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Peninsula Pulse October 19-26, 2018

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  • OBITUARY: Susan Louise Sadowski

    Susan Louise Sadowski, 79, passed away due to natural causes in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on Oct. 11, 2018. Susan was born Susan Louise Brown to Warren and Myrtle (Furseth) Brown in Stoughton, Wisconsin on Aug. 14, 1939. She grew up in Evansville, Wisconsin, where she attended Evansville public schools and was confirmed at St. John’s […]

  • Help Monitor Wolves with the DNR

    Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program relies upon volunteers from around the state to help track animals each winter – individuals who are interested in playing a key role in wildlife management are encouraged to sign up for one of several classes offered statewide. Department of Natural Resources biologists and volunteers have partnered to provide informative classes […]

  • Fall Clean-up Day at Newport Oct. 27

    Each fall, those who enjoy the beauty and adventure provided by Newport Wilderness Park don their work gloves and sturdy shoes to gather at the park to help clean up. This special work day is sponsored by the members of Newport Wilderness Society (NWS). The 2018 fall clean-up day is Oct. 27, 8:30 am – […]

  • Isadoora Theatre Company Ends 2018 Season with ‘Helen’

    Isadoora Theatre Company will end their 2018 season with Helen by Ellen McLaughlin, adapted from the play by Euripides. “The play provides an opportunity for actors to immerse themselves in both a classical and more contemporary world simultaneously, in the unique time travel elements inherent in McLaughlin’s adaptation,” said Director and Isadoora Board Member, Richard […]

  • Climate Corner: All the Reasons to Stop Wasting Food

    by Tia Nelson You can help reduce climate change, save money, conserve energy and feed the hungry. All you need to do is stop wasting and tossing out so much food. Wasting food has been called the world’s dumbest environmental problem. Every year, the average family of four in the U.S. tosses roughly out $2,000 in food […]

  • Obituary: Ralph J. Valatka Jr.

    Oct. 1, 1947 – Sept. 19, 2018 Ralph J. Valatka Jr., 70, died in his sleep of heart disease. Ralph was born to Ralph Sr. and Ann Martha (Shamray) Valatka in Detroit. Both stalwart pillars of the Lithuanian community, Ralph’s dad was the colorful announcer of a Detroit radio show called “Lithuanian Melodies.” Ralph’s mom […]

  • Obituary: Peter Alan Rohling

    July 16, 1945 – Sept. 27, 2018 Peter Alan Rohling, 73, of Copenhagen, Denmark, died at Bispebjerg Hospital. Peter was born in Kenosha, Wis., to Marian and Ingvar Rohling, former superintendent of Sturgeon Bay Schools. Peter graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1963. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts from Northwestern University […]

  • Obituary: Bernard J. Greninger

    June 18, 1928 – Oct. 2, 2018 Bernard J. Greninger, 90, died at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay. He was born in West Bend, Wis., the son of the late Nicholas and Loretta (nee Niebler) Schneider. On Dec. 31, 1950, he was married to Dorothy Lange. They were blessed with […]

  • Obituary: Troy E. Rass

    July 3, 1978 – Oct. 8, 2018 Troy Edwin Rass, 40, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Medical Center. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Dale and Kathy (Poehler) Rass. Troy graduated from Southern Door High School in 1997. On Oct. 9, 1999, he married Katy Weir in Brussels. Troy was the owner […]

  • Obituary: John ‘Jack’ F. Champeau

    July 1, 1936 – Oct. 9, 2018 SMSgt John “Jack” Frederick Champeau, USAF (Ret.), 82, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. Jack was born in Sturgeon Bay to the late Oliver Joseph and Iva “Ivy” (Bridenhagen) Champeau. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954 and enlisted in […]

  • Obituary: Randolph ‘Randy’ Bouche

    June 19, 1956 – Oct. 11, 2018 Randolph “Randy” Bouche, 62, of Algoma, died at his home. He was born in Brussels to Wilbur and Celia (Englebert) Bouche. For several years Randy worked as an electrician. He also owned and operated several businesses including the Turkey Shoot Tavern in Brussels and several rental properties. Randy […]

  • Obituary: Elizabeth Kalis

    March 15, 1927 – Oct. 12, 2018 Elizabeth Kalis, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Medical Center. She was born in Detroit to Charles and Mary (Klein) Pross. A memorial service is planned for the near future.

  • OBITUARY: Lee Rae Conlon

    June 10, 1942 – Oct. 13, 2018 Lee Rae Conlon, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, died at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Milwaukee, the daughter of Cyril and Dorothy (Giese) Ripple. Lee’s family moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1956 when they relocated their business, Milwaukee Shoe Co., here. She […]

  • SBYC Sailors Win Awards

    Cold weather and earlier sunsets have brought an end to the 2018 sailing season. Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club Vice Commodore Elaine Carmichael awarded handmade Shaker boxes to the winners of the TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) small-boat races, which consisted of a total of 38 races in four series, beginning in May and ending in […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Oct. 19 – 26

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Oct. 20 – Varsity Sectionals @ Meadow Links Golf Course, 11 am Football Oct. 19 @ Jay Stadium (Merrill) vs. Newman Catholic, 6 pm Soccer (Boys) Oct. 20 – Regional Finals, TBD Volleyball Oct. 20 – Regional Finals, TBD   SEVASTOPOL Cross Country Oct. 20 – Varsity Sectionals @ Meadow Links Golf […]

  • Packerland Conference Final Standings

    Boys Cross Country School, Conference Meet Points Peshtigo, 53 Southern Door, 59 Sevastopol, 77 Gibraltar, 97 Kewaunee, 134 Oconto, 140 Sturgeon Bay, 150 NEW Lutheran, 198   Boys Soccer School Won-Lost-Tied-Points Sturgeon Bay 10-0-0-20 NEW Lutheran 6-4-0-12 Peshtigo 5-4-1-11 Kewaunee 5-5-0-10 Gibraltar-Sevastopol 3-7-0-6 Algoma 0-9-1-1   Football – 8-player Division School Won-Lost-Tied Sevastopol 8-0-0 Gibraltar […]

  • The Long Run: Fall 50 Takes Place Saturday

    Hundreds of runners will head to Gills Rock Saturday morning to take part in Door County’s longest run of the year, the Fall 50. The race will feature 504 relay teams and 80 solo runners this year. Runners start at the Shoreline Restaurant and head south, hugging the Green Bay shoreline down a course of […]

  • Disc Golfers Take Over Back Nine of The Orchards for Tourney

    Last April Mike Harrington did something only a handful of people on the planet have done – he played disc golf on his 1,000th course. For that momentous event, he chose to play the top-rated Harmony Bends Disc Golf Course in Columbia, Mo. The Wauwatosa resident visited 36 different states in order to achieve the […]

  • Packerland Cross-Country Championship Results

    Gibraltar High School hosted the 2018 Packerland Conference cross-country meet Oct. 11. The top seven finishers, listed below, were named first team all conference. Individual race winners are also recognized as the Conference MVP. Boys 5k Evan Henry, 12, Gibraltar, 16:42 Josh Woller, 10, Oconto, 16:49 Sam Dean, 11, Southern Door, 17:24 Reid Marquardt, 12, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Vukmir vs. Baldwin

    As an independent, I try to look at what candidates have accomplished instead of being defined by partisan rhetoric. I may not agree 100 percent with either candidate, but as an independent I look at the critical issues of health of a clean environment, health of people and health of communities. The Monday night debate […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support for Sternard

    As Door County residents and voters for the past 40 years, we are casting our votes for Tammy Sternard for Door County Sheriff in the upcoming election. Sternard is not only hardworking, caring and trustworthy; she has the integrity we expect to see in our sheriff. Integrity is vitally important to us – making the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Our Country Is Better than This

    At a Trump rally in Iowa on Oct. 9, 2018, many people began chanting “Lock her up” – apparently referring to California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Why? Trump often incites rude chants at his rallies and then claims that Republicans must resist the mob rule of the Democrats. What is this all about? Earlier in October […]

  • Letter to the Editor: An Outdoorsman’s Vote

    The great outdoors will only be preserved if we pass on the pleasures of living in it. Gathering wild mushrooms in the fall or spring leads you to new places and asks you to look closely at the ground. The sound of geese whirling over corn fields at dawn or ducks parachuting into a pond […]

  • Letter to the Editor: It’s Too Late to Come Forward

    This is in response to a letter from the Door County Board of Directors of the Door County Environmental Council, Inc. printed in the Oct. 12 Pulse. Your comments are appreciated but way too late. Where were you four years ago when all of the streetscape plans were beginning and we needed your expertise? Well […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Morality and Ethics of Tammy Baldwin

    What ever happened to the concept of human decency in the way we speak to one another? Even in the way we debate one another? Big money, greed, and the insatiable quest for power have replaced civility and acceptable forms of communication. Watching the debate between Tammy Baldwin and her opponent, one was struck by […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Not All Americans Benefit from ‘Flourishing Economy’

    President Trump constantly gives himself credit for a flourishing economy but the question is who are the beneficiaries? My working life was from 1955 to 1990. I had graduated from college, worked at several jobs the last one being in the Wisconsin Technical College System. Like most of my neighbors we were considered middle class, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Strong Support For Caleb Frostman

    Senator Caleb Frostman has earned my strong support for re-election. He has a commanding presence and speaks with accuracy and authority which should serve him well in the Wisconsin State Senate. He is plain spoken and direct and demonstrates his breadth of knowledge regarding the issues facing Wisconsin. His background in economic development and finance […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Civility and Mob Rule

    All of your readers should look with disapproval upon the tactics that  Democrats and many of their followers are using. Think about the accosting of Ted Cruz and his wife trying to have a private meal in a restaurant, finally driving them out. Similar things happened to Sarah Sanders in a Red Hen restaurant where […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Consider a Cantilever Boardwalk

    There is no need to try an experimental tower that looks bad. In Jasper, Alberta, Canada, they have a wonderful setup for a lookout [search for “Glacier Skywalk” on internet]. We don’t need something this extravagant, but we should open planners’ eyes to existing designs done elsewhere. I think there should be a cantilever boardwalk […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Equal Justice for Women

    It is often said that the arc of history bends toward justice; I believe it does. What is rarely said is that the arc’s bending is slow, and the pain of injustice is great. This fact became poignantly evident to millions of American women as Brett Kavanaugh was elevated to the Supreme Court. If you […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Income Inequality 1.0

    A few weeks ago Amazon announced that the company intended to raise everybody’s pay to at least $15 per hour. One of my acquaintances recently mused about how good the economy is doing these days. I am a regular consumer of Bloomberg Business News and CNBC so I hear a lot of the same information […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to Senator Susan Collins

    Dear Senator Collins, Your recent speech regarding Judge Kavanaugh was riveting and comprehensive. Thank you for your astute analysis of the confirmation process which we endured watching and listening to. We appreciate your presentation of the facts surrounding this mob-like political affair. I, too, felt Dr. Ford’s testimony was believable. I wonder, though, whether her therapist enabled her to recall […]

  • Ten Key Questions for Candidates in 2018 State Elections: Part 5, Fiscal Health

    On Nov. 6, voters will select Wisconsin’s governor, all 99 members of the state Assembly, and 17 of the 33 members of the state Senate. To help voters sort through the noise, we have identified 10 questions that candidates should be addressing regarding six key issues facing the state:  transportation, economy and workforce, education, state-local […]

  • Commentary: Civility Requires Seeking Out the Truth

    by Orlaine I. Gabert, Door County Civility Project Civility really begins with each of us choosing that course of action. The Door County Civility Project has provided each of us with nine communication tools based on Choosing Civility by P.M. Forni. These tools are Pay Attention, Listen, Be Inclusive, Don’t Gossip, Show Respect, Be Agreeable, […]

  • By the Numbers: America’s Declining International Image

    A recent Pew Research Center survey finds international opinion of President Donald Trump’s America at historic lows in many countries polled, especially among key allies. 26 The percentage of Russians who have favorable views of Trump’s America. That compares to 15 percent who had favorable views of America at the end of the Obama presidency […]

  • County Wins Grant for Jail Diversion Pilot Program

    Door County has been awarded a $160,000 grant to conduct a two-year pre-booking diversion pilot program that will put certain low-risk offenders on the path to treatment rather than jail. Lt. Tammy Sternard, who oversees the Door County Jail, applied for the grant, saying it’s obvious in certain instances that jail is not the best […]

  • State News: Climate Change, Foxconn, Well Contamination

    Local Governments Seek Climate Change Solutions A report released last week by a United Nations panel on climate change says steps must be taken soon to avoid more severe heat, drought and flooding as temperatures around the globe rise. Local governments in Wisconsin are looking at ways to address and adapt to climate change as […]

  • Good Samaritan Society Combining with Sanford

    The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society will combine with Sanford Health at the beginning of 2019. Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay will be part of this combined entity and will continue serving Door County. “This partnership will allow centers like ours to be at the forefront of health care services and […]

  • Reps in the News: Frostman Announces District Listening Sessions

    Senator Caleb Frostman Sen. Frostman has announced evening sessions as part of his continuing Legislative Library Listening Session series. These listening sessions, which have been held regularly in communities across the 1st Senate District, provide constituents with an opportunity to meet with their Senator and share any thoughts and concerns they may have about state […]

  • Food Truck Owners Sue Town of Gibraltar

    The owners of White Cottage Red Door, a Door County shop known for “everything cherry,” filed a constitutional challenge to the town of Gibraltar’s food-truck ban. When the small business opened a food truck in its parking lot in the summer of 2017, the town board, chaired by a local brick-and-mortar restaurant owner, promptly banned […]

  • Election Coverage: Gallagher, Liegeois Battle for 8th Congressional District

    Two military veterans are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District in Washington. Republican incumbent Mike Gallagher, 34, served as a Marine, reaching the rank of captain and serving two deployments to Iraq. Gallagher was elected to the office in 2016, when Congressman Reid Ribble decided to step down after three terms. After leaving the […]

  • Pet Microchip Clinic in Algoma Oct. 27

    On Oct. 27, from 12-4 pm, the Algoma Police Department will host a pet microchip clinic at the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake St. The walk-in service will feature microchipping for $20, which is 50-60 percent off the traditional cost of chipping. Dogs and cats are welcome. Supplies are limited to the first 50 people. The […]

  • Kewaunee County Industrial Accident Simulation Oct. 20

    Kewaunee County Emergency Management, emergency response personnel and community partners will simulate an industrial-type incident on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Village of Luxemburg. There will be partial closure of 4th Street from 8 am to 1 pm as part of the exercise. “The purpose of this exercise is to practice procedures and identify areas […]

  • Door County Clean Sweep Nov. 2 – 3

    Door County residents are invited to rid their households of hazardous wastes during a two-day Clean Sweep to be held at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station from 3:30-5:30 pm Friday, Nov. 2, and from 8 to 10 am Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Door County Highway Dept. at 1001 S. Duluth Ave., Sturgeon Bay. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard’s ‘Mobile Bay’ Arrives in Maryland

    Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay arrived from its home at the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Station at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Sept. 5 to start its service life extension project as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program. Mobile Bay is the eighth of nine 140-foot icebreaking tugs to undergo […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Police Explorers Seeking New Members

    Are you interested in a career in law enforcement, and currently enrolled in high school? The Sturgeon Bay Police Explorer Post 9368 wants you! The Police Explorers are seeking new members interested in getting real life experience and learning more about various careers in law enforcement. For more information contact Officer Brandon Shew [email protected], or […]

  • Sheriff’s Department Warning of Scam

    The Door County Sheriff’s Department is warning of a scam that was recently pulled on a Northern Door resident. The man who was scammed of $300 is a church trustee who received an email he believed to have come from his clergyman, who is currently out of the country. The email asked the trustee to […]

  • Door County Renaissance Faire Looking for Volunteers

    The Door County Renaissance Development Group, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with the Door County Renaissance Faire. In 2018 the Faire was canceled due to a lack of volunteers. If you’d like to see the Faire again in 2019, please consider volunteering. The tentative dates for 2019 are June 29 & 30 as […]

  • Robotic Surgery Demo Wows Crowd at Medical Center

    The lobby of the Door County Medical Center was buzzing with chatter on a recent afternoon for a demonstration of the Da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system, a high-tech, $2 million tool the hospital has been using since May. Intuitive Surgical, the American corporation that developed and manufactures the Da Vinci, won FDA approval for […]

  • Local Author to Release Blood Moon Redemption

    Local author, Judy DuCharme, will release her newest book, Blood Moon Redemption, on Oct. 31. Current, historical and prophetic, Blood Moon Redemption is a riveting novel following suspenseful and gripping journeys the characters must travel to find their true destinies.  Tassie, named for a lost religious relic, has her sights set on her career and […]

  • Buti Yoga Workshop in Egg Harbor

    Dancin’ On The Door will host a Buti Yoga Workshop with yoga instructor Sara Litterio on Oct. 28 at 3 pm. The cost is $15 per person. Buti Yoga is a fusion class, combining tribal dance and primal movement with traditional yoga postures for a fun and freeing practice. The workshop is held at the […]

  • Manners Matter: Too Much What?

    Dear Mary Pat, My granddaughter always says “What?” when she doesn’t understand what I’m saying. In my day, we said, “Pardon me?” or even, “Excuse me?” When she says “What?” it is like nails on a chalkboard. I am trying to teach her good manners and my daughter just rolls her eyes and says that […]

  • Presentation on Social Security Nov. 1

    Edward Jones presents an informational program “Understanding Social Security” with presenter David Jensen, Director MFS. This program is hosted by Edward Jones Financial Adviser Errin Kolden. The informational program will be held Nov. 1 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor starting at 5:30 pm. Dinner is served as well. To reserve a space for […]

  • 2018 Ellison Bay Fall Art Crawl

    Ellison Bay celebrates the fall season with the annual Ellison Bay Fall Art Crawl, Oct. 20-21, 10 am – 5 pm. Take a leisurely tour and enjoy demonstrations, locally made cider, refreshments, prize drawings and new works. Clay Bay Pottery’s theme this year is “42 Years on Highway 42.” David and Jeanne Aurelius welcome all […]

  • A Look at the Boys & Girls Club: Part 2

    A great future doesn’t exist without a living-wage job. And for kids looking forward to a future in Door County, that means a solid foundation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). That’s why the academics-enriched program at the Boys & Girls Club of Door County (B&GCDC) has invested in top-quality materials that include the […]

  • Pet Expressions Closing After 25 Years

    After serving Door County for the last 25 years, Pet Expressions and The Door County General Store in Carlsville is closing its doors. Pet Expressions has been in business since May, 1993 when Verna Kreutz opened her first “pet boutique” in Ephraim. In July 1997 she opened her current store in Carlsville. The business began […]

  • Overheard & Shout Outs: Oct. 19, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “Sometimes you have to be told that you can’t ride that donkey up a mountain.” “Do you think she’ll be receptive to […]

  • Halloween Party at Hope United Church

    Ghouls, goblins and their families will want to stop by Hope United Church of Christ for the 10th Annual Halloween Party on Oct. 31, 5-8 pm. It is a great way to start or end a night of trick-or-treating. Food will be provided and family-friendly movies will be screened. Kids can sort their candy while […]

  • Final Roof Beam Installed at Northern Sky’s New Campus

    It was a momentous occasion Oct. 3 when the steel beam to finalize the roof of the main building on Northern Sky Theater’s new campus arrived at the construction site at the junction of county roads A and F. As is the custom on big building projects, board members and senior staff gathered to sign […]

  • Cheers!: Raise the Dead N’ Dead!

    If you love great beer, I suggest you hurry to your local beer emporium and buy as many bottles as you can afford of the fall seasonal Dead ‘N’ Dead from Rogue Ales. Yes, it is that good. And it comes in a bomber bottle with a glow in the dark label (a trademark of […]

  • Servers of the Week: Steve & Verlin Keihnau at Kiehnau Service Station

    Oil change, new brakes or a flat tire, Steve and Verlin are the guys to hire. Collector, import or truck with a plow, These guys will get it running right now. Need a belt, new tranny or maybe just a tow, Kiehnau Service Station is the place to go!   – Submitted by Kristen Peil

  • Door to Nature: Frogs and Toads in Autumn

    I taught a class with Don Quintenz at Lawrence University’s northern campus, Björklunden, the week of Oct. 1 – 5. Our students spent much time hiking and exploring many natural areas, parks and preserves to examine the plants, trees and mushrooms growing there. On several occasions we heard the far-reaching “peEEP peEEP” song of the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Hosts Fall Member Meeting

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) will hold its annual Fall Member meeting and mixer for all SBVC members and those interested in joining the Sturgeon Bay business organization. All businesses within 54235 are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The meeting will be at the Union Supper Pub, 23 W. Oak St., Sturgeon Bay, on […]

  • CHIP Focuses on Suicide Prevention for Oct.

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Suicide Prevention” on Oct. 21 at Sister Bay Baptist Church at 4 pm. The speaker, Kylene Occhietti, is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Milo Huempfner VA Health Care Center. Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry offers free blood […]

  • Focus on Fairness Brings Chuck Collins to Door County

    One of the nation’s foremost thinkers on wealth inequality is coming to Door County. Chuck Collins, the great-grandson of an iconic American industrialist, grew up in the top one percent. He gave his inheritance away at 26, and has become a leading activist on solving institutionalized inequality. Focus on Fairness is bringing Collins to the […]

  • Astronomy Day at Crossroads

    Astronomy Day 2018, sponsored by the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS), is scheduled for Oct. 20. The DPAS offers this educational outreach annually at the Crossroads Astronomy Campus, 2200 Utah Street. The 2018 theme is “Waves” and is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. This year features a lecture at 7 pm to educate and […]

  • ADRC Hosts Program for Young Adults with Disabilities

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Door County (ADRC) will host the program “What’s After High School?” presented by Family Voices of Wisconsin on Oct. 24, 5:30-8 pm at the Community Center, 916 N 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. This program is a broad overview of the transition to adult life for young adults […]

  • LWV Eileen Bohn Series Covers Racial Disparities in Wisconsin

    “Racial Disparities in Wisconsin and Here in Door County: What Do We Know and What Are We Doing About Them?” is the subject of the League of Women Voters third event in the Eileen Bohn Speaker Series on Nov. 3. Michelle Robinson and Erica Nelson, from the Dane County-based Race to Equity project, will discuss […]

  • Review: Our Towns

    In June of 2013, writers James and Deborah Fallows climbed into their tiny Cirrus airplane, left their home in Washington D.C., and began work on a project that would take four years to complete. Their plan was to visit towns across the United States, explore each town thoroughly and write about their discoveries. Their recently-published […]

  • NWTC Offers Classes for Backyard Farmers

    The NWTC Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay is offering two workshops Nov. 2 designed for aspiring backyard farmers. “Chicken Basics” is 9 am – 12 pm and “Bee Basics” is 1-4 pm. Learn about raising chickens and/or bees, including how to acquire them, breeds, costs, health and more. The programs are taught by […]

  • Jon Blahnik Names Member of 2019 Leaders Council

    Jon A. Blahnik, president of Blahnik Investment Group, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay, was recently named a member of the 2019 Leaders Council. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Blahnik has qualified for this important recognition. Membership is based on prior fiscal year production and re-qualification is required annually. Blahnik, who joined Raymond James in […]

  • Lakeside Community Church Hosts Date Night Event

    Lakeside Community Church in Algoma is hosting “Fight Night,” a live simulcast event with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott on Nov. 1. A fun date night, the event will be a relationship changer where couples will learn, grow closer and never look at fighting in the same way. The event is open to all and […]

  • Jane Babcock Presented with Quilt of Valor

    The Kewaunee Artisan Center has presented a Quilt of Valor to Kewaunee County Veterans Service Officer Jane Babcock for her service, sacrifice and valor with the U.S. Army. Babcock entered the U.S. Army in 1982 at the age of 23. She served 41⁄2 years before joining the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR). During her USAR time […]

  • Southern Door Aims for Facilities Upgrades in $6.27 Million Referendum

    Just like Sevastopol and Gibraltar schools, Southern Door is asking voters to approve two different referendum questions on the Nov. 6 ballot. The first question asks voters to approve a $6.27 million facilities upgrade to improve security, accessibility and learning environments. The school timed the referendum so that it would not increase taxes above the […]

  • Christina Studebaker Named DCEDC Workforce Development Head

    Christina Studebaker was announced as Door County Economic Development Corporation’s Workforce Development Project Manager. The hire fulfils DCEDC’s pledge to develop a position to assist connecting local employers with job opportunities and improve programming that connects students in area school districts with local career opportunities, “We are delighted to have Christina join DCEDC at this […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Dos

    Dos is a black and white, 1-year-old domestic shorthair who is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Dos takes great pride in cleaning himself and as a result has a belly as soft as a newborn kitten. An affectionate soul, Dos loves a good ear scratch and is known […]

  • Trivia: What was Stoker’s Original Name for Count Dracula?

    Question:  In Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, what was Stoker’s original name for Count Dracula?   Answer:  Count Wampyr  

  • Tickets Available for 10th Annual Rib Fest

    Neighbor to Neighbor is holding its 10th Annual Rib Fest Nov. 3 at The Lodge at Leathem Smith. Doors open at 4:30 pm for cash bar and silent auction, with serving from 5:30-7 pm or until ribs are gone. The night’s fare includes samples of each chef’s ribs, baked beans and coleslaw donated by Tadych’s […]

  • ‘Clue’ Immersive Screening At Maxwelton Braes

    Maxwelton Braes Lodge and Thyme Cuisine will host an immersive screening Nov. 3 of the cult classic Clue with seven suspects, six weapons and five dead bodies. Upon arrival, each pre-registered guest will receive an envelope and the instruction to wander the halls of the lodge to find clues as to who has committed murder. […]

  • Wanda Jean’s Donates to Habitat for Humanity, Oct. 19

    On Oct. 19, Wanda Jean’s Family Restaurant will donate 10 percent of all sales to Door County Habitat for Humanity. Customers can order anything on the menu, all item sales are included. Wanda Hilsabeck, owner, said it’s important for her business to be involved in the community, and this is a way to do that. […]

  • First Baptist Continues Thanksgiving Dinner Tradition

    After a two-year absence, folks in northern Door County will again be able to enjoy a church-sponsored Thanksgiving dinner at no charge. First Baptist of Sister Bay will host the dinner in the Fellowship Hall on Nov. 22, 1 pm. Many guests can be accommodated, however reservations are required in advance. Carry-out meals will not […]

  • Halloween Fundraiser Held at Mr. G’s on Oct. 27

    A Halloween-themed fundraiser supporting local resident Devon Prust-Soukup will take place at Fernwood Gardens Ballroom at Mr. G’s on Oct. 27. The community is invited for an evening of live music, raffles and fun while raising money to help support her family while she recovers from a devastating illness. After a torn vertebral artery dissection, […]

  • First ‘Dark Songs’ Rock Opera Airs Oct. 21

    Holiday Music Motel releases its first rock opera, Dark Songs Vol. 9: The Taking of the Tower of Song, on Steel Bridge Radio, Oct. 21 at 3:33 pm. In 2017, amidst the contentious struggle over the westside waterfront development in Sturgeon Bay, The Holiday Music Motel readied itself for the ninth year of Dark Songs, […]

  • Ministry Home Care Named to Top 500 List

    Ministry Home Care, part of Ascension At Home announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 13 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and […]

  • Long-Time Green Bay News Anchor Tom Milbourn Retires

    Long-time WLUK-TV news anchor Tom Milbourn has announced his retirement effective next month. Since joining the station in 1994, Milbourn has helped establish the station’s reputation as a news leader in the Green Bay/Fox Cities television market. Milbourn’s involvement in the community has been widespread, not only more than a thousand appearances as a master […]

  • Sevastopol Seeks $25.1 Million Facilities Upgrade

    The November election could be the dawn of a new day for Sevastopol School, or the start of a new conversation about the future of the district. District residents will vote on a $25.1 million referendum to renovate facilities at the school with upgrades that administrators and school board members say are desperately needed. The […]

  • Leslie Boden Joins Money Management Counselors

    Money Management Counselors, powered by FISC CCCS, have hired Leslie Boden to assume the role of executive director in 2019. Gay Pustaver, current executive director, will remain with Money Management Counselors through 2018 to provide the supervision and mentoring necessary for Boden to acquire the certifications required for the position. Melissa Kugel, who has been […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Record Snow and Rock Quarries

    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.   The Expositor October 16, 1874 Sanborn, of Bailey’s Harbor, has been affected with an aberration of the mind for some days past. It has become so bad […]

  • Len’s Pic of the Week: A Sea of Humanity

    Last weekend Sister Bay held their annual Fall Festival – one of Door County’s favorite events. This year’s Fall Festival drew the biggest crowd I have seen at the fest, with partygoers standing shoulder to shoulder as far down Highway 57 as I could see. In this photo I got up high to try and […]

  • New Telescopes to be Unveiled at Astronomy Day

    by Gary Henkelmann, President, Door Peninsula Astronomical Society   After 20 years of operation, the Leif Everson Observatory (L.E.O.) has some new eyes on the night sky. In a move to reach a new and evolving group of enthusiasts, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) has invested in a larger primary instrument optimized for observing […]

  • The Bestseller List: Oct. 19, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 3. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 4. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 5. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 2. Sapiens by Yuval […]

  • DAHI Visits ADRC for Another Program on “Technology for Hearing”

    Door Advocates for Hearing Impaired (DAHI) and the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) host “Assistive Technology for Hard of Hearing” on Oct. 24, 1 pm. Calvin Richtig, Assistive Technology Specialist from Options for Independent Living in Green Bay, will give a presentation to introduce various types of equipment that can assist people in their […]

  • A Bowl of Booyah from Czarnuszka’s Soup Bar

    If you haven’t been to Czarnuszka’s soup bar, grab a pen or pencil (or iPhone app) and add it to the top of your cool weather bucket list. The first time you walk into this little eatery you’ll see why it’s a local favorite and one of Ephraim’s hidden gems. The soup bar is small […]

  • BHCA Preps for ‘Haunted Harbor’ on Oct. 31

    The Baileys Harbor Community Association (BHCA) is getting ready for the “Haunted Harbor Halloween Party” on Oct. 31. The BHCA will hold a decorating party at the town hall on Oct. 29, 2-8 pm. If you have some free time and feel like helping, stop by for some decorating fun. Feel free to bring any […]

  • Haunted Harbor Halloween in Baileys Harbor

    Ghouls and goblins are getting ready for the Baileys Harbor “Haunted Harbor Halloween Party” on Oct. 31. Start your night off by trick-or-treating throughout downtown from 5 – 7 pm. Be sure to pop in at businesses staying open for all the kiddos. Remember to turn your porch light on during the trick-or-treat hours to […]

  • Northern Door Book Club Celebrates 65 Years of Sharing Good Books

    There have certainly been countless Door County women – especially in the days of limited TV, no cellphones and bad roads – who dreaded the coming of winter. Marge Nash, a city girl transplanted to Fish Creek, was one of them. Tourists, excitement and fellowship in the little resort town got her through the summer, […]