By VERN CAHAK

For the Antigo Journal

 During the last four years there has been an unprecedented change in membership on the Langlade County Board of Supervisors. 

Thirteen of the 21 supervisors, representing nearly two-thirds of the governmental body, who were supervisors in 2016 are no longer members, and only eight of the 2016 number remain on the board, along with 11 new members who were added since 2018. 

The latest casualty is Doug Nonnenmacher, a 21-year veteran as Disrtict 4, Fourth Ward representative. His resignation was announced at the board's July 21 meeting. He is moving from his Langlade Road address to another district. 

On May 18, Dave Solin, who served on the board for 14 years, including 10 as chairman, resigned. He represented District 20, towns of Neva and Price. 

Richard Schuh, representing District 15, town of Elcho, Ward 1, also resigned recently. 

Of the 13 supervisors from the 2016 board who have since departed, three are deceased. They include Dale Dahms, James Jansen and recently Holly Matucheski. The others either did not seek reelection or resigned, and one was terminated. 

The veteran members of the board who remain range from Robert Benishek's 54 years to Dick Hurlbert, 19 years, Arlene Bonacci, 16, Ron Nye, 14, Vern Cahak 13 1/2, Carole Feller-Gottard, eight, and Don Scupien and Joseph Novak III, six years each. 

Pete Pennington, another veteran supervisor, did not seek reelection this year and was replaced by Robert Curran. 

First vice chairman John Medo, George Shinners and Roger Buck were appointed to fill vacancies and were re-elected April 7. Medo began on Aug. 29, 2018, Shinners on July 9, 2019 and Buck on Feb. 19, 2019. 

New additions in 2018 were now-chairman Ben Pierce, second vice chairman Richard Weigert, Sandy Fischer, John Breske and Reinhardt Balcerzak. 

In one of three contested races in the 2020 election, William Krochalk became a new member. 

Going back to history, when Benishek was first elected in April 1966 there were 38 candidates for county board supervisors. Today board membership is down to 18 because of the resignations but those vacancies are expected to be filled at the Aug. 18 board meeting. t four years there has been an unprecedented change in membership on the Langlade County Board of Supervisors. 

Thirteen of the 21 supervisors, representing nearly two-thirds of the governmental body, who were supervisors in 2016 are no longer members, and only eight of the 2016 number remain on the board, along with 11 new members who were added since 2018. 

The latest casualty is Doug Nonnenmacher, a 21-year veteran as Disrtict 4, Fourth Ward representative. His resignation was announced at the board's July 21 meeting. He is moving from his Langlade Road address to another district. 

On May 18, Dave Solin, who served on the board for 14 years, including 10 as chairman, resigned. He represented District 20, towns of Neva and Price. 

Richard Schuh, representing District 15, town of Elcho, Ward 1, also resigned recently. 

Of the 13 supervisors from the 2016 board who have since departed, three are deceased. They include Dale Dahms, James Jansen and recently Holly Matucheski. The others either did not seek reelection or resigned, and one was terminated. 

The veteran members of the board who remain range from Robert Benishek's 54 years to Dick Hurlbert, 19 years, Arlene Bonacci, 16, Ron Nye, 14, Vern Cahak 13 1/2, Carole Feller-Gottard, eight, and Don Scupien and Joseph Novak III, six years each. 

Pete Pennington, another veteran supervisor, did not seek reelection this year and was replaced by Robert Curran. 

First vice chairman John Medo, George Shinners and Roger Buck were appointed to fill vacancies and were re-elected April 7. Medo began on Aug. 29, 2018, Shinners on July 9, 2019 and Buck on Feb. 19, 2019. 

New additions in 2018 were now-chairman Ben Pierce, second vice chairman Richard Weigert, Sandy Fischer, John Breske and Reinhardt Balcerzak. 

In one of three contested races in the 2020 election, William Krochalk became a new member. 

Going back to history, when Benishek was first elected in April 1966 there were 38 candidates for county board supervisors. Today board membership is down to 18 because of the resignations but those vacancies are expected to be filled at the Aug. 18 board meeting.