Peninsula Pulse May 6-13, 2022

In this issue

  • Door County Historical Museum and Archives Project Moves Forward

    The Door County Board of Supervisors hired design firm Dorschner Associates last week for $37,600 to proceed with a Phase I plan for the Door County Historical Museum and Archives project. Phase I includes a schematic design and design development to flesh out estimated construction costs for the project. Before proceeding to Phase II of […]

  • Two Sister Bay Businesses Run Fundraisers Through May for Ukrainian Refugee Housing

    Two Sister Bay businesses are housing Ukrainian refugee families through fundraisers they’re running through the month of May. Stoyan Dimitrov, owner of Zero Sum healthy food and drinks, and Gustavo “Goose” Gallardo, owner of Goose & Twigs green lodging, coffee shop and marketplace, are donating the proceeds from the sales of coffee and baked goods […]


    DECEMBER 13, 1941-MARCH 7,2022 Mrs. Frances Bagley of Sturgeon Bay died unexpectedly Monday, March 7, 2022 in Kissimmee, FL. She was 80 years old. Born in Milwaukee on December 13, 1941 to Frank and Wanda Wisniewski. Frances graduated from Washington High School in Milwaukee. She earned a degree as a Paralegal from Lake Shore Technical […]

  • Live Music on the Rise

    As summer approaches, more bands are starting to perform up and down the peninsula. Check out who’s slinging tunes this week, and stay tuned for the Peninsula Pulse’s Summer Music Preview – highlighting all things live music – coming in June. Find more details about the following performances in this week’s events calendar. Short Notice May […]

  • Sunshine Resources Names New CEO

    Sunshine Resources of Door County has named Michael Leonhard as its chief executive officer (CEO). He began his duties in March after serving as the executive director of Pathway to Living in Green Bay. “I’m excited for this opportunity,” Leonhard said. “My passion has always been working with adults with disabilities, their families, support networks […]

  • Gardner Nears Completion of New Comprehensive Plan

    The Gardner Plan Commission held a public hearing April 27 in the Southern Door Community Auditorium to consider the final draft of a 20-year comprehensive plan that will assist Gardner officials in honoring the town’s vision on matters such as land use. An open house on the plan, which was created with assistance from the […]

  • Shipboard Firefighting Training Amping Up

    There have been three significant ship fires in Sturgeon Bay since 2015, beginning with the Alpena that year, followed by the Burns Harbor in 2019, then the Roger Blough in February 2021. That 858-foot bulk carrier ship was in winter layup at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding when the fire broke out in the cabin area. The […]


    Karen Mal and Lynn Gudmundsen will be playing at the Jacksonport farmers market weekly starting May 17. Mal has been a beloved performer in Door County for many years. She’s appeared as an actor, musician and mentor at Northern Sky Theater, Door Shakespeare, Door County Bluegrass Camp and various other stages. Gudmundsen is a violinist […]

  • Local Docents Bring Peninsula History to Life

    There’s no better way to get a peek into the past than to relive it through a guide and keeper of the stories: a history docent. For many years, docents have helped to share Door County’s deeply rooted heritage.  During narrated tours that are available through several local historical organizations, docents enthusiastically encourage visitors to […]

  • Pioneers Shut Out Vikings

    The Sevastopol varsity softball team scored 12 runs in the opening inning Monday on the way to a 29-0 victory at Gibraltar. The Pioneers’ Libby Ash and Addison Schauske combined for a no-hitter with five strikeouts in three innings. Sevastopol tallied 25 hits. Jolene Luedtke batted 5-5 with three triples. Kristen Daubner went 3-3 with […]

  • Eagles Top Clippers in Baseball and Softball

    Door County rivals Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door met April 28 for high school baseball and softball games on adjacent fields in Sturgeon Bay. The Southern Door Eagles swept the baseball doubleheader at Memorial Field. They won the first game that counted in the Packerland Conference standings, 18-5. The Eagles, who tallied seven runs in […]


    The 29th annual Sturgeon Bay Rotary Shipyard Tour, set for May 7, is sold out. To improve the experience for all quests, 1,000 tickets with designated entry time slots were available online prior to the event. For one day each year, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding opens its doors to the public for tours of the Great […]

  • DeFibs4DoorCounty Donates 31 AEDs to Sheriff’s Office

    The Defibs4DoorCounty fundraiser launched earlier this year by the Door County Fire Chiefs Association recently donated 31 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Door County Sheriff’s Office. The donation, accepted by the Door County Board of Supervisors last week, will put AEDs in 23 patrol squads, four investigative squads, one field-services lieutenant squad, and three […]

  • Play Ball!

    Door County Baseball League starts season May 8 The 2022 Door County League (DCL) baseball season will swing into action this Sunday after coming off a 2021 campaign that saw a slight return to normalcy. By “normal,” I don’t just mean the easing up of a pandemic, but also Sister Bay returning to the championship […]


    Step back in time, spring forward to the future, or venture into your favorite universe at Times of Future Past: a festival for any era that’s returning June 11-12, 10 am – 5 pm, to the grounds of Winter Park, N3787 Ransom Moore Lane in Kewaunee. Meet historic figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt […]

  • Northern Sky Welcomes Production Company Manager

    Lisa Schlenker is joining Northern Sky Theater as its new production company manager and resident designer. She brings a wealth of experience to this newly created position, in which she will manage the theater’s design and production processes, organize the company’s staff and production budget, and manage production logistics, inventory and space scheduling. Schlenker has […]

  • Griffon to Perform Works by Price, Dvořák

    Midsummer’s Music’s quartet-in-residence, the Griffon String Quartet, will perform a concert featuring the work of African American composer Florence Price and Czech composer Antonín Dvořák on May 15, 3 pm, at SWY231 Gallery, 231 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Price – a native of Little Rock, Arkansas – was well educated in traditional European compositional […]


    Bird City Algoma ( will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on May 14, 9 am – 2 pm, at the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake St.  Nature photographer John Walch will present “Birding by the Lakeshore” at 10 am; the Open Door Bird Sanctuary will be on-site with live birds starting at 11 am; and […]

  • New Dance Festival Debuts in July

    Door County will welcome dance movers, makers and shakers from across the Midwest and beyond during a new performing-arts event, Death’s Door Dance Festival, with performances and events to be held July 22-24 throughout Northern Door. No other art form can capture the mystery and dark romance of the Death’s Door legend quite like dance.  […]

  • Bat Population Up Slightly in Door County Cave

    Tours of Horseshoe Bay Cave to resume this summer Make no mistake: White-nose syndrome has wiped out more than 90% of cave-hibernating bats in Wisconsin and Door County in just seven years. The fungal pathogen caused a crash from more than 1,000 bats and four species in Door County’s Horseshoe Bay Cave to just a […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Celebrates 32 Years

    Midsummer’s Music is celebrating its 32nd season of presenting chamber-music concerts hailed as “exciting, pulse-pounding and riveting” in cultural, historical and scenic locations throughout the county. The 2022 season, running June 9 – Sept. 5, will include more than 40 concerts performed by world-class musicians. The 32nd season will comprise music by Schubert, Mozart, Brahms, […]


    Habitat Healers will meet again at Crossroads at Big Creek on May 7 to continue their land-restoration efforts. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help every Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am. Instruction, equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade will be provided. Wear clothing that can get dirty and wet. Saturday Science will also meet May 7, 2 […]

  • TAP to Collaborate with Lakeshore Cap on Slow Food

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) is collaborating with Lakeshore CAP in conjunction with its production of Slow Food, May 8 – June 5. TAP will offer a pay-what-you-will preview performance May 8, 2 pm, when patrons are encouraged to make donations to Lakeshore CAP: a community action program dedicated to helping individuals and families achieve economic […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Jenga

    Jenga is a lovely, 8-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This sweet senior enjoys snuggling up and relaxing the days away. She would do best in a home where any children are older than 5. Like all cats at WHS, Jenga ( is spayed, vaccinated and […]

  • Raise the Curtain with Northern Sky May 28

    Join Northern Sky Theater on May 28 – in person or virtually – to celebrate its 2022 season with a kickoff event, Raise the Curtain: Light the Sky. It will be full of the kinds of things fans have come to love from past events, including custom Northern Sky boxes from Door County Delivered. Starting at […]

  • They Bought the Boat

    Text and photos by contributor Tim Sweet The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) group has accepted a $100,000 donation to purchase The Shoreline, an excursion boat that has been operating in Death’s Door for the past 27 years. The donor will remain anonymous until the transaction is finalized.  The boat’s current owners, Jim […]

  • NWTC in Sturgeon Bay Offers Women’s Self-Defense Classes

    NWTC, 229 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, will host women’s self-defense training June 7, 14 and 21, 5:30-8:30 pm. Participants will increase self-awareness; develop a plan of action; build self-defense skills through nonviolent postures, verbalization and active countermeasures; learn to navigate vulnerable situations; and demonstrate learned skills in a dynamic simulation. The cost is […]

  • MIKE AT THE MOVIES: The Best of the Limited Series

    by MIKE ORLOCK [email protected] Netflix, the world’s largest streaming service, lost hundreds of thousands of subscribers during the first quarter of this year. Despite that recent news, I doubt it’s going anywhere or that its financial troubles signal an end to a phenomenon created in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. Online streaming of entertainment, as […]

  • Jimmy John’s Fundraiser Benefits Neighbor to Neighbor

    Jimmy John’s of Sturgeon Bay recently hosted a fundraiser to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor and raised $300 through donating $1 per sandwich sold on a specific date.  Neighbor to Neighbor is a local nonprofit that provides short-term medical-equipment loans, peer companions for homebound individuals, respite for family caregivers and the Lemonade Club cancer-survivor and patient-support […]

  • Selecting a Season

    How artistic directors decide which plays to present by VICTORIA LINSTROM When choosing the productions that will make up a theater season, artistic directors have many considerations to make. Every theater deals with its budget, who its audience will be, how large or small of a cast it wants, the potential interest in a production […]

  • Sons of Norway Lodge Celebrates Syttende Mai

    Members of the Sons of Norway, H.R. Holand Lodge of Door County will celebrate the Norwegian Constitution Day – Syttende Mai – on May 10, 11 am, at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 W. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay. Members and attendees are asked to take sandwiches and/or salads to share if possible, and dessert and beverages […]

  • 100+WWC Awards $25,500 in April

    The 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) of Door County giving circle awarded grants to three local nonprofits in April, for a total of $25,500. During its four years, the giving circle has grown to 360 givers and has awarded more than $295,500 to 38 nonprofit organizations. Unity Hospice received the 100+WWC main gift of approximately […]

  • Door County Establishes its 20th County Park

    Door County’s five state parks are must-visit destinations for many, but those in the know also spread the love to the small, large and watery parks stewarded by the County of Door across the peninsula – and a 20th has just been added. The Door County Board of Supervisors has authorized the establishment of Plum […]

  • Butch’s Bar Fire Debris Pile Removed

    Slightly more than two months after Butch’s Bar was destroyed by fire, the site on the southeast corner of 3rd Avenue and Nebraska Street will stand vacant, said Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman. Removal of the debris proceeded after the conclusion of an on-site investigation, he said.  To avoid environmental contamination, the Wisconsin Department […]

  • EHBA Spring Open House Coming May 18

    Join members of the Egg Harbor Business Association (EHBA) on May 18, 5-7 pm, at Golf ’n More In-Door, ​​4614 Harbor School Road in Egg Harbor, for EHBA’s spring open house and mixer.   Meet new and returning EHBA members; enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres; ask questions of EHBA board members; drop ideas into the suggestion […]

  • Charlotte Lukes Honored with Tree Planting

    Sevastopol Schools honored local nature expert Charlotte Lukes with a tree-planting ceremony. Mike Madden and Joel Schauske helped to coordinate this yearly event, during which each attendee – including all the students who attended – received a river birch tree to plant. Past honorees include Lukes’ late husband, Roy Lukes; Emma Toft; Mike Madden; and Carl Scholz, […]

  • Fish Creek Stakeholders Ask Town to Scale Back Plans for Old Downtown

    Residents in the Town of Gibraltar have pushed back on plans to overhaul Fish Creek’s old downtown area.  The picturesque area surrounding Founder’s Square – defined by stores housed in small cottages, along with historical inns such as Whistling Swan and the White Gull Inn – is one reason why Fish Creek has appeared on […]

  • Three Memorial Benches Honor Jan Luser

    Three memorial benches were installed along the Story Book Trail at Frank E. Murphy Park in the Town of Egg Harbor to honor Jan Luser, a longtime Egg Harbor Business Association board member and supporter of all things Egg Harbor. She died Feb. 4, 2022. BookNook Gardens hosted a bench dedication April 30, when Kirsten […]

  • Civics Games Regional Winners Advance to State

    More than 150 students from 29 schools competed in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s Civics Games regional competitions, answering questions about the state budget, local elections, legislative term limits, quorums and other civics-related issues. Four regional competitions were held virtually via Zoom. The three teams with the highest scores from each region will advance to […]

  • Blahnik Chosen for Blackburn Institute

    Madeline Blahnik of Sturgeon Bay was one of 50 students selected for the new Class of 2022 through the Blackburn Institute, a civic-engagement and leadership organization at the University of Alabama.  As part of this new class, Blahnik will grow her leadership skills through the institute’s curriculum, which includes travel experiences across Alabama, networking opportunities, […]

  • New Board Member for Gibraltar School District

    Karen Nordahl was recently appointed to the Gibraltar School Board to fill a vacancy. A parent of an eighth-grader and ninth-grader in the school, Nordahl said she’s working to become an effective representative while “learning about district priorities from the perspective of our students, faculty, staff, parents and the community.” Growing up in Pewaukee, she […]

  • Island Principal Job Stirs Interest

    Washington Island newcomer jumps at the chance to lead The finalists who submitted applications to serve as the next principal of the Washington Island School District had a wide range of experiences and areas of expertise, but they had one thing in common: Two extremely challenging years of the pandemic caused candidates to reassess their […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Prepares for Another Year of Aquatic-Plant Management

    The ability to manage the growth of aquatic plants this summer in Sturgeon Bay waters could depend on the number of seasonal employees the city is able to hire to do the work at $15 per hour. The city’s Harbor Commission discussed the issue for about an hour April 21, when Mary Gansberg, a Wisconsin […]

  • VIDEO: The Evolving Impact of Tourism

    For National Travel and Tourism Week, the team at Peninsula Filmworks examined an often-overlooked impact of tourism: how the revenue it brings has helped local municipalities spend millions to open shoreline for public access. Towns, villages, the city of Sturgeon Bay and the County of Door have spent more than $26 million since 2007 to […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Spring Frog Chorus

    The spring of 2022 was very cold and slow to arrive. Native hepatica flowers in my upland hardwoods sometimes begin to bloom by April 1, but none were seen by mid-month, and no wild leeks were poking out of the ground either. I still had piles of snow on the south side of my shaded […]

  • Bring on Brunch

    Local eateries offer diverse midday menus Ahh, brunch: that late-morning meal that blurs the lines between breakfast and lunch with a diverse spread of food options, and the meal that makes it socially acceptable to raise a glass with friends before the sun is even noon high. Many local restaurants offer brunches that feature both […]

  • Rekindling Joy: How 2021 Half Marathon Winner Fell Back in Love with Running

    Relena Ribbons’ competitive streak started young. “My mom would like to take credit for signing me up for a diaper derby when I was a baby,” Ribbons said. “I won.” Fast-forward some 34 years, when Ribbons was the first woman to cross the finish line of the 2021 Door County Half Marathon – the first […]

  • DuCharme Publishes Ninth Book

    Local author Judy DuCharme has released her ninth book, Addy of the Door Islands, as a sequel to Lainey of the Door Islands. The book tells the story of Addy and her sister, Molly, who arrive in Ephraim on the Orphan Train steamer, but no one is waiting for them. Addy’s determination to care for […]

  • Love, Bobbie Jo Releases Third Book

    Local author Love, Bobbie Jo, is releasing her third book – The Search for Purpose: Discover the Three Es to Find Your Purpose with Ease – on May 8. Both a book and a journal, the work sends readers on a mindful journey to become connected to their life purpose so they can live a […]

  • Brian Linden Set to Release Book

    Following a COVID-19-related delay, Brian Linden’s book, Redefining Diplomacy: One Village at a Time, is set to be released by China’s leading publisher, CITIC Press, and he’ll be doing a countrywide book tour following its release. The work focuses on Linden’s 38 years of interactions with the Chinese people and explains the genesis of The […]

  • Washington Island Author Publishes Memoir

    RoseDog Books has released Some Notable Bahá’ís of Zwide, a new book by Robert Mazibuko about how he, a friend and his former wife struggled to establish the Bahá’í faith and its local administration within the challenging environment of apartheid South Africa. It also chronicles the growth of the faith in the township of Zwide […]

  • New Virginia Maher Book Features Door County Forests

    Jacksonport resident and art historian Virginia Maher has studied, taught, curated, collected and written about art, and the five books she’s authored help readers appreciate artists and their work. Through her newest book, The Forest, Maher finds beauty in art of a different kind. “I am convinced that nature offers some of the finest ‘art’ […]

  • Ann Hazelwood Book Signing May 14

    Author Ann Hazelwood – a former quilt shop owner, longtime Door County vacationer and creator of the popular Door County Quilts series – will sign copies of her new book, Quilted Cherries, on May 14, 1-3 pm, at Novel Bay Booksellers, 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Hazelwood enjoys chatting with fans of her […]

  • Free Comics at OtherWorlds May 7

    Free Comic Book Day is coming up May 7, and OtherWorlds Books & More, 41 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, will have 30-plus comics titles – for children, teens and mature readers – available. To ensure that everyone has a chance to receive these comics, OtherWorlds will limit the titles to three per person. Every year, […]

  • Local Author Publishes New Board Book

    Meet some animals who call Door County home in Door County Animals: a new work featuring thick board-book pages for small hands to flip with ease, whimsical illustrations by seasonal resident Riley Smith, lilting rhymes by local writer Sally Collins and familiar animals in beautiful, iconic peninsula settings. “It was written with infants and toddlers […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Nineties’ by Chuck Klosterman

    Recommended by KIMBERLY WELLS, bookseller at Novel Bay Booksellers We self-proclaimed children of the nineties tend to remember the decade with fondness, but for a phase of life that unofficially began with the fall of the Berlin Wall and ended with 9/11, this era was about so much more than the clothes and music. Author […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Holly Selle

    Holly Selle was born in Missouri, started school in Nevada, grew up in Texas, attended college in Iowa, completed one graduate program in Arkansas and then finished another in Alaska before settling down in Door County, where she has lived for the past 12 years.  Having moved around for most of her childhood, a sense […]

  • Newquist’s Work Featured at Ladybug Glass

    Throughout May, Ladybug Glass Studio & Gallery will feature a retrospective of Karen Newquist’s paintings titled Wisconsin Landscapes. Newquist is a longtime artist who has delved into many types of media, including painting and ceramics. The paintings in this exhibit are primarily of local barns – with farm fields captured during the fall and winter interspersed […]

  • Editor’s Note: An Extreme Way to Not Forget to Be Grateful

    When I call my mother this Sunday to wish her a happy Mother’s Day, I won’t empower the negative that she lives half a country away and complain that I can’t see her in person. I’ll tell her how grateful I am that she’s happy and healthy and such an important part of my life. […]

  • Potters’ Guild Tour Returns May 7-8

    The Door County Potters’ Guild will host its annual spring open house and pottery tour May 7-8, 10 am – 5 pm. After working hard all winter producing handmade work, all seven guild members will open their galleries and studios for the first time this season. The tour stretches from Ellison Bay to Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Letter to the Editor Correction

    A letter from Mike Brodd, published in the April 29, 2022, issue of the Peninsula Pulse, stated that the Wisconsin legislature voted to spend money to pay for the election investigation. This was inaccurate. The investigation was at the sole discretion of GOP Speaker Robin Vos. 

  • Fine Line Opens May 6, First Exhibit Starts May 27

    Fine Line Designs Gallery & Sculpture Garden will open May 6 for the 2022 season, when its hours will be Monday-Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. The gallery ( at 10376 Hwy 42 in Sister Bay is welcoming several new artists for the 2022 season.  Oil painter Aaron […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: Making $12 Billion Worth More Than $12 Billion

    by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation Even if you don’t follow the trends in the philanthropic world as obsessively as I do, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about MacKenzie Scott, who has been giving to charity from her wealth at a record pace. Three years ago, she signed the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Hands Off Social Security and Medicare

    Thank you to President Biden and Democrats in Congress for working to reduce our deficit without touching my Medicare or Social Security.  Having been a single parent of two, I know how hard it can be to pay for expenses such as decent day care, groceries, gas and rent. I’ve had to stretch costs at […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Shout-out for Every Day Is Earth Day 2022

    A note of appreciation to the individuals, businesses and organizations who gave generously of their time and talents and provided financial support for Every Day Is Earth Day 2022, when events returned to in-person programs, April 21-24, in celebration of Earth Day. Door County’s participation in this worldwide, time-honored celebration demonstrates its commitment to the […]

  • A Perfect Match: How do artists find the right gallery to represent their work?

    Artists looking for gallery representation in Door County have a wide range of choices, but they also have strong competition because many – both local and from across the country – are vying for a spot on a gallery wall somewhere on the peninsula.  Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek receives 50-100 new applications each year, and […]

  • Spring Cleaning: The Importance of Sleep

    Why we don’t get the sleep we need “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” It’s the mantra echoed by those who feel they can’t afford the luxury of a good night’s sleep when facing a seemingly never-ending list of tasks and obligations. Or can they? Or better yet, should they?  According to the Sleep Foundation, people […]

  • Door County Candle Sales Raise Half a Million Dollars for Ukraine

    Look no further for proof of the wild success that comes from gestures of the heart than the Candles for Ukraine campaign that Door County Candle Company owner Christiana Gorchynsky Trapani started two months ago. The second-generation American Ukrainian began making the yellow-and-blue, vanilla-scented “Ukraine” candles at her Carlsville store shortly after Feb. 25, when […]

  • Half Marathon Welcomes 2,000 runners Saturday

    The Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k returns to Peninsula State Park this Saturday, May 7. The race will bring 2,000 runners to the park for the two races who will spill into local bars and restaurants after the race to celebrate a race well run. If you’re not one of those runners, […]

  • Obituary: Kathleen Frances (nee Kanzer) Desmond

    April 14, 1955~Sunday, April 24, 2022 Kathleen Frances (nee Kanzer) Desmond, age 67 of Goodyear, AZ formerly of Bolingbrook and Naperville, IL, died on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 14, 1955, in Chicago, IL to the late Frank and Geraldine (nee List) Kanzer. Kathy is survived […]

  • Obituary: Carol Lynne (Ramsey) Crofoot

    June 29, 1935 ~ April 28, 2022 Carol Lynne Crofoot (Ramsey), 86, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, formerly of Elk Grove Village, IL, died on April 28, 2022 at her home from natural causes. Carol was born on June 29, 1935, in Evanston, IL, daughter of the late Thomas Frank Ramsey Jr. and Frances Irene Funk. […]

  • Obituary: Kurt Randal Hermann

    October 7, 1951 ~ April 26, 2022  Kurt Randal Hermann, 70, of the Town of Gardner, died Tuesday night, April 26, 2022 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.  No public services are scheduled to be held.  “A heartfelt thanks goes out to the ‘angels’ at Unity Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care given […]

  • Obituary: Maynard George Gunnlaugsson, Jr.

    May 24, 1960 ~ April 28, 2022 Maynard George Gunnlaugsson, Jr., 61, of Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, April 28, 2022. He was born May 24, 1960 on Washington Island, son of the late Maynard George and Nora Lillian (Sando) Gunnlaugsson. Maynard graduated from Southern Door High School with the Class of […]

  • Obituary: Jill C. Wildenberg

    January 9, 1942 ~ April 25, 2022 Jill Christine Wildenberg, age 80, of Sturgeon Bay, WI died on April 25, 2022. She was born January 9, 1942, to the late Stanley and Elsie Kreuter in Neenah, WI.  Jill was blessed with a loving family. She married Michael Wildenberg on March 3, 1962, at St. Margaret […]

  • Idea Gallery Opens April 30 for Sixth Season

    Idea Gallery will open for its sixth season April 30 with Exhibit 1: the winter studio creations of 50 artists working in painting, jewelry, ceramics, cast and blown glass, printmaking, photography, digital painting, sculpture, drawing and mixed-media assemblages. New Wisconsin-based artists for the 2022 season are Jan Jahnke of Milwaukee, Tom Friese and Donald Taylor […]

  • Obituary: John “Jack” Schultz

    December 7, 1935 ~ April 27, 2022 John Edward “Jack” Schultz, 86 of Brussels, died on April 27, 2022.  He was born Dec. 7, 1935, in Green Bay to Fred and Dorothy (Shaw) Schultz.  Jack enlisted in the U.S Army and served his country in Germany. After receiving an honorable discharge from the army, he […]