- Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle is asking people to be good neighbors and call in suspicious activity after recent break-ins and burglaries in the Town of Gibraltar. Someone broke into Rummele’s Jewelers in Fish Creek for the second time this fall. However the store was closed and empty for the season. An ATM bolted to the deck of Julie’s Park Café in Fish Creek was pulled out and stolen. And in Juddville, someone entered Villaggios and stole a cash register with more than $700 inside it. “We’re doing our best trying to catch these buggers,” Delarwelle said. “Be aware and if you see something suspicious, please call, no matter what you think it is. If it looks out of the ordinary, please give us a call. We need the eyes and ears of people out in the public.” The department’s non-emergency number is 920.746.2400.
- The Sturgeon Bay Police Department reports that officers have been taking multiple reports of thefts from vehicles in the city recently. The majority of thefts could have been prevented by locking the vehicle. Officers remind citizens to contact law enforcement when they hear or see anything suspicious going on in their neighborhoods. Officers also remind citizens to follow these tips when leaving items in vehicles:
|• Keep valuables out of sight;
• Secure your GPS device;
• Use your trunk;
• Don’t tempt thieves with new purchases during the holiday season;
• Remove your stereo faceplate. If you can unfasten your sound system and take it with you, or lock it in your trunk, do so. And don’t forget to do the same with your CDs and tapes.
- The Door County Public Health Department has scheduled two free flu vaccine clinics for children in November. The clinic is free for all children ages 6 months through 18 years, regardless of insurance coverage, due to a special program. Flu mist is available. Vaccine is limited; it will be administered first-come, first-served. No appointment is needed. Clinics are scheduled for Nov. 18, 1:30 – 5 pm, Door County Public Health Department Office at the Government Center, 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay; and Nov. 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Community Center on Washington Island. For more information, call the Public Health Department at 920.746.2234.
- The public can comment through Nov. 19 on a special pesticide registration that would allow Wisconsin corn growers to treat seed with a non-lethal repellent to stop Sandhill Crane feeding. The special registration proposed by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will allow field and sweet corn growers to use Avipel Liquid Seed Treatment and Avipel Hopper Box (dry) Corn Seed Treatment on seed corn. Both contain the active ingredient 9,10-anthraquinone. Arkion Life Sciences manufactures Avipel® products. With support from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the International Crane Foundation, the company sought the special local needs registration to address the problem of crop damage from Sandhill Cranes. Sandhill Cranes dig in the soil to find seed corn, and can cause crop losses up to 60 percent. Avipel has a bad taste and a laxative effect, so cranes stop eating the seed corn. However, it does not have lethal effects. About three-quarters of Wisconsin’s four million acres of cornfields lies in crane habitat. The preliminary environmental assessment indicates that the proposed registration will not require a full environmental impact statement. This special pesticide registration will expire July 1, 2018. For a copy of the assessment or to email comments, contact Otto Oemig, [email protected], 608.224.4547. Written comments may also be mailed to 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison, WI 53704, ATTN Otto Oemig. Comments received by Friday, Nov. 19, will become part of the preliminary environment assessment record.