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GRANTON, WI

A Small Town With A Big Heart

GRANTON, WISCONSIN

Village Population - 429

Altitude - 1,240 Feet

GRANTON is a modern little village serving approximately 3,000 rural people in the southeast corner of Clark County on U.S. Highway 10. The town is located in a rich agricultural area with dairy farming and cheese making predominating.

Our new park, new clubhouse, fieldhouse and our hills and woods provide a playground the year round. Granton area is a good place to live, to work and to raise a family. Here we have a modern grade and high school, fine churches and friendly people.

We feature fresh smoke-free air and a town without a smokestack. The close relationship between employer and employee, teacher and student, minister and congregation makes for a heartwarming delightful part of life that the big city person seldom experiences. In our town, the individual is important.

Granton may be an average town, but it is a little cleaner, a little more friendly and a little nicer than most towns. If you don't believe this, ask anyone who lives there.

Granton is receptive to the development of small industry. A ready work force is available. You will find Granton a friendly little city that believes in progress and has a sense of pride.

Granton believes in good schools and is the home of the well-known GRANTON FUTURE FARMERS and the GRANTON BULLDOGS. In 1975 a new gymnasium and metric swimming pool were built to make our school one of the finest little schools in the state. We are one of the fastest growing communities in Clark County with many new homes, businesses, and one of the finest little parks in Wisconsin. Granton invites you to our town for a pleasant visit. Stay a day, a week, a year or a lifetime.

ORGANIZATIONS

Granton Rotary Homemaker Clubs, Granton Firemen School Clubs, Granton FFA 4-H Clubs, Church Clubs, Boy Scouts, Granton FFA Alumni, Girl Scouts, Granton Senior Citizens Club, Southern Clark County Sportsman Club, Granton Area First Responders, Granton Young Adults

MILEAGE

Neillsville 10, Marshfield 20, Eau Claire 60, Milwaukee 225, Chicago 300, Minneapolis 150

CITY SERVICES

Park Facility, Volunteer Fire Department, Public Library, Free Parking, Village Garbage Pickup Weekly, Village Recycling Pickup Biweekly, Part-time Police Department

GRANTON, WISCONSIN

LIBRARY-Samson Memorial. Circulation 5785. Number of borrowers: 321 Volumes: 7464

NEWSPAPERS-Marshfield Daily News Herald; TRG Weekly; Clark Co. Press Weekly.

MAIL SERVICE-Second class post office. Six employees, Lock box service. Serving over 710 boxes. Several daily couriers.

BANKING-Modern full time bank with 4 employees and assets of $54 Million. Drive up facility.

PUBLIC UTILITIES-Badger State Telephone Co., dial phones, Chili and Neillsville toll free; Northern State Power Co., Clark Electric Cooperative; Wisconsin Natural Gas Co., Cable TV; Granton Water Utility - 165 gallons per minute with 40,000 gallon storage capacity; Granton Sewage Disposal Utility with aerated lagoons with an average flow of 28,000 G.P.D. Weekly public garbage pickup. Biweekly Recyclable pickup.

MEDICAL SERVICES-Only 20 miles from one of the finest medical services in the United States-Marshfield Clinic and St. Joseph's Hospital. Only ten miles from the Neillsville. Memorial Medical Hospital, Clinic and Nursing Home.

RADIO-AM and FM stations at Neillsville, Marshfield and Eau Claire.

TELEVISION-Wisconsin Public Television, Eau Claire TV and 2 Wausau TV Stations, plus Cable TV.

SCHOOLS-Granton Elementary-184 students; Granton Jr.-Sr. High school-226 students; U.W. at Marshfield-20 miles; Mid-State Technical at Marshfield and WI Rapids-45 miles; St. Joseph School of Nursing at Marshfield.

AIRPORTS-5 miles to the Neillsville Airport. Airport facilities include 3,000 feet paved and lighted runway. 20 miles to Midstate Airport at Marshfield, 60 miles to Central Wis. Airport in Mosinee.

CHURCHES-Lutheran Churches representing both the ELCA and LC-MS, a Mennonite Church and the United Methodist Church are located in Town. We also have a Catholic Church near by. There are congregations representing many of the major Church bodies in close proximity to Granton.

RECREATION

GRANTON COMMUNITY PARK-This is one of the nicest parks you will find anywhere in Wisconsin. It includes 2 shelters, a large pond where you can fish, lighted ball diamond, concession stand, paved court for tennis and basketball, playground equipment, picnic tables, grills, bathrooms and lots of shade.

PARK PICNIC-The annual roast beef park picnic is always held the last Sunday in June at the park.

SHERWOOD PARK-18 miles south of Granton. Camping, fishing, swimming, boating, and shelter.

RUSSELL MEMORIAL PARK-(On Lake Arbutus) 25 miles southwest. Camping, boating, bathing, beach, fishing, and picnic area.

SPORTS-Some of the best deer hunting in the state. Our county ranked 6th in the state in deer kill last year. Fine fox and coon hunting. A Beautiful golf course at Neillsville.

GRANTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Grades K-12

The Granton Public School serves approximately 410 students and has an equalized valuation of nearly 40 million dollars. The school curriculum consists of state required courses plus additional electives. There is a strong vocational agricultural department and FFA along with an excellent band and fine arts program. A modern computer lab, TV satellite courses, work experience programs, an up-to-date new library, field house and swimming pool along with an athletic program makes Granton's school a model in the area. There are 38 teachers on staff. The Granton FFA is recognized as one of the outstanding FFA chapters in the nation.

GRANTON FALL FESTIVAL

This is the biggest "little show" in Wisconsin and is a three-day community affair that attracts thousands to the village.

It is a combined effort of the Granton FFA, Granton Rotary and Granton Firemen. It is always held the second weekend in September. It features a tractor ride, fun night show, two dances, vegetable and flower show, craft show, kid's contest, stage show, carnival, food and refreshments, and a mile long parade. Every child (and there are nearly 300) receives a dollar. Each year a citizen of the year is honored. This show is the talk of central Wisconsin.

NEILLSVILLE HIGHGROUND

One of Wisconsin's most spectacular views is the Highground Veteran's Memorial Park located 15 miles west of Granton on U.S. Hwy. 10. It overlooks half a million acres of WI. Glacier moraine. The memorial is a striking sculptured tribute to Vietnam veterans. The park also contains other memorials honoring other veterans.

GRANTON AREA BUSINESSES

Citizens State Bank, Electrician, Excavator, 7 Veterinarians, Greenhouse, Fertilizer Plant, Restaurant, Hardware Store, Realtor, 2 Garages, 2 Feed Mills, Pulp Cutters, Cosmetologist, Cheese Factory, Ceramic Shop, Funeral Home, Implement Shop, Seed Corn Dealer, Plumber, Supper Club & Motel, Protein Plant, New Grocery Store, 2 Carpenters, Body Shop, Livestock Sales Barn, Fur Farm, Pump Repair Service, 2 Fuel Distributors, 2 Inseminators, Beauty Salon, Locker Plant, Accountant, Custom Sawing, Craft Fairs, *Carriage Shop, Barber Shop, *Candy Shop, *Quilt Shop, *Furniture Shop, *Bedding Plants, *Storage Sheds, *Dry Goods Store *=Amish Shops

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