Contributed Photo Vern Stedjee won the IMCA Stock Cars feature — his first of the season — Saturday at Shawano Speedway.
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Contributed Photo Brett Swedberg won the Late Models feature Saturday at Shawano Speedway.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Shawano Speedway introduced two new members to its hall of fame Saturday at the track. The honorees were Clyde Schumacher, first-ever track champion at the Shawano Speedway, and George Sweere, hobby stock track champion in 1989, 1990 and 1991. On the track, Vern Stedjee earned a hard-fought... + continue reading

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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano 9U catcher Blake Knope blocks home plate and tags out an Eau Claire runner to keep the game tied 0-0 in the first inning of a Shawano Youth Tournament game Saturday. Shawano would finish in second place, losing 6-2 in the championship game to Oconto.
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The Bonduel 10U baseball team came out on top, and the Shawano 9U team finished in second place, at the final Shawano Youth League tournament of the season Sunday at Memorial Park. Bonduel, which won all five games over the three-day tournament, earned a 7-4 victory over Manitowoc in the title... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Clintonville catcher Kyle Finger tags out Oconto Falls third baseman Wes Brabant to end the first inning of an American Legion regional title game Sunday. Oconto Falls won, 4-2.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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When Oconto Falls starting pitcher Evan Sigmund got into trouble in the American Legion regional title game Sunday, head coach Gerry Yogerst brought in the team’s ace to hold the lead. Clintonville was trailing, 4-1, but threatening in the fourth inning with the bases loaded when Yogerst turned... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Firefighters from the Shawano Area Fire Department get into position as black smoke comes off the roof of the former Shawano Medical Center.
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Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Smoke billows Monday afternoon from the roof of the former Shawano Medical Center after a fire broke out.
Monday, July 25, 2016
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A demolition worker is taking responsibility for a fire that broke out Monday at the former Shawano Medical Center as crews were working to dismantle the vacant 85-year-old building. Fire department officials said no injuries occurred in the fire, which started as witnesses reported seeing a... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Brad Ratliff, president of the Tournament of Roses, plays the trumpet alongside the Pulaski High School marching band Saturday at the Pulaski Polka Fest grounds. Ratliff was in town to formally invite the band to participate in the 2017 Roses parade on Jan. 2.
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Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Brad Ratliff, president of the Tournament of Roses, and his wife, Susan Ratliff, have been promoting the Tournament of Roses parade all summer long on their travels across the U.S. to visit communities that will be represented Jan. 2 at the annual parade in Pasadena, California.
Monday, July 25, 2016
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The Pulaski High School marching band serenaded the Tournament of Roses parade president Saturday at Pulaski Polka Days. In return, Brad Ratliff, president of the Tournament of Roses, could not resist the urge to perform alongside the band. “I really enjoyed playing with the band,” said... + continue reading

Contributed Photo Vern Stedjee won the IMCA Stock Cars feature — his first of the season — Saturday at Shawano Speedway.
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Contributed Photo Brett Swedberg won the Late Models feature Saturday at Shawano Speedway.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale
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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano 9U catcher Blake Knope blocks home plate and tags out an Eau Claire runner to keep the game tied 0-0 in the first inning of a Shawano Youth Tournament game Saturday. Shawano would finish in second place, losing 6-2 in the championship game to Oconto.

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Clintonville catcher Kyle Finger tags out Oconto Falls third baseman Wes Brabant to end the first inning of an American Legion regional title game Sunday. Oconto Falls won, 4-2.

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Firefighters from the Shawano Area Fire Department get into position as black smoke comes off the roof of the former Shawano Medical Center.
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Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Smoke billows Monday afternoon from the roof of the former Shawano Medical Center after a fire broke out.

Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Brad Ratliff, president of the Tournament of Roses, plays the trumpet alongside the Pulaski High School marching band Saturday at the Pulaski Polka Fest grounds. Ratliff was in town to formally invite the band to participate in the 2017 Roses parade on Jan. 2.
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Leader Photo by Brady Van Deurzen Brad Ratliff, president of the Tournament of Roses, and his wife, Susan Ratliff, have been promoting the Tournament of Roses parade all summer long on their travels across the U.S. to visit communities that will be represented Jan. 2 at the annual parade in Pasadena, California.

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It all starts Monday. That’s when motorists will find themselves unable to get onto Airport Drive between Green Bay Street and County Road B, a situation they will have to put up with until late October. State Department of Transportation officials held a lightly attended public meeting... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Scott Williams Shawano City Clerk Karla Duchac, center, observes while administrative assistant Lisa Bruette, left, and deputy city clerk Lesley Nemetz work on getting voting equipment ready for the upcoming elections.
Tuesday, 26/07/16 - 0 comment(s)
With election season nearly in full swing, clerks in Shawano County municipalities are adjusting to new procedures that require them to either handle more duties or pay new fees for outsourcing. The state has implemented requirements for tracking absentee ballots in a way that places added... + continue reading
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Mark Dvorak, Chicago’s official troubadour, will headline the 38th annual Shawano Folk Festival being held from Aug. 12-14 at the Mielke Arts Center, N5649 Airport Road. “The Shawano Folk Festival is a family weekend,” said Rhonda Bellamy, 2016 festival co-director. “We feature an eclectic mix... + continue reading
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting Aug. 3 to discuss construction plans for the north and south interchanges of U.S. Highway 45 and state Highway 29 and state Highways 47 and 29 in Shawano County. The meeting is scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Shawano... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Firefighters from the Shawano Area Fire Department get into position as black smoke comes off the roof of the former Shawano Medical Center.
Monday, 25/07/16 - 0 comment(s)
A demolition worker is taking responsibility for a fire that broke out Monday at the former Shawano Medical Center as crews were working to dismantle the vacant 85-year-old building. Fire department officials said no injuries occurred in the fire, which started as witnesses reported seeing a... + continue reading

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Contributed Photo Vern Stedjee won the IMCA Stock Cars feature — his first of the season — Saturday at Shawano Speedway.
Tuesday, 26/07/16 - 0 comment(s)
Shawano Speedway introduced two new members to its hall of fame Saturday at the track. The honorees were Clyde Schumacher, first-ever track champion at the Shawano Speedway, and George Sweere,... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Chris Caporale
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Leader Photo by Chris Caporale Shawano 9U catcher Blake Knope blocks home plate and tags out an Eau Claire runner to keep the game tied 0-0 in the first inning of a Shawano Youth Tournament game Saturday. Shawano would finish in second place, losing 6-2 in the championship game to Oconto.
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It is heartbreaking that police officers nationwide are under attack. It is sickening to turn on the news or read in the paper the events that are continuing to occur across our nation. We are a... + continue reading

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Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski The Cat in the Hat, played by Trevor Pedersen, holds a cartoon voice bubble as Jojo, played by Allissa Tilleson, makes the sound that allows the outside world to realize there’s a civilization of Whos on a speck of dust during a scene from “Seussical the Musical.” The show starts its three-night run Thursday at Bonduel High School’s Sousa Hall.
Saturday, 23/07/16
Horton, the Whos and a colorful mix of characters will invade Bonduel next week as students perform “Seussical the Musical.” “Seussical” will open Thursday at Sousa Hall at Bonduel High School and... + continue reading

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