The Bulletin: What happened

• The Washington Island Ferry reported a 9 percent drop in passenger traffic for the year through October, and a 7 percent drop in vehicle traffic. The ferry line also reported that tour busses were less than half of what they were in 2007.

Gibraltar/ Sevastopol soccer saw their season come to a tough end in a loss to Wrightstown Oct. 23. The team advanced to Sectionals for the first time in program history.

• Speaking of soccer, the new soccer field created by the town of Baileys Harbor allowed Gibraltar to play host to WIAA tournament play for the first time. Gibraltar can’t host the tournament at Fish Creek because that field is used for high school football as well.

• The Gibraltar Town Board decided to spend $2,400 to build an information kiosk at the park located across from Not Licked Yet in Fish Creek. Tom Birmingham of Great Northern Construction will donate labor.

The Door County budget was approved unanimously Nov. 3, despite rampant rumors of a last-second effort to cut staff from several departments.

• The Sevastopol Pioneers boys cross country team competed in their fifth consecutive WIAA state tournament last month and took 3rd. The Sevastopol girls team also went to state, finishing 16th.

• The Department of Natural resources heard testimony about the Egg Harbor Marina reconstruction project Oct. 28. The project is on hold until a ruling comes back about whether proper procedures were followed in approving permitting for the project in July.

Sturgeon Bay revised its room tax ordinance to move closer to joining the Door County Tourism Zone Nov. 4. The final step could be taken at the Nov. 18 meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council and would go into effect Jan. 1.

Wisconsin State Senator Alan Lasee wrote to Governor Jim Doyle requesting that the state postpone rehabilitation of the Michigan St. Bridge.

Liberty Grove established a Utility District in place of the former Sanitary District Number One at a meeting Nov. 5. The town expanded the sanitary district to include the entire town. The Utility District will be administered by the same three men who made up the former Sanitary District Commission, and the new, larger Sanitary District will be administered by the town board.