Town of Eaton Bulletin Board

Manitowoc County
   The Town of Eaton will accept bids for replacement of culverts during the summer of 2023.  
A list of work and job specs can be obtained by contacting Road Superintendent Craig Zipperer at 920/773-2644.  Bids must be signed, sealed and either delivered or mailed to Road Superintendent Craig Zipperer, Town of Eaton, 316 W. Main Street, Valders, WI   54245.  Bids will be accepted by the Town Superintendent until 3:00 p.m. on June 12, 2023 and will be opened at the Eaton Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. on June 12, 2023.  

The Town of Eaton reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in bidding,  and accept any bid most advantageous to the Town.
June 1, 2023
Paulette Vogt, Clerk
Town of Eaton

                                      ADDITIONAL RECYCLING CENTER HOURS                                         
                                        Public Notice to all Town of Eaton Residents

        Additional Recycling Center hours for weekenders who leave town on the weekends!
    Wednesday evenings starting May 17, 2023 and until September 13, 2023, the recycling center will be open to Town of Eaton residents only, from 5 pm until 7pm to recycle and dispose of your garbage. This is in addition to the normal Saturday hours from 9 am to 2 pm. You will receive the same services you normally receive on a Saturday at the center. Please remember: Cardboard needs to be cut into 24” x 24” or smaller pieces and bundled with twine. The recycling center workers are there to make sure things get put into the correct containers, not to cut up or bundle your cardboard and newspapers. Your attention to this matter is very much appreciated!


Eaton History

The town of Eaton was named after Chauncy EATON who came from Illinois in the year 1849 and engaged in the lumbering business soon after. He was one of the first settlers in this section but his holdings were located in what is now the western part of Liberty. The first actual settlers within the present confines of the town of Eaton were O. SWENSON and family who located in section 14 in 1849. The present town of Eaton (except section 1 which belonged to Maple Grove), west one-half of Liberty and sections 31, 32, 33 and one-half of 34, in Rockland were taken from the town of Newton. (Liberty was detached from Eaton November 16, 1857.) The town of Eaton was organized in 1851 with George MONROE as chairman. In 1853 the name of the town was changed to Valders, at the instance of the large number of Norwegians who had flocked there in the early fifties, the name being that of their home province in Norway. One year later the name was again changed to that of Eaton. Among the early settlers was N. PORTER who came in the fall of 1849 and settled in section 4. In 1851, N.K. JOHNSON located in section 10. In 1865 he built a sawmill and later on a store and cheese factory. C. SCHWALBE settled in section 14 in 1854. The first white child was H.M. HANSON, who was born in 1850. The first school was taught by Miss Therese MOTT in her mother's home in 1854. The first death in the town occurred the same year, a Mr. GUENTHER being killed by lightning.

From "History of Manitowoc County" by Dr. Louis Falge, 1912 Vol. 1, pg. 338