Peninsula Pulse – March 23-30, 2018

In this issue

  • National Shrine Featured on Megyn Kelly TODAY March 28

    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help will get some national attention this week with a Wednesday morning feature on Megyn Kelly TODAY. The focus will be on healings and miracles that have been reported at the shrine in Champion, Wisconsin. “We have such a great story to share with the world from […]

  • NWTC Learning and Innovation Center to Open April 2

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) announced the NWTC Learning and Innovation Center (LIC) in partnership with Nicolet National Bank will open to the public on April 2. “It will be an exciting day not only for the College but also for the northern Door County community,” said Lisa Tetzloff, LIC manager. “We have been looking […]

  • City Approves Granary Move, Discusses Future of Dirt Piles

    The Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator will move to its new home on the east side waterfront Thursday, March 29. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society purchased the Granary from Kiesow Enterprises with plans to move it to the east foot of the Oregon Street Bridge. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved the move at its […]

  • EPA Intervenes in Back Forty Mine Permit

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a federal objection to the issuance of a wetland permit to Aquila Resources by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) for the proposed Back Forty open pit mine on the Menominee River. The EPA cited specific concerns with the proposed project, including deficiencies in the impact analysis, […]

  • Strivers Gymnasts Capture 4 Titles, 2 Team Trophies, 45 Medals

    The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team competed in the YMCA State Tournament this past weekend in Manitowoc. Capturing state titles for the Strivers were Level Seven gymnast Miya Eliyha, XCel Gold gymnast Stevie Routhieaux and Level Two gymnast Sophia Sternard. Eliyha won a gold in the all-around (AA) and on balance beam; Routhieaux won […]

  • Egg Harbor Murder Conspirators Appear in Court

    Two Town of Egg Harbor residents appeared in Door County Circuit Court March 19 on charges that include conspiracy to commit murder. Door County Sheriff Chief Deputy Patrick McCarty said Michael Estevez and Elizabeth Huettl, originally taken into custody in February after delivering heroin to a drug task force informant, were charged with murder conspiracy […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: March 23 – 29

    SEVASTOPOL Track & Field March 27 @ University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 4 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR Baseball March 29 vs. Oconto, 5 pm Softball March 29 vs. Oconto, 5 pm Track & Field March 27 @ University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 4 pm March 29 @ University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 4 pm   STURGEON BAY Track & Field March […]

  • Dandelion is on the Menu for this Clearing Class with Dave LaLuzerne

    Dave LaLuzerne is holding a Dandelion Dinner May 12, 4-6 pm at The Clearing in Ellison Bay. The menu includes:  dandelion pesto on cracker with smoked fish, dandelion wine, ramp and potato soup, dandelion loaf with bacon, dandelion and ramp greens with fresh thyme, and dandelion blossom cake served with roasted dandelion root tea. Hors […]

  • Nicolet Bay 5k Price Increases April 1

    More than 2,100 runners have signed up for the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k, and there’s still time to join the fun before fees increase. Fees for the Nicolet Bay 5k increase $5 April 1. Sign up at Runners in the 5k get a race t-shirt, free beer from Door County […]

  • Door County Short Film Fest Movies Come Back for One Day, April 21

    The Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) announced an expansion of the Door County Short Film Fest to include a reprise showing of movies that were first unveiled at the ninth annual festival in Sister Bay on Feb. 16-17. The new event, scheduled for April 21, 1-8 pm, at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay, […]

  • Trivia: What is singer-songwriter, record producer and dancer Bruno Mars’ birth name?

    Question:  What is singer-songwriter, record producer and dancer Bruno Mars’ birth name? Answer:  Peter Gene Hernandez

  • 2018 County Board Candidate Q&A

    We asked candidates for the April 3 Door County Board of Supervisors election to answer a few questions. District 3 Lora (Marin) Jorgensen, 40, a business/sustainability consultant who also provides freelance marketing services and works as an artist/jeweler. Incumbent Roy Englebert, retired as sales manager for a heavy duty farm and industrial equipment manufacturer. He […]

  • Jordy Nelson Leaves Green Bay After 10 Seasons

    Jordy Nelson’s tenure in Green Bay has come to a close. After spending a decade with the team that selected him in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers cut Nelson to open up salary cap space. Nelson’s departure comes during an offseason of great change for the Packers organization. […]

  • Server of the Week: Kari Brilla

      Kari’s a waitress You really should meet She works at Woldt’s Corner Bar A great place to eat.   She’s fast and efficient And brings you your order With a smile so bright You’ll want to reward her.   Just one or a family She treats all so kind So say hi to Kari […]

  • Demo Day at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Gallery will hold a demo day featuring resident porcelain artists Chad Luberger on March 24. Catch Luberger behind the wheel between 10:30 am and 12 pm creating one-of-a-kind, handthrown ceramics and see his newest collection on display all day. Luberger has spent the winter exploring new texturing techniques, adding dimension and life to […]

  • Bay Ship Announces 2018 Winter Fleet Departures

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has released the following tentative schedule of winter fleet departures. The Roger Blough and Cason J. Callaway are scheduled to leave March 23. Two 1,000-footers will depart on March 24, the Stewart J. Cort and Mesabi Miner. The 728-foot Joseph L. Block is also scheduled to leave March 24. The John G. […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Selects New Executive Director

    The Board of Directors of Midsummer’s Music Ltd. selected Allyson Fleck to be the organization’s next executive director. Current Executive Director Russ Warren will continue working with Midsummer’s Music on marketing materials after he and his partner relocate to Portugal. Fleck, who has played viola with Midsummer’s Music since 2006 and has served as Assistant […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Consider My Candidacy for Gibraltar School Board

    Some of you folks whom I have met since my arrival to Door County may know my story, but many of you undoubtedly do not. It is my second winter here, moving from the very much warmer (but not near as charming) state of Florida. The uprooting of my life for this move to Wisconsin […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 23 – 29

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meet at 4 pm March 27. An informational meeting on Sunset Park/Bradley Lake will be held at 6 pm March 28. County of Door:  The county board meets at 9 am March 27. The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm March 27. Town […]

  • Reps in the News: Manitowoc Residents Protest Marine Sanctuary Rescission

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker was met by dozens of residents demonstrating their support for the former proposed Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary when he showed up Sunday as a guest to the Lincoln Day Dinner for the Manitowoc County Republican Party. People held signs saying “Save Our Sanctuary” in response to Walker rescinding the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Sea Grant Funding is No-Brainer

    An article by Steven Maier appearing March 9 in reveals that the proposed 2019 federal budget would completely eliminate funding for the college Sea Grant program. According to the article, this program with its annual budget of $73 million responds to regional and local problems by engaging faculty at local state universities and colleges […]

  • Climate Corner: Stories You May Not Have Heard

    by Dick Smythe Many of us have read graphic accounts of how climate change is already contributing to significant problems such as intensifying severe weather events, rising sea levels, increasing threats to human health and adverse impacts on biodiversity. There are many other stories – some positive and some negative – that most of us […]

  • Veterans Honored in Ellison Bay March 29

    Last year, President Trump signed into law the “Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017,” establishing March 29 as “National Vietnam War Veterans Day.” Accordingly, all veterans who served in the Armed Forces from Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, as well as their families, will be honored March 29 at the Military Circle […]

  • Book Review: Michael Perry’s ‘Montaigne in Barn Boots’

    In the first sentence of his new book, Montaigne in Barn Boots, Michael Perry attempts to test an electrified pig fencer by seizing it with both hands. Two chapters later, while packing his van for a book-and-performance tour, Perry keeps reminding himself not to forget the cash box. He jumps into his van, heads down […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Trying to Buy Our Votes

    So, who do our elected representatives actually represent? What or who is influencing their decision when they vote on improving local roads vs. building a new library? When they vote to give billions of our tax dollars to a Chinese company, whose interests are on their minds? When they vote for or against reasonable measures […]

  • Seed Swap at Kress Pavilion

    Door County Thrive will hold a “seed swap” April 5, 6 pm at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. A seed swap is a chance for the community to come together to share and trade seeds. This event is open to families, gardeners, farmers and anyone else who wants to network and surround themselves with […]

  • Yoga Classes Available at the Kress Pavilion

    The Egg Harbor Library and Community Center at Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion offers a couple options for yoga classes. Free chair yoga is available March 26 at 11:45 am. Chair yoga is a gentle yoga class, perfect for students with physical challenges that find it difficult to get on and off the floor as […]

  • Farming the Peninsula: The Origins of Farming in Door County

    Once upon a time, wheat was king in Wisconsin. It was more than a cash crop. It served as a medium of exchange and was known to be “good as money.” Planting great fields of wheat did not require large investment in either labor or capital, and there was always a ready market for the […]

  • Honky Tonk Legend Dale Watson Comes to Door County Brewing

    A honky tonk legend is coming to Door County Brewing Co. Music Hall and Taproom on May 6. Dale Watson, a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, will bring his truly unique sound to the Baileys Harbor taproom on Door County Half Marathon weekend in a show sponsored by the Peninsula Pulse and […]

  • Pet Talk: Polydactyl Cats

    Have you ever met a cat with extra toes on his feet? If you are around enough cats chances are you will eventually meet one. I have met a few and always wondered about these multi-toed felines. There is a name for this condition called polydactyl (pronounced pol-ee-dak-til). It is of Greek origin meaning polys […]

  • Sister Bay Planning Second TIF District

    The Village of Sister Bay is looking to develop a second tax increment finance district (TIF) along the southern corridor of Highway 57. The TIF, crafted by former Sister Bay village administrator Bob Kufrin, seeks to finance approximately $1.6 million in sewer and water connections to the proposed wedding barn development on Fieldcrest Road. Kufrin, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Exercise Your Right to Vote

    Voters for the Gibraltar School Board have a unique opportunity this election day on April 3, 2018. Two of the candidates running for a position on the school board have children currently attending Gibraltar Elementary School:  Write-in candidate Raymond Einhorn and vote for Angela Sherman. Both parents also have younger children that will be students […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Ban Assault Weapons

    In response to the most recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida our Wisconsin legislators are preparing to vote on a school safety package. My concerns regarding this vote are: 57,000 voters in Assembly District 42 are currently unrepresented. 173,000 constituents and I in Senate District 1 are unrepresented. The elements of a school safety package under […]

  • Wisconsin Quarantined for Emerald Ash Borer

    The entire state of Wisconsin will be placed under quarantine for emerald ash borer, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced, effective Friday, March 30. Until now, quarantines have been imposed county by county, but now that EAB is in 48 of the state’s 72 counties, officials have decided a statewide quarantine […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Fish Creek Parking Lot

    I find it necessary to defend myself against a “post” concerning the expansion of the boat-trailer parking lot that was published by a fellow board member as a response to a Facebook post. The half-truths and innuendos of impropriety concerning recent events abound and my aim is to address them openly and honestly. Fish Creek […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: March 23 – 29

    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 Expositor March 20, 1874 Families here grease their necks now with hog’s lard and black-strap – No butter in town.   Weekly Expositor Independent March 23 […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents Latest Murder/Mystery Show Starting April 5

    Rogue Theater is about to unveil a mystery dinner show about an 80th birthday party attended by two feuding Irish families trying to get their hands on the Wild Irish Rose Whiskey recipe. Directed by Stuart Champeau and written by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered, takes place at an 80th […]

  • Registration Opens for Crossroads Run

    Registration is now open for the ninth annual Crossroads Trail Run/Walk  2k, 5k, 10k on June 23. The trail run takes place on a 200-acre preserve at Crossroads at Big Creek Learning Preserve in Sturgeon Bay. This chip-timed event is for all ages, all levels of runners and walkers, and a great family event. Every […]

  • Pianist Matt Blair Next Artists for the BEGIN Music Series

    BEGIN is a creative music series organized by William Bradley and Jon Mueller. The series features nationally and internationally known artists working in improvised and other creative approaches to sound and instrumentation. Pianist and composer Matt Blair will perform April 14, 7 pm, as part of the series at the Kress Pavilion at the Egg […]

  • Framed: Postcards to Politicians

    (Left to right) Tori Martinez and Gloria Dougherty at the Postcards to Politicians event March 8 at Cornerstone Pub in Baileys Harbor. Submitted.

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Rebuild Faith in America

    At 91, I have never been so disgusted with our representatives in Washington D.C. and Madison as I am now! Those brave and eloquent young students in Florida who are begging for some sign the adults in their government and country are willing to get behind them and do something positive and definitive following their […]

  • Door Shakespeare Opens Kids Theatre Workshop

    Door Shakespeare has opened registration for Camp Will, a week-long theatre workshop for kids ages 7 to 18. Camp Will is dedicated to the development of communication skills, language and group social skills through the process of creative play and group scene work. Door Shakespeare’s goal is to nurture a young person’s ability to voice […]

  • Questions & Artists: Photographer Carl Corey

    Carl Corey captured his first still image, using a Brownie camera, in 1963. Fifty-five years later, “making photos” continues to drive his life and passions. Corey is an award-winning professional photographer who travels the country “documenting the American cultural landscape.” His work has earned ink in some of photography’s best-known periodicals and been given new […]

  • Lake Michigan Trout Fishing Open Year-round

    The lake trout fishing season on Lake Michigan is now open year-round and the bag limit is five fish per day under rules effective March 17, 2018. The five-bag limit and continuous open season make regulations for lake trout consistent with season structure and bag limits for other Lake Michigan trout and salmon. The rules, […]

  • Door County Yoga to Hold In-studio Retreat

    Door County Yoga is holding the yoga workshop “Chakra Flow & Let Go: Daylong In-studio Retreat,” March 31, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. International yoga instructor Tara Nolan will lead the workshop. The schedule is:  9:20 am – 12 pm, chakra flow (mostly asana) – learn how energy centers in the body and what it […]

  • Manners Matter: Comparisons

    Dear Mary Pat, My children are going to be with my ex-wife and her husband over spring break and I’m having a hard time with it. They are going to an expensive resort and the girls are going to be living like little princesses for eight days. When I have the girls, our vacations consist […]

  • TAP Play’s the Thing Reads to Full House

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of A Trick of the Light, a new comedy by Peter Moore, on March 5 to a capacity crowd. A Trick of the Light was produced as part of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theatre. The play reading set an […]

  • Kitchens and Superintendents Talk School Safety

    Representative Joel Kitchens met with four area superintendents on March 16 to better understand what they need to make their schools safer. The discussion came on the eve of a $100 million school safety package introduced by Governor Scott Walker. Walker’s package did not include any gun control measures and the Senate rejected Democrats’ attempts […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What Happened to Us?

    It is a puzzlement, what we expect from our young people. We want them to learn responsibility, yet we give them so little free rein. We want them to think for themselves, as long as they don’t stray too far from our own opinions. We want them to be respectful of their elders, yet what […]

  • Ida Lupino: An Actor, Writer and Director of Emotional Honesty

    One of the tautest, toughest examples of the always masculine film noir genre was the work of a woman by the name of Ida Lupino. The year was 1953 and the title is The Hitch-Hiker, a 71-minute tightly coiled tale of two average guys on a fishing trip who make the mistake of picking up […]

  • Farming the Peninsula: Series Explores Challenges of Agriculture in Northeast Wisconsin

    Kewaunee County farmer Lee Kinnard is one of the most dynamic personalities you are going to come across in any field. He jokingly refers to farming as “a disease passed on from generation to generation.” But it doesn’t take long to learn this man loves his job and believes in his responsibility as a steward […]

  • The Bestseller List: March 23, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin The Power, by Naomi Alderman HARDCOVER NONFICTION What Are We Doing Here?: Essays, by Marilynne Robinson Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann […]

  • TAP Kickoffs the 2018 Season April 5 with “Gray’s Anatomy”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) presents its first show of the season, Gray’s Anatomy by Spalding Gray, April 5-22. The play features Doug Mancheski and is directed by Robert Boles. In middle age, Spalding Gray (played by Mancheski) has entered “the Bermuda Triangle of health,” that place where the body begins to break down in alarming […]

  • Outdoor Options for Local Spring Breakers

    Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor-supported preserve offers education, conducts research and provides outdoor experiences for learners of all ages. During Spring Break, Crossroads will offer several family programs so different generations can get in touch with nature together. These programs are free and open to the public. On March 24 at 2 pm, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: HELP of Door County Commends Door County Students

    HELP of Door County commends and stands with Door County area high school students who joined with others all across Wisconsin and the US to demand common sense gun reform from their elected officials.  What gives us great hope was observing these students join with others all across Wisconsin and the US to demand common […]

  • By the Numbers: Wisconsin Agriculture

    1 The state’s ranking in American, cheddar and total cheese production, as well as dry whey for human consumption, milk goat inventory, mink pelts produced, corn harvested for silage, snap beans for processing and cranberry production. $13.30 The average hourly wage rate of all Wisconsin farm workers. 14 The percentage of the nation’s milk supply […]

  • Cheers!: Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide!

    Here was a bad idea – picking up a sixer of two different Wisconsin craft lagers, one a Czech-style pilsner and the other a German-style pilsner, and then deciding to sample them together. Who does that? Aren’t you just setting yourself up for failure? Aren’t you asking for a good punch in the face? There’s […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: March 23, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “You’re not sensitive. You’re just a big baby with gray hair.” “I just try not to be promiscuous with my hugs.” “I’m […]

  • Door to Nature: The Uncommon Common Loon

    A favorite bird of many people living in the North Country rides the toes of oncoming winter south as the lakes freeze up. Come late March these same magnificent divers follow closely on the heels of spring as it advances through our state, leaving melted openings on the ice-covered bodies of water. Loons, like most […]

  • State News: School Safety, CAFOs, Foxconn

    Deal Close on School Safety Plan Republican lawmakers at the Capitol on Tuesday appeared to move closer to a deal on Gov. Scott Walker’s school safety proposals. The Senate passed the bill 28-4 Tuesday that would fund a $100 million grant program for schools to do things like make safety-related upgrades to buildings and train […]

  • Door County January Room Tax Up 5.4 Percent

    Room tax collections in January were up 5.4 percent from the same month in 2017. While the increase is not monetarily significant, amounting to just $3,640, the improvement is important in a month that registered a decline between the past two years. The City of Sturgeon Bay made up almost one third of the gains […]

  • Birch Creek Hires Marketing and Finance Manager

    Birch Creek Music Performance announces the hiring of Emily Maher as marketing manager and Carol Boudreau as finance manager. Their experience spans a range of skills that will help Birch Creek meet the needs of students and audiences on its Egg Harbor campus, and provide the 43-year-old summer music academy with expertise in the areas […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Brenna Zuehlke State Champion Powerlifter

    The Sturgeon Bay Powerlifting Club has its first State Champion in Sturgeon Bay High School junior Brenna Zuehlke, who won the 165-pound weight class with a 771-pound total. Her squat of 286 pounds tied the state record and her total broke the state record by more than 20 pounds. Submitted.

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: March 15, 2018

    High Series:  Tyler Adams 713, Brian Tourmo 675, Leif Mickelson 659 High Game:  Brett Anschutz 245, Tyler Adams 244, Brian Tourmo 238 High Team Series:  Viking 2,303 High Team Game:  Viking 833

  • Obituary: Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Vail

    Elizabeth (Betty) Vail died Friday, March 16 at the age of 95 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She was born Dec. 22, 1922 in St. Paul, Minn. and raised in Minneapolis. She married Malcolm (Weed) Vail on October 23, 1942. After living in Geneva, Illinois with their three daughters for 50 years, she and Malcolm moved to their beloved […]

  • Obituary: Catherine Ann Morrow

    Catherine Ann Morrow, 73, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday evening, March 16, 2018 at St. Mary Hospital in Green Bay. She was born July 17, 1944 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of George and Cecelia (Wetak) Morrow. Catherine graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1964 and went to work for Milwaukee Shoe Co. […]

  • Obituary: James ‘Jimmy’ William Baudhuin

    James “Jimmy” William Baudhuin, 66, died March 15, 2018 while at his home in Cadott, Wis. Jimmy was born September 21, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay to William “Bill” and Marion (Haberli) Baudhuin. He spent most of his life in Chippewa Falls and Cadott. Jimmy was most happy when going for a car ride, while eating […]

  • Obituary: Shirley D. Nundahl

    Shirley D. Nundahl, 95, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died March 14, 2018 at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers. She had been living in Manitowoc the last four years. Shirley was born Feb. 28, 1923 in Manitowoc, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Van Dreese) Weber. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School where she […]

  • Obituary: Sgt. Patrick Harry Eaton

    Retired City of Milwaukee police officer, Sgt. Patrick Harry Eaton, 80, of the Town of Jacksonport, died  at home early Wednesday morning, March 14, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born Dec. 22, 1937 in Winona, Minn., the son of Thomas and Julianna (Zomok) Eaton. Pat’s family moved to Cleveland and lived […]

  • Obituary: Doris Marie Neuville

    Doris Marie Neuville, 88, died on March 13 at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay. She was born to Adolph and Lucille (Gillespie) Kozlovsky on Dec. 29, 1929. Doris lived in Sturgeon Bay her entire life. On Oct. 14, 1950 she married James Neuville. They made their home on Glidden Drive until his death on […]

  • Obituary: Jon Hollingshead

    Jon Hollingshead, 77, of the Town of Sevastopol, left this earthly world March 11, 2018, overlooking his meadow and woods. He was born Aug. 7, 1940 in Waukegan, Ill. to John and Frances (Campbell) Hollingshead. Jon grew up in Zion, Ill., the oldest of three children. Jon graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School in 1958 […]

  • Obituary: Roger A. Krause

    Roger A. Krause, of Fish Creek, 69, died peacefully March 8, 2018. He was born Aug. 1, 1948 in Sturgeon Bay to Alvin “Itsie” and the late, Janet Krause. Roger is survived by his children, Troy (Debi) Krause, Laura(Jason) and Sean Krause. Grandfather to Alyssa, McKenzie, Isabelle, Jason Jr and Nero. Roger is survived by […]

  • Door County Medical Center Birth: March 12, 2018

    Jason and Alexis Fuller, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born March 12, 2018. Paternal grandparents are Marilyn and Bill Beachler, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Bobbi Fuller, Sturgeon Bay.  

  • Featured Pet: Luther

    This week the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus would like readers to meet Luther. He’s a four-year-old, domestic shorthair, white/orange cat. He’s been at the shelter since Jan. 22, 2018. Luther is very sweet and loves to hang out in his cubby. He will come out for attention and give you affection once he […]

  • Tutors Needed for Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County, Literacy Door County

    Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County and Literacy Door County are in need of volunteer tutors. There are adults in the community who are unable to get a job, understand emergency signs, read prescription labels, or help their children with their homework. Tutors help adults with reading, writing and English speaking skills. All training is provided. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Announces St. Patrick’s Day Parade Winners

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center announces 2018 St. Patrick’s Day parade winners. More than 25 businesses, clubs and organizations dressed in green, decorated floats, and marched throughout the streets of Sturgeon Bay on March 17. Hundreds of locals and visitors lined the streets to witness the Irish spirit in the city. Plenty of freebies and […]

  • Wisconsin Satsang Society Sponsors Chanting, Sacred Sound Session

    On March 24, experience chanting HU (a sacred sound and ancient mantra), contemplative time and spiritual conversation with others of like heart at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 2-3 pm. Sponsored by Wisconsin Satsang Society, HU is a way to discover a higher form of creativity, inner peace, spiritual self-discovery, as well as healing of the […]

  • Door County Medical Center Celebrates Donate Life Month

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) invites the community to their main entrance April 2 as they kick off Donate Life Month with a statewide Donate Life flag raising ceremony, followed by a moment of silence. The Donate Life flag will be raised at 10:08 am, which recognizes that one donor can save eight lives. Afterwards, […]

  • Door County Dentist Travels to Haiti to Help Set Up Clinic

    Members from two northeastern Wisconsin dental clinics partnered with the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay – Sister Maria Marciano Projects to set-up and provide care at the first permanent dental clinic in Los Cacaos, Haiti. Dr. Chris Hansen of Two Rivers Family Dental and three members of his practice, along with Dr. […]

  • Sunset Elementary School to Offer 4K Montessori Classroom

    Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, Sunset Elementary School will offer a Montessori-based classroom for 4k students. The 4k Montessori classroom will be led by Gwen Gregory, a Sunset Elementary 4k teacher with special training and experience in Montessori education practices. Two information and registration sessions are planned for parents to learn more about the […]

  • Next CPR Class at Sister Bay Fire Station is April 12

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The next class is April 12, 6-10 pm at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road. The class teaches […]

  • Southern Door Schools Host Fine Arts Festival April 12

    The Southern Door Elementary and Middle School presents the 18th annual Fine Arts Festival on April 12, 5-8 pm. This night is an art exhibition, open house and a celebration of the visual and performing arts. The student artwork on display in the main hallways of the Elementary and Middle School is the heart of […]

  • ‘Civility Matters’ Event to Provide Tools for Effective Civic Dialogue

    The Door County Civility Project and Write On, Door County have partnered for the “Civility Matters” event April 18, 5-7 pm at Stone Harbor Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. The program begins at 5:30 pm with keynote speaker, Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, author of six books including Talking Together: Getting beyond Polarization through Civil Dialogue. […]

  • Community Health Program to Give ‘Two Views of Parkinson’s’

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “A Reflection in the Mirror – Two Views of Parkinson’s” on April 22, 4 pm at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. The speaker is Bonnie Mirkiewicz, RN, BSN, certified legal nurse consultant, and currently serving Stella Maris Parish. Northern Door Health & […]

  • Registration Open for Walk to Mary Pilgrimage

    The Walk to Mary will begin its annual pilgrimage from the Shrine of St. Joseph at Old St. Joseph Church at St. Norbert College in De Pere to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion on May 5. Registration is open. More than 1,000 pilgrims have made the journey annually since […]

  • Vendors Needed for Open Door Pride Event

    Open Door Pride is looking for vendors of all kinds and stakeholders to help support their second annual event, scheduled for June 23, 11 am – 4 pm at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. In addition to this event, Open Door Pride are striving toward coordinating events year round to build a strong LGBTQ community […]

  • Wisconsin Lions Camp to Hold Annual Hustle S’more Run/Walk Aug. 19

    The Wisconsin Lions Camp, owned and operated by the Wisconsin Lions Foundation Inc., is holding its ninth annual Hustle S’more Run/Walk Aug. 18 to benefit its camp program. The 11-week summer camping program is provided free of charge to Wisconsin youth and adults. Camping sessions are scheduled for youth and adults who are blind or […]

  • Gibraltar Vikings at Disney World

    The Gibraltar High School choir and band traveled to Disney World March 15. The choir is pictured here performing on March 16. Submitted.

  • NexGen Door County Seeks Nominations for Young Professional Awards

    NexGen Door County will host the second annual ypAwards April 12 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. This year, the young professional awards have expanded to two categories:  Rising Star for professionals ages 30 and younger, and Shining Star for mid-career professionals between the ages of 31 and 40. Both awards consider professional achievement, community involvement, […]

  • Door County Interiors Introduces Fair Trade ‘Kindness Korner’

    Door County Interiors, located two miles south of Egg Harbor on Highway 42, has a new area within the store – Kindness Korner. The Kindness Korner will offer fair trade products crafted by artisans in underprivileged countries. Purchasing fair trade products helps to provide sustainability within many communities throughout the world. Income earned by these […]

  • Instrument Builder, Improv Musician Plans Door County Show

    Hal Rammel, dressed in head-to-toe black, faces the audience from behind a table. In his right hand, two wire mallets dangle at 45-degree angles, forming an upside down V. On the table, hundreds of wooden and metal rods jut out from three wooden artist palettes. With the flick of a wrist, he sweeps the wire […]

  • 2017 Door County Room Tax Collection Up 4.2 Percent from 2016

    The Door County Tourism Zone Commission finalized 2017 year-end reporting, and concluded 2017 room tax collection is up 4.2 percent from 2016. In 2017 there were 1,273,109 rooms available for overnight stays compared to 1,249,681 in 2016. Door County visitors filled 560,968 rooms in 2017 compared to 553,470 in 2016. Occupancy in Door County for […]

  • U.S. Cellular Offers High-Speed Internet Services to Door County

    U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) introduced an enhanced high-speed internet service offering for Door County residents, bringing fast internet speeds with plug and play installation to local residents’ homes or offices. The wireless carrier has data plans to meet a variety of needs for families and businesses, and the service can be added on to their […]

  • Steve Bodart Elected to Dairy Business Association Board of Directors

    The Dairy Business Association (DBA) has elected a senior dairy consultant to its board of directors. Steve Bodart, who has been with Compeer Financial for 16 years, was elected by the group’s board on March 12. At Compeer, Bodart’s areas of expertise include budget scenario development, financial and production analysis on dairy and custom heifer […]

  • Bruce Low Completes WAHI Training Seminars

    Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, attended the spring training seminar of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI) on March 9 and 10 in Stevens Point. He successfully completed course studies in “Building Durability Issues with Masonry Cladding,” “Attic Ventilation,” “Drone Regulation and Use,” “WAHI News: Arbitration,”and “Defect.” Low is […]