Peninsula Pulse June 3-10, 2022

In this issue

  • Renewed License Agreement for Cana Island

    The Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society has long been responsible for the development, maintenance, operation and rehabilitation of Cana Island. But the museum doesn’t own the property – the County of Door does. A licensing agreement covers the arrangement between the two, and the Door County Board of Supervisors approved a new […]

  • County of Door ARPA Spending Update

    The Door County Board of Supervisors continues to spend the county’s $5,374,185 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, making the latest commitments during its May 24 meeting. The projects being funded are not surprises. Some of the dollar amounts are slightly different, but all the projects to date were on a short list of […]

  • Say Cheese: A tasty tour of Door County’s cheesemakers

    When people say “Door County,” cherries are likely the first agricultural product to come to mind. And for good reason. The county typically harvests between 8 million and 12 million pounds of cherries annually, and the Montmorency cherries grown on the peninsula account for 95% of all tart cherries produced in the state.  But Door […]

  • Rogue Theater Hosts Summer Youth Theater Camp

    Is your child looking for a great summer adventure? Rogue Theater’s ninth season of summer Youth Theater Camp may be just the thing, as many of the young actors who return year after year can attest.  Rogue’s dedicated performing artists work with young people to not only develop their theater skills, but also explore and […]

  • Solving the Affordable Housing Shortage

    County of Door donates $500,000 in start-up dollars to new corporation tackling the problem of affordable rental units The lack of affordable, quality rental housing for year-round residents has long been identified as a significant issue in Door County, both in terms of furthering economic development and maintaining community stability and well-being. That’s part of […]

  • Ledge Rambling

    The ‘ledge-ndary’ Niagara Escarpment online map guide kicks off June 4 The first above-ground outcropping of the Niagara Escarpment can be seen in southern Waukesha County at Brady’s Rocks, along the Ice Age Trail in southern Kettle Moraine State Park. From there, the ancient ledge arcs for nearly 1,000 miles through three states, the Canadian […]

  • What’s a Ghost Light?

    And whom is it for? One of the most important tools that a play has at its disposal is a blackout. Because live theater can’t mark the passage of time in the way that a book or film can, theaters use blackouts to mark the end of a scene. In order for them to work […]

  • MIKE AT THE MOVIES: Firestarter Remake Lacks Spark

    by MIKE ORLOCK [email protected] Stephen King has written so many bestselling novels during his literary career (64 and counting) that it’s no mystery why more than 30 of them have made it to theater screens since the 1976 Brian De Palma adaptation of Carrie got things rolling. What is a mystery is why some of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Two Lies and a Truth about Gun Violence

    Advocates for reforms regulating gun ownership are accused of wanting to take away everyone’s guns. That’s a lie. Patricia Krov of the Texas Gun Owners for Safety wrote, “The gun lobby has spread the myth that we face a binary choice: guns everywhere, or no guns at all. That’s not true … Commonsense [firearm] regulations […]

  • Letter to the Editor: And So It Goes

    As we watch yet another school shooting occur, with two others in the last month, one has to wonder how we can continue to let this happen. I say we because it is truly up to all of us to do something about this horror.  We need to elect members to Congress who will pass […]

  • Letter to the Editor: More Work Required to Prevent Water Contamination by CAFOs

    As I write this, the royal flush continues in Kewaunee County, where more than 700 million gallons of cow manure are produced annually.  Kewaunee County currently has 16 CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations). The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) had one specialist overseeing these operations, plus two each in Door and Brown counties. The […]


    On Sept. 23-25, more than 150 people will walk up to 50 miles throughout Door County to support the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Together, they’re expected to raise more than $300,000. The annual Challenge Walk MS helps to fund cutting-edge research to cure MS and empower those affected by it to live their best […]


    Volunteers of all ages are invited to join the Habitat Healers: a weekly land-restoration effort at Crossroads at Big Creek. The group will meet next on June 4, 9:30-11:30 am. Instruction, equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade are all provided. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing that can get dirty and wet.  Then celebrate National Trails Day […]

  • Door to Nature: Fledgling Birds

    June is the month when most songbirds are mated and females are in their nests, incubating eggs. Males sing from trees nearby, encouraging their mates to be successful at hatching the eggs and remaining vigilant for predators.  During the 1970s, my late husband, Roy, and I used to conduct a breeding-bird survey for the federal […]

  • Story of the Land

    Three families, 111 years and the property that unites them Charles Flok of Jacksonport and Bertha Hein of Baileys Harbor were married on Sept. 16, 1908. They first paid taxes on improvements to their property on North Junction Road south of Egg Harbor in 1910, so either their home or the huge barn (or perhaps […]

  • Mastering the Cheeseboard

    Putting together the ultimate cheese board can seem overwhelming: which cheeses, which pairings, which board? There is no perfect formula or perfect pairings, but here are a few things I keep in mind when building my cheese offerings. Don’t Crowd the Board People tend to want to really fill up the board with lots of […]

  • Hiking with Kids in Door County

    I’m only a couple of years into the whole parenting thing, but the other evening I experienced a moment that assured me that for all the things I may get wrong, I’ve been doing something right. As we drove past Peninsula State Park, my 2-½-year-old son, Jack, asked eagerly from the back seat, “Mama? We […]

  • 5-Player Soccer League Launches June 19

    Summer soccer is coming to Sister Bay in 2022. The Door County 5-on-5 Soccer League will kick off play Sunday, June 19, at the Sister Bay Sports Complex. Games will be played Sunday evenings between 4 pm and 8 pm.  Four teams have already committed to the league, and more are welcome. Teams should have […]

  • Pioneers Win D5 Softball Regional Championship, Advance to Sectional Title Game

    Sevastopol’s softball team advanced to Thursday’s WIAA Division 5 sectional title game in Stevens Point with two more tournament wins at home. Sevastopol did most of its scoring early on May 26 on the way to winning the WIAA Division 5 regional championship. The top-seeded Pioneers jumped out to a five-run lead after two innings […]

  • Two Gibraltar Boys Golfers Qualify for Sectionals

    A pair of boys golfers from Gibraltar qualified for this week’s WIAA Division 3 sectional at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. In last week’s regional on the par-71 18 holes at Quit Qui Oc in Elkhart Lake, freshman Finn Salm and sophomore Teddy Roth were among the four individual qualifiers who were not […]

  • DC League Baseball: Week-Four Surprise

    I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend – a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and enjoy each other’s company with cookouts and get-togethers.  What was more important was the recognition of those who sacrificed their lives so that we could have the freedoms to do these very things. […]

  • June Is Adopt-a-Cat Month

    Consider welcoming a cat into your life during June, which is Adopt-a-Cat Month.  They may be America’s “most popular pet,” but the country’s felines desperately need help. Not only are thousands of newborn kittens joining the millions of cats already in shelters across the nation during spring’s “kitten season,” but a decrease in funding and […]

  • Door-Tran Continues Office Hours in Northern Door

    Door-Tran is continuing to provide office hours at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, ​​2438 S. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay, monthly on the third Wednesday. Volunteer coordinator Kim Gilson staffs the office 10 am – 12:30 pm on those days to meet with clients and volunteer drivers. The next time she will be there is […]

  • Top Of The Hill Shops Raise Funds for Door CANcer

    The Top of the Hill Shops will host their second annual Parking Lot Party on July 1 to raise money for families that are directly and indirectly affected by cancer. Last year, the party raised more than $13,500 for DOOR CANcer.  Enjoy a summer night with live entertainment that brings people together to celebrate life. […]

  • Defibrillator Initiative Amps Up Summer Fundraising

    The first week in June is National CPR and AED Awareness Week and a milestone for the Door County Fire Chiefs Association’s Defibs4DoorCounty fundraising campaign as it enters the home stretch toward its goal of purchasing 80 new automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for the county. An anonymous $75,000 donation and matching challenge from a local […]

  • UUFDC Donates $10,000 to Ukraine Emergency-Response Fund

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) has raised $10,000 through its Month of Sundays for Ukraine campaign to send funds to groups assisting refugees in Eastern Europe, including the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Poland-based FemFund.  “We’ve seen a remarkable wave of kindness and compassion from Door County directed to the Ukrainian people,” […]

  • Self-Defense Class for Women at Studio234

    Studio234, 234 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, is hosting a self-defense class for women ages 12 and older June 18, 10-11:30 am, with Master Penny Duggan, a sixth-degree black belt. Mothers and daughters are encouraged to attend together.  Participants will learn how to be prepared and aware of their surroundings; use their voice; block and […]

  • Fraud-Awareness Course at ADRC

    Sturgeon Bay Police Officer Chad Mielke will speak about fraud awareness June 13, 11:30 am, at the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The ADRC and Adult Protective Services of Door County are hosting the program to raise awareness about elder abuse and neglect in […]

  • Women’s Firearm Clinic at Peninsula Gun Club

    The Peninsula Gun Club is hosting a Women’s Firearm Clinic on June 16, 4:30-7:30 pm, to give women an opportunity to learn about safe firearm handling and shooting. Participants will learn about various types of firearms in a safe, managed environment as they work toward gaining confidence and comfort around firearms. If you own a […]

  • Networking Event for Home Child Care Providers

    A home-based child care provider networking event, hosted by United Way of Door County, will take place June 11, 9-11 am, at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S. 12th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. It will be fun and informative, with giveaways, snacks and child care provided. Home-based child care providers – regulated providers, unregulated child […]

  • Harvard Case Study Method Presentation

    Ryan Hilbert of Sevastopol High School and Troy Pertzborn of Southern Door High School will present a lesson in American political history June 15, 6:30 pm, in Sevastopol Schools’ Pioneer Room.  The League of Women Voters of Door County sponsored the two educators’ participation in the Case Method Institute for Education and Democracy in 2021, […]

  • PEO Chapter EE Awards STAR Scholarship

    The PEO Chapter EE of Egg Harbor recently awarded its STAR Scholarship to Adelyn Fredrickson, whose leadership, both in school and the community; outstanding academic achievements; and hours of volunteering helped her to become one of this year’s awardees.

  • Ellie Krohn Earns Social Justice Scholarship

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) has chosen Ellie Krohn of Sevastopol School to receive its 2022 Social Justice Scholarship. Krohn stood out from among five applicants for this year’s scholarship. Her essay highlighted a commitment to justice and fair treatment for people with physical and mental-health challenges. The Suicide Prevention Walk, Sunshine […]

  • Sevastopol Alumna Named Fulbright Scholar

    Stacie Haen-Darden, an alumna of Sevastopol High School and a Justice Studies adjunct faculty member at College of DuPage, has earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to teach juvenile justice rehabilitation, criminology and educational practices in Turkey during the fall semester of the 2022-23 academic year. As a Fulbright Scholar, the Naperville resident will […]

  • Stone Tools Recovered at Crossroads Test Positive for Human, Beaver Blood

    First proof of interpersonal violence among First Nations people of the Late Woodland era in Wisconsin by ROBERT J. JESKE, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee; and Adjunct Curator of Anthropology, Milwaukee Public Museum Editor’s Note from Debra Fitzgerald: During the past nine years, archaeologists have been digging pits at three Crossroads dig sites at […]

  • Attorney Looks into Complaints about Gibraltar Board Behavior

    Complainant agrees that school boards need more training The Gibraltar Area School Board did not violate the Open Meetings Act or break Robert’s Rules of Order during discussions and board-member conversations prior to votes in December to lift mandatory mask-wearing rules. That was the finding of the district’s attorney, Mary Gerbig, who investigated a multifaceted […]

  • Two Sevastopol Reams Earn World Titles in Destination Imagination Competition

    Thirteen Sevastopol students can forever call themselves world champions after two teams returned home last week from Kansas City, Missouri, following two competitions at the Destination Imagination (DI) global finals.  Working as a team, looking for solutions to a problem, and showing precision and thoroughness in planning and construction helped the teams win global championships […]

  • Creative Camps for Young Writers at Write On

    The first of Write On, Door County’s July creative camps is Kids Wow with Katie McKy, a children’s picture-book author and journalist. Children ages 7-12 will spend a week at Write On with McKy, July 11-15, 9 am – 12 pm, to explore the fun and creativity of the woods and their writing talents. Participants should […]

  • Author Hosts Signing at Stabbur

    Meet Bonnie Jo Moore, author of the Mia Zielinski Northern Door Mystery series June 10-11, 2-6 pm, at Stabbur Beer Garden, 10698 N. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay. The series follows Mia Zielinski, a woman disabled by polio at age 2, as she helps widowed Door County Sheriff Bill Byrne and his son, Deputy […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘James Herriot’s Treasury for Children’ by James Herriot, read by Jim Dale

    Recommended by BETH LOKKEN, Youth Services Librarian, Door County Library If you’ve recently watched the PBS reboot of All Creatures Great and Small, you need to listen to these eight sweet short stories by James Herriot himself. This audiobook is subtitled “Warm and Joyful Animal Tales,” and although I loved reading these stories in print form, […]

  • Bits & Bites: New Brews in the Neighborhood

    Raise a glass to the new brews, new tasting rooms and new projects entering the Door County beer scene. Ahnapee Brewery opens new digs202 Clark St. in Algoma Ahnapee Brewery will host a June 4 grand opening at its new Algoma digs after relocating from the original location on Navarino Street to a new garage […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Allison Stephenson Haus

    Allison Stephenson Haus is a geochemist and geologist who works in environmental consulting. She and her husband have four boys. Poetry is a creative, happy hobby in which Dr. Haus’ love of rocks and Door County are on display. Find more of her lyric verse on beer sold at the Peach Barn Brewing in Sister […]

  • Door County Music Scene

    Hit the town with friends and family for an assortment of live music throughout the county. Be sure to check our events calendar for additional details, and keep an eye out for the Summer Music Preview coming June 17. Mickey Grasso June 3, 1-4 pm, Harbor Ridge Winery A rock-and-roll music machine. Luma Knotty June […]

  • Anderson, Duessler Qualify for State Track Meet

    Two girls from Door County have qualified for the WIAA state track and field meet June 3-4 at UW-La Crosse. At the Division 2 sectional held May 26 in Little Chute, Sturgeon Bay junior Cate Anderson punched her ticket to state by placing second in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time of 16.17 seconds was .35 […]

  • Growing a Plant Fair

    Door County Master Gardeners return to hosting popular annual sale It was a chilly, drizzly day in late April, but inside the greenhouse at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station in Sturgeon Bay, the air was warm and humid, the earthy scent of dirt and tender young plants hanging in the air. A buzz of activity […]

  • Maxwelton Braes under Contract for Sale

    Owner takes pride in course improvements since 2014 Also this week: Maybe you need a lesson Some golfers saw a “Closed” sign on the door at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course for a few days this spring and promptly jumped to the wrong conclusion. Owner Jim Bresnahan said he and an employee were diagnosed with COVID-19 […]

  • New Artist and Gallery Arrive in Sister Bay

    Twice the Quilt ( opened its doors May 27 at 10668 N. Bay Shore Dr., Suite B, in Sister Bay, bringing original, handcrafted quilts to the area. After vacationing on the peninsula for more than 40 years, owner Virginia Erickson knew that Sister Bay was the right place for her new gallery and store. Since […]

  • Fiber-Arts Show at the Kress

    The Village of Egg Harbor’s Public Arts Initiative (PAI) will host a new exhibit at the Kress Pavilion, June 3 – Sept. 30, featuring works by Women Who Run with Scissors and the PAI. Natural Door includes 14 fiber-art pieces that had to be no more than 30 inches wide and had to be literal, figurative […]

  • Demo, Meet & Greet at Castle Art

    Castle Art & Import (, 9422 Cedar Court in Fish Creek, is hosting two artisans in June. Both will be doing on-site demonstrations and available to chat. On June 10, 5:30-8 pm, meet Heather Peterman, the artist behind the vibrant paintings at Castle Art. She will have more works available, and snacks will be provided. […]

  • Pastel Art at Northern Door YMCA

    Door County pastel artist Carol Schalla is an exhibiting artist at the Northern Door YMCA, 3866 Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek, throughout June. You don’t need to be a member to stop by to take a look. interpretations of the Door County vistas that inspire her: landscapes, water views and more. The archival sanded paper […]

  • Abstracts and Orchids at Ladybug Glass

    Stop by Ladybug Glass Studio & Gallery on June 3, 5-8 pm, for the opening reception for Kimberly Lyon’s glass abstract and orchid photography exhibit. The First Friday celebration will continue June 4, 10 am – 5 pm, with light refreshments. Featured photographs will show the floral nature of some of Lyon’s macro photographs in […]

  • ‘Tradition Of Excellence’ Opens at Peninsula School of Art

    Peninsula School of Art will open its latest exhibition, Tradition of Excellence: Japanese Techniques in Contemporary Metal Arts, on June 3 with a free opening reception, 4:30-6 pm, and a talk with the curator at 5 pm.  Curated by Hiroko Yamada, director of Madison’s HYART Gallery, Tradition of Excellence explores a wide range of Japanese […]

  • Fishing Industry Focus of Turtle Ridge Photo Exhibit

    Turtle Ridge Gallery is featuring commercial fishing photos by Jim Legault in its new exhibit, and a reception with Legault is planned for June 9, 4-7 pm, with refreshments in the garden. Legault photographed Wisconsin’s commercial fishing industry extensively during the 1970s and revisited some of the same multi-generation family fisheries in 2017 and 2018, […]

  • Capturing Nature’s Reclamation of the Land Through Photographs

    Now that trees in Door County are finally leafing out, Terri Warpinski may take a break from her project of making black-and-white photographs on Door County Land Trust sites. “One of the things I love about seeing the non-leafed-out Land Trust properties is that I can define and distinguish many elements,” she said, “whether that’s […]

  • Wild Things: Get Your Fish On

    School’s not out for finned targets by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] June’s arrival is a welcome turning point to what has often been a cold, windy spring. Warmer air and sunshine will lure spawning panfish into the shallows, where they’ll join bass that are already sitting on beds. Look in fewer than three feet of water […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: We Can All Be Philanthropists

    by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation, [email protected] Several decades ago, in a community far away from our beloved Door County, I was involved in raising money to renovate a local neighborhood center.  I was giving a tour to one of that community’s great philanthropists when an elderly woman came up to […]

  • Editor’s Note: In Honor of National Trails Day: Please Pick Up After Your Dog

    National Trails Day happens annually on the first Saturday in June, and we’ve devoted a few stories to it across several sections of today’s paper. That’s because we have so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Door County, whether at the five state parks or the 20 county parks or the two state […]

  • Befriend Your Body with Emerald Lion Alchemy

    Emerald Lion Alchemy will host a Viniyoga class on Mondays, June 13-27, 8:30-9:30 am, at Studio 234, 234 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Certified Viniyoga teacher and yoga therapist Mary Hilliker will lead Befriending Body, Breath, Mind and Heart. All are welcome in the studio’s light-filled space to explore slow-flowing, breath-infused movement in yoga […]

  • Vikings, Eagles Open Postseason

    Only one Door County high school baseball team was able to advance to a WIAA regional championship game this season. No. 1-seeded Gibraltar/Washington Island trailed by two runs after an inning and a half at home Tuesday, but then the team did the rest of the scoring on the way to winning its Division 4 […]

  • Celebration Planned for Sturgeon Bay’s Newest Park

    Destination Sturgeon Bay and the City of Sturgeon Bay will celebrate the official opening of Graham Park, 10 Pennsylvania St., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, June 3, 11 am. The Graham Park project broke ground in June 2020 and has been funded entirely by private donations. Located adjacent to the Oregon Street Bridge on a […]

  • Obituary: Kim M. Burns

    April 1, 1959 ~ May 30, 2022 Kim M. Burns, 63 years of Baileys Harbor, died Monday, May 30, 2022 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay after complications following a stroke the week prior. She was born April 1, 1959, in Algoma, the daughter of the late Harold and Delores “Tootie” (Sternard) […]

  • Obituary: Stephen Michael Schuder

    October 22, 1978 ~ May 27, 2022 Stephen Michael Schuder, 43, of Madison, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 at UW Health University Hospital after suffering from a heart attack. He was born October 22, 1978, in Brookfield, son of Thomas Michael and Mary Ann (Walenta) Schuder. The family moved to Door County in […]

  • Obituary: Jean Elizabeth (Williams) Dieterich

    August 8, 1936 ~ May 30, 2022 Jean Elizabeth Dieterich, 85, died on Monday, May 30, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay, where she resided for the past two and a half years. She was born August 8, 1936 in Evanston, Illinois, daughter of the late Anton Fredrick and Mildred […]

  • Obituary: IdaKay Appel Orsted

    August 14, 1954~May 27, 2022 IdaKay Appel Orsted, 67, Town of Gibraltar, died peacefully on Friday May 27 at home. She was born August 14, 1954 in Algoma to Edward and Myrtle (Albertson) Appel.   She had a love for music and was a longtime member of the Algoma Community Band. She will be missed […]

  • Obituary: Barbara “Babs” Ann Nastos

    May 18, 1949 ~ May 20, 2022 Barbara “Babs” Ann Nastos, 73, of Baileys Harbor, died early Friday morning, May 20, 2022 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. She was born May 18, 1949 the daughter of Dr. Warren John Klopsch and Gloria Marie (Schneider) Klopsch in Illinois. In 1989, Babs moved to Door County, […]

  • Obituary: Lillian Ruth Judd

    November 13, 1948 ~ May 24, 2022 Lillian Ruth Judd, “Lilly” to all who knew and loved her, 73, formerly of Door County, died Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2022 at Care Partners Assisted Living of Kaukauna in the Village of Harrison. She was born November 13, 1948 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Albert Henry […]

  • Obituary: Carl H. Mengert

    August 13, 1925 ~ May 25, 2022 Door County artist and educator, Carl H. Mengert, 96, of Sturgeon Bay died Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Cardinal Ridge CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. He was born August 13, 1925, in Milwaukee, the only son of the late Alvin and Alice (King) Mengert. Following high school, Carl graduated […]

  • Pioneers Win D5 Softball Regional Championship

    Sevastopol’s softball team did most of its scoring early Thursday on the way to winning the WIAA Division 5 regional championship. The top-seeded Pioneers jumped out to a five-run lead after two innings and held on to defeat No. 4-seeded Niagara, 6-1. After Sevastopol sent all nine batters to the plate and scored three runs […]

  • Two Gibraltar boys golfers qualify for sectionals

    A pair of boys golfers from Gibraltar qualified for next week’s WIAA Division 3 Sectional at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove. In this week’s regional on the par-71, 18-hole course at Quit Qui Oc in Elkhart Lake, freshman Finn Salm and sophomore Teddy Roth were among the four individual qualifiers who were not […]

  • PHOTOS: Peach Barn Brewery’s New Taproom

    Peach Barn Brewery has unveiled a new indoor taproom for 2022. Sister Bay’s first brewery opened in July of 2021, but only served outdoors at its expansive, family-friendly beer garden. Owners Jason and Sarah White toiled through the winter to create the new indoor space that will be home to live music throughout the summer.

  • Obituary: Barbara Alice (Bowe) Daubner

    January 5, 1939 ~ May 23, 2022 Barbara Alice Daubner, 83, of Ellison Bay, died Monday, May 23, 2022 at Abbotsford Health Care Facility after a long battle with dementia. She was born January 5, 1939 in Chilton, daughter of the late Jerome and Alice (Lorenz) Bowe. Barbara graduated from Chilton High School with the […]

  • Pioneers, Eagles Advance to Softball Regional Finals

    After a scoreless first inning, Sevastopol’s softball team dominated Tuesday’s WIAA Division 5 Regional semifinal in Institute. The top-seeded Pioneers shut out No. 8-seeded Pembine/Goodman in five innings, 10-0. Sevastopol tallied four runs in the bottom of the second, and added three more runs in the both the third and fourth innings. Naomi Rikkola singled […]

  • Obituary: Jacqueline “Jackie” Lau

    October 4, 1935 ~ May 6, 2022 Jacqueline Inez Lau (Bavry), age 86, of Sturgeon Bay, WI died May 6, 2022. She was born October 4, 1935, to the late Rudolph and Rhoda Bavry in Egg Harbor, WI. Jackie “Mom” “G-Ma” “GG” “Bestemor” enjoyed living. She was outspoken, fun, and curious. Her organizational talent served […]

  • Gibraltar Investigates New Fee to Fund Roads

    The Town of Gibraltar continues to investigate ways to pay for both its completed downtown streetscape and future road improvements, including the old downtown.  “We looked at a wheel tax, special assessments, and then we looked at the idea of using a special transportation utility fee,” Town Administrator Travis Thyssen said.  Under the property-tax levy […]