• 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 […]

  • County Departments Merge to Create Health and Human Services

    By resolution of the Door County County Board, what was formerly two separate county agencies – the Department of Human Services and the Public Health Department – officially became the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on January 1, 2019. In addition to the name change, the Public Health Division within the department has […]

  • Burns Harbor Returns to Bay Shipbuilding After Fire

    On March 26, the Selvick Marine Towing tug William C. Gaynor (with other tugs assisting) towed the 1,000-foot Burns Harbor backward along Memorial Drive to return it to Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding after an electrical fire broke out in the Burns Harbor’s bow shortly after it passed the Bayview Bridge. Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay built […]

  • Judge Rules Against Lame Duck Laws

    On March 21, Dane County Judge Richard Niess ruled in favor of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin in its suit against the Wisconsin State Legislature. During a lame-duck session late last year, the Legislature passed a series of laws limiting the incoming governor’s power. This decision undoes those actions. Erin Grunze, executive director […]

  • Jacksonport Water Protection Program April 1

    Join the Jacksonport Women’s Club for its April program, Citizen Efforts to Protect Water in Northeast Wisconsin. Dean Hoegger, president and executive director of the Clean Water Action Council, will present the program on April 1, 1 pm, at the Jacksonport Town Hall, 3365 County Road V. The free presentation is open to the public.

  • Partnership for Children and Families Begins Donation Challenge

    The Door County Partnership for Children and Families (DCPCF) is supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program by participating in an online donation challenge. In an effort to promote early literacy, school readiness and future success, the DCPCF has partnered with the Dollywood Foundation to implement a local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. A Community Thrives […]

  • Democratic Party Seeks Feedback on Delegate Selection

    In preparation for the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin seeks feedback from the public about its proposed 2020 Delegate Selection Plan. According to the Democratic National Committee’s rules, the plan and the opportunity to provide public comment will be available for 30 days, beginning March 22, at In […]

  • ‘Door County Living’ Honors Educational Philanthropy

    The 2019 Philanthropy Issue of Door County Living magazine, on newsstands now, takes a look at how philanthropy plays a crucial role in educating the children and adults of Door County. Readers get a look inside the new greenhouse at Sturgeon Bay High School, where students get their hands dirty while learning where their food […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Continues Work Through Winter

    Although the winter weather has not been conducive to building a home, Door County Habitat for Humanity construction volunteers are far from idle. On March 13 and 14 two separate groups of volunteers completed home repairs for individuals who were otherwise unable to have the repairs done. Greg Dietz and Bill Meyer repaired a ceiling […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Collecting for Food Pantries

    Door County Habitat for Humanity is continuing a food drive to help restock area food pantries. Take a nonperishable food item to the ReStore in Sturgeon Bay to receive a coupon good for your current visit or a future one. All food collected will be distributed to Feed My People in Sturgeon Bay and the […]

  • League of Women Voters Host Educational Forum April 4

    The League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay (LWVGGB) will host an education forum titled: “A Time for Action: A Panel Presentation on the State of Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding report.” The forum will offer the input and perspectives of three statewide education leaders:  Dr. Michelle Langenfeld, Green Bay Area Public […]

  • Polluters Will Pay for Fox River Cleanup

    Attorney General Josh Kaul announced that a federal judge has approved a settlement to ensure that all future costs related to the decades-long contamination of the Fox River will be paid by the responsible parties. “Generations of Wisconsinites have been affected by the contamination of the Fox River,” said Kaul. “This settlement ensures that final […]

  • State News: Fossil Fuels, Rail Expansion, School Breakfast

    UW-Green Bay to Offer New Water-Science Degree Earlier this year, Gov. Tony Evers called 2019 the Year of Clean Drinking Water and announced $70 million for water-quality programs. Some say this is a good step, but not nearly enough. An aging workforce and a shortage of trained new talent has left the industry struggling to […]