Peninsula Pulse March 10-17, 2023

In this issue

  • New Board Members, Staff at Crossroads

    Lana Billeaud and Tom Krueger have joined the board of the Crossroads at Big Creek nature preserve, and Brian Baumgart has joined its staff. Billeaud was an engineer on many projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, and managed a scientific research project for Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.  Krueger practiced law […]

  • New Staff at Door County Land Trust

    The Door County Land Trust has hired two new staff members. Its land program manager is Brian Forest, who has more than 20 years of conservation experience with organizations such as the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department and The Ridges Sanctuary. In his role, Forest manages the process of acquiring new lands to […]

  • UW-Oshkosh Offers Well Testing

    Door County residents with private wells are encouraged to participate in a groundwater-study program that UW-Oshkosh has been conducting since 2019. The program’s goals are to provide education about the importance of testing well water and build a database of Door County groundwater-quality data.  The testing parameters included in the study are bacteria (total coliforms/E. […]

  • Door County Seed Library Reopens March 20

    To kick off its fifth year, the Door County Seed Library (DCSL) is reopening its free seed libraries at all eight Door County Library branches March 20.  The DCSL provides free vegetable, herb and flower seeds that members can “check out” to plant in their home garden. Since its launch in 2019, the organization has […]

  • Door County’s Green-eyed Success Story

    Endangered Species Act turns 50 this year The population of a rare dragonfly has rebounded along with habitat-preservation successes in Door County as the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act approaches this year on Dec. 28, 2023. Landmark nationwide victories – including the comebacks of bald eagles, alligators and peregrine falcons – occurred fewer […]

  • 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Events

    Sturgeon Bay Celebrates St. Pat’s Day with Parade, Music, Market Celebrate your Irish spirit by attending the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, presented with Kitty O’Reillys, on Saturday, March 11, starting at 11 am. It will leave from Sawyer Park on Oak Street, travel on Madison Avenue, cross the Michigan Street bridge, proceed on 3rd […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Ellie

    Ellie is a gorgeous, 1½-year-old dog who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Initially shy, this sweet girl warms up with a little time and attention. Like all dogs at WHS, Ellie ( has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and she goes home with a certificate for a free […]

  • Community Choir Presents ‘The Living Last Supper’

    The Community Choir of Door County will present The Living Last Supper, an interpretation of Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples, on April 2, 3 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Donations will benefit Feed and Clothe My People of Door County.  Find out more by emailing [email protected] […]

  • Weekend Fun at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will present three programs this weekend.  The first is a free lecture on starting and maintaining a bluebird trail, to be held March 11, 10 am, in the Collins Learning Center. Charlotte Lukes will describe several types of nest boxes and the species of birds that use them, and she’ll share […]

  • Free Discussion Group on Death, The Afterlife

    Those who are interested in discussing death and the afterlife are invited to participate in a free, open discussion group where all beliefs are welcomed and respected. The meeting, hosted by Steve Frier, will be held March 16, 1-3 pm, at the ADRC of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Call the […]

  • Literacy Award for Bilingual Students

    Literacy Door County’s board of directors has established the Literacy Door County Award to recognize, encourage and support bilingual students who plan to continue their education beyond high school. The award will be presented to seniors in good standing who are graduating this year from each Door County school district.  Learn more and find the […]

  • Door to Nature: Eastern Bluebirds

    There are many people who have never seen a real bluebird. Other birds are blue – the blue jay and the indigo bunting – but the bluebird is not one that frequents feeders as much as the others. They are not regular seed eaters. Instead, they are birds of the open country, where farms and open […]

  • Spring Craft Show Seeks Vendors

    Altrusa Club of Door County is seeking crafters and vendors for its second Spring Craft Fair fundraiser, set for April 29 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Proceeds from booth rentals, raffles and a bake sale will support Altrusa’s many service projects, which enrich literacy throughout the community. The fee is $40 for […]

  • First Aid, CPR Classes in Sister Bay

    CPR and first-aid classes will be available in April courtesy of a partnership between the American Heart Association and the NWTC Learning and Innovation Center, which is hosting the classes. On April 3, CPR Heartsaver AED will meet 8 am – 12 pm, followed by Heartsaver First Aid, 12:30-4:30 pm. Participants may take one or […]

  • Ride in Style at Upcoming Peninsula Century Rides

    New cycling jerseys are now available for the Peninsula Century rides. The all-new jerseys for the 2023 Peninsula Century Spring Classic and the Fall Challenge are available by emailing [email protected].  Ride in Door County style this year in these new, bright quarter-zip jerseys commemorating two great rides. Registration is open now for both rides, offering […]

  • Classes on Dementia

    The NWTC Learning and Innovation Center is partnering with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County to offer free informational seminars about dementia, presented by Sierra Witczak, the ADRC’s dementia-care specialist. Dementia 101 will meet March 30, 10-11 am, to provide education about dementia and its different forms. Dementia 201 will meet […]

  • TAP Hosts Second Indoor Market

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) will host its second Indoor Winter Market on March 11, 10 am – 2 pm, featuring the handmade products of Sturgeon Bay–area vendors, many of whom are regular vendors at the city’s farmers market.  See a full vendor list at, and direct questions about the market to Jenevieve at [email protected].

  • KI Donates Chairs to Candle Company

    After hearing that the volunteers and workers creating the Ukraine candle at Door County Candle Company didn’t have enough chairs, KI plant manager Stuart Kolb took an idea to company leadership, resulting in KI donating two-tone chairs featuring the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

  • Fish Creek’s Hairpin Run Opens Registration

    It’s time to sign up for the largest and longest-running 5K race in Door County. Registration for the July 4 Hairpin Run in Fish Creek is now open.  The run is an Independence Day tradition for hundreds of families. Not only do runners kick off their July Fourth celebrations with a run or walk on […]

  • Masons Host Steamboat Dinner

    On March 11, local Masons and members of the Eastern Star are putting together the Steamboat Dinner, an 88-year tradition served at the H.S. Baird Lodge in Sturgeon Bay. The lodge is closed for dinner service, but the Masons have continued the tradition with takeaway meals, this year planning for 1,100. Pickup will take place […]

  • Sevastopol Community Programs

    Sevastopol School is hosting free seminars in March as the two remaining presentations in its 2023 community programs.  Danny Hanson, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with RBC Wealth Management, will present “Financial Wellness: 401K, 403B, Roth or Traditional IRA? Which Vehicle Is Best for Retirement Investing?” on March 13, 6-7 pm.  Helen del […]

  • Bits and Bites: Heirloom Closes, Sway Expands

    Baileys Harbor will lose a much-loved breakfast and lunch spot in 2023, but it will gain another full-fledged brewery and taproom.  Heirloom Cafe and Provisions has closed its doors after five years. Owners Katie and Andy Gill announced the closure on social media Feb. 18 by thanking the customers who have supported the eatery at […]

  • Open Door Pride March Mixer

    Open Door Pride and OtherWorlds Books & More are co-hosting a Fun Night Pride Mixer on March 13, 5-8 pm, in OtherWorlds’ upstairs game room on the second floor of the Park Place Mall on Sturgeon Bay’s 3rd Avenue. The event is free and open to the public of all ages.

  • Bringing Brazil to the Bluefront Cafe

    When Adriana Zumpano feels homesick for Brazil, she heads to the kitchen. “I cook Brazilian food, and it makes me warm in my soul,” Zumpano said. She doesn’t keep that feeling to herself. Instead, she uses her new position as owner of Sturgeon Bay’s Bluefront Cafe to share the warmth with others. Usually, the cafe’s […]

  • Volunteer for Maifest

    The Jacksonport Area Business Association will present the 50th Maifest this year May 27-28. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help out at various booths. Learn about volunteering by sending your name, email address, phone and text information to [email protected], and find out more about the annual festival at

  • Cherry and Dairy Board Seats Open

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting nominations for seats on the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin’s board of directors and the Wisconsin Cherry Board. Nominations for both are due by March 31. Nine seats from eight districts, including Door and Kewaunee counties, are up for election for the Dairy Farmers board. […]

  • Investors Buy Sturgeon Bay Properties

    The commercial property at 120 Green Bay Road and the Northern Territory at 20-24 S. Madison Ave. have been purchased by real estate investors Michael and Barb Rapp, who have recently joined the Sturgeon Bay community. The addresses were sold by Michael Schwantes of Creative Business Services/CBS-Global. The property on Green Bay Road has been […]

  • Dog Days at Coastal Canines

    For Stephanie Skiba, what started out as a fun side gig turned into a full-blown dog-sitting LLC within six years. “I had no idea how much it would take off,” she said. Skiba started dog-sitting in in 2016. Looking for an extra source of income while she was pregnant with her youngest daughter, she stumbled […]

  • New Midsummer’s Music Board Members

    The Midsummer’s Music board of directors has added two new members, Lee Jacobi and Paul Lings, as board members Peggy Lott and Ann Morgan finished their three-year terms. Lott also served as the board’s vice president. Jacobi was a music educator for 40 years in secondary schools in three Wisconsin school districts and also served […]

  • Quartet Plays Price, Marsalis, Mendelssohn

    Midsummer’s Music’s Griffon String Quartet will perform a concert March 19, 3 pm, featuring works by two contemporary composers of color and a German classical master: Florence Price’s “String Quartet in G Major,” Wynton Marsalis’ “At the Octoroon Balls: String Quartet No. 1” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1,” respectively.  […]

  • Hohmann Artwork at Northern Arts Collective

    Northern Arts Collective in Ellison Bay is displaying the work of local artist Katie Hohmann. Her knowledge of small towns, large families and anonymity feeds her work, and dark humor and drama make an appearance in many of her pieces. Northern Arts Collective is open Saturdays in March and April. 

  • Youth Create Messages for the Masses at Peninsula School of Art

    Peninsula School of Art hosted more than 230 area children and teens as part of its Kids Create (formerly We Love Art) program this winter, and their work will be on display in the Guenzel Gallery through April 15 in the Kids Create: A Message to the Masses exhibit. During free field trips to the […]

  • Get Away to New Island

    Lee Mothes’ 12,000-square-mile art project Kaukauna artist Lee Mothes has spent about 30 years collecting souvenirs from a destination he’s never visited. His home is filled with stamps, flags, sand samples, maps and historical records from New Island, a 12,000-square-mile landmass in the Indian Ocean, west of Australia. “I know everything about it,” Mothes said. […]

  • Writing Workshop in Sister Bay

    The Dörr Hotel is hosting author Rachel Werner for a writing workshop March 10-11 open to novice and seasoned writers alike. The workshop will help participants take concrete steps toward elevating their side hustle into a book deal or a financially viable freelance career, showing that making money and promoting yourself as a writer do […]

  • Club Explores ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’

    Third Avenue PlayWorks’ play-reading club will meet next on March 15, 3:30 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library to discuss Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Set in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, the work tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties; and […]

  • Davis Releases New Book of Poetry

    Thomas Davis of Sturgeon Bay has released his latest book of poetry, Mythos of the Door. It contains works about every part of Door County that are largely narrative or lyric, and presented through traditional forms. The book includes works about the Native inhabitants of the peninsula and Washington Island, stories of shipwrecks, ekphrastic poems […]

  • Creative Camps for Young Writers

    Write On, Door County will offer two sessions of its KIDS WOW! creative camp July 10-14.  A session for students entering grades 3-5 will be offered in the morning, led by picture-book author Sarah Hammond. Participants will learn how to create gripping plots and discover memorable characters while playing games, reading excerpts and experimenting with […]

  • June Restriction on Bass Tourneys Coming – if Council Agrees

    Sturgeon Bay Common Council will weigh in on the recommendation this month Effective next year, the use of City of Sturgeon Bay facilities for holding catch-and-release bass tournaments in June would be limited to only the weigh-on-the-water variety under a recommendation backed Feb. 22 by the city’s Joint Parks and Recreation Committee/Board. The effort is […]

  • Hastings Earns Audie Award Nomination

    Katherine Hastings, a local USA Today bestselling author, has received an Audie Award nomination for her audiobook The Wilder Widows, which follows the journey of four widows on a wild bucket-list adventure. Narrated by Pamela Dillman, it’s a final-five finalist in the Humor category.  The Audie Awards, facilitated by the Audio Publishers Association, recognizes distinction […]

  • Wide Range of Topics Brought to Rep. Kitchens Listening Sessions

    Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) held two listening sessions in Door County this week to learn what’s on constituents’ minds as the budget process gets rolling in Madison. Gov. Tony Evers kicked off that process in February with the release of his 2023-25 budget plan, which spends $103.8 billion over two years. Republicans – who […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s West-side Kwik Trip Gets Its Highway Access

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved a recommendation Tuesday to allow a new Kwik Trip to have a driveway connecting with Highway 42/47. Kwik Trip’s plans for the west-side store include three entrances/exits, with the other two also having two-way traffic located along Duluth Avenue (County S). The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) informed the […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: Understanding Nonprofit Titles

    by BRET BICOY, President & CEO, Door County Community Foundation In about 80% of nonprofit organizations, the highest-ranking paid staff person is the executive director. For most others, it’s the CEO or the president & CEO. In the charitable world, we often use these titles interchangeably, with little thought to the distinctions among them.   However, […]

  • Highway Maintenance in Door County

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation maintenance crews began clearing, grubbing and removing trees on northbound and southbound Highway 57 between County V and Highway 42, and on northbound Highway 42 between County TT and Willow Road, on March 6. Work will continue on weekdays through Friday, March 17, 7 am – 3 pm. A flagging operation […]

  • Supreme Court Candidate Debate March 21

    The State Bar of Wisconsin, WISC-TV and are hosting a live debate between Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Dan Kelly and Janet Protasiewicz on Tuesday, March 21, 12:45 pm, at the State Bar Center, 5302 Eastpark Blvd. in Madison. The candidates will participate in a traditional debate format with opening statements, timed answers/rebuttals and closing […]

  • Solid-Waste Fee Increasing 13.4% in Sturgeon Bay

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted Tuesday in favor of increasing the city’s monthly solid-waste user fee by 13.4% each year for the next five years. The current monthly fee of $10.42 included in utility bills will rise to $11.82 in 2024, $13.40 in 2025, $15.20 in 2026, $17.23 in 2027 and $19.54 in 2028. […]

  • Learn About Gibraltar School Referendum

    Gibraltar Area Schools’ superintendent, Brett Stousland, is making good on a promise to provide voters with many opportunities to see, hear and read more about the district’s $29.8 million building referendum. Recently announced community-engagement events before the April 4 referendum include an information session and tour of the school that was held March 9. Then […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Thick and the Lean’ by Chana Porter

    Recommended by GRACE JOHNSON, Peninsula Pulse staffer and bibliophile Although this book won’t be released until April, I need more people to put it on their radar. This is Porter’s second novel and one that fans of speculative fiction and sci-fi shouldn’t miss. Beatrice Bolano lives in a community where abstaining from food brings one […]

  • Fish Creek Waterfront Parking Lot to Split in Half

    From Memorial Day to Labor Day 2023, the waterfront parking lot alongside Fish Creek’s town dock will be split in half. The west-side half will be used as public parking, while the east-side half will be available by permit only. Several concrete barriers along the center of the lot will separate the two halves, and […]

  • Outdoor Wood Furnaces Banned in City of Sturgeon Bay

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council gave final approval Tuesday to a citywide ban on outdoor wood furnaces used to heat homes. A ban on those types of heaters – which pipe heat into houses in the form of hot water and resemble a small outdoor shed or shanty with a wood-burning furnace and chimney – was […]

  • Jacksonport Discusses Fireworks Ordinance

    The Jacksonport Town Board was set to discuss a new ordinance that would require anyone possessing or using fireworks within the town to obtain a user’s permit from the town. The consideration of the draft ordinance was set for Wednesday, March 8, after this issue of the Peninsula Pulse went to press.  Although it’s legal […]

  • Gibraltar Endorses Multimodal Path

    The Town of Gibraltar has greenlit its participation in the creation of a trail that will connect the municipalities of Egg Harbor, Gibraltar, Ephraim and Sister Bay. The idea of making a trail like this has been bouncing around for years, and plans are still in the very early stages, according to town administrator Travis […]

  • Feds Say Pilot Island Will Remain a Colonial Nesting Area

    But USFWS will look into assessing impact that birds have on fish Members of the Washington Island Sportsman’s Club voiced their dissatisfaction over the current use of Pilot Island as a migratory bird nesting area during a March 1 meeting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that lasted nearly three hours. “I think […]

  • Committee Gathers Details for Sister Bay Village Hall Repairs

    A committee is continuing to investigate the costs to refurbish or redesign the Sister Bay Village Hall.  Last summer, the village plan commission recommended the hall be razed, but after several contentious public-feedback sessions during which attendees overwhelmingly supported saving the building, the board changed course and formed an ad hoc committee to take another […]

  • Sevastopol Approves Youth Trap-Shooting Team

    The Sevastopol School Board has approved participation in the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League for Sevastopol students in grades 6-12. The league is organized under the USA Clay Target League, a nationwide sport-shooting organization for high school and collegiate athletes. Students will compete in trap shooting at the Peninsula Gun Club in Fish […]

  • State Seeks Students for Agriculture Youth Council

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting applications from high school students who will be seniors during the 2023-24 school year and who wish to serve on the next Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council.  The council seeks to encourage young people to engage with state government and increase their awareness of […]

  • Sevastopol Slogan Contest Celebrates 100 Years

    Community members, alumni, and former and current staff of Sevastopol Schools are all welcome to enter the school’s Centennial Slogan Contest to celebrate 100 years of education. Slogan entries should be no more than eight words, use Sevastopol’s history and future as inspiration, and (not required, but recommended) include the word “century” or “centennial.” The […]

  • Gibraltar Honor Rolls: Semester 1, 2022-23

    Gibraltar Middle School HIGH HONOR ROLL Kaia Barris-Sunstrom, Emilia Bass, Sofia Blagoeva, Finn Bremer, Wyatt Bultman, Clara Carriere, Ema Collak, Oliver Collak, James Colosimo, Graham Devoe, Rocket Donohue, Isla Fagundes, Liam Flock, Silvia Frisoni, Mia Glocke, Alexander Helm, Azucena Jauregui, Celeste Jauregui, Marisol Jauregui, Ellie Knapp, Hayden Knudson, Kendal Kwaterski, Ashlyn Lautenbach, Luke McCormack, Lillyana […]

  • Packerland Conference Math Meet Results

    Feb. 6, 2023: Fifth and final meet  (Name, high school, points) Seniors: Russell Pudlo, Sturgeon Bay, 40 (perfect score!); Christy Braun, Sturgeon Bay, 35; Luke Nell, NEW, 35; Espen Walker, Sturgeon Bay, 35; Philip Schmidt, Sturgeon Bay, 31 Juniors: Ezra Linnan, Sevastopol, 40 (perfect score!); James Zittlow, Southern Door, 40 (perfect score!); James Joski, Kewaunee, […]

  • Local Organizations Accepting Scholarship Applications

    Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay Scholarship Applications are open for two scholarships from the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay.  The Service Above Self scholarships of $1,000-$2,500 are awarded to students seeking a four-year degree. Rotary is partnering with Write On, Door County to offer essay-writing assistance for the essay portion of the application.  The Technical […]

  • Editor’s Note: Who Are We When No One Is Looking?

    It’s probably safe to assume you’re human and a member of the natural world, so it’s probably also safe to assume that you behave differently depending upon where you are and whom you’re with. I know a few individuals who do not alter their behavior and are always and forever themselves, truly never caring what […]

  • Wild Things: Bonus Turkey Tags Go on Sale March 21

    Zone 2 leftovers? More than 15,000 are available for the final two weeks by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected], Peninsula Pulse contributor If you forgot to apply for a spring wild turkey hunting tag or want a second helping of leftovers, jot “March 21, 10 am” on your calendar. That’s when more than 15,000 Zone 2 bonus […]

  • Library Features Egg Harbor History Display

    The Egg Harbor Library is featuring a display of panels that provide a timeline of the village and surrounding areas. The panels, created by Giz Herbst of the Egg Harbor Historical Society, provide a glimpse of the present and past of some of the village’s most prominent stories, buildings, people and big projects. The library […]

  • Discover Southern Door’s Roadside Chapels

    The Door County Historical Society is hosting a luncheon program March 25 that explores the roadside chapels of Southern Door.  Barbara Chisholm – a fifth-generation Belgian who grew up in the “suburbs” of Brussels and graduated from Southern Door High School in 1964 – will discuss the Belgian immigrants who settled in southern Door County and the […]

  • Obituary: Rev. Wilbert L. Buhl

    February 18, 1934 ~ March 6, 2023 Rev. Wilbert Buhl, 89, of Kaukauna, formerly of Door County died on March 6, 2023. Father Buhl was born in Charlestown, Wisconsin, to Fred and Elizabeth (Woelfel) Buhl on Feb. 18, 1934. Father Buhl attended high school and junior college at the Salvatorian Seminary in St. Nazianz, WI, and then […]

  • Obituary: Kathleen “Kaye” Ann Marth

    July 16, 1942 ~ February 10, 2023 Kathleen Ann “Kaye” Marth, age 80 of Sturgeon Bay, died on Friday, February 10, 2023.  She was born on July 16, 1942, to the late Glenn Albert and Myrtol Mae (VanRossum) Babcock in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. She graduated from Elkhorn High School. Kaye was united in marriage to Lincoln […]

  • Obituary: Susan Roberta Leeder

    October 21, 1954 ~ February 26, 2023 Susan Roberta Leeder, 68, of Liberty Grove, WI, died in the comfort of her home on Sunday night, February 26, 2023, with family at her side. She was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI, to Evelyn (Logerquist) and Bennie Leeder on October 21, 1954. She grew up on the […]

  • Obituary: Nadine C. Urban

    January 14, 1939 ~ March 4, 2023 Nadine C. Urban, 84, of Brussels, died Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Door County Medical Center. She was born January 14, 1939 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy (Gleason) McKee. Nadine graduated in 1957, from St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay before attending St. Norbert College […]

  • Obituary: Antone “Tony” Weckler

    July 27, 1932 ~ March 3, 2023 Antone “Tony” Weckler, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, died on March 3, 2023.  He was born July 27, 1932 in Sturgeon Bay to Clarence and Cebell (Krause) Weckler and lived all of his life in Sturgeon Bay. Tony was very mechanically inclined and was always tinkering on something in […]

  • Obituary: CPO James Thomas Slappy, USN (Ret.)

    October 10, 1933 ~ February 24, 2023 Chief Petty Officer James Thomas Slappy, USN (Ret.)., 89, of the Town of Sevastopol, WI died early Friday morning, February 24, 2023 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born October 10, 1933 in Taylor, AR, the son of Arthur Dalton Slappy and Effie Lee […]

  • Obituary: Gerald A. Mancheski

    May 13, 1931 ~ March 1, 2023 Gerald Anthony Mancheski, 91, of Sturgeon Bay died at his home on March 1, 2023.  He was born May 13, 1931, in Pulaski to Bernard and Lucille (Liss) Mancheski.  On June 25, 1955, he married Arlene Olive Fritsch in Greenleaf. Gerald graduated from Catholic Central High School in […]

  • Obituary: Gary Wait

    October 9, 1950 ~ February 25, 2023 Gary L. Wait, 71, died on February 25, 2023 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.  He was born October 9, 1950 in Escanaba, Michigan to Harry, Jr. and Edna Mae (Ramspeck) Wait.  Gary graduated from Highland Park High School, Illinois and attended Columbia Basin College and […]