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Volume 20, Issue 44 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Public Hearing on County Budget

    The Door County Board of Supervisors has called a public hearing on the proposed 2015 Door County budget for 9 am on Wednesday, Nov.

  • Making Waves

    Ryan Scripp, 16, Notre Dame Academy Junior: With multiple national qualifying events, Ryan is ranked as one of the best swimmers in Wisconsin. Though Ryan swims all four strokes exceptionally well, he has focused his training on competing in the 100 and 200 Butterfly events at national-level competitions.

  • Vikings Trounce Red Raiders

    The Gibraltar Vikings football team played in the 2014 WIAA Eight-player Football Jamboree on Nov. 1 in Schofield, Wis. Coming into the Jamboree with a regular season record of 9-1, they played Bruce (6-3) and trounced them 56 to 8.

  • 2014 Packerland All Conference Volleyball Team

    Player of the Year Helen Hecht, Gibraltar 1st Team Helen Hecht, All Around, Gibraltar (Unanimous) Keifer Zimmerman, All Around, NEW (U) Karissa Koss, All Around, Algoma Carlee Behnke, All Around, Oconto Lauren Kita, Setter, Gibraltar Anna Dier, Front Row, Algoma Sophia Braschnewitz, Front Row, Sturgeon Bay (U) Rachel Toenjes, Front Row, NEW (U) Acacia Tupa, […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Standings and schedule

  • Open for Hunting

    If you are looking for a place to hunt this fall, visit to learn more about public access lands in Wisconsin. Wisconsin has an abundance of land open to hunting, including state, federal and county forests, state-managed wildlife, fisheries and natural areas, and private land enrolled in the Managed Forest Law, Forest Crop Law, Voluntary Public Access, or Wisconsin Damage and Abatement Claims programs.

  • Facebook: Telephone or Television?

    Fifteen years ago I was at a conference of community foundations and had the opportunity to participate in a discussion session with Dr. Robert Putnam, a political scientist at Harvard University.

  • County Sales Tax Figures Show Strong Growth

    The time has come, once again, to look at Door County’s sales tax figures through the first 10 months of this year and how these figures compare to recent years.

  • Article posted Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:35pm

    In honor of Nurse Practitioner Week, Nov. 9 – 15, we look at some NP facts.

  • Multiplying Cottontails

    Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter have been multiplying in this region during the past few years. One sure sign has been the greater number of road-kills in recent weeks.

  • Article posted Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:32pm

    From 1981 to 2001 China had a policy that denied people living along the south side of the Huai River free coal for the winter. In contrast, people living on the north side were provided with coal.

  • Returning to a Natural State

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announces a recent contract award to restore the natural ecosystem in the Menomonee River in Wisconsin. This ecosystem project awarded to C.

  • Paying a Penalty

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a historic settlement with the automakers Hyundai and Kia that will resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on their sale of close to 1.

  • Funding for Our Lakeshore

    The Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands recently partnered with the Door County Community Foundation to establish the Grand Traverse Islands Fund, which will allow the group to begin collecting tax-deductible donations for the purpose of advocating for the creation of the Grand Traverse Islands National Lakeshore.

  • DNR Wants Your Traditions

    The fall season brings vibrant colors and a number of great outdoor opportunities in Wisconsin, and now you can share your favorite pastimes with others from all over the world.

  • Donate Unused Lights

    Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin announces a green initiative for the upcoming holiday season ¬– holiday lights recycling. Habitat ReStores throughout the state of Wisconsin, including the Door County ReStore, will accept non-working or no longer needed holiday lights throughout the holiday season.

  • Green Gifts Given

    Three Door County nonprofits received Green Gifts from Cellcom at recent presentations at their facilities. Crossroads at Big Creek received $500, Open Door Bird Sanctuary received $1,500 and The Ridges Sanctuary received $1,200.

  • Strong Solar Growth

    Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center released a new report: Lighting the Way: The Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, showing strong solar growth across the nation including a 17 percent increase in Wisconsin in 2013.

  • Big Leagues of Door County

    A row of 46 men line up across from the American flag whipping in the east wind as the national anthem floats from the speakers in Baileys Harbor. Their dark blue jerseys match the logo painted in the grass at the 50-yard line.

  • Featured Pets

    Five months ago in a Brussels field, four kittens were born and later left to fend for themselves. Found by a kind Sturgeon Bay lady, the quartet arrived at the Humane Society on July 14, to be named Parker, Posy, Penny and Poppy.

  • Life Notes

    PASSINGS Sallie J. Heidler May 15, 1935 – Nov. 4, 2014 Sallie J. Heidler, 79, of Sister Bay, WI, formerly of Oak Brook, IL, died in her beloved Door County home on Nov. 4, 2014. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 11 am to 1 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2336 […]

  • Congrats to Don Howard

    Don Howard was chosen as the 2014 Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Volunteer of the Year. Howard is pictured here in the float that led the Fall Fest parade on Oct.

  • Learn to Use AED

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and performing CPR.

  • Service of Healing and Hope on Nov. 15

    Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor will host a Service of Healing and Hope on Nov. 15 at 5 pm. Invited to participate are those who serve us or have served as law enforcement, first responders, firefighters, as well as active, retired or veteran military.

  • Healthy Spinal Aging Workshop on Nov. 16

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Chiropractic Services and Healthy Spinal Aging.” Come hear Anne Emerson, D.

  • How to Best Finance College Education

    We Are HOPE, Inc. will sponsor workshops titled “Navigating the Cost of Education and Reducing College Debt” on Nov. 19 at 5:30 pm at the Brown County Library, and Nov.

  • OCC Collection Week is Nov. 17 – 23

    Volunteers are getting ready to receive hundreds of filled shoebox gifts from all over Door and Kewaunee counties for Samaritan’s Purses’ project Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

  • Free Flu Vaccine for Kids

    A flu vaccine clinic for children ages six months through 18 years will be held on Nov. 20, 2:30 – 5:30 pm. This is a free clinic for all children, regardless of insurance, but the vaccine is limited – first come, first served.

  • Volunteers Needed for Thanksgiving Dinner

    The Baileys Harbor Community Association is looking for donations and volunteers for its complimentary Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day at the Cornerstone Pub.

  • Off to a Great Start

    The “Let’s Go Southern Door” program, sponsored by the Door County YMCA, Ministry Door County Medical Center and the Raibrook Foundation, is off to a great start.

  • Jim Paterson Named ReStore Volunteer of the Year

    Jim Paterson was recently named Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity ReStore Volunteer of the Year. Paterson is a retired Sturgeon Bay High School teacher who has volunteered with Door County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore for five years.

  • AFS-USA Competition to Study Abroad

    AFS-USA, a global leader in intercultural student exchange programming, is asking eighth through 12th graders: What is one problem in the world that you would like to solve, and what type of volunteer project would you design to help solve it? Students are asked to submit a short essay or video outlining their idea for a volunteer project that could have a meaningful impact abroad.

  • Habitat Fruitcakes Now Available

    Habitat for Humanity completed its annual fruitcake bake at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College on Oct. 29. About 32 volunteers spent roughly 200 hours mixing, baking, glazing and packaging the holiday treat.

  • Largest LDC Class, Ever

    Leadership Door County [LDC] Class of 2015 is the largest class ever with 19 participants. Now in its 25th year, LDC prepares people to become more confident and knowledgeable leaders.

  • Nanobrewery Opens in Sturgeon Bay

    You can thank Patrick Surfus’ mother-in-law for getting him involved in brewing beer. She gave him a Mr. Beer Homebrew kit for Christmas 2004. “It was awful,” he said.

  • Food Drive at Maurices

    Maurices in Sturgeon Bay will hold a food drive Nov. 2 – 15. For every three non-perishable items, receive a coupon for 20 percent off. All proceeds will go to Feed and Clothe My People.

  • Rick O’Farrell Named DCMM Executive Director

    After a nationwide search, the Door County Maritime Museum has selected Rick O’Farrell to be its next executive director. A former naval officer, O’Farrell brings extensive experience in the management of nonprofit organizations, along with a love for the sea and its lore, to his new position at the helm of the Maritime Museum.

  • VA Secretary Holds Listening Session

    Forty years ago this coming April, the Vietnam War ended with the fall of Saigon to the Communists, and all the young veterans came home to a country still divided by the war.

  • Holiday Wreaths for Sale

    Order holiday wreaths now from McCluskey Tree Farm, and the sales will benefit Write On, Door County. McCluskey Tree Farm and Write On offer a simple way to order holiday wreaths for your home or as a gift.

  • Sister Bay Tackles Upcoming Construction

    Sister Bay has one goal with the upcoming highway construction: minimize impact on businesses. Throughout 2015, the village will be managing road resurfacing on Highways 57 and 42.

  • Popcorn Sales Benefit United Way

    In November Double Delites in Egg Harbor is partnering with United Way of Door County to donate 10 percent of all popcorn sales in November to United Way of Door County.

  • Tom Jordan Inducted into WI Advertising Hall of Fame

    The Wisconsin Advertising Hall of Fame recently added three new members for 2014 and HY Connect’s Tom Jordan is among the new inductees. Jordan, a Door County resident, is the former president and chief creative officer, he served the agency for nearly 30 years.

  • Join the Corn Board

    This is your chance to nominate a corn grower to serve on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board. Nominations are now being accepted in Districts 3, the district for Door and Kewaunee County.

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Gov. Scott Walker Walker issued this statement on his Nov. 4 election victory:  “Wisconsin is back on the right track, and we are better off than we were four years ago, but we are not done yet.

  • Municipal News

    Compiled by Pulse Staff City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Police and Fire Commission meets at 8:30 am on Nov. 10. Gibraltar School Board:  The board meets at 7 pm on Nov.

  • ‘A Massive Regulatory Failure to Protect Groundwater’

    A two-year legal battle about expansion of Kinnard Farms’ concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in the Town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County resulted in Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Boldt declaring that there has been “a massive regulatory failure to protect groundwater” in Kewaunee County.


    A Win for the Kids   Southern Door School District Superintendent Patricia Vickman on voter passage of the referendum authorizing the district to exceed the state revenue limit in the 2015-16 school year by $390,000: “We really listened to the community.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • Chaudoir’s Dock Boat Ramp and Harbor, located at 1552 County Road N, is closed for dredging of the harbor and channel.

  • Tree Huggers Don’t Move Committee

    Ten residents of Liberty Grove attended the Nov. 3 county Airport & Parks Committee meeting to try to convince the committee to change its Aug. 6 vote to harvest Ash trees from Door Bluff Headlands County Park.

  • Who Said Americans Can’t Make Great Pilsners and IPAs?

    In the past I have lamented the fact that American craft brewers just can’t seem to get a handle on what may be my favorite style of beer – Czech pilsner, which is a bright golden malty lager that is softer and smoother than its German counterpart, with a spicy finish from Saaz hops.


    Adam the Cowboy, 9, holds up a ghost decoration he made at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall Halloween party on Oct. 31. Adam, from Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, was in town with his parents visiting his grandma, who lives in Jacksonport.

  • Congratulations to Joel Kersebet!

    In Base Camp Coffee Bar in Sister Bay Joel Kersebet can be found almost every day. He will serve up food that will make your taste buds dance, most of it inspired by his home place of Brittany, France.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 5, 2014 3:41pm

    This week’s question: Look closely…..where is this located? Answer: In next week’s paper Last week’s question: What vegetable was traditionally carved before the pumpkin? Answer: Turnip

  • Overheard and Shout Outs

    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?

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 5, 2014 3:38pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I recently lost my father, which has been really difficult. To make matters worse, I have had to watch my mom be treated in a way that I wouldn’t have imagined possible.

  • Copper Box on the Main Stage

    Music on the Main Stage at Third Avenue Playhouse presents Copper Box in concert on Nov. 29 at 7:30 pm. Wisconsin Blues Society describes Copper Box as “…one of the favorites of the Fox Valley Blues Festival 2004.

  • Three More Nights of “Wizard of Oz”

    There truly is no place like home as The Wizard of Oz lands on the stage of Southern Door Community Auditorium. Audiences will be swept away by the Southern Door School District’s production that celebrates the 75th anniversary of the iconic 1939 MGM film.

  • “Afternoon of Song” at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will host a concert on Nov. 9 at 1:30 pm. The voice studio of Teresa Seidl returns with an “Afternoon of Song.” Familiar and beloved melodies from the musical theater genre by composers such as Rogers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Lerner and Loewe, Cole Porter and others will showcase the diverse talents of her singers.

  • Veterans Day Concert in Algoma

    The Algoma Community Band and Community Chorus will present their annual Veterans Day concert on Nov. 12 in the Performing Arts Center at 7 pm. The band is under the direction of Tom Mueller and the chorus by Dave Robertson.

  • Cuba Featured in Travelogue Film

    On Nov. 14, the Kiwanis & Rotary Clubs of Northern Door will present the third program of their Travel & Adventure Cinema Series, “Cuba: A Road Trip from Havana to Santiago de Cuba.

  • NDCC Announces Holiday Home Tour Homes

    This year the annual Holiday Home Tour on Thanksgiving weekend to benefit Northern Door Children’s Center has a definite theme. All the homes are distinctive log homes, waterfront homes, or both, and decked out for the holidays.

  • Ridges Begins Fireside Series

    Local historian George Evenson will lead a discussion on “The Role of Agriculture in Door County” as The Ridges Fireside Series continues on Nov. 13 at 6 pm.

  • Become a Ski/Snowshoe Volunteer

    The Master Gardeners seminar at Crossroads at Big Creek on Nov. 8 is titled “What’s Hardy? A “Perennial” Question.” The speaker, Nancy Nedveck, is the co-owner of The Flower Factory in Stoughton, Wisconsin.

  • Celebrating the Year

    This month’s show at the Meadows Art Gallery is titled “Celebrations.” It is an invitational show that celebrates the artists that have shown at the Meadows this year.

  • Objects of Adornment

    Bay Art Gallery will feature jewelry designed and meticulously crafted by Peter and Skye Ciesla of Baileys Harbor. They are a husband-and-wife team whose work is shown in galleries and boutiques around the country and has been featured in fashion shows from coast to coast.

  • Eclectic Expression

    The fine art photography of Jim Rossol will be on display at Glas, the green coffeehouse, in Sturgeon Bay during November. Once a longtime vacation destination and his only place of residence for more than 10 years, Door County themes dominate his artwork; however, images from his longtime winter vacation destination to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula are also prominent in his portfolio.

  • Shows on the Road

    Even as their Door County season is slowing down, Sandra and Wence Martinez are ramping up for their national travels. Topping their list is the Smithsonian Craft Show in April 2015 (their third consecutive year of inclusion).

  • Food Art

    In 2015 the Miller Art Museum (MAM) celebrates its 40th birthday with an open call for entries for artists to participate in a special themed exhibit titled “Celebrating 40 With Festive Art About Food” from Jan.

  • Degas Drawing Nights Begin

    Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door School of Dance will host a new regular event called “Degas Drawing Nights.” This is an on figure nude or costumed model drawing event open to artists and anyone interested in brushing up on their drawing skills; there is no instruction, just an opportunity to draw.

  • DCAL Updates

    Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz stressed the expressive and emotive power of art in his presentation to Door County Art League (DCAL) members at their Oct.

  • Creative Alchemy

    Write On, Door County offers a workshop with author Dale M. Kushner that will help writers and artists tap into their creative imagination to enhance poetry, prose or other art medium.

  • Great Lakes Book Club Begins

    Write On, Door County is partnering with the Door County Maritime Museum to present Great Lakes/Great Books, a monthly book club featuring books with a Great Lakes focus.

  • Read and Discuss

    On Nov. 11 at 2:30 pm, Readers Rampant Book Club of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library will meet to discuss The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.

  • Rotating Exhibits

    On Saturday, the Miller Art Museum (MAM) in Sturgeon Bay will host an opening reception for its final changing exhibit of 2014, Hands In Clay. The exhibit will feature dozens of pieces of pottery, representing a cross-section of Door County potters and their creations.

  • For the Love of Monarchs

    It’s official! Peninsula State Park’s Nature Center meadow is a certified Monarch Waystation. This habitat meets the criteria put forth by Monarch Watch (monarchwatch.

  • Barrel of Laughs

    Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor will kick off its 2014-15 Comedy Club series on Thursday, Nov. 13 with North Carolina natives Clint Nohr and Tyrone Davis.

  • Pop, Rock, Blues, Country

    In the mid-2000s, Sturgeon Bay resident Amy Stanelle knew she wanted to lend her smooth, energetic vocals to a band, some way and some how. Raising four teenagers at the time, she wasn’t quite sure how it would happen.

  • Cokata Upo!

    In August 1990, President George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month to honor Native Americans and encourage them to share their culture and traditions with their communities.

  • Confederacy of Connectedness

    Minnesota native Michelle Myers Berg grew up in a neighborhood where unforgettable characters painted her “regimented” upbringing with pops of personality that spurred her love of character observation and in part, propelled her to become a classically trained actress.

  • A Review: “North of the Tension Line”

    By J. F. Riordan This is a novel that defines the meaning of “a good beach read.” Two women in search of a change in their lives; an unpredictable male business owner; a dare; Washington Island in the winter; a predictable ugly neighbor; prince charming rushing to the rescue; and, the frosting on the cake, a loveable dog and an irascible goat.

  • Fresh Off the Kiln

    Pottery has long been considered one of the oldest and most widespread forms of art in the world. Prehistoric remains have often served as historical and literary records for archaeologists and “have often supplied a means of dating and establishing an early chronology,” history.

  • Fresh Off the Kiln

    Pottery has long been considered one of the oldest and most widespread forms of art in the world. Prehistoric remains have often served as historical and literary records for archaeologists and “have often supplied a means of dating and establishing an early chronology,” history.

  • The Candidates

    GOVERNOR’S RACE Mary Burke/John Lehman: Democrat Scott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch: Republican (incumbent) Robert Burke/Joseph M. Brost: Libertarian Dennis Fehr: Peoples Party ATTORNEY GENERAL Susan V. Happ: Democrat Brad Schimel: Republican Thomas A. Nelson Sr.: Libertarian SECRETARY OF STATE Doug LaFollette: Democrat (incumbent) Julian Bradley: Republican Jerry Broitzman: Constitution Andy Craig: Libertarian STATE TREASURER David L. Sartori: […]

  • Door County Polling Places

    Polling hours are 7 am to 8 pm.

  • Referenda Rundown

    STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION REFERENDUM “Creation of a Transportation Fund. Shall section 9 (2) of article IV and section 11 of article VIII of the constitution be created to require that revenues generated by use of the state transportation system be deposited into a transportation fund administered by a department of transportation for the exclusive purpose of […]

  • Final Day for Dark Songs

    Tonight, The Holiday Music Motel will host the final night of its two-day Dark Songs 2014 costume party celebrating the culmination of a week’s worth of collaborative songwriting among its 40 guest musicians.