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Peninsula Pulse July 8-15, 2022

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  • Primary Election 2022: Assembly District 1 Race, Kitchens & Swagel on the Issues

    Early voting and absentee voting have already begun for Wisconsin’s Aug. 9 partisan primary. In a partisan primary, voters may cast votes for only one party’s primary, not both. If a voter chooses a party and casts votes for both parties, votes cast in the unchosen party will not be counted. If a voter doesn’t […]

  • Gibraltar Gets Tough on Noncompliant Businesses and STRs

    The Town of Gibraltar has added some teeth to its ordinance that requires all businesses and short-term-rental (STR) unit owners to obtain an annual business or STR license.  The town adopted the licensing ordinance last year, so 2022 is the first full year of the program. “One flaw emerged,” said Travis Thyssen, town administrator. “How […]

  • City Approves New, Three-year Contract with Police Union

    Sturgeon Bay’s Professional Police Officers’ Union is under contract through the end of 2025 following the Sturgeon Bay Common Council’s approval July 5 of a new, three-year agreement. It includes 4% wage increases for 2023 and 2024, and a 3% wage hike for 2025. For next year, the contract sets the hourly wage for a […]

  • Meeting to Watch: Seasonal RV Park Proposed in Gardner

    The Town of Gardner’s Plan Commission will consider a request July 25 to operate a seasonal RV park where a mobile-home park used to be in the 3400 block of County CC, said Plan Commission chair Mark Lentz. He said neighbors of the property have been sent the plans that the town received from the […]

  • Gibraltar Using Three Ways to Pay for One Road Project

    The Town of Gibraltar will get its Cottage Row Road project done using three different funding sources.  The town estimated it would cost between $380,000 and $480,000 when it first designed the project, but with supply-chain crunches and labor shortages being what they are, the cost came in at $743,000 from the only bidder, Northeast […]

  • July 19 Open House at the Employability Hub

    We are HOPE is holding an open house for The EmployAbility HUB on July 19, 3:30-6:30 pm.  Formerly known as the Door County Job Center, the organization has changed its identity and funding. “We wanted to reintroduce ourselves with our open house and let everyone know the services we provide,” said Mark Schiefelbein, workforce development […]

  • Demolition Imminent for Former Sunset School

    Demolition of the former Sunset School is set to begin late this month to make way for an apartment development with four buildings totaling 26 units that’s planned on the site, said Jacqui McElroy, director of business development for S.C. Swiderski. “Site work will follow for the rest of the summer, and then buildings will […]

  • Liquor License Not Recommended for Butch’s Lot

    On July 6, Sturgeon Bay’s Community Protection and Services Committee did not recommend to either hold or issue a Combination Class B liquor license for the potential development of the vacant lot at 112 S. 3rd Ave., where Butch’s Bar was destroyed by fire in February, said City Administrator Josh VanLieshout. The property is now […]

  • Two Local Governments Create Job-Share Solution

    Jacksonport has had a vacancy for a part-time clerk/treasurer ever since Theresa Cain-Bieri took a full-time position as treasurer for the Town of Gibraltar. Though Cain-Bieri said she’d stick around to help Jacksonport make the transition with the new employee, it’s now been a year, and Jacksonport still hasn’t been able to find someone to […]

  • Special Meeting Will Review Egg Harbor Sidewalk Extensions

    Plans for sidewalk extensions in the Village of Egg Harbor have caused frustration for enough property owners that the village board said it will schedule a special meeting to review the plan. The date and time of the meeting had not been set as of press time. The board heard from several residents and property […]

  • Door County Candle Company Donations Approaching $700,000

    News of the war may have fallen to the bottom of national newscasts since the day Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, but that’s not the case for a small candle company in Carlsville, which remains on the front lines of raising money for the people of war-torn Ukraine. Christiana and Nic Trapani made their […]

  • Planning for Wiltse Property Set for Next Step

    The Village of Sister Bay will hold a joint meeting of the village board, plan commission and Ad Hoc Land Acquisition Committee on Monday, July 18, 5:30 pm. Representatives of the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission will be present, and work will commence on creating a conceptual plan for developing the 55-acre Wiltse property that the […]

  • YMCA within $1 Million of Expansion Fundraising Goal

    A 16,300-square-foot addition to the Door County YMCA’s Sturgeon Bay facility is within $1 million of reaching its $9.9 million fundraising goal, organization representatives informed the Sturgeon Bay Common Council during its July 5 meeting. The Door County YMCA is raising the money to increase group-exercise program space, including the wellness center and community-room spaces; […]

  • Triathlon, Kites and more this Weekend in Door County (July 15-17)

    The county will be inundated with amazing athletes this weekend for the Door County Triathlon this weekend. The triathlon features three events over two days for nearly 1,800 athletes age 6 to age 80, all starting and finishing at Frank Murphy County Park in Egg Harbor. It all starts with the Sprint Triathlon Saturday morning, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Government Doesn’t Understand That Abortion Versus Life Is Personal

    My twin 12-year-old daughters exist because of a fateful day when their mother and I sat before a high-risk-pregnancy doctor who advised us to abort both fetuses because tests showed one fetus would likely have Down syndrome.  My partner was stunned silent. I said, “I know this is your decision, but I don’t want to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Reconsider What You Wish For

    The recent letters to the editor bashing the Supreme Court for its decision that reversed Roe v. Wade should maybe do a double-take on what they wish for. What if your mother decided to end your life? Your voice would never have been heard, correct?  There are plenty of parents out there who cannot have […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Impeach Biden

    Biden ran on being a unifier. How are we doing after 18 months?  President Biden’s first days in office revealed his first priority was to eliminate all of President Trump’s accomplishments. The economy, employment, military, border, foreign policy and new respect from our adversaries.  President Biden in 50 years as a career politician made more […]

  • Warmer, Wilder, Wetter

    Climatic changes may sound small, but impacts are major in northeastern Wisconsin The Midwest’s air-conditioned playground won’t be spared from the adverse effects of worldwide climate change, but everyone can work together to slightly lessen the impact, Wisconsin scientists say. During a recent program at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, Bart DeStasio, the […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Bronson

    Bronson is a handsome, 4-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Shy but sweet, he enjoys having his ears rubbed once he’s comfortable with those around him. Like all cats at WHS, Bronson (wihumane.org/adopt/animal?id=50348340) is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, plus you get to name your own adoption […]

  • Holand Lodge Hosts Scholarship Fish Boil

    Sons of Norway, H.R. Holand Lodge of Door County is holding its annual fish boil and scholarship awards July 12 at Sawyer Harbor Pavilion, just off the Maple-Oregon Bridge in Sturgeon Bay. The social hour will start at 4 pm, with dinner and dessert to follow. During the gathering, scholarships will be awarded to 2022 […]

  • St. Luke’s Donates $2,000 to Local Organizations

    Six area human-services organizations were among the beneficiaries this month of support from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. The Door of Life Food Pantry, which partners with St. Luke’s to provide food for local people who struggle to afford it, received $1,000 in Piggly Wiggly gift cards to support its work.  St. Luke’s […]

  • More than $25,000 to be Awarded at 100+WWC Meeting

    The next quarterly giving event of the 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) Door County giving circle will be held July 18, 6:30-7:30 pm, in person at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, 7840 Church St. in Egg Harbor, and via livestream. The registration and social time will begin at 5:30 pm.  More than $25,000 will […]

  • Sending Kids to Sea

    Thanks from the Ephraim Yacht Club and the Rob Moore family Years ago, I thought of Door County as a location on the map. As the years passed, my thoughts morphed into thinking of Door County as a vacation destination. Living here, I have learned that Door County is a way of life, and that […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Selected for Disaster-Preparedness Project

    Floods can be devastating for anyone who experiences one. Flooding impacts can be even more intense, however, for vulnerable populations. That includes people who live in poor housing conditions, lack transportation options or possess limited English skills that could hamper their understanding of emergency messages. Through funding announced last month by the National Sea Grant […]

  • United Way of Door County Adopts Anti-racism Statement

    During its May meeting, United Way of Door County’s board of directors adopted an Anti-racism Statement that can be read below. The board adopted the statement to strengthen the organization’s commitment to equity and to build on the Diversity Statement it adopted in July 2021.  During the past year, board members have committed to ongoing […]

  • Amy DeMain Joins Bank First as Retail Banker

    Bank First has welcomed Amy DeMain as vice president of retail banking. She has more than 21 years of retail banking experience and most recently served as assistant vice president and senior mortgage loan officer for North Shore Bank. In her new role at Bank First (bankfirst.com), DeMain will be responsible for developing and growing […]

  • Alpine Resort Announces New Docking Rates

    Alpine Resort has announced the docking rates for the 2022 season at its newly restored pier, which includes 50-foot finger piers at six to nine feet deep.  The resort will offer free courtesy docking with a minimum $50, same-day receipt for dining at Burton’s on the Bay. Boaters simply need to show their restaurant receipt […]

  • Addition Approved for Midwest Wire

    A 10,000-square-foot addition on the north side of Midwest Wire at 615 S. Lansing Ave. in Sturgeon Bay was approved June 27 by the city’s Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board. Dave Phillips of Bayland Buildings, who presented the project plans to the board on behalf of Midwest Wire, said the 20-foot-high addition is […]

  • New Company Wants to Change How Governments do Business

    Door County company HeyGov earns first place in the Information Technology category of the 19th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest Like so many businesses, this one started as a solution to a problem – municipal problems. Or, rather, cash-flow problems that resulted from municipal problems. Dustin Overbeck’s company Town Web, a builder of municipal […]

  • Marine Travelift Hires UW-GB’s First Engineering Co-op Student

    Marine Travelift recently partnered with the Resch School of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UW-GB) to bring the first engineering co-op student to the company for a seven-month, hands-on experience. The company on Yew Street in Sturgeon Bay has found success in the past with summer internships in departments including accounting, marketing, engineering […]

  • Become a Better Writer with Patricia Skalka

    Patricia Skalka, author of the popular Dave Cubiak mystery series, will teach an online workshop – Becoming a Better Writer, for new and experienced writers of all genres – on July 13, 6 pm, through UntitledTown. This workshop will present useful writing tips and challenge participants to view their work with a more critical eye, giving them […]

  • Hold Your Book-Club Meeting at TAP

    During the run of its show The Book Club Play, Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP), 239 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, invites book clubs to hold their meetings in the theater prior to a show. TAP will provide the space and make the concessions available for purchase. Book clubs that sign up will receive discounts […]

  • Lauter Talks Travel During Poetry Series

    Estella Lauter will take the Dickinson Poetry Series stage July 13, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, ​​10341 Water St. (Hwy 42) in Ephraim. She will read a selection of poems about her experiences of traveling both here and to five continents with Overseas Adventure Travel since she retired from the […]

  • August Writing Intensives Filling Fast

    Write On, Door County will offer several writing intensives in August for beginning to experienced writers at its campus, 4210 Juddville Road in Juddville.  For the annual Recharge Your Creative Battery retreat, led by writer James Mihaley, participants may choose the Aug. 1-2 or the Aug. 3-4 program option, both held 9 am – 4 […]

  • CERAMICS, WALL SCULPTURES AT IDEA GALLERY

    Idea Gallery will host an opening reception for its Exhibit 2 on July 9, 4-7 pm, when the featured artists will be Daniela Kouzov, ceramics, and Jan Jahnke, printmaking and wall relief sculpture. Enjoy refreshments in the sculpture garden and the music of acoustic guitarist Stephen Lavell. This is Kouzov’s second season showing at Idea […]

  • Root Beer Fest Is Fun for the Whole Family

    The Door County Historical Society will host its eighth annual Root Beer Festival – its largest fundraiser of the year – on July 9, 10 am – 3 pm, at Heritage Village at Big Creek, which is next to Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy root beer tastings, root beer floats, […]

  • PRIZE FOR PORTRAITURE WINNERS SELECTED

    Guest juror Erin LaBonte selected “Aunt Viola” by Rick Risch of Sturgeon Bay as Best in Show for the Door Prize for Portraiture, hosted by Chez Cheryl Artspace. Honorable mentions went to Lynn Gilchrist of Sturgeon Bay for her self-portrait titled “Worried” and to Mary Ulm Mayhew of Newburg, Wisconsin, for her painting “Ruth and […]

  • ASIAN-INSPIRED WORK AT TURTLE RIDGE

    ASIAN-INSPIRED WORK AT TURTLE RIDGE Turtle Ridge Gallery will host an Asian Night on June 14, 4-7 pm, when visitors can enjoy the garden, fire pit, outdoor grounds, inspired artwork and refreshments. A flower arrangement will also be raffled off, and Jing Yi will be preparing take-out boxes of dumplings and authentic Chinese food specialties. […]

  • SŌMI’S THIRD ROOM FEATURES WORK OF SHAN BRYAN-HANSON

    July 8 is the opening day for Resplendent, an installation by SŌMI Gallery’s newest Third Room guest artist, Shan Bryan-Hanson. An opening reception is planned for July 15, 4-6 pm. Taking inspiration from dragonflies skimming across ponds, butterflies in flight and the honeycomb patterns created by bees, Bryan-Hanson layers paint, graphite and embroidery to craft […]

  • PALETTE-KNIFE WORKSHOPS AT IDEA GALLERY

    Idea Gallery will be hosting two workshops taught by nationally renowned oil painter Jeff Boutin, who uses a variety of palette knives to create richly colored landscapes depicting the natural beauty of the peninsula. His bold use of color and expressive impasto technique are reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh. On July 16, 11:30 am – […]

  • Wild Things: Green Bay Perch Fishing Heats Up

    Jumbo yellow-bellies hooked off Door County by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] Continuing right where it left off last fall, the yellow perch fishery in the waters of Green Bay off of Door County is producing some excellent catches. Lance LaVine at Howie’s Tackle & Archery in Sturgeon Bay said perch fishing has been so good that […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘A Psalm for the Wild-Built’ by Becky Chambers

    Recommended by ADAM WAYMAN, Bookseller, Fair Isle Books In our family book club – an idea we copied from Washington Island’s Hansen family – we’re often torn between wanting to read something unusual and thought-provoking, and picking something more comfortable and fun. Especially when looking at the news seems depressing (like now) and you’ve stressed out […]

  • DCCF GALLERY FEATURES WORKS BY TOM SEAGARD

    The Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) will host a reception for its summer exhibit, featuring work by Tom Seagard, on July 15, 4:30-6 pm. Each season, different Door County artists are invited to exhibit their work in the Community Foundation’s Lobby Gallery. Seagard’s subjects include wildlife and American Indian images, but they go beyond the […]

  • Reading with Intention

    Book-tracking apps for all types of readers I’ve recently started to pull myself out of a reading slump. What does that mean? Basically, since April, my reading habits had tanked – disappeared – and I didn’t finish a book until June. Now that I’m motivated to get back into my normal reading schedule, I turned to some […]

  • Editor’s Note: Fireworks Fan? Not Here.

    And, for the record, personal-use fireworks require a permit  Spoiler alert: This is a killjoy column if you’re a fireworks fan.  But this story begins, for some context, in Alaska. Through daily text contact with my sister who lives in Fairbanks, I remain up-to-date on her year-round weather conditions. For all its beauty, the state […]

  • 8TH ANNUAL LILY BAY ART CRAWL

    The artisans of Lily Bay will host their annual art crawl July 15-17, 10 am – 5 pm. Signs will provide locations on North Lake Michigan Drive and Glidden Drive along Lily Bay on Lake Michigan so that art crawlers can make all the stops.  Along the route, see the new work on display at […]

  • MILLER EXHIBIT EXAMINES IMAGERY IN TERRORIST PROPAGANDA

    On July 16, the Miller Art Museum will unveil Landscape of Absence by Brandon Bauer, an exhibition that explores the ethical issues of terrorist propaganda imagery in the media. An opening reception will be held July 16, 5-6:30 pm, when visitors can meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. Landscapes of Absence, on display through […]

  • Marcia Nickols: Painting for the Love of It

    The two aspects of Door County that Marcia Nickols likes most as an artist are the natural beauty and the camaraderie of the county’s many artists.  She and her husband, Tom, started coming to Door County from their home near Madison during the 1980s. After retiring from a 34-year career as a high school arts […]

  • Questions & Authors: Joshua Phillip Johnson, 2022 Hal Prize Fiction Judge

    The following is an excerpt from a Door County Pulse podcast that has been condensed and edited for clarity. Listen to the full interview below. This year, Joshua Phillip Johnson will serve as the fiction judge for the Hal Prize contest. He teaches writing and literature courses at the University of Minnesota-Morris. His debut novel, […]

  • TABLE WORK: Why Do Actors Call It ‘The Scottish Play’?

    “Double, double toil and trouble; / Fire burn, and cauldron bubble” may be two of Shakespeare’s most famous lines. So famous, in fact, that they’re more often quoted by accident because most people probably know them as a generic magical spell, rather than lines from The Tragedy of Macbeth.  Likewise, many are aware of the […]

  • MIDSUMMER’S MUSIC PERFORMS SCINTILLATING SUMMER SERENADES

    Midsummer’s Music will continue its extensive 32nd concert season with a program featuring works by composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his contemporary Paul Wrantizky, and Bernard Molique. Titled Scintillating Summer Serenades, the program consists of a quartet, quintet and sextet that are stylistically midway between a suite and a symphony. The featured musicians are flutist Heather […]

  • THE BOOK CLUB PLAY IS ON AT TAP

    Grab your tickets for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) production of The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías. When a world-famous documentarian makes a book club the subject of his next film and the wine starts to flow, it’s not just the books that get discussed. As the conversation strays from the literary to the personal, […]

  • ROGUE THEATER PRESENTS TWO SHOWS THIS MONTH

    Rogue Theater is presenting a staged reading of Michael Perry’s Population 485 July 8-9, 7:30 pm, at SWY231 Gallery, 231 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Population 485 goes behind the scenes of a small-town fire department as a former town resident returns as a rookie. Through a series of fire and ambulance calls, the […]

  • PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE ANNOUNCES CAST OF UPCOMING THRILLER

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Frederick Knott’s suspenseful Write Me a Murder, which is on stage July 6-24.  Two estranged brothers are reunited at the family estate by the family doctor, who informs them of their father’s imminent death. The elder, Clive, who’s a bit of a playboy; and […]

  • JAZZ STUDENTS PERFORM AROUND THE DOOR

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center will again present concerts by its Jazz Ambassadors, who are scheduled to perform at various area venues from mid-July through mid-August.  The members of the Jazz Ambassadors – a jazz combo composed of advanced students – are selected from Birch Creek’s jazz students based on an audition process that takes place at […]

  • BITS & BITES: Snack Attack!

    Calm your cravings with popcorn, ice cream and other nosh-worthy treats Island Popcorn Barn789 Main Road on Washington IslandBringing a new snack option to Washington Island this year, Island Popcorn Barn offers gourmet popcorn that’s handcrafted in small batches and in a variety of flavors, including sweet, salty, spicy and savory options.Owners Lenny and Erika […]

  • Studying Apples, Grapes, Cherries and Plums

    A look behind the scenes at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station There’s such a large gathering of greenhouses on Highway 42 north of Sturgeon Bay that the nearby buildings and sign reading “Peninsular Agricultural Research Station” are easy to miss by comparison. But the buildings, as much as the glass, play an important role in […]

  • Door County Zipline

    Almost Flying – A Zip-lining Adventure

    I couldn’t understand why I was suddenly nervous – I’d gone zip-lining before – but while we walked through the safety instructions, my insides starting swirling, prepping for the inevitable journey upward.  The first line was at the top of a tower with four flights of stairs.  “Is it shaking or what?” asked Rachel Lukas, our Peninsula […]

  • NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE MUSIC AT NOBLE SQUARE

    The Gibraltar Historical Association will host Vibhas Kendzia performing Native American flute music July 13, 2 pm, in Fish Creek’s Noble Square. He will share exciting melodies from Native American culture that he’s merged with his classical training and Southwestern rhythms.  Vibhas has spent more than 20 years studying Native American music, mastering the Native American flute and creating his […]

  • PEG EGAN FAVORITE JANET PLANET RETURNS JULY 10

    A Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) favorite will return to Egg Harbor July 10, 7 pm. During her career, Janet Planet has performed with legends Jackie and Roy, George Benson and mentor Nancy King, and she’s shared the stage with many other jazz artists, including Ellis Marsalis, John Harmon, Gene Bertoncini and Marian McPartland. […]

  • War and Treaty Brings Eclectic Soul Fusion to DCA

    Husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty will fill Door Community Auditorium (DCA) with a distinctive fusion of soul, country and rock July 12, 8 pm. Their Fish Creek concert will be one of their first shows back in America after an 11-date European tour. When Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount met at a festival in […]

  • Burton’s on the Bay at Alpine Resort Blends the Nostalgic and New

    When the news broke four years ago that Alpine Resort was listed for sale, I think it’s fair to say that I was not alone in holding my breath while awaiting news of its fate. What would become of the Door County icon and the nostalgia it brought to the county when everything around it […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: Back to Birch Creek

    Students-turned-pro-musicians return as faculty by LAURA SMITH, Marketing Manager, Birch Creek Music Performance Center The Birch Creek campus, situated east of Egg Harbor in an idyllic setting, is where Katherine Kohler, attending the 2006 Symphony Session at age 13, fueled her passion for music.  “I was always a nerdy kid who loved to practice, so […]

  • Sister Bay Hosting First Kite Day

    Sister Bay is hosting its first Kite Day at the town’s Sports Complex, 2155 Autumn Court, on July 16, 10 am – 3 pm, weather and wind conditions permitting. Community coordinator Louise Howson thought up the idea as a way to shake up the kids’ activities that Sister Bay has hosted in the past.  After […]

  • BOAT SHOW COMING AUGUST 5-7

    The Classic and Wooden Boat Show will be held Aug. 5-7 on Sturgeon Bay’s historical waterfront, which now boasts a new promenade and the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower. During the show, boaters will display their classic vessels on land and in the water. Register to display your classic boat and compete for awards at […]

  • Pat McKillen at Peach Barn in Sister Bay

    Pat McKillen’s style isn’t right for your Friday-night rager, but on the lawn or on stage in the taproom at Peach Barn, he’s perfect.  During more than 10 years of performing, writing and seeking, Chicago-based singer-songwriter McKillen has put out eight independent releases, written hundreds of songs and grown comfortable with where he fits.  “At […]

  • FUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES CONTINUE AT CROSSROADS

    Looking for some fun, outdoor family activities this week? Stop by Crossroads at Big Creek (crossroadsatbigcreek.org), 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, to get involved with one of its many nature-based programs. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help with the Habitat Healers’ land-restoration efforts July 9, 9:30-11:30 am. Instruction, equipment, gloves, cookies and […]

  • Door County’s First Meadery Is a Sweet Addition

    Ever wanted to drink like the Vikings did? In Egg Harbor, you kind of can. Mixed Meadia, a new branch of Hatch Distillery, is offering its first mead. Allan Hyland, the face behind Mixed Meadia, has been a winemaker for 11 years, honing his craft around the Midwest before landing at Mixed Meadia. What he’s […]

  • Obituary: Karen Lynn Harriger

    April 12, 1952~June 29, 2022  Karen Lynn Harriger, 70, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 12, 1952 in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Merton Fred and Lucille Grace (Goll) Ash. Karen worked as a housekeeper for several companies and retired from […]

  • Obituary: Marcella Loraine (Gauger) Desotelle

    September 13, 1930 ~ June 24, 2022 Marcella Loraine Desotelle, 91, of Egg Harbor, died on Friday, June 24, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 13, 1930 on the family farm in Fish Creek, daughter of the late Frank William and Agnes Wilhelmina (Johnson) Gauger. She graduated from Gibraltar High School […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy H. Kintopf

    December 4, 1937 ~ July 1, 2022 Dorothy Helen Kintopf, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, died on July 1, 2022, at Meadow View Assisted Living in Two Rivers.  She was born on December 4, 1937, in Sturgeon Bay to Joseph and Edna (Stegman) Rockwell.  On April 4, 1959, she married James Otto Kintopf in Sturgeon Bay. […]

  • Obituary: Edward Martin Dehos

    April 25, 1928 ~ June 30, 2022 Edward Martin Dehos, 94, of Baileys Harbor, died peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Cherry Cove Assisted Living in Sturgeon Bay. He was born April 25, 1928 in Ellison Bay, son of the late Edward Phillip and Ruth C. (Knutson) Dehos. Ed proudly served his country during […]

  • Obituary: Linda C. Erickson

    August 5, 1946 ~ June 30, 2022 Linda C. Erickson, 75 of Sturgeon Bay died at home on June 30, 2022.  She was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Iowa and raised by Harley and Helen DeMaster. Linda served her country in the United States Army as a nurse. She is survived by a sister Nancy (Don) Ziegelbauer, […]

  • Obituary: Lori Janel Lardinois

    October 31, 1964 ~ June 29, 2022 Lori Janel Lardinois, 57, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Door County, died suddenly on June 29, 2022.  She was born October 31, 1964, in Sturgeon Bay to Norman and Eileen (Miller) Lardinois.  Lori graduated from Southern Door High School in 1983.  She worked in purchasing for a number […]

  • Obituary: Kevin Vogel

    October 4, 1979 ~ April 8, 2022 Kevin Vogel, 42 years, of Thailand, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died April 8, 2022 in Thailand, unexpectedly. He was born October 4, 1979, the son of Joy Vogel in Sturgeon Bay. He graduated from Sevastopol High School. Kevin had a love of cooking, skateboarding, snowboarding, traveling, teaching and […]

  • Obituary: Ruby Lucile Lemburg

    October 2, 1925 ~ June 11, 2022 Ruby Lucile Lemburg, 96, of Sister Bay, died Saturday evening, June 11, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay. She was born October 2, 1925 in Davenport, IA, the daughter of Raymond R. and Ella Lucinda (Denker) Rohlfs. Ruby grew up on her family’s farm, ran barefoot, hunted […]