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Peninsula Pulse March 13-20, 2020

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  • Gibraltar Debates Closure, Then Evers Makes Call For the State

    The Gibraltar School Board chose not to close the school Friday afternoon in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but by the end of the day, Governor Tony Evers did it for them. Gov. Evers ordered the state Department of Health Services to close all k-12 schools Friday. The shutdown begins Wednesday and […]

  • Questions & Authors: David McGlynn

    The line, “The houses we grow up in have ways of not only containing our childhoods but defining them: They’re the stages of our earliest, most primal memories, and from them we each derive our idiosyncratic conceptions of home” struck me the first time I read it. It’s from David McGlynn’s One Day You’ll Thank […]

  • Local Music Recommendation: Stephen Cooper & The Nobody Famous

    After the departure of Stephen Cooper’s fellow singer and songwriting partner, Ruby James, from WiFEE and the HUZz BAND, Cooper sought to capture the same huge sound and danceability in his newest project, Stephen Cooper & The Nobody Famous.  Digging into this album, I quickly discovered that the quality of musicianship and composition it features […]

  • Yomassage: A New Way to Relax

    Photos by Andrew Kleidon-Linstrom. Though this winter has been fairly tame, it’s still the time of year when bones get stiff and limbs haven’t truly been stretched in months (if you’re like me, that is). That’s why, when I heard about “yomassage,” I had to try it – and figure out what it was. So I […]

  • Framed: Pop-up Punk?

    Pop-up punk in Door County? Photo by Len Villano. 

  • Manners Matter: Saving for College, Not Spring Break

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m a junior in college, and my friends want me to go to Florida on spring break. I would love to go, but it’s not even close to being in my budget. My friends say that they can loan me the money, but I don’t feel comfortable with that. I also need […]

  • Server of the Week: Selena Martinez at the Cornerstone Pub

    How long have you worked at the Cornerstone, and what’s your favorite part about working there? I have been working here for five years, and I like that we are a little family. We know each other, and we are always there for each other. What brought you to Door County? I have family here – so, […]

  • Weigh In Online about Spring Fish, Wildlife Hearings

    A decades-long tradition that’s unique to Wisconsin will take place in every county in the state April 13, when citizens can take an active role in natural-resources management through the 2020 Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) spring fish and wildlife rules hearings and the county meetings of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC). Locally, they’ll begin […]

  • Community Voices: Sixth-Graders’ Views on Climate Change

    compiled by Jerod Santek, Artistic Director, Write On, Door County Write On, Door County and Northern Sky Theater continue to inspire local students to write about nature through the SkyWriting program.  Teaching artists from both organizations conduct writing workshops geared toward creating work that can be performed. Students brainstorm ideas, then work together and independently […]

  • Bren Sibilsky’s Work in ‘The Healing Power of ART 2020’

    Algoma sculptor Bren Sibilsky (brensculpture.com) has been juried into the Manhattan Arts International show The Healing Power of ART 2020, on display through April 20. The purpose of the show, now in its 19th year, is to promote the scientifically proven fact that art heals by transforming one’s physiological state and perception.  Sibilsky’s 2020 submission […]

  • Steve Johnson of Door 44 on Growing Grapes, Making Wine and Building Community in Door County

    We spoke with Steve Johnson, owner of Door 44 Winery, last spring when the winery had just opened the doors of its new location north of Sturgeon Bay, replacing its former location three miles south. Read on to learn more about Door 44’s history, projects and aspirations. How did Door 44 begin? I like to […]

  • 2020 Beacon Awards to Take Place April 20 in Algoma

    The 2020 Beacon Awards celebration will be held April 20 at Hotel Stebbins in Algoma. Nominations are being sought for the “Tower” Business Award, for a business that shows leadership in the business community while also having a positive effect on the community; the “Lighthouse” Award, for a volunteer or community member who has made […]

  • Door County Alumni Profile: Lillie Conrad

    An attorney finding work-life balance To suggest an alumnus or alumna to profile, email [email protected] To learn more about Alumni Door County, visit alumnidoorcounty.org. Even after living in France for a short time, 1997 Gibraltar graduate Lillie Conrad decided to come home to Wisconsin to become a corporate attorney – and her French still comes in […]

  • Southern Door Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony March 16

    CANCELLED – The Southern Door County School District invites all community members to a groundbreaking event March 16, 5:30 pm, to celebrate the start of construction projects following the district’s successful referendum.  The ceremony will be held in the high school cafeteria. Weather permitting, a ceremonial shovel turn will take place on the site of […]

  • Sevastopol School District Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony March 27

    The Sevastopol School District is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of its 2018 referendum projects March 27, 2 pm. All community members are invited to learn more about the improvements that voters approved Nov. 6, 2018.  The project will positively affect all students, 4K-12, by replacing aging facilities with new spaces designed […]

  • Robert Little of Brussels Earns Herb Kohl Scholarship

    St. Lawrence Seminary High School senior Robert Little of Brussels has earned the 2020 Herb Kohl Student Initiative Scholarship: a $10,000 scholarship for a student who has shown a high level of achievement and strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond. During his four years at St. Lawrence Seminary, Little has developed superb leadership […]

  • Bills to Watch: March 13-20

    Wisconsin Act 141 Snowmobile-trail funding On March 3, Gov. Tony Evers signed Wisconsin Act 141, which increases funding for counties to maintain snowmobile trails by $3 million. The state reimburses snowmobile groups to clear and maintain trails, but groups have argued that the reimbursement rate is significantly below the actual cost of trail maintenance.  Wisconsin […]

  • Reps in the News: March 13-20

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Joel Kitchens said in a statement at the end of the Wisconsin legislative session that more than 94 percent of bills passed by the Assembly this session had bipartisan votes.  “Since I was elected to be your state representative in 2014, I have always made it a priority to find common […]

  • State News: March 13-20

    Wisconsin Ag Experts Worry about Farms’ Financial Resilience As the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts a slight decline in farm income this year, Wisconsin agriculture experts continue to worry about the financial resilience of the state’s farms. The USDA’s annual Farm Income Forecast expects net farm income to increase by 1.4 percent from 2019 […]

  • By the Numbers: Buying Power

    30 Number of weeks of salary needed for a typical male worker to cover major expenditures for a family of four in 1985 (health insurance, rent for a three-bedroom home, public college for two kids, vehicle) 53 Number of weeks of salary needed to do so in 2018 $2,000 Increase in health-care consumption by the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Supporting Wotachek for District 9 Supervisor

    Laura Wotachek is a hardworking, passionate and honest mother, wife and student, which also makes her a great representative as Door County’s District 9 supervisor.  I have known Laura for more than 10 years. We were introduced at Mary’s School of Dance, and I soon became the childcare provider to her two girls. Not to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Schuessler Lauds Wotachek’s Economic-Development Work

    During my tenure as executive director for Door County Economic Development Corporation, I had an opportunity to work with a diverse group of elected officials. Many were selfless, mission-oriented and high-quality public servants. This is important because without good elected officials, it is impossible for economic-development corporations to achieve their mission.  One of those quality […]

  • Color is Next Topic at Conversations on Creativity

    The newest program at the Peninsula School of Art (PenArt, peninsulaschoolofart.org) – Conversations on Creativity – is your chance to talk about art and artists with other learners. Each month, the participants will explore a new topic through articles, podcasts, videos and/or books.  On March 18, 3-5 pm, the topic will be “Can You Own Color?” […]

  • Story-Writing Program for Veterans on March 19

    Write On, Door County and writer-in-residence Frances Wiedenhoeft will present a free Helping Veterans Tell Their Stories workshop for veterans and their loved ones March 19, 1-3 pm, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7973 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Those who wish to stay longer to continue the discussion are welcome to do so. Your stories […]

  • New Memoir from Washington Island Author

    Washington Island author Robert Mazibuko has released a memoir called In Pursuit of Meaning to Riddles (dorrancepressroom.com or rosedogbookstore.com) in which he finds the patterns that run through his life. If the inner principle of one’s life is in contradiction to one’s outer behavior, the individual faces difficult life patterns that tend to create dire […]

  • Wisconsin Historical Society Press Releases ‘Hmong in Wisconsin’

    Discover refugee stories of survival, resilience, assimilation and culture in the state’s first history about the Hmong refugee journey to Wisconsin: Hmong in Wisconsin by former Hmong refugee Mai Zong Vue. This newest addition to the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) Press’ People of Wisconsin series traces the Hmong settlement story from the exodus from Laos […]

  • COVID-19: Door County Community Updates

    Statewide Mandate Governor Tony Evers released a Safer at Home order. Guidelines for this order went into effect on March 25. The order is in place through April 24 or until a superseding order is issued. Details on the order can be found here>> For more information, best practices and updates on COVID-19 visit:What is […]

  • This Old Store: The ‘BS Store’ on County F

    William and Wilhelmina Reinhard built Reinhard’s Store in 1916 on the southeast corner of Highway F and Maple Grove Road. They lived on the farm across the road, where Camp David – the home of today’s Fishstock concerts – is now located. Their grandchildren, Delores Prust Spittlemeister, Helen Prust Mueller and her twin brother, Herbert, were […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: Mar. 13-20

    News from this week’s past All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors. The Sturgeon Bay Advocate  March 13, 1913 DON’TS FOR THE BOYS ON THE FARM. Don’t go behind a horse or cow without speaking. […]

  • Humanities Council to Host Wisconsin’s Water Future Workshop

    The Wisconsin Humanities Council will host a free Beyond the Headlines: Wisconsin’s Water Future workshop May 29, 1-5 pm, at Green Bay’s Triangle Sports Area Chalet for community leaders, journalists and citizens who are concerned about Wisconsin’s water future.  The workshop will involve several panels addressing local water issues and breakout discussions about the water […]

  • Dan Isermann to Present Fish Tales Lecture

    Dan Isermann will present the next Fish Tales lecture – “Where Fish Wander in Green Bay: Tracking the Movements of Walleye and Whitefish” – at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay on March 19, 7 pm, in the Collins Learning Center. He will discuss how acoustic-telemetry technology enables him to track where fish spawn and move […]

  • Nonpoint Source Pollution Bill Signed into Law

    Wisconsin has enacted Wisconsin Act 151, a bill that establishes a trading marketplace for pollution prevention.  The bill – co-authored by Sens. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay), Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) – allows for water-quality trades that allow nonpoint-source dischargers to create a reduction in total pollutants entering a waterbody, quantified as credits, […]

  • Door to Nature: The Sugar Maple, Our State Tree

    This winter has been warmer than usual, and I learned that good friends had already tapped 180 sugar maple trees by Feb. 29 – a bit earlier than in the past. The best conditions for good sap runs are sunny, warm days with light winds, plus subfreezing nights. Back in 1893, a statewide vote by […]

  • Featured Pet: Rascal

    Meet Rascal, a five-month-old hidden treasure who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This handsome kitten is very shy and enjoys being petted from the comfort of his bed. Once he warms up to you, though, he will gratefully cuddle in your lap and give kisses. We know Rascal […]

  • UW-GB Researchers Seeking Adults 65 and Older for Oral-History Project

    UW-Green Bay researchers are seeking adults ages 65 and older to participate in the Oral-History Project: Exploring Purpose and Meaning in the Life Stories of Older Adults. This project seeks to illuminate the purpose and meaning assigned to significant life experiences and milestone events as described by older adults.  Participants will be asked to tell […]

  • Town of Lincoln Residents have New Polling Location

    Eligible voters who live in Kewaunee County’s Town of Lincoln have a new polling location: the new town hall at N8016 Maple Road in Casco. Town of Lincoln voters should report to this location starting with the spring primary on April 7, when polls will be open 7 am – 8 pm.  Eligible Kewaunee County voters […]

  • Free Skin-Cancer Screenings to be Held at Prevea Luxemburg Health Center

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and the Kewaunee County Public Health Department is partnering with Prevea Health to increase awareness of it.  Free skin-cancer screenings will be held April 4, starting at 9 am, at the Prevea Luxemburg Health Center, 101 School Creek Trail in Luxemburg. They are open […]

  • Sunshine House to Host Mental Health Awareness Sessions

    Sunshine House has received funds from the nonprofit organization Amber’s Last Promise to host mental health awareness sessions for its clients. Counseling Associates of Door County will lead eight sessions at Sunshine House, beginning April 1, covering subjects such as self-esteem, healthy friendships, coping skills and suicide awareness.  “The goal is to ensure that we […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 13-20

    DOOR COUNTY  County of Door: March 16 – Nutrition Advisory Committee, 9 am; ADRC Advisory Committee, 2:30 pm; Finance Committee, 3 pm; Library Board, 5 pm. March 17 – Administrative Committee, 10 am. Town of Egg Harbor: March 16 – Town Board, 7 pm. Town of Gibraltar: March 16 – Building Committee, 7 pm. March 17 – Parks […]

  • Groundbreaking Documentary “No Small Matter” to be Shown Around County

    Of the more than 1,000 children younger than five in Door County today, how many must be cared for all day, every day by an adult? All of them. Some families are able to have a parent stay home to provide childcare until the child enters school. Other families rely on grandparents or family members for childcare. […]

  • 85th Annual Steamboat Dinner to be Hosted by Masonic Lodge

    The 85th annual Steamboat Dinner, hosted by the Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge, will be served March 14, 4-7 pm, at the Masonic Center, 31 S. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Shuttle buses will deliver diners to the front door from the Market Square parking lot, and this will be the seventh year when drive-up takeout […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Jess Farley

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • Snowkiting: A New Adventure on Lake Michigan

    Taking to inland lakes or the frozen bay in winter is an experience usually reserved for snowmobiling and ice fishing. However, there’s another way to experience the Hothian landscape. When snow is fresh and winds rise above 15 knots, the window of opportunity to snowkite opens.  Similar to kitesurfing, snowkiting uses a kite to harness […]

  • Hatch Distilling Co. Building Earns Construction Award

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Wisconsin honored Keller with a Silver Projects of Distinction Excellence in Construction Award for Hatch Distilling Co. in Egg Harbor.  The facility needed to be highly efficient for the distillation process and cost effective as a newly formed business. Keller met these design challenges by using two interlocked, pre-engineered […]

  • A New Path

    Egg Harbor pursues recreational-trail connection The Village of Egg Harbor is developing plans for a multi-jurisdictional recreational trail in conjunction with the Town of Egg Harbor, the County of Door and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s UniverCity Year Program. The Town of Egg Harbor has not yet viewed the proposal. The trail is envisioned as an […]

  • Egg Harbor Condo Proposal Sent Back to Drawing Board

    Commission says condo development is too large for site The Egg Harbor Plan Commission sent developers back to the drawing board on a plan for a condo and retail complex at the property now home to the BP gas station. “I really like the concept of the project,” said commission member Kathy Navis. “I much […]

  • County Preps for COVID-19 as Ground Rules Change

    Door County is still considered at low risk for COVID-19, the virus that, through Tuesday, had infected more than 1,000 people and killed 32, mostly in Washington State. That’s eight times the number of infected people reported one week earlier.  Door County schools and medical centers are stepping up preparations and communication to the public […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Welcomes Two New Board Members

    Midsummer’s Music welcomes two new board members to three-year terms. Board members typically exhibit a special, continued dedication to the organization.  In her youth, Ann Morgan was a Door County summer resident, and she and her husband, Mike, continued to visit while raising their family in New Glarus. They moved to Egg Harbor full time […]

  • PMF’s New Verheyden Memorial Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) has received a generous contribution to its Thor Johnson Endowment Trust from the estate of longtime Peninsula Music Festival patron and supporter George Verheyden. The gift’s mission is to provide sustaining funds for this established educational initiative, which will now be called the George Verheyden Memorial Scholarship. It is given […]

  • The Play’s the Thing Series Concludes with ‘Eternity’ April 6

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Joseph Zettelmaier’s Haunted: The Great Lakes Ghost Project on March 2 to a capacity crowd at Björklunden. This collection of ghostly tales from around the Great Lakes region captivated the audience. Several years ago, Zettelmaier, a Michigan-based playwright, began a journey across the Great Lakes states to collect […]

  • ‘A Life in the Theatre’ to Open Soon at Third Avenue Playhouse

    UPDATE: A Life in the Theatre has been rescheduled for October 29-November 29, 2020. Visit here for more information. Third Avenue Playhouse’s production of David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre will run March 26 – April 26, with a pay-what-you-can preview performance March 25, 7:30 pm. Directed by Robert Boles and featuring Doug Mancheski […]

  • Irish Céilí Dance at Kress on March 21

    CANCELLED – The Door County Folk Alliance will host its annual Irish céilí dance March 21, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Joshua Voigt, a céilí caller from Milwaukee, will lead the dance. No partner is needed because there are usually others looking for a partner, and no experience is needed because Voigt […]

  • Dancin’ on the Door Hosts Children’s, Belly-Dancing Workshops

    Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door will host Through the Magical Dancing Door – Fantastical Forest at SWY231 on March 18, 4:30-5:45 pm. This one-time workshop is geared for children ages five through seven. Encouraging imagination and exploration, students will learn dance moves through music, stories and creative characters. The cost of $20 per student includes a […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Continues with Series of Performances

    Midsummer’s Music’s resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, will continue its second season of concerts and community and educational events with a series of performances throughout northeast Wisconsin. The program will feature Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum”; Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2; and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, […]

  • Door County Brewing Co. Hosts Storytelling Event March 14

    A Q&A with General Manager Angie McMahon Door County Brewing Co. will host a new storytelling event this weekend – a pilot in what it hopes will become a regular series. The theme is Tales of the Trade, and storytellers may share their most embarrassing, funny or shocking stories about their experiences in the workplace. This […]

  • Learn about Invasive Species, Fish Tracking, Night Skies at Crossroads

    Visit Crossroads at Big Creek on March 12, 7 pm, for the Wild Ones lecture “Alien Invaders – Not Welcome!” Kari Hagenow – The Nature Conservancy’s Door peninsula land steward and president of the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin – will discuss how invasive plant species steal space, water and other resources from our native habitats and […]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Festivities 2020

    It’s time for some spring fun, right? Wear your best green finery when you check out these festivities in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.  March 14 Sturgeon Bay CANCELLED: 11 am: The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin in Sawyer Park. Participation is free. 12 pm: The Door County Folk Alliance will present LibraryLIVE, […]

  • Northern Door Thursday-Night Darts: Mar. 13-20

    Week 9 Results Bley’s 10, Mike’s 8 The Mill 3, Casey’s 15 Mr. G’s 9, Island Fever 9 Coyote: bye Hat Tricks Mark Haen, Mike’s, 1 Joe Kurth, Casey’s, 2 Kevin Steverino Kortez, Casey’s, 1 9 Dart Out Kevin Steverino Kortez, Casey’s, 2 Overall Stats Casey’s 94-50 Mr. G’s 84-60 Island Fever 74-70 Bley’s Bar […]

  • Bowling League Results: Feb. 24-27

    Women’s Masters League Feb. 24 • High team series: Rouer’s Grand Slam 1,502 • High team game: Clark’s Bar 539 • High series: Sara Mueller 599, Jody Wheat 541, Nicole Sperber 539 • High game: Sara Mueller 211, Mysti VanKirk 209, Nicole Sperber 209 • Split conversions: Doris LaLuzerne 3-7-10 and 3-10, Carol Kroll 5-10 […]

  • Strivers Excel Teams Tumble to Victory

    The Door County YMCA Strivers gymnastics team hosted its annual Flipping in Door County Meet Feb. 29 – March 1 at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA Gymnastics Center. The Excel Silver and Excel Gold teams took first-place trophies by tumbling past seven other YMCA teams from around the state.  Competing on the Strivers Silver team are […]

  • Vikings, Eagles Fall in Regional Finals

    Eagles Fade Late A lost lead late in the game and an insurmountable early deficit ended the seasons of the two remaining Door County boys basketball teams in regional final action Saturday. Southern Door led 59-53 with four minutes, five seconds remaining, only to go scoreless the rest of the way as Kohler rallied to […]

  • 4 Eagles Earn All-Conference Honors

    Judging by the All-Packerland Conference wrestling team, Southern Door looks as though it could have a successful season next year. The conference coaches honored four wrestlers, including state-tournament entrant Grant Englebert at 160 pounds. Alec Guilette (113), Kyle Conard (138) and Riley Phillips (195) also earned All-Conference honors.  Griffin Slezewski, who qualified for the state […]

  • Claflin Crowned Player of the Year

    If there was a season to break the Southern Door boys basketball team’s run of five consecutive Packerland Conference titles, 2019-20 was it. The Eagles lost more than 43 points per game to graduation, and the starting lineup opening night averaged just 22.7 points per game last season. Returning starters Ryan Claflin and Alex Daoust […]

  • Obituary: Janet Eleanor Pallister

    Oct. 29, 1934 – March 9, 2020 Janet Eleanor Pallister, 85, of De Pere and formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died March 9, 2020. She was born in Cornish, Maine, to Charles and Helen (Pease) Bradeen.  On July 22, 1955, she married Richard D. Pallister in the Navy Chapel in Brunswich, Maine. He died Oct. 2, 1990. Janet graduated […]

  • Obituary: Mary Louise Wendt

    March 21, 1938 – March 7, 2020 Mary Louise Wendt, 81, of Sturgeon Bay died at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay. She was born in Sturgeon Bay to Robert and Allouise (Overbeck) Roberts. On Sept. 10, 1960, she married Kenneth Charles Wendt in Sturgeon Bay. After high school, Mary attended St Luke’s Nursing School in Racine, Wisconsin. She […]

  • Obituary: Cynthia Oliver

    May 28, 1938 – March 6, 2020 Cynthia Oliver, 81, died peacefully in her sleep at Good Samaritan Society–Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Cynthia was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Oliver Penn Crose and Anne Nicklin Crose (née Nicklin). She was the second child of three children, with her sister, Rita Sullivan; and brother, Robert Crose. Cynthia […]

  • Obituary: Jean Marie “Jeannie” Wery

    June 7, 1943 – March 9, 2020 Jean Marie “Jeannie” Wery, 76, of Union died at her home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born in Green Bay to Julius and Hazel (Renier) Baudhuin.  On Feb. 10, 1962, she married James G. Wery in Namur. He died April 5, 2018. Jeannie was […]

  • Sunrise Elementary Students Present a Wax Museum March 12

    Sunrise Elementary School fourth graders will present a wax museum on Thursday, March 12 in the multipurpose room from 8:10-8:50 am and 1:50-2:30 pm. Students were able to select from a wide variety of famous people including presidents, authors, sports figures, actors, activists and more. Once selection was completed, students began researching their person and planned […]

  • Obituary: Jan Stewart Sixel

    Dec. 12, 1953 – March 7, 2020 Jan Stewart Sixel, 66, of Sturgeon Bay died at home, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with cancer. He was born to Donald and Pearl Sixel in Algoma.  On Oct. 13, 1973, he married Sue Bouche at St. Hubert’s Church in Rosiere.  Jan worked his entire life farming with […]

  • Obituary: Donald E. Rondou

    July 29, 1932 – March 2, 2020 Donald E. Rondou, 87, aka “Coach,” died at Woodside Manor in Green Bay. He was born in Green Bay as the only child of Marion and Edgar Rondou. Don attended West High School, where he was a star in football, basketball and tennis. While at West High, he excelled […]

  • Obituary: Audrie L. Watkins

    March 24, 1918 – March 6, 2020 Audrie Watkins, 101, of Sturgeon Bay died at Anna’s House in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born in Ellison Bay to Nicoli and Alma (Nelson) Nelson.  On September 23, 1939, she married Eldon Watkins. He died Jan. 10, 1987. Audrie was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church. She made quilts […]