Notices
Emergency Service Volunteers
Jun 03, 2015
At the February, 2015 meeting, the Town Board passed a motion instructing town employees that are...[Click for more]

NOTICE OF TOWN BOARD MEETING MAY 27, 2015 AT 8:00 AM AT VILAS COUNTY COURT HOUSE, EAGLE RIVER, WI
May 19, 2015
NOTICE OF TOWN BOARD MEETING MAY 27, 2015 AT 8:00 AM AT VILAS COUNTY COURT HOUSE, EAGLE RIVER, WI...[Click for more]

 


2015 Picnic In The Park Slideshow

 

WINCHESTER LIONS TO HOST 29th ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE

Join the Winchester Lions Club for their Annual Chicken Barbeque fundraiser on Sunday July 19th from noon to 5:00 PM at the Winchester Town Park at Old Hwy. O and Townsite Road.

Tickets are $10.00 for the complete chicken, dinner, which includes a half chicken, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and  rolls.  Tickets  can be purchased from Lions members, local businesses or at the door.  Anyone purchasing his or her tickets before the event will be eligible for a $50 door prize. The drawing will be held that afternoon.  For more information or tickets please call 715-686-2852 or 920-210-9404.  Please pick up carryout dinners by 4:00 PM.

Come and enjoy a great afternoon.  There will be raffles, games, prizes, music and great food!  All proceeds go to the Winchester Lions Club community activities.

 

 
The Library is Now Open
The Winchester Library will no longer have seasonal hours. 
Year Around Hours: 
 
Monday:  10:00-5:00
Thursday:  10:00-7:00
Saturday:  10:00-2:00  

1910 School Building Dedication
An Open House/Dedication for the renovated school building will be held
July 3, 2015 from 4:00-6:00.  Refreshments will be served.  Plan to stop by and admire the renovated building and grounds.  A video will be shared, showing the project from start to finish.  No one could imagine this project would turn out as nice as it is.   
 
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Follow us on Facebook-- check it out to find out the news about the library and upcoming
events/programs.  Check out the Facebook page:  Winchester Public Library 54557  As always, information can also be found on our Website: http://winchester.wislib.org/  and in the FYI.  Book reviews of new books we have, will be featured in future editions of the FYI.
 
 
Volunteers Needed
Anyone interested in volunteering at our new library in the month of May, should contact Cyndi Guzman at 715-686-2926, or via email at wplibrarian@yahoo.com
 
 
Click for Existing Structures Located Closer Than 75' From OHWM (Ordinary High Water Mark)
 
 

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: 

888-631-9666
www.SonicNet.us
www.facebook.com/SonicNetWisconsin 

 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@centurytel.net  

Questions? Direct them to the Town Office via Email:  win65@centurytel.net  or call
715-686-2123

 

 

 

 

 ??TownTAAWTown Hall Office Hours: 
Town Chairman:  Monday's 5:00-6:30

Town Clerk:  Tuesday's 10:00-2:00

Town Hall Phone #
(715) 686-2123

Website Contact
Email:  mlquass@gmail.com
Phone:  715-686-2996

Transfer Station

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:

Monday 9-4
Thursday 9-4
Saturday 9-4
Sunday 9-1
These are the only hours materials can be dropped off!

 

Building Permits

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.