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  • Ephraim Highway Open to Local Traffic Only During Half Marathon Weekend

    Construction on Highway 42 in Ephraim continued this week, and the highway will be closed to non-local traffic during the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet 5K weekend. Guests staying at Ephraim resorts will be able to reach their lodging via Highway 42, but those staying in Sister Bay and north Ephraim are encouraged to […]

  • State News: Vaccines, Hog CAFO, Dairy Exports

    Conservation Groups Against Rolling Back Wetland, Stream Protections Groups supporting conservation and restoration of the Great Lakes and the Upper Midwest are speaking out against the Trump administration for proposing to roll back protections for wetlands and streams. In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to its definition of “waters of the […]

  • Door County Historical Museum Opens for 80th Season

    The Door County Historical Museum will open May 1 for its 80th season. The Chicago Tribune chose it as the Best Small Museum in the Midwest, and it continues to attract visitors from around the world. Each of its four main viewing areas highlights a different aspect of Door County history. The front room (the […]

  • Tour the Sturgeon Bay School Greenhouse May 1

    Sturgeon Bay School District staff and students will host tours of the recently completed school greenhouse on May 1, 3:30-6 pm. The tour hosts will share their growing and learning experiences in this living classroom. Call Natalie Townsend or Jenny Spude at 746.2800 to learn more, or read about the greenhouse in Door County Living’s […]

  • Sevastopol Pays Last of Debt on Town Hall

    The Town of Sevastopol is debt free! At the town’s annual meeting on April 16, Chair Dan Woelfel announced that the final payment on the town-hall loan was made March 1. Back in 2008, with a population of 2,600, Sevastopol voters agreed that it was time for the town to regain a physical presence. Sevastopol […]

  • Fish Creek Highway Construction Update Meeting May 6

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announced a construction-update meeting to discuss upcoming work on Highway 42 from Bluff Lane to Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek. The meeting will begin at 5 pm on May 6 in the Gibraltar Middle School Gym. The proposed improvements include roadway resurfacing, adding sidewalk and lighting, curb […]

  • State News: Female Farmers, Farm Phosphorus, Sanders in Madison

    Role of Women on Farms Is Growing A change to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) census better captures the role of women on Wisconsin farms. The 2017 Census of Agriculture released Thursday counted 38,509 female producers in Wisconsin, making up 35 percent of all producers in the state. That’s a 16 percent increase […]

  • Sevastopol Seeking Candidates to Fill Vacant Town Board Seat

    Following the April 9 death of recently re-elected Sevastopol Town Board member Tony Haen, the board voted at its April 16 meeting to appoint a member to fill the seat. Full-time residents interested in the position should send a letter of interest, qualifications, an explanation of their views on governance and a discussion of key […]

  • Baileys Harbor Approves Purchase of Property Downtown

    At the town’s annual meeting April 16, Baileys Harbor voters approved the purchase of the lot at 8149 Highway 57. The vote was 81 in favor and 10 against to spend $150,000 on the property. There are several options for the former Darlene’s Beauty Parlor property, including parking, a park and residential. Tim Tishler, chair […]

  • State Supreme Court to Hear Case on Kinnard CAFO

    A case involving the authority of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to regulate water pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is headed to Wisconsin’s Supreme Court. This development marks a new phase for a case that began more than six years ago when neighbors of Kinnard Farms, one of the state’s largest CAFOs, […]

  • Record Visitors at Kewaunee Winter Park

    A record-breaking 13,674 people from nearly 20 states visited Winter Park in Kewaunee County during the 12 weeks it was open during the 2018-19 season. The Promotion & Recreation Department reports 12,494 people spent time snow tubing, and 1,180 went skiing and snowboarding between Dec. 22 and March 10. “The increase in attendance is the […]

  • Town of Egg Harbor to Fill Vacant Seat on Board

    After the resignation of Egg Harbor Town Board member David Enigl, the board called a special meeting for April 17 (after the Pulse deadline) to discuss appointing someone to the empty seat. Under state statute, the board can either advertise for candidates or appoint a new member immediately if the board is aware of a […]

  • Washington Island Town Board Seeking Candidates for Vacancy

    Because of the April 2 election process during which Richard Tobey was elected to two board positions, there is an opening for the fourth supervisor on the Washington Island Town Board. The board is seeking self-nominations for the two-year-term position of supervisor. Interested Washington Island residents should submit a written self-nomination to the town office […]

  • State News: Ice Age Trail, ACA Lawsuit

    Ice Age Trail Could Get Elevated Status A bill introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers would elevate the status of the Ice Age Trail, which includes 22 miles running through southern Door County. It would also elevate the status of the North Country National Scenic Trail, possibly bringing in more funding to maintain and […]

  • Medical Center Joins Push for Advancing Healthcare Decision-making

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and other national, state and community organizations are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance health-care decision-making, an effort that has culminated in April 16 being designated as National Health Care Decisions Day. As a participating organization, DCMC is providing information and tools for the public to […]

  • YMCA Summer Fitness Classes at Jacksonport Town Hall

    Registration opens April 15 for members and April 17 for the community for YMCA fitness classes held at the Jacksonport Town Hall. Classes begin on April 24 and run through June 12. They include Cardio & More, Wednesdays, 5:45-6:30 am; and Healthy Choice, Wednesdays, 9:45-10:30 am. The cost for Y members and Jacksonport residents is […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Bridge Closures April 16, 17

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region office announces routine bridge inspections and annual spring maintenance on the Bayview Bridge and Maple/Oregon Bridge in Sturgeon Bay next week. There will be a full closure of Bayview Bridge on Tuesday, April 16, 7 am – 3 pm. Traffic will be detoured downtown across the Michigan Street and […]

  • DNR Releases Results of Electronics Recycling Survey

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released the results of its 2018 statewide household survey on electronics recycling. The survey confirmed most residents are managing unwanted electronics responsibly, but many are still unsure how to recycle electronics or face other barriers to recycling old devices. Of the estimated 26.3 million devices in Wisconsin households, […]

  • State News: Pollution Milestones, Steven Avery, Shopko Shutters

    Polluted Sites Mark Cleanup Milestones Wisconsin is seeing progress in its efforts to clean up its five most polluted sites on the Great Lakes. An official with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said the Lower Menominee River that runs along the border of Wisconsin and Michigan is set to become the first site […]

  • Pulse Hosts ‘Buy Local’ Mixer April 10

    Get to know the team behind Door County’s locally owned, independent newspaper at the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s Buy Local mixer April 10. Tour the Peninsula Pulse office, meet the team and enjoy food from Thyme Cuisine and Catering, Tapuat Kombucha and local beers. Founded in 1996 by college friends David Eliot and Tom […]