News Bulletin: Nov. 15-22


• The entrance roadway to Ellison Bluff County Park has reopened following repair work to correct significant washouts from the year’s weather. The Door County Highway Department completed the roadway repairs. 

Parks Superintendent Ben Nelson said, “The safety of our park visitors is a priority for our department. Ellison Bluff County Park is one of our most popular parks, and the completion of the repairs to the roadway is great news to share so that our visitors and residents alike can resume the pursuit of recreational and outdoor activities within the park.”

• The Door County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident in which a Door County Jail inmate walked away from custody. On Nov. 13 at approximately 9 am, Dennis L. Harris Jr., 29, left the jail on Huber release for a job interview but did not go to his interview. He was picked up and given a ride to the VA clinic in Green Bay. He is considered a Huber escaped inmate. 

Harris is a white male who is five feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 217 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has numerous tattoos, including one on his Adam’s apple and the word “FROST” on the left side of his neck. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants and black canvas shoes. Harris is serving a sentence for methamphetamine possession. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Door County Sheriff’s Office at 920.746.2416. If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Crime Tip Line at 920.746.2436. 

Following a previous walk-away from the Door County Jail, Huber inmate Chad A. Skarvan, 31, has been located and is in custody. Skarvan turned himself in to deputies at the Door County Jail at about 1 pm on Nov. 11, a week after he failed to return to jail from Huber release.



• County government is where the rubber meets the road in many areas of daily life. If you have thoughts and ideas about county operations, share them with Bob Bultman, District 19 representative to the Door County Board, during a listening session that’s open to all on Nov. 26, 4-6 pm, at the Liberty Grove Town Hall. Attendees do not need to reside in District 19 to participate. 

District 19 extends from Ellison Bay to Baileys Harbor and encompasses Ward 3 (the southeast portion of the Town of Liberty Grove) and Ward 2 (the north half of the Town of Baileys Harbor). You can also reach Bultman at [email protected] or 920.421.2283.