- On Oct. 18, a white male broke into Rummele’s Jewelry Boutique in Fish Creek. The person tried to disable a surveillance camera but video of the suspect was obtained. The suspect went to a display case and broke into it and stole jewelry. Most of the missing jewelry is sterling silver Pandora rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. A few pieces were gold. Also missing is a Charles Krypell bracelet with black diamonds and a three-stack silver ring with black, brown and clear diamonds. The suspect left the store shortly before deputies arrived. Anyone with information on this burglary is asked to contact the Door Co. Sheriff’s Department at 920.746.2416 or Inv. Sgt. Connie Schuster at 920.746.2428.
- The 2015 fall Chinook spawning run in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan is winding down and has produced enough eggs to supply hatcheries operated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and support neighboring states. Although the 2015 spawning run has been later than usual this year and fish numbers have been down as expected, DNR fisheries staff at theStrawberry Creek Chinook Facilityin Sturgeon Bay met their goal of 1.5 million eggs needed to produce the approximately 810,000 fish planned for spring 2016 stocking. Meanwhile, the Root River Steelhead Facility in Racine provided 450,000 eggs to the state of Indiana and the C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility in Kewaunee provided 100,000 eggs to the state of Illinois.
- Authors Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko will by the speakers at an Oct. 28 presentation at Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay. Preserving Door County’s Sense of Place While Promoting Sustainable Farming is the name of the program. Kivirist and Ivanko are co-authors of the award-winning book ECOpreneuring as well as Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef and Rural Renaissance. This husband-and-wife duo are also farmers and innkeepers of the award-winning, wind- and sun-powered Serendipity Bed & Breakfast and Farm outside Monroe, Wis. “Our whole focus of this forum on Wednesday is to bring some awareness that there are other avenues for family farms to increase their bottom line without adding to herd size. This is going to be our introduction to this topic,” said Dean Hoegger, president and executive director of the Clean Water Action Council. He added that there are plans to invite other organizations and experts for a larger forum on the topic in the spring. The Oct. 28 event begins at 6 pm with a meet the authors, and presentation at 6:30 pm.
- Wulf Brothers Inc. a Door County heating and cooling contractor and Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems have teamed up to honor a person in the Door County area that does “whatever it takes” to make a difference through the Bryant Community Heroes program. A Bryant Community Hero could be your neighbor, your colleague, your friend or anyone that you see making a positive impact. A Hero demonstrates how a person with passion and determination can use their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of others. Each named Hero will be provided a new Bryant high efficiency gas furnace for their home. We encourage you to nominate an individual in your community who you feel is deserving of this recognition. To nominate your Hero, go to bryantcommunityheroes.com between now and Nov. 15, 2015.
- The deadline to buy sturgeon spearing licenses for the 2016 Lake Winnebago System and Upriver Lakes seasons is Oct. 31, with the upcoming seasons promising new opportunities to land 100-plus pound fish and celebrate a tradition with family and friends that dates to the 1930s. The 2015 seasons marked the sixth highest harvest total on record with 2,158 fish taken including 1,870 from Lake Winnebago and 288 from the Upriver Lakes. There are separate seasons for Lake Winnebago and for the Upriver Lakes that occur simultaneously, with participation in the Upriver Lakes season determined by lottery. The 2016 season opens on Saturday, Feb. 13. Again this year, 12-year-olds can participate in the lake sturgeon spearing season if they buy a license.