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NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION
STATE OF WISCONSIN
TOWN OF LAC DU FLAMBEAU
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town
of Lac du Flambeau on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at which time the following
officers will be elected for a term of two (2) years, to succeed the present
incumbents whose term of office will expire on April 18, 2023. 60.30(4)(b).
Town Board Chairperson Matthew E. Gaulke
Town Board Supervisor Gloria Cobb
Town Board Supervisor Robert Hanson
Town Treasurer Irene Messinger
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the
primary will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
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The Town of Lac du Flambeau is in the southwest corner of Vilas
County. The name means Lake of the Torches, which came from the French who
ventured here and saw the Ojibwe Indians spearing fish by torchlight at night.
Before January 1, 1875, Vilas County was part of Marathon
County; from 1875 to 1885 part of Lincoln County; from 1885 to 1893 part of
Oneida County. The area was set off as Vilas County on April 12, 1893. Vilas
County was named after William F. Vilas of Madison, who had attained the rank
of Lieutenant Colonel during the Civil War. Other accomplishments include being
Postmaster General of the United States from 1885-1888, Secretary of the
Interior from 1888-1891 and a US Senator from 1891 to 1897.
The Town was established on June 5, 1900 and at that time was a
busy logging area, with logging coming to the area in 1885. During the next 20
years, three sawmills were in operation seven days a week and eight to ten
railroad cars carried timber out each day. When the logging businesses left the
area, Lac du Flambeau residents turned to resorts and tourism for economic
gain. With more than 100 lakes within the township boundaries, lakeside resorts
become very popular with visitors from Chicago and Milwaukee as well as other
Notable visitors include the Mars Candy Company and the Hershey
Chocolate Company families with Marlands Lane and Hershey Lane built to provide
access to their properties.
Lac du Flambeau has two forms of local government. The Town is
organized under the provision of the Wisconsin State Statutes, with an elected
Town Board consisting of a Town Chairman and two Town Supervisors, an appointed
Town Clerk, and elected Town Treasurer. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians operates under Federal recognition as a sovereign
Indian nation. Tribal government oversees issues related to Tribal members and
The Town and Tribal governments work together on issues affecting
the entire community.
Town of Lac du Flambeau 109 Old Abe Rd, P O Box 68, Lac du
Flambeau, WI 54538
715-588-3358 phone 715-588-7923 fax
Town Clerk, Nancy
Susan Schoonover email@example.com