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Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

July/2017 – Sept/2017

 

Recent Events

 

A few of us took part in the parade in Crandon on July 1st.  There were a lot of spectators and we got rid of a lot of candy.  Good time!

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

We will ride in the parade in Laona on Saturday, July 8th.  Meet at JARS (T-Bob’s) at 11:00 am to decorate your machines.  I know this notice will be too late for those of you who do not have e-mail and get the hard copy of this newsletter, but anyone who wishes to join us in the parade is welcome.

The Northeast Regional WATVA meeting and ride will take place on July 15th.  It is hosted by the Dun-Good Riders Snowmobile/ATV Club.  Their clubhouse is on the west side of Dunbar, along Highway 8.  This year the meeting will start at 9:30 am with lunch at 11:30 am, then group rides (or ride on your own) at 12:30 pm.  For more info, go to www.dungood.com.

We are discussing whether to sponsor a booth at the ATV/UTV races in Eagle River this summer.  These races are on August 19th and we would need volunteers to man the booth if we decide to have it.  If interested let us know.

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at JARS (was T-Bob’s).  We will discuss this at our next 2 meetings, but I would guess that the format will be very similar to past years (probably a small meat raffle after the dinner and meeting).

 

Trail/Route/Update

 

With all the rain we have gotten this year and the beavers that keep damning up the culverts, we are having a difficult time keeping water off the trail.  Sometimes it just cannot run off into the swamps fast enough and then goes over the trail, and the beavers are relentless in replacing the dams after we have them tore out.  There have been some sink holes also, so please be observant if riding the Nicolet State Trail.  We try to fix these areas as soon as possible.  Also thanks to Scott, Jody, Glenn, Randy, and anyone else that helped clear trees off the trails after those wicked storms we had in May.  

A crew of us cleared the brush from the bridges on the Nicolet State Trail so the branches and trees aren’t sticking through the rails.  Thanks to everyone that helped.

The trail from Crandon west to county S is being worked on and is moving forward to the Oneida County line.  One bridge needs to be replaced so that will take some time.  Oneida County will continue the trail to Monico.  The Three Lakes ATV club is working on continuing this trail to the north and the Pel-Cho Mudd Nutz ATV/UTV Club from the Pelican Lake, Elcho, & Town of Pelican area are working on getting it going south out of Monico to their area. 

Also if you see any of our Forest County executives or supervisors, ask them about the opportunity to take over the railroad grade that runs east and west from Armstrong Creek to Oneida County.  There have been no trains for several years so this could be turned into a great east/west trail across our county and if the counties east and west of us would do the same thing, it could extend it much further.  This is an opportunity our county should not pass up on if it becomes a possibility. 

 

Membership

 

As of June, 2017, our total membership is 337.  This includes 129 family memberships, 33 single members, and 48 business members.   A big welcome to our newest members:  Laona Bar & Grill LLC, Laona,  Herman Pockelwald, Oconomowoc, Ben Prigan, Jackson, Rob & Susie Bailey, Sun Prairie (Crandon), Mike & Shawn Drefahl, Crandon, Mike & Dawn Dreher, Wabeno, Dennis & Christine Giles, Pearson, Paul & Terry Kondraesek, Pickerel, & Bob & Wanda Lenz, Wabeno.  Thank you all for your support.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net., or they can print the membership form from our web site.  Thank you.

 

Maps

 

The 2017 maps are all printed and have been distributed to all the sponsors and other locations throughout Forest and the surrounding counties.  A big thank you to   Scott & Jody Hackert for taking over this process.   PLEASE support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for every ATV/UTV season.

  

Web-Site

 

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.  If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and wish to receive it by e-mail, please send me a note saying so at lweyers@centurytel.net.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.

 

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                             

July 8th                           Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                      Laona Fire Station, Laona

 

July 8th                                 Parade in Laona – noon

                                      Meet at JARS (T-Bob’s) 11 am

 

July 15th                        Northeast Regional WATVA meeting 

                                      Hosted by Dun-Good Riders Snowmobile/ATV Club

                                      West side of Dunbar, along Highway 8

 

Aug. 12th                        Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                      Laona Fire Station

 

Aug. 19th                        ATV/UTV races in Eagle River

                                      We may have a booth set up there 

 

Sept. 23rd                      Annual meeting – 5-5:30 pm

                                      JARS (T-Bob’s), Laona

                                      Invitations will be sent out



Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

Sept/2016 – Dec/2016

 

Recent Events

 

Our annual banquet and meeting was held this past Saturday, Sept. 17th at T-Bob’s in Laona.  67 of our members got to know each other better, attended the annual meeting, enjoyed a great meal, and got to spend some money trying to win some ribeye steaks, bacon, ham, or sausage during the meat raffle.  Before the meat raffle we conducted the drawing of the ticket raffle that many of you had purchased tickets for.  Here are the winners:  Honda Generator – Tom Obukowicz, Greenfield; $500 – Carolyn Briggs, Monico; Wildlife Print – Larry Sommer, Crandon; Packer Tickets – Kevin Krause, Oneida; Packer Football & Jacket – Jim Lubkeman, Antioch, Il.; Cooler with liquor – Mark Gatton, Crandon; Mole Lake Casino Package – Erika Balza, Luxemburg; Potawatomi Casino Package – John Butschlick, West Bend; Wisconsin Jacket – Terry Klatt, Armstrong Creek; Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tickets – Scott & Jody Hackert, Wabeno; Milwaukee Admirals tickets – Michael Dunlap, Milwaukee; Mole Lake Casino Package – Michael Dunlap, Milwaukee; Hunting Blind – Jackie Nowak, Crandon; Rod Handler with Anti-Tangler – Alicia Robison, Crandon; $20 Trail’s End Certificate & T-Shirt – Paul Conley, Crandon; $20 Trail’s End Certificate & Umbrella – Linda McMillion, Crandon; $25 White House Bar Certificate & T-Shirt – Don Williams, Albertville, Mn.; $25 Grandma Sally’s Certificate & T-Shirt – Dick Biese, Little Chute; $10 Greenshack Certificate & Vest – Jim Lubkeman, Antioch, Il.; $10 Greenshack Certificate & T-Shirt – Larry Sommer, Crandon; Pink Camo Ladies Shirt – Dick Nowak, Crandon; Pink Camo Ladies Shirt – Tom Obukowicz, Greenfield; Camo Jacket – Stanley Mott, Two Rivers; Basket with Easter figurines – Richard Conner, Laona; $40 Roadhouse 139 Certificate & Spatula – Mark Truyman, Seymour; $40 Roadhouse 139 Certificate – Richard Conner, Laona.

17 of our 28 winners are members of our club and 5 of them were lucky enough to win twice, so 22 of the 28 prizes went to members.  Congratulations to all of the winners and a big thank you to everyone who bought and/or sold tickets for this raffle.  Also a bigger thank you to all the sponsors that donated the prizes for the raffle; without them we wouldn’t have been near as successful.

The solar flashing warning lights for County Highway DD (where the proceeds from the raffle are being spent on) have been purchased and the County Highway Department will be installing them in the near future.

 

Upcoming Events

 

There is nothing scheduled for this fall except the monthly meetings.  Because of a problem with the Community Building in Laona, these meetings will be held at the Senior Meal Site room, which is attached to the Laona Fire Station right on Highway 8 across from the big pot.  Check the schedule at the end of this newsletter for dates and times.

 

Trail/Route/Update

 

The trail from Crandon west to Highway S is moving forward.  The grants are all in and work has begun.  Discussion has started on extending this trail all the way to Monico.  

We’ve pretty much struck out on being able to get into the Windfall Lake area from the east; still looking at possibly getting into there from McCarthur Trail.   

The Town of Nashville will be discussing Jungle Lake Road at their September meeting being held Wednesday, Sept. 21st.  The meeting will start early (6 pm) because they will first discuss another topic.

Now, when you’re on the Wolf River State Trail and get to Hwy 8 at Crandon, cross Hwy 8 and stay on the old railroad grade to get into town.  It has been graded.  In due time this will most likely become part of the Wolf River State Trail.

A new trailhead in Crandon is in the planning stage.  It will most likely be along the old railroad grade where the old bulk tanks are, just south of Madison Street.

We have been busy mowing and brushing both the Wolf River State Trail and the Nicolet State Trail and will finish up before the end of the season.  If you find some brush on the trail and you have time to stop and remove it, please do.  We would never get done brushing if we had to stop all of the time.  Thank you.

Fall is a great time to take a ride; lots of beautiful colors to see.

 

Membership

 

As of Sept, 2016, our total membership is 358.  This includes 136 family memberships, 39 single members, and 47 business members.   A big welcome to our newest members:  Fatla Trucking, Laona, Jerry Graves, Laona, Steve & Eva Dubberstein, Portage, John & Sandy LaConte, Waukesha, Chad Klapper, Appleton, Daniel & Mary Staackman, Morton Grove, Il.  Thank you all for your support.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net., or they can print the membership form from our web site.  Thank you.

 

Maps

 

We will be starting the process for the 2017 maps sometime in December.  Scott & Jody Hackert will be taking over this job.  Thank you very much.  PLEASE support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for every ATV/UTV season.

 

Web-Site

 

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.  If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and wish to receive it by e-mail, please send me a note saying so at lweyers@centurytel.net.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                          

 

Oct. 11th                       Monthly meeting – 7 pm (night meeting)

                                    Laona Fire Station (new location)

 

Nov. 8th                        Monthly meeting – 7 pm (night meeting)

                                    Laona Fire Station (new location)

 

Dec. 13th                       Monthly meeting – 7 pm (night meeting)

                                    Laona Fire Station (new location)

 

Jan. 14th                        Monthly meeting – 9 am (morning meeting)

                                    Laona Fire Station

 

Feb. 11th                       Monthly meeting – 9 am (morning meeting)

                                    Laona Fire Station

 

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Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

July/2016 – Oct/2016

 

Recent Events

 

We have gotten the raffle tickets back from about a third of our members so far.  Thank you for your quick response.  We still have a ways to go to pay for the warning lights for Highway DD, so keep selling tickets.  If you want more tickets just give me a call or e-mail, and I will get you more.  The winners will be drawn at our 2016 annual banquet to be held on September 17th.  We thank you for your support in this venture.

Glenn Dommer made several boxes for laminated maps which he and John McCulloch put up in several locations.  They have a “You are here” arrow on them so you will know exactly where you are.

We have rented a storage garage right behind the Clubhouse in Laona for all of our supplies; signs, posts, pounders, clothing, tables, chairs, boards, etc.  If anyone needs anything from in there, please contact one of the officers.

The Board of Directors met on Friday, June 17th.  They reviewed the purpose of the club, which are:

To promote the general welfare and safety of ATV recreation.

To protect & preserve the land the ATV will be using.

To serve the interest of ATV owners.

To assist State and National ATV organizations.

Educate ATV users in the safe operation of an ATV.

Maintain a safety patrol.

Educate the general public about responsible ATVing.

With these in mind and following Article III, Section 3 which states: (The Officers shall determine the date, time and place of each meeting.  The meeting should be on a monthly basis) it was decided to hold all future meeting with the exception of the annual banquet meeting at the Laona Community Building at 5233 Beech St., Laona.  The meetings will be held at 9:00 am on the 2nd Saturday of the month except that one meeting per quarter will be held at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  See upcoming meetings and events at the end of this newsletter.     

 

Upcoming Events

 

There will be 2 parades that we can ride in over the 4th of July weekend.  Crandon is on July 2nd  at noon.  Meet behind the courthouse between 11:00 & 11:30 am.  Laona is on July 3rd at noon.  Meet at T-Bob’s.  Wabeno’s parade is on July 10th at noon with their Steam-up Days weekend.

There are 2 rides tentatively scheduled: July 23rd & Sept. 24th, starting at 9:00 am from T-Bob’s in Laona.  These will be discussed at the July meeting.  Leaders for these rides will be needed.

 

Trail/Route/Update

 

The trail from Crandon west to Highway S is moving forward.  The grants are all in and work on it should be started any day now.   

We’re still looking  for a way to get to the Windfall Lake area.   

The Town of Nashville will have an open hearing sometime in the future to discuss opening up Jungle Lake Road.

Now, when you’re on the Wolf River State Trail and get to Hwy 8 at Crandon, cross Hwy 8 and stay on the old railroad grade to get into town.  It has been graded.  In due time this will most likely become part of the Wolf River State Trail.

A new trailhead in Crandon is in the planning stage.  It will most likely be along the old railroad grade where the old bulk tanks are, just south of Madison Street.

 

Membership

 

As of June, 2016, our total membership is 292.  This includes 108 family memberships, 34 single members, and 42 business members.   A big welcome to our newest members:  Guss’s Bar, Laona, Lanover ATV/UTV Club, Conover, Town of Blackwell, Ed Jacobs, Beaver Dam, Eric Rutten, Weyauwega, Linsey Rutten, Weyauwega, Rob & Erika Balza, Luxemburg, Aaron Velie, Appleton, Tom & Kay Brunette, Laona, Victor & Karen Matuszewski, Waterford,  and Dick & Jackie Nowak, Crandon. Thank you all for your support.  There are still quite a few memberships that were due in April that I have not received back yet.  I will be sending out reminder letters in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net., or they can print the membership form from our web site.  Thank you.

Maps

 

The 2016 maps have been printed and some were handed out at the Milwaukee Sports Show.  They are located at several businesses in Forest, Oconto, Langlade, Florence, and Oneida counties in April.  PLEASE support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for every ATV/UTV season.

Web-Site

 

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.  If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and wish to receive it by e-mail, please send me a note saying so at lweyers@centurytel.net.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                          

 

July2nd                         Crandon Parade - noon

 Meet behind courthouse 11-11:30 am

                                   

July 3rd                         Laona Parade - noon

                                    Meet at T-Bob’s 11-11:30 am

                                   

 

July 9th                         Monthly meeting –9 am

                                    Laona Community Building

 

July 10th                        Wabeno Parade – noon

 

Aug. 13th                       Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    Laona Community Building

 

Sept 17th                       Annual Banquet and meeting

                                    T-Bob’s, Laona (invitations will be sent)

 

Oct. 8th                         Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    Laona Community Building

 

Nov. 12th                       Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    Laona Community Building

 

Dec. 13th                       Monthly meeting – 7 pm

                                    Laona Community Building



Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

April/2016 – July/2016

 

Recent Events

 

For those of you who were at the annual banquet last September, you know that Verne’s Honda donated a generator to use at our discretion.  It was decided that we would hold a raffle to raise money for two solar-operated, flashing warning lights to be placed on County Highway DD.  This highway is hilly and curvy, so these lights would help to warn both ATV/UTV users as well as other traffic.  These lights will cost us approximately $4,400.  Besides the generator, our club is going to throw in a $500.00 prize, and we also have prizes from the Milwaukee Admirals, the Green Bay Packers, as well as 2 tickets to a Packer game, as well as several other prizes.  We will get raffle tickets to all of our members sometime in April.  We ask that you either purchase these tickets yourselves or try to sell them to family and friends.  We will also have tickets for sale in several locations around the county.  The winners will be drawn at our 2016 annual banquet to be held on September 17th.  We thank you for your support in this venture.

Jack Matuszewski and Terry & Nancy Klatt attended the Milwaukee Sports Show the first part of March.  They talked to a lot of people that were interested in our trail system here in Forest County and gave out a lot of our new 2016 maps.  Thanks Jack, Terry, & Nancy.

We would like to thank the Mole Lake tribe for the grant we received from them.  It is greatly appreciated and helps us keep our trails signed and operating.

      

Upcoming Events

 

State Trails are now closed and gated, but should open up May 1st.  This always depends on Mother Nature, so watch for county press releases towards the end of April.  We will put any updates we hear about on Facebook and the website.   Glenn Dommer is making boxes for laminated maps that will be placed on the trails at county lines and other discreet locations where riders can check where they are and where they would like to go.

It was decided to try some evening meetings at different sponsor locations for the next 3 months.  The first one at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 12th, at Mudslingers, will include a dinner sponsored by the club.  We will see how this goes.

  

Trail/Route/Update

 

Besides all of the County highways, here are the other roads that have been opened up this past year: Woodlawn (all of it), Jones Lane from Woodlawn to Frog Alley, the rest of Pickerel Lake Road to Hwy DD, Lily Lake Lane off of Hwy Q including Lily Lake Lane North and Lily Lake Lane South, Arbutus Road, Arbutus Point Lane, and Grass Lake Lane.  We have been kept busy signing.

Besides a new trail from Crandon west, we are also looking for a way to get to the Windfall Lake area.  It was approved at our last meeting that we will hire a surveyor to verify the property lines on Country Lane.  Also, the Phelps ATV club in Vilas County will soon be opening up some trails and routes that will get them into Forest County and vise versa.

The Town of Nashville will have an open hearing sometime in the future to discuss opening up Jungle Lake Road.

The Blackwell Connection has been re-signed.  Damaged or missing signs and posts have been replaced on the Nicolet and Wolf River State Trails.  Also a couple of the bridges got new boards on.

Now, when you’re on the Wolf River State Trail and get to Hwy 8 at Crandon, cross Hwy 8 and stay on the old railroad grade to get into town.  It has been graded.  In due time this will most likely become part of the Wolf River State Trail.

A new trailhead in Crandon is in the planning stage.  It will most likely be along the old railroad grade where the old bulk tanks are, just south of Madison Street.

 

Membership

 

As of February, 2016, our total membership is 363.  This includes 138 family memberships, 41 single members, and 46 business members.   Our club keeps growing.  A big welcome to our newest members:  Cassidy’s Café (Shawn & Christina Cassidy), Wabeno, Final Lap, Pickerel, Forest County Chamber of Commerce, Crandon, Gudowicz Service & Store, Armstrong Creek, Cyrus Anderson, Appleton, and Jim Nader, Seymour.  Thank you all for your support.  Quite a few memberships come due in April, so, if your’s is due, you will get a renewal notice then.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net., or they can print the membership form from our web site.  Thank you.

  

Maps

 

The 2016 maps have been printed and some were handed out at the Milwaukee Sports Show.  We will be distributing them to businesses in Forest, Oconto, Langlade, Florence, and Oneida counties in April.  PLEASE support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for every ATV/UTV season.

  

Web-Site

 

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.  If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and wish to receive it by e-mail, please send me a note saying so at lweyers@centurytel.net.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.

  

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                          

 

April 12th      Monthly meeting – 7 pm Tuesday

(note: evening meeting)

Mudslingers, Cavour

Dinner meeting

 

May 10th       Monthly meeting – 7 pm Tuesday

(note: evening meeting)

Haen’s Popple River Pub

Popple River

 

June 14th      Monthly meeting –  7 pm Tuesday

(note: evening meeting)

Greenshack

Armstrong Creek


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Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

Dec/2015 – March/2016

 

Recent Events

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Another year is just about gone, but with the weather we have been having, I’m still seeing ATV’s/UTV’s out on the trails.  Snowmobiling and ice fishing are on hold until we get some colder weather.

Our club purchased $400 worth of gifts for the giving tree in Forest County.  These and all the others were distributed at Associated Bank in Crandon last Saturday, December 12th.  Thanks to Jeannie Weyers for doing the shopping. 

If you haven’t heard about it, there is a new regulation for 12-15 year old riders.  They still need to have their DNR safety training and wear a helmet, but now they also need a mentor with them when they are riding.  A mentor is a parent or a parent-approved adult.

     

Upcoming Events

 

With the donation of the converter generator from Verne’s Honda, we have decided to hold a raffle with the drawing to be held at our annual banquet next September.  We are in the process of obtaining additional prizes; then having raffle tickets printed.  All our members will be receiving some of these tickets sometime in March or April.  We encourage you to purchase these tickets as the proceeds will go to putting up two solar-operated warning lights on Highway DD.  These lights will cost us around $4,400, so we will need to sell quite a few tickets.  Highway DD is a hilly and curvy road, so these lights will keep it safer for ATV’s/UTV’s as well as all other motor vehicles.  Thank you for your support in this venture. 

 

Trail/Route/Update

 

I have had several phone calls or e-mails inquiring if any trails are still open.  Both State Trails in Forest County stay open all winter until spring break-up (this is when they close them for snowmobile use as well).  However, the Nicolet State Trail is NOT open in Oconto and Florence  Counties.  The Wolf River State Trail is open in Langlade County but only as far as Lily.  All routes in Forest County are open as far as I know.  Any Forest Service Trails (thru National Forest Land) are closed.

Besides all of the County highways, here are the other roads that have been opened up this past year: Woodlawn (all of it), Jones Lane from Woodlawn to Frog Alley, the rest of Pickerel Lake Road to Hwy DD, Lily Lake Lane off of Hwy Q including Lily Lake Lane North and Lily Lake Lane South, Arbutus Road, Arbutus Point Lane, and Grass Lake Lane.  We have been kept busy signing this summer.

Besides a new trail from Crandon west, we are also looking for a way to get to the Windfall Lake area.  Also, the Phelps ATV club in Vilas County will soon be opening up some trails and routes that will get them into Forest County and vise versa.

The Town of Nashville will have an open hearing sometime in the future to discuss opening up Jungle Lake Road.

The Blackwell Connection has been re-signed.  Damaged or missing signs and posts have been replaced on the Nicolet and Wolf River State Trails.  Also a couple of the bridges got new boards on. 

Now, when you’re on the Wolf River State Trail and get to Hwy 8 at Crandon, cross Hwy 8 and stay on the old railroad grade to get into town.  It has been graded.  In due time this will most likely become part of the Wolf River State Trail.

A new trailhead in Crandon is in the planning stage.  It will most likely be along the old railroad grade where the old bulk tanks are, just south of Madison Street.

 

Membership

 

As of December, 2015, our total membership is 363.  This includes 139 family memberships, 40 single members, and 45 business members.   Our club keeps growing.  A big welcome to our newest members:  Tipler Bar & Grill, Tipler (Jan Yacovelli, George Marciulionis, Donald Lenehan), Jeff Krueger, Menasha, Mark & Tammy Juul, Two Rivers, & Richard & Sally Miller (Grandma Sally’s), Long Lake.  Thank you all for your support.  Quite a few memberships come due in April, so, if your’s is due, you will get a renewal notice then.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net., or they can print the membership form from our web site.  Thank you.


Maps

The process for the 2016 maps has begun.  Letters have been sent out to our past year sponsors and I encourage you to get them back as soon as possible.  We have sponsors waiting to get on, so to keep your spot, get these sent back.   Again, PLEASE support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for every ATV/UTV season.

 

Web-Site

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.  If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and wish to receive it by e-mail, please send me a note saying so at lweyers@centurytel.net.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Jan. 11th            Monthly meeting – 7 pm Monday (note: evening meeting)

                         County Garage – Highways W & 8 Crandon

 

Feb. 13th            Monthly meeting – 9 am

                           County Garage – Highways W & 8  Crandon

                                   

March. 19th         Monthly meeting – 9 am

                             County Garage – Highway W & 8  Crandon

Moved back a week due to the Milwaukee Sports Show

 

Have a great holiday season!    


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Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

June/2015 – Sept/2015

 

Recent Events

 

Jack and myself attended the WATVA convention held in Wausau in April.  There was quite a bit of discussion on the need to raise ATV/UTV registration fees in order to keep funding for the trails we have and possible future trails.  Exactly how to increase this amount and how much to increase it is still up in the air.  The snowmobile registration did go up and they added a trail pass fee as well, which is reduced if you belong to a snowmobile club.  Whether this will also happen with the ATV/UTV registration we will find out when it goes through the legislation.

There was also a lengthy discussion about the federal government getting more involved in the design of off-road vehicles, since they are being used on routes, thus they are not really totally off-road.  Thus, should the federal government require convertors, fuel systems, suspensions, etc., similar to cars & trucks?  This would increase the cost of ATV/UTV’s by thousands and also decrease performance.  We’ll try to keep you informed of anything more we hear.

If you haven’t heard about it, there is a new regulation for 12-15 year old riders.  They still need to have their DNR safety training and wear a helmet, but now they also need a mentor with them when they are riding.  A mentor is a parent or a parent-approved adult.

A dozen machines took a ride after our May meeting at Frog Alley.  We went through the town of Freedom to the Torpee Forest Service Trail to Wabeno.  After a pit stop in Wabeno, we went back to Frog Alley via Bushafer and Roberts Lake Roads.  It was a nice ride on a nice day.  The Forest Service has put in quite a bit of gravel on the trail through Torpee so that was vastly improved since the last time I was through there.

Another ride was taken after the June meeting.  This one went north from Laona with a stop in Newald; then further north on the Nicolet State Trail;  the return trip went west on Hwy O to Margies Rd. to Otter Creek Rd to Potawatomi Trail, down thru the Town of Lincoln to Bushafer and back to the Nicolet State Trail. 

The ramp at Mole Lake has been built.  Thank you to the guys that helped with that.

      

Upcoming Events

 

Unfortunately both the Laona and Crandon 4th of July parades are at the same date and time.  We will ride in the Laona parade so anyone 

wishing to join in, be at 

T-Bob’s at 11 am on Saturday, July 4th.

Our annual banquet will be held Saturday, September 11th at T-Bob’s in Laona.  We will also have our monthly meeting the same evening before the dinner.  You will get invitations in the mail sometime in August.

 

Trail/Route/Update

 

The new bridge north of Newald is completed and open. 

All of Sand Lake Road is now opened and signed.  Woodlawn Road from the Town of Freedom to Jones Lane and including Jones Lane to Frog Alley is now open and signed.  Highway B west from where is was open is now opened and signed to the county line.  The Town of Nashville policy is that if you wish to open up one of their roads for ATV use, you need to poll the residences on your road to see who is in favor of opening it up and who is not.  Just because one or two residents may not be in favor of it doesn’t necessarily stop it.  Each road will be looked at individually.

Besides a new trail from Crandon west, we are also looking for a way to get to the Windfall Lake area.  We have been in contact with a couple of land owners near Windfall Lake to explore what our possibilities are.   Also, the Phelps ATV club in Vilas County will soon be opening up some trails and routes that will get them into Forest County and vise versa.

Highway Q is signed and open.

The Forest County board has approved a resolution to open up all the county highways to ATV/UTV use except for Hwy S where it crosses Hwy 8.  They do not want ATV’s crossing Hwy 8 at that intersection.  Now we have to get them all signed.  We will prioritize them in the order we will sign them and then have to order all the signs and posts; so they are still not open until you see signs up.

 

 

Membership

 

As of June, 2015, our total membership is 342.  This includes 128 family memberships, 42 single members, and 44 business members.   A big welcome to our newest members:  Shining Stars Childcare (Laura & John Peszko) Suamico, James Sheldon, Crandon, Tom & Carol Resch, Wabeno, & Sievert Trucking (Don & Debbie Sievert) Oak Creek.  Thank you all for your support.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net.  Thank you.

 

Maps

 

The 2015 maps have been distributed throughout Forest, Oconto, Vilas, Langlade, and Florence counties.  Please support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for the ATV season.

 

Web-Site

 

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.  If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and wish to receive it by e-mail, please send me a note saying so at lweyers@centurytel.net.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.

 

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                          

 

July 4th                          Parade in Laona

                                    Meet at T-Bob’s at 11 am

 

July 11th                        Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    CJ’s – Newald

 

July 18th                        WATVA Northeast Regional ride and meeting

                                    Ride at 9 am; lunch meeting at 1 pm

                                    Riverview Town Hall, 15471 Hwy 32, Mountain

 

Aug. 8th                        Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    County Garage - Crandon

 

Sept. 12th                      Monthly meeting & Banquet

                                    T-Bob’s – Laona

                                    Watch for your invitation

 


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Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

March/2015 – June/2015

 

Recent Events

 

I apologize for how late I am getting this newsletter to you, but I ran off to Arizona with your secretary for the month of March and just got back to good old Wisconsin.  It was a lot warmer in Arizona.  Still ice on the lakes here.

Our club donated $200 to the “Crock Pot” healthy meal session held at St. Leonard’s Church in Loana on March 6th.  This taught healthy cooking lessons for people of the area and also gave out many healthy meals to those who attended.

At the end of last year our trail roller started having some issues.  Besides missing badly, one of the back tires was wobbling all over the place.  After finding out that parts could not be found for the wheel (there are 4 wheels on the back and this was one of the center ones) and it would be very difficult and costly to try and fabricate something, we decided to go a different route.  We will junk the old roller that we only paid $1000 for to begin with (we got our money’s worth out of it), and we purchased a used John Deere tractor with a bucket on the front.  We are also purchasing a pull-behind roller and possibly a brush that can be mounted where the bucket is now.  The brush would be great for sweeping the gravel off the bridges and roadways as we are grading and rolling.  If you are not aware of it, there are 11 bridges on the Nicolet State Trail in Forest County (only 1 on the Wolf River State Trail).  I wore out a broom last year sweeping them off.  With the bucket on the tractor we can also haul some gravel to fix a hole on the trail.     

 

Upcoming Events

 

We will not be holding a fundraiser with the LMT Snowmobile club this summer so you will not be getting raffle tickets for that.  It was decided that it was not needed and it is a lot of work, both planning and holding.

We will be assisting Mole Lake with putting a ramp in for their trailhead this coming spring.

We will need to re-sign the Blackwell Connection Trail come spring due to signs and posts being torn down.

WATVA’s annual convention is being held the weekend of April 10th thru April 12th.  Jack Matuszewski and Terry and Nancy Klatt will attend to represent our club.  Because of this the April meeting will be held on April 18th instead of April 11th.  It will still be at the Clubhouse in Laona at 9 am.

There will be a Walk for Cancer in Crandon on May 2nd that a couple of us are participating in.  Our club also donated $100 to this cause.

 

 

Trail/Route/Update

 

The new bridge north of Newald will be completed and open once the trails are re-opened this spring.  The bridge is in place and the railings are being put on this month.  As of right now the gates on the Nicolet State Trail and the Wolf River State Trail are closed for spring break-up.  Depending on the weather conditions and how fast the trails dry out, May 1st will be when they open up, but we will have to wait for the official announcement from the County Forestry Department.

The Town of Nashville will open up the remainder of Sand Lake Road and Woodlawn Road from the Town of Freedom to Jones Lane and including Jones Lane to Frog Alley.  These have to be signed yet and we will get that done as soon as the frost is out of the ground.  The Town of Nashville policy is that if you wish to open up one of their roads for ATV use, you need to poll the residences on your road to see who is in favor of opening it up and who is not.  Just because one or two residents may not be in favor of it doesn’t necessarily stop it.  Each road will be looked at individually.

Besides a new trail from Crandon west, we are also looking at getting Highway DD open and a way to get to the Windfall Lake area.  We have been in contact with a couple of land owners near Windfall Lake to explore what our possibilities are.   Also, the Phelps ATV club in Vilas County will soon be opening up some trails and routes that will get them into Forest County and vise versa.

Highway Q is signed and open. 

 

Membership

 

As of February, 2015, our total membership is 358.  This includes 141 family memberships, 43 single members, and 43 business members.   A big welcome to our newest members:  Argonne Accounting (Barb & Ray Keepers), CMM Trucking, Union Grove, Frog Alley Inn & Campground (Mike & Amy Wall), Pickerel, Lakewood Motorsports (Greg & Patty Weyers), Little Pine Motel (Mark & Julie Ferris), Hiles, Sportsman’s Service Center (Joe & Lisa Kwaterski), Three Lakes, Wild Rose Pub & Grub (Adam Fleishman) Roberts Lake, Jason Garatowski & Melissa Tennies, West Bend.  Thank you all for your support.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net.  Thank you.

April is membership renewal month, so, if your membership is due, you will be receiving a letter from me shortly.  I thank you for getting those back to me.

Maps

 

The 2015 maps are here and being distributed throughout Forest, Oconto, Vilas, Langlade, and Florence counties.  They were delivered just in time for the Milwaukee Sport Show, so people visiting the Forest County booth got the new 2015 map.  Please support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for the ATV season.

 

Web-Site

 

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.  If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and wish to receive it by e-mail, please send me a note saying so at lweyers@centurytel.net.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.

 

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                          

 

April 18th                       Monthly meeting – 9 am

(Note: Change)             The Clubhouse - Laona

 

May 1st                         Trail openings – weather permitting

 

May 9th                         Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    Frog Alley, 7790 Jones Lane, Pickerel

 

June 13th                       Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    Haen’s Popple River Pub – Popple River

 

Hopefully we can organize a ride after either the May or June meeting, or maybe both.  Get your machines ready.

 

We are very sorry to report the passing of Jack Neddo, who was very active in our club in its earlier years.  Also Quentin Velicer passed away.  He was a member of our club since 2005.  Our deepest sympathies go out to the families.




Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

Dec/2014 – March/2015

 

Recent Events

 

First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our members.  This is hoping that 2015 will be a joyous riding season.

Our club recently participated in the Mitten Tree for Forest County.  We purchased Christmas presents for 20 needy children from the ages of one to ten.  Thank you, Jeannie Weyers, for doing all the shopping.   We also donated $500.00 to the Senior Meal program so that meals could be delivered to seniors during Christmas week when the meal sites are closed.  It is great that our club can give to those less fortunate, especially during the Christmas season.

In October we also built a loading/unloading ramp at the Blackwell trailhead so those transporting their ATV’s/UTV’s by pick-up can easily load and unload.

Our annual club banquet was held at T-Bob’s on Sept. 27th.  Again the food was great, the raffle went over very well, and the opportunity to get to know more of our members is always a pleasure.

 

Upcoming Events

 

There’s not a whole lot going on during the winter months, but we have been invited to the next Town of Nashville meeting to discuss the possibility of opening additional roads in the Town of Nashville, especially Woodlawn and the remainder of Sand Lake Road.  Now that Highway Q between Highway W and Highway DD is open, Sand Lake Road would be a straight shot to Mole Lake.  Woodlawn would be the connector in the southern end of the county to connect to the Wolf River State Trail from the Town of Freedom.  Wish us luck and, if you live or own property in the Town of Nashville, it never hurts to let your town board members know how you feel.

We will be assisting Mole Lake with putting a ramp in for their trailhead this coming spring.

We will need to re-sign the Blackwell Connection Trail come spring due to signs and posts being torn down.

 

 

Trail/Route/Update

 

The bridge north of Newald has been removed and the pilings for the new bridge have been installed.  The new bridge will hopefully be put in place in the near future.  Some rumors have been floating around that the north end of the Nicolet State Trail was not graded this year because of the weight limit on this bridge.  These are not true.  Every time we graded the Nicolet State Trail, which I believe was five times this summer & fall, we drove around thru Newald and up Hwy 139 to old Hwy 139 and graded north to the county line.  The only section of the trail that was not graded was between Broadway Street and old Hwy 139, and this was due to the weight limit on the bridge and no possible way to turn a grader and roller around at the south side of that bridge.

Besides a new trail from Crandon west, we are also looking at getting Highway DD open, a way to get west thru the Windfall Lake area, as well as the Nashville roads.   Also, the Phelps ATV club in Vilas County will soon be opening up some trails and routes that will get them into Forest County and vise versa.

As stated above, Highway Q is signed and open. 

 

Membership

 

As of December, 2014, our total membership is 356.  This includes 140 family memberships, 42 single members, and 34 business members.   A big welcome to our newest members:  Forest County Economic Development, Kau’s Subway, Crandon, Maple Heights Campground, Lakewood, and Virgil & Carol Aschinger, Laona,  Thank you all for your support.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net.  Thank you.

                                            

                                              Maps

 

The process for 2015 maps has been started with letters going out to all of previous sponsors, many of them having been returned already.  The 2015 maps will be out in early April.  If anyone is interested in being the map coordinator, let us know; we will certainly give you all the help you need.  Please support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for the ATV season.

 

Web-Site

 

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.  If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and wish to receive it by e-mail, please send me a note saying so at lweyers@centurytel.net.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.

 

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                          

 

Jan.10th                         Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    County Garage, Crandon

 

 

Feb. 14th                       Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    Brush Run Barn, Crandon Racetrack

 

March                           No Monthly meeting

                                    Due to officers out of town

 

April 11th                       Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    CJ’s - Newald

 

 

The Wisconsin ATV/UTV program is administered by the DNR but has a council of enthusiasts that are appointed by the Governor to provide advice and make recommendations to the DNR, DOT, the governor, and the legislature on all matters relating to ATV/UTV trails and routes and to represent the users of those trails and routes.  The Council membership includes Dave Traczyk, Ernie Pulvermacher, Bryan Much, Jim Wisneski, Bill Schumann, Adam Harden, and Randy Harden.  If you have concerns or questions on past or future regulations, let one of these individuals know.

 

Again, we wish all members and their families a joyous Christmas season and good health for 2015.  


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Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

Oct/2014 – Dec/2014

 

Recent Events

 

We had riders in all three 4th of July parades; Laona, Crandon, and Wabeno.  We are always well received and the kids gratefully scoop up the candy thrown their way.  Thank you to all the riders in those events. 

Our club sponsored WATVA ‘s Northeast Regional meeting on July 26th  held in Laona.  We got a nice shower the night before so the ride in the morning was dust free.  Starting at 9 am, thirty some riders split up into two groups and toured the Peshtigo River area and the Blackwell Connection.  It was an excellent ride and impressed our WATVA attendants.  A chicken luncheon was then served and WATVA held their meeting following the luncheon.  One item brought up is the need for additional revenue to support more trail openings and to maintain the trails already in place.  Since ATV trails are self-funded through the registration fees, those fees are probably going to be increased.  It’s still not a lot of money per year to keep our trails maintained, and it’s where the money will come from to get the trail open west of Crandon, as well as other areas.  What that registration fee will be is yet to be determined.  A big thank you to those that set-up this meeting and led the rides.

We also want to thank the members that performed security at the Crandon Racetrack for the Super Challenge Off-Road Race weekend held August 8-10th.

 

Upcoming Events 

The Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association canceled the guided ride that was planned for September 18th.  They didn’t have enough members interested or who wanted to find ATV’s to rent.

Our annual club banquet will be held at T-Bob’s on Sept. 27th.  The cost is $15.00 per person needing to be sent in by Sept. 20th.  Your money will be returned upon arrival on Sept. 27th.  There will be a cash bar at 5:30 pm; dinner at 6:30 pm; a DJ and raffle from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.  Come out and have some fun on the club.

  

Trail/Route/Update 

The Nicolet State Trail has all been graded recently except for the mile between Newald and Old Hwy 139 due to the weight limit on that bridge.  Several trees had to be removed after our recent wind storms, especially from Carter north to Laona.

The bridge north of Newald has now been removed and the pilings for the new bridge should be put in this week.  Then they have to wait for the new bridge to be  built so it can be installed.  Until then there are detour signs on Broadway Street down by Newald and also on Long Lake Road seven miles north.  The detour will take you west on Broadway Street to Anvil Rd, and then north on McArthur Pine Rd., then east on Long Lake Rd. back to the trail.  A very nice ride.  You can go south on the trail at Long Lake Rd. and get to Popple River; you just can’t get further until the new bridge is in.

A new trail from Crandon west to Hwy S just past the Racetrack has been funded, but there is no timetable yet for when it will be completed.  This will be a great connector to get from Crandon to Hiles and even further north to Alvin.  Also, the Phelps ATV club in Vilas County will soon be opening up some trails and routes that will get them into Forest County and vise versa.

Highway Q will be opened from Hwy DD to Hwy W once we get it signed.  We have to get Wisconsin Public Service to check first so we don’t pound any posts thru any buried power cables.  We hope to get the south end of Sand Lake Road opened up so it connects to Hwy Q.

 

Membership

As of September, 2014, our total membership is 355.  This includes 139 family memberships, 45 single members, and 32 business members.   A big welcome to our newest members: Haen’s Popple River Pub (Wade & Katie Haen), Benjamin Hermus, Greenfield, In., Tom & Barb Barbarich, Wabeno,  Mark & Lynette Coenen, Wabeno,  Albin & Jean Chitko, Laona,  Bill & Judy Hoffman, Wabeno, Paul J. & Nancy Litwin, Dale, Matt & Chris Neuman, Neenah,  Kevin & Missy Plutz, Little Chute, & Chuck & Macie Schlosser, Wabeno.  Thank you all for your support.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net.  Thank you.

                                            

                                              Maps

We will probably start discussing the 2015 maps at our next meeting.  If anyone knows of a business that may want to be a sponsor, let us know.  If anyone is interested in being the map coordinator, let us know; we will certainly give you all the help you need.  Please support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business, and picking up a new map.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for the ATV season. 

 

Web-Site

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to:

Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.

We are now also on Facebook.  Go to Facebook and put in Forest County ATV Association.

  

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                          

Sept. 27th                  Annual Banquet – T-Bob’s

                                    Laona – 5:30 pm                                         

 

Oct.11th                      Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    T-Bob’s, Laona

 

 

Nov. 8th                      Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    Duck’s Bar, Crandon

 

Dec. 13th                    Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                    County Garage, Crandon

 

 

The Wisconsin ATV/UTV program is administered by the DNR but has a council of enthusiasts that are appointed by the Governor to provide advice and make recommendations to the DNR, DOT, the governor, and the legislature on all matters relating to ATV/UTV trails and routes and to represent the users of those trails and routes.  The Council membership includes Dave Traczyk, Ernie Pulvermacher, Bryan Much, Jim Wisneski, Bill Schumann, Adam Harden, and Randy Harden.  If you have concerns or questions on past or future regulations, let one of these individuals know. 

 



Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

July/2014 – Sept/2014

 

Recent Events

Well our fundraiser with the Lumberjack Memorial Trail Snowmobile Club washeld last Saturday, June 14th.  While we were certainly hoping for more people to attend, it was still a success.  The meat raffles on the wheel were a huge success. There are still bills to be paid and excess supplies to sell, but it looks like we will end up ahead of last year.  A member of our club won the grand prize of $1,000 last year.  That didn’t happen this year, but six of our members did win $100.  Here is a list of the raffle winners:  $1,000 = Anita Gostisha, Appleton; $500 = Candice Schultz, Two Rivers; $200 = Mike Magnusson, Illinois; $100 = Rick Pelegrin, Appleton; Tomahawk Girls, Winneconne; Robert Haynes, Green Bay; Rob & Jackie Franck (M) Little Chute; Larry Paplham (M) Franklin; Jeff Kaiser (M) Wabeno; Mark Pendergast (M) Wabeno; Sue Minor (M) Crandon; Joe Eberl (M) Long Lake; Mat McDermid, Oconto Falls; Henry Behrndt, Crandon; Joe Van Domelen, Appleton; Pork Belland, Laona.  The Redlin print was won by Nicole Backhaus, Wabeno; the two helmets were won by Mike Boney, Wabeno, and Lil Hummers, Pearson.  Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all of our members that supported this event.

 

Upcoming Events

We will be riding in the 4th of July parades in both Laona & Crandon.  We will be riding with the Damage, Inc. group, who are bringing some monster trucks.  Both parades are at noon; Friday, July 4th is in Laona; Saturday, July 5th is in Crandon.  Meet at T-Bob’s parking lot in Laona and behind the courthouse in Crandon.

On July 26th we are hosting the WATVA Northeast Regional meeting at the Community Building in Laona.  There will be a ride starting at 9 am; then when we return there will be a luncheon followed by the meeting.  To have enough food, we need to get an idea of how many are coming for this.  If you plan on attending and eating, please send me an e-mail or give me a call at 715-473-2219.  Thank you. 

On August 9th & 10th we will be performing security at the Crandon Racetrack for the Super Challenge Off-Road Race weekend.  This includes sportsman’s & 4WD racing, Grass Drags, ATV racing, & Mud Bogs.  If anyone is interested in ATV racing, you can look that up on the internet at www.werocklive.com.  If you can help out with security, please let Jack Matuszewski know asap.  His number is 715-889-1091.

On Thursday, Sept 18th we will be leading a ride for the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association.  Anyone who wishes to ride along is welcome.  The ride starts at 10 am in the parking lot at the Potawatomi Casino in Carter.

Our annual club banquet will be held at T-Bob’s on Sept 27th.  More details will follow.

 

Trail/Route/Update

All trails are now open, of course.  Both the Nicolet State Trail and the Wolf River State trail have been recently graded and rolled, so they are in good shape.  We also put additional gravel on the Nicolet State Trail in Wabeno and south of Wabeno on several areas that were quite bare with rocks starting to stick up.  Calcium Chloride was also applied on the Nicolet State Trail in Laona and Wabeno to keep the dust down, but remember to slow down going through those towns.

The bridge by Popple River is open for ATV’s but there is a 1000 lb. weight limit.  It looks like they are going to put a whole new bridge there so it may be completely closed while that is going on.

 

Membership 

As of June, 2014, our total membership is 329.  This includes 128 family memberships, 45 single members, and 28 business members.   A big welcome to our newest members: Gilligan Lodging (Long Lake), Northern Power Sports, Laona, Trent Hake, Sheboygan, Larry & Diane Borchardt, Wabeno, Tom & Gail Balistren, Milwaukee, Rick & Karen Bruesewitz, Wauwatosa, Mike & Shelly Boney, Wabeno, Cory & Sarah Chitko, Laona, Joe & Linda Eisenbart, East Troy, Scott & Jody Hackert, Port Washington, Larry & Sharon Krueger, Crandon, Gary & Sue Mercil, Townsend, & Mark & Diane Pendergast, Wabeno. Thank you all for your support.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net.  Thank you.


Maps

The new 2014 maps are printed and distributed throughout Forest, Oconto, Florence, Langlade, and Oneida Counties.  Please support the sponsors on the map by giving them your business, and picking up a new map.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for the ATV season.


Web-Site 

Our web site has been updated so go on-line and take a look.  Make sure you go to: Forest County ATV Association / S. Kostka.  This will take you to the right site since there may be old ones out there that will not give you the most up-to-date info.

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

                            

July 4th                         Parade in Laona - noon

                                     Meet 11 am at T-Bob’s

 

July 5th                          Parade in Crandon - noon

                                      Meet 11 am, back side of courthouse

 

July 12th                        Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                      Crandon Racetrack Barn

 

 

July 26th                        Northeast Regional Meeting – WATVA

                                      Laona Community Building

                                      9 am ride; lunch & meeting to follow

 

Aug. 8, 9, 10th               Security at Crandon Racetrack

                                      See article above

 

Aug. 9th                         Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                      County Garage – Hwy W & 8

 

Sept. 13th                      Monthly meeting – 9 am

                                      Blue Roof Saloon, Armstrong Creek

 

Sept. 27th                       Annual Banquet – T-Bob’s


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Forest County ATV

Newsletter & Calendar of Events

Sept/2013-Dec/2013

 

Recent Events


Boy, summer is almost over and it seems like not a lot happened in the last 3 months.  We had the fundraiser in June which I reported in the last newsletter.  In July we did security at the Crandon Racetrack for the Super Truck Challenge.  There were some amazing obstacle courses for the trucks, plus a couple of mud holes; only a couple trucks made it through the deeper one.  Plus there were a lot of drag racing where speeds in excess of 150 mph were reached in only 180 feet of track.  That was a 1st time event at the racetrack.  WATVA held their Trail Con event in Antigo in August; there were a lot of interesting vendors set up (we being one of them, of course), but the attendance was not what everyone was hoping for.   Last Saturday, Sept. 14th, we held our monthly meeting at Duck’s Bar in Crandon where the very first meeting forming the Forest County ATV Association was held.


The issue with the School Forest Trail by Laona has been resolved with the DNR and Army Corps of Engineers.  It was resolved in our favor and nothing has to be done with the existing trail.  Jack got a letter from them (which he framed) stating that everything is A-OK just the way it is.  Thanks Jack, and everyone else that helped take care of this issue that keeps a connecting trail open in the Laona area.  

 

Upcoming Events

Our annual banquet will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21st, at T-Bob’s in Laona.  Open bar at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, and dance from 7:30-11-30 pm.  Reservations are required with payment, but you will get your money back at the banquet.

   

Trail/Route/Update

A new trail/route has opened up from west of Mole Lake to Mays Bar on Hwy 8 west of Crandon.  It connects to the existing trail west of Mole Lake, goes north through tribal land to County Hwy B, then west on B to Cole Rd, then north on Cole Rd.  This trail is all signed and people that have ridden it, have enjoyed it.

Hwy W from Roberts Lake Rd. by Wild Rose north to West Shore Drive, north of Lake Lucerne, is now open and signed. You can now get to the Wolf River Trail by either going west off of Hwy W onto Old 8 road, which connects with Hemlock Lake Road, which crosses the Wolf River Trail; or going further north on Hwy W and then west on Keith Siding Road, which also crosses the trail.

Also, the town of Lincoln has opened up all of their town roads for the use of ATV/UTV’s.  The main roads, Potawatomi Trail, West Shore Drive, and Lake Lucerne Drive are signed.  We still need to sign the west side of Lake Metonga.    This will allow residents around Lakes Lucerne and Metonga to access other areas around the county.  We are looking into new trails in the Armstrong Creek/Lake Hilbert area and of course we are still looking to get a trail going west out of Crandon.  A trail from Ada Lake Road to Windfall is also still being discussed.


Membership

As of September, 2013, our total membership is 345.  This includes 134 family memberships, 45 single members, and 32 business members.  Our club continues to grow and we are always happy to have new members.   A big welcome to our newest members: John, Jr. & Jill Criel & Jim & Patty Salter. Thank you all for your support.  If you have any questions, or know someone who wishes to join our club, please have them call 715-473-2219, or e-mail lweyers@centurytel.net.  Thank you.                                            

                                              

2013 Maps

The 2013 maps are distributed to several businesses throughout Forest, Oconto. Langlade, and Oneida Counties.  We completely filled all of the possible sponsor spaces on the 2013 maps.  Remember, check the sponsor ads on the back of the map, and give your support to these sponsors.  Without them we would not be able to have an accurate, updated map for the ATV season.

 

E-Mail

Several of you will receive this newsletter by e-mail.  Thank you.  If you are receiving this by regular mail and have e-mail, please just send me an e-mail at lweyers@centurytel.net.  I will correct my records and future newsletters will be e-mailed to you, as well as notices about other events that may not have gotten into the newsletter.  Thank you.

                                     

Alert

We all know about the requirement to check our boats for weeds when we take them out of a lake so we do not spread any invasive species.  We need to do the same thing before and after riding our ATV/UTV’s.  Off-road vehicles can easily spread seeds or vegetative material of invasive species over long distances.  Spotted Knapweed and Reed Canary Grass are two invasive species that we certainly do not want to spread to our areas.  Spotted Knapweed has a purple flower, grows in dry areas, and exudes chemicals that affect the growth and survival of other plants.  It is not palatable to grazing animals.  It increases soil erosion and runoff.  Reed Canary Grass reachs 2-6 feet tall and grows in wetland areas, dominating the habitat and choking out native plants.  What can you do to stop the spread.  Learn to recognize invasive species and avoid infested areas; stay on designated roads and trails; inspect your clothing and equipment before and after riding, making sure you and your machine are free of seeds, dirt, plant parts and insects; educate others about invasive species; volunteer to help control invasive species.  Look these invasive species up on the internet to see what they look like.

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events                         

              

Sept. 21st                        Annual Banquet

                                      T-Bob’s, Laona

 

Oct. 12th                        Monthly meeting – 9:00 am

                                      Popple River Pub, Popple River

                                      There will be a ride to Alvin following the meeting

                                      so bring your machines

 

Nov. 9th                          Monthly meeting - 9:00 am

                                      County Garage, Hwy W, Crandon

 

Dec. 1st                           Trails close, except the Nicolet State Trail and

the Wolf River State Trail

 

Dec. 7th                           Wabeno Winterfest, Wabeno

                                      Our club will be working the events

 

Dec. 14th                         Monthly meeting – 9:00 am

                                      County Garage, Hwy W, Crandon







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