House Fire on Washington Island Tuesday

There was a house fire on Washington Island Tuesday morning. At about 8:30AM, the call came in from a home on Deer Lane Road, just south of Gunnlaugsson Road, stating that there was smoke in the house, possibly coming from the crawlspace and the owners evacuated the home. Washington Island Fire Chief Pete Nehlsen put out a call for mutual aid, and by 9:40AM help … Continue reading

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Homecoming for Washington Island

It’s homecoming week for the Washington Island School District….which will include their first ever home soccer game at 2:00 today as Principal Michelle Kanipes explains…. She adds that this is a pretty big game for the Bucks as they welcome the Sturgeon Bay JV team to the Island…. Washington Island is scheduled to play a game at Clark Field in Sturgeon Bay next Thursday, and … Continue reading

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Hunter Fatality on Washington Island

There was a deer hunting fatality on Washington Island Sunday in the early evening. The call came in to the Door County Sheriff’s Office just after 5:00 pm from a location on the north end of Main Road, towards Boyer’s Bluff. Wisconsin DNR Warden Darren Kuhn reports that just after the close of legal hunting hours, a 65 year-old man was exiting his hunting blind … Continue reading

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Helicopter Crash on Washington Island

There was a helicopter crash on Washington Island Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 2:00 pm, the crash occurred very near the helicopter pad of the Washington Island Airport just after take-off. The pilot, a Wisconsin resident but not a resident of the island, was not injured. He was able to crawl out of the crashed “Raven-2” helicopter on his own will just as the police arrived. … Continue reading

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Possible New EMS Facility on Washington Island

One issue for residents of Washington Island in recent years has been the need for an upgrade for island EMS facilities. The current location housing these services is the firehouse complex at the intersection of Townline Road and Airport Road. The Door County Board of Supervisors voted July 28th to make an offer to purchase the Historic Island Dairy, at the corner of Townline Road … Continue reading

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