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Peninsula Pulse Nov. 15-22, 2019

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  • Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Will Hold 40th Free Thanksgiving Dinner

    A tradition began on Thanksgiving Day 1974 when Rev. David Hatch of Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church and members of his congregation held a Thanksgiving dinner for those who were alone or without family in the area on the holiday. The 40th annual All-Community Thanksgiving Dinner grew out of what was originally a  small, church-only […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Big Support for Amos the Therapy Dog

    Heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove library and the many library patrons, friends and neighbors who went to celebrate Amos’ 13th birthday last Saturday. Amos, a therapy dog, has been listening to kids read in this library for more than seven years. On his special day, there were balloons, numerous greeting […]

  • High School Winter Athletics

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Nov. 22 @ Hilbert (scrimmage), 4 pm Girls Basketball Nov. 15 @ Green Bay Southwest (scrimmage), 5:45 pm  Nov. 21 vs. Coleman, 7:30 pm SOUTHERN DOOR  Girls Basketball Nov. 16 @ Two Rivers (scrimmage), 9 am   Nov. 22 @ Roncalli, 7:15 pm STURGEON BAY  Girls Basketball Nov. 21 @ Shawano, 7:15 pm 

  • No Quit: Clippers Are Champs Again

    Nearly 86 minutes into the WIAA Division 4 boys soccer state-championship match, Sturgeon Bay’s Carson Dvorak was prone on the pitch holding his head. A little more than 21 minutes later, he used it to win the title. Dvorak’s header off a corner kick from CJ Fairchild in the second overtime lifted the Sturgeon Bay […]

  • 8-Player Football All-Conference Awards

    First Team Offense • Quarterback: Luke Steebs, Gibraltar • Running Back: Logan Stuart, Suring; Kaden Schuls, Florence • End: Alex Laughlin, Gibraltar; Brandon Shigouri, Wausaukee • Offensive Linemen: Connor Duffy, Gibraltar; Jesse Pakulski, Wabeno/Laona; Leo Taylor, Suring • Placekicker: Kaden Schuls, Florence First Team Defense • Defensive Backs: Spencer Evenson, Sevastopol; Brandon Shigouri, Wausaukee • […]

  • High School Girls Basketball Preview

    Sturgeon Bay The Clippers – 3-20 overall and 3-13 in the Packerland Conference last season – will rely on a trio of returnees to pace their offense. Sarah Bridenhagen returns after scoring 14.3 points per game (ppg) and grabbing 5.6 rebounds per game (rpg). Carley Wodack (5.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg) and Ashley Alberts (3.7 ppg, […]

  • Door to Nature: Late-Fall Landscapes

    Now that we are halfway through November, most of the deciduous trees have lost their leaves. That’s why, when driving down any county road with forest edges, you can quickly pick out the northern red oaks: Many of them hang on to most of their leaves, which have now turned a dark red-brown color. American […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: Nov. 15

    News from this week’s past All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors. The Expositor November 21, 1873 The indications are that there are some lawless men in our midst. Our business office, near the nursery, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: André the Coward!

    On Nov. 5 in Madison, our so-called state Sen. André Jacque rose to the challenge … of [Senate Majority Leader] Scott Fitzgerald. He cowardly reversed his committee vote in favor of the appointment of Secretary Brad Pfaff to lead the Department of Agriculture and instead voted to reject the appointment. All to please his master, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Contaminated Rainwater a Concern for Quarry RV Park

    I would like to correct a statement by Mike Bahrke about the contaminated rainwater draining into the bay. In the photo of the quarry that I took for my book The Geology of Door County (1978), you see the dark area by the pen tip [at the right edge of the photo in the middle]. […]

  • Ridges Receives Sustainability Grant, Student Wildlife-Poster Contest

    The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has received a $1,000 sustainability grant from the Door County Community Foundation for its Washington Island Environmental Education Pilot Program, which seeks to connect concepts learned in the classroom with place-based environmental education. “As residents of Door County, students and their communities are surrounded by unique habitats like The […]

  • What Miss Door County Means to Me

    by Ashton Spritka, Miss Door County 2019 My involvement in the Miss Door County Scholarship Program began when my sisters became involved in the princess program. After seeing the impact that the women had on my sisters, I decided to compete for the title of Miss Door County’s Outstanding Teen 2015.  That year I was […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Help Support Better Internet in Liberty Grove

    If you live in, work in, hike in, shop in, visit or just love Liberty Grove, this is your chance to help out. In December, Liberty Grove will apply for a Public Service Commission (PSC) grant to improve internet service in our special, beautiful town. You can help out by writing a brief letter telling […]

  • Prince of Peace Hosts Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (princeofpeacesb.com), 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, will host an indoor winter farmers’ market monthly on the third Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm, Nov. 16 through April 18. About 20 local producers and artisans will offer greens, vegetables, meat, honey, canned goods, gift items, jewelry, beeswax products, artwork, and […]

  • Thanksgiving Dinners for Northern Door Residents in Need

    The First Baptist Church of Sister Bay will provide Thanksgiving dinners – fully prepared and ready to reheat – without charge to any Northern Door residents who have mobility, health or financial limitations or who are without family nearby.   Food will be portioned in the requested quantity for individuals, families or small groups, and the meals will […]

  • New Meeting Space, Time for PFLAG of Door County

    In 1997, Hope Church provided the then-newly established PFLAG of Door County organization with a venue for its monthly meetings – the only church at that time willing to do so. PFLAG members genuinely appreciate the support that the Hope Church community has provided for more than two decades and will continue to partner on […]

  • Community Input Sought for Sturgeon Bay Comprehensive Plan

    The City of Sturgeon Bay invites public input on its Comprehensive Plan Update at a community vision workshop on Nov. 20, 6-8 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay High School Commons, 1230 Michigan St. The comprehensive plan serves as a blueprint for the city’s short- and long-range growth, redevelopment and preservation and is used as a […]

  • Movies That Matter Series Features ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

    Movies That Matter, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC), will screen If Beale Street Could Talk on Nov. 21, 4 pm. A discussion will follow the free film.  In early-1970s Harlem, wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her with her artist fiancé, Fonny. Friends […]

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church

    The 40th annual Sturgeon Bay Area Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Nov. 28, 4:30 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St. All those who do not have a place to be or people to gather with are invited to enjoy this delicious, home-cooked meal of turkey with all the trimmings. […]

  • Breakfast Bingo at the Kress

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will host Breakfast Bingo during Egg Harbor’s Holly Days on Nov. 29 at the Kress Pavilion. The doors will open at 9 am; bingo will begin at 10 am. Coffee, juice and small breakfast treats will be available. Proceeds will go toward restoring the Bookmobile.

  • Cookie Walk at Bay View Lutheran Church

    Don’t miss the annual Cookie Walk at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 W. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay, on Dec. 7, 10 am. Arrive at 9:15 am for the Cookie Cafe to enjoy coffee, cookies and conversation before purchasing holiday cookies, candies and other treats to support Bay View’s youth programming.

  • LWV Screening Celebrates Centennial Year of Women’s Right to Vote

    To celebrate the centennial year of women’s right to vote in America, the League of Women Voters of Door County (leagueofwomenvotersdoorcounty.org) and the Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay Libraries will be screening a dramatic, 2004 film starring Hillary Swank about several courageous suffragist leaders who were arrested, beaten and jailed for daring to demand the […]

  • Door County YMCA Offers Diabetes Prevention Program

    November is National Diabetes Month. One in 10 Americans have diabetes, and another 84 million American adults are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes.  The Door County YMCA has recently received national recognition from the Centers for Disease Control for its success with the Diabetes Prevention Program, which is delivered classroom style to participants who […]

  • Door-Tran Receives $10,000 from 100+ Women Who Care

    In October, the 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) of Northern Door County giving circle began its second year with record attendance and the largest total member donation (to date) of $17,800.  Door-Tran – a nonprofit whose mission is to make transportation in Door County more affordable, available and accessible – received the main award of $10,000. The […]

  • Nicolet National Bank-Luxemburg Presents Donation to Kewaunee County Veteran Service Commission

    The culinary skills of Nicolet National Bank-Luxemburg branch employees have generated an impressive donation that will provide numerous Kewaunee County veterans with some much-needed assistance to pay for rent, energy and medical bills, and Christmas-gift assistance; and to buy gas cards and groceries. Following the bank employees’ Nov. 1 homemade-soup sale, they presented the Kewaunee […]

  • Door County Library Experiments with Food for Fines

    Readers with outstanding library fines, take note: During the week of Nov. 18-23, you will be able to erase your library fines through food donations.  “We will accept – at all of our eight branches – a nonperishable, unexpired and undamaged food item,” said Tina Kakuske, Door County Library director. “For each item, we will give $1 […]

  • Featured Pet: Johnston Atoll

    Meet Johnston Atoll, a two-year-old treasure who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Johnston is one of 72 cats rescued from a single home in Green Bay last month.  Although he’s still shy and a bit unsure about new people and situations, he’s gradually coming out of his shell. […]

  • Area Artists Recognized in Miller’s Juried Annual Exhibition

    On Nov. 9, a crowd of artists and art enthusiasts gathered at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay to celebrate the artists whose work was included in the museum’s 44th Juried Annual regional exhibition, which features 48 contemporary works by artists from Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Manitowoc, Oconto and Sheboygan counties.  Each year, the Miller […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery Highlights Ikebana in ‘Flowers’ Exhibit

    Ellison Bay Pottery is celebrating Flowers, an exhibit of the vessels – ikebana and traditional vases – that John Dietrich has created for use in flower arranging. (Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging.) This year’s ikebana design is available in a variety of sizes. The exhibit runs Nov. 9-29. Winter hours are Thursday-Saturday, […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl Features 25 Artists Nov. 22-24

    The 13th Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl – an annual, open-studio event – will take place Nov. 22-24.  It began in 2007 when four local artists wanted to invite the public into their studios to see, learn about and have the chance to purchase their artwork. The same mission remains for the 25 skilled artists – six of them […]

  • Hardy Gallery’s Holiday Online Auction Begins Nov. 24

    The Hardy Gallery will hold its 10th annual holiday online auction beginning Nov. 24 at 12 pm and concluding Dec. 1 at 8 pm. Vendors from Door County, elsewhere in Wisconsin and Chicago have generously donated an array of gifts to the Hardy Gallery for its auction. This year’s offerings include rounds of golf, gift […]

  • By the Numbers: Fall Fest 2019

    Numbers provided by the Sister Bay Advancement Association 2,000  Number of people who rode Fall Fest shuttles in Sister Bay and Baileys Harbor 12,000 Number of ID wristbands given out 4,500 Number of ping-pong balls used for the ping-pong-ball drop 834,000 Gallons of water used by the Sister Bay water plant during Fall Fest weekend […]

  • Door County Gains a Certified Cicerone

    Door County local Sophie Nelson has become the county’s first certified cicerone through a certification course that involves extensive tests about beer knowledge, tasting and brewing and offers accolades similar to those available to wine sommeliers.   Passing this challenging course on the first attempt is an accomplishment achieved by only one out of every three […]

  • Ohana Hospitality: Rooted in Family, Food and Connection

    Gretchen (Gigi) Geurts and Robert (Robby) Van Egeren compose the chef team of Ohana Hospitality, a newly formed private-catering business that serves Door County. Though the business is new, they are no strangers to the world of cooking and hospitality, both bringing decades of experience to the endeavor. Their approach to food centers around the […]

  • Server of the Week: Adam Nicholson at EconoFoods

    Adam at Econo is a wonderful guy.  Just ask him for help,  You don’t need to be shy. He’ll help you with groceries night or day. Whatever you need, You can get it your way.  ~ Submitted by Dorothy Lindsay

  • Framed: The Ice Trees of Ephraim

    A youngster inspects a marvelous ice formation on the shore in Ephraim, where the ice-laden trees have been big hits with photographers. Photo by Tad Dukehart.

  • Tony Menzer and the Music Exchange: Boss Bass and Pottery

    Tony Menzer’s interesting life is on display at Sturgeon Bay Music Exchange Like the pal who introduced him to Door County, Tony Menzer can light up a room with his enthusiasm for certain subjects: music, pottery, guitars, bass guitars and fellow musicians. It was the late guitar player Chris Aaron who took Menzer to the […]

  • Burned by the Forecasters, This One’s Surely a Bull’s-eye

    We’re just a week away from Wisconsin’s gun deer opener, and all signs are pointing to much nicer weather than the Arctic blast we’ve experienced this week. A day after writing last week’s column, the long-term forecast took a big nosedive south. It was too late to change the column’s wording for the print edition, […]

  • Manners Matter: How to Handle Road Construction – Nicely

    Dear Readers, I’ve received several questions pertaining to road-construction faux pas, so I thought I’d create a list of helpful suggestions to assist locals and visitors alike. • Telling business owners in a construction zone that there’s road construction going on is a little redundant. They also know there’s a detour and that their sales may […]

  • Community Voices: Writing Your Memories on Washington Island

    Earlier this fall, Write On, Door County sponsored the Writing Your Memories program for senior citizens at the Washington Island Community Health Program. Ann Martin-Fornaciari led the program on Wednesday afternoons at Trinity Lutheran Church, where 25 people gathered to share memories of the people and places that had been important to them so far […]

  • Alumni Door County Profile: Globetrotting with Erin Leline

    To suggest an alumnus or alumna to profile, email [email protected] To learn more about Alumni Door County, visit alumnidoorcounty.org. “My life actually had zero direction,” said 2004 Gibraltar graduate Erin Leline. “I still don’t know what I want to do with my life. I just keep walking through doors that are open.” And Leline has […]

  • Jacque Promotes Maverick Status at Listening Session

    But some responses show he is toeing the party line During a 90-minute listening session in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 12 held by Sen. André Jacque and attended by 10 people, Jacque attempted to paint himself as a Republican maverick who votes his conscience rather than the party line. However, his answers to several questions […]

  • Gibraltar Earns Five Stars

    As a school rated as “significantly exceeding,” Gibraltar High School is ranked among the top high schools in Wisconsin on the state’s report card.  “Our high school did extremely well in scoring a 97.1/100 on closing gaps and a 84.9/100 on school growth,” Superintendent Tina Van Meer said. “The scores in these areas truly reflect […]

  • Val-A Motel Comes Down

    The Val-A Motel, once a fixture of Ellison Bay, was razed Nov. 11. The home, owned by John Olson, was built in 1966, and the motel followed in 1969. It primarily served as a place for vacationing fishermen to stay, but it housed families on vacation as well. Olson served as dock master for the […]

  • News Bulletin: Nov. 15-22

    WHAT HAPPENED • The entrance roadway to Ellison Bluff County Park has reopened following repair work to correct significant washouts from the year’s weather. The Door County Highway Department completed the roadway repairs.  Parks Superintendent Ben Nelson said, “The safety of our park visitors is a priority for our department. Ellison Bluff County Park is […]

  • Self-Set Deadline Up for Habitat for Humanity Director

    David Van Dyke, the outgoing executive director of Door County Habitat for Humanity, said he won’t miss what he found to be the hardest part of the job he has held for the past five years. “I always have to say the hardest part of this job is not being able to help so many […]

  • County Budgets to Hit the Wall

    Administrator advises diligence in meeting future needs The budget for operating the government of Door County is about to hit a wall, county Administrator Ken Pabich warned the 21 county supervisors Nov. 12 at their annual budget meeting. Among the budget materials Pabich provided to the supervisors was a county-budget model looking ahead to 2025, […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 18-20

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: Nov. 19 – Common Council, 7 pm. County of Door: Nov. 18 – Finance Committee, 2 pm; ADRC Advisory Board, 2:30 pm; Library Board, 5 pm. Nov. 19 – Nutrition Advisory Council, Brussels Community Center, 9 am; Administrative Committee, 9 am. Nov. 21 – Resource Planning Committee, 3 pm. Town […]

  • Reps in the News: Birth Control, Workforce Development

    Representative Joel Kitchens “I am extremely grateful that the Wisconsin State Assembly passed my bill this week that would, under specific conditions, allow pharmacists to prescribe certain forms of birth control,” Rep. Kitchens said after the Assembly passed AB 304.  Under current state law, hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives – including common […]

  • DCEDC Promotes Thomas Strong to Business-Development Specialist

    With an eye toward supporting entrepreneurial development and increasing business retention and expansion, Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) has promoted Thomas Strong to business-development specialist. He joined DCEDC in January as its operations coordinator.“I consider it an honor to serve the people of Door County as a member of Team DCEDC,” Strong said. “In […]

  • Bills to Watch: Tobacco Purchasing Age, Disaster Assistance, Supermajority

    AB 422 / SB 364 Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco This bill changes the age for purchasing cigarettes, tobacco products and nicotine products from 18 to 21 and imposes a minimum age of 21 for purchasing vapor products. The surge in popularity of e-cigarettes, some of which have been linked to severe lung […]

  • State News: Republicans Bypass Evers’ Special Session on Gun Laws

    Wisconsin Republicans began and ended a Nov. 7  “special session” on gun laws without any debate or votes, despite a call from Gov. Tony Evers to act on plans to expand background checks and instate a “red flag” law in the state.  Evers called the special session on gun measures last month after several weeks […]

  • Dalena Pakalske Accepted to National Honors Choir

    Southern Door student Dalena Pakalske has been accepted to the National Honors Choir, which will be performing in New York in January. She was selected through a rigorous audition process to participate in the Wisconsin State Music Association (WSMA) Honors Choir. The WSMA State Honors Music Project is nationally recognized as one of the finest […]

  • PortSide Builders Welcomes Home Selection Designer Dawn Shefchik

    PortSide Builders welcomes Dawn Shefchik as the company’s full-time home selection designer, serving customers in Door County and the Fox Valley.  She arrives with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. Shefchik started assisting PortSide’s clientele in 2005 while working at Custom Touch Interiors as a design specialist. In 2007, she opened her own design […]

  • Gibraltar Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner

    Gibraltar Area Schools and the Gibraltar High School Student Council invite the community to their annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Dec. 4, 11 am. Guests will be seated in the Middle Gym starting at 10 am to enjoy performances by the Gibraltar High School Band, eighth-grade Middle School Choir, Elementary Choir and the new […]

  • Everyday Storyteller: Michael Perry at the Kress

    We were trying to hurry out the door on our way to the Michael Perry dinner to benefit Write On, Door County last Wednesday night when my mom handed me a signed copy of Population 485, one of Perry’s books. My husband had just gotten in the house from picking up our three kids from […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Nov. 15, 2019

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Deborah Ahenkorah – co-founder and CEO of Golden Baobab, a social enterprise that promotes African literature for children – has earned Canada’s Pluralism Award. • Actor Val Kilmer has sold his memoir, I’m […]

  • Half Marathon Opens Run for a Cause

    In 2019, 29 runners put their feet to the pavement in the Run for a Cause program, raising a combined $23,985 for area charities. Each participant receives a free race entry to the Door County Half Marathon with a commitment to raise at least $250 for charity. Now in its ninth year, the program has […]

  • Running for a Cause

    Baldwin takes on 13.1-mile challenge for the Sue Baldwin Foundation Carrie Baldwin has never run a 5K, but in May 2020, she has committed to completing the Door County Half Marathon, which means running a total of 13.1 miles.  “I am not a runner,” Baldwin said, but she has a compelling reason to take on […]

  • TAP’s Hilarious ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Begins Dec. 12

    Tickets are now on sale for Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) production of A Tuna Christmas, the uproarious sequel to Greater Tuna, which was last staged at TAP in 2013. A Tuna Christmas, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, takes the audience back to the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, for a holiday […]

  • Griffon String Quartet to Entertain at ADRC on Nov. 18

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will host a free concert by the Griffon String Quartet on Nov. 18, 3 pm, at the ADRC, within the Door County Community Center, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. All are invited. Establishing itself as one of the most vibrant and engaging quartets […]

  • Door County Folk Alliance’s Barn Dance at the Kress

    The Door County Folk Alliance will hold a barn dance Nov. 16, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. No experience or partner is needed to join the fun because the callers call out directions for each dance, and there are usually others looking for partners. The barn dance is free, but a […]

  • Isadoora Theatre’s ‘Three Days of Rain’: A Richly Layered Romantic Drama

    Intense, funny, erudite, human, humane, explosive, tender, witty, intriguing, enigmatic, deceptive, layered – so layered. All of these descriptions came to mind after seeing Isadoora Theatre Company’s final show of the 2019 season, the romantic drama Three Days of Rain. The first act of this Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Richard Greenberg takes place in an unoccupied, […]

  • Cherry Will Drop Once Again on New Year’s Eve

    The third annual Cherry Drop – sponsored by FM 106.9 the Lodge – will return to Sister Bay during an evening of celebration to greet the new year. Think of the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, but then imagine a roughly 300-pound cherry with red lights, a stem and leaves that’s hoisted more than 150 […]

  • Christmas by the Bay Coming Nov. 22-24

    Join the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Nicolet National Bank and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays during Christmas by the Bay, Nov. 22-24. Start with live holiday music on Friday, Nov. 22, 6-8 pm, in Community Foundation Square on 3rd Avenue. A countdown will begin at 7 pm to light the Christmas […]

  • Crossroads Highlights Birds and Space

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host the Wild Ones lecture “How to Attract, Feed and House Birds” on Nov. 14, 7 pm. Charlotte Lukes will discuss many of northeast Wisconsin’s native birds and the wildflowers, shrubs and trees they prefer. She will also show bird-nest boxes, platforms, feeders and water baths. Refreshments will be available […]

  • Try Slow Flow Yoga at Dancin’ on the Door

    Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door will offer slow flow yoga with yogi Mae on Wednesdays, 10 am. Participants will flow through classic postures at a slower pace to fully enjoy the breath and be present in every moment. Mae guides her students through meditative movements and hopes they leave class with a sense of relief […]

  • Rob Atwood to Perform at Glas Nov. 23

    Rob Atwood will return to Glas Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 23, 1-3 pm, for an encore performance of last year’s special concert. (Consider arriving early because the space filled up quickly last year.) Atwood is a member of the popular Door County group Dirty Deuce, which performs throughout the peninsula. Attendees may even […]

  • Obituary: Rita Jauquet

    Feb. 10, 1929 – Nov. 13, 2019 Rita Jauquet, 90, of Casco and formerly Namur, died at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. She was born in Rosiere to William and Josie (Gilson) Delfosse. Rita graduated from Brussels High School in 1946, and she married Francis Jauquet at St. Mary’s Church in Namur on Nov. 27, 1947. Rita worked […]

  • Obituary: Rhea Gaynelle Sikes

    June 14, 1922 – Nov. 5, 2019  Rhea Gaynelle Sikes, 97, died Nov. 5, 2019. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, she graduated from Greensboro High School (now Grimsley) and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in art, with a minor in drama. She earned her master’s degree from Syracuse University in a […]

  • Obituary: Phyllis Jeanette Mack

    Oct. 21, 1927 – Nov. 6, 2019 Phyllis Jeanette Mack, 92, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center. She was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the daughter of Ward Edwin Pond and Jeanette Mary (Messier) Pond. Phyllis attended Elizabeth Baldwin Elementary School and Samuel Slater Junior High School, both in Pawtucket. She graduated from Pawtucket […]

  • Obituary: Marion H. Schlise

    Dec. 31, 1914 – Nov. 6, 2019 Marion Hilda Schlise, 104, a lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay, died at Whispering Heights CBRF. She was born in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Winfred and Hilda (Zill) Johnson. Marion graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1932. On Nov. 30, 1933, she married Howard Leo Schlise. He […]