Sportsman's Club

Posted: 3/27/2016

The annual family fun Sportsman’s Club Banquet is April 16th at Karly’s. The event starts with appetizers and a BB gun target shoot. Along with dinner there are great door prizes, silent auction items, gun raffles, and more! Anyone in attendance will receive a free one year membership in the Sportsman’s Club. This is the Club’s only fund raising event. Monies go toward supporting the wildlife programs, the Hunter Safety Programs and the Learn to Hunt Turkey program. The Learn to Hunt Turkey program this year is scheduled for April 2. It is a 4  hour class. Turkey hunting is April 3-11.  

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BB

Posted: 3/27/2016

Athletic director at Washington Island Schools is Michael Gillespie. Basketball coaches are Sarah Gibson and Pete Nikolai.  Assistant coaches are Chad Beneda and Anna Gibson.  Both the boys and the girls basketball teams have wrapped up a great season. Thanks to all who help make this a successful program.

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Winter weakening

Posted: 3/27/2016

There was a big snow storm with high winds that started the night of the 23rd and continued on the 24th. An estimated 10+ inches fell. With the ENE wind there were whiteouts and drifting snow. Warmer temps followed! Winter is losing its grip.

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Local Electric Plant

Posted: 3/22/2016

The annual Washington Island Electric Co-op member meeting is April 1 at the Community Center at 7 P.M. This is their 77th year but their 71st annual meeting. In addition to electric service, the WIEC each year provides lighting improvements to the community and it awards a scholarship each year to an Island school graduate.

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2016 Graduates

Posted: 3/22/2016

The seniors and graduates of 2016 are Autumn Dompke, Lydia Schultz, Madeline
Glines, Micala Ervin, Christopher Cornell. Valedictorian is Lydia Schultz and
Salutatorian is Autumn Dompke.

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Sap buckets

Posted: 3/17/2016

The weather this year hasn't been conducive to collecting sap for making maple syrup. Some have carried on the tradition and done okay but not as good as other years.

Sap Buckets

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Parade watcher

Posted: 3/17/2016

This parade viewer had a great overview of the event. Dog Watcher

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Parade for St. Patrick's Day

Posted: 3/17/2016

Tim ParadeThe St Patrick's Day parade participants though small in number were high in spirit. A good crowd gathered to watch the event. The march ends at Karly's where the traditional corned beef and cabbage is served.

Parade Part

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

Posted: 3/17/2016

The sun came out for the St. Paddy's Day parade today. Four members of of the American Legion Post #402 led the parade with the American flag and the American Legion flag. Drummer, Jeff Hagen followed.

Legion Parade

 Drummer

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Quilts of Valor

Posted: 3/6/2016

Washington Island Quilts of Valor event was held the week of March 2nd at Sievers School of Fiber Arts with seven teams of rookies and coaches, plus several other individuals who worked on presentation cases, backings and bindings. Two "Island South/West remote teams" joined in too. This is the fourth year Ellen Graf has coordinated this exceptional and meaningful QoV event on Washington Island. (for photos and more information go to Sievers web site) 

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Sunrise service

Posted: 3/6/2016

The community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Percy Johnson Park with Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Alan Schaffmeyer sharing an Easter morning mediation.

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Pastor Ryan's last Sunday

Posted: 3/6/2016

Today was Pastor Ryan’s last message as pastor at Bethel Church and it included a review of his last three years here and an encouragement as the church goes forward. His look back included the passing of strong church leaders, renovation of the parsonage, the purchase of the church van, the new roof, new furnace, the initiative of renovating the church sanctuary and annex. Through it all, God faithfully provided the funds necessary for the changes.   Bethel was Ryan’s first solo pastorate and he noted that he “will take his training and experience from Bethel through his life.” Ryan accentuated love – that without love things that are accomplished are nothing. “This is my command: Love each other.” John 20:17  He thanked all those who saw the vision of the changes and were united to go forward. The special events of the 150 year celebration in 2015 were times of reaching out into the community. Ryan noted that it has been a “great three years.” He closed with a verse that was meaningful to him in answering the call to the church in Florida: Acts 20:24 “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Christine shared her thankfulness for the welcoming community and how grateful she was for the parsonage. “It’s your church and God has another purpose in mind". She added that it was a great joy to be here and they will continue to pray for the people here. Christine has served as pianist at Bethel and at community events these past three years. 

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Potluck and Bunco

Posted: 3/6/2016

There is a potluck and bunco game night on Friday March 11th at Bethel Church. Bring a dish to pass and stay for games. $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-11. 6 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. This is a fundraiser for the annual Chicago/Madison youth trip.

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Quilts of Valor

Posted: 3/5/2016

Washington Island Quilts of Valor event began March 2 at Sievers School of Fiber Arts with seven teams of rookies and coaches, plus several other individuals who are or will be working on presentation cases, backings and bindings. Two "Island South/West remote teams" are joining in, too. This is the fourth year Ellen Graf has coordinated this exceptional and meaningful QoV event on Washington Island. (from Siever’s facebook page.)

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Easter Sunrise Service

Posted: 3/5/2016

Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Percy Johnson Park with Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Alan Schaffmeyer sharing an Easter morning mediation.

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Canoecopia

Posted: 3/5/2016

Washington Island Chamber of Commerce will be represented at the annual Canoecopia Trade Show in Madison March 11-13.  If you have advertising for your business such as brochures, drop off at the ferry office and  make sure they know it's for the trade show. Brochures are very important to send, but even if you have some other advertising items, like pens, pencils, buttons, etc. that you would want to give away, we will take it along. “We hope we can fill our car with information about the island and distribute it to the show attenders. This show attracts many people.  This is your chamber working for you, but we can't advertise your business if we don't have your information.” said Chamber president, Mary Andersen.

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Palm Sunday Breakfast

Posted: 3/5/2016

A Palm Sunday Breakfast will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on March 20th. Great variety of breakfast favorites. Served 8:30 -10 A.M. $10 suggested donation. Everyone invited.

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