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Lincoln County was created by the Wisconsin Legislature on March 4, 1874, with a population of 895, and land area of 2,750,000 acres. At that time Lincoln County included most of present day Oneida and Vilas Counties, as well as parts of present day Langlade, Taylor, Price and Iron Counties. Lincoln County reached its present size in 1885.

The early progress of Lincoln County is synonymous with the growth of the logging industry. The pines and virgin hardwood forests attracted loggers from far and wide. As operations grew, settlements sprang up bringing the need for stores and other business places. In clearing the forest, the lumbermen were opening the way for the farmer.

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Cold Weather Warming Sites Available
With the current temperatures and upcoming forecast, Lincoln County Health Department would like to remind residents of warming sites that are available in Lincoln County: Click here to view full list.

Riverside Athletic Club (500 S Center Avenue); 715-536-2481.
T.B. Scott Free Library (106 W First St); 715-536-7191.
Community Warming Center (301 W Main St); 715-536-2016.

Tomahawk Library (300 W Lincoln Ave); 715-453-2455.
Tomahawk Senior Center (113 S. Tomahawk Ave); 715-453-5757.
Tomahawk City Hall (23 N. 2nd Street); 715-453-4040.
2014-2015 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program
The Lincoln County Department of Social Services is accepting requests for appointments to apply for the 2014-2015 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) for Lincoln County residents.

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Election Results - 2014 November Election

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for 2014 Election Results, Archives and Sample Ballots
Click Here for Outstanding Absentee & Provisional Ballot Counts (PDF)
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Mar. 5, 2015 - 7:30 am
Highway Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Highway Department
100 Cooper St., Commissioner's Office
Merrill, WI 54452
Mar. 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Social Services Committee Meeting - Health & Human Services Building
607 N Sales St. - Room 246
Merrill, WI 54452
Mar. 6, 2015 - 9:30 am
Administrative and Legislative Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N. Sales Street, Room 248
Merrill, WI 54452
Mar. 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm
ADRC-CW Meeting - 1000 Lakeview Drive
Wausau, WI
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2014-2015 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program http://t.co/iXQCEtc6mc

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