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Volume 20, Issue 39 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Winning Streak Continues

    In what some fans have called the most exciting game of the season, the Door County Destroyers continued their eight-game winning streak by beating the previously undefeated Sheboygan County Rebels 17-14 at Baileys Harbor Rec Park on Sept.

  • Sports Shots

    Pickle ballers, ping pongers and players from all sports in between, we’re looking for your candid shots. We’d like to highlight the athleticism – of all ages – in the county, so send sports photos our way via pr@ppulse.

  • High School Fall Athletics

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Oct. 10 @ Northbrook Country Club, 4:30 pm Football Oct. 4 vs. Three Lakes, 1 pm Oct. 10 @ Lena, 7 pm Soccer Oct. 4 @ Gresham, 9 am Oct. 6 @ Algoma, 4:30 pm Oct. 7 vs. Wrightstown, 6:30 pm Oct. 9 vs. Peshtigo, 6:30 pm Volleyball Oct. 4 @ Gresham, […]

  • The Colors of October

    “There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir…The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry of bugles going by.” So wrote William Bliss Carman in his “A Vagabond Song.

  • How the Packers Got Their Name – A Bears Fan’s Theory

    Last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers demolished my Chicago Bears in Soldier Field, which has lingered in my mind throughout the week. Though the officiating was terrible, neither team gained a significant advantage from the ineptitude of the referees.

  • The Hidden Cost of 15 Percent

    Buy a pink water bottle and the store will donate 20 percent of its price to support breast cancer research. Come in for dinner on a Tuesday night and the restaurant will give 10 percent of the cost of your meal to feed the hungry.

  • Embrace the Genius Loci

    Thirty years ago this December, I left my Beijing university dorm and hopped a train headed for the fabled Chinese Turkestan – some 3,000 miles west.

  • Wisconsin Agriculture

    A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Extension and UW-Madison looks at the economic impact of Wisconsin agriculture. Using 2012 figures, it updates a similar study done in 2007.

  • Power Plants Remain Top Polluters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data, detailing greenhouse gas pollution trends and emissions broken down by industrial sector, geographic region and individual facilities.

  • Receive the Autumn Classics

    The Arbor Day Foundation is brightening up fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees when you join the organization in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through the planting of trees.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:59am

    In the U.S., 11 percent of children between the ages of 4 and 17 years are diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The ADHD child fidgets, cannot concentrate, and often has poor social skills.

  • Wild Mushroom Business is…Mushrooming

    If your acquaintance with mushrooms is limited to those little cello-wrapped boxes in the produce aisle, you have no idea what you’re missing. In the five years since Shannon Pump moved to Door County, she’s identified 21 edible varieties of wild mushrooms and says there are quite a lot more she hasn’t found yet.

  • Stillmans Win First CTA Employer Award

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) announced the winner of the first ever Certified Tourism Ambassador Employer of the Year award on Sept. 24 in front of a crowd of 135 people during the countywide tourism marketing organization’s 89th annual meeting at Gordon Lodge Resort near Baileys Harbor.

  • Featured Pet

    Bright-eyed, smart as a whip, and with energy to burn, Sushi is ready for all the fall activity you can bring her way. This three-year-old female is Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix, 66 lbs.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Crista and Mark Kochanski, Jacksonport, are the parents of a girl born on Sept. 29, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Shelly Larson, Jacksonport, and Crist Larson, Marinette. Paternal grandparents are Arlene and Thomas Kochanski, Greendale, Wis. Cody and Mikki Jeanquart, Luxemburg, are the parents of a boy […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School’s Homecoming Schedule

    Sturgeon Bay High School announces the schedule of events for Homecoming, Oct. 8 – 11. Area businesses willing to donate pallets to the bonfire should contact Athletic Director Pat Blizel at 920.

  • Third Time the Charm?

    Chuck Bretl says he is feeling a positive vibe about the Southern Door School District’s $390,000 referendum going to district voters in the Nov.

  • 2014 Sister City Delegation Introduced on Oct. 7

    On Oct. 7 at 8:30 am, the Jingdezhen Sister City Ad Hoc Informal Advisory Group will introduce the members of the 2014 Sister City Delegation to Jingdezhen, China.

  • Harvest Table Supper Supports Ugandan Women

    On Oct. 15 from 5 – 7 pm, the Ephraim Moravian Church will hold its Harvest Table Supper and Bead for Life Fundraiser. The dinner will consist of potatoes with toppings of pulled pork, mushrooms, broccoli, cheese and other vegetarian items.

  • Municipal News

    Town of Brussels:  The town board meets at 7 pm on Oct. 8 at the Brussels Community Center. Town of Gardner:  The town board meets at 6:30 pm on Oct.

  • Find Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Recovery Resources

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Life After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis” presented by Kris Miller, RN, a breast cancer survivor and trained advocate, on Oct.

  • Six Confirmed for Pulse Forum

    Mark your calendar for the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 21, when the Peninsula Pulse hosts a candidate forum for the Door County Sheriff, 1st Assembly District and 1st Senate District races.

  • Nominate Outstanding Adoptive Parents

    National Adoption Month is coming up in November. In recognition of those who go above and beyond to open their hearts and homes and provide “forever families” for youths, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) will present the 2014 Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parent Awards, to recognize and thank adoptive parents for their efforts to improve the lives of children.

  • Southern Door FFA Supports Responsible Driving

    On Sept. 22, seven members of the FFA chapter presented an assembly to the high school student body titled “Speak Up to Slow Down.” The overall message was making the responsible choice in regard to driving.

  • Gibraltar Named High-Achieving School

    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has named the Gibraltar Area School District one of seven High-Achieving Schools in the state as part of the Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition awards highlighting schools that have demonstrated success in educating students from low-income families.

  • County Wrestles with Budget

    Last month the requested budget for Door County government was $886,432 above the levy cap, so the six members of the Finance Committee rolled up their sleeves and made a snip here and a slash there, resulting in the following cuts: • Reduced departmental operational budgets by $107,507.

  • Halloween Party at Hope Church

    Hope Church is hosting its 6th annual Halloween Pizza Party on Oct. 31 from 5 – 7:30 pm. The entire community is invited to sit down and relax after trick-or-treating in the neighborhood with pizza, popcorn and family friendly movies.

  • Kay Marshall Wins GHA Raffle

    The winner of the Gibraltar Historical Association’s raffle of its cherry-themed basket is Kay Marshall from Richardson, Texas. Prizes in the basket were items from Holiday Harbor waterfront cottages, Peninsula Players, Sweetie Pies, Bella Cruises, English Inn, in addition to a handmade quilt and historical items.


    WHAT HAPPENED • Pilots flying over the city of Sturgeon Bay have reported radio interference in the form of a Morse code-type signal that is being transmitted on the Unicom Frequency of 122.

  • NDEAM Recognized by County Board of Supervisors

    Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

  • Manure Spill Cleanup Continues

    John Bobbe is not happy with the response to the Sept. 16 manure spill at his neighbor’s farm on County D in Brussels. Early that morning, 640,000 gallons of liquid manure escaped from the two million gallon holding tank owned by farmer Kurt DeGrave.

  • “Creating, Developing, and Growing New Business Opportunities” Free Workshop

    The Wisconsin Procurement Institute, the Door County Economic Development Corporation and C&H Distributors are hosting a free workshop event – “Creating, Developing, and Growing New Business Opportunities” – about the basics of what small businesses need to know to make state or federal government their customers, on Thursday, Oct.

  • Scammers Are Calling

    Wisconsin small businesses are receiving intimidating calls about overdue bills from scammers claiming to be with the local utility. The scammers threaten the business with a cancellation of services unless they make an immediate payment by wire transfer or prepaid debit card.

  • MacReady Partners with United Way

    During the month of October, MacReady Artisan Bread Company in Egg Harbor is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every loaf of artisan bread sold during the month of October, they will donate 25 cents to United Way.

  • Door County Coffee & Tea Expansion

    Door County Coffee & Tea Co. announces the opening of the expansion to its Gift Store and Café in Carlsville. The new addition, featuring an expanded offering of home décor, woman’s accessories, and gourmet food is now open.

  • Spend a Night with “The Bachelors”

    Chad Luberger, Doug Mancheski and Corrie Beula-Kovacs starring in the American Folklore Theatre production of The Bachelors, by Fred Alley and James Kaplan.

  • “The Fantasticks” Now Playing at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse is now showing The Fantasticks through Oct. 19. The show runs Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. There will be a special evening performance on Oct.

  • ViBE at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will host a joint concert on Oct. 5 at 1:30 pm. The Viking Bassoon Ensemble (ViBE), under the direction of Carl Rath, will perform several compositions from their upcoming November concert program at Lawrence featuring works composed for bassoon ensemble rather than music composed for other instrumentation and then arranged for bassoons.

  • StageKids Offers Film Lab

    Third Avenue Playhouse’s StageKids program announces one of its most exciting theatre labs to date. This fall from Oct. 8-Nov. 15 is its first Film Lab for middle and high school students.

  • Light the Lanterns

    As night descends over the Door Peninsula, the lamp is lit at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. And as its beam brightens the night sky, the voices of past keepers whisper in the dark, their stories echoing in the dark.

  • DCMM Hosts Gills Rock Fish Boil

    Enjoy a genuine Door County fish boil in the most appropriate setting possible—the net shed by Weborg’s Dock in the historic fishing village of Gills Rock at the tip of the Door Peninsula.

  • Evening Hike at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Colors are changing at Crossroads at Big Creek, and there’s no better time to get outdoors. On Oct. 3 at 9 am, volunteers are invited to help contain the buckthorn at Crossroads.

  • Pink Pumpkins & Corn Maze Walk at Schopf’s Dairy View

    On Oct. 4, the Schopfs and staff at the Dairy View Country Store invite everyone to the second annual Pink Pumpkins for Cancer Festival and Corn Maze Walk.


    Missy Ternes and Sam Northrop during their “Grand March” through Main Street Market after their marriage on Saturday, Sept. 27. The couple took the tour through Sam’s family’s market to the delight of family, friends and well-wishers.

  • Another Salty Beer

    Recently I mentioned a sour and salty beer called Goosetown, a Gose-style beer from the August Schell Brewing Co. of New Ulm, Minn., and I mentioned that I had never heard of the style until I found the Goosetown at one of my local walls of beer.

  • The Cheese Insider

    In the late 1960s, the state and federal government made plans to dam a huge area of the flood-prone Kickapoo Valley in the beautiful un-glaciated area of southwest Wisconsin.

  • Article posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:05pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I have a friend who texts after too many cocktails. It’s amusing, but I’m afraid he might say the wrong thing to someone. Once he hits “send,” he can’t take it back.

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves

    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?

  • Congratulations to Jessica Wiegand

    Although she is a new waitress at Trattoria Dal Santo, she has no problem bringing your food pronto! Her manners are exquisite and she is as friendly

  • Article posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:52pm

    Wisconsin’s state flag features a sailor and miner holding a shield with four sections. What are the four sections?

  • Ambassadors of A Cappella

    In 1962, five Brooklyn teenagers – four transplants from the South and one from Detroit – found that their voices meshed. Fifty-two years later, the Persuasions continue to amaze audiences with their vocal prowess, which they bring to the Door Community Auditorium for Ministry Door County Medical Center’s 20th annual Celebration of Community on Oct.

  • Tribute to Dave Brubeck at DCA

    On Oct. 12, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will host the dynamic jazz ensemble the Brubeck Brothers Quartet (BBQ) as they present their Tribute to Dave Brubeck.

  • Learn by Doing

    Carol and Bill Hoehn were Door County residents for 35 years before he retired as choral director at Sturgeon Bay High School. Carol, meanwhile, had taught dance at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and was the director of the university’s dance program.

  • DCMM Announces Merry-time Festival of Trees Events

    After a successful second season in 2013 that featured 32 festively decorated trees, the Merry-Time Festival of Trees returns to the Door County Maritime Museum in 2014.

  • Play Bridge in the Village

    On Oct. 5, Ephraim Village Hall will hold “Bridge in the Village.” The afternoon starts off with a meal at 12:30 pm with bridge beginning at 1 pm. All of the proceeds will benefit The Open Door, an organization that provides respite for caregivers and a fun and safe place for care receivers.

  • Sign Up to Stamp

    Door County Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking is hosting a Fall Art Extravaganza from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Held at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay, the guest instructors for the weekend are waiting to share new techniques and products.

  • Don’t Forget Your Wedge

    One of these days Wisconsin will succumb. The Indian Summer will fade and those conversations about the weather will be stricken with a frown instead of a smile.

  • Three-Year-Old Swing

    Three-year-old Dempsey Kelnhofer attempts a proper golf swing at Peninsula State Park Golf Course.

  • Gallery of Goodwill

    In November 2013, the nonprofit medical clinic Coventry Care opened its doors in the former Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County space. Its mission was simple: to provide free health care to uninsured or underinsured individuals.

  • Artistic Curiosities

    The community is invited to view recent works featuring artists Cheryl Stidwell Parker and Sally Everhardus at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County Gallery in Ephraim during October.

  • Natural Subjects

    The Meadows Art Gallery is featuring three artists that take nature or natural subjects to individual places that are unique in construction and conception.

  • Pendants with Purpose

    Patricia Shoppe, a women’s boutique in Egg Harbor, teamed up this summer with Chicago jewelry designer Sophia Forero to create a limited edition cherry blossom necklace that represented Door County.

  • White-hot, Molten Iron

    All ages are invited to participate in the festivities of the fifth annual Iron Pour Benefit at Peninsula School of Art on Oct. 11, 4 – 8 pm. With a donation of $15, each person may create a 5" x 5" iron tile by scratching into a preformed sand-and-resin mold using simple tools.

  • Perfect for Fall

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is showing the latest work of ceramic artist Royce Yoder of Lederach, Pennsylvania. Plum Bottom recently received Yoder’s newest collections, just in time for fall.

  • Wearable Works of Art

    The final Door County Wearable Art Show of the season will be held at the Sister Bay Village Hall on Oct. 4 and 5. Contemporary, handcrafted women’s clothing, jewelry, handbags and other fashion accessories will be featured.

  • Second Mob

    “The Flash Mob of Art - Part 2 show and reception will wrap up the 2014 season for the Door County Art League Gallery,” says Gale Ritchey, director of the co-op gallery.

  • Holiday Craft Show

    The 17th Annual Amish Quilt and Holiday Craft Show, sponsored by Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts, will be held at Mr. G’s Hall from Oct. 9 – 12, 9 am – 5 pm.

  • Abstract Evolution

    Emmett Johns will show new paintings at Mr. Helsinki Restaurant & Wine Bar beginning Oct. 1. The opening reception for “From Chaos to Order” is Oct. 9, 5 to 7 pm.

  • Demonstration and Reception

    Everyone is invited to a painting demonstration and reception on Oct. 11 at Bay Art Gallery in Sister Bay. Artist Jason Prigge will demonstrate his painting technique from 2 to 4 pm, and the reception will be from 4 to 6 pm.

  • Juried Winners

    The Miller Art Museum’s 39th Annual Juried Exhibit opened Sept. 20 with a reception and awards ceremony. This exhibit will be up through Nov. 4. Pictured are award winners.

  • “Now and Then” and “Before & After”

    When June Nirschl and Judy Roy both retired to Door County, not only did they become neighbors but fellow poets as well, placing their verse in a number of publications.

  • Door County Twist

    Door to Door Publishing, owned by Carol Davis and Jan Rasmussen, recently released A Door County Night Before Christmas. It’s a Door County twist on a traditional story.

  • Poetry of Pain and Perseverance

    On Oct. 8 at 7 pm, June Nirschl will be the featured reader for the Dickinson Poetry Series. First impressions do have an impact. The hopeful, positive characters of childhood literature left a permanent optimism on Nirschl.

  • Blaze Orange Culture

    Blaze orange is more than just a color in the upper Midwest – it’s a tradition, a lifestyle, and a livelihood. This fall, photographer Travis Dewitz captures the textures, tones and characters of the annual Wisconsin deer hunt in Blaze Orange: Whitetail Deer Hunting in Wisconsin, a new book by Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

  • Looking for Poetry Ambassador

    The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, in partnership with the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, is seeking applications for the new 2015–16 Wisconsin Poet Laureate.

  • Frank He’s Story…

    If Horatio Alger were writing today and someone suggested that the young Chinese man, Frank He (pronounced Huh), would make a good subject for one of his stories, the author would likely say that it would be too unbelievable for a traditional rags-to-riches tale.

  • Kayak Campsites Unveiled

    Kayakers joined state and federal officials Sept. 24 to celebrate the unveiling of two new water-access, kayak campsites at Point Beach State Forest, highlighting the emerging popularity of Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan State Water Trail.