New Town of Wheaton Board Supervisor: The Town of Wheaton Board Supervisor opening has been filled by Carolyn Kaiser.  Here is a little bit about Supervisor Kaiser. Has lived in the Town of Wheaton for 15 years. Upon retiring, after working ‘shifts’ she had the ability to become active with constituency for local passions. For past seven years she has attended and spoke at numerous Chippewa County Board, Chippewa County Land and Forest Management, Wheaton Town Board, and Wheaton Plan Commission meetings.  Focused on a better tomorrow; we accomplish that by looking at the community as a whole, providing them with hygienic water, clean air, safe infrastructure, and allowing them a voice. County committees and Township commissions which have allowed her a voice include:  Being a citizen member of Criminal Justice and Collaborating Council when employed.  Since retirement she currently serves as a citizen member on the County Board of Adjustment. Currently is active in the Chippewa County Land Conservation and Forest Management AD Hoc committee for clean water in bringing a community well to the Town of Wheaton so that safe water is available for all. While living in the Town of Wheaton she served as a poll worker for approximately 10 years and since June 2021 has served as Secretary of Wheaton Plan Commission.   She feels it is important for children to have buy in to their community, make them part of the solution. Her goals include:  listen, ask questions, be proactice in plans that benefit the community, Recognize that it is a team that can accomplish positive decisions for a productive future. Please welcome Supervisor Kaiser to the Wheaton Town Board.  Thank you to all candidates that expressed interest in this opening.


Western Wisconsin Transmission Connection Line Route Options Open House

The Upper Midwest’s energy grid is changing and new transmission lines are needed to ensure customers throughout Western Wisconsin have the electric service they need.

Xcel Energy is proposing the Western Wisconsin Transmission Connection, a 345kV transmission project that would run between Blair, Eau Claire, and two potential end-points connecting to an existing 345kV transmission line near Owen or Stanley depending on the final route. 

Feedback on the potential route options are currently under consideration.  An open house to learn more about the project, the upcoming regulatory process, and to provide feedback on route options is being held:

DATE:  October 11, 2023

TIME:  4:00PM – 7:00PM

LOCATION:  29 Pines

5872 33rd Avenue

Eau Claire, WI  54703

Additional information, including detailed maps is available at


If you are unable to attend on October 11th alternatively there will also be a virtual meeting held:

DATE:  October 16, 2023

TIME:  1:00PM – 2:00PM

LOCATION:  Virtual meeting link can be found on


NOTE:  Property owners along the proposed line route should have received letters from Xcel Energy.


Questions can be emailed to or call 1-800-545-7522.


Information in this notice was provided by Xcel Energy.