Peninsula Pulse Oct. 30 – Nov. 6

In this issue

  • Once in a Blue Moon

    This year, the lunar event coincides with Halloween by Coggin Heeringa, Program Director, Crossroads at Big Creek In 2020, there will be a full moon on Halloween, and because it’s the second full moon during October, some people call it a “blue moon.” This usually (but not always) happens every 19 years, or “once in […]

  • Editor’s Note: 39 Months Later…

    If July 28, 2017, doesn’t necessarily jump out at you as a date to remember, that’s OK. I had to look it up, too. That’s the date when Rep. John Delaney of Maryland announced he would run for the Democratic nomination for president. He was the first to challenge President Donald J. Trump. Andrew Yang […]

  • Pitching In: Friends, family bring in harvest as Krowas fights cancer

    For nearly all of Dan Krowas’ 66 years, September and October have meant one thing: harvest season. His father, Charles, planted the family’s first cherry trees on their property in Baileys Harbor in 1956, when Dan was just two years old, and Dan grew up learning the responsibilities of the orchard before taking it over […]

  • Pioneer Girls Make Stunning Run to State

    Heading into the WIAA Sectional meet last Saturday, Sevastopol cross-country coach Annie Kopelnek was confident that star senior Olivia Stenzel was going to earn her fourth straight trip to the state meet. What she wasn’t ready for was that the rest of Stenzel’s teammates would join her. “We didn’t expect this to happen,” Kapolnek said […]

  • Door County Chosen as Pilot Community for Affordable Workforce Housing Initiative

    Door County has been selected as one of three pilot communities in the state to take part in the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority’s (WHEDA) new Rural Affordable Workforce Housing Initiative. The initiative attempts to address the state’s shortage of rural affordable workforce housing through the pilot communities, coupled with new financing tools for […]

  • On Your Ballot 2020

    President Donald Trump (Republican)Joe Biden (Democratic)Don Blankenship (Constitution)Jo Jorgensen (Libertarian)Brian Carroll (American Solidarity) 8th Congressional District Mike Gallagher (Republican) Podcast>>Amanda Stuck (Democratic) Podcast>>More>> 1st Assembly District Joel Kitchens (Republican)Kim Delorit Jensen (Democratic)More>> Door County Treasurer Jan Arbter Anderson (Democratic)Ryan J. Schley (Republican)More>> Door County Referendum Should the Wisconsin Legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the […]

  • Election Day 2020: What You Need to Know

    According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, 10,808 Door County voters had requested absentee ballot applications as of Oct. 27. Of those, 9,151 had already been returned, and 1,947 people had voted early in person. As of Oct. 1 – the latest statistics available – there were 21,308 registered voters in Door County.  Across the state, […]

  • Free Rides for Veterans Nov. 11

    The Door County Transportation Department, which operates the ADRC bus/van service and oversees Door 2 Door (D2D) Rides, will honor veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, by offering no-cost rides. “It’s been a tough year for many in our community, and I’m really happy that we found a way to help,” said Pam Busch, transportation […]

  • TRAVEL Stimulus Grants Awarded to Door County Tourism Organizations

    Eight local tourism organizations recently received more than $740,000 through the Tourism Relief to Accelerate Vitality and Economic Lift (TRAVEL) stimulus grant program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The program – funded through the state’s discretionary federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act dollars – was designed to help the state’s tourism promotion and […]

  • Trick-or-Treating: Stay Safe from COVID-19

    Because of the widespread community spread of COVID-19 in Door County and elsewhere across the state and country, Halloween will look different this year. To help you be safe, stay healthy and slow the spread of the virus, Door County Public Health – consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department […]

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    City Authorizes Raises

    The city’s Personnel Committee, after meeting in closed session for performance evaluations, authorized step placement for the following positions in accordance with the city’s Wage and Compensation Study. Employees advance through the step salary structure based on performance or other negotiated reasons. The Common Council ratified the recommendations, and the adjustments were effective Oct. 20.  […]

  • City Grapples With Goose Problem at Sunset Park

    The City of Sturgeon Bay has applied for a grant to defray the cost of a goose roundup to reduce the resident Canada goose population within the city. About 70 geese would be corralled during the summer of 2021 using the grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and […]

  • Fincantieri Asks City to Remove Legal Barrier That Could Delay Building Improvements

    The expansion that Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) intends for its waterfront campus has triggered a flurry of Sturgeon Bay committee meetings during the past month as the company gains permissions and approvals for various aspects of its building plans. One of those requests requires a public hearing before the Common Council – to take place Nov. […]