We make it a point to keep our readers well informed about the latest happenings, news and laws related to The Town of Chicog. Please take a look below to learn about what is happening in our town.


Meet the Candidates

March 13, 2021

The Candidates for the Town’s upcoming elected offices will be at the Chicog Town Hall Saturday March 13, 2021 from 10 am to 12 pm for electors to meet and talk with.

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa L. Corrie

Clerk, Town of Chicog


Landowners of Chicog need to look at these suggested evacuation routes and map, attached file Evacuation Routes & Map, so to plan how to leave your property in case of a required evacuation.  Do plan to have more than one route out of the area, which will depend which way the fire or “hazard” is coming from.

Also you will find the different levels of fire danger alerts information in the attached file, Levels of Fire Danger Alerts, so that you have a general idea of the different levels and what message your ESG phone caller will give you.

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting the two current Co-Directors: Terri Corrie at or T. Nau at

Chicog Evacuation Map & Routes.pdf
Chicog ESG Levels of Fire Danger Alerts.pdf


The Washburn County Community Rights Alliance (WCCRA) is a citizens group who believes in our right to local community self government.  We believe in community rights over corporate rights.  We are now putting together a community rights law called a Climate Bill of Rights.  We feel that our community should have a say as to whether a non local corporation has the right to come into our community and potentially degrade and destroy the land.  After all we, along with future generations, have to live with the potential harms.


Due to the pandemic, the October 27, 2020 Ladies of the Lakes luncheon has been canceled. The town of Chicog has served its term in hosting and setting up the Ladies of the Lakes and as of 2021, the next committee will be Jack Link's Aquatic and Activity Center with Tami Denninger as the Event Planner for this event.

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We hope to see you all at the 2021 Ladies of the Lakes event. More information to be announced later


The Town of Chicog free library is now open at the town hall. It is located on the west side of the building under the canopy. There is  pretty good selection of books including some children's  books.

There is no charge for these books and no time limit on how long you can keep them. We only ask that, if possible, when you take a book, you leave a book .


Rental of the town hall for personal use is the responsibility of the town treasurer. Please contact Kathy Strohmeyer to reserve the hall for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.


IRS Scams: IRS never does phone calls to inform people if they are in the rear with income tax payments; instead they send you a formal letter. So if you are receiving a phone call from the IRS, it is a scam. Do not listen or do anything they are asking you.

Washburn County CodeRED: Head to this website, External link opens in new tab or window and look for CodeRED emblem. Click on it and sign up for coverage through this easy way. More details at this website. Also call Milly Thissen (612.670.8541) and give her permission to sign you up and she will do so you have the benefits of CodeRED.


Keep alert for any suspicious activities in the area. If you see anything that looks suspicious, call the Washburn County Sheriff's Department. Let's keep an eye out for all our neighbors.


At every monthly town meeting we have a public input segment, where you, the landowners of Chicog, can express your ideas and suggestions to the town board. It is also an outlet for any concerns you may have about what is happening around town. We are aware that only a small number of residents and landowners are able to attend these monthly meetings, so many of your ideas and concerns never reach the town board. Beginning now, you can e-mail your input to me at and I will present your ideas at the meeting. The more ideas we hear, the better we are able to address the wants, needs, and concerns of the people of Chicog.

$200.00 REWARD

There has been an issue with vandalism to town property in Chicog. We have had several road signs either knocked down, stolen, or shot up. The town will pay a $200.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for this or any other damage to town property. Please contact a board member if you have information.


If you need help around the yard either removing snow or cleaning up the yard, contact the Washburn County Unit on Aging. Or you can call Pastor Patrick at the Wesleyan Church in Spooner at 715-635-2768.


The Town of Chicog has setup an e-mail list to alert residents of Chicog of happenings within our town. If you would like to be added to this list, send your e-mail address to Steve Loiselle at


The Chicog Volunteer Fire department is always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining, contact Jim Frascefski at


Chicog Township is zoned. Zoning laws are enforced through Washburn County. If you plan on building in our township, visit the Zoning Office at the Washburn County courthouse in Shell Lake and make sure everything is in order. Also, keep in mind that building permits are required
in Chicog.


Your town board is dedicated to helping the people of Chicog in any way possible. However, please keep in mind that they have private lives as well. If you need to contact a board member, please do so between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday. E-mails can be sent at any time, but may only be responded to during business hours. The board appreciates your co-operation on this matter.

If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to Terri or call at 715-466-4129. We appreciated your interest in keeping the Town of Chicog informed and safe!

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