Freshly mown hay

Posted: 7/31/2014

Hay Cut

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Rec Run

Posted: 7/31/2014

Results of the annual Rec Center Run (first place positions only): Overall by division: Males 2K-Max Morris; Females-2K-Anna Gibson; Males 12 and under-Jackson Cushing; Males 13-19-Cole Dorow; Women 12 and under: Morgan Olson; Women 40-49- Karen Dorow.  Top overall in 2K: ten year old Max Morris. Top overall 5 K- fourteen year old Grace McCabe. Top overall 10K was Damien Bednor, age 34. 5K was Alec Reiss. Male 30-39 5K was Eric Spinn. Top male ages 40-49, Dave Hess. Male age 50-59  Darryl Rohrer. Men ages 60+ was Gary Delzell.  Males overall in 5K: Reuben Woodruff. Females overall in 5K: Grace McCabe. Top male in age 13-19 5 K: Dan Nerenhausen. Top male 20-19  5K-Alec Reiss. Top male ages 30-39 5K – Eric Spinn. Top male ages 40-49,  5K – Dave Hess. Male ages 50-59: Darryl Rohrer. Male ages 60+: Gary Delzell. Women ages 12 and under, 5K: Spirit Hess. Women ages 13-19 5K: Julia Morris. Women ages 20-29, 5K: Clara Williamson. Women age 30-39 5K, Amy Burton. Ages 40-49, 5K, Jennifer Pettersen. Ages 50-59 5K, Amy Jacobs. Ages 60+ 5K, Amy Delzell13-19 male: Trevor Olson. Male 20-29: Trevor Olson. Male 40-49: Johnny Brown. Males 50-59: Michael Steimle. Age 60+ Bob Richards. Overall in the 10K: Males Damian Bednore; Females Tammy Litka. Women ages 13-19 – Lindsey Litka. Ages 20-29- Marie Fronek. Ages 30-39, Krista Lawell. Ages 40-49- Kaye McClaren. Ages 50-59: Anne Morgan. The youngest participants were 7 years old and the oldest was 74. Info from tandhtiming.com Go to the site for full results.

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Salmon wrap-up

Posted: 7/31/2014

The 32nd Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament daily port prizes at Krueger’s Kap’s Marina: Victor Novak won on the opening day at Krueger’s Kap’s Marina. The second day of the tournament, port prize at Kap’s was Randy Dorow with a 22.17 pound salmon. The third day of the tournament, Lynn MacDonald registered a 22.73 pounder. The fourth day winner was Lynn Hunter MacDonald with a 24.35# salmon. Fifth day was  Justin Johnson, 26.00 pound salmon. Sixth day was William Sahly, 23.67 pounder. Seventh day was David Kress, 27.20 pounder. Eighth day winner at Kap’s was John Wellner's 24.62-pounder. The final day of the tournament, July 27th, Deanna Novak was the port prize winner  at Kap's, 22.28 pounds.  Rick Berken, who registered at Baileys Harbor on the first day of the tournament, held the lead and was  the overall winner with a  29.27 pound salmon. The first prize is $10,000. Second place winner gets $2,000 cash. Third place is $1,000 cash.  At the end of the tournament, prizes were paid out to every 20# plus salmon, down to 171st place. Heavier winning salmon weighed in were a 29.46 pound in 2004 and in 2003 a 32.12 pounder won the contest.

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W.I. Art Association

Posted: 7/25/2014

The 8th annual Washington Island Art Association Small Frame - Big Art Show runs from today through August 10 at the Red Cup Coffee Shop.

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K/D Salmon Tournament

Posted: 7/25/2014

The 32nd Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament daily port prizes at Krueger’s Kap’s Marina: Victor Novak won on the opening day at Krueger’s Kap’s Marina. The second day of the tournament, port prize at Kap’s was Randy Dorow with a 22.17 pound salmon. The third day of the tournament, Lynn MacDonald registered a 22.73 pounder. The fourth day winner was Lynn Hunter MacDonald with a 24.35# salmon. Fifth day was  Justin Johnson, 26.00 pound salmon. Sixth day was William Sahly, 23.67 pounder. The tournament ends Sunday.

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FOPPI news

Posted: 7/21/2014

Volunteers have been busy working at Plum Island. At a July 12 workday on Plum Island trail signs were erected and an information kiosk built. July 26th is the day scheduled for the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) Annual Meeting and Picnic. After lunch and the meeting there will be a guided hike of the island. The website is plumandpilot.org for membership, volunteer opportunities and other information.

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Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament underway

Posted: 7/21/2014

The top five results of the opening day of the 32nd Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament last Saturday: (1) Rick Berken, weigh in at Baileys Harbor, 29.27 pounds; (2) Josh Arcand, Algoma weigh in, 26.48 pounds; (3) Neil Johnson, weigh in Baileys Harbor, 23.44 pounds; (4) James Witt, Algoma, 23.44 pounds; (5) Victor Novak, Washington Island, 22.22 pounds. Victor Novak won the daily port prize on the opening day at Krueger’s Kap’s Marina. The second day of the tournament, Washington Island had nine 20-pound+ fish weighed in at Kap’s. The winner of the port prize at Kap’s was Randy Dorow with a 22.17 pound salmon.

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Fest update

Posted: 7/21/2014

Scandinavian Dance Fest is at the outdoor stage by the Community Center at 7:30 P.M. on August 2nd  . There will be over 100 dancers from age 3 through 82! Kari Sena Gordon is director for the 43rd year. She started teaching at age 11. She is the third generation of her family to be a Scandinavian Fest Dance Director. The Fest is sponsored by the Community Center Committee. Many help to make this tradition an annual event.

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Fly-In

Posted: 7/21/2014

The Lions Club Fly-In Fish Boil last Saturday was a great success. It was a perfect sunny summer day with a light breeze. Planes started arriving a couple days before. 600 pounds of fish were served. An estimated 130 planes flew in.  Last year the heat index was over 90 degrees and a count of 120 planes was reported and an estimated 800 people were served.

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Think Fest

Posted: 7/20/2014

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The above photo shows 3rd generation Scandinavian Dance director, Kari Sena Gordon, encouraging the young dancers last year. The date for this year's 66th Scandinavian Song and Dance Festival is August 2nd. It is held on the outdoor stage by the Community Center on Main Road.

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Day 1 of salmon tournament done

Posted: 7/20/2014

K/D Top 10 Opening Day
(Name, port and weight)
1. Rick Berken, BH, 29.27
 2. Josh Arcand, A, 26.48
 3. Neil Johnson, BH, 23.44
 4. James Witt, A, 23.03
 5. Victor Novak, W.I., 22.22
 6. Luke Nielsen, SB, 22.14
 7. Phil Pahnke, SB, 21.83
 8.Tyler Adams, BH, 21.55
 9. Karl Skoglund, A, 21.20
 10. Kelly Baierl, SB, 20.98

Daily port prize packages are worth more than $100 for the top weigh-in at each port. (Info from the K/D Tournament FB site)

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Deer and fawn

Posted: 7/16/2014

Fawn and mom

An evening stroll and snack.

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Animal vet here

Posted: 7/15/2014

The Vet-mobile is scheduled to be on the Island the weekend of the 25th. Thanks to Dr. Schilling for continuing his regular visits to attend to the health needs of Island pets.

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Busy weekend

Posted: 7/15/2014

There are great events to take in this weekend. Some of the highlights include the 61st annual Lions Club Fly In Fish Boil at the airport on the 19th; the 2014 Farm Museum House Tour on the 18th; at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center the Birch Creek Ambassadors will perform at 5 P.M  on the 19th.; the 32nd annual Kewaunee-Door Salmon Tournament begins on the 19th and runs through the 27th.  

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Storm blows through

Posted: 7/15/2014

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A storm blew through yesterday bringing hail and heavy rainfall.

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Schoolhouse Beach

Posted: 7/10/2014

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The platform is poured for the pavillion at Schoohouse Beach area.

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Dredge

Posted: 7/10/2014

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Dredgers working inside Detroit Harbor area yesterday.

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Kewaunee-Door Salmon Tournament

Posted: 7/8/2014

The 32nd annual Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament begins July 19th and ends July 27th. The first prize is $10,000 plus a custom designed salmon ring with a diamond eye by Paul Spanbauer, and the fish will be mounted by Scott Mansur’s Northland Taxidermy in Algoma. Second place winner gets $2,000 cash and a set of Cannon electric downriggers. Third place is $1,000 cash and a Howie’s Tackle Copper Wire Combo Prize Package. At the end of the tournament, prizes will be paid out in a declining scale until all monies are depleted.  There are also daily port prizes that will be awarded  to the fisherman who registers the biggest salmon at each of the ports involved in the tournament.  Krueger’s Kap’s Marina is the official registration and weigh in place for Washington Island.  You have to enter to win! Tickets are $25 for the full nine days or $13 for one day ticket.

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Wave riders

Posted: 7/5/2014

Boat And Waves

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Red Barn picnic

Posted: 7/3/2014

This is the 42nd year for Red Barn entertainment! Be sure to take in the annual potluck BIG picnic at the Red Barn at 6 P.M. on the 4th of July. Accomplished musician, Fritz Damler, will provide instrumental music. Then on the 5th Jim Sorensen will host the 12th annual Folk Music Festival at the Red Barn at 7:30 P.M. The program on the 5th has an entry fee of $5 for adults and $3 for kids. A great deal for an evening of great entertainment!

 

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Art in the park

Posted: 7/3/2014

Starting Monday (July 14th) is the Children's Summer Acting Camp taught for the 8th
year by Jamie Ringsmuth. This event is co-sponsored by the Red Barn and Island
Players. It is held from 9:30-2:30 each day of the week. Ages 10-14 invited.

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Colonial re-enactors

Posted: 7/1/2014

July 3-6 be sure to visit the Washington Island Farm Museum and see the Colonial re-enactors. This is a great event to view the way people lived then.

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