBCV) is seeking all artists, crafters and food vendors to sell goods and services for 2018 events and festivals. 2018 SBVC events and dates are:  Sturgeon Bay Juried Fine Art Fair, May 26, 10 am – 5 pm and May 27, 10 am – 4 pm, fine art and food […]

  • Assembly Committee Considers Change to Public Notice Statute

    The Wisconsin Assembly is considering a bill that would remove restrictions on where municipalities must publish legal notices. Assembly Bill 731, introduced by 8th District Rep. Joel Kitchens, would open the door for free newspapers, including the Peninsula Pulse, to be considered a community’s newspaper of record and bid for legal notices. Under existing law, […]