Secret Santa's Shop-NOTE THIS IS AT THE TOWN HALL THIS YEAR AND NOT THE LIBRARY!
Winchester Municipal Building
Saturday, December 13th, 2014
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children are invited to do their Christmas shopping
(no parents allowed in the store)
The shop is open to all children in eighth grade and younger, even pre-school. There will be shopper helpers and gift wrappers available to help.
All shop gifts will be priced from .25 - $2.00.
Parents may wait for their shoppers in the fire hall and will be treated to cookies and coffee while waiting. Please enter through the fire hall door on the south side of the building.
Make your list and come to do your Christmas shopping, there is a great selection of gifts for the whole family!
With the amount of snow Vilas County has received and people traveling for Thanksgiving please take a moment to remind visitors (and residents) of the following:
Snowmobile trails are scheduled to open December 12th
Not all cross country ski and snowshoe trails are open and anyone using these trails should wear blaze orange as it is hunting season
The ice on water is not yet safe
Winchester Lions Tailgate Party 2014
Thanks for your support!!
Enjoy the 2014 fall colors by local resident, Dave Peters!
Photo slideshow made with Smilebox
Winchester Library Restoration Progress (11/20/2014)
Winchester Library Restoration Progress (1120/2014)
Rick Clem is the Project Manager, so all questions should be directed to him at
715-543-2094. Work Continues to be on track. Insulation is being worked on as I type. The Drywall is scheduled to be installed the first part of December. Work continues on the floors, but a decision if the wood floors can be refinished, is yet to be determined. The electrical and electronic hookups are almost complete. Again, thanks to everyone who has made this project possible.
Satellite Library-Winchester Town Hall
IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CAN NOT MAKE IT TO THE LIBRARY, DELIVERIES CAN BE MADE TO YOUR HOME. CALL 715-686-2926 TO REQUEST BOOKS, DVD’S, MAGAZINES, ETC.
New Internet Service Coming to Winchester
In the near future, the Town of Winchester will have another option for Internet service. SonicNet. will be providing this service with a new tower on one of the highest spots in town. If you have questions about cost, which plan is best for you, or the schedule of the new tower, you can contact them at:
Welcome to the Town of Winchester, Wisconsin -- "The Real Northwoods!"
Winchester is located in the northwest corner of Vilas County, bounded by Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the north, Iron County to the west, the town of Presque Isle to the east and the town of Manitowish Waters to the south.
Winchester covers over 34,000 acres and is covered by lakes, with 34 named and 29 unnamed. Almost 80% of the town's area is wooded, and we have more than 6,000 acres of public land as part of the Northern-Highland American Legion State Forest.
Winchester is a small community most of the year, with approximately 400-500 permanent residents (estimated in the year 2012). Like many towns in the Northwoods, we have a larger summer population, with approximately 3000 seasonal residents. Our area is perfect for summer activities like fishing, boating and hiking. Winter sports such as skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are also popular.
Please see our Notices section for current news. See AIS Warnings.
Items that may need correction within the website....please contact the Town Clerk via email: win65
Questions? Direct them to the Town Office via Email: win65
??TownTAAWTown Hall Office Hours:
Tuesday 8 am-2 pm
Town Hall Phone #
A new trash compactor has been installed at the Transfer Station. Recycle Bins in the parking lot will no longer be used. All recyclables should be placed in the new compactor inside the building. Please remember, no plastic bags in the conpactor. If you have questions, please talk with Donnie at 715-686-7500. Also, remember these are the official hours:
These are the only hours materials can be dropped off!
Building permits are required in the Town of Winchester. Please contact RC Inspection Agency. Tel. (715) 543-2094 Rick Clem. The UDC Ordinance is on the Ordinances tab on the bottom left side of this Home Page.
Do You Need a Street Address/Fire Number?
The town of Winchester does not issue street addresses. If you need an address, also called a "fire number", contact Becky Nordine at Vilas County Mapping. Phone # 715 479 3655.
They will assign the address and notify the town. The town will provide the sign and post, but only orders them when we qualify for bulk prices. You are free to put up a temporary sign with your number on it in the meantime. If you have questions contact Tom Ghiloni at 715 686 2580.
A new menu item has been added on the left. Local resident, Dave Peters, made this video from his pictures he took while kayaking on Rock Lake. Thanks Dave for your wonderful work! Check this out, and enjoy great scenes from his kayak.