Ten Arrests in Forest County Drug Bust

Mar 2, 2015

Ten people have been arrested in Forest County as a result of a narcotics sting.

The Forest County Sheriff’s Office and North Central Drug Enforcement Group are wrapping up a five-month undercover investigation. 

Officers executed search warrants at three residences in the Crandon area. 

Charges against those arrested include possession and delivery of narcotics. 

New Crandon Mayor Takes Office

Aug 4, 2014
Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Crandon’s new mayor has his first day at the office Monday.

Dennis Rosa won a recall mayoral election last Tuesday, beating then-incumbent mayor Rob Jaeger with two thirds of the vote. 

Rosa says his main goals are to keep things running smoothly, and to serve the will of the people. 

New Mayor Set to Take Over Friday P.M.

Jul 31, 2014
Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Crandon’s soon-to-be mayor is set to take the oath of office Friday.

Dennis Rosa was elected in a recall vote Tuesday, in which he won two thirds of the votes and beat out incumbent mayor Rob Jaeger.

City clerk Cindy Bradley says after a recall, there’s a mandatory three day window that allows for a recount if vote totals are close, which they aren’t in this case.  Then the new mayor can take over. 

Challenger Rosa Wins Crandon Mayoral Recall

Jul 29, 2014

Crandon will have a new mayor.  Incumbent major Rob Jaeger lost a recall election by a wide margin yesterday to challenger Dennis Rosa, 184 votes to 378.  

The polls closed at 8 pm last night. 

Rosa will assume the role of mayor as soon as he takes the oath of office.  


Crandon Mayor to Face Single Challenger in Recall Election

Jul 1, 2014
Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

There will be just two candidates to choose from when Crandon residents vote in a recall election for mayor on Tuesday July 29th. 

Citing political differences, a citizen gathered over 200 signatures on a petition asking for a recall of Crandon Mayor Rob Jaeger.

But there was some confusion as to whether it would actually happen, when last week the City Council voted not to call for an election.

Spokesperson for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Reid Magney says it wasn’t optional. 

Crandon Schools Net Thousands For Energy Upgrades

Dec 16, 2013
Wisconsin Public Service

Crandon School District is getting a financial boost to pay for energy conservation measures.  Wisconsin Public Service and the statewide Focus on Energy program presented Crandon Schools with a $34,000 check Monday to help pay for energy-efficient lighting. 

District Administrator Jim Asher says the school was looking to save money on costly energy bills.

Hometown Trolley Receives Loan for Expansion

Oct 6, 2013

A Crandon company is getting an extra $150,000 in loans to fund an expansion.  Hometown Trolley is increasing its manufacturing capacity.  The loan comes from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.  The agency uses money from timber sales to fund economic development projects.  Hometown Trolley already received a loan from BCPL earlier this summer.  But BCPL Executive Secretary Tia Nelson says the company asked for extra money when it revised its project costs. 

Crandon Likely to Net $2.1M in State Loans

Aug 8, 2013
Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

A state lending agency has given the green light to loan more than two million dollars to the city of Crandon and its schools.