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      New trail opens to the public in Winneconne


      WINNECONNE - The Village of Winneconne celebrated a new addition to Grant Street Saturday.

      People can now take advantage of a new walking and bike trail.

      The community gathered for a ribbon cutting, and enjoyed hot dogs and refreshments.

      Residents in a nearby subdivision requested the trail to give people better park access.

      Village officials say the trail has been years in the making.

      "Village administrators started the project, and they got a grant to build a bridge here which was the first start of it. So far 12 years, we've been working on this project," said Winneconne village president John Rogers.

      A large amount of the money used to construct the trail was raised by the village in 2009. The community raised $25 thousand.