Town of Wabeno
Historic Logging Community
Established in 1897

Forest County

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Results of Primary Elections
February 17

School Board - Oconto County Area:
Joan C. Sackett  114
Mike Rocole  57
Timothy Warrner  38
Jim Adamczyk  27
Town Board Chairperson:
Paul Ehlinger  169
Lloyd A. Fulcer  78
Jonathan Llanas  9
Town Board Supervisor:
Jim Smith  141
Tim Tucker  100
Nancy Schuhart  98
Kevin Podjaski  83
Todd W. Veeser  37
Kevin DeMars  15


Recent Past Change in Town Board:

Thank you, Tom

Tom Tallier was appointed town supervisor in March, 2014, replacing Dennis Kopecky. As many of you know, Tom is a Wabeno native and graduate of Wabeno High School. His wife, Carol and he have 4 children and many grandchildren. He enjoys and wants to protect all the natural resources Wabeno and the area have to offer. Being retired has allowed him to follow his many interests; swimming, biking, canoeing, weightlifting, hunting and spending quality time at his cabin.  He very much enjoys watching his grandchildren in their sports activities.

Tom recently resigned from his town supervisor position and says it was a very interesting experience. He encourages people to continue to ask questions and to get involved and do something positive to improve our community.  ---Thanks Tom!


Welcome, Kevin

Kevin Podjaski was selected to fill Tom’s position till the election. Kevin was born and raised in Menasha and worked for a plastics manufacturer in Appleton.  He moved to the Village of Shiocton after his son was born.  In Shiocton he joined the volunteer fire department for 14 years, was an EMT for 12 years, and then was elected and served a total of 5 terms as Village Trustee. 

After a layoff in 2005, he moved to Wabeno to be closer to his girlfriend, Lynn LaRock, and to attend Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander. He received an associate’s degree in Information Technologies and was hired by the Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Commission where he continues to work.

Kevin has been involved with the “Friends of Wabeno”, working towards a better Wabeno, the Nicolet Sportsman Club, working for a better future for the next generation of sportsmen, and is on the Wabeno Park Commission/Firefighters Fair Grounds Boards.  He’s been involved with the Boardwalk since its inception and has spent many hours behind the scene in design and planning, and as a volunteer building one of the piers.  He has a passion and a love for Wabeno  and want what’s best for our community. He asks that if you see him around town, please stop and say hi! Welcome Kevin!