Peninsula Pulse July 15-22, 2022

In this issue

  • Scholarships Available for the Ridges’ Nature Preschool

    Enrollment is open for The Ridges Sanctuary’s nature preschool – Dragonfly Nature Play – which is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11:30 am. Each semester runs 17 weeks. The preschool offers children a vast array of things to see, smell, touch, climb, investigate, stand on, run on, sit on and talk about. The program helps them […]

  • Sevastopol Lands New Middle and High School Principal

    Southern Door Sees Survey Results, Initial Summer School Success Sevastopol just hired a middle school and high school principal who’s never held that title before, but Troy Schaefer is certainly not new to leadership positions. Schaefer is ready to turn all of his attention from the ball diamond’s players to the school building’s students and […]

  • Fire Board Takes No Action over Alleged Improper Closed-Session Disclosure

    Southern Door’s Fire Board decided July 13 to move on and not take any action involving what the board chair alleged was an improper disclosure by another board member of what the board discussed in closed session. Loren Uecker, the board chair and one of the two Town of Forestville representatives on the board, accused […]

  • Forestville to Use ARPA Funds for Miller Avenue Sewer Project

    After receiving $21,352.39 last month as the second of two payments in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, Forestville Village President Terry McNulty said the village plans to use the money to cover additional expenses incurred with the Miller Avenue sewer project. “That will bring that cost back to hopefully close to where it […]

  • Gibraltar Looking For Plan Commission Member

    The town is accepting letters of interest for a vacant seat on its Plan Commission. Terms are for three years, but this partial term will end Dec. 31, 2022. Interested parties must be full-time residents of the municipality for a minimum of one year.  Contact the town office at 920.868.1714 if you have questions. Email […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Seeks Applicants for Available Liquor License

    The City of Sturgeon Bay is now accepting applications for three available Class B liquor licenses, which will be effective from the date of issuance through June 30, 2023. One license was previously allocated for use where fire destroyed the former Butch’s Bar in February, but the city’s Community Protection and Services (CPS) Committee, which […]

  • Ephraim Gets Recommendations for Lighting and Path on North End

    The 167 lodging units, attractions, galleries and restaurants located on the north end of Ephraim could be connected by a new bicycle and pedestrian path. The village’s ad hoc Capital Projects Committee has made recommendations for lighting and an off-road path for a three-quarter-mile stretch on Highway 42 from Townline Road to Orchard Road (roughly […]

  • Plan Coming Together to Turn Nelson Property into Public Park

    A consensus plan has emerged that would transform the former Nelson property and adjacent Town Marina.  The Baileys Harbor Town Board agreed earlier this month with the preliminary plan to convert the former Nelson property into a public park. Voters overwhelmingly approved the purchase during the town’s annual meeting.  The consensus plan was presented by […]

  • Miller Art Museum Seeks Donations For Art & Treasures Fundraiser

    The Miller Art Museum is preparing for its annual Art & Treasures fundraiser, opening Aug. 6, so it’s seeking tax-deductible donations of new and gently used items to sell.  Each year, the fundraising event presents a fun, eclectic collection of new and gently used original fine art and reproductions, art-related items, art supplies, books, vintage […]

  • Miller Art Museum Announces Open Art Call

    The Miller Art Museum is accepting submissions for its 47th Juried Annual, an exhibition highlighting contemporary work by Wisconsin visual artists. The exhibition is open to artists older than 18 who live or work in Wisconsin, at all career levels, who work in a range of media, and who engage in artistic practices from traditional […]

  • Featured Artists at off the Wheel

    Off the Wheel Pottery is currently featuring work by three local painters.  Tim Nyberg is an illustrator and graphic designer who uses acrylics to create whimsical paintings of birds and nature. He resides in both Minnesota and Door County.  Jeanne Kuhns is a singer-songwriter and painter from Sturgeon Bay who draws inspiration from nature and […]

  • Collector’s Choice Benefit, Community Mosaic at Hardy Gallery

    The Hardy Gallery’s annual Collection Invitational & Collector’s Choice Benefit will open July 16 and remain on view until Aug. 28, with an opening reception planned for July 15, 5:30-7 pm. This exhibit features two works from each invited artist. One of them is donated to the gallery’s silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting the […]

  • Register for Door Shakespeare’s Camp Will

    Door Shakespeare is accepting registrations for its summer youth theater program, Camp Will: a weeklong workshop dedicated to developing communication, language and group social skills through creative play and group scene work. Spaces are available for participants ages 8-17 for the second and third sessions: July 25-29 and Aug. 8-12.  Each day begins with theater games […]

  • Trios, Poetry Up Next for Midsummer’s Music

    Next in its summer lineup, Midsummer’s Music will present its Trio Magic program, featuring piano trios by Swedish composer Laura Netzel, Spanish composer Joachim Turina and German composer Franz Schubert.  Violinist David Perry, cellist James Waldo and pianist Jeannie Yu will perform the Trio Magic program July 15, 7 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church […]

  • Shakespeare Performed in Peninsula State Park July 17

    Summit Players Theatre – a Wisconsin-based traveling theater company – will perform Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing on July 17 at Peninsula State Park as one of 23 performances in Wisconsin state parks until Aug. 20.  A 45-minute educational workshop, “Inside Shakespeare’s Story: Much Ado About Nothing” is new this year and will be offered at 1 […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: Who Is the Conductor in Chamber Music?

    by Allyson Fleck, Executive Director, Midsummer’s Music “How do you perform chamber music without a conductor?” That’s a question I hear often as a violist with Midsummer’s Music. I have performed with the ensemble since 2005, but I also have extensive experience playing in numerous stage, touring, pop, pit and regional orchestras. I have even […]

  • TAP’s Book Club Play: Reading between the Lines

    The Book Club Play reveals much about human nature I’m not sure whether Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) production of The Book Club Play has convinced me that I need to join a book club or avoid them at all costs. What I am sure of, though, is that The Book Club Play is a must-see […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stirring the Flames for Division

    I read with interest in the July 8-15 Peninsula Pulse of the alleged disclosure of quotes from a closed-session meeting of the Southern Door Fire Board (“Fire Board Chair Alleges Improper Closed-session Disclosure”).  Having been in attendance at the annual meeting of the Town of Nasewaupee, I listened intently to Bill Krueger’s passionate, lengthy letter […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

    The July 8-15 Peninsula Pulse ran a story of the alleged disclosure of quotes from a closed-session meeting of the Southern Door Fire Board (“Fire Board Chair Alleges Improper Closed-session Disclosure”). At Nasewaupee’s annual meeting, Bill Krueger expressed his frustration with fellow board members of the Southern Door Fire Service and the way the northern […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Voting Is the Most Powerful Way to Be Heard

    Door County voters will be interested in voting in the Aug. 9 primary election. They may choose to vote in the Republican primary, selecting candidates for governor and Assembly; or in the Democratic primary, selecting a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Wisconsin’s citizens have a privilege that many other states do not provide. In many […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What’s the Difference between a Ballot Dropped in a Box or Mailed?

    On July 8, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that unstaffed drop boxes are illegal and unconstitutional in Wisconsin. Can someone explain to me why mail-in ballots are OK, but not drop-box ballots? What’s the difference? Both must have the same authentication-verification requirements, right? And mailboxes are also “unstaffed,” correct? What am I missing? Dennis Keith […]

  • Bits & Bites: New Eatery, Lavender Fun, and an Island Dinner

    Casual Fare with a Southern Twist A new eatery in Sister Bay brings all the down-home flavors of the Southwest to Door County. Crain’s Kitchen, 10635 N. Bay Shore Dr., comes from Andy Crain. He’s from Green Bay but spent a significant amount of time in Denver, where he developed his palate for Southwestern fare.  […]

  • Health Care, Climate Change Intersect in Upcoming Program

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County ( will host Dr. Joel Charles July 22, 6 pm, when he presents “Good Medicine: How Health Professionals and Systems Can Make Their Patients and Communities Healthier While Fighting Climate Change” at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.  Charles will discuss the health impacts that […]

  • Land Trust Selects New Executive Director

    Door County Land Trust (DCLT) has appointed conservation leader Emily Wood as its new executive director, and she will begin her new duties Aug. 1. Since 2017, Wood has been the executive director of the Indiana Wildlife Federation, an affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. There, she has been a key player in regional conservation […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Cassian

    Meet Cassian! This handsome, 4-year-old dog is available for adoption from the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. He’s a lovable goofball who enjoys going on walks and being a snuggle bug. Like all dogs at WHS, Cassian ( is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped – plus he goes home with a certificate for a […]

  • Spaghetti Supper Supports Local Girl

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 11836 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay, will host its drive-through spaghetti supper July 23, 4:30-6:30 pm.  This year, funds will support the Reisen family, whose eighth-grade daughter, Carenna, was recently diagnosed with a rare neurological disease, Regional Pain Syndrome. Although it’s currently incurable, if it’s detected early, intense therapy […]

  • Kress Foundation Pledges $25,000 Matching Donation to Playground Project

    The George Kress Foundation has approved a $25,000 matching-gift contribution for the Playground Project at Otumba Park in Sturgeon Bay.  Organizers hope this matching donation will bring the total raised to $275,000 and move the project closer to the total cost of approximately $400,000. This past spring, with the help of the community, the Playground […]

  • Women’s Fund Commits $100,000 to Child Care Efforts

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is committed to granting $100,000 in 2022 to benefit child care efforts in the county and is partnering with United Way of Door County to support efforts that have been ongoing since 2020.  Grants to United Way help to support the United Way child care community coordinator position for […]

  • PEO EJ Donates to Children’s Center

    In May, Cindy Trinkner-Peot (right) and Karen Corekin-DeLaMer (left) from Northern Door Children’s Center accepted a $4,000 check from P.E.O. Chapter EJ representative Laurie Hess (middle). The money will be used to further the education of women employees who are working to complete education degrees.

  • Hospitals Earn Patient-Safety Recognition

    HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay have both earned As in patient safety for spring 2022 from the Leapfrog Group, an independent organization that assigns letter grades to hospitals nationwide based on more than 30 performance and harm-prevention measures.  This national distinction recognizes hospitals’ achievements in protecting […]

  • Nominees Sought for Community Service Award

    AARP is accepting nominations for its 2022 Wisconsin Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Wisconsinites aged 50-plus who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Nominations will be evaluated for how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, reflected AARP’s mission and inspired other volunteers. The award […]

  • Registration Underway for Kewaunee Back-to-School Program

    The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is accepting completed registration forms for its annual Back-to-School Program, which helps to provide some of the required school supplies for approximately 300 children each year.  The families that qualify for the program are those on WIC, Food Share or BadgerCare, as well as those that participate in the […]

  • Luncheon and Fashion Show Fundraiser

    The Door County Chapter of the Christ Child Society is hosting a luncheon and fashion show presented by Bargains Unlimited on Aug. 3, 11:30 am, at The Log Den, 6626 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor. Proceeds from the cost of $40 per person will benefit infants and children in need. Hear about the luncheon selection and […]

  • Partnership for Children and Families Introduces Positive Parenting Program

    The Door County Partnership for Children and Families is introducing the Triple P: the Positive Parenting Program. Based on evidence from ongoing scientific research, it’s designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers and to build stronger family relationships.  It is not a “one-size-fits-all” course, and it offers increasing […]

  • Open Discussion About Life, Death, Afterlife

    Steve Freier, an afterlife researcher and writer for The Inner Voice Magazine, will host another community discussion group, “Life, Death and the Afterlife,” at the ADRC, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, on July 21, 1-2:30 pm. Ages 18 and older are invited to attend. The meeting will open with an invitation to all […]

  • History of The Granary Program

    Learn about an unusual structure that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places during “The Door County Granary, Yesterday and Today” on July 19, 7-8 pm, at the Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Hwy 42. Tim Stone will share the story of a building that’s played a role in transforming Sturgeon Bay into a year-round […]

  • LWVDC Hosts Candidate Forum, Provides Voter Assistance

    The League of Women Voters of Door County (LWVDC) has invited the three registered candidates running for the District 1 State Assembly seat to a candidate forum July 16, 9 am, at the Southern Door High School library. Two Republican candidates – incumbent Joel Kitchens and Kewaunee County Board member Milt Swagel – are competing in […]

  • Loaves and Fishes Concludes Service

    After 16 years of serving the Sturgeon Bay area, the Loaves and Fishes community meal ministry has discontinued its program. The pandemic initially put its services on hold, and its board of directors recently decided to permanently end the program. Loaves and Fishes has served more than 60,000 meals to community members since its inception. […]

  • 2022 Housing Grant Cycle Opens

    $1 million is available for emergency and extremely low-income housing Organizations throughout Wisconsin that provide emergency shelter, transitional residences and extremely low-income housing are encouraged to apply for grants from the WHEDA Foundation. Administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), these grants seek to improve housing for community members with complex needs […]

  • Marco Galbiati

    Fincantieri Marine Group Appoints New CEO

    Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) and its board of directors have announced that its current general manager, Marco Galbiati, has been named as the new CEO effective July 6, while former CEO Dario Deste remains the company’s president.  As FMG’s general manager since 2018, Galbiati has been heavily involved in all aspects of the business and […]

  • Learning about the Inland Seas

    There’s no better location than a peninsula on the Great Lakes for a program with a water theme Door County’s eight libraries changed course slightly from the one that other public libraries nationwide are following when local librarians remapped their summer reading program to take advantage of one of the peninsula’s greatest assets. “The national […]


    The Holy Name of Mary classic car show and picnic will be held July 17, 10 am – 4 pm. Enjoy music by the Modern Day Drifters, 11 am – 3 pm; and burgers, brats, trippe, booyah, nachos, desserts and refreshments will be available. Kids can play free games with prizes, jump in a bounce house, try out the activity table, […]

  • Weeks 3 and 4 of the Trails of Newport State Park Challenge

    Prairie Grasslands and Varied Terrains With each week of the Newport Challenge, the length of the hikes increases. These two are both about two miles each, but they provide very different experiences. The first works well for a group looking to walk and talk in a beautiful field or a soloist seeking an easy stroll. […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Chanterelle Mushrooms

    The best time to find a great variety of wild mushrooms is autumn. That’s because fungi increase their development as the growing season for all plants comes to an end. A few species have an earlier fruiting time, however. May is the best month for morels, and July is usually the prime month for seeking […]

  • Coming Up Next: Copper Box

    Algoma Concert Series in Heritage Park Trust me: You haven’t heard an accordion quite like this.  At the risk of dating myself, I’m going to say that anyone near my age who hears mention of an accordion may drum up an image of the television character Steve Urkel – the nerdy, socially awkward neighbor boy […]


    Ahoy! Be at the Ephraim Village Hall July 17, 7 pm, for a free, one-hour family sing-along featuring seafaring songs with accompanist Kate Hussey, a Gibraltar music teacher.  Ephraimite Amanda Mittermann will lead the group in singing old favorites such as “In the Good Old Summertime” and “Row Your Boat,” as well as modern tunes […]

  • Taffy Puller Performs at Popelka Trenchard

    Guitarist Chris Rosenau and drummer Jon Mueller will perform at Popelka Trenchard Glass, 64 S. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, as their instrumental duo, Taffy Puller, on July 29, 7 pm. Rosenau’s signature guitar style combines elements of traditional finger style and Americana with modern looping and other technology, and Mueller’s freeform approach to the […]

  • Peg Egan PAC Welcomes Ides of March July 17

    Next to appear on the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) stage during its free concert series will be The Ides of March on July 17, 7 pm.  Since 1964, the Chicago-based group has thrilled audiences with its mix of rocking guitars, brilliant brass and heartfelt vocals. Powered by the songs of Grammy winner Jim […]

  • It’s Race Week for the Door County Triathalon!

    Final tips for the Door County Triathlon It’s race week again in Door County. This time, approximately 1,800 participants will compete in the Door County Triathlon July 16-17. Attracting a mix of seasoned and newbie triathletes, the event is actually three separate events: a sprint triathlon (or sprint relay) and kids’ triathlon on Saturday, and […]

  • Cappaert, Olson, McDonough Open at Edgewood

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries is hosting its second opening reception of the season July 16, 4-7 pm, and the featured artists will talk about their current work at 5 pm in the gallery’s courtyard. On July 17, 1-3 pm, Ginnie Cappaert will be in the courtyard for an oil and cold-wax painting demonstration.  The first floor […]

  • Discover Door County’s Shoreline History

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society ( will discuss 30 early settlements when it presents “Door County’s Early Shoreline Settlements” on July 19, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Attendees will learn how Door County’s earliest European settlers were drawn to the peninsula’s natural resources and made their way along […]

  • Paths of History

    Learn about Door County’s rich past through walking tours Door County is rife with history, and many of its communities and historical societies offer walking tours to help guests learn about it at their own pace.  Sturgeon Bay Among the several self-tours to be had in Sturgeon Bay, the library offers routes through the Clio […]

  • Wild Things: It’s Salmon Tournament Time

    A salmon tournament that hooked hundreds of anglers during its first run 40 years ago now lures more than 3,000 entrants – something its early promoters never envisioned. “It has grown and grown and grown,” said Tom MacMillin, who, along with his brother Jerry, were running Mac’s Sport Shop in Sturgeon Bay in 1983, the […]

  • New Memoir Discusses Alcoholism, Spiritual Abuse

    Patsy Buell Stierna will release her new book, Getting Beyond … Abuse and Codependency to Achieve a Lasting Relationship, on July 15. The book – five years in the making – is a memoir of getting beyond alcoholism and spiritual abuse, a tribute to her late husband, and a documentation of early attempts to stop […]

  • Amy Casey Signs Debut Book at Novel Bay

    Novel Bay Booksellers, 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, will host author Amy Casey on July 16, 10 am – 12 pm, for a book signing of her debut novel, The Sturgeon’s Heart, released this year. It earned a starred review on Booklist. The story follows three people in Duluth, Minnesota. There, Howard Wright finds […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Hello, Transcriber’ by Hannah Morrissey

    Recommended by TINA KAKUSKE, Librarian Often-given advice to novice writers is to write about what they know. Wisconsin author Hannah Morrissey took that advice to heart by using her experience as a police transcriber to write her first novel, Hello, Transcriber. The premise of this fast-moving, suspenseful book is a police procedural set in Black […]

  • DC Published Authors Collective: Dan Powers

    Dan Powers grew up in Chicago but has lived in Door County since 1986. He worked in the Sevastopol School District until 2003, then for 10 years in the Howard-Suamico schools, where his work coaching staff and students about writing and reading motivated him to pen his debut novel in retirement. Learn more at  […]

  • PULSE OF TOURISM: Exchange Students Help Fill Worker Gap

    We are so fortunate to live in Door County, with so many events and opportunities to experience arts, culture, history and recreational activities, along with enjoying our unique restaurants, breweries, wineries and shopping. Our visitor-center team has been busy welcoming visitors and providing the information and support they need to make the most of those […]

  • Lily Bay Art Crawl July 15-17

    One of the easiest ways to sample the Door County art scene is to attend one of the several art crawls that area artists and galleries host throughout the year. The Lily Bay Artisans will showcase their work when they host their eighth annual art crawl July 15-17, 10 am – 5 pm.  At one […]

  • Music and Storytelling at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will present Words in the Woods on July 15, 7 pm, when musicians Tad Greene and David LeFevre, along with puppeteer and storyteller Nancy Hawkins, will perform songs and stories in Crossroads’ outdoor amphitheater. Then have s’mores at the council ring campfire afterward.  Volunteers of all ages are invited to join […]

  • Cruise to Plum and Pilot Islands

    The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) will host two sunset cruises – July 15 and Aug. 19 – aboard the Island Clipper. They’ll leave Gills Rock at 6 pm and go around Plum and Pilot islands to allow participants to see the islands’ historical lighthouses, lifesaving station and fog-signal buildings. The sunset will serve as […]

  • Obituary: Ervin R. Jadin

    September 29, 1924 ~ July 11, 2022 Ervin Raphael Jadin, 97, of Brussels, died on July 11, 2022.  He was born September 29, 1924, in Brussels to Moses and Esther (LeRoy) Jadin.  Erv was a 1941 graduate of Brussels High School and maintained many lifetime friendships with his fellow graduates. After attending business college in […]

  • Obituary: Anna Lisa Jilburg

    October 23, 1973 ~ July 4, 2022 Our loving daughter and sister, Anna Lisa Helena Jilburg, died July 4, 2022, at the Roots Residential Adult Family Home in Racine, Wisconsin after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Anna Lisa was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 23, 1973, at Swedish Covenant Hospital to Joanna and Roy Jilburg.  […]

  • Obituary: Gary Lee Fictum

    December 20, 1952 ~ July 10, 2022 Gary Lee Fictum, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born December 20, 1952 in Green Bay, son of the late Emil and Mildred Josephine (Jepsen) Fictum. Gary graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the Class […]

  • Obituary: Thomas George Krueck

    January 27, 1946 ~ June 29, 2022 Thomas George Krueck, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, died Wednesday morning, June 29, 2022, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. He was born January 27, 1946, in Los Angeles, CA, the only child of George Hubert Krueck and Virgilee Fay Krueck. Tom’s family moved to Wisconsin, and he attended […]

  • Otumba Park Playground Gets $25,000 Pledge

    The effort to build a new playground at Otumba Park in Sturgeon Bay got a big boost Monday from the George Kress Foundation. The foundation has approved a $25,000 matching gift contribution for The Playground Project. Playground Project is hoping the matching donation will bring the total raised to $275,000, bringing the effort closer to […]

  • Obituary: Gerald W. Rathe

    January 17, 1938 ~ July 9, 2022 Gerald Rathe, 84, of the Town of Gardner, died at Aurora Bay Care Center in Green Bay on July 9, 2022.  Private entombment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Green Bay.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.

  • Obituary: Jarvis Jerry LeMere

    October 23, 1937 ~ July 8, 2022 Jarvis Jerry LeMere, 84, of Gardner, died peacefully at his home on Friday, July 8, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 23, 1937 in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Jerome Emery and Otelia Lydia (Schneider) LeMere. Jarvis graduated from Sevastopol High School with […]

  • Obituary: John Wesley Young Sr.

    September 25, 1937 ~ July 6, 2022 John Wesley Young Sr., of Fish Creek, Wisconsin, died comfortably at home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 6, 2022. He was 84. Born on September 25, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John spent his early years in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, and later in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, […]

  • Obituary: Daniel Richard “Dick” Meyer, Jr.

    February 26, 1945 ~ July 2, 2022 Daniel Richard “Dick” Meyer, Jr., 77, of the Town of Sturgeon Bay, died in the comfort of his home on Saturday night, July 2, 2022 after a long battle with MS. He was born on February 26, 1945 to Daniel Richard Meyer, Sr. and Barbara Jane (Bert) Meyer. […]

  • Obituary: Kathleen “Kath” Harrison

    February 18, 1948~June 27, 2022 Kathleen “Kath” Harrison, 74, of Baileys Harbor, died Monday June 27, 2022 at Door County Medical Center after suffering a sudden and unexpected aneurysm at home Sunday evening. Kath was born February 18, 1948, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of the late Robert and Francis “Jo” (O’Reilly) Clinch. She graduated […]

  • Get a Breath of Fresh Air in Ephraim

    History, Ephraim and cool transportation. If you enjoy any of those, you’ll like Ephraim’s historical tram tours.  “My husband was in the Navy for 20 years, so we’ve lived in Japan and many, many countries,” said docent and driver Marcia Ellis. “But Ephraim is my favorite place in the world.”  For me – as a history […]

  • Obituary: Rita E. Columb

    1928 ~ 2022 Rita Emily Columb, 93, died on July 4, 2022, at Cardinal Ridge Residential Care, Sturgeon Bay.  She was born on September 5, 1928, to Goldie and Rosamond Nellis and grew up on a large family farm.  She was one of seven children.  She worked hard as a child and was an excellent student.  Rita […]