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Elk Mound Property and Finance Committee to review village ball field usage fees

By Editor | December 12, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Village Board’s Property and Finance Committee will be reviewing fees for use of the village’s ball fields and whether to recommend waiving those fees for youth sports organizations. Elk Mound trustees once again discussed the village park rental policy at the December 4 meeting after…

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EM Village Board agrees to disagree what “compensation” means for terms of office

By Editor | December 12, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Village Board seems to have agreed to disagree, for the time being, about what “compensation” means for elected officials during their terms in office and whether it matters what the compensation is called to be able to change the compensation. At issue is whether it…

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2024 Elk Mound budget set at $779,010, village board discusses budgeting issues

By Editor | December 12, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved a revenue and expense budget of $779,010 for 2024. Following a public hearing held December 4 during which no members of the public commented or asked questions about the budget, the village board discussed budgeting difficulties. The 2024 budget uses $10,079…

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Elk Mound school board approves fund-raising for football field turf

By Editor | December 5, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Board of Education has given approval for a community member to continue fund raising for improvements to the Elk Mound High School football field that would include turf. Dean Dutzle provided additional information to the Elk Mound school board about the fund-raising efforts at the…

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Elk Mound school district “exceeds expectations” on state report card

By Editor | December 5, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound school district has received a grade of “exceeds expectations” on the state report card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. On the individual breakdown, Mound View Elementary “significantly exceeds expectations,” while Elk Mound Middle School “exceeds expectations” and Elk Mound High School “meets…

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Elk Mound discusses fees for ball fields and individual donations

By Editor | November 28, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  — Should Elk Mound waive fees for youth baseball tournaments?  Should the village waive fees for all youth sports?  Or should the village accept donations from individuals for the ball fields used in youth baseball tournaments? There are inconsistencies concerning who the village board waives fees for when considering…

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EM approves alcohol license for off-premises consumption and cigarette license for Synergy

By Editor | November 28, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph  ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved a license for the sale of liquor and beer to be consumed off premises as well as a cigarette license for Synergy Cooperative. The sale will not close this week, but the goal is to close on the sale by December…

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One dead following 2-vehicle accident in Dunn County

By Editor | November 14, 2023

TOWN OF ELK MOUND —  One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident in Dunn County Monday evening, November 13. The Dunn County Communications Center received 911 calls around 8:31 p.m. of a 2-vehicle crash at the intersection of STH 29 and 970th St in the Town of Elk Mound. The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office,…

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Elk Mound reviews preliminary 2024 budget of $779,039

By Editor | November 14, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — The preliminary 2024 budget for the Village of Elk Mound shows total expenditures of $779,039, representing an increase of $46,039 over 2023. Elk Mound has a 15.46 percent increase in net new construction, which allows the property tax levy to increase by $40,000, said Karin Wolf, village clerk-treasurer,…

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Elk Mound approves Dunn County Humane Society contract for $1,770

By Editor | November 14, 2023

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — The Elk Mound Village Board has approved a contract for 2024 with the Dunn County Humane Society at a cost of $1,770.72. The contract is calculated on a per capita basis. “It’s worth every penny on the police side,” said Elk Mound Police Chief Chad Weinberger at the…

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