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Waupaca Chain News and Info

Waupaca’s Hansen’s Auto Exchange to Become Oakland Car Dealership Replica

John “Gunner” Gunnell, owner of Gunner’s Great Garage in Manawa, has expanded his operation to Waupaca.

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He recently purchased the former Hansen’s Auto Exchange building at 112 Granite St., Waupaca.

“My plan is to slowly start decorating the old showroom inside the building like a car dealership from 1917,” Gunnell said. “By next summer, we should be working on cars in the building and it’s likely that we’ll also have automotive books and collectibles for sale there as well.”

According to Gunnell, the Waupaca location will be known as Gunner’s Great Garage – Yellowstone Garage Division/Hansen Building.

His main location will continue to be Gunner’s Great Garage, located at E6110 Fuhs Road, Manawa. It serves as a restoration shop, automotive book shop and art gallery.

For the complete story go to the Waupaca County Post

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Final Waupaca Chain Property Sale for 2015

Waupaca Chain property sales were hot, Hot, HOT in 2015 !!
Waupaca Chain O Lakes real estate Whispering pines This Long Lake, Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes, property which was last listed for $819,500 sold just before Christmas after being on the market for just 6 months.

Both the buyers and sellers were represent by Re/Max Lyons Real Estate.

This property is very large by Chain standards with 3/5s of an acre of land and 101 feet of sand bottom lake frontage.

This completely updated year around home has 2,942 Sq Ft of living space, two garages, three bedrooms and two full baths and nice views of the lake. At the time of the sale the property had a tax bill assessed value of $596,000.

For a complete list of all Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes properties that sold in 2014 – showing what each sold for along with a list of all properties on the Chain currently for sale please go to

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Waupaca Real Estate – Number of Home Sale Tranactions in 2014 Climbs to Pre-Recession Levels

Waupaca School District number of home sale transactions per year – 1014 is Year to Date as of the end of November.

The number of home sales in the Waupaca market has finally gotten back to pre-recession levels as 2014 is turning out to be a break out year.  The 2014 number does not reflect sales for December – as of yet – so, the total number of transactions at the end of this year may in the end, be better than prior to the recession.

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House Fire in the Town of Dayton

From the Waupaca County Post:  Waupaca firefighters were called out to a house fire shortly before 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at N1718 Dawn Drive in the town of Dayton.

Falames can be seen through the window on the right.

They found smoke billowing out of the home, located off Spencer Road, when they arrived at the scene.

At approximately 4 p.m., Waupaca requested a tanker from Weyauwega and an engine from Scandinavia and Gold Cross Ambulance was also called to the fire.
See more details in the Dec. 18 Waupaca County Post. – See more at: the Waupaca County Post

Iconic Cottage on Nessling Lake – Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes Sells

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Sold on Waupaca Chain O’ Lake – with great view of Nessling and Rainbow Lakes. 2 cottages – one on the water plus a 2 car garage and deep lot make this a very unique property.

With 94 feet of frontage and sand lake bottom, the new owners will have great swimming when the temps heat up next year.

Last listed at $499,800 the property is currently assessed for $405,500.

The buyers are from California and were represented by Steve Huhta and Re/Max Lyons Real Estate.

For more information about all Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes properties for sale or sold please go to

“Tear Down” Houses Proliferate on Columbia Lake, Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes

Three Chain houses have been torn down very recently on Columbia Lake, Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes:

Two side by side in Camp Cleghorn went away a few weeks ago, one on Cleghorn Road came down after fire damaged the home recently and another on Long Cove Road got packed up today.  The tear down on Long Cove Road is only a partial as part of the structure has to be saved to satisfy zoning requirements.

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Cleghorn Road fire damaged house “packed up”

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One of two cottages that have been “packed up” in Camp Cleghorn

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Long Cove Rd – just a partial tear down

Waupaca Chain, Taylor Lake Cottage/Home Sells Twice this Year

N2723 Park LaneYear around cottage/home – Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes on Taylor Lake, with 70 ft of frontage and firm shoreline has now sold twice this year.

Property has good size yard and faces west. The cottage/home has 760 Sq Ft and 2 bedrooms.

Close to the King shopping district and the Harbor Bar.

Last listed for $299,000 the property has a tax assessment of $351,000

Jeffy Fish Found in Waupaca County Lake – Not the Chain

From the Stevens Point Journal:

Jelly fish WaupacaWAUPACA – A relatively rare species of invasive freshwater jellyfish has been confirmed to be living in a Waupaca County lake, the Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council said Tuesday. A resident reported the unusual animals at Spencer Lake last week and Paul Skawinski, an invasive species expert from Stevens Point, visited the lake and confirmed the report, the council said. The council is a conservation organization that works in several central Wisconsin counties.

The jellyfish are about the size of a penny and originate in China; they first were observed in Wisconsin in the late 1960s and are believed to have arrived by clinging to aquatic plants that were imported for water gardens or aquarium use, and later escaped to the wild during flooding events or through illegal dumping of aquarium water or plants. A total of 94 Wisconsin water bodies are currently known to contain freshwater jellyfish, the council said.

Freshwater jellyfish haven’t been studied enough to determine their impact on Wisconsin’s ecosystems. They feed on zooplankton, the same food source of young fish, so they may affect fish populations. According to Skawinski, the jellyfish do contain stinging cells on their tentacles as saltwater jellyfish do, but the cells are harmless to humans.

“Their stinging cells are only effective against small creatures like plankton. They are too small to pierce human skin, so they pose no threat to swimmers or other lake users,” he said.

Anyone who observes freshwater jellyfish or another aquatic invasive species is asked to contact Golden Sands RC&D Council at 715-343-6215, or