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  • News Bulletin: Highway 42 Construction, Online Registration at Sturgeon Bay High School

    WHAT HAPPENED • The legislature’s budget committee voted to renew the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for two years at its current funding level of $33 million per year. The two-year extension will continue funding stewardship into 2022, so the vital work of protecting Wisconsin’s land and water can continue. Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, […]

  • News Bulletin: New Sister Bay Admin, Purple Putter FUNdraiser

    WHAT HAPPENED • It took 18 months, but the Village of Sister Bay has finally found a new administrator. The village has hired Beau Bernhoft, an assistant administrator with the City of Oak Creek, just outside Milwaukee. Village President Dave Lienau described Bernhoft as a perfect fit for the position in both experience and personality. […]

  • News Bulletin: Honoring the Devil Dogs, Heat Awareness

    COMING UP • On June 8, the Door Peninsula Marine Corps League will honor the Devil Dogs who fought so bravely during the Battle of Belleau Wood, June 6-26, 1918. This event will honor all Marines for their service, and northeastern Wisconsin Marines are encouraged to gather with their family and friends at 12 pm […]

  • News Bulletin: Boston Whaler Makes Last Rescue

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Gibraltar Fire Department’s Boston Whaler may have made its last rescue run May 16 for two anglers whose bass boat was taking on water. The men were several hundred feet off the Cottage Row shoreline in Fish Creek. Assistant Fire Chief Jerrad Anderson said the two men were rescued without incident […]

  • News Bulletin: May 10-22, 2019

    WHAT HAPPENED • At its May 13 meeting, the Baileys Harbor Town Board voted unanimously in favor of naming the Peninsula Pulse the official town newspaper. That move was allowed by a 2018 change in the state statute regarding newspapers and legal notices. Previously, free newspapers were not allowed to publish legal notices, but at […]

  • Egg Harbor Kicks off Comprehensive Plan Update

    The Village of Egg Harbor is kicking off a public-engagement process to help the village develop a new Comprehensive Plan. Such a plan is a blueprint that guides the village for the next 20 years. It will address topics to include land use and development, housing, mobility, recreation and culture. The planning process involves gathering […]

  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    May is national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so the Wisconsin State Patrol is asking motorcyclists and all other motorists to remain alert and share the road. “Motorcycle crashes often occur when a car or truck driver changes lanes, turns left or pulls out in front of a motorcycle,” said Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Ryan Chaffee. […]

  • State News: Walker Appointees, Fox River, Toddler Care

    Supreme Court Sides with Republicans in Walker Appointees Dispute The Wisconsin Supreme Court has sided with Republicans in a preliminary dispute over 82 Scott Walker appointees who were confirmed by Republicans in December’s lame-duck session of the Legislature. The 4-3 order handed down on Tuesday by the court’s conservative majority wasn’t the final say in […]

  • Ride-Share Driver Information Sessions May 30

    Prospective ride-share drivers can learn about driving for Uber and Lyft at two sessions on May 30. The free classes will teach the basics of driving for the ride-share companies and driver best practices. Attendees will be able to register to drive at the classes if they have a smartphone, driver’s license, Social Security number, […]

  • Jacksonport Contracts to Asphalt Parking Lot at Lakeside Park

    The Town of Jacksonport will enter into a contract with Northeast Asphalt of Green Bay as the contractor for asphalt pavement at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. The town board has approved total construction not to exceed $22,710.00 for the pavement project. The town will also enter into a contract with Brauer Construction of Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Kewaunee County Warning of Emergency-alert Scam

    Kewaunee County Emergency Management is warning residents of a reported scam that involves the use of the CodeRED emergency-alert system, formerly used by Kewaunee County for mass residential notifications. On April 29, Emergency Management received a phone call from an Algoma resident who stated she was told to contact Kewaunee County CodeRED emergency alert regarding […]

  • Democratic Party Adopts 2020 Delegate Plan

    The Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Administrative Committee has formally adopted the party’s 2020 delegate-selection plan. The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held July 13-16 in Milwaukee, where delegates will vote for the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominee as well as other party resolutions, platforms and governing rules. Wisconsin will select a total of […]

  • 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 […]