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Lincoln County was created by the Wisconsin Legislature on March 4, 1874, with a population of 895, and land area of 2,750,000 acres. At that time Lincoln County included most of present day Oneida and Vilas Counties, as well as parts of present day Langlade, Taylor, Price and Iron Counties. Lincoln County reached its present size in 1885.

The early progress of Lincoln County is synonymous with the growth of the logging industry. The pines and virgin hardwood forests attracted loggers from far and wide. As operations grew, settlements sprang up bringing the need for stores and other business places. In clearing the forest, the lumbermen were opening the way for the farmer.

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Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails

Lincoln County’s funded snowmobile trails (County Administrated Trails) in Zone 4 and Zone 2 will open as of 8:00 AM Saturday February 9, 2019.

Winter ATV trails in Zone 2 and 4 will remain closed until 8:00 AM Saturday Feb 16, 2019.

Trails are in early season condition and may be rough and icy in some areas.

All of Zone 1 and Zone 3 funded snowmobile and winter ATV trails are open.

All trails are closed to winter ATV use when the temperature is above 28 degrees F.

Be aware of Trail Closed signs, stay on marked trails only and respect private land.

Timber harvesting is occurring in various locations along the trails, be aware of Logging Ahead signs and use extreme caution in these areas

Click here to view 2019 Snowmobile Map:

Click here to view Lincoln County 2018-2019 Snowmobile Funded Trail and Club Trail Locations:
Request for Proposal - Highway WisDOT 305 Dense Grade Base
The Lincoln County Highway Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to provide as needed tons of WisDOT 305 Dense Grade Base to be picked up FOB source by the Lincoln County Highway Department.

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Seeking Bid to purchase Health Department Vehicle
The Lincoln County Health Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to purchase a 2017 or newer Four Wheel Drive SUV/Cross-Over FOB at the Lincoln County Government Service Center/Health Department located at 607 N. Sales Street, Merrill WI 54452.

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Feb. 18, 2019 - 8:00 am
Pine Crest Board of Trustees - Pine Crest Nursing Home
2100 E. 6th Street
Merrill, WI 54452
Feb. 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm
ADRC-CW Meeting - 2600 Stewart Ave
Suite 25
Wausau, WI
Feb. 19, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Finance & Insurance Committee Meeting - Lincoln County Service Center
801 N Sales Street, Room 256.1
Merrill, WI 54452
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Lincoln County is designing a new website that will be mobile friendly, feature rich, and easy to navigate. We're looking for high quality pictures from around the County to use as background images and were hoping you could help. The best photos will be displayed on the new website’s homepage! To submit photos, please email them to kat.hartwig@co.lincoln.wi.us and let us know what area of the County they’re from. Disclaimer: By submitting a picture, you warrant that your submission is not copyrighted and consent to its use by Lincoln County.
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