Town Information

Town History

The Town of Plum Lake, encompassing the two towns of Sayner and Star Lake, had its modest beginnings on April 11, 1911, when it was created out of territory detached from the Town of Arbor Vitae.  The first town meeting was held in Sayner on April 14, 1911.  Sayner got its name from Orrin W. Sayner, who settled the area in 1891, two years before any other settlers took up homes in the town.  A place called Camp 1 got the name of Star Lake in memory of Harry Starr, who was killed while working on the construction of a railroad bridge across the mill hot pond.  The lake was named Starr also.

Area:  85.7 square miles; Population: 496; Town Government: Three person elected town board, elected part-time Clerk/Treasurer

Area Organizations

Northland Pines School District
Title Web Site Email Address Phone
Nicolet Technical College (715) 365-4493
Northland Pines High School (715) 479-4473
Northland Pines Middle School (715) 475-6479
St. Germain Elementary School (715) 542-3632
Churches
Title Web Site Email Address Phone
Community Church (715) 356-7385
Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church (715) 542-3701
St. Mary Catholic Church (715) 385-2390
Post Office
Title Web Site Email Address Phone
Sayner Post Office (715) 542-3360
Star Lake Post Office (715) 542-3464
Clubs / Groups
Title Web Site Email Address Phone
Friends of Plum Lake Library
Friends of Star Lake http://www.friendsofstarlake.org
Plum Lake Lakes Committee
Sayner Barnstormers http://saynerbarnstormers.com/
Sayner-Star Lake Chamber of Commerce http://www.sayner-starlake.org
Star Lake Lions / Lioness Club http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/saynerstarlake/
Star Laker's Club http://www.starlake.net/star-lakers-club/star-lake-wisconsin
Vilas County Historical Society http://www.vilasmuseum.com/
Women's Club