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Peninsula Pulse July 29 – August 5, 2022

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  • College Application Day at Southern Door

    Southern Door will host a College Application Day on Aug. 18, 9:30 am – 1 pm, when a representative from UW-Madison’s admissions department will discuss topics of interest to juniors and seniors. The representative will talk about the UW-Madison campus and programs, 9:30-10:15 am; give a presentation about how to write and organize effective college […]

  • Online Registration Days for Gibraltar Students

    Online student registration for Gibraltar Schools’ 2022-23 school year is open until Aug. 14 through the Skyward platform. Access the link under “Quick Links” at gibraltar.k12.wi.us. Parents who have forgotten their password should call Laura Anschutz at 920.868.3284, ext. 246. School picture day is Sept. 29.

  • After-School Program Registration Open

    Southern Door Schools is again offering the Community Learning Center after-school program Monday-Friday at no cost to all elementary students courtesy of a federal grant.  Throughout the school year, the program will include hands-on and project-based enrichment opportunities such as robotics, art, music, physical activity, cooking, health and nutrition, environmental education, math club, service-learning opportunities […]

  • Sevastopol Fifth Graders Go Spelunking

    When fifth-graders from Sevastopol Schools visited the Horseshoe Bay Caves, they got to experience spelunking in a “wild” cave, going through tight twists and turns and even a “duck under.” When they weren’t in the cave, the students learned about local habitats and species and explored the beach for artifacts.

  • City Council Amends Sunset Estates Agreement

    In anticipation of additional expenses that S.C. Swiderski will incur to redevelop the former Sunset School property with four apartment buildings having 26 total units, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council agreed July 19 to amend its development agreement with the company. The amendment increases the limit on the amount of liens or debt applied to […]

  • City Seeks Negotiated Settlement in Road Connection Dispute

    While meeting in closed session July 19, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council authorized making an offer to purchase approximately four acres of land, for an undisclosed negotiated amount, that the city wants to acquire to connect Grant Avenue and Sawyer Drive on the city’s west side, Mayor David Ward said. The land is part of […]

  • Nasewaupee Struggling with Enforcement of STR Ordinance

    The Town of Nasewaupee has a short-term-rental (STR) ordinance in place, but with no full-time town employees to manage the code for those rentals, town clerk Jill Lau informed the board July 21 that it must decide how to enforce the ordinance. Lau said a letter is sent to those found out of compliance with […]

  • Site Plan Approved for Changes to Sturgeon Bay Terrace

    Revised plans for the Sturgeon Bay Terrace development along the west end of the Maple-Oregon Street Bridge were approved last week by the city’s Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board. Peter and Jennifer Gentry of WWP Development initially received board approval in July 2021 for a three-story, mixed-use building with a deli, beer tap […]

  • Granary Project Update and Renderings

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council heard July 19 about the progress to restore the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator on the city’s West Waterfront. Nicole Matson, Door County Granary project manager, said the building was raised 16 feet to accommodate the installation of the refurbished original columns. “All columns have been installed, and we’re in […]

  • Write-in Candidate Looking for Votes to Challenge Gallagher

    Partisan Primary, Aug. 9 Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 9, for the partisan primary.  Statewide, legislative and congressional seats are all on Door County ballots, as are two Door County offices for sheriff and clerk of circuit court. Both of the incumbents – Democratic Sheriff Tammy Sternard and Republican Clerk of Circuit […]

  • Cell Phone Tower Rental Recommended at Big Hill Park

    Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee is recommending that the city lease out land at Big Hill Park – the highest point on the east side – for a 170-foot cellular tower to be built there. The committee’s July 26 recommendation supports leasing U.S. Cellular a 3,600-square-foot site for $12,000 a year, subject to the […]

  • City of Sturgeon Bay, County of Door End Tech Support Services Contract

    A technical support services agreement that’s been in place since 2008 between the City of Sturgeon Bay and the County of Door is coming to an end. After the county served notice last August that it no longer wished to provide technical-support services to the City of Sturgeon Bay, City Administrator Josh VanLieshout said both […]

  • Housing Partnership Offers Affordable Home for Income-Qualified Purchaser

    Door County Housing Partnership (DCHP), a nonprofit community land-trust organization whose mission is to bring affordable home-ownership opportunities to year-round residents of Door County, is making a new home at 736 Galley Dr. in Sturgeon Bay available for purchase. Community residents Michael and Kathryn Martell financed the home, and Countrywide Construction & Design of Forestville […]

  • Ani, Maritime Week and more This Weekend in Door County (Aug. 5-7, 2022)

    Ani DiFranco at DCA She has been called the “greatest folk rocker of her generation,” and she’s coming to the Door Community Auditorium stage this Sunday night. For 30 years Ani DiFranco has given voice to our deepest tensions, challenging her listeners with her lyrics, anger, and frustration, and now takes a stage that would […]

  • Late Summer Music Preview

    Welcome to the Summer Music Preview (SMP) Vol. 2! Because of the high volume of live-music events this year, the month of August was pulled from the regular SMP issue and is now presented here. This mini version of the SMP includes live-music events for August and highlights a few performers you can check out […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Slow Down, Please

    Have you traveled County D in the Town of Union lately?  We’ve had a second cat killed on Saturday night because people travel way too fast. If it had been a person, would you have hit them, too? Speed kills. We are trying to get a speed-limit reduction, but it’s like pulling teeth. Does a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Maybe Publish a List of Business-License Shirkers to Increase Compliance with Town Ordinance

    Regarding the Peninsula Pulse article in the July 15-22 issue citing the lack of compliance with the Gibraltar ordinance covering annual business or STR licensing [“Town Gets Tough on Noncompliant Businesses and STRs], certainly some of those failing to comply have perfectly legitimate reasons for doing so.  But the theater to which federal, state and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Goodwill Is a Necessary Ingredient

    It takes goodwill for elected leaders to work together. Their basic obligation is honest deliberation with colleagues of all political parties for effective and fair government.  In Wisconsin, this, sadly, is not the case. Three times the governor has called for special sessions of the Wisconsin Legislature to deal with the COVID-19 public-health crisis, to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Commonsense Energy

    As the oil markets adjust for the Ukraine/Russia supply disruptions, gasoline prices have reduced. Homeowner propane and natural-gas prices continue to climb to adjust for the lag in market pricing. I expect oil pricing to settle at $80-$100 per barrel, with gasoline staying in the mid- to high $4 per gallon range – still more […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Republican Candidates Offer Simplistic Responses to Complex Issues

    The Q&As in the Peninsula Pulse with Joel Kitchens and Milt Swagel were interesting [July 15-22 issue].  Kitchens said he voted against greater funding for the school-choice program, reducing property taxes by $500 million. He admits that “64% of fourth-grade readers” are below their age-reading level. He does not indicate any connection between these – […]

  • Letter to the Editor: If Gallagher Believed in ‘Compassion, Love and Understanding,’ He Would Have Voted for the Respect for Marriage Act

    Recently I contacted Rep. Mike Gallagher regarding my views on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which I believe impacts women’s rights. I was pleased that he took the time to respond to me with an email on July 16. He wrote that he is pro-life and that he believes in “compassion, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support for Write-in Candidate for District 8 Seat

    I don’t know whether you remember the former member of the House of Representatives from the 8th District, Reid Ribble. He vowed to remain in office as a citizen legislator for only eight years, or a fourth term. He served from 2011 to 2017. He was a moderate Republican and an approachable, involved representative of […]

  • Altfolk Trio Performs Next at Fishstock

    Sons of the Never Wrong is up next at the Fishstock concert barn Aug. 7, 7 pm. Composed of Bruce Roper, Sue Demel and Deborah Lader, this turbo-charged altfolk trio from Chicago delivers witty, whimsical songs and signature soaring harmonies. The players’ oddball humor and spontaneous stories ignite their live shows and have earned them […]

  • Fundraiser Concert Benefits Neighbor to Neighbor

    The Maple Grove Retro Motel and Pavilion, 797 Hwy 42 in Gills Rock (two miles north of Ellison Bay), is hosting a concert to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor on July 30, 2-4 pm, when Dave & Friends will be playing oldie favorites, folk country and bluegrass. Take your own beverages, snacks and chairs or blankets. […]

  • Scottish Band Brings Energizing Sound

    Skerryvore will return to the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC), 7840 Church St. in Egg Harbor, on July 31, 7 pm. The free concert will take place in the outdoor amphitheater, so take a chair or blanket. Carry-ins are also welcome.  Skerryvore has been energizing audiences around the globe since 2005, from its early […]

  • Coming Up Next: Gin Mill Hollow at One Barrel Brewing

    Among the many great things about Door County’s live music scene is the diversity among its venues. From orchestral performances to nationally recognized artists to local favorites, the county offers a musical feast of sound and place, and one music venue that seems to be increasing in popularity is the patio. Drive around the Door, […]

  • MARITIME WEEK BEGINS AUG. 6

    Maritime Week in Sturgeon Bay will kick off with evening festivities Aug. 6, 5 pm, at Sunset Park. Indulge in delicious foods and sweet treats; enjoy live music; and visit the Destination Sturgeon Bay booth to buy beer and other beverages. Then set up a lawn chair or blanket to watch the fireworks at dusk.  […]

  • Summer Nature Programs at Crossroads

    Join Crossroads at Big Creek this week for one of its many nature-themed programs. Musicians Tad Greene and David LeFevre, along with puppeteer and storyteller Nancy Hawkins, will present songs and stories during Words in the Woods on July 29, 7-8 pm, in the outdoor amphitheater. Then stay for s’mores at the council ring campfire. […]

  • Door to Nature: Night-Herons

    Birdwatchers are familiar with the great variety of small songbirds that visit feeders and bird baths, but other nesting species here in northeastern Wisconsin are rarely seen. One of these is the black-crowned night-heron. This species usually breeds on the islands surrounding Door County or in dense marshes along the shores and appears mainly at […]

  • Bits & Bites: Food Trucks at Gould and a Food & Wine Nod

    Takeout, Food Truck Tuesdays at the Gould Enjoy a fun twist to dinner and a show at Northern Sky Theater’s Gould Theater, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek. In addition to Food Truck Tuesdays – taking place Aug. 2, 16 and 30 and offering fare from Backbone Food Truck – the theater company is also […]

  • Governor, Attorney General Sue Companies Over PFAS Contamination

    Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul have announced that they’ve filed a lawsuit against three Wisconsin manufacturers and 15 other defendants for “wrongful, deceptive and tortious conduct” that has led directly to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination of Wisconsin’s water, property and natural resources. The complaint, authorized by Evers and filed […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Sweet Pea

    Sweet Pea is a darling, 2-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s (WHS) Door County Campus. This beautiful kitty loves to be cuddled and pet and will show you her gratitude with loud purrs.  Like all cats at WHS, Sweet Pea (wihumane.org/adopt/animal?id=50178406) is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and she goes home […]

  • UUFDC Anniversary Initiative Adding Up to Success

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s (UUFDC) 25th Anniversary Community Support Initiative, announced in October 2021, directs the combined Sunday collections from the fellowship during each fiscal quarter of the anniversary year to a local nonprofit identified for its service in child care, food insecurity, mental health or housing. UUFDC matches collections, up to […]

  • You Scream, I Scream: Local frozen-treat shops help you beat the heat

    With summer temps peaking in Wisconsin in July, it’s only fitting that this month is National Ice Cream Month. And there’s no better place to celebrate the cold and creamy treat than Door County.  STURGEON BAY Door County Candy 12 N. 3rd Ave. Located in the heart of the downtown area, Door County Candy has […]

  • LuLaRoe Fundraiser Supports Neighbor to Neighbor

    Sturgeon Bay business owner Jenny Brandenburg of Sparkle & Grace Boutique recently hosted a fundraiser to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor and raised $550 for the local nonprofit organization. Brandenburg has been recognized by LuLaRoe for her commitment to giving back because she’s nearing the $100,000 mark in community donations. Neighbor to Neighbor provides short-term medical-equipment […]

  • Free, Virtual Alzheimer’s Educational Conference

    The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free, virtual conference Aug. 24, 10 am – 12:30 pm, as part of its 2022 national Educating America Tour. It will allow participants to learn from, and ask questions of, health and caregiving experts.  Conference sessions include Early Detection and Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease; […]

  • Support Mental-Health Access for Youth

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five young people report that the pandemic has had a significant negative impact on their mental health. STRIDE, a United Way program, works with local mental-health professionals and Door County’s public schools to offer additional mental-wellness resources to the community and schools. The ultimate goal […]

  • Join Rogue to Solve the Mystery in Eclipsed

    Rogue Theater is returning to the stage its debut performance from 2013, Eclipsed, a murder mystery by Lisa Patrick Wilkinson. The show invites the audience to be the celebrated guests of Lord and Lady Moon at the Moonlight Masquerade charity gala. When a diamond necklace that’s scheduled to be auctioned off vanishes, things take a […]

  • New Officers for AMVETS Post 51

    In June, AMVETS Post 51 of Sturgeon Bay installed new officers for 2022-23. Inductees were (from left) Jim Newman, Pat McCarty, Jerry Nelson, Bob Konrad, Steve Kleist, Bob Gamble, Dean Krueger and Lynn Dettman. AMVETS is an organization for all military veterans with an honorable discharge.

  • $35,000 Matching Grant for Scholarships

    (From right) Niles Weborg accepts a donation from Anne Petersen of Washington, D.C. The Ephraim Men’s Club is raising money toward a $35,000 matching grant to fund next year’s scholarships for Gibraltar High School graduating seniors. Photo by Tad Dukehart.

  • BIRCH CREEK STUDENTS PERFORM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY

    Jacob Alexander, a young musician from Baileys Harbor, was among 55 other musicians from throughout the country who attended the two-week Symphony Session at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor.  In celebrating its 47th concert season this year, Birch Creek continues to provide a student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 2:1, giving students an abundance […]

  • Rehearsals Begin For TAP’s The Last 5 Years

    Rehearsals started this week for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) next production, The Last Five Years: Jason Robert Brown’s modern masterpiece and emotional tour de force told through 14 songs. The musical features an unconventional structure: Jamie (played by Collin O’Connor) tells the story in forward chronological order; Cathy (Allie Babich) tells it in reverse; and […]

  • Retired Charter Captain Donates Safety System

    Retired dive-charter captain Jim Robinson recently donated his diver-recall system to the Door County Dive Team. The unit has an amplifier that’s mounted on the boat with a 60-foot cable that connects to an underwater speaker that can broadcast a siren – like those on police cars and fire trucks – almost 3,000 feet underwater. […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Highlights Ukrainian Composter

    Midsummer’s Music will conclude its July concerts with Homeland Sentiments, featuring works by Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko, Polish composer Philipp Scharwenka and Czech composer Antonín Dvořák that express love for their Eastern European origins. Musicians for the three concerts are David Perry and Ann Palen, violin; Allyson Fleck, viola; James Waldo, cello; and Jeannie Yu, […]

  • Sunset Cruise for Plum and Pilot Islands

    The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) hosted its first sunset cruise of the summer July 15 aboard the Gills Rock–based Island Clipper. Cruisers from both Washington Island and the mainland enjoyed live jazz saxophone music, food, drinks and a light breeze. Captain Charlie Voight skillfully piloted his boat through the waters of Hedgehog […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival Returns to DCA Stage

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) will kick off its three-week symphony series Aug. 2 at Door Community Auditorium (DCA). The concerts, all at 7:30 pm, highlight different composers, a featured musician and guest conductors David Danzmayr, Ward Stare, Marcelo Lehninger, Rune Bergmann and Yaniv Dinur.  Performances include Bravo Beethoven, A Debut of Distinction, Bold and […]

  • Candidate Forum Available Online

    The public can now access a recording of the July 16 Wisconsin Assembly District 1 candidate forum at lwvdoorcounty.org, and it will remain available for viewing through the November election. Candidates Joel Kitchens and Milt Swagel are competing in the Aug. 9 primary to represent the Republican party. The winner will face Democratic candidate Roberta […]

  • Ripcord Deploys Laughter at Peninsula Players

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast for David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy Ripcord, which is on stage through Aug. 14. The show contains some adult language.  The perpetually sunny Marilyn has just moved in, and the gloriously grumpy Abby immediately plots to evict her new roommate. When they make a wager for the bed by the […]

  • Coast Guard Person of the Year, Mariner Awards Dinner 2022

    An award presentation and dinner honoring all nominees for the Mariner Awards and the Sturgeon Bay Area Coast Guard Person of the Year will be held Aug. 9.  Hosted by the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the Mariner Awards – one for a living recipient and a […]

  • Fiddlefest Features Scandinavian Duo

    The 10th annual Door County Nordic FiddleFest is planned for Aug. 17, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. This year’s free concert event features the duo Lynx Lynx, whose members are Vidar Skrede of Norway and Patrik Ahlberg of Sweden. These versatile performers blend and contrast with a wide variety […]

  • Mark Barker, the Ship Named After Him and Craftsmanship at Bay Shipbuilding

    Mark W. Barker and some of his family members dedicated their lives to the maritime business, and he hopes that the new ship bearing his name, built in Sturgeon Bay, will sail the Great Lakes for years after he’s gone. “My father, when we were designing and contracting to build the ship, decided he wanted […]

  • Psychiatric Telehealth Services Now Available

    Patients of Door County Medical Center (DCMC) can now receive behavioral health care closer to home through a partnership with Integrated Telehealth Partners (ITP), the telehealth division of Psychiatric Medical Care. This new partnership will include outpatient services for referrals made by DCMC staff and consultancy services for the DCMC emergency department. The new services […]

  • Invitational, Community Mosaic Exhibits at the Hardy

    The Hardy Gallery in Ephraim is displaying two annual exhibits until Aug. 28. The Collection Invitational & Collector’s Choice Benefit features two works from each invited artist. One is donated to the gallery’s silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting the gallery’s operation and programming, and in return, the second piece – similar in theme to […]

  • Waterscapes Closing at the Pearl

    July 31 will be the last day to see Andrea Naylor’s Waterscapes solo exhibition at The Pearl of Door County in Sturgeon Bay, but stay tuned for new displays of her work coming up. Naylor’s love for coastal culture and Door County’s natural beauty shines in her works through the use of vivid colors and […]

  • Exhibit Exemplifies Stewardship Through Art

    Robert Ray Gallery in Algoma is presenting Midsummer Magic: Paintings from Life, featuring work by artists, environmental activists, seasoned adventurers and spouses Bonnita Budysz and Robert Theaker. Painting for preservation and in side-by-side creative camaraderie, they create art informed and propelled by their visionary Water Dance project, in which they paddle Wisconsin waterways by canoe […]

  • Plein Air Artists Discuss the Draw of the Quick Paint

    Ready, set, paint! When the invited artists of the 2022 Door County Plein Air Festival take to the Fish Creek streets July 30 for a fast-paced Quick Paint event, they will be viewing the landscape – and their craft – from a different vantage point.  “With a normal plein air painting, you’ve got maybe three […]

  • Learn about Early Settlements of Door County

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society (eggharborhistory.org) will present “Door County’s Early Inland Settlements” on Aug. 2, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Migrating from Europe to escape famine, disease, war and oppressive governments during the late 1800s and early 1900s, a melting pot of settlers made its way westward […]

  • Taxidermy Demo, Chalk Art at Historical Museum

    The Door County Historical Museum will host a taxidermy demonstration with master taxidermist Mike Orthober on July 30, 10 am – 4 pm, and another on Aug. 27. Orthober, the creator of the museum’s Seasons of Life diorama and a member of the Taxidermy Hall of Fame, will demonstrate his skills as he prepares a […]

  • From Egg Harbor to Rock Island

    Learn about the history of Rock Island long before it became a state park during a special presentation from the Egg Harbor Historical Society on Aug. 16, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor.  Tim Sweet, who has invested years in preserving lighthouses and telling the stories of Rock, Plum […]

  • Wild Things: Kewaunee Fish Tops Record Field in K/D Salmon Tourney

    Next Up, Trout Derby and Shanty Days Contest by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] In his 40 years as president of the committee that runs the Kewaunee/Door (K/D) County Salmon Tournament, Jerry MacMillin of Sturgeon Bay has seen and heard it all. Big fish spooling an entire reel? Uh huh. Would-be prizewinners straightening hooks or breaking lines? […]

  • Perspective: Big Tech Is Trying to Cancel Local News

    Contact your congressional leaders about the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act by DAVID CHAVERN Facebook and Google have become the de facto regulators of news and speech, deciding what content people see and when they see it. Their dominating control over how we communicate has serious implications for freedom of the press and our broader […]

  • Jerry Apps Explores Fairs in New Book

    From their earliest incarnations as livestock exhibitions to today’s cornucopia of exhibits, demonstrations, grandstand entertainment, games, rides, competitions and cream puffs, the history of Wisconsin’s county and state fairs is the subject of a new work by rural historian Jerry Apps: Meet Me on the Midway: A History of Wisconsin Fairs (Wisconsin Historical Society Press).  […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street’ by Susan Jane Gilman

    recommended by REBECCA BUCHMANN, technical services, acquisitions/cataloger, Door County Library “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” July is National Ice Cream Month, so what better way to celebrate it than with a book featuring the Ice Cream Queen of America? Susan Jane Gilman’s novel The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street […]

  • Ephraim Tables Decision on Housing Development

    The Ephraim Planning Commission tabled a decision on a 22-unit, single-family housing proposal for 15 acres behind the Spa at Sacred Grounds. Though a final decision won’t be made until August, the commissioners indicated they plan to deny the request from Chris Schmelz and Keith Garot for a conditional-use permit (CUP) for additional density on […]

  • Jefferson Street Block Party

    Drömhus Door County, Brilliant Marketing, Mona Lucy Gallery and the Jefferson Street Shops are hosting a block party July 30, starting at 8 am, that will include a sidewalk-chalk coloring contest for kids until 12 pm, with a prize for the winning masterpiece.The main festivities – get ready for a food truck, ice cream, beverages, live […]

  • Lake Wobegon Comes to Fish Creek: A conversation with Garrison Keillor

    “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, my hometown, out there on the edge of the prairie.” From my college days on, the opening line about the latest news in the beloved, fictional town was synonymous with Saturday evenings.  Having lived in Minnesota for the first two years of my life and […]

  • Governor, AG Sue Over PFAS Contamination

    Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul have announced that they’ve filed a lawsuit against three Wisconsin manufacturers and 15 other defendants for “wrongful, deceptive and tortious conduct” that has led directly to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination of Wisconsin’s water, property and natural resources. The complaint, authorized by Evers and filed […]

  • Lutsey Named Head of Climate Change Coalition

    Baileys Harbor resident Jeff Lutsey has been named executive director of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, taking a new position in what has been a volunteer-driven organization since its founding 10 years ago. Lutsey brings a wealth of climate- and environment-related experience to the coalition. He is part of the Waseda Farms family in Baileys […]

  • Development Coming to Highway 42/57 in Sevastopol

    A rezoning approval has paved the way for a commercial development backed by residential homes along the Town of Sevastopol’s highly visible Highway 42/57 corridor. The vacant land is located at 4115 Hwy 42/57, on the west side of the highway south of C&W Auto. The official approval from the Door County Board of Supervisors […]

  • Obituary: L. John Fletcher

    August 22, 1943 ~ July 24, 2022 L. (Lewis) John Fletcher died at the age of 78 as the result of cancer. John was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO on August 22, 1943, the third of four children of the late Maxwell K. Fletcher, Jr. and Carol (Pettit) Fletcher. His father […]

  • Obituary: Daniel “Dynamite” Irving Frea

    September 4, 1950 ~ July 21, 2022 Daniel “Dynamite” Irving Frea died peacefully at his home in Willow Wood, OH on July 21, 2022. Born September 4, 1950, he was 71 years old. A veteran, Dan proudly served in the Vietnam War. He found the greatest joy in living simplistically. He was a loving brother […]

  • Obituary: Janice (Gauldin) Mason

    January 24, 1938 ~ July 21, 2022 Janice G. Mason, 84 years old of Ellison Bay, WI, died Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay after suffering a stroke and a Traumatic Brain Injury. She was born January 24, 1938 in Eden, NC. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Sally […]

  • Obituary: Darlene Edith (Pluff) Simon

    November 27, 1945 ~ July 21, 2022 Darlene Edith (Pluff) Simon, 76, of Egg Harbor, died on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born November 27, 1945 in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Melvin Fredrick and Edith (Brungraber) Pluff. Darlene grew up in Baileys Harbor and attended Gibraltar High […]

  • Obituary: Carita C. (Hilmes) Nelson

    December 10, 1917 ~ July 20, 2022 Carita C. Nelson, 104 years of Sturgeon Bay, died Wednesday, July 20, 2022, while residing at Pine Crest Residential Living. She was born December 10, 1917, in Sheboygan, WI the daughter of Julius F. and Charlotte A. (Stoesser) Hilmes. Carita graduated from Central High School in 1935. She […]

  • Obituary: Aurelia Ortiz Gonzales

    September 25, 1926 ~ July 19, 2022 Aurelia Ortiz Gonzales, 95, of Taube Road, Sturgeon Bay, died at home on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. She was born September 25, 1926 in San Antonio, TX, the daughter of the late Miguel and Nasaria (Moreno) Ortiz. At a very young age, Aurelia worked with her family following […]

  • Obituary: Joseph James Little

    May 19, 1949 ~ July 24, 2022 Joseph James Little, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at the Door County Medical Center. He was born May 19, 1949 in Manitowoc, son of the late Dwight Frank and Susan Claire (Scheeler) Little. Joe graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of […]

  • Obituary: John Charles Deeter

    July 9, 1961 ~ July 20, 2022 John Charles Deeter, 61, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. He was born July 9, 1961 in Sturgeon Bay, son of Barbara Jean (Graf). John worked as a general contractor for all of his working career. He enjoyed […]

  • Obituary: Christina Marie (Falk) Kacalo

    December 18, 1958 ~ July 21, 2022 Christina Marie Kacalo, 63, of Casco, died at home surrounded by family on Thursday, July 21, 2022. She was born December 18, 1958 in Great Lakes, Illinois, daughter of the late Gordon Kenneth and Patricia Grace (Cummings) Falk. Chris graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the Class […]

  • Obituary: Kellie Sue Thomas

    July 21, 1960 ~ July 16, 2022 Kellie Sue Thomas, 61, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home on Saturday, July 16, 2022. She was born July 21, 1960 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Bobby Eugene Henson and Alice Ruth (Schierbaum) Henson. Kellie was raised in the Jewish faith. She graduated from West Aurora High […]

  • Obituary: Arline Elsie (Schwartz) Jorns

    June 2, 1927 ~ July 20, 2022 Arline Elsie (Schwartz) Jorns 95, of Sturgeon Bay died on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Anna’s Healthcare. She was born June 2, 1927, in Sevastopol to Henry A. and Elsie I. (Schultz) Schwartz. Arline married Edgar O. Jorns on June 22, 1946 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church […]

  • Obituary: Erika Rose Koffke-Lynd

    January 12, 1992 ~ July 9, 2022 Erika Rose Koffke-Lynd, died on July 9th, 2022 at her home in Sturgeon Bay. She was 30 years old. Erika was born on January 12, 1992 in Menomonee Falls to Perry and Kristine Koffke (Gradinjan). Her childhood was spent growing up in the Kewaskum area where she graduated […]