Category: Door County News

Door County news from the pages of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living, the peninsula’s trusted, local sources for information about Door County, Wisconsin.

  • Sturgeon Bay Postpones Decision on Fleet Farm

    Sturgeon Bay’s Common Council agreed Tuesday to establish a development agreement with Fleet Farm to build a new store along the west entrance to the city, but the details of that agreement have yet to be finalized. Fleet Farm wants to construct a 91,000-square-foot retail store with an automotive service center, exterior yard, gas station […]

  • Maple-Oregon Street Closing for Maintenance

    Starting Monday, Jan. 23, the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 am to 3 pm for maintenance. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation expects the work and closures to end by 3 pm on Thursday, Jan. 26.

  • Sturgeon Bay Approves Development Terms for Downtown Project

    The commitment would create the city’s eighth Tax Increment District The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved a development agreement Tuesday related to constructing a building for music performances and lessons in a vacant lot at the northeast corner of 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street. Shirley Weese Young, who purchased the parcel, is planning to build […]

  • Challenges Planned to S&S Jerseyland Dairy Expansion

    Ways to challenge the proposed expansion of the Forestville-based S&S Jerseyland Dairy were discussed Jan. 10 at the Forestville Public Library during an informational session hosted by the Friends of the Forestville Dam. S&S Jerseyland Dairy intends to increase its existing operation from the 7,654 animal units it reported a year ago to 14,711. The […]

  • Sevastopol Short-Term-Rental Owners Fined $15,000

    Owners of a short-term-rental (STR) property on Glidden Drive in Sevastopol will pay the town a $15,000 fine, plus the town’s publication costs and attorney fees. The STR property owners have also upgraded the septic-tank system at the 4248 Glidden Drive property and submitted a new maximum-parking plan.  Those conditions are part of the settlement […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Stretches Dollars from $16 Million School Referendum

    NWTC considers evening CNC class at Sevastopol The library at Sturgeon Bay’s Sunrise Elementary School will receive $207,000 worth of improvements this summer because the district had money left over from $16.9 million in voter-approved building projects. The Sturgeon Bay School Board this month authorized the district to renovate, reconfigure, electronically update and spruce up […]

  • OutWiGo for Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 21-22

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is hosting Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 21-22 to share the fun and excitement of winter fishing. No fishing license or trout and salmon stamps are required, and anglers may fish state waters where there is an open season. All other fishing regulations apply. And as a reminder, anglers […]

  • Making Astronomy Accessible

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) and Crossroads at Big Creek have received a grant from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for a project called Making Astronomy Accessible, which seeks to “bring the stars within reach.” This project supplements the society’s meetings, which are held monthly on the first Tuesday, and its viewing nights. After […]

  • Pilot Project for Beach Warning Lights Heading to County Board

    The Door County Board of Supervisors will consider funding for electronic beach warning signs that can be operated remotely to alert beachgoers when levels of bacteria in the water make it unsafe for swimming. The request heading to the supervisors’ Jan. 24 meeting is for $40,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars that have […]

  • Southern Door Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Class of 2023

    Southern Door High School will induct two new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 3 during halftime of the boys basketball game against Sevastopol. This year’s inductees are Steve Neville, Class of 1989; and John Berns, Class of 1967. Neville was an All-Conference wrestler and two-time state qualifier who later wrestled at […]

  • Scandia Village Up for Sale

    Scandia Village–Good Samaritan, the assisted-living facility and senior-living campus in Sister Bay that is home to about 13% of the village’s population, is going up for sale.  Nate Schema, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Society – which is owned by the South Dakota–based Sanford Health – confirmed the news in an email Friday. Schema […]

  • An Outlook: Door County Wages Continue to Lag

    A few years ago, I wrote a column that used a report from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue on Door County’s adjusted gross income (AGI) to discuss our county’s earnings per household. Although an AGI report from any given year does have some limitations, I have always maintained that it can provide the best snapshot […]

  • Eagles Still Storm in Boys Hoops

    Southern Door’s boys basketball team knocked Kewaunee out of the Packerland Conference’s unbeaten ranks Tuesday when the Eagles recorded a 63-59 victory on the Storm’s home court. Drew Daoust led three Southern Door players in double figures with 29 points. Jared Hawkey added 17 points with Taylor Schaefer scoring 12 more. Thomas Stangel accounted for […]

  • Vikings Fall to Crivitz in Girls Hoops

    Gibraltar’s girls basketball team trailed by five points at halftime and ended up losing a non-conference game Monday at Crivitz, 43-32. Mikala Gorham led the Vikings with 11 points, followed by Andie Schar with seven points and Colleen Carlisle scoring six more. Crivitz was led by Lucy Gruszynski with 17 points, with Megan Pusick also […]

  • Monfils Records Two Firsts at Redwing Invite

    Door County United (DCU) boys swimmer Jack Monfils won two individual events at Saturday’s seven-team Redwing Invitational hosted by Sheboygan South High School. Monfils placed first in the 200-yard individual medley in a season-best time of 2 minutes, 9.33 seconds, and also won the 100 breaststroke (1:04.89). He teamed up with Race Kasten, Colton Blackley […]

  • Southern Door Wrestlers 3rd at Cutler Classic

    Southern Door’s wrestling team placed third out of 18 teams competing Saturday at the Cutler Classic in New London. “We are showing steady improvement and wrestling with more urgency and confidence,” said Eagles head coach Jerry Englebert. “There’s room for improvement, but the growth in the last few weeks has been very fun to be […]

  • Eagles Edge Vikings in Boys Hoops

    Southern Door’s boys basketball team trailed by two points at halftime Friday, but rallied in the second half to win its Packerland Conference home contest over Gibraltar, 55-47. The Eagles were led by Drew Daoust, who scored 25 of his game-high 35 points in the second half, tallying 14 2-point field goals and shooting 7-7 […]

  • Pioneers Top Packerland in Girls Hoops at 7-0

    Sevastopol remained the only undefeated girls basketball team in Packerland Conference play Saturday when the Pioneers won at Oconto, 69-42. Kayla Ranly led three Sevastopol players in double figures with a game-high 19 points, which included three 3-pointers. Libby Ash added 17 points, with five baskets behind the arc, and Bailey Rikkola scored 13 more. […]

  • New Tower with Helical Ramp Recommended for Potawatomi Tower

    Those fighting for the tower’s repair are not happy with the design options The long-awaited conceptual designs for the Potawatomi State Park observation tower were made public on Thursday evening during a brief presentation from Grāef, an engineering, design, planning and consulting firm. The recommended option turned out to be a new tower with a […]

  • Eagle wrestlers 2-1 at Kewaunee Triple Dual

    Southern Door’s wrestling team won two of the three duals it competed in Thursday as part of a four-team meet at Kewaunee. The Eagles won its matchup against Kewaunee, 60-24, with Jonas Jandrin (182), Mason Motquin (120), Spencer Slezewski (126) and Wyatt Wilke (132) winning their matches on pins. Southern Door lost to Luxemburg-Casco, 73-7, […]