• The Town of Nasewaupee is the latest Door County community to be identified with Emerald Ash Borer infestation. The ash-tree destroying insect was first found in the county in June 2014 in Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay. Also added to the list of quarantined communities are the Town of Middleton in Dane County and the Town of Decatur in Green County.

• By virtue of the resignation of Supervisor Tim O’Connor, effective May 1, 2015, the Door County Board District No. 5 Supervisor position is vacant. District No. 5 encompasses the Town of Nasewaupee – Ward 1, and Town of Gardner – Ward 2. Those wishing to be considered for appointment to the vacant Door County Board District No. 5 Supervisor position must submit a letter of interest to County Board Chair Dan Austad, c/o of the Interim County Administrator, 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, or email to [email protected]. Letters of interest must be received by 4 pm May 15, 2015. Following a vetting process, Austad will nominate a person to fill the vacant Door County Board District No. 5 Supervisor position. This nomination is subject to confirmation by the Door County Board. The successful nominee will serve for the residue of the unexpired term (April 18, 2016).

• H5 avian influenza has been detected on two more farms in Barron and Jefferson counties. Wisconsin now has 10 total cases. While lethal to domestic poultry, the strain of virus detected is not known to have caused disease in humans and is not expected to pose a risk to public health or the food supply. As with past detections, each property was immediately quarantined and neighboring properties with poultry will be notified about the situation. Remaining birds will be slaughtered and will not enter the food supply. The H5 avian influenza virus was first detected in Wisconsin at a commercial chicken flock in Jefferson County on Monday, April 13. Since the confirmed presence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Wisconsin, 1.6 million birds have been affected.


• The second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO) Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food in the past 22 years. Carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on May 9, or deliver directly to your local post office. Door County collections will go to local food pantries.

• The 2015 Armed Forces Day Veterans Breakfast will be held at Corpus Christi Church, 722 W. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay, on Saturday, May 16, from 7 to 11 am. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door, as well as from AMVETS, American Legion, VFW or Marine Corps League member.

• The City of Sturgeon Bay has a trip planned to see the Milwaukee Brewers take on the San Diego Padres on Thursday, August 6. Tickets (Section 212) and coach bus transportation will be provided for $40 per person. For details, visit the city website at