TOWN OF SKANAWAN - A pair of proposed gravel pit mines could significantly change one area in Lincoln County. The mine sites would cover approximately 125 acres in the Town of Skanawan, southeast of Tomahawk. Experts believe the area has an extremely rich deposit, but some people worry the project will hurt the environment and grow larger than what the county could approve.
Wally Horabik and his wife live on 20-plus acres along County Highway S in the Town of Skanawan. Horabik says he was raised in southern Wisconsin but wanted to live in the rural north someday.
"We always wanted to get out in the country," Horabik said. "That's where I was. We built the barn and we were going to get animals, and we did."