News Archives for 2016-09

Pool Of Job Applicants For Area Law Enforcement Are Dwindling

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With increased scrutiny on the police throughout the country, more and more law enforcement departments are finding it hard to recruit and retain officers.  Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says his department is fortunate not to have much turnover but the pool of applicants in law enforcement is getting smaller locally.

 



 

Joski says he will not lower the standards set by the police department to find personnel, like some law enforcement agencies have nationally.  He also noted that budget cuts in reducing salary and benefits in the recent years, has made law enforcement careers less lucrative.

"Clean Wisconsin" Representative To Be Featured Speaker On Climate Change In Ephraim

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The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will feature Keith Reopelle, a senior policy director for the environmental advocacy group Clean Wisconsin.  Riopelle will be at the October program on October 5 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and shares some of the topics he will cover.

 



 

Clean Wisconsin has a 45 year history of advocating for clean air, water and energy alternatives through public education, lobbying, litigation and research, according to Riopelle.  The program,"Developing a Clean Power Plan--A Major Climate Change Opportunity for Wisconsin", will start at 7pm on Wednesday, October 5 and is open free to the public.  For additional information on the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, go to www.climatechangedoorcounty.com.

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Drug Task Force Sends Jacksonport Man To Jail After Postal Inspection Tip

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The Door County Sheriff's Department is crediting multiple county, state, and federal agencies for putting a town of Jacksonport man behind bars for drug offenses. Kevin Anschutz was arrested Wednesday after the Door-Kewaunee Drug Task Force found several different types of drugs along with a digital scale, packaging materials, and a firearm. Authorities were tipped off by federal authorities when an U.S. Postal package with heroin destined for Anschutz's address was confiscated. Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says agencies like the Door-Kewaunee Drug Task Force teaming up with U.S. Postal Service are not uncommon.

 



 

Delarwelle says Anschutz  was not on their radar as a possible drug offender before this incident. The tip from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Department of Homeland Security, and the Drug Enforcement Administration allowed local law enforcement to obtain a search warrant much quicker than usual.

The City of Algoma Crunching Budget Numbers

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The fall season means many things to many people, for Jeff Wiswell the Algoma City Administrator it means that it is crunch time for the budget.  But, Wiswell is very pleased with all that was accomplished within the city this year.  And thanks to a new accounting system, he says, they finally heard the magic words from the auditor.

The 2017 budget is expected to be complete by mid-November.  But, thanks to the new checks and balances that made 2016 such a success, the City of Algoma departments and residents must be hopeful for what the new budget has in store.

 



Needs At Area Food Pantries Increase As Seasonal Jobs Go Away

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Area food pantries never have enough non-perishable goods and supplies to help the needy in Door and Kewaunee Counties.  Nancy Skadden from Feed and Clothe My People in Sturgeon Bay says as more seasonal jobs come to an end this fall, the needs spike even more.

 



 

Skadden says the resale shop at Feed & Clothe My People will accept clothing that is in good condition and gently used household items as donations.  The resale of those donations are used to purchase refrigerated foods at the pantry.  For information on hours of operation and donation policies, go to this link:  http://feedmypeopledoorcounty.com/

"Turnout For Transportation" Forum Next Thursday To Address Future Road Issues

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City, county and town officials from all 72 counties in Wisconsin will gather Thursday, September 29 to discuss critical projects and services and a way to find a sustainable solution to Wisconsin's transportation challenge.  Locally, the forum will be hosted by John Kolodziez, Door County Highway Commissioner and Roy Englebert, Town of Forestville and County Towns Association.  Englebert says rural roads face challenges in the future.

 



 

The forum will be held at the Door County Government Center starting at 7:00 PM next Thursday and will be open for the public to observe.  This first-time ever event is sponsored by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Towns Association and the Wisconsin County Highway Association.  For more information on the "Turnout for Transportation" event go to www.TurnoutForTransportation.com.

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