Photo by Carol Wagner The Gresham Post Office was recently rated as one of the best places to work in the Lakeland District, which includes hundreds of post offices. The staff includes, from left, seated, Kay Reminger, Gresham clerk, Melanie Everson, associate/Gresham rural carrier, and Myron Bartz, route driver; standing, Penny Fehrman, Gresham clerk, Greg Peterson, Neopit route driver, Sherry Voelz, Tilleda clerk, Karen Kersten, Gresham postmaster, Gary Gutowski, manager of Lakeland District post office operations, Wayne Hintz, associate/Gresham rural carrier, and Brenda Hintz, Gresham regular rural carrier. Not pictured is Neopit clerk Rachael Mielke.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Take it from the people who work at the Gresham post office — they enjoy their jobs. The employees recently recognized for being employed at one of the best places to work. Gary Gutowski, Lakeland District manager of postal operations, visited the Gresham post office last week for the... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Singing about the joys of church are, from left, Alex Konen (pastor), Sue Kluge (Karin), Miriam Nelson (Vivian), Cheryl Folkerts (Mavis), and Marie Kluge (Signe). “Church Basement Ladies” opens Friday at the Mielke Arts Center.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Wherever there’s a church function, there’s a good chance that there’s a group of faithful women toiling away in the basement, making sure the food’s perfect. Now, the untold story of those proud women is revealed in “Church Basement Ladies,” a musical comedy based on the book “Growing Up... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Area community gardens are receiving free vegetable seeds from the FRESH Project. The program is working with five local gardens.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Gardens are a great way for everyone to grow their own fresh vegetables, and the FRESH Project is making that even easier by growing local gardens and giving out free vegetable seeds. Through partnerships with area farmers, the Ho-Chunk Nation, and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, the FRESH... + continue reading

Contributed photo Paul Hegewald helps clear the Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School baseball field after a blizzard dropped two feet of snow. High schools across Central Wisconsin are experiencing huge delays in the spring sports season due to the winter weather.
Friday, April 20, 2018
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With winter weather extending into mid-April, leaving fields and tracks blanketed with snow, the spring sports season has come to a halt across Central Wisconsin. Many teams are confined indoors for practice and haven’t been able to begin contests yet. Those that have, such as track and field,... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Miriam Nelson Blair Reitzner, 27, is enjoying an unexpected career path as a teacher at Homme Youth and Family Programs in Wittenberg.
Friday, April 20, 2018
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While going to college and living in Oshkosh, Blair Reitzner was an English major thinking of becoming a journalist. A job as a youth counselor at a Lutheran Social Services’ residential treatment facility changed the career path of Reitzner, now a teacher at Homme Youth and Family Programs. “I... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner The Gresham Post Office was recently rated as one of the best places to work in the Lakeland District, which includes hundreds of post offices. The staff includes, from left, seated, Kay Reminger, Gresham clerk, Melanie Everson, associate/Gresham rural carrier, and Myron Bartz, route driver; standing, Penny Fehrman, Gresham clerk, Greg Peterson, Neopit route driver, Sherry Voelz, Tilleda clerk, Karen Kersten, Gresham postmaster, Gary Gutowski, manager of Lakeland District post office operations, Wayne Hintz, associate/Gresham rural carrier, and Brenda Hintz, Gresham regular rural carrier. Not pictured is Neopit clerk Rachael Mielke.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Singing about the joys of church are, from left, Alex Konen (pastor), Sue Kluge (Karin), Miriam Nelson (Vivian), Cheryl Folkerts (Mavis), and Marie Kluge (Signe). “Church Basement Ladies” opens Friday at the Mielke Arts Center.

Contributed Photo Area community gardens are receiving free vegetable seeds from the FRESH Project. The program is working with five local gardens.

Contributed photo Paul Hegewald helps clear the Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School baseball field after a blizzard dropped two feet of snow. High schools across Central Wisconsin are experiencing huge delays in the spring sports season due to the winter weather.

Leader Photo by Miriam Nelson Blair Reitzner, 27, is enjoying an unexpected career path as a teacher at Homme Youth and Family Programs in Wittenberg.

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Photo by Carol Wagner The Gresham Post Office was recently rated as one of the best places to work in the Lakeland District, which includes hundreds of post offices. The staff includes, from left, seated, Kay Reminger, Gresham clerk, Melanie Everson, associate/Gresham rural carrier, and Myron Bartz, route driver; standing, Penny Fehrman, Gresham clerk, Greg Peterson, Neopit route driver, Sherry Voelz, Tilleda clerk, Karen Kersten, Gresham postmaster, Gary Gutowski, manager of Lakeland District post office operations, Wayne Hintz, associate/Gresham rural carrier, and Brenda Hintz, Gresham regular rural carrier. Not pictured is Neopit clerk Rachael Mielke.
Saturday, 21/04/18
Take it from the people who work at the Gresham post office — they enjoy their jobs. The employees recently recognized for being employed at one of the best places to work. Gary Gutowski, Lakeland District manager of postal operations, visited the Gresham post office last week for the... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Singing about the joys of church are, from left, Alex Konen (pastor), Sue Kluge (Karin), Miriam Nelson (Vivian), Cheryl Folkerts (Mavis), and Marie Kluge (Signe). “Church Basement Ladies” opens Friday at the Mielke Arts Center.
Saturday, 21/04/18
Wherever there’s a church function, there’s a good chance that there’s a group of faithful women toiling away in the basement, making sure the food’s perfect. Now, the untold story of those proud women is revealed in “Church Basement Ladies,” a musical comedy based on the book “Growing Up... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Area community gardens are receiving free vegetable seeds from the FRESH Project. The program is working with five local gardens.
Saturday, 21/04/18
Gardens are a great way for everyone to grow their own fresh vegetables, and the FRESH Project is making that even easier by growing local gardens and giving out free vegetable seeds. Through partnerships with area farmers, the Ho-Chunk Nation, and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, the FRESH... + continue reading
Friday, 20/04/18
Shawano County could see a contested race for the sheriff’s office with two potential candidates already taking out papers to run in the Republican primary. Incumbent Sheriff Adam Bieber has been circulating nomination papers for another four-year term, but he could face a challenge from former... + continue reading
Friday, 20/04/18
With the sale of the Shawano library to the county still up in the air, city officials this week opted to move money back into the library maintenance fund they had previously zeroed out for 2018. The city did not set aside anything in its 2018 capital improvements budget to fund library repairs... + continue reading

Sports

Saturday, 21/04/18
Once again, the 2018 Shawano Speedway season brings in a wide variety of events for people of all ages, with the season kicking off April 28. From the return of the World of Outlaws to the Dirt... + continue reading

Opinions

Saturday, 21/04/18
Daunting challenges bring out the best in people. Whether hard pressed by serious health problems, confronted by a life or death crisis, saddened by the loss of a loved one or overwhelmed by the... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Lorna Marquardt’s grandmother, Martha Robenhagen, wears an apron while hanging up clothes in the 1950s. Marquardt shared lots of “clothesline conversations” with her under those clotheslines.
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Schools

Thursday, 19/04/18
The weather was challenging, but that didn’t stop several hundred people from attending the sixth annual Menominee Indian School District scholarship gala Friday. The event, held at the Menominee... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Gresham School District Superintendent Newell Haffner announces the good news about the school winning the state Matific competition as math teacher Taylor Welcing, center, and Matific representative Sean Tiernan stand behind the medals and trophies that would later be distributed.
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Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Gresham Community School students go through a line to get pizza and soda Friday afternoon following an assembly announcing the school was ranked first in Wisconsin and 15th in the nation in Matific. The international program provided the food and drinks for the more than 150 students who participated.
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