The town of Argonne is planning to remediate the site of its former elementary school. And a new grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will cover a quarter of the expected cost.
Town clerk Don Gordon says the 3-acre site next to the town hall is currently a vacant and overgrown lot.
“There is extensive cleanup that has to be done – there’s a lot of bricks and trees and what have you, that all have to be leveled, cleaned and taken away.”
A plan for a Scenic Byway in Forest County is just one step away from becoming a reality.
The Wolf River Heritage Corridor would follow Highway 55, north from Langlade to Nelma near Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The more than one hundred mile route bisects the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community. It also includes a loop near Three Lakes.
Forest County Economic Development Director Jim Schuessler says getting the scenic byway designation is a rigorous process.