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Two candidates nominated for Wheeler village board

By LeAnn R. Ralph

WHEELER — Two candidates have been nominated for two positions on the Wheeler Village Board.

Linda Crosby, the village trustee who is not up for election this year, chaired the caucus held at the Wheeler Village Hall January 9.

Incumbent village president James Carter was nominated during the caucus as the candidate for village president.

Incumbent village trustee Marlene A. Larson was nominated during the caucus for the position of village trustee.

The spring election will be held April 2.


Eric Turner, the new director of the Dunn County Economic Development Corporation, introduced himself to the Wheeler Village Board during the regular monthly meeting January 8.

Turner and his wife, Paula, recently moved to Elk Mound.

Turner noted that his grandmother and grandfather lived in Colfax and that his father graduated from Colfax High School.

After operating a business in St. Croix Falls for many years, the Turners lived in Texas for a while and then decided to return to Wisconsin.

Other business

In other business during the January 8 meeting, the Wheeler Village Board decided to seek additional information about investment options for the $100,000 received from Fairmount Minerals.

The state’s local government investment pool currently is offering an interest rate of .2 percent.

Carter, Crosby and Larson noted that interest rates in general are low for investments but that the village should try to do as well as possible on interest rates.

The Wheeler Village Board is expected to take action on investing the money at the February meeting.

The Wheeler Village Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.