Chippewa County Board looks to move past board chair controversy

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Chippewa County (WQOW) – The Chippewa County Board is moving forward in it’s effort to replace the board chairman who was cited for a number of hunting violations earlier this year.

Related Story: Chippewa County chair stepping down after call for resignation

As News 18 has reported, former chair and current Bloomer Police Chief Jared Zwiefelhofer stepped down from the chair position after pleading no contest to a number of hunting violations.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the county board took steps to appoint a replacement. Vice Chairman Leigh Darrow said the board wants to put the incident in the past and keep the community’s trust. “I think we’ll move on. I mean, Jared was obviously very well liked”, Darrow said. “He made a mistake, he’s owned up to it. You know, I think we’ll move on and I think we’ll be fine.”

Zwiefelhofer will remain on the board and has stated he’s interested in being re-elected to the chair position next term. The board will vote in a new chairman at its next meeting on March 12.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly

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