CHIPPEWA FALLS — Chippewa County will be getting its first bailiff position to provide security in the courthouse. The board voted 12-2 Tuesday to create the position. “It was a priority of mine,” county Administrator Randy Scholz said. Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk explained the position — costing $80,812 — will be paid for through contracted services such as revenue from housing out-of-county inmates in the jail and it will not go on the levy.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Eugene Rineck was a gentleman who was proud to serve his country and his constituents during a 24-year stint on the Chippewa County Board, friends and colleagues say. Rineck, 93, formerly of Chippewa Falls, died Saturday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, 44 E. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls. “Gene was always the ultimate gentleman, always, always,” said former county Supervisor Marilyn Holte of Chippewa
This story has been updated CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Chippewa County Board rejected a proposal Tuesday that would have allowed three-quarter ton pickup trucks on a trail in the county forest after hearing from several area residents who objected to the plan. The County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan called for allowing motorized vehicles — under frozen ground conditions only — onto 0.9 mile of a snowmobile trail and a 3.7-mile trail commonly called the Tealey Creek