Peninsula Pulse Oct. 7-14, 2022

In this issue

  • Sturgeon Bay Puts Breaks on Wheel Tax

    Money to pay for resurfacing roads in Sturgeon Bay next year won’t be coming from enacting a wheel tax in the city. Meeting as a committee of the whole Oct. 3, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council agreed not to include a wheel tax on motor vehicles registered in the city to raise revenue as part […]

  • Free Well Testing in Kewaunee County

    The Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department (LWCD) is continuing to offer free well testing for private well owners as part of its comprehensive study on groundwater quality in the county.  The program is accepting up to 300 participants for testing in October. Those who received a free well test in July 2022 are […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Tribute to Home

    Come to beautiful Door County! Beautiful bluffs, cedar woods, wild flowers and wildlife, too. Find a homesite in the quiet, dark woods; on a bluff; or if you’re lucky, a plot by the water. Then put in a lawn. Be sure to give it lots of fertilizer and weed killer because if you are on […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Case against Privatizing Public Schools

    There are two Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates. They are diametrically opposed in their views on education. One is an educator; the other is a contractor. One is fighting for more funding for public schools; the other wants to hand out taxpayer funds to parents to choose a private school for their children. Private voucher schools do […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What Republicans Believe

    Democrats have been falsely accusing Republicans of supporting violence, being against law enforcement and not supporting our Constitution, among other false accusations. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is pure projection on the Democrats’ part. We love America and the principles this nation was founded on, which paved the way for Abraham Lincoln […]

  • Letter to the Editor: End Dockside Weigh-ins

    I attended the Sturgeon Bay Parks and Recreation meeting on Sept. 28 about the proposed rule change requiring bass tournaments in Sturgeon Bay to “weigh on the water” during tournaments held prior to June 30. During the meeting, we heard threats by speakers, some from out of town, about the economic impact Door County would […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why We Should Teach Critical Race Theory

    There has been so very much made of the fear of teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT) of late in this country. CRT is the history of slavery and racism that were once endemic in our country. Slavery may be eliminated, but certainly not racism. This all began more than 200 years before the Nazis murdered […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Event Canceled

    The Oct. 12 Climate Change Coalition event featuring Jo Handelsman has been postponed. Instead, she will headline the coalition’s 10th anniversary celebration next fall.

  • Learn About Bats at The Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host a Get to Know Wisconsin’s Bats program Oct. 14 at its nature center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Participants will hear a presentation by Jennifer Redell, a Wisconsin bat biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, about the state’s bats and white-nose syndrome at 2 pm. Then they’ll […]

  • Sustainable Home Tours Oct. 15

    Architects Virge Temme and Meghan Hawkins, both specialists in sustainable homes and passive-house construction, will host an architectural tour of four high-performance homes in Egg Harbor, Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay on Oct. 15, 10 am – 4 pm. The homes on display are of diverse design and construction techniques, all aimed at improving energy […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Taz

    Taz is a handsome, 6-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Shy but sweet, he enjoys having his ears rubbed once he’s comfortable with those around him. Like all cats at WHS, Taz ( is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, plus you get to name your own adoption […]

  • Sons of Norway Meeting, Genealogy Program

    The Sons of Norway, HR Holand Lodge will hold an Oct. 11 meeting at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 W. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay, with a social at 11 am, a soup-and-salad potluck lunch, and a genealogy program. Laura Kayacan will be on hand to answer questions about Norwegian genealogy. Direct questions before the […]

  • New Pastor at Hope United

    Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay has hired its first female pastor in the church’s 140-year history.  The Rev. Carol Reynolds joined Hope in late September as its full-time pastor after serving, most recently, a United Church of Christ congregation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Church members selected her after a comprehensive, 15-month, nationwide search.  […]

  • Outgoing Planner Receives Standing Ovation

    (From left) District 1 Alder Helen Bacon is part of Sturgeon Bay’s Plan Commission, whose members gave planner/zoning administrator Christopher Sullivan-Robinson a standing ovation Sept. 21 while he was attending his final commission meeting. Sullivan-Robinson is leaving the position after five-plus years to begin a senior-planner position next month in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Drive-Through Booyah Sale

    Door County Habitat for Humanity (DCHH), the Belgian Heritage Center and Thrivent invite the community to a drive-through booyah sale Oct. 8, 11 am, at DCHH, 410 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.    This event – the third partnership between the Belgian Heritage Center and DCHH – features authentic booyah that sells out quickly, so advance […]

  • Operation Not Alone Donation

    (From left) SCS Homes coordinator Shayne Fellenz presents a $1,000 check to Susan Fochs of Operation Not Alone during the Sept. 22 SCS Sunset Estates groundbreaking. It was part of S.C. Swiderski’s $30,000 giveaway to community organizations to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary.  Fochs said the Door County-based nonprofit organization has been helping service members, […]

  • HELP of Door County Receives $10,000, Director Recognized

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: a time when the nation recognizes survivors of domestic violence and their struggles to live liberated, safe, violence-free lives.  HELP of Door County has served thousands of victims and their children in this effort since it began in 1979. Executive Director Milly Gonzales was surprised to learn that she […]

  • On Fire for Homecoming

    The bonfire outside Pioneer Stadium remains ablaze Sept. 30 during Sevastopol’s Homecoming game against Suring.

  • Door County Medical Center Auxiliary Fulfills $250,000 Pledge

    When the Door County Medical Center proposed a new, state-of-the-art skilled nursing facility in 2018, the DCMC Auxiliary stepped forward to make a bold pledge of $250,000 over five years. That pledge was fulfilled Sept. 13 when a $45,000 check was presented to Brian Stephens, DCMC president and CEO, during the Auxiliary’s annual luncheon. “The […]

  • CCR: Domestic Violence and Bullying Are Connected

    by KARLA ROMERO, Youth Advocate, HELP of Door County This article is brought to you in part by the Door County Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Teams and the Door County Elder and Adult-at-Risk Interdisciplinary Team. By the time you read this, September will be gone and another school year […]

  • Wisconsin Part of National Ag-Policy Discussions

    This week, Randy Romanski, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, participated in the 2022 National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s ( annual meeting, which included discussions with federal-government officials and conversations with state secretaries, commissioners and directors from across the country.  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave remarks […]

  • Manufacturing Awareness for Door County’s Largest Industry

    Wisconsin celebrates October as Manufacturing Month, and what that looks like in Door County is roughly 300 students touring a dozen companies up and down the peninsula to learn about career opportunities that are available right here at home.  Hosting the Oct. 27 Manufacturing Tour is the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC).  “Our biggest […]

  • Workshops at Roots Yoga

    Roots Yoga and Healing in Algoma is hosting special classes and mini workshops. The first offering is a Restorative Yoga and Sound Bath on Oct. 30 and Nov. 20, both 2-3:30 pm. Enjoy gentle stretches and restorative yoga with guided meditations throughout. Then let the gentle sound and vibrations of Peter Hess singing bowls and […]

  • Six Authors Celebrate Fall at Reading Event

    Six authors will come together Oct. 8, 4-5:30 pm, for an unusual reading event at Yardstick Books to celebrate autumn and the power of words. The event will feature readings by Big Bruiser Dope Boy, Gwen Hilton, Calvin Westra, Ted Prokash, Brooke Nicole Plummer and Manuel Marrero. Learn more about this event and others coming […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Chainsaw Man, Vol. 1’ by Tatsuki Fujimoto

    Recommended by ANDREW KLEIDON, Creative Director, Peninsula Pulse So maybe you want to check out this “anime thing” all the cool kids are talking about. Or maybe you’re already a fan who’s looking for the next big thing. Well, Chainsaw Man might be your best bet. Now, I don’t think Chainsaw Man is good beginner […]

  • Write On Gala Celebrates Literature

    Readers, writers and other lovers of the written word gathered Sept. 29 at Write On, Door County’s Writing Center to celebrate storytelling of all kinds during the organization’s annual gala. It was a night of new beginnings as well, as Al DeGenova was introduced as Write On’s new executive director, and founding member Anne Emerson […]

  • Buy Books, Support the Library

    Throughout the year, the various Door County Library branches host book sales whose proceeds benefit library programs and projects. During the Sturgeon Bay branch sales (pictured), patrons get access to the basement, where they can browse the workroom and overflow for discounted books – some in brand-new condition! The next book sales will be held at […]

  • Book Fair Supports Local Writers

    The sun was out for the second Door County Writer and Book Fair held Oct. 1 at Write On, Door County. The event featured 34 speciality groups and writers – novelists, poets, memoirists, song writers, playwrights, children’s picture book authors and others – who live in or have significant ties to Door County. The event also included […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: In Honor of Francha Barnard

    During October, the Door County Poets Collective is honoring the late poet Francha Barnard. Francha Barnard died close to her 76th birthday this year. She had retired to Baileys Harbor in 2005 after a lengthy career as a librarian in Sheboygan. Shortly after she arrived here, she joined the poetry community through workshops, becoming a […]

  • Bits & Bites: Changes at Carrington, Top Deck

    Carrington Offers Brunch If you can’t get enough of brunch, here’s one more option to add to your list. As of Oct. 2, The Carrington at Landmark Resort is serving brunch every Sunday, 8 am – 1 pm. Enjoy classics such as scrambled eggs and applewood-smoked bacon, along with house specialties that include Door County […]

  • Unlikely Shepherds at Long Rifle Farm

    Amanda and Joe Brooker walked across their property near Potawatomi State Park to the pasture where their flock of sheep was grazing. Buck, the resident livestock guardian dog, announced their arrival with deep, booming barks that would keep any potential four-legged – or two-legged – predator at bay.  If you had asked Amanda, who has […]

  • Sunrise Birding at Crossroads

    Start the weekend with sunrise birding Oct. 8, 7 am, at Crossroads at Big Creek. Migration is underway, which often means The Cove Estuary Preserve is filled with birds. Join the naturalist in Crossroads’ efforts to inventory the birds passing through the preserve. Meet at the kayak landing at The Cove Estuary Preserve, 217 S. […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Wild-Mushroom Season

    This is the best time of year to search for wild mushrooms, but the five mushroom hikes that I’ve led since late August have been quite disappointing. That’s because the long, dry summer dehydrated the ground and the mycelium that produces mushrooms. The last good rain that I’ve had on my land came Sept. 12, […]

  • One-woman Show Honors Marilyn Monroe

    August 5 marked the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, and  Rogue Theater is presenting Marilyn/God by Rosary Hartel O’Neill to honor her memory. In this one-woman dramatic comedy, Monroe (played by Lola DeVillers) has just died and confronts voices in her head to validate her life as an actress. The play captures Monroe’s effervescent […]

  • DCMC’s Laboratory Drive-Through Opens

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) will be opening a comprehensive laboratory drive-through to provide patients older than 10 with access to fast, convenient, high-quality care from a car. This will be only the second drive-through lab in the state.  Located in the same building that has provided COVID-19 tests since the spring of 2020, the […]

  • Stukenberg Reads from Debut Novel Oct. 8

    Sturgeon Bay native Jill Stukenberg will present an author reading Oct. 8, 2-3:30 pm, at Write On, Door County. Her debut novel, News of the Air, was selected as the 2021 winner of the Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press. Part domestic realism, part eco-fiction, this novel centered in northern Wisconsin is a story […]

  • School Budgets Awaiting Final State Numbers

    Official enrollment figures are one of the missing pieces Some annual school-district meetings have already occurred, but none of the Door County districts will finalize their budgets until after Oct. 15, when the state completes its annual calculations, including enrollment totals. Residents saw preliminary budgets for Gibraltar and Southern Door during their annual meetings in […]

  • Southern Door Hosts Open Houses on $18 Million Referendum Questions

    The Southern Door School District has planned two open houses this month regarding the operational referendum and the capital-improvement referendum, both of which will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot.  One open house took place Oct. 4, and the next will be held Oct. 24, 7 pm, at the school. Also, school officials plan to […]

  • Residents Give Gibraltar School Board Members a Raise

    The Gibraltar Area School Board received a pay raise from residents who attended the district’s Sept. 27 annual meeting. During the meeting – required for all Door County school districts except Sturgeon Bay – 11 community members voted yes, and five (all board members) voted against raising the board members’ pay by 10% from the […]

  • Proposed Fishing Rules Rock the Boat

    The Sturgeon Bay council chambers were filled Sept. 28 when the Joint Parks and Recreation Committee/Board considered possible rule changes to fishing tournaments using city facilities, said municipal services director Mike Barker. He said of the 19 people who spoke, only three supported the revisions, on which no action was taken at the meeting. The […]

  • Jacksonport Bringing a Broadband Plan to Electors

    Municipalities across Door County are marching one by one along the route that will connect all residents and businesses within their communities to reliable, high-speed broadband service. Washington Island, the furthest along, has already begun connecting its residents and businesses to fiber-optic internet service. Baileys Harbor has selected internet service provider (ISP) Nsight, has secured […]

  • Liberty Grove Makes Plans for Fiber in 2024

    Another Northern Door community is moving closer to committing funds for broadband expansion.  The Town of Liberty Grove has chosen Nsight to complete a design plan to deliver fiber internet to every home in the town by 2024. That comes after several communities have selected internet service providers to complete similar projects, including within Baileys […]

  • Awards Made to Clear Former Nelson Property

    The Baileys Harbor Town Board awarded three bids to aid in the clearing of the former Nelson property, which will be turned into a public park. During a Sept. 12 town board meeting, the board awarded the Nelson-site garage-removal project to K. Allen Gallery. Gallery owner Keith Clayton – the only bidder on the request […]

  • Science-Themed Artwork Unveiling in Sturgeon Bay City Hall

    To celebrate its 50th-anniversary year, Wisconsin Sea Grant will unveil a work of public art on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Sturgeon Bay City Hall, 421 Michigan St. The public is invited to an outdoor reception at 11:30 am – a meet-and-greet with the artists, remarks from city officials and light refreshments. Wisconsin Sea Grant, which […]

  • Sevastopol Takes Step Toward Greater Broadband

    The Town of Sevastopol’s Communications and Technology Committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1 pm, at the town hall, 4528 Hwy 57.  The town has been working on getting residents and businesses to participate in the countywide broadband WISER survey that’s being conducted by the Wisconsin Broadband Office, with the data shared with the County […]

  • Forum for State Senate Candidates

    Wisconsin State Senate District 1 candidate Andrea Gage-Michaels (D) and André Jacque (R) will participate in a Door County League of Women Voters candidate forum on Monday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 pm, at the Southern Door High School Library, 2073 Cty DK in Brussels. Wisconsin Senate District 1 covers all of Door and Kewaunee counties and […]

  • County Historical Museum Project Advances

    The Door County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the next step in the Door County Historical Museum’s expansion and archives storage project during its September meeting.  The estimated $6.26 million project would expand the museum at 18 N. 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay by 11,240 square feet for additional museum space and archives storage.  The […]

  • Sportsman’s Club Pressing for Removal of Migratory Birds on Pilot Island

    Meeting on future use set for Oct. 13 The Washington Island Sportsman’s Club has arranged a public meeting Oct. 13, 2-4 pm, in the Rutledge Room of the island’s Community Center to discuss the future use of Pilot Island with representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  The club’s Rip Koken said the […]

  • Nasewaupee Gives Notice to Split from SDFD

    SDFD kicks one of the town’s members off the board The Town of Nasewaupee provided the Southern Door Fire Board with official notice at its annual meeting Sept. 28 that the town intends to leave the Southern Door Fire Department (SDFD). Nasewaupee plans to form its own fire department next year after having been a […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: The Unexpected Things We Love

    by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation The room smelled of disinfectant and the floor was cold, but the exceedingly kind staff had placed a blanket on the floor. I sat down and began to cry, leaned against the wall, then invited Buddy to join me on the quilt. He was nervous […]

  • Creating Rock Island State Park

    This is a story shared by two unrelated women whose great-grandfathers were involved – in quite different, but crucial ways – in creating Rock Island State Park. The Tale of John Buechner Jr. Cheryl Culver is the great-granddaughter of Johann “John” Wilhelm Buechner Jr., born July 30, 1881, in Marathon County, Wisconsin. He was the […]

  • Ephraim Historical Foundation Names Schreck As New Director

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation has selected Cody Schreck as its new executive director. He will oversee the operations of the nonprofit organization that stewards robust archives; offers programs, tours and educational opportunities; and works to preserve five historical sites and seven historical structures. Schreck was hired as the foundation’s curator and collections manager in February […]

  • Wild Things: ATV, Boating Accidents on the Rise

    2021 has been a deadly year on the land and in the water in Wisconsin by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected], Peninsula Pulse contributor Eighty-five people died in Wisconsin recreational vehicle accidents last year – more than were accidentally shot and killed while hunting during the past 40 seasons combined.  Last year alone, 34 people died in All-Terrain […]

  • IN MEMORIAM: Patty Williamson Still Had Stories to Tell

    Patty Williamson was 74 years old when she wrote her first story for the Peninsula Pulse – a piece about the history of Ellison Bay’s Pioneer Store, published back in 2008.  At the time, I thought it was a one-off effort. Over my 18 years at the Pulse, a lot of people have told me they […]

  • Rock, Reggae Soundtrack for Pumpkin Patch Weekend

    The shore will be rocking in Egg Harbor during Pumpkin Patch Festival weekend. Alpine Resort will host three great bands at Rocktoberfest Oct. 7-9 in its outdoor tent.  First up is a local favorite, Unity The Band, playing Friday night. The award-winning original roots-rock and reggae group will treat fans to old roots, rock and […]

  • Write On Gala Celebrates Literature

    Readers, writers and other lovers of the written word gathered Sept. 29 at Write On, Door County’s Writing Center to celebrate storytelling of all kinds during the organization’s annual gala. It was a night of new beginnings as well, as Al DeGenova was introduced as Write On’s new executive director, and founding member Anne Emerson […]

  • Run Wild in Potawatomi State Park Oct. 8

    One of the oldest sporting events in Door County returns Oct. 8 with the 34th Run Wild at Potawatomi State Park. Organizers expect nearly 400 runners, and park entry fees will be waived that day for participants. All runners get Run Wild race shirts, and age-group winners receive medals. Runners can still sign up at […]

  • Inktober Contest

    Feeling artsy? The Algoma Public Library is hosting its Inktober art contest for local artists of all ages. Registrations and submissions will be accepted until Oct. 21. Submissions should be no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches on a canvas, board or paper. All media are welcome, but all entries must be able to […]

  • Bazyli Winds Down

    Bazyli Studio Wearable and Textile Art is wrapping up its 2022 season. Home to resident artists Peter Ciesla and Skye, the gallery features Ciesla’s one-of-a-kind clothing designs using natural plant dyes, botanical printing, piecing, quilting and surface design.  It’s also been the home of Bazyli Jewelry since 2002 and represents eight additional artists from Wisconsin, […]

  • End of Season Sale at Chez Cheryl

    Chez Cheryl Artspace is hosting an eclectic group of Door County artists selling their work during an end-of-season exhibition Oct. 22-23, 10 am – 5 pm.  Browse the paintings, drawings, collages, figure studies, landscapes, still lifes, cards, pins and lots more – much of which will be priced for quick sale and ready to find a […]

  • Amish Quilt Show at Mr. G’s

    The Jacksonport Cottage will host its annual Amish quilt and craft show Oct. 6-9, 9 am – 5 pm, at Mr. G’s.  More than 100 Amish-made quilts in a variety of styles, patterns and colors will be available for purchase. Show employees will turn the quilts regularly and share explanations and details about the quilts […]

  • Fall Open House at Artzy Studio

    Artzy Studio is celebrating eight seasons in Door County with a Celebrate Fall open house Oct. 8, 4-6 pm. Enjoy cider, hors d’oeuvres and fall-themed decorations in the garden and gallery, and artist and owner Cynthia L. Koshalek will be discussing her glass art during the open house. Artzy Studio represents 12 local and Midwestern […]

  • Getting Creative with Articipation

    ARTicipation Studio & Gallery will host art workshops at its “magical” studio table throughout October. Join Jenni Bateman on Oct. 8, 2-4:30 pm, for abstract mark making and color wash. On Oct. 15, 2-4:30 pm, Claudia Scimeca will lead a class on collaging art-journal covers. Experience creating with soft pastels under the guidance of artist […]

  • Hope Art Alcoves Gallery Reopens

    The walls of the Hope United Church of Christ’s gallery space, Hope Art Alcoves Gallery, have been empty for a while, but the space is coming back to life Oct. 14, 5:30-6:30 pm, with an exhibit featuring the work of Door County artist Kari Anderson. Church member Mark Jinkins, resuming his role as curator, will […]

  • Miller Expands Reach in 47th Juried Annual

    The Miller Art Museum’s 47th Juried Annual exhibition, running through the end of October in Sturgeon Bay, features 70 contemporary, two-dimensional works by 52 Wisconsin artists.  This is the second year when the juried show has been open to artists from all across the state. When it began, it was open only to artists in […]

  • Celebrate Fall at 49th Townline Art Fair

    The lawn at Fine Line Designs Gallery will be filled with artists, artisans and their creations when the gallery hosts its 49th Townline Art Fair on Oct. 8, 10 am – 5 pm, and Oct. 9, 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. “This is a wonderful juried art show celebrating the fall colors […]

  • Sustainable Home Tours Oct. 15

    Architects Virge Temme and Meghan Hawkins, both specialists in sustainable homes and passive-house construction, will host an architectural tour of four high-performance homes in Egg Harbor, Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay on Oct. 15, 10 am – 4 pm. The homes on display are of diverse design and construction techniques, all aimed at improving energy […]

  • A-MAZE-ing Fun: Door County Corn Mazes

    Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing colors, the temperature is dropping and orchard trees are heavy with apples. In other words, it’s time to put on the flannel, pack up the family and head to a corn maze.  The county hasn’t had a corn maze for a few years, but the activity […]

  • Obituary: Robert M. Anderson

    December 10, 1937 ~ October 2, 2022 Robert M. Anderson, 84, of Sister Bay, died Sunday, October 2, 2022, at his home with family by his side. He was born December 10, 1937, in Sturgeon Bay the son of the late Milton and Edna Anderson. Robert graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1955 before heading […]

  • Obituary: Donald M. Polster

    June 16, 1939~October 1, 2022 Donald M. Polster, age 83, died unexpectedly at Evergreen Retirement Community on Saturday, October 1, 2022. He was born to the late Martin and Dorothy (Stephenson) Polster on June 16, 1939 in Fish Creek, WI. Don (nicknamed) “Bud” by his older sisters, grew up on his family’s farm in Fish […]

  • Obituary: Randall Warren Halstead

    June 3, 1954 – October 2, 2022 RANDALL WARREN HALSTEAD, age 68, of Jacksonport, WI peacefully died at home on October 2, 2022 with family by his side. Randy was born on June 3, 1954 in Sturgeon Bay to F. Warren Halstead and Joyce (Birnschein) Halstead.  Randy graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1972. He […]

  • Obituary: Donald E. Polzin

    February 12, 1930 ~ September 14, 2022 Donald Polzin died on September 14th of his 92nd year. He entered home hospice care in April and was cared for by his wife Jacquie and son Dierk. The quiet presence of this kind and loving man is greatly missed. Don was born in Chicago on February 12, […]

  • Obituary: Anne Louise Sele

    October 22, 1933 ~ October 2, 2022 Anne Sele, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Oct. 2, 2022, at Anna’s Health Care in Sturgeon Bay with her daughter at her side.  She is now in heaven with her husband Lars and her sisters, Lynn and Dorothy, and her parents Fred and Inga Hansen. Many thanks […]

  • Obituary: Ronald Moede

    December 21, 1934 – September 29, 2022 Ronald Moede was born on December 21, 1934, in Rio Creek, WI. The son of the late Fred and Emily (Hanamann) Moede, he married Bonnie Neinas in Brussels on June 4, 1960, and they were married for 62+ years. He was a life-long resident of Rio Creek and […]

  • Digital Equity and Inclusion Workshops

    Quantum Technologies is excited to announce a series of Digital Equity and Inclusion workshops in partnership with United Way of Door County, We Are Hope, Destination Door County, Help of Door County and the Door County Library.  Workshops, led by Nathan Drager and Erin Helgeson of Quantum Technologies and hosted at the Aging and Disability […]

  • Obituary: Dr. Nancy Rebecca Lackey, Ph.D.

    April 27, 1941 ~ September 29, 2022 Dr. Nancy Rebecca Lackey, Ph.D., 81, formerly of Danville, IN, died Thursday morning, September 29, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI where she had been living the past four years. She was born April 27, 1941 in Robinson, IL, the daughter of Alva Lloyd […]

  • Obituary: Jane Frances McIntosh

    May 8, 1947 ~ October 1, 2022 Jane Frances McIntosh, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, died on October 1, 2022, at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay after a nine year courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia.  She was born May 8, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN to Charles and Palma (Berkley) Kneeland.  On November 26, 1966, […]

  • Obituary: Earl George Stintzi

    June 5, 1929 ~ September 29, 2022 Earl George Stintzi, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Thursday morning, September 29, 2022 at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay. He was born June 5, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Royal Frederick Stintzi and Sarah Ann (Klein) Stintzi. Earl grew up attending Holy Angels Catholic Church […]

  • Obituary: Ione Marie Schwantes

    July 19, 1938 ~ September 27, 2022 Ione Marie Schwantes, 84, of the Village of Hobart, died on Tuesday night, September 27, 2022 at Woodside Lutheran Home in the Village of Ashwaubenon, while surrounded by her loving family. Ione’s life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, […]

  • Obituary: Mary Sue Kaye

    October 20, 1960 ~ September 30, 2022 Mary Sue Kaye, 61, of Sturgeon Bay died on September 30, 2022, at Aurora Bay Care, Green Bay after a brief illness.  She was born October 20, 1960, in Sturgeon Bay to Norbert and Kathleen (Carmody) Kaye.  Mary graduated from Sevastopol High School and later worked for Emerson […]

  • Obituary: Donald James Freix

    April 5, 1952 ~ September 25, 2022 Donald James Freix, 70, of the Town of Gibraltar, WI, died early Sunday morning, September 25, 2022 at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay. He was born April 5, 1952 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the son of Arnold and Eleanor  (Kwaterski) Freix. Don grew up in Sister Bay, WI […]

  • Obituary: David R. Olson

    June 9, 1937 ~ September 24, 2022 David R. Olson, 85 years old, of Ephraim, died Saturday, September 24, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. David was born June 9, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois the son of the Delmar and Norma (Youngstrom) Olson.  He received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education and a […]