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Peninsula Pulse October 5 – 12, 2018

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  • By the Numbers: 1918 “Spanish” Flu Pandemic

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the worldwide flu pandemic, the deadliest outbreak in human history. Flu activity was first detected in military camps in the spring of 1918, being the first of three waves of the illness that lasted into spring of 1919. As World War I was being fought at the time, […]

  • Door to Nature: A Season for Mushrooms

    This year wild mushroom hunting in central northern Door County has not been very good. I keep records of rainfall and the last time my land had an inch or more of rain in one day was May 25. (Now, after writing this story, we received 1.15 inches the night of Oct. 1.) Many areas […]

  • A Look at the Door County Boys & Girls Club: Part 1

    Several years ago, the Door County Economic Development Corporation brought in a speaker, Patrick Carr, who talked about “rural brain drain” – the thing that happens when the brightest kids in a community receive the most attention, go off to college and then take their degrees to urban centers, where the best-paying jobs are. “Rural […]

  • Commentary: The Impossible Brewers

    Scrolling through Twitter last week, a highlight reel of the 1993 Wisconsin Badgers run to the Rose Bowl popped up in my feed. Terrell Fletcher to the left, Brent Moss to the right, and Darrell Bevell throwing to lumbering tight end Michael Roan up the middle. My head went back to my 15-year-old self, and […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Oct. 12 – 19

    GIBRALTAR Football Oct. 12 @ Sevastopol, 7 pm Soccer (Boys) Oct. 16 – Regional, TBA Oct. 18 – Regional #2, TBD Volleyball Oct. 13 @ Kewaunee, 9:30 am Oct. 16 – Regional vs. Salam, 7 pm Oct. 18 – Regional #2, TBD   SEVASTOPOL Football Oct. 12 vs. Gibraltar, 7 pm Volleyball Oct. 13 @ […]

  • Kim Larson Named New Kewaunee County Economic Development Head

    The Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC) voted to name board member Kim Larson as interim executive director. Larson has been an integral part of the organization executive committee during the last year and has stepped up to fulfill the need of interim executive director. Her primary focus will be to lead the search effort […]

  • Ten Key Questions for Candidates in 2018 State Elections: Part 4, Taxes

    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. When they take office in January, they will face pressing issues ranging from a looming worker shortage to pressures on state, local and school finances. Drawing on our recent research, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Not Supporting Sevastopol Referendum

    I also received the mail from the Sevastopol school district and after reading Dan Valosek’s response regarding “We need more funding less local taxation” I cannot agree more that a “no” vote is a must regarding the upcoming proposed funding for $25,100,000. The new superintendent, like his predecessor, is again asking for more money. Several […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Door County LWV Supports All School Referendums

    The Door County League of Women Voters urges residents of the school districts of Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Southern Door to support their school’s educational programs. Since 1927 the League of Women Voters at the national, state and local levels has studied and promoted improvement of public education. The League supports a system of school funding […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support Safe Cosmetics Act

    We are a small personal care company in Sturgeon Bay. For many years we have advocated for safety in cosmetics, and there is some real action in the field right now with new research and a bill on the floor on Congress. Here’s the problem. Dozens – sometimes even hundreds – of chemicals hide in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Winter Nights and Lights

    As some of the birds and residents migrate south, many of us will remain here for the winter to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenes and marvels that Door County has to offer; fresh snow, cozy evening fires, and catching up with friends and neighbors at the wonderful venues which stay open for the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Ephraim Streetscape Drainage Plan

    Ephraim is a picturesque village on the bay of Green Bay in Door County and, Ephraim’s shallow Eagle Harbor is blessed with a sand bottom, making it perfect for swimming. Recently, the Ephraim Village Board, without holding a public vote, passed a comprehensive $5 million “Streetscape Plan” that includes new sidewalks, gutters, and drainage for […]

  • Wisconsin Soybean Association Lukewarm on NAFTA Replacement

    Tony Mellenthin, president of the Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA), a soybean farmer from Menomonie, Wis., believes the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a “step in the right direction” but “more action is needed” to help Wisconsin’s soybean farmers. “While this new trade agreement provides a great path forward for trade relations in North America, we […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Influenza and Explosions

    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 9, 1874 Mrs. Wright of Clay Banks died last week after a long illness from dropsy, leaving a large family of small children unprovided […]

  • Moving the Horseshoe Bay Farms Cottages [Photos]

    The next step in the preservation of Horseshoe Bay Farms took place Wednesday, Oct. 3, when two historic cottages were moved from the water side of the road to the farm property. The workers cottages were once home to the farm manager and assistant farm manager’s families. The Nicholas family purchased the farm from Glenn […]

  • 2018 Potawatomi State Park Run Wild Results

    More than 300 runners turned out for the 30th Run Wild at Potawatomi State Park. The fundraiser for Friends of Potawatomi State Park featured a 5k, quarter marathon, and Smokey Bear Kids Run. Patrick Walsh of Brookfield was the first to cross the finish in the 5k with a time of 19:12. Eleven year-old Benjamin […]

  • Door County Manufacturing Day Oct. 27, 2018

    Watch a robotic welder zap metal parts together at Therma Tron-X, or taste chocolate chip cookies baked in 45 seconds in an industrial oven made at Hatco Corporation. These experiences and many more await you, your family, friends and co-workers during the second Door County Manufacturing Day, Oct, 27, 8 am-noon. This event is hosted by […]

  • Free Bus Transportation Available to United States Poet Laureate Reading

    Write On, Door County presents United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith in a public reading on Oct. 11 at the Southern Door Community Auditorium (SDCA) in Brussels. A goodwill donation by attendees is requested, but regardless, no one will be turned away from the door. A bus has been chartered by Write On to […]

  • The Fall Color Recipe: Door County Hitting Peak [slideshow]

    As of Oct. 1 Door County was at about 10 percent color, meaning some of the most beautiful days for the local landscape are right around the corner. What makes this dramatic change happen? When shorter days arrive in the fall, trees respond by producing less chlorophyll, the pigment that makes leaves green. When the […]

  • Ten Key Questions for Candidates in 2018 State Elections: Part 3

    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. When they take office in January, they will face pressing issues ranging from a looming worker shortage to pressures on state, local, and school finances. Drawing on our recent research, […]

  • County Bucks Trend, Votes to Keep Jailers Under Protective Status

    Applause erupted at the Sept. 27 meeting of the Door County Board after 17 of the 21 supervisors voted to retain jail employees as protective status like their patrol colleagues in the Door County Sheriff’s Department. When their protective status classification is taken away, jailers lose collective bargaining rights and may be required, like other […]

  • Poll Supports Asian Carp Protections

    A first-of-its-kind public opinion poll shows an overwhelming majority of people who live near the Great Lakes support immediate action to install additional structural protections that can keep Asian carp from moving out of Illinois rivers and into the Great Lakes. The poll – commissioned by the Great Lakes Partnership to Block Asian Carp – […]

  • Sold-out Field of Golfers for Little Eddie Big Cup [Slideshow]

    On the last day in September, 144 golfers took part in the Little Eddie Big Cup fundraiser at Peninsula State Park Golf Course. This memorial golf scramble is held in remembrance of Eddie Strege and benefits the Mental Health Awareness Fund and the Ed Strege Family Memorial Fund. The fund’s mission is to promote mental […]

  • 3D Mammography Available at Door County Medical Center

    Three-dimensional (3-D) mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a state-of-the-art service available at Door County Medical Center. Three-dimensional mammography imaging is a type of digital mammography that, instead of taking a flat 2-D image, creates a 3-D image from a composite formed of image layers. “I am incredibly excited that we have this technology,” said […]

  • Server of the Week: Michael Gorz at Lakeshore Vision Center

    If you’re having trouble with your eyes, Michael Gorz may be your guy. At Lakeshore Vision, he helped me. If you need glasses, he’ll help you see.   – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • News From This Week’s Past: Highways and Opera Houses

    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 2, 1874 After trying it one week Mr. Lee, the teacher engaged for the upper department of school came to the conclusion that he […]

  • Kitchens, Thelen Faceoff in Assembly Forum

    If questions on civility, teenage smoking and racial disparities sounded familiar at the 1st District Assembly candidate forum in the Sturgeon Bay council chambers on Sept. 27, that is because they were the same questions asked of the 1st District Senate candidates at their forum on Sept. 22. If some of those questions seemed inappropriate […]

  • Ephraim Hosts Public Workshop on Highway Project Oct. 18

    Ephraim’s engineering consultant, AECOM, along with village staff, will conduct a second public workshop on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 7 pm. It is important for residents and businesses along the reconstruction area (from the southern end of Ephraim Beach to just north of the Firehouse Museum) to attend this meeting. Design is on […]

  • The Bestseller List: October 5, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 2. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris 5. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 2. The Death […]

  • Gibraltar Elementary Among Eight National Blue Ribbon Schools

    State Superintendent Tony Evers congratulated eight Wisconsin elementary schools that received National Blue Ribbon School honors from the U.S. Department of Education, including Gibraltar Elementary School. Nominated in January, the schools completed an application and underwent a national review process. Wisconsin’s other 2018 Blue Ribbon Schools are:  Bannach Elementary School, Stevens Point Area Public School […]

  • Steve Kilbey talks about 30th anniversary tour of Starfish

    Certain bands are known for their ability to cause a shivery effect among their fans. Australian psychedelic rockers The Church are one such band, with many shivery instances in their 26 official studio albums. Without a doubt, the most famous of those is their fifth record, the 1988 release Starfish. The ringing “guitarchitecture” that kicks […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Oct. 5, 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? “You can’t crowdsource anger.” “Then they said my room would be the poop room.” “He was gluing agates? He didn’t tell us […]

  • Reps in the News: House Passes Opioid, Substance Abuse Acts

    Senator Caleb Frostman Applications are now open for the 2018 Senate Scholar program, a week-long educational program offered by the Wisconsin State Senate that provides high school students with a hands-on, up-close view of the Wisconsin Legislature’s role in our democracy. Senate Scholars gain experience in such diverse areas as policy development, constituent relations, and […]

  • Framed: Forestville American Legion

    (Left to right) It was a great honor for the Forestville American Legion Post 372 members Terry McNulty, Bill Karas, Jim Cisler, Wayne Kleist, Don Viste, Scott Zirbel, Bill Ullman and Al Buechner to present the colors for the Brewers baseball game on Sept. 7, 2018. Submitted by Allen Buechner.

  • Visit Crossroads for Wisconsin Solar Tours

    Crossroads continues their fun and educational programming into the fall. October starts off with a meeting of the Door County Invasive Species Team on Oct. 5, 9 am – 12 pm. Learn about white-nose syndrome in bats and updates on invasive species issues, mapping and volunteer efforts. Coffee and a light breakfast is available throughout […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We Need More State Funding, Less Local Taxation

    I just received mail from Sevastopol School District informing me of two referendum items to be voted upon in the upcoming election:  $2,000,000 operating referendum, and $25,100,000 building referendum. As an educator/teacher for 35 years, I totally support education. I believe that Wisconsin, and in particular, Sevastopol, do a fantastic job of educating our students […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Nicki Minaj

    Meet two-year-old Nicki Minaj, a small cat with a big personality who is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This photo shows that she’ll always be first in line to get some snuggles. She was treated for an ulcer on her eye and there’s still some fogginess left over, […]

  • Community Blood Center Starts Partnership with DCMC

    The Community Blood Center (CBC) established a partnership with Door County Medical Center to be the sole supplier of blood products transfused to patients on the Door Peninsula. “We are so excited for this opportunity to expand our services to include Door County Medical Center,” said John Hagins, president and CEO of The Community Blood […]

  • Manners Matter: Not Your Bridal Bank

    Dear Mary Pat, My best friend is getting married and I’m her maid of honor. I’ve spent a considerable amount of money on a dress, shoes, a destination bachelorette party and I threw her a wedding shower. And I spent it happily. You can imagine that I was a little taken aback then when my […]

  • Commentary: Don’t You Quit

    Sometimes good ideas don’t work out exactly as you planned. That doesn’t necessarily mean you did anything wrong. The world is a dynamic place and it might just be that the path you laid out couldn’t envision every twist and turn along the way. Despite a reasonable roadmap and our very best effort, sometimes we […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Loyal Trumpublicans, Let’s Boycott!

    Mr. President, This upcoming mid-term election poses an existential threat to the TrumpAmerican way of life. From all indicators and polls, a “blue wave” is rising that will result in your party (formerly Republican, now gloriously Trumpublican!) getting swept from the House and maybe even the Senate. Yikes! The thought of no longer listening to […]

  • Family Keeps Charitable Spirit of Jim Sarkis Alive

    Nearly 20 years ago, when Jim Sarkis was on the board of Door County Child Care Center, the organization was proposing a rummage sale to raise funds for new play equipment. “That’s going to make us what, a couple hundred dollars?” he said. He wasn’t having it. Instead, he created a golf outing, corralled dozens […]

  • Relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Visits the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

    The relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, more commonly known as Padre Pio, will visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on Oct. 14 for public veneration, 8 am – 5 pm. The Most Reverend David Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, will celebrate Mass in honor of Padre Pio at 11 am. […]

  • Sunshine House Creates Resale Program

    For more than 25 years, the Sunshine House has been in partnership with North Central Wisconsin Goodwill, supporting their mission of “elevating people, transforming communities” through donations and following their example of providing job training and placement to those with special needs and disabilities. With all the donations the Sunshine House receives, they have decided to create […]

  • Final Day for ‘Twilight Tours, Tunes & Tales’

    As night descends over the Door Peninsula, the lamp shines at Eagle Bluff Light Station. As its beam brightens the night sky, voices from the past whisper in the dark, echoing their stories. The Door County Historical Society invites guests to delight in the tales of the keepers through story, song and poetry at the […]

  • Get AED/CPR Certified with Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Dept.

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department partners with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $25 per person. […]

  • Peninsula State Park presents “Rock and Roll Fossils”

    Peninsula State Park presents “Rock and Roll Fossils” on Oct. 12, 4-6 pm. Stop by Park Headquarters at the Fish Creek entrance anytime to meet University of Wisconsin “rock hounds.” See fossils from the park’s ancient coral reef, learn how they formed, and how glaciers shaped Door County bluffs. Stay for 10 minutes or longer. […]

  • Trivia: Who was the father of Ada Lovelace?

    Question:  Who was the father of Ada Lovelace (English mathematician who is referred to as one of the first computer programmers)?   Answer:  The English poet Lord Byron

  • Learn How to Run for Office with Door Collectivist

    Door Collectivist invites members of the community to hear firsthand how to run for local, nonpartisan office. Former Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton will moderate a panel discussion of local nonpartisan elected officials. A Q&A with members from the audience follows the panel. Locally and nationally, more underrepresented people are running for office. Of the recent […]

  • ‘Billy Bishop Goes To War’ Continues Run at TAP

    Billy Bishop Goes To War is on stage at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) until Oct. 21. This production features Ryan Cappleman and Drew Brhel and is directed by Robert Boles. Written by John MacLachlan Gray with Eric Peterson, with music and lyrics by MacLachlan, Billy Bishop Goes To War is the story of irreverent hero […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Homecoming Weekend Schedule

    Due to weather conditions some of Sturgeon Bay High School’s Homecoming Week activities were rescheduled. The revised schedule is below but is still subject to change based on weather conditions.   Friday, Oct. 5 12:15-1:30 pm:  Pep assembly 2-3:10 pm:  Powder puff football game at Memorial Field. Admission is $3 or three non-perishable food items. […]

  • HELP of Door County Hosts Halloween Ball

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and HELP of Door County will host its major annual FUN(d) raising event “Unmasking Domestic Violence Halloween Ball” on Oct. 27 at the Door County Fire Company, Sturgeon Bay, 6 pm. The $20 ticket price includes music, a DJ, food, dancing, contests, raffles and more fun activities. Tickets are […]

  • Plenty of Spooks, Scares in Southern Door

    The Haunted Mansion, located at Quietwoods South Camping Resort in Brussels, returns for its 13th year of terror Oct. 5-6. With four attractions, The Haunted Mansion offers heart-pounding, bone-chilling scares. Ramble through the dark corn maze and haunted trail, where terrifying creatures live. Be careful not to disturb the walking dead deep in the middle […]

  • Cheers!: There’s a Mollusk in My Beer!

    It was the end of a brutal week and I felt in desperate need of a stout, something I could inject directly into my spine in order to buck up. One in particular caught my eye because it boasted buckets of malt in every bottle, but it’s not my favorite brewery for reasons I don’t […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Oct. 5 – 12

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Oct. 9. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm Oct. 11. County of Door:  The Highway & Airport Committee meets at 9 am Oct. 8. The Public Safety Committee meets at 1 pm Oct. 8. The Human […]

  • Horse and Pony Trail Ride in Egg Harbor

    The 2018 Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Fall Trail Ride takes place Oct. 14 at Mary and Phil Bley’s farm, 6832 Cty T in Egg Harbor. The trail ride is the largest fundraiser for the Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Project, and supports educational opportunities for youth who have a passion for horses […]

  • Apple Fest at Seaquist Orchards

    Seaquist Orchards Farm Market is celebrating the fall and harvest season with their annual Apple Festival on Oct. 6, 11 am – 4 pm. The afternoon features apple launching, pumpkin painting, live gospel bluegrass, a variety of fall foods like apple cider brats and chili, sampling of favorite products, a three-level straw maze and more. […]

  • 1918 “Spanish” Flu Pandemic

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the worldwide flu pandemic, the deadliest outbreak in human history. Flu activity was first detected in military camps in the spring of 1918, being the first of three waves of the illness that lasted into spring of 1919. As World War I was being fought at the time, […]

  • Ephraim Moravian Raises Funds for Bridges of Friendship

    The Ephraim Moravian Church is holding a fundraiser at the church for the Bridges of Friendship program on Oct. 27, 8-11 am. The fundraiser features a free continental breakfast with fall bakery treats, fruit and beverages, along with a giant bake sale. All bake sale income and free-will offerings will go to Bridges for their […]

  • Lauter to Read from New Chapbook

    At the Oct. 10 Dickinson Poetry Series program, Estella Lauter will read from her new chapbook, You Never Said. We Didn’t Ask, published by Finishing Line Press in May. In it, the poet speaks to one former World War I soldier who, like many others, said almost nothing about that life-changing experience. As the book reconstructs […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Council Approves Forensic Analyst Position

    At its Oct. 2 meeting the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved the hiring of a full-time forensic analyst position that will be shared with the Door County Sheriff’s Department. The city’s personnel committee forwarded the recommendation, noting that almost every investigation by the police department now involves technology. The department had been relying on a […]

  • Flu Clinics Available Throughout the County

    The Door County Public Health Department announces their lineup of flu clinics. Influenza can be a very serious disease with many complications. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, sore throat and a non-productive cough. More serious illness can occur if pneumonia follows. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), everyone six months and older should […]

  • 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival Oct. 11-14

    More than 60 communities across Wisconsin are hosting activities during the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival (WSF), held Oct. 11 – 14, making the 2018 festival the most expansive one yet. Now in its eighth year, the WSF continues to engage communities in the enterprise of science and discovery, and aims to communicate the power of […]

  • Jim Schuessler Earns Certified Economic Developer

    Jim Schuessler, executive director for Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) on Sept. […]

  • Open Door Pride Now Hosts ‘Fun Nights’

    Open Door Pride presents “Fun Nights,” a monthly LGBTQ community social mixer at various Door County locations. The first gathering is at Starboard Brewing Company on Oct. 10, 6-9 pm. Starboard has beer and soda as well as some food items. They also have a nice selection of games or you can bring your own. […]

  • Firefly Outfitters Teams Up with Open Door Bird Sanctuary

    Throughout October Firefly Outfitters of Sister Bay will donate a portion of the sales of bird-related items to the Open Door Bird Sanctuary (ODBS) of Jacksonport. “Since we have so many birds in our store, from folk art to gifts to the many birds that grace wine labels, we decided donating 10 percent of the […]

  • State News: Marijuana Referendum, NAFTA Replacement

    Slippery Slope of Business Incentives Gov. Scott Walker has said repeatedly that something like the state’s deal with Foxconn doesn’t come around very often. His proclamation of the deal as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for the state rang out in a number of public speeches in 2017. But Foxconn’s status as a “once-in-a-lifetime” deal didn’t last […]

  • Kiwanis Fish Fry Fundraiser Held on Oct. 18

    The Kiwanis Whitefish Fry fundraiser is Oct. 18, 4:30-7:30 pm (or until sold out) at the Mill Supper Club. Proceeds will support the Kiwanis Club’s community projects, especially the iPads for Autism project. The cost is $14 or $6 for children age 12 and younger. Get tickets at the door. Carry-outs are available.

  • Focus on Fairness: Door County talks about inequality in America

    Wealth, income and political inequality affect all of us in ways large and small and in ways that are not always obvious. Focus on Fairness is a series of events that grew out of a six-week Understanding Income Inequality class offered earlier this year. The class addressed topics such as the vanishing middle class, government’s […]

  • Egg Harbor Administrator Ryan Heise Wins State Arts Award

    When she operated Dovetail Gallery in Egg Harbor for 21 years, Kathleen Mand Beck expended a lot of brainpower on how to get people into the gallery. That eventually led her to the idea that art isn’t a place and it doesn’t stop at the gallery door. She sold the gallery four seasons ago, but […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Model Code of Judicial Conduct

    The American Bar Association has a Model Code of Judicial Conduct. Rule 1.2 states:  “A judge shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity and impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.” In his Senate hearing last week, in response to […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Oct. 5 – 12

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Oct. 11 – Conference Meet, 3:30 pm Football Oct. 5 vs. Wausaukee, 7 pm Soccer (Boys) Oct. 8 vs. NEW Lutheran, 6:30 pm Volleyball Oct. 6 @ Southern Door, 9 am Oct. 9 @ Southern Door, 7 pm   SEVASTOPOL Cross Country Oct. 5 @ Northbrook Country Club, 4 pm Oct. 11 […]

  • Gibraltar’s Evan Henry Races His Way to the Top

    Gibraltar’s Evan Henry stands tall against his competitors in more ways than one. The 6’5” senior cross-country runner has turned in an impressive season thus far, amassing four first-place finishes along with two second-place finishes in seven meets this year. Henry is looking to finish his prep career on a high note with hopes of […]

  • County Board OKs New NR151 Rules, Seeks Public Defender Pay Raise

    The Door County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the new targeted manure spreading rules in NR 151 at its Sept. 27 meeting. Before the vote, Supervisor Susan Kohout reminded her colleagues that the county has been lobbying for better standards for a long time. “This is like the final piece for us, so it’s a […]

  • Near-misses Mark Fourth Bird Survey Season

    Four bird species rarely if ever confirmed as breeding in Wisconsin were sighted but not confirmed in 2018, tantalizing near-misses among the most notable results from the fourth season of a comprehensive bird survey. “2018 was a year with a lot of exciting sightings, but ultimately, near-misses,” said Ryan Brady, Department of Natural Resources conservation […]

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 21-28, 2018

    IDLEWILD Idlewild Senior League Handicap Championship Sept. 27, 2018 Champion: Mike Eliason (35) Runner-ups: Earl Neinas, Bill Hoey, Jerry Gutschow, Harold Forbes (38) Best Gross Scores: Mike Eliason (43); Bill Hoey (44); Jim Bundy, Bob Ellison (45); Pete Hegrenes, Harold Forbes (47); Earl Neinas (48) Special Events Winners: Bill Hoey, Harold Forbes Arne Odegaard (2); […]

  • An interview with Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

    In her second term as the United States Poet Laureate, Tracy Smith continues to travel the country in her mission to bring poetry to rural communities. She will make a stop in Door County on Oct. 11 with a reading at Southern Door Community Auditorium. Smith will read work from her latest book of poetry, […]

  • St. John Bosco Receives Match for Donations

    For the first time in the history of the St. John Bosco Catholic School Annual School Fund Drive, the school has received a generous match from two local families, who will match up to $25,000 of any donations before Nov. 15. “We are so thankful for these two gracious families and their generous match. We […]

  • Crossroads Celebrates 2018 Astronomy Day

    On Oct. 20 the stars will align at the Leif Everson Observatory and Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, for the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) 2018 Astronomy Day. Events include state-of-the-art planetarium shows at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, a special NASA-registered International Observe the Moon Night viewing session, and an up to the […]

  • The Revamped Hitching Post: Juice Bar, Bar & Grill

    Life is a balancing act and the new owners of The Hitching Post have fully embraced that concept as they revamp the classic bar and grill. First opened in 1956, The Hitching Post has long been known as the neighborhood watering hole and hot spot for Friday Night Fish Fry and cheap “tappers.” Through the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thumbs Up Across Wisconsin

    When in Sturgeon Bay, drive by the Republican’ headquarters, we’re in the old Sonny’s Pizza building at 43 S. Madison Ave. Note the full size cardboard cutouts of our candidates in the window. They’ll all be on the Nov. 6 ballot, asking for your vote. Stop in Friday, Oct. 5, after 5 pm, for a […]

  • CHIP Presents on ‘Suicide Prevention’

    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, 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 pressure […]

  • Door to Nature: Seeds Blow in the Autumn Wind

    This is the time of year that the common milkweed seeds break out of their pods and sail through the cool air on silky parachutes. The swamp milkweeds in my front yard butterfly garden have been doing the same thing. Perhaps few people have heard of the silk tree and silkweed. Silk tree is another […]

  • Hillside Inn Becomes Member of Select Registry

    Select Registry, a diverse collection of independent, boutique properties located throughout the U.S., welcomes the Hillside Inn in Ephraim as its newest member. “We are delighted to welcome the Hillside Inn and its owner, Diane Taillon, to Select Registry,” said Select Registry CEO Mark Jaronski. “The property offers guests a really luxurious, relaxing getaway near […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings: Sept. 30

    Boys Soccer School Won-Lost-Tied-Points Sturgeon Bay 7-0-0-14 Peshtigo 4-2-1-9 NEW Lutheran 4-3-0-8 Gibraltar-Sevastopol 3-4-0-6 Kewaunee 2-5-0-4 Algoma 0-6-1-1   Football – 8-player Division School Won-Lost-Tied Gibraltar 6-0-0 Sevastopol 5-1-0 Wausaukee 5-1-0 Gillett 4-2-0 Lena-STAA 3-3-0 NEW Lutheran 2-4-0 Menominee Indian 2-5-0 Oneida Nation 1-5-0 Bowler-Gresham 0-7-0 Football – Large School Division School Won-Lost-Tied Kewaunee 5-0-0 […]

  • NWTC Cuts Ribbon on Education Facility

    A large group was on hand Monday, Sept. 24, as NWTC cut the ribbon on their new and modern Sturgeon Bay educational facility. The nursing lab now has state-of-the-art mannequins for hands-on practice. The therapeutic massage program has its own space. There is also a new welding lab. “One of the areas that we have […]

  • Peter Roland Joins Bank of Luxemburg Board of Directors

    Peter Roland joined the Bank of Luxemburg’s board of directors as the newest member in October. A partner at Bay Lakes Commercial Real Estate for 10 years, Roland brings a total of 18 years of commercial real estate experience to his role on the board. Roland specializes in commercial real estate evaluations. “We’re excited to […]

  • Ambrosia Feller Joins Northern Door Children’s Center

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