Peninsula Pulse – March 4 – 11, 2016

In this issue

  • Cheers! Breakfast Beer for Dinner

    One of the many great things about bachelorhood is being able to eat and drink what I want when I want. Life – and that includes meals – becomes a series of compromises when you share space with another human being. For example, I had a hankering for breakfast for dinner the other night. A […]

  • St. Pat’s Parade, Home Brew How-To & More Weekend Plans

    The Door Peninsula is bustling with late winter activities and this weekend is no exception. Join the party in Sturgeon Bay during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, take home some knowledge on home brewing, or help the local bluebird population grow with a do-it-yourself nest box program in Baileys Harbor. No matter your interest, […]

  • Boys & Girls Club of Door County Announces Dates for World Fair and Inaugural Egg Hunt

    The Boys and Girls Club of Door County host its 2nd annual World Fair as well as an inaugural Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza, both in March. The World Fair will be held on Friday, March 11, from 5-6:30 pm, corresponding with National Boys & Girls Club Week, while the Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza will take place on […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Southern Door Boys in Regional Match-Up

    SOUTHERN DOOR Boys Basketball March 4 – Regional vs. Kiel, 7 pm To stay up-to-date with WIAA tournament information, visit

  • Door County Distillery’s Single-Malt Whisky Wins Gold at Tasting

    Door County Distillery won a Double Gold medal for its Single Malt Whisky from The Fifty Best. The Fifty Best recently hosted its first ever American Single Malt Whisky Tasting, where contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best American Whisky” awards for 2016. Using professional criteria, The Fifty Best’s panel of judges blind-tasted the single […]

  • Science Snippet: Rising Sea Level

    Some climate scientists predict that by the year 2100, sea level will be three or more feet higher than today. If you live far from the ocean in Nebraska, or high above it in Boulder, Colo., you won’t worry too much about rising sea level. However, the lives of millions of people in low-lying states […]

  • Commentary: Cap Wulf Addresses the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront

    By Cap Wulf For the “Friends” group that is working hard to undermine the city’s efforts to redevelop a critical portion of Sturgeon Bay’s westside waterfront, I have some important questions. Why were you not interested or concerned when the city purchased the blighted former Door County Cooperative property for the express purpose and intention […]

  • Obituary: Nina Mae Evenson

    Nina Mae Evenson, age 82, of Milwaukee and formerly Sturgeon Bay, was blessed with a “lucky ladybug life” as she referred to it.  On March 1st, 2016 she joined her husband Robert in eternal life. She was born April 30, 1933, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Cleve and Emaline (Peterson) Schumacher. Nina graduated from Kewaunee […]

  • Civility Project’s “Speak Your Peace” Workshops Continue at Sturgeon Bay Library

    The Door County Civility Project will host the third session of a four-part series, “Speak Your Peace,” on Monday, March 7. The “Civility in Community” program will be held in the Jane Green Room at the Sturgeon Bay Library from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. All are welcome to join this free interactive discussion.
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  • Pulse Price Report: Wisconsin’s Record Milk Production

    The milk production report for January showed marked increases from last year in the upper Midwest states. One of the biggest gains was in Wisconsin, where a new monthly milk production record topped out at 2.509 billion pounds for the month, a 4.1 percent increase from January of 2015. The increase was due to a […]

  • Door County History In Photos: Clay Banks School, 1895

    This photo of the students of Clay Banks School from June 1895 appeared in the fall 2015 issue of our sister publication Door County Living, where it was brought to the attention of former Clay Banks resident Dick Hitt, who now lives in Slinger, Wis. Dick has his own copy of the photograph, with the […]

  • Tall Ships Return to Sturgeon Bay

    by David Skidmore   The creak of masts and flap of sails will fill the air in Sturgeon Bay this August as the city again hosts the return of the Parade of Sail of the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes. The flotilla of nine sailing vessels is expected to arrive in Sturgeon Bay late Wednesday […]

  • Obituary: Diane D. Templeton

    March 7, 1928 – Feb. 26, 2016 Diane was born on March 7, 1928 in Bushnell, Illinois to parents Lillian and Emmons Norcross. The family moved to Knoxville, Iowa when she was 5 and later to Des Moines at the age of 14. During the summers of the great depression she enjoyed swimming and was […]

  • Healing Touch Energy-Based Therapy Offered in Sturgeon Bay

    Energy Works owner Jennelle Berg is offering a Healing Touch Program, Level 1, on April 1-2. Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that assists the body’s natural healing abilities. Level 1 offers 16 CE clock hours of instruction that allows persons with varying backgrounds to develop concepts and skills in an energy-based therapy. Tuition is $340 […]

  • Women’s Fund of Door County Opens Spring Grant Cycle

    The Women’s Fund of Door County announces the opening of its Sustainability Spring Grant cycle. Through its grants to charitable agencies, it seeks to enable women and girls to reach their full potential. Sustainability Grant Applications may be obtained from the Women’s Fund of Door County website The application deadline is Monday, April 11, […]

  • Environmental Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against EPA

    Clean Wisconsin, along with three other environmental groups, filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for missing legally required deadlines to protect public health from toxic air pollution. “Hazardous air pollutants present a great danger to public health, yet EPA is asleep at the wheel,” says Katie Nekola, general counsel for […]

  • Action Realty Team Presented with Agent Production Awards

    Dean Dvorak, owner of the Action Realty offices in Sturgeon Bay and Manitowoc, presented the “A” Team Agent Production Awards for the Sturgeon Bay office. Ken Beutler received the Million Plus Dollar Producer award, Julie Henkel received Multi-Million Dollar Producer award, and Cindy Koutnik received the Top Producer and the Diamond Program Awards. The Action […]

  • DC Historical Society Plans Endowment Fund Benefit

    Instead of getting all gussied up in your finest black tie apparel, hunt up last year’s plaid flannel shirt Christmas present and head over to the Door County Historical Society’s endowment fund benefit, “Plaid Flannel Shirts Optional” on Saturday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at Stone Harbor Resort. Tools of the Past will be the […]

  • Door County Deer Advisory Council to Discuss Quota Recommendations

    The Door County Deer Advisory Council will meet at 7 pm on March 21 and April 18 at the DNR office, 110 S. Neenah Ave., Sturgeon Bay, to discuss preliminary antlerless quota recommendations, permit levels and season structure options for the 2016 deer hunting season. The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback. The […]

  • Mojo Rosa’s Donates Dollar from Every Fish Fry to United Way

    During the month of March, Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every Friday Fish Fry – All You Can Eat Fried Haddock or Swai with crinkle cut fires, coleslaw, and rye bread sold during the month of March they will donate $1 to United Way. The funds […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Beer, Wine and a Small Business

    My wife and I own and operate the Chef’s hat restaurant in Ephraim. After reading, listening and talking to many people I feel the need to let people know from a business and personal perspective what the vote truly entails for a small business located here in beautiful downtown historic Ephraim. On April 5, Ephraim […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Republican Three-Ring Circus

    President George W. Bush got us into a war in Iraq that was never funded in the federal budget. He ended his eight-year term with the national economy on the brink of depression. Then after president Obama was elected, GOP Senator Mitch McConnell said his main goal was to make President Obama a one-term president. […]

  • ‘A Place at the Table’ is next in Movies That Matter Series

    On March 15 at 4:30 pm, Movies That Matter presents A Place at the Table, a documentary by Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson that explores hunger in the United States. Fifty million people in the United States – including one in four children – suffer from hunger and do not get enough to eat on […]

  • Hope Church Celebrates Art of Esther Paulsen

    The Hope Church Art Alcoves at 141 S 12th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay celebrates the art of Esther Erika Paulsen with a reception on Tuesday, March 8 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Paulsen is locally connected through her grandson, Dr. J. Eric Paulsen, O.D., whose family has been lifetime members of Hope. Reflecting her […]

  • Pro-Life Speaker and Potluck at Prince of Peace Church in Sturgeon Bay

    Prince of Peace Church will host a potluck and pro-life speaker Tuesday, March 15. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share for the potluck at 6 pm at the church, 1756 Michigan St. Immediately following the meal, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life Heather Weininger will give an update on current issues […]

  • “Fancy Dancer” by Ethel Mortenson Davis.

    Pastels from Ethel Davis Grace the UU Gallery

    The UU Gallery is pleased to present the work of Sturgeon Bay resident Ethel Mortenson Davis during the months of March and April. Ethel was born in Wisconsin where her parents were dairy farmers in Marathon County. Her years on the farm instilled a deep sense of the earth and the various forms of life. […]

  • Logan Creek

    Explore Logan Creek with Naturalist-Guided Hike March 6

    Explore the beautiful late winter landscape of Logan Creek during a naturalist-guided hike on Sunday, March 6 at 2 pm. Owned and managed by The Ridges, the Logan Creek property is comprised of a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along both Clark Lake and Logan Creek. Wear good […]

  • Bank of Luxemburg to Fund Loans to Local Businesses

    Bank of Luxemburg is dedicating $1 million dollars to fund low-cost loans to local businesses as part of a Revitalization Program in partnership with the Village of Luxemburg. The Revitalization Program is meant to assist business owners to enhance the physical appearance and economic vitality of their businesses and commercial buildings within the Village of […]

  • Coldwell Banker Merges with May Realty in Sturgeon Bay

    Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group announces its merger with century-old May Realty. This merger combines more than 100 years of real estate expertise with the #1 Coldwell Banker company in Wisconsin and the United States. “Our goal, and mission, is to provide our clients with an unparalleled real estate experience and a commitment to […]

  • Obituary: Timothy J. Hagen

    Timothy J. Hagen, 71, of Miltona, Minnesota, died on Feb. 26, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.  He was born Oct. 29, 1944 in Minneapolis, MN to Leslie and Helen (Nyberg) Hagen. Tim owned and operated the Tip Top Cove Resort in Miltona, MN for many years. Operating the resort was […]

  • By the Numbers: Women-Friendly States

    With March being Women’s History Month and women outnumbering men in all but nine states today, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best and Worst States for Women. The analysis found that overall, Wisconsin is the eighth most women-friendly state in the nation. To identify the most women-friendly states, WalletHub’s […]

  • Fish Sticking 2016 on Kangaroo Lake

    by Tom Schneider, President, Kangaroo Lake Association   This story is dedicated to the volunteers who gave their time and sweat equity to install 30 trees (red pine, Norway spruce, and a couple of cedars): Tom Schneider, project coordinator, Tom Anschutz, Dan Barnowsky (of Harbor Construction who harvested our trees), Dave Hoffman, Adam Johnson, Mark […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Go Out to Eat in Ephraim!

    While I enjoyed Tony Beadell’s skillfully written letter regarding Ephraim’s April 5th ballot referendum on first time sale of wine and beer, and I like his comment that, “Life in Ephraim today is the collective wisdom of thousands of villagers over multiple generations,” I don’t entirely agree. I do see collective wisdom in the Ephraim […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Regarding ‘Hail Mary Plays’

    I am writing in response to the many letters submitted by Robert Loss regarding the West Waterfront Redevelopment Project. The latest of these is labeled “Hail Mary Plays.” The current thread seems to be that a last ditch effort is acceptable for the Packers, but not for those who wish to have a say in […]

  • Featured Pet: Tess

    Hi there! My name is Tess, and I am a big, bold and beautiful 7-year-old female. As you can see, my stunning white coat with gray markings and sassy curves make everyone stop and stare when I enter a room. I came to DCHS about two and a half years ago, and during all that […]

  • Pet Talk: Should A Neutered Cat Scent Mark?

    By Sally Salopek   Q: We have a three-year-old cat. There have been a few times we’ve see him back up to a wall with his tail quivering and then he urinates a bit. Sam is neutered. I didn’t think a neutered cat would do this.   A: Your description of Sam’s behavior sounds like […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival Hosts Frank Almond for March 11 Benefit Concert

    Peninsula Music Festival will hold a one-time-only benefit concert for the organization on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 pm featuring Frank Almond on violin and Andrew Armstrong on piano. Frank Almond, concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and former PMF concertmaster, will make a rare Door County appearance. Joined by audience favorite Andrew Armstrong, this […]

  • TAP Gallery Features Amish Quilts

    In conjunction with Third Avenue Playhouse’s current production of The Amish Project, the TAP Gallery presents an art exhibit highlighting the Amish tradition of quilt making. The exhibit is provided by Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts, and will be on display during the run of the play, March 3 – 20. The Amish community creates quilts, rugs, […]

  • Sevastopol Pioneers Wrap Up Youth Basketball Season

    by Justin Skiba The Sevastopol Pioneers fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys basketball teams completed their basketball seasons in mid-February. A total of 29 athletes comprised the three teams that have been on the courts the past several weeks. The fourth grade team, coached by Sevastopol High School physical education teacher Lindsay de Young, consisted […]

  • Peninsula Singers Announces 37th Season

    The Peninsula Singers Artistic Director Merle Colburn invites new and veteran singers to the group’s spring rehearsals every Monday evening from 7 – 9 pm at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, Michigan Street at 9th Avenue. The spring concerts will be held on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 and 8. Music for the Singers’ […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball League: March 4, 2016

    RESULTS Feb. 29 A LEAGUE Nicole Beach 3, Team YMCA 0 Bayshore Powerballers 2, Music Masters DJs 1 B LEAGUE Econo Double-Baggers 2, Red Room 1 Hatco 3, Whiskepedia 0 Para Tran 3, Peninsula Podiatry 0 Renard’s Cheese 2, Brick Lot 1   PLAYOFF SCHEDULE March 7 6 pm Nicolet Beach Concessions vs. Bayshore Powerballers, […]

  • North Shore Bank to Host Bake Sale Fundraiser to Support Displaced Orchard Estates Residents

    North Shore Bank will host a fundraiser in support of the families displaced by the recent Orchard Estates Apartment Complex Fire in Sturgeon Bay. The bank will also match up to $500 of the funds donated to a special account set up in support of the displaced families. The Orchard Estates Apartment Complex caught on […]

  • The Bestseller List: March 4, 2016

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout 2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 3. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 4. The Swans of Fifth Avenue, by Melanie Benjamin 5. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff HARDCOVER NONFICTION  1. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul […]

  • Steve Grutzmacher: Getting Ready for the Tourist Season in Door County

    At the time this issue of the paper is published, we will be on the cusp of the slowest month on the peninsula. March is the time of spring breaks and this year includes Easter. It is a time when a large portion of full-time Door County residents depart for more temperate climates and those […]

  • Miller Art Museum Hosts “Wax Works: Process & Content” Lecture

    Members and visitors to the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay will have the opportunity to learn about encaustic painting techniques —also known as hot wax painting— at a free lecture on Thursday, March 10 titled “Wax Works: Process & Content.” The lecture complements the museum’s newest exhibit, “Wax Works: Textures, Shapes & Stories in […]

  • March Dickinson Poetry Series Features Nancy Rafal

    Nancy Rafal is the featured reader at the Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, March 9 at 7 pm. Rafal has been writing poetry for the last two decades. She is not a “disciplined” writer and writes when the spirit moves her. Her work has appeared in many issues of the Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, Hummingbird and […]

  • Births: Feb. 23-26, 2016

    Katie and Seth Thomas, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Feb. 26, 2016, at Ministry door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are James and Tara Halstead, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are James and Toni Thomas, Antigo, Wis. Leann Nguyen and Josh Swartz, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter […]

  • Joey Doucette

    Doucette Designs IditaRead Challenge Art

    In response to a request for original art to celebrate the Door County 2016 Iditaread Challenge, this drawing was created by Sturgeon Bay High School sophomore Joey Doucette. This image is being used online and on posters and bookmarks.    

  • Fourteen New Tourism Ambassadors in Door County after DCVB Program

    Fourteen individuals completed the internationally recognized Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program offered through the Door County Visitor Bureau on Feb. 23, 2016.  Graduates of the program learned about our local history, area attractions, useful resources, and customer service. These Door County Tourism Ambassadors will provide quality service and hospitality to visitors, which can result in […]

  • Free Cyber Security Workshop Offered to Door County Business Owners

    DCEDC and the DCVB are pleased to present a free workshop on cyber security for Door County business owners. Michael Polzin and Jason Klein, with Leeward Business Advisors, will present on the topic of information security and best practices for protecting your business. Their team will cover the importance of prevention methods, including tips to avoid […]

  • Obituary: Rosemary R. Sipple

    Rosemary R. Sipple, 83, of Valparaiso, Indiana, and formerly of Sister Bay, died February 25, 2016. She was born July 28, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Jack & Grace (Sherman) Jones. She is preceded in death by her beloved infant son, Charles in 1965 and her sister, Nadine (Jones) Baumann. On May 29, 1954 Rosemary married […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Masonic Temple Holds Steamboat Dinner March 12

    The 81st Annual Masonic Steamboat Dinner will be held March 12 at the Masonic Temple, 31 S. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Roast beef and turkey will be served family style in the dining rom from 4 to 7 pm. Drive-through curbside pickup is also available from 4 to 7 pm. The cost is $15 for […]

  • Peninsula Players Present ‘The Love List’ Reading March 7

    Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of The Love List by Norm Foster at Björklunden at 7 pm on Monday, March 7. The Love List is a careful-what-you-wish-for comedy by Norm Foster, often hailed as “Canada’s Neil Simon.” Join the Players reading of this firecracker comedy that examines men’s expectations of the perfect woman. […]

  • Obituary: Russell Louis Kollberg

    Russell Louis Kollberg, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, died February 24, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. He was born August 13, 1923, in Two Rivers, the son of Algot Charles Kollberg and Lulu Minnie (Liedtke) Kollberg. Russell graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers in 1942 and entered into active service with the United […]

  • Mipso

    Mipso Landing at White Gull Inn for Folk Concert

    Mipso, a North Carolina quartet known for combining a traditional string band format with close harmony and a variety of modern influences, will perform at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wednesday, March 9. Mipso, who consider themselves “renegade traditionalists,” are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. The band consists of Joseph […]

  • Roy Lukes: Winter Tree Silhouettes

    Slowly, bit by bit, amber droplet by amber droplet of fragrant sticky sap, the bouquets of balsam poplar twigs are coming to life, adding wild perfume to our home. Within a week or two their light green leaves will be unfurling and it is then that the balmy aroma will have reached its highest peak […]

  • USDA Seeking Applications for Rural Business Development Grant

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Wisconsin State Director Stan Gruszynski announced the USDA is seeking applications for grants to support rural businesses and help create jobs. “Our mission is to support and contribute to the economic viability of rural communities and help them build toward the future,” Gruszynski said. “Too often, rural businesses and […]

  • Obituary: Peter K. Oleson

    Feb. 3, 1927 – Feb. 11, 2016 Pete was born and raised on Washington Island, the fourth of five children born to Frank and Mary Oleson. During the war years, the family moved to Sturgeon Bay. Upon graduation in 1944, Pete enlisted in the Army and after the surrender of the Japanese became part of […]

  • Readers Rampant to Discuss ‘Station Eleven’

    Readers Rampant book club of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Public Library will meet on March 8 to discuss Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Don’t like “end of the world” stories? You might like this one. Book Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm in the library’s […]

  • Casey’s Inn History Presentation Features Stories from Behind the Bar

    Take a trip through the life of one of Egg Harbor’s landmark buildings and businesses with writer Mary Lautenbach Martin as she recounts her family’s history at Casey’s Inn on Sunday, March 6. Martin’s grandparents founded the restaurant 75 years ago in a building that has stood since the 1800s. The presentation will take attendees […]

  • Applications Accepted for Sturgeon Bay St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is now accepting entry applications for the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade taking place Saturday, March 12 at 11 am. The parade begins at Sawyer Park and proceeds to Oak Street, down Madison Avenue, before heading across the Oregon Street Bridge. After crossing the bridge, the parade continues onto Third […]

  • Rogue Theater Announces March Mystery Dinner Show Dates

    Get out your lucky hat, because Rogue Theater is about to unveil a mystery dinner show that spoofs the movie Casablanca and the American dream of winning the jackpot. Penned by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, Dealt a Deadly Hand: Murder at the Pocono Royale Casino, takes place at Rick’s club, the first legal gambling […]

  • Benefit for Michelle DeGuelle Maisonneuve at Door County Fire Company

    Door County Fire Company will host a benefit for Michelle DeGuelle Maisonneuve on Saturday, March 12. Michelle was diagnosed with Stage 4 Synovial Sarcoma in 2000. After 14 years remission, the cancer returned in the cervical spine in 2014. She has had several major surgeries to stabilize her neck, chemotherapy and radiation. The benefit begins […]

  • March 8 Master Gardener Lecture Highlights Orchids

    The Master Gardener Lecture at 7 pm on Tuesday, March 8 will be “Orchids.” The Door County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Richard Baehnman of the Northeastern Wisconsin Orchid Society. Richard is a longtime grower and collector of orchids. He will offer information on how to successfully grow beautiful orchids in our northern climate. […]

  • Obituary: Mary T. Ambrose-McNeil

    May 21, 1932 – Feb. 26, 2016 Mary T. Ambrose-McNeil, age 83, beloved wife of Dean for 16 years, and the late Robert L. Ambrose (44 years). Devoted mother of the late Margaret Czajkowski, nee Ambrose, Robert L. (Jane) Ambrose Jr., Mary (late Robert) Tourounjian, Kathleen (Scott) Smith, John (Dianna) Ambrose, and William Ambrose, Diane […]

  • Eat at Inn at Cedar Crossing to Benefit United Way of Door County

    During the month of March, the Inn at Cedar Crossing in Sturgeon Bay is partnering with United Way of Door County. $2 from every dinner entrée purchased in March will be donated to United Way. The funds donated will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2016. United Way of Door County’s mission […]

  • Plum Bottom Opens Art Show 3 “Portals”

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites the public to Art Show 3: “Portals” on Saturday, March 5 featuring three Plum Bottom artists exploring the small canvas. Indiana artist Sara Vanderkleed will debut 13 new canvases exploring the line between abstract and representational painting. These playful, beautiful and intricate pieces strike a wonderful balance of color […]

  • County to Weigh In On UW-Extension Plan

    Ever since the announcement of a $3.6 million budget cut for the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Rob Burke has been expecting people to show up at the Door County Extension office in the county’s Government Center with tape measures to size it up for their own purposes. Burke is head of the Door County Extension office […]

  • Baileys Harbor Monopole Gets Branches

    A four-man crew from Husker Tower of Lincoln, Neb., was in Baileys Harbor on Feb. 25 to add “branches” to AT&T’s pine cellphone tower behind the Cornerstone Pub. According to Jessica Erickson, director of public affairs for AT&T Wisconsin, the site is expected to be finished by year’s end. Photo by Jim Lundstrom.

  • Bayview Bridges Closed Through June, Gallagher Joins Race for Congress

    The Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay closed on March 1 to vehicle traffic for $3.6 million in improvements. It is scheduled to reopen by 4th of July weekend. Traffic will be detoured through downtown Sturgeon Bay. Hwy. 42/57 will also be closed from the Bayview Bridge to Egg Harbor Road for utility work in preparation […]

  • Reps in the News: March 4 – 10

    Governor Scott Walker The governor signed Senate Bill 293 into law on Feb. 26 at the Bellin Psychiatric Center in Green Bay. Senate Bill 293 works to improve mental health service delivery in Wisconsin by giving health care providers tools to allow for greater coordination of care, greater access to care, and more efficient health care […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: March 4 – 10

    By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator There is a fantastic show on display at the Meadows Art Gallery and it runs until March 12. All the artwork on display was created by resident artists at Scandia or collected by community members. The weather just hasn’t been cooperating, therefore Joe and the guys out at the Sports […]

  • Wing Young Huie

    Questions & Artists: Hal Prize Judge Wing Young Huie

    When Wing Young Huie was a 20-year-old journalism student at the University of Minnesota, he bought his first camera. Like any budding photographer, he “didn’t even know how to think about photography.” So once he earned his journalism degree, he took a class. Under the watch of Bronx street photographer Garry Winogrand, best known for […]

  • The Amish Project

    ‘The Amish Project’: Community, Tragedy, Forgiveness

    Jessica Dickey’s script for her play The Amish Project not only reads like poetry, but looks poetic as well. The dialog is printed in free verse, appropriate for the playwright’s elevated purpose, as she is not only offering solace for a tragedy and paying homage to a culture, but is also acknowledging the beauty of […]

  • Cozy Up with The Significant Others

    Just a few weeks after wrapping up another successful Love On Holiday appearance, Chicago musicians Jennifer and Robin Bienemann will be back in Door County with their friends, Jodi and David Walker, to perform their unique jazz, folk and rock fusion as The Significant Others. Born out of a mutual love for open mic night […]

  • Municipal News: March 4 – 10

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Police & Fire Commission meets at 2 pm on March 7. The Zoning Board of Appeals has a public hearing for a zoning variance for property at 34 Bluebird Drive scheduled for noon on March 8. The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on March 8. The Community […]

  • Demand for CRP Land Heats Up

    The application deadline for landowners to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program passed on Feb. 26 and it was one of the most competitive years in the program’s 30-year history. The program, led by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), pays landowners for taking land out of agriculture […]

  • Groundwater Work Group Completing Public Meetings

    A work group comprised of Kewaunee County farmers, concerned citizens, environmental organizations, agriculture specialists, and federal, state and local government officials are moving ahead on developing recommendations to address the area’s groundwater quality problem. The Groundwater Collaboration Work Groups were formed in 2015 in response to concerns raised over groundwater quality issues in Kewaunee County […]

  • Lynn Utesch Announces 1st District Assembly Campaign

    The same week he learned that he and his wife Nancy made the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources “Do Not Respond” blacklist, Kewaunee County farmer and clean water advocate Lynn Utesch announced his candidacy for the 1st District Assembly seat. Describing himself as a farmer, veteran and clean water activist, Utesch gave his announcement speech […]