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• The Dispatch Center at the Door County Sheriff’s Department reports that it continues to take calls from people receiving telephone calls from scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. This is a scam because the IRS does not call you about taxes owed without first mailing an official notice, and its agents will not ask for credit card or debit card numbers over the phone. If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do:  If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800.366.4484 or at tigta.gov. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.

 

COMING UP

• A Sheriff’s sale of foreclosed properties will take place at the Door County Justice Center at 10 am on Dec. 3. The properties are 4303 Hwy 42, Sturgeon Bay; 1048 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay; 220 N. 15th Drive, Sturgeon Bay.

 

• The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $15 per person to cover the cost of books, materials and a CPR mask. The sessions will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 10 pm, and Thursday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 10 pm at the Sister Bay Fire Station. To register, call 920.854.4021 or email [email protected].

 

• Wisconsin Rural Partners, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing leadership, networks and voice for rural Wisconsin, announced that nominations are now being accepted for its 2015 Top Rural Development Initiative awards. The purpose of this recognition program is to uncover and share the great things happening in rural Wisconsin. Any project, activity, or even a whole community in rural Wisconsin is eligible. Rural Partners looks for nominations that cite positive community impacts, regional success stories, or demonstrated innovative ideas. Initiatives can be in economic or community development, business, education, health, energy, environment, philanthropy, tourism, the arts or any other field, as long as they have had positive impacts. Initiatives do not have to be community-based:  WRP will recognize any state, federal, tribal, nonprofit or for-profit business program, regional or statewide, as long as it demonstrates partnership and innovation in its success.

Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 16, 2015. The 2015 awards will be presented at the annual Rural Summit to be held April 23, 2015. For more information on the Top Rural Development Imitative awards, including the nomination form, go to WRP’s website at wirural.org/programs/toprdi/nominate/ or contact Rick Rolfsmeyer at [email protected] or 608.967.2322.