A new ticket booth was placed at Northport this week. It was transported by ferry
from the Island to the Northport dock.
Anna Gibson, will be in a new location for her second hand shop, Island Style. It will be across from the Albatross next to the former gas station on the corner. Anna will have more space and she has been busy getting displays and other things ready for this year’s opening.
Graduating seniors are: Lydia Schultz (daughter of Gary and Sarah Shultz); Madeline Glines (daughter of Alida Anderson); Autumn Dompke (daughter of Sue Dompke); Micala Ervin (daughter of Joe Ervin and
Valerie Fons); Christopher Cornell (son of Michael and Sue Cornell). Valedictorian is Lydia Schultz and Salutatorian is Autumn Dompke. The Graduation Ceremony will be June 10th at the Community Center at 7 P.M.
As of April 29th Baylake Bank will merge with Nicolet National Bank at the end of the business day. It is expected to be a smooth transition. The CEO of Nicolet National Bank is Bob Atwell who is a home owner on Washington Island.
School students will present a fun, family centered Variety Show on May 7th at the TPAC from 6:30-8:30 PM. It will also include commercials about Island businesses. This is a fundraising event for the Chicago-Madison Trip.
Bay Area Vet Mobile will be on the Island April 29th and 30th. Call Liz Holmes for an appointment
by the Wednesday before the visit.
The last “Food, Fun, and Facts of Later Life” will have their last luncheon of the season until next September. Carol Moellenberndt and a panel of others will be talking about Parkinson’s. Carol has her BSN from the U. of North Dakota and has served as a parish nurse at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church since 2002. She and a few people with Parkinson’s started a Parkinson Support Group for the Sturgeon Bay area. Carol and two people with Parkinson’s, Susan Rock and Jim Roricha and one of their caregivers, will present a panel discussion about “Living with Parkinson’s Disease”. Must be 50 and older. Reservations to Laura Findlay Hagen by May 3rd. The event is May 5th at Findlay’s noon to 1:30 and includes lunch and the speaker.
Dick Purinton, his siblings and other family members were recently in the news. Dick
represented the Purinton family in the donation of a special football to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. It had been autographed by over 40 players and coach, Vince Lombardi, after the first NFL Packer championship win in 1961. Dick’s late father was the actual recipient and it was passed down to Dick.
Lake Michigan-Huron’s level rose 2 inches from February to March. Its mean March
level of 579.43 ft was 5 inches above last year’s March level and 13 inches above its LTA March level. Precipitation over the Michigan-Huron basin was 87% more than normal March precipitation. The above average precipitation, as well as greater-than-average runoff to the lake resulted in well above average net basin supplies to Michigan-Huron. Lake Michigan-Huron is projected to be 14 to 15 inches above LTA levels and 6 to 9 inches above last year’s levels
throughout the 6-month forecast period. Levels are expected to be 29 to 35 inches above chart datum through September. (Information from the Army Corps of Engineers, under Lake Michigan-Huron.)
The annual Island Party is April 30th at Karly’s. The theme of the Island Party is “There’s no place like home.” It will be held at Karly’s with Lois Jessen and helpers providing the food. Three Island women will be honored this year for their contributions to the Island community. There will also be an auction and a dance. All profits are used for the community center and Red Barn park area improvements, swimming lessons, or other projects that benefit the community. Community Center Committee members are Bill Benson, Howard Scott, Marsha Gunnlaugsson, Liz Pratt, Jim Sorensen, Donna Russell, Emily Small.
Island voting results:
School Board - Sarah Duggan Goldstein (294); Kirsten Purinton (348); Write in votes - (126)
Justice of Supreme Court - Joanne Kloppenburg (182); Rebecca Bradley ((202); 1 write in.
Court of Appeals Judge -Thomas Hruz (203); write-in (1).
Town Board - Elizabeth Holmes (293); Kirby Foss (330); write-ins (8);
County Supervisor District 1 - Joel Gunnlaugsson (373); write-in s(8).
Republican Party Primary - Ted Cruz (114); Donald Trump
(79); John Kasich (40); Marco Rubio (5); Ben Carson (3); Chris Christie (1).
Democratic Party Primary - Bernie Sanders (109); Hillary Clinton (68).
Dr. Schilling, Bay Area Vetmobile, will be on the Island April 29th and April 30th. Call Liz Holmes for appointment by the Wednesday before the visit.