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.

Hello Walkabout Social Community,

With the State of Wisconsin to be at “peak” on April 17, please re-consider even going out in the public; instead stay home and stay safe. (If you are not in Wisconsin at this time, check this link and click on the tab until you find the State you are in and then scroll down to the peak day:

If you don’t have groceries that you think you need to have for the next two weeks, go now and get it and then stay home. Do the same for medications that you may need. We encourage you all to stay home. Stay home and stay safe! And tell others to not come and visit during these critical weeks.

This might be the Easter Day that you do not visit your family or if you do, you do not stay to eat – only visit for short time with a cloth face mask on. You would not want to be the person who is asymptomatic or 2 to 3 days before getting symptoms come in and then infect your family during your visit.

We want you to stay safe now and after the “peak” season.

Please read through this paragraph and follow the recommendations from CDC and Public Health at Washburn County (here is a good site from Washburn County ).

If you have a cloth face mask or scarf that you are wearing when you go out, here is how to put on your mask, take it off and store for 24 hours, and how to wash your cloth masks:

Need to be careful in putting mask on and taking off after out in public. Do good handwashing before and after. Do not touch the inside of the mask. Do not touch outside of mask when out in public or when returning/taking it off. Use elastic as a way to take the mask off. Place mask in brown paper bag or bag that gives room for mask to air out, in a location far away from living area, and let it sit for 24 hours in bag if possible.
Cloth masks should be laundered in hot water with regular detergent and machine dried on high heat which will not damage the masks as the sewers have pre-washed the fabric in hot water/hot dryer prior to making them.

Please take care of you and stay home – please stay safe!

Milly Thissen 612.670.8541.


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 Terri Corrie at or Milly Thissen

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.


"The Ladies of the Lakes Holiday Luncheon started to provide funding for two local food shelves as well as have an enjoyable gathering. It started many, many years ago and continues with an October 27, 2020 Luncheon event scheduled at the Heartwood Conference Center, starting at 10:30 a.m. with anticipation of closure by 2 p.m. The donated chance drawings items or baskets and the paid chance tickets support the funding for the two local food shelves. All are welcome as there is no restriction to where you live.

For more information/questions/concerns, please send email to or call Glenys Thorsen 612.437.0753.


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, 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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