News Bulletin: Cana Island Undergoes Makeover


With the resignation of Supervisor Kathy Schultz, effective Aug. 12, the Door County Board District 13 Supervisor position is vacant. District 13 encompasses the City of Sturgeon Bay’s Wards 13 and 14. Those wishing to be considered for appointment must mail a letter of interest to County Board Chair David Lienau, c/o of the County Administrator, 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 or email a letter to [email protected]. Letters must be received by 4 pm on Aug. 29. Following a vetting process, Lienau will nominate someone to fill the vacancy, and the nomination is subject to confirmation by the county board. The successful nominee will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term: until April 21, 2020. 


Cana Island is getting a makeover during a four-phase restoration. Phase 3 includes building a new interpretive center. The one-story, nearly 2,000-square-foot interpretive center will serve as a first stop because its front doors will be located at the Baileys Harbor island’s entrance, and it will house amenities to teach guests about the island’s history and culture. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new center on July 17, when members of the Door County Maritime Museum, Door County Board, Immel Construction and Cana Island got their feet wet during the beginning of the project and on their way over, riding on the Cana Island tractor and wagon. 

The Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs is accepting nominations for the Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year, an award presented to a woman veteran who has compiled a record of exemplary service to her community. Nominations – found at – will be accepted until Sept. 30, and the honoree will receive the award at a Nov. 7 department reception. 

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will share high-priority management actions for the Lake Michigan fishery at informational meetings Sept. 3-4. The Sept. 3 meeting will be held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, SC130 Auditorium, Lot G, Entrance 9, 2740 W. Mason St. in Green Bay. The Sept. 4 meeting will be held at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science, 600 E. Greenfield Ave. Both will run 6-8 pm. They are a follow-up to an informational meeting held May 20 in Cleveland, Wisconsin, to gather stakeholder input on potential Lake Michigan management strategies, and they will include a presentation by the department and a facilitated discussion. Background information, including a copy of the May presentation to stakeholders, is available at

Which has the most scenic bluffs: the Mississippi or Lake Michigan? Or are they found in the Coulee, Baraboo Hills or Central Sands regions? Which Wisconsin State Park System property offers the best views of those bluffs? Favorite bluffs are among the categories that state-park visitors are voting on during the 2019 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Gold Seal Award contest, which highlights the state’s parks, trails and forests. The contest ends Aug. 30, and the winning parks, forests, trails or recreational areas will be honored with a Gold Seal Award at the Friends’ awards banquet on Nov. 10. Contest details and rules are available at