Peninsula Pulse July 23-30, 2021

In this issue

  • Server of the Week: Mikkel Phillips at Rusty Tractor

    6216 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor Mikkel loves working with great owners and staff; At the Rusty Tractor, they enjoy lots of laughs.  He serves pancakes and biscuits, eggs and French toast, But it’s the No. 4 scrambler that Mikkel loves most.  He tinkers with his car when the workday is done, Or plays Magic […]

  • Framed

    Journalist, author and professor Tina Jenkins Bell discussed her writing process, finding inspiration and discovering Door County during a July 8 members meetup at Write On, Door County. Jenkins Bell, who lives in North Beverly on the south side of Chicago, will return to the county for Write On’s Mystery Conference Oct. 22-24. Submitted.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Standings

    STANDINGS (through July 21) 1. Blue Horse, 20-1 2. Husby’s, 27-3 3. Roots Inn and Kitchen, 18-3 4. P.C. Junction, 22-5 5. The Mink, 20-7 6. Baileys Harbor Blue Herons, 10-11 7. Cream ’n the Bowl, 15-12 8. Wilson’s, 13-14 9. Door County Kayak Tours, 7-17 10. Wickxies, 9-18 11. Nicolet Beach, 5-19 12. Craig […]

  • Door County League Baseball: Bays Take Control at the Top

    Sister Bay has taken control of Door County League baseball with two games left in the regular season. The Bays topped Kolberg 3-2 Sunday in a matchup of the league’s top two teams. With one more victory, the Bays will secure their fifth regular-season title in seven years. Their first attempt will come Friday night […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Review Rules of the Road for Safety for All

    A tourist commented to me the other day, “No wonder Door County is so crowded; everyone wants to come here because it is like a city.” That is great news for businesses, but there is a negative side: infrastructure and carrying capacity.  Door County was not built to accommodate the growing influx of people. Seems […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Opportunity Now to Address Tough Issues in Sister Bay

    The recent article about the Sister Bay board meeting and comments made by the village president, Rob Zoschke [July 16-23, “Zoschke Asks Sister Bay to Think Big”], should be something that every person who visits and/or owns in and around Sister Bay has an interest in. Door County has gone to great lengths over the […]

  • Editor’s Note: A Reminder That It Can Always Be Worse

    My household was among the thousands without power this week following Monday evening’s storm. Straight-line winds of up to 70 mph hammered Wisconsin from the northwest to the east, and Door County lay in the storm’s path. By Tuesday afternoon, roughly 1,600 households were still dark. A clap of thunder awoke me on Monday evening, […]

  • Finding Joy in a Piece of Cardboard

    My wife, Anne, doesn’t like to peek inside our detached garage. It’s probably better that way.  She’s not much for clutter, and she’s not a saver. I am the opposite – a slowly recovering pack rat. So when she looks into the garage and sees the shelves I spent hours building, only to fill them […]

  • Lutsey-Waseda Scholarship Recipients Announced

    Before the late Thomas H. Lutsey made a name for himself as an inventor of ice-cream snacks, his innovation started in childhood on his family’s farm in Pulaski. He started the Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship ( to help students in rural Wisconsin who have a passion for agriculture to advance their education and enhance […]

  • Pancake Breakfast, Matching Grant Help Gibraltar Students

    The Ephraim Men’s Club, which raises scholarship money for Gibraltar High School graduates, has secured a challenge grant of $25,000 to match donations above the revenue from ticket and raffle sales at its annual pancake breakfast.   “The combination of a successful pancake breakfast and this matching grant should enable us to create more and larger […]

  • Meacham Helps Southern Door Earn $6,000 STEAM Grant

    An award-winning teacher continues to deliver for her school district – this time in the form of a $6,000 grant for the Southern Door School District. Jessica Meacham – the district’s technology co-coordinator and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program leader – earned the 2021 Herb Kohl Foundation Fellowship Award this winter. School board […]

  • Wisconsin School Districts Rank 9th in Nation

    The quality of public school systems varies widely from state to state and is often a question of funding. Public elementary and secondary education money usually flows from the federal, state and local governments.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, states contribute nearly as much as local governments, while the federal government supplies the […]

  • Boys & Girls Club of Door County Seeking New CEO

    John McMahon has stepped down after nine months of leading Boys & Girls Club of Door County as its CEO. The club and its board of directors wish him well in his next endeavors.  The board is now working to identify a new CEO. The board and staff are committed to carrying on their mission […]

  • Mini-Golf Course Opening Soon: Shortage of Construction Materials Delays Clubhouse Opening

    The 18-hole miniature-golf course under construction in Sturgeon Bay is shaping up, but the building at the site won’t open right away, according to owner Susan Hartzell. Landscaping and the carpeted putting surfaces were expected this week for the Salty Seagull on the northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Highway 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay. Hartzell […]

  • Door Notes: Entrepreneur Training Program Teaches Business-Plan Development

    The Small Business Development Center and Door County Economic Development Corporation will host an Entrepreneur Training Program (ETP) for leaders of both new and growing businesses to assist with writing a business plan: a critical component of building a profitable venture and attracting financing. The ETP’s eight sessions will help participants to identify customers, determine […]

  • Door Notes: Restaurant Assistance Still Needed

    Due in part to inadequate funding levels, Door County’s food and drink establishments did not fare as well as anticipated in receiving relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund that was announced earlier this spring.  Of the almost 200 businesses that consistently received updates or individual assistance from the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), 38 […]

  • Door Notes: Salmon Harbor Marina Sold to Yacht Works Kewaunee

    Salmon Harbor Marina – the 9.9-acre marina on the north side of Kewaunee’s inner harbor – has been sold to Yacht Works Kewaunee. It’s one of northeastern Wisconsin’s largest marinas, with 127 slips and 44 campsites, and it has the deepest basin in the area.  Gerry and Al Lamer purchased the property in 1988 and have […]

  • Taxidermy Demonstration at Historical Museum

    The Door County Historical Museum will host its second free, live taxidermy demonstration with master taxidermist Mike Orthober on July 31, 10 am – 4 pm; and its third demonstration Aug. 28. Orthober – the creator of the museum’s Seasons of Life diorama and a member of the Taxidermy Hall of Fame – will demonstrate his skills […]

  • Learn How to Preserve Photos, Memorabilia

    Learn how to preserve family photos and memorabilia during the Ephraim Historical Foundation’s next History Speaks program Aug. 4, 7:30-8:30 pm, at the Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Hwy 42. Cody Schreck, curator of the Ephraim Historical Foundation, will present this free program. Visit or call 920.854.9688 to learn more.

  • Suds with Sophie: A Legacy of Love

    Peach Barn Farmhouse and Brewery opens in Sister Bay This week I got to sit down with Sarah and Jason White of Peach Barn Farmhouse and Brewery, a new addition to Sister Bay. The couple and their three children have recently moved to Door County from Fort Collins, Colorado, where Jason grew up. Growing up […]

  • Bits & Bites

    Wet Your Whistle Wet Whistle Wine Fest is a fundraiser for Community Improvement of Algoma and the Algoma Fire and Rescue. Wet Whistle Wine Fest offers award-winning wines, a grape stomp, hearty sandwiches and live music. Though the organizers don’t ask anyone to show up in costume, expect that many attendees will.  Wet Whistle will […]

  • Green Notes: Waseda Farms Hosts Climate Change Coalition Fundraiser

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will host an informative wagon ride as a fundraiser at Waseda Farms on Aug. 7, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Waseda Farms is home to cattle grazing on more than 500 acres of beautiful perennial grass pastures. It also raises pigs and chickens and grows fruits, vegetables and herbs. […]

  • Green Notes: Learn About Niagara Escarpment on Trolley Tour

    The Greater Escarpment Organization Discovery Center will host a trolley tour called The Rocks Speak on Aug. 11, 2-6 pm.  Charles Shabica, a Northeastern Illinois University emeritus professor of earth science; and Bob Bultman, an avid caver and longtime member of the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network, will lead the tour, which will explore the geological […]

  • Green Notes: Donation Boosts Niagara Escarpment Geotourism Program

    The Niagara Escarpment Resource Network (NERN) recently received a $50,000 grant from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund to advance its vision of establishing a formal geotourism program along Wisconsin’s 200-plus-mile-long Niagara Escarpment corridor. The escarpment stretches from New York through Niagara Falls (where it got its name) and defines the geography […]

  • Green Notes: What Works – and Doesn’t – on Mosquitoes

    Some claim that arborvitae trees, known locally as white cedar, may have some mosquito-repellent qualities.  Mark Konlock, horticulture director of the Green Bay Botanical Gardens, said he has seen no scientific proof that any growing plant keeps mosquitoes away from people. Plus, shrubs and trees provide shade and shelter for mosquitoes. “Even if a plant […]

  • Green Notes: Volunteer Homecoming at Crossroads

    The volunteers keep rolling in for the Habitat Healers program at Crossroads at Big Creek. Each Saturday starting around 9:30 am, anyone may show up to help with the many restoration projects at the nature preserve and woodland at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. This month, Wisconsin Lutheran women’s basketball team members, including Sturgeon […]

  • Southern Door School Superintendent Eases into New Post

    Chris Peterson has eased into the superintendent post in the Southern Door School District following the retirement of Patti Vickman, its former leader. “Patti Vickman did an outstanding job of getting the district to a great place,” Peterson said. “I came in, and the other administrators were incredibly welcoming, and it’s been a very smooth […]

  • Around the Door

    Smoke from Canadian forest fires blankets Baileys Harbor. Photo by Brett Kosmider.

  • Questions & Authors: Margaret Hermes

    This month, Novel Bay Booksellers has been hosting a series of author signings featuring local and regional authors. On July 25, 1-3 pm, author Margaret Hermes will be at the store at 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay to sign copies of her newest release, The Opposite of Chance. Hermes has a longtime connection […]

  • Door County in Miniature: Adult LEGO fans showcase Door County creations

    There’s something endlessly satisfying about LEGO, from the tactile sensation of placing brick after brick, to the sound each piece makes as it snaps into place.  Children as young as 18 months can start exercising their hand-eye coordination with DUPLO sets before graduating to LEGO proper at age four. From there, youngsters explore their imagination, […]

  • A Celebration of the Creative Process: Plein Air Festival returns July 25-31

    A welcome sight will soon dot the Door County landscape. It’s a sight as synonymous with the Door County art world as fish boils are with the county’s culinary history: plein air painters.  Peninsula School of Art (PSA) will host its 16th annual Plein Air Festival July 25-31. The event – a celebration of outdoor painting […]

  • Hike This: Trail Tramper’s Delight Offers a Break from the Sun

    This short and sweet trail provides shade at Peninsula State Park What is it exactly that makes a hike delightful for a “trail tramper”? Historically, it’s a shaded path that offers a break from the heat of the summer sun. The name for this particular Peninsula State Park path originated with hikers in the 1920s, […]

  • Resilience: 150 Years of the Door County Fair

    When the carnival rides hum to life, the sweet smell of funnel cakes wafts through the air, and the county’s youth unload their pigs, cows and crafts along the midway at the Door County Fairgrounds on July 28, the 150-year legacy of the Door County Fair will live on. Behind the entertainment and thrills rests […]

  • Shop Local at Sturgeon Bay’s Under the Stars Night Market

    For farmers market devotees, the markets offer the chance to buy locally grown and locally produced food products, discover great handmade items and enjoy the shopping experience outside. But attending a local market doesn’t always mesh with would-be visitors’ schedules because farmers markets often take place in the morning or early afternoon.  By closing off […]

  • Kayaking Door Bluff: A Beginner’s Perspective

    From the Eagle Trail at Peninsula State Park to Door Bluff Headlands County Park, I’ve hiked up and down along Door County’s bluffs and ventured downward to view their grandeur from the shores of Lake Michigan. But not every section of the Niagara Escarpment’s limestone is visible on foot, so my next aspiration was to […]

  • Peninsula State Park’s White Cedar Nature Center Reopens

    Visitors who enjoy getting back to nature in Peninsula State Park can finally talk – in person – with experts to learn more about the plants, animals, history and ecology of the park. Its White Cedar Nature Center,  which dates back to 1937, reopened July 16 and hosted an open house July 19. Expansion and renovation […]

  • Myrtle Clark, 93, Publishes Memoirs of a Farm Girl

    On her 90th birthday in 2018, Myrtle Johnson Clark went zip-lining. This year, when she turned 93, she published a book. Zip-lining was on her bucket list. Writing her memoirs definitely was not, but spiritual urgings (and frequent reminders from her daughter, Judy) compelled her to finally put words on paper. Myrtle, the oldest of […]

  • Carnahan Creates ‘Windows Of Door County’

    When Virginia “Ginya” Carnahan – a retired medical writer and avid photographer from Cape Coral, Florida – visited Door County for the first time in 2019, its beauty captivated her.  Determined to chronicle her visit, she decided to share her adventures by creating a photo book, but she didn’t want to replicate something that had been […]

  • Door County Writers’ Fair Coming in October

    Write On, Door County is planning a Door County Writers’ Fair for Oct. 2, 10 am – 3 pm, to promote the county’s wide range of writing talent. The idea originated in the Door County Published Authors’ Networking Group, which began in March 2021 as a Write On program and meets monthly to support writers […]

  • New Fine Arts & Antiques Fair at Plum Bottom Farm

    Plum Bottom Farm is hosting a new event – its Fine Arts & Antiques Fair – on Sept. 18, 9 am – 6 pm, and Sept. 19, 9 am – 4 pm.  Twenty artists will exhibit, sell and demonstrate their fine arts during the antique show and sale in the rustic, historical setting of one of Door County’s most […]

  • Idea Gallery Highlights Sculptural Dolls

    Idea Gallery is showcasing a new series of sculptural doll works by visionary artist Mary Penét of Escanaba, Michigan. “I am a storyteller with a very visual mind who lives in the world of stories, metaphor and symbolism,” Penét said. “The theme of most of my work reflects my desire to explore the mysteries of […]

  • Door County Arts Guild Gallery Hosts Grand Opening

    The new Door County Arts Guild Gallery (DCAGG, will host a grand opening Aug. 3, 3-7 pm. Six featured artists will be on hand to discuss their work, and each will exhibit a selection of work especially for this opening. Door County wines will also be served. Longtime Door County artists Brain Pier and […]

  • David Nielsen Exhibit Opens at Bad Moravian

    David Nielsen will present a new group of original paintings at Bad Moravian, 3055 Church St. in Ephraim. Meet the artist and enjoy a drink during an opening reception Aug. 1, 6-9 pm. Nielsen considers this work to be closer to poetry than any of his previous work, and the show’s title, Echo, refers to […]

  • Plein Air Painters to Paint at Plum Bottom Gallery Grounds

    Plum Bottom Gallery invites the community to celebrate Door County’s Plein Air Festival, July 28-31. Peninsula School of Art hosts the annual competition among 35-40 nationally renowned plein air painters. Visit Plum Bottom Gallery on July 28, 11 am – 2 pm, to see some of these artists create stunning pieces on the gallery’s grounds.  Plum […]

  • Meet Eminent Game-industry Artists at The Gnoshery

    Two renowned game-industry artists will visit The Gnoshery during Sturgeon Bay’s Under the Stars night market July 24, 6-9 pm. Lisa Sell and Charles Urbach will be on-site for a meet-and-greet, autograph session and artistic discussion as part of The Gnoshery’s Play with the Publishers series. Sell is an award-winning artist with a passion for […]

  • Miller Art Museum Celebrates Scandinavian American Culture

    The Miller Art Museum ( is partnering with Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant to present Scandinavian American: Photography by National Geographic Explorer Erika Skogg. The exhibition will open July 24, 10 am, and an in-person opening reception – the first since the pandemic began – will be held 5-6:30 pm.  The exhibit is a collection of photos […]

  • Owl Sculptures Take Center Stage at Artzy

    Clarence P. Cameron, aka the “Owl Man,” will be the featured artist during an opening exhibit at Artzy Studio. His original soapstone sculptures will be on display July 24-25, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Cameron is well known for his owl sculptures – especially his pewter cast pieces – but in 1983, he discovered the beauty in using […]

  • July 24 is Artist Demonstration Day at Woodwalk

    Woodwalk Gallery is hosting its second annual Artist Demonstration Day on July 24. Visitors will get a chance to watch and appreciate talented and experienced artists at work inside and outside the gallery, and ask questions. The participating artists will all be Woodwalk Gallery artists, so more of their work – along with the creations of […]

  • B. Basch Exhibit Goes Up at Sōmi Gallery

    SŌMI Gallery will host an opening in its Third Room – a pop-up gallery space featuring special exhibits – for its first guest artist July 23, 5-7 pm.  B. Basch is well known to Door County art enthusiasts. Largely influenced by constructivism, abstract expressionism and POP, he often uses found materials as an underpinning and catalyst. For […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Missy

    Meet Missy (, a 10-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Shy at first, she will take some time to feel comfortable in her new home. Due to her timid nature, Missy would be most successful around children who are five or older.  Like all cats at […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center Receives Grant

    The Belgian Heritage Center (BHC) has received a grant from the Door County Community Foundation to produce a video about the effects of the Great Fire on the local Belgian population. It will be released before the 150th anniversary of the Great Fire on Oct. 8, shown at the BHC campus Oct. 9 and 10, […]

  • YMCA Sturgeon Bay Program Center to See Renovations and Expansions

    Door County YMCA leaders have evaluated what they’ve learned during the pandemic and have a new vision for how to better serve the community in the future. “We have, without a doubt, understood the need for an expansion here at the Sturgeon Bay Program Center,” said CEO Heidi Erickson. “When schools were closed – and […]

  • Amos the Therapy Dog to be Remembered with Sculpture

    Friends of Amos the therapy dog have created a fund to purchase a Dale Rogers sculpture for the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove library garden to honor Amos’ many years of service. (There are larger versions of this sculpture at Edgewood Orchard Gallery in Fish Creek.) Any extra money raised will support local and international children’s literacy […]

  • Fall-prevention Workshop Offered at St. John Lutheran Church

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore and St. John Lutheran Church in Algoma will offer the falls-prevention workshop Stepping On each Tuesday, Aug. 17 – Sept. 28, 10 am – 12 pm. Attendance at all seven sessions is highly encouraged because each one builds on previous skills acquired. Advance registration is required. Stepping On […]

  • Electronics Recycling Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Door County will host a drive-through electronics-recycling event Aug. 14, 8 am – 12 pm, at Tractor Supply Co., 1833 Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s youth programming in the county.Most items are free to recycle, but some larger items such as TV monitors, air conditioners, […]

  • Mentor Door County Offers Program for Young Women

    Mentor Door County is hosting a Choose Your Own Path Zoom-o-Rama for young women in Door County who have just graduated from high school and those who are a year or two beyond high school. The virtual event will take place Aug. 4, 6:30 pm, with break-out sessions starting at 7 pm. Find a link […]

  • Door County Bridge Club Starts Season Aug. 3

    The Door County Bridge Club will resume for another season of duplicate bridge on Aug. 3 for vaccinated players only. Sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), these tournament-style duplicate contract bridge games will be held every Tuesday, 12:30 pm, through the end of September, at Stella Maris Catholic Church, 7710 Hwy 42 in Egg […]

  • Kewaunee Encourages Health and Wellness with a Bingo Challenge

    The Get Healthy Kewaunee County bingo challenge – a health and wellness journey – is back. The goal is to complete 15 squares on a bingo card of tasks during August. Find bingo cards, instructions and submission forms at Rachel Bauer, Kewaunee County’s WIC director and dietitian, said that the comments received from the first […]

  • Learn to Ballroom Dance at the ADRC of Door County

    Ballroom-dance lessons are being offered at the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, on Tuesdays, 12:30 pm. Ballroom dancing can decrease blood pressure and cholesterol, improve cardiovascular health, strengthen weight-bearing bones, help prevent or slow osteoporosis-related bone loss, lower the risks of obesity and type 2 […]

  • Destination Sturgeon Bay Names New Director

    Destination Sturgeon Bay has chosen a hometown girl as its new executive director.  Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski has been named by DSB’s board of directors to replace Pam Seiler, who will retire at the end of 2021. Ehlers-Kwaterski is a 2009 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School. “We are extremely excited to welcome Cameryn back to her […]

  • Tech Council Making Door County Stop July 27

    The Tech Council’s 2021 Wisconsin Portfolio Tour will make a stop in Door County on Tuesday, July 27 from 3-5 pm at The Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor. During the free event, attendees will meet Tech Council Investor Network Director Joe Kremer, participate in an engaging presentation, and network with the ecosystem and other like-minded […]

  • Pennington Headlines Women’s Fund Luncheon

    Hilary Pennington, the executive VP of programs for the Ford Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual Celebrate Women! Luncheon to support the Women’s Fund of Door County. Pennington oversees all of the Ford Foundation’s programs globally to ensure strategic, meaningful and well-aligned global grantmaking, and she’s an expert on postsecondary education […]

  • Lautenbach Left His Mark on Fish Creek

    Farmer made Orchard Country Winery and Market a destination Bob Lautenbach loved promoting Door County’s cherry industry. Whether it was filming a spot about cherry blossoms for a TV station, serving as president of the Wisconsin Cherry Growers Association or welcoming visitors to his roadside market at the entrance to Fish Creek, his enthusiasm was […]

  • Fall Fest Soap Box Derby Is Back

    Among the many events that are returning in 2021 is the Soap Box Derby on Oct. 17, 10 am, on Highway 42 in downtown Sister Bay. It will be part of the 75th annual Fall Festival, slated for Oct. 15-17.  Girls and boys ages 7 to 13 may build (with adult assistance) and race their […]

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Offers Merchandise at Farmers Markets

    The Jacksonport Historical Society (JHS) will have a display of books it’s published about Jacksonport families, posters, prints, notecards and CDs at the town’s July 27 and Aug. 3 farmers markets.  Featured items will include coffee-table books of Fred Erskine’s photographs of Door County during the 20th century and pictures he took in Europe during […]

  • Take the Family to Crossroads’ Words in the Woods

    Words in the Woods will continue at Crossroads at Big Creek on July 23, 7:30 pm. First, take a self-guided hike on the Habitat Trails; then gather at the outdoor amphitheater along Big Creek. The evening’s entertainment will include a short presentation about the many happenings at Crossroads, some acoustic songs by Ben Larsen, and […]

  • 2021 Door County Triathlon Results, Photos

    The 17th Door County Triathlon drew 1,600 people to the beach at Murphy Park in Egg Harbor over the weekend to compete in three heart-testing events. In the premier Half Iron event Sunday, which challenges athletes with a 1.2-mile swim, a 56.3-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run, Patrick Brady won with a time of […]

  • Man Dies After Swimming at Cave Point Saturday

    A picture-perfect weekend in Door County was marred by the deaths of two men in local waters in separate incidents Saturday. One man died at Cave Point County Park, and another at Schoolhouse Beach. Zachary B. Nessman of Manitowoc, age 35, died after he went swimming off-shore at Cave Point County Park, according to the […]

  • Obituary: Robert “Bob” C. Lautenbach

    November 5, 1948 ~ July 11, 2021 Robert “Bob” C. Lautenbach, 72, died on July 11, 2021, with his loving wife Sherry by his side after suffering from complications of a heart attack this April. Bob was born in Sturgeon Bay on November 5, 1948, to William and Ruth (Lisch) Lautenbach. In 1955, his family […]

  • Obituary: Janina Danuta Szwaczka

    January 28, 1956 ~ July 3, 2021 Janina Danuta Szwaczka died on July 3, 2021 after a short stay at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay, WI. Janina was born in Torun, Poland to Zygmunt Szeferski and Wiktoria Zakrzewska on January 28, 1956. She succeeded her parents, two sisters and a brother, as well as […]

  • Obituary: Erika Popovich

    November 11, 1928 ~ July 17, 2021 Erica Popovich, 92, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully on July 17, 2021 at Door County Medical Center.  She was born November 11, 1928 in Kristin, Germany to Fritz and Mina (Weier) Henning. In 1950, she married Voimir “James” Popovich.  In 1951, they immigrated to America, settling in Chicago.  […]

  • Obituary: Dale Norbert Columb

    October 30, 1940 ~ July 14, 2021 Dale Norbert Columb, 80, of Gardner, died at home on July 14, 2021.  He was born Oct. 30, 1940, in Door County to Edward and Gladys (Paque) Columb.   On Feb. 4, 1967, he married Patricia Van Noie in De Pere, WI. For over forty years, Dale worked in […]

  • Obituary: Edward William Klein, Jr.

    June 18, 1959 ~ July 13, 2021 Edward W. Klein, Jr. 62 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died at his home Tuesday July 13, 2021. He was born June 18, 1959 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Edward and Clarible (Houts) Klein, Sr. Ed graduated from Morgan Park High School before attending Purdue University […]

  • Obituary: Audrey Rosella (Tilleson) Bangert

    September 17, 1945 ~ July 13, 2021 Audrey Rosella Bangert, age 75, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 with her loving husband by her side. She was born in Green Bay to Carl and JoAnn Tilleson on September 17, 1945 and married Lea Bangert on September 4, 1965 in […]

  • Obituary: Paul Mariner Goodman

    February 13, 1952 ~ July 11, 2021 Paul Mariner Goodman died on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at his home. He was born February 13, 1952 on Washington Island, son of Paul Thomas and Mildred Johanna (Koebel) Goodman. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Debra Susan (Nelson) Goodman; mother, Mildred (Koebel-Goodman) Jacobson; […]

  • Obituary: Susan Claire (Hefty) Johnson

    April 20, 1941 ~ July 8, 2021 Susan Claire Johnson, 80, of Fish Creek, died on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born April 20, 1941 in Freeport, Illinois, daughter of the late Roy Edward and A. Doris (Erickson) Hefty. Sue grew up in Orangeville, Illinois and graduated […]

  • Obituary: John Edwin Haunfelder

    January 27, 1933 ~ July 12, 2021 John Edwin Haunfelder, 88, of Clark Lake in the Town of Jacksonport, died Monday afternoon, July 12, 2021. He was born January 27, 1933 in Milwaukee, the son of Otto John Haunfelder and Marguerite (Ledenbach) Haunfelder. John attended Boys Tech High School (now Bradley Tech High School) in […]