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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.

  • Homicide Victim Found in Door County

    The victim of an alleged homicide was found at a resort in the town of Nasewaupee on Sunday, Aug. 19 around noon. Police were notified of the incident by a man that said he had killed his girlfriend.

  • Researcher delves into the lives of the DREAMers

    Ten years ago Roberto Gonzales began investigating what life is like for the more than one million people who came to the United States as children. Particularly, the Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago wanted to know when these children recognized what their different status would mean for their lives.

  • NWTC’s Cheryl Tieman Earns Outstanding Staff Award

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Sturgeon Bay Campus Coordinator Cheryl Tieman has been awarded the 2012 Mishler Outstanding Staff Award. This award is presented to a staff member in the district who demonstrates superior service to students, excellence in teamwork and a commitment to NWTC.

  • Historic Island Dairy Names New Event and Facility Director

    The Historic Island Dairy of Washington Island announced Jennifer Sunshine Perez is the new Event and Facility Director. Perez will oversee management and marketing of the Dairy and the Old Cheese and Ale House Art Gallery.

  • DCEDC Offers Free Business Counseling Sessions

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center will offer free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on September 6, 8:30 am to 5 pm, for new or existing Door County business owners.

  • An undocumented student running out of options

    Julio began his junior year of high school with the same excitement as the rest of his classmates at his rural Wisconsin high school. His athletic career was nearing its peak, the end of high school was in sight, and his college dreams were solidifying in his mind.
    Then reality hit him like a punch in the gut.

  • Small World Market and Artists Guild Open in Expanded Space on Sept. 4

    The Artists Guild LLC and Small World Market LLC are moving to the former Harmann Building at the corner of N. Third Avenue and Kentucky Street. The businesses will be closed to the public during the move.

  • Costs of Aquatic Invasive Species Are Adding Up

    Wen the lake’s chub population dropped, the ecosystem wasn’t the only thing to take a hit. “It was our best seller for 70 years, so it’s definitely affected our business,” said Chris Voight of Charlie’s Smokehouse in Gills Rock.

  • Tableside Technology

    Thanks to the Fred & Fuzzy’s new system, hungry diners waiting for a table don’t have to crowd around the host’s station to listen for their names or hold onto clunky pagers and wait for the buzz.

  • Funky, Fresh

    “Are they fried?” “We don’t even have a fryer,” laughs Claire Riebe behind the counter of Town Hall Bakery, in reference to a large glass jar of skorpa.

  • Door County Apple Crop Fares Better Than Most

    The weird spring weather that devastated the local cherry crop didn’t hit apples with the same force. Although apple trees saw a lot of blossom damage, as much as 30 to 60 percent, they’re still in pretty good shape according to Matt Stasiak, superintendent at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • The Village of Egg Harbor temporarily hired Michael Serpe, former county administrator, as a consultant to help transition to a new clerk and treasurer, oversee the implementation of new software, and 2013 budget preparations.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • Over 60 people attended the Aug. 14 meeting where the Sister Bay Village Board heard public comments regarding moving the intersection of Highway 42 and 57.

  • Full House

    For three weekends in a row, the Door County Visitor Bureau had to tell vacationers that the county was full – there were no more rooms in the inns. “We usually have two or three weekends like that,” said Jack Moneypenny, president of the Door County Visitor Bureau.

  • What Should be Done with Dunes Lake?

    A crowd of about 40 residents and representatives came together at Sevastopol Town Hall on Aug. 13 to begin answering one question: What should be done with Dunes Lake? In 2008, amid anecdotal evidence that the Town of Sevastopol lake was aging more quickly than normal, the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) began a scientific study of Dunes Lake and the area which contributes water to it, which is known as a watershed.

  • Primary Election Results Pending

    The August 14 primary election revealed a close race for the democratic nomination for the Wisconsin 1st Assembly District to face republican incumbent Garey Bies in November.

  • More Power Coming to Peninsula State Park

    More campers will be able to plug in at Peninsula State Park next season, when the park upgrades and installs electric service to more campsites. “We do have a lot of people that really utilize and require electric service for their camping units,” said Kelli Bruns, Peninsula State Park superintendent.

  • Family Care Expansion Stalled

    As of July 2014, low-income developmentally disabled, physically disabled, and elderly frail adults in 57 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties will be able to receive instant entrance into Family Care, the state system created in 1998 to increase access to long-term, non-nursing home care.

  • Filling the Skilled Worker Gap

    Consider this: according to the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturers Alliance, one out of every two northeastern Wisconsin manufacturing companies is going to have trouble finding skilled workers in 2012.

  • Golf Results

    Recent league results from around the county.