News

Thu
16
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 14

Police logged 31 incidents, including the following:

Thefts — A 32-year-old Shawano woman was arrested in connection with two theft complaints. A purse and U.S. mail were reported stolen from a postal truck in the 200 block of East Green Bay Street, and a purse and laptop were reported stolen from Shawano Health Services, 1436 S. Lincoln St.

Fraud — O’Reilly Automotive, 1301 E. Green Bay St., reported receiving counterfeit bills.

Burglary — A stand was reported broken into at the Shawano County Fairgrounds, 900 E. Green Bay St.

Harassment — Harassment was reported in the 700 block of South Washington Street.

Burglary — A burglary was reported and a wallet reported stolen in the 700 block of South Union Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 700 block of South Evergreen Street.

Wed
15
Nov

THE COST OF FREEDOM


Leader Photo by Lee Pulaski Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber speaks to the crowd at the veterans memorial outside the Shawano County Courthouse on Saturday. Bieber said he never served in the military, but he was proud of his father and grandfather for answering the call of duty.

Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber has not served in the United States Armed Forces.

He told a gathering at Shawano’s annual Veterans Day ceremony Saturday that it was something he regrets.

“It’s an important day, and one for me, also,” Bieber said. “My grandfather and my father both served in the United States military.”

Bieber said that he couldn’t say no when asked to speak at the local ceremony. When he thinks of Veterans Day, he thinks of all the men and women who have served, going back more than 240 years.

“I think of the Revolutionary War, which meant fighting against an oppressive government and its taxes,” Bieber said.

He noted that soldiers fighting for our independence led to the U.S. Constitution, which outlines American freedoms. Bieber rattled off several, including speech, the right to bear arms, property rights and — a mainstay in his line of work — the right to be innocent until proven guilty.

Wed
15
Nov

Citywide property revaluation could be up for talks soon

It’s not on the Shawano Common Council’s plate just yet, but the time could be right for another citywide property revaluation, according to City Administrator Brian Knapp.

“Property values are significantly out of whack,” he said.

The city has been squirreling away about $25,000 a year for a future revaluation, which could take more than a year to carry out and would cost anywhere from $150,000 to $175,000.

“We would have the resources to do that next year if we chose,” Knapp said. “I would recommend it.”

The city’s equalized value dropped from $510 million to just under $508 million this year, according to state figures, while the city’s assessed value dropped by more than $3 million from $514 million to just under $511 million.

Even within those numbers, there are some glaring discrepancies, mainly associated with properties within the Tax Incremental Finance districts.

Wed
15
Nov

Teen faces felony burglary charge

A Shawano teen has been charged with a felony count of burglary in connection with an alleged break-in at the Shawano Area Fire Department last week.

Ryan R. Long, 17, could face a possible maximum of 12½ years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

He is also charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft for allegedly making off with six portable radios from the fire department and three others he allegedly stole from Walmart earlier this month.

Firefighters responded to the fire station for a call around 9:50 a.m. Friday and discovered the radios and a charger were missing. The items had been there when fire fighters gathered for a meeting at the station the night before.

According to the criminal complaint, there was no sign of forced entry. The building has security cameras, but those cameras were not working, according to the complaint.

Wed
15
Nov

Clintonville honors veterans


Photo by Grace Kirchner Lt. Col. Christina Flanagan speaks at Clintonville’s Veterans Day ceremony Saturday.

Honoring our veterans on Veterans Day is a wonderful thing. But showing respect for their sacrifices by patronizing their businesses is a good way to honor veterans year-round, Lt. Col. Christina Flanagan told the crowd at Clintonville’s Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday.

“There are 420,000 veterans in the state of Wisconsin, with many of them in vet-owned businesses,” said Flanagan, who served 29 years in the U.S. Army. “We have our freedom because of their sacrifice, and we should respect our veterans.”

Wed
15
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 13

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Drug Offense — Police investigated a drug complaint in the 200 block of South Andrews Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Richmond Court.

Burglary — A burglary was reported in the 900 block of South Franklin Street.

Shoplifting — Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St., reported a 41-year-old man in custody for shoplifting.

Nov. 12

Police logged 23 incidents, including the following:

OWI — A 21-year-old man was arrested for operating while intoxicated at the Skateboard Park, 107 E. Elizabeth St.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 600 block of Lieg Avenue.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at Main and Elizabeth streets.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Richmond Court.

Wed
15
Nov

FSA county committee elections are under way

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Nov. 6. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4 to ensure their vote is counted.

“County committee members represent the farmers and ranchers in our Wisconsin communities,” said Russell Raeder, Wisconsin Farm Service Agency acting executive director. “Producers elected to these committees have always played a vital role in local agricultural decisions. It is a valued partnership that helps us better understand the needs of the farmers and ranchers we serve.”

Sat
11
Nov

City budget hearing could draw more interest this year

A major spike in the city’s tax rate and a proposed wheel tax could make this year’s budget hearing on Wednesday a bit more spirited than the Shawano Common Council has experienced in recent years.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 127 S. Sawyer St.

The hearings have typically drawn only a small handful of the public, but the proposed budget for 2018 has already created a stir in the community, judging by social media chatter.

It has also prompted Alderman Bob Kurkiewicz to announce he will vote against the budget as currently proposed.

It includes an increase in the city’s portion of the tax rate of nearly 60 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, from $9.29 to $9.89.

It also calls for an additional $10 fee to be added to vehicle registrations to help pay for the city’s street projects.

Sat
11
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 9

Police logged 26 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — A 28-year-old man was arrested for a sex offender registry violation in the 900 block of East Maurer Street.

Harassment — Police responded to a harassment complaint in the 100 block of Acorn Street.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem at Shawano Middle School, 1050 S. Union St.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle property damage accident at County Road B and Main Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Nov. 9

Deputies logged 39 incidents, including the following:

Warrant — A 46-year-old man was arrested on a warrant on Derby Lane in the town of Washington.

Juvenile — Authorities responded to a juvenile problem on Hemlock Road in the town of Wittenberg.

Fri
10
Nov

Retired Army officer speaking at Veterans Day event

Retired Lt. Col. Christina Flanagan will be the guest speaker for the Veterans Day observance at the Veterans Memorial, on South Main Street in Clintonville, Saturday. The observance will begin with a moment of silence at 11 a.m.

Flanagan, a Clintonville resident, served in the U.S. Army for 29 years. She entered the Army in 1980 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the chemical corps in 1982. Flanagan’s military career has included command and staff positions around the world, including Europe, South Korea, Canada and Iraq.

Flanagan has served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, working on the International Chemical Weapons Treaty, and she has worked at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq as an assistant military police adviser. Her last active duty assignment was at the Pentagon, where she served as the Senior Chemical Weapons Treaty Adviser for NATO and International Treaties.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News