Peninsula Pulse – March 3-10, 2017

In this issue

  • Southern Door Announces Middle School Wrestling Tourney March 9

    Southern Door invites the community to a four-team tournament titled the “Talon Tussle.” Southern Door is hosting Oconto Falls-Abrams, Red Smith-Edison (Green Bay) and Luxemburg-Casco for head-to-head dual matches against each team. For 8th graders, it will be their last team event prior to them entering the high school ranks. Wrestling begins at 4 pm […]

  • Owl-O-Rama, St. Patrick’s Parade & More Weekend Plans

    Door County celebrates nocturnal birds, Simon and Garfunkel, and St. Patrick’s Day this weekend! Friday, March 10 Owl-O-Rama Join the staff of The Ridges and Open Door Bird Sanctuary for a weekend of celebrating these nocturnal birds of prey. Activities range from night hikes, crafts and workshops to live birds and a taxidermist demo. 10 […]

  • Sawyer Hotel Developer Disappointed Mediation Not Scheduled

    Sawyer Hotel Developer Bob Papke has expressed disappointment that mediation to resolve the westside waterfront property matter is not scheduled. Rep. Joel Kitchens had agreed to serve as moderator but has been unable to get both sides to agree on a meeting date and time. Papke reminded everyone that the City of Sturgeon Bay asked him to […]

  • Lynn Schuster Leads Reiki Class at Saguaro Day Spa

    On March 5, Saguaro Day Spa will hold a Reiki Level 1 class, led by Lynn Schuster. The class runs from 10 am to 5 pm and students are asked to arrive by 9:45 am. Reiki is a type of hands-on bodywork that preserves health and fights disease by using the energy system or the […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: March 3, 2017

    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? “Ow is not the right word to say.” “You have to be careful with rose flavor. It can either taste like soap […]

  • Gibraltar Senior Amber Kelly Organizes Domestic Violence Program

    One in three women and one in four men are victims of domestic violence. These staggering statistics suggest that many individuals in our community have suffered or are suffering, often in silence. On March 28 at 7 pm the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek will host “Stand by Me: Creating Support for Victims of […]

  • Alaskan Brewing Smoked Porter

    Cheers!: Smoke ’Em If You Got ’Em!

    I was eagerly eyeing a bottle of brown sour ale when my eyes were distracted by heavily branched cervidae (elk? caribou?) parading across the label of a bomber of 2016 Smoked Porter from the Alaskan Brewing Co. Sorry, sour brown, but I’ll have to see you later because it has been way, way too long […]

  • Caleb Frostman. Len Villano.

    New DCEDC Leader Inspired by County’s Engagement

    Eighty-seven days into his job as only the second executive director of the nearly three-decade old Door County Economic Development Corp. (DCEDC), Caleb Frostman said he is inspired by the engagement and passion of the people of Door County. “I don’t know if I’ve been anywhere like this with people as enthusiastic and engaged,” he […]

  • Tara Pierre Hosts Coffee Club for Women

    Tara Pierre, local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club for women on March 8 at 8 am at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay. The coffee club is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update on the stock market and the economy in a relaxed environment. […]

  • Unity Announces Two New Volunteer Orientation Sessions

    Unity, Northeast Wisconsin’s leader in end-of-life care, announces two upcoming New Volunteer Orientation sessions for community members willing to share their time and talents. Unity’s Volunteer Services Department works with individuals on a personal basis to find a meaningful way for them to assist with a variety of supportive services that are offered to patients, […]

  • Cranberries: Wisconsin’s Other King Commodity

    Most farm-focused talk in the Dairyland is focused around cheese, but let’s not forget the other agriculture commodity that reigns supreme in our state: the cranberry. Wisconsin is far and away the largest cranberry producer in the United States, producing more than double the next top-producing state, Massachusetts. The state also produces nearly twice as […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Leave the Room Tax Alone

    As one of the original members of the Door County Tourism Zone Commission, I must express my dismay at the article “Can Room Tax Support Our State Parks?” by Jackson Parr in the Feb. 24 issue of the Pulse. It is imperative to realize the success of the current room tax ordinance in Door County, […]

  • County Earns Grant to Clean Up Phosphorus in Watershed

    The Door County Soil and Water Conservation Dept., has been awarded a $53,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support reduction of phosphorus on the Sugar, Silver and Renard Creek watersheds. The department will add $70,000 to that effort from its operating budget and grants.

  • Deer. Jerry Lewis.

    Deer Advisory Council to Review Quota Levels

    Beginning March 13, County Deer Advisory Councils (CDAC) will review deer population data and other key information in order to develop preliminary antlerless quota and permit level recommendations on public and private lands within their counties. Council meetings will also determine if any additional deer hunting opportunities beyond the normal seasons may be offered in […]

  • Clipper's Mate Salon Team

    Clipper’s Mate Salon Announces Grand Re-Opening

    The Clipper’s Mate Salon, now Door County’s largest full-service hair and nail salon with more than 18 stylists and five customer service representatives, is excited to announce their grand re-opening on March 13. The Clipper’s Mate and Yankee Clipper Hair Salons combine into the Clipper’s Mate Salon location resulting in an exciting complete remodel and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Rep. Kitchens Opposed to Earlier School Start Date

    A bill is currently circulating in the state legislature that would allow school districts to begin classes earlier than Sept. 1. I am opposed to this legislation. The current start date, which has been in place for 17 years, is a perfect balance between educational and economic priorities. As a father of three Wisconsin public […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: As of Feb. 23, 2017

    High Series: Brett Anschutz 729, Jason Daubner 714, Tyler Adams 637 High Game: Brett Anschutz 279, Tyler Adams 259, Jason Daubner 250 High Team Game: Alexander’s 969 High Team Series: Alexander’s 2,562  

  • Country Ovens Celebrates 30 Years of Cherry De-Lite

    Country Ovens, Ltd. is celebrating 30 years of Door County dried cherries with Cherry De-Lite. Mike and Kathy Johnson are farmers from the Clay Banks area. Kathy purchased a Ronco food dehydrator from a garage sale and began to experiment with drying the Door County Montmorency Tart Cherry. After the first batch, Mike and Kathy […]

  • Water Quality Presentation in Algoma March 30

    A presentation by Kewaunee CARES on what has been found by researchers in Kewaunee and Door County water and sediment samples taken from local rivers and waterways will be held at Algoma Elementary School auditorium, 514 Fremont St. The presentation will be held at 6:30 pm on March 30.

  • Door County Medical Center Announces Spring 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

    Door County Medical Center is happy to announce the 2017 spring session of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. This popular eight-week program, led by Barbara Wulf, cultivates the practice of Mindfulness Meditation – a special way of paying attention to present-moment experience. Mindfulness can lead to greater health and well-being, including the ability to feel […]

  • Democratic Party of Door County Will Host Open House

    The Democratic Party of Door County will host an open house/meet-and-greet on March 14 at 6 pm in the main floor conference room of the Birchwood Lodge, 337 Hwy. 57, Sister Bay. There will be information/discussion on progressive issues: outreach/allies, clean water, Thrive Door County, local elections and women’s rights/issues. It’s free of charge and […]

  • Ernest Schumacher

    The Economist Who Believed Conservation Made Sense: Remembering Ernst Schumacher’s Small Is Beautiful

    Ernst Schumacher would probably be surprised that his book, Small Is Beautiful, published back in 1973, would become recognized as one of the most influential books since World War Two. His point was that conservation makes perfect economic sense. Schumacher (1911-1977) might have been mistaken for a Wisconsin native, were it not for his German […]

  • Christine Zimonick

    Peace Frequency Community Hosts “Peace in the Village”

    The Peace Frequency Community, a Door County group gaining greater local following, is hosting “Peace in the Village,” an afternoon of music, reflection and a guided sound meditation. After a well-attended first event in Sturgeon Bay last December, their second public event takes place March 5 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall with unassigned seating […]

  • County Board Recognizes Friends of Door County Park System

    At its Feb. 24 meeting, the Door County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution in appreciation of the Friends of the Door County Park System. The resolution detailed the many things the Friends group does for the county parks, including raising funds for everything from equipment for the cave tours at Horseshoe Bay Cave to […]

  • Public Comment Sought on Management Plans for State Natural Areas

    Draft management plans for 13 State Natural Areas located in south-central Wisconsin and the Door County Peninsula are available for public comment through March 10, 2017. State Natural Areas protect outstanding examples of Wisconsin’s native landscape of natural communities, significant geological formations and archeological sites and protect some of Wisconsin’s rarest natural community types, geological […]

  • Southern Door Fifth Graders Featured on WBAY TV Telethon

    On March 5 at 9 am, the Southern Door Fifth Graders will be featured on the Cerebral Palsy (CP) Telethon on WBAY TV. In addition to performing individual selections from their recent fifth grade musical, they will once again present the community’s donation to CP. During the past 35 years as part of their service […]

  • By the Numbers: What Has Happened on March 3

    All of these events took place on March 3. 1634 The first American tavern opens, in Boston. 1791 The first U.S. Internal Revenue act, taxing distilled spirits and carriages, is enacted. 1794 Richard Allen founds the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 1801 David Emanuel, America’s first Jewish governor, takes office in Georgia. 1805 The Louisiana-Missouri Territory […]

  • Trivia: Which of the 50 states has the longest official name?

    Question: Which of the 50 states has the longest official name? Answer: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: March 3, 2017

    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 6, 1874 With much gratification we learn that F.B. Gardner has made an amicable arrangement with his creditors by which the proceedings in bankruptcy […]

  • Charles Woodson

    Packers’ Free Agency: A Look Back

    The excitement of Super Bowl LI and its improbable finish, complete with a New England comeback to give the Patriots the overtime victory, marked the end of the 2016 NFL season. While the Patriots bask in the glory of winning their fifth NFL Championship, all 32 NFL teams will soon start their planning for their […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge Dinner

    Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge to Hold 82nd Annual Steamboat Dinner

    The members of the Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge (H.S. Baird#174) will present the 82nd Annual Steamboat Dinner on March 11, 4 – 7 pm. Included in the meal is roast beef, turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetable, baked beans, coleslaw, gravy, rolls, pie a la mode and a beverage. Last year 944 meals were served, with 407 […]

  • Jason Feldman to Share Gardening Tips and Tricks

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association will present “Tools, Tricks, Tried and True” on March 7 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. This program is free and open to the public. Jason Feldman, of Jason Feldman Landscapes LLC, will share some of the tools he uses that make gardening easier, […]

  • Roy Lukes

    Door to Nature: The Lady of the Woods

    The tree that really impressed us on our brisk early March hike had us looking up at its white beauty against a crystal clear azure blue sky. It was the paper birch. The manner in which this tree’s whippy, supple branches and twigs angle so sharply skyward tends to indicate the great flexibility the trees […]

  • Learn More About Travel Requirements at the Fish Creek Post Office Passport Fair

    There will be a passport fair at the Fish Creek Post Office on March 11, 8-11 am. Attend to learn more about travel requirements for U.S. citizens or to apply for a U.S. passport and get a picture taken. For passport forms, visit For more information, call 920.868.3051. Bring a birth certificate, driver’s license […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: March 3, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball March 3 – Regional @ Algoma, 7 pm SOUTHERN DOOR Boys Basketball March 3 – Regional vs. Denmark, 7 pm STURGEON BAY Boys Basketball March 3 – Regional vs. Wrightstown, 7 pm To stay up-to-date with the WIAA 2017 Boys Basketball Tournament, visit

  • Manners Matter: Neighborly Conduct

    Dear Mary Pat, My neighbor is always borrowing things from us and usually forgets to bring things back. Sometimes it’s something like a couple of eggs, and that’s no big deal. I don’t expect him to replace them, but when it’s for something that I need – like my snowblower or rake or chainsaw, I […]

  • Framed. Feeding Birds.

    Framed: Feeding the Birds

    Tansy and son Avery Lederhaus feeding the chickadees in Peninsula State Park. Photo by Brian Lederhaus.

  • How We Say I’m Sorry :(

    Is it a telephone or a television? That was the fundamental question I heard Harvard Professor Robert Putnam ask nearly 20 years ago when pondering this new thing called the “internet.” He had come to speak with a gathering of community foundation executives to ask for assistance (and funding) for his largest-ever study of civic […]

  • Free Tech Help Session at Southern Door School March 16

    Southern Door School is offering a free community tech help Session at 9:30 am Thursday, March 16. Do you have questions about Facebook and other social media? What about how to use your smartphone, cellphone or iPad? How about protecting your safety and privacy online? Student tech ambassadors will be on hand in the high […]

  • Community Keeps Pressure on Gibraltar School Board

    At the Feb. 27 Gibraltar School Board meeting, community members kept up the pressure the school board has felt the past few meetings. While the board did discuss staff morale and a past survey, some parents are still dissatisfied with the results. During the opening public comment section, board president Mark Weborg strayed from the […]

  • Jay Whitney. Len Villano.

    Jay Whitney Performs at DCA’s Fireside Lobby

    On Saturday, March 4 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a concert in the intimate Fireside Lobby by Jay Whitney and an assortment of his friends. Whitney has performed professionally in Door County and beyond for more than 30 years. Performing a mix of blues originals and classics, Whitney’s guitar and vocal […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Politics of Water

    I was interested in Representative Gallagher’s “Save the Bay” meeting and liked that he asked everyone to “check their politics at the door” in order to solve water quality issues in northeastern Wisconsin. Why didn’t he follow his own advice when he voted on the House Resolution which nullified the Stream Protection Act, thus allowing […]

  • The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Will Hold Traditional Lenten Season

    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help will hold a traditional Lenten season with Stations of the Cross, a Tenebrae service and the Triduum leading up to the celebration of the resurrection of Christ on Easter. “The 40 days of Lent call our attention to prayer, repentance and recommitment, culminating with the Easter […]

  • Science Snippet: Human Growth Hormone Injections

    A disturbing finding has recently come to light regarding human growth hormone injections. Between 1958 and 1985 around 30,000 people worldwide received such injections. Many of these were children who received the injections to stimulate muscle growth. The hormone extracts were derived from pituitary glands of thousands of cadavers. Now we know that some batches […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: As of Feb. 27, 2017

    STANDINGS As of Feb. 27, 2017 A League, W-L Music Masters DJs, 35-7 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 31-11 Some Spike It Hot, 27-15 The P.E.S.T.S., 22-20 To Be Determined, 11-31 The Rads, 1-41 B League, W-L Red Room, 36-6 Econo Double Baggers, 35-7 Door County Coffee, 29-13 Bay Ship Sharks, 25-17 Hatco Serve-Rites, 20-22 Institute Saloon, […]

  • Gallagher Named Chair of Task Force Denying Terrorists Entry

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker had some advice for the GOP on Feb. 24: put up or shut up. The words from Walker followed remarks made by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to CNBC regarding tax reform and his “aggressive” August timeline. When asked how the Republicans could avoid any potential problems, Walker told CNBC’s Squawk […]

  • Dr. Young-Im Lee

    Dr. Young-Im Lee Talks Female Politicians at DCA Lecture Series

    On March 4 at 10 am, Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) Distinguished Lecture Series will offer a lecture titled “The Global Trend of Female Political Leaders around the World: How does the U.S. Measure Up?” The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Young-Im Lee, visiting assistant professor of political science at St. Norbert College. Lee will […]

  • Inn at Cedar Crossing and Mojo Rosa’s Partner with United Way During March

    During March, the Inn at Cedar Crossing in Sturgeon Bay and Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor are partnering with United Way of Door County. At the Inn at Cedar Crossing, $2 from every dinner entrée purchased in March will be donated to United Way. They are located at 336 Louisiana St. For more information, call […]

  • The Good and Bad of Walker’s Budget

    Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2017-19 budget offers a mix of good news and bad news. The good is that it projects increased state revenues and decreased Medicaid costs, a big driver of state spending in recent years. The not-so good is that it spends all new revenues and more, leaving the state with a minimal […]

  • Fish Creek Begins Work on New Beach

    After Town of Gibraltar board members walked through the newly expanded beach property on Feb. 22, they met to discuss plans for the lot. While the board hopes to have the property open to the public by the summer, managing zoning changes and working with the Department of Transportation (DOT) on highway resurfacing plans has complicated […]

  • Findy Dory

    DCA Screens “Finding Dory”

    On March 3 at 6:30 pm, Door Community Auditorium will present a screening of last year’s popular animated feature Finding Dory. Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from […]

  • Forestville Mill Pond Plan Among DNR Water Quality Grantees

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has awarded 215 grants in 67 counties totaling more than $3.1 million for projects to improve water quality and aquatic habitat. The grants include $22,013 to the Door County Soil and Land Conservation Dept. for a Forestville Mill Pond Comprehensive Lake Management Plan. Beginning in March, watershed data will […]

  • Northern Door YMCA Offers Virtual Dementia Tour

    On March 3, 9:30 am to 4 pm, the Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered at the Northern Door YMCA, in partnership with Door County Medical Center, and volunteers from the Northern Door Health and Wellness Ministry, and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The Virtual Dementia Tour, created by Atlanta-based Second Wind Dreams, is the only scientifically […]

  • Door County Campground Featured on “Discover Wisconsin”

    Six of Wisconsin’s coolest campgrounds will be featured on an upcoming episode of Discover Wisconsin. The nation’s longest-running tourism TV show is showcasing a handful of local camping destinations and the little things that make them stand out from your average campground. The episode, called “Destination Camp-cation,” airs March 11-12 and was produced in partnership […]

  • Door County Humane Society. Ray.

    Featured Pet: Ray

    This week’s featured pet is Ray, a seven-year-old feline currently living at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS). He recently came into the shelter as a stray and is now looking for a loving family to call his own. Ray is known for his handsome gray and white coat and affectionate personality. He enjoys the […]

  • New Fund Available for Student Athletes

    The newly established Mike Kaye Athletic Fund will help financially struggling families provide the necessary equipment for their children, ages four to 18, to safely participate in athletics. The Mike Kaye Athletic Fund was recently formed in memory of Mike Kaye, who was a huge supporter of county athletics and giving back to the community. […]

  • Sport Standings: As of Feb. 27, 2017

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Feb. 27 Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Kewaunee, 13-1, 20-4, .929 Southern Door, 12-2, 18-5, .857 Algoma, 9-5, 10-14, .643 Gibraltar, 8-6, 16-8, .571 Green Bay N.E.W., 8-6, 13-10, .571 Oconto, 4-10, 12-12, .286 Sturgeon Bay, 2-12, 2-20, .143 Sevastopol, 0-14, 1-18, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

    The Republican Congress has begun the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called Obamacare, supposedly to save money. As a physician, I am concerned that this will backtrack on the progress we’ve made to provide all in our country with health care insurance. In Wisconsin alone, 400,000+ people will lose coverage; there […]

  • Gerald Rex. Server of the Week.

    Server of the Week: Gerald Rex

    Surely you recognize this very deserving Server of the Week: It’s Gerald Rex, Main Street Market’s Jack of all trades! He’s been a loyal employee of this local fixture for 25 years Bagging groceries, stocking shelves and coming to customers’ aid.   Outside of these aisles, he serves as a volunteer firefighter Dedicated to saving […]

  • Around the Corner with John McGivern

    Auditorium to Host Screening of Public Television Episode “Fish Creek & Ephraim”

    Join Wisconsin Public Television for a free community premiere screening of the “Fish Creek & Ephraim” episode of the hit public television show Around the Corner With John McGivern. Come meet John McGivern, learn about the show’s production, and see Fish Creek & Ephraim — two communities that offer a “wonderful Door County experience” according […]

  • Luke Chevalier

    Luke Chevalier Joins Tweak Social Media & Marketing Team

    Tweak Social Media & Marketing has announced that Luke Chevalier has joined the team as account manager & web specialist. Chevalier is tasked with spearheading the development of Tweak’s Green Bay office. He joins Tweak with a wealth of experience helping small businesses. For the past five years, he has worked as an indirect sales […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 3 – 10

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on March 7. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm on March 9. County of Door: The Airport & Parks Committee meets at 8:30 am on March 8. The IS Committee meets at 2 pm on March 9. Town of […]

  • The Cat's Pajamas

    A Cappella Group, The Cat’s Pajamas, Visits the DCA

    The Cat’s Pajamas, a high energy professional a cappella group based out of Branson, Missouri, will perform at the Door Community Auditorium on Friday, March 10 at 7 pm, as part of their 10th annual Music in Schools Tour. This tour brings student choral clinics, school assemblies, and evening shows to communities across the nation […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Expert Care at DCMC

    I recently spent a couple of amazing days – not in Cancún, Mexico – but rather at Door County Medical Center (DCMC) under the expert guidance of Dr. Dan Tomaszewski, Phil Bryan and the crack hip replacement team assembled there! From thorough pre-op guidance from Veronica Behme and others to the wonderful post-op care and […]

  • Cynthea Ploor

    Cynthea Ploor Joins the Door County Adventure Center Team

    Door County Adventure Center is excited to announce that Cynthea Ploor has joined the team as the new sales & marketing manager. Ploor is hoping to use her background in marketing and business management to promote all aspects of Door County Adventure Center. In addition to team building and leadership development, she will focus on […]

  • Hidden Treasures: Peninsula Players Presents ‘Salvage’ Reading

    On March 6, Peninsula Players Theatre explores the mysterious world of collectible shops and the difference between want and need with a reading of award-winning Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier’s Salvage. Salvage is set in a Detroit collectibles shop owned by Jason Byrnes, a shy, quirky, down-on-his-luck businessman known for his love of the treasures that […]

  • Tenley Koehler & Vicki Dantoin will Present the Educational Program “Cancer Clear & Simple”

    Tenley Koehler of UW Extension and Vicki Dantoin from the Public Health Department will present the educational program “Cancer Clear & Simple” in partnership with Door County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) on March 15, 1 – 4 pm, at the Peninsula Room of the Government Center, 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay. Another […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Questioning Kewaunee’s LWCC Leadership

    For years it has been obvious to the public that an elected official and appointed chairman of the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee, John Pagel, has more to gain (or more to lose) over groundwater protection than the typical Kewaunee County dairy farmer. This is based on the simple fact that his operation […]

  • Obituary: Patrick Pflieger

    Patrick L. Pflieger, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed peacefully at home on February 27, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on December 11, 1932 to Lawrence and Marion (Durand) Pflieger.  Patrick attended elementary school in Rothschild, Wisconsin and graduated from Wausau High School in 1951.  He served in the United […]

  • Obituary: Reuben H. Miller

    Reuben Harold Miller, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died on February 26, 2017, at Anna’s Health Care.  He was born on August 23, 1925, in Milwaukee to George and Marie (Vertz) Miller.  On October 29, 1949, he married Lucille S. Wilke at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, she preceded him in death on September 7, […]

  • Obituary: Marilyn Peterson

    Marilyn Jean Peterson passed away on February 25, 2017.  She was born in Sturgeon Bay on July 15, 1947, to Cedric and Florence (Smith) Tipler.  She grew up on the shore of Lake Michigan in Whitefish Bay, Door County with her sisters Janet and Karen.  A graduate of Sevastopol High School, Marilyn was an accomplished […]

  • Legislative Days Deadline March 3

    The final deadline for delegates to register for the eighth biennial Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days event is Friday, March 3. The purpose of Legislative Days is to educate state officials about Door and Kewaunee Counties, and to lobby for state action to help address local issues and concerns. Legislative Days 2017 will take place in Madison […]

  • Obituary: Evelyn Dettman

    Evelyn Marie Dettman, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at Algoma Long Term Care unit on February 25, 2017.  She was born August 22, 1925 in Nasewaupee to Clarence and Cebell (Krause) Weckler. On October 30, 1947 she married Arwin Dettman at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, he preceded her in death on February 15, 1977. […]

  • Obituary: Kenneth Eugene Bauldry

    Kenneth Eugene Bauldry, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday afternoon, February 24, 2017 at Bornemann Nursing Home in Green Bay after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. He was born July 13, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Harry Sr. and Avila (Trepanier) Bauldry. Ken graduated from Sevastopol High School with […]

  • Obituary: Janis C. Neubauer

    Janis Claire Neubauer 75, of Appleton and Sturgeon Bay, lost her 10-year battle with breast cancer on February 24, 2017, in DePere.  She is now happily in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Janis was born on October 20, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay to Alfred and Norma (Harmann) Gietz.  She graduated from […]

  • Obituary: James Robert Ehmke

    Jan. 17, 1951 – Feb. 23, 2017 James Robert Ehmke, 66, was a first generation American born in Chicago, Illinois to a Sicilian-German family. His parents were Herman and Rose (Andalina) Ehmke. He graduated from Lane Tech High School in 1968 and from the University of Illinois – Chicago in 1972 with a degree in […]

  • Obituary: Beth Ann Rickmeyer

    Beth Ann Rickmeyer, 64, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died Thursday afternoon, February 23, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. She was born October 7, 1952 in Appleton, the daughter of Carl and Edith (Hoyt) Rickmeyer. Beth graduated from West High School in Rockford, IL. She worked for Private Industry Council in Appleton […]

  • Obituary: Rosemarie Evelyn Capak

    Rosemarie Evelyn Capak, 90, former lifelong resident of Cudahy, recently of Valmy (Sturgeon Bay), fell asleep in the loving arms of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord, Tuesday afternoon, February 21, 2017 while at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, following a recent illness. She was born at home on […]

  • Obituary: Thomas E. Wesa

    Thomas E. Wesa, 85, formerly of Sturgeon Bay and Port Washington, died February 20, 2017 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. Tom was born March 2, 1931 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Thomas and Alice Wesa. He attended grade school in Fish Creek and graduated from Gibraltar High School. In 1953, Tom was […]

  • Obituary: Bessie Louisa Rose

    Bessie Louisa Rose died peacefully at her home on Feb. 6, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Rose moved to Door County in the Spring of 1993.  She worked in the deli at Main Street Market, Egg Harbor, the Timberdoodle Gift Shop, Sister Bay, and was a greeter at Wal-Mart in Sturgeon Bay. Mother enjoyed gardening, reading, feeding the […]

  • Births: Feb. 15 – 19, 2017

    Jordan Taylor Umberham and Zedidian Allen Johns of Sturgeon Bay are parents of a daughter born on Feb. 19, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparent is Heather Stuth, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Charity and Timothy Zeigler, Weyauwega. Marissa and Brock Blahnik of Sturgeon Bay are the parents of a daughter […]

  • Meadows March Show Highlights ‘Scandia Friends and Family’

    This month’s show at the Meadows Art Gallery is titled Scandia Friends and Family. It reflects the Scandia Retirement Community’s interest, support and involvement in the art community of Door County. Featured are members of this community, as well as relatives and friends of the Scandia Facility. The definition of what makes or is fine […]

  • The Clearing’s Annual Exhibition of Winter Student Work

      The Clearing’s Winter Program Annual Student Exhibit will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5 from 10 am to 4 pm at The Clearing’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center located at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. This popular event will feature students’ work from their participation in this year’s 98 Winter […]

  • New Miller Art Museum Exhibition Celebrates the Garden

    From the decorative handcrafted floral containers by potter Renée Schwaller and vivid post-impressionist floral painting by Franne Dickinson to an exquisitely detailed wooden container by fine art sculptor Tom Rauschke, a new exhibition exploring the garden debuts in the main gallery of the Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay on March 4 with a […]

  • The Art Glass of Rose Kleman at Plum Bottom Pottery

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites you to Art Show 2: The Art Glass of Rose Kleman opening March 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. The gallery is featuring her stunning glass works evocative of oceans, winds, and flowing volcanic fire. Inspired by the natural world, she uses rich blues, greens and warm golden […]

  • New Maritime Museum Exhibit Explores ‘Telegraphs of the Past’

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay explores the history and evolution of intra-ship communication with its newest temporary exhibit, “Telegraphs of the Past.” Spanning a four-stage presentation in the museum’s upper lobby, “Telegraphs of the Past” is a history lesson on the different ways sailors communicated onboard sea-going vessels and the devices that […]

  • Write On, Door County Makes a Mark at Writing Conference

    by Cynthia Kraack Write On, Door County (WODC) is unique among its peers, the various writing programs strung across this vast country. We are located far away from a metropolitan area, have reached thousands of people with low cost or free programming early in our existence and, at a little over three years old, we […]

  • Foundation Created to Raise Funds for Police Dog in Door

    The Door County Sheriff’s Dept. has started a campaign to raise funds for a police dog. Sheriff Steve Delarwelle explained to the Door County of Board of Supervisors on Feb. 24 that in a recent drug bust that involved the arrest of more than two dozen people, the department had to borrow two police dogs […]

  • ZoupArt Raises $6,000 for Bruemmer Park Zoo

    The bobcats at Bruemmer Park Zoo in Kewaunee are one step closer to having triple the amount of room to roam thanks to more than 500 attendees of last weekend’s 4th Annual ZoupArt fundraiser. This annual event, held at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds, supports the rebuilding of the 80-year-old Bruemmer Park Zoo. For $10 admission, […]

  • Celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend with Marathon Reading

    Celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend by attending a marathon reading of his classic essay collection, A Sand County Almanac. Taking place Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 in various locations throughout the county, the program is presented in collaboration with The Clearing Folk School, Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Land Trust, Ridges Sanctuary, and […]

  • Lake Superior Writers Contest Accepting Entries

    Lake Superior Writers announces its 2017 Writing Contest with a theme of “Rivers: Mapped and Unmapped.” Rivers, real or metaphorical, make up the theme of this year’s contest. Writers have written about rivers as a metaphor for time, history, lifeblood and more. What will rivers, or a specific river, evoke in your writing? In her […]

  • Readers Rampant to Discuss ‘The Book of Unholy Mischief’

    On Tuesday, March 14 at 2:30 pm, Readers Rampant Book Club of the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Public Library will meet in the Community Room to discuss The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

  • The Bestseller List: Feb. 19, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders 2. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman 3. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead 4. Universal Harvester, by John Darnielle 5. The Refugees, by Viet Thanh Nguyen HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 2. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 3. The […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Features Mike Orlock

    Mike Orlock will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 pm. Mike Orlock is a retired high school teacher and coach who splits his time between Illinois and Sturgeon Bay. He describes his poetry as “light verse with a topical twist.” Subjects include family relationships, […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Common Council Candidates Speak at Forum

    Sturgeon Bay residents should feel relieved that so many people who care about the community want to serve on the common council. Six of the eight people running for seats on the city’s common council took part in the Feb. 27 candidate forum held by the League of Women Voters of Door County. Former alderman […]