• The GO BO Foundation honors the memory of Bo Johnson of Sister Bay who was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia at the age of 12. He battled the disease for a year, and lost on Sept. 28, 2012. On Feb. 11, Bo’s mother Annika Johnson and uncle Rolf Johnson, were joined by members of the GO BO Foundation board to present a $10,000 check from the GO BO Foundation to the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund at the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where Bo was a patient.
• In an effort to make it easier for the public to locate public off-road trails, the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission has completed what they call the Northeast Wisconsin Coastal Cities Trail Inventory & Connectivity Report. The motivation for the report was that too often multiple sources are typically needed to find all of the existing trails. The commission conducted a field inventory of all public off-road, non-motorized trails for the nine coastal cities along Lake Michigan in northeast Wisconsin, which include the cities of Sturgeon Bay, Marinette, Oconto, Green Bay, Algoma, Kewaunee, Two Rivers, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.
Sixty trails were inventoried covering 211 miles within (and extending outside) the nine coastal cities in northeast Wisconsin.
In addition to inventorying the trails, the commission looked at where the trails lead and the possibilities of extending them to establish trail connections between destinations.
A webpage (baylakerpc.org/natural-resources/coastal-cities-trail-inventory) has been created to make the inventory, maps and report publicly accessible. The database is downloadable into Google Earth where route planning between trails can be undertaken.
Since its creation in 1972, the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission has served as the official area-wide planning agency for northeastern Wisconsin.
• Within the past few weeks Sturgeon Bay police officers have been dispatched to a number of theft complaints involving vehicles being left unlocked and items being stolen from them. Officers remind citizens to lock their vehicles whenever they are not by them and to remove valuables from the vehicle when not in use. Contact the Police Department at 920.746.2450 if you hear or see anything suspicious going on in your neighborhood. If you would like to report an anonymous tip you can use the Confidential Web Tip Form located on the police department’s website mypolicedepartment.org/sturgeon-bay-police-department/tipform/ or click “Submit A Tip!” on the department’s Facebook page.
• The recently introduced Senate Bill 542 would allow chiropractors to perform acupuncture with only 100 hours of training and no requirement for clinical observation. This is in stark contrast to the 1,900 hours – 660 of which are supervised clinical hours – currently required by the State of Wisconsin for certified acupuncturists. Wisconsin statute defines acupuncture as a means of promoting, diagnosing, preventing and treating disease based on traditional Oriental medical concepts of treating the specific areas of the body, known as acupuncture points or meridians. “The State of Wisconsin must uphold the current standards and requirements for practicing acupuncture to ensure consumer safety and protection,” said Sarah Atkinson, president of the Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists. “Any legislation that waters down current standards to practice acupuncture is irresponsible and creates a significant safety risk for the citizens of the State of Wisconsin and should not be enacted.”