Candidates

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Candidates for the Washington Island School Board are incumbent, Thomas (Tom) Jordan and Robert (Bob) Wagner. There is one seat to be filled. Running for Town Board Supervisors are Elizabeth Holmes, Kirby Foss (incumbents) and William (Billy) Jorgenson. At the January 17th board meeting there will be some appointed positions. 


Shanties

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

15 shanties have appeared on Detroit Harbor and the number may increase as the February Lion’s Club Fish Derby draws closer. 


2017 Tax Rate

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2017 Tax Rates for Town of Washington:
Last eval: 2006;
Aggregate ratio: 1.1555;
Net tax rate per thousand: $11.341899;
Lottery credit: $58.68;
First dollar credit: $33.53. 

 


Fragrant Isle

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Fragrant Isle was chosen by the state’s leading media brand and tourism television show, Discover Wisconsin, as a 2018 Choice Destination. The TV episode premier of "Door County - Live Life Well" is Saturday, January 13 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and at 6:30 p.m. on WFRV Channel 5 where Fragrant Isle is highlighted as Door County’s “All Things Lavender Destination”. The episode will also be available on discoverwisconsin.com for later viewing.


Visit from Beaver Island

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Beaver Island students were flown to our Island on Jan. 6 to compete against the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.  The Island teams won both games. 


WICHP Lunch and speaker

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Washington Island Community Health Program News: Colleen Koziara, Nationally Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, will be the next speaker Jan. 18th for  Food, Fun, and Facts for Later Life at Findlay’s. She will speak and also demonstrate Gentle Chair Yoga. Reservations into Laura Findlay-Hagen by Jan.16th. This includes lunch. 


Island brochure

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Washington Island Chamber of Commerce has been working on the 2018 brochure. The Board of Directors is Mary Andersen (President); Linda Elmore (Vice President); Marianna Gibson (Secretary/Treasurer); Members: Hoyt Purinton and Pam Young. 


Tonight's sunset

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Sunset Jan 6


Wishing you a Merry Christmas and safe travels!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

We are so thankful to be a part of the Washington Island community and to share the Island with others that are searching for a place that exudes the beauty and restorative power of nature — trees that dance with a summer breeze; the great lake that transforms from calm and reflective to wild abandon; the glittering stars flung into the black velvet sky; snow sculptures orchestrated by whirling winds; sunset’s vivid colors reflected and refracted over the water. And more, much more.

 

 


EMT class

Saturday, December 23, 2017

An Emergency Medical Technician class starts January 4th. We are so fortunate that citizens continue to take this course and serve.

Initially called the Rescue Squad, it was organized first by the W.I. Fire Department on December 12, 1968 with an 8 man squad: Norbert Jensen, Robert Bjarnarson, Dale Bjarnarson, Walt Jorgenson, Len Atkins, Rev. Chester Nerenhausen, Nathan Gunnlaugsson, and Dr. Paul Rutledge, who provided training.