EMT Classes scheduled

Posted: 10/31/2017

The next EMT class starts January 4th. For informatio or to register call 888-385-6982. It is offered on the Island but is a North East Wisconsin Tech College course.

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Halloween Party

Posted: 10/31/2017

There was a Halloween Party at Findlay’s Holiday Inn on October 29th in the afternoon. Parents arrived with children wearing a variety of adorable and creative costumes. Adults and older students manned many games set up in several rooms in Holiday Too. Decorations added to the fun. There was food too! Hotdogs, cupcakes, cookies to decorate, and the homemade caramel apples. Outside there were cars with  trunks open with treats for kids. Thanks to Findlay’s for providing the place and to all the helpers that made the event a great success. 

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Retirement

Posted: 10/31/2017

Congratulations to Bill Jorgenson on his retirement after working for 30+ years full time with the Washington Island Ferry Line. Prior to that he had worked part time. His last trip as Captain was October 27th

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Student Trap Shooting

Posted: 10/31/2017

Thanks to the Sportsman’s Club members for offering a high school trap shooting competition against four other small Wisconsin schools through the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League. On November 1st the Sportsman’s Club sponsored a community potluck for the student athletes, club members, parents, friends and interested community members. Students that took part were Julia Valentincic, Paige Gunnlaugsson, Tara DeJardin, Ellie Isaacson, Bradley Jordan, Michael Cornell, Karoline Jordan. This was a sports event that didn’t require any off Island trips as scores were entered online. 

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Windy

Posted: 10/31/2017

Fall winds blew on October 24th, resulting in cancellation of later afternoon ferry trips. The wind and rain took a toll on the leaves on the trees. There were power outages. Thanks to the Electric Co-op crew, the outages were fixed as quickly as possible.

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Island Band Performance

Posted: 10/31/2017

Remember the Fall Concert of the Washington Island Concert Band at the TPAC. November 1st at 2:30 is a shortened performance for school children attendance, and November 5th a full program at 7:30. Free will donations. 

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WICHP PROGRAM

Posted: 10/31/2017

WICHP~WASHINGTON ISLAND COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM ~ Food, Fun and the Later Facts of Life Luncheon on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th Presents ~ Chastity Hartl, Nicolet National Bank. Discussion on Equifax Breach. All those 55 and older are invited to this important discussion and to learn ways to protect yourself. Call Laura at 847-2679 to make your reservation by Tues, Nov. 7th. Cost is $6.50 for speaker, luncheon and tip. 

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Winners Fire Dept. Drawing

Posted: 10/12/2017

The raffle drawing at the Fire Department Pancake Breakfast resulted in the following winners: 

(1st) $1,000 cash to Charlotte Hanson;
(2nd) $500 cash to Christine Andersen; 
(3rd) Cathy Meader painting to Dave and Emily Small; 
(4th) Cedar swing to Dan Westmark; 
(5th) Ferry tickets to Larry and Carol Johnson; 
(6th) gift certificate to the Sailor’s Pub to Laura Klein. 

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Food, Facts, and Fun October Meeting

Posted: 10/5/2017

Happy Fall! Please note the next Food, Facts, and Fun WICHP sponsored luncheon for those age 50 and over will be TUESDAY, October 17th this month to accommodate the speaker's schedule. Kim Gilson from Door-Tran will come and speak about all of Door-Tran's many great services to get you where you want to go! Please call Laura Hagen by Sunday evening, October 15th to reserve your spot at Holiday Inn. $6.50 includes luncheon, tip and speaker. Bring a friend! 

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Dentist retires

Posted: 10/5/2017

Dr. Tom Wilson officially retired from his service as dentist to the Island after 43 years of travelling over and back from the mainland. There was a special appreciation presentation for him at the  Rutledge Room September 30. Welcome to his replacement, Dr. Tom Rehrauer, who will begin serving the Island in mid-October. 

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Walk for Alzheimer's

Posted: 10/5/2017

Team Washington Island participated in the ‘Door County Walk to End Alzheimer's’ on Saturday September 30 in Sturgeon Bay. Walkers were: Christine Andersen, Steve and Margie O'Connor, Donna Hales Van Ramshorst, Pat Dillon, Danelle Nickchen and daughter Emily,  D.J. Kickbush and daughter Cydney, Joan Hansen,  and Caroline Reiter. $12,000 was raised by a total of 15 teams and 84 walkers. 

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Juniper Fest

Posted: 10/1/2017

Over 60 people from around the world gathered on Washington Island for the Juniper Festival in September. After gathering juniper berries and planting more plants at Greengate Farm, they volunteered their time and energy, for the second year, to projects at the W.I. Schools. They were assigned a number of tasks, including cleaning the gymnasium in the town’s recreation center, clearing out an old shed behind the school, cleaning and painting classrooms, scrubbing and weeding around the playground, organizing and painting the library, and even washing and waxing the “new” used bus the district recently obtained. Joining to complete the school projects were local residents and schoolteachers. 

After donating over 120, the Death's Door Spirits president and founder, Brian Ellison, presented a check to Matti Palm-Leis, Superintendent of Washington Island Schools, for items on the school's wish list.  

The Juniper Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of Death’s Door Spirits’ "commitment to Washington Island and community farming. Service industry professionals apply for a competitive spot for a five-day immersive brand experience that includes a distillery tour and gin education, and the opportunity to harvest the maritime juniper berries on Washington Island."


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Packer Tailgating Party

Posted: 10/1/2017

The turnout for the 6th Annual Packer Tailgating Party was great!  It was held Friday, September 8th at the Senior Meal Site at the Community Center. Thanks to Brian Frisque who brings his decked out Packer Party van. He and friends grilled brats for the senior citizen lunch. There were Packer decorations on the walls and on tables in the Community Center. Thanks to WICHP for sponsoring this event.

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Vet's Last Visit

Posted: 10/1/2017

Reminder: last Vetmobile visit of the year is October 20 and 21. Call Liz Holmes for an appointment.

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Columbus Day Weekend Coming Up

Posted: 10/1/2017

October 7 & 8 are the dates for the celebration of fall on the Island. The annual Harvest Dinner will be on the 7th at Trinity Lutheran Church. This is a traditional turkey dinner and trimmings served family style. Also on the 7th is W.I. Fire Department's pancake breakfast and open house at the station. On the 7th and 8th is the Cider Pressing Family Event at the W.I. Farm Museum. Home-made caramel apples, family activities, fun for all!

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Shimmering colors

Posted: 10/1/2017

The Sportsman’s Club raises pheasants each year as a club project. This year’s batch has been released into the wild. 

Pheasant Close Up

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Is there a Saskatchewan on the Island?

Posted: 10/1/2017

Saskatch Smaller

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