Door County League of Women Voters Event to Highlight Water Quality

• On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Door County League of Women Voters program will highlight water quality issues in Door and Kewaunee Counties. The program, called Protecting Our Groundwater, will start at 6 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek. Jim Kettler from the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Dean Hoegger from Clean Water Action Council and a representative from the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department will discuss how their organizations protect water resources and share how citizens can help.

Questions and answer time will follow the presentation. The public is invited to attend with no reservations required.


Governor Scott Walker has approved $7.7 million to repair the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay. A bridge pier sank two feet on Sept. 25, causing the deck to sag and closing the bridge. The bridge is expected to reopen in January 2014. The contractor is Zenith Tech of Waukesha, Wis. Wisconsin Department of Transportation engineers earlier announced that Pier 22 sank as the result of corrosion to the pier’s pilings due to the unique soil conditions surrounding them. These same conditions are found from Pier 21 to 25 and all of these piers will be repaired.


• The Learning Channel will present the two-hour documentary Letters to Jackie:  Remembering President Kennedy at 8 pm on Sunday, Nov. 17. The documentary is based on the book of the same name by University of New Hampshire historian Ellen Fitzpatrick, and features a letter from Ellison Bay resident Gretchen (Lundstrom) Farwell, who wrote a letter to Kennedy’s widow, Jackie Kennedy, as a student at St. Olaf College. Read the story the Pulse ran when Gretchen and Dan Farwell attended a premiere of the film at a documentary film festival earlier this year here>>