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Peninsula Pulse – Sept. 29-Oct. 6, 2023

In this issue

  • Letters to the Editor: Constitutional Change Needed with Redistricting Legislation

    After reading your recent point and counterpoint columns on the proposed law to draw legislative districts [Peninsula Pulse, perspectives page, Sept. 22], I believe the proposed legislation in AB-415, that Rep. Joel Kitchens sponsored [and who provided the ‘point’ side], is in line with Iowa’s current law. Karen Wilson [in her counterpoint] never said what […]

  • Letters to the Editor: Dying with Dignity

    I read with interest two recent letters to the editor promoting dignity in assisted suicide. I believe the authors are well-intentioned, yet I strongly disagree that this promotes dignity. Death is a part of nature; extinguishing innocent life is not.  The most common reason for selecting assisted suicide is pain control or discomfort. Medical practice […]

  • Letters to the Editor: Wolfe Doesn’t Deserve to be Removed

    Some Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature are circulating a bill to impeach Meagan Wolfe, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, despite the fact – or is it because of the fact? – that she has an outstanding record as an elections administrator whose legal obligation is to implement the procedures put in place by the […]

  • Letters to the Editor: A Profile in Courage

    I never thought I would write this: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, deserves a Profile in Courage award.  I never believed he would go against the MAGA right-wing fringe over shutting down the government. But he did. He was “the adult in the room.”  President John F. Kennedy was given a […]

  • Obituary: Anne Marie (Lautenbach) Fletcher

    Oct. 4, 1974 – Sept. 29, 2023 Anne Marie (Lautenbach) Fletcher, 48, of Ellison Bay, passed away peacefully with her husband, Stephen, and family by her side, on Sept. 29, 2023, at her home in Ellison Bay. She was born Oct. 4, 1974, in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the daughter of Arthur and Patricia (Johnson) Lautenbach. […]

  • Obituary: Randall M. “Ranny” Evanson

    June 26, 1933 – Dec. 13,  2022 Randall M. Evanson – “Ranny” – passed away on Dec. 13,  2022, at a hospital in DeLand, Florida, where he and his wife Christiane – “Christy” – had lived since 1980. He was 89 years old. He is survived by Christy; brothers, Lee Evanson (Sue) and Bob Evanson (Nan); and […]

  • Obituary: Darlene B. Rhoades

    March 17, 1942 – Sept. 28, 2023 Darlene B. Rhoades, 81, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sept. 28, 2023 at Door County Hospital.  She was born March 17, 1942 in Algoma to Henry and Florence (Krueger) Eggert. Darlene was a graduate of Sevastopol High School in Door County. Darlene’s passion was being a beautician, but she […]

  • Obituary: Raoul E. Plutchak

    1939 – Sept. 29, 2023 Raoul E. Plutchak, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. He was born in 1939 in Green Bay, son of the late Durward A. Plutchak and Elva H. Plutchak. Raoul graduated from Carney-Nadeau High School before attending Michigan Technological University, where he obtained his bachelor’s […]

  • Obituary: Joan Marie Lonstine

    Dec. 8, 1946 – Sept. 27, 2023 Joan Marie Lonstine (nee Matuska), age 76 of the Village of Sister Bay and formerly of the Village of Homewood, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at the Jack and Engrid Meng Residence – Unity Hospice. Joan was born on Dec. 8, 1946, to the late […]

  • Obituary: Joyce E. Beyer

    April 28, 1944 – Sept. 25, 2023 Joyce E. Beyer, 79, Pulaski, passed away peacefully, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Seymour. The daughter of Lester and Laura (Freiman) Anderson was born April 28, 1944, in Sturgeon Bay. Joyce was a 1962 graduate of Gibraltar High School, where she was sophomore class […]

  • WILD THINGS: Strawberry Creek Harvest Begins Oct. 2

    Fall colors will be on full display at the Department of Natural Resources Strawberry Creek salmon spawning facility next week. Visitors can admire the mix of reds, oranges, yellows and greens on the foliage inside the 79.51-acre parcel of state property, but the real stars will be the bronze, copper and black-backed Chinooks, a far […]

  • VIDEO: The Origins and Evolution of Sister Bay’s Fall Festival

    Fall Festival is the biggest celebration of the year in Door County, when thousands of people fill the streets of Sister Bay to mark the end of the season and gather with old friends. But it’s much more than a party. In this video you’ll catch some classic video from early Fall Festivals and hear […]

  • 2023 Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Schedule (Oct. 7-8)

    One of the great weekends for family fun in Door County returns Oct. 7-8, 2023 with the Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival. Enjoy live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, pumpkin and scarecrow displays, great food and fun for the whole family! Pumpkin Patch weekend, as locals call it, is one of […]

  • Michigan Street Bridge Closures Oct. 2-5

    The Michigan Street Bridge will have a continuous closure Oct. 2-5, 7 am-4:30 pm for needed repairs. During this time the bridge will remain closed to vehicles and pedestrians to remove concrete that is a safety concern.  NFR includes some firefighters and emergency medical responders who previously were with the SDFD, as well as some […]

  • Salaries Approved for Nasewaupee Fire Department

    The Nasewaupee town board voted Sept. 21 to approve Nasewaupee Fire Rescue (NFR) salaries and revisit that salary structure in a year. Nasewaupee split off from the Southern Door Fire Department (SDFD) at the end of September to form its own department. Bill Krueger, who chairs the town’s fire committee, said the committee recommended salaries […]

  • New West Side Fire Station Considered

    A new west side fire station may be in the cards for the City of Sturgeon Bay.  At Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting involving the Common Council along with the city’s department heads and other staff, Fire Chief Tim Dietman requested a study be funded related to the size and adequacy of the West […]

  • Nasewaupee to Seek More Options for Broadband

    There was standing room only in the Nasewaupee Town Hall on Monday night when town residents filled the main meeting room to hear about the town’s plans to provide broadband service throughout Nasewaupee. The meeting was initially scheduled as a special town meeting for electors who reside in Nasewaupee to vote on whether to authorize […]

  • Federal Funding for Granary Pending Historic Review

    The Door County Granary project has another hurdle to clear.  Project manager Nicole Matson told the Sturgeon Bay Common Council Sept. 19 that it will need to undergo a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) review before it can receive $3.3 million in congressionally directed spending.  She said the review is required because the 1901 Teweles […]