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Pastor of Trinity Lutheran and wife say goodbye to the Island

By Barbara Greenfeldt – Pastor Alan Schaffmeyer of Trinity Lutheran Church and his wife Maryjeanne Schaffmeyer will leave Washington Island in mid-November of this year after Alan retires from the ministry. They would have enjoyed a goodbye party with shared potluck and hugs, but to be respectful of everyone’s health and safety, they are reflecting […]

Finally, an end to record-setting lake levels

By Will Craig – After breaking monthly records for the past eight months, September lake levels fell below the 1986 record for that month. Lake Michigan is still high but is inching back to normal (see chart). Lake levels typically drop during the autumn months, but not as much as they did this year. On […]

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