Category: General News

  • The Year in Community 2023

    Boys & Girls Club Regional Merger Includes Door County The Boys & Girls Club of Door County and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, which includes the Boys & Girls Club of Shawano, merged as one organization, effective March 1. The Door County club previously entered into a management agreement with the […]

  • Best of the Web 2023

    Sadly, nothing drives website traffic in Door County like a fire at a major business. This year was no different, as our most-viewed stories of the year all revolved around the fire at Rowleys Bay Resort and the ensuing decision by the owners to sell the property.  On a positive note, that was the only […]

  • Egg Harbor Preservation Push

    Committee will gain power to declare properties historic An Egg Harbor committee is working to gain the power to declare houses and business structures “historic,” allowing the village to block demolition and significant alteration of those buildings. To start learning how to make those declarations, the board members didn’t need to look far to find […]

  • Digging Deeper Into Northern Door Trails Plan

    What’s next for trails from Sister Bay to Egg Harbor Community-input meetings on multiuse trails made a big splash when speakers mentioned a route linking Sturgeon Bay to the north tip of the Door peninsula someday. Until unifying some of their efforts over the past few months, municipalities from Egg Harbor on the south to […]

  • Strong Year Anticipated For Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturers

    The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance announced results from its Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Vitality Index Study at its quarterly membership meeting at Fox Valley Technical College. The study provides an indication of the strength and vitality of manufacturing employers in the region.  The study gathered information from presidents and CEOs of northeast Wisconsin manufacturing companies with […]

  • Legislative Notes

    Baby Box Bill Now Law Wisconsin will join at least 14 other states that have an anonymous 24/7 drop-off site for newborns. On Wednesday, Governor Evers signed Senate Bill 369 into law. Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay), who co-authored the bill, says the new law will save lives.  “Being a parent in ideal circumstances is […]

  • $20,000 Match For Maritime Museum Fundraiser

    Chris and Lori Harder, son and daughter-in-law of Bill Harder (DCMM emeritus board member and former board president Bill Harder), have provided a $20,000 matching gift to match each contribution to the Door County Maritime Museum’s (DCMM) Anchor Appeal. The Anchor Appeal is an annual request for donations to support the museum and its three […]

  • Ice Age Trail Becomes Part of National Park System

    A decade-long attempt to fold the Ice Age Trail into the National Park Service system finally succeeded. The Ice Age, New England and North Country National Scenic trails have become the 426th, 427th and 428th units of the National Park System, said National Park Service Director Chuck Sams during a press conference, Dec. 7. Sams […]

  • Outdoor Rec Contributes $9.8 Billion To State Economy

    A report released this week shows that Wisconsin’s outdoor recreation industry contributed a record-breaking $9.8 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, growing 6.8 percent over the previous record set in 2021.  The Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) showed it was the highest contribution by […]

  • Wanted: Six-Word Stories That Describe Your Mother

    Show your mother some love this Mother’s Day, May 14, in a way she’ll always remember This is a shout-out to everyone who would like to honor their mother in the pages of the Peninsula Pulse. It’s a rip-off story idea from NPR last year, and maybe NPR has done it for years, and maybe […]

  • Change at the Top of The Ridges

    Katie Krouse named director of The Ridges Sanctuary Near the end of Katie Krouse’s first summer working at The Ridges Sanctuary, she had what she thought was a simple question for her coworkers.  “I kept asking people what my last day was,” she recalled. “Nobody could tell me.” Nearly nine years later, both she and […]

  • Tie-Breaking Roll of the Dice Decides Sister Bay Village President

    Nate Bell wins, Rob Zoschke won’t ask for a recount Nate Bell is the new Sister Bay Village Board president following a dice roll Thursday morning at the village administration building. The luck-of-the-draw roll was necessary to break the tie between Bell and incumbent village board president Rob Zoschke. Each of the candidates had received […]

  • Historical Outcomes in Local Elections

    The tie for Sister Bay Village Board President will be broken Thursday morning, April 6 A couple of outcomes that have never happened before took place Tuesday evening once the local results were tabulated for the April 4 election.  The first was a tie for the Village of Sister Bay board president seat, with incumbent […]

  • Meet the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Whoever wins is likely to be the decisive vote on abortion, gerrymandering By Peter Cameron, THE BADGER PROJECT A normally sleepy election, the 2023 race for Wisconsin Supreme Court could have huge consequences in the battleground state. Experts predict tens of millions of dollars will be spent to influence it. The Wisconsin Supreme Court currently […]

  • Spree of Stolen Vehicles in Sturgeon Bay

    No suspects have been identified in the four vehicle thefts that have occurred over two days this week within the City of Sturgeon Bay and County of Door. Three of the vehicles were found crashed, according to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department and Door County Sheriff’s Office, which are investigating the thefts. The vehicles were […]

  • Man Found Dead on Side of Road

    A man was found dead early Tuesday morning on the side of the road in the 100 block of South Lansing Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The area is on Sturgeon Bay’s west side, between West Maple Street and West Pine Street.  A neighbor viewed the man from a window and called 911 at 6:48 am, […]

  • Egg Harbor Unveils Updated Highway Redevelopment Plan

    Comments are being taken until Jan. 25 A recording of the meeting about the Village of Egg Harbor’s Highway 42 project, as well as the village’s presentations and the project plans, can be found at The village is taking comments on those plans until 5 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 25, by email at [email protected] […]

  • 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 […]

  • Federal Funding Earmarked for Granary Project, Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Department

    A $1.7 trillion Congressional spending package was on its way to Pres. Joe Biden’s desk Friday and in it contains $3.3 million for the Door County Granary project and $900,000 for the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Department for a new pumper truck. Nicole Matson, Door County Granary project manager, and Chris Hecht, Sister Bay-Liberty Grove […]

  • Florida Man Dies in Multi-vehicle Accident

    A 78-year-old Florida man lost his life in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 42 north of where Highway 42 and 57 part ways in the Town of Sevastopol. Two others were transported to Door County Medical Center (DCMC) in Sturgeon Bay for treatment, and one of those was then airlifted to a Green Bay hospital. […]