In 1912 Leonard Starks purchased 10,000 acres of land from the Menasha Wooden Ware Company and the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway Co. for agricultural purposes. He rebuilt the town and gave it his name, "Starks." From 1914 on, it has been known as Starks. Mr. Starks, known as the "Potato King" became a producer as well as a buyer of potatoes. After his death, his daughter, Lelah Starks, took over the land and became one of Wisconsin's most prominent potato growers and an internationally recognized authority in the specialized field of seed potatoes. Since then, seed potatoes from the farms in Stella Township have been shipped all over the United States. In recent years, a lot of the farm land has been sold off as residential parcels, and today the Town of Stella is largely a mix of agricultural and residential property. It is a very pretty site as various crops are rotated annually, displaying an array of color throughout the entire township. Our community has a population of approximately 670 residents, creating a "big family" atmosphere in the town.
Special Notice: At the Monthly Town Meeting on 5/7/2013 the proposed ATV-UTV ordinance was approved with minor changes by a quorum of the Town Board. After route and speed limit signs were placed and the ordinance was properly published/posted, the ATV Ordinance for all town roads is now in effect.
PLEASE NOTE: "IN-PERSON" ABSENTEE VOTING" BEGINS Monday, 3/23/15 through Friday, 4/3/15 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FROM 11 AM-4 PM. Monday- Friday only, no weekends. Please call Town Clerk, Jean Fish, 715-369-0543, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. for an absentee ballot or an appointment to vote "in-person"at the office of the Town Clerk.
PLEASE NOTE: According to WI Stats., the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at 5 PM. at the Stella Town Hall. This meeting does not require an agenda and the purpose is to invite Stella taxpayers to voice their opions, ask questions, and promote better communication between the Stella Town Board and Stella taxpayers. The monthly Town Board meeting will follow, primarily to review and pay invoices.
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