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Peninsula Pulse Nov. 1-8, 2019

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  • The Art of Brunch at the Whistling Swan

    Brunch is more than a delayed breakfast; brunch is an experience that requires the right amount of leisure – with perhaps a touch of slap happy – that can occur only after an eventful Friday and Saturday. It’s the meal that marks the conclusion of a successful weekend and helps to smooth the path back […]

  • Framed: Grace Johnson and Suzanne Metzel

    The Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall held its annual Halloween party Oct. 26. (From left) Grace Johnson (the Peninsula Pulse’s very own special issues editor) and Suzanne Metzel won both the duo category and the best costume overall for their take on the iconic alien looks from Mars Attacks.

  • Running the Fall 50 Relay

    The 14th annual Fall 50 running event took place Oct. 26 and welcomed more than 2,000 runners to the starting line in Gills Rock. Runners ran in relay teams of three to five people, in pairs or as individuals, aiming to complete a 50.5-mile route down the bay side of the peninsula to the finish […]

  • Manners Matter: Employee Just Isn’t Cutting It

    Dear Mary Pat, My employee is struggling to keep up, and I don’t know whether I can afford to keep him employed any longer. I’m a pretty patient guy, and I am all for encouraging and motivating my team of employees, but I’ve run into a wall here. He’s very nice and tries, but he […]

  • Two Bucks with One Bolt?

    It happened Oct. 25 in Door County One of the most unusual deer tales you’re likely to hear this season happened to a youth hunter in Door County last weekend. Fourteen-year-old Matiah Christensen of Green Bay was hunting from a covered tree stand Oct. 25 with her uncle Collin Jeanquart and cousin Sydney Jeanquart on […]

  • Evaluate, Prioritize, Schedule to Reduce Holiday Stress

    Ho, ho, ho! My first glimpse at a bountiful display of Christmas goods a full month ago reminded me that it was — is — time to plan for Thanksgiving and the Yuletide. But even if you don’t celebrate those, I hope the following ideas will help you prepare for any major holiday, family activity or […]

  • NaNoWriMo Celebrates 20 Years

    By the time this edition comes out, it will be November, which means it will also be National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): an annual, online creative-writing project. Starting on Nov. 1, thousands of people will pull out their writing pens or sit down at their computers to take on the challenge of writing a 50,000-word […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Francha Barnard

    compiled by the Door County Poets Collective Francha Barnard of Baileys Harbor has been active in the Door County poetry community since she arrived as a full-time resident in 2006, following her retirement as an elementary school librarian in Sheboygan. That retirement also marked the start of Barnard’s more serious attention to writing poetry. During […]

  • The Not-So-Obvious Aspect of Celebrating Water

    by Bret Bicoy, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation More than 20 years ago, when I was still a young man who knew everything, I was working for a foundation in a bigger city when we decided to make an investment in a parent-education program. There had been several public instances of frustrated parents […]

  • Letter to the Editor: More ‘Healthy’ Millpond Drawdown Logic

    In an attempt to show their concern about our local residents’ well-being, DC officials sent out a fact sheet about the health risks of the Forestville Pond drawdown.  One full page is about blastomycosis, a potentially serious fungal infection that primarily affects the lungs and can be especially deadly for dogs because they keep their […]

  • Room-Tax Returns Up 4 Percent

    Room-tax returns continue to show the strength of the county’s tourism economy: They were up four percent through August compared to the same period in 2018, despite a flat July.  Through August, the tourism zone has collected $3,534,715, with $1,060,414 going to municipalities and $2,332,912 going to the Door County Visitor Bureau to promote overnight […]

  • County Amends Sign Ordinance in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

    Also applies storage fee for ice-fishing shanties at county parks Sign, sign, everywhere a sign,  blocking up the scenery breaking my mind.” Five Man Electrical Band The Door County Board of Supervisors approved a new amendment to its sign ordinance at its October meeting, with only Supervisor Randy Halstead registering an unexplained nay vote. Mariah […]

  • Bills to Watch: Nov.1

    AB-517/SB-470 Funding for Soo Locks improvements This bill increases funding for the Soo Locks by $5 million in each of the next two fiscal years to serve as the state’s share of a federal lock-improvement project. President Donald Trump included more than $75 million in funding for the Soo Locks in his 2020 fiscal-year budget […]

  • E-Learning to Fill Snow Days at Gibraltar

    Anderson steps down after 27 years on school board Last year’s extreme winter weather meant many missed instructional days at local schools, which, at Gibraltar, led the school board to task its administration with investigating e-learning to fill snow days for this year. Superintendent Tina Van Meer made the announcement in an Oct. 24 letter […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Take the ‘Trumpallegiance’

    Mr. President: These are those times that Thomas Paine wrote about, that William Shakespeare dramatized and that you, Sir, in your unmatched genius, prophesied in the Trump Bible, The Art of the Deal. Forsooth, my Lord, now the agents of darkness and deception come for your saintly head upon a platter!  And for what, I […]

  • State Supreme Court Hears Counihan Objection to Sentencing

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments on Oct. 21 regarding the sentencing of former Door County Humane Society Executive Director Carrie Counihan. Last year, a state appeals court upheld her conviction for the theft of more than $22,000 during her 10 years leading the organization. In December 2016, Door County Circuit Court Judge David Weber […]

  • Get on the Ballot Spring 2020

    Door Collectivist hosts discussion to teach, empower potential candidates If not now, when? If not you, who? Those are the questions panelist Angela Sherman asked during Door Collectivist’s second annual Get on the Ballot panel discussion Oct. 22. Running for public office can be a daunting experience, especially without prior experience. Door Collectivist aims to […]

  • Finances: Coffee Club for Women

    Edward Jones (edwardjones.com) financial adviser Tara Pierre will host a coffee club for women Nov. 13, 8 am, at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple in Sturgeon Bay, to provide education on financial market topics. Seating may be limited, so reserve your seat by calling Pierre’s office at 920.746.0781.

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 4-8

    City of Sturgeon Bay: Nov. 4 – Police and Fire Commission, 9 am. Nov. 5 – Common Council, 7 pm. County of Door: Nov. 5 – CCS/CLTS/CCDP Committee, 12 pm. Nov. 7 – Highway Safety Commission, 9 am; Resource Planning Committee, 3:30 pm. Town of Gardner: Nov. 4 – Plan Commission, 6:30 pm. Town of […]

  • State News: Manure Restrictions, Budget Reserves, Labeling

    Long Road Ahead for Rolling Out Manure Restrictions Efforts are ongoing among state and county officials to work with farms on new restrictions for manure spreading that took effect in eastern Wisconsin last year. They include identifying the most shallow soils over the region’s fractured bedrock.   The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources updated the Natural […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Misrepresentative’ Joel Kitchens

    On Aug. 6, 2019, Joel Kitchens explained to me and GOP membership present that partisan gerrymandering in drawing Wisconsin’s legislative-district voting maps to perpetually guarantee Republican-party governmental control was being largely overblown in the media and by Democrats and was not the reason for the extremely lopsided GOP legislative majority seated in Madison.  Kitchens explained […]

  • For the Back 40 Mine, Local Concern Is a Matter of Distance

    by Ryan Heise, Village Administrator, Egg Harbor  At some point during the summer bustle, I had the occasion to speak with an agitated gentleman who owns a home on the waters of Green Bay in Egg Harbor. He was concerned about air cannons blasting continually on Hat Island across from his home. I envisioned him […]

  • State Recognizes The Linen Press as Exemplary Employer

    Jim and Cathy Jungr, owners of The Linen Press – a Sturgeon Bay commercial-laundry and linen-rental supplier that serves northeastern Wisconsin – are officially exemplary employers. On Oct. 24, Delora Newton, administrator of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), delivered an Exemplary Employer Award signed by Governor Tony Evers to the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Students Visit Waseda Farms

    Students in Sturgeon Bay High School’s Sustainable Living and Food and Nutrition classes visited Waseda Farms recently to taste some unusual vegetables, eat edible flowers and take a wagon ride to check out the farm’s cattle and pastures. They appreciated the Waseda Farms team of Jeff, Tom, Dave and Sayard for the fantastic tour. Students […]

  • Reps in the News: Climate Change Task Force; More

    Governor Tony Evers Gov. Evers announced the members of the Legislature who will be appointed to the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change, which was created through Executive Order #52 and will advise and assist the governor in developing strategies to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change for the benefit of all […]

  • By the Numbers: World Series Draughts

    7 Number of Major League Baseball teams that have never won a World Series, including the Milwaukee Brewers. (At press time, one of those seven, the Washington Nationals, had just forced a game 7 against the Houston Astros.) 71 Seasons, the longest drought without a World Series title, by the Cleveland Indians. The Brewers franchise […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Poor Advice

    I read credible reports last week that evangelical preachers in the U.S. are urging their parishioners to support the president in his hour of need because he is doing God’s work. In light of Trump’s claim, also last week, that he is infallible, I find it necessary as a citizen and a former student of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Aha! Another Science Denier Has Been Outed

    According to the New York Post and many other media outlets, none other than former President Obama is buying a 29-acre, $15 million beachfront estate on Martha’s Vineyard. There he will take his rightful place among the compounds of the ultra-rich and privileged, behind the usual barriers to ensure that those pesty deplorables get nowhere […]

  • Dean Earns D.A.R. Good Citizen Award

    Southern Door High School senior Samuel Dean has been chosen by the school’s faculty and members of his class as this year’s recipient of the D.A.R. Good Citizen Award. Each year a senior who best exemplifies the outstanding qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism in his or her school, home and community is nominated. The Jean Nicolet Chapter of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Door County Environmental Council Opposes Quarry Village RV Campground

    The Door County Environmental Council strongly opposes the 117-unit RV campground being planned for the abandoned quarry above George K. Pinney County Park and Marina. Concrete RV pads for Class A motor homes (coaches constructed with heavy-duty tour-bus frames) and the possibility and option of 115 single-family houses on all but two of these lots […]

  • News Bulletin: Groundbreaking Announced for Maritime Lighthouse Tower

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Door County Maritime Museum’s board of directors has announced the groundbreaking for the Maritime Lighthouse Tower museum expansion. The ceremonial groundbreaking, signaling the start of construction activities, will take place Nov. 13, 10:30 am, at the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM), 120 N. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.  The board announced […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Voter Voices Silenced

    In the 2018 elections, Wisconsin voters elected a Democratic senator, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other statewide officers. In that same election, 53 percent of the votes cast for state Assembly seats were cast for Democrats. Despite this overwhelming Democratic vote statewide, only 36 percent of the elected state Assembly representatives were Democrats. By […]

  • DCMM Selects Boldt Company as Contractor for Lighthouse Tower

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s (DCMM) board of directors has selected the Boldt Company as the general contractor for the Maritime Lighthouse Tower project as part of a competitive-bidding process. “Boldt has an outstanding reputation and has been associated with several world-class projects in Door County in recent years, including the Kress Pavilion, the YMCA, […]

  • 2019 Big Bundle Up Campaign Door County Collection Sites

    Door County’s tourism industry is collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Big Bundle Up campaign: a statewide collection program that runs through Nov. 25. All items collected locally will be distributed in the county. Door County organizations are participating […]

  • Community Choir of Door County to Perform Concert Honoring Veterans

    The Community Choir of Door County will perform a patriotic concert Nov. 9, 7:15 pm, at Corpus Christi Parish, 25 N. Elgin St. in Sturgeon Bay, to honor veterans with patriotic songs and other favorites. The church’s main doors will open at 7 pm. The concert is free, but a free-will offering will raise funds […]

  • Door County Moravian Churches Come Together for Mission Program

    The county’s three Moravian churches will present a free Together in Mission program at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavillion on Nov. 10, 4-6 pm. Refreshments will be served.  Consultant Rick Nelson and Andrew Starr of Door County Memorial Hospital will discuss the ongoing work of the Ahuas Clinic in Honduras, which has provided medical care for […]

  • Veterans Honored at Algoma Elementary School Luncheon

    Algoma Elementary School will hold its annual Veteran’s Day luncheon and program Nov. 11. The free event provides lunch for veterans and senior citizens at 12:45 pm and showcases students in a 1:30 pm Veteran’s Day program that’s open to the public in the Algoma Performing Arts Center. Make lunch reservations by Nov. 1 at […]

  • Free Seminar for Wisconsin Retirement System Participants

    The Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association will host a free seminar for participants in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) on Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the Southern Door High School auditorium. The seminar is geared toward all WRS participants – whether in education or not – who are planning to retire or thinking about it, and it […]

  • November and December CPR Classes at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department

    The Sister Bay and Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety and Health Institute to offer classes in the proper methods of using an AED and performing CPR. Each four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offer a two-year certification. The cost of $30 per person includes the cost […]

  • Operation Christmas Child Collection Week is Nov. 18-24, 2019

    Operation Christmas Child’s (OCC) nationwide collection week is Nov. 18-24, and an OCC drop-off location will be open at First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay, 610 N. Fifth Ave. Gift-filled shoeboxes will be collected from churches, service groups and individuals throughout the county and surrounding areas. Since 2004, the local OCC drop-off location has collected […]

  • Door County Milk Depot Will Start Accepting Donations Nov. 20

    The Door County Medical Center’s (DCMC) new Milk Depot is looking for community members to donate breast milk for inpatient babies at DCMC and the greater northeastern Wisconsin region. It will begin accepting donor milk Nov. 20.   “I can’t fully express how much it means to be able to provide this service right here at […]

  • House and Garden Walk Raised Almost $50,000 in 2019

    At the Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Auxiliary’s recent fall luncheon and general meeting, the nearly 100 members in attendance  heard updates about the medical center’s 75-year anniversary, the upcoming Angel Ball fundraiser, and the House and Garden Walk.   The Angel Ball will be held Dec. 7. Last year it raised more than $45,000 for […]

  • Broomball League Seeks Teams

    That chill in the air can mean only one thing: Broomball at the Teresa K. Hilander (TKH) Community Ice Rink is just around the corner.  The Northern Door Broomball League is seeking teams for the 2020 season under the lights on the ice in Sister Bay. Rink manager Cody Bolton said league organizers would love […]

  • Featured Pet: Magneton

    Meet Magneton, a seven-month-old kitten available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This sweet boy has been with us since July being treated for ringworm, and he finally beat it! Now that he’s healthy, he can’t wait to have a place to call home.  Magneton will be your shadow, following […]

  • Algoma Sculptor Hosts Studio Tour for Lifelong Learning Institute

    Algoma sculptor and painter Bren Sibilsky (brensculpture.com) hosted a sculpture demonstration Sept. 10 for the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), a nonprofit program that’s part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.  Those at the LLI office contacted Sibilsky because they thought it would be a great learning experience and a lot of […]

  • James May Gallery Highlights Paper in ECHO Exhibit

    James May Gallery, 213 Steele St. in Algoma, is presenting ECHO – a three-person exhibition featuring Reni Gower, Maureen Fritchen and Julie VonDerVellen – through Dec. 30. Join the artists for the opening reception Nov. 1, 5:30-8 pm, and a brief, informal artist talk at 6 pm.  The exhibition focuses on quiet, monochromatic works created using paper: […]

  • Plum Bottom Gallery Hosts Annual Pottery Show Nov. 2-29

    Plum Bottom Gallery will host an opening reception Nov. 2, 11 am – 5 pm, for its annual pottery show, on display Nov. 2-29. Enjoy a glass of von Stiehl wine; meet resident artist Chad Luberger; and see finely crafted work by five artists. Chad Luberger’s forms are modern, yet elegant pieces of porcelain, and […]

  • Egg Harbor’s PAI Opens Natural Inspiration at Kress Pavilion

    The Egg Harbor Public Arts Initiative (PAI) – in collaboration with the Kress Pavilion and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery and Cofrin Center for Biodiversity – is opening Museum of Natural Inspiration: Artists Explore the Richter Collection, an exhibition on loan from the Lawton Gallery. It will remain on display through February 2020. An opening […]

  • Works by Popelka and Trenchard Displayed at Executive Residence

    Through an unprecedented collaboration with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) has curated a selection of Wisconsin art for display throughout the first floor of the executive residence to enhance both adult and youth educational tours. Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard of Sturgeon Bay’s Popelka Trenchard […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Nov. 1, 2019

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • The nonprofit PEN America, which focuses on the intersection of literature and humans rights to protect free expression, has opened six new regional chapters across the United States. • HarperOne has obtained the world […]

  • Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library Adds Thursday Hours

    Starting this week, the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library will add open hours on Thursdays, 10 am – 4 pm, through Memorial Day. “Not only is this branch a hub for the community, but it also provides a cozy place in the winter, free Wi-Fi connectivity for all and a gathering place filled with free knowledge […]

  • Packerland All-Conference Teams Announced

    In a departure from the norm, the boys soccer coaches in the Packerland Conference named a defender as their Player of the Year. Sturgeon Bay senior Adison Benzinger – who has scored one goal this season – won the top award, which was announced Saturday. “I was very surprised to win Player of the Year,” […]

  • Pioneer News Celebrates Student Life

    My visit to Sevastopol School began by walking into a small room stuffed with cabinets, a table and chairs, a green screen taking up an entire wall and a camera tripod with an attached ring light. I was there to meet the students behind Pioneer News, the Sevastopol School news broadcast that comes out every […]

  • Sevastopol Stages Classic ‘Little Women’

    Students at Sevastopol High School will step back in time to the Civil War era when they bring Little Women to the stage Nov. 1-3. Originally published as a two-volume book by Louisa May Alcott in 1868 and 1869, Little Women is a classic tale of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival’s February Fest Returns with Three Concerts

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay will again host February Fest – the Peninsula Music Festival’s Chamber Music Series – on Feb. 8, 15 and 22, 2020. Performances will begin at 2 pm, run 60-70 minutes and conclude with a short reception.  Kicking off the series on Feb. 8 will be Festival Orchestra members […]

  • Tickets on Sale Now for TAP’s ‘A Tuna Christmas’

    Tickets are on sale now for Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) holiday production, A Tuna Christmas. The play by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams will be on stage Dec. 12-31, performed Thursdays – Saturdays, 7:30 pm; and Sundays, 2 pm.  This hilarious, off-Broadway comedy – the sequel to the hit comedy Greater Tuna – invites […]

  • Auditions for Door Shakespeare’s Youth Production

    Door Shakespeare is holding auditions for its youth production of Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark by William Shakespeare and Joseph Wallace. Auditions for actors who are eight to 17 years old will take place in the Peninsula meeting room of the Door County Community Foundation, 222 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, on […]

  • Fall 50 Results: 2019

    Adam Sanchez topped a field of 76 solo runners who completed the entire 50.5-mile route from Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay during the Fall 50 on Oct. 26. The solo field included 52 men and 24 women.  Individual Male (Name, age, time in hours/minutes/seconds) 1. Adam Sanchez, 31, 6:49:58 2. Mike Beix, 44, 6:56:19 3. […]

  • Ephraim Presents Christmas in the Village

    The Ephraim Business Council (ephraim-doorcounty.com) will present its annual Christmas in the Village celebration Dec. 7.  Start the day at 10 am with holiday stories, crafts and a children’s book giveaway at the Ephraim Library. Then join the annual Christmas tree lighting and caroling at the Harborside Park gazebo at 11 am. Enjoy ADVENTure and […]

  • Merry-Time Festival of Trees 2019

    Create a new holiday tradition by visiting the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM, dcmm.org) in Sturgeon Bay during the eighth annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees, when decorated trees and wreaths donated by businesses and individuals grace the museum’s galleries. The festival will run daily, Nov. 8 – Dec. 10, 10 am – 5 pm. Visitors […]

  • Crossroads Focuses on Water and the Sky

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s programming this week is focusing on water and the sky. The awe-inspiring Wisconsin Public Television documentary Wisconsin Water from the Air will be screened Nov. 1, 3:30 pm, in the Collins Learning Center. It lasts about an hour as it follows the amazing waterways that form the state’s boundaries and reveals […]

  • Obituary: Robert R. Blish

    March 9, 1960 – Oct. 29, 2019 Robert Russell Blish, 59, of Green Bay and formerly of Sturgeon Bay died at the Unity Hospice Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in the Town of Ledgeview (De Pere) after a truly courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Gary and Gisela (Hollinger) Blish. […]

  • Northern Haus Art Fair

    Northern Haus is hosting a free art fair Saturday, November 2 from 10 am to 4 pm. Peruse Door County’s rich cultural scene among local artisans, vendors, and pop-up shops. Enjoy a wine tasting and a cash bar, with delicious bites from McEvoy’s Culinaria. Pick up some specialty gifts for the holidays and enjoy an […]

  • Hitching Post Adds Monthly Live Music

    Andy and Carolyn Ripp, owners of the Hitching Post Bar & Grill (facebook.com/hitchingpostdoorcounty), just celebrated their first year in business, and it’s been a happy success. To expand their music offerings, they’ll feature local, live music monthly on the first Saturday, 3-5 pm, November through February. Space is limited, so arrive early to enjoy all […]

  • Reflections of a Dark Songs First-Timer

    by Make Keene When I was a youngster, I got to perform at the Steel Bridge Songfest from 2009 to 2011. When I was down there, I soaked up as much as I could by watching bands and artists such as the Legendary Sons of Crack Daniels, Kim Manning and Groove Session.  Steel Bridge was […]

  • Writing With and About Our Bodies

    Write On, Door County, in partnership with the Northern Door YMCA, present a special free class with Write On resident Naomi Cohn. Body Language: Writing With and About Our Bodies will be presented Friday, November 1, 10 am – noon, at the Northern Door YMCA. The program is free to members of the Y and […]

  • Obituary: Evelyn Wilke

    June 28, 1925 – Oct. 26, 2019 Evelyn Wilke, 94, of the Town of Sevastopol died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born Madonna Evelyn Haberlie on June 28, 1925 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of George August Haberlie and Emma (Brauer) Haberlie. Evelyn graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1943. She married […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy (Dottie) Klepp

    July 4, 1933 – Oct. 23, 2019  Dorothy (Dottie) Klepp, 86, died Oct. 23. She was the daughter of Elbridge McConnell and Helen M. Brandle and was very proud of her Ohio roots. She graduated from Miami University and was active in the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She met her first husband, Dave, on a blind date, […]

  • Obituary: Rosemary Atkinson

    Dec. 4, 1965 – Oct. 23, 2019  Rosemary Atkinson, 54, of Brussels died Oct. 23. She was born in Two Rivers to Joseph and Colleen (Sharpe) Moravec. On June 23, 1993, she married James Atkinson in Appleton.  Rosemary was a bookkeeper at Econo-Foods. She was also a member of Precious Moments Clubs, a couple of bowling leagues — one […]