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6704 State Hwy 66
Custer, WI 54423

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2nd Tuesday - 6:30PM

Plan Commission Meetings

1st Tuesday - 6:30PM
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Town of Sharon Bulletin Board


NOTICE:
COUNTY ROAD Y WILL BE CLOSED OFF AT THE BRIDGE ABOUT 1 MILE NORTH OF BENTLEY ROAD.  THE CLOSURE IS EXPECTED TO BE FROM MONDAY, JULY 11TH THROUGH TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH.  PLEASE USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.


ABSENTEE VOTING HOURS FOR AUGUST 9TH ELECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Absentee voting starts Tuesday, July 26th and runs through Friday, August 5th
Tuesday, July 26        4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27   9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 28      4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Friday, July 29           9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, August 1        9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, August 2        4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, August 4       4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 5            Please call 715-321-6201 for an appointment

OFFICE HOURS

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm            Tuesday & Thursday
9 am to 3 pm                      Wednesday
9 am to 11:30 am                Saturday, August 6th
Please text or call 715-321-6201 before or after these hours.
If we are not in the office any you have something to drop off (i.e. a dog license), please use the black drop box by the front door and we will mail it back to you. 
Thank you!
Pam Filtz, Clerk/Treasurer



POLONIA PARK NEWS

We are moving forward & want you to be part of the excitement.  The Polonia Park committee has secured a site plan for our future park.  The plan includes twisting the existing baseball diamond, moving it south to open up the space for a 40’ x 80’ building with open pavilion facing the ball diamond, a generous area for playground equipment, open green space for picnic tables/benches and a parking lot. 

This is not a small project, but definitely doable.  The Park Committee is planning a Steak Night fundraiser on Thursday, September 29th.  The event will begin at 4PM & drawing at 8PM.  We will be selling 140 tickets at $100 each for two people which includes four drink tickets, the steak dinner with fixings, salad, desserts & coffee/milk.  Raffle baskets will also be available.  Tickets will be available from one of our park committee members & local town establishments in August.

We hope to see you there!  Stay tuned for more progress.

Submitted by Lori Printz, Polonia Park Committee Rep


 

Town of Sharon, Portage County, WI

Sharon is a town in Portage County, Wisconsin.  The population as of January 1, 2020 for Town of Sharon is 2078.  This makes Sharon the county's 5th most populous community.  The unincorporated communities of Ellis, North Star and Polonia are located within the town.  Sharon is the second largest town (out of 17 towns) in Portage County in terms of geographic size, encompassing an area of approximately 41,488 acres or 64.9 miles of which 64.3 square miles of it is land and .6 square miles (or 384 acres) is water.

The Town of Sharon is located on the northern edge of Portage County and is bordered on the north by Marathon County, on the south by the Town of Stockton, on the east by the Towns of New Hope and Alban, and on the west by the Towns of Hull and Dewey.

Up until 1960, the Town of Sharon was a typical rural agriculture-based community with a steadily declining population, due mostly to the changes in agriculture economy.  Thus, the decade of the 1960's marked the end of the Town of Sharon's declining population and the beginning of a growth period that continues today.

The region was first wooded and attracted lumbermen.  When it was cleared of trees, it became farmland.  Among the pioneer settlers were Irish and German Catholics who set down roots where Ellis is today.  In 1857, the first Polish family settled in this area, creating the first Polish rural settlement in the State and the second in the United States.   Coming along with these Polish emigrants was their respect of the land, religion, family and an ethic of hard work.

Polonia was named by a Polish priest when he established a new Catholic church east of Ellis.  By the 1900's at least 10,000 people, more than one-third of the Portage County population were of Polish descent.  Polish Americans continued the legacy given by their ancestors. This legacy is also evident by the dedication of Highway 66 as the Polish Heritage Highway.

Whether you are a long-time or new resident of the Town of Sharon or a visitor to our community, we thank you for visiting our website.