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Fri
16
Feb

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Feb. 14

Police logged 21 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — A 23-year-old Shawano man was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct after a disturbance in the 300 block of East Maurer Street.

Fraud — Police investigated a telephone scam complaint in the 500 block of South Washington Street.

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint in the 1300 block of East Lieg Avenue.

Accident — An 81-year-old Shawano woman struck a parked car at Richmond and Kadletz streets. It was determined the driver had a medical issue. She was transported to the emergency room at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Feb. 14

Deputies logged 42 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Deputies assisted with a disturbance on Maurer Street in Shawano.

Fri
16
Feb

Contractor selected to build evidence storage building

The Shawano County Public Safety Committee has selected a contractor for the long-awaited evidence storage building.

Silvercrest Construction of Kaukauna was chosen after submitting a bid of $693,400, the lowest among seven bids offered for the job.

Bids ranged from that amount to a high of $997,313 submitted by The Boldt Company of Appleton.

The Shawano County Board voted in June to invest up to $1 million in the 7,200-square-foot building, which will be located at 210 W. Second St. in Shawano.

There was no specific date set for construction to begin, but County Administrative Coordinator Brent Miller said the work was likely to get underway once warmer temperatures settle in and the frost thaws.

Thu
15
Feb

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Feb. 13

Police logged 25 incidents, including the following:

Fraud — CoVantage Credit Union, 604 S. Main St., reported a counterfeit $20 bill.

Assist Fire — Police and firefighters responded to a reported smell of gas at the Shawano County Social Services, 607 E. Elizabeth St. The building was evacuated, and WE Energies was notified.

Vandalism — Police responded to a vandalism complaint in the 300 block of South Union Street.

Hit and Run — Police investigated a property damage hit-and-run at Airport and Engel drives.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 800 block of South River Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Feb. 13

Deputies logged 29 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Authorities responded to a disturbance on Island Lake Lane in the town of Red Springs.

Thu
15
Feb

City, county unconcerned over library parking lot issue

Well, whatever. We’ll work it out.

That would seem to be the attitude among city and county officials when it comes to a disagreement about the future of the Shawano Library parking lot — a difference of opinion that is holding up closing on an agreement for the county to purchase the library property.

The county wants to acquire the property as part of its countywide library consolidation, which went into effect at the start of the year.

The lack of a finalized agreement on the Shawano building, however, has not impacted operations under the new countywide consolidated system, which included making all library staffers employees of the county, according to the county.

The Shawano County Board last month approved the purchase agreement, which called for the county to pay the city $2 for the library and the parking lot.

Thu
15
Feb

Longtime bank director, employee honored


Photo by Carol Wagner Bob Traeger, center was recently presented with a gold watch for his dedication to State Bank-Gresham. Standing with Traeger are, from left, bank employees Karen Simpson and Andrea Quinney; Traeger’s wife, Bernadine; State Bank board chairman Sam Sousek Sr.; employee Kiley Pingel; bank president Sam Sousek II; board member David Waegli; and employees Theresa Voelz and Glenda Flauger.

Bob Traeger spent 67 years at State Bank’s Gresham branch beginning as an employee and then a director. He recently was given a gold watch for his dedication.

“From picking up Bob on the snowmobile during a massive snowstorm when I was in junior high so he could get to work, which he made on time, to my 20 years on the board with him, the one thing that never changed was his dedication and commitment for both community and customers,” said Sam Sousek II, president of State Bank with offices in Gresham and Shawano.

Traeger, 87, began work at the bank on June 6, 1950, when he was 20 years old. It was manned by just Traeger and the late Victor Sousek, father of Sam Sousek Sr., chairman of the board, and grandfather of Sam Sousek II.

“I replaced a girl who was getting married,” Traeger said.

He wanted to be a teacher and attended St. Norbert College for two years. He took the job thinking he would go back to school, but that never happened.

Wed
14
Feb

Mayoral candidates face off

The three candidates for Shawano mayor offered a variety of thoughts on how to make the city a better place to live on Tuesday during the only forum prior to next week’s primary election.

Incumbent Mayor Jeanne Cronce is fighting for a second term, facing challenges from retired businessman Jim Oberstein and retired police chief Ed Whealon. Cronce and Oberstein faced each other for the mayor’s seat in 2016, but she received 1,434 to Oberstein’s 1,290. This is Whealon’s first bid for public office.

Cronce said she has been a lifelong member of the Shawano community and was part of the Shawano School District for 34 years.

“As the mayor for the past year and a half, I have focused on the revitalization of the community,” she said.

She plans to focus on downtown redevelopment and said she would continue to work with the Redevelopment Authority to improve Shawano.

Wed
14
Feb

Police still seeking suspects in 2 armed robberies

Solving two armed robberies in as many months in the city of Shawano has become a top priority for Shawano police, according to Chief Dan Mauel, who said there are indications the same person could be responsible for both crimes.

A lone male suspect forced his way in through the front doors at Maurice’s, 170 Woodlawn Drive, on Jan. 11 while a store employee was locking the doors for closing.

Once inside, the suspect displayed a handgun and ordered an employee to give him money. The employee complied and the suspect left the store.

On Friday, a lone man with a gun robbed the Tractor Supply store, 1313 E. Green Bay St.

In both cases, the suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no customers in the store during either of the robberies, both of which occurred at closing time, and no one was injured.

Wed
14
Feb

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Feb. 12

Police logged 27 incidents, including the following:

Vandalism — Trucks were reported vandalized at United Cooperative, 660 E. Seward St.

Vandalism — A bus was reported vandalized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 302 S. Main St.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at Lakeland Center, 504 Lakeland Road.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 500 block of East Green Bay Street.

Burglary — An attempted burglary was reported in the 600 block of West Pine Street.

Feb. 11

Police logged 17 incidents, including the following:

Disorderly — Police responded to an intoxicated person complaint in the 200 block of South Sawyer Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a report of a fight in progress at the Four Seasons Resort, 201 N. Airport Drive.

Wed
14
Feb

Forage council schedules annual meeting

Feeding forage sorghum, interseeding of alfalfa and corn silage and forage storage costs will be among the topics discussed at the annual meeting of the Shawano County Forage Council. The meeting will be held Feb. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Main Event, 206 N. Lemke St., Cecil.

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW-Madison and Outagamie County UW-Extension offices will share research and presentations. The forage council will hold its business meeting and fundraising seed auction around 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend, bid and purchase auction items. Proceeds from the auction are used to support youth participants in forage and dairy activities at the Shawano County Fair, county silage dry-down days and educational field events.

Sat
10
Feb

Armed robbery reported at Tractor Supply

A lone man with a gun robbed the Tractor Supply store in Shawano Friday evening, according to the Shawano Police Department.

Police responded to a a report of an armed robbery at Tractor Supply, 1313 E. Green Bay St., at about 7 p.m.

The initial investigation revealed a lone male subject entered the store, displayed a handgun and ordered the employee to give him money. The employee complied, and the suspect left the store.

The suspect was described as a male, approximately 5’8”, wearing dark hooded sweatshirt, and black jacket.

The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no customers in the store during the robbery and no one was injured.

The Shawano Police Department is asking anyone with any information to contact the department at 715-524-4545. Callers may remain anonymous.

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