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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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Chapter 17.3.07 Revisions related to Telecommunication Facilities
The Lincoln County Land Services Comittee will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Room #156 of the Lincoln County Servie Center to take testimony on proposed text amendments to Section 17.3.07 Lincoln County Zoning Ordinance relate to Telecommunication Facilities.

Click here to view the proposed changes or they may be viewed at the Lincoln County Zoning office.
Chapter 17.6 Revisions related to Signs (non-residential)
The Lincoln County Land Services Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Room #156 of the Lincoln County Service Center to take testimony on proposed text amendments to to Section 17.6 Lincoln County Zoning Ordinance related to Signs (Non-residential).

Click here to view the proposed changes or view them at the Lincoln County Zoning office.
Lincoln County Maintenance Department Janitorial Service
The Lincoln County Maintenance Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity for a one year janitorial contract (with an option to renew for two additional years) to be delivered at two locations: Lincoln County Government Services Center (801 N. Sales Street) and Lincoln County Health & Human Services Center (607 N. Sales Street), Merrill, WI. Digital specifications and instructions are available at www.questcdn.com or at www.co.lincoln.wi.us (via link to Questcdn). Use Quest project # 4767183 on the Quest project search page.
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Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:00 am
Local Emergency Planning Committee - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 248
Merrill, WI 54452
Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:00 am
ADRC-CW Meeting - 2600 Stewart Drive
Suite 25
Wausau, WI
Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:00 am
Veterans Service Commission Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
Veteran Services Office
801 N Sales Street, Room 146
Merrill, WI 54452
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