• Paul Edward Wise, 47, 8073 Hwy. 57, Baileys Harbor, was arrested on June 14 for burglarizing Nathan Nichols & Co., a furniture store across the street from where Wise was living. Owner Nathan Nichols died on June 13. Wise was also charged with criminal damage to property and awaits disposition in the Door County Jail.
• On June 3, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department was notified of the theft of two moons from a metal display recently created for the entrance of the Leif Everson Observatory, which is operated by the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society. If anyone has information on this incident please contact the police department at 920.746.2450 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can use the department’s Confidential Web Tip Form located on the department’s website mypolicedepartment.org/sturgeon-bay-police-department/tipform/ or click “Submit A Tip!” on the department’s Facebook page.
• Officers were dispatched to Evenson Laundry on June 15 to investigate the report of a stolen vehicle, a white Ford Econoline E250 van with Wisconsin plate FS2370. If you have any information on this incident contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at 920.746.2450 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can use the department’s Confidential Web Tip Form located on the department’s website, mypolicedepartment.org/sturgeon-bay-police-department/tipform/ or click “Submit A Tip!” on the department’s Facebook page.
• Two months after avian influenza led to the slaughter of more than 1.7 million chickens and turkeys in Wisconsin, the state veterinarian has issued two orders restricting participation in poultry events, exhibitions and fairs in Wisconsin. The first is a ban on poultry moving to, or participation in, any swap meets or open shows in Wisconsin that are not held as part of a county, district or state fair. Another requires fair organizers to have exhibitors certify that there have been no poultry mortalities on their premises for the 10 calendar days prior to moving their poultry to the event. Both orders will expire on Dec. 31, 2015. Wisconsin had its first confirmation of the disease on April 13 and its last on May 4.
• On June 24, from 6 to 7 pm, there will be a Bike Safety Rodeo at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 W Maple St., Sturgeon Bay. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Kids will need to bring their own bikes in good operating condition: tires inflated, seats adjusted properly, etc. There will be a booth/tent for children’s bikes to be inspected and if any issues are found they can be corrected on site. All children will receive a new free bike helmet. There will be a bike course for them to ride on and a safety briefing on rules of the road for bicyclists. Additionally Door County EMS will put on a first aid presentation for all children as well. Each child will receive a gift basket. Sturgeon Bay police officers and community service officers are putting on the function with assistance from Door County Silent Sports, Door County EMS and church members.
• On June 24, Door County government officials will enter the Horseshoe Bay Cave with university professors and high school teachers “to try to bend their ears and pick their brains about what we can do for educational and scientific opportunities to explore the cave,” said Door County Interim Administrator and Corporation Counsel Grant Thomas. “We hope to kick this off with the high school and grade school kids this fall. With the universities, we would hope to maybe interest somebody to get involved with research, perhaps related to white nose syndrome, or fill in the blank, anything that might be in the cave. It’s an exciting time.” In mid-May the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced that white nose syndrome – a fungal infection that is fatal for bats – was detected during a bat population survey conducted in Horseshoe Bay Cave. It is the 14th known infection site in the state.
• A job fair will be held at We are HOPE, Inc. Door County Job Center, Cherry Point Mall, 1300 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay, on Wednesday, June 24, from 10 am to 2 pm for Armstrong Cleaning & Restoration, which is seeking full-time restoration technicians. The company offers training and opportunities for advancement. Applicants must have a valid, insurable driver’s license and be able to pass a background check and drug screening. You can apply online ahead of the job fair at k-techkleening.com/page/employment.