• A public hearing will be held July 7 to collect input from citizens about the controversial St. Claire River Study. The study, released by the International Joint Commission in May, blamed climate conditions for the bulk of Lake Michigan and Huron water level decline. A previous study came to a different conclusion and said that Lakes Michigan and Huron are losing water because the St. Clair River is acting as a drain on the lakes, sending billions of gallons of water into Lake Eerie thanks to dredging that led to ongoing erosion of the river bottom.
The meeting will be held from 7 – 9 pm at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek, and will include a presentation detailing the research, analysis, and recommendations of the report.
• The Door County Public Health Department is sponsoring a cholesterol screening July 23. Screenings will cost $30 and are available by appointment only. Call Marsha at 920.746.2255 to make an appointment. Participants should fast for 12 hours before the test. Results will include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Glucose, and Triglycerides.
• The Town of Jacksonport will hold a special board meeting July 7 at 7 pm at the town hall to elect a new Town Chairperson to fill the vacancy created by Aaron LeClair’s resignation last month. The next regular town board meeting is July 25. Five candidates applied for the position.
• A USDA Rural Development representative will be available to provide information about housing loan and grant programs July 29 from 10 am – 2 pm. Julie Felhofer, Area Specialist, will be at the Liberty Grove North Fire Station at 1487 Highway 42 in Ellison Bay. Rural Development provides grants and loans to rural residents in the areas of housing, community facilities and infrastructure and business development. For information call 715.524.8522 or contact Janet Johnson at the Town of Liberty Grove at 920.854.2934 to set up an appointment.