Peninsula Pulse September 2-9, 2022

In this issue

  • Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Is Sept. 10

    In Sturgeon Bay’s Graham Park on Sept. 10, Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will walk two miles to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s fundraising goal is $15,000, and Cari Josephson, director of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Door County, expects that number will be met or exceeded. As of Aug. 30, according […]

  • Alisa Landman’s DIY Approach to Art

    Alisa Landman’s open-design home combines the feel of a Soho loft and a white-cube gallery, with its chairs designed by modern architects and bright, abstract paintings illuminated by the morning sun streaming through windows that run the full length of the home. Her view out the window is not lower Manhattan, but Fincantieri’s shipyard across […]

  • Astronomical Society Buys New, Advanced Telescope

    In early April, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) ordered a telescope that “might be the most advanced one in northeast Wisconsin,” vice president Tom Gwilym said.  Replacing the society’s four-year-old GSO Ritchey-Chrétien optical tube is its new PlaneWave Instruments CDK400 observatory system. It arrived May 31, and DPAS members hope to have it fully […]

  • A Hive of One’s Own

    Door County Beekeepers Club makes a buzz For Door County Beekeepers Club (DCBC) co-founder Max Martin, beekeeping was “a hobby gone bad.” It started at Martin’s job at the U.S. Potato Genebank. There, he pollinated potato flowers by hand, but he asked Sturgeon Bay beekeeper Paul Eggert about the possibility of using honeybees for the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Spend Money to Get the Money

    The Aug. 5-12 issue of the Peninsula Pulse contained another article about the STR [short-term-rental] ordinance in Nasewaupee [“Nasewaupee Struggling with Enforcement of STR Ordinance”]. This article referenced the lack of resources needed to actually follow up on letters sent to property owners who are found to be out of compliance with the ordinance. Now, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Gibraltar Road-improvement Costs Should Be Shared through ‘Fee’

    I agree with Mr. Cal Burnton [“Gibraltar Utility Fee Is a Fair Way to Pay for Roads,” Letters to the Editor, Peninsula Pulse, Aug. 26 – Sept. 2 issue] that costs of road improvements should be shared by all residents, but they’ve always been solely through the annual property-tax levy and should remain so – not […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Embrace History by Renovating the Sister Bay Village Hall

    Historic preservation of symbols of the past is an important part of the character of every community. Buildings that capture the history of Sister Bay’s past and evolution have been replaced over the years largely as a result of economic development. Now the village has an opportunity to embrace its history by keeping and renovating […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Village Neglects a Building and Now Wants to Demolish It

    Mr. Dannhausen’s article about the Sister Bay village hall [“Days Numbered for Village Hall?,” Peninsula Pulse, Aug. 19-26 issue] caused quite a stir. From the many comments on social media, nobody – not residents, not longtime visitors, nobody – favored razing the village hall.  Reviewing the minutes of the plan commission’s last meeting, many questions […]

  • Letter to the Editor: For the Environment’s Sake, Turn Off Your Vehicle

    I love Door County, and live here four months of the summer. Almost every time I go to the grocery stores in Egg Harbor and Sister Bay, I see parked cars in those lots with their motors running and no one in them, or two to three people just sitting there, waiting. This happens also […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Feeling Bugged

    Has anyone noticed how many fewer bugs we have hanging around? Just sit outside at night, or turn on the porch light, or notice how many fewer bugs are smushed on your windshield, and you may start to wonder. If you’re interested in science and research, you have some awareness of the plight of the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Rioters Must Be Careful What They Riot For

    The rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6 would most universally agree that they would prefer that the U.S. have a much more conservative government. However, they should be very thankful that the U.S. government is not highly conservative. Conservative governments around the world, such as those in Russia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Brazil, […]

  • Letters to the Editor: Candidates Who Support the Big Lie Don’t Represent the Truth

    I recently listened to Katie Dahl sing “Forever Young” at a garden party. Bob Dylan’s lyrics, written for his newborn son, stuck in my mind on many levels: “May you grow to be righteous / May you grow up to be true / And may you always know the truth / And see the lights […]

  • Hey Hey Fees Increase Sept. 5

    Now is the time to register for the Hey Hey 5K on Autumnfest Saturday in Baileys Harbor.  Fees for the fun run/walk through the Baileys Harbor backroads increase Sept. 5, so sign up now to lock in your shirt, beer glass and first fill-up at the Sept. 24 event at Door County Brewing Co. The […]


    The Tambourine Lounge is hosting an intimate evening of music with Genevieve Heyward on Sept. 15, 7:30. (Doors open at 7 pm.) The opening act has yet to be announced, but expect a pleasant surprise from a Steel Bridge Songfest artist.  Wisconsin-based singer/songwriter Heyward is adept at both guitar and piano and writes songs based […]


    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center will highlight Door County musicians Sept. 4, 6 pm, when each artist will play a 30-minute set. Get ready for a new, funky jazz organ trio featuring Chicago-based John Lewis on guitar, Memphis-based Paul Taylor on drums and Door County native Solomon Lindenberg on organ. He’s home on summer […]


    Eric Lewis returns to Fishstock for the final concert of the season Sept. 4, 7 pm. Lewis is a National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) award-winning multi-instrumentalist who performs and records with some of the top Memphis artists, including Tommy Burroughs, Earl the Pearl, Hi Rhythm and Bailey Bigger. He’s also known in […]

  • BITS & BITES: One Last Weekend for Parador, New Dinner Menu at Blue Bear & Winery Wins

    Final Days at Parador If you’re hoping to make one last trip to Parador in Egg Harbor, you’re running out of time. After 12 seasons serving amazing small plates, sangria and chocolate churros at 7829 Hwy 42, the restaurant is closing up shop after service Saturday, Sept. 3.  Blue Bear Adds Dinner  Blue Bear, the […]

  • Dome House Hosts Artist Events

    The public will get three opportunities to discuss the artistic process at one of the peninsula’s most unusual structures this fall. Nicole Shaver, the 2022 Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist-in-Residence at the Dome House, will discuss her artistic process and the goals for her eight-week residency during a reception Sept. 3, 4-5:30 pm. Shaver will […]

  • Art Demos Provide Behind-the-Scenes Look, Outreach

    It’s one thing to view the variety of art that fills the many galleries and studios throughout Door County. It’s another to be able to watch the process of art being made. That’s why it’s a lucky thing for visiting and resident art enthusiasts that several local artists offer opportunities to watch them at work, […]

  • Music, Brews, and Vino

    Which groups can you see and hear as you make your way along the wine trail or check out the local brewery scene? Here’s a snapshot of some of the musicians and bands that will be providing the soundtrack to your Labor Day Weekend adventures at local breweries and wineries.  FRIDAY, SEPT. 2 The Cherry […]

  • Exploring the Shore by Paddleboard

    It looks a little like a surfboard, paddles kind of like a kayak and is one of the most accessible ways to explore Door County’s waters.  At an initial investment of less than $200 on the low end, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) provide the foundation for one of the more approachable and budget-friendly watersports. The SUP’s […]

  • Marina Fest Schedule

    Fun for Kids, Boaters at Marina Fest Sister Bay’s Marina Fest includes fun for the whole family Sept. 3-5, with food, beverages, kids’ games, boat building for kids, arts and crafts, a tractor-pull contest and music spread from Waterfront Park to Marina Park.  Saturday, Sept. 3 7-10 am: Pancake breakfast on the grounds north of […]

  • Superintendent Reads to Students

    During Gibraltar Schools’ Smart Start Academy, Brett Stousland – Gibraltar’s new superintendent – read to Mrs. Thomas’ and Mrs. Olson’s kindergartners.

  • Goats Help Combat Buckthorn

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has a special class of new land managers working at the Brule River State Forest: goats. Beginning in May, the DNR partnered with Regenerative Ruminants to place goats in portions of the forest that had been overrun with invasive buckthorn as part of its integrated pest-management plan. The […]

  • Communicating About Climate Change

    “Talking about Climate Change Effectively with Media and the Public” will be the topic of a Climate Change Coalition of Door County presentation Sept. 13, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion. The presenter is Dominique Brossard, a professor and the chair of UW-Madison’s Life Sciences Communication Department. Brossard will emphasize the need for clear, easy-to-understand […]

  • Students Build Garden Bed For JAK’s Place

    Students from the Southern Door High School shop class built raised garden beds for JAK’s Place, a resource center in Sturgeon Bay for those affected by mental illness and their family members in need of support and information.

  • Land Trust Adds Egg Harbor Tract

    Granddaughters of the late Harry Nevins are continuing the family’s conservation legacy The new Door County Land Trust (DCLT) leader did not negotiate for the latest property acquisition, but she most certainly applauded it. This summer, DCLT received ownership of 9.27 acres of unspoiled Green Bay shoreline, wetland and forest to add to the more […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Top Cat

    Top Cat is a wonderful, 8-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This friendly guy weighs nine pounds and enjoys being around people and showing off his glorious whiskers.  Like all cats at WHS, Top Cat ( has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Please make an appointment […]

  • Kohl Foundation Scholarship Open

    Online applications for the 2023 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship can now be submitted at A total of 100 students will be chosen to receive $10,000 scholarships from among all applicants statewide. Applicants must be Wisconsin residents who will graduate from a state high school in 2023 and plan to continue their education […]

  • Christ Child Society Thanks Community

    The Door County Christ Child Society extends heartfelt thanks to all those who helped to make its recent benefit a success by providing items, gift cards or services to the raffles or silent auction; who volunteered their time and talent; who supported the event by attending and making monetary donations or participating in the raffles […]

  • Training Tool for Dementia Caregivers

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore will host virtual dementia tours (VDTs) Sept. 28, 1-3 pm, with a maximum of 10 participants.  These tours combine a simulation of what it might feel like to have dementia with a debriefing session to assist caregivers in their caregiving journey. “Virtual” in this context does […]

  • Southern Door Asking Voters for $18 Million

    District leaders discuss how Southern Door can afford the two referendums that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot The Southern Door School District will ask voters in the Nov. 8 election for $14.9 million to fund major improvements to school facilities, and to exceed revenue limits by $975,000 per year for three years for […]

  • Helping Veterans with Unmanageable Expenses

    Since 2008, Adopt a Soldier–Door County has sent care packages eight times yearly to local serving troops in all branches of military service after getting in touch with the troops and their families to find out what they needed. Each year, however, the group has received fewer responses about care-package needs, so staying in contact […]

  • Child Care Provider Networking

    United Way of Door County will host the second home-based child care provider networking event Sept. 12, 6:30-8 pm, at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S. 12th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.  The Women’s Fund of Door County is funding this event, where providers can build connections with others in the field, discuss successes and […]

  • Walk Brings Awareness to Suicide Prevention

    Suicide affects so many people, but it’s often spoken of in hushed terms or not at all. Prevent Suicide Door County is committed to reducing the number of suicides in the county through prevention, education, public awareness and overcoming stigma. The group will host a Walk for Hope to spread awareness and connection Sept. 12, […]

  • Hiking Club Explores Plum Island

    by TIM SWEET, Emeritus Director, Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands Al and Judy Wittenkeller retired early when they had the chance and moved to Fish Creek in 2002. The couple took an interest in a local biking and hiking club made up of fellow retirees, and Al has been the lead organizer of the […]

  • CCR: For Survivors, Justice Comes in Many Forms

    by JOLENE DUFEK, Program Manager; and DANA ROTH, Staff Attorney, Elder Rights Project of Legal Action of Wisconsin Justice has multiple meanings. The most common understanding is what we see on TV: an arrest, a trial and a sentence handed down by a judge, with fines and jail time to follow.  Unfortunately, there are many […]

  • Fincantieri Awarded $39 Million Navy Contract

    The U.S. Navy has awarded a $39 million contract modification to Fincantieri Marinette Marine for engineering and class-support requirements to support the detail design and construction of Constellation-class frigates. The majority of this work is expected to be completed in Marinette, Wisconsin.  In April 2020, Fincantieri Marinette Marine received the award to build the initial […]

  • Options Discussed to Raise More Revenue for Water-weed Harvesting

    Sturgeon Bay’s Joint Parks and Recreation Committee/Board discussed during an Aug. 24 meeting the possibility of either a tax increase or charging a fee to private dock owners who could benefit from the city expanding its aquatic-plant harvesting in 2023. “How do you put more money into the program, but not, say, raise taxes for […]

  • Crafting Retreat Opens in Sturgeon Bay

    Jerry and Sheryl Kobishop of Sturgeon Bay have opened the Cherryland Retreat Center at 1716 Delaware St. in Sturgeon Bay, where quilters, scrapbookers, stampers, jewelry makers and other crafters can take time for themselves and with their friends to share their gifts and artistic talents. The state-licensed tourism home features three bedrooms, two full baths, […]

  • Coworking Spaces Meeting Demand in Sturgeon Bay

    Chad Ladick went home one day in June last year and told his wife, Jan, that they should buy the former Nicolet National Bank building in Sturgeon Bay. The vacant, 36,000-square-foot building at 217 N. 4th Ave. had been for sale for more than two years after Nicolet moved across the street into a new […]

  • Around the Door: Sunflower Fields Forever

    August in Door County means splashes of sunflower fields in full, late-summer bloom. Here, a field of helianthus (from the Greek “helios” meaning “sun,” and “anthos” meaning “flower”) annuus off Church Street in Egg Harbor, next to the Kress Pavilion. Photo by D.A. Fitzgerald.

  • Baileys Harbor Mural Removed and Stored

    A crew arrived the morning of Aug. 30 and finished removing the Baileys Harbor mural shortly after lunchtime. Muralist Ram Rojas had finished painting the mural in 2013 on 67 laminated panels that had been secured to the north wall of the former Nelson’s Hardware building with stainless-steel, Phillips-head screws. Eric Peil’s company, Peil Construction […]

  • Two of Three Available Liquor Licenses Issued

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved issuing two available Class B liquor licenses during its Aug 16 meeting. An existing restaurant – Crate, at 136 N. 3rd Ave. – received one of those licenses under the name BH Canvas, LLC. Applicant Wendi Carter said the establishment sought the license because it was “looking to better […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Sites Make Preliminary List for NERR Natural Areas

    Selecting a site for the reserve’s visitor/education center will take place later Lands in Sturgeon Bay have made the list of preliminary recommended sites for the natural areas to be included in the proposed Bay of Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERR).  The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting public meetings Sept. 7 […]

  • Free Well-Being Workshop

    Roots Yoga and Healing is offering a free Emotional Well-Being workshop Sept. 2, 11:15-11:45 am, led by mental-health therapist Tanya Kavicky-Mels of Soul Glue Therapy. Registration is not required, and chairs will be available. Learn more about Yin Yoga with guest instructor Cindy Taavola on Sept. 17, 9-10:15 am. The cost is $15, and registration […]

  • Intro to Ayurveda

    Kind Soul Yoga is offering an Introduction to Ayurveda with Whitney Burke on Sept. 17, 1-3 pm. This workshop is designed to help bring clarity to the benefits of ayurvedic health and wellness. The cost is $60 per person, and registration is required. Sound Meditation with Jon Mueller will follow Sept. 25, 7 pm. Take […]

  • Making the Mind-Body Connection

    Exploring yoga to relieve stress and anxiety Yoga is a common tool for managing stress and anxiety, and Mary Hilliker, a certified Viniyoga teacher and yoga therapist, is using her experience – and a program developed for a research study – for a class at Studio234 in Sturgeon Bay that homes in on specific techniques to mitigate these […]

  • WHEDA Housing Grant Deadline Extended

    The application deadline for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Foundation grant has been extended to Sept. 15.  The program’s mission is to assist in improving the state’s housing for special-needs populations such as veterans, domestic-abuse victims, and people who are physically impaired or disabled, have run away or are experiencing homelessness. The […]

  • Private Well-Testing Opportunity

    The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh is inviting private well owners in Door County to participate in a groundwater study this fall. Well owners should register by Sept. 12 by filling out the form at  The study is a continuation of the groundwater studies done in the fall of 2019, 2020 and 2021. The goals are […]

  • Author Collective at Yardstick Books

    Yardstick Books is welcoming six members of the Door County Published Authors Collective as part of the First Friday event in Algoma on Sept. 2, 5-8 pm. The authors will be at the store, 317 Steele St. in Algoma, to discuss and sign their books. The collective – which organized in 2020 under the Write On, […]

  • Poetry Series Showcases Former State Poet Laureate

    Marilyn L. Taylor, a former poet laureate of both Wisconsin and the city of Milwaukee, will be the next featured poet in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s Emily Dickinson Poetry Series on Sept. 14, 7 pm. Taylor, currently of Madison, has authored eight collections of poetry, and her new collection, Outside the Frame: […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘Melissa’ by Alex Gino

    Recommended by DOMINIC FRANDRUP, Director, Door County Library Written by Alex Gino, originally published with the title George in 2015 and republished with the title Melissa in 2022, this was the most banned book in America in 2020. Retitling a book after publication is a rare occurrence and was done by the author as a […]

  • Plans Progressing for Sturgeon Bay Terrace Project

    Groundbreaking expected in October The Sturgeon Bay Common Council has approved a revised development agreement and a donation agreement for the Sturgeon Bay Terrace project near the Maple-Oregon Street Bridge on the city’s West Waterfront. Peter and Jennifer Gentry of WWP Development initially received approval from the Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board in […]

  • Hatch Sculptures Part of Edgewood Opening

    The work of sculptor and furniture-maker Nathan Hatch will be on display as part of Edgewood Orchard Galleries’ Exhibit IV. Hatch’s new series of “Rorschach cabinets” demonstrate how his artistic eye and diverse talent allow him to push the limits of furniture’s form and function. Hatch is one of four artists featured in the new […]

  • Hal Prize Submission Deadline Is Sept. 16

    Meet our judges, and learn what they look for in short stories, nonfiction, poetry and photography Now is the time to gather up your creative work because the Sept. 16 submission deadline for the 25th Hal Prize is almost upon us. We’re accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and photography, and the winning works will […]


    Motown legends The Temptations will perform Sept. 2, 8 pm, on the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) main stage, celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Throughout those six decades, the group has been a hit-making machine, recording dozens of records and selling out performances worldwide.  The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early […]

  • Ephraim’s Historical Buildings Focus of Tour

    Roots of Our Village history tours will highlight Ephraim’s historical buildings and describe how Norwegian immigrants established the village. The tours are set for Sept. 15, Oct. 6 and Oct. 12, all 1-2:15 pm, and advance registration is required at The tours are free, but donations are appreciated.

  • Travel to the Past with Cemetery Walk

    After a two-year hiatus, the Ephraim Moravian Cemetery’s Dearly Departed Cemetery Walk will return Sept. 12 for tours at 1 pm and 2 pm. The tours will feature three people who were important parts of Ephraim’s history talking about their lives in the community, and appropriately costumed local citizens will portray them: Linda Carey will […]

  • Marina Fest Celebrates Sister Bay’s Boating History 

    When Marina Fest takes over the Sister Bay Marina Labor Day weekend, it may look like just another festival. But its roots run much deeper.  “Yes, it’s another fall festival – or the start of the fall festivals – but it’s also a celebration of the end of the boating season,” said Scott Baker, one […]

  • Bayside Gets a Facelift

    After 100 years on Main Street, the Bayside Tavern was overdue for a facelift. The overhaul of the facade of the Fish Creek watering hole is now complete and meeting rave reviews from customers and casual passersby.  On a recent Tuesday morning, a group stopped out front as co-owner and bar manager Bobby MacDonald was […]

  • Wild Things: Salmon Schooling for Spawning Run

    Peak still weeks away, but early catches are best by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] It’s hard to believe we’re only a month away from the annual salmon-egg harvest at Strawberry Creek. Four weeks is a long time, but death-run Chinooks are already beginning to stage out in Lake Michigan. A few early runners might even check […]

  • ‘8142 Review’ Now Available Locally

    The 8142 Review is a literary journal that contains the winning submissions to the annual Hal Prize: the Peninsula Pulse’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry and photography contest, held in partnership with Write On, Door County and Peninsula School of Art.  From 874 contest submissions, a panel of judges selected the top four works in each genre […]

  • Don’t Be a Writer Who Isn’t Read

    Test your development and gain experience by entering the Hal Prize There was a time in my life when I had no doubt what I would “be” when I grew up. I majored in English as an undergrad, went on for an M.F.A. in creative writing. I spent a good decade of my life mostly […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: Redefining Love in Door County

    by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation Central to my father’s definition of love was presence. He was an Army veteran who experienced the burden of command during World War II and Korea. My father trained himself to bury his feelings so the horrors he encountered would not distract him from accomplishing […]

  • Editor’s Note: A Labor Day Reflection on Quiet Quitting

    A needful nod to the Labor Day weekend that’s upon us, a time that feels like a slamming shut of summer for some. Not for those, perhaps, who live here. It’s still warm, still sunny, and the beaches, restaurants and shops remain open, even while the kids are back in school.  We spend the first […]

  • Obituary: Cynthia Marie (Olson) Rispens

    1953 ~ 2022 Cindy Marie Rispens, 69, of Baileys Harbor and a lifelong resident of Northern Door, lost her long battle with carcinoid and NETS on Sunday, August 28, 2022. She is survived by her husband, Mark; son, Martin (Kate); brothers, Arnie, Fred, and Rich Bridenhagen; and her aunt, Priscilla (Keith) Krist. She was preceded in death […]

  • Man Charged With OWI-Homicide Following Fatal Door County Crash

    41 pedestrians have been killed in Wisconsin by vehicles this year A 43-year-old Sturgeon Bay man has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle following what’s being described as a hit-and-run accident that happened Saturday on Gordon Road/County BB in Sevastopol. Joshua J. Gann appeared in Door County Circuit Court on Aug. […]

  • Obituary: Lyle Elliott Spearo

    March 8, 1953 ~ August 25, 2022 Lyle Elliott Spearo, 69, of Sister Bay, died in the comfort of his home early Thursday morning, August 25, 2022 with his family at his side. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Bunny (Jeanette Marie Yurkew) of Sister Bay, with whom he was blessed to share almost 47 […]

  • Obituary: Richard “Dick” Joseph Brauer

    August 28, 1928 ~ August 26, 2022 Richard “Dick” Joseph Brauer, 93, of the Town of Sevastopol, died on Friday, August 26, 2022. He was born August 31, 1928 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Henry Charles Brauer and Esther (Donovan) Brauer. Dick grew up attending Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School in […]

  • Obituary: Yvonne Voight

    June 10th, 1931 ~ August 17th, 2022 Yvonne Voight died peacefully in her sleep on August 17th, 2022, in Port Saint Lucie, FL. She was 91 years old.  She was born in Kingsford, Michigan to Walter and Caroline Bilgreen on June 10th, 1931. She married Paul Voight of Gills Rock on December 24, 1950.  Together […]

  • Obituary: James P. Jordan

    October 24, 1957 ~ August 24, 2022 James P. Jordan died suddenly on Thursday, August 24, 2022 at the age of 64. He was a giant, not only in physical stature, but in spirit too. He cast his net wide in life, and he lived. The eldest son of James and Karen Jordan, Jimmer hailed […]

  • Obituary: Shirley Ann (Peterson) Brandt

    August 9, 1936 ~ August 14, 2022 Shirley Ann Brandt, age 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Trempealeau County HealthCare Center in Whitehall, Wisconsin. She was born August 9, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay, third youngest of fourteen to Hans and Mary (Burlo) Peterson. Shirley’s mother passed when she was just six […]

  • Obituary: Mark Robert Schneider

    June 14, 1960 ~ August 22, 2022 Mark Robert Schneider, 62, of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday, August 22, 2022.  He was born June 14, 1960 in Milwaukee, the youngest of three boys born to Chester Clayton Schneider Jr. and Joan May (Miller) Schneider. Growing up, the Schneider family sailed the Great Lakes and beyond – […]

  • Obituary: Teresa Joan Haberli

    July 14, 1940 ~ August 24, 2022 I was born July 14, 1940, in Kalkaska, Michigan to the late Edward Thomas and Lula May Roberts. The youngest of three sisters: the late Olive Hoot and Evelyn (Dennis) Schoen, Appleton, WI. After my parent’s death, I was adopted by Otto and Florence Kuehn and graduated from […]

  • Obituary: Susan Kennelly (née Geier)

    August 19, 2022 Susan Kennelly (née Geier) died on August 19, 2022, surrounded by those who loved her. Susan was a creative, curious, and compassionate woman who was loved by so many. She was an incredible mother to Martin and Julia, and she is survived by her devoted Sheltie Maude, husband Jack, sister Karen, and […]

  • Obituary: James Lloyd Hoehn, MD FACS

    August 18, 1941 ~ August 26, 2022 James Lloyd Hoehn, MD FACS, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, died at home, Friday evening, August 26, 2022 from advanced lung cancer. Jim was born in Madison, WI on August 18, 1941 to Gwendolyn H. Bauman. Shortly after birth, he was adopted by Gwen’s sister, Shirley Jean Bauman […]

  • Obituary: Lois Ann (Reichenbach) Krueger

    December 15, 1950 ~ August 19, 2022 Lois Ann Reichenbach Krueger, 71, of Washington Island, died Friday, August 19, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born December 15, 1950 in Lombard, IL to Walter “Max” Reichenbach and Elaine Marian (Knudsen) Reichenbach. Lois grew up in […]

  • Obituary: Patricia Florence (Veness) Herschberger

    March 29, 1944 ~ August 18, 2022 Patricia Florence (Veness) Herschberger of Washington Island, cherished wife of John Herschberger, died Thursday, August 18, 2022. Patty was born March 29, 1944, in Palo Alto, California. She lived in Indianapolis as a child before moving to Evanston, Illinois, where she graduated from Evanston Township High School.  She met the […]

  • Obituary: Lloyd Donald Abel

    September 3, 1944 ~ August 20, 2022 Lloyd Donald Abel, 77, of Brussels died on Aug. 20, 2022.  He was born September 3, 1944, in Greenwood, Wisconsin to Otto and Grace (Herr) Abel.   He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.  In 1968, he married Dawn Marie Blondheim in Illinois. Lloyd was […]