No contested races in Iola
There will be no contested Iola village trustee positions in the spring election.
At the village caucus held Jan. 10, all three incumbents – Betty Finch, Leland Johnson and Jim Rasmussen – were nominated as candidates for the trustee positions up for election. All three accepted the nominations.
Village President Joel Edler also accepted a nomination to run again.
At the regular meeting, the board discussed a water main break. It was noted that repair crews dug a huge hole on State Street, right in front of Vidar of Iola.
Iola-Scandinavia Area Chamber of Commerce representative Tammie Jo Berg reported there is a vintage snowmobile gathering Jan. 22. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Lake Iola.
She also reported the Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture Contest has a new location. The Feb. 5 event will be held next to Vidar, instead of at Legion Park and at Iola-Scandinavia High School.
In a report to the village board, the Iola Police Department indicated there were 103 calls for activity logged in December 2010. This is up 3 percent from the 100 calls logged in December 2009 and up 1.98 percent from the 101 calls logged in November 2010.
The calls included 14 for traffic enforcement, 12 for ordinance enforcement, nine citizen and motorist assists, eight for suspicious activity, and eight Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department assists.