Memorial Day

Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day program is presented by the American Legion Post #402 on Monday, May 29th at Bethel Church at 10:30 am.

Summer Archives Programs

Friday, May 26, 2017

The two programs the Washington Island Historical Archives is presenting this summer include:

 (1) Rick Heinemann on June 25, Early Island Ferry History,

  (2) Jim Anderson, August 20, American Girl – stories about helping to operate the family’s freight business.

Rainbow brings color to drab day

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thanks to Susan Ulm for taking the gnats off my pic. They were thick as thieves shen I took the photo.

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Ferry Rainbow



Spring colors

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Forget Flowers Smaller


Gbay Rd Flowers

Art and Nature Center Sale

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Art and Nature Center media and book sale is May 27th  from 9 A.M. – 12 noon. The Center opens on
June 13 with its opening reception at 6 P.M. on June 16 featuring the art of Julia Jack-Scott and the late Charles and Laura Jack.

School Picnic at Red Barn

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The WICHP (Washington Island Community Health Program) sponsored End of the School Year Picnic is on Friday, June 9th at 12:15 at the Red Barn Park. It is open to the Island community. School children will again be able to ride the Packer train from school to the picnic compliments of the W.I. Ferry Line. WICHP supplies sloppy joes, hot dogs, and beverages. Bring dishes to pass, like salads, casseroles, desserts.

Mother-Daughter Banquet 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Mother-Daughter Banquet, “A Mother’s Silhouette”, was a success with 125 mom’s, daughters, grandmothers, and granddaughters in attendance. Betty Lou Smith led in prayer and then a capable group of men served the delicious turkey dinner. After dinner, there were prizes awarded for: the newest mother, the mother with the most children, and other “mom” themed categories. A real treat was a lively song by a group of young daughters about mothers led by Kayla Johnson. Leila Nehlsen led a song with the acrostic M-O-T-H-E-R. She then shared a meditation about “A Mother’s Silhouette” challenging mothers to think about what their silhouette of life says to others and how God can guide them. The tables were decorated with bright spring colors. On each lady’s place setting there was a booklet called “One Minute Inspirations for Women” and on the children’s settings there were little gifts appropriate to their age.  Flower pots with flowers were used for decorations and also served as awards for a variety of categories. There were three descriptions of women and the identity of each was recognized and named by those in attendance: Donna Briesemeister, the late Sylvia Nelson, and Kari Gordon.  It was a lovely evening to celebrate all ages, from a tiny baby (daughter of Lydia and Peter Nikolai)  to the oldest mother (Shirley Atkins Ellefson) in attendance. Thanks to the Bethel Builders and friends who make this such a delightful evening.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

                                                 Grad Hat

2017 Senior Class: Josh Ervin, Kyra Lux, Alex Johnson, Hailey Jorgenson, Brett Mohn, Christopher Nelson, Elena Waldron. Valedictorian is Alex Johnson, son of Marleen Johnson and Don Johnson. Salutatorian is Elena Waldron, daughter of Steve and Laura Waldron. Graduation will be held at the Community Center gym at 6 P.M. on Friday, June 9.  The main speaker is teacher, Leila Nehlsen.

Spring Still Waters

Tuesday, May 09, 2017



Fig Tree Refl And Boat


Fig Bay Copy 1

End of school picnic

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The End of the School Year Picnic is on Friday, June 9th which is open to the Island community at the Red Barn Park. More info to follow.