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Sat
04
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 2

Police logged 24 incidents, including the following:

Truancy — Police logged four truancy complaints from Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Fraud — Police investigated a fraud complaint at Spirit of the Northwoods, 131 S. Main St.

Disturbance — A 33-year-old Keshena man was arrested for domestic violence-related battery after a custody dispute at Hillcrest Primary School, 1410 S. Waukechon St.

Accident — Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at Main and Fifth streets.

Warrant — A 43-year-old woman was arrested on outstanding warrants in the 100 block of Acorn Street.

Theft — Ice fishing items were reported stolen in the 400 block of Humphrey Circle.

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

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Nov. 2

Deputies logged 38 incidents, including the following:

Fri
03
Nov

Clintonville updating comprehensive plan

The city of Clintonville is in the process of updating its comprehensive plan and is looking for input from citizens.

Residents are asked to consider attending an open-house style workshop Dec. 6 to talk about the future of the city’s demographics, housing, economic development, land use and possible expansions.

“We want you to think about and say what you really want for the future,” said Eric Fowle, executive director for East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. “We’ll figure out the path to get there.”

Fowle told members of the Clintonville Plan Commission at a recent meeting that much of the city’s comprehensive plan is based upon input from commission members and citizens. The city’s current comprehensive plan, approved in 2007, is good for 20 years. By law, the city must review and update its plan every decade.

Fri
03
Nov

Historic FWD vehicle returns to Clintonville

A historic FWD vehicle located in a Minnesota scrap pile recently returned home to Clintonville.

The rare, 1950s-era FWD “LD” truck, which stands for “light duty” was only produced for a few years at FWD. It was designed to be able to be dismantled, loaded onto pallets and airdropped into remote areas, where it could be reassembled once on the ground.

This LD truck was located in an auto scrap yard in Laporte, Minnesota, about 200 miles north of Minneapolis, and purchased by former Clintonville resident Mark Thomas. With the help of Terry Lorge and Dick Fletcher – who donated their time, along with the use of a truck and trailer – the LD truck returned to Clintonville two weeks ago.

Fri
03
Nov

Old part of Gresham school must go, survey says

The Gresham School District this week released the results of a survey sent out in September and October seeking input on how to address its facility needs after two referenda were voted down by the public last year.

A summary of the survey results indicated respondents favored demolishing a part of the school building that has been in existence for 82 years, but they also feel too much emphasis was placed on athletics. Some also lacked confidence in the school board, and others were concerned about an increase in taxes.

According to the survey results, 37 percent of the respondents voted against the $6 million referendum in 2016 that would have replaced the 1935 portion of the high school, while almost half voted for it. The results were flipped in regards to the $3.2 referendum to build a new gymnasium and other athletic facilities, with 39 percent of the respondents casting yes votes and 46 percent voting no.

Fri
03
Nov

Menominee officer arrested after undercover operation

A Menominee tribal officer was arrested early Thursday after an investigation into a report that the officer was allegedly having inappropriate communication with a 15-year-old juvenile, according to a news release from the tribe’s Intergovernmental Affairs Office.

Authorities received information Sunday night about the alleged contact with the juvenile, which was reportedly taking place via social media.

An immediate and thorough investigation was conducted by detectives of the Menominee Tribal Police Department, assisted by special agents of the FBI and state Department of Criminal Investigations, the office said.

On Wednesday, tribal police, the FBI, and the DCI conducted an undercover operation under the guidance of the U.S. Attorney’s Office that led to the officer’s arrest in the early morning hours Thursday.

Charges are expected to be filed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The officer remains in custody.

Fri
03
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 1

Police logged 27 incidents, including the following:

Harassment — Police responded to a harassment complaint at Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B.

Shoplifting — Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St., reported a shoplifting incident.

Fraud — Police investigated a fraud complaint at the People’s Express East, 1206 E. Green Bay St.

Warrant — A 31-year-old man was taken into custody on outstanding warrants in the 400 block of West First Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Nov. 1

Deputies logged 22 incidents, including the following:

Theft — Authorities responded to a property theft complaint on Woodland Road in the town of Washington.

Disturbance — Authorities responded to a domestic disturbance on state Highway 156 in the town of Navarino.

Suspicious — Authorities responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on U.S. Highway 45 in Aniwa.

Thu
02
Nov

Commission shoots down housing plan

After hearing overwhelming opposition from neighbors Wednesday, the Shawano Plan Commission unanimously rejected a proposal for a 40-unit senior housing complex that would have occupied the north parking lot of the former Shawano Medical Center complex.

Some two dozen residents of that neighborhood packed the meeting room, half of whom addressed the commission, and a petition in opposition to the plan bearing 74 signatures was presented.

The proposal offered by Kansas City-based Northpoint Development Corp. would have erected a four-story subsidized senior housing complex with 40 apartments.

One of the objections to the proposal was that the entrance to underground parking and a pitched roof would have made the building closer to six stories.

“It’s too large for the neighborhood,” said Mike Kirar. “We’ve got a small-town atmosphere there, and we’d like to keep it that way.”

Thu
02
Nov

Work begins in crafting a new vision for downtown

Efforts to create a new vision, marketing plan and implementation strategy for Shawano’s downtown kicked off Monday with the first meeting of the Downtown Redevelopment Citizen’s Steering Committee.

The project will be overseen by Madison-based planning consultant Vierbacher, which was hired by the Shawano Redevelopment Authority, but will largely depend on citizen input.

The plan approved by the RDA would include “a new vision and identity for the downtown” that would highlight the area as a pedestrian-friendly destination spot, recommend highest and best uses for downtown properties, seek to preserve historic and community-significant buildings, set standards for site and building design, and develop an implementation plan to help the city achieve its goals.

Monday’s meeting was mostly organizational, and a chairman for the eight-member citizen panel won’t be chosen until the committee’s next meeting.

Thu
02
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Oct. 31

Police logged 31 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a report of a fight between students at Sacred Heart Catholic School, 124 E. Center St.

Juvenile — Police responded to a juvenile problem in the 100 block of East Maurer Street.

Warrant — An 18-year-old male was taken into custody on a warrant in the 100 block of South Union Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of South Union Street.

Assault — Police investigated an assault in the 1100 block of Waukechon Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Oct. 31

Deputies logged 37 incidents, including the following:

Burglary — A burglary was reported on state Highway 160 in the town of Angelica.

Theft — License plates and tools were reported stolen from a vehicle on U.S. Highway 45 in the town of Birnamwood.

Wed
01
Nov

Community rallies to offer safe, successful Halloween event


A safe Trick–or-Treat event on was held Tuesday on the Keshena campus of the College of Menominee Nation. The event was organized and sponsored by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, College of Menominee Nation, Menominee Tribal Enterprise and Menominee Casino Resort in order to restore the fun-filled innocence of Halloween for our Community children and families.

Hundreds of families and kids attended a safe Trick–or-Treat event Tuesday on the Keshena campus of the College of Menominee Nation in response to a baggy of meth found in a trick-or-treat bag Sunday.

The discovery of a package of meth mixed in with Halloween candy after a group of children went trick-or-treating on the Menominee reservation Sunday has outraged the community, but has also spurred community-wide efforts to reassure families and their children of their safety, according to officials.

“People are pretty upset,” said Menominee Tribal Police Chief Mark Waukau. “They see a threat to our children and they’re outraged.”

According to Waukau, the meth turned up in one of the bags from a group of children, 4-7 years old, who were trick-or-treating in the Keshena area Sunday.

The candy was later examined by a parent, but the contents of the bags were mixed together, so it isn’t clear which child received what was described as a small yellow Ziploc type baggy containing crystalline powder.

The suspicious item was reported to police on Monday and the powder tested positive for methamphetamine.

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