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July 17 – 24

• A report on obesity in the U.S. ranked Wisconsin 16th in the nation. An estimated one million Wisconsin adults were classified as obese, or 26.7 percent. The national average is 25.1 percent. The Wisconsin rate is up over 15 percent from 1990 levels.

The number of overweight adults in Door County was the lowest in Northeast Wisconsin and among the lowest in the state. Between 52 – 60 percent of Door County adults qualified as overweight, compared to 60.1 – 64.2 in Brown, Outagamie, and Oconto Counties and 64.3 – 67.2 in Kewaunee and Marinette counties.

• Decibel level readers will be installed at Thunderhill Raceway at John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. Residents have complained that noise levels from Saturday night racing is sometimes intolerable.

• As many as 61 Liberty Grove residents must replace faulty septic systems after recent inspections. Town officials said low-interest loans for the work may be available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program for certain qualified property owners.

Julie Felhofer, a USDA Rural Development representative, will meet with town residents July 29 at the Liberty Grove North Fire Station to speak about opportunities for loans and grants. She’ll meet individually with residents from 10 am to 2 pm. Call 920.854.2934 to make an appointment.

• The Village of Egg Harbor approved a resolution in support of a Northern Byway partnership with other Door County municipalities to form a Silent Sports Byway at its meeting July 13.

• The Village of Ephraim resolved to commit to finding a year round location for the Ephraim Business Council and Visitor Center with input from the council at its July 13 board meeting. The council has a summer office on Highway 42 in the village, but moves to a rented building on the village’s north end in the winter.