Peninsula Pulse – Oct. 20-27, 2023

In this issue

  • Door County Trick-or-Treat Times

    Fish Creek: Oct. 28, 1-4 pm (trick-or-treat at downtown businesses) Egg Harbor: Oct. 28, 2-4 pm (trick-or-treat at downtown businesses) Sister Bay: Oct. 31, 3:30 pm to dusk Jacksonport: Oct. 31, 3-7 pm Sturgeon Bay: Oct. 31, 4-7 pm Washington Island: Oct. 31, 4-8 pm Town of Algoma: Oct. 31, 5-7 pm Baileys Harbor: Oct. […]

  • COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE: Strangulation is Silent, But Deadly

    by KAYLEE DOTTERER, HELP of Door County, domestic violence advocate October was domestic violence (DV) awareness month, a time when advocates and survivors came together to shed light on a pervasive issue and empower those who have suffered in silence. Survivors are a powerful reminder of the importance of this month and the need for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: BS Apology

    It looks like my jokes of the ex-president’s bone spurs have come back to haunt me. It appears I might have them in my left heel. I’m telling you, if I make a wrong move the pain is excruciating – and I don’t even walk. What that man must endure every day on the golf […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Leadership or Chaos: You Choose

    During a major world crisis, President Biden properly responded to the slaughter of civilians in Israel announcing it as “pure, unadulterated evil” by the terrorists of Hamas, and pledged American support for Israel and peace in the Middle East for all peoples. The former president complimented the Iran-backed militant group, Hezbollah, and criticized Israeli’s Prime […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Israel’s Response Should Match the Terrorist’s Attack

    As a Jew living in Sturgeon Bay I would like to express my opinion of what’s going on in Israel. In 1977 I was working for the UJA [United Jewish Appeal] and was sent to Israel for education about the country. During that time Gaza was open and we visited. There was little tension, and […]

  • Door County Halloween Schedule 2023

    The spooky season has something in store for everyone. If you’re into big, hometown bashes, then Sturgeon Bay’s Thrills and Chills or Fish Creek’s Jack-o-Lantern Days are your go-to spots for non-stop fun this weekend. But the Halloween festivities take place in different places over multiple days – and don’t stop until long into Halloween […]

  • Obituary: Peggy Jean (Hanson) Steffen

    Aug. 25, 1928 ~ Oct. 22, 2023 Peggy Jean Steffen, age 95 of Washington Island, died at home on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023.  Peggy was born on Aug. 25, 1928, to the late Arvid and Dagmar (Markstrom) Hanson in Chicago. She is a graduate of Senn High School.  Peggy was united in marriage to Robert […]

  • Obituary: Michael Dale Herbst

    April 25, 1961 – October 21, 2023 Michael Dale Herbst, 62, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Oct. 21, 2023 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. His life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11 am on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Jeff Greathouse […]

  • Obituary: Marguerite G. Dalton

    Feb. 11, 1946 – Oct. 15, 2023 Marguerite Grace Dalton, 77, of Ellison Bay, died on Oct. 15, 2023, at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, after a recent battle with cancer. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt. She was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Chicago, the daughter of James and Gertrude (Hoffman) […]

  • Obituary: Susan L. Baus

    March 5, 1978 – Oct. 17, 2023 Susan L. Baus, 45, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Oct. 17, 2023. She was born March 5, 1978, in Roselle, IL to George and Seig (Venclovas) Hoeppner. Susan spent most of her childhood in the Chicago area until 1992 when she moved with her parents to Rochester, […]

  • City Finalizes TID #9

    The City of Sturgeon Bay’s Tax Increment District (TID) #9 received final approval Oct. 12 by a Joint Review Board made up of representatives from the district’s various taxing entities. The three parcels comprising TID #9 total approximately 40.2 acres and are located along South Neenah Avenue in the city’s Industrial Park. The district’s creation […]

  • State Reports Highest Surplus in History

    Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) announced the state ended fiscal year 2023 on June 30 with a positive balance of $7.07 billion – eclipsing last year’s record-breaking $4.3 billion. In addition, the state maintained its “rainy day” fund (budget stabilization fund, officially) at a record-high $1.8 billion, according to the […]

  • Halloween Monitoring of Sex Offenders

    The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state this Halloween to closely monitor sex offenders on probation or parole. The DOC conducts these operations annually to ensure the safety of children participating in Halloween activities. During these operations, teams of DOC probation and parole agents will work with […]

  • Pre-construction Meeting For Highway Project

    The Village of Egg Harbor is hosting a pre-construction meeting for the highway redevelopment project that will be fully underway early next year through the heart of the downtown area. The meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6 pm both virtual and in-person at the Paul. J. Bertschinger Center will be held by village staff […]

  • Sister Bay Seeks Parks Input

    The Village of Sister Bay is hosting a special session to gather resident input about what they would like to see improved at village parks. The input will help the village prioritize projects and inform its Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. The public input session will be held on Monday, Oct. 30, from 3-6 pm at […]

  • County Says No to Pop-up Roundabout

    An idea to use a pop-up roundabout to gain traffic information was not embraced by the County of Door.  Egg Harbor village officials wanted to explore the inexpensive, temporary, traffic-calming measure for the five-way intersection at County Road G, South Trail, Beach Road and Hillside Trail, but needed to get the county’s permission due to […]

  • Community Journalism Project Kicks Off

    The League Lens below is the first of a new monthly column by the League of Women Voters of Door County’s (LWVDC) Observer Corps. It’s the result of a collaboration between the LWVDC and the Peninsula Pulse that began in March of this year.  While editing a press release for publication in our paper, I […]

  • Chris Hecht Named First Responder of the Year

    Chris Hecht has spent a lot of time and covered a lot of ground responding to every conceivable emergency that happens on the peninsula. On Tuesday, the miles he traveled to the state capital in Madison were to receive rather than to give. Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) presented Hecht with the First Responder of […]

  • City Prepared to Give $50,000 for Former Ace Renovation

    Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee recommended Oct. 10 that a financial incentive of up to $50,000 be provided for the renovation of the former Door County Ace Hardware building at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street in Tax Increment District (TID) #8. The building is currently being renovated to create entrance doors […]

  • You Can Build Power and Distance Over Winter

    Sports fitness trainer Mark Helscher hates to hear golfers say they’ve reached a plateau, because he thinks they can do better. Or at the very least, he believes he can help almost anyone hit the ball farther with a driver.  Helscher, owner of Performance Fitness Training in Juddville, holds certifications in golf fitness and golf […]

  • Wild Things: Will New-Look Board Vote on Wolf Plan?

    Will four new members of the state Natural Resources Board be prepared to vote on a controversial Wolf Management Plan Wednesday, Oct. 25? That’s the question after an unprecedented move Tuesday morning by Senate Republicans to deny confirmation of four previous members of the board appointed by Gov. Tony Evers, effectively firing them. It is […]

  • Egg Harbor Seeks Input Through Trails Survey

    The Village of Egg Harbor, in partnership with the Town of Egg Harbor and Town of Gibraltar, is seeking community feedback on a proposed series of four off-road, multi-use trails that would connect the Village of Egg Harbor with surrounding neighborhoods and municipalities. The walking, cycling and running trails would cover approximately 11 miles and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Realty Check

    As one watches the dog-and-pony show happening in the House of Representatives in regard to the election of a leader, the Republican party must step back and ask one question. Is there not one Republican in the House that has character, integrity and a concern for our country?  Currently, the two that have stepped forward […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Humbled by the Generosity of the Door County Community

    We are grateful and honored by your support of Challenge Walk MS: Door County, held Sept. 22-24. Following the devastating fire on Sept. 5 at our host venue, Rowleys Bay Resort, our event was in serious doubt. And when an event is in doubt, that means critical funding for cutting-edge research and essential programs for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support Increased Funding for Childcare Counts Program

    When the American Rescue Plan ended on Sept. 30, according to the Century Foundation, an estimated 3.2 million children were at risk of losing their spots in childcare in the U.S. Per year, provider disruption could cost “families $9 billion in lost earnings,” and states “$10.6 billion in economic activity.”  In Wisconsin, 87,425 kids were […]

  • The Fall 50: A 50-mile Running Adventure Oct. 21

    The year’s most scenic run takes to the roads of the peninsula this Saturday. The Fall 50 will bring more than 2,000 people to run 50 miles – some solo and some in teams – from Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay.  The course follows the western shoreline of the peninsula, passing scenic overlooks and through […]

  • Door County Restaurants on the Market

    Offerings include Wickman House and Wild Tomato If you’re in the market for a Door County restaurant, now might be the time to go shopping. Rumor has it there’s even more than a handful for sale, but those that follow are the ones we were able to confirm. Among these are a couple of Door […]