Peninsula Pulse – Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 2023

In this issue

  • Obituary: Herbert Allen Prust, Jr.

    June 5, 1936 ~ Oct. 25, 2023 Herbert Allen Prust, Jr., age 87 of Baileys Harbor, died on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, in Algoma. Herbert was born on June 5, 1936, to the late Herbert and Hildagard (Reinhard) Prust, Sr., in Fish Creek, WI. He is a 1954 graduate of Gibraltar High School. Herbert married […]

  • Editor’s Note: Who’s Afraid of AI?

    The global conversation going on about artificial intelligence (AI) flits at the edges of my peripheral vision like some dark Tinkerbell humming a white-noise tune.  It’s persistently there, in other words, but has elicited only a swat response, and failed to capture my full attention. I know I interact with AI on a daily basis […]

  • PULSE OF PHILANTHROPY: Latin and the Transformative Power of Volunteerism

    Respect. Civility. Good manners. Valerie Haas expected that her students embody these values. It’s been more than 40 years since I first walked on the campus of ‘Iolani School and met Ms. Haas, but I’m still too intimidated to refer to her as anything other than Ms. Haas. She taught Latin, a subject which is […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Those Who Voted for Mike Johnson Must Agree With Him

    Since we are fortunate to have the original homestead in Kenosha and our Home Sweet Home in West Jacksonport, we are represented by two giants in the “People’s House” – Bryan Steil and Mike Gallagher respectively.  It’s rather discomforting to see that they voted for a fellow like Mike Johnson for Speaker of the House, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Honest or Evil?

    The former president complimented Hezbollah. He said they were “smart.” I guess it’s a crime to admit the strengths of your opponents. He criticized Israel by saying they were unprepared. Even they admit they were caught off-guard.  President Biden has confirmed US support of Israel. Now we wait for him to call out the anti-Semitism […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Our Insanity

    Yet another shooting spree. This one is personal. Lewiston, Maine is my hometown.   I called my brother Wednesday evening to check in. He lives a mile from the bowling alley. He said all the outside lights are on and he is sitting in his living room with his rifle by his side. He questions what […]

  • Don’t Let Your Pumpkin Go to Waste

    Door Community Compost Initiative (DCCI), an organization dedicated to educating and inspiring the community about the benefits of composting, encourages you to keep your pumpkins out of the landfill in the Post-Halloween Pumpkin Drive. Each year, millions of pumpkins meet a ghastly fate in landfills, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and wasting valuable resources. DCCI […]

  • Obituary: Dr. Betty Jarman

    d. Sept. 4, 2023 Dr. Betty Jarman, a distinguished psychologist and a woman of boundless compassion, passed away on Sept. 4, 2023. During her final days, she was visited by a continuous stream of friends and family, enveloped in an overwhelming outpouring of love as she transitioned. Betty was born and raised in Fish Creek. […]

  • Obituary: Dana M. Jobs

    d. Oct. 21, 2023 At the age of 83, Dana Marion Jobs (Dunbar) of Milwaukee died on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, surrounded by loved ones, both 2 legged and 4 legged in the home of her son and daughter in law, in Sturgeon Bay. She cared deeply for all animals large and small.  She donated […]

  • Obituary: Marlene Ann Krejcik

    April 19, 1936 ~ Oct. 20, 2023 Marlene Ann Krejcik, 87, formerly of Sister Bay, died Friday morning, Oct. 20, 2023 while at Angel’s Touch Assisted Living in the Town of Ledgeview where she had been residing the past several months. She was born April 19,1936 in Chicago, the daughter of Frank Pliml, Jr. and […]

  • Obituary: Dianne Miller Benishek

    Feb. 5, 1933 – Oct. 7, 2023 Dianne L. Benishek (nee Miller) age 90 of Sturgeon Bay, died Oct. 7, 2023. She was born on Feb. 5, 1933, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Downer and Margaret (Loew) Miller. In 1954, she graduated from Carroll College and married fellow graduate Charles Benishek on Aug. 21, 1954. […]

  • Obituary: Delores J. Stach

    April 17, 1933 – Oct. 25, 2023 Delores J. Stach, 90, formerly of Forestville, passed away Wednesday Oct. 25, 2023, at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born April 17, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay to the late Elmer and Lucille (Curran) Fleming. Delores graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School.   She […]

  • Obituary: Dr. Nigel Robert Arnold Beeley

    Jan. 20, 1951 ~ Oct. 25, 2023 Dr. Nigel Robert Arnold Beeley, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and esteemed scientist, died on Oct. 25, 2023, in the Town of Clay Banks, surrounded by his family. Nigel fought a valiant battle against cancer while continuing to work on varying scientific projects and laughing with his family, […]

  • Obituary: Clara (Szilady) Horvath

    Jan. 18, 1924 – Oct. 20, 2023 Clara Szilady Horvath was born in Hungary on Jan. 18, 1924 and died in Sturgeon Bay on Oct. 20, 2023, just after turning 99 3/4.  She and her fiancé, Arpad Horvath, fled Hungary in 1945 and reunited in Germany, where they married later that year. Their son, Arpad […]

  • Obituary: Marie K. (Morman) Cady

    March 24, 1944 ~ Oct. 23, 2023 Marie K Cady, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Ellison Bay and Madison, died on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at Cherry Cove Assisted Living in Sturgeon Bay. She was born March 24, 1944, in Washington DC, the daughter of Frederick and Martha (Petermann) Morman. Marie attended High School […]

  • Obituary: Dean T. Gigstead

    Oct. 27, 1945 – Oct. 23, 2023 Dean T. Gigstead, 77, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at his home, four days before his 78th birthday.  As he left his home, Dean was saluted by his wife, family and beagle, Barney, who never left his side. He was born Oct. 27, 1945, […]

  • Broadband Summit Planned for Local Towns and Villages

    Door County towns and villages have been working on public-private partnerships with internet service providers (ISP) to deliver high-quality, low-cost internet service to every address within their municipality.  Ideally, the $1.055 billion the federal government awarded to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) earlier this year under the bi-partisan Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) […]

  • Trial Set for Walmart’s Assessment Dispute in Sturgeon Bay

    A three-day trial has been scheduled for next September in Door County Circuit Court to consider a civil suit brought by Walmart against the City of Sturgeon Bay. Walmart is seeking to lower the assessed value of its three parcels along Egg Harbor Road. Attorneys representing the company and the city participated Oct. 10 in […]

  • Are Days Numbered for Stock-Car Racing in Door County?

    The Door County Highway and Facilities Committee, made up of seven County Board Supervisors, is concerned there will not be stock-car racing at John Miles County Park’s Thunderhill Raceway in 2024. Upon September notice that the current operator would not be seeking a renewed contract to operate the track in the 2024 season, the county […]