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Wed
29
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 27

Police logged 20 incidents, including the following:

Theft — A wallet was reported stolen in the 1100 block of South Evergreen Street.

Accident — Police responded to a property damage accident involving a semi and a vehicle in the 1200 block of East Green Bay Street.

Disturbance — Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of East Center Street.

Drug Offense — A 20-year-old man was arrested for possession at Main and Randall streets.

Nov. 26

Police logged 17 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Police responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of South Lafayette Street.

Disorderly — Police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at the Brickstone Inn, 622 E. Green Bay St.

Theft — A phone was reported stolen in the 1000 block of South Cleveland Street.

Theft — A purse was reported stolen at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Wed
29
Nov

Goodfellows kicking off holiday drive

The Clintonville Goodfellows, a local charitable group, is collecting names and accepting applications for its 67th annual holiday drive for area individuals and families in need. This year, the board of directors has decided to extend the distribution of food, toys, etc., to include both the Clintonville and Marion school districts.

The group was founded in the early 1950s by Frank Sinkewicz, a former officer at FWD Corporation, and has for years helped to make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate — thanks, in part, to the dedication of longtime volunteers and the generosity of local donors. Aside from some funding through the local United Way, the Goodfellows’ work is supported by donations from individuals, businesses and civic groups.

Sat
25
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 23

Police logged 15 incidents, including the following:

Fleeing — A 25-year-old Neopit man was arrested for operating while intoxicated, operating after revocation and eluding/fleeing an officer. Subject led officers on a short pursuit with speeds of 40 mph after an officer observed him fail to stop for a stop sign at Sawyer and Center streets. After several blocks, the subject stopped and was arrested.

OWI — A 52-year-old Shawano man was arrested for third offense operating while intoxicated and operating after revocation at Hamlin and Division streets.

Sat
25
Nov

Exit Elite promotes 1 of its own

Shawn Thorne, an agent at Exit Elite Realty, was recently promoted to director of agent development for the Shawano office.

“It is an exciting time for us at Exit Elite Realty as we continue to grow our presence in the community of Shawano and the surrounding areas,” said Lori Muller, broker/owner of Exit Elite Realty. “Shawn has been a great asset to our company culture, and brings with him the excitement and passion to help not only buyers and sellers in the Shawano area, but the Realtors in our office be the very best resource for the real estate needs of everyone in the community.”

The Exit Elite Realty office has been open in Shawano almost two years at 517 E. Green Bay St.

Fri
24
Nov

Revised numbers show different story on report cards

(Editor’s note: A report in the Nov. 22 edition of The Shawano Leader relied on inaccurate information released by DPI in its initial press release on Tuesday. Many school districts informed the Leader that the DPI numbers provided were from the 2015-16 school year and not the 2016-17 school year. Upon further discovery, it was determined that incorrect numbers were provided. The Leader was furnished with updated numbers Friday. We apologize for the errors and any confusion that might have been caused by them.)

Area school districts are making the grade, with the exception of one, according to corrected information by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Bonduel, Clintonville, Pulaski and Wittenberg-Birnamwood school districts all received four-star ratings out of a possible five. Shawano, Bowler, Gresham, Marion and Tigerton school districts received three-star ratings, the minimum needed to meet the requirements outlined by the state.

Fri
24
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 22

Police logged 28 incidents, including the following:

Auto Theft — A vehicle was reported stolen in the 800 block of East Richmond Street.

Theft — A package was reported stolen from a porch in the 300 block of South Hamlin Street.

Fraud — Police investigated a fraud complaint at Walmart, 1244 E. Green Bay St.

Fire — Police and fire fighters responded to a kitchen fire in an apartment in the 100 block of Prairie Street.

Threatening — Police responded to a threatening complaint in the 1100 block of Waukechon Street.

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Nov. 22

Deputies logged 53 incidents, including the following:

Disturbance — Authorities responded to a domestic disturbance on U.S. Highway 45 in Tigerton.

OWI — Authorities issued a citation for operating while intoxicated on Red River Road in the town of Herman.

Fri
24
Nov

2 treated after apartment fire

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after an apartment fire in Shawano on Wednesday.

Shawano police and fire departments responded shortly before 5 p.m. to the fire at 118 Prairie Street.

When officers arrived they found smoke coming from a ground floor apartment and observed two citizens assisting the lone occupant out of the apartment that was on fire.

Officers Noah Bunt and Tyler Thornborrow helped the citizens remove the occupant outside. The officers then went back into the building and evacuated the other apartments.

The fire department found the stove on fire and quickly knocked down the fire.

A subsequent investigation determined the 68-year-old female occupant fell asleep while cooking food on the stove.

She and a 37-year-old male resident from another apartment were transported to ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano for smoke inhalation.

The Shawano Area Fire Department remained on scene for two hours.

Fri
24
Nov

New London man facing sex crime charges

A New London man is facing four felony child sex crime counts after the alleged assault of a 15-year-old girl he met online last week, according to a criminal complaint filed in Shawano County Circuit Court.

Robert A. Thompson, 24, could face a maximum 40 years in prison and $100,000 fine on each count of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and two counts of sexual assault of a child.

He is also charged with a felony count of exposing his genitals to a child.

The case began with a suspicious vehicle complaint in the town of Waukechon on Monday afternoon. A male subject had also been seen getting into the vehicle and a picture of the car’s license plate had also been taken.

The reporting parties were the parents of a 15-year-old girl who subsequently told Shawano County sheriff’s deputies she had met the man through the social media app Whisper.

Fri
24
Nov

Backes family closes area businesses


PHOTO BY MIRIAM NELSON Backes Food Mart closed its doors on Nov. 12.

On Nov. 9, a handwritten sign went up on the door at Backes Food Mart at 382 Main St. in Birnamwood announcing everything in the store was for sale at 50 percent off.

By Nov. 11, the sign had been updated to say 75 percent off.

On Nov. 12, the store closed.

“It is with a heavy heart that we would like our customers to know that today was our last day open,” co-owner Christine Backes said in a posting on Facebook on behalf of her husband, Dan, and son, Blake.

The family also closed its Shawano meat business.

Bernard Backes, Dan’s father, opened the Birnamwood business 40 years ago. The family began making their own sausages in the 1980s, and the business in recent years produced more than 25 different types of fresh bratwurst, including unique palate-pleasers such as Bloody Mary, Hawaiian, taco, and chicken spinach feta.

Thu
23
Nov

Public Record

Shawano Police Department

Nov. 21

Police logged 22 incidents, including the following:

Fraud — Police responded to a fraud complaint at the Farm Inn on Main, 123 N. Main St.

Theft — A computer was reported stolen in the 400 block of South Hamlin Street.

Burglary — An attempted burglary was reported in the 800 block of East Richmond Street.

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

Shawano County Sheriff’s Department

Nov. 21

Deputies logged 42 incidents, including the following:

Drug Offense — A 57-year-old Merrill man was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm at the Ho-Chunk Casino, N7198 U.S. Highway 45 in the town of Wittenberg.

OWI — A 40-year-old Shawano man was arrested for operating while intoxicated on Peach Road in the town of Richmond.

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