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