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  • 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 […]

  • 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.