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Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 17-22, 2017

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  • County Budget Includes Small Tax Increase

    Property owners will see a 1.5 percent increase in their tax rate at the end of this year after the Door County Board of Supervisors passed its 2018 budget. The increase of approximately six cents per $1,000 of assessed value represents an additional $643,071 in the tax levy. “We’re trying to put ourselves in a […]

  • Link Gallery Announces Winter Exhibits

    The Link Gallery of Children’s Art, attached to the Door Community Auditorium, will host several different exhibits of Door County student art during the fall, winter and spring. The lineup includes Capturing Kindness (now through Jan. 5), Character Counts and Words of Wisdom (Jan. 8 – Feb. 2), In Your Wildest Dreams (Feb. 19 – […]

  • Gibraltar School Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner Dec. 6

    Gibraltar Area Schools and the Gibraltar High School Student Council invite you to their Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 am. Guests will be seated in the Elementary School Gym starting at 10 am. Guests will enjoy performances by the Gibraltar High School Band, Middle School Choir and High School […]

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    Cheers!: My Favorite Beer Rhymes With ‘Logger’

    I sure do love a good lager. Yes, I know. Lager. It’s all around us. Anyone can do that. Everyone does. But I said good lager, which is a big leap from your run-of-the-mill American macro lager products. Well, show me a good craft lager and I will show you a great brewery. Somewhere along […]

  • DNR Launches Trout Advisory Team

    Anglers and other people interested in Wisconsin’s trout resources are invited to apply to serve on an advisory team that will help the Department of Natural Resources start developing a plan to guide trout management over the next decade. The plan would address trout habitat, stocking, and other management issues in Wisconsin. The advisory team […]

  • Pet Talk: How Often Should a Dog Be Fed?

    Q:  How many times a day should a dog be fed? A:  A proper feeding regimen can help to prevent negative health problems, provide a healthier digestion and impact your dog’s behavior as well. Some behaviorists have even suggested that some of the naughty behavior of older puppies could simply be because they are hungry. […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Nov. 17, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “I never said I was a linear thinker. You didn’t ask me that in the interview!” “You know, I probably would’ve dated […]

  • Trivia: The record for snowfall in a 24-hour period in Wisconsin happened in Neillsville from Dec. 27-28, 1904. How many inches fell on the Clark County city?

    Question: The record for snowfall in a 24-hour period in Wisconsin happened in Neillsville from Dec. 27-28, 1904. How many inches fell on the Clark County city? Answer: 26 Related Articles Trivia: How many barrels of crude oil were spilled in the Pacific Ocean as a result of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969, […]

  • Baileys Harbor Votes for Broadband Ordinance

    Baileys Harbor Town Board Chair Don Sitte announced at the town’s Nov. 13 meeting that he will not seek re-election in April for the other elective position he holds, Door County Supervisor for the 19th District. “I thank everybody for their support,” Sitte said at the meeting, adding that he will have spent a total […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Addressing Gun Violence in America

    The NRA and gun restriction advocates don’t agree on much, but they do agree that increasing funding for mental health programs in America would go a long way in reducing gun violence. Most of my gun-owning friends say that guns are a good investment; they rarely go down and often go up in value. I […]

  • The Bestseller List: Nov. 17, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks 2. Origin, by Dan Brown 3. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 4. The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham 5. Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson 2. Grant, by Ron Chernow 3. We Were Eight Years in Power: […]

  • “Bottoms Up” Now in Paperback

    This week, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press releases one of its most popular books of all time, Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars & Breweries by Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz, in paperback. Bottoms Up celebrates Wisconsin’s taverns and the breweries that fueled them. Beginning with inns and saloons, the book explores the […]

  • Crossroads at Big Creek and The Ridges Receive Green Gifts

    Crossroads at Big Creek and The Ridges Sanctuary have been announced as 2017 Cellcom Green Gift recipients. The organizations each received a $500 Green Gift from Cellcom. Crossroads at Big Creek will use their Green Gift to begin work on its proposed swale complex. The organization is in the process of expanding the capacity of […]

  • By the Numbers: Wisconsin’s State Capitol

    In honor of the Capitol celebrating its 100th anniversary, we present some numbers about the center of state government. 1 The Capitol is and will remain the tallest building in Madison. Legislation prohibits buildings from being taller than the 187-foot columns surrounding the Capitol. 3 It is the third Capitol building since statehood in 1848. […]

  • Door to Nature: The Scrappy Weasel

    Which native Wisconsin mammal that remains active throughout the winter could be described with the following set of words:  beady-eyed, agile, bold, persistent, energetic, curious, eager, inquisitive, bloodthirsty, mass murderer, fearless, courageous, terrorist, serpentine-like, game hog, assassin, excitable and secretive? I saw the tracks of one of these small carnivores in the soft, newly fallen […]

  • Commentary: Every Day is Now Groundhog Day in Wisconsin

    What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word “groundhog”? Perhaps it’s Punxsutawney Phil or Sun Prairie’s mayor-biting Jimmy the Groundhog? Being from a certain time and place, when I hear the word “groundhog,” I think of Bill Murray doing his buck-toothed groundhog imitation in Groundhog Day. It’s a […]

  • Local, Professional Sports Standings: Nov. 16

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Nov. 14 Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Peshtigo, 0-0, 1-0, .000 Southern Door, 0-0, 1-0, .000 Oconto, 0-0, 1-0, .000 Sevastopol, 0-0, 1-0, .000 Kewaunee, 0-0, 0-0, .000 Algoma, 0-0, 0-0, .000 Green Bay N.E.W., 0-0, 0-0, .000 Gibraltar, 0-0, 0-0, .000 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Time to Say ‘Enough’ to Gun Nuts

    I am writing to commend you [this letter was originally sent to Congressman Mike Gallagher] and thank you and your colleagues, Rep. Martha McSally and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, for calling for a restriction on the gun modifier “Bump Stocks.” I was heartened by your statement, which I read in the Peninsula Pulse, that you spent […]

  • Framed. Amos. Jim Lundstrom.

    Framed: Happy Birthday Amos!

    Second grader Marin Gransee, 7, stops reading for a moment as Amos the therapy dog shows her some affection during Amos’ 11th birthday party at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library on Nov. 11. Looking on is Amos’ owner, Gloria Dougherty. Photo by Jim Lundstrom. Related Articles Framed: Pumpkin Exploration Framed: The Ultimate Fans Framed: Birthday […]

  • Visit 20 Artists in 3 Days

    Twenty-five Sturgeon Bay artists are hosting the 11th Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl by opening their 20 unique studios/galleries to the public for the weekend before Thanksgiving. The free three-day event is Nov. 17 from 12 – 4 pm, and Nov. 18-19 from 10 am – 4 pm. Each site will have refreshments and original works […]

  • Hardy Gallery Launches Holiday Online Auction

    The Hardy Gallery announces their 8th Annual Holiday Online Auction, which begins Nov. 19 at 12 pm and will remain open for bidding until Nov. 26 at 8 pm. Vendors from across Door County, as well as around Wisconsin have generously donated an array of gifts to The Hardy Gallery for bidding on their Holiday […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Nov. 17 – 24

    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 Independent, November 16, 1877 We hear that Thomas Clark, who left Bailey’s Harbor this spring in a covered wagon for out west, is laying sick […]

  • Packers Remain in Playoff Hunt

    The Green Bay Packers found themselves earning their first win since Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in Week 6. With the much-needed win, a 23-16 road victory against the Chicago Bears, the Packers’ record improved to 5-4 with seven games remaining in the regular season. While the Packers remain in the NFC playoff hunt, […]

  • New Series of Door County Etchings at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Gallery is proud to present the latest collection from artist Erin Nolan now on display at the gallery. This series of 12 Door County-inspired limited edition etchings capture nature scenes on this peninsula across all seasons. From the first snowfall on the pines to the gnarled roots of Cave Point, these capture the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why the Cut Cut Cut Act Will Not Not Not Increase Wages

    President Trump’s chief economist Kevin Hassett says lowering big corporations’ taxes will boost wages – by perhaps thousands of dollars a year per worker. Many of the other Republican supporters of the House and Senate tax bills are trying to sell them to the American people using a similar argument. Apparently, Hassett’s theory doesn’t rest […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Quantifying ‘Many’

    We’re told “many” Ephraim residents would like sidewalks from the Old Fire House to the Beach, but “many” has never been quantified. Let’s consider numbers and the realities for Ephraim Trustees and taxpayers. At its Oct. 23rd meeting, Ephraim Trustees authorized a half-mile reconstruction of curb, sidewalk and storm water abatement before the Wisconsin DOT […]

  • Gov. Walker Appoints Shelia Harsdorf to DATCP

    Governor Scott Walker On Nov. 10 Gov. Walker announced the appointment of State Senator Sheila Harsdorf to serve as secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Senator Harsdorf will become the first woman in the agency’s 88-year history to serve as its secretary. “Sheila’s experience as a highly-respected, dedicated legislator and […]

  • Virge Temme Featured on Wisconsin Public Radio

    Door County green architect Virge Temme will be featured on The Larry Meiller Show on Wisconsin Public Radio at 11 am on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Temme joined the ranks of Hillary Clinton, Bea Perez of Coca-Cola, Angela Foster-Rice of United Airlines in being recognized on Nov. 7 in gb&d (the trade magazine Green Building & […]

  • Southern Door Awarded Next Gen Gold Standard

    Southern Door High School has been awarded a Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) Gold Standard distinction for the district’s commitment to educating all students in 21st Century personal finance skills. This past summer, NGPF analyzed 11,000 U.S. high school course websites to measure student access to comprehensive financial education. Southern Door High School was one […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Nov. 17 – 24

    GIBRALTAR Girls Basketball Nov. 21 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Nov. 21 @ Manitowoc Lutheran, 7:15 pm Girls Basketball Nov. 17 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Nov. 21 vs. Oconto, 7:30 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR Girls Basketball Nov. 21 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm   STURGEON BAY Girls Basketball Nov. 20 vs. […]

  • Food Pantries Benefit from Generous Deer Hunters

    With the nine-day deer gun hunt opening on Saturday, area food pantries look forward to venison donations from generous hunters through the Hunt for the Hungry program. “It’s a very valuable program for the food pantry,” said Sandi Soik, director of the Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) in Sturgeon Bay, which operates a food pantry. […]

  • Featured Pet: Phoenix

    Phoenix, a four-year-old tabby, is this week’s featured pet from the Door County Humane Society (DCHS). He can be pretty talkative and usually enjoys being petted. Phoenix is in need of some gentle, loving care. His ideal family would be patient and willing to wait for him to come out of his shell. He’s slowly […]

  • Lorraine Selvick: Keeping Norwegian Traditions Alive

    It’s not surprising that, along with men who are celebrated for their accomplishments in business, the arts, philanthropy and religious pursuits, Door County is also home to women with equally diverse talents. For example, there is a woman who helped her late husband operate four successful businesses. There’s a woman who turned a skill she […]

  • Milwaukee Law Firm Officially Files Opioid Lawsuit

    Door County has officially thrown its hat into the ring against pharmaceutical manufacturers as part of a lawsuit officially filed last week by the law firms of Crueger Dickinson LLC and Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC. The lawsuit seeks to recover costs that local governments have incurred battling the increase in opioid addiction and overdose deaths. […]

  • Hans Feld: A Deer Hunter for 66 Years, With A Record of Every Hunt

    By Door County standards, Hans Feld got a late start as a deer hunter. He was 18 in 1951 when he shot his first buck – an eight-pointer – on his grandfather’s farm near Matchwood, in Ontonagon County, Michigan. But he remembers the day vividly, as well as the 65 hunting seasons since then. “There […]

  • Green Bay Event Highlighted Threats to Great Lakes

    A press event was held in Green Bay on Nov. 14 to highlight the growing threats to the Great Lakes, how we can protect them, and to highlight those leading the charge. Speakers included Brown County Board Supervisor Erik Hoyer, Baird Creek Preservation Foundation President Charlie Frisk, and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Northeast Organizer […]

  • Manners Matter: Thanksgiving Conundrum

    Dear Mary Pat, Thanksgiving is almost here and we have a small group this year since our kids are with their in-laws. It’s our first year without our entire family and it seems like a lot of work to go through for just five of us. We thought of going out to a restaurant but […]

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    Servers of the Week: Carol Seigworth & Diane Isings from the Sturgeon Bay Post Office

    Here are two ladies we all know They work at the post office and keep on the go But oh, I am so sad I’ll tell you why – Diane is retiring after 30 years And I could cry! But then I have Carol Who is so sweet She gives a big smile Everytime we […]

  • Strong Showing of Migratory Birds

    Tundra swans are being observed in large numbers around Horicon Marsh and at other traditional stopover sites off the Mississippi River near La Crosse and the Goose Pond Sanctuary in Columbia County. Canada geese, sandhill cranes and ducks are all still making a strong showing. Also of note are additional sightings of snowy owls. Photo […]

  • Ephraim Adds Six Cents to Tax Rate

    Despite continued concern from Ephraim residents about how the village is going to pay for the upcoming streetscape project, nothing was said about a slight increase to the village tax rate at its Nov. 14 meeting. The 2018 budget passed by the village board includes an increase in the tax rate from $2.86 per $1,000 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tax Relief for Billionaires

    Reading who will see their taxes go down and who will see an increase under the proposed tax plans seems quite confusing. Some middle class taxpayers benefit from one plan but see a tax increase under another. It seems so complicated until I step back and look at the broad strokes. Then it becomes clear. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Power to the People

    I know that a whopping one third of this country believes that the President is doing a good job. I accept their right to their opinion, but I must question their judgment. Additionally, I feel I must add my sincere concern that the political party in power at this time, is not only an embarrassment […]

  • Pest Management: What is Bt?

    by Annie Deutsch, Agriculture Agent, Door County UW-Extension Whether you are a gardener or not, you may have heard of Bt. It could have been in a highly controversial article written about genetically modified crops, or it may have been on the label of an insecticide. So what do these two letters really mean? Bt […]

  • Trail Improvements at Top of Park User Priorities

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) presented an update Nov. 14 on the master planning process for the 33,000 acres it manages in northeast Wisconsin. Officials spent much of the session managing user expectations. Ann Freiwald, DNR landscape architect, described the process as a high-level outline for DNR properties in the Northern Lake Michigan […]

  • State News: Foxconn, CAFOs, Student Loans

    Walker, Foxconn Sign Contract Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou have signed off on a $3 billion contract for the Taiwanese company to build a massive display screen factory in southeast Wisconsin. Walker and Gou signed a contract Nov. 10 that locks the state into providing up to $3 billion in […]

  • Nine-Day Gun Hunt Opens Saturday

    Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 18, and the Department of Natural Resources staff is enthusiastic about the prospects for 2017. “We are coming out of a third straight mild winter and a good summer growing season, so as expected we are seeing good to excellent deer numbers throughout most of the state,” […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 17 – 24

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 4:30 pm Nov. 20. The common council meets at noon, Nov. 21. County of Door:  The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am Nov. 20. The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm Nov. 20. The ARDC Advisory Board meets at 3 pm […]

  • Creating Time & Space for Art: Photographer Erin Tauscher

    For any creative person who has made Door County their home, artistic inspiration and opportunity are endless. But for those intent on making the peninsula a year-round home, creative pursuits often come secondary to making a living. When Erin Tauscher arrived here in 2016, it was with the intention of finding a better work-life balance. […]

  • The Gardner Gab: Nov. 17 – 24

    by Michele Ploor Hello, Town of Gardner residents. I have decided I would do random interviews of town residents and those who do work for the town in some way, shape or form. I’m excited to get to know the people. I have lived in Gardner for 18 years and feel like I don’t really […]

  • Obituary: Patricia A. Patza

    Patricia A. Patza, 75 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017. Patricia Ann Nelson was born July 25, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Clifford Theodore and Evelyn Marie (Copiskey) Nelson. She attended Sevastopol High School. On October 17, 1959, she married Kenneth Wayne Patza at St. Paul Lutheran […]

  • Obituary: Kenneth Ploor

    Kenneth John Ploor, 71, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at his home on November 10, 2017. He was born May 20, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay to William and Alvina (Rohan) Ploor.   On June 5, 1971 he married Janet Mary Neuville at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood. Ken worked in Algoma at Olson Night […]

  • Obituary: William (Bill) L. Massey

    We have lost one of the great characters that came to us in the last century. William (Bill) L Massey, Jr. left us for his next great adventure on the evening of November 9, 2017. He was 90. Born in St. Louis on Feb. 28, 1927, he was the oldest of Idie and William Sr […]

  • Obituary: Dolores ‘Dee’ G. Brandt

    Dolores “Dee” G. Brandt, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Thursday morning, November 9, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services (formerly Golden Living Center-Dorchester). She was born January 24, 1933 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Thomas and Cecilia Armstrong. Upon her graduation from high school, she went to study at college for two […]

  • Obituary: Roland ‘Rollie’ Carl Hackbarth

    Nov. 29, 1931 – Nov. 8, 2017 Rollie (Roland) Hackbarth (1931-2017) was preceded in death by his beloved Jean McClure. He was the cherished father of Sandra (Wence) Martinez, grandfather of Claudio and Angel (Ale), brother of Lois Sherwood of Albuquerque, best buddy of Glen Zachow (North Milwaukee Indians), and loving, patriarchal stepfather to a […]

  • Obituary: Wayne Anderson

    Wayne “the dog” Anderson of Sister Bay died Nov. 8, 2017. He was born June 17, 1949 to Russell and Eileen Anderson of Sister Bay. After grade school, he spent four years at St. Henry’s preparatory seminary in Illinois. He then continued on for two more years in the priesthood. Wayne was a painter at PBI […]

  • Obituary: Mildred Matilda Ehlers

    Mildred Matilda Ehlers, 98, of Algoma, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. She was born August 11, 1919 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Fredrick Earnest and Elsie (Diefenbach) Wilke Sr. Millie married Roland Alfred Ehlers on September 20, 1939 at St. John Ev. Lutheran […]

  • Obituary: Marion Emma Kay

    Marion Emma Kay, 78, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 7, 2017, at Bellin Health in Green Bay.  She was born on February 17, 1939, in Brussels to Ernest and Rose (Delongville) Kay.  Marion graduated from Southern Door High School in 1957. While Marion lived in Algoma, she worked at Algoma Nett Company.  She […]

  • Obituary: Alice Jane Keys

    Alice Jane Keys, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Monday morning, November 6, 2017 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. She was born July 16, 1924 in Oakley, KS, the daughter of Frank Horace Beam and Alice Edith (Myers) Beam. In 1936, Alice’s family moved to New Castle, IN where she continued her education and […]

  • Obituary: Evelyn J. Hulbert

    Evelyn Jane was born Jan. 17, 1923 and died Nov. 5, 2017. She was born and raised in Sister Bay. Evelyn met and married her beloved Paul on Jan. 22, 1949. She raised her three children, Dennis, Pattie and Rick in Sister Bay as well. Evelyn and Paul were co-owners of Lake and Bay View […]

  • Bell Ringers Needed for Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

    The Salvation Army is seeking bell ringers for the holiday season. Bell ringing starts Nov. 17 and runs through Dec. 23. Volunteers come from the community as individuals, couples, families and also from churches, schools and civic organizations. Last year more than $52,000 was raised to help 783 individuals and families in Door County. The […]

  • ‘Ivory Tower’ Screening at UUF Nov. 21

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s next “Movies That Matter” film is Ivory Tower. It will be screened Nov. 21, 4:30 pm. Ivory Tower critically investigates higher education. The college experience provides students a supportive space to develop personally and intellectually. But as tuition skyrockets, student debt has devastating effects on students, parents, and economies […]

  • Scandia Village Hosts Second Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Nov. 22

    Join the Northern Door Ministerial Association at it holds its Second Annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 at 7 pm in the Meadows Gathering Room at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Special music will be provided by Gerhard Bernhard and Jess Holland, and the message will be delivered by Father David Ruby of […]

  • Jared Baudhuin Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

    Jared Baudhuin, senior at Southern Door High School, has been selected by the faculty and members of his class as this year’s recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award. Each year a senior who best exemplifies outstanding qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism in his/her school, home and community is nominated for this award. […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor’s Annual Meeting is Nov. 28

    Neighbor to Neighbor will celebrate the organization’s achievements at their annual meeting in the basement meeting room at the Sturgeon Bay Library on Nov. 28 at 5 pm. The agenda includes: volunteer awards, program updates, agency updates and the financial report. The regular monthly board meeting will directly follow the annual meeting. In 2016, 1,582 […]

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Raises $3,316 for Hurricane Relief Efforts

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church recently hosted a concert to raise money for those impacted by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands. Violinist Beth Chafey-Hon, accompanied by Sue Raye Hughes, provided an afternoon of musical delight. Joining them on percussion was Sten Kordon from Gibraltar High School. The concert raised $1,658, which was […]

  • Cookie Walk at Bay view Lutheran Church, Dec. 2

    Purchase homemade cookies in preparation for Christmas at Bay View Lutheran Church’s Cookie Walk on Dec. 2. Choose from a variety of cookies including traditional favorites such as spritz, rosettes and krumkake. Cookies will be sold from 10 am until sold out. Bay View Lutheran Church is located at 340 W. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay. […]

  • Door County Scholarship Network Offers Listing of 150 Scholarships

    The Door County Scholarship Network is the most comprehensive source for local scholarship information for students from Door County. Whether pursuing a graduate degree, bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree, or a technical certificate, students of all ages can use this website to search for scholarships that match their background and educational plans. With more than […]

  • Zoey Kohler Named a Commended Student in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Southern Door High School Principal Steve Bousley announced that Zoey Kohler has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship (NMSC) was presented to this scholastically talented senior. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their […]

  • Ministry Home Care | Ascension At Home Named Top Agency of HomeCare Elite

    Ministry Home Care | Ascension At Home announced that it has been named a top agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top […]

  • Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs Announces 2017-18 Miss Snowflake

    More than 500 Wisconsin snowmobilers welcomed last weekend’s colder than average temperatures during the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) 2017 Fall Workshop in Appleton. Annually, the AWSC’s Fall Workshop serves as the official “kick-off” for the 600-plus Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs who create and maintain more than 24,000 miles of public snowmobile trails in al […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: Oct. 24 – Nov. 7, 2017

    Logan Bradley and MacKenzie Tomes, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born Oct. 24, 2017. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Katie Smith, Sturgeon Bay. Norman and Tami Bradley, Sturgeon Bay, are paternal grandparents. Ruth Brendemuehl and Steven White, Forestville, are the parents of a daughter born Nov. 1, 2017. Dan Luedcke and Cari […]

  • Door 44 Winery’s Holiday Open House to Raise Money for Women’s Fund of Door County

    Door 44 Winery is partnering with the Women’s Fund of Door County this holiday season to raise money to help build, enrich and nurture the lives of women and girls across Door County. Every year Door 44 Winery hosts a holiday open house to celebrate the holiday season. This year, owners Steve Johnson and Maria […]

  • USDA Announces VAPG Applications Must Be Submitted by Jan. 24, 2018

    USDA Rural Development announced approximately $18 million in grant funds are available to help farmers, ranchers and majority owned producer based businesses develop new product lines and expand new markets. The funds are provided through the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program. VAPG funds can be used to develop new product lines from raw agricultural products […]

  • Bruce Low Completes Fall WAHI Training

    Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, attended the Fall Training Seminar of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI) Nov. 3 & 4 in Wisconsin Dells. He successfully completed course studies in “How to Book More Inspections,” “Residential Heating Systems,” “Responding to Legal Situations,” and “Frequently Misunderstood Plumbing.” Inspector Low is […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Nov. 14, 2017

    Crop prices (Nov. 14) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $2.92 -0.46 $2.77 Soybeans $8.68 -1.00 $8.94 Wheat $3.48 -0.80 $2.94 Oats $2.46 -0.30 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.88/bushel -0.50 New-Crop Corn $3.13/bushel -0.70 Wheat $3.53/bushel -0.75   Basis: The difference between the local […]

  • Big Mouth, Janet Planet & Steve March-Tormé at DCA Nov. 25

    On Nov. 25, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will get into the holiday spirit with a triple-bill of festive performers, as Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns swing into the holidays with special guests Janet Planet and Steve March-Tormé. Big Mouth, one of Door County’s most popular bands, is known throughout Wisconsin for playing an […]

  • Door County Historical Society Focuses on The Beatles

    The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program, “The Beatles,” presented by Warren Bluhm and Ben Larsen on Nov. 27 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Warren Bluhm and Ben Larsen will review the impact of The Beatles for the last Door County Historical Society meeting of the year. […]

  • Door County Historical Museum Needs Help Identifying Sidewalk Stones

    Did you ever notice the sidewalk stones on street corners with names cut into them? Did you know that these were the pre-1943 street names? Most of Sturgeon Bay’s street names were changed in that year. The city was bustling with new residents who had moved to Sturgeon Bay to work in the busy wartime […]

  • Door Community Auditorium Announces Lecture, Film Series Lineup

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will again offer its Saturday morning St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series this winter. The series will feature lectures about a wide variety of topics, including the relationship between humor, health, and happiness (Jan. 20), Latino/a theologies and aesthetics of justice (Jan. 27), pre-Columbian ceramics in Peru (Feb. 10), Latinos in […]

  • Usher In the ‘Holly Days’ in Egg Harbor (Nov. 24-25)

    It’s Egg Harbor’s annual celebration of the holiday season with Breakfast with Santa, a children’s Elf Hunt, Mistle Dough shopping contest, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, old-fashioned tree lighting and more. Friday, Nov. 24 8:30-10:30am: Breakfast with Santa at Landmark Resort 10am-2pm: Children’s Activities Cookie Decorating at Pink Bakery Letters to Santa at Main Street Shops […]

  • New Creative Music Series Announced in Sturgeon Bay

    BEGIN is a new creative music series held in the studio above The Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. Organized by William Bradley and Jon Mueller, the series will feature nationally and internationally known artists working in improvised and other creative approaches to sound and instrumentation. The aim of BEGIN is to engage the community in […]

  • Third Avenue Playhouse Announces StageKids Cast

    Third Avenue Playhouse announces the cast of the upcoming StageKids production of Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This year’s casting call drew the largest number of students auditioning to date. The cast includes students from Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol and Southern Door. They are: Dalena Pakalske (Aunt Brierly), Cole Albertson (Amos), Bea Dramm (Emily), […]

  • Former ‘Seinfeld’ Writer Brings ‘The Wonder Bread Years’ to Southern Door Nov. 25

    Former Seinfeld writer and Tonight Show regular, Pat Hazell has found a unique way to communicate to the ever-growing baby-boomer theatergoer. In a salute to pop culture/Americana, boomer humorist Pat Hazell highlights the touchstones of the American family upbringing in his play, The Wonder Bread Years. Hazell will bring this comedy to Southern Door Community […]

  • Christmas in the Village Comes to Ephraim Dec. 2

    Come celebrate the season at Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village on Dec. 2. Festivities include the ceremonial lighting of the village tree, a joyous Christmas sing-along, carriage rides through Ephraim, ADVENTure at Ephraim Moravian Church, and cookie decorating. Children of all ages will be delighted with a chance to visit Santa, enjoy holiday stories at […]

  • Crossroads Hosts Beech Drop Hike, Astronomy Viewing Night Nov. 18

    In the dark forest of Crossroads at Big Creek’s Ida Bay Preserve, flowers are blooming near Zenith Street. When these flowers called beech drops bloom, most people overlook them. These wildflowers tend to blend in with fallen leaves and the people who do notice them assume they are pinkish-brown twigs on the forest floor. Beech […]

  • Isadoora Theatre Play Explores Math, Gender & Mental Illness

    Isadoora Theatre is back, though it may look different than you remember. This weekend, the theater puts on its last show of the season, Proof, and it may not be reminiscent of the kinds of performances the company did in the past. In 2013, after performing three shows per season for 10 years, Ed DiMaio, […]

  • Caroling, Tree Lighting & Free Chili in Ellison Bay Nov. 19

    All are welcome to join the Ellison Bay community Sunday, Nov. 19 during the annual Christmas tree lighting and carol singing at 5 pm followed by a free chili supper at the Mink River Basin. Please bring a nonperishable food item for local charity.

  • Christmas by the Bay Returns to Sturgeon Bay Nov. 17-19

    Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center spreads the holiday cheer during the annual Christmas by the Bay celebration with a weekend filled with family-friendly activities Nov. 17-19. Bring your family and friends to the Clock Tower on Third Avenue for the annual tree lighting ceremony Friday, Nov. 17 from 6-8 pm. Bring a gently used winter clothing […]

  • DNR Chooses Canopy Walk Design for Eagle Tower

    When Eagle Tower is reconstructed, it will include a canopy walk through the surrounding area to the top platform on Eagle Bluff. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released their decision in a press release, citing a majority of more than 650 public comments choosing the canopy walk design among three alternatives. “Most people who […]