Peninsula Pulse November 2-9, 2018

In this issue

  • OBITUARY: Judith “Judy” M. Rabach

    Judith “Judy” Rabach, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, died surrounded by family on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. Judy was born on April 7, 1942 in the Town of Gardner to the late Clarence and Lorraine (Bouche) Bosman. She attended Gardner Grade School and graduated from Brussels High School in 1959. […]

  • OBITUARY: Ralph Carl Prokop

    Ralph Carl Prokop, Jr., 61, of Sturgeon Bay, died Thursday night, Oct. 25, 2018 at the Unity Hospice Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in the Town of Ledgeview. He was born January 12, 1957 in Elmhurst, Illinois, the son of Ralph Carl Prokop and Grace Frances (Malloy) Prokop. Ralph graduated from high school in Illinois. […]

  • OBITUARY: Garnet “Red” H. Ward, Jr.

    On Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Garnet “Red” H. Ward, Jr., loving husband and father of four children, died at home at the age of 84. Garnet was born Oct. 12, 1934 in East Chicago, Indiana to Garnet, Sr. and Lillian (Wellburn) Ward. He went to Hammond, Indiana High School and then went on to receive […]

  • OBITUARY: Ashley Wilfred Nicholson

    Ashley Wilfred Nicholson, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 31, 2018 at University Hospital in Madison with family at his side. He was born Sept. 22, 1937 in Milwaukee, the son of Wilfred Nicholson and Lillian Gunderson Nicholson (Howard “Huck”) Bridenhagen. Ashley’s family moved to Door County, and he attended Sevastopol School. […]

  • OBITUARY: Corrine Woldt Vieth

    Corrine Woldt Vieth, 98, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, after a more than eventful life, most of it living in Door County. Arriving with thirteen brothers and sisters during the Great Depression, she met and married Roland “Fritz” Woldt and raised four kids, Christine (Michael) Tierney, Gwenn (Joe) Doherty, Richard (Emily), and Kevin (Kim) Woldt, […]

  • Breathing Fire: Charles Tlachac and His Chimenea Characters

    Inspiration came by way of a flooded fire pit. A few years ago, welder Charles “Chuck” Tlachac of Forestville was on unemployment after Palmer Johnson closed their Sturgeon Bay facility. He took the time to embark on some home improvement projects. On the list: fill in the fire pit. “Every time it would rain, the […]

  • Young Cast Fills Big Roles in Sevastopol’s ‘Sound of Music’

    It seemed like Halloween came a couple days early when walking into Sevastopol Schools to see the dress rehearsal for the high school play, The Sound of Music. Immediately upon entering near the elementary gymnatorium I saw three nuns rapidly scurrying around the higgledy-piggledy hallways, trying to get to their starting places. Backstage, director Amy […]

  • North Shore Seeking Entries for Video Contest

    North Shore Bank is seeking entries for “Make Change Happen,” a 95th anniversary video contest to help support school initiatives in the local communities that the bank serves. Winning organizations will receive $1,923, matching the year the bank first opened its doors. The contest will support four projects, one each for the bank’s north, south […]

  • Dr. Filar Presents Program on Glaucoma for CHIP

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment Options” on Nov. 4, 4 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. The speaker, Dr. Paul Filar, is a board certified optometrist from Peninsula Vision Care in Sturgeon Bay. Northern Door Health & Wellness […]

  • Our Lady of Good Help Expands Facility

    Each year, more and more pilgrims seek the peace and reflection of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion. The site where the Blessed Mother appeared to a young Belgian immigrant in 1859 is the only church-approved Marian Shrine in the United States and was designated as a National Shrine in […]

  • Election 2018: 8th Congressional District

    Rep. Mike Gallagher (I) Gallagher, 34, served as a Marine, reaching the rank of captain and serving two deployments to Iraq. Gallagher was elected to the office in 2016, when Congressman Reid Ribble decided to step down after three terms. After leaving the Marines in 2013 and before entering politics on his own, Gallagher served […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Snow Puff

    Snow Puff knows life is all about balance. This cream-and-white, one-year-old cat is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. He equally loves belly rubs, playtime, and observing from a distance. Take a seat and he will roll over to ask for a belly rub. Toss a toy and he […]

  • Wild Ones: Fish Guy’s Wife Was Right About Trees

    A few weeks ago at the peak of fall colors, I noticed a gentlemen looking at the fish display at Crossroads at Big Creek. I asked him if he needed help. No, he was waiting for his wife. “She dragged me up to Door County to see the fall colors,” he explained. “I’m not exactly […]

  • Sister Bay Tree Lighting

    Come see Santa with his elves and favorite reindeer at the annual Capture the Spirit holiday lighting festivities on Nov. 23, 3–5 pm in Sister Bay. Enjoy hot chocolate and cider at 4:30 pm during the lighting of the village’s Christmas tree and holiday light display. Join in caroling with Santa and then walk to […]

  • State News: Foxconn, Dairy, Public Transit

    Dairy Organizations Ask For More USDA Aid Dairy organizations in Wisconsin say the U.S. Department of Agriculture hasn’t done enough to help dairy farmers suffering from the effects of increased tariffs. The National Milk Producers Federation sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue this week, saying the agency’s new program to help farmers impacted […]

  • Parts Of Wisconsin Seeing ‘Great’ Absentee Voting Numbers

    by Shamane Mills, Wisconsin Public Radio Almost 400,000 absentee ballots have been requested by voters across Wisconsin ahead of next Tuesday’s election. That is around the number of absentee ballots cast in 2014, “but nowhere near” the number cast in 2016, said Reid Magney, spokesman for the Wisconsin Elections Commission. While the figure is hovering […]

  • Election 2018: State Attorney General Candidates

    Brad D. Schimel (I), 53, Republican Married with two daughters. He has served as Wisconsin attorney general since 2015. Before that he was Waukesha County district attorney, 2007-2015. Education:  Bachelor’s degree in political science, UW-Milwaukee; law degree, UW-Madison Law School Website:     Josh Kaul, 37, Democratic Married with two sons Former federal prosecutor […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Excellent Customer Service at Novel Bay Booksellers

    I love books, libraries, and bookstores. I do not have a Kindle or Nook, and I don’t order from Amazon. Therefore I was happy to see the new book store in Sturgeon Bay – Novel Bay Booksellers on Third Avenue. John (the owner) located a book for me:  The Minute and a Half Man (long […]

  • Manufacturing Day a Success

    Among the visitors at Marine Travelift during Manufacturing Day on Oct. 27 was Morgan Huehnerfuss. Unlike most others taking advantage of the tours to learn about the industrial and manufacturing work being done in Sturgeon Bay, as an employee of ExacTech, one of the dozen businesses that opened doors to the public for Manufacturing Day, […]

  • Walk Off Winter Blues with Southern Door Striders

    Walk off those fall and winter blues and join the Southern Door Striders walking group open to adult residents of Southern Door, free of charge. There are several indoor walking routes designed by the district’s Partners in Health committee. Adult residents of Southern Door are invited to walk Monday through Friday from 6:30-7:30 am and […]

  • Reps in the News: Walker Seeking Financial Literacy Award Nominations

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker announced he is seeking nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award. Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 30 for the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy. Nominations may be made in one of three categories: Individual – Any person providing exceptional financial literacy education in an innovative manner. Organization/business – […]

  • Door to Nature: A Trip to See ‘Birds in Art’

    I remember good friends who lived in Wausau, Wis., and enjoyed visiting Door County and The Ridges Sanctuary back in the mid-1970s. They invited us to stay with them in September 1976 so that we could go to the opening of the new Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, up the hill in the eastern part […]

  • Sister Bay Piggly Wiggly Expansion Breaks Ground

    Despite a chilly wind and gray skies, it seemed inexplicably sunny as ground was ceremoniously broken for the long-awaited expansion of the Sister Bay Piggly Wiggly. No ground was actually disturbed during the groundbreaking, since it was held in the grocery store’s well-paved southern parking lot, which will serve as the staging area for the […]

  • Door County and State Facing Shortage of Psychiatrists

    A statewide shortage of psychiatrists working in county government is hitting home in Door County, where the county board allocated $30,000 to help recruit someone to the post that has been vacant for more than a year. A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) found that 55 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties have a […]

  • Servers of the Week: Rochelle and June at Lakeland Care Inc.

    Here’s a pair, one is Rochelle and the other is June. They’ll help you to sing a happy tune. As you are cared for in your own special place. June is a nurse and Rochelle a care manager, They’ll do their best for you.   – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Election 2018: What’s on Your Ballot?

    Governor/Lt. Governor Scott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch (Republican) Tony Evers/Mandela Barnes (Democrat) Phillip Anderson/Patrick Baird (Libertarian) Michael J. White/Tiffany Anderson (Wisconsin Green) Maggie Turnbull/Wil Losch (Independent) Arnie Enz/No Candidate (The Wisconsin Party) Registered write-in candidates for Governor (as of Oct. 26) Ryan Cason (Republican) Paul Boucher (Democrat) Mark S. Grimek (Constitution) Jared William Landry (The American Party) […]

  • $5.7 Million Available for Wetland Mitigation Projects

    Conservation groups, private landowners and government organizations are encouraged to apply for a share of $5.7 million from the Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust available to complete wetland mitigation projects. Proposals for the current round of funding are due Dec. 14 and can be used to cover all aspects of restoration including land purchases, site construction […]

  • By the Numbers: American Health Care, Overcharged and Underserved

    Americans seek health care less than peer countries, the quality of care is lower in the U.S. than the average of the peer countries, yet we pay much more for prescription drugs and both diagnostic and medical procedures. The Economic Policy Institute compared costs between the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland and […]

  • Milwaukee Premiere

    Jacob Beranek, composer-in-residence for Midsummer’s Music, will have his “Partita Melodica” performed by Milwaukee Musaik Nov. 5, 7 pm at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Beranek’s work received its world premiere performance this August by Midsummer’s Music as part of its summer season. “This is a first-rate work, and it was very well received by […]

  • Christmas Show Auditions

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its sixth Christmas with a humorous and heartwarming production, Let’s Tell the Story by Trisha Dean. This is an informal, humorous and fun nativity play with songs interspersed. When a group of kids sing a song together they begin to think about what Christmas is really about. Some of their friends […]

  • Commentary: Bunching Your Charitable Donations

    Charitable giving is going to decline by about five percent as a direct result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that Congress enacted last fall. This is the consensus judgment of both liberal and conservative economists. Incentives matter and the loss of the tax deduction for charitable donations made by 21 million families is […]

  • ‘Emissary’ Screening

    The Emissary lands at The Kress Pavilion on Nov. 2, 6 pm. Come early to make an alien-repelling hat. In the film, when a lone space traveler named Koyper lands his spaceship in Newport State Park — only to be witnessed by three Door County locals out on a sunset meditation walk — a life-saving […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Great White Nationalist Tour

    Mr. President, I am impressed! Thirty rallies in little more than a month leading up to the mid-terms! You, Sir, are the Energizer bunny of white nationalism! You keep going and going and going, giving us “adorable deplorables” all your greatest hits: “Lock Her Up!” “Evil Democrats!” “Build the Wall!” “The Witch Hunt Hop!” “CNN […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 2 – 9

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at 7 pm Oct. 6. County of Door:  The Risk Management Committee meets at 10 am Nov. 5. The Negotiating Committee meets at noon on Nov. 5. The Human Services Board meets at 9 am Nov. 6. The Facilities & Parks Committee meets at 9 […]

  • Horseshoe Bay Golf Pro Certified for Coaching by PGA

    Mark Klinger, PGA golf pro at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, recently received PGA of America certification for teaching and coaching golf. He was among 25 PGA Professionals to have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 (CPP 2.0), a valuable achievement that is aimed at further enhancing the […]

  • Marijuana Questions to Appear on Some City, County Ballots

    Gary Storck is a Wisconsin resident who was born with glaucoma. After reading about research on cannabis and glaucoma, on Oct. 3, 1972, Storck self-medicated with cannabis before seeing his eye doctor. The doctor, who had been treating him for more than a decade, was happy to see Storck’s normally elevated intraocular pressures at normal […]

  • Election 2018: Walker, Evers Tied in Latest Poll

    Gov. Scott Walker, seeking his third term as governor, has not done much campaigning in Door County. He attended a Republican Party dinner in Sturgeon Bay last spring, and his last visits before that were both school related, the most recent being a visit to Gibraltar School and to Southern Door in September 2017. In an […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Old Bolts Car Club

    Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) thanks the Old Bolts Car Club for their generous donation from the Car Show held on September 15 in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The many hours of volunteer time the Club puts into planning and running this show makes it one of the best in the state. The proceeds of the […]

  • Algoma Elementary School Offers Veteran Luncheon

    Algoma Elementary School will hold its annual Veterans Day Luncheon and school-sponsored program on Nov. 12. The free event provides lunch for veterans and senior citizens at 12:45 pm and showcases students in a Veterans Day program at 1:30 pm in the Algoma Performing Arts Center. Call the elementary school office by Nov. 1 at […]

  • White Gull Resumes Winter Concert Series

    Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore will be featured at the first concert in the 35th season of winter folk concerts at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Nov. 7 at 8 pm. Mollie O’Brien is an Americana, bluegrass, R&B, and folk singer from Wheeling, West Virginia. She has released a number of Americana albums with her brother, Grammy winner Tim O’Brien. She […]

  • Election 2018: Polling Hours, Locations

    DOOR COUNTY POLLING PLACES All polling places are accessible to the elderly and disabled voters. Polls are open from 7 am – 8 pm.  Towns Baileys Harbor Town Hall, 2392 County F Brussels Community Center, 1366 Junction Road Clay Banks Town Hall, 6098 County OO Egg Harbor Town Hall, 5242 County I Forestville Town Hall, […]

  • Turning Japanese at Bier Zot

    Located in Sister Bay, a village well known for having a strong Scandinavian heritage, Bier Zot is expanding the food scene with Central European flavors and beyond. Its eclectic menu features items like Korean-inspired mini tacos, poutine worthy of French Canadian envy and cauliflower deep-fried in a Japanese tempura batter. Now that the temperature outside […]

  • Kress Classical Concert

    On Nov. 9 at 4:30 pm, the Kress Pavilion will host a lively classical concert with selections from early Baroque through the present, including selections by Amy Beach, William Byrd, Bach and Béla Bartók. Beth Chafey-Hon, violinist, violist and composer; and Sara Bong, collaborator/pianist, make their Door County debut as a duo in “Classical Dance […]

  • Four Dead in Three Separate Auto Accidents

    The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal one-vehicle crash on Oct. 27 in the Town of Baileys Harbor has been identified as Alec H. Kohl, 22, of Combined Locks. Kohl died when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 57 north of County Hwy Q. The vehicle struck a tree and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Holiday Kickoff

    Join the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC), Nicolet National Bank and the rest of the Sturgeon Bay community to celebrate the holidays Nov. 16–18 during the annual Christmas by the Bay event. Stay in Sturgeon Bay to create holiday traditions and memories for the entire family. Join family and friends in Community Foundation Square on […]

  • Trivia: What is the First Name of Cy Young?

    Question: What is the first name of Cy Young?   Answer: Denton

  • Tony Evers Visits Sturgeon Bay on Eve of Election

    An energized crowd greeted state school superintendent and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers for a rally at the Union Supper Pub in Sturgeon Bay on Oct. 27. He brought with him Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state, who also serves as chair of the Democratic Governors Association and has emerged as a major critic of […]

  • Join United Way for ‘Nutcracker’ Premiere

    United Way of Door County invites families to join a special opening-weekend premiere of the new movie The Nutcracker and The Four Realms. The special family screening is Nov. 3 at Sturgeon Cinema Six; doors open at 9:30 am and the show starts at 10 am. The cost is $10, which includes a small soda […]

  • Community Band Performs Veterans Day Concert, Nov. 7

    The Algoma Community Band will present its annual Veterans Day concert on Nov. 7, 7 pm in the Elementary School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Tom Mueller is the director of the band. He has chosen a couple of Karl King marches, which are always a hit with audiences. Other musical selections are lighter and make […]

  • ADRC Hosts Program on Sleep and Chronic Pain

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will host “Sleep And Chronic Pain” on Nov. 12, 1 pm. Fifty to 70 percent of adults with chronic pain suffer from sleep issues. Understanding the relationship of poor sleep and chronic pain is important to your overall quality of life. Join Sue Exworthy, MSW, […]

  • New Wisconsin-History Video Game

    After collaborating with educators and students from across Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has released a new online video game, Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case, that encourages students to experience history as they discover it for themselves. The game is now available to play online for free at Jo Wilder and the […]

  • 2018 Fall Fest Parade Best Entry Announced

    The Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) has awarded the 2018 Fall Festival Parade Best Entry to Door County North, the business/community association for hamlets in the Town of Liberty Grove. The inspiration for the float was the large mural created by the Ellison Bay Beautification Project across the street from the Door County North Visitor […]

  • ‘Ellie’s Kitchen’ a Hit with NDCC Children

    The Ellie Helm Foundation was established following the untimely death of young Door County native Ellie Helm in September 2017. The Helm Family chose to start the foundation to both honor their daughter’s memory and to promote causes that were important to her. Helm attended Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) as a child, and as […]

  • Village Cafe Partners with United Way in November

    During November, Village Cafe in Egg Harbor is partnering with United Way of Door County. Village Cafe will donate $1 from all orders of eggs Benedict sold in November to United Way of Door County. Village Cafe is located at 7918 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor. The funds donated will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Oldest Bachelor In Door County Active at 94

    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 2, 1877 A Deer caused considerable amusement about Scofields & Co.’s mill yesterday morning, the deer having been chased into the mill boom […]

  • USDA Launches Interactive Data Tool to Address Opioid Epidemic

    Wisconsin Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic. “Local leaders throughout the state of Wisconsin have been working diligently to combat the opioid crisis,” Frassetto said. “USDA is taking […]

  • Inkle Loom Program

    The Door County Weavers’ next meeting on Oct. 27 at 10 am features a program about “Inkle Loom Weaving.” The Inkle loom is a warp-based loom used to make straps for guitars or ukuleles, or for making belts and bands. Group members will teach participants how to make the heddles, how to warp the loom and […]

  • ‘The Emissary’ Screening at Base Camp

    The Emissary will land at Base Camp Coffee in Sister Bay on Oct. 26, 7 pm. This family-friendly, sci-fi epic adventure film was shot in Door County with a cast of local actors. Enter a raffle to win a DVD, a spaceship kit, and other movie merchandise. After the show, meet director Tim Erskine, co-producer […]

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Offered at First Baptist

    Everyone is welcome to enjoy a chef-prepared traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22, served at 1 pm in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 2622 S.  Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay. The facility is fully accessible to those with mobility issues. Holidays can be lonely for those with no family close by and an […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Running a Smooth Event

    Now that Door County’s high season is ending I finally have time to reflect and give thanks for an event that marks the start of the busy season. I wanted to thank and congratulate the Peninsula Pacers for their work on the Door County Half Marathon event that occurred this past May. I am a […]

  • Memory Café features Honor Flight on Nov. 5 Program

    On Nov. 5 Dennis Skahen will present a program at the Memory Café at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. The program is about an “Old Glory Honor Flight,” which he attended. The mission of the Honor Flight is to transport America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honor the service and […]

  • Evening of Song at Kress

    Popular Door County singer-songwriter Katie Dahl will join nationally touring singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey to present an intimate evening of songs at Kress Pavilion on Nov. 14, 7 pm. Mulvey, from Milwaukee, began his career on the streets as a busker, and performed in the subways and streets. This led to his first record deal and […]

  • Harborettes Homemakers Host Another “Day of Mending”

    The Harborettes Homemakers Club will sponsor a “Day of Mending” as a service project to the community on Nov. 10, 9 am – 1 pm. Bring your clothing or linens that need mending and they will sew on buttons, repair seams or patch items. No zippers. A bake sale will be held alongside the mending, […]

  • Election 2018: Baldwin, Vukmir Vie for U.S. Senate

    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (I) Baldwin, 56, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, defeating former Republican governor Tommy Thompson. Previous to that she had served in the Wisconsin Assembly since 1993. Prior to that she had been a lawyer in private practice, although in 1986 she was elected to the Dane County Board of […]

  • Switchback in Southern Door

    On Nov. 16 at 7 pm, Celtic and Americana roots duo Switchback will perform at Southern Door Community Auditorium. The concert features a mix of original and traditional Irish music, plus a selection of songs from Switchback’s catalog of more than 300 original Americana tunes. Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack have been playing their brand […]

  • Commentary: Vote As If Our Country Is Depending On You

    by Dale Goodner Margaret Chase Smith probably never expected that her “Declaration of Conscience” would become listed as #41 in American Rhetoric’s Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century. The Republican Senator from Maine, delivered that speech, on June 1, 1950, in response to Senator McCarthy.  In it she called on the Senate to reexamine […]

  • Nov. 15 Final Opportunity for AED/CPR Class

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The class is $25 per […]

  • Cheers!: ‘For All You do, This Bud’s for You’

    It was another one of those restless days where I was pacing the local beer emporium without being able to make a decision. A barrel-aged stout and a ditto porter caught my eye, but I kept looking, walking past the international beers, the national craft beers and the Wisconsin craft beers, to an area I […]

  • Overheard & Pet Peeves: Nov. 2, 2018

    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? “If dish soap works to clean up the ducks, won’t it work on almond butter?” “We’ve got rich white people in Green […]

  • Manners Matter: More Than One Mom

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband and I have been married for 14 months and his mother insists that I call her mom. I like her very much, but it seems a little forced to call her mom. My own mom passed away three years ago and I miss her so much. She’s Mom to me […]

  • Master Gardener Seminars

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s programs continue into the fall with the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS), the Door County Master Gardeners, and the Wild Ones of Door County. On Nov. 3, 9 am–2 pm, the Door County Master Gardener Association will look back into history during their 2018 Fall Garden Seminar. The programs are “A […]

  • Commentary: Schimel Does Not Merit Another Term

    Let’s begin by saying the office of state attorney general – and all law enforcement positions – should not be partisan races. The reason why it is fundamentally wrong for these positions to be partisan can be summed up by the actions of our current Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel. Schimel was recently labeled “Worst […]

  • Dark Songs 2018

    This year marks the 10th year of Dark Songs, a songwriting event hosted and sponsored by the Holiday Music Motel. Since 2009, more than 30 songwriters have converged upon the motel each year to write and record a whole new slew of songs that they perform in a staged show at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Marxist Methodology

    The fundamental law of Marxism is that the “state” gathers the wealth of a country and redistributes it to what Valdimir Lenin called the masses. Socialist, Communistic and Fascist governments all use the gathering of the wealth and redistributing of the same to the benefit of their country’s citizens. All Scandinavian countries, which are judged […]

  • Nov. 5 – 9 is Winter Awareness Week

    Wisconsin winters can be hard to deal with at home and on the road. To encourage people to plan ahead for the snow and cold, Gov. Scott Walker has declared Nov. 5-9 as Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Winter emergency kits should include items such as food, water, flashlight and batteries and blankets. In your […]

  • Door County Visitor Bureau Holds 93rd Annual Meeting

    More than 130 Door County business leaders enjoyed dinner at Mr. G’s Fernwood Gardens Ballroom on Oct. 30 for the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) 93rd annual meeting. The evening started with a social hour, followed by dinner and the annual meeting. The official business of the night took place when new DCVB board members […]

  • High School Sports: Sturgeon Bay Soccer Heads Back to State

    Sevastopol Advances to 8-man Football Championship The Sevastopol Pioneers advanced to the eight-man football championship game with a 50-28 victory over Newman Catholic Friday, Oct. 26. The Pioneers will play Luck (11-0) in the championship game Saturday, Nov. 3, at Stanley-Boyd, near Chippewa Falls. Sturgeon Bay Soccer Heads Back to State Sturgeon Bay soccer is […]

  • We Are HOPE Offers Workshops for Public

    Workshops offered by We Are HOPE, Inc., the organization that operates the Door County Job Center, are open to everyone and free to attend. Whether you are interested in learning basic computer skills or just want to increase your knowledge of the technology involved in your employment search, help is available. All sessions are held […]

  • Submissions Open for 2019 Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    The Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) is open for short film submissions for its fourth annual fest, June 9–14 at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. Short films in animation, documentary and narrative films of 40 minutes or less are eligible and films shot in Wisconsin or by Wisconsin filmmakers are sought for special recognition. Submissions prior […]

  • Halloween at the Red Putter

    The Red Putter Mini Golf in North Ephraim has been dressing up the gnomes and bringing out the witches and ghosts to make a fun destination for Halloween. “For years we’ve stayed open through Oct. 31,” said course manager Tracy Yttri Opper. “It began with my father [the late Bob Yttri] when people requested he […]

  • Len’s Pic of the Week: Ghost Ship

    Every year the USCGC Mobile Bay puts a lot of time and effort into creating a haunted ship for kids of all ages. A tour is free to the public; the Coast Guard asks only for a canned food donation that is then given to a local food bank. This image is from this year’s […]