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Peninsula Pulse Nov. 27-Dec. 6, 2019

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  • Dörr Hotel Breaks Ground in Sister Bay

    State and local officials joined developer Chris Schmeltz on Dec. 3 in downtown Sister Bay for the groundbreaking of the Dörr Hotel, a 47-unit hotel that will be built between CHOP restaurant and the Sister Bay Bowl on the site of the former Walkway Shops.  It’s the first new hotel of its size to be […]

  • High Winds Batter Door County Shoreline

    Rising Lake A Cause for Concern for Marinas and Shoreline Property Owners The gales of November sent marina owners, dock managers and village crews scrambling more than usual this year. With Lake Michigan water levels at historic highs and a weather system pushing it even higher, strong wind meant waves going over more docks and […]

  • High School Winter Athletics

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Dec. 5 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Dec. 3 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm  Dec. 6 vs. Brillion, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball  Dec. 5 @ Oconto, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball  Nov. 30 @ Two Rivers, 7:15 pm Dec. 3 vs. Oconto, 7:30 pm  Dec. 6 @ Peshtigo, 7:30 pm SOUTHERN DOOR  […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Joins Larger Initiatives

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County has joined two broad-based organizations that are working to address climate change.  WeAreStillIn (WeAreStillIn.org) is a joint declaration of commitment to climate action signed by more than 3,800 CEOs, mayors, governors, college presidents and many others. Together they represent 155 million people in all 50 states. They are […]

  • DCA Announces 2020 Winter Lineup

    On the heels of a jam-packed summer and fall season, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces its vibrant 2020 winter season. The Door County Talks morning lecture series, coffeehouse concerts in DCA’s cozy lobby, and stellar shows on DCA’s state-of-the-art main stage will make for an eclectic calendar of events at DCA this winter. Main Stage […]

  • Climate Change Corner: Can We Reverse Climate Change?

    by Ron Thilly When we talk about fighting climate change, the focus has been on greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from burning coal, gas and oil to produce electricity, power transportation, heat buildings and run industrial processes. It’s essential that we cut these heat-trapping emissions dramatically through conservation and the use of renewables such as wind, solar […]

  • Taking Action: How Much Electricity Are We Wasting?

    Kathy Kuntz, Chelsea Chandler and Roy Thilly A version of this column first appeared as a blog post on the website of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Most of us presume other people are wasting electricity and gas or propane in their homes. We think our usage is average or less than […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: Nov. 27

    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. Door County Democrat November 29, 1912 FIRST INDOOR BASE BALL GAME. Members of Sawyer Athletic Club Open Winter Series. The first of the […]

  • Door to Nature: Doves and Pigeons

    As I write this, there’s a two-inch snow cover on the ground, and more mourning doves are coming into my front yard in search of food. They are gleaners of fallen seeds and bits of suet that drop from the feeders, but they also enjoy getting sunflower seeds that I scatter on the large platform […]

  • Strongman Sig Sandstrom Breaks Another Record

    And learns a lesson about getting second opinions Part-time Door County resident Sigurd Sandstrom has added another title to his impressive list of accomplishments. During an Aug. 3 competition held by the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters in a Minneapolis suburb, Sandstrom earned another deadlift world title by hefting 260 pounds. Sig, as he […]

  • One Barrel Announces Run Prizes

    Need more reasons to run the One Barrel 2.62 fun run Nov. 30 at 10 am? The Egg Harbor taproom has announced prizes for race winners and the best-dressed runners during the Thanksgiving-weekend run.  The top three overall male and female winners, plus the masters division winners, will receive gift cards to One Barrel and […]

  • Bestseller List: Nov. 17, 2019

    Trade Paperback Fiction 1. The Overstory by Richard Powers 2. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver 3. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Trade Paperback Nonfiction 1. The Library Book by Susan Orlean 2. No One Is Too Small to Make a […]

  • Discover the Heart of Door County through Poetry

    by Jerod Santek, Artistic Director, Write On, Door County In the spring of 2015, the anthology Soundings: Door County in Poetry was released. The book was edited by the Door County Poets Collective, which Estella Lauter founded during her tenure as Door County’s poet laureate. One thousand copies were printed, and almost all have been […]

  • Featured Pet: Mew

    Meet Mew, a seven-month-old calico available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Found as a tiny kitten on a local farm, she is a talkative, curious girl who enjoys being petted but gets easily frightened by fast movements and loud noises. Don’t be surprised if you find her hiding safely […]

  • Peninsula School of Art Begins New Conversations on Creativity Series

    When best-selling author Michael Perry spoke at a Nov. 6 dinner at the Kress Pavilion, he said that one of the most frequent questions he’s asked is, Where do you get your inspiration? And he answers that he gets it from a little man who sits at the bank and handles his mortgage. For Perry, […]

  • State News: Hunters Urged to Submit Deer Samples for CWD Testing

    Gun deer season in Wisconsin started Nov. 23, and the state Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters for their help again this year to track chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the state’s deer herd. CWD is a fatal, infectious nervous-system disease that affects deer, moose and elk, and it’s now present in 56 of […]

  • Door County Reads 2020: A Vision of Community

    The Door County Reads 2020 (DoorCountyReads.org) book selection is Virgil Wander by Leif Enger, a touching tribute to the Midwest and a quest to revive a small town. Now in its 13th season, Door County Reads is a winter activity that brings the community together to read and discuss one book while celebrating culture through […]

  • By the Numbers: Thanksgiving

    $313  Amount spent by the average American during the five-day Thanksgiving period 10 hours, 33 minutes Length of time the average American male would need to spend on a treadmill to burn the 4,500 calories consumed at the average Thanksgiving meal 9 Percentage of Americans who eat Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant $552 million  Estimated […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You!

    Our family would like to thank everyone involved in supporting the Adam LaLuzerne Memorial bowling event. Adam loved to bowl, and those who participated and attended the event had a great time! A special thanks to Apple Valley Lanes for hosting this event and to the planning committee for all of the hard work in […]

  • Winter in Door

    Door County Living Winter issue out now Ever wonder how local radio stations make their playlists? Or how artists carve out a life on the peninsula? Or who the heck Amos Lovejoy was? The writers of Door County Living magazine did, and they set about answering them in the Winter edition.  You’ll also learn about […]

  • See It, Say It, Send It

    Local sheriff’s office and schools launch tip-reporting app In a time when students are much more likely to send a text than a letter, it made sense for the Door County Sheriff’s Office to launch an anonymous tip-reporting app in collaboration with Door County schools. “[We’re] trying to get the young people to engage and […]

  • Promoter Wanted for Luxemberg Speedway

    Kewaunee County is seeking a new promoter or team of promoters to operate Luxemburg Speedway at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in 2020. The Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Department, which handles business at the dirt track, recently put out a request for proposal for a weekly racing program.  “Ideally, we’d like to have a promoter […]

  • Reps in the News: TAD Programs, 2020 Congressional Calendar

    Representative Joel Kitchens Door County will be receiving funds for treatment-court and diversion (TAD) programs through the 2019-21 state budget. TAD programs allow district attorneys and judges to offer offenders options other than confinement in jail or prison, thereby saving taxpayer dollars. These programs include voluntary substance-abuse treatment and case management, plus other types of […]

  • Experience the Magic of Door County’s Holiday Shops

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For most, that phrase is synonymous with the month of December and the days and weeks leading up to Christmas, but for some niche retailers, the holiday season infuses their daily lives.  Door County is home to three holiday-themed shops – a figure that does not include retailers […]

  • Jon Blahnik Named Member of 2020 Leaders Council

    Jon Blahnik, branch manager of a Raymond James (raymondjames.com/blahnik) office at 4050 Hwy 42/57, has been named a member of the 2020 Leaders Council for the seventh consecutive year. Blahnik, who founded Blahnik Investment Group and joined Raymond James in 2002, has more than 23 years of experience in the financial-services industry. He and his […]

  • Fibonacci Salon and Move Create and Nurture Host Open House

    Fibonacci Salon and Studio and Move Create and Nurture, 4614 Harbor School Road in Egg Harbor, will host an open house Nov. 30, 10 am – 5 pm. Stop by for a tour, enjoy some refreshments and enter a drawing to win prizes, including a 60-minute Swedish massage, a 60-minute spa pedicure, two spots at […]

  • This Old Store: Happy Herman’s Market in Sister Bay

    After weeks of scrubbing, painting and stocking shelves, Herman and Keta Steebs opened Happy Herman’s Market the week before Christmas in 1956. John Kopitzke ran a half-page ad in the Door Reminder and, as Keta said, “inadvertently became our first customer by buying a nickel candy bar.” Keta’s brother-in-law, Wesley Landstrom, made a huge, plywood […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Education Concern: What’s Next?

    Gibraltar Schools are clearly some of the best in the state thanks to staff and parents, but is there potential for a dark future? When sharing successful teaching strategies during a presentation at the WEAC state teacher convention recently, I was surprised that aspiring teachers had not heard of Betsy DeVos, the Trump-appointed education secretary. […]

  • FFA National Convention

    Southern Door FFA members Danni Simonar, Dakoda Cornette, Cody Nellis, Logan Olsen, Lance Mahan and Rachel Kaser attended the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, traveling on a coach bus with members of the Bayport, Pulaski, Seymour and Hartford FFA chapters. The students attended a concert and career expo, took tours of a submarine and the […]

  • Bills to Watch: Nov. 27-Dec. 6

    AB 112 / SB 147 Newspaper legal notices This bill incorporates the Washington Island Observer newspaper into the definition of “newspaper” for purposes of eligibility to receive compensation for publishing legal notices. The bill also modernizes the process for sending affidavits to those who purchase legal notices. Gov. Tony Evers signed the bill into law […]

  • Scoville Earns Fellowship

    Gibraltar’s library media specialist, Mike Scoville, has earned a fellowship from Field Day Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in recognition of his excellence in teaching and his commitment to innovation in the classroom. As part of the fellowship, Scoville will work on a team to design a new educational video game for elementary-school teachers […]

  • There’s Plenty to Love about a Door County Winter

    by Cambria Mueller and Jen Rogers, Door County Visitor Bureau With the busy season coming to an end and life slowing down a bit, have you thought about your winter plans? Whether you’re a local who embraces the Door County winter or someone who visits only occasionally, there are plenty of activities to keep you […]

  • Calvary and Zion United Methodist Host Holiday Performances, Sing-along

    If you enjoy Christmas music, consider attending two upcoming events. Zion United Methodist Church (UMC), 8781 Cty F (between Baileys Harbor and Fish Creek), invites the community to a Christmas carol sing-along Dec. 1, 8:45-9:45 am. Choose the carols you want to sing, and stay for refreshments afterward. Calvary United Methodist Church, 4650 Cty E in […]

  • Youth Grant Programs Available from Door County Community Foundation

    The Door County Service Club Coalition has partnered with the Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) to offer two youth grant programs. Youth as Resources Grants provide financial support to projects in which youth use their skills, talents and abilities to serve or educate others. Youth in Theatre Grants provide financial support to Door County theatrical […]

  • Annual Cookie Walk at Bay View Lutheran Church Dec. 7

    Take your friends to enjoy coffee, fellowship and cookies at the annual Cookie Walk at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 W. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay, on Dec. 7, 10 am. The Cookie Cafe will open at 9:15 am.  Proceeds will support the church’s youth programming.

  • Southern Door Seniors Invited to Holiday Party at School

    All Southern Door residents who are 62 and older are invited to the 33rd annual holiday party sponsored by the high school students and staff. This free event is offered as a holiday thank-you from the school district to the residents of the community.  This year’s party will be held Dec. 11, starting at 1 […]

  • Monthly Memory Café Begins at Algoma Public Library

    The Algoma Public Library, in partnership with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore, will host a monthly memory café on the second Wednesday, 10-11:30 am, beginning Dec. 11, at the Algoma Public Library, 406 Fremont St. There is no cost to attend. A memory café provides an opportunity for those experiencing early-stage […]

  • Ellie Helm Foundation Awards $10,000 to STRIDE Program

    The Ellie Helm Foundation (EllieHelmFoundation.org) has awarded $10,000 to the United Way of Door County for its STRIDE program.  STRIDE (Strengthening Trust and Resilience, Instilling Independence, and Discovering Empowerment) is an initiative dedicated to removing barriers to access to quality mental-health treatment for Door County youth. Its focus is to provide mental-health services through mental-health […]

  • Southern Door Student Seeking Funds for Mission Trip

    Local student Amanda Puccini will travel to South Africa June 26 – July 10, 2020, for a mission trip through an organization called VESA. She will be one of 200 students and humanitarian-minded travelers selected to participate in a project aimed at engaging students to team their overseas excursions with helping villagers in developing countries […]

  • Carrington Pub Wins Neighbor to Neighbor’s Rib Fest

    Neighbor to Neighbor hosted its 11th annual Rib Fest on Nov. 9 at The Lodge at Leathem Smith. It featured six local chefs representing Casey’s BBQ and Smokehouse, The Lodge at Leathem Smith, Carrington Pub and Grill, the Door County Hardware Team, Julie’s Park Café and Motel, and Waterfront Mary’s. Attendees at the sold-out event […]

  • New Work at Frykman Gallery Thanksgiving Weekend

    Frykman Studio Gallery is holding a reception on Nov. 29 & 30, 10 am to 5 pm both days. The gallery will feature new work by David Frykman, including wood carvings made from the reclaimed wood of Eagle Tower, which once stood in Peninsula State Park.  Stop by the gallery to enter a drawing to […]

  • Clay Bay Holds Pottery Open House Nov. 29 & 30

    Clay Bay Pottery will have an open house on Nov. 29 & 30, 10 am to 5 pm. The public is welcome to come and see the work of resident potters, Jeanne and David Aurelius, as well as many other artists. Their work will also be at the Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) Holiday Art Fair […]

  • Small Works Show at Idea Gallery

    Idea Gallery will host an opening reception on Nov. 30, 11-4 pm for their annual Small Works Show. Refreshments will be served. Gallery artists have created smaller, reasonably priced works that are especially good for holiday gift-giving. There will be new works in pottery, painting, cast glass, blown glass, assemblage, paper collage and jewelers using […]

  • Demos at Both Plum Bottom Locations on Nov. 30

    Plum Bottom Gallery will hold demos from their resident artists on Nov. 30, 11am-2pm. Meet Chad Luberger at the Plum Bottom Road location and see him at work behind the wheel. Luberger created one-of-a-kind porcelain pieces that are perfect for the hard-to-shop-for art lover. From functional mugs to ikebana vases, there is something for everyone.   […]

  • Gills Rock Pottery Debuts New Christmas Collection

    Gills Rock Pottery is ready for the 2019 holiday season with its new Christmas collection of pottery plates, platters, vases and bowls made in the studio. Join the celebration Nov. 29-30, 10 am – 5 pm, at the studio and gallery in downtown Ellison Bay.

  • Fine Line Designs to Host Holiday Open House Nov. 30

    Fine Line Designs Gallery, 10376 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim, will host its annual holiday open house Nov. 30, 10 am – 4 pm. Drawings ranging from $10 to 20 percent off items in the gallery will take place throughout the weekend; many other holiday specials will also be featured; and cider and cookies will […]

  • Wahlen Creates New Looks at Reclaimed + Co. Jewelry

    Reclaimed + Co. Jewelry has released its holiday lookbook for 2019. “When it comes time to select materials for holiday pieces, I normally consider what my customers like best, and what has sold well for me in the past,” said owner Melanie Wahlen. “This collection is different. Every single piece, down to the very last […]

  • Reflective Writing Workshop at The Pearl of Door County

    On Dec. 3, 4:30-6:30 pm, The Pearl of Door County will host a “Grace and Gratitude” reflective writing workshop. Attendees will use meditation and silence to get to deep self-expression through journaling. This workshop is for those seeking mindfulness and presence through reflective writing. This workshop is open to all, writers and non-writers alike. Bring […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Nov. 27, 2019

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • FX and Fox 21 have optioned Deepti Kapoor’s trilogy, Age of Vice, for a TV adaptation. The saga, set in New Delhi, focuses on the wealthy, powerful and corrupt Wadia family. • […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Talks Green Tier

    David Hayes sees a greener future for Sturgeon Bay.  At the city’s Nov. 19 Common Council meeting, the first-term alderperson brought forward a proposal for the city to enlist itself in the Green Tier program: a voluntary program of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that encourages continual environmental improvement for businesses and municipalities.  […]

  • Get Real Cafe Reaches 5-Year Milestone

    In September, Get Real Cafe marked the five-year anniversary of its opening on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. For owner and operator Veronica Ripp, the cafe has been a childhood dream come true. After growing up in the Sturgeon Bay supper-club atmosphere, her career has come full circle, and she has more in store for her […]

  • Hacienda Brewing Earns Prestigious Medal

    The Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FoBAB) is considered to be the largest and most prestigious festival of its kind, where breweries from all over the country – and beyond – compete for medals in a variety of categories. This year Hacienda Brewing Co. earned a silver medal, which is big news in the brewing world.  […]

  • Plenty of Deer in Wisconsin, but a Record?

    Not by a long shot There’s no doubt that many Wisconsin hunters love to rip on the Department of Natural Resources’ deer-population estimates, and that’s one of the reasons why the agency got away from making them public during Gov. Walker’s tenure. Even if the scientific data backed them up – and they almost always […]

  • Server of the Week: Dodie at Bayside Home Medical

    At Bayside Home Medical, If you’re in need, Dodie will help you, yes indeed. If you need a walking boot or a cane, Dodie will make you as Right as rain.  — Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Manners Matter: Cold-Weather Lethargy

    Dear Mary Pat, I always feel kind of blue this time of year. I don’t totally dislike cold weather, but somehow it’s always a shock to my system. I find it hard to keep motivated and feel kind of tired. Am I the only one out there who feels this way? Signed, Blah Humbug Dear […]

  • Framed: Write On, Door County Book Journaling

    Grace Johnson (third from left), special issues editor for the Peninsula Pulse, leads Write On, Door County members in a session about book journaling during one of the organization’s quarterly programs. Photo by Katie Smullen.

  • Submit Wisconsin’s Own Films to Film Fest

    The 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival (WFF) will take place April 2-9 in Madison and is currently accepting submissions for the Wisconsin’s Own and Wisconsin’s Own Student categories. Submissions may be narrative, documentary, experimental or animated works of any length. Films entered must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2019. The deadline for all […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents Family-Friendly ‘A Stable Situation’

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its seventh Christmas with a holiday production by John Steele that’s sure to please the entire family. In A Stable Situation – a fun and humorous tale with a special message – the animals in the Bethlehem stable discuss the evening and the arrival of the baby Jesus. The script also includes […]

  • Noble Square Tree Lighting Dec. 7

    Head to Noble Square in Fish Creek on Dec. 7, 5 pm, to watch the snowflakes fall from the sky (maybe), sing carols by candlelight and ring in the spirit of the holiday season with “O Tannenbaum” when the Gibraltar Historical Association continues its tradition of inviting the community to its tree-lighting celebration. Once again, […]

  • Maritime Speaker Series Highlights Plum and Pilot Islands

    The next offering in the Door County Medical Center Maritime Speaker Series will be Paul Kuehn’s Dec. 5 discussion, “What It Means to Be a Friend of Plum and Pilot Island.” Kuehn will present an armchair exploration of Plum Island and its rich maritime history at Death’s Door Passage, including photos of the island’s flora, […]

  • Old-Fashioned Christmas at Eagle Harbor Inn Nov. 30

    Eagle Harbor Inn, 9914 Water St. in Ephraim, welcomes all families, friends and neighbors to start off the holiday season at its old-fashioned Christmas gathering on Nov. 30, 1-4 pm. Warm up with hot cocoa that pairs perfectly with a smorgasbord of holiday treats and goodies; craft a mistletoe garland; and write a letter to […]

  • Enjoy Scents of the Season at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Collins Learning Center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, but the restrooms and trails will remain open. Join a Crossroads naturalist Nov. 29, 10 am, for a gentle walk through the Big Creek preserve to enjoy the air and work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner. Dress for the […]

  • Be Part of the June Wellness Festival

    The Friends of Kress Pavilion are planning the 2020 Door County Wellness Festival for the first weekend of June at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion and other county locations. The three-day event unites all aspects of healthy living under one roof and offers attendees a complete approach to wellness by helping them step out of their […]

  • Thanksgiving-Weekend Lineup at Door County Brewing Co.

    The Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall will host two performances Thanksgiving weekend.  The first is the Erin Krebs Quartet on Nov. 29, 7 pm. Ranging from sultry jazz stylings to bebop scat to belting out the blues, performances by the quartet exude confidence and a passion for life that audiences instantly recognize […]

  • Free Cookie Decorating at Knit Whit’s Yarn & Crafts

    Calling all school-aged children! Join Whitney Gross, owner of Knit Whit’s Yarn & Crafts; and local pastry chef Amanda Shepit of Sweet Designs for free cookie decorating Dec. 7, 2-4:30 pm, at Knit Whit’s, 8024 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. (An adult must accompany children younger than 12.) Knit Whit’s and Sweet Designs will provide […]

  • Lodge at Leathem Smith Hosting First Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

    Dine at The Lodge at Leathem Smith during its first Thanksgiving dinner buffet on Nov. 28, 1-6 pm, or order Thanksgiving dinner to pick up and serve at home.  Chefs Neller Card and Nicki Himebauch will serve plates full of flavorful Thanksgiving classics, including oven-roasted turkey, maple-and-bourbon-glazed carrots, baked mac and cheese, green beans, bread […]

  • Obituary: Kenneth Richard Karas

    Jan. 13, 1950 – Nov. 24, 2019 Kenneth Richard Karas, 69, of Sturgeon Bay died at Algoma Long Term Care following a recent illness. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Kenneth Richard Karas Sr. and Bernice Lydia (Krueger) Karas. Ken graduated from Southern Door High School in 1968. His initial employment was with Peterson […]

  • Obituary: Betty Katherine Simonsen

    Aug. 5, 1922 – Nov. 22, 2019 Betty Katherine Simonsen, 97, of Sturgeon Bay died at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Algoma, where she had resided for the past four years. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Albert and Magdeleine (Hansen) Gille. Betty graduated from Lincoln High School before attending art school in Milwaukee. […]

  • Obituary: Donald Merton Rasmusson

    May 28, 1954 – Nov. 18, 2019 Donald Merton Rasmusson, 65, of Sturgeon Bay died at home. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Merton Roy Rasmusson and Dorothy Mae (Doran) Rasmusson. Don graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1973. He went on to study welding at Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College in Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Obituary: Emil Scheidecker

    March 4, 1942 – Nov. 5, 2019 Emil Scheidecker, 77, of Sturgeon Bay died of cardiac arrest, surrounded by his family, on Nov. 5 in Florida.  He was born in Milwaukee to Emil and Gloria (Alioto) Scheidecker.  Emil moved to Sturgeon Bay during his junior year of high school and graduated in 1961. In 1963, he married the […]

  • Obituary: Donald Wayne Maxfield

    June 9, 1932 – Oct. 26, 2019 Donald Wayne Maxfield, 87, of Sister Bay and formerly of Decorah, Iowa, died at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Born in Ft. Madison, Iowa, Don was the son of Robert Warren and Leila Katherine (Schmidt) Maxfield. After graduating from Davenport High School, Don attended Iowa State University in […]

  • Obituary: Terri Alan Swafford

    June 13, 1966 – Nov. 18, 2019 Terri Alan Swafford, 53, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully in the comfort of his home, with his family at his side. He was born in Richmond, Missouri, the son of Raymond Mark Swafford and Rosemary June (Skiles) Swafford. Terri and his siblings were raised by their aunt, Earleene “Sug” Swafford. […]

  • Obituary: Jean Jeanette Bahlert

    Feb. 7, 1939 – Nov. 19, 2019 Jean Jeanette Bahlert, 80, formerly of the Town of Sevastopol, died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Arthur Emil Becker and Bertha Elvira (Ohnesorge) Becker. Jean grew up attending Liberty Grade School and was confirmed at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in the […]

  • Obituary: William D. Lindal

    Aug. 5, 1940 – Nov. 19, 2019 William D. Lindal, 79, of Sturgeon Bay and formerly of Washington Island, died at Door County Medical Center, surrounded by his family, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Daniel and Agnes (Hanson) Lindal of Washington Island. He graduated in 1958 […]