Peninsula Pulse September 23-30, 2022

In this issue

  • Ptack to Depart as PMF CEO

    Christoph Ptack announced that he will depart as president and CEO of the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) to be closer to senior members of his family. Ptack’s work in the PMF office will conclude Oct. 28, but he will continue with the organization in a consulting capacity during the search for his successor.


    Dorothy Scott & The Peace Keepers will make their debut under the big tent at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor on Sept. 28, 6 pm, highlighting the best of pop, alternative, folk and blues. Scott has shared the stage with performers including Carole King; Joan Osborne; Jeff Buckley; Sinéad O’Connor; Earth, Wind & Fire; […]

  • Target Golf

    Alpine operators take aim at making the course great Improvement planning continues for Alpine Golf Course, but Simon Ward, director of golf operations and Alpine Sports Club, said he’s not quite ready to elaborate publicly about any envisioned changes or ideas for enhancements. Still, there’s cause for eager anticipation for the years to come at […]

  • Jeanne Kuhns: The Story Artist

    In the studio with painter and musician Jeanne Kuhns In both her painting and her music, Jeanne Kuhns likes to create stories. But it wasn’t always that way. In her art, she first had to overcome some old habits of a zoology major.  “I was more of a realist illustrator of nature,” she said. “I […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Learning How to Learn

    Today a guest said he teaches his children that wealth is not about money and power. Instead, wealth is a happy life with caring, loving, laughing and sharing. Later we opened a thank-you note from an employee. She and I had discussed that beauty is not looks, but inner being and caring. We agreed that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Grateful for Road Construction

    A great big thank-you to everyone who has worked on this season’s road construction: planners, engineers, fundraisers, excavators, pavers and anyone else taking part in designing, scheduling and executing such a wonderful job of improving the roads – especially the stretch of Highway 57/42 coming into Sturgeon Bay to the Bayview Bridge. As someone who […]

  • Letter to the Editor: It’s Not a Fight for Freedom; It’s a Restriction of Freedom

    It’s campaign-sign season, and I’m confused by the big, red signs that say that to vote for a Republican means to fight for freedom. I understand that in the Republican Party, just like in the Democratic Party, there is a range of beliefs and policy stands.  However, the Wisconsin Republican candidates do not seem to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Time to Retire Ron Johnson

    Sen. Ron Johnson said Social Security and Medicare should be subject to annual budget talks, and we should consider privatizing Social Security by investing the trust fund in the stock market. Social Security and Medicare have been protected from the whims of yearly congressional budget negotiations for good reason. They are different from federal “discretionary” […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Another Big Lie

    Driving through the county the other day, I saw a red sign proclaiming that to vote for a Republican is to fight for freedom. Really? Do they think we are blind? How can they say that with a straight face? I think they have become so comfortable publicly proclaiming lie after lie that they no […]

  • Hazardous-Waste Collection

    Are you storing unwanted hazardous-waste products as part of your agricultural business or at your home? Take them to one of the Door County Agricultural and Household Hazardous Waste Program collection sites, where they’ll be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. Waste collections will be held Nov. 4, 3:30-5:30 pm, at the […]

  • County Earns High Flyer Designation

    The Door County Facilities and Parks Department has been awarded “High Flyer” status as a Bird City Wisconsin Community in recognition of its policies and efforts in community education, habitat preservation and bird protection. Communities that meet additional, and more involved, criteria in their conservation and education programs are eligible for High Flyer consideration.  See […]

  • Rent Paid for Soil and Water Protection

    New county map makes it easier for producers to find eligible land Farmers don’t need to plant every tillable edge and corner of their fields, only to see it not produce and watch valuable soil and expensive chemicals wash into wetlands. Instead, producers can get paid for not planting some of those less profitable, barely […]

  • Technical-College Scholarships Awarded

    The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation is awarding $20,000 to help 28 students continue their education through its annual technical-college scholarships. Area recipients include Brookelin Chevalier, Landen Hemming-Kuehl Diaz and Ayden Stangel, all of Kewaunee; Jullian Cloutier of Sturgeon Bay; and Mia Mocco of Algoma.  The WPS Foundation partners with the Wisconsin Technical College System […]

  • Ensign Foulds Receives Theater Scholarship

    Owen Ensign Foulds, a graduate of Sevastopol High School, is the 2022 recipient of the $2,500 Northern Sky Werner & Sue Krause Scholarship.  He’s majoring in musical theater at UW-Milwaukee, with his sights set on a professional acting career. Ensign Foulds has participated in theater both at school and within the community, including with Door […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Roscoe

    Roscoe is a shy but sweet, 13-year-old kitty who’s available for adoption from the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This timid senior enjoys gentle pets and likes to look outside from his window perch.  Like all cats at WHS, Roscoe ( has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped – plus you get to name […]

  • Nominate a School for a $20k Tech Makeover

    In partnership with the Green Bay Packers, US Cellular has created the Leap for Learning program to identify and award a Wisconsin K-12 school with a $20,000 technology makeover to improve STEM education.  Educators, administrators and parents may nominate a Wisconsin-based K-12 school at Nominations require a brief summary describing why the school deserves […]

  • Connections via the ‘Pulse’ and Ham Radio

    Two things converged to create this coincidental connection that stood out among all the submissions we received this week. First, Connie Judd emailed us about her father, John Enigl Sr., who lives in Sevastopol and is turning 97 on Sept. 23 – the same day this issue of the Peninsula Pulse lands in every mailbox […]

  • New Website Helps Visitors ‘Explore the Door’

    The Door County Coastal Byway – a National and Wisconsin Scenic Byway – has released an enhanced, smartphone-compatible website at that’s designed to make it easy for travelers to learn about and access all the natural and recreational wonders in Door County. The Door byway showcases views of Lake Michigan, the bay of Green […]

  • County Tourism Organization Seeks Input

    Destination Door County – the county’s tourism marketing and management organization – is requesting community input that will help with prioritizing its three-year strategic plan. “As a community shared values organization, getting input from local stakeholders and community members is an important part of our planning process,” said Julie Gilbert, president/CEO of Destination Door County (DDC). “We […]

  • Dementia Program in Kewaunee

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore will hold a virtual dementia tour (VDT) Sept. 28, 1-3 pm, with a maximum capacity of 10 people.  The VDT is an in-person simulation training tool that allows caregivers to experience what it might be like to have dementia, and the event includes a debriefing session. […]

  • Immanuel Lutheran Brat Fry, Bake Sale

    Head to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7973 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor, for a curbside brat fry and bake sale Oct. 8, 9:30 am – 3 pm. Enjoy freshly grilled brats, chili, chips, root beer floats, soda and many home-baked goods – and support the church’s outreach projects in doing so. Learn more at or […]

  • Cares Walk Registration

    The St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cares Walk will take place Oct. 1, 8:30-10:30 am, and all funds raised will be donated to JAK’s Place.  The cost to register by Sept. 24 is $20 per individual or $30 per family. After Sept. 24, the cost is $25 per individual and $35 per family.  Call John Schopf […]

  • Nursing Students Offer Foot-Care Clinic

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College nursing students are hosting a free foot-care clinic Oct. 19, 9 am – 2 pm, at the NWTC Learning and Innovation Center, 2438 S. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay. The 30-minute routine (nondiabetic) appointments will include a foot soak, nail trim and lotion massage. Space is limited, so schedule an […]

  • Retreat for Women with Breast Cancer

    Are you a survivor of breast cancer or currently undergoing treatment? Join the Breast Cancer CareCircle, a free retreat being held Oct. 1, 9 am – 3:30 pm, for women in Door and Kewaunee counties who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Sue Baldwin Fund is sponsoring the retreat, and Jodi Rose Gonzales is […]

  • Spaghetti Fundraiser for Local Nonprofit

    Jak’s Place will host its seventh On Top of Spaghetti fundraiser Sept. 27, 4:30-6:30 pm, at Hope United Church, 141 S. 12th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The annual sustainability fundraiser includes live music by the Door County Recorder Ensemble and an in-person and virtual silent auction, with Packers footballs, a stay at Stone Harbor, a […]

  • Walk for Hope Rescheduled

    Prevent Suicide Door County has rescheduled its Walk for Hope to Sept. 27, 5-7 pm. Beginning at the Sawyer Park Pavilion in Sturgeon Bay, participants will go east across the Maple-Oregon Street Bridge, north on 3rd Avenue to the Michigan Avenue Bridge, west across that bridge and back to Sawyer Park. Participants are encouraged to […]

  • First-Aid Classes

    The NWTC Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay is partnering with the American Heart Association to offer CPR and first-aid classes. Basic Lifesaving for health care providers will meet Oct. 14, 8 am – 2 pm. The fee is $28.62. On Oct. 17, CPR Heartsaver AED will meet 8 am – 12 pm, followed […]

  • Respect Life Prayer Line

    People from all Christian denominations are invited to gather along Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay on Oct. 9, 1:30- 2:45 pm, for a Respect Life prayer line: peaceful, public witness and silent prayer to end abortion. Participants will stand 10-15 feet apart, holding signs as they pray silently, each in their own way. They are […]

  • DCEDC Hires Two New Employees

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) has hired Bailey Koepsel as its new director of accounting and operations, and Korey Mallien has rejoined the nonprofit organization as its director of marketing and communications. Koepsel has deep Door County ties and an extensive nonprofit background. She graduated from UW-Green Bay with a bachelor of science […]

  • Vote for the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

    Voting is open for the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin, and the Mark W. Barker has been nominated.  The new, 639-foot bulk carrier built at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay was given a ceremonial launch in October 2021, and it was officially christened this year. Owned by Interlake Steamship – the largest privately held […]

  • New Office for ADRC of the Lakeshore

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Lakeshore’s Kewaunee office is moving into the Kewaunee County Administrative Building, 810 Lincoln St. in Kewaunee, on the upper level, next to the county board room. The office will be closed to walk-in visitors Sept. 28, but the staff will be available by phone and will […]

  • Skill Sharpening for Nonprofit Leaders

    Understanding the value of nonprofit organizations, UW-Green Bay has established a Nonprofit Education and Development Network. It seeks to sharpen the abilities of nonprofit leaders through a foundational certificate, organized networking opportunities, and interactive in-person and online training provided by highly skilled instructors and other nonprofit decision-makers.  Learn more at

  • Peregrine Falcons Trigger Construction Restrictions

    As was expected with a development that complies with zoning and doesn’t require any special permits, the Quarry Bluff residential development in Sevastopol is essentially a go.  Tom Goelz and Mike Parent, developers and agents for Quarry Bluff Development, LLC, received preliminary plat approval to build 27 residential homes on 57 acres of land owned […]

  • Wild Things: Controversial ‘Pre-Pup’ Wolf Count Coming

    The numbers may be revealed during the Sept. 28 NRB meeting by KEVIN NAZE, Peninsula Pulse contributor, [email protected] Don’t be surprised if wolf-management opponents are howling during the Sept. 28 state Natural Resources Board meeting in Ashland. In an agenda that’s heavy with air-quality, waste-management and water issues, the most press will likely come after […]

  • Fall Fest Derby Registration Open

    Registration is open for the Sister Bay Advancement Association’s 2022 Fall Festival derby race, set for Oct. 16. Girls and boys ages 7 to 13 may build (with assistance from an adult) and then race their gravity-powered cars during the double-elimination event. The weight limit for the car, driver and wheels is 200 pounds.  Mandatory […]

  • Nicolet Beach Playground Now Open

    The new, accessible Nicolet Beach playground at Peninsula State Park is now open, courtesy of the Friends of Peninsula State Park’s fundraising efforts. Those began soon after the former wooden playground was deemed unsafe and beyond repair in May 2021.  “Our amazing Friends group here at Peninsula State Park immediately jumped on this project to […]

  • Dorothy Scott Debuts New Band

    Dorothy Scott & The Peace Keepers will make their debut under the big tent at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor on Sept. 28, 6 pm, highlighting the best of pop, alternative, folk and blues. Scott has shared the stage with performers including Carole King; Joan Osborne; Jeff Buckley; Sinéad O’Connor; Earth, Wind & Fire; […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: Uncommon Candor from an Event Promoter

    by CARI LEWIS, Executive Director, Door Community Auditorium As the head scheduler, administrator, manager and fundraiser for Door Community Auditorium, I “get it” when I read accounts of turnover and tumult within the live-performing-arts sector statewide and nationally. In addition to 30 months of focusing on things outside of my wheelhouse, such as epidemiology, safety […]

  • One’s A Crowd in Players’ “Murder for Two”

    When a surprise party goes terribly wrong in the musical whodunit Murder for Two, 10 party guests become suspects – and actress Kirsten Salpini plays all of them. Without missing a beat (or taking a moment to breathe, it seems), Salpini shifts from portraying a plucky schoolboy to an overfamiliar German doctor to a French […]

  • Peninsula Players Breaks Ground on New Dormitories

    Peninsula Players Theatre broke ground Sept. 8 on two new dormitories to house its interns and staff members. It’s a successful result of the Act II: Protecting the Past, Ensuring the Future capital campaign, which the theater company launched on the opening night of its 87th season in June. “We are thrilled to break ground […]

  • Get Outside for Public Lands Day

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages the public to get outdoors Sept. 24 in honor of National Public Lands Day. Established in 1994, it celebrates the connection between people and the environment and promotes the use of outdoor public spaces for recreation, education and volunteer opportunities to participate in hands-on land conservation for […]

  • Build Your Own Terrarium at Goodleaf

    Stop by Goodleaf Greenhouse in Baileys Harbor to build your own terrarium on Sept. 24, 9 am – 5 pm. You provide the creativity, and Goodleaf will provide the rest: fairy ferns, succulents, cacti, air plants and more. Follow Goodleaf on Instagram at @goodleafgreenhouse, and email any questions to [email protected]. Goodleaf is located behind Bearded […]

  • Fire Fest on Washington Island

    Join the Washington Island Fire Department (WIFD) and Washington Island Community Center on Oct. 1 for Fire Fest: a day filled with food, fun and festivities whose entire proceeds will be split between the two organizations. The community center will use its proceeds for community projects, and WIFD’s proceeds will go toward a new rescue […]

  • Yoga in Peninsula State Park

    Kind Soul Yoga is offering yoga at Nicolet Beach in Peninsula State Park every Saturday in October at 10 am, except Oct. 29. Sessions are $10, and coffee and tea may be available for purchase. Participants should provide a mat and any additional personal supplies that they need. In case of rain, the class will […]

  • Explore Ground and Sky at Ridges

    Want to experience an archaeological dig? Then stop by Crossroads at Big Creek on Sept. 23, 10 am – 3 pm, for its Fall Archaeological Experience, when visitors can watch and talk with the archaeologists and perhaps even participate in a dig. No reservations are required. The dig takes place at The Cove Estuary Preserve, […]

  • Workshop Teaches Self-Discovery as a Key to Financial Health

    Financial health isn’t just about making budgets and clipping coupons. It’s also about understanding yourself, according to Leslie Boden, director of Money Management Counselors. Her upcoming workshop, Money Mindset Makeover, facilitates that self-discovery through discussion and creative exercises. In the process, participants can uncover their “money mindset”: the way they think and feel about money, […]

  • Forestville Corn Maze Opens

    Red Barn in Forestville has opened its inaugural corn maze. Courtesy of the maze’s span of 10-plus acres, you can spend hours exploring more than two and a half miles of trails, test your investigative skills by finding the checkpoints, and solve the “Farm Scenes Investigation.”  Also enjoy the other activities: take a hayride, play […]

  • 10 Years of Literature on Washington Island

    Writers and readers gathered Sept. 17 at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island for the final day of the 10th Washington Island Literary Festival. After two days of writing workshops based around the theme of “Crossroads,” the festival culminated with the featured authors participating in a panel discussion, followed by individual presentations. Between […]

  • Local Photographer Finalist in Book Awards

    Door County resident and amateur photographer Thomas Jordan was a finalist in the photography category of the 2022 International Book Awards (IBA), sponsored by the American Book Fest, for his work Black. White. And Shades of Gray. His book Wandering and Wondering in Black and White was a finalist in the 2021 IBA competition, and […]

  • Apple-picking Time in Door County

    Door County may be best known for its cherries, but apples also have a deep-rooted history in the area’s orchards. In fact, Door County grows more apples than any other region in the state. So grab your friends and your favorite hoodie, and head out for the quintessential fall-in-Door-County experience with a trip to pick […]

  • New Poetry Collection by Karen Wilson

    Karen Wilson is no stranger to the Door County poetry scene, having participated in workshops and critique groups since 2003. She’s also been a featured poet in the Dickinson poetry series and the Peninsula Pulse, and she’s a founding member of the Door County Poets Collective.  Now Baileys Harbor publisher Sand Beach Press has released […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Author Releases First Novel

    Sturgeon Bay native Jill Stukenberg has released her first publication: a fiction work titled News of the Air. As the winner of the Big Moose Prize hosted by Black Lawrence Press, she received an award and cash prize and had her work published. In it, Allie Krane is heavily pregnant when she and her husband […]

  • Know Your Legal Rights: Can You Afford to Drink and Drive?

    by KYLE BORKENHAGEN You have heard the campaign slogans in television commercials and read them so many times on billboards that the words have become a cliché. “Drive sober or get pulled over!” “Buzzed driving is drunk driving.” “Over the limit. Under arrest.” Of course, driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and illegal. […]

  • Building Awareness, Raising Funds at Challenge Walk MS

    Challenge Walk MS: Door County steps off Sept. 23 The weekend of Sept. 23-25 isn’t just another weekend in Door County. At least, not to Pat Heller. “It is a weekend that it’s OK to have MS,” said Heller, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2005. This year’s event will mark the 15th […]

  • Creative Opportunities for the Absolute Beginner

    If stick figures are the extent of your artistic ability, the process of improving your skills might seem intimidating – especially in Door County, where we’re surrounded by seasoned artists. But you can go from doodles to Dalí (well, almost) thanks to local stores and galleries that offer an array of classes for beginners all […]

  • Fifty Years in the Family at White Gull Inn

    Like a scene plucked from a Currier and Ives painting, the village of Fish Creek is known for historical buildings that tell the story of the community’s past.  One of them, the White Gull Inn, will be the focus of the next installment in the Gibraltar Historical Association’s Gibraltar Talks series Sept. 22, 7 pm, […]

  • Meet Local Authors at Book Fair

    Write On, Door County will host its second Door County Author and Book Fair on Oct. 1, 10 am – 3 pm. The free, family-friendly event will take place outdoors under a large canopy tent, where authors and attendees will be protected in the event of inclement weather. Dozens of writers of children’s books, poetry, […]

  • Remembering the Great Fire

    The Belgian Heritage Center will host a day of remembrance for the Great Fire of 1871 on Oct. 8, the anniversary of the fire. On that day, fires devastated the landscape on both sides of the bay of Green Bay, including a large part of the Belgian settlement area in Door, Brown and Kewaunee counties. […]

  • Call for Next Wisconsin Poet Laureate

    The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, in partnership with the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, is calling for applications and nominations for Wisconsin’s next poet laureate. The two-year term of service will begin Jan. 1, 2023, and end Dec. 31, 2024.  Poets who are seeking the position, as well as those who are nominating […]

  • Celebrating Bayside, Fish Creek History

    The Gibraltar Historical Association and Bayside Tavern will celebrate the recent alterations to the well-known establishment on Fish Creek’s Main Street during an event Sept. 28, 2-4 pm, in Fish Creek’s Noble Square. During the festivities, check out Model A’s from the local Cherryland A’s group; listen to 78-rpm shellac vinyl albums played by DJ […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee

    Recommended by JOHN MAGGITTI, co-owner, Novel Bay Booksellers On Oct. 23, 2018, PBS host Meredeth Vieira shared with us what many already knew: that To Kill a Mockingbird was the most beloved novel in America. So how is it that this piece of Americana has been banned and continues to be banned? Harper Lee’s story […]

  • Four Generations at Hickey Brothers Fishery

    The largest crowd to attend a meeting of the Baileys Harbor Historical Society in several years recently heard an entertaining and educational presentation by Dennis Hickey about the history of commercial fishing in Door County.  Before there were roads – and certainly no bridges – connecting the peninsula with the mainland, boats carried everything: goods […]

  • DC Published Authors Collective: J.B. Sensenbrenner

    J.B. Sensenbrenner is a lifelong writer and an avid traveler, outdoorsman and environmentalist who divides his time among New Orleans, Appleton and the lakefront home south of Sturgeon Bay where he and his family have lived for more than 50 years.  His published works include Cracked Sidewalks: A Novel, Dogging It in New Orleans, The […]

  • Max Garland Steps in for Write On Gala

    Max Garland, the former Wisconsin Poet Laureate and a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, will step in to replace Carrie Fountain at Write On, Door County’s annual gala Sept. 29. Fountain was recently diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that will prevent her from traveling as she undergoes treatment. Though […]

  • Obituary: Dennis G. Wojahn

    September 16th, 2022 Dennis G. Wojahn of Plymouth, MN, previously of Green Bay, WI, died September 16th, 2022 at the age of 77. Dennis was born in Oshkosh, WI on June 19th, 1945 and grew up in Waupun, WI as the third of seven siblings. He was a CPA and attorney, having graduated from the […]

  • Obituary: Luella Bernadine (Guns) Froelich

    February 20, 1920~September 14, 2022 On September 14, 2022, Luella (Guns) Froelich, age 102 of Bellevue, passed away peacefully from a heart attack. She was born February 20, 1920, at home in Kaukauna, at only 3.5 pounds to Albert and Henrietta (Vanden Langenberg) Guns, who fed her barley water through an eyedropper until she could […]

  • Obituary: Jeff Mengelt

    September 10, 2022  Jeff Mengelt died on September 10, 2022, from complications following a stroke. He was 70 years old. Jeff had many interests, ranging from travel, reading and music to specialty beers, wine and cooking. He loved studying history, especially that    of WWII, and for 20 years volunteered for the DNR assisting with […]

  • Obituary: Kay Krueger

    January 3, 1937 ~ September 16, 2022 Kay Krueger, 85, of Jacksonport, died Friday, September 16, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born January 3, 1937 in Wonewoc, to Harry and Ruth Traeder. Kay graduated from Wonewoc High […]

  • Obituary: Victoria “Vicki” Lynn Link

    April 25, 1954 ~ September 10, 2022 Victoria Lynn Link, 68, of Brussels, formerly of West Allis, died late Saturday afternoon, September 10, 2022 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. She was born April 25, 1954 in Milwaukee, the daughter of James Piloton Barroga and Restitita “Rita” Ablen (Focson) Barroga. Vicki grew up […]

  • Obituary: Kevin Michael Axelson

    May 20, 1966 ~ September 14, 2022 Kevin Michael Axelson, age 56, of Egg Harbor, wi, formerly of Palatine, IL died on September 14, 2022, surrounded by family at home after a brave two-year battle with a deadly illness. Kevin had a zest for life and a passion for golf and softball. He loved his […]

  • Obituary: Shelby Quinn Wesell

    November 6, 1961~September 13, 2022 After a courageous battle with cancer, Shelby Quinn Wesell died on September 13, 2022, at home with family at her side at the age of 60.   She leaves behind her husband of 41 years, Shawn; her daughter Amy (Jesse); her son Jesse (Darcie); and her grandchildren.   Shelby was […]

  • Obituary: Dr. William Ganfield Laatsch

    September 14, 2022 The geographer who loved nothing more than exploring unfamiliar territory has embarked on his next journey, to a destination not found in any atlas. Dr. William Ganfield Laatsch, 84, died September 14, 2022.  For 43 years, Bill taught Geography at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He was a graduate of […]

  • Obituary: Matthew J. Vigliocco

    August 12, 1938 ~ September 7, 2022 Matthew J. Vigliocco, age 84, of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin died peacefully in Minooka, IL surrounded by family on September 7, 2022.   Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jan (Reeves) Vigliocco and loving daughters Cindy (Eric) Lutz and Nancy (Jeff) Hanley.  Adoring grandchildren Molly (John) Erminio, Zachary (Sara) Hanley, […]

  • 2022 Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival (Oct. 8 – 9)

    Egg Harbor's Pumpkin Patch Festival is one of the great family traditions in Door County, with kids activities, carnival rides, great food, drink, and fun!