Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Wade Fernandez plays a song on his acoustic guitar outside his home along the shore of Legend Lake. Fernandez has spent his life on the reservation and shares his home with his wife and five children.
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Contributed Photo Wade Fernandez plays his native flute on a mountaintop in Italy.
Friday, July 31, 2015
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Music constantly surrounds Wade Fernandez, whether it’s in a concert venue, at home with family, or teaching kids on the reservation. Fernandez, a Menominee musician, has a number of awards sitting around his house, including a Native American Music Award, a Community Spirit Award from the First... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Shawano pitcher Grant Wainio launches a ball in the second round of the American Legion Class AA state tournament Thursday in Kaukauna. The Patriots lost 7-4 to Menasha.
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Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Tasa Grignon prepares to run out a double in Shawano’s 7-4 loss to Menasha in the American Legion Class AA state tournament Thursday. Grignon was 3 for 3.
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A last-gasp effort by Shawano was not enough in a 7-4 loss to Menasha in the American Legion Baseball Class AA state tournament Thursday in Kaukauna. The Patriots scored two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, but Menasha had, by then, built a commanding 6-0 lead. “Late in the game,... + continue reading
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The Associated Press Green Bay Packers rookie linebacker Jake Ryan rides a bike to the Packers’ first practice as training camp opens Thursday in Green Bay.
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The Green Bay Packers got off to a running start at training camp. Coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t have it any other way for the NFL’s highest-scoring team last season. “The tempo of practice was what I was looking for,” McCarthy said Thursday. There were typical first-day penalties and... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner John Martin stands by one of the swings at Shawano Lake County Park that he had made in memory of his wife, Sandie, who died Oct. 9, 2014.
Friday, July 31, 2015
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John Martin has overseen many improvements over the years at Shawano Lake County Park, but the latest upgrade means a lot to him personally. The park has become a destination for campers and lake enthusiasts with 90 campsites, access to fishing and boating, sandy beaches, children’s play area,... + continue reading

Leader photo by Scott Williams Shawano firefighter Dave Nelson scans the water from shore during the Shawano Lake rescue effort.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Searchers on Shawano Lake recovered the body of a man Thursday who vanished one day earlier in a boating accident. The man was identified as Norman L. Robertson, 45, of Kensington, Maryland, who drowned after jumping into the water to help his 10-year-old son. “He was just trying to save his... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Wade Fernandez plays a song on his acoustic guitar outside his home along the shore of Legend Lake. Fernandez has spent his life on the reservation and shares his home with his wife and five children.
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Contributed Photo Wade Fernandez plays his native flute on a mountaintop in Italy.

Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Shawano pitcher Grant Wainio launches a ball in the second round of the American Legion Class AA state tournament Thursday in Kaukauna. The Patriots lost 7-4 to Menasha.
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Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Tasa Grignon prepares to run out a double in Shawano’s 7-4 loss to Menasha in the American Legion Class AA state tournament Thursday. Grignon was 3 for 3.
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The Associated Press Green Bay Packers rookie linebacker Jake Ryan rides a bike to the Packers’ first practice as training camp opens Thursday in Green Bay.

Photo by Carol Wagner John Martin stands by one of the swings at Shawano Lake County Park that he had made in memory of his wife, Sandie, who died Oct. 9, 2014.

Leader photo by Scott Williams Shawano firefighter Dave Nelson scans the water from shore during the Shawano Lake rescue effort.

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Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Wade Fernandez plays a song on his acoustic guitar outside his home along the shore of Legend Lake. Fernandez has spent his life on the reservation and shares his home with his wife and five children.
Friday, 31/07/15
Music constantly surrounds Wade Fernandez, whether it’s in a concert venue, at home with family, or teaching kids on the reservation. Fernandez, a Menominee musician, has a number of awards sitting around his house, including a Native American Music Award, a Community Spirit Award from the First... + continue reading

Photo by Carol Wagner John Martin stands by one of the swings at Shawano Lake County Park that he had made in memory of his wife, Sandie, who died Oct. 9, 2014.
Friday, 31/07/15
John Martin has overseen many improvements over the years at Shawano Lake County Park, but the latest upgrade means a lot to him personally. The park has become a destination for campers and lake enthusiasts with 90 campsites, access to fishing and boating, sandy beaches, children’s play area,... + continue reading
Friday, 31/07/15
The attorney hired by the city of Clintonville to handle a resident’s complaint about Mayor Judith Magee issued a statement this week that a settlement is being finalized in the case. Attorney Jim Kalny spoke following a closed session meeting with the Common Council on Monday. He said there... + continue reading

Leader photo by Scott Williams Shawano firefighter Dave Nelson scans the water from shore during the Shawano Lake rescue effort.
Thursday, 30/07/15
Searchers on Shawano Lake recovered the body of a man Thursday who vanished one day earlier in a boating accident. The man was identified as Norman L. Robertson, 45, of Kensington, Maryland, who drowned after jumping into the water to help his 10-year-old son. “He was just trying to save his... + continue reading
Thursday, 30/07/15
A Shawano woman is facing nine felony counts of maintaining a drug trafficking place for allegedly allowing her home to be used for drug activity, according to a criminal complaint. Shandell E. Guzman, 24, could face a maximum 3½ years in prison and $10,000 fine on each count if convicted.... + continue reading
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Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Shawano pitcher Grant Wainio launches a ball in the second round of the American Legion Class AA state tournament Thursday in Kaukauna. The Patriots lost 7-4 to Menasha.
Friday, 31/07/15
A last-gasp effort by Shawano was not enough in a 7-4 loss to Menasha in the American Legion Baseball Class AA state tournament Thursday in Kaukauna. The Patriots scored two runs in both the sixth... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Kasey Kristof takes a high pitch from Waterford’s Tony Ray for a ball in Shawano’s 13-10 win over Waterford in the Class AA state tournament Wednesday in Kaukauna.
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Leader Photo by Jason Arndt Chase Henning completes a slide following a first-inning triple in Shawano’s 13-10 win over Waterford in the Class AA state tournament Wednesday in Kaukauna.
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Saturday, 25/07/15
The city of Shawano recently welcomed Brian Bunke to our staff. He will serve as the city’s zoning administrator/building inspector. Today’s column will help you get acquainted with Brian and some of... + continue reading

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Contributed Photo CMN Leadership Academy participants and others celebrating completion of the pilot program recently are, from left, front row, Dr. Lisa Bosman, Maria Escalante, Geraldine Sanapaw, Melissa Larson and Kelli Chelberg; back row, Maurissa Bigjohn, banquet speaker Chad Waukechon, program facilitator Brian Kowalkowski and Michael Faulds. Not pictured are Brandon Frechette, Luis Ortiz, Tessa James and Eric Jurgens.
Friday, 31/07/15
A banquet July 23 at the College of Menominee Nation recognized the first 11 individuals to complete CMN’s new Shirley Daly Leadership Academy training. The pilot academy class was composed of... + continue reading

Leader Photo by Thaddeus Carroll Teacher Dean Hermsen gets in on the fun by burrowing into a fire shelter during his class’s visit to the Bowler Ranger Station last week.
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Leader Photo by Thaddeus Carroll Forestry technician Dave Marquette shows Bowler summer school students fire resistant clothing, as well as other supplies used at the Bowler Ranger Station.
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