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EM reduces police department budget by $6,280

By Editor | November 29, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved reducing the Elk Mound Police Department budget for 2023 by $6,280. No information was reported at the village board’s November 21 meeting regarding the total of the proposed police department budget or the total of the proposed budget for the village.…

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Elk Mound approves 10 percent sewer rate increase

By Editor | November 15, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Village Board has approved a 10 percent sewer rate increase. A 10 percent increase in the sewer rate this year is in addition to a 27 percent increase last year, said Karin Wolf, clerk-treasurer, at the village board’s November 7 meeting. The percentage of increase…

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Hazen medals at State cross country, Schiferl places 32nd

By Editor | November 1, 2022

WISCONSIN RAPIDS — The third time proved to be the charm for Elk Mound’s Ian Hazen. In his third trip to the state meet, the senior finally made the medals podium after placing sixth in the Division 2 race at the WIAA State Cross Country Championships held this past Saturday, October 29 at the Ridges…

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Elk Mound approves temporary overtime policy

By Editor | October 25, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved a temporary overtime policy that establishes the village president as the first contact for approval of overtime and the village clerk-treasurer as the second contact. The temporary overtime policy approved at the village board’s October 17 meeting will be in effect…

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EM Middle School’s Cindy Bourget recognized as 2023 WSCA School Counselor of the Year

By Editor | October 18, 2022

ELK MOUND — Cindy Bourget, school counselor at Elk Mound Middle School has been recognized as the 2023 Wisconsin School Counselor of the Year.  Annually, the Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) awards this honor to a school counselor who has demonstrated a profound impact on the profession of school counseling. The winners have devoted their…

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Elk Mound Village Board approves pay raises for village employees

By Editor | October 11, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND — Based on recommendations from the employee relations committee, the Elk Mound Village Board has approved pay raises for village employees. The employee relations committee, which includes Village Trustees Cynthia Abraham, Pat Lien and Jesse Jenson (chair of the committee), met and are recommending pay raises in addition to…

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Elk Mound school district schedules open house for Thursday, October 27

By Editor | September 27, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  — It takes a while to complete $15 million in referendum construction projects, but now the time has come. The Elk Mound school district has scheduled an open house for October 27 so that people can see the result of the work put into construction and remodeling, said Eric…

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Elk Mound holds off on administrative assistant for police department

By Editor | September 13, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Village Board has decided to hold off for now on providing an administrative assistant for the police department. The agenda item at the Elk Mound Village Board’s September 6 meeting was to have discussion and action on changing the clerk-treasurer’s office assistant position to full-time…

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Elk Mound making progress on comprehensive plan update

By Editor | August 16, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  —  The Village of Elk Mound has completed the survey process for the update of the village’s Smart Growth comprehensive land use plan. According to state statutes, comprehensive plans must be updated every 10 years, and the last time Elk Mound’s plan was updated was in 2012, said Karin…

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Elk Mound increases fines for parking tickets and other violations

By Editor | August 16, 2022

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Village Board has increased the fines for parking tickets by up to $15 and by various amounts for other violations. In certain parts of the village, there are chronic parking issues, said Elk Mound Police Chief Chad Weinberger at the Elk Mound Village Board’s August…

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