Zipperer, Brann Among 4 Supervisors Who Won’t Seek Another Term


Four county board supervisors have filed non-candidacy papers for the April 2016 election, including longtime board member Leo Zipperer, representing District 14, serving Wards 2-4 in Sevastopol.

Former Door County Sheriff Chuck Brann is also stepping down as District 11 supervisor, serving eight Sturgeon Bay wards. Union Town Board Chair John Bur also filed non-candidacy papers after serving one term as District 1 supervisor, representing the Town of Union and Ward 1 in Brussels.

Paul Kok, who was appointed earlier this year to fill out the term of Supervisor Tim O’Connor who resigned as the District 5 supervisor, also filed his non-candidacy papers. District 5 represents Ward 2 of the Town of Gardner and Ward 1 of the Town of Nasewaupee. Anyone interested in running for a county board seat should contact Door County Clerk Jill Lau for more information, 920.746.2200.

Whether you need a guide to plan your Wisconsin winter or a holiday gift idea for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, the second edition of the Public Access Lands atlas is the perfect fit.

The atlas includes DNR properties, as well as federal- and county-owned lands. You can download and print these maps free of charge from your home computer. The University Book Store’s digital storefront provides a web-based option for those interested in purchasing a PAL Atlas. The original PAL Atlas, with 441 maps, two indexes and a glossary is available for $89.95. A separate PAL atlas is also available for each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties for $24.95.

Lastly, a DVD with over 450 pages of public lands access data is available for $5.95. For orders using a check, a mail order form is available on the University Book Store’s website. Please do not send cash or credit card information with a mail order form. To place an order by phone using a credit card, call 800.993.2665 ext. 5929. In order to simplify the purchasing process, be sure to mention the item number (099127660) in your call. For more general information, visit and type the keyword “atlas” in the search bar. To order the Public Access Lands Atlas via DNR’s website, simply click the “buy” button.


Former Door County Humane Society executive director Carrie Counihan is scheduled for a two-day trial on a dozen felony counts in Door County Circuit Court on Feb. 9.

Counihan, 39, is charged with theft in a business setting involving more than $10,000. Investigators believe she may have spent more than $20,000 of the society’s money on personal expenses while serving the humane society.

Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

It will be held Jan 9 at St. John Bosco/Corpus Christi gym in Sturgeon Bay. There is no entry fee, but participants must furnish proof of age and parental or guardian consent. All participants receive an award. Registration starts at 9:30 am Saturday, with the competition at 10 am. Winners advance to the district level and potentially the state free throw championship.

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