Peninsula Pulse March 11-18, 2022

In this issue

  • End of the Road: Gibraltar Falls in Madison

    Minutes after Gibraltar’s improbable run to Madison had come to an end, Coach Justin Burress took the podium and turned his thoughts off the court, where Gibraltar was overpowered by the Randolph Rockets 61-28 in the WIAA Division 5 state semifinal.  He talked about the ethic of the community in which he coaches, his hometown, […]

  • Server of the Week: Sheila Boeck @ Casey’s

    When you sit down for a drink at Casey’s in Egg Harbor, If you want something distinctive, find Sheila and look no farther. When she’s not mixing drinks, she’s working on her carpentry, Or maybe you’ll find her with treats, luring birds from their trees.

  • Griffon to Perform Three Free Concerts

    The Griffon String Quartet ( will perform Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 464, “Dissonance” and Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2 on March 18, 5 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2336 Canterbury Lane in Sister Bay; March 19, 2 pm, at the Brown County Library’s […]

  • Mirrorball Drag Show Features Two Days of Fun

    Design Door County, Open Door Pride and Luke Collins Photography are helping to sponsor Mirrorball 2022 – an April 15-16 event at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall featuring top drag queens from Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.   On April 15, 8 pm, attend a fun, interactive Match Game show: a spin on the 1970s game with the […]

  • The Greatest? A Look Back at the Almost Unbeatable 1968-69 Gibraltar Vikings

    Gibraltar’s run to the state tournament and Sam Lindenberg’s climb up the county’s all-time scoring list has many Gibraltar fans wondering whether this is the best team in school history.  The short answer is: “Well, did anyone else make it to state?” Since entering the Packerland Conference, where for years they competed in a conference […]

  • State Tournament: Randolph Presents Big Challenge for Gibraltar

    Throughout their run to the state tournament the Gibraltar Vikings have enjoyed a notable size and height advantage. With five starters measuring 6 feet or taller, including 6’7” Will Friedenfels, plus 7’ Trevor Ash coming off the bench, the Vikings have controlled the paint.  When they take the floor against the Randolph Rockets Friday morning […]

  • Virtual J-1 Employer Forum April 12

    BridgeUSA and Destination Door County will present a virtual J-1 employer forum April 12, 8-11 am (tentatively), to provide updates and share best practices and solutions for existing challenges. All employers are welcome to participate. To get updates or join the forum, fill out the form at

  • Diltz Retiring, Cellcom Buys Northern Door Communications

    For the past 32 years, Greg Diltz, owner of Northern Door Communications in Sister Bay, has been serving residents and businesses in northern Door County. Diltz said he’s had tremendous success and has taken great pride in meeting the communication needs of his customers, but now he’s ready to begin retirement and focus more on […]

  • FRAMED: Whatever Floats Your Goat

    Goat on a Boat, part of the 84th annual Sister Bay Ice Out Contest, continues to hold its own out on the frozen water. If you haven’t submitted your guess yet for when the goat will float away, you still have time. Cast your vote as often as you want at several Sister Bay–area businesses. […]

  • Tickets on Sale For 2022 Birch Creek Season

    The Birch Creek Music Performance Center is selling tickets for its 2022 season of summer concerts. Opening night will take place June 23 with a Percussion & Steel Band concert, Opening Night: Pop Goes Percussion! Six more Percussion & Steel Band concerts will follow June 24-25 and June 30-July 2, showcasing performances by faculty percussionists […]

  • Northern Sky Season Tickets Now on Sale

    Tickets for Northern Sky’s 2022 season – which features two original musicals performed outdoors at the Peninsula State Park amphitheater and two performed indoors at its Gould Theater in Fish Creek – are on sale now. The outdoor performances will be Fishing for the Moon, June 15-Aug. 27, on Wednesdays and Saturdays; and Love Stings, July […]

  • STATE BOUND! Gibraltar Punches Ticket to Madison

    When Will Friedenfels grabbed a final rebound with 4.8 seconds to play in Gibraltar’s Sectional Final game against Columbus Catholic Saturday night, the dream became reality for the Vikings. Friedenfels passed to guard Sam Lindenberg, who took three quick dribbles and tossed the ball into the rafters of the Pulaski Fieldhouse before erupting with his […]

  • Egg Harbor Campers Left in the Dark

    Investment firm aims to cash in on changing industry Allen Feldman and his wife, Judy, have been seasonal residents at Egg Harbor Campground for 17 years and have spent the winter looking forward to returning to their site. Their summer retirement retreat is a 37-foot pull-behind RV with a queen bed, big-screen TV and quiet […]

  • Village Searches for Trash Solutions

    When COVID-19 forced restaurants to shift to primarily take-out service in 2020, it created a trickle-down problem for village parks, including in Sister Bay.  For the past two summers, many diners picked up food at village restaurants and headed to Waterfront Park to eat outside or on the beach. That created a lot of trash […]

  • Ice Age Trail’s Eastern Terminus Moving in Potawatomi State Park

    The eastern terminus of Wisconsin’s Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Potawatomi State Park is moving. Melissa Pierick, director of marketing and community relations for the Ice Age Trail Alliance, said in a press release that the terminus would remain in the park, but it is “moving to a more picturesque location.” The new location […]


    The Door County Board agreed to transfer $20,000 to the Door County District Attorney’s Office for an anticipated budget shortfall in expenses related to state witnesses in the pending homicide case against Richard G. Pierce.  Pierce, who will turn 86 on April 18, was arrested in 2018 and charged with first-degree homicide for allegedly killing […]

  • Redefining Wisconsin Shorelines

    Proposed legislation would bring clarity to a murky process, advocates say. Opponents say the legislation is a constitutional violation of Wisconsin’s Public Trust Doctrine. Legislation passed to Gov. Tony Evers by voice vote would change the way shorelines are defined. Evers had not made a move on either signing or vetoing the legislation as of […]

  • Ploor Earns All-Conference Honors

    Mya Ploor, a 2020 graduate of Sevastopol High School, earned All-Conference honors in the pole vault at the American Rivers Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 25-26. Ploor, competing for Division III Luther College, earned All-Conference in the pole vault for the first time in her career, placing second with a height of 10 […]

  • Strivers Gymnasts to Compete at State Meet

    The Door County YMCA Strivers gymnastic team recently competed in the Snowflake Invitational at the Sheboygan YMCA and will compete at the state meet March 19-20. At Sheboygan, the Xcel Silver Team earned bronze. Shaylynn Asher won gold in the all-around and on beam, and earned silver on bars and floor. Evelynn Kelsey tied for […]

  • County League Baseball Seeks Umpires

    Door County League baseball is struggling to find umpires, so chief umpire Roger Van Lanen is urging anyone who’s interested in helping the league compete in 2022 by becoming an umpire to seek certification through the WIAA or document their umpiring experience to be considered.  The 2022 season will kick off on Mother’s Day: Sunday, […]

  • ‘It’s in the hole!’: Golf ’n More In-Door logs first hole-in-one

    Adam Northrop can claim something that no one else has achieved during the first two years since the opening of an Egg Harbor indoor golf facility. Playing with friends in a competitive, 12-person, Wednesday-night men’s league, Northrop recorded a hole-in-one. Using an 8-iron, he aced the 128-yard 14th hole while his team played on a […]

  • Vikings Coast to Regional Championship

    Editor’s Note: Gibraltar’s sectional semifinal contest was played after this issue of the Peninsula Pulse went to press.  The WIAA regional seedings said this wasn’t supposed to be Gibraltar’s year. But the Vikings have other plans. The team came into the WIAA tournament seeded fifth, with a long road to sectionals that seemed likely to […]

  • Land Trust Searches for Director

    Door County Land Trust (DCLT) has launched a nationwide search for a new executive director following the departure of Tom Clay, its current executive director, whose final day is March 11. Kittleman & Associates – a firm that specializes in recruiting executive directors for the nonprofit sector – will conduct the search.  “Tom has been a […]

  • UW-Oshkosh Tests Local Wells

    Door County residents with private wells are encouraged to participate in a groundwater study this spring through UW-Oshkosh. The university has been offering discounted well-water-quality testing since 2019 with the goals of educating homeowners about the importance of testing well water and building a database of groundwater-quality data in Door County.  The testing parameters included […]

  • Story of the Buffalo Bird Woman

    On March 24, 6:30-8 pm, the Door County Master Gardeners Association will feature Frank Kutka presenting the fascinating story of Maxidiwiac, or Buffalo Bird Woman. Born in 1839, she became a renowned farmer on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota because she and the women in her family were able to raise huge […]

  • 2023 Park Sticker Contest Open

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting artwork entries for the 2023 Wisconsin State Park and Forest vehicle admission sticker design contest. Now in its 32nd year, the annual contest is open to all high-school-age students in Wisconsin who attend public, private or parochial schools or are homeschooled. Entries should focus on […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Sheba

    Sheba is a lovely, 7-year-old dog who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s (WHS) Door County Campus. This sweet girl has one brown ear and one white ear, with opposite colors around her eyes. She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and she would do best in a home with any kiddos who […]

  • Women’s Fund Seeks Grant Applicants

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is making a push for organizations to apply for its spring round of grants.  “Maybe it’s a bit of a COVID-19 hangover, but we haven’t received the number of grant applicants that we normally do,” said Women’s Fund board member Karen Peterson. “We want to get the word out […]

  • Community Discussion Focuses on Death Positivity

    Marggie Moertl of Embrace Your Inner Self will join Steve Freier, writer for The Inner Voice Magazine, to host a community discussion group March 17, 1-3 pm, at the ADRC of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Their shared passion for leading the community away from the fear of death and toward […]

  • Quilt Guild Honors Local Veterans

    The Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild honored seven active local veterans March 3 with patriotic-inspired quilts created by the guild’s members. Recipients were (from left) David Peters and Bob Gamble, Army; Bill Graf and Gary Smits, Navy; Bill Forry, Coast Guard; James Cisler, Army; and Arden Daoust, Navy (not pictured).

  • Storeroom Boys Share Passion for Music

    The Storeroom Boys, so named because they practice in a storeroom at Door County Medical Center’s Skilled Nursing Facility, present a monthly concert for residents and guests. The group includes Pat Judy (seated), whose 52-year career as a professional drummer began at age 12; his younger brother, Mike Judy (left), a Door County pastel artist […]

  • Pride Project to Travel Door County

    Local establishments are hosting Open Door Pride’s What’s My Pride Project for a month at a time as it travels around Door County to locations that will be announced.  The initiative started in 2017, capturing people through a camera lens as they share their words of Pride. During March, the project’s chalkboard will be available […]

  • Lighthouse Tower Capital Campaign Closes

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) has announced that its $9.2 million capital campaign for the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower is officially closed.  Museum administrators learned in early February that its $1.75 million application to the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Tourism Capital Grants Program had been approved; then DCMM supporter David G. Hatch stepped […]

  • Creative-Arts Scholarship Open to All County Students

    Peninsula Players Theatre is awarding scholarships for its fourth year to Door County high school seniors who are planning to enroll as a full-time college or technical student with plans to major or minor in arts management; music performance or education; or acting, theater studies or theater technology and design.  A $500 scholarship will be […]

  • Northern Sky Scholarship Supports Arts Students

    Northern Sky Theater, together with Werner and Sue Krause, have announced the fourth annual scholarship to support a Door County high school senior who is pursuing a course of study in the theater arts or music performance, and who has participated in the performing arts throughout high school.  High school seniors who apply must plan […]

  • Area Educator Involved in Development of PBS Video Game

    Mike Scoville, an educator at Gibraltar Elementary School, contributed to the development and testing of a new, free online video game, The Legend of the Lost Emerald, which was released Feb. 22 at The Legend of the Lost Emerald is a point-and-click adventure game in which players in grades 4-6 use critical thinking and […]

  • Third Board Resignation at Gibraltar

    Lauren Bremer Ward resigned this month from the Gibraltar Area School Board, citing professional reasons pertaining to her career. Ward said she believed the six remaining board members had been working together well, and that the board was in good hands. Her term was scheduled to expire in spring 2023.  Board president Stephen Seyfer confirmed […]

  • Sevastopol School Board Member Reflects on Year as WASB President

    The Sevastopol School Board frequently gains inside information on state funding and issues from one of its longtime board members. Sue Todey, a retired educator, just finished serving as president of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) and now serves as its past president. She also continues to serve as board president of CESA […]

  • Egg Harbor Pulls Plug on Ale Fest

    Egg Harbor’s Ale Fest will not return in September 2022.  The festival, which the Egg Harbor Business Association launched in 2013, has been canceled because of COVID-19 for the past two years. Now the association has decided not to bring it back as it moves to reduce its events, in part because volunteers are more […]

  • Viking to Become Blue Bear

    The new owners of the Viking Grill in Ellison Bay will bring a new name and new menu to the location, but breakfast and lunch will still be its staples. Tesa and Joseph Schulte aim to finish renovations and reopen the restaurant as Blue Bear by Memorial Day.  “Just Blue Bear,” Tesa Schulte said, with […]


    Visit Crossroads at Big Creek on March 12, 2 pm, for Saturday Science – an indoor/outdoor, all-ages family program that will explore how water changes from a solid to a liquid, and even to a gas. Meet in the lab at the Collins Learning Center. Crossroads will celebrate the Ides of March on March 15, 3:30 […]


    Youth around the county may attend the Door County 4-H’s summer camps and programs.  The 4-H Archery Day Camp will be offered June 27-29, 9-11 am, for those in grades 3-8 who are interested in learning the basics of archery and practicing their skills in an indoor range. Space is limited. The cost is $15.  […]


    Advance tickets are now on sale online for the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay’s 29th annual Shipyard Tour on May 7. For one day each year, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding opens its doors to the public for tours of the shipbuilding industry. This tour requires a considerable amount of walking and standing on gravel surfaces, so […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Tundra Swans

    Many years ago, March was the month when my late husband, Roy, and I would anticipate the return of flocks of whistling swans as they migrated back north from their wintering sites along the Chesapeake Bay.  You may remember that the name “whistling swan” was changed to “tundra swan” sometime during the early 1980s. I […]

  • Guitar Wizard John Lewis at DCA March 12

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA, will host its final virtual Coffeehouse Concert of the season March 12, 7 pm, featuring Door County guitar wizard John Lewis and friends.  Lewis has performed extensively in the United States and beyond and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, at a presidential inaugural ball and in many iconic […]

  • Door County St. Patrick’s Day EVENTS

    From parades to green beer to corned beef and cabbage, Door County will be filled with the luck of the Irish this weekend before St. Patrick’s Day. Check out the events and specials coming up. FOOD Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay Raise a glass of green beer and other drink […]

  • Time for Tunes: Door County Live Music March 11-18

    Grab your friends and head out this week for some special holiday performances. Or meet in Sturgeon Bay on March 16 for a very special concert to benefit those affected by the fire at Butch’s Bar. Koepke LaForce March 11, 7-10:30 pm, Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N. 1st Ave. in Sturgeon Bay An […]

  • Butch’s Benefit Concert Set For March 16

    March 16, 8 pm, Door County Fire Company, 38 S. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay Butch’s Bar Open Jam Night rocked the southern end of 3rd Avenue every Wednesday night for the past six years. Straight, hammered, professional, novice, regular and those just passing through would find a venue with a full-enough audience to feel […]


    Kelly Klobucher, executive director of the Ephraim Historical Foundation (EHF), has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Federation of Museums and will be active on the Museum Advocacy and Conference Planning committees. Klobucher began her EHF position in August 2020 and has been leading the staff and volunteers in […]


    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will offer a free Door County Talks presentation about the history of the Ho-Chunk Nation by William “Nąąwącekǧize” Quackenbush on March 12, 10 am.  He will explore the history of the Ho-Chunk people – who have called Door County and its surrounding region home for thousands of years – as relayed […]

  • New Owner of Hillside Inn Seeks Help Documenting Its History

    Shelly Polomis Hasselbach is asking for the community’s help in preserving the history of the Hillside Inn, which she and her husband, Gerald, purchased last July.  “When we bought the Ellison Bay landmark – the original inn dated to the late 1800s – I had a strong pull of emotion to keep it as it […]

  • Supreme Court Picks Evers’ Maps

    But Republicans expected to keep the upper hand The Wisconsin Supreme Court has picked new election maps that were submitted by Gov. Tony Evers. The split, 4-3 decision selected the maps of the Democratic governor, but analysis indicates the maps will let Republicans retain the upper hand in legislative races. Sixty of the 99 Assembly […]

  • The Best of Butch’s

    Reminiscing with those who knew and loved the Sturgeon Bay bar well “Dive bar” is a negative term for some, one that stops them from ever crossing the threshold. For others, it’s code for a place with earned rights. It’s a term of affection, a mark of authenticity, a badge of honor. It’s hard to […]

  • ‘Shrek the Musical’ Takes to the Stage at Sevastopol

    photos by Rachel Lukas Shrek the Musical will take center stage in Sevastopol’s gymnatorium March 11 and 12, 7 pm, and March 13, 2 pm. Tickets will be available at the door for a free-will donation.  A larger-than-life ogre, a donkey, a princess, a dragon, Lord Farquaad and a village of fairy-tale creatures will bring […]

  • Get Your Girl Scout Cookie Fix at The Pig

    Looking for Girl Scout cookies? It’s not too late! Cadette Girl Scout Troop 4356 from Gibraltar will have a cookie booth at the Piggly Wiggly, 10576 Country Walk Dr. in Sister Bay, on March 13 and 19, 10 am – 1 pm. Cookie varieties include Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties and more for $5 […]

  • First AEDs Donated Through New Campaign

    As part of the Defibs4DoorCounty campaign, which the Door County Fire Chiefs Association launched in February, new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been delivered. The initiative aims to increase access to AEDs throughout the county to help save lives. The 29 defibrillators donated to the sheriff’s office, along with one donated to the police, are […]

  • Wild Things: Mild Winter for Whitetails Will Lead to Bumper Fawn Crop

    by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] Heading into March, the Winter Severity Index (WSI) – an algorithm used by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to predict the impact of winter weather on deer survival – was in the mild category in all but Wisconsin’s five northernmost counties. Although the WSI can’t gauge the effects of freezing […]

  • Editor’s Note: Candidate Endorsements and Sunshine Week

    The April 5 election is bearing down on us, and we’ll help you prepare yourselves to vote by publishing Q&As with the candidates in contested races. This year, among the 21 Door County Board of Supervisors seats – all up for reelection – there are seven contested races. Our coverage of those races and a general […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Governor Evers Has Gotten It Done

    Here are some of the accomplishments I believe Gov. Tony Evers has made since taking office in 2019, while confronting massive opposition from the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature: • The largest budget surplus in Wisconsin history: $3.4 billion. • His 2021-23 budget contained one of the largest tax cuts in state history, overdelivering on his promise to cut […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Raise Your Glass, and Give Three Cheers for Counard

    Kara Counard is the Door County Board supervisor in District 4, and she’s running for a second term. I’m excited for her and all of you – her constituents and neighbors. She is a most excellent representative of your district and county. I want to propose a hearty vote of confidence for Kara Counard. Our […]

  • Sci-fi Author Signs Books at Novel Bay

    On March 5, speculative-fiction author Rebecca Zornow was at Novel Bay Booksellers to sign copies of her book, It’s Over or It’s Eden. She also recently spent time at Write On, Door County, where she led a program about writing and editing speculative fiction. Zornow is the 2020 Hal Prize nonfiction winner. Photo by Grace […]

  • Submit to ‘WP&I’ Writing Contest

    The deadline for submissions to Wisconsin People & Ideas’ annual fiction and poetry contest is March 15. The magazine hosts its annual writing contests – which provide cash, prizes and publication – for Wisconsin residents age 18 and older. First-place winners receive $500 and one-week artist residencies at the Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in […]

  • Coffee and Conversation with Writers-In-Residence

    Are you interested in writing a memoir but uncertain how? Have you already started and want to share what you’ve discovered along the way?Join Write On, Door County’s writers-in-residence – Judith Adrian and Nancy Fishman, both writers of fiction and nonfiction/memoir – for a free program about starting or continuing your memoir on March 14, 10-11 […]

  • Yardstick Offers Programming for Young Writers

    As part of ArtBeet of Kewaunee’s Youth Art Month celebrations, Yardstick Books (, 317 Steele St. in Algoma, will host a Literary Salon for Young Writers, ages 14-17, on March 11, 7-9 pm.  This is a free opportunity for young writers to share their fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and more with a small, supportive audience […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Comfort Book’ by Matt Haig

    Recommended by Dawn Taylor, Technical Services, Acquisitions, Cataloger, Door County Library Do you ever find an author you like and then read everything written by that author? I’ve been doing this with Matt Haig.  You might have read his recent and popular speculative-fiction novel, The Midnight Library. But unlike that book and most of his […]

  • Exploring the Library: TAB and the Library

    by Beth Lokken, Youth Services Librarian, Door County Library The Door County Library has started a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) in partnership with Sturgeon Bay High School. Once a month during lunch time, a small group of high school students meets in the high school library, eats lunch and talks with the school librarian, Mrs. […]

  • Drömhus Showcases Paper Creations

    Drömhus, 611 Jefferson St. in Sturgeon Bay, will host an open house April 1, 4-7 pm, that showcases paper quilts and fine-art assemblage from the whimsical Teresa Gifford of Green Bay’s Assemblage Studio. On April 2, return to Drömhus ( for an Alice Paper Doll Workshop, 1-4 pm. The cost is $20, and reservations are […]

  • Blue Moon Framery Celebrates Six Months

    Blue Moon Framery will toast its first six months with an open house March 12, 10 am – 2 pm, when guests can meet master certified picture framer and owner Janine Buechner, tour the shop and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres. Learn more about Blue Moon Framery, 217 N. 4th Ave., Suite 18, in Sturgeon Bay, at […]

  • Woodwalk Opens Second Online Juried Exhibit

    Woodwalk Gallery has opened its second annual online juried show, Magical Mysterious Tour, with both 2D and 3D works. The application process began in December and culminated in a two-month online exhibit. Works by the three prize winners and the various gallery artists who applied will constitute the opening feature exhibit in May and June. […]

  • Miller Art Museum Accepting Applications for Dome House Residency

    The Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay is accepting applications for the 2022 Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency, which invites emerging and mid-career artists to reside in Door County’s iconic Dome House for eight weeks, Aug. 15 – Oct. 9.  The residency seeks to give artists working in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and other […]

  • Photo Books Open New Opportunities for Local Photographers

    The artistic process can take many forms. There’s the act of creating art, and then, sometimes, there’s the act of turning that art into a book. The latter process is one that Sister Bay-based photographers Heather and Lucas Frykman recently wrapped up with their new book, Home & Away: A Portfolio of Images by Two […]

  • VIDEO: Moving Day for Little Sister Barn

    The Little Sister Resort barn and more than a dozen other cabins and buildings from the old resort are now resting near their new homes throughout northern Door County. The barn was the lead in a parade of four buildings moved Tuesday off the former Bay Ridge Golf Course property, across Highway 42, down Country […]

  • Door County Candle Company Sells 20k Candles, Prepares First Donation of $100k

    When we reported last week that Door County Candle Company was selling yellow-and-blue, vanilla-scented candles and sending 100% of the profits to Ukraine, the company had sold 4,500 candles. On Monday, exactly one week after our initial report, it had sold 19,761 candles – a number that will surely have topped 20,000 by the time […]

  • Obituary: Franklin Joseph Stvan

    March 3, 1922 ~ March 4, 2022 Franklin Joseph Stvan, age 100 and one day, died peacefully at Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Frank was born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Arnost and Stella (Vancata) Stvan. He attended East Technical High School in Cleveland, Ohio and majored in electricity for two […]

  • David J Gerhart

    February 26, 1960 ~ March 3, 2022 Our beloved David J Gerhart died peacefully at home March 3, 2022, following a long, hard-fought, and extremely private battle with cancer. He was born on February 26, 1960 in Algoma, son of the late Peter A. Gerhart and Sharon A. (Churches) (Gerhart) Erwin and stepson of Marshall “Bobby” Erwin. […]

  • Obituary: Gary Michael Heise

    Dec. 18, 1954 – Feb. 24, 2022 Gary Michael Heise, 67, of Sturgeon Bay, perished in the fire at Butch’s Bar in Sturgeon Bay. He was born in Door County to Pearl Heise. Gary grew up in Liberty Grove and attended Gibraltar High School. For 26 years, he was a dedicated employee at the Sunshine House in […]

  • Obituary: Eileen B. Slaby

    Aug. 25, 1937 – March 2, 2022 Eileen B. Slaby, 84, of Algoma, died suddenly at home. She was born in Algoma to Henry and Emma (Beard) Zimmerman and attended Algoma Elementary School and Algoma High School, graduating in 1955. After high school, she attended beauty college in Green Bay and worked at the Flora Lee […]

  • Obituary: Elaine Janice (Boeck) Peterson

    Jan. 17, 1938 – Feb. 23, 2022 Elaine Janice Peterson (née Boeck), 84, died peacefully from heart failure in Glendale, Wisconsin, surrounded by family and her cat. Elaine was born in Milwaukee, which remained her home for most of her life. She spent her teenage years in Door County and graduated from Gibraltar High School. […]