Peninsula Pulse – May 18-25, 2018

In this issue

  • Meeting at Ridges Will Discuss Hearing Loops

    The Rotary Club Door County North invites anyone with impaired hearing or those interested in improving conditions for the hearing impaired to attend a meeting at 8 am Wednesday, May 23, at The Ridges, 8166 Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor. The program on hearing loops – wiring installed in spaces that vastly improves reception for […]

  • PODCAST: Food Trucks, Ephraim’s Speed Limit, Introducing Matt Marcon

    This week Andrew Kleidon is joined by Jackson Parr to talk about food truck litigation, the cost of the winter storm Evelin, Ephraim’s speed limit, and Door County Underground. In our interview this week, Andrew talks with Matt Marcon, the new Multimedia Manager for the Peninsula Pulse about his time in New York, and what […]

  • Blessing of the Fleet Celebrates Maritime Industries May 19 & 20

    Blessing of the Fleet pays tribute to both past and present fishing and maritime industries in Baileys Harbor. Festivities begin Saturday, May 19. Bring your personal boat in the morning to receive the Blessing Ceremony at 12 pm. Commercial and charter fishing boats will be docked at the marina until 5 pm and will be […]

  • World-class Baritone to Work with Sturgeon Bay Students

    It’s likely that not too many people in Door County have heard a live performance by a world-class opera singer. That can change in a few days, when Keith Harris, a singer, voice teacher and voice-over artist, will be in residence at Sturgeon Bay High School. He’ll work with middle- and high-school choral musicians on […]

  • Festival of Blossoms at TR Pottery

    Potter Tony Gebauer has created new vases for the season. “When winter was getting under my skin a bit, I started to make vases as my own way to encourage spring,” said Gebauer.  “Now that spring is actually here, I am excited for people to visit the gallery and pick a vase to fill with […]

  • Wisconsin Library Association Head to Dedicate New Egg Harbor Library

    Plumer Lovelace III is a professional manager of associations who has been mistaken for a librarian since taking his latest gig in 2013. “When I say I’m executive director of the Wisconsin Library Association, they don’t hear executive director,” he said. “They think I’m a librarian.” And then he hears a story. “With libraries, everybody […]

  • Egg Harbor Farmers Market Opens with New Location

    The Egg Harbor Farmers Market is back for another season in their new location, Harbor View Park. “We are thrilled to be entering our second year of the Egg Harbor Farmers Market, especially with new offerings including live music and an amazing new location,” said Kathy Navis, owner of Greens N Grains and member of […]

  • Framed: The Excitement of Finishing

    Caitlin Neinas, of Middleton, Wis., nears the finish line of the Door County Half Marathon. Her mother, Kathy Neinas, took the photo and said, “I was standing on my tiptoes for what seemed like an eternity to get a shot of her. When her boyfriend shouted that she was coming, I had only seconds to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Ode to John McCain

    I write this letter as an ode to John McCain, while he is still alive and fighting for his country. I write it for his prophetic spirit that speaks of profound threats to our Democracy and freedom. I write it because he is being attacked by people with no moral compass who do not even […]

  • Pet Talk: Why Do Cats Purr?

    Cat parents know that when their beloved kitty is curled up in their lap purring they are happy and content. What most people don’t know is happiness isn’t the only thing that makes cats purr. They purr to communicate other emotions and needs. Some cats purr when it’s time to eat. Researchers studied the sounds […]

  • Algoma Artist Featured in Indiana Green Group Exhibition

    The Frank Juarez Gallery announces the 9th segment of Indiana Green: A Wisconsin Group Exhibition, an annual group exhibit featuring 2-D and 3-D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin. The exhibit will be up at Parts Unknown Studio in Milwaukee. One of the featured artists is Kendra Bulgrin of the James May Gallery […]

  • Little Sturgeon Bass Tourney Begins May 18

    Little Sturgeon hosts the 28th annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament May 18-19. Tournament headquarters are at Wave Pointe Marina and Resort. The Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament (SBOBT) holds two tournaments throughout the year, one in spring and one in fall. The annual spring tournament is the larger event, limited to 200 two-person teams. […]

  • In Memoriam: Phyllis Ingwersen

    by Karen Davidson Seward Family, friends and the Door County art community mourn the loss of Phyllis Ingwersen, wife of artist James J. Ingwersen, who died May 1 at age 89.   Phyllis was a journalist, actor and painter. In spite of a 1962 sell-out exhibit of her whimsical watercolors of concert halls and cityscapes, […]

  • Jacksonport Maifest Celebration Returns Memorial Day Weekend

    A weekend of fun and excitement is on tap in Jacksonport during Memorial Day weekend, as the community prepares for the 46th annual Maifest celebration. The festivities run May 26 and 27 at Lakeside Park. On Saturday and Sunday, the day starts with the annual juried arts and craft fair at 9 am. The Maifest […]

  • Sister Bay Dominates Opening of Door County League

    May 13 Results Sister Bay 17, Baileys Harbor 0 Washington Island 10, Egg Harbor 6 West Jacksonport 6, Maplewood 2 Institute 9, Kolberg 4   Standings Institute, 1-0 Sister Bay, 1-0 Washington Island, 1-0 West Jacksonport 1-0 Baileys Harbor, 0-1 Egg Harbor, 0-1 Kolberg, 0-1 Maplewood, 0-1   May 20 Schedule All games at 1:30 […]

  • Review: ‘Death Rides the Ferry’

    Death Rides the Ferry Patricia Skalka/208 pages, University of Wisconsin Press, 2018   For readers with a logical turn of mind, it is bliss is to sit by the fireside and read a well-written mystery novel – a book with a valiant hero or heroine, a mysterious murder, the theft of a priceless object, a […]

  • Corner of the Past Farmers Market Begins May 26

    The Corner of the Past Farmers Market in Sister Bay begins one month earlier this year on May 26 and continues every Saturday through October, weather permitting. This is the 16th year for the market which is held on the property of the Sister Bay Historical Society. Vendors sell all locally grown fresh fruits and […]

  • Door County Historical Museum Opens with New Exhibits

    The Door County Historical Museum opened for their 79th season on May 1. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the museum will feature a new display. The new World War I exhibit has its grand opening on May 19 and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the arrival of American fighting forces in Europe and spotlights […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: May 18, 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? “I hope you don’t repeat that to other people because somebody’s gonna punch you in the face.” “Well, there’s a lot of […]

  • DNR Rescinds West Side Waterfront Ruling

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources withdrew its declaratory ruling on the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront Tuesday, May 15. In a statement the DNR said the Department of Justice instructed the DNR that its ruling was based upon inaccurate and incomplete information. James Dick, spokesman for the DNR, […]

  • Luxemburg Speedway Season Opens May 19

    The Luxemburg Speedway season starts Saturday, May 19, with fan appreciation night. Just $20 will get an entire carload of fans into the stands. The gates open at 4 pm and racing starts at 6 pm. Then, it will be back to Friday nights at the track for most of the season. It’s located at […]

  • Trivia: Which species of whale has the largest brain?

    Question:  Which species of whale has the largest brain? Answer:  The sperm whale. They have the heaviest brain among all animals, weighing in at nearly 20 pounds.

  • Bernstein Birthday Celebration at Shepard of the Bay Church

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay joins the worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein; American composer, conductor, educator, musician, and cultural ambassador. Lyric Opera of Chicago singers, Desirée Hassler, Pamela Williams, John Concepcion and Michael Cavalieri collaborate with pianist, Judith Jackson, as they commemorate Bernstein’s masterpieces including West Side […]

  • Performing Arts Summer Day Camp

    Door County Medical Center’s Art on the Wild Side Day Camp for children offers weeks of fun at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, the Southern Door Community Auditorium and Algoma’s Perry Park. Art on the Wild Side offers a free visual and performing arts summer day camp for children ages 6-12, focusing on music, […]

  • Unveiling of DCMM Shipwrecks Exhibit

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) sails into summer with the unveiling of its Shipwrecks of Door County interactive exhibit. With help from a $39,550 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the museum welcomes visitors to explore the role shipwrecks play in Wisconsin’s maritime history. The exhibit is on display […]

  • Lions Club Memorial Day Car Show

    The Sister Bay Lions Club host their Memorial Day Car Show on May 27 at the Country Walk Shops. Registration starts at 9 am, with the show opening to the public at 10 am. Each participant receives a memorabilia plate and ticket for brat and beer. First place and People’s Choice Award take place along […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Really?

    As if it’s not disturbing enough that we will soon lose the stalwart beacon of Younkers home and clothing stores in our hometown, we now have to endure street hawkers with huge signs plying for our hard-earned dollars to help line the pockets of the liquidators whose “going out of business sale” is nothing compared […]

  • Battle of the Praise Bands II at Prince of Peace Church

    The public is invited to enjoy a night of singing, laughter and camaraderie, as the Praise Bands from Sturgeon Bay Community, Crossroads, First Baptist and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church share their music in the Battle of the Praise Bands II on May 20. Emcee for the evening is Father Carl Schmitt, Pastor at Corpus […]

  • Harpeth Rising Tour Stops in Door County

    Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses folk, newgrass, rock and classical into something organically unique. The three musicians each hold classical performance degrees from some of the most venerated schools in the world:  Indiana University, Oberlin, and Eastman School of Music. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful, […]

  • Cappaert Contemporary Gallery Opens for Season

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor is now open daily for their fourth season and welcomes back many of the artists previously represented at the gallery. In addition, they welcome new artists that include works in sculpture, encaustic, painting, wood and jewelry. Cappaert Contemporary Gallery is the working studio and gallery of artist Ginnie Cappaert. […]

  • Peg Egan Concert Series Line-Up

    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center announces a crowd-pleasing line-up of nationally acclaimed artists for its 2018 Summer Concert Series. The musicians and dates are:  June 17 – Skerryvore (Scottish rock); June 24 – Ruthie Foster Trio (blues); July 1 – Birds of Chicago (Americana); July 8 – Nooky Jones Band (jazz/R&B); July 15 – […]

  • Creative Hands Group Exhibits at Hope Church Gallery

    Members of the Creative Hands Art Group are in a joint exhibit at Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery. The show includes a variety of media including watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, photography, acrylic and oil painting. The following artists are included in the exhibit. Miriam Malenius, a lover of drawing and watercolors, uses the people […]

  • Kewaunee Dairy Month Breakfast

    Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion is kicking off Dairy month with a breakfast on June 7. The morning starts at 6:30 am with a breakfast buffet at The Rendezvous of Luxemburg, featuring scrambled eggs and cheese, sausage, bacon, fruit, and more. At 7 am, the 2018 Breakfast on the Farm hosts, the Knorn Family of Junion […]

  • Municipal Meetings: May 18 – 25

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 4:30 pm May 21. County of Door:  The ADRC Advisory Board meets at 3 pm May 21. The Library Board meets at 5 pm May 21. The county board meets at 9 am May 22. Town of Egg Harbor:  The town board […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Police Seeking Vandalism Suspect

    On May 11, at approximately 10 pm, Sturgeon Bay officers were dispatched to Third Avenue near the Third Avenue Playhouse regarding a vandalism complaint. Officers were told a male had jumped onto a light pole, causing it to snap at the base. Upon arrival officers were unable to locate the individuals who had fled the […]

  • Carnival of Dance Comes to Door Community Auditorium

    Dancin’ on the Door’s Youth Program presents “Carnival Of Dance” on May 20 at 2 pm at the Door Community Auditorium. This collection of performance pieces consists of a variety of dance styles and choreography created, and led, by three different local instructors and performed by more than 40 local dance students, ranging from ages […]

  • Sievers Yarn Shop Opens for the 2018 Season

    Door County’s only knitting shop, the Sievers Yarn Shop features quality knitting and weaving yarns, needles and accessories, fabric and notions and other fiber art supplies. Some of the yarns offered include Baa Ram Ewe, Blue Sky Fibers, Brown Sheep, Isager, Knit Circus, Koigu, Madelinetosh, Malabrigo, Rowan, Sublime, plus local handspun yarns. Sievers carries more […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Maintain Wisconsin’s Teaching Heritage

    May 7th marked National Teacher Appreciation Week for 3.6 million teachers throughout the United States and Wisconsin. Recognizing the importance of teachers must also include an awareness of the status of public education. “To ensure Wisconsin is competitive in the future, our schools must have the resources to offer all students a high-quality education” (Wisconsin […]

  • Frykman Gallery Holds Spring Reception

    Frykman Studio Gallery in Sister Bay will hold a reception featuring new photography by Lucas and Heather Frykman alongside David Frykman’s new oil paintings. The reception is May 26 & 27, 10 am to 5 pm. The Frykmans focused this season on Little Sister Bay waterscapes, cherry blossoms, trilliums, freshly budding leaves, boats out on […]

  • Businesses Aim to Make Ride-hailing An Option in Northern Door

    Business owners and residents are more optimistic than ever that Door County may finally fill a glaring public transportation gap in the coming months. Approximately 50 residents and business owners turned out for a meeting at Husby’s May 9 to launch an effort to build an audience and attract drivers for the ride-hailing app Lyft. […]

  • DCSPS Present America’s Boating Safety Class

    Boating season is quickly approaching and it’s time to think about safety on the water and getting vessels ready for the 2018 season. Safety begins with the America’s Boating Safety Class presented by the Door County Sail and Power Squadron (DCSPS). Those born after 1989 are required to have successfully passed this boating safety certification […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stop Objectification in the Workplace

    As young women grow up, we hear time and time again that we are pretty and to smile. As we get older, it seems the comments get cruder and more uncomfortable and sexually suggestive. What makes it worse, is I work in retail when it happens at work. The difficulty with this is you lose […]

  • Cal Ripken Baseball League Begins

    Nicolet Bank 5, DC Co-op 4 Winning pitcher: Danny Lodl,Tyler Neinas 2 hits: Cash Nellis (game winning 2 run double in 6th inning), Reece Lauder (home run) Home Run: Lodl   Red Room 6, Bay Ship 2 Winning pitcher: Calvin Richard, Isaac Marsh 3 hits: Brady Kita 2 hits: Isaac Marsh, Caden LeMeiux, Tyler Plzak […]

  • Metal Work at Madeline Tourtelot Archives

    Contemporary sculpture is featured this summer at the Madeline Tourtelot Archives and Study Center at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. Metal Work is an exhibit of bronze, copper, aluminum, cast iron, and welded steel works created by recognized national, international, and local sculptors with ties to the art school from its beginnings […]

  • Server of the Week: Alexa Ferrie at Sister Bay Marina

    Come visit Alexa down at the docks in Sister Bay, her wonderful service will brighten your day. Doesn’t matter if you’re coming from Chicago or Oconto, if you need help docking she’ll be there pronto. All day long she’ll watch and service your boat, you’ll never have to worry about making it float.

  • Classical and Jazz Artists to Perform at Lost Moth Gallery

    Classical and jazz guitar meld with expressive voices during the Sara and Kenny concert at Lost Moth Gallery. The duo recorded their first album in 2015 and released their second album, Familiar Rhythms, in April 2017. SENTIREASCOLTARE described the album as “an intimate and vivid portrait of a duo that understands music as a family thing.” Sara grew up in […]

  • Cheers!: Say Nowt About the Darkness

    “The twisted trees sing Dark, dark, dark” So opens the song “Dark, Dark, Dark” from The Mekons’ 2007 album Natural. It somehow came to mind as I haunted the beer aisles of a well stocked Fox Valley liquor store. Among all those beers calling out to me, I was glad to have The Mekons singing […]

  • Reps in the News: Walker Asks Agencies for Budgets with No Funding Increases

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker has instructed state agencies to assume their next budgets will have no increases in state funding, with exceptions for some of the budget’s priciest areas such as schools, prisons and Medicaid. Walker’s instructions came in a new directive to all state agency heads. Among the budget areas to which the […]

  • Kinara Urban Eatery: A Taste of India in Door County

    Archana Patel isn’t much for being interviewed or photographed. Or sitting down for that matter. The woman behind Door County’s only Indian cafe simply loves to cook and peninsula foodies are happy she does. While the breadth and quality of the peninsula food scene has grown tremendously in the last decade, ethnic food remains in […]

  • Annual Fish Creek Plant Sale Farmers Market

    The annual Plant Sale Farmers Market at the Settlement Shops takes place May 26, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Plant sellers signed up so far include Salzieder Landscaping with Door County bushes, trees and shrubs; Sully’s Produce with hanging baskets, flowering annuals and vegetable plants, all grown locally in their greenhouse; Pat’s Patch with an […]

  • Play Free Round at Red Putter

    The tradition of free golf continues at Red Putter, May 19 & 20. Stop by and play a round of mini golf for free. The Red Putter offers free golf to show appreciation for all the wonderful support from customers and it’s a great way to start the 2018 summer season. Upcoming events are June […]

  • Spring Art Crawl in Ellison Bay

    Ellison Bay opens the 2018 season with the Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl, May 19 and 20, 10 am – 5 pm. With bulbs blooming and gardens emerging, visit with artists and proprietors. The weekend includes refreshments, demonstrations, studio tours and new works of art. Maps can be picked up at any of the participating […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Paying It Forward at Papa Murphy’s

    We all know the saying “pay it forward.” Well I would like to share a “pay it forward” story. I am a manager at Papa Murphy’s in Sturgeon Bay and last week Thursday one of my crew members decided to pay it forward to the next customer who came to our store. The reason is […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Cheyenne

    Cheyenne, a 1½-year-old Lab mix, is in search of a loving family. Athletic and sweet, her favorite toy is a basketball and she lived with other dogs in her previous home. Cheyenne can be shy at first, but she warms up to people quickly and is a great pup. If you’d like to meet Cheyenne, […]

  • Gibraltar School Eyes $4.4 Million Remodel

    The Gibraltar School District is planning a $4.4 million remodel of its library media center and adjacent classrooms. The project requires approval by district voters in a referendum planned for November’s general election. If approved, construction would begin in the summer of 2019 and be completed by winter break. The school will simultaneously seek an […]

  • State News: Child Tax Credit, Microplastics, Eminent Domain

    Child Tax Credit Applications Open Wisconsin residents with children below the age of 18 can apply for a one-time, $100 tax credit. The credit comes at a cost of about $130 million, and at a time when Gov. Scott Walker is gearing up for his re-election bid. Parents and guardians have from May 15 to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Plastic Culture

    During Earth Week Door County 2018, Movies That Matter showed Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch documenting how plastic pollution is cruelly killing wildlife, upsetting the balance of nature and finding its way into our food chain. It is a grim, sad and disturbing revelation which gnaws at one with the need to do […]

  • The Bestseller List: May 18, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION Circe by Madeline Miller Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles The Hellfire Club by Jake Tapper The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer HARDCOVER NONFICTION I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara A Higher Loyalty by James Comey Educated by Tara Westover Fascism: A Warning […]

  • Door County Underground: Chef Launches Pop-up Dinners

    Matt Chambas and Jaime Mead have already found morel mushrooms in this strange spring we’re having and they’ve created Door County Underground to share those rare, locally grown and foraged delicacies with pop-up dinners in small, intimate settings. “Something I’ve been passionate about is actually growing food, being the gardener,” Chambas said. “I wanted to […]

  • Door County is for Every Golfer

    There is no better time of the year than when you can finally put away your winter hats and jacket and bring out your golf hats and clubs. The excitement you have for your first, yet rusty, round of the season is unmatched. The tee markers have been set. The pin locations have been chosen. […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: May 18 – 25

    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 May 15, 1874 Reports come to us of a disagreeable row in front of the post office between two of our oldest citizens. A temperance […]

  • By the Numbers: Endangered Species Day

    In honor of Endangered Species Day (May 18), we take a look at the numbers. Here are some of the threats faced:  habitat loss and degradation; food systems (impacting habitats through development or agriculture, and overfishing); climate change; species exploitation. 30 The percentage of wetlands lost in the last 40 years. 32 The percentage of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Referendum?

    I see in the Pulse that a number of well-intentioned souls are pushing for a referendum on a proposed Constitutional Amendment to allow limits on political campaign spending. The proposal states that only human beings – not corporations, unions, nonprofit organizations, or similar associations – are endowed with constitutional rights, and money is not speech, […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: May 18 – 25

    GIBRALTAR Baseball May 18 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 4 pm May 19 @ Oshkosh North vs. Lourdes Academy, 1:30 pm Golf May 22 – Regionals, TBA Softball May 18 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 4 pm May 22 – Regionals, TBA Track & Field May 21 @ Algoma, 4 pm May 24 – Sectionals @ Hilbert, 4 pm […]

  • Manners Matter: Keeping Private Life Private

    Dear Mary Pat, My best friend is constantly posting pictures of me and my kids on her Facebook and Instagram accounts. I deliberately stay away from social media since I’m very private and my husband and I are concerned about our children’s pictures floating around in cyberspace. I’ve asked several times for my friend not […]

  • PenArt Features Stone in Opening Exhibit

    The first exhibit of Peninsula School of Art’s 2018 summer season, Mining Creativity: Works in Stone, displays the possibilities of carving out beauty from stone. In pieces that range from tabletop sculpture to jewelry, artists from throughout the United States and Wisconsin alter and assemble an array of minerals including river rock, Indiana limestone, marble […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin

    While a senior at the University of California – Santa Barbara, Marsy Nicholas was stalked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Shortly after her murder, her brother and mother walked into a grocery store after visiting Marsy’s grave and were confronted by her accused murderer. They had no idea he’d been released on bail. The pain […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Dismantling Obama’s Presidency

    With each action President Trump takes it is becoming more evident that his program is not being guided by the needs of the American people but by his psychopathic obsession to try to undo any accomplishments made by his predecessor Barack Obama. Before he was elected he began his assault with stories that Obama was […]

  • Celebrate Water and Crossroads at Big Creek Combine for Week of Fun Events

    Crossroads at Big Creek joins with the Celebrate Water Door County initiative this week with many of the school and group programs featuring water. On Sunday, the Girl Scouts hold their Bridging Ceremony, crossing one of Crossroads five bridges during the nature hikes that follow the creek. Join members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Center […]

  • Door to Nature: The Musical Baltimore Oriole

    Spring truly arrived at my home on Tuesday, May 1. The high temperature reached 82 degrees briefly in the afternoon and the first Baltimore oriole arrived at my feeders. It meant that it was time to install the orange holders on the platform feeders for these gorgeous birds with the clear melodic song to enjoy […]

  • Obituary: Julia Van Roo Bresnahan

    Julia Van Roo Bresnahan died suddenly in Tucson, Ariz., her winter home, of complications from lung disease. She also lived in Baileys Harbor, where she was a much-recognized artist and cherished member of the community. Julia was born to Robert and Mary Mink Van Roo in Racine. She grew up primarily in Whitefish Bay, Wis., […]

  • Obituary: John Garfield Davis

    John Garfield Davis, 67, of Chetek Wisconsin, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away April 27, 2018.  John was born in Eau Claire Wisconsin, August 24, 1950 and after graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School, made a name for himself as a tough, headstrong, young man. He was fiercely loyal to friends and loved ones. A […]

  • Obituary: Mark Carl Berggren

    Mark “Swede” Carl Berggren died suddenly in Door County. He is survived by his mother Lois Berggren, daughter Nicole (Berggren) Bergantino and her husband Alex Bergantino. Also, survived by his two grandchildren Faye Bergantino and Ruby Bergantino. He passed away suddenly on May 4th in Door County, Wisconsin. Mark Berggren was a very well known painting […]

  • Obituary: Douglas Edward Hudon

    Douglas E. Hudon, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home in Sturgeon Bay, Friday morning, May 11, 2018. He was born January 10, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Melvin and Sophie (Turay) Bacon. Doug graduated from Marinette Catholic Central High School in 1961 before attending St. Louis University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and […]

  • Obituary: Lorna Bell Cornell

    On May 12, 2018 Lorna passed away after a brief battle with cancer. One of Door County’s premier artists, she received a BFA from the University of Illinois, studied at Northwestern University and the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught at Sunset Ridge Elementary school in Northfield, Il, was Washington Island’s first kindergarten teacher, taught […]

  • Door County Medical Center Birth: May 10

    Jesse and Cass Lehmkuhl, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a daughter born May 10, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Shelly and Travis House, Forestville, and Steve and Mary Raymond, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparent is Candy Lehmkuhl, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Rotary Club Awards $28,300 in Scholarships to Local Students

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay has awarded $28,300 in scholarships to 2018 graduates of Door County high schools. Seventeen graduating seniors were awarded scholarships in recognition of their volunteer, personal, and academic achievements. The Service Above Self Academic Scholarship is presented to outstanding students who successfully enroll in post-secondary education at a four-year college […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Raises $2,000 Running For a Cause

    Door County Habitat for Humanity is grateful to Tim Kowols, Kay Smith, Mary Van Dyke, and David Van Dyke for raising money while participating in the Nicolet Bay 5K and Door County Half Marathon. All four participated in the Run for a Cause program, raising money and awareness prior to the race, and sporting shirts […]

  • Melody Hargis Earns Jody Boes Scholarship

    During National Nurses Week the Jody Boes Scholarship, set up in 2017 by Bill and Pam Welter, was awarded to Melody Hargis. The scholarship provides nurses pursuing an advanced degree at either the Master’s or Doctorate level with $2,500 to apply toward their tuition. Hargis has been a nurse at Door County Medical Center (DCMC) […]

  • Open Door Pride Festival June 23

    On March 11, PFLAG – the nation’s largest and oldest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) – celebrated 45 years since its founding in New York City. PFLAG Sturgeon Bay/Door County has been an active chapter for 21 years this month. Since its founding, PFLAG has […]

  • Presentation on Recognizing Human Trafficking May 23

    The public is invited to attend “Recognizing Human Trafficking,” presented by Carl Waterstreet, Special Agent, Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation. This 90-minute presentation follows up on the film, Stopping Traffic, and takes the attendees a bit deeper, with statistics, myths/facts of trafficking, what to watch for and what to do. Attendees will […]

  • Kewaunee Rural Safety Day May 23

    Before kids head out on summer break, UW-Extension of Kewaunee County and Kewaunee County Public Health Department host the 22nd Annual Rural Safety Day, May 23. Since this event first began in 1997, it continues to grow each year. It is now educating approximately 300 third grade students from Kewaunee County public and parochial schools […]

  • Gov. Walker Declares May 2018 Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month

    Gov. Scott Walker declared May 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month and May 22, 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Day in Wisconsin. When the Governor signed the proclamation, he stated, “Trauma-Informed Care is a way to improve the lives of children and families throughout Wisconsin. With the leadership of my wife, First Lady Tonette Walker, our […]

  • Dental Group Donates to Altrusa Back-to-School Fair

    Altrusan Ann Knight announces that Altrusa’s Back-to-School Fair is the recipient of a generous grant from the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Smile Program. The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation awarded the 2018 Fair with 720 age specific, Oral B toothbrushes, and Crest toothpaste to go with the toothbrushes. The estimated value of this award is $1,200 […]

  • Door-Tran Presentation May 20

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Door-Tran.” Kim Gilson, Door-Tran volunteer coordinator, will provide explanations of the various services available through public transportation, volunteer programs, voucher programs, and vehicle loans/grants. The program is scheduled for May 20, 4 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister […]

  • Algoma Youth Club Hosts Free Dog Leash Clinic May 19

    On May 19, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, dog owners are invited to a free leash manners clinic at the Algoma Youth Club. Everyone is welcome but please leave pets at home. The clinic is part of a fundraising effort for a microchip scanner for the Algoma Impound Facility, organized by Algoma High School sophomore Sadie […]

  • CPR, AED Classes in Sister Bay

    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 four-hour class teaches infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $25 per person […]

  • DNR Researcher to Document Green Bay Mussel Population

    Pity the poor freshwater mussel. Underappreciated, but vital to their ecosystem, mussels have been considered the most imperiled animal group in the world for more than a quarter century. “There has been a large depletion of the mussel population in the last 100 years,” said Jesse Weinzinger, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist […]

  • Ephraim Considers Year-Round 25 Mph Speed Limit

    The commute through Ephraim could get one minute and 12 seconds longer this winter. That’s precisely how long the sheriff’s department clocked the increase in travel time when reducing speed from 35 mph to 25 mph, which the village will consider adopting as the uniform year-round speed limit through downtown Ephraim. Ephraim’s speed limits on […]

  • Washington Island Birding Festival Returns

    Chari Rutledge will be working behind the scenes during the three-day Washington Islands Birding Festival this weekend, but every day is a birding fest for the island resident. “I just took a walk up the driveway and saw birds I haven’t seen here in years – a golden-winged warbler and a blue-winged warbler. I haven’t […]

  • Sandhill Cranes as a Window on Climate Change

    There is a very good reason why a photo of two sandhill cranes are on the cover of the brochure announcing the 5th annual Door County Climate Change Forum. “Cranes are already suffering from problems that already exist and climate change will make their problems worse,” said Rich Beilfuss, president and CEO of the Baraboo-based […]

  • Jacque Wins Republican Senate Primary Race

    The voters in the small northeastern section of Manitowoc County helped push Rep. Andre Jacque on to a 329 vote win against challenger Alex Renard in the May 15 Republican primary in the 1st Senate District. Jacque won with 4,368 votes to Renard’s 4,039, propelling him on to the June 12 special election against sole […]

  • Kewaunee County Capping Landfill May 25

    Kewaunee County is reminding residents of the upcoming closure and capping of the Kewaunee County Landfill. The last day that solid waste will be accepted at the site while it’s under the operation of Kewaunee County is May 25. Kewaunee County opened the landfill in 1983 and after operation and construction of Phase I and Phase […]

  • Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar Joins Homeland Security Advisory Council

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Advisory Council appointed Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, to its ranks effective May 2018. Dunbar, who commands the nearly 10,000 Soldiers and Airmen of the Wisconsin National Guard and is responsible for Wisconsin Emergency Management, also serves as Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor and chairs the […]

  • Conservation Voters Endorses Josh Kaul for Attorney General

    Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters endorses Josh Kaul for Attorney General. “We are endorsing Josh Kaul early to make it abundantly clear that conservation voters across the state are already energized and engaged in this crucial race,” Executive Director Kerry Schumann said. “This election will have significant impacts on Wisconsin’s environment.” Kaul’s commitment to conservation […]

  • Jacksonport Businesses Host Go Fund Me for Sidewalks

    The Jacksonport Area Business Association (JABA) is sponsoring a Go Fund Me Page on Facebook to support the Jacksonport sidewalk project. The idea, spearheaded by Chase and Hunter Bjarnarson, owners of Island Fever, will begin immediately to raise money to replace the gravel walking paths in the downtown area with concrete sidewalks. Go to the […]

  • Door County Students Plant 4,250 Trees

    Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar High School students planted trees at a Nature Conservancy property in Ellison Bay in April and May. Twenty members of the Gibraltar Ecology Club began the plantings April 26 – 28, followed by 40 Sturgeon Bay students May 11 in an event sponsored by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), The Forest Recovery […]

  • Pulse Price Report: May 14

    Crop prices (May 14) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.46 -0.51 $3.08 Soybeans $9.37 -0.86 $8.80 Wheat $4,16 -0.78 $3.43 Oats $2.39 0.71 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.47/bushel -0.50 New-Crop Corn $3.67/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.19/bushel -0.75   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Egg Harbor’s Be Beauty Hosts Sidewalk Sale May 26

    Be Beauty Fashion & Home Boutique in Egg Harbor is holding a sidewalk sale May 26 in celebration of their one-year anniversary. There will be discounts on many items such as jewelry, handbags, scarves and more. There will be a spin-to-win wheel for a chance to win discounts on regularly priced items in the shop […]

  • Van’s Lumber Hosts Customer Appreciation Day May 23

    Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, Inc. is having a Customer Appreciation Day May 23, 11 am to 3 pm. Stop by Van’s Lumber in Dyckesville for an event to build your skill set and toolbox. The brat fry starts at noon with 12 percent off the entire day and a drawing for two $500 Do […]

  • Massage By Carla Opens May 19 in Algoma

    The public is invited to the grand opening of Massage By Carla in Algoma on May 19, 10 am to 2 pm. Certified massage therapist Carla Jorgenson owns and operates her studio and specializes in therapeutic massage, vibrational sound therapy, hot stone therapy and raindrop therapy. The grand opening features free paraffin wax hand dips […]

  • B’wel Chiropractic Open May 18 in Algoma

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the public and chamber membership to a ribbon cutting and grand opening at B’wel Chiropractic May 18, 3-7 pm. Dr. James Benzschawel owns and operates a chiropractic clinic in Appleton and has recently made Algoma his second location. Dr. Benzschawel uses a “whole person approach” to wellness and […]

  • DNR Rescinds West Side Waterfront Ruling

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources withdrew its declaratory ruling on the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront Tuesday, May 15. In a statement the DNR said the Department of Justice instructed the DNR that its ruling was based upon inaccurate and incomplete information. James Dick, spokesman for the DNR, […]

  • Blizzard Evelyn Snow Removal Came to Almost $300,000

    How costly was the mid-April snowstorm that was dubbed Blizzard Evelyn? When the Door County Highway Dept. tallied up all the costs they billed various entities for snow removal for the intense, heavy snow that started on Friday the 13th and fell non-stop throughout that weekend, the total came to $298,023.84. “Yeah, very expensive,” Highway […]