The Bulletin: Coming Up

Door County business owners are hoping the massive reconstruction project slated for I-94 this summer doesn’t deter Chicago vacationers from making the trek to the peninsula.

“For Chicago travelers, I still recommend they stay on 94, drive at off-peak times or leave a few hours earlier. Wisconsin is still open for business,” said Emlynn Grisar of the Wisconsin DOT.

The $1.9 billion project will widen I-94 to four lanes in each direction for a 35-mile stretch between Chicago and Milwaukee. During construction, traffic will be restricted to two lanes each way, beginning in May.

A Web site,, has been launched so citizens can monitor the work.

• A meeting of the Gills Rock Harbor of Refuge ad-hoc committee will be held at the Liberty Grove Town Hall March 24. Representatives from the Department of Natural Resources and JJR engineers are expected to be in attendance.

• The March 19 Sister Bay Plan Commission meeting was canceled and rescheduled for March 26 at the Sister Bay Fire Station at 5:30 pm.

Gibraltar Area School’s spring break begins Monday, March 30 and ends April 3.

• Gardner town board meetings are held at the town hall on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

• Sevastopol will host its first town meeting in its new town hall Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm. The town hall is located at 4528 Highway 57 in Institute. The town expects to move into their new home April 9.

• Marc Savard of the Door County Board of Supervisors will challenge Democratic Congressman Steve Kagen for the right to represent the 8th Congressional District in the 2010 election. The 47-year-old Savard is a Liberty Grove farmer who moved to Door County in 1994 from Illinois. He served two years as Chairman of the Door County Republican Party and is in his fourth term on the Door County Board of Supervisors. His Web site is

• A seminar for Door County employers on strategies and tactics for recruiting and retaining older workers is slated for Thursday, April 2, from 7:30 – 9 am in the Sturgeon Bay City Hall community meeting room (421 Michigan Street – first floor).

Presented by the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s Workforce Taskforce the seminar features Dr. Joan Sosalla, a research expert in the topic of so-called “third-age” workers and former Executive Director of the UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education Department.