Peninsula Pulse – Sept. 8-15, 2017

In this issue

  • DNR Seeking Comments on Fish Stocking

    Anglers and others are invited to provide feedback on whether to raise, lower or keep Lake Michigan salmon and trout stocking numbers the same in 2018 and beyond. The comment period is open and runs through Sept. 30. “We are seeking general input about angler success in 2017 and whether anglers feel we have the […]

  • DNR Hosts Public Hearing on Manure Spreading Sept. 15

    The Department of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing Sept. 15 regarding state rule changes governing the spreading of manure on soils in certain sensitive areas of the state. The changes, under Ch. NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code, relate to shallow soils over “karst topography,” which are areas where the bedrock may be fractured. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Pure Bigotry

    My name is Ms. Joni Sarah Duflo or just “Sarah Duflo.” I am an American Legion Member of Post 89 in Allegan, Michigan. I read your article on the first Female National Commander of the American Legion. I was interested in what she had to say about the Trans Military Members serving and the stand […]

  • You Take the Corn, I’ll Take The Pie: Leist brothers eat up competition at Carlsville Corn Fest

    Corn is in the air. And so are bits of cherry pie. Flying off cobs and out of pie tins as hungry jaws clamp down on their prize in a race to completion. On Sept. 9, attendees will flock to Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store in Carlsville to enjoy the huge corn maze, food and […]

  • Framed: Fresh Squeezed

    Gunnar Stuth recently dedicated one of his final days of summer break to handing out cups of lemonade in Baileys Harbor and accepting donations for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Photo by Susan Hoffmann.

  • Letter to the Editor: The Pendulum Continues to Swing

    Unfortunately racism in this country has changed colors. It is being fueled like a fire by gasoline. If people continue to use the term “white supremacist,” anger and violence will grow and we will never move forward away from racism.   Sandy Werner Baileys Harbor, Wis.

  • Mixed Media Drawings and Paintings at UU Gallery

    Karen Hertz-Sumnicht and her mixed media drawings and paintings are featured at the UU Gallery throughout September. Born in Indianapolis, Hertz-Sumnicht began her creative practice in ceramics and drawing classes at the University of Chicago Lab School and Munster High School. In 1980, she earned her BFA and teaching certificate at St. Mary’s College of […]

  • Turnover Plagues Local Tourism Associations

    As tourism in the county grows, local business associations are struggling to retain the staff that sustains marketing and events within communities. While local officials say a lack of competitive compensation is the cause for turnover, former coordinators cited politics between boards and business members as the toughest part of the gig. Room tax revenues […]

  • Manners Matter: Cleaning Up

    Dear Mary Pat, There isn’t a delicate way to put this really, so I’ll just call it like it is: My daughter is a slob. I know that sounds harsh, but it is truly the best way to describe how she leaves her room. She’s neat in most other areas of her life (her appearance, […]

  • New Poetry on Newport’s Poetry Trail

    The poetry of Sharon Auberle, Door County Poet Laureate 2017-2019, is on display on the Newport State Park Poetry Trail. Maintained by Write On, Door County, the works will be on display through early December. Auberle grew up in the Midwest, exploring fields, woods and waters, often in the company of her grandfather, who passed […]

  • Kiln Opening at Ellison Bay Pottery

    The community is invited to a kiln opening at Ellison Bay Pottery Sept. 9. Resident potter John Dietrich started up the kiln recently and has been working on collaboration mugs, baking dishes and tall candleholders. The one-day “almost perfect” pottery sale is also Sept. 9, 10 am – 5 pm. Fall hours are 10 am […]

  • The Bestseller List: Sept. 8, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 2. Y Is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton 3. The Marsh King’s Daughter, by Karen Dionne 4. Sulfur Springs, by William Kent Krueger 5. Camino Island, by John Grisham HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A […]

  • Town of Sturgeon Bay Supports Citizens United Amendment

    On Sept. 4, the Town Of Sturgeon Bay unanimously passed a resolution asking the Door County Board of Supervisors and local, state and Congressional representatives to support a non-binding statewide referendum. The referendum bill was introduced this spring into both the state Assembly and Senate, but has not been allowed to the Legislative floor for […]

  • Cheers!: Living in the Grain Belt

    Back in the dark ages, before the craft beer evolution/revolution, when America was awash in lagers, all beer lovers had their brands or go-to beers. Growing up in Duluth, we were bombarded with ads for Hamm’s Beer “from the land of sky blue waters,” but I was always a Grain Belt fan. I liked the […]

  • Pet Talk: Not All Cats Like to Be Picked Up

    Q: My cat hates when I pick her up and will bite, scratch and growl, other than that she is a really nice cat. Is there any way I can get her to like being picked up? I sure would like to cuddle her. A: Cats can be very loving and need affection and touching […]

  • Upcycled Benches Up for Auction

    Pianos, trucks and wine barrels have been recycled and upcycled into a new life as benches in the 17th annual Sturgeon Bay Street Art project, Benches by the Bay. It’s time for them, and the other 22 beautifully decorated benches, to find their new homes. Pick out a spot in your house, business or yard, […]

  • Tom Toerpe Headlines Dickinson Poetry Series

    With more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance, Tom Toerpe brings an uncommon perspective to the craft of poetry. He will share that perspective Sept. 13 at the Dickinson Poetry Series at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. Toerpe’s poems have explored – among other things – the value of obsolete objects, […]

  • Governor Walker Tours Southern Door’s Fab Lab

    Gov. Scott Walker not only got a tour of the fabrication laboratory (or fab lab) at Southern Door High School when he visited on the second day of the 2017-18 school year on Sept. 6, but he also received an engraved glass commemorating his visit and designed by fab lab student Hayley Shimon. The Governor […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Door County Environmental Council’s Position on CAFO Expansion

    The phosphorus pollution of northeastern Wisconsin’s ground and surface water is a serious and undeniable problem. All of the facts and science behind this water contamination are not currently known. However, what is known is that there are multiple sources of this phosphorus pollution including lawn fertilizers and failing septic systems. There also is, we […]

  • Trivia: Sept. 8, 2017

    Question: The Pesse canoe is believed to be the world’s oldest known boat, with carbon dating indicating it was constructed during the early Mesolithic period (between 8040 BCE and 7510 BCE). What was it built of and what are its dimensions? Answer: The dugout-style canoe measures 117 inches long and 17 inches wide, and was […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Sept. 8, 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? “Meijer…you mean hipster Pick ’n Save?” “Is this an episode of ‘You Suck At Photoshop?’” “If God damned everything I told him […]

  • Featured Pet: Tommy

    This is Tommy, a very energetic kitten who is Door County Humane Society’s featured pet. Tommy is about five months old and loves to play and run whenever he can, and loves exploring new places. He would love a home with a cat or kitten friend to play with. Tommy might be energetic most of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Perfect Summer Evening

    A recent Wednesday evening in August we decided to take advantage of the music venue offered by the Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA), the Bittorf Brothers playing American and polka music. How interesting it was comprised of two Bittorf Brothers including one of the brothers’ sons who resided in Sister Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed the […]

  • Server of the Week: Spencer Champeau

    When the rain starts pouring down During your visit to the Sister Bay beach It’s probably best to trade floaties for cold brews At Bier Zot’s Beach Bar, within easy reach!   If you’re lucky you’ll walk in to hear Spencer Offering smooth delivery of Lil’ Troy’s “Wanna Be A Balla” His mission as a […]

  • Old Meets New at Meadows Gallery

    During the first five years of Meadows Art Gallery, only Door County artists have been shown. This is the direction and mission of the Meadows Gallery. Last month’s show was Old Guard, in a collection of artists who helped start the gallery. This month, the Meadows will feature newer artists to the gallery in a […]

  • Door to Nature: Mushrooms – A World of Wonder at Your Feet

    Whenever I reminisce about my boyhood in Kewaunee, I can picture my dad at his happiest, returning home with baskets of honey mushrooms he had picked in the woods on a Sunday morning in September. Undoubtedly I can trace my fondness for this delectable fungus to his tutoring. Today Charlotte and I rank this common […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Take A Closer Look

    I am a Catholic; I didn’t vote for Trump and I strongly object to the statement made by an Egg Harbor writer in his letter of Aug. 25 which said that Catholics in overwhelming numbers voted into office a person who is unqualified and unfit to be our President. More accurate polls taken after the […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks Draft Choice Will Visit Sturgeon Bay

    The Milwaukee Bucks statewide tour will stop in Sturgeon Bay Sept. 16. The Bucks 2017 first round draft pick D.J. Wilson will sign autographs and take photos, the Rim Rockers will perform amazing dunk tricks, and the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers will entertain the crowd. The appearance is part of Sturgeon Bay Harvest Festival. Festivities on […]

  • High School Athletic Schedule: Sept. 8 – 15

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Sept. 8 @ River Valley, TBD Sept. 9 @ Spring Green Municipal Golf Course, 8:30am Sept. 14 @ Valders, 4 pm   Football Sept. 8 vs. Lena, 4pm Sept. 15 @ Gillett, 7pm   Soccer (Boys) Sept. 14 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 6:30pm   Volleyball Sept. 12 @ Southern Door (Pink Out fundraiser), […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let Commonsense Prevail

    A new venue such as Chop attracts more cars to Sister Bay. Expansion of the Pig will not. They will have the same volume of customers they now have. The expansion is to better serve its customers and will not attract more cars. Moreover, parking space has never been an issue at Country Walk, even […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Time for Appreciation, Satisfaction

    It might be a good time during this slight September pause for us in Door County to take a moment to appreciate ourselves. Even to be satisfied with ourselves, which is a further step. What a glorious place we live in. How well we have done with it. How endlessly creative we are. How good […]

  • Highway 57 Construction Between Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor Begins Sept. 11

    The Door County Highway Department, under the direction of the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be doing patch work to the asphalt surface on Hwy. 57 between Jacksonport and Baileys Harbor starting Monday, September 11 through Thursday, September 14. There will be flaggers for the work so expect some delays. This will be a moving and […]

  • Memphis Musician Paul Taylor Visits Door County Makers Space Sept. 8

    What do seemingly disparate artists Chuck Prophet, Aashish Khan, Eric Gales, Shelby Bryant, David Shouse, Ann Peebles, Dead Soldiers, Big Ass Truck, Shawn Lane, Sid Selvidge, Robert Ellis, John Nemeth, Devil Train, Amy LaVere, Mason Ruffner, Luther Dickinson, Kelley Mickwee and many more have in common? Answer: They have all used the talents of Memphis […]

  • Katie Dahl Plays at Tin Plate, Sept. 12 & Oct. 13

    The Tin Plate (the former Hitching Post in Valmy) is pleased to announce two performances this fall by popular Door County musician Katie Dahl: Sept. 12 and Oct. 13, both from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Dahl, a nationally recognized folk singer-songwriter, will perform with her frequent sideman, upright bass and percussion player Rich Higdon. Dahl […]

  • Next Yesteryear Program Looks at Sturgeon Bay’s West Side, Sept. 9

    The Door County Historical Society will host its yesteryear program “The West Side of Sturgeon Bay,” presented by Ann Jinkins and Maggie Weir, on Sept. 9 at 2 pm in the Collins Learning Center, adjacent to the Heritage Village at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. This discussion will highlight Sturgeon Bay’s west side in […]

  • Learn About Horseshoe Bay Settlement at Next Egg Harbor Historical Society Meeting

    Egg Harbor Historical Society’s annual meeting is Sept. 21. The meeting includes dinner and a presentation titled “Horseshoe Bay Settlement – 1874-1914.” The meeting will be held at Horseshoe Bay Golf Course clubhouse and is open to the public. Social hour starts at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm and the presentation begins after […]

  • Greg Meissner to Share Early Hunting Accessories at Historical Society Dinner Program

    The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program, “Collectible Shotshell Reloading Tools & Hunting Accessories” presented by Greg Meissner Sept. 25 at Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor. The sport of hunting was a job and primary source of income for many sportsmen between the 1860s and 1930s. To be successful, hunters and […]

  • AutumnFest Returns to Baileys Harbor Sept. 23-24

    Are you a car buff? Do you have a car, truck or motorcycle that you’d like to show off? Baileys Harbor would love to have you attend the Classic Car Show during AutumnFest, Sept. 23-24. Register for the car show by downloading a form at or register the day of the show from 9 […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Fest, Bench Auction Return Sept. 16

    Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Festival and Bench Art Auction returns Sept. 16 with festivities running 9 am – 5 pm on Third Avenue. The auction begins at 5:30 pm. There are a couple new draws for this year’s event: Chalk the Bay! and a special appearance from the Milwaukee Bucks Statewide Tour Showcase. The fun begins […]

  • Door County Kayak Begins Fall Foliage Tours

    Door County Kayak Tours welcome autumn with their 2017 seasonal kayak tour: “Fall Foliage,” located on Moonlight Bay on Highway 57 from September to October. White cedar, white spruce and white pines are some of the few natural amusements that surround Moonlight Bay in Baileys Harbor. Guided tours are offered from 10 am to 2 […]

  • Shoreline Chef Mike Mead to Teach Class at Savory Spoon

    Mike Mead, executive chef at Shoreline Restaurant, will be the featured guest chef at Savory Spoon Cooking School on Sept. 28 at 6 pm. Mead, chef/owner of the Shoreline Restaurant for 21 years, has a passion for whitefish and mussels and his favorites will be featured in this class. The menu includes whitefish dip on […]

  • County-wide Treasure Hunt Accepting Teams

    Organizers of the inaugural Door County Treasure Hunt on Sept. 30, have extended the early bird registration date to Sept. 11 to accommodate more teams at the $200/team rate. “We felt word is just now getting out and people are calling with questions about the day before they’re comfortable signing up,” said Anne Emerson, board […]

  • Master Gardeners Host Final Summer Demos Sept. 12

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces the final program in a series of summertime educational events celebrating their free public display garden, The Garden Door. The garden is located on Highway 42 just north of Sturgeon Bay, on the grounds of the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station. Join the Master Gardeners in the Garden […]

  • Golf League Results: Aug. 29-31, 2017

    ALPINE  Women’s Golf League (Aug. 29) Event – Closest to the Line, #5 on Red: A Flight – Nancy Thannert; B Flight – Georgianne Farley; C Flight – Diane Miller; D Flight – Helen Molzahn Low Gross: A Flight – Mary Aiken 40; B Flight – Jane Mastrangelo & Kathy Triolo 49; C Flight – […]

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Hosts Monarch Tagging Workshop

    Sept. 10 is Grandparents Day and Crossroads at Big Creek is celebrating the day with their annual monarch tagging event. This is a wonderful learning adventure for multigenerational families (though interested individuals of all ages are welcome). Guest naturalist Karen Newbern will present a lively program for learners of all ages in the lecture hall […]

  • Grape Stomp, Food Vendors Highlight Parallel 44 Harvest Fest

    Come celebrate the upcoming grape harvest at Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery during their annual Harvest Fest Sept. 9 from noon – 5 pm. Recently awarded Winery of the Year and Top 40 Wine in the World, Parallel 44 is celebrating its grape-filled vineyard just waiting to be harvested with an event that fittingly showcases […]

  • Obituary: James Dennis Jeanquart

    James Dennis Jeanquart, 61, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in his sleep at his home on August 30, 2017.  He was born on April 17, 1956, in Sturgeon Bay to Floyd and Nancy (Feifarek) Jeanquart.  On May 26, 1975, he married Rebecca J. Hafeman in Algoma, she preceded him in death on June 24, 2017.  […]

  • Obituary: Leann Kay Gransee

    Leann Kay Gransee, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Janesville, passed away late Tuesday night, August 29, 2017 at Whispering Heights CBRF. She was born April 27, 1951 in Stoughton, the daughter of Raymond Louie Gransee and Virgene Delores (Roberts) Gransee. Leann graduated from Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville in 1969. She worked […]

  • Community Choir Open for New Members

    If you love to sing, join the Community Choir of Door County – a community of people from throughout the area who simply enjoy singing. The choir is made up of all ages and levels of talent and skills; they share a common love of song. Cheryl Pfister and Judy Thompson are the music directors. […]

  • Hammered Dulcimer Pro Plays Birch Creek Sept. 16

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center welcomes Ted Yoder in concert Sept. 16 at 7:30 pm for their Fall Concert Series. Critically acclaimed musician Ted Yoder is widely considered “the Béla Fleck of the hammered dulcimer.” Though he’s a visionary artist in his own right, the comparison holds water in that Yoder profoundly reimagined his instrument […]

  • High School Acting Lab, Improv Part of TAP’s Fall Education Series

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the class schedule for the Fall Education Series, taking place Sept. 9 – Nov. 12. Whether you are an actor interested in improving skills, a playwright working on a new piece, or a community member interested in discovering the ways theater can improve your life, there is something for everyone at […]

  • Obituary: Rupert Koelling

    Rupert Koelling, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Chicago, died peacefully Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Pine Crest Village with his family at his side. He was born March 22, 1922 in Vladivostok, Russia, the son of the late William and Antonina (Martinenko) Koelling. Rupert’s family returned to Chicago as he approached school age in 1927. Upon […]

  • Obituary: Roger M. Nulton

    Roger M. Nulton, 86, died peacefully Sunday, August 27 at home in Egg Harbor while surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late Major General Henry G. Nulton and J. Eleanore Nulton of Hillside New Jersey was born on November 10, 1930. Roger and his wife Marilynn F Nulton celebrated their blissful marriage […]

  • Lady Liberty Erected at Liberty Lodge

    A 16-foot white pine replica of Lady Liberty was erected at the Liberty Lodge in Sister Bay last week. The 1,200-pound statue stands atop a 1,200-pound pedestal, also of white pine, fashioned by Hurley, Wis., chainsaw artist Jeff Prust, who created the incredibly detailed Lady Liberty from a photograph, using only a chainsaw and sandpaper. […]

  • Wisconsin State Patrol Reminds Drivers to Watch Out for School Buses

    As another school year gets underway across Wisconsin, drivers are asked to keep a sharp eye out for students and school buses. The State Patrol’s September Law of the Month details state laws designed to protect students as they head to and from school activities. “Children aren’t always thinking about their own safety, so drivers […]

  • Spaces Still Available for Therapy Dog Training Class

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) invites all to register for Therapy Dog Training classes. Classes will begin Sept. 13 and the program consists of three classes. All classes are held Wednesday evenings at 6 pm and last for approximately one hour. The dates for this program are Sept. 13, 20 & 27. The cost […]

  • Door County Veterans Service Council Receives Donation from Zion Hymn Sings

    Bruce Frudden (left), chair of the Missions Committee at Zion United Methodist Church, presents a check for $1,652 to Joe Heilman, chair of the Door County Veterans Service Council. The donation came from Zion’s Sept. 3 Hymn Sing, plus $200 from the Ken Beausang Memorial Fund. Since 2002, the twice-annual hymn sings have raised more […]

  • Champion Shrine Holds Blessing of the Grape Harvest, Sept. 8

    As grapes have become more prominent in Northeast Wisconsin, an area with a strong connection between agriculture and faith, the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help will have a ceremony for the blessing of the grapes. The Feast Day Mass in Celebration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary takes place at […]

  • Egg Harbor Campground Hosts Annual Fundraiser for Fire Department Sept. 9

    Egg Harbor Campground is hosting its 11th annual fundraiser Sept. 9 for the Egg Harbor Fire Department. Located at the campground pavilion there will be music, food, live and silent auctions. All money raised goes to the fire department. The cookout starts at 4 pm, with music from the Mango Brothers from 5 – 9 […]

  • Silent Auction, Eating Contests, Music from Modern Day Drifters at Corn Fest

    Sunshine House will present their 15th annual Corn Fest, taking place at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy on Sept. 9. There will also be a bake sale, corn maze, sweet corn and pie eating contest, live music by the Modern Day Drifters (11 am – 3 pm), raffles, silent auction, food from the corn café and more. […]

  • Nathan Wilson Coalition Awareness Walk Kicks Off Suicide Prevention Week

    Join the second annual Prevent Suicide – Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition Awareness Walk on Sept. 11. The walk will start off National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10 – 16. The walk begins at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay (by the Maple/Oregon St. Bridge) at 6 pm and will cross the Oregon Street Bridge to […]

  • DCHS Holds ‘Stray Soiree and Murder Mystery’ Fundraiser Sept. 15

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) invites all to attend a Stray Soiree and Murder Mystery Sept. 15. The event begins with cocktails and appetizers at 5:30 pm followed by dinner and a murder mystery performance starting at 6:30 pm. After dinner, guests will be able to enjoy a live auction. The soiree takes place […]

  • LifeWay Christian Book Fair at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

    LifeWay Christian Book Fair is coming to the Master’s Cup Coffeehouse at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. The book fair will be open during the following dates/times: Sept. 15, 2 – 6pm; Sept. 16, 9 am – 5 pm; and Sept. 17, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. LifeWay Christian Stores […]

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training Session is Sept. 20

    The Door Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) is sponsoring a suicide prevention QPR training session Sept. 20. This program will be presented by Sue and Katie, Door County public health nurses. People trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, […]

  • Door County Takes Top Spot in ‘Best Wisconsin Attraction’ Contest

    The fans spoke and Door County took the top spot in the USA TODAY – 10 Best Readers’ Choice Contest for “Best Wisconsin Attraction.” Voting began July 31 and ended Aug. 28. Door County was chosen as one of 20 nominees by a panel of relevant Wisconsin travel experts, and the top 10 winners were […]

  • Adopt A Soldier-Door County Needs Volunteers for Fall Events

    Adopt A Soldier-Door County’s fundraiser on Aug. 6 was a success and raised money to help cover the shipping for more than 400 care packages to Door and Kewaunee County troops around the world. Each year, Adopt A Soldier-Door County sends more than 1,000 care packages to our troops, each costing about $20 in shipping […]

  • Door County Medical Center Urges Lawmakers for Increase in Nursing Home Beds

    Leadership at Door County Medical Center (DCMC) are urging state lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker to approve budget language allowing for an increase in skilled nursing home beds at their facility in Sturgeon Bay, which is regulated by the state. DCMC worked with state Sen. Frank Lasee and state Rep. Joel Kitchens to secure the […]

  • Sports Standings: Sept. 4

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Sept. 4 Football Standings – MONLPC-8 (8-Player) (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Green Bay NEW, 3-0, 3-0, 1.000 Sevastopol, 2-1, 2-1, 1.000 Gillett, 2-1, 2-1, 667 Gibraltar, 2-1, 2-1, .667 Lena/St. Thomas, 1-1, 1-2, .500 Wausaukee, 1-1, 1-2, .500 Oneida Nation, 1-2, 1-2, .667 Menominee Indian, 0-3, […]

  • Peshtigo Bulldogs Join Packerland Conference

    The Peshtigo Bulldogs will make more trips across Green Bay to face off against teams in the Packerland Conference, including Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol and Gibraltar. The Bulldogs leave the Marinette/Oconto Conference behind, where Peshtigo was the largest school. In football, the Bulldogs pulled off a win during their first game in the new […]

  • Inn at Cedar Crossing Has New Owners

    On Sept. 1, Steve and Kelly Hellmann, who have diligently and successfully operated the Inn at Cedar Crossing in Sturgeon Bay for 14 years, sold their building and business to John Getzloff and his sister Margi Getzloff, both of whom were born and raised in Sturgeon Bay and have come back home to operate the […]

  • Door County Job Center to Host Fall Job Fair Sept. 20

    The Door County Job Center is holding a fall job fair Sept. 20, 2 – 6 pm, Cherry Point Mall in Sturgeon Bay. Meet employers with current/future job openings and speak directly with employer representatives. The following employers will attend: ABR Employment Services, American Family Insurance, Arby’s, Door Artisan Cheese Company, Door Landscaping & Nursery, […]

  • By the Numbers: DACA

    With the Trump administration announcing the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (also known as Dreamers) that protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, we take a look at some DACA numbers. 16 DACA applicants must have come to the U.S. before turning 16. 22 The estimated percentage of undocumented […]

  • DCMC Skilled Nursing Facility Receives CMS Five-Star Rating

    Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility received a five-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have much above average quality in categories like health […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Sept. 6, 2017

    Crop prices (Sept. 6) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.10 -0.50 $2.66 Soybeans $8.94 -0.81 $8.89 Wheat $3.57 -0.89 $3.07 Oats $2.07 -0.27 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.05/bushel -0.55 New-Crop Corn $3.05/bushel -0.55 Wheat $3.48/bushel -0.98   Basis: The difference between the local […]

  • State News: DNR Secretary, Syphilis, Income Inequality

    Next DNR Secretary Will Seek Balance Gov. Scott Walker said “a lot of people are interested” in being the next secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and that he’s looking for a candidate who can balance environmental protection and economic development. The governor’s comments came a few days after Cathy Stepp resigned as […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Applauds Additional $600 Million for Schools

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement on the Joint Committee on Finance’s action on the K-12 education budget:  “Yesterday the Joint Committee on Finance approved the K-12 education package for the 2017-19 biennial budget. This budget makes historic investments in our classrooms. I am proud to say that this budget gives our […]

  • Land Trust Celebrates 8,000-Acre Milestone

    “The Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park is a shining example of the passion of this community to protect its most precious resource – the land. ” This was the message from Door County Land Trust Executive Director Tom Clay on Aug. 20 as he spoke to a crowd of more than 300 people at […]

  • Pottery Made with Tradition and Funk: Ephraim Potter Ryan Pederson

    James Brown’s music helps throw pots. It inspires a pair of hands to make a product that’s precise yet a little funky, pottery that is decidedly different from the traditional pottery that’s made with Johann Sebastian Bach’s help. Which is in turn quite distinct from what happens when you throw an electronic music album on, […]

  • Collaborative Tree Planting Project

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) and the Forest Recovery Project (FRP) are partnering with Door County businesses, four Door and Kewaunee county Rotary Clubs, the Boys and Girls Club of Door County and the Northern Door Children’s Center in a three-day tree planting project Sept. 8-10. CCCDC and FRP, with the generous […]

  • The Brann Family: An Integral Part of Baileys Harbor’s History

    The four Brann brothers – Andrew, John, August and Will – arrived in Baileys Harbor one by one between 1872 and 1880. They left Jakobstad, Finland, because of a famine so catastrophic that people resorted to making bread with lichen scraped from trees. As Leann Despotes, a great-granddaughter of Jacob Brann, told the family’s story […]

  • DCEDC Pitches Countywide Housing Study

    In an attempt to put real data behind stories and perception, the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is seeking support from municipalities to develop an analysis of housing stock. The group hopes real data will help spur public and private investment to meet demand. “There was desire from multiple stakeholders to try to take […]

  • Municipal Meetings This Week: Sept. 8 -15

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Sept. 12. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm Sept. 14. County of Door:  The Highway Committee meets at 9 am Sept. 11. The Emergency Services Committee meets at noon Sept. 11. The Board of Health meets […]

  • J-1 Visa Program Under Review, Possible Elimination

    President Trump’s administration is reviewing the J-1 visa program for significant reductions, according to the Wall Street Journal. The program is being reviewed for its impact on the American workforce following the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order President Donald Trump signed in Kenosha on April 18. The Wall Street Journal reported the State Department […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Sept. 8 – 15

    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 4, 1874 The largest black bear known to have been killed in Door county, was killed by Mr. Fritzler, last Sunday night at Sand […]

  • DC Historical Society Cozies Up with Chenille Exhibit

    Though the temperatures on the peninsula are cooling down, the Door County Historical Society is warming up with its first ever temporary exhibit, Chenille Bedspreads: From Rummage to Treasure. This exhibit, on display through early October, highlights the history, technique, economy and fashion of chenille, a type of yarn and fabric whose French translation is […]

  • Science Snippet: Man’s Best Friend

    Dogs and man have evolved together over thousands of years and yet scientists still wonder about the relationship between man and dog. For more than a decade a group of Russian scientists studied wild foxes to determine how long it might take for these foxes to become domesticated, or tame. By selecting the less aggressive […]

  • Churches Come Together for ‘Earth Care’

    Thirteen Door County churches and the Climate Change Coalition of Door County are offering a program titled “Earth Care: A Moral Imperative” from 9 am to 3 pm, Sept. 16 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor. The speakers are Steve Coleman, engineer and widely respected speaker on both the moral issues and the […]

  • Land Trust and Property Owners Battle Invasive Buckthorn

    My, how times change. In the 9th century the dried, ripe berries of the common buckthorn were used as a purgative, and a dozen centuries later we want to purge the common buckthorn from our landscape, hence Buckthorn Blast, held Sept. 1 at the Bay Blufflands Nature Preserve. The event was held to raise awareness […]

  • Ground Broken for 9th Student-Built Home

    Representatives from the four mainland schools in the county, city officials and board members of the Door County Economic Development Corp. (DCEDC) turned out Sept. 6 for a symbolic groundbreaking for the DCEDC’s 2017-18 High School Home Construction Project on N. 19th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. DCEDC Executive Director Caleb Frostman said it was good […]

  • DNR Recommends Regular Well Testing

    Since Wisconsin’s groundwater resources play a critical role in human health and the economy, it’s important that more private well owners test their wells on a regular basis. That’s one of the findings in the 2017 annual Groundwater Coordinating Council report. Nearly three-quarters of Wisconsin residents rely on groundwater as the primary source for their […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Hearing Draws Overflow Crowd

    A crowd of more than 70 people spilled out of the Jane Greene room at the Sturgeon Bay Library Sept. 6 to hear testimony about the location of the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) on the city’s west waterfront. The testimony came at a declaratory hearing held by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) […]

  • Poet Edward DiMaio’s Path to Poetry

    Edward John DiMaio grew up on Long Island in the ‘60s. He moved to Indiana with a woman he called wife in 1992, his mother following six months later. The year 2000 found him moving to Door County and self-publishing his first collection of poetry. DiMaio lives and works in Sturgeon Bay as a social […]

  • Don ‘Donaldo’ Thompson Releases ‘Walk On’ Album

    A friend turned me on to a 1975 recording called Jupiter. Upon first hearing, I thought the artist – with a Robert Plant-ish lilt to his voice and a powerful 12-string that sounded like Jimmy Page’s – was an admirer of the quieter side of Led Zeppelin. After repeated listenings, I will stick by that […]

  • Ephraim Vintage Festival Brings Elegant Automobiles to the Escarpment

    This weekend will see a temporary yet spectacular change in the roads of Ephraim. Saturday morning, workers will go about the task of setting up 30 concrete barriers and 400 hay bales to construct a one-mile course for the Ephraim Vintage Festival Hill Climb and Concours d’Elegance. Entrants bring their vintage cars to run the […]