Peninsula Pulse May 27-June 3, 2022

In this issue

  • Door County Child Support Agency Recognized

    The Door County Child Support Agency has earned the federal Certificate of Excellence Award for 2021. It’s one of 18 child-support agencies in Wisconsin that were honored this year. The agency’s primary responsibilities are establishing paternity, requiring parents to pay child support and provide health insurance, collecting support payments and enforcing that collection when payment […]

  • Study Underway to Extend the Ahnapee Trail North

    The Door County Board of Supervisors accepted a $5,950 donation on Tuesday from the Friends of the Door County Parks for a preliminary study on extending the Ahnapee Trail north along Highways 42/57.  The idea is to bring the trail closer to the intersection of County T, from which people can easily access Sturgeon Bay’s […]

  • Nasewaupee Board to Expand to Five Members in 2023

    Nasewaupee’s town board will be adding two supervisors following next spring’s elections. The board supported an advisory motion backed at last month’s annual town meeting when it unanimously approved an ordinance May 19 to increase the number of supervisors from two to four. “It’s still our decision, but I don’t see anything wrong with it,” […]

  • Crypto Currency: A Primer

    Taking some of the cryptic out of the digital currency  I first wrote about crypto and blockchain in a January 2016 article on  Back then, I wrote that interest in bitcoin may have subsided, but interest in the underlying registration process – distributed ledgers or blockchains – had in turn attracted the interest of global […]

  • Horseshoe Bay Farms Guided Tours

    Horseshoe Bay Farms is offering guided tours of its facilities on June 3, 10:30 am. The tour will walk you around the property, into select historic barns and a visit to the new Stickwork sculpture build. Learn about this non-profit’s rich history and vision for the future. The tour is limited to 12 participants. The […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: The Powerful Tradition of Volunteering at The Clearing

    by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Executive DirectorThe Clearing Folk School It’s no secret that many – probably most – not-for-profit organizations rely on volunteers, at least to some degree, to help fulfill their mission. The time, talent and passion that volunteers devote to not-for-profits contribute immensely to the quality of life in their communities, and I believe this is […]

  • Sturgeon Bay to Borrow $2.44 Million at 3.09%

    The City of Sturgeon Bay has locked in an interest rate of around 3.09% to borrow money over the next 10 years for a series of capital-improvement projects. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved a resolution last week to award the sale of up to $2.445 million in general obligation promissory notes. The financing plan […]

  • 4.5-Day Work Week Adopted for Door County Employees

    New hours for County of Door employees have been changed to achieve four-and-a-half-day work weeks.  The hours adopted by the Door County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday are 7 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday, and 7 am – 11 am on Friday. The hours were previously 8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. The new hours […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Committee Updated on NERR Designation Process

    Sturgeon Bay and two other areas in Door County are among nine natural areas that are candidates for inclusion within a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) planned for the Bay of Green Bay region. Sturgeon Bay’s Ad Hoc NERR Advisory Committee met May 13 to review the ongoing process to designate, by the end of […]

  • The Spirit of 76

    Dale Seaquist has played ‘Taps’ at Sister Bay Cemetery on Memorial Day for 76 years Dale Seaquist was just 14 the first time he played “Taps” at Sister Bay Cemetery on Memorial Day. On May 30, he’ll play there again for the 76th consecutive time.  “Money was scarce after World War II,” Seaquist said, “and […]

  • Schmelzer Tapped as New Sister Bay Administrator

    Sister Bay finally has a new administrator, and she plans to stick around for a while. On June 1, Julie Schmelzer will take the seat that has been vacant since October, when previous administrator Beau Bernhoft left.  “It’s mission accomplished that we wanted someone with extensive experience, and we got the person,” said village president […]

  • Door Artisan Cheese Gets New Owners, a Grant and a Visit from a Top State Official

    Exciting things are happening at Door Artisan Cheese in Egg Harbor. First, the company has changed hands and is now owned and operated by Ricardo Gutierrez, managing partner; Richard Stulginskis, managing partner; and a silent partner in Chicago. Second, this year the company received a Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Dairy […]

  • Obituary: Thomas P. Kuhn

    September 25, 1943~May 16, 2022 Thomas P. Kuhn, age 78, of Hilbert, WI, died on May 16, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI, as a result of complications from exposure to agent orange. He was born September 25, 1943, in Oak Park, IL, son of the late Clifford and Marian Kuhn. On May 25, 1968, […]

  • Obituary: Bryan William Mahute

    May 13, 2022 Bryan William Mahute, age 50, a Manitowoc resident, died Friday, May 13, 2022 at Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, Aurora BayCare of Green Bay, after a brutal battle with stage 4 lung cancer, which he faced head on and put up a magnificent fight. Bryan was the beloved son of Larry and Mary […]

  • Obituary: Paula Hubkova Moss

    June 22, 1925~May 12, 2022 Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on June 22, 1925, Paula Hubkova Moss died peacefully on May 12 at Sunrise Senior Living, Highland Park. Paula’s father was a Senator in the Czechoslovak legislature, and she was 13 when the German army occupied Czechoslovakia. During the war she avoided Nazi labor conscription by […]

  • Obituary: Jean Marie Tess Waegli

    December 5, 1949~May 12, 2022 Jean Marie Tess Waegli, 72, died early Thursday morning, May 12, 2022, in Glendale, AZ. She was born December 5, 1949, in Kewaunee, WI, the oldest of six children, and the only daughter of Ervin and Shirley (Summerfield) Tess. Jean graduated from Kewaunee High School. She was very proud of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Become a More Objective Voter

    The political ads are now airing, and we will all tire of them long before election night. Politicians right and left are masters of taking credit for every positive and laying blame on the other party for every negative.  As we get closer to Election Day, the ads will get more personal, uglier, accusatory and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Geologically Significant Quarry Property Is Worth Preserving

    Every day we can look out our window and see the beauty of the former Leathem and Smith quarry. This site is in danger of being developed into Quarry Bluff Estates housing plots.  But our personal concern is not why we are writing today. This should be a concern for all of us. The quarry […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Stop the Steal’ Are the Indictable Words

    It’s time for those accusing our past president of inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol to stop using his phrase “Fight like hell” to prove their point. They are the wrong three words.  It’s true that he used the word “fight” and variations of it more than 20 times in the speech […]

  • City Makes Offer to Complete Road Connection

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council is trying again to resolve a property dispute for land it wants to acquire for connecting Grant Avenue and Sawyer Drive on the city’s west side. After meeting in closed session last week, Mayor David Ward said the council authorized the city attorney to send a letter to Tim Ruenger […]

  • Door County Memorial Day Services 2022

    Those who organized these services and ceremonies thank in advance the people who attend to show their support, patriotism and respect for those who have served and died for their country. Sunday, May 29 Southern Door County The Firing Squad from the George W. Goetz Post 372 Forestville American Legion will conduct Memorial Day services […]

  • Two New Head Coaches for Boys Hoops

    Two Door County head varsity boys basketball coaching vacancies were recently filled. Following the departure after last season of Gibraltar head coach Justin Burress, who led the Vikings to their first state-tournament appearance in school history, the Gibraltar School Board on Monday hired former junior varsity coach Travis Ward to take over the varsity program […]


    Managers at the Alpine Golf Course have announced a new format for a league night starting May 30: A ladies’ league, a men’s league and Alpine’s first co-ed league will be open to locals and visitors every Monday at 4 pm. Organizers plan to offer prizes and will fashion recreational brackets as well as competitive […]

  • Girls Soccer Teams Open Postseason June 2

    Both of Door County’s high school girls soccer teams will open the WIAA Division 4 tournament on June 2 with road games. Sturgeon Bay received the No. 9 seed and will play in the regional semifinal at No. 8-seeded New Holstein. The winner advances to the regional final June 4 to face the winner between […]

  • Eagles Repeat as Packerland Baseball Champions

    For the second year in a row, Southern Door is the outright Packerland Conference champion in baseball. The Eagles, who went a perfect 8-0 this season in conference play, clinched the Packerland title May 19 with an 11-9 victory in eight innings at Oconto. The lead switched hands leading up to the extra frame. Southern […]

  • Cold Spring Swing

    Northeastern Wisconsin weather keeps high school golf season short The game of golf has been called “a good walk spoiled,” and the weather on some early-spring days didn’t even make the walk pleasant for some local high school golfers. Still, it’s pretty tough to ruin a stroll around some of the places where Door County […]

  • Eagles, Vikings Receive No. 1 Baseball Seeds

    Two Door County high school baseball teams enter their respective WIAA regional tournaments seeded No. 1. Southern Door, this year’s Packerland Conference champion, is seeded No. 1 in Division 3. The Eagles also received an opening-round bye and will host a regional semifinal game May 31 against the winner between No. 4-seeded Brillion and No. […]

  • Door County League: It’s Just a Game

    If you’ve ever competed in a sport or played some sort of game, chances are you’ve heard, “It’s just a game.” If you lost a tough one or got into a heated exchange during the contest, you were probably reminded, “It’s just a game.” Even professionals are reminded sometimes that when the dust settles, they […]

  • Sully's Produce

    Sturgeon Bay Farmers Market Back with New Setup

    The Sturgeon Bay Farmers Market will open June 4 and is set to run every Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm, through Oct. 15. It will showcase an abundant variety of locally grown produce, specialty foods and drinks, freshly cut flowers, meats, cheese, bakery, crafts, jewelry, photography, wood products, yard art, soaps, lotions and more.  […]

  • Hold the Cream

    Milk substitutes for your morning coffee  Morning routines for many begin with a piping hot cup of coffee to help jump-start the day. Others opt for a fruit smoothie on the go. Although there are dozens of combinations and sweet additions, nondairy milk alternatives can elevate a morning brew or blend in a more healthful and […]

  • Island Farm and Field Bike Tour

    Gathering Ground is hosting its second annual Farm and Field bike tour June 26, 9:30 am – 2 pm. The tour will feature an approximately 10-mile route to seven farms on Washington Island: Island Harvest Farm, Gathering Ground, Riola Shorthorn, Hoot Blossom Farm, Sweet Mountain Farm, Island Cider and Birchwood.  The farm owners or volunteers […]

  • Free Fishing Weekend June 4-5

    Try fishing for the first time, or rediscover the fun during Free Fishing Weekend, June 4-5, when anybody may fish anywhere in Wisconsin for free. A fishing license, inland trout stamp or Great Lakes trout stamp are not needed on these days for Wisconsin residents or nonresidents.  The Badger State has more than 15,000 lakes […]

  • Rock Island Opening Memorial Day Weekend

    The Friends of Rock Island helped Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff members May 20-22 with preparations for opening the park for Memorial Day weekend. Photos by Tim Sweet.

  • Cottage Glen: A Solar Pioneer in Door County

    by MARILYN HANSOTIA and DUANE KEXEL, Cottage Glen Residents In 2011, Cottage Glen included 32 owners of fourplex, duplex and single-family condominiums, plus a recreation center with indoor and outdoor pools and a full workout room.   Happily, we realized at that time that our rec center had a south-facing roof sloped at 31.5 degrees, which […]

  • Egg Harbor and Neighbors Declare War on Nasty Invader

    Point Beach group leads charge after ordinance prohibits garlic mustard State and county governments have neither the human nor the financial resources to slow the spread of garlic mustard, so instead, it takes a village – or a neighborhood – to wage war on an invasive species that can outcompete native wildflowers and plants and […]

  • Twelve Eleven Launches Artisan Market

    Twelve Eleven Wine Bar will host a Last Monday Local Artisan Market starting May 30, 3-7 pm. Ten-plus vendors will gather monthly on the last Monday to offer florals, baked goods and art items, and a portion of the proceeds each month will be donated to a charity. In May, donations will go to […]


    Observe Memorial Day weekend at Crossroads at Big Creek (, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Saturday Science will meet May 28, 2 pm, when families can learn how to recognize some of the county’s common fossils with a free fossil chart and, if weather permits, by going on a fossil hunt outdoors. Meet at […]


    On June 12, 1-4 pm, Tent Show Troubadours will play a benefit concert for Defibs4DoorCounty at the pavilion in Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park.  Defibs4DoorCounty is a project of the Door County Fire Chiefs Association to place automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in strategic locations throughout the county because every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Lucy

    Lucy is a beautiful, senior dog who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This 8-year-old gal weighs 92 pounds and could benefit from losing a little weight in her new home.  Like all dogs at WHS, Lucy ( is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and she goes home with a […]

  • YMCA Blossom Run Winners

    This year’s YMCA Blossom Run welcomed 200 participants. The overall female winner for the five-mile run was Katie Thomas, and the male overall winner was Colin Sinclair. For the two-mile run, Mollie Cooper was the female overall winner, and Markus Tassoul was the overall winner for the men.


    Sweetie Pies will kick off summer with live music on Memorial Day weekend. Mark Raddatz – the guitar-slingin’ Father Outlaw – will have the company of sons Austin and Seth Raddatz, along with Marybeth Mattson, on May 29, 2-4 pm, to perform a collection of original and favorite tunes, from folk ballads to foot-stomping country-rock.  If […]

  • Virtual Dementia Tours June 22

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore will host virtual dementia tours June 22, 1-3 pm, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 700 Heritage Road in Luxemburg. The maximum capacity is 10 participants.  These tours – a combination of a simulation and a debriefing session – help caregivers to understand what it might be like to […]

  • $4,960 Raised for Door County Food Pantry

    The Miller Lite Bowl 2022 NCAA Tournament pool raised $2,480 and received a matching donation to double the contribution to the Door County Food Pantry Coalition to $4,960. Pictured from left is Amy Kohnle, executive director of United Way of Door County; organizer Joe Miller; and Jim Jungr of Linen Press, who assisted in the […]

  • DCMC Offers Caregiver Workshop

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is offering a Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop at the ADRC of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. This six-week, evidence-based workshop will meet Tuesdays, June 7 – July 14, 9:30-11 am. This program is intended to help family caregivers of adults learn ways to reduce stress, […]

  • Door County Memorial Weekend Live Music

    Get your fill and more this weekend! Find additional details in our weekly Events section. Liv Mueller May 27, Tambourine Lounge The doors will open at 7 pm, and the performance will begin at 7:30 pm. Mueller’s vocals combine sparkle and smoke, taking listeners to a time when artists such as Peggy Lee and Connie […]

  • ‘Slow Food’ Proceeds Benefit Lakeshore CAP

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) kicked off its Community Partnership Program by collaborating with Lakeshore CAP during TAP’s production of Slow Food. All the proceeds collected from the May 8 pay-what-you-will preview performance – more than $1,400 – was donated to Lakeshore CAP. The two organizations also conducted a talk-back session with the audience following the May […]

  • Free Electronics-Recycling Event June 4

    Southern Door schools will host an electronics-recycling event Saturday, June 4, 10 am – 2 pm, organized jointly by the school district and the Town of Gardner. It’s open to all Door County residents, and it will benefit, in part, the Southern Door Elementary STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program. Items recycled for free […]

  • Fence Repair on Ephraim’s ‘Pretty Road’

    Each spring, members of the Ephraim Men’s Club assess the winter damage to the old split-rail fence on Moravia Street – what’s known as “the pretty road” – and they recently worked to repair it. This yearly project has maintained the old fence for all to enjoy as they drive this scenic stretch of Ephraim.

  • Sevastopol Student Earns Theater Scholarship

    Peninsula Players Theatre has announced its 2022 scholarship recipient: Owen Ensign-Foulds of Sevastopol High School. Ensign-Foulds has demonstrated a high level of creativity and involvement in the performing arts during his academic career, including lead roles in Sevastopol’s plays and musicals, and participation in choir and school, pep and jazz bands. Peninsula Players and its […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Sends Seniors off with Boat Parade

    The Sturgeon Bay High School Class of 2022 will cap its May 28 commencement ceremony with a boat parade. Beginning at approximately 11:20 am, the parade will travel from Madelyn Marina to the Michigan Street bridge, turn left toward the Door County Maritime Museum area, move to the main waterway and then return to Madelyn […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Turns Smullens into Two-principal Household

    Gibraltar hires new superintendent Like many mothers who are educators by profession, Katie Smullen cut way back on her involvement at school and focused on her children when they were very young. But after daughters Annabel and Abby reached school age two years ago, Smullen returned to the classroom to teach fourth-grade students. Next year, […]

  • Volunteers Write Stories of Wisconsin WWII Fallen

    How many U.S. service men and women from Wisconsin died during World War II?  Nobody knows, but Jean Cookle, a volunteer for the nonprofit WWII remembrance initiative Stories Behind the Stars is undertaking a mission to identify every one of the Wisconsin service members who died during World War II and find volunteers to write […]

  • Meet Local Authors at Write On June 4

    The Door County Published Authors Collective will hold its first meet-and-greet June 4, 10 am – 12 pm, at Write On, Door County (, 4210 Juddville Road in Juddville. The event will feature children’s authors, novelists, memoirists and nonfiction writers. The authors will read short excerpts from their books and talk about their paths to […]

  • Meet Poet/Illustrator/Farmer at Novel Bay June 4

    Joseph M. Lopez has joined the thriving Door County poetry community, and along with poetry, he draws illustrations to accompany his poems and is farming sustainably north of Sturgeon Bay. The beauty and spirit of Door County have inspired the poetry in Lopez’s two books, Sounds Unheard Songs of Home and The Lethargy of Fog, […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Dandelion Wine’ by Ray Bradbury

    Recommended by Grace Johnson, Peninsula Pulse staffer and bibliophile “I want to feel all there is to feel,” he thought. “Let me feel tired, now, let me feel tired. I mustn’t forget, I’m alive, I know I’m alive, I mustn’t forget it tonight or tomorrow or the day after that.” — Douglas Spaulding, Dandelion Wine […]

  • Oceans of Possibilities All Summer Long

    The Door County Library’s summer reading program is starting soon! Readers of all ages can earn free books and Destination Door County gift certificates June through August at all library branches. To join the program, download the Beanstack app, search for Door County Library, and track your minutes and books. Or, if you prefer, visit […]

  • Artists Guild Creates Sturgeon Bay Coloring Book

    The crew at the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay is releasing On the Road: A Sturgeon Bay Coloring Book just in time for Memorial Day. “During COVID, paint-by-number kits and puzzles were flying out the door,” said store manager Ernest Beutel.  Customers were also looking for Door County souvenirs, so he and Ben Toyne got […]

  • Art on the Road

    Traveling the fine-art circut When the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair opens over Memorial Day weekend, it’s a bit like ushering in the outdoor art-fair season for the summer.  Andrea Buboltz, events director for Destination Sturgeon Bay, said the show, which draws approximately 5,000 attendees, has generated a lot of interest from artists. Appleton-based sculptor […]

  • A Feast for the Eyes at Bazyli

    Bazyli Studio Wearable and Textile Art features works that are full of color, handwork, excellent craftsmanship and artistic vision. Owner/artist Peter Ciesla has 30-plus years of experience as a fiber artist and bespoke clothing designer. He builds his own patterns and creates his own one-of-a-kind fabrics, dyeing both with plants that grow wild in Door […]

  • ‘Magical Mysterious Tour’ Continues at Woodwalk Gallery

    Woodwalk Gallery will open its doors with a continuation of its online juried show, Magical Mysterious Tour. An opening reception is planned for May 29, 3-6 pm, with demonstrations by Michael Harper, Kandy Otto and Erin Prais-Hintz until 5:30 pm. Enjoy refreshments, treats and the music of George Sawyn.  In addition to offering fine art, […]

  • New Installation at SŌMI Gallery

    SŌMI Gallery, 45 S. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, will host an opening in its Third Room gallery on May 27, 4-6 pm, for Carol Emmons’ installation “Miasma.” Using texts in different media, it addresses how individuals – both throughout history and currently – make sense of contagion in its various senses.  Emmons uses embroidery, laser-cut wood […]

  • Editor’s Note: For Bamba

    My maternal grandfather, Stuart Patriquin, served as a Marine in World War II. He returned home, opened a roofing company and became successful enough to live comfortably in a house that would become home to four generations and counting. I would grow up there; my brother would raise his children there; and my nephew and […]

  • Sievers Opens for 44th Year of Teaching

    Sievers School of Fiber Arts is marking its 44th year of teaching classes in weaving, knitting, quilting, basketry, surface design, beadwork and more starting June 2. Sievers’ classes – more than 35 scheduled through October – welcome all levels of adult students to spend uninterrupted time learning from knowledgeable, encouraging instructors in a remote, tranquil setting.  The […]

  • Celebrate The Pearl’s Anniversary with a New Show

    The Pearl of Door County is celebrating an anniversary and a new gallery show. Andrea Naylor will present her newest collection, Waterscapes, with an opening reception May 27, 5-7 pm. This well-traveled artist uses her signature color palette and self-taught techniques to create images that allow viewers to see water through a creative, playful lens. […]

  • Miller Celebrates Three New Exhibitions Opening

    The Miller Art Museum will unveil three new exhibitions May 28, and an opening reception will take place 5-6:30 pm. For the Love of Chardin in the first-floor main galleries presents 38 paintings from the New York-based artist association Zeuxis: a group of still-life painters who select a new contemplation topic each year to serve […]

  • Lockwood Gallery Reception Welcomes New Season

    The Margaret Lockwood Gallery will open its new season with a reception May 29, 3-5 pm, to share Three Part Harmony: a collection of Lockwood’s new ethereal landscapes, which transport viewers into far horizons dividing land and sea from skies and clouds. Also on display will be large ceramic pots by Prisca Benson-Fittshur, pastoral ceramic […]

  • Fine Line’s First Exhibit Highlights Women Artists

    Fine Line Designs Gallery and Sculpture Garden’s first exhibit of the season combines the creative power of embroidery and fiber artist Martha Fieber, oil painters Kathleen Eaton and Sherri Thomas, and mixed-media artist Patty Carmody Smith. It will open May 27, with an opening reception featuring the artists set for May 28, 4-6:30 pm. Carmody […]

  • Opening, Benefit Show at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host its first reception of the season May 28, 4-7 pm, with refreshments served. Featured artists Leslie Wu, Michelle Zjala Winter and Thomas Skupniewitz will be introduced at 5 pm in the courtyard. The Courtyard Gallery will feature the work of oil painter Wu, who will travel from her home near […]

  • Recall on Jiff Peanut Butter Products

    Local readers have alerted us that some Jif peanut butter products in their pantries purchased at local food stores are among those being recalled by the J.M. Smucker Co. because of potential salmonella contamination.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the company issued the voluntary recall May 20. The recalled peanut butter was distributed […]

  • Have Kids, Will Travel: family-friendly Memorial weekend activities around the Door

    This Memorial Day weekend, an impressive 39.2 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the unofficial kickoff to summer travel. For families traveling to Door County, enjoying a staycation or entertaining guests on the peninsula, there’s plenty to do and see – some for the first time in two years.  Plum Loco is Back […]

  • BITS & BITES: Al Fresco Dining in the Door

    Memorial Day weekend is one of the earliest times of the year when it’s warm enough (most of the time) in northeastern Wisconsin to enjoy a meal outdoors. Here we’ve listed a few places to help you make the most of the beginning of the outdoor dining season, whether you’re looking for patio dining or […]

  • Making the Cut: Change your grilling game with the right cut of meat

    After a long winter and – as was the case this year – a consistently cold spring, it’s no surprise (locally, especially) that Memorial Day ranks as the second most popular “grilling” holiday weekend. In fact, 56% of Americans will fire up the grill on Memorial Day. If that includes you, make the most of […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Native Becomes Two-star Admiral

    Rear Adm. Paul Schlise, a native of Sturgeon Bay, has been promoted to Rear Adm. (upper half), receiving his second star from Adm. Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations. Admiral is the highest rank in the Navy and holds four stars. Schlise joined the Navy in 1989 after receiving his commission through the Naval Reserve […]

  • Gibraltar Girls 3rd at D3 Track Regional

    Gibraltar’s girls track-and-field team placed third Monday in the WIAA Division 3 Regional at Hilbert, and in the process, they qualified for Thursday’s Rosholt Sectional in nine of 18 events. The Vikings’ 81.5 team points ended up only a point behind runner-up Howards Grove, with Manitowoc Lutheran topping the 12-team standings at 125. Door County’s […]

  • Questions & Authors: Angela Palm Hopkins, 2022 Hal Prize Nonfiction Judge

    Angela Palm Hopkins’ love of writing developed from her love of reading. This year she will serve as the nonfiction judge for the Hal Prize. Palm Hopkins was raised in the rural Midwest and earned a B.A. in English and a B.S. in criminal justice. Her book, Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, earned […]

  • Wild Things: Set Your Sights on a Safe Weekend

    Properly fitting life jackets are boating essentials by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] Door County’s fish-filled waters have already been packed with boats this spring, but things are about to get a whole lot busier.  Many consider Memorial Day weekend to be the unofficial start to summer and the recreational boating season, and as more boaters take […]

  • Obituary: Norma Edith Fenner (Oppedahl)

    April 2, 1932~Sunday, May 22 Norma Edith Fenner (Oppedahl), 90, of Green Bay, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22 at 7:20 a.m. surrounded by loved ones. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin A. Oppedahl and Grace M. (Matson) Oppedahl, and her sister, Betty (Oppedahl) Olsen. She is survived by her loving […]

  • Obituary: Richard “Dick” Joseph Goss

    Visitation for Richard “Dick” Joseph Goss, 77, of Lake Zurich will be held Monday, May 23, 2022 from 4:00  to 8:00 p.m. at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.   The visitation will continue Tuesday, May 24th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at […]

  • Obituary: Alyssa Breanne Fuerst

    June 8, 1995 ~ May 17, 2022 Alyssa Breanne (Laughlin) Fuerst, 26, of Suamico, died while at her home, Tuesday evening, May 17, 2022. She was born June 8, 1995 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of James and Heather (Weborg) Laughlin. Alyssa graduated from Gibraltar High School in 2013 before attending the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in […]

  • Obituary: Robert “Bob” Frederick Dahlstrom

    1935 ~ 2022 Robert (Bob) Frederick Dahlstrom peacefully died on Saturday May 14, 2022, at home in Rockville Maryland.  He was born in April 1935 to the late Samuel and Alida (Logerquist) Dahlstrom of Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  Bob was the youngest of five siblings Kenneth, Lawrence, Donald and Eleanor Larson.  Bob graduated from Gibraltar High School in […]

  • Obituary: Douglas Raymond Jorns

    September 23, 1950 ~ May 19, 2022 Douglas Raymond Jorns, 71, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Thursday morning, May 19, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born September 23, 1950 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Raymond John Jorns and Dorothy Elizabeth (Welnick) Jorns. Doug grew up attending St. Joseph Catholic Church […]

  • Obituary: Virginia Grace (Kramer) Hanson

    July 15, 1924 ~ May 15, 2022 Virginia Grace (Kramer) Hanson, of Ellison Bay, died May 15, 2022 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay at the age of 97. Virginia was a lifelong Door County resident. She was born in the German Settlement a few miles south of Sister Bay on July 15, […]