Peninsula Pulse – Sept. 15-22, 2017

In this issue

  • European Chafer: Out of Sight, But Not Gone

    Extensive lawn damage due to European chafer grub feeding in Sturgeon Bay this spring and last fall may seem like just a bad memory of the past. However the lull we are seeing now is due to the beetle’s lifecycle. Immature European chafer, like the May/June beetle and Japanese beetle, are white, c-shaped grubs that […]

  • Summer Readers Are Winners

    There were many great summer readers signed up at the Door County libraries this year. Many participants entered their name for a chance to win a weekly special event or end-of-summer prize. The winners are listed in alphabetical order whenever possible: All libraries: By reading at least one book in the Peter and the Starcatchers […]

  • Featured Pet: Golden Graham

    Golden Graham, a three-month-old sweet, long-haired kitten, is this week’s featured pet from the Door County Humane Society (DCHS). He loves to play and spend time with human friends. Golden Graham came to DCHS as a stray and is looking for his forever home where he can spend time chasing toys and enjoying snuggles. Think […]

  • Trivia: What is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth, how old is it, and where is it located?

    Question: What is the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth, how old is it, and where is it located? Answer: A 5,067-year-old Great Basin bristlecone pine located in the White Mountains of California.

  • Enter Raffle to Benefit Peninsula Preschool

    Peninsula Preschool and the Hardy Gallery are currently selling raffle tickets for a chance to win an original painting by Door County artist Rob Williams through the “Art from the Heart” Partnership. As a nonprofit organization, Peninsula Preschool’s fundraising accounts for half of their annual budget. The Hardy Gallery will graciously donate 50 percent of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Dreamers Are Worth Our Support

    President Trump’s order to cancel DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a moral mistake. To punish children, who were minors when their parents came to this country, is wrong. These 800,000 children grew up as Americans (this country and culture is all they know) and believed the federal government which promised they would not […]

  • State News: DACA, Mining Bill, Job Growth

    Report Highlights Clean Energy Job Growth Jobs in energy efficiency, renewable energy and other clean energy sectors continue to grow in Wisconsin, according to a new report released by Clean Energy Trust, an Illinois-based nonprofit and funder of early-stage clean technology firms, and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national, nonpartisan business group. The annual report, called 2017 […]

  • Shipwrecked to be Remembered at AleFest

    There will be something of a somber feel to the 2017 Egg Harbor AleFest, taking place as it does from noon to 5 pm on Sept. 16 in the shadow of the burned hulk of Shipwrecked, Door County’s oldest extant craft brewery. An electrical fire on Aug. 20 destroyed the popular establishment. “They’re actually going […]

  • Server of the Week: Rachel Ellis

    Every time I have to shop, I think I’d rather stop and drop.   But there is a special shining star, who cheerily helps at Sturgeon Bay Walmart.   With her careful handling of your goods, all day long as she tirelessly stood,   she makes you want again to skip and hop.   Rachel […]

  • Ephraim Approves $48,000 for Reconstruction of Cherry Street Steps

    The Ephraim Village Board approved up to $48,000 for Hockers Concrete and Hockers Excavating to reconstruct the Cherry Street steps between Cherry Street below and Cherry Lane atop the bluff. Village officials have discussed the reconstruction of the steps for six years, prompting the go-ahead despite not knowing exactly where the money would come from. […]

  • Book Signing with “Cheesehead Devotional” Writer

    The Cheesehead Devotional, Hall of Fame Edition by Judy DuCharme was recently released by SonRise Devotionals, a division of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This is her second Cheesehead Devotional. The Kickoff Edition has been out five years and is still a strong seller. The current book focuses on the Green Bay Packer Hall of […]

  • Sitting around singing with Katie Dahl. Photo by Len Villano.

    Katie Dahl Brings “Sit Around Singing” Back to the UU

    This fall, “Sit Around Singing” gatherings will be resurrected at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. Gatherings take place the first Thursday of every month (except November). Events take place from 7 – 8:30 pm at the UU Fellowship, which is located at 10341 Water Street/Highway 42 in north Ephraim. The dates for upcoming Sit […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Sept. 15, 2017

    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? “I really think some of this is blood.” “I struggled just a little hauling his butt through 300 feet of pea gravel.” […]

  • Michael Perry Releases “Danger: Man Working”

    New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry returns to the Wisconsin Historical Society Press this fall with a new collection of essays that takes readers from Mt. Rainier in Washington to the poison ivy patch at home. From musky fishing to mountain climbing and from playing handyman to raising daughters, Danger: Man Working: Writing from […]

  • Nominate for Herb Kohl Education Awards

    Nominations of Wisconsin PK through grade 12 teachers and principals for the 2018 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship and Leadership awards are due Oct. 6 and must be made online at Awards are $6,000, with an additional $6,000 grant going to the school of each selected teacher and principal. Established in 1990, the Herb […]

  • Southern Door Schools Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing

    The Southern Door County School District Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing will be held Monday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 pm in the high school library. Resolutions will be presented to district residents for transportation of students, board salaries, and the tax levy. Other information includes the treasurer’s report and audit summary, state of the district, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Deportation Frenzy

    It is long past time for us to speak out for our neighbors in Wisconsin who are immigrants. On the one hand, we face a draconian bill in the Senate that would severely limit legal immigration from anywhere; on the other an executive order that reverses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) signed by […]

  • Remembering 9/11

    John Nielsen performs “Taps” during the 9/11 tribute held at Sturgeon Bay City Hall on Sept. 11. The annual tribute recognizes the nearly 3,000 victims of the four coordinated terrorist attacks that took place the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. This was Nielsen’s first public performance of “Taps,” but he regularly performs with the Lakeshore […]

  • The Women’s Fund Presents ‘ARTrageous’ Benefit

    Join the Women’s Fund of Door County at an ARTrageous benefit. ARTrageous is an opportunity to purchase art created by more than 50 women artists of Door County for an ARTrageous price of $99 to benefit the Women’s Fund of Door County. The benefit is Sept. 23 at Rehberger’s Hidden Acres Farm, 11128 Beach Road […]

  • Craft Brews & Crazy Clothes: Bier Zot’s Ryan Castalez

    If you’ve ever walked through the doors of Bier Zot Beer Café, chances are you’ve been taken aback by two things: the variety of brews consuming its beer list and the color and fit of the skinny jeans on the man you’re most likely to see behind the counter. Say hello to Ryan Castalez, Bier […]

  • Changes for Dr. Melissa Nelson, Yes; Retirement? No!

    To begin:  Dr. Melissa Nelson, longtime Sturgeon Bay chiropractor, is not retiring. No matter what you’ve heard – even on the radio – she will continue to be in her office at 44 S. 2nd Ave., just as she has been for many years. Now for the backstory. When she was a little girl, Melissa’s […]

  • Department of Tourism Seeking Best Fall Drive

    In anticipation of the arrival of vibrant fall colors across the state, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is asking fall foliage fans to join the fun and help pick this year’s best fall drive in the state. People can cast a vote for their favorite drive on through Oct. 2. The Ultimate Fall Drive […]

  • Manners Matter: Relationship Advice

    Dear Mary Pat, My brother and sister-in-law just ended a nine-year marriage. I’m sad for him but wasn’t surprised at all when his wife left. I know I’m biased and taking his side, but she was bad news. Always out for herself and what my brother could do for her. I won’t bother listing her […]

  • Framed: And Her Little Dog Too

    Milo the Chihuahua and Beth Friehe enjoy a summertime bike ride. Submitted.

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Sept. 15 – 22

    Marina Fest was totally awesome! Thank you so much to Steve Mann, Amy Lorona, Scott Baker, Chris Hecht, the members of the Marina Fest Committee, and the guys from the Parks Department for all the work they did on organizing the event and once again putting on a fantastic fireworks display. Good job, guys. Congratulations […]

  • Lakeshore CAP Receives Rental Assistance Grant

    Lakeshore CAP has been awarded the HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance grant from the State’s Division of Housing to provide limited rental assistance to homeless families and individuals in Manitowoc, Door, Kewaunee, & Sheboygan counties. Participants must meet the HUD HEARTH definition of homelessness for eligibility and preference is given to households that have a member […]

  • Politics Aside: Rethinking the Community Coordinator Structure

    Local business associations are struggling to retain their community and tourism coordinator positions, straining continuity in the management of events and marketing. Former coordinators say politicization of the position makes for a tough work environment. A solution they offered was to better coordinate across communities and centralize the positions, which now work in the vacuum […]

  • Credit Card Reading Device Found at Kewaunee Fuel Pump

    On Sept. 7, 2017 the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint that an electronic credit card reading device had been found at a fuel pump within Kewaunee County. Upon arrival, officers were provided information that the device would have been installed sometime in the early morning hours of Sept. 7, and that the devices […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Nightmares for Dreamers

    On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump told the Dreamers not to worry. He said he loves the Dreamers. Then as president, he announces an end to the DACA program and passes the buck to Congress to solve the problems that this will create. Despite both houses being controlled by Republicans, our broken Congress finds […]

  • Highland Road Featured for the Door County Treasure Hunt

    The first annual Door County Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Write On, Door County, will feature music by local bluegrass band Highland Road at a picnic dinner at Sawyer Farms in Egg Harbor. The event will be emceed by Tom Clay, executive director of Door County Land Trust. The dinner and party conclude the Sept. 30 […]

  • DC Civility Project Recognized as Friend of Education

    The Door County Civility Project has been recognized along with two other organizations and two individuals as 2017 Friends of Education. “The willingness of those who volunteer to mentor our youth, develop their cultural roots, and give them solid foundations for becoming civic-minded adults means so much to our kids and the future of Wisconsin,” […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Do All The Good You Can’

    When the United States government neglects, abuses, and abandons 800,000 children named illegal, the citizens of the United States will adopt. Do all the good you can By all the means you can In all the ways you can In all the places you can To all the people you can As long as ever […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Jerod Santek Profile

    Thank you for printing the profile of Jerod Santek in your latest autumn issue [of Door County Living]. He is a treasure.   Zola Hardwick White Bear Lake, Minn.

  • By the Numbers: Happiest Places to Live

    Good economic, emotional, physical and social health are key to a balanced and fulfilling life. WalletHub analysts took a look at 28 key metrics to determine the happiest places to live. 1 Minnesota’s overall ranking as the happiest place in the United States. It earned a score of 70.81 out of 100. 4 Wisconsin’s ranking […]

  • DNR Seeks Angling Representative

    The Department of Natural Resources is seeking nominations through Oct. 15 for individuals with experience and interest to fill the angling representative position on the Sporting Heritage Council. The council, established by 2011 Wis. Act 168, advises Gov. Scott Walker, the Natural Resources Board, and the state legislature on fishing, hunting and trapping issues. The […]

  • Commentary: Kitchens’ on West Side, Let the Healing Begin

    By Representative Joel Kitchens While I normally make it my policy not to respond to letters to the editor, I feel it is necessary to clarify my position regarding the Sturgeon Bay waterfront, which Nancy Aten has intentionally misstated. I have consistently stated throughout this controversy that I would not introduce legislation to set the […]

  • Door to Nature: A Face Only a Mother Can Love

    Many people see this huge bird that circles in the sky like a kite on mild late summer and autumn days, but few get a close look, which may disturb some viewers. The bird whose appearance and reputation is not the best is the turkey vulture. Its seemingly effortless soaring flight is beautiful to behold, […]

  • Cheers!: A Noir for a Noir

      During a mid-day walk on the mean streets of Egg Harbor, I paraphrase Kris Kristofferson:   On a Labor Day Monday morning sidewalk I’m wishing, Lord, that I was stoned ‘Cause there’s something in a Labor Day Monday That makes a body feel alone…   Back at the lair, I reach into the magic […]

  • Legislative Committee Considers Manure Spreading Rules, J-1 Visas

    The county legislative committee directed administrators to draft a resolution opposing the elimination of the J-1 visa program but will wait to act on the proposed manure spreading rules until they are considered by the Natural Resources Board. Quick and unanimous consensus among committee members, with Dave Enigl absent, directed County Administrator Ken Pabich to […]

  • Sports Injury Training Held at Gibraltar

    Steve Weitman of Gibraltar Fire and Rescue said a “spectacular” training session was held the evening of Sept. 12 at Gibraltar High School involving three emergency scenarios with student athletes. Weitman, a physician/pediatrician who serves as a first responder with the Gibraltar Fire Department, came up with the idea to conduct an athletic injury training […]

  • The Bestseller List: Sept. 15, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly 3. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 4. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware 5. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls 2. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Washington Island Doesn’t Need More Cats

    Thank you, Door County Humane Society, for rescuing 40 cats from a hoarding situation on Washington Island. It is a relief for many to have this colony, one of several on the island, removed. Trap/neuter/return (TNR) is a popular answer to the problem of abandoned and stray cats, but it carries with it considerable drawbacks. […]

  • First Hearing on Karst Changes for Ag Runoff

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding its first public hearing Sept. 15 on the draft changes to state statute NR 151, targeting agricultural runoff in the karst geology of 15 Wisconsin counties. The draft changes are the result of workgroups that met for nearly a year to address continuing groundwater quality issues […]

  • Commentary: Nancy Aten on West Side, A Problem that Doesn’t Exist

    By Nancy Aten At the recent public hearing in Sturgeon Bay, abundant facts and evidence were shared to assist DNR staff in determining an Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) on the west side waterfront. It is our hope that the result will honor public rights to public land. Such an outcome is what the Friends […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let All Veterans In

    To quote our American Legion president in her message to include veterans in our weekly dinners, “Too many American Legion posts aren’t growing.” The American Legion must look at the old entry dates for admission into the American Legion.  There are literally thousands of veterans out there that did not serve during war time, but […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We Were Warned!

    As a progressive pastor, I always look for the metaphor…the symbolism…the bigger picture in what the Scriptures say. Sodom & Gomorrah is a perfect example:  Though (some) fundamentalists and evangelicals continue to justify their rejection and judgment of same-sex love by pointing to what happened in Sodom and Gomorrah, they forget that the sin of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Embrace the Past

    Taking nothing away from them for what they are doing now with TAP, I would like to respond to Bob and James regarding TAP’s theater past. Perhaps they are unaware of this, because they weren’t around to witness the work when it was being done, but there was quality theater being presented at TAP before […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Sept. 15 – 22

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Sept. 19 @ Lake Breeze Golf Course, 4 pm   Football Sept. 15 @ Gillett, 7pm   Soccer (Boys) Sept. 19 vs. Roncalli (at Baileys Harbor Rec Park), 4:30pm Sept. 21 vs. NEW Lutheran, 6:30pm   Volleyball Sept. 16 @ Mishicot, 9am Sept. 19 @ Oconto, 7 pm Sept. 21 vs. NEW […]

  • Feedback Sought on Deer Management Unit Boundaries

    Early in September, County Deer Advisory Councils will provide preliminary recommendations on county deer population objectives for the next three years and potential changes to Deer Management Unit (DMU) boundaries for online public review and comment. The online public comment period regarding these recommendations will begin after noon on Sept. 11 and runs through Sept. […]

  • Local Man’s Team Wins Windy City Shootout

    The team Windy City 60s won first place in the 28th Annual Windy City Shootout, held Aug. 18 – 20, winning 60-58. Mel Mocco led all scorers with 25 points. His Windy City 60s teammates were Lorenzo Bond, Walter Gibson, James Lewis, John Protolipac (of Fish Creek), Larry Pikes and John Rueben. Teams from all […]

  • Sports Standing: Sept. 10 – 17

    Local Prep Sports As of Sept. 10   Football Standings – MONLPC-8 (8-Player) (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Sevastopol, 3-0, 3-1, 1.000 Green Bay NEW, 3-1, 3-1, .750 Gibraltar, 3-1, 3-1, .750 Wausaukee, 2-1, 2-2, .667 Gillett, 2-1, 2-2, 667 Lena/St. Thomas, 1-2, 1-3, .333 Menominee Indian, 1-3, 1-3, .250 Oneida Nation, 1-3, […]

  • Sister Bay, Liberty Grove Shredding and Recycling Day Sept. 16

    All residents, business owners or operators, and owners of property in the Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove are encouraged to participate in a Shredding/Appliance Recycling Day on Saturday, Sept. 16. There will be no charge to have documents securely shredded or to recycle most computer components and small household appliances, […]

  • Commentary: Dispelling Stubborn Myths

    By Caleb Frostman, Executive Director, Door County Economic Development Corporation On the heels of Myles Dannhausen Jr’s June essay on retiring the bootstrap myth, I did a little “sole” searching myself and, in addition to deciding to kick the foot puns here, I felt compelled to encourage another persistent myth into permanent retirement. Over the course […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Commends $3.2 Million for Bay Shipbuilding

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after the Joint Finance Committee’s decision to provide funding for the Sturgeon Bay Harbor Project:  “I am incredibly pleased that yesterday the Joint Finance Committee approved my motion requesting a $3.2 million grant from the Harbor Assistance Program for our harbor in Sturgeon Bay. The Fincantieri […]

  • Municipal News: Sept. 15 – 22

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 4:30 pm Sept. 18. The common council meets at noon, Sept. 19. The Plan Commission meets at 6 pm Sept. 20. County of Door:  The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am Sept. 18. The ADRC Advisory Committee meets at 3 pm […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Sept. 15 – 22

    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, September 11, 1874 Are you going to the Black Hills after gold? If so, don’t start until you have called on I.B. Scott, at his […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Community Church Hosts Medicare Educational Program, Sept. 19

    On Sept. 19, 3:30 – 5 pm, join Melissa Andrews, from Hannemann-Gosser Insurance, for an educational event discussing Medicare eligibility, enrollment and options. No specific plan information will be shared at this educational event. Everyone is welcome to attend; no cost or obligation and no registration required. The program will be held at Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association’s Next Meeting is Sept. 20

    The next meeting of the Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association Meeting will be held at the Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 20. Social hour begins at 11 am, followed by a noon luncheon. After a brief business meeting, members will tour the Door County Historical Museum. Red Wagon school supplies collected at […]

  • Giz Herbst Leads Historical Society Meeting with Horseshoe Bay History Program

    Take a journey to explore life at a forgotten Door County settlement at the Egg Harbor Historical Society’s annual meeting and dinner Sept. 21. Giz Herbst will lead a presentation on the Horseshoe Bay Settlement, 1874 – 1914, at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Course Clubhouse. From the 1860s until the advent of the railroad the […]

  • Door County Medical Center Dietitian Presents ‘Carb Counting’ Program

    The Wellness Committee at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church will hold a program called “Carb Counting for Everyone” Sept. 28 at 6 pm. Carmen Schroeder, dietitian from Door County Medical Center, will present information about what carb counting is, its use in the treatment of diabetes, and how carbohydrate counting can be a useful tool […]

  • Blessing of the Animals at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Sept. 30

    Following a long tradition of honoring the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Sept. 30. Father Olin Sletto invites pet owners to bring their animals – large or small – to the church on County V, just west of […]

  • MOPS Meetings Start Again at Sturgeon Bay Community Church

    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is starting up again at Sturgeon Bay Community Church in Sturgeon Bay. MOPS is an international organization that provides an opportunity for mothers to come together and celebrate motherhood. MOPS strives to encourage, equip, and develop mothers to understand their potential as women, mothers and leaders through strengthening their relationship with […]

  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Celebrates ‘National Novena’

    A special line-up of speakers will be featured as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help celebrates its second National Novena, Oct. 1-9. The National Novena offers nine days of reflection and prayer and brings hundreds of pilgrims to the National Shrine in Champion, Wis. “The National Novena to Our Lady of Good […]

  • Southern Door Schools Hosts Child Development Day, Oct. 5

    The Southern Door County School District will hold Child Development Day on Oct. 5, from 8 am to 6 pm. This is a free community service to provide information and assessment on how children are developing. Parents with young children ages 2 years 8 months and 4 years 6 months are invited to attend. If […]

  • Obituary: Jerome E. Koessl

    Jerome E. Koessl, 82 of Baileys Harbor, WI died in Sturgeon Bay, WI on September 11, 2017. He was born in Kewaunee, WI on May 31, 1935 to Edward & Olive (Bhirdo) Koessl. Jerry attended Sister Bay Grade School and Gibraltar High School. He was a lifelong resident of Northern Door County. He drove truck for […]

  • Obituary: Wayne A. Lemburg

    Wayne A. Lemburg, age 92, of Sister Bay, died with his family by his side at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on September 9, 2017. The family is honoring his wish and there will be a private family service  and he will be interred at the Baileys Harbor Cemetery.

  • Obituary: Shirley M. Rosenquist

    Shirley M. Rosenquist, 89, of Sister Bay, WI passed away at Bellin Hospital In Green Bay WI on September 9, 2017. There will be a Memorial Service at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, WI on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. A Luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the […]

  • Obituary: Bethany Ann VanDreese

    Bethany Ann VanDreese, 48, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June. Beth was born June 7, 1969 in Elpaso, TX, the daughter of Richard Sr. and Linda (Wilda) VanDreese. She graduated from Southern Door High School in […]

  • Obituary: Karl S. May

    Karl S. May, age 75, Sturgeon Bay, died Thursday evening, September 7, 2017, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born to Bernard E. and Dorothy May on July 12, 1942. Karl attended St. Joseph’s Grade School, graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School (1960), and graduated from St. Norbert College (1965) with a […]

  • Obituary: Ellen Juanita Rohde

    Ellen Juanita Rohde, 80, of Brussels, passed away at the Sturgeon Bay Health Center on September 6, 2017.  She was born on February 7, 1937, in Door County, to Henry and Mathilda (Klansky) Rohde.  Ellen was a bookkeeper at Palmer Johnson, Inc. for 44 years.  She also was a bookkeeper for Raymond Dix Magneto in […]

  • Obituary: Jim (Jamie) Mineau

    Jim (Jamie) Mineau, 59, left behind his HD-ravaged warrior body on Sept 5th, 2017. His soul is now at peace in the universe as he begins his next journey free of the pain and burdens inflicted on him by this terrible disease. Jamie was born in Sturgeon Bay, where he lived all his life. Among […]

  • Door County Medical Center Birth: Aug. 28, 2017

    Makayla and Jacob Isaacson, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Aug. 28, 2017. Maternal grandmother is Kim Clouthier, Calumet, Mich. Paternal grandparents are Cindy Maki, Calumet, Mich., and Dale Isaacson, Calumet, Mich.

  • Wendt Family History Presented at Jacksonport Historical Society Meeting

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society Sept. 20, 7 pm, at the Jacksonport Town Hall on County V as they present “The Wendt Family.” Ervin and Clara Wendt moved to West Jacksonport from Milwaukee where Ervin worked for International Harvester. In 1927 they purchased the Henry and Martha Spille farm. It is here where they raised […]

  • Free Screening of ‘Gender Revolution’ at UUF

    On Sept. 19 at 4:30 pm Movies That Matters presents a free screening of Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. This powerful film explores the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity in today’s society. PFLAG of Door County screened the National Geographic documentary in Sturgeon Bay, and had many requests to show the movie […]

  • Traveling Exhibit about Wisconsin Waterways Visits Sturgeon Bay

    From ancient glaciers to today’s research and industry, water has always been at the heart of Wisconsin and Door County’s history. Made possible by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Door County Maritime Museum is excited to host the traveling exhibit, Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin. The exhibit is currently displayed in the […]

  • Wisconsin Filmmakers Needed for Wisconsin Film Festival

    Wisconsin Film Festival 2018 is now accepting Wisconsin’s Own submissions. 2018 will mark the 20th annual Wisconsin Film Festival (April 5-12). Wisconsin filmmakers, or filmmakers who have made a film with a Wisconsin connection, are invited to submit their work. The Wisconsin Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Wisconsin’s Own and Wisconsin’s […]

  • Butch Wilson Earns Albatross at Alpine Golf Course

    Butch Wilson, of Fish Creek, and his son Brad, of Valmeyer, Ill., recently played a round at Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor. On the ninth hole of the blue course, Butch hit a five-iron from the men’s tee box and his shot landed on the green and rolled into the cup for a hole-in-one. […]

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 5-7

    ALPINE   Women’s Golf League (Sept. 5) Event – Most 1 Putts: A Flight – Diane Hanley 3; B Flight – Deb Staats 3; C Flight – Marge Bricker 3; D Flight – Melanie Special 4 Low Score: A Flight – Diane Hanley 46; B Flight – Jean Canney 42; C Flight – Marge Bricker […]

  • Korey Mallien Joins DCEDC as Business & Education Partnership Manager

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) announced that Korey Mallien has been hired as its Business & Education Partnership Manager from a strong pool of candidates. Mallien began work with DCEDC Sept. 11. Mallien is a Door County native, having graduated from Southern Door High School, which is where his two children also graduated. […]

  • Amy Goyette Joins Pinkert Law Firm

    Pinkert Law Firm LLP announces the addition of Amy Goyette as an associate attorney in the litigation and general practice groups. While Goyette was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, she frequently visited her parents’ home in Baileys Harbor. She and her family feel blessed to now make Sturgeon Bay their home and call themselves permanent residents. […]

  • Business Sponsors, Tree Decorators Needed for Merry-Time Festival of Trees

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s engaging and family fun “Merry-Time Festival of Trees” returns in 2017, and the museum is looking for businesses, organizations or individuals to sponsor or decorate a Christmas tree. Coinciding with Sturgeon Bay’s Christmas by the Bay activities, the festival runs Nov. 11 – Dec. 12. Businesses, organizations and individuals have […]

  • Dairy Producers Can Now Enroll for Margin Protection Program Coverage

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that dairy producers can now (as of Sept. 1) enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). Secretary Sonny Perdue has used additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018. “Secretary Perdue […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Sept. 12, 2017

    Crop prices (Sept. 12) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.00 -0.48 $2.84 Soybeans $8.65 -0.81 $8.89 Wheat $3.45 -0.89 $3.09 Oats $2.05 -0.28 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.95/bushel -0.53 New-Crop Corn $2.95/bushel -0.53 Wheat $3.44/bushel -0.90   Basis: The difference between the local […]

  • Romantic Comedy ‘Almost, Maine’ Closes Peninsula Players’ Season

    On a moonless night, the residents of a remote, mythical town find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways in the charming, offbeat comedy Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Almost, Maine is the final play of the 2017 season at Peninsula Players and launches the theater into its fall […]

  • Award-winning Hunt Quartet Comes to Door Sept. 16

    Midsummer’s Music presents the Hunt Quartet in concert Sept. 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. The highly acclaimed group, which played a beautiful program in Sturgeon Bay last May, is the elite graduate string quartet for the Mead Witter School of Music, University of Wisconsin – Madison. The evening’s repertoire includes Joseph Haydn’s […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents Comedy ‘…And Then There Was Nun’

    Rogue Theater brings the hilarious …And Then There Was Nun back to the stage for one weekend. Written by Bruce W. Gilray and Richard T. Witter, this comedy is a spun-out spin-off of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None as the Holy Order of the Sisters of San Andreas get together on a secluded […]

  • ‘Dark Ranger’ Night Sky Advocate Returns to Crossroads Sept. 16

    Kevin Poe, the “Dark Ranger,” will return to Door County thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Door County Environmental Council, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society, and the Boys and Girls Club of Door County. He will hold a family night at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, Sept. 16. Poe is a park […]

  • Chicago Trio Sail for Great Lakes Research

    Three Chicago friends are waiting for the right conditions – southwest winds at about 15 mph – to make a 60-some mile voyage aboard small sailboats from Two Rivers, Wis., to Ludington, Mich., to raise money for the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research. “People don’t take adventures any more,” said Drew Fries, who is […]

  • Ride the Fall Challenge in Sister Bay Sept. 16

    The Peninsula Century Fall Challenge bicycle ride returns to Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park Saturday, Sept. 16. Riders can still register for the ride Friday from 4 – 7 pm at Waterfront Park, and Saturday at packet pickup from 6 – 9 am. The ride offers four routes – 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles – […]

  • New Playground at St. John Bosco

    Fr. Carl Schmitt sprays some students with holy water while blessing the new Creative Spirits Creative Souls Playground during a ceremony at St. John Bosco Catholic School on Sept. 8. Photo by Jim Lundstrom.

  • ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ Explores Optimism in Face of Depression

    He was seven the first time. He knew something was wrong when Dad came late to pick him up from school. Mom always picked him up, she was never late, and he’d always sit in the back of the car; but this time it was Dad, he was late, and he was saying to get […]

  • Chalk Artists Plan Door County Piece for Harvest Festival

    When Craig and Jamie Rogers began preparing for the new school year in the Richland Center School District, they stocked their art classrooms with the typical supplies: crayons, markers and colored pencils. But there’s another carefree medium they added to their classroom collection, and it happens to be one that dominates their school-free summers: chalk. […]

  • Meissner Shares Small Piece of Hunting’s Long History

    As the son of a Sevastopol school history teacher, Greg Meissner rebelled and claimed he hated history. But once he learned about the long and storied past of one of his favorite pastimes, hunting, that changed. “I didn’t like history but I found some of these things I enjoyed – that aspect of the history […]

  • Pro Golf Tips: Swinging Into Autumn

    As the summer starts to disappear, the leaves begin to change colors and the temperatures cool off, you may find yourself either putting your clubs in the closet until spring or you may not want to give up the game for the season quite yet. Some of you will do everything possible to play as […]

  • Isherwood: Cassini

    On Sept. 15, 2017 a fellow Earthling will die, actually it’s an execution. To quickly add, for a good cause; this fellow Earthling’s name is Cassini. If some of us believe machines don’t die, they just stop working, some others of us think machines too can have a soul. Perhaps it is only farmboys that […]

  • Farming History Revisited in Kewaunee

    photos and article by Suzi Hass On Sunday, Sept. 10, friends and family of the Lohreys near Rio Creek gathered to observe and assist in a way of life gone for many. Bob and his brother Dan enjoy bringing history to life on their farm. They haven’t gone completely into the past but whenever they […]

  • AleFest, Dark Knight & More Weekend Plans

    It’s your last weekend to soak up summertime in Door County, as the autumnal equinox arrives next Friday! Enjoy an evening of laughter with a 1940s-inspired murder-mystery, celebrate the upcoming grape harvest with a winey celebration at von Stiehl, or tip back a cold one at Egg Harbor AleFest. Friday, September 15 …And Then There […]