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Peninsula Pulse May 26-June 2, 2023

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  • Letter to the Editor: On Soapboxes and Letters to the Editor

    Overdue is an expression of appreciation to the Peninsula Pulse’s editors for policies that support letters to the editor. After soapboxes, letters are one of the longest-standing forms of unfettered communication, public discussion and debate by “ordinary” members of our community. Through these letters we learn, are made aware of acts of kindness that otherwise […]

  • Ephraim Historical Museums Now Open

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation’s 2023 summer season kicked off May 25 with free admission to historical museums and online reservations opening for history-tram tours, walking tours and programs. Visit ephraim.org to see the most up-to-date hours and information regarding tours and the 40-plus programs planned through Oct. 15.

  • Tours Return to Horseshoe Bay Farms

    Explore the incredible history and exciting future of Horseshoe Bay Farms during a docent-led tour of the property this summer. Guided tours begin for the season on June 1 and continue Wednesday-Sunday at 10 am and 1 pm.  Tours are $10 and are led by knowledgeable volunteers who share the history of what was once […]

  • Server of the Week: Nancy Dechambre

    With Nancy serving wine with a smile, You might want to stay at Harbor Ridge for a while. She’s been a retiree now for 10 years, And she enjoys helping out where she can, it appears! Her corgi, Cooper, is the love of her life, And taking him for beach walks when the weather is […]

  • Parent Corner: New Arrivals

    by KAREN COREKIN-DeLaMER, Education and Community Relations Coordinator, Northern Door Children’s Center In my last column, I had a question from “Mom Second Time Around”: the mother of a 3-year-old with another child on the way. She asked for advice about how to help her daughter prepare for the arrival of her new brother and […]

  • Concerts in the Tent at the Alpine

    Alpine Resort kicks off its live-music season Memorial Day weekend with Bacchus Lotus on May 27 and Whiskey Ditch on May 28 playing in its outdoor, waterfront tent. June starts with All In on June 2 and Dr. Bombay on June 3. Wisconsin’s award-winning, funky blues band The Jimmys will take the stage June 7 […]

  • Music Slate Ramps Up for Memorial Day Weekend

    After the sleepy months of spring, the county’s live-music scene perks up in a major way this weekend, with no fewer than 51 chances to take in live music from Southern Door to Washington Island. Here’s a glance at a few of the highlights coming your way for Memorial Day weekend.  To find the complete […]

  • Get Your Vintage On at Rusty Coop

    Whether you’re a seasoned antique hunter or just vintage curious, you’re sure to stumble across some interesting finds at the upcoming Rusty Coop Vintage Barn Market. In advance, we talked to Misty Nagan, a De Pere jewelry artist who’s hosting the event, to get a sneak preview of this year’s Rusty Coop. Responses have been […]

  • Great Lakes Landing Blitz

    Every July Fourth weekend, Aquatic Invasive Species Partnership members and Clean Boats Clean Waters volunteers are stationed at boat launches along the Great Lakes to share with boaters a simple, but powerful message: You have the power to protect lakes and rivers from aquatic invasive species. They do so during the Great Lakes Landing Blitz, […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Morrison

    Meet Morrison, a 5-year-old dog who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This lovable gal weighs 49 pounds, sports a black fur coat and has a face only … everyone can love! She will steal your heart and be a connected companion, whether it’s for an outside adventure or […]

  • Lake-to-Lake Challenge Is Sunday

    Runners can still get in on the fun at Jacksonport’s Maifest Lake-to-Lake Run this Sunday as part of the community’s 50th Maifest celebration. Take on the 10K run or the two-mile run/walk. All runners get a participant race shirt and a chip-timed race starting at Lakeside Park.  The 10K starts at 9 am, the two-mile […]

  • Register for Virtual Dementia Tour

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore is holding an in-person Virtual Dementia Tour on June 21, 1-3 pm. “Virtual” in this context does not mean via Zoom. It means that participating caregivers will go through a simulation of what it might be like to experience dementia.  The tour, which has a maximum […]

  • Event Offers Safe Space for Differently Abled

    Harmonii Gerlach, a junior at Algoma Venture Academy, is hosting a speed-meeting event June 6, 12-2 pm, for people with different abilities at the Wilson’s Wish animal-rescue facility, N7916 Cty AB in Luxemburg. Participants will have the opportunity to interact, socialize and make special connections with others in a neutral, low-stress, safe environment. “I want […]

  • WINE TRAILS: Door Peninsula Winery Is about the Customers

    I wasn’t sure how to take the statement “We love stupid questions.” I was talking to Beth Levendusky, operations and creative director for Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville, and I was asking her a lot of questions. She clarified by saying that they love it when customers come for a tasting, knowing little about wine […]

  • From Run-Down to Thriving

    Learn about Wisconsin’s first pay-what-you-can community cafe – Milwaukee’s Tricklebee Cafe – during a presentation May 28, 10 am, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Hwy 42 in Ephraim. Rev. Christie Melby-Gibbons, executive director of Tricklebee, will share how a run-down storefront became a thriving community cafe in the heart of a […]

  • Talking Brews with the Wisconsin Beer Baron

    Chris Drosner has covered the state’s beer scene throughout the craft-beer boom through his Wisconsin Beer Baron column. I recently caught up with Drosner – who is also the editor of Milwaukee Magazine – for a conversation on the Door County Pulse podcast about the state of beer in the Badger State.  Myles Dannhausen Jr. […]

  • Bites & Bites: Della Porta, Dinner in the Vineyard & New Wine Club

    Italian Comes to Ellison Bay Della Porta Trattoria e Pizzeria Napoletana – a modern southern Italian trattoria featuring Neapolitan pizza – has opened in Ellison Bay, where executive chef Robin Brown, a native of Naples, Italy, is bringing the flavors of his homeland to Northern Door. Brown is partnering with Joe Ouimet and Joe and […]

  • Mike at the Movies: “Book Club 2: The Next Chapter” Leaves Viewers Wanting Another

    by MIKE ORLOCK It is impolite, I know, to reveal a woman’s age, but one of the remarkable things about The Book Club 2: The Next Chapter (PG-13) is how good its four Hollywood grandes dames look. Jane Fonda, at 85, is the matriarch of the group, followed by Diane Keaton and Candice Bergen at […]

  • CCR: June 15 Is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    by JOLENE J. DUFEK, Elder Rights Project Program Manager, Legal Action of Wisconsin In 2006, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations declared June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Now, every year in June, communities across the nation honor survivors and raise […]

  • Coming Up in Theater

    Door County’s theater companies have been preparing another excellent season of plays and musicals designed to make audiences laugh, cry and experience most of the emotions in between. Here’s what’s coming to the stage starting in June. To find more details about shows and purchasing tickets, visit each theater’s website. DOOR SHAKESPEARE doorshakespeare.com As You […]

  • Vince Flynn and “The Golf Course Call”

    by CECELIA MacDONALD and KATHRYN SCHNEEMAN In the midst of revitalizing the Alpine Resort, a fun story has resurfaced about “The Golf Course Call”: an event that changed the life of the late Vince Flynn, author of 13 political thrillers. This call catapulted him from the ranks of the self-published to the top of the […]

  • Fincantieri Gets $526 Million Contract

    The Department of Defense has announced that Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) has been awarded a $526 million contract to build a fourth Constellation-class frigate.  “We at Fincantieri Marine Group are proud to lead the Constellation program, and along with our partners and suppliers, we remain committed to building tomorrow’s Navy,” said Marco Galbiati, FMM’s CEO. […]

  • Summer Dance Classes by Emerald Lion Alchemy

    Emerald Lion Alchemy is offering a full lineup of children’s and adult dance classes this summer, starting the week of June 19 and running through the week of Aug. 7.  See the full schedule and register for classes at STUDIO234, 234 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, at doorcountystudio234.com or emeraldlionalchemy.com.

  • Midsummer’s Music Announces 2023 Series

    Midsummer’s Music is celebrating its 33rd season of performing chamber music in cultural, historical and scenic locations throughout the county. The 2023 season – running June 14 through Sept. 4 – features more than 40 concerts performed by musicians from the Chicago Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Milwaukee Symphony, among others. Featured […]

  • Memorial Day Observances

    Sunday, May 28, Southern Door The firing squad from the American Legion George W. Goetz Post 372 of Forestville will conduct Memorial Day services at the following places and approximate times. The squad will split for the first five services: Town of Forestville (Maplewood), 7:20 am; Namur (Pit Road), 7:30 am; Brockhausen, 7:40 am; Misere, […]

  • Griffon Quartet Presents Free Concert

    Midsummer’s Music’s Griffon String Quartet – made of violinists Roy Meyer and Megan Karls, violist Erin Rafferty and cellist Stefan Kartman – will perform a free community concert May 28, 3 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2336 Canterbury Lane in Sister Bay. The concert will feature music by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn and contemporary […]

  • Community Choir of Door County Spring Concert

    The Community Choir of Door County will present its final concert of the season May 25, 6 pm, at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S. 12th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. It will feature a wide range of music, including songs in Spanish and Latin and a hymn in Zulu. Admission is free, but donations […]

  • Local Filmmaker Produces King Adaptation

    A film adaptation of a story by one of the world’s favorite storytellers – and produced by a Door County native – recently completed production at the scenic Tumbledown Barn.  The Last Rung on the Ladder is a short-film adaptation of the 1978 Stephen King short story, cowritten by Max Blaska and Karla S. Bryant, […]

  • DCL Baseball: Striving for Perfection

    Only 23 perfect games – no base runners allowed – have been pitched in Major League history. To achieve this, the pitcher must not make mistakes, and the players around him must do the same. The last two perfect games were pitched in 2012. I was lucky enough to be present for one of those […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival

    Peninsula Music Festival Announces 2023 Season

    Peninsula Music Festival has announced its 2023 symphony series. Led by new music director Rune Bergmann, this season will blend timeless classics and captivating programs to showcase composers from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France and the United States and to explore the cultural bonds that unite people through a shared love of music. Performances are […]

  • Registration Open for Manufacturing First Expo

    Registration is open for the 2023 Manufacturing First Expo and Conference, scheduled for Oct. 25 in Green Bay. The event is a collaboration among the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, Insight Publications and presenting sponsor First Business Bank. Keynote speaker Bill Fournet of the Tulsa-based management consulting firm The Persimmon Group will present “Lead for Tomorrow: How […]

  • AROUND THE DOOR: Spring Blossoms

    Summer is great, but spring is no slouch either – as epitomized in this photo by Tad Dukehart.

  • THE CAPITOL REPORT: Help Appears to Be on the Way for Local Prosecutors

    by DENISE GUTTERY It’s been a long time in coming, but help finally appears to be on the way for local prosecutors’ offices around the state. And the fact that the Republican-dominated budget-writing committee took action in unanimous fashion emphasizes the importance of the issue and the likelihood that Gov. Tony Evers will approve. The […]

  • Brilliantly Cut: T. Simon still shines after 20 years in business

    Located on Sturgeon Bay’s west side at 69 S. Madison Ave., T. Simon Jewelers is home to the area’s largest display of diamonds and gemstones: a collection of more than 3,000 unique options. And it’s where, for more than 20 years, customers have gone for opal pendants, wedding bands, engagement rings and many other jewelry […]

  • Egg Harbor News Notes

    Village Negotiating with Frontier for Broadband Coverage The Village of Egg Harbor is negotiating a contract with internet service provider (ISP) Frontier to provide fiber to every address village-wide. Egg Harbor is the second Door County municipality to date to favor Frontier, following the Town of Jacksonport’s selection of the company in November 2022.  The […]

  • City Working on Extension of Granary Project Agreement

    The City of Sturgeon Bay is considering extending its development agreement with the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation (SBHSF) to “substantially complete” the Door County Granary restoration project.  The last extension expired at the end of last month without the project being finished. Foundation board members and others spoke about the project during the public-comment […]

  • Parking Decided for Highway 42 Project in Egg Harbor

    Business owners on the west side of Highway 42 lost the battle to retain a couple of on-street parking spots when the Egg Harbor Village Board made a decision last week. At issue were two parking scenarios: four spaces in the core on the west side of the street in front of Greens N Grains […]

  • An Overdue Honor

    Honor Flight participants reflect on Memorial Day Four Vietnam War–era veterans who live in Door County will be among 86 veterans who will fly June 7 on an Old Glory Honor Flight.  Armand “Chum” Nault of Sturgeon Bay, Mike Johnson of Little Sturgeon, Don Koepsel of Baileys Harbor, and Ed Heyward of Sturgeon Bay and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Common Council Transfers Cable-TV Funds

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council agreed May 16 to transfer $50,000 in excess cable-television funds to the general fund operating and capital fund computer budgets. City treasurer/finance director Val Clarizio said the city is in the middle of a major technology upgrade for which the transferred funds will be used. “Through that process,” she said, […]

  • Nasewaupee Clerk Resigns

    One month into switching from an elected to an appointed clerk, the Town of Nasewaupee is looking to fill a vacancy after Donna Wolak resigned from the position. “It was way more than what she planned on doing,” Nasewaupee chair Steve Sullivan said of Wolak’s decision to resign from the part-time clerk’s position. In the […]

  • Village of Sister Bay Seeks Committee Members

    The Village of Sister Bay is looking for people to serve on various committees that help to guide decisions in the community. Some of the vacancies are compensated positions. Members are needed for the Parks, Property & Streets Committee; Plan Commission; Zoning Board of Appeals; Library Commission; and Ad Hoc Outdoor Recreation and Transportation Plan […]

  • Sister Bay Plan Commission Approves Changes to STR Ordinance

    The Sister Bay Plan Commission followed the lead of Sevastopol in taking measures it hopes will slow the growth of short-term rentals (STRs) in the village.  During its May 23 meeting, the commission updated its ordinance regulating STRs to institute a seven-day minimum stay for any new STR properties in the village. New properties will […]

  • The Reported Financial Interests of Evers and Vos

    Courtesy of THE BADGER PROJECT Elected officials in Wisconsin must submit reports on their finances to the state, which they did in April. Gov. Tony Evers The governor of Wisconsin currently receives an annual salary of $165,568. Compared to other elected officials, Gov. Tony Evers’ Statement of Economic Interests is sparse. In 2019 – the […]

  • Northern Sky Expands Scholarship

    In 2022, Northern Sky Theater’s Werner & Sue Krause Scholarship expanded to include students who are already enrolled in postsecondary education. The main scholarship went to Southern Door High School senior Hunter Malvitz, but two other Door County graduates have also benefited from funding this year. Lexie Henkel – in her third year at Lawrence University, […]

  • DCEC Scholarship Goes to Sturgeon Bay Senior

    (From left) Paul Leline, secretary of the Door County Environmental Council (DCEC), presented Sturgeon Bay High School senior Savannah Turrittin with the council’s $1,500 DCEC/DPO Scholarship Award for this year. The annual award supports deserving students who intend to pursue environmentally related studies.

  • Malvitz Earns Two Theater Scholarships

    Hunter Malvitz, a Southern Door High School senior, has received a $2,500 scholarship from Northern Sky Theater and a $500 scholarship from Peninsula Players Theatre, as well as accolades for his hard work and dedication to the arts.  Most recently, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s 2022-23 Center Stage High School Theater Program recognized Malvitz […]

  • St. John Bosco Hires New Principal

    St. John Bosco Catholic School has hired Matthew Hanson – a former Sturgeon Bay resident and a St. John Bosco alumnus – as its next principal. He returns with experience in teaching, counseling and assistant-principal roles to replace Vickie Dassler, who started at the school in 2015. Hanson is known for his energy, communication skills and […]

  • Southern Door Trims Over-Budget Project

    The Southern Door School Board decided May 16 against including several extras in the remodeling and parking-lot portions of its $14.9 million, voter-approved capital-improvement projects – and it’s still going over budget. The district plans to remodel several classroom spaces, demolish the administration house east of the school, and add parking during the first phase […]

  • The Copper Canvas of Kandy Otto

    The three-dimensional paintings in oil hanging on the wall at Get Real Cafe in Sturgeon Bay catch the eye. They’re created on thin copper sheets that have been pressed into shapes such as flowers, trees, landscapes and seascapes. “It’s simply pressing in the pattern and then pushing out the areas three-dimensionally using different tools,” said […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Celebrates 25 Years of Fine Art

    Sturgeon Bay’s Fine Art Fair will celebrate its 25th birthday in style this year as it welcomes 70 Midwestern artists who work in a variety of media, from painting to wood to ceramics.  Live entertainment and kids’ activities, including music by DJ Mike Raye and a visit from some of the raptor residents of Open […]

  • Edgewood Reception Features Ekholm, Groenjes, Popelka

    A sign of the season for the art scene will take place May 27 with the first reception of the year at Edgewood Orchard Galleries. The reception, 4-7 pm, will feature Judi Ekholm, David Groenjes and Jeremy Popelka, who will speak at 5 pm as guests enjoy refreshments, browse the galleries and walk the grounds.  […]

  • “Down by the Shore” Quilt Exhibition

    Fiber Artisans of Northeast Wisconsin are hosting an exhibit, Down by the Shore, of more than 20 quilts June 1 – July 31 at the Door County Maritime Museum. A meet-the-artists event is set for June 1, 6-8 pm, at the museum, 120 N. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Fiber Artisans of Northeast Wisconsin is a […]

  • Watercolors the Highlight at Morning Mist

    Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm – a gallery featuring Ed Fenendael’s watercolor, watercolor-and-ink, pastel and oil pieces – will open for the season May 26. Fenendael’s original work and archival reproductions are available alongside Frank Villigan’s ink-and-watercolor art.

  • Exhibit Honors Door County’s Indigenous History

    The Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor, along with Coleen Bins of Chief Oshkosh, are hosting an art show at the Kress Pavilion, with an opening reception scheduled for June 8, 4-7 pm.  Woodland Peoples: Honoring Door County’s Indigenous History through Native Creations will be on display June 1 – Sept. 30 to feature the art […]

  • 45 Years of Fiber Arts on Washington Island

    On June 5, Sievers School of Fiber Arts is marking its 45th year of teaching classes in weaving, knitting, quilting and more – classes that welcome all levels of adult students to spend uninterrupted time learning from knowledgeable and encouraging instructors in a remote, tranquil setting.  The Sievers Shop, located in a schoolhouse built in 1890, […]

  • Lockwood Gallery Opens for 2023 Season

    The Margaret Lockwood Gallery is hosting a season-opening reception May 28, 4-6 pm, when guests can enjoy music from songwriter Jeanne Kuhns and hors d’oeuvres and beverages courtesy of Serves You Right. Lockwood’s new collection of paintings, Journey, is inspired by coastlines of Door County and Patagonia – the result of a recent trip to […]

  • What’s My Pride? At M3 During June

    The Miller Art Museum’s M3 space will host Open Door Pride’s What’s My Pride? project throughout June. Every Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm, people can view the work and contribute to the project at the selfie station. Viewing without making contributions is also available on Thursdays, 10 am – 2 pm. A kick-off party […]

  • Student Spotlight: Hattie Hilbert & Hazen Thomas

    Sevastopol Elementary School first-graders Hattie Hilbert and Hazen Thomas learned about balance and symmetry while they made monarch butterflies with tempera paint and oil pastels. Are there talented K-12 artists in your life? Submit a photo of their work to [email protected] to be considered for inclusion in a future Student Spotlight.

  • Celebrating Student Creativity

    School arts publications showcase writing and visual arts When Madelyn Wind received a copy of The Clipper Collection that included her writing, she didn’t realize how that moment would feel. “I don’t think I realized how exciting it would be because I thought it was just going to be a school-newspaper type of thing,” Wind […]

  • Edgewood Opening Reception Features Ekholm, Groenjes, Popelka

    A sign of the season for the art scene will take place May 27 with the first reception of the year at Edgewood Orchard Galleries. The reception, 4-7 pm, will feature Judi Ekholm, David Groenjes and Jeremy Popelka, who will speak at 5 pm as guests enjoy refreshments, browse the galleries and walk the grounds.  […]

  • Garden Club to Host First Flower Show

    The Door Garden Club will host its first small flower show during a June 27 luncheon meeting and program at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor. Those who are interested may take a fresh floral centerpiece – appropriate for a small dining table – to participate in an optional, informal flower show-and-tell. Entries will be […]

  • Straw-Bale Gardening Demo at The Garden Door

    Do you have soil that’s too thin or rocky to support plants, or limited space to devote to a garden? Learn how straw-bale gardening could solve these problems June 5, 5:30 pm, during a Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) demonstration at The Garden Door at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy 42 in […]

  • Small-Farm Plant Sale

    Join an assortment of small, local farms for the Good Start: Small Farm Plant Sale on May 26, 4-7 pm, at Healthy Way Market, 216 S. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Shop for mushrooms, perennials, fruits, herbs and veggies, and meet representatives from Belena Farm, Carlos DeGroot, Cold Climate Farms, Grow Door County, Gypsy Homestead, […]

  • Master Gardeners’ Plant Fair Returns

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association’s (DCMGA) plant fair is back the first weekend in June with fun and educational activities, a garden-related arts-and-crafts marketplace, open-pollinated plants to attract birds and bees, and a wide variety of herbs and vegetables. The events will take place at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy 42 in […]

  • Clarizio Releases Next Romantic Suspense Novel

    Local author Valerie Clarizio has released Missing Evidence: the third book in her Crown Ranch series.  When Garrett Crown’s friend is murdered, he’s devastated. Running from his demons, he leaves the city and returns to his family’s homestead in Kentucky.  Riley Murphy, aka Skeeter, spent 10 years in the Army, only to be ousted after claiming that her commanding […]

  • Write On Offers New Courses in June

    Both visiting and local teaching artists will offer courses at Write On, Door County in June for writers at all levels of experience.  Summer resident, award-winning author and holistic writing coach Nadine Kenney Johnstone will offer Micro-Memoir: Tiny True Stories, a four-week class beginning June 8, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Johnstone will lead participants […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Adventure Zone, Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins’

    book by authors Clint, Griffin, Justin and Travis McElroy; and author/illustrator Carey Pietsch Recommended by GRACE JOHNSON, Assistant Editor, Peninsula Pulse The Adventure Zone started as a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) podcast featuring the McElroy brothers – of My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast fame – and their father, Clint. The camaraderie among the brothers and […]

  • Libraries’ Summer Programming Is All about Connections

    The Door County Library has been busy gearing up for its Summer Reading Program, this year creating events for all ages with the theme of All Together Now and the goal of partnering with local organizations and businesses to create fun, memorable opportunities for library patrons. Youth services librarian Beth Lokken said that although there […]

  • Wild Things: Let the Fun Fishing Begin

    by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected], Peninsula Pulse contributor Water temperatures are slowly climbing in the bay of Green Bay, Lake Michigan and the area’s inland lakes and rivers, triggering a more aggressive bite by many fish species.  Most notable during the past week was an inshore movement of bass and panfish on the lakes and in […]

  • Tourism & the Visitor Economy: Caring for Door County

    by JULIE GILBERT, President/CEO, Destination Door County There is no greater power for change than a community discovering what it cares about. As a Community Shared Values organization, we strive to balance sustainability for our businesses, organizations and environment.  Destination Door County’s board of directors, along with Tourism Zone commissioners, recognized the value of maintaining […]

  • Obituary: Gail Linnie Stone

    Gail Linnie Stone, 83 years old, of Sturgeon Bay died May 16, 2023 at Aurora Medical Center in Green Bay. She was born April 16, 1940 in Fitchburg Massachusetts to George and Lillian (Lahti) Thatcher. She graduated from Fitchburg High School. She married Melvin Stone on July 5, 1958 at Beth Eden Baptist Church. Shortly […]

  • Obituary: Kurt William Dramm

    With great sorrow the family announces Kurt William Dramm died May 16, 2023.  In his early years he was laughingly called “Warts”. In College he was known as “Flower Pot”. In recent years it was “Aga”, a name the grandchildren lovingly called him. Kurt Dramm was a son, brother, husband, a wonderful father, the greatest […]

  • Obituary: Joshua M. Hardin

    December 2, 1990 ~ May 16, 2023 Joshua M. Hardin, 32 years, died suddenly and unexpectedly in an automobile accident near Menominee, MI on Tuesday afternoon, May 16, 2023. He was born December 2, 1990, in Milwaukee, son of Timothy and Linda (Lau) Hardin. Josh was currently employed in Plymouth, Wisconsin. He was funny, smart, […]

  • Obituary: Elaine Marilyn Hess

    June 19, 1946 ~ May 14, 2023 Elaine Marilyn Hess, age 76 of Sturgeon Bay, died on Sunday, May 14, 2023.  She was born on June 19, 1946, to the late Elmer E. and Helen K. (Raymond) Hess in Illinois.  Elaine grew up in Chicago.  After her brother and sister-in-law moved to Door County, Elaine […]

  • Obituary: June Marie Czechan

    June 5, 1967 ~ May 9, 2023 June Marie Czechan, age 55 of Sturgeon Bay, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on June 5, 1967, to the late Paul Lee and Beverly Ann (Kovack) Peterson in Sussex, Wisconsin.  She graduated from Gibraltar High School and Wisconsin College […]